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closed 9/10/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Ngage Live Chat

synopsis: Ngage Live Chat, a provider of live chat services to businesses across the United States, has been acquired by Internet Brands. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target parent: Cloud[8]Sixteen Inc.
target: Ngage Live Chat
Founded in 2008, Ngage has helped companies turn their website visitors into pre-qualified contacts. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
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closed 9/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Interfacing Technologies, acquired HeyBubble

synopsis: Interfacing Technologies announced that it has acquired New York based HeyBubble Inc, an award-winning provider of web live chat software. The addition of HeyBubble's SAAS based sales and support live chat application strengthens Interfacing's portfolio by adding thousands of SMBs from diversified industries to its enterprise customer base.
buyer parent: Dempton Groupe Conseil
buyer: Interfacing Technologies
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Interfacing Technologies is recognized as a Business Process Management (BPM) marketplace leader. Their flagship software the Enterprise Process Center® provides the ability to document, analyze, improve, and govern process, risk and performance data. "
target: HeyBubble
HeyBubble helps organizations increase sales and improve online experience by tracking and monitoring website visitors and assisting them through the buying process. They are a live chat software provider with an easy to use interface, improving communication between website owners and visitors.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd, acquired Buzzo.ai

synopsis: Haptik, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired Mumbai-based conversational commerce start-up Buzzo.ai. Founded in 2016 by Anand Ramachandran and Vivek Arya, Buzzo.ai is a platform to create an expert advisor-like conversational shopping experience in any retail or e-commerce domains.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Haptik Infotech Pvt Ltd
Aakrit Vaish and Swapan Rajdev founded Haptik in 2013, as a chat based virtual concierge mobile application. Haptik is one of the world's largest conversational AI platforms. It has processed more than 2 billion interactions till date, with a client list that includes Samsung, Coca-Cola, and more. "
target: Buzzo.ai
Founded in 2016 by Anand Ramachandran and Vivek Arya, Buzzo.ai is a platform to create an expert advisor-like conversational shopping experience in any retail or e-commerce domains.
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announced 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bambuser Ab, will acquire Viddget AB

synopsis: Bambuser, a Swedish software company that offers B2B solutions for live video, will acquire Viddget AB, a unique video chat solution in Sweden. Viddget enables companies to communicate with their customers in a more humanized and personalized manner through an easy-to-use video chat solution.
buyer: Bambuser Ab (OM:BUSER:$0.47)
Bambuser is a Swedish software company that offers B2B solutions for live video. Bambuser allows users to effortlessly create engaging experiences in any app using their developer-friendly tools and fully managed live video platform. "
target: Viddget AB
Viddget is a unique video chat solution in Sweden. Viddget enables companies to communicate with their customers in a more humanized and personalized manner through an easy-to-use video chat solution, resulting in more satisfied customers and increased sales.
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$0.12
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closed 5/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Square, Inc., acquired Eloquent Labs Inc

synopsis: Square, a company that creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses, has acquired conversational artificial intelligence startup Eloquent Labs to help its merchants improve customer service.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$3,948.23)
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. "
target: Eloquent Labs Inc
Eloquent Labs brings cutting edge conversational artificial intelligence to enterprises. They replace live chat customer support agents, specifically targeted at eCommerce companies, with fully autonomously AI agents that can hold natural and conversational dialogs with customers.
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announced 2/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Sumup, will acquire Shoplo

synopsis: Shoplo announced that they are joining forces with SumUp and have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired. SumUp is an international FinTech company, that simplifies card payment processing. Shoplo is an e-commerce hub that offers three powerful tools; online store, multichannel selling and customer support.
buyer: Sumup
SumUp is the leading mobile point-of-sale company and is set to empower the world to accept card payments. With SumUp, merchants can accept credit and debit cards, using their smartphones or tablets, in a simple, secure and cost-effective way. "
target: Shoplo
Shoplo is an e-commerce hub that offers three powerful tools; online store, multichannel selling and customer support. It allows clients to grow their brands in the palm of their hands with an online platform and also an app.
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closed 8/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Nuance Communications, Inc., acquired TouchCommerce

