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closed 9/20/2004 via BNC Analysis

Valassis Communications, Inc., purchased direct-mail division from Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corp., which compiles consumer-preference lists from supermarket checkout information, said Monday that it sold its direct-mail division to Valassis Communications Inc. for cash.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis offers a wide range of marketing services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, technology companies and other customers with operations in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. "
seller: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
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closed 9/1/2010 via Market Wire

Harte-Hanks, Inc., acquired Information Arts Ltd

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. announced that it acquired Information Arts (UK) Limited. Information Arts, based in High Wycombe in the United Kingdom, is a provider of data-driven marketing insight to business-to-business marketers across Europe -- and increasingly across the globe.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE:HHS:$394.15)
Harte-Hanks® is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. "
target: Information Arts Ltd
Information Arts is the leader of insight-led business-to-business relationship marketing in Europe. Information Arts delivers a range of insight, data and database solutions within a high added value service to clients.
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closed 9/15/2007 via Company Description

MergerMarket, acquired Infinata, Inc.

synopsis: In September 2007, Mergermarket acquired Infinata, an information solutions and marketing analytics provider to the global financial service, life science, and high technology industries.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: MergerMarket
MergerMarket, part of Pearson's Financial Times Group, is an unparalleled, independent M&A intelligence tool used by the world's foremost financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates and valuations. "
target: Infinata, Inc.
Infinata is an innovative provider of information solutions and marketing analytics to the global financial service, life science, and high-tech industries. Our information suites include: BioPharm Insight, High Net Worth Insight, and Corporate Tracker.
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closed 5/22/2007 via BusinessWire

TFC, Inc., acquired Database Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Nationally-recognized marketing service provider, TFC, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Database Marketing Solutions, a leading database marketing consultancy based in Los Gatos, California, with a client base of Fortune 1000 companies.
buyer: TFC, Inc.
TFC is a nationally recognized marketing services provider to Fortune 1000 companies. The company melds strategic insights and industry expertise to deliver effective marketing and sales enablement programs. "
target: Database Marketing Solutions
Database Marketing Solutions has completed hundreds of database marketing projects with results that are real and measurable: Increased response rates and revenue streams, richer cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, greater profits-per-customer improved productivity and stronger customer loyalty.
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closed 1/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Redi-Direct Marketing, acquired Dialog Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc., the holding company of Redi-Mail Direct Marketing and StayinFront, Inc. and a preeminent provider of technology-based sales and marketing solutions, has acquired the assets of Dialog Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Dialog Group is comprised of two divisions, Data Dialog and Healthcare Dialog.
buyer: Redi-Direct Marketing
Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc. is the preeminent provider of technology based sales and marketing systems and solutions. Redi-Direct is comprised of four fully integrated sales and marketing support companies. "
target: Dialog Group, Inc.
Dialog Group is a provider of technology and data-based solutions and services that enable marketers to effectively advertise, generate leads, and manage customers. Headquartered in New York, New York, it has two operating units, Data Dialog, Inc. and Healthcare Dialog, Inc.
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closed 11/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Mailnet Services, Inc., acquired Conclusive Strategies

synopsis: Mailnet Services, Inc. brings a new dimension to its multi-channel marketing capabilities with the acquisition of two established database marketing and analytics firms. The addition of Synapse Technology and Conclusive Strategies to its existing business line further expands Mailnet’s marketing execution management expertise.
buyer: Mailnet Services, Inc.
Mailnet Services, Inc. helps businesses deliver direct mail for marketing campaigns quickly and cost effectively through two Internet-based services, MailnetExpress(R) and Listcleanup.com(R). MailnetExpress is an on-line application that allows for the development and scheduling. "
target: Conclusive Strategies
Conclusive Strategies is a database marketing and geographic information systems company that provides and analyzes the data to help their clients identify their target audiences, and the means to reach them.
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Xtech LLC, acquired TC Index

synopsis: xTech, an information services provider that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft, announced that it has completed an acquisition of The Credit Index of Mount Arlington, NJ.
buyer: Xtech LLC
xTech, LLC. is an information services company that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft. "
target: TC Index
The Credit Index is a leading provider of consumer information decisioning solutions to the direct marketing industry. Since 1964, The Credit Index has been helping businesses target responsive purchasers and control credit risk.
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closed 1/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Experian Information Solutions, acquired ClarityBlue Limited

synopsis: Experian®, the global information solutions company, today announced the acquisition of ClarityBlue, the UK’s leading customer management consulting group and provider of bespoke marketing database solutions. The purchase price is £85m plus a performance related earn-out of up to £15m over three years.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: ClarityBlue Limited
ClarityBlue, the customer intelligence specialist, designs, builds and operates high performance customer data environments that link complex internal and external data sources to build a rich picture of customer behaviour. This is used to predict, and allow clients to engineer, future behaviour.
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closed 10/26/2004 via BusinessWire

