Like NextAdvisor, Inc.

announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
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closed 4/9/2021 via finextra.com

Finder, acquired GoBear

synopsis: Finder, a leading comparison site in Australia, has acquired GoBear, a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
buyer: Finder
Finder is a leading comparison site in Australia. Finder helps people around the world make to better financial decisions and improve their lives. Their platform allows users to compare credit cards, savings accounts, loans, online shopping discount and codes, insurance, utilities, travel and more. "
target: GoBear
GoBear is a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
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closed 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopFully International Group, acquired PromoQui

synopsis: ShopFully, the Italian tech company leader of the Drive To Store, known in Italy for the DoveConveni marketplace, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of PromoQui SpA, one of the reference players in the info-commerce market. PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings
buyer: ShopFully International Group
ShopFully, well known in Italy through the brand DoveConviene, is the leading digital platform for smart shopping used by 30 million users worldwide when getting ready to go shopping in their neighborhood to save time, save money and find their favourite brands and products. "
target: PromoQui
PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings, the point of contact between the Retailer and its potential customers. With their web platform and App users will find flyers and the best offers in the shops closest to them.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
price ($mm)
$7,100
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

localsearch, acquired Websheep GmbH

synopsis: localsearch (Swisscom Directories Ltd), the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch, has acquired Websheep GmbH, a Swiss company that owns and operates a variety of comparison sites. Websheep offers comparison sites for driving instructors, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, and hairdressers.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: localsearch
localsearch is the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch. Their product portfolio supports companies in being found online, and attracting and retaining new customers. local.ch and search.ch are the most popular directory and booking platforms in Switzerland. "
target: Websheep GmbH
Websheep owns and operates a variety of comparison sites in Switzerland. Websheep offers comparison sites for driving instructors, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, and hairdressers. Their platforms include fahrlehrervergleich.ch, zahnarztvergleich.ch, anwaltvergleich.ch, and more.
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announced 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Independer.nl

synopsis: De Persgroep Nederland has agreed to acquire price comparison company Independer from Achmea. Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Achmea B.V.
target: Independer.nl
Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$171
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkseg, acquired Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.

synopsis: Thinkseg, a Brazilian company that uses technology to sell insurance products - known as "insurtech" - has acquired the entire operation of Bidu. Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil.
buyer: Thinkseg
Thinkseg is a Brazilian insurance startup (insurtech) that connects insurers, brokers and customers. It operates independently, with transparency and agility. "
target: Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.
Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil. They've helped millions of consumers compare the prices of insurance, in addition to a variety of financial products, such as credit cards, financing options and loans.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$78
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0.0x
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announced 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Eli Global, LLC, will acquire finanzen.de

synopsis: Eli Global LLC, a federation of independent portfolios, announced that an affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire finanzen.de AG and its subsidiaries from Blackfin Capital Partners. Based in Germany, finanzen.de is the leading European online marketplace for retail customer leads in the finance and insurance sectors.
buyer: Eli Global, LLC
Eli is a federation of independent portfolios. Eli’s portfolios operate in over 15 industries across the world, including healthcare, technology, insurance and financial services. Eli acquires for the long term, and continues to invest globally in stable and growing companies and their teams. "
target parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
target: finanzen.de
Germany-based finanzen.de is the No.1 European B2B digital marketplace for insurance and finance customers. Its sophisticated technology-enabled marketplace procures about one million online generated leads per year to more than 6,000 insurance experts and financial consultants.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired Money Under 30

synopsis: XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, announced the acquisition of www.Moneyunder30.com (“MU30”), a US focused price comparison website for financial services, for a total consideration of US$7 million. The acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing from completion.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$59.34)
XLMedia, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Money Under 30
Money Under 30 is a platform dedicated to helping young people meet their financial goals. Whether talking about investing, savings, or salary negotiations, Money Under 30 aims to provide advice for young people facing a difficult economic climate and a rapidly changing financial landscape.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired MagnifyMoney

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC has acquired the company that operates MagnifyMoney.com, a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: MagnifyMoney
MagnifyMoney.com is a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compare Africa, acquired TopCheck UG

synopsis: Nigerian financial services comparison platform TopCheck has been acquired by South Africa’s Silvertree Internet Holdings. Launched in December 2014, the TopCheck platform allows users to compare prices of financial products such as various types of insurance, and loans. TopCheck will join Silvertree’s subsidiary Compare Africa Group (CAG).
buyer parent: Silvertree Capital
buyer: Compare Africa
The Compare Africa Group is Africa’s leading online service and product comparison platform, providing consumers with an easy-to-use interface in order to find the most affordable deals, saving time and money. They offer an easy-to-use platform to save money on banking, insurance, and broadband. "
target: TopCheck UG
TopCheck.com.ng is Nigeria's most trusted platform for comparing financial services like insurance, credit cards or loans in Nigeria! They exist because of all the bureaucracies and lack of transparency that create a painful experience when dealing with insurance companies or banks.
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closed 12/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

