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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Elto

synopsis: GoDaddy.com is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners. The company has acquired Elto, a San Francisco-based startup. Elto offers a marketplace that helps connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their web presence.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Elto
Elto helps to connect small business owners to the best web developers and marketers from all around the world. Elto curates all of the suppliers in its marketplace through skills testing, reference checks and feedback ratings to make sure users get access to the best talent available.
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closed 11/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Swisscom, acquired Mila AG

synopsis: Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, has acquired a majority stake in Mila, an online marketplace on which users can find, book, and rate services in their vicinity. Large companies use Mila to build up a service community around their products and services and to therefore enhance their range of services.
buyer: Swisscom (SWX:SCMN:$11,735.94)
Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider with its headquarters in Ittigen, close to the capital city, Berne. Swisscom offers mobile communications, fixed networks, Internet and digital TV to corporate and residential customers. "
target: Mila AG
Mila is an online marketplace on which users can find, book, and rate services in their vicinity. Large companies use the marketplace to build up a service community around their products and services and to therefore enhance their range of services.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

WP Engine, Inc., acquired Array Themes

synopsis: WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, has acquired Array Themes. Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. "
target: Array Themes
Since 2009, Array has served the WordPress community as one of the top theme providers dedicated to authentic, eclectic design and easy-to-use WordPress products.
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closed 2/28/2018 via PR Web

Wellspring Search, LLC, acquired CoolHomepages.com

synopsis: Wellspring Search, LLC has acquired CoolHomepages.com, the California-based design portal that has launched and made thousands of design careers in the digital industry. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer that matches their needs.
buyer: Wellspring Search, LLC
Based in Gettysburg, PA and Frederick, MD, Wellspring Search delivers world-class digital marketing services with a focus on SEO, SEM, marketing automation, and content marketing. Wellspring Search delivers business leads, value, and competitive advantage for their clients. "
target: CoolHomepages.com
Founded in 1997, CoolHomepages.com is one of the oldest web design websites in the United States. CoolHomepages.com features a collection of web templates for sale, and a designer portfolio section that helps customers find a web designer whose portfolio and budget matches their needs.
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
price ($mm)
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$1
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closed 3/11/2014 via PR Web

Sysnet Global Solutions, acquired SaaS Markets

synopsis: SaaS Markets, the enterprise cloud marketplace provider, announces it has been acquired by Sysnet Global Solutions, a market leader in payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant retention solutions for acquiring organizations.
buyer: Sysnet Global Solutions
Sysnet Global Solutions provides payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions. Sysnet offers a range of services, including its proprietary web based compliance management and merchant intelligence solution SysnetAIRTM. "
target: SaaS Markets
SaaS Markets–the enterprise app store company–builds branded app stores for the employee populations of large companies and their external business customers. Leading financial companies, retail brands, telecom.
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closed 5/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Conduit Ltd., acquired Wibiya

synopsis: Conduit Ltd., the largest global network of browser and mobile app publishers, announced the acquisition of leading web publishing solution and app platform, Wibiya. Wibiya offers a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites.
buyer: Conduit Ltd.
Conduit is the largest global network of web and mobile app publishers with over 260,000 members and their 230 million users. Conduit enables publishers to seamlessly encapsulate content and deploy it everywhere from browsers and web sites to all major mobile devices. "
target: Wibiya
Founded in 2008, Wibiya is the leading web application solutions provider, offering a one-stop platform that allows web publishers to easily integrate, manage and track third party applications on their websites. It provides fully customizable, easy-to-use web apps to more than 120,000 websites.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 11/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired Team Internet AG

synopsis: CentralNic, a UK company that markets and sells internet domain names, has acquired Team Internet, Germany's leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market, comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew, which provides monetization services to domain owners; and TONIC., an easy-to-use self-service platform to buy and sell traffic.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$88.62)
CentralNic is a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally. CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They also provide consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains. "
target parent: Matomy Media Group
target: Team Internet AG
Located in Germany, Team Internet is a leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market. Team Internet is comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew, which provides monetization services to domain owners; and TONIC., an easy-to-use self-service platform to buy and sell traffic.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
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0.6x
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4.1x
announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire Donuts Inc.

