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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
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$0.46
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

ImageQuix, acquired Capturelife

synopsis: ImageQuix and PhotoLynx, two industry leading high volume photography solutions backed by ASG, announced it has acquired Capturelife, a digital delivery and engagement solution that serves school, sports, events, attraction and resort photographers and labs.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry. "
target: Capturelife
Capturelife is a digital technology platform that allows for seamless photo sharing, making it easier to share and relive personal and professional memories of life’s most important experiences.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Teleport Future Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Snap, which developed Snapchat, acquired the startup Teleport Future Technologies, Inc. Teleport Future Technologies became famous due to its Teleport app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Teleport Future Technologies, Inc
Teleport is an app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies. Edit photos automatically with Teleport - a brand new app powered by latest artificial intelligence technologies.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mixbook, acquired WedPics

synopsis: Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is an online design destination that enables consumers to transform their photos into beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind photo products. Mixbook combines a seamless UX and technology expertise with stunning design, allowing consumers to create photo products that truly reflect their style. "
target: WedPics
WedPics is a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal. The platform provides unlimited guests, unlimited downloads, filters, a custom URL, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Skype Technologies SA, acquired SWNG Technologies

synopsis: Skype will soon support a new feature called “living photos” following the news that its owner Microsoft Corp. has acquired Swing Technologies. Swing is the startup behind the popular SWNG mobile application. SWNG allows users to create and share “photo-based moments” that play a snippet of video once clicked on.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: SWNG Technologies
Swing’s mission is to reimagine the photograph. Its debut app, SWNG, launched in 2016 through a unique partnership with Polaroid, allows users to create interactive ‘living photos’. The result is a new visual medium to stand alongside photos and videos.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

DxO Labs SAS, acquired Nik Collection

synopsis: DxO has announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development “for the benefit of the photographer community.” The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
buyer: DxO Labs SAS
For well over a decade, DxO has been developing some of the world’s most advanced image processing technologies. DxO designs and manufactures the DxO ONE, a connected, miniaturized, and pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. "
target parent: Google
target: Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired AIMatter

synopsis: Google has announced that it has acquired AIMatter, a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: AIMatter
AIMatter is a Belarusian startup that transforms selfies using artificial intelligence on Android and iOS apps. AIMatter was founded in 2016, and is known for its Fabby app, which allows users to edit selfies, similar to the mask function on Snapchat.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mylestoned, acquired Heirloom

synopsis: Mylestoned, a young Boston startup aiming to develop a more interactive and meaningful way of digitally memorializing the dead, has acquired the photo-scanning technology of Heirloom, a small San Francisco firm.
buyer: Mylestoned
Mylestoned is reframing death through the transformation and discovery of dynamic, meaningful, digital memories. Mylestoned is creating a digital repository for preserving memories of loved ones. "
target: Heirloom
Heirloom Technology, Inc. designs and develops mobile application that transforms photographic prints into digital images using a user's Smartphone camera. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Seene

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application, has acquired 3D photo app maker Seene. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Seene
Seene is a mobile app for taking and sharing 3D photos. Seene lets people capture a more life-like representation of the world around them to share in the app and online.
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closed 4/25/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Pocket Games, Inc., acquired Kicksend Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Pocket Games announced it has executed definitive agreements to acquire Kicksend Holdings, Inc., in a transaction for stock and debt. Kicksend provides a photo printing and sharing solution to users across the world through iOS, Android and desktop applications.
buyer: Pocket Games, Inc. (OTCPK:PKGM:$0.06)
Pocket Games, Inc. is a growing partner to the video game development market offering development and testing services out of its purpose designed offices in Pune, India as well as now offering a unique distribution channel through the recently acquired Viximo platform. "
target: Kicksend Holdings, Inc.
Kicksend is a web, mobile and desktop app that provides an easy solution for printing and sending photographs. Kicksend platform is complete with social tools, multiple payment options, one click purchasing and a robust virtual currency system.
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Masquerade Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Facebook Inc is acquiring Masquerade Technologies Inc, creator of the popular face-swapping app MSQRD. Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Masquerade Technologies, Inc
Masquerade Technologies has assembled together a dream-team of leading experts in the fields of machine learning, face detection and tracking, facial expression recognition, 3D-graphics and visual effects. Their products deliver the level of performance and quality not seen in any other products.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Tautachrome, Inc, acquired PhotoSweep

