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closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired Zulily

synopsis: QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced that its parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation has acquired zulily, inc. The company is a leading ecommerce site serving millennial moms and the digital-only generation.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: Zulily (ZU:$1,281.36)
zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, home decor, toys, gifts and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,375 [$2,062]
rev ($mm)
$1,281
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
76.7x
closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Kenkou Holdings, Inc., acquired Angeliebe, Inc.

synopsis: Kenkou Holdings announced that it has decided to acquire 10,001 shares of Angeliebe Inc., which engages in the sale of maternity related products as well as gift related products. Following the transaction, Kenkou will hold a 50.01% stake in Angeliebe.
buyer: Kenkou Holdings, Inc. (SPSE:2928:$1,208.13)
Kenkou Holdings, Inc. is a holding company for companies who manufactures and sells health foods, cosmetics, and dairy products. "
target: Angeliebe, Inc.
Angeliebe, Inc. is a online retailer of maternity and baby clothing, based in Kanagawa, Japan.
price ($mm)
$1.48*
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closed 6/28/2013 via BusinessWire

Modnique, acquired Totsy, Inc.

synopsis: Modnique, Inc., a global fashion e-commerce retailer, announced it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with TOTSY, Inc. Headquartered in New York, TOTSY is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to essential products and brands designed for expecting moms, parents, babies and kids at sample sale prices.
buyer: Modnique
Modnique.com is a boutique sale event website for all members of the family. Modnique sells designer apparel, jewelry, watches, sunglasses, handbags, home goods, and other premium quality brand name products at discounted prices. "
target: Totsy, Inc.
Headquartered in New York, Totsy is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to essential products and brands designed for expecting moms, parents, babies and kids at sample sale prices. Shopping events are designer-specific and held over a 72 hour period.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

SIRCLO, acquired Orami

synopsis: SIRCLO, an e-commerce enabler in Indonesia, has acquired Orami, an online parenting platform in Indonesia. Orami aims to simplify parenting with community, content, and eCommerce. Their platform provides articles about parenting and allows users to shop online for a variety of products, including diapers, clothing, strollers, toys, and more.
buyer: SIRCLO
Founded in 2013, SIRCLO is an Indonesian company that provides solutions to help businesses sell online through SIRCLO Store, a SaaS platform that helps create online shop sites for small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs. "
target: Orami
Orami is an online parenting platform in Indonesia. Orami aims to simplify parenting with community, content, and eCommerce. Their platform provides articles about parenting and allows users to shop online for a variety of products, including diapers, clothing, strollers, toys, and more.
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closed 10/15/2007 via PR Newswire

BabyUniverse, Inc. merged with eToys, Inc.,

synopsis: eToys Direct, Inc., an eCommerce and direct marketer of toys and other youth-related products, and BabyUniverse, Inc. a leading eContent, eCommerce, and new media company in the pregnancy, baby and toddler marketplace, today announced the completion of their merger.
buyer: eToys, Inc.
eToys Direct, Inc. offers thousands of toys, custom dolls, video games and baby products to online and catalog shoppers through its popular web sites and its strategic retail partnerships. The company owns eToys and the My Twinn doll company and operates KBtoys.com under a licensing agreement. "
target parent: Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC
target: BabyUniverse, Inc.
BabyUniverse Inc., the leading Internet destination for new and expectant parents, is dedicated to providing new and expectant parents and their friends and family with a one-stop "shop" for all of the products that you want from maternity through the baby and toddler year up to youth.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bilna merged with Moxy,

synopsis: Southeast Asia’s leading lady-lifestyle online shopping destination, Moxy, and Indonesia’s top mother-and-baby platform, Bilna, have announced a strategic merger to form MoxyBilna, making it one of the region’s largest e-commerce M&A of its kind to date.
buyer parent: WhatsNew Group
buyer: Moxy
Moxy operates an online platform that offers online retail for consumer goods such as gadgets, personal goods, and home care products. The company is based in Bangkok, Thailand. "
target: Bilna
Bilna operates an e-commerce platform which focuses on baby care and kids products. It sells products for babies, infants, as well as mothers. Bilna was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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closed 7/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Care.com, Inc., acquired Citrus Lane

