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closed 9/6/2016 via Company Press Release

plista, acquired Linkpulse

synopsis: Plista, a one-stop provider of data-driven native advertising, has acquired Linkpulse, one of the leaders in real-time content analytics. Linkpulse allows publishers to track the performance of their articles across all devices in real time via customized dashboards and alerts.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de. "
target: Linkpulse
Linkpulse is one of the leading real-time content analytics providers on the market and was developed especially for the requirements of high traffic news websites.
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closed 2/28/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Magnite, acquired Carbon

synopsis: Magnite, the world’s largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, announced the acquisition of Carbon, a platform that enables publishers to measure, manage and monetize audiences in real-time.
buyer: Magnite (RUBI:$468.41)
Magnite is the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform. Publishers use Magnite's technology to monetize content across all screens and formats—including desktop, mobile, audio and CTV. Magnite combines Rubicon Project’s programmatic expertise with Telaria’s leadership in CTV. "
target: Carbon
Carbon RMP (revenue management platform) is a real-time, first-party platform that consolidates revenue & audience analytics, contextual intelligence, data management and yield operations into a single, fully compliant solution.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Glam Holdings Ltd, acquired Carbon

synopsis: Glam Holdings, owner of ex-billion-dollar Mode Media, BrideClick, and Glam Inc, has acquired Carbon from Clicksco, a Dubai-based provider of performance-based marketing solutions. Carbon is a data management platform in the UK that provides publishers and advertisers with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
buyer: Glam Holdings Ltd
Glam Holdings Ltd is a UK holding company that owns and operates a number of digital brands (“Glam”) and publishing technologies (“Mode”). Glam Holdings has been built through the acquisition of BrideClick (2016), Mode Media (2017) and now Carbon (2020). "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Carbon
Carbon is a next generation data management platform in the UK. Carbon's cloud-based data management platform uses data science, AI, and machine learning to provide publishers, advertisers and platforms with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Facebook, acquired CrowdTangle, Inc.

synopsis: Social networking and technology giant, Facebook will acquire CrowdTangle, a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, the company revealed.
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 parent: Siege Technologies
target: CrowdTangle, Inc.
CrowdTangle is a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, and on social media. CrowdTangle helps publishers identify great stories, measure social performance, and identify influencers.
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closed 4/22/2008 via

Vignette Corporation, acquired Vidavee

synopsis: Vignette, a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video Web services company that enables Web publishers to easily upload, share, analyze and monetize Internet video content.
buyer: Vignette Corporation
Vignette provides Internet Relationship Management software products and services, a category of enterprise solutions designed to enable businesses to build sustainable online customer relationships, increase returns on Internet-related investments and capitalize on Internet business opportunities. "
target: Vidavee
Vidavee is the only white label web media solution to fully enable user interaction around professional and consumer-contributed video content. Our clients’ user base can easily upload, select segments, comment, remix and share videos captured on any device.
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$1
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 2/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

WordPress VIP, acquired Parse.ly

synopsis: WordPress VIP (WPVIP), an enterprise-focused content management platform, has acquired Parse.ly, an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to better engage with their audience.
buyer parent: Automattic Inc.
buyer: WordPress VIP
WordPress VIP (WPVIP) is an enterprise-focused content management platform. WPVIP empowers marketers to create beautiful branded experiences. Their editorial and design tools make it easy to deliver a consistent customer experience across every channel. "
target: Parse.ly
Parse.ly is an engagement analytics platform for online publishers. Parse.ly provides creators with an easy way to visualize the performance of their content. Their platform offers content insights that help publishers to increase readership and better engage with their audience.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Perion Network Ltd., will acquire Pub Ocean

synopsis: Perion Network Ltd., a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising, will acquire Pub Ocean, a digital publisher-focused technology company with scalable content distribution and real-time revenue analytics technology.
buyer: Perion Network Ltd. (PERI:$401.16)
Perion is a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising. Perion delivers its Synchronized Digital Branding solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising: ad search, social media, and display/video. "
target: Pub Ocean
Pub Ocean is a technology company that helps digital publishers become more profitable by providing greater visibility and control through proprietary technology: LiveYield for real-time revenue attribution, Mission to control and automate the purchase and sale of audience.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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$25
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$5
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4.4x
closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Brightcove, Inc., purchased Online Video Platform Business from Ooyala

synopsis: Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video, has acquired the online video platform business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Ooyala’s video platform uses big data insights to help broadcasters and media companies increase video engagement and revenue with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen.
buyer: Brightcove, Inc. (BCOV:$212.14)
Brightcove Inc. is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen. "
seller: Ooyala
The acquisition includes the Online Video Platform Business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Ooyala’s video platform uses big data insights to help broadcasters and media companies increase video engagement and revenue with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

