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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
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$1.46*
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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announced 7/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Innovation Labs, will acquire Stk Marketing Ltd

synopsis: Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has through its subsidiary Innovation Labs agreed to acquire all assets in one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia, Stk Marketing Ltd. The network will be integrated into Innovation Labs’ BI/Data proprietary systems & marketing platforms.
buyer parent: Gaming Innovation Group
buyer: Innovation Labs
Innovation Labs is a fast growing online marketing company for iGaming. It refers paying users to B2B clients primarily by obtaining competitive rankings for high-value keywords in search engines through SEO (search engine optimization), generating traffic to owned websites. "
target: Stk Marketing Ltd
Stk Marketing Ltd is one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia. STK Marketing also operates, among other things, a number of websites in the gaming industry including the Norwegian sites NorskeSpilleautomater.com, CasinoPåNett.org and CasinoSpesialisten.net, and Swedish Spelautomater.se.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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announced 12/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Billboard Media Group, The Hollywood Reporter, will purchase Music Assets from SpinMedia

synopsis: The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SpinMedia's storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world's largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The deal expands the company's online audience to 45 million readers a month.
buyer: Billboard Media Group
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reaches almost 30 million readers a month online globally. THR's platforms include a weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, social media, and branded events. "
seller: SpinMedia
SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love. Through iconic brands such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz and Buzznet, SpinMedia provides brands with authentic and credible connections to fans.
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closed 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

SpinMedia, acquired Death and Taxes Media, LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia announced the acquisition of men's lifestyle site Death and Taxes. Death and Taxes is a men's lifestyle site focusing on music, entertainment and social content. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content they love.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love. Through iconic brands such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz and Buzznet, SpinMedia provides brands with authentic and credible connections to fans. "
target: Death and Taxes Media, LLC
Founded in 2011, Death and Taxes is a men's lifestyle site focusing on music, entertainment and social content. Death and Taxes stories generate tens of thousands of Likes, Tweets, and Shares and are frequently showcased on the front page of Reddit.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Under The Gun Review

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Under The Gun Review. Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Under The Gun Review
Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired AlterThePress.com

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of AlterThePress.com. AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: AlterThePress.com
AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
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AbsolutePunk, acquired PropertyOfZack

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of PropertyOfZack. PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: PropertyOfZack
PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Punknews.org

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Punknews.org. Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Punknews.org
Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others. "
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 2/11/2011 via BusinessWire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired The Frisky

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the Web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher, has announced that it has acquired The Frisky from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.. Launched in 2008, and focused on entertainment news, celebrity, fashion and women’s lifestyle, The Frisky has struck a major chord with female audiences for its authentic voice and fierce sense of humor.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 75M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: The Frisky
TheFrisky.com is one of the largest women's interest and lifestyle sites in the country, offering irreverent, humorous and, above all, candid commentary on pop culture, celebrities, style, personal finance and entertainment news.
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closed 5/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Absolute Punk

synopsis: Buzznet, the Web's leading social media community for music, announced the addition of Absolute Punk. With an incredibly active community of more than 500,000 music fans, Absolute Punk provides one of the largest alternative music zines on the Web.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Absolute Punk
Founded in 2000, Absolute Punk is the premier destination for alternative music, industry news, reviews, interviews and community, and has become the top source of information for devoted music fans.
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closed 4/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Idolator

synopsis: Buzznet, the web's leading social media company has acquired Idolator from Gawker Media. Through the acquisition of Idolator, Buzznet will be adding one of the most respected and innovative voices to its music community.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Idolator
Idolator is the web's second most popular music blog, providing insightful commentary on all aspects of music, including highly regarded music reviews and recommendations.
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closed 4/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Stereogum

synopsis: Buzznet, the leading social music community has completed the acquisition of the acclaimed music blog Stereogum. Already the top destination for pop-punk and alternative rock fans and artists, the deal complements Buzznet's further expansion into additional music genres.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Stereogum
Stereogum.com, founded by Scott Lapatine, is a blog devoted exclusively to music. Our constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s are free and legal, so download away. We have a tips line (tips at stereogum dot com) that you may use to get in touch with the entire editorial staff.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 4/5/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, acquired Sweigh, Inc.