AngelList, acquired Product Hunt

synopsis: AngelList, the company that helps investors find startups to invest in, has acquired Product Hunt, the company that lets people share and discover new products posted by other users.
buyer: AngelList
AngelList is a US website for raising equity or debt investments for startups. Only accredited investors can invest. It does not handle any investment funds. It was founded by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. "
target: Product Hunt
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
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: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired BigDecisions.com

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, announced today that it has acquired BigDecisions.com, a company that aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,358.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: BigDecisions.com
BigDecisions.com provides a platform to deliver unbiased information and analysis to consumers in India on topics ranging from life and health insurance and retirement planning to providing for a child’s education or buying and renting real estate.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
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announced 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Caring Holdings, LLC, will acquire Caring.com

synopsis: Red Ventures is to divest Caring.com, a subsidiary of Bankrate, to Caring Holdings, LLC, a newly formed company backed by a group of private equity investors and entrepreneurs. Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
buyer: Caring Holdings, LLC
Caring Holdings, LLC is a newly formed company backed by a group of private equity investors and entrepreneurs with expertise in lead generation, search engine optimization, digital marketing and customer acquisition. "
target parent: Red Ventures, LLC
target: Caring.com
With three million visitors per month, Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc. merged with Red Ventures, LLC,

synopsis: Bankrate, a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content, announced that it has been acquired by Red Ventures, a leading digital consumer choice platform. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent & objective personal finance & related editorial content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,326 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$477
EBITDA ($mm)
$101
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.2x
announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
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announced 11/5/2015 via PR Newswire

All Web Leads, will acquire insuranceQuotes.com

synopsis: All Web Leads, the premier customer acquisition marketing company focused on the U.S. insurance industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire insuranceQuotes.com, Bankrate, Inc.'s insurance division. insuranceQuotes.com, has the industry's largest network of national and local insurance agents and a secure online application.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: All Web Leads
All Web Leads (AWL) is the premier customer acquisition marketing company focused on the U.S. insurance industry. The company delivers real-time, targeted, high-quality sales leads to top insurance producers. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: insuranceQuotes.com
insuranceQuotes.com, formerly known as Bankrate Insurance, has the industry's largest network of national and local insurance agents from the top insurance companies and a simple secure online application process that allows a consumer to compare unique insurance quotes from multiple companies.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
$195
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 6/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bankrate, Inc., acquired LoanTek, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., is one of the internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees, has acquired LoanTek, Inc., a company that creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing pricing on strategic partner and lender websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate an internet-based consumer banking and personal finance network. Bankrate's flagship website, Bankrate.com, is one of the Internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees. "
target: LoanTek, Inc.
LoanTek, Inc. creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing on strategic partner and lender websites. In addition to a mortgage pricing engine, LoanTek offers clients a consumer direct SaaS suite.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Quizzle, LLC

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Quizzle.com, a leading national free credit report and monitoring site. Quizzle provides users with free credit scores & credit reports, as well as credit monitoring and identity protection.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
target: Quizzle, LLC
Quizzle is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation – with a truly free credit report and score every six months.
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closed 12/2/2014 via AP - Associated Press

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Wallaby Financial

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Wallaby Financial, Inc., the leader in mobile and web-based credit card optimization solutions for consumers. Wallaby's solutions work alongside its proprietary algorithms and, based on geo-location and consumer preferences, help consumers maximize the rewards they earn with each credit card purchase.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: Wallaby Financial
Wallaby is the leader in credit card data and consumer financial information applications. Powered by CardBase, a proprietary database of more than 2,000 credit card profiles, and Wallaby's unique real-time optimization algorithms, Wallaby's product suite helps consumers earn more rewards and money.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Caring.com

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Caring, Inc., the owner of Caring.com, a leading senior care resource for those seeking information and support as they care for aging family members and loved ones. Caring generates revenue primarily through referral fees from senior housing communities, as well as subscription and display revenue.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: Caring.com
Caring, Inc. operates Caring.com, a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring.com provides caregiving content, online support groups, and a comprehensive Senior Care Directory for the US.
price ($mm)
$54
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closed 12/22/2011 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsWeb Corporation