Acxiom Corporation, acquired ChinaLOOP

synopsis: Acxiom(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ACXM) today announced it had acquired ChinaLOOP, a pioneering business intelligence, customer relationship management and data management company based in Shanghai, China.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom Corporation integrates data, services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions. Acxiom's innovative solutions are Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, data, database services, IT outsourcing, consulting and analytics, and privacy leadership. "
target: ChinaLOOP
ChinaLOOP is a specialist marketing data organisation that provides leadership, expertise, services and products to support Direct Marketing and Customer Relationship Management in China.
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closed 4/15/2003 via

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has acquired Nua.com (http://www.nua.com), a leading global resource for Internet trends and statistics, from Scope Communications Group of Dublin, Ireland
buyer: INT Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
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closed 11/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Issuer Direct, acquired Newswire

synopsis: Issuer Direct Corporation, an industry-leading communications and compliance company, has acquired iNewsWire.com LLC (Newswire), a press release distribution platform. Newswire provides press release distribution, media databases, media monitoring, and newsrooms products and services that enables businesses to increase their online visibility.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$21.88)
Issuer Direct is an industry-leading communications and compliance company that empowers more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries by eliminating the complexity of financial and business communications. "
target: Newswire
Newswire is a press release distribution platform. Newswire provides press release distribution, media databases, media monitoring, and newsrooms products and services that enables businesses to increase their online visibility through earned media, SEO, and targeted digital marketing campaigns.
price ($mm)
$44
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cheil Worldwide, Inc., acquired ColourData

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide, a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, has acquired ColourData, China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites to help businesses improve their brand.
buyer: Cheil Worldwide, Inc. (KOSE:A030000:$2,750.37)
Cheil Worldwide is a global marketing and communications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Cheil creates ideas that move brands, products and people from its 50+ offices in 35 countries. The company offers strategic, creative, media, digital and experiential solutions. "
target: ColourData
ColourData is China’s leading big data analytics service provider. ColourData uses proprietary technology to analyze data from more than 5,000 social media, news and e-commerce websites in China. Their services help businesses to improve their brand and better understand their target audience.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

AdWanted, acquired Standard Rate and Data Service

synopsis: Adwanted Group, a France-based media buying platform, has acquired Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) from Kantar Media, the world’s leading data, insights and consultancy company. SRDS is a powerful platform for planning and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is a France-based media buying platform. Adwanted brings offline ad buying online by making the method of buying print ads in newspapers and magazines as automated, quick, and simple as buying programmatic ads for digital media platforms. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Standard Rate and Data Service
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) is a powerful, easy-to-use platform for evaluating, planning, and buying media. Agencies and brands use SRDS as an affordable, all-in-one resource to find and compare digital and traditional media across business, consumer and geographic audiences.
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announced 10/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, will acquire DataFox

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide the most current, precise and expansive set of company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$41,399.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: DataFox
DataFox helps sales, marketing, and investing teams find new opportunities. DataFox's machine learning algorithms and human analysts verify proprietary insights on millions of businesses to provide robust company data and growth signals.
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closed 4/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, purchased Public Relations Solutions & Digital Media Services from Nasdaq, Inc.

synopsis: West Corporation has acquired the Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services from Nasdaq. The solutions and services consist of a portfolio of communication tools, media intelligence and multimedia services. The products and services include GlobeNewswire, webhosting, webcasting, media intelligence and an influencers database.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
seller: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,770.00)
The Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services is a comprehensive portfolio of communication tools, media intelligence and multimedia services for organizations. Nasdaq is a global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bango, acquired Audiens s.r.l.

synopsis: Bango plc, the mobile payments company, announces that it has acquired 98.45 per cent. of Audiens SRL, the data management subsidiary of Digitouch S.p.A. Audiens is a Customer Data Platform as-a-service that creates a persistent, unified customer database that is used to improve the performance of advertising campaigns.
buyer: Bango (AIM:BGO:$20.70)
Bango is the payment platform chosen by the world’s most influential companies to grow their sales faster in the age of connected commerce. Working with global stores including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, Bango has become the industry standard mobile commerce platform. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: Audiens s.r.l.
Audiens is a Customer Data Platform as-a-service that creates a persistent, unified customer database that is used to improve the performance of advertising campaigns. Data is onboarded from multiple sources (website, app, CRM), normalized, and combined to create advanced audience segmentation.
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announced 5/10/2017 via PR Newswire

AdSupply, Inc., will acquire LION Digital Media

synopsis: AdSupply, a top 20 comScore display advertising platform, announced that it has agreed to acquire LION Digital Media, a leading online media agency for local advertising. LION specializes in ad solutions on local websites. Their digital database of local websites, LIONshare, lets clients see every local media publisher serving any market in the US.
buyer: AdSupply, Inc.
AdSupply is the #16 comScore US display network and is in the top 5 comScore for News & Information. AdSupply.com focuses on creating patented, world-class advertising technology that delivers high impact formats for brands, agencies and publishers looking to maximize ROI. "
target: LION Digital Media
LION Digital Media provides digital advertising solutions on more than 10,000 local media properties. They reach local audiences with ad solutions on local websites. Their digital database of local websites, LIONshare, lets clients see every local media publisher serving any market in the US.
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closed 3/15/2017 via PR Web

