Like InstaPaper, LLC

announced 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Pinterest said that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target parent: Betaworks
target: InstaPaper, LLC
With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

CNN Worldwide, acquired Canopy Crest Corporation

synopsis: CNN has announced that it acquired Canopy, a 15-person startup that developed a personalized, privacy-focused content-recommendation engine. Canopy uses on-device machine learning to discover sights, sounds, and stories to inspire your life. Their app, Tonic, gives people a personalized selection of reads every day.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: CNN Worldwide
CNN is a portfolio of more than two-dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other TV news organization in the US. "
target: Canopy Crest Corporation
Canopy is a 15-person startup that developed a personalized, privacy-focused content-recommendation engine. Canopy uses on-device machine learning to discover sights, sounds, and stories to inspire your life. Their app, Tonic, gives people a personalized selection of reads every day.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

InstaPaper, LLC, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Instapaper, the popular read-it-later app founded by developer Marco Arment, is buying itself back from Pinterest. The team that's been working on it for the past five years is acquiring it via a newly formed company called Instant Paper, Inc. Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime.
buyer: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. "
target parent: Pinterest
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Betaworks, acquired InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Betaworks, acquired a majority stake in Instapaper, the popular read-it-later service from Marco Arment. Instapaper was founded in January, 2008 and became an instant hit for its simple, one-field registration form.
buyer: Betaworks
Betaworks is a company that makes seed-stage investments in social media related companies. "
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper was founded in January, 2008 and became an instant hit for its simple, one-field registration form. When the App Store for the iPhone launched in July, 2008, the official Instapaper app was critically acclaimed and doubled Instapaper’s userbase in its first month.
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closed 7/20/2012 via Forbes

Facebook, acquired Acrylic Software

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Acrylic, a small Vancouver-based company that designed two popular apps: Pulp, an app that presents newsfeeds in a magazine-style format, and Wallet, an app for storing credit-card numbers, passwords and other personal data.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Acrylic Software
Acrylic is a small Vancouver-based company that designed two popular apps: Pulp, an app that presents newsfeeds in a magazine-style format, and Wallet, an app for storing credit-card numbers, passwords and other personal data.
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closed 8/21/2019 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired News360

synopsis: PressReader, a Canadian company whose technology makes it possible to process thousands of newspapers, extract text and images and making articles instantly translatable, searchable, and easy to read on mobile devices, has acquired News360, a Canadian leader in content personalization and publisher analytics.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. Their technology makes it possible to process thousands of newspapers, extract text and images and making articles instantly translatable, searchable, and easy to read on mobile devices. "
target: News360
Headquartered in Canada, News360 is a leader in content personalization and publisher analytics. News360's technology analyzes and attributes content from any given news story to more than a million distinct audience interests, and reaches more than 100M unique readers every month through its app.
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announced 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Toutiao, will acquire News Republic, Inc.

synopsis: Bytedance has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Bytedance, creator of Toutiao, will acquire News Republic which is owned by Cheetah Mobile. Based in France, News Republic leverages editorial, algorithmic and community intelligence to offer the sharpest perspective on the world by ramping relevance and discoverability in custom news flows.
buyer: Toutiao
Bytedance offers platforms that enable people to consume and create content through machine learning technology. Bytedance's flagship product, Toutiao, is the largest AI-powered content platform in China. Toutiao delivers personalized content recommendations to every user based on their interests. "
target parent: Cheetah Mobile Inc.
target: News Republic, Inc.
Based in France, News Republic leverages editorial, algorithmic and community intelligence to offer the sharpest and widest perspective on the world by ramping relevance and discoverability in custom news flows. Readers have access to articles, videos and photos from over 1,650 media partners.
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closed 8/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cheetah Mobile Inc., acquired News Republic, Inc.

