Like The Startup Space AB

closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

BreakIt, acquired The Startup Space AB

synopsis: The Startup Space, a news website about Swedish start up companies, has been acquired by BreakIt, an online news portal in Sweden. Anders, James, Einar and Pär will leave The Startup Space and continue to work on their other companies they’ve since gone on to start.
buyer: BreakIt
BreakIt is an online news platform based in Älvsjö, Sweden. "
target: The Startup Space AB
Swedish Startup Space was born on February 1st, 2013 as a very basic meeting place where people could browse jobs, events and office spaces. It is now a news service too, reaching tens of thousands of readers every week who want to learn about Swedish start ups.
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closed 9/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Search Consultancy, acquired Henderson Scott

synopsis: Search Consultancy has announced the acquisition of Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
buyer parent: H2 Equity Partners
buyer: Search Consultancy
Search Consultancy has been delivering recruitment solutions since 1987, and has grown to become one of the leading recruitment consultancies in the UK. "
target: Henderson Scott
Henderson Scott is a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
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closed 4/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Graduateland, acquired Tyba Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Tyba, the Madrid based platform for startup and technology company recruitment was acquired by Graduateland. The company is the largest career network for students and graduates. They had become the preferred destination for startups and tech companies, both large and small, to post job vacancies.
buyer: Graduateland
Graduateland is Europe's largest career network for students and graduates. Graduateland offers a much-needed service of international career opportunities and, working together with key universities the network, acts as a one-stop-shop for university talent. "
target: Tyba Solutions Ltd.
Tyba has reimagined the way companies recruit junior talent. Tyba is an online platform that gives large, medium and small-sized businesses access to its junior talent database using cloud-based recruiting tools.
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closed 2/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hired, acquired breaz SAS

synopsis: Breaz.io, French leader in marketplaces dedicated to recruiting IT businesses, has been acquired by the US-based Hired.com. Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric.
buyer: Hired
Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric. Users on the Hired platform receive objective guidance throughout the interview process from a dedicated Talent Advocate. "
target: breaz SAS
Breaz is a marketplace that connects the best talent to the best companies in the tech industry.
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closed 8/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Beyond.com, acquired Tech Careers

synopsis: Beyond.com has acquired http://www.TechCareers.com from CMP Technology, which includes all of its staff and assets, located in New York City. This acquisition allows Beyond.com to gain broad penetration within the IT and Engineering sectors.
buyer parent: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
buyer: Beyond.com
Beyond.com, Inc., the largest provider of career software, powers a network of more than 15,000 niche websites and online communities dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: Tech Careers
TechCareers' custom hiring solutions recruits top quality tech and engineering professionals. We offer an integrated approach to reaching hard-to-find passive job seekers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Jobserve Ltd,, acquired ComputerJobs.com

synopsis: ComputerJobs.com, the second largest IT- focused job site and winner of numerous WEDDLE's User's Choice Awards, has announced its acquisition by JobServe.com, the UK's leading Internet recruitment site.
buyer: Jobserve Ltd,
JobServe is one of the UK's most successful businesses offering jobs across many sectors of the market. In 2002 JobServe opened an office in Australia where it recently acquired and absorbed JOBNET. In May 2006 JobServe purchased USA job boards CareerBoard.com and ComputerWork.com. "
target: ComputerJobs.com
ComputerJobs.com is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and was started in 1995 to focus solely on IT recruitment. It has since expanded nationwide to become the second largest IT job site in the US, helping more than 1.5 million IT professionals locate jobs.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

RiseUp, acquired StarterHub

synopsis: RiseUp, the Egyptian company behind one of largest regional entrepreneurship event, RiseUp Summit, has acquired StarterHub, an Egyptian Facebook group for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs. StarterHub hosts discussions on investment, strategies, tools, legalities, ecosystem news and other topics.
buyer: RiseUp
RiseUp is an Egyptian platform that connects startups to the most relevant resources worldwide. RiseUp aims to promote entrepreneurship through their range of digital and event products. Their most prominent event is RiseUp Summit, MENA's largest entrepreneurship event. "
target: StarterHub
StarterHub is an Egyptian Facebook group for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs. StarterHub has over 2,000 members that actively participate in discussions. The group hosts discussions on investment, strategies, tools, legalities, ecosystem news and other topics.
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closed 7/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

