Like Connectifier, Inc.

announced 2/4/2016 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Connectifier, Inc.

synopsis: Connectifier, a technology recruiting startup business, is to be acquired by LinkedIn, a company that operates an online professional network worldwide. Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Connectifier, Inc.
Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies. Its platform helps recruiters find, qualify, and contact job candidates by leveraging a database of candidate profiles directly.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired Herefish

synopsis: Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that it has acquired Herefish, an automation platform technology that reduces busywork for fast-paced staffing and recruiting firms.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management and operations software for the staffing industry. More than 10,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their staffing processes from start to finish. "
target: Herefish
Herefish is an automation platform technology that reduces busywork for fast-paced staffing and recruiting firms. By automating key activities throughout the recruiting cycle, Herefish customers can focus on driving new growth rather than worrying about repetitive, error-prone tasks.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

CEIPAL, acquired Zoniac Swift

synopsis: CEIPAL, a SaaS platform for the front and back-office business operations of staffing companies, has acquired Zoniac, an Applicant Tracking System platform for recruiting and consulting firms. The acquisition creates a larger, more experienced team to develop their platforms as the company expands its operations into India and the global market.
buyer: CEIPAL
CEIPAL provides a SaaS platform that automates both the front- and back-office business operations of staffing companies. CEIPAL offers a complete workforce management platform including a fully integrated applicant tracking system (ATS) and human resource information system (HRIS). "
target: Zoniac Swift
Zoniac, Inc. is an IT consulting firm’s lifecycle operations system—from résumés to invoicing. The systems are delivered in the (SaaS) cloud and the Zoniac solution automates and integrates all core processes of recruiting, marketing, deploying, and managing consultants on a temporary basis.
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closed 7/24/2019 via PR Web

SageLink Capital, acquired Top Echelon Network, LLC

synopsis: SageLink Capital, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software and technology-enabled businesses, has acquired Top Echelon Network, LLC, a provider of applicant tracking system (ATS) and split-placement network software. Top Echelon's ATS software allows recruiters to seamlessly track and manage candidates through the hiring process.
buyer: SageLink Capital
SageLink Capital is a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software and technology-enabled businesses. The firm focuses on middle-market companies and provides a range of capital solutions including capital for buyouts, growth initiatives, and add-on acquisitions. "
target: Top Echelon Network, LLC
Top Echelon is a leading provider of applicant tracking system (ATS) and split-placement network software. Top Echelon helps recruiters to make more placements. Their ATS software allows users to seamlessly track and manage candidates through the hiring process.
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closed 10/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Access Group, acquired Microdec Plc

synopsis: The Access Group, one of the UK's leading providers of software to growing mid-market businesses, has acquired Microdec, a UK-based provider of business management and CRM software for the recruitment industry. Microdec's customisable software allows their customers to find suitable candidates for roles quickly and with ease.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions include ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Microdec Plc
Microdec is a UK-based provider of business management and CRM software for the recruitment industry. Their customisable software allows their customers to find suitable candidates for roles quickly and with ease. Microdec allows recruitment companies to work more effectively and efficiently.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 7/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired Invenias

synopsis: Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that it has acquired Invenias, a UK-headquartered provider of cloud-based software for executive search firms.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 8,000 staffing companies worldwide rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. "
target: Invenias
The Invenias cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring enables executive search firms, specialist recruitment companies and in-house executive talent acquisition teams effectively run their business.
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closed 5/11/2018 via PR Web

Mountview Partners LLC, acquired TargetRecruit

synopsis: Mountview Partners, a family investment firm specializing in vertical niche software, is pleased to announce that it has acquired TargetRecruit, a leading provider of software for staffing and recruiting firms built on the Salesforce platform.
buyer: Mountview Partners LLC
Mountview Partners was formed in 2017 by two former software executives that have successfully operated and grown vertical niche software companies. The company is based in Houston. Its two partners are Jonathan Ross and Andy Wigderson. "
target: TargetRecruit
TargetRecruit is a leading provider of software for staffing and recruiting firms built on the Salesforce platform. The company has offices in San Francisco and Bangalore, India.
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announced 10/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Bullhorn, Inc

synopsis: Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm, will acquire Bullhorn, the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry, from Vista Equity Partners. The entire management team will remain with the company.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $13 billion and invested in more than 250+ growth-stage software, internet, and data services companies. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 7,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end.
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closed 9/11/2017 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired Connexys