synopsis: Care.com, the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care has acquired Citrus Lane, the leading social commerce platform designed for moms. Based in Mountain View, CA, Citrus Lane is the leading subscription-based social commerce service selling curated products to families on a monthly basis.
buyer: Care.com, Inc. (CRCM:$207.41)
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 16 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services."
target: Citrus Lane
Citrus Lane is the leading social commerce platform for moms and aims to help families discover and buy the best products for their children, while creating a trusted community in which moms can share.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Pud Store, acquired PreciousLittleOne

synopsis: The Pud Store, an independent nursery and childrenswear retailer in the UK, has acquired PreciousLittleOne, an online nursery and childcare accessories retailer in the UK. PreciousLittleOne is passionate about making baby products accessible and affordable for all parents. They offer cots, cribs, toys, booster chairs, footmuffs, nappies, and more.
buyer: The Pud Store
The Pud Store is an independent nursery and childrenswear retailer in the UK. The Pud Store aims to provide affordable but unique clothing to parents. They offer outerwear, sleep suits, coats, shoes, swimwear, dresses, accessories, jackets, car seats, strollers, and more. "
target: PreciousLittleOne
PreciousLittleOne is an online nursery and childcare accessories retailer in the UK. PreciousLittleOne is passionate about making baby products accessible and affordable for all parents. They offer cots, cribs, toys, booster chairs, footmuffs, changing stations, nappies, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

ags 92 s.r.o., will acquire Feedo.cz

synopsis: ags 92, a Czech wholesaler and retailer for baby and toddler products, will acquire Feedo.cz from windeln.de, a leading online retailer for baby and toddler products in Europe. Feedo.cz is an online shop for baby and toddler products in the Czech Republic. Feedo offers over 540,000 products, including diapers, baby food, toys, strollers, and more.
buyer: ags 92 s.r.o.
Founded in 1992, ags 92 is a Czech wholesaler and retailer for baby and toddler products. The company operates 18 retail stores and distributes products for major worldwide brands such as Chicco, Concord, Oball, and more. Their stores offer strollers, car seats, clothing, and more. "
target parent: Windeln.de GmbH
target: Feedo.cz
Feedo.cz is an online shop for baby and toddler products in the Czech Republic. Feedo helps parents save money and time by delivering products right to their door. The company offers over 540,000 products, including diapers, baby milk, baby food, baby supplies, toys, strollers, car seats, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Morele.net, acquired Sklep-Presto.pl

synopsis: Morele.net, a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland, has acquired Sklep-Presto.pl, one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. Sklep-Presto.pl offers a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, bicycling products, and more.
buyer parent: MCI Capital S.A.
buyer: Morele.net
Morele.net is a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland. They offer over 50,000 products, with more than half readily available at all times. Their products include laptops, computers, radio and television, telephones and tablets, cameras, and more. "
target: Sklep-Presto.pl
Sklep-Presto.pl is one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. They offer a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, winter sports products, summer sports products, bicycling products, and more.
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announced 12/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