synopsis: Leading provider of voice and language solutions, Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that it has closed the acquisition of TouchCommerce, a technology partner and leader in digital customer service and engagement solutions. TouchCommerce’s customer engagement cloud platform increases eCommerce sales and improves the customer service experience.
buyer: Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN:$2,051.66)
Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. "
target: TouchCommerce
TouchCommerce provides market leading brands with award-winning omni-channel solutions to engage their customers on any device through online chat, guides, personalized content, and other automated tools, resulting in enhanced customer experience, increased revenue and reduced support costs.
price ($mm)
$215
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Zendesk, acquired Zopim

synopsis: Zendesk, Inc., a company that provides a customer service platform designed to bring organizations and their customers closer together, announced that it has acquired Zopim Technologies Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based leading provider of live chat software, to expand the chat capabilities of its customer service platform.
buyer: Zendesk (ZEN:$650.44)
Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service platform. It is designed to be easy to use, easy to customize, and easy to scale. With more than 40,000 customer accounts, Zendesk is used by organizations in 140 countries to provide support in more than 40 languages. "
target: Zopim
Zopim Live Chat is an award winning web app that helps connect businesses with their website visitors. It enhances the customer service experience for visitors by being there to chat when they need help. It gives the insights businesses need and lets them see who's surfing their site in real time.
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$16
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closed 10/24/2011 via BNC Analysis

Tar Heel Capital, acquired LiveChat

synopsis: Tar Heel Capital has backed a management led-buyout of LiveChat which gives the company’s founders a 60% stake. With unique chat invitation triggers and visitor behavior monitoring, LiveChat is the only chat solution on the market designed to help businesses make money, not just communicate.
buyer: Tar Heel Capital
Tar Heel Capital manages private equity funds, investing in companies to allow them to further develop, leading to institutional investment or IPO. The fund focuses on companies with large expansion capacity and projects with unique technology and knowledge. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: LiveChat
LiveChat is a real-time, live-chat software tool that helps ecommerce companies create a new sales channel with superior online support. Its products are simple to use, integrate, and customize so companies can quickly start increasing sales and monitoring website visitor behavior.
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announced 5/20/2011 via BusinessWire

iTrackr Systems, Inc., will acquire RespondQ, LLC

synopsis: iTrackr Systems, Inc., an e-commerce software and services company, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire its largest customer, RespondQ, LLC, a Deerfield Beach, Florida based comprehensive solutions provider for chat technology and online sales personnel.
buyer: iTrackr Systems, Inc. (IRYS:$0.00)
iTrackr Systems, Inc. is an e-commerce software and services company that engages in the development, marketing, and commercialization of an online product and inventory search application for retailers and consumers. "
target: RespondQ, LLC
RespondQ helps e-commerce companies maximize their marketing dollars by providing a new channel for sales and lead generation, Chat, in a pay-for-performance model. RespondQ provides a comprehensive Chat solution that combines software, highly-trained sales agents and a pioneered Chat sales process.
price ($mm)
$0.85
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$0
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closed 10/2/2019 via PR Newswire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired mquadr.at

synopsis: The Harris Computer Corporation, a Canadian provider of mission critical software solutions, has acquired mquadr.at software engineering & consulting GmbH, a European software company for digital self-service solutions in the telecommunications sector. mquadr.at's m2suite allows users to manage all aspects of their Internet access and home network.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Headquartered in Canada, Harris provides feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time. "
target: mquadr.at
mquadr.at is a European software company for digital self-service solutions in the telecommunications sector. mquadr.at's m2suite allows users to independently manage all aspects of their Internet access and home network. mquadr.at enables ISPs to improve their service quality while reducing costs.
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closed 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired AddStructure

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., a leading provider of consumer-generated content (CGC), advertising, and personalization solutions, has acquired AddStructure, a provider of state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: AddStructure
AddStructure provides state-of-the-art search and discovery applications for e-commerce companies. Applications of the technology range from review summarization to a complete conversational commerce system.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Icecat NV, acquired Testseek

synopsis: Icecat, a worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator, has acquired Testseek, a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
buyer: Icecat NV
Icecat NV is an independent worldwide publisher of ecommerce statistics and product content syndicator. The Icecat catalog includes 4.2 million product data-sheets in 47 world languages. Icecat analyzes the performance of more than 18,000 brands. "
target: Testseek
Testseek is a global provider of review solutions for brands, e-retailers and other eCommerce related online portals. Testseek's Live and XML API provides their clients with unbiased product review content which fits naturally into their product pages.
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closed 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Axivate Capital, acquired The Feedback Company