synopsis: Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that Bullhorn International has acquired Connexys, the Dutch market leader in solutions for talent sourcing, selection and retention.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 7,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. "
target: Connexys
Connexys is the Dutch market leader in solutions for talent sourcing, selection and retention. Since 2001 they are continuously innovating recruiting solutions that help organizations with smart recruitment, matching and sharing of candidates with partner organizations.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Peoplenet, acquired Fyre LLC

synopsis: Peoplenet, a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management solutions, announced the acquisition of Fyre, a staffing technology firm that optimizes the candidate search and placement process with efficient integrations connecting Vendor Management Systems, Applicant Tracking Systems, and Job Boards directly with Staffing Software platforms.
buyer: Peoplenet
Peoplenet was founded with the goal of simplifying the function of time keeping so that business leaders could get back to managing people. Peoplenet offers automated, fully-hosted time and attendance solutions that are simple and help staffing agencies provide their clients with excellent service. "
target: Fyre LLC
Fyre builds smart software tools that elevate and accelerate talent acquisition for the staffing industry. Fyre transforms recruitment processes that are slow and labor intensive to give staffing firms and their recruiting teams greater speed, higher accuracy and better insight.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired MaxHire

synopsis: Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, announced that it has acquired Vancouver, Canada-based MaxHire Solutions, provider of recruiting software-as-a-service. MaxHire provides over 2000 firms in 25 countries with the tools they need to automate full lifecycle recruiting and staffing, from business development to invoicing customers.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn® creates software and services that improve the way employees and employers come together. Bullhorn’s recruiting CRM and social recruiting products serve more than 160,000 users across 150 countries. "
target: MaxHire
MaxHire provides over 2000 firms in 25 countries with the tools they need to automate full lifecycle recruiting and staffing, from business development to invoicing customers. The company is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired Sendouts

synopsis: Bullhorn, the global leader in recruiting software, announced that it has acquired St. Louis-based Sendouts, provider of recruiting software-as-a-service. From job order to final placement, Sendouts helps firms manage the entire recruiting and sales process all in an easy-to-use application.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn® creates software and services that improve the way employees and employers come together. Bullhorn’s recruiting CRM and social recruiting products serve more than 160,000 users across 150 countries. "
target: Sendouts
Sendouts helps recruiting and staffing firms work faster, work smarter and stay more connected to candidates, clients and prospects. From job order to final placement, Sendouts helps firms manage the entire recruiting and sales process all in an easy-to-use application.
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closed 6/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Bullhorn, Inc

synopsis: Bullhorn, Inc., the market leading recruiting software company, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. Operating as a stand-alone company, Bullhorn's management team is well placed to guide the company through its next phase of growth focusing on increasing their product portfolio and geographic expansion.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm specializing in investments in management and leveraged buyouts, growth and acquisition financings, recapitalizations, restructurings, spinouts, divestitures, and going private transactions. "
target: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn is the global leader in online software for the staffing and recruitment industry. Delivered through Software as a Service (SaaS), Bullhorn's completely extensible solutions continue to meet the evolving business and recruitment needs of over 19,000 users in over 35 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
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$34
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0.0x
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closed 8/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired The Code Works Inc.

synopsis: Bullhorn®, the global leader in customer relationship management software for the staffing and recruiting industries, announced that it has acquired The Code Works Inc. – the makers of VMS Access, a cloud-based software product that integrates corporate procurement and vendor management systems like SAP’s Fieldglass with CRM systems.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn creates cloud-based software solutions that help recruiters put the world to work. As the global market leader in staffing and recruiting software, their innovations power the operations of fast-growing start-ups up through the world’s largest staffing brands. "
target: The Code Works Inc.
The Code Works Inc. are the makers of VMS Access, a cloud-based software product that integrates corporate procurement and vendor management systems. VMS Access currently automates the data integration and workflow for filling job openings at over 350 of the world’s largest companies.
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Hireology, acquired EmployUs

synopsis: Hireology, the leading recruitment CRM built for multi-location, decentralized enterprises, has acquired EmployUs, an employee referral software provider. EmployUs' modern employee referral software helps employers and staffing agencies create referral programs, send campaigns, track referrals, and reward employees.
buyer: Hireology
Hireology is a leading recruitment CRM built for multi-location, decentralized enterprises. Hireology equips HR and business leaders with the technology needed to manage the full employee lifecycle. Their web-based solution enables users to attract top talent and streamline the hiring process. "
target: EmployUs
EmployUs is an employee referral software provider. EmployUs helps companies make employee referrals their #1 source of hires. Their modern employee referral software helps employers and staffing agencies create referral programs, send campaigns, track referrals, and reward employees.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Hodes, acquired QUEsocial