MinuteBuzz, acquired Vidclust

synopsis: MinuteBuzz, a video entertainment media group for millennials in France, has acquired Vidclust, a French company that offers a web-based platform that provides video intelligence and social insights. Vidclust allows content creators and media companies to see what type of videos are getting the most traffic, allowing them to be more efficient.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: MinuteBuzz
MinuteBuzz is the leading video entertainment media group for millennials in France. MinuteBuzz is watched by over 8 million people on social platforms and generates over 200 million views per month. MinuteBuzz's goal is to change the world by creating content designed to make people happier. "
target: Vidclust
Vidclust is a French company that offers a web-based platform that provides video intelligence and social insights. Vidclust allows content creators and media companies to see what type of videos are getting the most traffic, enabling them to produce and distribute their content more effectively.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

TV Time, acquired Mediamorph

synopsis: TV Time, a leading TV and film tracking and insights platform, has acquired Mediamorph, a Content Value Management cloud platform powers the largest entertainment companies in the world. As part of the acquisition, the combined companies will operate under the name Whip Media Group.
buyer: TV Time
TV Time is the world's largest tracking platform for TV and movies. Fueled by global first-party data, TV Time offers business solutions through TVLytics, a service that provides data and insights to media companies, talent agencies, advertisers, and clients from the content ecosystem. "
target: Mediamorph
Mediamorph's mission is to boost business performance and accelerate content value across the entertainment ecosystem. Their Content Value Management platform orchestrates the 360° process that brings content value from provider to distributor to the connected consumer.
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closed 2/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Piano Software Inc., acquired SocialFlow

synopsis: Piano, the Digital Experience Cloud, has acquired SocialFlow, a social distribution and marketing platform for media companies. SocialFlow enables the world's most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content, while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions.
buyer: Piano Software Inc.
Piano offers high-performance cloud-based software and strategic services that empower companies to create customized digital experiences and commercial relationships for their users. Leading businesses around the world use Piano to power their subscription, analytics, and personalization efforts. "
target: SocialFlow
SocialFlow is a social distribution and marketing platform for media companies. SocialFlow enables the world's most successful publishers to easily distribute engaging social content, while providing them monetization opportunities from both advertising and subscriptions.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Web

Blubrry Podcasting, acquired Cast Feed Validator

synopsis: Blubrry, a subsidiary of RawVoice, is proud to announce the acquisition of the leading podcast RSS-feed validator, Cast Feed Validator. Cast Feed Validator helps podcasters visualize their podcast feed. This visualization helps them find where problems are occurring if something goes wrong with their podcast.
buyer parent: RawVoice
buyer: Blubrry Podcasting
Blubrry is a podcasting community and directory with more than 450,000 shows. Blubrry gives creators the power to make money, get detailed audience measurements and host their audio, video and websites. Blubrry is a preferred digital interface for media creators, advertisers and media consumers. "
target: Cast Feed Validator
Cast Feed Validator is the leading podcast RSS-feed validator. Cast Feed Validator helps podcasters visualize their podcast feed. This visualization helps them find where problems are occurring if something goes wrong with their podcast.
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announced 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Vitrue, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Vitrue, a leading cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that enables marketers to centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$41,399.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Vitrue, Inc.
Vitrue, Inc. provides social media marketing solutions for the marketers, agencies, and publishers. The company, through its marketing platform, offers promotional programs, branded communities, syndicated brand applications, and add-on modules.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 9/6/2016 via Company Press Release

plista, acquired Linkpulse

synopsis: Plista, a one-stop provider of data-driven native advertising, has acquired Linkpulse, one of the leaders in real-time content analytics. Linkpulse allows publishers to track the performance of their articles across all devices in real time via customized dashboards and alerts.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de. "
target: Linkpulse
Linkpulse is one of the leading real-time content analytics providers on the market and was developed especially for the requirements of high traffic news websites.
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closed 9/6/2016 via Company Press Release

plista, acquired Linkpulse

synopsis: Plista, a one-stop provider of data-driven native advertising, has acquired Linkpulse, one of the leaders in real-time content analytics. Linkpulse allows publishers to track the performance of their articles across all devices in real time via customized dashboards and alerts.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de. "
target: Linkpulse
Linkpulse is one of the leading real-time content analytics providers on the market and was developed especially for the requirements of high traffic news websites.
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closed 1/7/2014 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired plista

