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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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closed 11/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC, acquired InterMedia Outdoors

synopsis: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE") announced that it has acquired InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, Inc., (InterMedia Outdoors) from InterMedia Partners VII, L.P., a private equity investment fund. InterMedia Outdoors' assets include Sportsman Channel, 15 outdoor magazines, and 17 top websites, as well as television production operations.
buyer: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world's leading ownership, entertainment and management groups. As owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and various sports teams, KSE's sports and entertainment assets are second to none. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: InterMedia Outdoors
InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is a multimedia company serving outdoors enthusiasts in the United States, with the largest network of websites dedicated to the hunting, shooting and fishing category.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Move Publishing SAS, acquired NewCom Regie SAS

synopsis: Move Publishing announces the acquisition of NewCom Régie, an advertising agency specializing in digital media in the fields of motorcycle and auto. NewCom Régie is an advertising agency specializing in the areas of Automotive, Motorcycle and Recreation Outdoor.
buyer: Move Publishing SAS
Move Publishing publishes a range of special interest magazines dedicated to automobiles, motorbikes, motor homes and sporting activities such as golf, running or cycling. "
target: NewCom Regie SAS
NewCom Régie is an advertising agency specializing in the areas of Automotive , Motorcycle and Recreation Outdoor. NewCom Régie is also an expert in the field of content production and special operations Brand Content type or Native Advertising.
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closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

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

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is a next-generation automotive publisher that connects car-seeking audiences with content and tools to help them make better decisions -- on desktop and mobile devices.
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closed 7/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Fiume Capital, Juggernaut Capital Partners, acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

synopsis: Fiume Capital and Juggernaut Capital Partners has acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. Thrill One was formed by uniting industry-leading brands Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross, Street League Skateboarding and Thrill One Media to become the world's leading producer of action sports events and original content.
buyer: Fiume Capital
buyer: Juggernaut Capital Partners
Fiume Capital is a leading private investment firm targeting investments in media, entertainment, and consumer sectors Juggernaut Capital Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth investments in the consumer and healthcare industries. "
target parent: The Raine Group
target: Thrill One Sports & Entertainment
Thrill One Sports & Entertainment is a next-generation content company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment and lifestyle, combining the resources of Nitro Circus, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), Nitro Rallycross (NRX) and Thrill One Media.
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closed 7/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired PinkBike

synopsis: Outside has acquired Pinkbike and sister brands CyclingTips and Trailforks. Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. CyclingTips publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks is a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: PinkBike
Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Pinkbike also owns CyclingTips, which publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks, a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
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closed 11/2/2010 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media Corp, acquired LiveOutdoors.com

synopsis: Evolve Media Corp, a unique global brand architect in the digital space, announces the acquisition of LiveOutdoors.com and the launch of LiveOutdoors Media. LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content about the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
buyer: Evolve Media Corp
Evolve Media Corp is a unique global brand architect in the digital space. Evolve offers brand marketers digital brand campaigns that can achieve both significant reach among key audiences and contextual environments that together have been proven to increase key brand effectiveness. "
target: LiveOutdoors.com
LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content with expert advice and insight, giving hunters, fishermen, motorsports enthusiasts and everyone in-between, the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
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closed 5/28/2010 via PR Newswire

Vail Resorts, Inc., acquired Mountain News Corporation

synopsis: Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired Mountain News Corporation (MNC), which operates the world's most visited online snow sports portal, OnTheSnow.com.
buyer: Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN:$1,167.05)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, as well as properties in CA, NV and WY. "
target: Mountain News Corporation
Mountain News Corporation, based in Orinda, Calif., is the parent company of OnTheSnow.com, a website dedicated to providing its viewers information on the snow sports industry.
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closed 6/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired TopSpeed

