Like ACE Tech Inc.

closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
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. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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closed 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Sopra Banking Software, acquired Sword Apak

synopsis: Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, announced its acquisition of lending solutions provider Sword Apak, a subsidiary of Sword Group. Sopra Steria has acquired, through its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software, 100% of Sword Apak, which develops specialised lending solutions for car loans and asset finance.
buyer parent: Sopra Steria
buyer: Sopra Banking Software
Sopra Banking Software is a trusted, long-term partner of over 800 banks in more than 70 countries. Sopra Banking Software has an unequalled ability to address the requirements for banks and financial institutions of any size and scope, allowing them to innovate and expand their services. "
target parent: Sword Group SE
target: Sword Apak
Sword Apak develops specialised lending solutions for car loans and asset finance. Sword Apak currently has more than one hundred clients, including major international banking groups and carmakers’ captive finance companies.
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$32
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$8
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closed 5/5/2015 via PR Newswire

DealerSocket, Inc., acquired AutoStar Solutions

synopsis: DealerSocket announced it has acquired AutoStar Solutions, a comprehensive automotive dealer management system (DMS) for Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) and User Car Dealers. AutoStar's solutions include Web-Based DMS, PortalPay, CollectorPro, Insight Reporting, Leasing, AccountLink, NetLink, and more.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: DealerSocket, Inc.
DealerSocket provides dealerships with a single automotive platform containing marketing, sales, service, customer experience, and data mining solutions. Over 185,000 users at 6,500 auto dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia are optimizing their dealership with in-depth statistics. "
target: AutoStar Solutions
AutoStar Solutions provides dealer management software solutions to independent automotive dealers and subprime finance companies in the US. AutoStar's web-based software solutions enable clients to automate and simplify activities while staying compliant with state and federal regulations.
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closed 10/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Constellation Automotive Group, acquired CarNext.com

synopsis: Constellation Automotive Group, Europe’s largest vertically integrated digital used car marketplace, has acquired CarNext.com, a digital used car sales marketplace in Europe. CarNext.com offers customers a fun, easy, transparent and trustworthy way to buy a used car. The company also operates a B2B online auction platform for professional buyers.
buyer parent: TDR Capital
buyer: Constellation Automotive Group
Constellation Automotive Group is Europe’s largest vertically integrated digital used car marketplace. Constellation combines the leading digital brands across the segments of consumer to business, business to business and business to consumer. Their brands include WeBuyAnyCar.com, BCA, and cinch. "
target: CarNext.com
CarNext.com is a leading digital used car sales marketplace in Europe. CarNext.com offers customers a fun, easy, transparent and trustworthy way to buy a used car. The company also operates a B2B online auction platform for professional buyers.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

ContactCars, acquired Sa3ar Technology

synopsis: Egypt-based automotive marketplace Contactcars.com, a subsidiary of Contact Financial Holding, has acquired Sa3ar Technology Solutions, a platform that digitises auto auctions deals. Based in Egypt, Sa3ar Technology Solutions is a platform that provides car valuation technology and a dealer-specific auction platform.
buyer parent: Contact Financial Holding
buyer: ContactCars
ContactCars is the dominant automotive portal in Egypt. For over 19 years, ContactCars has been pioneering the digital transformation of the automotive industry providing consumers a portfolio of products and services that make the buying and selling experience simple and user-friendly. "
target: Sa3ar Technology
Sa3ar Technology Solutions is a platform that provides car valuation technology and a dealer-specific auction platform. Based in Egypt, Sa3ar Technology Solutions digitises auto auctions deals.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

J.D. Power, acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, has acquired Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive, a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: J.D. Power
J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services, consumer intelligence, and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. "
target: Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive
Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc./Darwin Automotive is a leading provider of automotive finance & insurance (F&I) software used by automotive dealerships.
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closed 6/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

CDK Global, acquired Roadster, Inc.