synopsis: Hodes announced the acquisition of QUEsocial. QUEsocial is a leader in Social Talent Acquisition that uniquely blends employer branding content distribution, gamification, and analytics into a scalable, easy-to-use SaaS platform.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Hodes
Hodes LLC, is a full service employer brand agency that delivers strategy, marketing, creative and technology services that uniquely connect companies to talent. Hodes has more than 40 years of experience delivering across disciplines, perspectives and continents to ensure success for clients. "
target: QUEsocial
QUEsocial is a leader in Social Talent Acquisition that blends employer branding content distribution and analytics into a scalable, easy-to-use SaaS platform. QUEsocial makes it easy, measurable and sustainable for recruiters to reach, engage and convert quality talent through social media.
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closed 4/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired PrismHR

synopsis: PrismHR, the leading provider of software for human resource outsourcing (HRO) service providers, announced a majority investment from Summit Partners. With over 20 years of experience in human resources, PrismHR provides comprehensive software solutions for professional employer organizations (PEOs) and administrative service organizations (ASOs).
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 440 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target: PrismHR
PrismHR creates exceptional software and services, empowering human resource outsourcing service providers such as Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and Administrative Service Organizations (ASOs) to deliver world-class HR, benefits and payroll to small and medium-sized businesses.
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closed 9/14/2021 via BusinessWire

Avionté, acquired WorkN

synopsis: Avionté, a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software, has acquired mobile on-demand staffing platform WorkN. With the addition of WorkN mobile solutions to its portfolio, Avionté can further empower clients to compete for talent by helping them design compelling candidate experiences.
buyer parent: Serent Capital
buyer: Avionté
Avionté is a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software solutions, offering innovative end-to-end technology solutions to nearly 1,000 customers and 25,000 users throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target: WorkN
WorkN offers a white-labeled, online SaaS staffing platform featuring fully integrated mobile apps. WorkN helps staffing firms deliver innovative, touchless mobile talent solutions through the client portal for order entry, transparency, scheduling, reporting, and workforce management.
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closed 7/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Bullhorn, Inc, acquired Sirenum

synopsis: Bullhorn, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, announced that it has acquired Sirenum, a provider of shift scheduling and workforce management solutions for enterprise staffing companies on Salesforce.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Bullhorn, Inc
Bullhorn is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management and operations software for the staffing industry. More than 10,000 companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to power their staffing processes from start to finish. "
target: Sirenum
As a leading global provider of cloud-based workforce management technology, Sirenum provides transformational scheduling, monitoring, financial, and compliance technology to innovative employers, streamlining the management of hundreds of thousands of workers globally.
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closed 8/1/2016 via Company Press Release

AdaptIT Holdings Limited, acquired EasyRoster Software (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: Adapt IT, a provider of specialised software solutions and services to the Education, Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services sectors, acquired EasyRoster, a provider of rostering optimisation software solutions. The transaction was effective 1 August 2016.
buyer: AdaptIT Holdings Limited (JSE:ADI:$97.24)
Adapt IT provides a variety of specialised IT software solutions & services to Education, Manufacturing, Financial Services & Energy sector clients. Adapt IT’s services & solutions span the complete software IT life cycle, from consulting & app design & development, through to delivery & support. "
target: EasyRoster Software (Pty) Ltd
EasyRoster is the leading provider of rostering optimisation software services to staffing solutions businesses in South Africa and the rest of Africa. EasyRoster has more than 20 years’ experience in providing a niche software solution for rostering.
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announced 2/4/2016 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Connectifier, Inc.