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of TopSpeed.com, a leading digital automotive publication. The site covers news and trends within the automotive industry by publishing daily articles, spy shots and thorough buyer guides and reviews.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
With more than 3.5 billion sessions per year, Valnet is the leading digital content investment company that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of premier digital publishing assets across multiple verticals. "
target: TopSpeed
TopSpeed was founded in 2003 with the goal of becoming the preferred online destination for car enthusiasts. The site covers news and trends within the automotive industry by publishing daily articles, spy shots and thorough buyer guides and reviews.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A., acquired Diariomotor

synopsis: Atresmedia, a leading media group in Spain, has acquired Diariomotor, a leading automobile website in Spain. Diariomotor provides the latest automotive news to over 700,000 unique monthly readers. They cover news about automotive brands, hybrid cars, electric cars, race cars, motorcycles, automotive accessories, and more.
buyer: Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. (BME:A3M:$1,001.05)
Atresmedia is a leading media group in Spain. Atresmedia is the only audiovisual company with a key position in every sector in which it operates, including television, radio, digital and multimedia development, cinema, and events organisation. "
target: Diariomotor
Diariomotor is a leading automobile website in Spain. Diariomotor provides the latest automotive news to over 700,000 unique monthly readers. They cover news about automotive brands, hybrid cars, electric cars, race cars, motorcycles, automotive accessories, and more.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 7/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired FerrariChat

synopsis: The world’s most-read motorsports digital media company, Motorsport.com, announced the acquisition of digital assets to FerrariChat.com, the most active online Ferrari community in the world with more than 95% of the owner and enthusiast forum market share, 175,000 registered users, 10 million posts, and four million monthly page views.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: FerrariChat
Established in 2000, FerrariChat.com is the largest online Ferrari community in the world with over 175,000 registered users, including over 10 million posts.
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announced 1/7/2013 via Reuters

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Live Life Drive

synopsis: iCar Asia Ltd announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DQBP Sdn Bhd, owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, Malaysia’s automotive website. The website provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCarAsia is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange with Head Office based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. iCar is the largest network of online automotive sites in ASEAN reach 1.5 million people every month across Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. "
target: Live Life Drive
DQBP Sdn. Bhd., owner and operator of LiveLifeDrive.com, provides coverage and reviews of new cars in Malaysia. The company is based in Malaysia.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., acquired Racer Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Automotive media and marketing veterans Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks have acquired RACER Magazine and Racer.com from Haymarket Media, Inc. The purchase returns America's leading general interest motorsport magazine to its founding management team.
buyer: Racer Media & Marketing, Inc.
Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. is a company created by Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks. Pfanner and Sparks was the founding management team of America's leading general interest motorsport magazine, RACER. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Racer Communications, Inc.
Racer Communications consists of Racer Magazine, a monthly motorsports magazine, and Racer.com. Its custom publishing arm also produces SportsCar magazine for the Sports Car Club of America. The Racer Special Projects Division creates collateral, advertising materials, publications, and more.
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closed 10/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Auto Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands has acquired five new enthusiast websites. Internet Brands said it has acquired 5series.net, CobaltSS.net, gtr.co.uk, DieselTruckResource.com and DieselBombers.com. All of the websites provide automotive related information and become part of Internet Brands Automotive Network.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Five Auto Websites
The Five Auto Websites include: 5series.net; CobaltSS.net; gtr.co.uk; DieselTruckResource.com; and DieselBombers.com.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

Beckett Media LLC, acquired Motortopia

synopsis: Beckett Media has acquired Motortopia from New Digital Group. Motortopia is a leading online social network providing interactive tools to the motor enthusiast community.
buyer parent: Eli Research, Inc.
buyer: Beckett Media LLC
Based in Dallas, Beckett Media is one of the leading publishers of sports and specialty market collectible products in the U.S. Beckett operates Beckett.com and is the premier publisher of monthly sports and entertainment collectibles magazines. "
target parent: New Digital Group, Inc.
target: Motortopia
Motortopia is a leading online social networking site that brings motor enthusiasts and the information they desire together in one place.
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closed 4/15/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Max Media Group, acquired ExtremeChevys.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., announced that it has closed its acquisition of www.extremechevys.com. Extremechevys.com is a website that specialized in featuring customized 1969 Camaros and the 1955 to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: ExtremeChevys.com
Extremechevys.com is a website that specializes in featuring customized 1969 Camaros and the 1955 to 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
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closed 8/12/2009 via paidContent.org