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of InsWeb Corporation relating to InsWeb's insurance lead generation and marketing business. InsWeb owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target: InsWeb Corporation
InsWeb Corp owns and operates a network of leading insurance marketplace and education websites. InsWeb's primary properties include InsWeb.com, InsuranceRates.com, LocalInsuranceAgents.com, MedHealthInsurance.com and AgentInsider.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$65 [$64]
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
22.0x
closed 7/13/2010 via Capital IQ

Bankrate, Inc., acquired NetQuote

synopsis: BankRate has announced the purchase of NetQuote. With this purchase, BankRate continues to gain more market share in the lead generation industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: NetQuote
NetQuote has provided consumers with a free, simple and effective way to fulfill their insurance shopping needs. NetQuote operates a web-based business through which local insurance agents and national insurance companies purchase high quality leads of consumers in the market for insurance policies.
price ($mm)
$205
rev ($mm)
$98
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
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closed 8/6/2010 via Capital IQ

Bankrate, Inc., acquired CreditCards.com

synopsis: BankRate has announced the purchase of CreditCards.com. With this purchase, BankRate continues to gain more market share in the lead generation industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: CreditCards.com
CreditCards.com is an Internet publisher and marketing organization that operates the leading and fastest growing online destination for consumers to compare, and apply for credit cards. The company matches millions of consumers each year with the credit card offers that best meet their needs.
price ($mm)
$136
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closed 8/25/2009 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Bankrate, Inc.

synopsis: Apax Partners, a global private equity firm with over $35 billion in funds under advice and significant expertise in financial services and media, announced that they have completed their tender offer for shares of common stock of Bankrate, Inc. with 52% of the outstanding shares accepted for purchase.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance.
price ($mm)[EV]
$546 [$491]
rev ($mm)
$154
EBITDA ($mm)
$41
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 9/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Bankaholic

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired Bankaholic, a financial information Web site. Bankrate will take over the operation and management of the Bankaholic Web site immediately.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Bankaholic
Bankaholic provides rate information on savings products, such as certificates of deposit, savings accounts, and money market accounts, as well as insurance quotes and a comparison of the best credit card offers online.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired CreditCardGuide.com

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of LinkSpectrum, Co. of Boone, North Carolina. The principal asset of LinkSpectrum is its Web site, CreditCardGuide.com. CreditCardGuide.com offers consumers the ability to shop, compare, and apply for credit cards online.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: CreditCardGuide.com
CreditCardGuide.com is dedicated to providing you with a free one-stop credit card resource center and links to instant online applications. We also present side-by-side comparison of the best credit cards on the Internet from the top banks and card companies.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired InsureMe

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of InsureMe, Inc. based in Englewood, CO.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: InsureMe
InsureMe, an Englewood, Colorado-based company, links insurance agents and consumers nationwide through its Web site and hundreds of affiliate partners. Since 1993, InsureMe has helped millions of people find insurance coverage while providing thousands of agents with high quality, real-time leads.
price ($mm)[EV]
$59 [$58]
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
18.7x
closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Lower Fees, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of Lower Fees, Inc. which operates feedisclosure.com and is located in Westlake Village, CA.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Lower Fees, Inc.
Fee Disclosure has developed a patent pending online portal to create an open marketplace to break down complicated vendor fees associated with the mortgage process. Fee Disclosure empowers consumers with comprehensive information to make smart real estate decisions and reduce transaction costs.
price ($mm)
$2.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2006 via

Bankrate, Inc., purchased Mortgage-calc.com, Mortgagecalc.com and Mortgagemath.com from East West Mortgage, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has signed an agreement for the acquisition of three Websites owned and operated by East West Mortgage, Inc. for $4.4 million in cash. The Internet sites to be purchased by Bankrate include: Mortgage-calc.com, Mortgagecalc.com and Mortgagemath.com. The transaction is subject to the approval of Bankrate's Board of Directors.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
seller: East West Mortgage, Inc.
East West is New England's leading mortgage lender. We offer competitively priced fixed rate and adjustable rate mortgages. East West Mortgage Company has funded More than $1 Billion in Mortgages the past 3 years.
price ($mm)
$4.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired MMIS, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of both FastFind and MMIS/Interest.com. MMIS/Interest.com, which publishes mortgage guides in over 300 newspapers and operates Interest.com, a Web site which publishes financial rates and information connecting consumers with lenders, was acquired for $30 million in cash.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: MMIS, Inc.
MMIS is the parent company of Interest.com, an Internet finance marketplace educating and connecting consumers to quality lenders. Since its inception in 1987, MMIS has provided newspapers nationwide with mortgage features, editorial content and mortgage tools to educate and inform consumers.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Fastfind