synopsis: Donuts Inc., the global leader in high-quality, new top-level Internet domains, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a leading private equity firm. Donuts holds the world's largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs).
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, and information services focused private equity firms in North America. It specializes in late stage. The firm has completed over $77 billion of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth financing and recapitalization. "
target: Donuts Inc.
Donuts simplifies and connects a fragmented online world with domain names and related technologies that allow people and businesses to build, market and own their digital identities.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Undeveloped B.V.

synopsis: Undeveloped, a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names, has been acquired by US registrar Epik (who calls itself ‘The Swiss Bank of Domains’). Undeveloped allows users to shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik is the premier provider of integrated domain name lifecycle management solutions. With Epik, customers can easily and cost-efectively manage the entire life cycle of their domain portfolios, from acquisition and registration. "
target: Undeveloped B.V.
Undeveloped is a startup that lets users easily buy and sell domain names. Undeveloped is the world's leading marketplace for digital brands. Shop 21 million domains directly from sellers in 100+ countries, and finally go beyond already taken domain names!
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired Instra Corporation

synopsis: Publicly traded domain name registrar and registry CentralNic has agreed to acquire domain name registrar Instra Group. Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$88.62)
CentralNic plc, (AIM: CNIC) is the Registry Service Provider powering the sale of domain names through online retailers globally. One of the world's pioneering registry service providers, CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. "
target: Instra Corporation
Instra has a 15 year history of leadership in the domain industry, selling and promoting gTLD and ccTLD domain names and servicing customers in more than 200 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.1x
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13.8x
closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Flippa.com Pty Ltd, acquired Domain Holdings Group, Inc.

synopsis: Flippa announced that it has acquired Domain Holdings Group, the award-winning premium domain brokerage company based in Florida, USA. Flippa is the web's #1 marketplace for buying and selling websites, domains and apps.
buyer: Flippa.com Pty Ltd
Flippa is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling established websites. Flippa also hosts the sale of domain names through it’s platform. Over $88 million in websites and domains have changed hands since its creation. "
target: Domain Holdings Group, Inc.
Domain Holdings Group, Inc. (DH) is an industry leading domain name brokerage firm specializing in the representation and acquisition of premium domain names.
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closed 9/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Westcon Group, Inc., acquired Verecloud, Inc.

synopsis: Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading technology solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of Verecloud, Inc., the developer of an advanced channel distribution platform for cloud and services solutions. Verecloud will be incorporated in Westcon Group's Cloud Solutions Practice.
buyer parent: Datatec Limited
buyer: Westcon Group, Inc.
Westcon Group, Inc. is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon Group's teams are located in 70+ countries around the globe. "
target: Verecloud, Inc.
Verecloud's® mission is to provide mid-market businesses and technology resellers with a single place to discover, buy, monitor and manage their cloud services. Their Nimbus platform features a marketplace of best-of-breed cloud services integrated into a single experience.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 9/23/2013 via PR Web

TechStars, acquired NameLayer

synopsis: TechStars, a provider of seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, has announced that they have acquired NameLayer, a popular inventory of brandable domain names curated for the tech market.
buyer: TechStars
Techstars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of startups, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world. "
target: NameLayer
NameLayer is the commercialization of domain name aftermarket algorithms designed to find the needles in the domain market haystack. Their technology allows them to rapidly build out an inventory of very high quality domain names curated for tech startup brandability.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 9/17/2013 via Market Wire