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company, GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management arm, has acquired plista, a digital media specialist in Germany. The Berlin-based company brings advertisers and publishers together via its data-­driven content and advertising platform.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de.
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closed 8/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Auddy, acquired Audiomy

synopsis: Auddy, a London, UK-based podcast solutions provider, acquired Audiomy, a Vienna, Austria-based podcast advertising sales company focused on the German language/DACH region. Audiomy was founded by Scalista, a mobile marketing company with Christine van den Brink-Dunai, Daniel Arroyave and Juan Arroyave as the leadership team.
buyer: Auddy
Auddy is a London, UK-based podcast solutions provider. Founded in London in 2020, Auddy publishes, markets and distributes the best in original podcast and audio shows globally and with a bespoke country-by-country approach. "
target parent: Scalista GmbH
target: Audiomy
Audiomy is a Vienna, Austria-based podcast advertising sales company focused on the German language/DACH region. company focused on the German language/DACH region. Audiomy was founded by Scalista, a mobile marketing company with Christine van den Brink-Dunai, Daniel Arroyave and Juan Arroyave.
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announced 8/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

AdvertiseCast, LLC, will acquire Julep Media GmbH

synopsis: Liberated Syndication Inc., the leading "Podcasting As A Service" platform, will acquire Julep Media GmbH, Germany's largest independent platform for podcast advertising. Julep will combine with Libsyn subsidiary AdvertiseCast. Julep has grown to serve the entire podcast ecosystem throughout, including advertising, hosting, and content production.
buyer parent: Liberated Syndication Inc.
buyer: AdvertiseCast, LLC
AdvertiseCast combines an industry-leading ad buying and management platform with full-service campaign management capabilities to reduce the typical friction involved with podcast advertising. Its proprietary software platform enables simple podcast advertising campaign creation and management. "
target: Julep Media GmbH
Julep Media GmbH is Germany's largest independent platform for podcast advertising. Founded in 2019, Julep has rapidly grown to serve the entire podcast ecosystem throughout Germany, including advertising, hosting, and content production.
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closed 5/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

Buyerlink Inc., acquired Skyrocket Media

synopsis: Buyerlink, a leading online marketplace for performance-based marketing, has acquired SkyRocket Media, a marketing firm based in Utah. The acquisition will complement Buyerlink’s portfolio, specifically allowing the business to scale its operations in the real estate sector.
buyer: Buyerlink Inc.
Buyerlink is a leading online auction marketplace for performance-based marketing. Buyerlink's patented technology allows its platform to conduct millions of auctions every month striving to connect consumers to perfectly matched service providers. "
target: Skyrocket Media
Based in Utah, Skyrocket Media is a performance-based marketing agency. Using its web properties, Skyrocket Media delivers millions of potential customers to companies using its internal SEO, Pay-Per-Click, network, direct mail, email and inbound call channels.
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closed 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

OpenWeb, acquired Adyoulike SA

synopsis: OpenWeb, the premium audience relationship platform, has acquired ADYOULIKE, a global advertising platform. ADYOULIKE is an omnichannel digital advertising marketplace bringing together top-tier media, unique formats, and inspiring ads.
buyer: OpenWeb
OpenWeb is a premium audience relationship platform. OpenWeb partners with publishers and brands to build strong, direct relationships with their audiences. Their OpenWebOS suite enables users to build vibrant communities rooted in healthy conversations and robust social experiences. "
target: Adyoulike SA
ADYOULIKE is a pioneer in native advertising technology offering programmatic solutions that enable brands to scale campaigns across premium and niche properties while ensuring publishers maximize the value of their inventory.
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$100
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closed 3/31/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Kargo Global, Inc., acquired Parsec Media

synopsis: Kargo, a pioneer in attention optimization, has acquired the attention-based mobile advertising business, Parsec. Parsec works with leading publishers across every vertical to provide a 100 percent transparent, brand-safe, and contextually relevant environment for brands.
buyer: Kargo Global, Inc.
Kargo creates memorable digital advertising and content experiences. With a suite of impactful, exclusive advertising solutions, brands choose Kargo to make customer connections that count. "
target: Parsec Media
Parsec Media, a pioneer in attention optimization, quantifies the success of creatives and tactics. Parsec works with leading publishers across every vertical to provide a 100 percent transparent, brand-safe, and contextually relevant environment for brands.
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closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Web