12 Retech Corporation, will acquire The J. Peterman Company L.L.C.

synopsis: 12 Retech Corporation, a provider of retail shopping technology that seamlessly combines cutting edge digital tech and social networking, will acquire a 51% stake in The J. Peterman Company, a retail company that sells clothing and fashion accessories primarily through catalogs and the Internet.
buyer: 12 Retech Corporation (OTCPK:DVGG.D:$0.53)
12 Retech's retail shopping technology seamlessly combines cutting edge digital tech and social networking to create a fun and unique shopping experience. 12 Retech fully integrates in-store, online, and mobile shopping experiences with its patented smart 12Mirrors, 12Mobile app, and 12Kiosks. "
target: The J. Peterman Company L.L.C.
Founded in 1987, The J. Peterman Company is a retail company that sells clothing and fashion accessories primarily through catalogs and the Internet. The company's catalogs use long copy to explain their products, and they illustrate their products with artwork as opposed to photographs.
price ($mm)
$0.21*
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Internet Fusion Ltd., acquired Surfdome Shop, Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Fusion, a global online retailer catering to every market from outdoor lifestyle to equestrian, has acquired Surfdome from Surfstitch, an online surf and fashion retailer. Surfdome is a lifestyle and board sports online retailer. They offer the world’s most popular lifestyle brands, including the best Surf, Snow and Skate brands.
buyer: Internet Fusion Ltd.
Internet Fusion is a global online retailer catering to every market from outdoor lifestyle to equestrian, with hundreds of brands and a growing list of websites. They only retail the leading brands with the best reputations to ensure that their customers keep returning. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Surfdome Shop, Ltd.
Surfdome is Europe's leading lifestyle and board sports online retailer, with the widest selection of brands and gear. Surfdome offers the world’s most popular lifestyle brands, including over 300 of the world's best Surf, Snow and Skate brands.
price ($mm)
$9.14
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closed 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Mad Engine, LLC, acquired Lifted Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: Mad Engine LLC, a leading full-service licensed apparel company, announced that it has acquired urban streetwear brand Lifted Research Group, Inc. (LRG). LRG owns and operates an online apparel store for men and women focusing on streetwear and skateboarding clothing.
buyer: Mad Engine, LLC
Founded in 1987, Mad Engine Inc. is a licensed t-shirt manufacturer servicing wholesale and retail t-shirt distribution for all tiers. Top brands include Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Nickelodeon and many more. "
target: Lifted Research Group, Inc.
Lifted Research Group, Inc. (LRG) owns and operates an online apparel store for men and women focusing on streetwear and skateboarding clothing. It sells its products online and through a network of retailers. Lifted Research Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Irvine, California.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sheplers, Inc., acquired Country Outfitter

synopsis: Boot Barn subsidiary Sheplers, Inc. acquired Country Outfitter, an online retailer of country lifestyle products, from One Country. Country Outfitter carries several brands of country style clothing, boots and accessories through their website.
buyer parent: Boot Barn
buyer: Sheplers, Inc.
Sheplers.com is the #1 western wear and boot store on the web. They have the world's largest collection of cowboy apparel and outdoor work clothes with over 20,000 Styles & 11,000,000 items. From belts to jeans and boots, they have all the western wear clothing needed from trusted brands. "
target parent: One Country
target: Country Outfitter
Country Outfitter is an online retailer of country lifestyle products. Country Outfitter carries several brands of country style clothing, boots and accessories through their website. Country Outfitter was founded in 2011 and is based in Wichita, KS.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.30 [$1.80]
rev ($mm)
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announced 12/21/2016 via Reuters

Prochnik S.A., will acquire eLady

synopsis: Próchnik S.A., a company that designs, manufactures, and sells men’s and women’s wear in Poland and internationally, will acquire eLady, a unique online clothing shop for men and women in Poland. They offer a variety of brands in men and women's underwear, sleepwear and sports wear.
buyer: Prochnik S.A. (WSE:PRC:$13.31)
Próchnik S.A. designs, manufactures, and sells men’s and women’s wear in Poland and internationally. It offers suits, coats, outerwear, jackets, shirts and more. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Lódz, Poland. "
target: eLady
E-lady.pl is a unique online clothing shop for men and women. They offer a variety of brands in men and women's underwear, sleepwear and sports wear. They are based in Poland.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Azulis Capital, TIME For Growth, acquired La Boutique Officielle

synopsis: Private equity firms Azulis Capital and Time for Growth have taken over online clothing store La Boutique Officielle. La Boutique Officielle SAS is an online clothing retailer based in Dardilly, France.
buyer: Azulis Capital
buyer: TIME For Growth
Azulis Capital is one of the leading French players in the field of LBO transactions, replacement capital — with or without leverage — OBOs, and growth capital. TIME For Growth is a joint initiative of its management team and Yam Invest, an independent European investment firm. "
target: La Boutique Officielle
La Boutique Officielle SAS is an online clothing retailer based in Dardilly, France.
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closed 3/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shiekh Shoes, LLC, acquired Karmaloop.com

synopsis: The streetwear e-commerce site, Karmaloop.com, has been acquired by Shiekh Shoes, a California-based sneaker retailer. An online retailer for men and women’s street apparel, footwear, and accessories, Karmaloop has created a streetwear community including a Street Team, an online video channel KarmaloopTV, and a social network.
buyer: Shiekh Shoes, LLC
Shiekh Shoes is a California-based shoe retailer that operates 136 stores in the U.S. It offers dress, casual, athletic, infant, toddler, youth, basketball, running, training, and skate shoes. "
target: Karmaloop.com
Karmaloop is an online community catering to the underground streetwear culture. An online retailer for men and women’s street apparel, footwear, and accessories, the company has created a streetwear community including a Street Team, an online video channel KarmaloopTV, and a social network.
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closed 7/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Langholm Capital, acquired Wool Overs Ltd.