synopsis: Chinese tech company Cheetah Mobile has acquired French startup News Republic. News Republic is a news aggregator that has worked with around 1,650 news organizations to access full-text feeds of articles and photos so that users don’t have to leave the app.
buyer: Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM:$722.68)
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile application developer, the #2 largest internet and mobile security corporation in China and the #3 global non-gaming developer on Google Play. "
target: News Republic, Inc.
News Republic is a news aggregator. News Republic has worked with around 1,650 news organizations to access full-text feeds of articles and photos so that users don’t have to leave the app.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Umano

synopsis: Dropbox, a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software, has acquired Umano, a startup that provides voice actors who can read content for recordings that can be added to websites and applications.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Umano
Umano is a mobile app that revolutionizes how people engage with news and journalism around the world. Everyday they discover the best articles, voice them by professional readers and curate them into an intuitive mobile platform.
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Joberix, acquired Eterno Infotech Pvt Ltd.

synopsis: Joberix, a provider of a suite of utility services, has acquired Bangalore based Eterno Infotech, the company behind the popular mobile news application NewsHunt.
buyer parent: Ver se' Innovation
buyer: Joberix
Founded in 2007, Joberix reaches out to a universe of 390 Million plus mobile users through it's multiple suite of utility services. It primarily provides job classifieds alerts on the mobile. "
target parent: Rediff.com
target: Eterno Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Eterno is a pioneer in the area of Mobile Media Platforms with a special focus on enabling Indian Languages across variety of handsets. Eterno's Mobile Applications have powered media delivery for various media like News, Music, Video etc over 3G, GPRS and SMS.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Plex, Inc., acquired Watchup

synopsis: Plex, the streaming media application, just announced the acquisition of the streaming news service Watchup. Watchup plays host to over 150 news sources including CBS, CNN, Vox, and Hearst Television.
buyer: Plex, Inc.
Plex gives you instant access to all of its users' media collections—home videos, photos, music, TV shows, and movies—so they can quickly find and stream what they want to any device, any time. "
target: Watchup
Watchup bills itself as "the future of TV news," allowing users to create personalized newscasts by selecting areas of interest and TV channels relevant to them, liking and disliking content to fine-tune what they see. Watchup offers access to more than 160 different news sources.
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closed 10/4/2005 via BusinessWire

NewsGator Technologies, acquired NetNewsWire

synopsis: NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS platform company, announced today that it has acquired NetNewsWire, the leading RSS reader for Mac OS X. NewsGator also announced that NetNewsWire will integrate tightly with the NewsGator Online synchronization platform.
buyer: NewsGator Technologies
NewsGator Technologies helps enterprises leverage social computing to deliver real business value. The company's enterprise social networking products are used by the world's most recognized brands, including Novartis, Federal Reserve Bank, The United States Army, and The United States Air Force. "
target: NetNewsWire
NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS and Atom newsreader for Mac OS X. Its familiar three-paned interface—similar to Apple Mail—can fetch and display news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest news.
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closed 6/13/2016 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired DoApp, Inc.

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for the global media industry, announced it has acquired DoApp, Inc, a mobile application development and mobile ad network company. With over 500 customers using the DoApp platform, the company has developed more than 1500 mobile apps for the news publishing and broadcast industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle develops and delivers software technology that empowers the global news media industry. Their solutions enable publishers to thrive in a rapidly transforming market. They help their clients to create stronger, better informed communities. "
target: DoApp, Inc.
DoApp Inc. designs mobile applications (apps) and websites for the broadcast, radio, and newspaper industries and has built a mobile ad network that enables local businesses to quickly and easily advertise on mobile and tablet devices.
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announced 4/11/2013 via GlobeNewswire

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Pulse

synopsis: LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 200 million members worldwide, announced it agreed to acquire Pulse (owned by Alphonso Labs, Inc.), a leading news reader and mobile content distribution platform.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Pulse
Pulse is one of the most widely used platforms for content consumption on the Internet. Pulse has more than 30 million users who have activated its iOS and Android-based news reader apps in more than 190 countries.
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closed 5/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Post, purchased Talent from Digg, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post has made a talent acquisition of the Digg team, but not Digg's site or technology. The move comes not as a move by the Post to revive the struggling social news site, but as the recruitment of a team that can help develop its Trove social news platform, as well as Trove-powered products like its Social Reader and Personal Post.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: The Washington Post (:$0.00)
A morning daily and Sunday newspaper published in Washington, D.C. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 1998, The Post's unaudited estimated average circulation was 783,000 daily and 1,095,000 Sunday. The Post maintains 20 foreign, 5 national, and 12 metropolitan news bureaus. "
seller: Digg, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and based in San Francisco, CA, Digg, Inc. operates as a news Web site. It allows users to submit stories for review and comment on stories and videos published on Web site. The company’s Web portal allows people to discover and share content.
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closed 5/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Fox Interactive Media, Inc., acquired Newroo Inc.