Tickr, acquired Market.Space Inc.

synopsis: Tickr, the real-time performance tracking platform, announced that it has acquired Market.Space, a company that provides visualizations of competitive data in real time, across a wide variety of online sources, including news, blogs, social media, video, apps, and more.
buyer: Tickr
Tickr is the first Performance Tracking Platform built to unify all data into one simple, cloud-based UI: Marketing, enterprise metrics, social, CRM and finance, all on one screen, in real time. The Tickr platform is deployed across companies in Consumer Products, Pharma, Finance, and Manufacturing."
target: Market.Space Inc.
Market.Space provides visualizations of competitive data in real time, across a wide variety of online sources, including news, blogs, social media, video, apps, and more. The platform gathers, filters, & visualizes online media activity, & delivers customized results directly into cloud platforms.
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announced 3/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., will acquire L2 Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, is acquiring L2 Inc., a subscription-based business intelligence service that benchmarks the digital competence of brands. They provide their member brands with actionable, data-driven insights on their digital performance.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: L2 Inc.
L2 is a subscription-based business intelligence service that benchmarks the digital competence of brands. They provide their member brands with actionable, data-driven insights on their digital performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional consulting.
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closed 6/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, acquired Emarketer Inc.

synopsis: Axel Springer SE acquires 93 percent of the shares in eMarketer Inc., a leading provider of high-quality analyses, reports, and digital market data for companies and institutions. eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer is one of the world’s largest digital publishers in terms of reach. Taking into account all digital platforms, the company attained 200 million unique users worldwide as a monthly average in Q1/2016. The company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, licenses, and more."
target: Emarketer Inc.
eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends. The company’s reports, databases, statistics, infographics, and forecasts have become standard tools in numerous industries.
price ($mm)
$242*
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$46
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$14
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5.7x
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19.3x
announced 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Nielsen Catalina Solutions

synopsis: Nielsen is increasing its ownership stake in Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) – its joint venture with shopper marketing company Catalina – from 50% to a majority 63.5%. Nielsen Catalina connects TV viewing and digital ad exposure to in-store buying, which Nielsen claims perfectly aligned with its business strategy.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Berkshire Partners LLC
target: Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Nielsen Catalina Solutions helps marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by accurately linking what consumers watch, see, or hear with what they buy. They are able to target and measure advertising based on what matters most for CPG companies: actual offline sales.
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closed 10/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Catalina, acquired Cellfire, Inc.

synopsis: Catalina, the personalized digital media company, has completed the acquisition of Cellfire, the leading provider of load-to-card (L2C) digital coupons in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market. On the heels of this acquisition, Cellfire reached an important milestone: one billion digital coupons downloaded to shoppers’ loyalty cards.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina
Catalina's personalized digital media drives lift and loyalty for the world’s leading CPG retailers and brands. Catalina personalizes the consumer’s path to purchase through mobile, online and in-store networks powered by the largest shopper history database in the world. "
target: Cellfire, Inc.
Cellfire delivers millions of L2C digital coupons each week with reach of more than 22,000 stores nationwide. Cellfire enables consumers to instantly save money by linking offers directly to their store loyalty cards through any web-enabled device.
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announced 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Berkshire Partners LLC, will acquire Catalina

synopsis: Catalina, a leading provider of personalized digital media solutions for the CPG industry, announced that Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire majority control of the company from Hellman & Friedman LLC. Hellman & Friedman remains a significant investor.
buyer: Berkshire Partners LLC
Berkshire Partners is a Boston-based investement firm. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in several areas including consumer products and retail, business services, industrial manufacturing, transportation and communications. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Catalina
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences.
price ($mm)
$2,500
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$661
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$230
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closed 10/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Adheris, Inc., purchased Catalina Health from Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: inVentiv Health, offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services, announced that it has acquired Catalina Health, and combined the organization with Adheris, an inVentiv Health company. Both Adheris and Catalina Health work through pharmacies across the country to deliver adherence communications to millions of people.
buyer parent: inVentiv Health, Inc.
buyer: Adheris, Inc.
Adheris, Inc. is the leading provider of patient adherence programs in the U.S. Through its expansive retail pharmacy network of over 20,000 stores and proprietary technology, Adheris has developed a strong market position in the battle against patient pharmaceutical non-compliance. "
seller parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
seller: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Health Resource, LLC operates a personalized health media network in the United States. It delivers patient-driven educational support and information designed to empower patients to make better health care decisions.
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closed 4/30/2012 via BusinessWire

Catalina Marketing Corporation, acquired Modiv Media

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corporation, the leader in precision consumer marketing, announced that is has completed its acquisition of Modiv Media, the industry-proven provider of mobile commerce solutions. Modiv solution was built on the premise of connecting the physical store with the shopper via a mobile device.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences. "
target: Modiv Media
Modiv Media, Inc. provides retail interactive media delivery solutions for brand marketers and retailers. Its multi-touch platform delivers consumer-driven media through in-store self-service solutions and on-the-go shoppers’ mobile phones.
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closed 5/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Catalina Marketing Corporation, acquired E-centives Inc.