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of both FastFind and MMIS/Interest.com. FastFind, an Internet lead aggregator based in San Francisco, California was purchased for $10 million in cash, subject to post- closing adjustments.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Fastfind
FastFind is an online service that matches consumers looking for a financial or education product with businesses that want to sell their goods or services. Consumers are connected to marketers who pay FastFind to provide them with quality leads to fuel their business.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc. merged with Red Ventures, LLC,

synopsis: Bankrate, a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content, announced that it has been acquired by Red Ventures, a leading digital consumer choice platform. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent & objective personal finance & related editorial content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,326 [$1,435]
rev ($mm)
$477
EBITDA ($mm)
$101
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.2x
closed 8/25/2009 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Bankrate, Inc.

synopsis: Apax Partners, a global private equity firm with over $35 billion in funds under advice and significant expertise in financial services and media, announced that they have completed their tender offer for shares of common stock of Bankrate, Inc. with 52% of the outstanding shares accepted for purchase.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance.
price ($mm)[EV]
$546 [$491]
rev ($mm)
$154
EBITDA ($mm)
$41
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Game Lounge Limited, acquired Lainat.fi

synopsis: Cherry AB (publ) announces that the company’s subsidiary Game Lounge has acquired the loan comparison website Lainat.fi. The site will be an important part of Game Lounge’s new business segment “Loans”.
buyer parent: Cherry AB
buyer: Game Lounge Limited
Game Lounge was founded with a vision to transform affiliate marketing for the online gaming sector. Game Lounge is part of Cherry’s Online Marketing business area. The company is active across several business areas including SEO, content, video, IT, white-label casinos and email marketing. "
target parent: Tumes Media Limited
target: Lainat.fi
Lainat.fi is a loan comparison website. Lainat.fi helps consumers find the cheapest loan, whether they are looking for a smaller instant loan for sudden spending, consumer credit or a larger loan, for example, buying a car.
price ($mm)
$0.21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Quicken Loans Inc., will acquire LowerMyBills.com

synopsis: Quicken Loans – the world's largest online lender, will acquire LowerMyBills and ClassesUSA from their parent, Core Digital Media. LowerMyBills.com is a free online service for consumers to compare low rates on monthly bills. ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree program.
buyer: Quicken Loans Inc.
Quicken Loans is America's #1 Online Home Loan Lender* with 29 years lending experience and 95% client satisfaction rating**. A direct lender in all 50 states, Quicken Loans offers several loan options including: fixed-rate, ARMs, FHA, VA, jumbo loans and reverse mortgages. "
target parent: CORE Digital Media
target: LowerMyBills.com
LowerMyBills.com is a free online service for consumers to compare low rates on monthly bills. ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree program.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bankrate, Inc., acquired LoanTek, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc., is one of the internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees, has acquired LoanTek, Inc., a company that creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing pricing on strategic partner and lender websites.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. and its subsidiaries own and operate an internet-based consumer banking and personal finance network. Bankrate's flagship website, Bankrate.com, is one of the Internet's leading aggregators of information on more than 300 financial products and fees. "
target: LoanTek, Inc.
LoanTek, Inc. creates exclusive mortgage referrals using automated and consumer-facing on strategic partner and lender websites. In addition to a mortgage pricing engine, LoanTek offers clients a consumer direct SaaS suite.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

BankAds, acquired HomeMortgage.com

synopsis: BankAds, which owns many premier properties in the banking and deposit space, has announced that it has signed a deal to acquire HomeMortgage.com, a provider of online mortgage quotes. The company is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida.
buyer: BankAds
BankAds is the first domain monetization solution specifically designed for premium banking and credit card domain names. BankAds is the only verticalized development solutions provider that is dedicated to the financial services industry. "
target: HomeMortgage.com
HomeMortgage.com provides mortgage quote solution through internet. The company is based in Delray Beach, Florida.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Research Services, Inc., acquired ICanBuy, Corp.