synopsis: Fox Interactive Media (FIM) today announced it has completed two acquisitions of innovative early stage companies, Newroo Inc. and kSolo.com. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Interactive Media, Inc.
A division of News Corporation, Fox Interactive Media (FIM) offers a global, border-free online network that caters to consumers by giving them the platform and tools to express themselves, communicate with each other, and engage with the best music, TV, film, sports, information and more. "
target: Newroo Inc.
Newroo was founded in 2002 by Daniel Gould and Brian Norgard who attended Brown University together and who wanted to provide users with a powerful tool set to create vertical news-driven websites that found the most important things on the web about their personal passions and interests.
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closed 12/19/2005 via PR Newswire

RealAge, Inc., acquired Eyeout

synopsis: RealAge, Inc., announced today that it has acquired Eyeout, a company with proprietary software for a trainable search engine and smart feeds. The acquisition aids in RealAge's initiative to offer a first-of-its-kind, personalized Internet search engine of respected and credible health and medical information.
buyer: RealAge, Inc.
RealAge, Inc. is a personalized health media company. It provides personalized information and solutions to help people live healthier, longer lives through an integration of media and services. "
target: Eyeout
Eyeout, a company with proprietary software for a trainable search engine and smart feeds.
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closed 3/23/2005 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., Knight Ridder, Tribune Company, acquired Topix.net

synopsis: Topix.net announced today that Gannett Co., Inc., Knight-Ridder, Inc. and Tribune Company jointly have acquired a 75 percent stake in Topix.net. Ownership is split evenly, with each media company owning 25 percent and the Topix.net founders retaining a 25 percent stake.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
buyer: Knight Ridder
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,234.07)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target: Topix.net
Founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users with the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet, Topix.net is a news aggregator with unique technology to find and categorize news into 300,000 topics, from Autos to ZIP code level local news. Topix.net distribut
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closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Marchex, Inc., acquired AreaConnect, LLC.

synopsis: Marchex, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets of AreaConnect LLC, a provider of local online traffic to Yellow and White Pages publishers, for $16 million in cash and Marchex common stock, and $1.7 million in additional restricted common stock (valued based on the 10-day trailing average prior to the closing date).
buyer: Marchex, Inc. (MCHX:$100.67)
Marchex is an online technology company that helps merchants sell through search. The company is focused on search engine and contextual marketing, local search, and direct navigation. "
target: AreaConnect, LLC.
AreaConnect receives 2 million unique users per month through its directory focused local sites, that drive search leads from online consumers primarily to regional bell operating carriers and localized search products.
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closed 4/24/2013 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Wavii, Inc.

synopsis: Google, Inc. has acquired Wavii, the Seattle-based startup behind a news summarization app, for roughly $30 million in cash. The acquisition of Wavii will help Google's plan in enhancing how consumers experience news.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Wavii, Inc.
Wavii, Inc., the Seattle-based startup helps users keep up with everything they care about in a personalized news feed. Wavii automatically creates status updates for users' favorite politicians, celebrities, gadgets, and more.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

InstaPaper, LLC, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Instapaper, the popular read-it-later app founded by developer Marco Arment, is buying itself back from Pinterest. The team that's been working on it for the past five years is acquiring it via a newly formed company called Instant Paper, Inc. Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime.
buyer: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. "
target parent: Pinterest
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience.
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announced 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Pinterest said that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target parent: Betaworks
target: InstaPaper, LLC
With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Betaworks, acquired InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Betaworks, acquired a majority stake in Instapaper, the popular read-it-later service from Marco Arment. Instapaper was founded in January, 2008 and became an instant hit for its simple, one-field registration form.
buyer: Betaworks
Betaworks is a company that makes seed-stage investments in social media related companies. "
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper was founded in January, 2008 and became an instant hit for its simple, one-field registration form. When the App Store for the iPhone launched in July, 2008, the official Instapaper app was critically acclaimed and doubled Instapaper’s userbase in its first month.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