synopsis: Langholm Capital, the private equity firm specialised in partnering with high-growth consumer facing businesses has acquired a majority stake in Wool Overs, the online and mail order knitwear retailer.
buyer: Langholm Capital
Langholm Capital manages several funds which invest in growing consumer facing private companies based in Europe. They work with owner managers and entrepreneurs and help them to accelerate and implement business plans to further develop their brands and distribution. "
target: Wool Overs Ltd.
Wool Overs Ltd. retails and supplies men's and ladies knitwear online. They supply sweaters and cardigans made from cashmere, merino wool, silk, cotton, British wool and lambswool. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Burgess Hill, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$39
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

CapX Partners, The ComVest Group, acquired Karmaloop.com

synopsis: Karmaloop, Inc., an online retailer specializing in streetwear, action sports and music-inspired clothing, announced that Comvest Partners and CapX Partners are acquiring all of Karmaloop's businesses. Karmaloop is an online retailer for men and women’s street apparel, footwear, and accessories.
buyer: The ComVest Group
buyer: CapX Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across the U.S. CapX Partners is a specialty finance company that focuses on private equity and venture backed portfolio companies looking for debt financing. "
target: Karmaloop.com
Karmaloop is an online community catering to the underground streetwear culture. An online retailer for men and women’s street apparel, footwear, and accessories the Company has created a streetwear community including a Street Team, an online video channel KarmaloopTV, and a social network.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Windeln.de GmbH, acquired Feedo.cz

synopsis: Munich-based online retailer Windeln.de GmbH has acquired Prague-based Feedo, which also operates in Slovakia and Poland. Founded in 2010, Feedo.cz is an online shop for baby and toddler products. It offers 545,000 products and generated revenues of €6m in 2014.
buyer: Windeln.de GmbH (DB:WDL:$231.88)
Windeln.de GmbH is one of the leading pure-play online retailers specializing in baby and children products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Company offers more than 85,000 products from over 1,000 brands, which young parents can comfortably order from home. "
target: Feedo.cz
Founded in 2010, Feedo.cz is an online shop for baby and toddler products. It offers 545,000 products including diapers, baby milk, baby porridge, baby food, baby supplies, baby care, toys, strollers, car seats, accessories for moms and their children.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired Zulily

synopsis: QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced that its parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation has acquired zulily, inc. The company is a leading ecommerce site serving millennial moms and the digital-only generation.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: Zulily (ZU:$1,281.36)
zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, home decor, toys, gifts and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,375 [$2,062]
rev ($mm)
$1,281
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
76.7x
closed 12/29/2017 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired HSN Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Interactive has completed the acquisition of 62% of HSN, Inc., a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise. HSN will join QVC, the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer and wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: HSN Inc. (HSNI:$3,536.16)
HSN, Inc. is a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,345 [$1,796]*
rev ($mm)
$3,503
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired Zulily

synopsis: QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, announced that its parent, Liberty Interactive Corporation has acquired zulily, inc. The company is a leading ecommerce site serving millennial moms and the digital-only generation.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: Zulily (ZU:$1,281.36)
zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, shoes, home decor, toys, gifts and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,375 [$2,062]
rev ($mm)
$1,281
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
76.7x
announced 12/5/2012 via PR Newswire

QVC, Inc., will acquire Oodle, Inc.

synopsis: QVC, Inc., a global leader in video and e-commerce retail, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, California Voices, LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Oodle, Inc., the social commerce leader that runs the Oodle Marketplace application on Facebook.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc. is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: Oodle, Inc.
Oodle is a pioneer in social commerce and brings a social experience to the local online marketplace. Users can easily buy, sell, lend and give with friends, friends-of-friends, and other people in their local community.
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closed 7/24/2018 via DGAP