CloudSpokes, acquired TopCoder

synopsis: Appirio, a global cloud services provider, announced that it has acquired TopCoder. By combining TopCoder's global capacity and design capability with CloudSpokes' expertise in cloud and advanced web technologies, Appirio and its customers now have access to nearly 600,000 of the world's best developers, designers and data analytics experts.
buyer parent: Appirio, Inc
buyer: CloudSpokes
CloudSpokes is the leader in crowdsourced cloud development work. The crowdsourcing marketplace matches companies who need development work with a worldwide community of more than 70,000 cloud experts. Founded in 2011, CloudSpokes is operated by Appirio. "
target: TopCoder
TopCoder is the world’s largest open innovation community of digital creators with more than a half million members representing algorithmists, software developers and creative artists globally. The community creates digital assets including analytics, software and creative designs and solutions.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

SaaSMAX Corp, will acquire SaaSMAX Corp

synopsis: Dina M. Moskowitz, sole director of SaaSMAX, agreed to acquire SaaSMAX Corp., the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
buyer: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers. "
target: SaaSMAX Corp
SaaSMAX Corp. is the ultimate app marketplace, solution provider network and channel management program. SaaSMAX is a cloud-based B2B platform that automates and manages reseller transactions and commissions between Business Cloud App Vendors and Solution Providers/Value-added resellers.
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closed 11/28/2006 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: NameMedia, the industry leader in Direct Search and Premium Domain Name Sales, has acquired Afternic, Inc., the industry’s pioneer marketplace for the resale of domain names. Afternic will join with BuyDomains, NameMedia’s existing domain name marketplace, in creating the leading platform for the domain aftermarket
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bounce Exchange, acquired GoChime, Inc.

synopsis: Bounce Exchange, a New York-based marketing software company, has acquired direct marketing startup GoChime for an undisclosed amount. GoChime is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
buyer: Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange is a marketing software company that has invented Behavioral Automation, a new class of enterprise marketing software. Bounce Exchange analyzes digital body language to make websites way more convenient and user-friendly. "
target: GoChime, Inc.
GoChime is a direct marketing startup. It is an online marketplace that connects individuals with brands, based on information they post to their social media channels.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Elto

synopsis: GoDaddy.com is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners. The company has acquired Elto, a San Francisco-based startup. Elto offers a marketplace that helps connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their web presence.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Elto
Elto helps to connect small business owners to the best web developers and marketers from all around the world. Elto curates all of the suppliers in its marketplace through skills testing, reference checks and feedback ratings to make sure users get access to the best talent available.
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closed 4/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Sellbrite

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired Sellbrite, a company that enables brands and retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sellbrite
Sellbrite enables brands & retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired ThemeBeans

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired ThemeBeans, CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Tests. ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Test are WordPress projects under ThemeBeans.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: ThemeBeans
ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. Other WordPress projects under ThemeBeans include CoBlocks, Block Gallery, and Block Unit Test.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Plasso

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has acquired Plasso, a company that makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of May 2017, GoDaddy has approximately 17 million customers and over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company is known for its advertising on TV and in the newspapers. "
target: Plasso
Plasso, founded in 2014, makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online. The software platform allows businesses or solo entrepreneurs to make recurring revenue without having to build out a subscription-model e-commerce website from scratch.
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announced 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Main Street Hub

synopsis: GoDaddy, the largest internet domain registrar in the world, is to acquire Main Street Hub, the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Main Street Hub
Main Street Hub is the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back, while saving them valuable time.
price ($mm)
$125
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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired WP Curve

synopsis: Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WP Curve’s customer base, assets and “a few dozen” of its 39-person team, the firm told TechCrunch.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: WP Curve
WP Curve is a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites.
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announced 9/6/2016 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire ManageWP, LLC

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire ManageWP, the leading WordPress site management tool. ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: ManageWP, LLC
ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted. ManageWP' s offering also includes site monitoring, backups, automated migration, deployment, publishing, client reporting and security features.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Elto

synopsis: GoDaddy.com is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners. The company has acquired Elto, a San Francisco-based startup. Elto offers a marketplace that helps connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their web presence.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Elto
Elto helps to connect small business owners to the best web developers and marketers from all around the world. Elto curates all of the suppliers in its marketplace through skills testing, reference checks and feedback ratings to make sure users get access to the best talent available.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