synopsis: Connectifier, a technology recruiting startup business, is to be acquired by LinkedIn, a company that operates an online professional network worldwide. Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Connectifier, Inc.
Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies. Its platform helps recruiters find, qualify, and contact job candidates by leveraging a database of candidate profiles directly.
price ($mm)
$142
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: Scribd, an American e-book and audiobook subscription service, has acquired SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community, from LinkedinIn.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd is an American e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Drawbridge

synopsis: LinkedIn is acquiring digital identity management vendor Drawbridge Inc. Drawbridge uses large-scale AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Linkedin plans for Drawbridge to help users better reach and understand their professional audiences and measure the ROI of their campaigns across mobile and desktop.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Drawbridge
Drawbridge uses AI and machine learning technology to build democratized solutions for identity. Drawbridge's technology allows companies to better understand their users for advertising, personalization, content management, product recommendation, authentication, risk detection, and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Glint Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft's LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Glint, a real-time employee engagement platform to help global organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve business results.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Glint Inc.
Glint Inc. develops a real-time employee engagement platform for organizations. It offers Visibility solution that enables HR teams, leaders, and managers to access data, and displays it in ways that highlights strengths, weaknesses, trends, and areas of concern at a glance.
price ($mm)
$450
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired PointDrive

synopsis: LinkedIn, the social network for professionals with 430 million users, has acquired PointDrive, a startup that has built a service that lets salespeople share visual content with prospective clients to help seal the deal.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: PointDrive
PointDrive is a simple to use sales tool that allows people to package up, personalize, and track the content they share throughout the closing process. PointDrive increases revenue by driving more engagement during the most impressionable stage of the sales cycle.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$3,214
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$266
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announced 2/4/2016 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Connectifier, Inc.

synopsis: Connectifier, a technology recruiting startup business, is to be acquired by LinkedIn, a company that operates an online professional network worldwide. Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Connectifier, Inc.
Connectifier, Inc. develops an online platform for discovering, qualifying, and connecting with candidates among various recruiting technologies. Its platform helps recruiters find, qualify, and contact job candidates by leveraging a database of candidate profiles directly.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Fliptop

synopsis: The world’s largest professional networking website, LinkedIn has announced its acquisition of Fliptop, a leading provider of predictive sales and marketing software. Fliptop's web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Fliptop
Fliptop provides Social Intelligence, connecting email and social identities. Their web platform automatically keeps a brand's contact data "socially fresh," enabling brands to personalize marketing, provide better support and generate more sales.
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closed 5/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Lynda.com

synopsis: LinkedIn, announced that it has closed the acquisition of lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. Lynda.com is a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, business, and design skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
price ($mm)
$1,500
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$162
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Refresh

synopsis: Refresh has been acquired by LinkedIn. Refresh produces an iOS app of the same name which surfaces insights about people in user's networks right before they meet. Refresh finds common ground with users by searching the web and social networks to deliver insights about contacts: mutual interest, shared passions and important moments.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Refresh
Refresh is an iOS app that is used to generate social insights about people. It searches the web and social networks to create comprehensive profiles of people users meet, their contacts, their leads, or anybody they search. Using Refresh allows for an instant rapport between people.
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closed 3/16/2015 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Careerify

synopsis: Networking company, LinkedIn has acquired Toronto based startup Careerify with the aim of automating the referrals process using big data. Careerify is a leading edge Internet company leveraging today's technologies to help employers connect with the right candidates, both active and passive.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Careerify
Careerify is a leading edge Internet company leveraging today's technologies to help employers connect with the right candidates, both active and passive.
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announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Newsle Inc.

synopsis: Newsle has announecd that they have been acquired by LinkedIn. Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target parent: SV Angel, LLC
target: Newsle Inc.
Newsle tracks real news, not social news. Every story in the Newsle newsfeed is a real news article from a newspaper, news website, or blog that mentions or quotes the user's friend. Newsle combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Bright

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with approximately 277 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Bright, a company that leverages data insights and matching technology to connect prospects and employers.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bright
Bright eliminates the noise in the hiring process by efficiently connecting job seekers to their best opportunities, and employers to their top prospects. Bright Score, examines thousands of data points to find the best fit between job seekers and job openings.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Maybe, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acqui-hired Maybe, the social polling startup founded by Omar Hamoui. Maybe, Inc. runs a service that organizes peoples' decisions and gets them help in making them.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Maybe, Inc.
Maybe, Inc. runs a service that organizes peoples' decisions and gets them help in making them. They help compile options from around the web, organize those options into decisions, and gives the option of asking friends or the Maybe community at large for help in making better decisions.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/11/2013 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Pulse