synopsis: Tautachrome, Inc. has completed the acquisition of PhotoSweep, LLC. PhotoSweep is the developer and operator of a software application for mobile devices that allows each user to order prints of digital photographs on the user's mobile device to be delivered at a chosen date and location in the United States that the user may specify.
buyer: Tautachrome, Inc (:$0.00)
Tautachrome, Inc. is an Internet technology development company. The Company's top priority is developing its branded KlickZie platform which will turn smartphones into trustable imagers meaning the pictures and videos they capture can be verified as original, untampered and un-photoshopped. "
target: PhotoSweep
PhotoSweep is an app for Android and iPhone users, designed to simplify printing photographs taken from one's phone. Now customers can easily have current, up to date prints of photos without the hassle of searching through hundreds and thousands of saved photos.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Pext

synopsis: Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface, has acquired Pext, an app that allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Pext
Pext allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text. They are based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 7/11/2016 via BusinessWire

LifeLogger Technologies Corp, acquired Pixorial Inc.

synopsis: LifeLogger Technologies Corp announced it had completed the acquisition of key assets of Pixorial, Inc. Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life.
buyer: LifeLogger Technologies Corp (OTCPK:LOGG:$0.00)
LifeLogger Technologies Corp. has developed a Web APP software solution providing users the ability to capture, store and live stream your memories. They are device agnostic, allowing you to use your iOS, Android solution or other wearable camera and/or sensors solutions. "
target: Pixorial Inc.
Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life so they can enjoy it how they want. Pixorial is capable of delivering a universal service for collecting all the photos and videos from life experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapchat, Inc., acquired Looksery

synopsis: Snapchat, a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients, has acquired Looksery, a San Francisco Bay Area company founded in 2013 that specializes in face tracking, face modification and bandwith optimization technologies for real-time video.
buyer: Snapchat, Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snapchat is a photo messaging application that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps". "
target: Looksery
Looksery Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area company founded in 2013 that specializes in face tracking, face modification and bandwith optimization technologies for real-time video.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, acquired GoPop

synopsis: GoPop announced that it is being acquired by Buzzfeed, the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. GoPop offers an iOS app for combining photos into simple animations.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target: GoPop
GoPop is the first public network for visual conversation. GoPop offers an iOS app for combining photos into simple animations.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Aviary

synopsis: Adobe announced that it has acquired privately held Aviary, a developer of mobile SDKs (Software Development Kits) for the delivery of creative apps. Aviary also offers a photo-editing platform built to ignite creative freedom. Its imaginative tools empower millions of people all over the world to freely express themselves through imagery.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
Adobe Systems Incorporated offers business and mobile software and services for professionals, designers, consumers, original equipment manufacturer partners, developers annd enterprises for creating, managing & engaging with compelling content and experiences across multiple platforms. "
target: Aviary
Aviary is a photo-editing platform built to ignite creative freedom. Its imaginative tools empower millions of people all over the world to freely express themselves through imagery. Aviary powers thousands of mobile applications, and has been used to edit billions of images.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
price ($mm)
$0.46
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

AOL Inc., acquired Yahoo! Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a company that that offers wireless telecommunications products and services, has completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc., known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search, and related services. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company with a mission to connect consumers and creators through open marketplaces. AOL uses data to disrupt content production, distribution and monetization. The company connects publishers with advertisers across its global, programmatic platforms. "
target: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. They operate an internet search engine that creates highly personalized experiences for their users, keeping people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,826
rev ($mm)
$4,894
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
31.9x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 10/23/2015 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Millennial Media

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, announced the successful completion of its tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Millennial Media (NYSE:MM:$285.27)
Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile ad marketplace, making mobile simple for the world’s top brands, app developers and mobile web publishers. The company’s unique data and technology assets enable its advertising clients to connect with their target audiences at scale.
price ($mm)[EV]
$201 [$171]*
rev ($mm)
$285
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Kanvas