synopsis: CDK Global, Inc., a leading retail automotive technology company, has completed the acquisition of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Roadster, Inc., a digital sales platform that modernizes the way consumers buy vehicles and the process in which dealers sell them.
buyer: CDK Global (CDK:$1,673.20)
CDK Global is a provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation, and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and OEMs. "
target: Roadster, Inc.
Roadster, Inc. is a digital sales platform that modernizes the way consumers buy vehicles and the process in which dealers sell them. With Roadster's proprietary technology platform, dealerships can provide hassle-free car buying in-store, online or on the go.
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$360
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closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ackroo Inc., acquired InterActiveDMS

synopsis: Ackroo, a loyalty marketing, payments and POS technology and services provider, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ackroo Canada Inc., has acquired all of the assets of InterActive DMS. IDMS provides cloud-based and on-premise dealer management software and web solutions to independent car dealers across the United States.
buyer: Ackroo Inc. (TSXV:AKR:$5.02)
Ackroo provides merchants of all sizes a robust, cloud based multi-currency marketing platform to help attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing their revenues and margins. They are based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. "
target parent: Valsoft Corp
target: InterActiveDMS
InterActive DMS (IDMS) provides cloud-based and on-premise dealer management software and web solutions to independent car dealers across the United States.
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$0.90
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announced 3/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Upstart Holdings, Inc., will acquire Prodigy Software Inc.

synopsis: Upstart Holdings, Inc., a leading artificial intelligence (AI) lending platform, will acquire Prodigy Software, Inc., a provider of cloud-based automotive retail software. Prodigy enables dealers to transform their existing websites into rich e-commerce platforms. Their platform enables sales managers to have complete control over their deals.
buyer: Upstart Holdings, Inc. (UPST:$233.42)
Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates, while delivering exceptional digital-first lending experiences their customers. "
target: Prodigy Software Inc.
Prodigy is a provider of cloud-based automotive retail software. Prodigy enables dealers to transform their existing websites into rich e-commerce platforms that convert online browsers into buyers. Their platform enables sales managers to have complete control over their deals.
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announced 3/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alma Media Oyj, will acquire NettiX Oy

synopsis: The Otava Group has entered into an agreement with Alma Media Corporation to sell Nettix Oy. Nettix Oy's business comprises Finland's leading engine marketplaces, such as Nettiauto, Nettikone and Nettimoto, and they reach 2.5 million Finns every week. 
buyer: Alma Media Oyj (HLSE:ALMA:$273.62)
Finland-based Alma Media is a dynamic digital service business and media company. The company’s best-known brands are Kauppalehti, Talouselämä, Iltalehti, Aamulehti, Etuovi.com, and Monster. Alma Media's business areas include national, regional, and local media, business services, and events. "
target parent: Otava Oy
target: NettiX Oy
Nettix Oy’s business consists of Finland’s leading motor vehicle marketplaces, such as Nettiauto, Nettikone and Nettimoto, reaching an audience of 2.5 million Finns every week. They are Finland’s largest marketplaces for motor vehicles and mobility services.
price ($mm)
$206
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
15.2x
closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Digital Air Strike, acquired BestRide.com

synopsis: Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, has acquired BestRide.com, an automotive marketplace that allows consumers to search for millions of new and used cars online from car dealers across the United States. Digital Air Strike will continue to enhance the site’s capabilities through its own technology solutions.
buyer: Digital Air Strike
Digital Air Strike is a leading social media, intelligent lead response, and consumer engagement technology company. Digital Air Strike deploys industry specific mobile apps, software, intelligent messaging, and managed service platforms to monitor, engage, improve, and manage consumer interactions."
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BestRide.com
BestRide.com is an innovative automotive marketplace that allows consumers to search for millions of new and used cars online from car dealers across the United States. BestRide.com has one of the largest inventories on the web with over 2.5 million new and used vehicles to choose from.
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closed 12/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Autodata Solutions Group, acquired Inventory Command Center

synopsis: J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, announced the acquisition of Inventory Command Center (ICC), a leading automotive Inventory management SaaS-based platform. The business is being integrated into the Autodata Solutions division of J.D. Power.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Autodata Solutions Group
Autodata Solutions, a division of J.D. Power, is the industry-leading provider of vehicle data, technology and inventory merchandising solutions that power the automotive ecosystem. "
target: Inventory Command Center
Inventory Command Center (ICC) is a leading automotive Inventory management SaaS-based platform. The company’s SaaS-based platform was developed over the last twelve years as a necessity to help dealers better communicate the value proposition of their inventory to consumers.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

