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wikiHow, Inc., acquired Guidecentral

synopsis: How-to website wikiHow has bought DIY platform Guidecentral. Guidecentral is an online and mobile destination used by 4.5 million DIY fans around the world, helping makers showcase their DIY projects. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website.
buyer: wikiHow, Inc.
wikiHow is a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. wikiHow contains over 175,000 how-to guides, which are written, edited and maintained by thousands of volunteers. wikiHow is used to learn how to do anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. "
target: Guidecentral
Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills and meet amazing people with similar passions. They provide a space for makers to share their handmade crafts, home decor projects, fashion and beauty tips, homemade recipes and other life hacks.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Brit + Co, acquired Snapguide

synopsis: Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects, has acquired Snapguide, a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
buyer: Brit + Co
Brit + Co is an online platform that provides tools to teach, inspire and enable creativity among women and girls. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, Brit + Co connects millions of users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors, together in one place. "
target: Snapguide
Snapguide is a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

PA Distribution, acquired Leisure Arts Inc.

synopsis: PA Distribution, a wholesale distributor of crafts, has acquired Leisure Arts from Comcast Corp., a global media and technology company. Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
buyer: PA Distribution
PA Distribution is a wholesale distributor of crafts. PA Distribution distributes crafting products to a wide variety of retailers. Their wide range of products and quick turnaround times help keep stores stocked with everything they need, from basic creative supplies to holiday and seasonal items. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Leisure Arts Inc.
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books and products that provoke imagination and inspire possibility among makers of all ages. They offer books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Inkling, Inc, acquired Open Air Publishing

synopsis: Inkling, an interactive e-book that first became known for bringing academic textbooks to the realms of the iPad, iPhone, and web, has added more non-textbook titles to its library with the acquisition of two brands Betterbook and Ready, Set, Baby! from digital-first how-to book publisher Open Air Publishing.
buyer: Inkling, Inc
Inkling is the world’s first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content. Inkling makes it easy to bring rich, interactive learning content to tablet devices like iPad. Inkling engages students and provides authors and publishers with an exciting new way to bring content to market. "
target: Open Air Publishing
Open Air Publishing produces original, how-to e-books designed exclusively for touchscreen devices like the iPad and iPhone. Its books allow readers to master new skills through touch, sight, and sound, guided by our extensive network of experts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

wikiHow, Inc., acquired Guidecentral

synopsis: How-to website wikiHow has bought DIY platform Guidecentral. Guidecentral is an online and mobile destination used by 4.5 million DIY fans around the world, helping makers showcase their DIY projects. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website.
buyer: wikiHow, Inc.
wikiHow is a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. wikiHow contains over 175,000 how-to guides, which are written, edited and maintained by thousands of volunteers. wikiHow is used to learn how to do anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. "
target: Guidecentral
Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills and meet amazing people with similar passions. They provide a space for makers to share their handmade crafts, home decor projects, fashion and beauty tips, homemade recipes and other life hacks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

wikiHow, Inc., acquired Guidecentral

synopsis: How-to website wikiHow has bought DIY platform Guidecentral. Guidecentral is an online and mobile destination used by 4.5 million DIY fans around the world, helping makers showcase their DIY projects. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website.
buyer: wikiHow, Inc.
wikiHow is a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. wikiHow contains over 175,000 how-to guides, which are written, edited and maintained by thousands of volunteers. wikiHow is used to learn how to do anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. "
target: Guidecentral
Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills and meet amazing people with similar passions. They provide a space for makers to share their handmade crafts, home decor projects, fashion and beauty tips, homemade recipes and other life hacks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

wikiHow, Inc., acquired Guidecentral

synopsis: How-to website wikiHow has bought DIY platform Guidecentral. Guidecentral is an online and mobile destination used by 4.5 million DIY fans around the world, helping makers showcase their DIY projects. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website.
buyer: wikiHow, Inc.
wikiHow is a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. wikiHow contains over 175,000 how-to guides, which are written, edited and maintained by thousands of volunteers. wikiHow is used to learn how to do anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. "
target: Guidecentral
Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills and meet amazing people with similar passions. They provide a space for makers to share their handmade crafts, home decor projects, fashion and beauty tips, homemade recipes and other life hacks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Brit + Co, acquired Snapguide

synopsis: Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects, has acquired Snapguide, a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
buyer: Brit + Co
Brit + Co is an online platform that provides tools to teach, inspire and enable creativity among women and girls. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, Brit + Co connects millions of users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors, together in one place. "
target: Snapguide
Snapguide is a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

PA Distribution, acquired Leisure Arts Inc.

synopsis: PA Distribution, a wholesale distributor of crafts, has acquired Leisure Arts from Comcast Corp., a global media and technology company. Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
buyer: PA Distribution
PA Distribution is a wholesale distributor of crafts. PA Distribution distributes crafting products to a wide variety of retailers. Their wide range of products and quick turnaround times help keep stores stocked with everything they need, from basic creative supplies to holiday and seasonal items. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Leisure Arts Inc.
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books and products that provoke imagination and inspire possibility among makers of all ages. They offer books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Inkling, Inc, acquired Open Air Publishing

synopsis: Inkling, an interactive e-book that first became known for bringing academic textbooks to the realms of the iPad, iPhone, and web, has added more non-textbook titles to its library with the acquisition of two brands Betterbook and Ready, Set, Baby! from digital-first how-to book publisher Open Air Publishing.
buyer: Inkling, Inc
Inkling is the world’s first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content. Inkling makes it easy to bring rich, interactive learning content to tablet devices like iPad. Inkling engages students and provides authors and publishers with an exciting new way to bring content to market. "
target: Open Air Publishing
Open Air Publishing produces original, how-to e-books designed exclusively for touchscreen devices like the iPad and iPhone. Its books allow readers to master new skills through touch, sight, and sound, guided by our extensive network of experts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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