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, is acquiring Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps. Kanvas' flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Kanvas
Kanvas is powering mobile creativity through a suite of connected products. Their flagship product lets users get creative with mixed media by combining photos, gifs, video and audio and editing the content with their creative toolset including stickers, typography, painting and overlays.
price ($mm)
$0.46
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closed 8/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AsheAvenue

synopsis: AOL, a media technology company, has acquired Ashe Avenue, a digital solutions agency that offers services in multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AsheAvenue
Ashe Avenue is a digital solutions agency that offers services multimedia, web applications, marketing campaigns, branding, events, integrate social media, mobile applications, and more. They are based in New York, with another office in North Carolina.
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closed 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired Velos.io

synopsis: AOL has acquired a predictive analytics startup called Velos and has shut down the startup’s service, which enabled companies to connect data sets, clean up data, and run predictive models. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, Banking & Finance, and more.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Velos.io
Velos provides full lifecycle management products for Predictive Analytics. Velos allows companies to quickly connect varied data sources, engineer features, evaluate models, scale to production, and manage operations. Velos works with large enterprises in Advertising & Media, Government, and more.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 12/1/2014 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Vidible Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced it has acquired Vidible Inc., the leading independent cross-screen video management and exchange platform for buyers and sellers of digital media. The acquisition further extends AOL’s leadership position in video content management and syndication.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: Vidible Inc.
Founded in 2012, Vidible is the leading video management and exchange technology platform, enabling buyers and sellers of digital media to manage and monetize video content across all devices. With offices in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Vidible is transforming the digital media environment.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

PrecisionDemand merged with Adap.tv,

synopsis: AOL announced the acquisition of advanced TV audience targeting platform PrecisionDemand, which will be integrated into its Adap.tv system. PrecisionDemand is one of several start-ups and more established researchers that are utilizing Big Data to refine the way advertisers and agencies target TV advertising inventory.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. A unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video. "
target: PrecisionDemand
PrecisionDemand is the first and only TV media agency with a solution for accurately targeting all TV and measuring its impact on sales. We know how to use 1st party data to pull the right levers to harness the promise of TV advertising.
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announced 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., will acquire Convertro, Inc.

synopsis: AOL announced an agreement to acquire Convertro, a leading provider of multi-touch attribution modeling technology for brands and agencies. Convertro helps marketers and agencies maximize their return on advertising spend across online and offline media channels through granular insights into each channel, format, ad creative and audience segment.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Convertro, Inc.
Convertro provides organizations with insightful analytics that capture the entire lead source path and its influence on conversion, revenue and profit. Converto enables marketers to link digital and physical strategies by synchronizing online exposures to TV ads or paper catalogs, at single source.
price ($mm)
$91
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closed 1/23/2014 via Reuters

AOL Inc., acquired Gravity

synopsis: AOL Inc, a leading global Web services company, has agreed to buy Gravity, a company that tailors content according to the reader's interest, for $83 million. Gravity is a software startup, co-founded by Amit Kapur, that tracks users to show them ads and content more relevant to them.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Gravity
Gravity is the world’s most advanced personalization company. Gravity semantically understands each user’s individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Patch Media Corporation

synopsis: AOL has sold a majority stake in Patch Media to Hale Global. Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development. The company was founded in 2007.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston and New York. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Patch Media Corporation
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Patch combines localized, professional journalism with community contribution and a platform that puts all town assets online – in effect, digitizing the community. Patch currently has “Patches” in five communities with four more in development.
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closed 1/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Radionomy, acquired Winamp and Shoutcast

synopsis: Radionomy, which provides one of the largest platforms for radio producers and broadcasters and the world's largest digital audio advertising network through the business combination with TargetSpot, announced that it has acquired media player Winamp and internet radio platform Shoutcast from AOL.
buyer: Radionomy
Radionomy essentially offers everyone a chance to set up their own Internet radio station free of charge and share a personalized radio show complete with music programming, jingles and commercials with friends and the rest of the world. "
target parent: AOL Inc.
target: Winamp and Shoutcast
The Winamp media player offers the ability to listen to, watch and manage music, video, podcasts and internet radio on desktop and mobile devices. SHOUTcast offers thousands of free Internet radio stations from DJs and broadcasters around the world.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired Adap.tv

synopsis: AOL Inc., a leading global Web services company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Adap.tv, Inc., a leading global, programmatic video advertising platform for the world’s largest brands, agencies, and publishers.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. It's a unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
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closed 2/13/2013 via AP - Associated Press

AOL Inc., acquired gdgt

synopsis: AOL has acquired the tech gadget reviews site gdgt. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: gdgt
gdgt is a consumer electronics site. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
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closed 12/5/2012 via PE Hub