synopsis: Axivate Capital acquired a 51% stake in The Feedback Company. The Feedback Company is one of the leading Dutch companies in the field of customer feedback, focusing on ratings and reviews. They design and develop customer feedback analysis software.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target: The Feedback Company
The Feedback Company is one of the leading Dutch companies in the field of customer feedback, focusing on ratings and reviews. They design and develop customer feedback analysis software.
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announced 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Vonage Holdings Corporation, will acquire Over.ai

synopsis: Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader, will acquire certain assets from Over.ai, a Tel Aviv-based Voice and Conversational AI provider for enterprise communications. Vonage is acquiring Over.ai's technical team and intellectual property from i.am+.
buyer: Vonage Holdings Corporation (VG:$1,112.46)
Vonage embraced technology to transform how companies communicate to create better business outcomes. Their unique cloud communications platform brings together a robust unified communications solution with the agility of embedded, contextual communications APIs. "
target parent: i.am+
target: Over.ai
Over.ai is an AI contact center representatives platform, that can handle the complex interactions between businesses and customers over phone lines, to lowering operational costs and improve customer experiences.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Elisa Oyj, acquired Livezhat

synopsis: Finnish operator Elisa has acquired Livezhat, which provides live chat software, from ZEF, a company that helps their customers make better decisions. Livezhat is widely used by e-commerce companies in Finland and the other Nordic countries.
buyer: Elisa Oyj (HLSE:ELISA:$2,061.33)
Elisa serves over 2.3 million consumer, corporate and public administration organization customers. They provide environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for improving operating methods and productivity of organizations. "
target parent: ZEF Ltd.
target: Livezhat
Livezhat provides live chat software and is based out of Finland. Livezhat is the best tool to handle live chat on a business' website or online store. Engage, serve and sell online easily, safely and lightening-fast.
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announced 6/20/2014 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire LiveLOOK

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LiveLOOK, a leading provider of real-time, visual collaboration technology for co-browsing and screen sharing. LiveLOOK's cloud-based co-browse technology enables customer service to collaborate and guide consumers through web and mobile environments to resolve issues effectively.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,531.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: LiveLOOK
LiveLOOK is the recognized leader in co-browsing technology. The go-to co-browse solution for enterprise and financial services organizations, LiveLOOK continues to lead the customer engagement market with innovations like its new live chat solution.
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closed 3/25/2014 via PE Hub

Golden Gate Capital, acquired LiveVox, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading investment firm with extensive experience in the technology and software sectors, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LiveVox, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based contact center software and solutions for business process outsourcers (BPOs) and enterprise clients.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Golden Gate Capital is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams to invest in change‑intensive, growth‑oriented businesses. "
target: LiveVox, Inc.
LiveVox is the leading provider of cloud contact center solutions. LiveVox offers an integrated hosted predictive dialer, ACD, IVR, call recording and business analytics suite.
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closed 6/14/2012 via Market Wire

CatchFree, Inc., acquired KISSinsights

synopsis: CatchFree, a free online service for comparing apps based on detailed customer feedback, announced that it has acquired KISSinsights from KISSmetrics, a customer analytics platform. KISSinsights is a micro-surveying tool that enables online businesses to easily ask website users questions as they are making decisions.
buyer: CatchFree, Inc.
CatchFree is a free online service for comparing apps based on detailed customer feedback. CatchFree collects feedback from thousands of real users across a broad range of categories enabling users to easily compare and choose the best free solutions for their unique needs. "
target parent: KISSmetrics
target: KISSinsights
KISSinsights is a micro-surveying tool that enables online businesses to easily ask website users questions as they are making decisions, the crucial point at which they are likely to remember their motivation for making the decisions.
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closed 4/7/2011 via PR Newswire

M5 Networks, acquired Callfinity

synopsis: M5 Networks, the market leader in unified communications and hosted, managed VoIP, announced its acquisition of Callfinity, provider of innovative contact center software and one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies according to the Inc. 5000 list.
buyer: M5 Networks
M5 Networks, the market leader in managed, hosted Voice-over-IP (VoIP), allows companies to work the way they want to, while connecting them to their customers, their applications and their businesses. "
target: Callfinity
Callfinity provides the easiest-to-use intelligent telecommunications applications for contact centers, service providers, and enterprises. Since 1999, over 300 customers in seven countries around the world have selected Callfinity's on-premise systems, hosted services, and HybridHosted solutions.
price ($mm)
$0.55
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closed 9/10/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Ngage Live Chat

synopsis: Ngage Live Chat, a provider of live chat services to businesses across the United States, has been acquired by Internet Brands. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target parent: Cloud[8]Sixteen Inc.
target: Ngage Live Chat
Founded in 2008, Ngage has helped companies turn their website visitors into pre-qualified contacts. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
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announced 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Autodata Solutions Group

