Like StayFriends GmbH

announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
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closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
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$35
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
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announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$178.61)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
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$55
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$24
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on offer 6/10/2015 via

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

synopsis: Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Chen and Chief Operating Officer James Jian Liu proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Renren Inc., a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, play online games, watch videos and more.
buyer: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. "
target: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
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$73
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announced 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., will acquire Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Grupa Onet.pl, part of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, has signed an agreement to accquire NK from Rubylight. Nasza Klasa (NK) is one of the biggest platforms offering games and the second largest social networking site in Poland.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target parent: Rubylight Technology Ltd.
target: Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.
Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o. is a social networking Website in Poland. The company’s Website enables users to find their classmates in various levels of education.
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closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
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$1.00
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closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums. "
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$62,604.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance. "
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
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announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
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$25
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closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

ValueFirst, acquired Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited

synopsis: ValueFirst has acquired a majority stake in online social networking site Indyarocks.com. Indyarocks.com enables users to create profiles, meet and make friends, catch up with movie buzz, play games, listen to music, catch live cricket scores, and win prizes by sharing photos, and write blogs.
buyer: ValueFirst
ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd. provides mobile messaging solutions. It also offers enterprise mobile messaging, desktop mobile messaging, and mobile marketing and consulting solutions. "
target: Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited
Indyarocks Media Services Private Limited operates an entertainment based social network in India. It enables users to create profiles, meet and make friends, catch up with movie buzz, play games, listen to music, catch live cricket scores, and win prizes by sharing photos, and write blogs.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
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$18
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

TESTROOM GmbH merged with Content Fleet,

synopsis: TESTROOM GmbH, a digital editorial marketing agency that brings together expertise from all relevant disciplines, has merged with Content Fleet, one of the most successful digital content marketing agencies in Germany.
buyer parent: Ströer Media
buyer: Content Fleet
Content Fleet is one of the most successful digital content marketing agencies in Germany. Content Fleet covers the entire value chain, from conception, portal development, content creation to content distribution and performance monitoring. "
target: TESTROOM GmbH
Based in Germany, TESTROOM GmbH is a digital editorial marketing agency that brings together expertise from all relevant disciplines. They design non-paid campaigns and implement them for clients from various industries.
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closed 5/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Verdane Capital, acquired Conexus AS

synopsis: Nordic investor Verdane has bought an 80 per cent stake in Conexus from Ströer Venture GmbH and other shareholders. Conexus was founded in 2001 and provides digital learning platforms primarily for the Norwegian school sector.
buyer: Verdane Capital
Verdane funds provide flexible growth capital to fast growing software, consumer internet, energy or high-technology industry businesses. The funds are distinctive in that they can invest either in a single company, or in portfolios of companies. "
target parent: Ströer Media
target: Conexus AS
Conexus was founded in 2001 and provides digital learning platforms primarily for the Norwegian school sector. The business’ platform is used by thousands of schools and more than one million students globally.
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closed 3/31/2019 via Company Press Release

metacrew group GmbH, acquired Foodist GmbH

synopsis: Metacrew, the market leader in subscription commerce in Germany and Austria, has acquired Foodist, a German based company that specializes in food subscription boxes. They follow current health food trends and create handmade boxes full of specialty products from all over Europe.
buyer: metacrew group GmbH
Metacrew is the market leader in subscription commerce in Germany and Austria. Their subscription boxes include strong brands such as the Pink Box, Luxury Box, Brigitte Box and the Lindt Chocolate Club, with a focus on beauty products, food and beverages "
target parent: Ströer Media
target: Foodist GmbH
Foodist is a German based company that specializes in food subscription boxes. They follow current health food trends and create handmade boxes full of specialty products from all over Europe. Their different levels of subscriptions cater to all preferences.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, acquired optimise-it GmbH

synopsis: Ströer, a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, has acquired optimise-it GmbH, one of the leading chat service providers in Europe. In addition to classic sales and service text chat, optimise-it also offers extensions for video chat, co-browsing, social chat, ad chat and more.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: optimise-it GmbH
optimise-it GmbH is one of the leading chat service providers in Europe. In addition to classic sales and service text chat, optimise-it also offers extensions for video chat, co-browsing, social chat, ad chat and more.
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closed 11/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, acquired Neo Advertising Hamburg