synopsis: Informa Research Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Informa plc, announced the acquisition of ICANBUY, Corp., an Internet company which specializes in generating high converting consumer leads for mortgage, consumer lending, and deposit products.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Research Services, Inc.
Informa Research Services, Inc., is the premier provider of competitive intelligence, sales and service evaluation, regulatory compliance testing, and lead generation services to the financial industry. "
target: ICanBuy, Corp.
Based in Santa Ana, California, and in business since 2006, ICANBUY provides accurate, real-time mortgage loan rate comparisons instantly to consumers based on their unique financial and credit profiles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., will purchase Specialty Finance Group from Car.com

synopsis: Car.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Autobytel, entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to which Internet Brands will acquire substantially all of the assets of the automotive specialty finance leads group of Car.com.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
seller parent: Autobytel Inc.
seller: Car.com
The assets include the specialty finance leads group of Car.com. Car.com is for people who need help finding the perfect vehicle. Choosing from thousands of cars is really confusing, Car.com has the tools to help users make a decision.
price ($mm)
$4.76
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Canstar, acquired RateCity

synopsis: Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison site, has acquired RateCity, Australia's leading financial comparison website. RateCity allows people to search, compare and apply for more than 10,000 financial products. Their platform offers comparisons for loans, credit cards, savings accounts, superannuation funds, and more.
buyer: Canstar
Canstar is Australia’s biggest financial comparison site. Canstar simplifies the world of finance to help consumers find the right product for them. Their platform allows users to compare over 775 brands across more than 30 finance categories, including banking, insurance, loans, investing and more."
target: RateCity
RateCity is Australia's leading financial comparison website. RateCity allows people to search, compare and apply for more than 10,000 financial products from over 250 financial institutions. Their platform offers comparisons for loans, credit cards, savings accounts, superannuation funds, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired SosTariffe.it

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline, a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy, has acquired SosTariffe.it, a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, and bank accounts.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$296.41)
Gruppo MutuiOnline is a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy. Gruppo MutuiOnline provides services for mortgage loans, consumer loans, and insurance through their various websites. Their main sites include www.mutuionline.it, www.prestitionline.it, www.segugio.it and www.trovaprezzi.it. "
target: SosTariffe.it
SosTariffe.it is a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, TV services, bank accounts, and credit cards.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
295.0x
closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired DepositAccounts.com

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of Deposits Online, LLC, which does business under the name DepositAccounts.com, the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the United States dedicated to providing bank deposit account information for consumers.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: DepositAccounts.com
Deposits Online, LLC, doing business as DepositAccounts.com, is the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the United States dedicated to providing bank deposit account information for consumers.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

GRUPO BC de Asesoría Hipotecaria, SL, acquired Iahorro Business Solutions SL

synopsis: GRUPO BC has acquired the leading online financial marketing services company, iAHORRO. IAHORRO is an online platform with a vocation of excellence in the marketing of financial products and services, with a wide knowledge in the generation and conversion of online traffic.
buyer parent: L-GAM Advisers LLP
buyer: GRUPO BC de Asesoría Hipotecaria, SL
Grupo BC is a leader in BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) in both Southern Europe and Latin America. The 4 key service lines for GRUPO BC are banking services, BPO and process consulting, asset services, and IT services. "
target parent: Cube Ventures
target: Iahorro Business Solutions SL
IAHORRO is an online platform with a vocation of excellence in the marketing of financial products and services, with a wide knowledge in the generation and conversion of online traffic. iAhorro is the leading banking comparison site in the Spanish market by number of products and billings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2021 via finextra.com

Finder, acquired GoBear

synopsis: Finder, a leading comparison site in Australia, has acquired GoBear, a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
buyer: Finder
Finder is a leading comparison site in Australia. Finder helps people around the world make to better financial decisions and improve their lives. Their platform allows users to compare credit cards, savings accounts, loans, online shopping discount and codes, insurance, utilities, travel and more. "
target: GoBear
GoBear is a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mozo

synopsis: Future, a global multi-platform media company, has acquired Mozo, a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mozo
Mozo is a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare home loans, credit cards, personal loans, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Veloxia AB

synopsis: Swegaming AB, a leading player in the Swedish market for credit card and loan intermediation, has acquired Veloxia AB, which operates most comparison sites on the Swedish market, including Lånen.se and Alltomkreditkort.se.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Veloxia AB
Veloxia AB provides online insurance, credit card, and loan comparison services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