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Pulse (owned by Alphonso Labs, Inc.), a leading news reader and mobile content distribution platform.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Pulse
Pulse is one of the most widely used platforms for content consumption on the Internet. Pulse has more than 30 million users who have activated its iOS and Android-based news reader apps in more than 190 countries.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2012 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire SlideShare Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content sharing community. Founded in October 2006, SlideShare helps professionals discover people through content, and content through people.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. "
target: SlideShare Inc.
Founded in 2006, SlideShare is a leading professional content sharing community. Professionals can upload content for free, discover people through content, and content through people. SlideShare brings presentations, documents and videos to life on the web for professionals to discover and share.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Rapportive

synopsis: Linkedin has announced that it has acquired Rapportive. The plugin offers users context related to their contacts inside Gmail. It comes in the form of a plugin which replaces your sidebar inside Gmail.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: Rapportive
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. Rapportive allows you to establish rapport with your contacts by mentioning shared interests.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired IndexTank, Inc.

synopsis: Professional social network LinkedIn has acquired hosted search startup IndexTank. IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software. Its features include real-time feed indexing, geo search, and more.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: IndexTank, Inc.
IndexTank is a real-time, hosted search engine service that allows developers to quickly build search-based applications without having to worry about hosting their own search software.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/5/2011 via Forbes

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Connected

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired Connected, a contact management start-up, raising possibilities for a future LinkedIn CRM service. Connected is a customer relationship management tool for people or businesses who do not want to or are too small to use Salesforce.com. It provides a way for people to manage all their contacts online.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. "
target: Connected
Connected provides a customer relationship management tool that offers users a way to manage all of their contacts online from multiple sources like Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Users' contacts are automatically updated with their latest company, title, email, location, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/23/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Figaro Classifieds, will acquire Viadeo S.A.

synopsis: The Paris commercial court approved the sale of Viadeo to Figaro Classifieds. Viadeo is France's leading professional social network. Viadeo offers businesses bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
buyer parent: Le Figaro
buyer: Figaro Classifieds
Figaro Classifieds S.A. operates in the internet classified advertisements market in France. It provides web, print, and mobile media solutions in three main business areas: employment, training, and real estate. "
target: Viadeo S.A. (ENXTPA:VIAD:$21.35)
Viadeo is France's leading professional social network, with close to 11 million members. Viadeo offers businesses, whatever their sector or location, bespoke support thanks to its teams present nationwide, as well as its range of solutions tailored to their specific needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corporation, acquired LinkedIn Corporation

synopsis: Worldwide leader in software, services and solutions, Microsoft Corp. closed its roughly $26 billion deal to buy professional-networking site LinkedIn, cementing the largest acquisition in the tech giant’s history.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27,881 [$25,887]
rev ($mm)
$3,214
EBITDA ($mm)
$266
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA
98.4x
closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agora SA, acquired GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Agora SA, one of the biggest media companies in Poland, bought a 53% stake in the internet portal GoldenLine. GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
buyer: Agora SA (WSE:AGO:$336.55)
Agora is one of the biggest media companies in Poland, operating since 1989 in such areas as newspapers, magazines, Internet, mobile applications, radio, cinema, TV and outdoor advertising. Agora offers its clients and receivers a broad range of possibilities. "
target: GoldenLine Sp. z o.o.
GoldenLine is the biggest business-oriented social networking website in Poland, with over 1.8 million members. The company's misson is to connect employees and employers. GoldenLine makes it easier for recruiters to find the right employees and for employees to find their dream jobs.
price ($mm)
$2.06*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

1-Page Inc., will acquire BranchOut, Inc.

synopsis: 1-Page has agreed to acquire BranchOut, a professional networking service built and developed on the Facebook platform. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
buyer: 1-Page Inc. (ASX:1PG:$0.16)
The One-Page Company LLC offers 1-Page Job Proposal Tool, an automated proposal writing tool that enables job hunters to showcase their experiences, knowledge, and ideas to employers; and companies to identify applicants with the best ideas. "
target: BranchOut, Inc.
BranchOut is the world's largest professional network with over 800 million searchable profiles. On BranchOut, users utilize their social network from Facebook to discover all of their inside connections for jobs, recruiting and sales. BranchOut's mission is to connect the world's professionals.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

BMC Software, Inc., acquired KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Houston-based software firm BMC Software has acquired Bangalore-based KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt Ltd, a cloud-based enterprise software company set up by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro chief Vivek Paul. The transaction details of the deal are not known.
buyer: BMC Software, Inc. (BMC:$2,172.00)
BMC Software, Inc. provides information technology (IT) management solutions for large, mid-sized and small enterprises and public sector organizations around the world. "
target: KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd.
KineticGlue Online Communities Pvt. Ltd. operates an online platform for IT services companies to collaborate with employees, customers, and business partners. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 10/26/2012 via

