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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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announced 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Palo Alto Networks, will acquire RedLock, Inc.

synopsis: Palo Alto Networks announced its intent to acquire RedLock, an early-stage startup that helps companies make sure their cloud instances are locked down and secure. RedLock enables effective cloud threat defense across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments.
buyer: Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW:$2,899.60)
Palo Alto Networks is leading cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for organizations worldwide. Their platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization's assets. "
target: RedLock, Inc.
RedLock enables effective cloud threat defense across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments and will enable users to ensure compliance, govern security, and enable security operations.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,295.22)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
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closed 4/12/2018 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, acquired SiteLock

synopsis: SiteLock, a global leader in website security solutions, announced its acquisition by ABRY Partners, a leading private equity firm. Founded in 2008, SiteLock's mission is to protect organizations from ever evolving cyber security threats.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is an experienced and successful private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, insurance, business and information services. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $62 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 550 properties. "
target parent: UnitedWeb, Inc.
target: SiteLock
SiteLock, the Global Leader in business website security solutions, is the only web security solution to offer complete, cloud-based website protection. Its 360-degree monitoring finds and fixes threats, prevents future attacks, accelerates website performance and meets PCI compliance standards.
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closed 3/12/2018 via BusinessWire

CyberArk, acquired Vaultive

synopsis: CyberArk, the global leader in privileged account security, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Vaultive, Inc. Vaultive addresses the most pressing security issues that prevent enterprises from adopting cloud services, including data security, regulatory compliance, international data privacy laws, and government data access concerns.
buyer: CyberArk (CYBR:$261.70)
CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats; those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. Stopping attacks before they stop business, CyberArk proactively secures against threats before attacks can do irreparable damage. "
target: Vaultive
Vaultive addresses the most pressing security issues that prevent enterprises from adopting cloud services, including data security, regulatory compliance, international data privacy laws, and government data access concerns.
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announced 11/23/2016 via

Mimecast Services Limited, will acquire iSheriff

synopsis: Mimecast, an email & data security firm, announced it was purchasing all of the assets of iSheriff, a cloud-based security provider. The acquisition will provide Mimecast customers additional real-time email threat intelligence & detection expertise and complements Mimecast’s existing portfolio of email security, continuity and archiving solutions.
buyer: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$382.39)
Founded in 2002, Mimecast Ltd. provides cloud-based unified email management (UEM) solutions for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 to serve customers worldwide. Mimecast helps reduces the complexity and cost of managing numerous point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data. "
target parent: Total Defense, Inc.
target: iSheriff
Founded in 1999, iSheriff is a pioneering leader in the development of world class email and Internet security solutions. iSheriff SaaS is the first proprietary, integrated Security as a Service solution for cloud-based Web and email security featuring a common Web management and reporting console.
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closed 8/3/2016 via PR Web

Intelliagg, acquired DARKSUM, Inc.

synopsis: Intelliagg, provider of cyber threat intelligence services and software platforms for real-time cyber threat intelligence Intelligence, announced it has acquired DARKSUM, Inc. a leading innovator in darknet collection and analytics.
buyer: Intelliagg
Intelliagg works with organizations to control or evade data loss, reputational damage and targeted cybercrime through the provision of intelligence. They provide a suite of professional services that deal with cyber threat intelligence and incident response management. "
target: DARKSUM, Inc.
DARKSUM™ is a company focused on helping customers navigate the new and growing darknets. Founded by information security veterans, the DarkSum™ platform allows customers to safely search, monitor, and create custom alerts for information of interest in publicly available darknet systems.
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closed 12/14/2015 via Market Wire

Sophos, acquired SurfRight

synopsis: Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced the acquisition of SurfRight, an innovator in signature-less next-generation endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) and advanced threat prevention.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Sophos (LSE:SOPH:$710.60)
Sophos delivers the best IT security and data protection for businesses. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos' complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. "
target: SurfRight
Based in Hengelo, the Netherlands, SurfRight has developed a portfolio of technologies that prevent, detect and remediate zero-day and sophisticated attacks by interrupting malware and advanced persistent threat (APT) vectors.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, acquired Bloxx Ltd.