SuperBid, acquired AutoArremate S/A

synopsis: Grupo Superbid, an online auction company, announced the acquisition of Auto Arremate, a startup specialized in B2B and C2B transactions in the automotive segment, which operates between independent and multi-brand dealers, distribution networks, car rental companies and fleet owners. 
buyer: SuperBid
For more than 20 years in the market, the Superbid Group has companies that offer technology services and intermediation of capital and consumer goods. The Brazil-based Superbid Marketplace is a digital environment for buying and selling transactions which offers a secure and transparent platform. "
target: AutoArremate S/A
Based in Brazil, Auto Arremate is a startup specialized in B2B and C2B transactions in the automotive segment, which operates between independent and multi-brand dealers, distribution networks, car rental companies and fleet owners.
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$0.92
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spinny, acquired Truebil

synopsis: Pre-owned cars platform Spinny has acquired smaller rival Truebil. Truebil was founded in 2015 by former Housing.com employees Suraj Kalwani, Ravi Chirania, Shubh Bansal, Rakesh Raman and Shanu Vivek, along with former Fab.com executive Ritesh Pandey and former Rio Tinto official Himanshu Singhal.
buyer: Spinny
Spinny is a dedicated online marketplace for used cars. They are a team of 50+ members who share the vision of establishing transparency and honesty in the pre-owned car market. Each car has to go through a gruelling 200-Points Spinny Inspection process before it gets listed on Spinny. "
target: Truebil
Truebil is a pre-owned cars platform based in India. Truebil was founded in 2015 by former Housing.com employees Suraj Kalwani, Ravi Chirania, Shubh Bansal, Rakesh Raman and Shanu Vivek, along with former Fab.com executive Ritesh Pandey and former Rio Tinto official Himanshu Singhal.
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closed 7/3/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Imaweb/IDF Group, acquired Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L.

synopsis: Imaweb/IDF Group, a developer of customer relationship management ("CRM") solutions and dealership management systems ("DMS") for the automotive industry in Europe, has acquired Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L. Based in Spain, Serinfer develops a range of sophisticated products to address the evolving needs of automobile dealers.
buyer: Imaweb/IDF Group
Imaweb / Datafirst-I’Car Systems group is a developer of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and DMS (Dealership Management Systems) solutions for the automotive sector in Europe. The company grew out of the merger of Imaweb, a Spanish developer and DATAFIRST-I’Car Systems, a French developer. "
target parent: Alvariño Group
target: Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L.
Based in Spain, Serinfer develops a range of sophisticated products to address the evolving needs of automobile dealers. Its flagship offering is SERAUTO, a complete DMS solution that works modularly and can also be integrated to the existing technology of any dealership or workshop.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Shriram Automall India Limited, acquired BlueJack

synopsis: Shriram Automall India Limited, an omnichannel auction platform for used cars in India, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in India. BlueJack provides their clients with immediate payment and takes care of the difficulties of finding a car buyer, RC transfer and loan foreclosure.
buyer parent: CarTrade.com
buyer: Shriram Automall India Limited
Shriram Automall is an omnichannel auction platform for used cars in India. The company conducts over 3,000 bidding events every month through its offline and online platforms. Shriram Automall offers pre-owned commercial vehicles, construction equipment, tractors, two wheelers and more. "
target: BlueJack
BlueJack is an online car selling portal in India. BlueJack enables people to easily and quickly sell their car from the comfort of their home. BlueJack provides their clients with immediate payment and takes care of the difficulties of finding a car buyer, RC transfer and loan foreclosure.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