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has reached an agreement to acquire Autodata Solutions, a Canadian company serving the global automotive industry with versatile data, technology, and marketing solutions.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Autodata Solutions Group
Headquartered in Canada, Autodata Solutions, along with its Chrome Data and UnityWorks brands, serves the global automotive industry with versatile data, technology, and marketing solutions. Their software and SaaS solutions increase the effectiveness of the automotive sales chain.
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announced 1/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Avvo, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, an online media and software services organization, has reached an agreement to acquire Avvo. Avvo is an online legal marketplace connecting lawyers and consumers. The brand provides a website and mobile apps that offer legal services, attorney profiles, Q&A forums and educational content for consumers and attorneys.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal and Home/Travel. The company's award-winning consumer websites lead their categories and serve more than 100 million monthly visitors. "
target: Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. They also offer a free Q&A forum.
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announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire WebMD Corporation

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, and Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, announced that Internet Brands has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WebMD. Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp. is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.
price ($mm)
$2,800
rev ($mm)
$709
EBITDA ($mm)
$185
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3.9x
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15.2x
closed 7/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired DentalPlans.com

synopsis: DentalPlans.com, a leading dental and health savings online marketplace, has been acquired by Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: DentalPlans.com
DentalPlans.com is a leading dental and health savings online marketplace. Founded in 1999, DentalPlans.com has connected more than 1 million members to dental savings plans and other healthcare benefits providers.
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announced 12/21/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., will purchase Specialty Finance Group from Car.com

synopsis: Car.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Autobytel, entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to which Internet Brands will acquire substantially all of the assets of the automotive specialty finance leads group of Car.com.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
seller parent: Autobytel Inc.
seller: Car.com
The assets include the specialty finance leads group of Car.com. Car.com is for people who need help finding the perfect vehicle. Choosing from thousands of cars is really confusing, Car.com has the tools to help users make a decision.
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$4.76
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announced 6/22/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Fodor’s Travel

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade-book publisher, has reached an agreement to sell Fodor's, the preeminent travel-content brand, to Internet Brands, a Los Angeles-based online media and technology company. Fodor's offers broad-ranging travel information on about 7,500 destinations worldwide through its print and online coverage.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Fodor’s Travel
For 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip. They deliver their expertise in every format that travelers need, from print guidebooks and eBooks, to Fodors.com, their mobile apps, and across their social media platforms.
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closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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announced 1/15/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Demandforce, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories, announced it will acquire Demandforce, a leading marketing software service provider. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Demandforce, Inc.
Demandforce is a leading online marketing and communication software service that helps local businesses thrive in the Internet economy. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
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closed 9/10/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Ngage Live Chat

synopsis: Ngage Live Chat, a provider of live chat services to businesses across the United States, has been acquired by Internet Brands. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target parent: Cloud[8]Sixteen Inc.
target: Ngage Live Chat
Founded in 2008, Ngage has helped companies turn their website visitors into pre-qualified contacts. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
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closed 4/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Net Driven

synopsis: Net Driven, a premier provider of web solutions and Internet marketing services for the automotive industry, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The acquisition furthers Internet Brands' position as a leading provider of technology solutions for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Net Driven
Net Driven® is the most trusted provider of digital marketing strategies designed exclusively for the automotive industry. Net Driven delivers the highest return on investment by helping dealers compete and succeed against the competition.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Total Attorneys, Inc.

synopsis: Total Attorneys has been acquired by Internet Brands, further extending Internet Brands' leading marketing services portfolio. Total Attorneys focuses on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Total Attorneys, Inc.
Total Attorneys was founded in 2002 with a focus on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
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closed 1/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Sesame Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc. announced that it has acquired Seattle-based Sesame Communications, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient engagement and digital marketing solutions for the dental and orthodontic industries.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Sesame Communications, Inc.
Sesame Communications helps dental and orthodontic practices harness the power of the Internet to accelerate new patient acquisition and transform the patient experience. The Sesame 24-7 platform provides an end-to-end, HIPAA-compliant system tailored to the unique and specific needs of dentistry.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired High Gear Media, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is a next-generation automotive publisher that connects car-seeking audiences with content and tools to help them make better decisions -- on desktop and mobile devices.
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired The Frugal Travel Guy