Advertising.com, acquired Buysight

synopsis: AOL’s Advertising.com Group announced that it has strengthened its premium advertising product offering by acquiring Buysight, Inc., a leading provider of retargeting and intent-based targeted advertising. This transaction further solidifies the Advertising.com Group as a global leader in advertising technologies across display, mobile and video.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Advertising.com
Advertising.com is one of the industry’s largest online advertising networks. Their marketing suite offers tools for display advertising, behavioral marketing, promotional marketing, managed affiliate placements and video advertising. "
target: Buysight
Based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 2008, Buysight is a performance advertising company focused on retargeting using intent-based Dynamic Creative Optimization and advanced machine learning technology.
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closed 11/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

MapQuest.com, Inc., acquired Everlater Inc.

synopsis: Boulder-based Everlater announced that it has been acquired by Denver-based MapQuest. Everlater allows users to create free travel blogs to share their experiences and connect with others.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: MapQuest.com, Inc.
MapQuest, Inc. offers Internet, wireless, and business mapping applications. The company, through MapQuest.com, provides consumers with mapping and navigation solutions, and features, such as aerial/hybrid imagery, multi-point routing, and the ability to find the lowest gas prices. "
target: Everlater Inc.
Everlater is a free travel blog designed to help adventurers around the world share their experiences and connect with others.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
price ($mm)
$71
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Futurism, LLC

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures has acquired Futurism, the popular emergent technology and science news site. Futurism has grown its readership through original feature reporting and accessible news coverage of concepts like AI, rocket launches, sustainability and genetics.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target parent: Singularity University
target: Futurism, LLC
Since 2014, Futurism has been a growing source of cutting-edge science and technology news coverage. From cybersecurity, to cryptocurrency, AI, quantum computing, off-world exploration, genetic engineering, green technologies, and then some, Futurism's beat is the world beyond the horizon.
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closed 7/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired PinkBike

synopsis: Outside has acquired Pinkbike and sister brands CyclingTips and Trailforks. Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. CyclingTips publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks is a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: PinkBike
Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Pinkbike also owns CyclingTips, which publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks, a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mobile Premier League, acquired GamingMonk

synopsis: Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s biggest eSports and mobile gaming platform, has acquired GamingMonk, the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
buyer: Mobile Premier League
Mobile Premier League (MPL) is a skill based eSports platform in India. MPL allows users to play their favourite mobile games and win real money. MPL offers a variety of tournaments and 1v1 battles around the clock. Users can play over 30 games on MPL, including Pool, Fruit Chop, Football, and more."
target: GamingMonk
GamingMonk is the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch and interact with streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

diacriTech, acquired Flexpub & oLibrary

synopsis: diacriTech has announced the purchase of Flexpub™ and oLibrary™. Flexpub™ is an online publishing platform offering innovative tools for marketing, publicity, and sales of books, journals, and newsletters. oLibrary™ uses the Flexpub platform to support distribution of public and open-access content via the www.oLibrary.org portal.
buyer: diacriTech
diacriTech, a cutting-edge publishing solutions company with worldwide clients, is known for developing platforms to automate simultaneous production of both print and digital content. XEditPro, a flagship SaaS-based publishing platform from diacriTech, enables the end-to-end publishing cycle. "
target: Flexpub & oLibrary
Flexpub™ is an online publishing platform offering innovative tools for marketing, publicity, and sales of books, journals, and newsletters. oLibrary™ uses the Flexpub platform to support distribution of public and open-access content via the www.oLibrary.org portal.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, will acquire Sportal Media Group

synopsis: The Swiss-based Ringier AG has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority stake in Sportal Media Group, owner of the leading digital media assets in Bulgaria, and in Digital Ventures OOD, the IT development company behind the leading international Sports Content Management System, Sportal365.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target: Sportal Media Group
Sportal Media Group operates Sportal.bg, a Bulgarian sports portal. Sportal.bg has over 60 journalists that deliver over 300 news articles per day from all over the world. It receives over 85 million page views monthly and is the first Bulgarian website to launch its own web television service.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 5/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Icy Veins