CoFoundersLab, acquired FounderDating

synopsis: Onevest announced the acquisition of FounderDating to create one of the largest and leading networks of entrepreneurs and advisors, in combination with Onevest’s subsidiary, CoFoundersLab. FounderDating is a network of talented entrepreneurs helping one another start and grow companies.
buyer parent: Onevest Corporation
buyer: CoFoundersLab
As the largest community of entrepreneurial-minded people, the CofoundersLab platform focuses on a variety of resources for businesses starting with team building, certification courses designed to help grow businesses and funding among other things; Meetup events in 45+ cities. "
target: FounderDating
FounderDating is a network of talented entrepreneurs helping one another start and grow companies. FounderDating helps users find world-class people with complimentary skill-sets, expert areas and knowledge.
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announced 12/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

En-Japan, will acquire Brocante Inc.

synopsis: En-Japan Inc., a provider of online recruitment solutions in Japan, will acquire Brocante Inc., a Japanese technology company. Brocante's Freelance Start is an online project site for freelance IT engineers. The site allows engineers to search for jobs by programming language, location, and job type.
buyer: En-Japan (:$506.88)
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs. "
target: Brocante Inc.
Brocante is a Japanese technology company. Brocante's Freelance Start is an online project site for freelance IT engineers. The site allows engineers to search for jobs by programming language, location, and job type. Their LAMPCHAT solution is a chatbot that helps businesses attract more customers.
price ($mm)
$5.46
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
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closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired HackerMeter

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired HackerMeter, a site where developers take code challenges and get matched with jobs that fit their skills. Employers can then review the top performers' code samples, get in contact, and do technical screenings, all through the site.
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: HackerMeter
Hackermeter is a site where developers take code challenges and get matched with jobs that fit their skills. Employers can then review the top performers' code samples, get in contact, and do technical screenings, all through the site.
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closed 4/18/2012 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., acquired CEVIU

synopsis: CareerBuilder is making a much-anticipated move into the South American market with the acquisition of CEVIU.com.br, the leading information technology job board in Brazil. CEVIU features the most IT job listings in the country.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. "
target: CEVIU
CEVIU is the largest IT job site in Brazil, working as a bridge through which 260,000 professionals and over 11,000 companies connect through solutions that attract more than 270,000 unique visitors per month.
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closed 7/9/2008 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., acquired Lesjeudis.com

synopsis: CareerBuilder.com, the largest online job site in the U.S. and Lesjeudis.com, the largest independent online recruitment company in France, have joined forces to improve the recruitment experience for French job seekers and employers. Today the two companies announced that CareerBuilder.com has acquired Lesjeudis.com.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 21 million unique visitors and over 1.5 million jobs. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 1,000 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. "
target: Lesjeudis.com
Founded in 1997, Lesjeudis is one of the most visited online job sites in France. The company operates six different recruitment Web sites focused on various employment segments and is one of the most widely recognized IT job sites in France.
price ($mm)
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$16
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0.0x
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closed 12/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Justtechjobs.com

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced the acquisition of JustTechJobs.com (www.justtechjobs.com), an online tech job site based in Boulder, Colorado. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Justtechjobs.com
JustTechJobs.com is the gateway to a collection of vertically focused technology job Web sites. JustTechJobs.com has selected the leading technologies in the IT industry and has created separate Web sites dedicated exclusively to each.
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closed 10/24/2006 via BusinessWire

GoldenRAM, acquired Techies.com

synopsis: GoldenRAM a manufacturer of computer upgrade products, accessories and services, and maker of UpgradeDetect, which sold more than $900 million in computer upgrades since the company’s inception, today announced the acquisition of Techies.com, an IT task force that will add 977,000 IT professionals to the company’s already expansive service team.
buyer: GoldenRAM
GoldenRAM has sold over $984 million in computer upgrades, including RAM, hard drives, DVDs, CPUs and flash storage solutions. By 1995, GoldenRAM achieved cumulative revenues of $179 million. Since then, the company has been developing and perfecting their revolutionary software, UpgradeDetect(R). "
target: Techies.com
Techies.com is pure tech careers and recruiting. It provides high-quality technology professionals with the best tools available to power their careers and is the leading authority on technology workplace trends.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