Aurelius AG, acquired Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: AURELIUS Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA ("AURELIUS"), the listed pan-European mid-market investor, announces its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, from Blackstone.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD) is one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers. ISD sources, designs and sells lifestyle and crafting products to consumers via a variety of dedicated interaction channels including TV shopping channels, social media platforms, websites and live events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/29/2017 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired HSN Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Interactive has completed the acquisition of 62% of HSN, Inc., a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise. HSN will join QVC, the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer and wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: HSN Inc. (HSNI:$3,536.16)
HSN, Inc. is a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,345 [$1,796]*
rev ($mm)
$3,503
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
announced 9/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: Blackstone will acquire Ideal Shopping Direct (“ISD”), a leading independent multi-channel retailer, from Inflexion. ISD delivers a dynamic shopping experience selling specialty craft products to dedicated crafting hobbyists as well as home, leisure, health, beauty and fashion products through their TV channels as well as multiple internet sites.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
The Blackstone Group is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies they invest in, and and the communities they work in. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct Limited is one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, selling via their TV channels and the internet. They sell everything from products for the home and garden, to kitchen and technology goods, through to health and beauty and craft buys.
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closed 5/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

High Street TV, acquired High Street TV

synopsis: High Street TV (HSTV) has been acquired through a management buyout led by the two founding executives, Andrew Malcher and Jim Coleman. Headquartered in Harrogate, HSTV is a B2C and B2B multi-channel retailer. Using television shopping channels, the business sells globally renowned and innovative licensed and own branded products.
buyer: High Street TV
Andrew Malcher and Jim Coleman are the two founding executives of High Street TV. Andrew Malcher serves as the Executive Chairman and Jim Coleman is the Chief Executive Officer. High Street TV is a Multi Channel Retailer operating in the UK and Internationally. "
target: High Street TV
High Street TV is a Multi Channel Retailer operating in the UK and Internationally. Based in Harrogate UK with 100+ staff, they operate THREE 24/7 TV shopping channels in the UK - SKY 648, SKY 656 and Freesat 821. In addition, they broadcast approximately 100 hours per day on over 50 TV Channels.
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announced 10/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Fandango, will acquire MovieTickets.com

synopsis: Fandango, a leading digital network for all things movies, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com, a popular online movie ticketer serving moviegoers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving consumers with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 33,000 screens worldwide, movie trailers and original video content for movie discovery, and home entertainment. "
target: MovieTickets.com
MovieTickets.com offers moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets online and via mobile devices. The company currently enables remote movie ticketing for consumers across the globe, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean.
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closed 12/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Fandango, acquired Cinepapaya

synopsis: Fandango announced it is expanding its business in Latin America with the acquisition of top online movie ticketer, Cinepapaya. Fandango's acquisition of Cinepapaya will nearly double the company's consumer reach in the region and extend its ticketing business to seven new countries: Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving consumers with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to 28,000 screens, movie trailers and original video content for movie discovery, and home entertainment. "
target: Cinepapaya
Peru-based Cinepapaya engages millions of moviegoers across Latin America with movie-related content and an active social network that drives ticket sales across its online platform and popular mobile apps, supporting all major operating systems including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and others.
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announced 7/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Wanda Cinema Line Corp, will acquire Mtime.com

synopsis: Wanda Cinema Line Co., Ltd has announced its plans to wholly purchase Mtime.com, China's most influential online media outlet and e-commerce service platform for films. The move marks the transition of Wanda Cinemas from a traditional cinema operator to an Internet-ready company that integrates its online platform and technology.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Wanda Cinema Line Corp (SZSE:002739:$1,412.52)
Wanda Cinema Line Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Wanda Group. Wanda Cinemas operates 320 theatres in nearly 120 cities in China as well as major cities in Australia and New Zealand, with 2,789 total screens "
target: Mtime.com
With 160 million unique visitors per month, Mtime is the most influential online media outlet and e-commerce service platform for films in China. Additionally, Mtime designs, manufactures and sells high-end movie merchandise derived from one of the largest licensed movie IP portfolios in the world.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Wobo, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc., a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming the Wholesale business.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Wobo, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Wobo, Inc. (Woody's Books, Inc.) began as an online vendor of books, cds and dvds. Selling through various online marketplaces provided Wobo, Inc. the foundation to expand into offering software solutions in and out of the book industry.
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announced 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Fandango, will acquire Ingresso.com