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired Bloxx, a provider of Secure Web Gateway (SWG) technology for protecting enterprises and their employees from Internet threats. The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai's cloud security strategy for protecting businesses against Internet vulnerabilities.
buyer: Akamai Technologies (AKAM:$2,794.57)
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere. "
target: Bloxx Ltd.
Bloxx delivers Web and Email filtering solutions across the Public and Private Sectors to create safe, mobile and collaborative working and learning environments. Bloxx technology proactively manages user access to Web content, reduces risk & liability and improves network security & productivity.
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closed 5/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Rapid7, LLC, acquired NTObjectives

synopsis: Rapid7, a leading provider of security data and analytics software and services, announced that it has acquired NT OBJECTives (NTO), the web and mobile application security testing company, expanding Rapid7’s Threat Exposure Management offering to further meet the needs of modern business infrastructures.
buyer: Rapid7, LLC (RPD:$221.21)
Rapid7’s security data and analytics software and services help organizations reduce the risk of a breach, detect and investigate attacks, and build effective IT security programs. "
target: NTObjectives
NT OBJECTives provides automated, comprehensive and accurate web application security software, services and SaaS. NTO’s solutions includes application security testing and in-depth consulting services to help companies build the most efficient and accurate web application security program.
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closed 2/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

CloudFare, Inc., acquired StopTheHacker

synopsis: CloudFare, the website security and content delivery service, announced that it has acquired the anti-malware firm StopTheHacker. StopTheHacker is one of the tech industry’s most respected leaders; a provider of SaaS services focused on cyber warfare in the arenas of web malware, security and reputation protection.
buyer: CloudFare, Inc.
CloudFlare is a website security and content delivery service. They protect and accelerate any website online. Once a website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network. "
target: StopTheHacker
StopTheHacker is one of the tech industry’s most respected leaders; a provider of SaaS services focused on cyber warfare in the arenas of web malware, security and reputation protection.
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closed 9/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Sucuri Inc., acquired Unmask Parasites

synopsis: Sucuri Inc., a company that offers a complete suite of website security solutions, announced that the company has acquired Unmask Parasites, an online website security service that helps detect hidden content inserted by hackers into benign web pages.
buyer: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri Inc. is the leading provider of website protection, malware detection and removal solutions - delivered as a service. Sucuri's website scanning engine is used by more than a million websites worldwide every month. "
target: Unmask Parasites
Unmask Parasites is a simple online web site security service that helps reveal hidden illicit content (parasites) that hackers insert into benign web pages using various security holes.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Total Defense, Inc., acquired iSheriff

synopsis: Total Defense, Inc., the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, announced the company has acquired iSheriff, a pioneering leader in cloud security solutions. Together, the companies will offer the most robust cloud security solutions on the market.
buyer parent: Signal Hill Capital Group LLC
buyer: Total Defense, Inc.
Total Defense, the leading provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, protects over 40,000 businesses and over 4 million consumers from the growing epidemic of cybercrime and malware. "
target: iSheriff
Founded in 1999, iSheriff is a pioneering leader in the development of world class email and Internet security solutions. iSheriff SaaS is the first proprietary, integrated Security as a Service solution for cloud-based Web and email security featuring a common Web management and reporting console.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ThreatLandscape, Inc. merged with NetEnrich, Inc.,