NewDay Cards Ltd., will acquire Deko

synopsis: NewDay, one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers, has agreed to buy Deko, the technology provider which connects lenders and merchants for retail financing. Deko operates a Web-based consumer finance platform that connects merchants and their customers to banks and finance companies.
buyer: NewDay Cards Ltd.
NewDay is one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers. Founded in 2001, NewDay is now one of the UK's leading consumer credit finance companies, with over 5.8 million customers and receivables of over £2 billion. "
target: Deko
Deko operates a Web-based consumer finance platform that connects merchants and their customers to banks and finance companies. Deko provides installment credit and consumer loans through a group of lenders, which handled over £2 billion in lending volumes during the past ten years.
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closed 1/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired DealerNet

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired DealerNet, a provider of Dealer Management solutions to the automotive sector. DealerNet is based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. DealerNet has a rich history of providing automotive dealer management software solutions to car dealers and OEMs throughout Brazil.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: DealerNet
DealerNet is a provider of Dealer Management solutions to the automotive sector. DealerNet is based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. DealerNet has a rich history of providing automotive dealer management software solutions to car dealers and OEMs throughout Brazil.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Insurance Australia Group, acquired Carbar

synopsis: Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurance company, has acquired a majority stake in Carbar, a digital car subscription and trading platform in Australia. Carbar provides an alternative to car ownership, allowing customers to use a car for a recurring fee. Carbar offers SUVs, wagons, sedans, and more.
buyer: Insurance Australia Group (ASX:IAG:$5,122.04)
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is Australia and New Zealand's largest general insurance company. IAG sells insurance under many leading brands, including CGU, SGIO, Swann Insurance, Lumley Insurance, and more. IAG serves consumer and business customers in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Carbar
Carbar is a digital car subscription and trading platform in Australia. Carbar provides an alternative to car ownership, allowing customers to use a car for a recurring fee. Carbar offers all types of cars, including SUVs, wagons, sedans, and more. The platform also allows customers to buy cars.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Supervielle S.A., acquired deautos.com

synopsis: Argentine holding Grupo Supervielle has bought new and used car sales website deautos.com. The acquisition was made by its non-financial services subsidiary Espacio Cordial de Servicios. Deautos.com is the leading portal for the car market in Argentina.
buyer: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (BASE:SUPV:$424.10)
Grupo Supervielle is a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence. The group provides financial services to all segments in the economy, focused on offering inclusive, high quality, and affordable financial products to individuals and corporations. "
target: deautos.com
Deautos.com is a new and used car sales website. Deautos.com is the leading portal for the car market in Argentina. With deautos.com, users can access the best offers for used and new cars, and list their cars for sale.
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closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
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. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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closed 5/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Auto Credit Express, acquired Auto Net Financial Services, LLC.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express announced the acquisition of the assets of Auto Net Financial Services, LLC including autonetfinancial.com, a subprime lead generation web site serving the subprime auto marketplace for 12 years.
buyer: Auto Credit Express
Auto Credit Express is a leading special finance consulting firm offering automotive dealerships entry level and advanced sub prime training, easy to use online software, and an expert lead system. "
target: Auto Net Financial Services, LLC.
Auto Net Financial operates autonetfinancial.com, a subprime lead generation web site.
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announced 4/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire PulsePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands will acquire PulsePoint Inc., a leading technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Internet Brands' acquisition of PulsePoint accelerates its expansion into the healthcare marketing technology space, adding enhanced programmatic and data capabilities across its portfolio of companies.
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 vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal, and Home/Travel. Internet Brands' proprietary operating platform provides the flexibility and scalability to fuel the company's continued growth. "
target: PulsePoint, Inc.
PulsePoint is a leading technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Through machine learning and programmatic automation, the company interprets the hard-to-read signals of the health journey to understand the connection points between relevance and engagement.
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announced 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Autodata Solutions Group