InstaPaper, LLC, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Instapaper, the popular read-it-later app founded by developer Marco Arment, is buying itself back from Pinterest. The team that's been working on it for the past five years is acquiring it via a newly formed company called Instant Paper, Inc. Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime.
buyer: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. "
target parent: Pinterest
target: InstaPaper, LLC
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Jelly Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired Jelly, the startup co-founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel in 2014 as a “human-powered search engine” — essentially an app that let people ask questions and get crowdsourced replies from their friends and friends of friends.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Jelly Industries, Inc.
Jelly is a startup co-founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel in 2014 as a “human-powered search engine” — essentially an app that let people ask questions and get crowdsourced replies from their friends and friends of friends.
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announced 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

synopsis: Pinterest said that it would be acquiring the team behind Instapaper, which will continue operating as a separate app. With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target parent: Betaworks
target: InstaPaper, LLC
With one click, Instapaper lets users save, read, and manage the things they find on the Internet. Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics and more.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Tote

synopsis: Pinterest is seeking to boost its e-commerce expertise by acquiring the team behind the mobile commerce app tote. Tote, launched in 2014, let consumers browse and purchase products suggested by so-called fashion influencers and their friends directly within the app.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Tote
tote is a mobile shopping app that allows users to shop products curated by fashion bloggers. users can follow bloggers, shop their collections, share them with friends, and even save money while shopping.
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closed 6/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Fleksy

synopsis: Fleksy, one of a number of custom keyboards for Android and iOS, has been acquired by Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Fleksy offers an innovative keyboard designed to make typing on any touchscreen device fast, accurate, and easy.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Fleksy
Fleksy offers an innovative keyboard designed to make typing on any touchscreen device fast, accurate, and easy. Fleksy is the first software keyboard to allow blind typing on a smartphone and the first to be demonstrated on a smart watch.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired The Hunt

synopsis: Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface, has acquired The Hunt, a community powered mobile app that is transforming the way that people shop online. The Hunt, which has a similar grid-like interface to Pinterest, is a "community that tracks down the items you covet."
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: The Hunt
The Hunt is a community powered mobile app that is transforming the way that people shop online. By empowering peers to suggest products for each other, The Hunt taps into the personal shopper inside all of us and creates a positive community centered on fashion and individual style.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Pext

synopsis: Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface, has acquired Pext, an app that allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Pext
Pext allows users to "instantly turns text messages into memes" by connecting them with relevant images as they communicate via text. They are based in Mountain View, California.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Hike Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Pinterest, a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface, has acquired a small, two-person startup known as Hike Labs, an early stage product development team focused on launching mobile and web products in the social space.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Hike Labs, Inc.
Hike Labs is an early stage product development team focused on launching mobile and web products in the social space.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Kosei

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired recommendation engine startup Kosei. Kosei allows customers to make better product recommendations on their sites, apps, and in ads. By looking at what users have browsed or purchased, Kosei’s machine learning engine compares that against commerce data sets, and predicts what someone is most likely to want to buy next.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Kosei
Kosei’s product allows customers to make better product recommendations on their sites, apps, and in ads. By looking at what users have browsed or purchased, Kosei’s machine learning engine compares that against commerce data sets, and predicts what someone is most likely to want to buy next.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Icebergs

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a “Pinterest for creative types,” which offered an online collaboration service that allowed users to organize their projects, including not only images, but also articles, files, videos, and other content, and share that content with others.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Icebergs
Icebergs offers an online collaboration service that allowed users to organize their projects, including not only images, but also articles, files, videos, and other content, and share that content with others.
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closed 1/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired VisualGraph Inc.

synopsis: Pinterest has just acquired two-man startup VisualGraph, which creates machine vision, image recognition, and visual search technologies. Their approach is to combine the state-of-the-art machine vision tools, such as object recognition (e.g. shoes, faces), with large-scale distributed search and machine learning infrastructures.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: VisualGraph Inc.
VisualGraph provides cloud-based, large-scale image recognition and visual Search platform. Their approach is to combine the state-of-the-art machine vision tools, such as object recognition (e.g. shoes, faces), with large-scale distributed search and machine learning infrastructures.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired HackerMeter