High Gear Media, Inc., acquired MotorAuthority.com

synopsis: Auto news publisher and ad network High Gear Media has acquired MotorAuthority.com, which focuses on luxury and performance cars. MotorAuthority brings to 39 the total of owned-and-operated sites on the High Gear platform, which targets in-market car buyers according to interests and lifestyle.
buyer: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is the Web’s automotive authority. High Gear brings together a powerful technology platform, deep editorial expertise, and a unique model of publishing multiple automotive media sites to address every interest and lifestyle. "
target: MotorAuthority.com
MotorAuthority began in 2006 as a small enthusiast website focusing on automotive product and industry news, with a skew towards performance and luxury segments. Since then the site has continuously grown, becoming a respected source of news and reviews that readers can rely on.
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closed 1/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired OffShoreOnly.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, acquired OffShoreOnly.com a popular community website in the online performance boating, niche. The site joins well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands' Travel & Leisure division.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: OffShoreOnly.com
With more than 45,000 registered users, OffShoreOnly.com has grown to be the world’s largest performance boating website since 2001. A vibrant enthusiast community and active discussion forum are the primary focus of the site.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

SouChe, acquired CloudYoung

synopsis: SouChe, a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China, has acquired CloudYoung, a Chinese cloud marketing solution provider. CloudYoung's networking app provides car owners with safe and convenient services such as test rides, car friend gatherings, maintenance, and more.
buyer: SouChe
SouChe is a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China. In addition to selling used cars, the company also provides financing for customers to buy new vehicles for a year, which they can then purchase outright, trade in for a new model or hand back. "
target: CloudYoung
CloudYoung is a Chinese cloud marketing solution provider. CloudYoung provides auto OEMs and dealers with marketing solutions based on WeChat technology. Their networking app provides car owners with safe and convenient services such as test rides, car friend gatherings, maintenance, and more.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Hometalk, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Hometalk, a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire The Streamable

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire The Streamable, the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable provides information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: The Streamable
The Streamable is the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable helps cord-cutters to find the best media streaming services and devices. They provide information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Threadloom, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Threadloom, a company that aims to restore authenticity to the Internet. Threadloom helps sites to increase their affiliate revenue. Their free browser extension takes raw product reviews from forums all over the web and brings them to shoppers.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Threadloom, Inc.
Threadloom is a company that aims to restore authenticity to the Internet. Threadloom helps sites to increase their affiliate revenue. Their free browser extension, Primary, takes raw product reviews buried deep in forums all over the web and brings them to shoppers in an easy-to-use interface.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired ProBoards, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based VerticalScope Holdings Inc. has acquired ProBoards, a platform that allows users to create and operate their own online communities for free. ProBoards' platform supports hundreds of individual communities covering a wide range of subjects and represents an exciting new growth driver for VerticalScope.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: ProBoards, Inc.
ProBoards is the largest host of free forums on the Internet, providing the best forums and customer service to help online communities thrive. Since its launch, ProBoards' proprietary software has led the industry in feature advancements and continues to set the mark for innovation.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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announced 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire RedFlagDeals.com

synopsis: Yellow Pages Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the assets related to the operation of its RedFlagDeals division to VerticalScope Inc. RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: RedFlagDeals.com
RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians. They publish thousands of deals and coupons across more than 70 categories. The company has full-time staff dedicated to finding deals, coupons and freebies.
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closed 6/27/2018 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Fixya Ltd.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announces that it has acquired leading Do-it-Yourself Help site Fixya.com. The transaction adds to VerticalScope's stable of Home and Garden, Contractor and DIY sites.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Web