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has reached an agreement to acquire Autodata Solutions, a Canadian company serving the global automotive industry with versatile data, technology, and marketing solutions.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Autodata Solutions Group
Headquartered in Canada, Autodata Solutions, along with its Chrome Data and UnityWorks brands, serves the global automotive industry with versatile data, technology, and marketing solutions. Their software and SaaS solutions increase the effectiveness of the automotive sales chain.
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announced 1/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Avvo, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, an online media and software services organization, has reached an agreement to acquire Avvo. Avvo is an online legal marketplace connecting lawyers and consumers. The brand provides a website and mobile apps that offer legal services, attorney profiles, Q&A forums and educational content for consumers and attorneys.
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: Health, Automotive, Legal and Home/Travel. The company's award-winning consumer websites lead their categories and serve more than 100 million monthly visitors. "
target: Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. They also offer a free Q&A forum.
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announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire WebMD Corporation

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, and Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, announced that Internet Brands has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WebMD. Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
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. "
target: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp. is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.
price ($mm)
$2,800
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$709
EBITDA ($mm)
$185
EV / rev
3.9x
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15.2x
closed 7/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired DentalPlans.com

synopsis: DentalPlans.com, a leading dental and health savings online marketplace, has been acquired by Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
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. "
target: DentalPlans.com
DentalPlans.com is a leading dental and health savings online marketplace. Founded in 1999, DentalPlans.com has connected more than 1 million members to dental savings plans and other healthcare benefits providers.
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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.
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announced 6/22/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Fodor’s Travel

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade-book publisher, has reached an agreement to sell Fodor's, the preeminent travel-content brand, to Internet Brands, a Los Angeles-based online media and technology company. Fodor's offers broad-ranging travel information on about 7,500 destinations worldwide through its print and online coverage.
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. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Fodor’s Travel
For 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip. They deliver their expertise in every format that travelers need, from print guidebooks and eBooks, to Fodors.com, their mobile apps, and across their social media platforms.
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closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
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. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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announced 1/15/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Demandforce, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories, announced it will acquire Demandforce, a leading marketing software service provider. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
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. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Demandforce, Inc.
Demandforce is a leading online marketing and communication software service that helps local businesses thrive in the Internet economy. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
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closed 9/10/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Ngage Live Chat

synopsis: Ngage Live Chat, a provider of live chat services to businesses across the United States, has been acquired by Internet Brands. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target parent: Cloud[8]Sixteen Inc.
target: Ngage Live Chat
Founded in 2008, Ngage has helped companies turn their website visitors into pre-qualified contacts. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
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closed 4/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Net Driven

synopsis: Net Driven, a premier provider of web solutions and Internet marketing services for the automotive industry, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The acquisition furthers Internet Brands' position as a leading provider of technology solutions for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Net Driven
Net Driven® is the most trusted provider of digital marketing strategies designed exclusively for the automotive industry. Net Driven delivers the highest return on investment by helping dealers compete and succeed against the competition.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Total Attorneys, Inc.

synopsis: Total Attorneys has been acquired by Internet Brands, further extending Internet Brands' leading marketing services portfolio. Total Attorneys focuses on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Total Attorneys, Inc.
Total Attorneys was founded in 2002 with a focus on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
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closed 1/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Sesame Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc. announced that it has acquired Seattle-based Sesame Communications, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient engagement and digital marketing solutions for the dental and orthodontic industries.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Sesame Communications, Inc.
Sesame Communications helps dental and orthodontic practices harness the power of the Internet to accelerate new patient acquisition and transform the patient experience. The Sesame 24-7 platform provides an end-to-end, HIPAA-compliant system tailored to the unique and specific needs of dentistry.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