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired HackerMeter, a site where developers take code challenges and get matched with jobs that fit their skills. Employers can then review the top performers' code samples, get in contact, and do technical screenings, all through the site.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: HackerMeter
Hackermeter is a site where developers take code challenges and get matched with jobs that fit their skills. Employers can then review the top performers' code samples, get in contact, and do technical screenings, all through the site.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Livestar

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired Livestar, the mobile recommendations app founded by Microsoft alum Fritz Lanman, who is also a noted angel investor. Pinterest is buying Livestar for its talent.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Livestar
Livestar is a mobile app that lets users get recommendations quickly and easily from critics, friends and people with the same taste. Livestar provides recommendations for restaurants, movies, music and apps.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Punchfork

synopsis: Pinterest has just made its first acquisition – the recipe discovery and sharing site Punchfork. Punchfork let people find top recipes from other cooking sites, search by ingredients in their kitchen for dishes they could make, and filter recipes by diet preferences.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. "
target: Punchfork
Punchfork makes it easier for users to find the best new recipes from various popular cooking sites.
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closed 1/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Endless LLP, acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Endless rescued Encanta from insolvency following the administration of its parent company in Jan. 2006. We had confidence in Encanta as a standalone business and in the ability of its management team and were the only investors capable of acting quickly enough to secure their future.
buyer: Endless LLP
Endless is an independent private equity house. We were established in December 2005 and have raised a fund of £135million to invest in management buy-outs and turnaround opportunities. Our team is based in the UK and we have offices in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. "
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ostance, Inc., will acquire Shumee-to Club

synopsis: Ostance, a talent agency in Japan, will acquire Shumee-to Club from DeNA, a Japanese developer of mobile and online services. Shumee-to Club is a social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
buyer: Ostance, Inc.
Ostance is a talent agency in Japan. Ostance manages a portfolio of performers, singers, dancers, choreographers, and content creators. Ostance supports their artists to make their dreams come true. Ostance offers wedding, entertainment, senior entertainment, and advertising services. "
target parent: DeNA Global, Inc.
target: Shumee-to Club
Shumee-to Club is the largest social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

migme, acquired Hipwee

synopsis: Migme announced the acquisition of Indonesian social news site Hipwee. Hipwee delivers original and community-generated content focused on entertainment, relationships, and travel. It targets Indonesian urbanites.
buyer: migme (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
migme is a global digital media company focused on emerging markets. The company delivers social entertainment services through our portfolio brands migme, LoveByte, alivenotdead and Sold. "
target: Hipwee
Hipwee is an Indonesian social news site. Hipwee.com focuses on creating high quality content on topics most interesting for 18-34 year old urban and educated Indonesians, such as personal growth, lifestyle tips, relationships, opinions etc.
price ($mm)
$0.46
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
price ($mm)
$102
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2016 via Market Wire

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

synopsis: FG Fitness & Media Group along with its flagship publication Fitness Gurls Magazine, and all of its ancillary products is continuing its aggressive expansion and growth with the acquisition of Hollywood Tuna a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
buyer parent: FG Fitness & Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Fitness Gurls Magazine
Fitness Gurls Magazine covers health, fitness, nutrition, exercise routines and showcases some of the most beautiful women in the world of sport, fitness and entertainment. "
target: Hollywood Tuna
Hollywood Tuna is a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Quali-Smart Holdings Limited, will acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited

synopsis: Quali-Smart said it agreed to acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited. The company is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
buyer: Quali-Smart Holdings Limited
Quali-Smart Holdings is a toy manufacturer offering services primarily on OEM/ODM basis. They manufacture products for their customers according to their specifications. They also offer ODM services in product development. "
target: Pulse MediaTech Limited
Pulse MediaTech is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/23/2014 via Company Press Release