synopsis: Catalina Marketing, the global leader in precision marketing and shopper-driven media, announced it has acquired Invenda Corporation’s digital couponing businesses, E-centives and Collabrys.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing Corporation owns and operates the world's largest, transaction-level, shopper-data warehouse - powering media networks to intelligently connect consumer packaged goods (CPG), health care, and retailer marketers with specific audiences. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: E-centives Inc.
E-centives has powered top tier consumer brands and leading global companies with best-in-class, secure Internet coupon technologies and a broad range of digital promotions solutions.
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closed 10/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corporation announced the completion of the acquisition of Catalina by entities affiliated with Hellman & Friedman LLC, a private equity investment firm. Catalina announced on April 17, 2007 a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Hellman & Friedman in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
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$465
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$142
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cancelled 4/17/2007 via BusinessWire

ValueAct Capital Partners LP, cancelled an acquisition of Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing has terminated its merger agreement with ValueAct Capital and paid the $8.44 million termination fee as required by the terms of that agreement.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies. "
target: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
price ($mm)
$1,653
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$465
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$142
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3.6x
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11.6x
closed 9/20/2004 via BNC Analysis

Valassis Communications, Inc., purchased direct-mail division from Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corp., which compiles consumer-preference lists from supermarket checkout information, said Monday that it sold its direct-mail division to Valassis Communications Inc. for cash.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis offers a wide range of marketing services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, technology companies and other customers with operations in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. "
seller: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Direct Response Media Group Inc., acquired Valassis Canada

synopsis: Direct Response Media Group (DRMG), Canada's leading direct mail company focused on digitally-integrated, data-driven results, announced the acquisition of the Canadian subsidiary of Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement.
buyer: Direct Response Media Group Inc.
Direct Response Media Group (DRMG) is Canada's leading direct mail company focused on digitally-integrated, data-driven results. DRMG distributes to over 175 million homes annually through Solo and Shared Media products including the flagship brand, Money Saver. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Valassis Canada
Valassis is the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement. They work with over 60,000 companies and brands in a wide array of industries, partnering to anticipate consumer intent, inspire action, and create demand.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Valassis, acquired One Brand Marketing

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired One Brand Marketing. One Brand Marketing offers efficient postcard marketing solutions that enable merchants to target neighborhoods, create designs, print and mail a postcard campaign in real time.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis helps thousands of local and national brands tap the potential of industry-leading data through intelligent media delivery – understanding, engaging and inspiring millions of consumers to action with smarter cross-channel campaigns. "
target: One Brand Marketing
One Brand Marketing offers efficient postcard marketing solutions that enable merchants to target neighborhoods, create designs, print and mail a postcard campaign in real time. In addition, their Advanced Marketing Platform helps franchise organizations optimize local marketing programs.
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closed 1/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Maryland Pennysaver

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired Maryland Pennysaver, a weekly regional shopping guide distributed via direct mail throughout Maryland, including the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
As a leader in intelligent media delivery, Valassis integratse and optimizes campaigns including direct mail, newspaper inserts and digital advertising to enhance their 58,000 local, regional and national clients’ return on investment. "
target parent: Wafra Partners
target: Maryland Pennysaver
The Maryland Pennysaver is one of the largest independent shopping and direct mail publications, with 49 area specific, targeted editions delivered weekly to more than 543,000 homes and businesses equating to over a million readers throughout many counties in Maryland.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, acquired SI View

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that SI View will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. SI View offers a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
buyer parent: Valassis Communications, Inc.
buyer: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine is one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country. The magazine focuses on local businesses, providing a full range of results-driven marketing solutions that engage consumers every day as well as major regional and national advertisers. "
target: SI View
SI View is focused on their customers and the sustained growth of their business. They offer a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating immediate response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
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closed 10/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired MaxPoint Interactive

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that it has completed the acquisition of MaxPoint Interactive, a leading digital marketing technology company. MaxPoint provides an industry-leading data management platform that fuels superior display advertising and in-store campaign solutions for advertising clients.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis targets its clients’ shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale. "
target: MaxPoint Interactive (MXPT:$144.42)
MaxPoint is a marketing technology company that generates hyperlocal intelligence to optimize brand and retail performance. They provide a platform for brands to connect the digital world with the physical world through hyperlocal execution, measurement, and consumer insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$95 [$103]
rev ($mm)
$144
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Clipper Magazine

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced the acquisition of Clipper Magazine, the leading provider of multi-channel marketing and promotional solutions to local businesses. Clipper Magazine is widely recognized by small business owners and consumers for its ability to create awareness and deliver results.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, provides over 15,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. Integrating online and offline data with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients’ most valuable shoppers. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine, one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country, publishes 332 local editions in 27 states, delivering response-driven, full-color glossy ads and money-saving offers. The magazine comprises local merchants and services as well as major regional and national advertisers.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Printed Deals