synopsis: ThreatLandscape, a provider of an AI-powered cybersecurity software product, has merged with NetEnrich, a provider of IT Ops services and an AI-driven collaborative problem resolution platform. Combined, the companies will bring to market services and a platform for IT ops and risk management that will help customers secure their modern workloads.
buyer: NetEnrich, Inc.
NetEnrich combines industrialized services and its automation platform to deliver IT infrastructure operations and cybersecurity management services from on-premise to the cloud. NetEnrich specializes in accelerating deployment, migration, and management of application workloads on cloud services. "
target: ThreatLandscape, Inc.
ThreatLandscape provides an AI-driven cybersecurity SaaS product that extracts threat signals from customers’ physical and cloud infrastructure, analyzes the data, and delivers prioritized, actionable insights to IT and cybersecurity teams.
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closed 10/31/2019 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 4 Buyers acquired GrammaTech

synopsis: Five Points Capital, in partnership with Pleasant Bay Capital, Crescendo Capital, Capital Southwest Corporation, new CEO Mike Dager and existing management, led the majority recapitalization of GrammaTech. GrammaTech, Inc. is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for government and commercial clients.
buyer: Crescendo Capital Partners
buyer: Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC:$7.57)
buyer: Pleasant Bay Capital Partners
buyer: Five Points Capital
Founded in 1997, Five Points Capital is a leading independent private equity manager, exclusively focused on the U.S. lower middle market. Pleasant Bay Capital, Crescendo Capital and Capital Southwest Corporation are private equity firms. "
target: GrammaTech
GrammaTech, Inc. is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions for government and commercial clients. GrammaTech’s software enables users to quickly scan code for vulnerabilities that cause breaches, system failures or poor reliability.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

HP, acquired Bromium

synopsis: HP Inc. has announced the acquisition of Bromium, an end point security start-up. Bromium protects enterprises by using virtualization-based security to isolate browser-based attacks, malicious downloads, email attachments and other applications in unique, hardware-enforced micro-virtual machines.
buyer: HP (HPQ:$58,715.00)
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges. "
target: Bromium
Bromium is an end point security start-up. Bromium protects enterprises by using virtualization-based security to isolate browser-based attacks, malicious downloads, email attachments and other applications in unique, hardware-enforced micro-virtual machines.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Ricoh Co Ltd, acquired ZeedSecurity

synopsis: Ricoh Spain has expanded its security offering through the acquisition of ZeedSecurity software. The software platform enables the assessment and maintenance of security across all connected devices in a network. 
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$18,591.08)
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. Ricoh is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. "
target: ZeedSecurity
ZeedSecurity is a security software development company with the main goal of protecting the companies’ IT investment in the Internet, an environment of continuous change. ZeedSecurity is changing the way small and medium enterprises manage and reduce their website security risks.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Clay Consulting, acquired C3 Security Inc.

synopsis: Red Clay Consulting, a leading provider of business and technology solutions to the utilities industry, has completed the acquisition of Threat Hunting startup C3 Security as part of its continuing effort to expand the new SecureGrid business unit.
buyer: Red Clay Consulting
Red Clay is a leading technology consultancy for utilities, delivers superlative solutions in the areas of customer experience and billing, meter data management, field services, commercial billing, load profiling and settlement, and security. "
target: C3 Security Inc.
C3 Security Inc. is a subscription based SaaS with on-site lite gateway appliances that feed data into cloud based orchestration engine. These gateways are deployed wherever necessary in order to obtain as much visibility as possible at location with the least amount of effort to manage and deploy.
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announced 1/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Radware Ltd., will acquire ShieldSquare

synopsis: Radware, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ShieldSquare, a market-leading bot management solutions provider.
buyer: Radware Ltd. (RDWR:$229.04)
Radware, is a global leader of cyber security and application delivery solutions for physical, cloud, and software defined data centers. Its solutions secures the digital experience by providing infrastructure, application, and corporate IT protection and availability services to enterprises. "
target: ShieldSquare
Based in India, ShieldSquare is one of the pioneers in bot mitigation and bot management space. They provide a real-time bot mitigation solution that protects enterprises by detecting and responding to automated attacks generated by scripts (bots).
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closed 10/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Fortinet Inc., acquired ZoneFox