Hubert Burda Media, offer to acquire XING AG

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has offered to buy Xing AG. Xing connects professionals seeking jobs and companies looking for employees. The network competes with U.S. peer LinkedIn and privately held Viadeo from France, and it makes money selling premium subscriptions and advertising.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media, Inc. publishes magazines and Websites. The company also owns interests in Internet, radio, and television productions, as well as in direct marketing entities. It offers its products in the United States and Europe. "
target: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING AG engages in the operation of a professional networking website. Its Internet-based platform provides members the opportunity of establishing new contacts, maintain existing contacts, extend their operations to new markets, and exchange opinions and information.
price ($mm)[EV]
$215 [$144]*
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 10/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited

synopsis: Info Edge (India) Limited acquired TooStep Consultancy Private Limited from Accel Management Co, Inc., Atlantic Ventures GmbH and other investors. TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$149.92)
Infomedia India Limited operates as a media company primarily in India. It publishes business directories, children's books, and special interest publications, as well as provides the 'Yellow Line' telephone information service. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: TooStep Consultancy Private Limited
TooStep Consultancy Private Limited operates an online portal for professionals to discover and share professional expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Yammer, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft announced that they have completed the acquisition Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer is a leading provider of enterprise social networks with over 5 million verified corporate users.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Yammer, Inc.
Yammer is the leading provider of Enterprise Social Networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
price ($mm)
$1,200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2010 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired CubeTree, Inc.

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in Business Execution Software, announced that it has completed its acquisition of CubeTree, Inc., a visionary leader in the rapidly growing social business software category. CubeTree is an online collaboration suite that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: CubeTree, Inc.
CubeTree is an award-winning social business platform that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely. CubeTree is designed for enterprises ranging from start-ups to Global 500 companies.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
978.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2010 via BusinessWire

Meltwater Group, acquired BuzzGain

synopsis: Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, announced that it has acquired BuzzGain Inc., a social media monitoring company whose technology will serve as the platform to enhance Meltwater’s existing social media monitoring service, Meltwater Buzz.
buyer: Meltwater Group (:$359.79)
Meltwater Group is committed to disrupting the status quo through novel technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution infrastructure. Meltwater Group currently delivers business solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing, and biometrics. "
target: BuzzGain
BuzzGain is an online service for discovering and engaging with the people who will help your business thrive in today's social economy - where attention is a precious commodity.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tianji.com, acquired Zaizher

synopsis: Vocational social communication website, Tianji.com is said to have acquired Zaizher.im. Zaizher offers an application for phones which allows people to exchange business cards digitally.
buyer: Tianji.com
Tianji.com is the largest professional networking site in China, its major user groups for professionals to meet the needs of commercial and professional aspects of the user, to help users more effectively build, manage, expand personal networks. "
target: Zaizher
Zaizher.im is China’s leading mobile, location-based business networking app. Zaizher.im allows users to immediately view professional profiles of those around them and swap digital business cards with people of interest.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired FacebookMarketing.de

synopsis: Mediabistro.com has announced that it acquired the assets of the blog FacebookMarketing.de from Philipp Roth and Jens Wiese of Munich, Germany. FacebookMarketing.de concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: FacebookMarketing.de
FacebookMarketing.de is a blog that concentrates on news and analysis of the fast-developing use of Facebook marketing in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Starcom MediaVest Group, acquired Relevant24

synopsis: Publicis Groupe SA announced the acquisition of Relevant24, a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. They will be aligned with Starcom MediaVest Group.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Starcom MediaVest Group
Starcom MediaVest Group bring brand experiences to life through three global award winning agency brands: MediaVest, Starcom and Spark. SMG encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital & technology experts. "
target: Relevant24
Relevant24 is a leader in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day. Their unique process creates original content around consumer insights, topical events, and cultural trends as they unfold daily.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Magpie & Friends, Ltd.

synopsis: IZEA Holdings, Inc., a world leader in social media sponsorships, announced it has acquired Germany's Magpie Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King and Heineken.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA Holdings, Inc., ("IZEA") is a world leader in social media sponsorship, operating multiple marketplaces including WeReward, SponsoredTweets, and SocialSpark. IZEA connects advertisers with social media publishers, helping them monetize their social media presence. "
target: Magpie & Friends, Ltd.
Launched in October 2008, Magpie was the first Twitter advertising network. The Magpie network includes over 12,000 advertisers and 16,000 Twitter publishers in 124 different countries. The company has executed campaigns for top brands including Burger King, Heineken, PlayStation and Audi.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