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced the acquisition of Printed Deals, a Rochester, N.Y.-based value magazine serving hundreds of local businesses. Printed Deals works with more than 350 local businesses, offering coupon books, direct mail advertising in four-color and glossy magazines.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, provides over 15,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. Integrating online and offline data with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients’ most valuable shoppers. "
target: Printed Deals
Printed Deals is a locally owned and operated publication service based in Rochester, New York. They work with more than 350 local businesses, offering coupon books, direct mail advertising in four-color, glossy magazines.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Harland Clarke Corp., acquired Valassis Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. announced the completion of its acquisition of Valassis Communications, Inc. Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 15,000 advertisers proven and innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Harland Clarke Corp.
Harland Clarke Corp. is a leading provider of integrated payment solutions, marketing services, security solutions, and retail products. It serves clients of all sizes in industries such as financial services, retail, healthcare, insurance, and telecommunications. "
target: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis is one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, offering unparalleled reach and scale to more than 15,000 advertisers. Its RedPlum® media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to over 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,312 [$1,774]
rev ($mm)
$2,047
EBITDA ($mm)
$258
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 6/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Brand.net

synopsis: Valassis, one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced it has enhanced its digital display network -- the Valassis Audience Network -- with the acquisition of Brand.net, an online display, video and mobile advertising platform. Brand.net is the digital media brand buying solution for the largest global brands.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis is one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, offering unparalleled reach and scale to more than 15,000 advertisers. Its RedPlum® media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to over 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform. "
target: Brand.net
Brand.net is the digital media brand buying solution for the largest global brands. The company is the first to combine the reach and quality, high-impact media of television with digital media's precise audience, geographic, and contextual targeting.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired ADVO, Inc.

synopsis: Valassis completed its acquisition of ADVO, Inc., the nation's leading direct mail media company, for an acquisition price of approximately $1.2 billion (on a fully diluted basis), including the refinancing of approximately $125 million in existing ADVO debt.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis offers a wide range of marketing services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, technology companies and other customers with operations in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. "
target: ADVO, Inc.
ADVO is the nation’s leading direct mail media company, with annual revenues of nearly $1.4 billion. The company’s industry-leading targeting technology, coupled with its unparalleled logistics capabilities, enable retailers seeking superior return on investment to target.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
$1,443
EBITDA ($mm)
$100
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
closed 9/20/2004 via BNC Analysis

Valassis Communications, Inc., purchased direct-mail division from Catalina Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Catalina Marketing Corp., which compiles consumer-preference lists from supermarket checkout information, said Monday that it sold its direct-mail division to Valassis Communications Inc. for cash.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis offers a wide range of marketing services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, technology companies and other customers with operations in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada. "
seller: Catalina Marketing Corporation
Catalina Marketing was founded on the premise that the combination of access to consumers and insight into their actual purchase behavior would enable more effective, cost-efficient promotions than traditional marketing approaches.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Mediahuis NV, acquired Switcher Limited

synopsis: European media group Mediahuis has acquired Switcher.ie, a leading Irish price comparison site for broadband, energy, mobile, money and mortgages. The comparison sector in Ireland continues to thrive and help consumers make smart financial decisions through the cost of living crisis.
buyer: Mediahuis NV
Mediahuis is one of the leading media groups in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg and the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia. As a publisher, Mediahuis believes unconditionally in independent journalism and strong and relevant media that makes a positive contribution for society. "
target: Switcher Limited
Switcher.ie is one of Ireland’s leading comparison websites. Switcher.ie helps consumers compare, find the best deal and save money on everything from their utility bills to personal finance products. Over the past year, Switcher.ie has helped nearly 60,000 households switch and save money.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

MVF, acquired Expert Reviews

synopsis: MVF, a UK-based global customer generation platform, has announced the acquisition of Expert Reviews. The product review site brings product testing capability, a broad audience, and an established digital brand to MVF’s portfolio.
buyer: MVF
MVF is one of the UK's fastest growing customer generation businesses. Their platform helps ambitious businesses grow by delivering high volumes of new customers. MVF provides a scalable source of new customers to businesses all over the world. "
target: Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews is a UK-based product review site. Expert Reviews gives its readers all they need to know to buy the best products. Born from a print magazine that launched in 1987, Expert Reviews isn’t an upstart, but a brand with a 34-year history of testing and reviewing products.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2022 via GlobeNewswire

moveBuddha, acquired MovingCompanyReviews.com

synopsis: moveBuddha, one of the largest moving company booking websites in the United States, has acquired MovingCompanyReviews.com (MCR), a moving company review website that helps consumers to find reliable moving companies. MCR offers verified customer reviews on over 7,000 moving companies.
buyer: moveBuddha
moveBuddha is one of the largest moving company booking websites in the United States. moveBuddha provides people with a fast and easy way to book a long distance moving company. Their platform allows users to instantly compare all options and choose the best one for their needs. "
target: MovingCompanyReviews.com
MovingCompanyReviews.com (MCR) is a moving company review website that helps consumers to find reliable moving companies. MCR verifies every review with a Bill of Lading to ensure it was written by a real customer. Their platform offers verified customer reviews on over 7,000 moving companies.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Beckett, acquired Due Dilly