LMC s.r.o., acquired techloop.io

synopsis: A leading recruitment service company in the Czech Republic LMC s.r.o, a member of the Alma Media Group, has acquired a Czech start-up Techloop. The company’s SaaS-based recruitment service Techloop.io is a niche portal designed for IT professionals and businesses.
buyer parent: Alma Media Oyj
buyer: LMC s.r.o.
LMC, based in the Czech Republic, provides a family of online products for job searching and education, including the websites Jobs.cz, Prace.cz, Teamio and more. Since 1996, they have helped more than 34,000 companies to find more than 1,000,000 employees. "
target: techloop.io
Prague-based SaaS-based recruitment service Techloop is a niche portal designed for IT professionals and businesses. Techloop’s algorithm-based service analyses quickly and efficiently registered applicants’ online profiles and matches them with listed IT vacancies.
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$0
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Multiregional TransitTelecom, acquired Spark.ru

synopsis: Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT), one of the largest telecom providers in Russia, has acquired Spark.ru, a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback.
buyer: Multiregional TransitTelecom
Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT) is one of the largest telecom providers in Russia. MTT creates a wide range of innovative products on the edge of telecom and IT for corporate, SMB and SOHO clients. MTT has over 70,000 Russian and foreign clients and processes over 60,000,000 calls every day. "
target: Spark.ru
Spark.ru is a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback. Spark.ru has over 9.5 thousand registered projects looking to form teams and attract investments.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Capital Lounge GmbH, acquired Existenzgründerforum.de

synopsis: Capital Lounge GmbH, a Munich-based investment boutique, has acquired Existenzgründerforum.de, a German internet forum for business start-ups. Existenzgründerforum.de provides business start-ups a place to talk about various topics, such as financing, law, debts, marketing, business management, taxes, franchising, and more.
buyer parent: Signature AG
buyer: Capital Lounge GmbH
Capital Lounge is one of the most active Going Public Boutiques specialized in Listings and Going Publics on selected European Markets as well as Roadshows and Fundraisings for rapidly expanding companies. "
target: Existenzgründerforum.de
Existenzgründerforum.de is a German internet forum for business start-ups. Existenzgründerforum.de provides business start-ups a place to talk about various topics, such as financing, law, debts, marketing, business management, taxes, franchising, and more.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired ScriptLance

synopsis: Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Scriptlance, Canada's largest freelance marketplace and the fifth largest in the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Scriptlance has over 360,000 enterprise and professional users.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
With over 2.4 million registered users, Freelancer.com is the world's largest online crowdsourcing and outsourcing site for business. It is the biggest website run by any Australian company and ranked in the top 250 websites globally according to Alexa. "
target: ScriptLance
ScriptLance is a website service for outsourcing programming and design projects to freelancers worldwide. It is the world's most affordable and easy to use outsourcing service for programming jobs. Small businesses post projects and receive free quotes from freelancers within minutes.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

BreakIt, acquired The Startup Space AB

synopsis: The Startup Space, a news website about Swedish start up companies, has been acquired by BreakIt, an online news portal in Sweden. Anders, James, Einar and Pär will leave The Startup Space and continue to work on their other companies they’ve since gone on to start.
buyer: BreakIt
BreakIt is an online news platform based in Älvsjö, Sweden. "
target: The Startup Space AB
Swedish Startup Space was born on February 1st, 2013 as a very basic meeting place where people could browse jobs, events and office spaces. It is now a news service too, reaching tens of thousands of readers every week who want to learn about Swedish start ups.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

BreakIt, acquired The Startup Space AB

synopsis: The Startup Space, a news website about Swedish start up companies, has been acquired by BreakIt, an online news portal in Sweden. Anders, James, Einar and Pär will leave The Startup Space and continue to work on their other companies they’ve since gone on to start.
buyer: BreakIt
BreakIt is an online news platform based in Älvsjö, Sweden. "
target: The Startup Space AB
Swedish Startup Space was born on February 1st, 2013 as a very basic meeting place where people could browse jobs, events and office spaces. It is now a news service too, reaching tens of thousands of readers every week who want to learn about Swedish start ups.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Newscron SA, acquired Newscron SA

synopsis: In a management buyout, Peter Hogenkamp has acquired the majority of shares of Newscron SA in Lugano. The number of shareholders has been reduced to five, the company is planning to move to Zurich in the near future. Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information.
buyer: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically. "
target: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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1.0x
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8.6x
closed 8/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Meir Gal, acquired Behadrey Haredim Ltd.