synopsis: Fandango, the leading U.S. digital destination for moviegoers, announced it has signed an agreement with Latin American e-commerce company, B2W Digital, to purchase its entertainment ticketing subsidiary, Ingresso.com. With more than six million registered customers, Ingresso.com is Brazil's largest online and mobile movie ticketing service.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango provides consumers with reviews, celebrity interviews and trailers, and lets customers buy movie tickets in advance. "
target parent: Lojas Americanas S.A.
target: Ingresso.com
Brazilian leader in ticket sales over the Internet, Ingresso.com provides technology and ticket purchasing services for movies, theaters, concerts, soccer matches and cultural events. With over 5 million registered customers, the company offers the convenience of purchase tickets online.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
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announced 6/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, will acquire Maizuo

synopsis: Huayi Brothers Media Corp, one of China's leading private media and entertainment conglomerates, plans to acquire a 51 percent stake in Shenzhen Huayuxun Tech Co Ltd, an Internet movie service provider. Shenzhen Huayuxun Tech Co Ltd, has the nation's largest online ticket reservation platform, which is called maizuo.com.
buyer: Huayi Brothers Media Corporation (300027:$607.20)
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally. "
target: Maizuo
Maizuo is a well-known movie viewing service provider, from Shenzhen Huayu Communications Technology Co., Ltd. It covers more than 90 cities across the country, with more than 600 Star Studios.
price ($mm)
$43*
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited. LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$386,064.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: LOVEFiLM International Limited
LOVEFiLM International Limited has become a leading European film subscription service, combining the benefits of DVD rental by post and, more recently, watching movies online via the LOVEFiLM Player (on the PC, the PlayStation(R)3 and streamed direct to TV).
price ($mm)
$115*
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closed 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Blockbuster, Inc., acquired Movielink, LLC

synopsis: In a move to further provide customers with even more convenient access to home entertainment, Blockbuster Inc. has acquired Movielink, one of the nation's leading movie download services. The acquisition gives Blockbuster access to one of the largest libraries of downloadable movies and a large array of television content.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Blockbuster, Inc. (BBI:$0.00)
Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, with more than 8,000 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. "
target: Movielink, LLC
Movielink is a leading movie download service, offering U.S. customers an extensive selection of new and classic hit movies, foreign films and other hard-to-find content. Movielink draws its content offerings from the vast libraries of most major film studios on a non-exclusive basis.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2005 via PR Newswire

Submarino S.A., acquired Ingresso.com

synopsis: Submarino S.A. announces the acquisition of 100% of the stock capital of Ingresso.com.br ("Ingresso.com"), a leading online retailer of movie, theater and entertainment tickets. The price paid for the acquisition, adjusted by Ingresso.com's cash position, was R$ 8.3 million, equivalent to 7.0 times the 2005 projected EBITDA.
buyer: Submarino S.A.
Submarino is the leading pure-play online retailers in Brazil. The company built a strong brand and a premium customer base by offering a superior breadth and depth of product selection with best-in-class customer service. "
target: Ingresso.com
Through its website, http://www.Ingresso.com.br, the company sells tickets for movies, theaters and entertainment events and is currently the only company selling movie tickets through the Internet in Brazil. Ingresso.com's box office software runs 881 theaters nationwide.
price ($mm)
$4.59
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
announced 7/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, will purchase Library of Films from Astrablu Media Inc.

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a catalog of Films from Astrablu Media Inc. Astrablu Media Inc. is a film and television production company that develops, produces, and distributes films and television programming nationally and internationally.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
seller: Astrablu Media Inc.
Astrablu Media, Inc. is a Motion Film and Television Development, Production, Distribution and Sales Company, supplying commercial Motion Pictures to meet worldwide entertainment demands.
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closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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cancelled 9/27/2010 via

Cybermesh International Corp., cancelled merger with Media Galaxy

synopsis: Cybermesh International Corp. is pleased to announce that an overwhelming majority of the shareholders approved a merger with Media Galaxy, a Nevada incorporated company. Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers.
buyer: Cybermesh International Corp. (CYTL:$0.00)
Cybermesh International Corp. was incorporated in the State of Nevada and is a holding company. "
target: Media Galaxy
Media Galaxy is an online entertainment company that transforms illegal file sharers into socially engaged e-commerce consumers. Partnered with essential stakeholders, they will offer the first entertainment lifestyle store with active participation from artists and celebrities.
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closed 3/1/2010 via Capital IQ