JurisTech, acquired iMoney

synopsis: JurisTech, a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia, has acquired iMoney, Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website.
buyer: JurisTech
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia. JurisTech offers solutions for debt collection, loan origination management, credit scoring, digital banking, document management, chatbots, and more. "
target: iMoney
iMoney is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Kreditium AB

synopsis: Swegaming, a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden, has acquired Kreditium, a Swedish loan comparison website. Kreditium helps people to compare and find a loan that suits their needs. Their platform allows users to compare over 100 loans and over 10 credit cards.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Kreditium AB
Kreditium is a Swedish loan comparison website. Kreditium helps people to compare and find a loan that suits their needs. Kreditium makes it easy to compare all types of loans, including SMS loans, mortgages, and more. Their platform allows users to compare over 100 loans and over 10 credit cards.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cloud Care srl, acquired Daina Finance Ltd

synopsis: Cloud Care, a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy, has acquired Quale.it, an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more.
buyer: Cloud Care srl
Cloud Care is a leader in web sale and web care services in Italy. Cloud Care develops AI solutions that support the customer journey. Cloud Care helps their clients to develop websites and chat systems that improve the customer experience. "
target: Daina Finance Ltd
Quale.it is an insurance comparison website in Italy. Quale.it allows users to find and compare a variety of insurance products, including life insurance, animal insurance, car insurance, home insurance, and more. Quale.it also provides telephone and internet, mortgage, and loan comparison services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

myTaste AB, will acquire Lånakuten AB

synopsis: myTaste, a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, will acquire Lånakuten, an online loan comparison platform in Sweden that allows consumers to view and compare loan services and credit cards. Lånakuten helps people make more informed decisions and choose the best loan for their situation.
buyer: myTaste AB (OM:TASTE:$6.05)
myTaste is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, which excels in scalable and auto generated web products. They own and operate one of the world's largest food sites, myTaste.com. Their other brands include Shopello.se, Matklubben.se and AllaAnnonser.se. "
target: Lånakuten AB
Lånakuten is an online loan comparison platform in Sweden that allows consumers to view and compare loan services and credit cards. Lånakuten helps people make more informed decisions and choose the best loan for their situation.
price ($mm)
$1.77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Scout24 AG, will acquire FINANZCHECK.de

synopsis: Scout24 AG, a leading operator of digital marketplaces specializing in the real estate and automotive sectors in Germany will acquire FINANZCHECK.de, a German online comparison portal for consumer loans. Using FINANZCHECK.de's online query, credit offers and loan-related products from all important providers can be compared within a few minutes.
buyer: Scout24 AG (DB:G24:$460.34)
Scout24 AG's digital marketplaces, ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, help people find a home and a car. Scout24 offers additional services including credit information, the brokerage of relocation services or construction and car financing. "
target: FINANZCHECK.de
FINANZCHECK.de is one of Germany’s leading independent, tech-enabled consumer financing platforms that connects consumers with product providers across any channel. The average consumer benefits from significant interest cost savings and higher chances of getting financing.
price ($mm)
$333
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.1x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Match.com
Match.com
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,863.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$615.14
EBIT ($mm)
$581.03
Net Income ($mm)
$496.71
Employees
1450
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Ticker: MEECF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetic SA
Meetic SA
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.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$215.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.94
EBIT ($mm)
$41.24
Net Income ($mm)
$15.30
Employees
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$149.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.59
EBIT ($mm)
$29.91
Net Income ($mm)
$188.32
Employees
4400
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Ticker: PRCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porch Group, Inc.
Porch Group, Inc.
Seattle-based Porch Group, the vertical software platform for the home, provides software and services to more than 10,500 home services companies such as home inspectors, moving companies, real estate agencies, utility companies, and warranty companies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$118.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($62.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($71.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1000
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Ticker: AMEX:LOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV".
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($83.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
490
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cupid plc
Cupid plc
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets, with over 54 million members across 58 countries. The company provides a platform that allows people to get together for fun, dating, romance, and friendship.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$39.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.62
EBIT ($mm)
$6.50
Net Income ($mm)
$4.82
Employees
231
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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Ticker: ASX:DTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datetix Group Ltd.
Datetix Group Ltd.
DateTix is a mobile and location-based social platform to meet new people for in person and on-demand dates. Whether for friendships, casual dating, serious relationships, or business networking, DateTix connects the right people with each other through amazing dates.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:ISU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iSelect Ltd
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$141.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.50
EBIT ($mm)
$16.94
Net Income ($mm)
$12.55
Employees
426
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Ticker: CPSE:BOLIGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen A / S is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.96
EBIT ($mm)
$0.78
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
0
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