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc., the largest gaming media platform in North America, has acquired Icy Veins, one the largest independent Activision Blizzard fan communities generating over 3 billion lifetime views of content.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$79.55)
Enthusiast Gaming is building the world's largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company's business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. "
target: Icy Veins
Icy Veins is one the largest independent Activision Blizzard fan communities generating over 3 billion lifetime views of content. The platform provides news and strategy guides for leading franchises like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and Overwatch.
price ($mm)
$8.37
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alexey Nechaev, acquired Sports.ru

synopsis: An investment fund controlled by Alexey Nechaev, the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic, has acquired Sports.ru, a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
buyer: Alexey Nechaev
Alexey Nechaev is the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic. Founded in 1997, Faberlic produces a variety of cosmetics, skin and hair care, perfumes, apparel, footwear and other items which it sells across 20 countries. "
target: Sports.ru
Sports.ru is a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Dupont Media, will acquire DUBNetwork

synopsis: Dupont Media Inc., an innovative broadcast and digital media company in Canada, will acquire DUBNetwork, a leading Western Hockey League (WHL) website in Canada. DUBNetwork provides in-depth WHL coverage and analysis. They offer the latest WHL news, detail-oriented articles and interviews with current and former NHL players.
buyer: Dupont Media
Dupont Media is an innovative broadcast and digital media company in Canada. Dupont Media's star property, The Rod Pedersen Show, is a sports talk show that engages with live communities through streaming platforms. Their other brands include Huskies All-Access and Campus Corner. "
target: DUBNetwork
DUBNetwork is a leading Western Hockey League (WHL) website in Canada. DUBNetwork provides in-depth WHL coverage and analysis. They offer the latest WHL news, detail-oriented articles and interviews with current and former NHL players.
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closed 3/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Kape Technologies plc, acquired Webselenese Ltd.

synopsis: Israel-based Webselenese, a top tier destination for consumers looking to better understand the cybersecurity market, has been acquired by Kape Technologies, a leading consumer privacy and security specialist in the UK. The addition of Webselenese to Kape broadens its footprint and expertise in the growing privacy and security market for consumers.
buyer: Kape Technologies plc (AIM:CROS:$95.11)
Based in the UK, Kape is a leading 'privacy-first' digital security software provider to consumers. Through its range of privacy and security products, Kape focuses on protecting consumers and their personal data as they go about their daily digital lives. "
target: Webselenese Ltd.
Based in Tel Aviv, Webselenese is a top tier destination for consumers looking to better understand the cybersecurity market. Webselenese provides the best-in-class privacy and security related news and product information to users across the globe.
price ($mm)
$149
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x
closed 2/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Fantasy Alarm, acquired Fantasy Rundown

synopsis: FA Media LLC (Fantasy Alarm), the premier site for fantasy sports advice, news, and articles, has acquired FantasyRundown.com, a fantasy sports aggregation website. Fantasy Rundown will provide Fantasy Alarm properties & partners with additional visibility while delivering access to the best in breed across the fantasy sports landscape.
buyer: Fantasy Alarm
Fantasy Alarm is the premier site for fantasy sports advice, news, articles, and daily fantasy tools. Daily Lineup Grids, Batter vs. Pitcher, and daily fantasy sports salaries & average fantasy points are the ideal tools for every Daily Fantasy Sports player. "
target: Fantasy Rundown
Fantasy Rundown is a high-traffic sports aggregation website that covers baseball, football, basketball, and golf. Fantasy Rundown is updated daily and compiles the best, free fantasy content and links from the best sources on the internet into one location.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire HypeX

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of HypeX.gg, an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema’s mission is to be the world’s premier digital marketing platform. A Canadian leader in permission-based email marketing, Intema provides a wide range of products and services, including SMS, content and predictive AI marketing, as well as related professional services. "
target: HypeX
HypeX is an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
price ($mm)
$0.57
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA

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rev ($mm)
$164.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
495
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,786.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($212.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6400
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Ticker: TSE:4829
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Nihon Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a content provider company that produces mobile contents such as music, games and customs for a variety of mobile media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$41.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.94
EBIT ($mm)
$1.59
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
201
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: KOSE:A1817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHN Corporation
NHN is a global IT company with an expansive IT-based business portfolio. NHN offers a wide array of services, including game, webtoon, music, advertisement, commerce, fintech, cloud, and entertainment based on its expertise in IT operation as well as its technology and service operation skills.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$580.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.99
Net Income ($mm)
$40.48
Employees
2532
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: BETS B:STO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Betsson AB
Betsson AB
Betsson AB’s Core Business consists of owning and administering shareholdings in companies which, themselves or through partners, offer gaming to the end users via the internet. It owns Betsson Malta which operates gaming to the end users either through their own websites or through partnerships.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$252.73
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$76.82
Employees
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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