synopsis: Beckett, the most trusted name in the collectibles industry, announced that it has completed an acquisition of Due Dilly, a technology company using computer vision to provide instant quality assessments and real-time pricing for collectibles.
buyer: Beckett
Beckett provides the most amazing products and services on the planet for collectors. With over 30 years experience assembling the industry's most comprehensive collectibles database, Beckett is uniquely positioned to become the world's premier alternative assets platform. "
target: Due Dilly
Due Dilly is a technology company using computer vision to provide instant quality assessments and real-time pricing for collectibles. Aggregating pricing sources from all over the web, Due Dilly provides real-time pricing details of collectible sports cards.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/31/2022 via Company Press Release

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, will acquire Rastreator and LeLynx.fr

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline, a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy, will acquire Rastreator and LeLynx.fr from RVU, a group of online comparison platforms. Rastreator and LeLynx.fr are comparison platforms in Spain and France. Rastreator allows users to compare insurance, energy, and more. LeLynx.fr helps people to find the best insurance contracts.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$0.00)
Gruppo MutuiOnline is a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy. Gruppo MutuiOnline provides services for mortgage loans, consumer loans, and insurance through their various websites. Their main sites include www.mutuionline.it, www.prestitionline.it, www.segugio.it and www.trovaprezzi.it. "
target parent: Red Ventures, LLC
target: Rastreator and LeLynx.fr
Rastreator and LeLynx.fr are comparison platforms in Spain and France. Rastreator is a comparison platform in Spain for insurance, telephony, mortgages, energy and more. LeLynx.fr is a French insurance comparison platform that helps people to obtain the best insurance contracts.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2022 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Pocket-lint

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has completed the acquisition of Pocket-lint.com, a leading digital tech publication based out of the UK. Pocket-lint started with a small team of professional journalists in 2003 and has since expanded its coverage to include news, reviews, opinions and guides on all things consumer tech.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
With more than 3.5 billion sessions per year, Valnet is the leading digital content investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals. "
target: Pocket-lint
Pocket-lint.com is a leading digital tech publication based out of the UK. Pocket-lint started with a small team of professional journalists in 2003 and has since expanded its coverage to include news, reviews, opinions and guides on all things consumer tech.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Love Energy Savings, acquired Energy Helpline

synopsis: Love Energy Savings, an energy comparison platform in the UK, has acquired Energy Helpline, a price comparison service in the UK. Energy Helpline helps thousands of households to reduce their energy bills by providing them with fast, free and friendly advice on the best gas and electricity deal for them.
buyer: Love Energy Savings
Love Energy Savings is an energy comparison platform in the UK. Love Energy Savings is dedicated to helping households and businesses save money on their utilities. Their platform allows users to compare electricity, gas, business telecom, and more. "
target: Energy Helpline
Based in the United Kingdom, Energy Helpline is a price tool for the electricity and gas sectors. It operates in both the direct and affiliate channels via on and off-line customer conversion. They provide customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/6/2022 via PR Newswire

SolarReviews, acquired Fixr

synopsis: SolarReviews, the largest consumer reviews website in the solar industry, has acquired Fixr, the definitive online resource for home remodeling advice. Fixr offers over 700 accurate and detailed cost guides for a wide array of home improvement and renovation projects, including kitchen remodeling, roof repair, pest control, flooring, HVAC and more.
buyer: SolarReviews
SolarReviews is the largest consumer reviews website in the solar industry. SolarReviews offers detailed reviews and ratings for residential solar panels and solar panel installation companies. Their platform allows users to search for installers, view their profiles, and request a quote. "
target: Fixr
Fixr is the definitive online resource for home remodeling advice. Fixr offers over 700 accurate and detailed cost guides for a wide array of home improvement and renovation projects, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, roof replacement and repair, pest control, flooring, HVAC, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Rocket Revenue AB, acquired AffiliJet

synopsis: Rocket Revenue AB, a digital marketing company in Sweden, has acquired Affilijet Operations AB from Speqta AB, a performance marketing company in Sweden. AffiliJet an affiliate marketing company in Sweden. AffiliJet operates comparison sites for loans, credit cards, discount codes, and electricity agreements through media house collaborations.
buyer: Rocket Revenue AB
Rocket Revenue is one of the Nordic region's fastest growing digital marketing companies. Rocket Revenue uses the power of Facebook, Google and other digital platforms to help companies grow. They offer services for paid social, paid search, SEO, creative, and more. "
target parent: Speqta AB
target: AffiliJet
AffiliJet a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. AffiliJet create
s comparison and shopping services
 for consumers. The company operates comparison sites for unsecured loans, credit cards, discount codes, and electricity agreements through media house collaborations.
price ($mm)
$1.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2022 via BusinessWire