GoDaddy.com, acquired Nodejitsu Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy further bolstered its commitment to Node.js by acquiring Nodejitsu, a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Nodejitsu Inc.
Nodejitsu is a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BusinessWeek

GoDaddy.com, acquired Mad Mimi

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced it has acquired Mad Mimi, which helps small businesses connect with customers through simple, beautiful and effective email marketing.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Mad Mimi
Mad Mimi is an email marketing service that allows users to create, send and track email campaigns in a fresh novel way without using templates. Over 100,000 businesses use Mad Mimi to handle email the simple way.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Ronin

synopsis: GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company that allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Ronin
Roninapp.com offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Locu, Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy has purchased Locu, a startup launched by a few MIT graduates that helps small businesses get more visibility on the web. When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu gets them on the map in front of over 200 million potential customers online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Locu, Inc.
When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu publishes changes in real-time to their web and mobile sites as well as to partner sites including Yelp, Foursquare, OpenTable, YP, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired M.dot

synopsis: Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, has acquired M.dot Inc., the leading mobile app for small business website creation and management. The addition of M.dot to Go Daddy’s extensive product offerings gives Go Daddy’s 11 million customers an easy way to create and manage compelling mobile websites right from their smartphones.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: M.dot
The M.dot app offers mobile website creation based on pre-loaded templates with easy-to-use custom features, such as store location, driving directions, tap-to-call, galleries, business hours and price lists, all in a user-interface designed for mobile device screens.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/18/2012 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Outright, Inc.

synopsis: Go Daddy has purchased Outright, a cloud-based financial management application company. Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Outright, Inc.
Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Minds + Machines, will acquire ICM Registry LLC

synopsis: Minds + Machines, a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains, is to acquire the entire membership interests of the US company ICM Registry LLC. ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry and is based out of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
buyer: Minds + Machines (AIM:MMX:$11.95)
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences. "
target: ICM Registry LLC
ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry. The ICM Registry operates from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is owned by Stuart Lawley.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Uniregistry Corp., will acquire dotHIV

synopsis: Uniregistry Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, and dotHIV, the first charitable Top-Level Domain Registry, jointly announce that the .hiv TLD will change ownership to Uniregistry. The .hiv TLD made history as the first open charitable TLD, dedicated to the global fight against AIDS.
buyer: Uniregistry Corp.
Uniregistry is a company founded with the intention of creating an innovative, intuitive, and easier way for users to connect on the Internet. They offer the Internet’s best top-level domain alternatives. Their registry, Uniregistry.link, operates 24 new extensions. "
target: dotHIV
dotHIV brings the domain ending '.hiv' to the Internet as a digital Red Ribbon, to raise funds and awareness for the end of AIDS. For each click on a .hiv website, dotHIV donates a specific amount to HIV projects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/20/2014 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., will acquire .CO Internet

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire .CO Internet S.A.S. and certain associated assets. .CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics to the communications services, financial services, retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses. "
target: .CO Internet
.CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain. Since its global launch in 2010, names under management for .co have grown to more than 1.6 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2012 via BusinessWire

Dynamic Network Services Inc., acquired TZO

synopsis: Dyn, the world leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced that it has acquired TZO, a longtime leader in Managed DNS services. Like Dyn, TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers, the only other IaaS company with the same dual focus.
buyer: Dynamic Network Services Inc.
Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNS and Email Delivery for more than four million enterprise, small business and personal users. "
target: TZO
TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers. The Pepperell, Massachusetts, based company provides proprietary DNS software and diverse vendors throughout DNS and email networks, in addition to strong dynamic DNS partnerships and a history of innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2019 via BusinessWire

WP Engine, Inc., will acquire Flywheel Inc.

synopsis: WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), will acquire Flywheel, a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps users through their products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations needed to drive businesses forward. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and their team of WordPress experts provide counsel and support. "
target: Flywheel Inc.
Flywheel is a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps creatives do their best work through products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