Qualfon Corporation, acquired Lead Vision Media

synopsis: Qualfon, a full-service marketing solutions and contact center service provider, has acquired LeadVision Media, a leader in the digital demand generation space. Through its diverse network of internet properties, LeadVision delivers relevant, audience-targeted advertisements to consumers.
buyer: Qualfon Corporation
Qualfon is a full-service business process outsourcing (BPO) company offering full customer lifecycle management including traditional and digital demand generation, end-to-end integrated marketing, multichannel customer engagement, print and fulfillment solutions. "
target: Lead Vision Media
LeadVision Media is an internet-based advertising agency specializing in lead generation on a cost per lead basis through various traffic sources. Through its diverse network of internet properties, it delivers relevant, audience-targeted advertisements to consumers.
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closed 11/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Prodege, LLC

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, disruptive companies, has acquired Prodege, a cutting-edge marketing and consumer insights platform. Great Hill’s investment will be used to support Prodege's rapid organic expansion and targeted acquisition strategy.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the software, digital commerce, financial technology, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. "
target: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is a cutting-edge marketing and consumer insights platform that leverages its global audience of reward program members to power its business solutions. Its innovative offerings enable leading brands and agencies to gather insights and market to their target audiences.
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closed 10/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sonobi, acquired Amply Media

synopsis: Sonobi, an advertising technology marketplace that enables premium publishers and buyers to directly collaborate and build consumer-focused campaigns, has acquired Amply, a digital platform that provides push notification technology to its existing network of over 110 million subscribers as well as a growing partner network of publishers.
buyer: Sonobi
Sonobi is a pioneer in digital advertising technology and programmatic spend. Sonobi's people-based identifier (PBID) incorporates multiple identity approaches into a single ID that is cross-channel compatible and provides a safe haven for publishers and brands to transact using first-party data. "
target: Amply Media
Amply is a hyper-engaged push notification platform with massive global reach and currently maintains an audience of over 110 million subscribers. Amply offers high-impact solutions for advertisers in search of brand-safe options for their scalable media buys.
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closed 7/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Sovrn Holdings, Inc., acquired Proper Media

synopsis: Sovrn Holdings, Inc., a publisher-focused technology company, has acquired Proper Media, a website monetization platform. Proper Media combines industry-leading advertising technology with personalized managed services to deliver high-yielding advertising with insightful unified reporting that boosts revenue and lowers costs.
buyer: Sovrn Holdings, Inc.
Sovrn provides products and services to online publishers to help them understand, operate and grow their business. With thousands of customers deploying one or more products across 40,000 websites, Sovrn reaches nearly 500 million active consumers across more than 3.5 billion pageviews each day. "
target: Proper Media
Proper Media is a website monetization platform created to give publishers access to enterprise level technology in order to increase revenue while streamlining operations and maintaining profitability.
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closed 6/2/2021 via PR Newswire

Capital Dynamics, Star Mountain Capital, LLC, acquired Revcontent

synopsis: Revcontent announced it had sold a majority stake in the business to a group of institutional investors led by Star Mountain Capital and Capital Dynamics. Revcontent is a leading content marketing and native advertising platform that leverages lightweight, customizable technology to empower the web's leading publishers and marketers.
buyer: Capital Dynamics
buyer: Star Mountain Capital, LLC
Star Mountain Capital is a specialized asset management firm focused exclusively on the lower middle-market by investing debt and equity directly into established operating companies. Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset management firm focusing on private assets. "
target: Revcontent
Revcontent is a leading content marketing and native advertising platform that leverages lightweight, customizable technology to empower the web's leading publishers and marketers to reach and exceed their revenue, engagement, and growth goals.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/5/2021 via PR Web

Beringer Capital, acquired Perform[cb]

synopsis: Beringer Capital, a leading private equity fund, has acquired Perform[cb] from Centre Lane Partners, a private investment firm. Perform[cb] is a preeminent performance marketing company. Perform[cb]'s network and agency empowers brands to acquire new customers across diverse digital channels on a pay-for-results model.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm investing in digital media and marketing industries. Through a combination of strategic alignments and add-on acquisitions, Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to maximize the long-term value of their businesses. "
target parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
target: Perform[cb]
Perform[cb] is a preeminent performance marketing company. Perform[cb] provides strategic plans tailored to meet their clients’ specific marketing goals. Their network and agency empowers brands to acquire new customers across diverse digital channels on a pay-for-results model.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Sovendus GmbH