Geos Communications, Inc., acquired Duo Guo

synopsis: Geos Communications™, Inc, a leading developer and distributor of mobile applications and services, announced that it has acquired Duo Guo, China’s leading mobile content retail provider. Duo Guo is the primary and only legitimate retail channel for the discovery and download of licensed mobile media content in China.
buyer: Geos Communications, Inc. (GCMI:$0.00)
Geos Communications, Inc. is creating solutions for the rapidly growing global, mobile community. Geos provides products and applications for enterprises, small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and consumers on the go. "
target: Duo Guo
Duo Guo owns and operates the leading retail platform for the discovery and download of mobile content and value-added services. Duo Guo is the primary and only legitimate retail channel for the discovery and download of licensed mobile media content in China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 8/11/2009 via Capital IQ

ActionView International, Inc., cancelled merger with M3X Media, Inc.

synopsis: M3X Media, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Actionview International Inc.
buyer: ActionView International, Inc.
ActionView International's operating subsidiary custom-designs, develops, and manufactures vividly illuminated motion billboards. ActionView places its signs into high traffic locations and markets advertising space on the signs. "
target: M3X Media, Inc.
M3X Media Inc. specializes in digital entertainment and multimedia with a core focus on portable multimedia solutions. Through its M3X Media and GruvMe Divisions, the company is at the forefront of cutting edge hardware, software, multimedia portals and media security solutions.
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closed 10/14/2005 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.

synopsis: Emap has announced the acquisition of Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), for approximately £140m. WGSN.com is a leading international online source of fashion and apparel intelligence in the retail sector, delivering high value information on trends from the latest catwalks, major trade shows, street fashion and retail storefronts.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$368.88)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Worth Global Style Network, Ltd.
The WGSN news and information service is a powerful business tool, created to aid and inspire every organisation involved in the many fast moving and inter-related style industries. Launched in early 1998 by founders Julian and Marc Worth, WGSN is now sweeping the style industry.
price ($mm)
$195
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closed 2/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Adku

synopsis: US daily deals site Groupon has acquired San Francisco-based personalized shopper data specialist Adku. e-commerce data start-up Adku has developed a prediction engine which enables it to analyse data about individual online shoppers, and then deliver recommendations to these consumers from sites such as eBay and Amazon.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Adku
Adku is a personalized shopper data specialist. It has developed a prediction engine which enables it to analyze data about individual online shoppers, and then deliver recommendations to these consumers from sites such as eBay and Amazon.
price ($mm)
$10
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Vipshop
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year
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rev ($mm)
$1,345.28
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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Yoox SpA
Yoox SpA
YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion & design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$563.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.28
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: DB:WDL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Windeln.de GmbH
windeln.de is one of the leading pure-play online retailers specializing in baby and children products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The Company also successfully sells baby, toddler and children products to customers in China.
year
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EBITDA ($mm)
($50.93)
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CCC SA
CCC SA
The CCC Group is one of the largest companies in Europe that specializes in footwear and is also one of the largest footwear manufacturers in Europe. Thanks to its subsidiary eobuwie.pl S.A., the CCC Group is also the e-commerce leader in the footwear market in Central and Eastern Europe.
year
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rev ($mm)
$1,131.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.85
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Footway Group AB
Footway Group AB
Sweden-based Footway is a web-based platform and online retailer of shoes that enables customers and manufacturers to meet. The company works with crowdsourcing, AI, and data-driven automation tools to improve its service with both customers and suppliers worldwide.
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rev ($mm)
$99.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.21
EBIT ($mm)
$1.49
Net Income ($mm)
$0.46
Employees
0
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Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc. operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Qurate Retail, Inc.’s businesses and assets consist of QVC (and its subsidiaries, including HSN), Zulily and the Cornerstone Brands as well as various green energy and other investments.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1,859.00
EBIT ($mm)
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iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a global interactive media company that manages a growing portfolio of niche, lifestyle television networks and web service businesses, primarily in North America, for both English speaking and, soon, Spanish speaking audiences and customers.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($22.30)
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DNA 2002 Public Company Limited
DNA 2002 Public Company Limited is engaged in the retail and distribution of various home entertainment media, such as films, recorded music, and print media.
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Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
120
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