synopsis: Digital media holding company CPXi has acquired New York-based Sweigh, Inc. whose digital opinion measurement technology is transforming how audiences interact with content. Sweigh is a Publisher comment widget and Data Management Platform that replaces current comment solutions across the web.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
target: Sweigh, Inc.
New York-based Sweigh, Inc. offers a digital opinion measurement technology that is transforming how audiences interact with content. Sweigh is a Publisher comment widget and Data Management Platform that replaces current comment solutions across the web.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Market Wire

CPXi, acquired AdReady, Inc.

synopsis: CPXi has acquired AdReady, whose programmatic creative platform has been used by over 8,000 customers running over 500,000 ads. The acquisition brings CPXi closer to top global brands by combining its industry leading media buying and execution solutions with AdReady's comprehensive platform for programmatic creative and media placement.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a global digital media company with over a decade of experience connecting consumers with brands. CPXi provides multi-screen messaging, leveraging display, social, mobile and video advertising at scale, serving over six billion managed impressions daily. "
target: AdReady, Inc.
AdReady is an advertising technology company. Through AdReady's data-rich library of proven creative, real-time ad customization tools, and intuitive web-based interface, marketers are learning that AdReady makes it easy to build and run effective online display ad campaigns in minutes.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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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:$64.95)
XLMedia is a leading global digital performance publisher. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and sports, the Group has established proprietary tools and methodologies to identify and target high value consumers on behalf of its customers. "
target: Sports Betting Dime
Sports Betting Dime (SBD) is a leading US affiliate sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. SBD covers everything from the latest betting odds, trends, reports, futures trackers, and analysis, as well as cutting-edge betting guides.
price ($mm)
$26
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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)
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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.
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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.
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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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)
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closed 9/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gimbal, acquired True[X] media

synopsis: ​Gimbal has acquired true[X], a connected TV (CTV) focused value exchange engagement advertising platform. The acquisition will bring together leaders in the location and connected TV spaces, enabling better targeting, creative, and measurement solutions for advertisers looking to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Gimbal
Gimbal provides advertising and marketing technologies to the world's leading brands and retailers interested in understanding the physical world. Gimbal translates location data into intent, measurement, and insights to help organizations transform their businesses and maximize marketing relevance."
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: True[X] media
​true[X] empowers a value exchange engagement advertising and measurement platform for premium publishers across connected TV, mobile, and desktop. true[X] engagement ads serve the widest possible audience by optimizing consumers' time and attention to deliver impactful results for advertisers.
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announced 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

REV Media Group, will acquire iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Rev Asia Bhd has agreed to acquire iMedia, a Malaysian digital media company focusing on content, technology and social influencer marketing. iMedia owns and represents some digital properties which have a combined reach of over 8 million Malaysians monthly. 
buyer parent: Media Prima Bhd
buyer: REV Media Group (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
REV Media Group (Rev Asia Bhd) is the leading digital publisher in Malaysia, representing over 30 top authority brands with an extensive distribution network that reaches out to more than 15 million people each month, about 75% of Malaysia’s internet population. "
target: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms.
price ($mm)
$9.55
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Partnerize, acquired The Pepperjam Network

synopsis: Partnerize has acquired Pepperjam, a leader in affiliate marketing technology and services. With a rich history in affiliate marketing technology and managed services, Pepperjam developed a well-respected presence in North America as a leading provider to 1000+ retail and direct-to-consumer brands.
buyer: Partnerize
UK-based Partnerize is the leader in partnership automation. The AI-powered Partnerize Partnership Automation Platform is an end-to-end, SaaS-based solution for forming, managing, analyzing, and predicting the future results of partner marketing programs. "
target: The Pepperjam Network
Pepperjam was born (literally) out of marketing jarred jam with one goal in mind: sell the jelly and drive commerce. With a rich history in affiliate marketing technology and managed services, Pepperjam developed a respected presence in North America as a leading provider to 1000+ retail brands.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

CMerTV, Inc., acquired relaido, Inc.