synopsis: Ströer, a leading digital multi-channel media company, has acquired Neo Advertising Hamburg, one of the largest digital-out-of-home marketers in the world. With over 8,000 large-panel displays at the POS (point of sale) and POI (point of interest), Neo Advertising reaches some 5 million contacts each and every day.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: Neo Advertising Hamburg
NeoAdvertising is one of the largest digital-out-of-home marketers in the world. It does not matter whether their customers are a sophisticated advertiser or an agency, they can provide them with adept digital display networks for an effective communication strategy tailored to a target group.
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announced 10/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Ströer Media, will acquire Yieldlove GmbH

synopsis: Ströer signed the purchase agreement to acquire a majority shareholding in the Hamburg-based start-up Yieldlove, a German optimisation platform for the programmatic marketing of digital web inventories.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: Yieldlove GmbH
Yieldlove helps publishers to more effectively monetize their digital ad inventory. Yieldlove offers a monetization solution which lets all major SSPs (supply-side platforms) compete on the inventory via header bidding.
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announced 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Ströer Media, will acquire Ranger Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH

synopsis: Ströer, a provider of out-of-home and online advertising services, will acquire Ranger Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH from Waterland, a private equity investment group. Ranger is a leading outsourcing provider for direct sales services in Europe. Ranger's multichannel concept addresses customers on many levels and creates maximum sales potential.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
target: Ranger Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH
Ranger Marketing is one of the leading outsourcing providers for direct sales services in Europe. From door-to-door, B2B and shop to sales promotions, their unique multichannel concept addresses customers on many levels and creates maximum sales potential.
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$82
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closed 3/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Digital Group GmbH, acquired Seeding Alliance GmbH

synopsis: The Ströer Digital Group, a company that provides digital advertising services for publishers and advertisers in the digital sector, has acquired Seeding Alliance, an advertising agency based in Germany that offers services in blog marketing, native advertising, social media marketing, and video marketing.
buyer parent: Ströer Media
buyer: Ströer Digital Group GmbH (DB:SAX:$1,113.16)
Ströer Digital Group GmbH provides digital advertising services for publishers and advertisers in the digital sector. It offers online and video marketing, and mobile and location-based advertising services. "
target: Seeding Alliance GmbH
Seeding Alliance is an advertising agency based in Germany that offers services in blog marketing, native advertising, social media marketing, and video marketing. It allows advertisers and publishers to publish digital advertisements.
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closed 3/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Seeding Alliance GmbH, acquired Enliveo GmbH

synopsis: Seeding Alliance - and has now taken over 100 percent Adtech provider Enliveo. Enliveo focuses on measurable results that are important to its clients. Since November 2014, Seeding Alliance has already held 49 percent of Enliveo's business, which specializes in the development of ad server technologies.
buyer parent: Ströer Media
buyer: Seeding Alliance GmbH
Seeding Alliance is an advertising agency based in Germany that offers services in blog marketing, native advertising, social media marketing, and video marketing. It allows advertisers and publishers to publish digital advertisements. "
target: Enliveo GmbH
Enliveo focuses on measurable results that are important to its clients. Their web and mobile applications combine tailor-made planning and development to solve problems and drive businesses forward.
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closed 2/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, acquired kajomi GmbH

synopsis: Ströer Media, a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, has acquired kajomi GmbH, one of the top providers of e-mail marketing in Germany. At their Munich/Martinsried site, kajomi GmbH has 21 employees that serve more than 500 customers.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: kajomi GmbH
kajomi GmbH is one of the top providers in e-mail marketing in Germany and was founded in 2002. At the Munich / Martinsried site, they have 21 employees that serve more than 500 customers.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, acquired Vitalsana

synopsis: Ströer Media, a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, has acquired Vitalsana B.V., an online pharmacy that offers the sale of allergy, cold, homeopathy, diet, and mother and child supplies, as well as cosmetics, animal supplies, and fragrances.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: Vitalsana
Vitalsana B.V. operates an online pharmacy. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Heerlen, the Netherlands. They offer the sale of allergy, cold, homeopathy, diet, and mother and child supplies, as well as cosmetics, animal supplies, and fragrances.
price ($mm)
$5.05
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire Foodist GmbH