CX Inc., acquired FileDen

synopsis: CX Inc. announced the acquisition of FileDen, an innovator in online file storage and universal file extension linking/sharing solutions, from myCloud Holdings, a Vancouver based value-added investor. FileDen technologies allow all file extensions to be uploaded and shared while providing direct linking.
buyer: CX Inc.
CX Inc. is a cloud storage and data file management system that provides users with a secure, stable, scalable platform to backup, synchronize, share, and manage their documents, photos and music, and videos across all of their devices. "
target parent: myCloud Holdings, Inc.
target: FileDen
FileDen is a free file host that allows most any file extension to be uploaded and shared while allowing direct linking. FileDen's servers are located in the Gnax data center, Atlanta. They run on a network of more than 20 servers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Trend Micro Inc., will acquire humyo

synopsis: Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, announced a definitive agreement to purchase online storage and data synchronization company humyo, based in Leeds, UK. humyo has established itself as a leading online storage provider with its easy-to-use, yet technically powerful solutions.
buyer: Trend Micro Inc. (TSE:4704:$1,496.11)
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. "
target: humyo
humyo is a online storage service which enables users to backup and sync their data over multiple devices, access it from anywhere and share it with friends and co-workers. Customers can download a client, which synchronizes files across all their computers and enables access to humyo.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Tucows Inc., will acquire eNom

synopsis: Tucows Inc., a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire wholesale domain name registrar eNom from Rightside Group, Ltd. eNom enables individuals and organizations to buy and sell Internet domains and related services.
buyer: Tucows Inc. (TCX:$186.97)
Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access. OpenSRS manages domain names and value-added services. Hover allows individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. "
target parent: Rightside
target: eNom
eNom Inc. operates as a wholesale domain name registrar. The company enables individuals and organizations to buy and sell Internet domains and related services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/22/2008 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired FreePowerBoards.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the worldwide web, CrowdGather has added FreePowerBoards.com to their rapidly expanding roster of enthusiast forums and tools for forum members. FreePowerBoards is an easy to use, customizable message board hosting service available free of charge to its members.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: FreePowerBoards.com
FreePowerBoards.com is an easy to use, customizable message board hosting service available free of charge to its members. FreePowerBoards.com offers registration, hosting space, bandwidth, support, and service for individuals interested in creating their own message boards or forums.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Venture Stream, acquired CommVia

synopsis: Venture Stream, a company that provides a wide range of e-commerce and digital marketing services, has completed the acquisition of CommVia, a boutique digital agency based in the North East of England focused on designing, developing and producing cost-effective ecommerce websites.
buyer: Venture Stream
Venture Stream provides a wide range of e-commerce and digital marketing services, specializing in delivering comprehensive programmes that help businesses achieve significant improvements in e-commerce performance - from building technology platforms to running all aspects of digital marketing. "
target: CommVia
CommVia is a boutique digital agency based in the North East of England focused on designing, developing and producing cost-effective ecommerce websites. Set up in 2014, the agency draws on many years of e-commerce and retail experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/15/2013 via Reuters

Start Today Co., Ltd., will acquire Bracket, Inc.

synopsis: Start Today Co., LTD announced that it has decided to fully acquire Bracket, Inc, which is mainly engaged in the planning, development and operation of internet businesses in Tokyo. Bracket, Inc. operates online shopping websites and also offers marketing, promotion, and content development services.
buyer: Start Today Co., Ltd. (TSE:3092:$723.86)
Start Today Co., LTD. is a Japan-based company engaged in the E-commerce (EC) business which operates Internet shopping site under the name of ZOZORESORT, as well as the provision of other related services. "
target: Bracket, Inc.
Bracket, Inc. operates online shopping websites and also offers marketing, promotion, and content development services.
price ($mm)
$6.61
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2012 via BusinessWire