Thought Convergence, acquired Name Intelligence

synopsis: Thought Convergence announced that it has completed its acquisition of Name Intelligence, the company behind the highly-acclaimed DomainTools service and the Domain Roundtable conference.
buyer: Thought Convergence
Founded in 2001, Thought Convergence™ is an industry-leading service provider of domain information, management, monetization and development tools and technologies for the domain name industry. "
target: Name Intelligence
Name Intelligence is best known for its feature rich website DomainTools.com. The mission is to gather and enable as much information as possible about every domain. Domains records exist in the deep web and are not as searchable as the very webpages they host.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Fast Search & Transfer, Inc., will purchase RetrievalWare business from Convera Inc.

synopsis: Fast Search & Transfer a leading developer of search technologies, announced its agreement to purchase selected assets of Convera Corporation, a leader in information retrieval solutions. Under the terms of the signed agreement, FAST will acquire the assets of Convera's RetrievalWare™ business.
buyer: Fast Search & Transfer, Inc.
Fast Search & Transfer is a leader in enterprise search solutions, provides businesses and government organizations with the ability to intelligently and dynamically, access, retrieve and analyze information in real time, regardless of data format, structure, or location. "
seller: Convera Inc.
Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2006 via BusinessWire

VideoEgg, Inc., acquired Popcast, LLC.

synopsis: VideoEgg, Inc., a leading innovator in web-based video publishing solutions, announced today that it has acquired assets of Popcast, LLC. Under the terms of the transaction, several senior members of Popcast's development team will join VideoEgg.
buyer: VideoEgg, Inc.
VideoEgg offers web-based video publishing solutions which make it easy to for internet users to encode, upload, host and watch video. Its flagship product, the VideoEgg Publisher, is a small website plug-in that makes it easy for end-users to capture, edit, encode, and post digital video online. "
target: Popcast, LLC.
POPcast develops simple media creation tools and self-service delivery systems. They provide a suite of easy to use streaming media applications and outsourced services for portals, ISPs and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Lyndon Wood, acquired The Ecademy Ltd.

synopsis: Lyndon Wood acquires The Ecademy Ltd., a company that provides business networking services. It is a membership organization for entrepreneurs and business owners who belong to a community that connects, supports, and transacts with one another. The company develops tools, resources, and events for small to medium businesses.
buyer: Lyndon Wood
Lyndon Wood started Moorhouse Group 22 years ago and grew it to become one of the top 100 independent brokers in the UK before setting up a series of other specialist insurance ventures. "
target: The Ecademy Ltd.
The Ecademy Ltd. provides business networking services. It is a membership organization for entrepreneurs and business owners who belong to a community that connects, supports, and transacts with one another. The company develops tools, resources, and events for small to medium businesses.
price ($mm)
$1.84*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: MUEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Musician’s Exchange
Musician’s Exchange
Musicians Exchange is a global community with an eye towards online commercial exchange. It features digital music & video distribution, classified ads, and global opportunity for the musician, artist, band, videographer, producer, writer, and others.
year
2009
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Ticker: OTCPK:MCGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MedCAREERS GROUP
MedCAREERS GROUP
MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.29)
Net Income ($mm)
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2
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Ticker: CHGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$445.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.43
EBIT ($mm)
$23.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1401
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$198.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.99
EBIT ($mm)
$32.52
Net Income ($mm)
$17.02
Employees
940
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid is a Japanese media company. Minkabu provides financial information to individuals and corporations through their websites. The company operates websites that focus on investing, FOREX, virtual currency, insurance, commodities, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
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0
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
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Ticker: LEON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LION bioscience AG
At the heart of LION’s offering is SRS, the world’s leading integration software for biological data, which seamlessly integrates information from hundreds of publicly available databases with in-house research data.
year
2004
rev ($mm)
$32.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($57.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.30)
Net Income ($mm)
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0
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Ticker: DRVW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DirectView, Inc.
DirectView, Inc. is a full-service provider of high-quality, cost-efficient videoconferencing technologies and services. DirectView provides businesses with multipoint videoconferencing, network integration services, custom room design, staffing, document conferencing and webconferencing services.
year
2002
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