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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Art Authority LLC, acquired 1000Museums, Inc.

synopsis: Art Authority LLC, the leading classic art app and museum services provider, announced that it has acquired the digital portfolio of 1000Museums, Inc., one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers.
buyer: Art Authority LLC
Art Authority LLC is the leading classic art app and museum services provider. Art Authority LLC's mission is to partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world's art accessible to all through innovative software solutions. "
target: 1000Museums, Inc.
1000Museums, Inc. is one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers. Their portfolio includes thousands of curator-approved images from hundreds of museums worldwide.
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closed 7/9/2008 via PR Newswire

CafePress, acquired Imagekind

synopsis: CafePress, the recognized leader of user-generated commerce, announced the acquisition of Imagekind, the fastest-growing user-generated site offering high-quality fine framed art. The two companies share similar business models -- providing customers with the opportunity to create, buy and sell their own unique merchandise.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress.com is the leading online marketplace that offers sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic. "
target: Imagekind
Imagekind.com is the world's fastest growing online marketplace for art. By offering more than one million high-quality fine art images by more than 50,000 established and emerging artists, Imagekind.com gives consumers limitless options to acquire museum-quality framed giclee (zhee-clay) prints.
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closed 11/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Penske Media Corporation, acquired The Art Market Monitor

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million, has acquired The Art Market Monitor, an online publication that offers news and analysis about the art market and produces a podcast called Artelligence.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. "
target: The Art Market Monitor
The Art Market Monitor provides a single place to follow public reporting on the art market, chart prices and track the prominence of artists. It offers news and analysis about the art market. In addition to its editorial offerings, the website produces a podcast called Artelligence.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beaux Arts & Cie SAS, acquired Exponaute SAS

synopsis: The Beaux Arts & Cie group continues its expansion with the acquisition of Exponaute, a website specialized in art exhibition news with an online cultural agenda. Exponaute was acquired from Webedia.
buyer: Beaux Arts & Cie SAS
Beaux Arts & Cie, a cultural content and services platform, brings together the leader of the arts and cultural press: the monthly Beaux Arts Magazine, The Daily Art, and the publishing house Beaux Arts Éditions. They also offer art-related events, conferences, training, consulting and production. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Exponaute SAS
Exponaute is the leading information and recommendation website for art exhibitions. It references more than 5000 museums and galleries in France, as well as Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and offers a 360 degree point of view on art and exhibitions.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

MCH Group AG, acquired Curiator

synopsis: MCH Group announces the acquisition of the online platform "Curiator" and the appointment of its founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer. Curiator, launched in April 2014, is a platform for art enthusiasts to collect and discover art online.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$181.86)
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions. "
target: Curiator
Curiator is a platform for art enthusiasts to collect and discover art online. As users from across the globe use the platform to create their personal digital art collection, they contribute to a massive, fully searchable art catalog.
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closed 12/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Exponaute SAS

synopsis: Webedia strengthens its position in the cultural and entertainment with the acquisition of Exponaute. Exponaute is the first recommendation service about art exhibitions. It offers venues, events and artists profiles. exponaute helps users to find the best events through press critics and community advices.
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS operates as a website publisher. It is the 10th largest French media company on the internet. It hosts a number of websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. "
target: Exponaute SAS
Exponaute is the first recommendation service about art exhibitions. It offers venues, events and artists profiles. exponaute helps users to find the best events through press critics and community advices.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SilverHub Media UK Ltd, will acquire Splash News

synopsis: The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe.
buyer: SilverHub Media UK Ltd
SilverHub is a new agency that is serving the need for content across the celebrity, sports and entertainment landscape. SilverHub was founded in 2016 by an extremely strong and experienced team who bring huge passion and expertise to all areas of the content business. "
target parent: Branded Entertainment Network
target: Splash News
Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe. Splash News and Picture Agency is a part of Branded Entertainment Network.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Corbis Images, acquired Splash News

synopsis: Corbis Images, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Splash News
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment news and celebrity candid photography and video content to consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Blue HK Investments, acquired Buckingham Fine Art Publishers Limited

synopsis: The firm worked with Blue HK Investments and its portfolio company Palace Contemporary Fine Arts has acquired Buckingham Fine Art Publishers. Buckingham Fine Art Publishers was founded in 1982 and distributes original artwork and high-quality limited-edition prints to galleries and collectors globally.
buyer: Blue HK Investments
Blue HK Investments is a private investment firm with offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and London. They are looking to invest in/acquire growth companies in UK and SE Asia. "
target: Buckingham Fine Art Publishers Limited
Buckingham Fine Art Publishers was founded in 1982 and distributes original artwork and high-quality limited-edition prints to galleries and collectors globally. They are trade suppliers with over 35 successful years at the forefront of the art publishing industry.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired BeautifulNara

synopsis: iMedia, a Malaysian digital media company, has acquired a 90% stake in BeautifulNara, a Malaysian entertainment and gossip blog. BeautifulNara provides the latest news and gossip about singers, actors and other celebrities in Malaysia. The blog covers various news related to celebrities, including weddings, health problems, their children and more.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: BeautifulNara
BeautifulNara is a Malaysian entertainment and gossip blog. BeautifulNara provides the latest news and gossip about singers, actors and other celebrities in Malaysia. The blog covers various news related to celebrities, including weddings, health problems, their children, and more.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Kelkoo, acquired LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: Kelkoo, the ecommerce advertising and price comparison platform, announced the acquisition of LeGuide group, the price comparison market leader in France. With this acquisition, Kelkoo Group operates the world’s largest catalogue, with 220 million offers from a unique retailer base of 31,000 merchants.
buyer parent: Jamplant
buyer: Kelkoo
Kelkoo offers a complete and integrated service for online shopping, helping users to search, find and buy products in a safe environment and ultimately to increase revenues for both merchants and publishers. Kelkoo represents the European leader in ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide Group provides a set of high performance tools, enabling e-consumers throughout Europe to enjoy a unique shopping experience in complete security. They are dedicated to being the top shopping guide for e-consumers and generating business for e-merchants across Europe.
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closed 12/19/2013 via Company Press Release