Moo Inc., acquired Flavors.me

synopsis: Moo announced that it has acquired Flavors.me, a design-led personal identity site known as ‘the digital you’ with over half a million members in 200 countries, from Hii Def Inc. In the form of an asset purchase, Moo will retain the Flavors.me website, brand, technology, IP and customers in an all-cash deal.
buyer: Moo Inc.
Moo is an award-winning online print business that is passionate about great design and the difference it can make to its customers and the world. Moo combines the values of professional design with accessibility and reach of the web; making great design available to all. "
target parent: Hii Def Inc.
target: Flavors.me
Flavors.me is the easiest and most stylish way to create a unified web presence. It automatically organizes all kinds of information, photos, videos, blog posts, status updates, music listening habits, travel plans, resume details, and more, from more than 30 sources.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired Nexo Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc. the leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, announced today that it is acquiring Nexo Systems, Inc., a privately held on-line sharing and group services company that has developed a platform for easily creating customized, content-rich personal and group websites.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. provides Internet-based social expression and personal publishing services that enable consumers to share, print, and preserve photos. The company offers products and services for consumers to upload, edit, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their digital photos. "
target: Nexo Systems, Inc.
Nexo Systems, Inc., a privately held on-line sharing and group services company that has developed a platform for easily creating customized, content-rich personal and group websites.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Monk Media Network, acquired SocialGIZ

synopsis: Monk Media network, the digital marketing agency by Ashish Patkarhas acquired SocialGIZ, a boutique social media and website development agency, led by Ameya Adhikari. The agency has acquired the entire team of ten people at SocialGIZ and their services which pan from social media to website development to Media Planning.  
buyer: Monk Media Network
Mumbai-based Monk Media Network is a digital marketing agency by Ashish Patkar. Monk Media Network offers a bouquet of services panning across content creation, media strategy, deep analytics, social media video production. "
target: SocialGIZ
SocialGIZ is a boutique social media and website development agency, led by Ameya Adhikari. Founded in 2015, SocialGIZ says it built campaigns and websites for clients across sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cinven, acquired One.com

synopsis: One of the biggest providers of domain names and web hosting in Europe with around 1.5 million customers, Denmark-based One.com has been sold by private equity firm Accel-KKR to Cinven, another private equity firm that focuses on investments in Europe.
buyer: Cinven
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. The firm hfocuses entirely on larger European buyouts. They focus their industry expertise in six sectors: business services, financial services, healthcare, industrials, consumer, and TMT. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: One.com
Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of Europe’s leading providers of domain names and web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). One.com has 270 employees and serves more than 1 million customers, with a focus on Northern Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Combell Group, acquired switchplus.ch

synopsis: Combell Group, a digital enabler for small businesses in Northwestern Europe, has acquired switchplus.ch from SWITCH, a Swiss foundation that is committed to improving the digital world. switchplus.ch is a domain registrar in Switzerland. They offer over 500 domain names and useful tools that allow their clients to customize their website.
buyer: Combell Group
Combell Group is the leading digital enabler for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Northwestern Europe. The group consists of several well-known hosting brands, offering services from domain names, email and shared hosting to online presence, e-commerce solutions and server hosting in the cloud."
target parent: SWITCH (Switzerland)
target: switchplus.ch
switchplus.ch is the number one domain registrar in Switzerland. switchplus.ch offers over 500 domain names and useful tools that allow their clients to customize their website. switchplus.ch is a trusted brand for Swiss SMEs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, acquired GlobeHosting Inc.

synopsis: CentralNic, a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally, has acquired GlobeHosting, a world leader in domain name registration. GlobeHosting provides internet business solutions, such as selling domains, virtual and dedicated servers, payment gateway, and SSL Certificates.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$88.62)
CentralNic is a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally. CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They also provide consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains. "
target: GlobeHosting Inc.
GlobeHosting is a world leader in domain name registration. The company provides internet business solutions, such as selling domains, virtual and dedicated servers, payment gateway, and SSL Certificates. Their hosting plans enable SMBs to establish their identity on the internet.
price ($mm)
$3.01
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.2x