CBS Local Media, acquired Eventful, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Local Media has entered into an agreement to acquire Eventful, Inc., a leading digital media company in the events discovery, communication and personalization business. Over 21 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife.
buyer: CBS Local Media
CBS Local Media provides news, information and entertainment from CBS' owned-and-operated TV and radio stations. They have locations all over the United States, including New York, California, Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, and more. "
target: Eventful, Inc.
Eventful is a leading digital media company connecting consumers with entertainment, movies and local events. Over 21 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

mig33, acquired AlivenotDead

synopsis: mig33, a mobile social entertainment platform based in Singapore, announced that it has acquired AlivenotDead (AnD), an online community for celebrities to connect with fans through official accounts. The acquisition of AnD will help mig33 grow in emerging markets as it transitions away from its start as a messaging platform for featurephone users.
buyer: mig33 (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
Launched in late 2005, mig33 has now grown to be one of the world’s largest social entertainment platform companies. mig33 allows users from all over the world to talk, chat, play games, organize online parties, and thrive as their virtual personas. "
target: AlivenotDead
AlivenotDead is an online community dedicated to helping artists. Their goal is to strengthen artist communities worldwide and to help connect these communities together. Artists can connect with and grow their audience, share their creative works, and meet and collaborate with other artists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grupa o2 sp. z o.o., will acquire Wirtualna Polska S.A.

synopsis: Orange Poland (Telekomunikacja Polska), the largest communications company in Central Europe, signed an agreement with O2 for the sale of 100 percent of Wirtualna Polska for PLN 375 million, one of the most popular websites in Poland that offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more.
buyer: Grupa o2 sp. z o.o. (WSE:WPL:$171.43)
Telekomunikacja Polska (TP Group) is the largest communications company in Central Europe, dedicated to providing its customers with fixed telephony, satellite communication, data transmission, mobile telephony and Internet solutions. "
target parent: France Telecom-Orange
target: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland.
price ($mm)
$124
rev ($mm)
$58
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Yandex N.V., acquired KinoPoisk

synopsis: Yandex, a leading internet company in Russia, announced the acquisition of KinoPoisk, the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$3,325.20)
Yandex is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country's most popular search engine and the most visited website. The company also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex's mission is to answer any question internet users may have. "
target: KinoPoisk
KinoPoisk is the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Bikini.com

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc., a global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Bikini.com, a digital beach lifestyle brand providing websites, branded merchandise, and mobile content. The acquisition is part of its entry into the lifestyle media vertical, providing digital media destinations, content, and services to the 18-34 year old market.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media is a global digital media company focused on developing social media businesses that incorporate relevant, high quality content. The Company develops and operates next-generation web publishing platforms combining traditional web publishing with social media. "
target: Bikini.com
Bikini.com is the world’s most comprehensive and fun beach lifestyle brand. An international pop culture hit, it offers the style of top fashion magazines, the healthy lifestyles of beach sports and fitness, and the enthusiasm of young men and women alike.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.38 [$2.36]
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired Okezone.com

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. announced the acquisition of Okezone.com, a Bahasa Indonesian online portal focused on delivering breaking news, as well as entertainment, information and video content. With a staff of over 100 reporters and editors, Okezone.com provides real-time coverage of major events.
buyer parent: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a provider of rich and engaging services and content to a wide range of traditional and new media consumers and enterprises in Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Linktone focuses on media, entertainment, communication and edutainment products. "
target parent: PT Bhakti Investama Tbk
target: Okezone.com
Okezone.com is a Bahasa Indonesian online portal focused on delivering breaking news, as well as entertainment, information and video content. With a staff of over 100 reporters and editors, Okezone.com provides real-time coverage of major events.
price ($mm)
$0.48
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

BermanBraun, LLC, acquired Whiskey Media, LLC

synopsis: BermanBraun has purchased most of the assets of Whiskey Media, a digital company. The three sites acquired by BermanBraun are movie and TV database Screened, technology-review site Tested and anime and manga comics site Anime Vice.
buyer: BermanBraun, LLC
BermanBraun is an independent media company with three divisions: television, feature film and digital, which create and exploit entertainment content and advertising solutions all platforms throughout the world. The Santa Monica , Calif. "
target: Whiskey Media, LLC
Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: SEHK:3700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inke
Inke
Inke is a leading mobile live streaming platform in China. Inke enables users to watch and preform live video broadcasts on their smartphones. Inke allows streamers and viewers to participate in various battles with each other, such as singing competitions or dance-offs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$561.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.19
EBIT ($mm)
$85.87
Net Income ($mm)
$160.28
Employees
937
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