synopsis: The publicly-listed Ströer media company is taking over Foodist. Foodist ships an exclusive selection of international delicacies to its customers in Germany and Europe every month. Foodist’s clients can choose from two boxes, the gourmet box or the healthy box.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: Foodist GmbH
Foodist ships an exclusive selection of international delicacies to its customers in Germany and Europe every month. Foodist’s clients can choose from two boxes, the gourmet box or the healthy box.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire stylefruits GmbH

synopsis: Ströer SE will acquire Stylefruits, a Munich based start-up founded in 2008. Stylefruits is the digital companion for fashion and lifestyle. With more than ten million monthly visits, eight million Facebook fans and more than three million app downloads, Stylefruits is the leading recommendation platform for fashion and living in Europe.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: stylefruits GmbH
Stylefruits is the digital companion for fashion and lifestyle. With more than ten million monthly visits, eight million Facebook fans and more than three million app downloads, Stylefruits is the leading recommendation platform for fashion and living in Europe.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire BodyChange

synopsis: Ströer will acquire the Munich Startup Social Media Interactive, the creator of the BodyChange® movement, a healthy online weight loss and fitness program that is changing lives. Bodychange® is a simple and effective way to get slim.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: BodyChange
Social Media Interactive is the creator of the BodyChange® movement, a healthy online weight loss and fitness program that is changing lives. Bodychange® is a simple and effective way to get slim.
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announced 12/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire Statista GmbH

synopsis: Ströer SE, a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, signed a purchase agreemento acquire Statista, one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target: Statista GmbH
Statista Inc. is one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. With a team of over 200 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.
price ($mm)
$62*
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Ströer Digital Media GmbH, acquired KissMyAds

synopsis: KissMyAds is now part of Ströer Digital Media, Germany’s leading digital media marketer. KissMyAds is a Mobile Performance Marketing Network offering customized technical solutions to start and fine-tune all high performance campaigns on the mobile web. With Ströer, KissMyAds has found a partner to grow the mobile marketing industry of the future.
buyer parent: Ströer Media
buyer: Ströer Digital Media GmbH
Ströer Digital Media is one of the leading online marketers. They are your strategic partner for integrated digital marketing concepts that will boost your revenues and increase your reach. With their attractive high-quality websites, they reach 35.03 million unique users. "
target parent: Venista Ventures GmbH & Co. KG
target: KissMyAds
KissMyAds is the Cologne-based Mobile Performance Marketing Network offering customized technical solutions to start and fine-tune all high performance campaigns on the mobile web. KissMyAds offers Advertisers, Publishers and App developers a risk-free platform to monetize their mobile web traffic.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Ströer Media, acquired Content Fleet

synopsis: Ströer Media has acquired the owned media and big data specialist Content Fleet. The Hamburg-based company provides creative services, distribution and monetization from a single source. it also offers proprietary, performance-driven technology solutions for the detailed real-time processing, evaluation and interpretation of large volumes of data.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. Ströer commercializes several thousand websites and more than 290,000 out-of-home advertising faces. "
target: Content Fleet
Content Fleet is a leading provider for content creation services and content exploration software. Their products assist content professionals to enhance their performance, using big data technology and analysis algorithms in order to identify emerging internet trends early.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Loatsad Promomedia, acquired E-Motion Advertising Limited

synopsis: E-Motion Advertising, an out-of-home Media firm, has been acquired by Loatsad Promomedia, another out-of-home media company. E-Motion Advertising has rapidly built up competence in deploying innovative Out-of-Home infrastructure that stands out from mundane traditional media. Both companies are based in Nigeria.
buyer: Loatsad Promomedia
At Loatsad Promomedia, they strive to deliver exceptional advertising services to their clients. They have built an unprecedented inventory of specialized outdoor and digital products and services. They are based in Nigera. "
target: E-Motion Advertising Limited
Founded in October 2005 as an Out-of-Home Media firm, E-Motion Advertising has rapidly built up competence in deploying innovative Out-of-Home infrastructure that stands out from mundane traditional media. They are based in Nigeria.
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closed 9/23/2019 via PR Newswire