synopsis: Paragon Partners, a German private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Sovendus Group. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Sovendus is the leading European provider of checkout page-based online marketing. With the support of Paragon Partners, Sovendus plans to accelerate growth in Germany and other European countries.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Based in Germany, Paragon Partners is one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe with more than €1.2 billion of equity under management. Paragon works closely with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth and operational excellence. "
target parent: COFRA Holding
target: Sovendus GmbH
Based in Germany, Sovendus is the leading provider of tools for checkout-based online marketing in Europe with over 1,200 partners. The core product Sovendus SALES connects shops via Sovendus’ closed voucher network, generating reach, new customers, and transactions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

hoo.be, will acquire Grapevine Village

synopsis: Ideanomics is divesting Grapevine, one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations, to FNL Technologies, a company that owns and operates social media platform hoo.be. hoo.be is a popular online platform which enables users to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms.
buyer: hoo.be
FNL Technologies owns and operates social media platform hoo.be, a popular online platform which enables online influencers, artists, athletes, personalities, and businesses to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine Village
Grapevine is one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations. Advertisers leverage Grapevine’s full suite of services to build, iterate, and scale end-to-end marketing campaigns powered by authentic content sourced from creators across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Sports Betting Dime

synopsis: XLMedia PLC, a leading global digital performance publisher, will acquire the business and assets of Sports Betting Dime (SBD), a leading sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. The acquisition of SBD, alongside XLMedia's existing US sports betting asset, provides scale at local and national levels.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$59.34)
XLMedia is a leading global digital performance publisher. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and sports, the Group has established proprietary tools and methodologies to identify and target high value consumers on behalf of its customers. "
target: Sports Betting Dime
Sports Betting Dime (SBD) is a leading US affiliate sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. SBD covers everything from the latest betting odds, trends, reports, futures trackers, and analysis, as well as cutting-edge betting guides.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/18/2021 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: iHeartMedia will acquire Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. With this acquisition, iHeartMedia will be able to provide audio content to producers and advertisers with a full ad service package for streaming and podcasting no matter their size, reach, or distribution method.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a global technology and services leader to the audio streaming and podcast industry. They provide innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their operations.
price ($mm)
$230
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Bonne Santé Group, Inc., will acquire Nexus Offers, Inc.

synopsis: Bonne Santé Group, Inc. (BSG), an emerging growth Health & Wellness company in the nutraceutical sector, will acquire Nexus Offers, Inc. a network platform in the digital affiliate marketing industry. The acquisition will support Bonne Santé's objective of creating a highly diversified vertically integrated global nutraceutical company.
buyer: Bonne Santé Group, Inc.
Bonne Santé Group, Inc. (BSG) is an emerging growth global nutraceutical company. BSG is engaged in the acquisition, operation, and sale of a broad spectrum of nutraceutical and related products. To drive growth and earnings, BSG develops proprietary products as well as acquires other brands. "
target: Nexus Offers, Inc.
Nexus Offers is a market-leading CPA (Cost Per Action) network in the digital affiliate marketing industry, with a loyal customer base of publishers and affiliates. Nexus is a private CPA network with strict criteria for being invited, typically only by recommendation through existing members.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2021 via PR Web

InfoTrack, acquired Lawgical

synopsis: The InfoTrack group of companies, a global leader in legal technology and litigation solutions, has acquired Lawgical and its portfolio of companies. Lawgical provides online marketing, software, and media for the legal industry. Its portfolio includes more than 15 brands, such as Legal Talk Network, ServeNow, ServeManager, and Courtfiling.
buyer: InfoTrack
InfoTrack is a global innovator in legal technology servicing the needs of the legal market in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K, and the U.S. InfoTrack is a leading provider of integrated SaaS platforms that enable clients to find, analyze, organize and communicate information efficiently. "
target: Lawgical
Lawgical provides online marketing, software, and media for the legal industry. Its portfolio includes more than 15 brands, such as Legal Talk Network, the premiere online media network for the legal industry, Lawgical Sites, ServeNow.com, PInow.com, AboutBail.com, and ServeManager.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShowHeroes GmbH, will acquire Viralize Srl

synopsis: ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers will acquire Italy-based Viralize. Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video.
buyer: ShowHeroes GmbH
ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers. Its proprietary video platform consists of a library of thousands of unique video content clips, efficient video asset and playlist management. "
target parent: Vetrya Group
target: Viralize Srl
Headquartered in Italy, Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video, gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences.
price ($mm)
$9.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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