Like Jelly Industries, Inc.

closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Jelly Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired Jelly, the startup co-founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel in 2014 as a “human-powered search engine” — essentially an app that let people ask questions and get crowdsourced replies from their friends and friends of friends.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Jelly Industries, Inc.
Jelly is a startup co-founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel in 2014 as a “human-powered search engine” — essentially an app that let people ask questions and get crowdsourced replies from their friends and friends of friends.
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closed 8/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Instructables

synopsis: Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has acquired San Francisco-based Instructables, a popular online community for people who want to discover, share and be inspired by DIY project ideas and how-to information.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,790.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: Instructables
Instructables is a popular online community for people who want to discover, share and be inspired by DIY project ideas and how-to information. Instructables.com is a destination where passionate, creative people come to share their most innovative projects and ideas.
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$30
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

littleBits, acquired DIY Co

synopsis: LittleBits, a New York-based company that offers educational “maker” kits aimed at helping kids build and tinker with technology, has acquired DIY.org. Founded in 2014, DIY.org offers an online community where kids can find and showcase do-it-yourself projects, and earn digital badges along the way.
buyer: littleBits
littleBits makes technology kits that are fun, easy-to-use, and infinitely creative. The kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. "
target: DIY Co
Founded in 2014, DIY.org offers an online community where kids can find and showcase do-it-yourself projects, and earn digital badges along the way. The company also operates JAM.com, a subscription service for an online library of maker projects and STEAM video content.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Pratique, acquired Pratiks SAS

synopsis: The Groupe Pratique (practice.fr, 118000.fr, bricoleurdudanche.com, info-brocantes.com, maison-construction.com,) realizes a new acquisition in the video content area with the purchase of the site Pratiks and its YouTube and Dailymotion channels, with more than 3,000 video tutorials that answer everyday life questions.
buyer: Groupe Pratique
Groupe Pratique is the specialist of ‘Internet for the every-day-life’ in France. It serves its visitors monthly by providing them with advice, practical answers to their questions, contact numbers of the dedicated professional next to their home, or by forwarding their requirements to craftsmen. "
target: Pratiks SAS
Pratiks is a site with more than 3,000 video tutorials that answer everyday life questions. It also has YouTube and Dailymotion channels. Pratiks has become very popular on Dailymotion and YouTube, offering tips, tricks, instructions, recipes and coaching on a range of topics.
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closed 4/20/2011 via PR Newswire

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., acquired Haven Home Media LLC

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), a global multimedia and direct marketing company, has acquired Haven Home Media, the sector's leading online vertical network. Led by RDA's Lifestyle Communities division, the addition of Haven Home Media will increase RDA's footprint in the Home & DIY market.
buyer parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
buyer: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. "
target: Haven Home Media LLC
Haven Home Media LLC, located in New York, NY, has created the largest online audience in the home, garden and DIY market. Its alliance of more than 70 websites, all focused on home improvement, home design, landscaping and construction, represents an audience of 14MM consumer home enthusiasts.
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closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired 5min Media

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced it has acquired 5min Media, the Web's largest video syndication platform. The acquisition allows AOL to significantly expand its consumer offering of contextually relevant, high-quality video across its sites, increasing the AOL Network’s appeal to advertisers.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: 5min Media
5min Media is the largest video syndication network with more than 20 million unique visitors across its 800 partner sites. The company provides publishers with a comprehensive video platform that includes access to premium content from its library of more than 200,000 vertically segmented videos.
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$65
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closed 6/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired ExpertVillage.com

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, announced its acquisition of ExpertVillage.com, the premier Internet source for professional “how-to” videos filmed and produced by local filmmakers that feature experts on a broad range of topics. The acquisition significantly expands Demand Media’s social media platform.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: ExpertVillage.com
ExpertVillage is the largest producer of “made for the Internet” video content with over 17,000 short-format “how-to” videos that feature more than 1000 experts covering everything from Pilates to origami.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pinterest, acquired Jelly Industries, Inc.

synopsis: Pinterest has acquired Jelly, the startup co-founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel in 2014 as a “human-powered search engine” — essentially an app that let people ask questions and get crowdsourced replies from their friends and friends of friends.
buyer: Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting. "
target: Jelly Industries, Inc.
Jelly is a startup co-founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel in 2014 as a “human-powered search engine” — essentially an app that let people ask questions and get crowdsourced replies from their friends and friends of friends.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

InstaPaper, LLC, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

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

Pinterest, acquired Jelly Industries, Inc.

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

Pinterest, will acquire InstaPaper, LLC

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

Pinterest, acquired Tote

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

Pinterest, acquired Fleksy

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

Pinterest, acquired The Hunt

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

Pinterest, acquired Pext

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

Pinterest, acquired Hike Labs, Inc.

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

Pinterest, acquired Kosei

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

Pinterest, acquired Icebergs

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

Pinterest, acquired VisualGraph Inc.

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

Pinterest, acquired HackerMeter

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

Pinterest, acquired Livestar

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

Pinterest, acquired Punchfork

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

Endless LLP, acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

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

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

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

Ostance, Inc., will acquire Shumee-to Club

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

migme, acquired Hipwee

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

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

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

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

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

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

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

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

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

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

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

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

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

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

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

Quali-Smart Holdings Limited, will acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited

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

CBS Local Media, acquired Eventful, Inc.

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

mig33, acquired AlivenotDead

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

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

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

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

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

Yandex N.V., acquired KinoPoisk

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

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Bikini.com

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

Linktone Ltd., acquired Okezone.com

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

BermanBraun, LLC, acquired Whiskey Media, LLC

synopsis: BermanBraun has purchased most of the assets of Whiskey Media, a digital company. The three sites acquired by BermanBraun are movie and TV database Screened, technology-review site Tested and anime and manga comics site Anime Vice.
buyer: BermanBraun, LLC
BermanBraun is an independent media company with three divisions: television, feature film and digital, which create and exploit entertainment content and advertising solutions all platforms throughout the world. The Santa Monica , Calif. "
target: Whiskey Media, LLC
Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics.
price ($mm)
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