OUTFRONT Media Inc., purchased Chicago Outdoor Advertising Assets from Total Outdoor Corp

synopsis: OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest outdoor media companies, has acquired Total Outdoor's out-of-home (OOH) Chicago assets consisting of 22 large-format static billboards and 16 digital displays. Total Outdoor is an independent OOH advertising company that provides its clients with high quality OOH advertising solutions in key markets.
buyer: OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT:$1,698.20)
OUTFRONT leverages the power of technology, location, and creativity to connect brands with consumers outside of their homes through one of the largest and most diverse sets of billboard, transit, and mobile assets in North America. "
seller: Total Outdoor Corp
Total Outdoor's Chicago out-of-home (OOH) assets include 22 large-format static billboards and 16 digital displays. Total Outdoor is an independent OOH advertising company that provides its clients with high quality OOH advertising solutions in key markets across the country.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Visual Art Sweden AB

synopsis: Premium digital out-of-home media owner Ocean Outdoor Limited has acquired Visual Art Media, an independent digital out-of-home media and tech group operating in three Nordic countries and Germany.
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$0.00)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Visual Art Sweden AB
Visual Art Media is an independent digital out-of-home media and tech group operating in three Nordic countries and Germany. Visual Art Media is Sweden’s largest pure-play digital out-of-home operator with more than 260 locations across a mix of retail, rail and airport and leisure destinations.
price ($mm)
$79
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.3x
closed 7/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Lamar Advertising Co., acquired Ashby Street Outdoor Holdings LLC

synopsis: Ashby Street Outdoor Holdings, LLC, a leading operator of 1,908 outdoor advertising displays in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, has been acquired by Lamar Advertising Company. Ashby Street is an innovator in digital media, operating 91 LED displays with fully automated content management and scheduling.
buyer: Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR:$1,650.65)
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies, with over 348,000 displays in the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit, and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Ashby Street Outdoor Holdings LLC
Ashby Street Outdoor is one of the largest independently owned outdoor advertising companies covering over 40 counties in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Ashby Street Outdoor offers digital billboards and traditional bulletins in premium locations for businesses to reach potential customers
price ($mm)
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closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

New Tradition Media, purchased San Francisco Outdoor Advertising Assets from Total Outdoor Corp

synopsis: New Tradition Media, one of the fastest-growing out-of-home (OOH) media companies in the United States, has acquired Total Outdoor’s San Francisco OOH media assets. Total Outdoor is an independent OOH advertising company. Their San Francisco OOH media assets include digital and static, large format billboards and advertising signs in San Francisco.
buyer: New Tradition Media
New Tradition is one of the fastest-growing out-of-home media companies in the United States. With a focus on urban core environments, New Tradition provides advertising platforms for national brands and advertising agencies throughout the country. "
seller: Total Outdoor Corp
Total Outdoor’s San Francisco out of home (OOH) media assets include digital and static, large format billboards and advertising signs in San Francisco. Total Outdoor is an independent OOH advertising company. Total Outdoor offers large format out-of-home advertising in various US cities.
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closed 5/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Vector Media, acquired Laurel Outdoor

synopsis: Vector Media, an innovative media company specializing in transit media, traditional Out-of-Home (OOH) media and the creation of interactive brand experiences, announced the acquisition of Laurel Outdoor, a premiere outdoor advertising company in New Orleans. Laurel's collaborative approach makes it the ideal partner.
buyer: Vector Media
Vector Media specializes in large-format transit advertising, traditional Out-of-Home media and the creation of interactive brand experiences. The company's current inventory of over 30,000 Out-of-Home faces includes bulletins, street furniture and transit advertising faces. "
target: Laurel Outdoor
Laurel Outdoor is a premiere outdoor advertising company in New Orleans. Laurel's collaborative approach and experience in designing, installing, and operating both advertising and non-advertising based amenities makes it the ideal partner to move forward with a comprehensive plan.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired NativeRoll

synopsis: Mail.ru Group acquired 50.83% of the developer of video advertising platform Nativeroll. Nativeroll allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,091.82)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: NativeRoll
Nativeroll is a video advertising platform in premium content that allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers. According to its own data, the monthly audience reach is 75 million users.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