synopsis: Internet Brands announced the acquisition of The Frugal Travel Guy, an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. The Frugal Travel Guy was founded in 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, a retired mortgage banker and avid world traveler.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: The Frugal Travel Guy
The Frugal Travel Guy is an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. The Frugal Travel Guy was founded in 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, a retired mortgage banker and avid world traveler.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Auto Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands has acquired five new enthusiast websites. Internet Brands said it has acquired 5series.net, CobaltSS.net, gtr.co.uk, DieselTruckResource.com and DieselBombers.com. All of the websites provide automotive related information and become part of Internet Brands Automotive Network.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Five Auto Websites
The Five Auto Websites include: 5series.net; CobaltSS.net; gtr.co.uk; DieselTruckResource.com; and DieselBombers.com.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Inhabitat.com

synopsis: Internet Brands announced the acquisition of Inhabitat, a popular New York City-based blog devoted to leading-edge home design, architecture and sustainable design practices.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Inhabitat.com
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com

synopsis: Internet Brands and AllLaw.com, Inc. announced the acquisition of AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com, properties of Internet marketing firm AllLaw.com, Inc. These websites connect consumers with attorneys throughout North America and provide laypeople and legal professionals with access to legal information, forms and news.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading Internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month. "
target parent: AllLaw.com, Inc.
target: AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com
With a substantial amount of organic traffic, good reputation in the search engines, and clients throughout North America, AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com are leaders in the attorney directory and legal information space.
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closed 9/30/2010 via Company Press Release

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Leisure Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company that operates community and e-commerce websites, announced it has acquired five leisure-related websites in its consumer Internet division.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading Internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Five Leisure Websites
FitDay.com, HighDefForum.com, HighDefDigest.com, AVRev.com, VetInfo.com
price ($mm)
$7.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Crooz, will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: CROOZ, Inc., one of the leading mobile social game providers in Japan, will acquire all shares of Candle inc. and make it a subsidiary. Candle inc operates fashion curation media such as MARBLE, which boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$272.81)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 4/20/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired B5Media

synopsis: Alloy Digital, a leading creator and distributor of media and entertainment for the 12-34 demographic, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B5Media, one of the fastest-growing female-oriented lifestyle digital publishing and media networks including Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: B5Media
As one of the fastest-growing media networks devoted to women, B5Media is the publisher of prominent lifestyle websites Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Union Square Agency, will acquire Track Entertainment

synopsis: Union Square Agency, a New York based lifestyle agency, signed a term sheet to acquire the Track Entertainment and Fearless Music Television divisions of The Management Group, LLC. TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties.
buyer: Union Square Agency (UCRP:$0.00)
Union Square Agency and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Union Square Media and Union Square Licensing, delivers truly integrated, innovative and unparalleled 360 degree solutions with a core focus on blending media, brands, entertainment and consumers into unique business opportunities. "
target parent: Madison Ave. Media, Inc.
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyles and multiculturalism, through event directories and music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired BBS Media

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the pioneer of vertical media, has announced that it has acquired brand advertising media company BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media) based in Canada. The acquisition creates the 5th international country media subsidiary for Glam and will allow premium brands to more effectively engage with Canadian audiences online.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media is the pioneer of vertical media that connects the world's top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam Media has more than 2,000 publishers organized across multiple vertical categories online including: Glam.com, Glam Entertainment, Brash.com and Bliss.com. "
target: BBS Media
BBS Media is one of Canada's leading online media companies that helps brands reach targeted audiences in Canada and has established relationships with many premium content providers including Harper's Bazaar, YummyMummyClub.ca, Washington Post Digital, Forbes, and Men'shealth.com.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 12/15/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Ave. Media, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Track Entertainment

synopsis: Madison Ave. Media, Inc., a global leader in brand intelligence and mobile marketing, agrees to acquire Track Entertainment a division of The Management Group, LLC. With over $20 million in annual revenue, Track Entertainment owns and manages a consortium of advertising, content, ticketing and event driven web properties.
buyer: Madison Ave. Media, Inc. (US:KHZM:$0.00)
Madison Ave. Media is an advanced digital media company that offers a differentiated and competitive array of marketing technologies and services to clients in multiple industries. Madison Ave's brings advanced, highly productive marketing, communications and advertising solutions to clients. "
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, whose assets include 3.5 million registered users, and proprietary web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyle, event directory, multicultural, and music based properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2010 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company, announced that investment funds managed by Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of Internet Brands.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software and business & marketing services. "
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month.
price ($mm)[EV]
$625 [$566]
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Wetpaint.com, acquired Rant, Inc.