synopsis: Behadrey Haredim, a Haredi Internet site and forum board, has been purchased by advertising executive Meir Gal. The new owner intends on expanding the site’s activities to overseas markets.
buyer: Meir Gal
Meir Gal is the son of pioneeering Haredi ad man Benny Gal, who built Gal-Oren BSD into one of the largest advertising agencies catering to Israel's Haredi sector. "
target: Behadrey Haredim Ltd.
Behadrey Haredim Ltd. is a Haredi web portal founded in 2002 was originally a forum board for controversial topics within Israel's Haredi community. Currently they are a web portal for general content and news.
price ($mm)
$2.81
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$1
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2.5x
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announced 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire Darik News Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the merged assets of Darik News and Net Info in Bulgaria from Darik Radio, the Bulgarian commercial radio operator. Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news, sports news; and weather.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: Darik Radio AD
target: Darik News Ltd.
Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news site dariknews.bg; sports news site gong.bg; and weather site vremeto.bg. Net Info operates the email platform abv.bg; video clip site vbox7.com; sports news site sportni.bg; weather site sinoptik.bg; and entertainment news site edna.bg.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

synopsis: Darik News announced that it is expected to acquire Net Info. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. It provides portals, search engines, e-shops, and sports portals.
buyer parent: Darik Radio AD
buyer: Darik News
Darik News offers online news services in Bulgarian language. Dariknews.bg offers topics in the form of text, pictures, and radio newscasts from Darik Radio. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Net Info.BG AD
Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. Its sites offer consumers digital daily routine, news, entertainment, and search. The company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and operates as a subsidiary of Sanoma Magazines International B.V.
price ($mm)
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$5
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0.0x
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
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$295 [$195]*
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
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$15*
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closed 5/4/2011 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

synopsis: Datran Media, a leading digital marketing technology company, announced the acquisition of Allvoices, Inc., one of the world's largest social news sites with over 460,000 contributors and approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is an award-winning technology and marketing company that leading brands, agencies and publishers depend on to discover, reach and retain their ideal audiences across all digital media channels. "
target: Allvoices, Inc.
Allvoices, Inc. is one of the world's largest social news sites. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.
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closed 1/24/2011 via BusinessWire

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

synopsis: UberMedia, the leading independent provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, has announced its acquisition of Mixx.com. Mixx.com has been a leader in curating social content into channels of information that enable users to find content and people who are relevant to their interests.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: Mixx.com
Recommended Reading, Inc. operates as social news Web site Mixx.com in the United States. It offers online news, information, photos, videos, business, entertainment, sports, life, health, technology, science, and fun related information. Recommended Reading, Inc. is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 3/25/2010 via New York Times

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

synopsis: Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of London.
buyer: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
Lebedev Holdings Ltd. is a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Evgeny Lebedev. Alexander Evgenievich Lebedev is a Russian billionaire, listed by Forbes magazine as the 358th richest person in the world in 2008. "
target parent: Independent News & Media PLC
target: The Independent
The Independent is a British newspaper, nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. The Independent is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Village NetMedia Inc., acquired Courier Publications, LLC.

synopsis: Village NetMedia has agreed to purchase Courier Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terms of the transaction, which include six weekly newspapers across Maine, were not disclosed. Cribb, Greene & Associates brokered the deal.
buyer: Village NetMedia Inc.
Village NetMedia Inc. is a newspaper publishing house based in Rockland, Maine. It operates the Web site VillageSoup and two community newspapers. "
target parent: Crescent Publishing Co.
target: Courier Publications, LLC.
Courier Publications, LLC. publishes newspapers along with operating as a news portal.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs. "
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Loyal Foundry, Inc., acquired Newsfusion Ltd.

synopsis: Loyal Foundry, a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm, has acquired Israel-based Newsfusion Ltd., a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The acquisition expands Loyal Foundry's app portfolio to over 175 live apps globally.
buyer: Loyal Foundry, Inc.
Loyal Foundry is a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm. Loyal Foundry builds and acquires high-quality mobile apps that provide tons of value and make people’s lives easier and more enjoyable. "
target: Newsfusion Ltd.
Based in Israel, Newsfusion is a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The platform, based on human-centered algorithmic curation, is dedicated to helping users find information quickly and efficiently.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Hollywood Reporter, acquired ZIG Media

synopsis: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group has acquired startup news app Zig. ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. Zig will now be part of a news group that includes brands The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Spin, Vibe and Stereogum.
buyer parent: Valence Media
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is an American digital and print magazine, and website, which focuses on the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. It was founded in 1930 as a daily trade paper, and in 2010 switched to a weekly large-format print magazine with a revamped website. "
target: ZIG Media
ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. ZIG enables people to consume, share, and react to content in a way that prioritizes images and video over words.
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closed 8/31/2015 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, acquired the assets of Circa 1605, a company that develops a mobile application for reading news, in August of 2015.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 432 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Circa 1605, Inc.
Circa 1605, Inc. develops a mobile application for reading news. Circa is a media organization that enables readers to more easily consume, engage with, and follow the day’s news by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles.
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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 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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