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

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is a next-generation automotive publisher that connects car-seeking audiences with content and tools to help them make better decisions -- on desktop and mobile devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired The Frugal Travel Guy

synopsis: Internet Brands announced the acquisition of The Frugal Travel Guy, an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. The Frugal Travel Guy was founded in 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, a retired mortgage banker and avid world traveler.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: The Frugal Travel Guy
The Frugal Travel Guy is an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. The Frugal Travel Guy was founded in 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, a retired mortgage banker and avid world traveler.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Auto Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands has acquired five new enthusiast websites. Internet Brands said it has acquired 5series.net, CobaltSS.net, gtr.co.uk, DieselTruckResource.com and DieselBombers.com. All of the websites provide automotive related information and become part of Internet Brands Automotive Network.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Five Auto Websites
The Five Auto Websites include: 5series.net; CobaltSS.net; gtr.co.uk; DieselTruckResource.com; and DieselBombers.com.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/7/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Inhabitat.com

synopsis: Internet Brands announced the acquisition of Inhabitat, a popular New York City-based blog devoted to leading-edge home design, architecture and sustainable design practices.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Inhabitat.com
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com

synopsis: Internet Brands and AllLaw.com, Inc. announced the acquisition of AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com, properties of Internet marketing firm AllLaw.com, Inc. These websites connect consumers with attorneys throughout North America and provide laypeople and legal professionals with access to legal information, forms and news.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading Internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month. "
target parent: AllLaw.com, Inc.
target: AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com
With a substantial amount of organic traffic, good reputation in the search engines, and clients throughout North America, AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com are leaders in the attorney directory and legal information space.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Crooz, will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: CROOZ, Inc., one of the leading mobile social game providers in Japan, will acquire all shares of Candle inc. and make it a subsidiary. Candle inc operates fashion curation media such as MARBLE, which boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$327.62)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 4/20/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired B5Media

synopsis: Alloy Digital, a leading creator and distributor of media and entertainment for the 12-34 demographic, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B5Media, one of the fastest-growing female-oriented lifestyle digital publishing and media networks including Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: B5Media
As one of the fastest-growing media networks devoted to women, B5Media is the publisher of prominent lifestyle websites Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
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announced 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Union Square Agency, will acquire Track Entertainment

synopsis: Union Square Agency, a New York based lifestyle agency, signed a term sheet to acquire the Track Entertainment and Fearless Music Television divisions of The Management Group, LLC. TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties.
buyer: Union Square Agency (UCRP:$0.00)
Union Square Agency and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Union Square Media and Union Square Licensing, delivers truly integrated, innovative and unparalleled 360 degree solutions with a core focus on blending media, brands, entertainment and consumers into unique business opportunities. "
target parent: Madison Ave. Media, Inc.
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyles and multiculturalism, through event directories and music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired BBS Media

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the pioneer of vertical media, has announced that it has acquired brand advertising media company BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media) based in Canada. The acquisition creates the 5th international country media subsidiary for Glam and will allow premium brands to more effectively engage with Canadian audiences online.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media is the pioneer of vertical media that connects the world's top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam Media has more than 2,000 publishers organized across multiple vertical categories online including: Glam.com, Glam Entertainment, Brash.com and Bliss.com. "
target: BBS Media
BBS Media is one of Canada's leading online media companies that helps brands reach targeted audiences in Canada and has established relationships with many premium content providers including Harper's Bazaar, YummyMummyClub.ca, Washington Post Digital, Forbes, and Men'shealth.com.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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cancelled 12/15/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Ave. Media, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Track Entertainment

synopsis: Madison Ave. Media, Inc., a global leader in brand intelligence and mobile marketing, agrees to acquire Track Entertainment a division of The Management Group, LLC. With over $20 million in annual revenue, Track Entertainment owns and manages a consortium of advertising, content, ticketing and event driven web properties.
buyer: Madison Ave. Media, Inc. (US:KHZM:$0.00)
Madison Ave. Media is an advanced digital media company that offers a differentiated and competitive array of marketing technologies and services to clients in multiple industries. Madison Ave's brings advanced, highly productive marketing, communications and advertising solutions to clients. "
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, whose assets include 3.5 million registered users, and proprietary web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyle, event directory, multicultural, and music based properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2010 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company, announced that investment funds managed by Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of Internet Brands.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software and business & marketing services. "
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month.
price ($mm)[EV]
$625 [$566]
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Wetpaint.com, acquired Rant, Inc.