SeatGeek, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: SeatGeek, a ticket search engine, has acquired FanSnap, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
buyer: SeatGeek
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that makes finding tickets to live entertainment a cinch. They search dozens of the biggest ticket sites and present the results all in one place, with a simple interface designed for speed and savings. "
target parent: Wize Commerce
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
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closed 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

LeGuide.com S.A., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: LeGuide.com Group, a pan-European publisher of online shopping guides, comparison websites and the like, has acquired online shopping portal Ciao from Microsoft. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
buyer: LeGuide.com S.A. (FR:ALGUI:$0.00)
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Ciao AG
The Ciao consumer portal offers consumers in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden comprehensive online shopping options in their respective national language. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
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closed 12/7/2011 via PR Newswire

NexTag, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: Nextag® taps the event ticketing market through the acquisition of FanSnap®, a leading online ticket comparison shopping site. The FanSnap ticket search engine provides consumers with a single, comprehensive view of event tickets available from leading ticket providers and resellers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Nextag is the ultimate resource for online shoppers. Offering the most comprehensive product catalog online, Nextag delivers the tools and technology that can help shoppers make smarter purchasing decisions. "
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap® is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
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closed 10/3/2011 via PR Newswire

CheaterVille, Inc., acquired ZackTaylor.ca

synopsis: CheaterVille, Inc., a Las Vegas online social media company that provides information about alleged cheaters, announced the acquisition of one of the largest Celebrity Gossip and premiere entertainment websites in Canada, ZackTaylor.ca. ZackTaylor.ca has been dubbed as the "Perez Hilton website of the North."
buyer: CheaterVille, Inc.
CheaterVille, Inc. is a Las Vegas online social media company that provides information about alleged cheaters. CheaterVille has more than 140,000 subscribers to its social networking website, CheaterVille.com. "
target: ZackTaylor.ca
ZackTaylor.ca, which launched in Toronto, Canada back in 2007 by former radio host Zack "Taylor" Teperman, has been dubbed as the "Perez Hilton website of the North. It has gained recognition throughout the world as one of the top blogging websites.
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closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired LogicBuy.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of tech deals and coupons. Over 10 million visited LogicBuy.com in 2010 seeking the best deals and coupons on a range of technology products and services, including laptops, cameras, TVs and software.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis also operates BuyerBase™, the most advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers. "
target: LogicBuy.com
Launched in 2007, LogicBuy.com was designed to cut through the clutter of overwhelming and often low-quality deals on the Web to present buyers with the best opportunities to save money. LogicBuy.com allows shoppers to find, share and rate every deal and coupon.
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closed 5/28/2008 via Mediaweek

People Magazine, acquired Celebrity Baby Blog, Inc.

synopsis: People.com has bought Celebrity Baby Blog, a fast-growing blog started four years ago by Danielle Friedland. The site has an editorial staff of 17 editors, contributors, writers, and reviewers, most working part time.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: People Magazine
People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human interest stories, published by Time Inc. As of 2006, it has a circulation of 3.75 million and revenue expected to top $1.5 billion. "
target: Celebrity Baby Blog, Inc.
Celebrity Baby Blog is an online source for news, gossip and photos of pregnant celebrities and celebrities with babies. Founded in January of 2004, Celebrity Baby Blog is the brainchild of Danielle Friedland.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 12/24/2008 via Company Press Release

Mondia, acquired arvato mobile Gmbh

synopsis: Mondia Limited will acquire arvato mobile, one of the leading providers of digital entertainment content, innovative concepts and interactive applications, on Jan. 1, 2009. The business units arvato mobile north and arvato mobile south form arvato mobile. The company is a 360-degree manager along the entire value chain.
buyer: Mondia
Mondia enables members of the international business community to unlock their potential in the Middle East. Mondia can accommodate every commercial level ranging from customized consulting services to partnerships all the way to investments in the form of joint ventures or acquisitions. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: arvato mobile Gmbh
arvato mobile provides an innovative range of digital entertainment content and interactive solutions. The company is a 360 degree manager along the whole digital value chain. In the process, we develop customised solutions for your company or brand in compliance with your goals.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Art Authority LLC, acquired 1000Museums, Inc.

synopsis: Art Authority LLC, the leading classic art app and museum services provider, announced that it has acquired the digital portfolio of 1000Museums, Inc., one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers.
buyer: Art Authority LLC
Art Authority LLC is the leading classic art app and museum services provider. Art Authority LLC's mission is to partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world's art accessible to all through innovative software solutions. "
target: 1000Museums, Inc.
1000Museums, Inc. is one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers. Their portfolio includes thousands of curator-approved images from hundreds of museums worldwide.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Art Authority LLC, acquired 1000Museums, Inc.

synopsis: Art Authority LLC, the leading classic art app and museum services provider, announced that it has acquired the digital portfolio of 1000Museums, Inc., one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers.
buyer: Art Authority LLC
Art Authority LLC is the leading classic art app and museum services provider. Art Authority LLC's mission is to partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world's art accessible to all through innovative software solutions. "
target: 1000Museums, Inc.
1000Museums, Inc. is one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers. Their portfolio includes thousands of curator-approved images from hundreds of museums worldwide.
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