synopsis: CMerTV Co., Ltd., a video distribution business giant will acquire Relaido Inc. from Opt Holding Co., Ltd. relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: CMerTV, Inc.
CmerTV is a premium network that delivers video ads to every corner of Japan. Their creative team also provides production services for video ads. "
target parent: OPT, Inc.
target: relaido, Inc.
relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory. It supports various video ad formats such as in-stream/out-stream ads and manages the yield of pure ads/ad networks to maximize publisher revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Silverbullet Data Services Group, acquired Videobeet Italia Srl

synopsis: Silverbullet, the data-smart marketing services company, has acquired independent trade desk Videobeet. Based in Italy, Videobeet is an expert in programmatic advertising with its proprietary technology, BeetleDesk. Videobeet empowers advertisers to reach highly targeted audiences through its technology and premium publisher network.
buyer: Silverbullet Data Services Group
The Silverbullet Data Services Group is a new breed of data-smart marketing services, designed to empower businesses to achieve the hybrid of data services, insight-informed content and programmatic. Silverbullet enables businesses to technically engineer a consumer-centric approach to marketing. "
target: Videobeet Italia Srl
Italy-based Videobeet is an expert in programmatic advertising with its proprietary technology, BeetleDesk. Videobeet empowers advertisers and brands to reach highly targeted audiences through its state of the art technology and its premium publisher network made by the top 50 Italian publishers.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quero Education, purchased Brazilian Operations from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Quero Education, the edtech from São José dos Campos announced it’s acquired the Brazilian arm of US marketing firm QuinStreet. The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil.
buyer: Quero Education
Launched in 2012, Quero Education created Quero Bolsa, a college marketplace that helps students in Brazil choose and enroll in college, paying less. Its purpose is to connect Brazilians with the educational opportunities that match their interests and budget. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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closed 10/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired OwnerIQ Inc.

synopsis: Inmar, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, announced that it has acquired ownerIQ, a leading media technology company that provides 1st and 2nd party data solutions to brands, retailers, and manufacturers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar operates the most trusted tech-enabled commerce platforms, networks and applications that deliver analytics-driven results for the world’s largest retailers, brands and health systems. They provide clients with insights from the data to meet the needs of shoppers, patients and businesses. "
target: OwnerIQ Inc.
ownerIQ is focused on leading the data market’s evolution towards transparency, relevancy and choice. ownerIQ brings the most valuable consumer data to market– explicit shopping and purchasing data from retailers and brands– to power a new data economy: The Second-Party Data marketplace.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HealthLine, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together, has acquired Healthline Media, a publisher of two of the four largest consumer health and wellness information sites in the world, reaching over 150 million visitors a month globally, more than any other online health publisher.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands across the Financial, Home, Health, Education and Digital Services. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: HealthLine, Inc.
As one of the fastest growing consumer health information sites, Healthline.com advances Healthline's mission to be users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/9/2019 via PR Web

Prodege, LLC, acquired InboxDollars.com

synopsis: Prodege, LLC, an internet and media company that rewards its members with cash and free gift cards, announced that it has acquired leading rewards company CotterWeb Enterprises, Inc., which operates the rewards sites InboxDollars.com and SendEarnings.com, DailyRewards.com and InboxPounds.co.uk.
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that rewards its members with cash and free gift cards. Prodege is comprised of four consumer brands; Swagbucks, MyPoints, ShopAtHome, and InboxDollars, which deliver engaging content and valuable rewards to more than 100 million members worldwide. "
target: InboxDollars.com
InboxDollars is an online rewards club that pays members cash for their online and mobile activities. Along with SendEarnings.com, InboxPounds.co.uk and DailyRewards.com, InboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCQB:MKGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monaker Group
Monaker Group
Monaker Group is a digital media marketing company focusing on lifestyle enrichment for consumers in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors. Core to its marketing services are key elements including proprietary video-centered technology and established partnerships that enhance its reach.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
Employees
8
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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Ticker: XSAT:EVERY A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within the sports media and sports technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: QNST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$502.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.45
Net Income ($mm)
$31.65
Employees
592
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Ticker: DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions. DMS deploys a robust database of consumer intelligence and leverages massive proprietary media distribution to provide meaningful, insightful customer acquisition campaigns.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$332.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.32
EBIT ($mm)
$21.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: TSE:6535
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-mobile Co., Ltd. (Advertising)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
$13.54
Employees
178
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: OM:CTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catena Media
Catena Media
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta (HQ).
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$88.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.42
EBIT ($mm)
$41.02
Net Income ($mm)
$25.04
Employees
288
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: BIT:TB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo, public company listed on AIM, is the Digital Transformation Factory that supports clients in developing & managing their digital activities worldwide. Triboo is the "one stop solution" able to foster the digital trasformation process for its clients, through an integrated offer of services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.26
EBIT ($mm)
$2.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1.97
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.60
EBIT ($mm)
$22.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
42
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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