synopsis: Wetpaint, a DraftDay Fantasy Sports Company, has acquired Rant, Inc. Rant is a leading digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint (Wetpaint.com) is the fastest growing entertainment news destination for millennial women. Covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture, Wetpaint reaches over 10 million entertainment enthusiasts on a monthly basis. "
target: Rant, Inc.
Rant, Inc. and its expanding internet property lineup has established itself as a leading innovator in online media consumption. It owns a wide variety of Internet blogs and other sites in the areas of sports, lifestyle, fitness, exercise, entertainment, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HealthLine, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together, has acquired Healthline Media, a publisher of two of the four largest consumer health and wellness information sites in the world, reaching over 150 million visitors a month globally, more than any other online health publisher.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands across the Financial, Home, Health, Education and Digital Services. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: HealthLine, Inc.
As one of the fastest growing consumer health information sites, Healthline.com advances Healthline's mission to be users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/4/2019 via BusinessWire

eLocal, acquired CityGrid

synopsis: eLocal, a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company, has acquired CityGrid, a leader in local business advertising solutions and its subsidiary, Felix. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: CityGrid
CityGrid is a leader in local business advertising solutions. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps through CityGrid, their local content and advertising network.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Al Ahli Holding Group, acquired theAudience

synopsis: Al Ahli Holding Group has acquired theAudience. Based in Los Angeles, theAudience is one of the world's largest social media publishing and marketing companies, reaching to over one billion people globally. Its expertise in connecting brands and consumers has led it to work with brands such as American Express, McDonald's, and more.
buyer: Al Ahli Holding Group
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, and more. "
target: theAudience
theAudience is an entertainment content publishing network built upon the social media connections between fans and popular culture. The company's robust publishing network curates and produces content natively on social media platforms to create large, highly engaged fan bases.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, will acquire Fashion Times LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, a global news organization, is acquiring Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company. Fashion Times LLC operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. Under IBT Media's ownership, the properties will continue to operate as free news websites targeting consumers interested in fashion, beauty and design.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a global digital media company headquartered in New York. With properties such as International Business Times, Bizu.tv, iDigitalTimes, MedicalDaily and more, IBT Media strives to create the best possible content to relevant audiences worldwide and deliver it wherever they are. "
target: Fashion Times LLC
Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company, operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. FashionTimes.com delivers the latest news, original features, interviews, analysis of trends and more from the fashion world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media & Publishing, acquired Femina Média Kft.

synopsis: Hungary's Central European Media Publishing (CEMP) said the company had purchased Femina Media, expanding its products focusing on women readers. Femina Media runs Retikul.hu and Noifriss.hu in addition to managing FeminaShop.hu, an online retail site. Femina Media has 870,000 online monthly readers and 419,000 readers from mobile apps.
buyer: Central European Media & Publishing
Central European Media & Publishing is an online media company that operates Index, Hungary's favorite internet news website. "
target: Femina Média Kft.
Based in Budapest, Hungary, Femina Média Kft. is an online media that owns several websites including Femina.hu, Retikul.hu, and NoiFriss.hu. The websites offer online retail services as well as news about health and fashion.
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Prodigy Software Inc.

NettiX Oy

BestRide.com

Inventory Command Center

AutoArremate S/A

Truebil

Serinfer Servicios Informáticos S.L.

BlueJack

Deko

DealerNet

Carbar

deautos.com

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ACE Tech Inc.

Auto Net Financial Services, LLC.

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PulsePoint, Inc.

Autodata Solutions Group

Avvo, Inc.

WebMD Corporation

DentalPlans.com

Car.com

Fodor’s Travel

ACE Tech Inc.