VerticalScope Inc., acquired VarageSale, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announced that it has acquired VarageSale, the community-focused buy and sell website and mobile app. VarageSale was founded in 2012 to provide a safer, more local way to buy and sell online.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. Established in 1999, VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals and enthusiast forum Websites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: VarageSale, Inc.
VarageSale is the family-friendly app to buy and sell used items locally. Founded in 2012, VarageSale has evolved into a worldwide movement that helps families stretch their household budget. The platform is 100% free to use through their website and mobile app.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
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closed 2/27/2014 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Topify

synopsis: Versatile Solutions, a subsidiary of VerticalScope Inc., one of the world's largest owners and operators of online community web sites, announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Topify Inc., a Chicago-based developer of a specialized mobile applications for forum website users.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Topify
Topify Inc set out to create a free seamless mobile forum experience for the masses. The release of version 2.0 is set to introduce a world class mobile forum experience to forum users. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 by seasoned forum alumni Raymond Lyle, Oleg Ignatiuk and Jack Bafia.
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closed 8/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired TidalFish.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., the leader in online enthusiast community publishing, announced that it has acquired TidalFish.com, the premier saltwater fishing site. TidalFish.com’s highly engaged community members share fishing reports, post photos, discuss tackle and boats, and research product purchases.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: TidalFish.com
TidalFish.com is an saltwater fishing site. The portal allows members to share fishing reports, post photos, discuss tackle and boats, and research product purchases.
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closed 3/15/2012 via Market Wire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Mautofied, Inc.

synopsis: Online automotive media powerhouse VerticalScope Inc. announced the purchase of Mautofied, Inc., an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. Mautofied.com allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Mautofied, Inc.
Mautofied is an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. The website, www.mautofied.com, allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., purchased Modified Automotive Group from VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc., America's leading targeted media company, announced that its Enthusiast Media Segment acquired Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc.’s Modified Automotive Group, publisher of Modified Magazine, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Modified Mustangs Magazine, and their related event partnerships and websites.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
seller: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
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closed 1/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Endless LLP, acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Endless rescued Encanta from insolvency following the administration of its parent company in Jan. 2006. We had confidence in Encanta as a standalone business and in the ability of its management team and were the only investors capable of acting quickly enough to secure their future.
buyer: Endless LLP
Endless is an independent private equity house. We were established in December 2005 and have raised a fund of £135million to invest in management buy-outs and turnaround opportunities. Our team is based in the UK and we have offices in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. "
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
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closed 9/12/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Beckett, acquired NOXX Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Beckett has acquired NoXX Technologies, a collector-first platform, helping collectors derive insights from their assets and connect with their community. NoXX's technology will be integrated into Beckett Collect, the industry's first all-in-one platform that allows collectors to easily add cards, manage their collection, and more.
buyer: Beckett
Beckett provides the most amazing products and services on the planet for collectors. With over 30 years experience assembling the industry's most comprehensive collectibles database, Beckett is uniquely positioned to become the world's premier alternative assets platform. "
target: NOXX Technologies Inc.
NoXX is a collector-first platform, helping collectors derive insights from their assets, connect with their community, and discover everything the fragmented industry has to offer. NoXX's goal is to provide a social identity hub for collectors.
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announced 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ostance, Inc., will acquire Shumee-to Club

synopsis: Ostance, a talent agency in Japan, will acquire Shumee-to Club from DeNA, a Japanese developer of mobile and online services. Shumee-to Club is a social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
buyer: Ostance, Inc.
Ostance is a talent agency in Japan. Ostance manages a portfolio of performers, singers, dancers, choreographers, and content creators. Ostance supports their artists to make their dreams come true. Ostance offers wedding, entertainment, senior entertainment, and advertising services. "
target parent: DeNA Global, Inc.
target: Shumee-to Club
Shumee-to Club is the largest social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$170.37)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
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announced 12/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire Group Nine Media Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, owner of Vox, The Verge, New York magazine and other digital media sites, is acquiring Group Nine Media. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
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Ticker: TSX:FORA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VerticalScope Inc.
VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$63.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.70
EBIT ($mm)
$5.93
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
238
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Ticker: NYSE:PINS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pinterest
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.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,667.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$377.17
EBIT ($mm)
$349.23
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$3.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: DMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leaf Group
Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified consumer internet company that builds enduring, digital-first brands that reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6).
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$37.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.89
EBIT ($mm)
$3.58
Net Income ($mm)
$2.68
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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