UP Invest OÜ, acquired Cream OÜ

synopsis: UP Invest, an investment company in Estonia, has acquired Cream, an ambient media agency in Estonia that offers media and advertising solutions. Cream develops and executes advertising campaigns in shopping centers, sports clubs, retailers, restaurants and parks. Their portfolio of solutions include digital and LED screens, banners, and more.
buyer: UP Invest OÜ
UP Invest OÜ is an investment company focusing on investments in healthcare, consumer brands, real estate, and cleantech venture capital. UP Invest OÜ was founded in 2012 and is based in Tallinn, Estonia. "
target: Cream OÜ
Cream is an ambient media agency in Estonia that offers media and advertising solutions. Cream develops and executes advertising campaigns in shopping centers, sports clubs, retailers, restaurants and parks. Their portfolio of solutions include digital and LED screens, banners, escalators, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Interbest

synopsis: Ocean has acquired Interbest, an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. They are the country’s biggest independent roadside operator with 88 digital and static OOH masts in prime locations on the busiest road and motorway networks. Its portfolio covers all the Dutch municipalities and the Randstad.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$0.00)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Interbest
Interbest is an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. They are the country’s biggest independent roadside operator with 88 digital and static OOH masts in prime locations on the busiest road and motorway networks. Its portfolio covers all the Dutch municipalities and the Randstad.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talon Outdoor, acquired Grandesign

synopsis: Talon, the U.K.’s largest independent Out of Home (OOH) media specialist, has expanded its U.S. coverage with the purchase of Grandesign, a U.S. independent OOH media agency headquartered in San Diego. Grandesign is the second-largest independent OOH agency in the U.S., delivering traditional and experiential OOH.
buyer: Talon Outdoor
Talon Outdoor is a truly independent Out of Home (OOH) media specialist and a significant player in the Out of Home agency sector with a focus on delivering smarter, creative, technology-led and integrated OOH communications. "
target: Grandesign
Grandesign is recognized as one of the fastest growing out-of-home media solutions companies in the US. The award-winning advertising and experiential marketing agency offers services that include large scale events, activations, stunts, brand engagements, and more.
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announced 10/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Global Media & Entertainment Limited, will acquire Exterion Media

synopsis: Global, a leading media and entertainment group in the UK, has made a binding offer to acquire Exterion Media, Europe’s largest privately held out-of-home advertising business. Their core business is engaging and delivering valuable audiences for advertisers through a variety of formats and environments.
buyer: Global Media & Entertainment Limited
Global is a leading media and entertainment group in the UK. Global is home to some of the UK's biggest commercial radio brands, including Heart, Capital, Smooth and Classic FM. The group also operates two music TV channels and fifteen music festivals in the UK. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Exterion Media
Exterion Media is Europe’s largest privately held out-of-home advertising business. Their core business is engaging and delivering valuable audiences for advertisers through a variety of formats and environments including transport, billboards, street furniture and retail.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Tukaiz, acquired Dr. Graphx

synopsis: Tukaiz, a leading technology and marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Dr. Graphx, an environmental graphic solutions firm specializing in design, production and installation.
buyer: Tukaiz
Tukaiz is a results-driven technology and marketing services company based in Franklin Park, IL. The infrastructure of Tukaiz includes services comprised of creative and advertising, software development, print production, inventory management and fulfillment and distribution services. "
target: Dr. Graphx
Dr. Graphx is an environmental graphic solutions firm specializing in design, production and installation. They produce wall and window graphics, environmental graphic elements, and many more specialty items to enhance brands and support their message.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Link Media Outdoor, acquired Key Outdoor Inc.

synopsis: Link Media Outdoor, a subsidiary of Boston Omaha Corporation, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Key Outdoor, Inc. Key Outdoor has grown to become one of the leading outdoor companies in the Midwest with over 700 structures and almost 1,800 advertising faces, located in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
buyer parent: Boston Omaha Corp
buyer: Link Media Outdoor
Launched in 2015, Link Media Outdoor is an outdoor advertising company. Link's billboards enables brands to strategically communicate their product to their customers. The company has billboard structures located throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. "
target: Key Outdoor Inc.
Founded in 1977, Key Outdoor has grown to become one of the leading outdoor companies in the Midwest with over 700 structures and almost 1,800 advertising faces, located in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

JCDecaux, will acquire APN Outdoor Group

synopsis: JCDecaux SA, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announces it has entered into an agreement with APN Outdoor Group Limited ("APN Outdoor") to acquire 100% of APN Outdoor's share capital. APN Outdoor is a leading Out-of-Home media company in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: JCDecaux (ENXTPA:DEC:$3,548.27)
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard."
target: APN Outdoor Group (ASX:APO:$254.05)
APN Outdoor is a leading Out-of-Home media company in Australia and New Zealand that primarily operates in the large format billboard segment, as well as in the transit, rail and airport segments. APN Outdoor boasts 36,000 high-impact sites in attention-grabbing locations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$825 [$897]
rev ($mm)
$255
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.7x
announced 6/24/2018 via Reuters