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CentralNic Group plc
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$88.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.40
EBIT ($mm)
$5.02
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SRAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Founded in 2010, Los Angeles-based Social Reality, Inc. is an Internet advertising company that provides tools that automate the digital advertising market. The company has built technologies and leveraged partner technologies that service social media and the real-time bidding (RTB) markets.
year
2017
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EBITDA ($mm)
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IZEA is the pioneer of Social Sponsorship. The company builds cloud-based marketplaces that connect Brands with Creators who blog, tweet, pin, and post on their behalf. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging shareable stories that drive awareness.
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SponsorsOne Inc.
SponsorsOne Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($1.83)
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GoDaddy.com
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EBITDA ($mm)
$363.20
EBIT ($mm)
$129.70
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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rev ($mm)
$20.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.72
EBIT ($mm)
$2.34
Net Income ($mm)
$6.51
Employees
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: NAME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rightside
Rightside
Rightside Group provides domain name registration and related value-added services to resellers and domain name registrants. Its services enable businesses and consumers to find, establish, and maintain their digital address, the starting point for connecting with their online audience.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$218.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.41
EBIT ($mm)
($14.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
275
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Ticker: EIGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group is a technology company that helps power small and medium-sized businesses online. Through its proprietary cloud platform, Endurance provides web presence solutions including web hosting, eCommerce, eMarketing and mobile business tools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,125.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$288.63
EBIT ($mm)
$149.28
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3901
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALOXA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oxatis SA
Oxatis SA
Oxatis provides award-winning SaaS e-Commerce solutions for small and medium sized businesses, combining ease of use, flexibility and affordability. A range of design and SEO services are also available to build and manage a successful online shop.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
166
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Ticker: PFSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$250.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.25
EBIT ($mm)
$1.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A042000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cafe24 Corp.
Cafe24 Corp.
Cafe24 is a global e-commerce platform based in South Korea. Cafe24 offers hosting services and a free platform that allows businesses to build and manage their own online stores. Cafe24 provides store owners with convenient selling methods while offering customers a simple purchasing experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$143.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.17
EBIT ($mm)
$12.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLWD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CloudCommerce, Inc.
CloudCommerce, Inc.
CloudCommerce Inc. is a global provider of cloud-driven e-commerce and mobile commerce solutions. Through their wholly owned subsidiaries, they provide online merchants and leading brands with complete solutions for successfully conducting business with customers anytime, anywhere and on any device.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$4.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
69
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Ticker: OTCPK:DVGG.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech's retail shopping technology seamlessly combines cutting edge digital tech and social networking to create a fun and unique shopping experience. 12 Retech fully integrates in-store, online, and mobile shopping experiences with its patented smart 12Mirrors, 12Mobile app, and 12Kiosks.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3923
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rakus Co., Ltd.
Rakus Co., Ltd.
Rakus Co., Ltd. is a leading provider of cloud-based software for small and medium enterprises in Japan. The company offers various cloud-based chat and e-mail software. Their Mail Dealer software allows companies to share and manage e-mails with multiple targets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$49.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$9.32
Net Income ($mm)
$7.01
Employees
512
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Ticker: PSTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pure Storage
Pure Storage
Pure Storage helps innovators build a better world with data. Pure's data solutions enable SaaS companies, cloud service providers, and enterprise and public sector customers to deliver real-time, secure data in a multi-cloud environment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,359.82
EBITDA ($mm)
($100.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($169.26)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2800
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Ticker: AIM:MPOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MoPowered
MoPowered
MoPowered provides online merchants and leading brands with a complete suite of mobile commerce solutions including tablet and smartphone apps and end-to-end, fully transactional mobile websites.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
54
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Ticker: DUSE:PH6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philion SE
Philion SE
Based in Germany, Philion intends to become a leading network-unafilliated service provider for the complete range of digital products in the telecommunications market. Philion is a listed holding company that employs an omni-channel strategy to unite the benefits of online sales.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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