NerdWallet, Inc., acquired Barrelhead, Inc

synopsis: NerdWallet, Inc., a platform that provides financial guidance to consumers and small- and mid-sized businesses, has acquired On the Barrelhead, Inc., a data-driven platform that provides consumers and SMBs with credit-driven product recommendations to help improve their financial lives.
buyer: NerdWallet, Inc. (NRDS:$379.60)
NerdWallet is on a mission to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. As a personal finance website and app, NerdWallet provides consumers with trustworthy and knowledgeable financial information so they can make smart money moves. "
target: Barrelhead, Inc
On the Barrelhead is a data-driven platform that provides consumers and SMBs with credit-driven product recommendations to help improve their financial lives.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Flipp, acquired reebee

synopsis: Flipp, the Canadian technology company and leader in digital savings content, has acquired reebee, Canada's second largest digital savings distribution channel. With this acquisition, Flipp significantly increases their reach across the country, further strengthening their position as Canada's largest distributor of digital savings content.
buyer: Flipp
Based in Canada, Flipp is a technology platform that is reinventing the way people plan their weekly shopping trip. The largest retailers and brands in North America use the Flipp platform to create, curate and distribute savings content to millions of highly-engaged shoppers every day. "
target: reebee
Based in Ontario, Reebee is a digital advertising platform that is designed to provide consumers with content to make informed shopping decisions. Reebee helps connect the largest retailers and brands in Canada with millions of weekly, high-intent shoppers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

CCM Benchmark Group, acquired Edcom

synopsis: CCM Benchmark Group, a leading digital media group in France, has acquired Edcom, a French website for comparing smartphones, mobile plans, and internet providers. Edcom allows users to compare a large variety of mobile plans, internet packages, and smartphones. The site also provides daily articles to keep users informed about new offers.
buyer parent: Dassault Systemes
buyer: CCM Benchmark Group
CCM Benchmark Group is a leading digital media group in France. CCM Benchmark Group owns and operates multiple websites that attract over 50 million unique visitors per month. The company also offers performance marketing and programmatic advertising services. "
target: Edcom
Edcom is a French website for comparing smartphones, mobile plans, and internet providers. Edcom allows users to compare a large variety of mobile plans, internet packages, and smartphones. The site also provides daily articles to keep users informed about new offers and promotions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/22/2022 via BusinessWire

SilverLake, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Facile.it, the leading Italian online price comparison platform, from EQT and Oakley Capital, a pan-European private equity firm.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is a global technology investment firm, with more than $60 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of investment and operating professionals based in Menlo Park, New York, London, Hong Kong, Cupertino and San Francisco. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is the leading Italian Online Price Comparison platform, helping over 4 million customers every month to compare prices on key areas of their household spending, providing access to a wide product offering, helping them save time and money.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$147
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired TopSpeed

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of TopSpeed.com, a leading digital automotive publication. The site covers news and trends within the automotive industry by publishing daily articles, spy shots and thorough buyer guides and reviews.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
With more than 3.5 billion sessions per year, Valnet is the leading digital content investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals. "
target: TopSpeed
TopSpeed was founded in 2003 with the goal of becoming the preferred online destination for car enthusiasts. The site covers news and trends within the automotive industry by publishing daily articles, spy shots and thorough buyer guides and reviews.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Testberichte.de, acquired CodeCheck

synopsis: Testberichte.de, a leading comparison website in Germany, has acquired CodeCheck, a mobile shopping assistant in Germany. CodeCheck provides full transparency over the ingredients in food, drinks and cosmetics. The app allows users to scan barcodes find out whether the products are vegan, vegetarian or gluten- or lactose-free.
buyer: Testberichte.de
Testberichte.de is a leading comparison website in Germany. Testberichte.de provides comprehensive and trustworthy information to help people make better purchasing decisions. Their platform allows users to compare computers, TVs, cameras, smartphones, automobiles, home & garden products, and more. "
target: CodeCheck
CodeCheck is a mobile shopping assistant in Germany. CodeCheck provides full transparency over the ingredients in food, drinks and cosmetics. The app allows users to scan barcodes find out whether the products are vegan, vegetarian or gluten- or lactose-free.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/26/2022 via Company Press Release

VPN Online, acquired VPNThrive.com

synopsis: VPNOnline, a leading name in the VPN industry has acquired VPNThrive, to further strengthen its position in the VPN industry. Launch in April 2020, VPNThrive was the internet's #1 guide on finding the best VPN for various situations. They did in-depth unbiased reviews of each VPN service.
buyer: VPN Online
VPN Online was started in 2019 and is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the cyber-security space. The team of VPN experts tests and reviews each and every VPN service that is new in the market. The results of these tests are then shared with the readers and visitors of this site. "
target: VPNThrive.com
Launch in April 2020, VPNThrive was the internet's #1 guide on finding the best VPN for various situations. They did in-depth unbiased reviews of each VPN service. VPNThrive was located Chicago and was started by Erwin Caniba.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2022 via PR Newswire