oOh!media Group Ltd., will acquire Adshel

synopsis: Australian advertiser Ooh!Media Ltd is to buy bus stop advertising business Adshel. As a leading out-of-home media company, Adshel allows advertisers across Australia and New Zealand to connect, engage and influence commuters where they work, live, shop and play.
buyer: oOh!media Group Ltd. (ASX:OML:$281.00)
oOh! is a leading operator in Australia and New Zealand’s fast-growing Out Of Home advertising industry. They create deep engagement between people and brands through Unmissable location-based media solutions. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: Adshel
As a leading out-of-home media company, Adshel allows advertisers across Australia and New Zealand to connect, engage and influence commuters where they work, live, shop and play. Adshel is one of the most recognized names in street furniture and a key player in the out-of-home media market.
price ($mm)
$422
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Forrest Media

synopsis: Ocean Outdoor Limited, the UK’s leading out-of-home advertising company, has acquired Forrest Media, a leading provider of large format outdoor media solutions in Scotland. The deal expands Ocean’s national footprint and enhances its position as a leading large format digital out of home (“DOOH”) operator in the UK.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$0.00)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Forrest Media
Forrest Media is a recognized leader in out of home advertising in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh) with a strong presence in the key northern cities of Manchester and Newcastle.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

iPrint Digital Limited, acquired National Outdoor Advertising Limited

synopsis: Large print advertising firm iPrint Digital has acquired billboard advertising agency National Outdoor Advertising (NOA). NOA is Jamaica's largest outdoor advertising company, serving brands and corporate Jamaica for over 50 years.
buyer: iPrint Digital Limited
iPrint Digital has been providing high-quality printing and outdoor advertising solutions to Jamaica since 2006. iPrint provides innovation, creativity and expertise in the service areas of digital printing and signage, mass audience engagement and customer creation and retention. "
target: National Outdoor Advertising Limited
National Outdoor Advertising (NOA) is Jamaica's largest outdoor advertising company, serving brands and corporate Jamaica for over 50 years. NOA builds quality billboards and outdoor media that effectively targets the demographic and fits into the landscape of the surrounding community.
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closed 4/16/2018 via Company Press Release

B Media Group, purchased Billboard Assets in Puerto Rico from Lamar Advertising Co.

synopsis: Lamar Advertising, one of the largest outdoor advertising companies with just under 350,000 displays in both the USA and Canada, have sold all their Puerto Rican assets to bMedia Group, the leading local outdoor media company in Puerto Rico.
buyer parent: Seaport Capital
buyer: B Media Group
bMedia is the leading local outdoor media company in Puerto Rico. They have 45+ strategically placed billboards across the island all based on the highest consumer traffic. From San Juan to Mayaguez they help their clients to build brands using billboard marketing. "
seller: Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR:$1,650.65)
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, with more than 330,000 displays across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Ecosys OOH, India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH helps brands to connect with consumers by using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momo Inc.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China. Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,178.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.56
EBIT ($mm)
$342.15
Net Income ($mm)
$304.84
Employees
924
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
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.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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Ticker: SET:BTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited
The BTS Group is a leading provider of passenger services in Thailand, focussing on mass transit solutions in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok. They are also the largest Out-of-Home Media Company in Thailand and engaged in property development along mass transit routes.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$160.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.53
EBIT ($mm)
$44.60
Net Income ($mm)
$145.55
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:QMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QMS Media Limited
QMS Media is an outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$144.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.05
EBIT ($mm)
$21.41
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:6535
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-mobile Co., Ltd. (Advertising)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
$13.54
Employees
178
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Ticker: SET:PLANB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plan B Media
Plan B Media
Plan B Media Public Company Limited is a Thailand-based company engaged in media business. Plan B Media offers a wide range of out of home (OOH) media platforms to support campaigns including transit media, digital media, and static media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$61.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.32
EBIT ($mm)
$14.71
Net Income ($mm)
$11.33
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:TMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tech Mpire Limited
Tech Mpire Limited
Tech Mpire is a rapidly growing performance-based online and mobile marketing solutions provider with reach to consumers in over 200 countries. Mpire offers advertisers a scalable solution to gain consumer acquisitions on a strict performance basis.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$23.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: LSE:OOUT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ocean Outdoor UK Limited
Ocean Outdoor UK Limited
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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