synopsis: Wetpaint, a DraftDay Fantasy Sports Company, has acquired Rant, Inc. Rant is a leading digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint (Wetpaint.com) is the fastest growing entertainment news destination for millennial women. Covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture, Wetpaint reaches over 10 million entertainment enthusiasts on a monthly basis. "
target: Rant, Inc.
Rant, Inc. and its expanding internet property lineup has established itself as a leading innovator in online media consumption. It owns a wide variety of Internet blogs and other sites in the areas of sports, lifestyle, fitness, exercise, entertainment, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HealthLine, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together, has acquired Healthline Media, a publisher of two of the four largest consumer health and wellness information sites in the world, reaching over 150 million visitors a month globally, more than any other online health publisher.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands across the Financial, Home, Health, Education and Digital Services. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: HealthLine, Inc.
As one of the fastest growing consumer health information sites, Healthline.com advances Healthline's mission to be users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2019 via BusinessWire

eLocal, acquired CityGrid

synopsis: eLocal, a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company, has acquired CityGrid, a leader in local business advertising solutions and its subsidiary, Felix. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: CityGrid
CityGrid is a leader in local business advertising solutions. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps through CityGrid, their local content and advertising network.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Al Ahli Holding Group, acquired theAudience

synopsis: Al Ahli Holding Group has acquired theAudience. Based in Los Angeles, theAudience is one of the world's largest social media publishing and marketing companies, reaching to over one billion people globally. Its expertise in connecting brands and consumers has led it to work with brands such as American Express, McDonald's, and more.
buyer: Al Ahli Holding Group
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, and more. "
target: theAudience
theAudience is an entertainment content publishing network built upon the social media connections between fans and popular culture. The company's robust publishing network curates and produces content natively on social media platforms to create large, highly engaged fan bases.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, will acquire Fashion Times LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, a global news organization, is acquiring Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company. Fashion Times LLC operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. Under IBT Media's ownership, the properties will continue to operate as free news websites targeting consumers interested in fashion, beauty and design.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a global digital media company headquartered in New York. With properties such as International Business Times, Bizu.tv, iDigitalTimes, MedicalDaily and more, IBT Media strives to create the best possible content to relevant audiences worldwide and deliver it wherever they are. "
target: Fashion Times LLC
Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company, operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. FashionTimes.com delivers the latest news, original features, interviews, analysis of trends and more from the fashion world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media & Publishing, acquired Femina Média Kft.

synopsis: Hungary's Central European Media Publishing (CEMP) said the company had purchased Femina Media, expanding its products focusing on women readers. Femina Media runs Retikul.hu and Noifriss.hu in addition to managing FeminaShop.hu, an online retail site. Femina Media has 870,000 online monthly readers and 419,000 readers from mobile apps.
buyer: Central European Media & Publishing
Central European Media & Publishing is an online media company that operates Index, Hungary's favorite internet news website. "
target: Femina Média Kft.
Based in Budapest, Hungary, Femina Média Kft. is an online media that owns several websites including Femina.hu, Retikul.hu, and NoiFriss.hu. The websites offer online retail services as well as news about health and fashion.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired SocialWeekend Labs

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has acquired Montipay, Inc., doing business as SocialWeekend Labs. SocialWeekend operates as a media publisher that provides personalized content to people. It focuses on shared-content topics for users on various verticals.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge is a leading online network that specializes in performance-based marketing solutions that help make the long tail web accessible to search engine advertisers. "
target: SocialWeekend Labs
SocialWeekend is a media publisher delivering timely, personalized content to over tens of millions of people each day. Focusing on popular, shared-content topics, SocialWeekend has built an organic distribution network of like-minded users in eight major verticals.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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year
2010
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$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: FFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$346.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.32
EBIT ($mm)
$76.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$62,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,732.00
EBIT ($mm)
$21,543.00
Net Income ($mm)
$17,064.00
Employees
39651
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,780.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$770.46
EBIT ($mm)
$681.33
Net Income ($mm)
$393.47
Employees
742
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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