Demandforce, Inc.

Ngage Live Chat

Net Driven

Total Attorneys, Inc.

Sesame Communications, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc.

High Gear Media, Inc.

The Frugal Travel Guy

Five Auto Websites

Inhabitat.com

eHarmony

AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com

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Cue Digital Media

Affinity Media SAS France

Mode Media

Candle inc.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Federated Media Publishing

Vibe Holdings LLC

EQAL

B5Media

Track Entertainment

BBS Media

Track Entertainment

Internet Brands, Inc.

Rant, Inc.

HealthLine, Inc.

CityGrid

RadiumOne, Inc.

theAudience

Fashion Times LLC

Femina Média Kft.

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Matching Companies
Ticker: CVNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carvana
Simply put, Carvana is a better way to buy a car. People can browse, finance, and purchase a car online and have it delivered to them as soon as the next day.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$858.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($155.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1864
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Ticker: TREE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LendingTree, Inc.
LendingTree, Inc.
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$723.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.76
EBIT ($mm)
$71.88
Net Income ($mm)
$92.07
Employees
523
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Ticker: UPST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upstart Holdings, Inc.
Upstart Holdings, Inc.
Upstart is a leading AI lending platform partnering with banks to expand access to affordable credit. By leveraging Upstart's AI platform, Upstart-powered banks can have higher approval rates and lower loss rates, while delivering exceptional digital-first lending experiences their customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$233.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.04
EBIT ($mm)
$11.77
Net Income ($mm)
$5.98
Employees
429
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AutoWeb, Inc.
AutoWeb, Inc.
AutoWeb, Inc. provides high-quality consumer leads, clicks and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$69.98
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
149
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Ticker: NYSE:CZOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cazoo Limited
Cazoo Limited
Cazoo's mission is to transform the way people buy used cars in the UK. Cazoo aims to make car buying no different than buying any other product online, where consumers can simply and seamlessly purchase a used car entirely online for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2000
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Ticker: OTCPK:RMBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RumbleON
RumbleON
RumbleON is the only one stop website platform for the recreational vehicle market place that makes it as simple as possible for consumers and dealers to Buy-Sell-Trade-Finance pre-owned motorcycles.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:E88
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iBuy
iBuy
iBuy Group is a leading e-Commerce business in the South East Asia and Hong Kong region, specialising in flash sales. iBuy is focused on connecting products for sale to over 600m+ consumers in South East Asia and Hong Kong through its e-Commerce websites.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:DVGG.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech's retail shopping technology seamlessly combines cutting edge digital tech and social networking to create a fun and unique shopping experience. 12 Retech fully integrates in-store, online, and mobile shopping experiences with its patented smart 12Mirrors, 12Mobile app, and 12Kiosks.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: TSXV:PBX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions Inc.
PowerBand Solutions is a Canadian provider of cloud-based Auction and Finance Portal software tools for automotive dealerships, OEMs, and rental companies. Their remarketing platform incorporates the latest auction technologies, inventory management, market intelligence, and appraisal processes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: TSE:3964
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucnet, Inc.
Aucnet, Inc.
Based in Japan, Aucnet Inc. provides information distribution services for auctions. The company engages in the IT auction and distribution of used cars, motorcycles, cut flowers, digital equipment, medical equipment, as well as brand items and used PCs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.60
EBIT ($mm)
$28.07
Net Income ($mm)
$15.05
Employees
590
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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: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.03
EBIT ($mm)
$5.56
Net Income ($mm)
$5.45
Employees
4316
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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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: FFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$346.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.32
EBIT ($mm)
$76.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: KOSE:A1817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHN Corporation
NHN is a global IT company with an expansive IT-based business portfolio. NHN offers a wide array of services, including game, webtoon, music, advertisement, commerce, fintech, cloud, and entertainment based on its expertise in IT operation as well as its technology and service operation skills.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$580.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.99
Net Income ($mm)
$40.48
Employees
2532
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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