AmatoMartin, acquired Clipper Magazine

synopsis: AmatoMartin, a privately held investment company, announced the acquisition of one of the largest publications in the US, Clipper Magazine from Vericast. Clipper Magazine is a leading provider of multichannel advertising and promotional solutions for local businesses with nearly 40 years of audience and advertiser engagement.
buyer: AmatoMartin
AmatoMartin is a privately held investment company. AmatoMartin are entrepreneurs & operators, who strive to partner with like-minded leaders to help them realize their vision with greater speed and certainty. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine is a leading provider of multichannel advertising and promotional solutions for local businesses with nearly 40 years of audience and advertiser engagement through magazine publications and digital offerings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Ebra SAS, acquired Humanoid SAS

synopsis: The EBRA group, a newspaper publisher in France, has acquired Humanoid, a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
buyer parent: Groupe Credit Mutuel
buyer: Ebra SAS
EBRA is a newspaper publisher in France. EBRA owns and publishes 9 daily regional newspapers that are distributed across eastern France. Their papers include Le Dauphiné libéré, Le Progrès, l'Est républicain, le Républicain Lorrain, le Bien Public, le Journal de Saône et Loire, l'Alsace and more. "
target: Humanoid SAS
Humanoid is a French media company. Humanoid owns and operates 3 websites. Their brands include Frandroid, an online buyer's guide for smartphones, computers, TVs, and other technologies; Numerama, a news website focused on technology; and Madmoizelle, a lifestyle website aimed at women.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via GlobeNewswire

CampShores, acquired CampVec

synopsis: CampShores, an online resource for information on camping, has acquired CampVec, a camping and kayaking review website. CampVec provides experience-based reviews and well-researched buying guides for camping gear and equipment. They cover inflatable canoes, inflatable tents, inflatable fishing kayaks, 3 person kayaks, and more.
buyer: CampShores
CampShores is an online resource for information on camping. CampShores provides reviews and advise for camping and kayaking trips. They offer guides and reviews to help campers find the best camping gear, campsites, and kayaking locations. "
target: CampVec
CampVec is a camping and kayaking review website. CampVec provides experience-based reviews and well-researched buying guides for camping gear and equipment. They cover inflatable canoes, inflatable tents, inflatable fishing kayaks, 3 person kayaks, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, will acquire Vergleich.org

synopsis: CentralNic, a global tech company, will acquire Vergleich.org, a leading comparison platform in Germany. Vergleich.org tests and compares products and services to provide their users with comprehensive purchasing advice. Their platform provides comparisons for vacuums, coffee makers, vitamins, shoes, dash cams, smartphones, chairs, and more.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$482.74)
CentralNic is a global company that drives the growth of the global digital economy by developing and managing software platforms allowing businesses to buy subscriptions to domain names and related services, including protecting their brands online. "
target: Vergleich.org
Vergleich.org is a leading comparison platform in Germany. Vergleich.org tests and compares products and services to provide their users with comprehensive purchasing advice. Their platform provides comparisons for vacuums, coffee makers, vitamins, shoes, dash cams, smartphones, chairs, and more.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x

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$3.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:7063
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adot Group
Adot Group
Headquartered in Japan, Adot Co., Ltd., is a production company that supports business with a focus on branding from a marketing perspective. Adot supports their clients’ dreams and aids with planning, design, consulting and PR.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.72
EBIT ($mm)
$1.70
Net Income ($mm)
$0.99
Employees
89
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelin
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$23,795.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,539.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,727.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: QUOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc., which recently changed its name from Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
877
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Ticker: TSE:2371
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kakaku.com
Kakaku.com, Inc provides price comparison services and products information through its website. The Company also provides Internet advertising services. They are based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$396.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$203.72
EBIT ($mm)
$190.96
Net Income ($mm)
$132.08
Employees
727
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zomato
Zomato
Zomato is an Indian multinational restaurant aggregator and food delivery company. They provide information, menus and user-reviews of restaurants as well as food delivery options from partner restaurants in select cities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$254.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($63.35)
EBIT ($mm)
($77.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$192.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.31
EBIT ($mm)
$51.23
Net Income ($mm)
$18.77
Employees
781
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Ticker: MAPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weedmaps, LLC
Weedmaps, LLC
Weedmaps is an online community connecting cannabis consumers, patients, retailers, doctors, and brands. Weedmaps provides consumers with information about cannabis products, retailers and brands. They also offer cloud-based point of sale, logistics and ordering software to cannabis retailers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$178.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.40
EBIT ($mm)
$22.42
Net Income ($mm)
$29.89
Employees
413
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Ticker: EHTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc.
eHealthInsurance, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. Through the company's websites consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$177.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
944
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Ticker: ASX:ISU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iSelect Ltd
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$141.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.50
EBIT ($mm)
$16.94
Net Income ($mm)
$12.55
Employees
426
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe. The company specializes in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$102.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.86
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
418
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