synopsis: Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of ZoneFox, a privately-held cloud-based insider threat detection and response platform.
buyer: Fortinet Inc. (FTNT:$1,955.20)
Fortinet is a worldwide provider of network security appliances and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Their unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to provide security, better visibility and control. "
target: ZoneFox
ZoneFox is a world-class enterprise security platform that effectively combats the growing issues of insider threats by reducing the risk of data theft, leakage and misuse to organisations across the globe.
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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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closed 9/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Sucuri Inc., acquired Unmask Parasites

synopsis: Sucuri Inc., a company that offers a complete suite of website security solutions, announced that the company has acquired Unmask Parasites, an online website security service that helps detect hidden content inserted by hackers into benign web pages.
buyer: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri Inc. is the leading provider of website protection, malware detection and removal solutions - delivered as a service. Sucuri's website scanning engine is used by more than a million websites worldwide every month. "
target: Unmask Parasites
Unmask Parasites is a simple online web site security service that helps reveal hidden illicit content (parasites) that hackers insert into benign web pages using various security holes.
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closed 4/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Sellbrite

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired Sellbrite, a company that enables brands and retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sellbrite
Sellbrite enables brands & retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired ThemeBeans

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired ThemeBeans, CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Tests. ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Test are WordPress projects under ThemeBeans.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: ThemeBeans
ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. Other WordPress projects under ThemeBeans include CoBlocks, Block Gallery, and Block Unit Test.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Plasso

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has acquired Plasso, a company that makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of May 2017, GoDaddy has approximately 17 million customers and over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company is known for its advertising on TV and in the newspapers. "
target: Plasso
Plasso, founded in 2014, makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online. The software platform allows businesses or solo entrepreneurs to make recurring revenue without having to build out a subscription-model e-commerce website from scratch.
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announced 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Main Street Hub

synopsis: GoDaddy, the largest internet domain registrar in the world, is to acquire Main Street Hub, the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Main Street Hub
Main Street Hub is the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back, while saving them valuable time.
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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired WP Curve

synopsis: Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WP Curve’s customer base, assets and “a few dozen” of its 39-person team, the firm told TechCrunch.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: WP Curve
WP Curve is a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites.
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announced 9/6/2016 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire ManageWP, LLC

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire ManageWP, the leading WordPress site management tool. ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: ManageWP, LLC
ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted. ManageWP' s offering also includes site monitoring, backups, automated migration, deployment, publishing, client reporting and security features.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Elto

synopsis: GoDaddy.com is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners. The company has acquired Elto, a San Francisco-based startup. Elto offers a marketplace that helps connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their web presence.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Elto
Elto helps to connect small business owners to the best web developers and marketers from all around the world. Elto curates all of the suppliers in its marketplace through skills testing, reference checks and feedback ratings to make sure users get access to the best talent available.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

GoDaddy.com, acquired Nodejitsu Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy further bolstered its commitment to Node.js by acquiring Nodejitsu, a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Nodejitsu Inc.
Nodejitsu is a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BusinessWeek

GoDaddy.com, acquired Mad Mimi

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced it has acquired Mad Mimi, which helps small businesses connect with customers through simple, beautiful and effective email marketing.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Mad Mimi
Mad Mimi is an email marketing service that allows users to create, send and track email campaigns in a fresh novel way without using templates. Over 100,000 businesses use Mad Mimi to handle email the simple way.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Ronin

synopsis: GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company that allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Ronin
Roninapp.com offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Locu, Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy has purchased Locu, a startup launched by a few MIT graduates that helps small businesses get more visibility on the web. When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu gets them on the map in front of over 200 million potential customers online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Locu, Inc.
When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu publishes changes in real-time to their web and mobile sites as well as to partner sites including Yelp, Foursquare, OpenTable, YP, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired M.dot

synopsis: Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, has acquired M.dot Inc., the leading mobile app for small business website creation and management. The addition of M.dot to Go Daddy’s extensive product offerings gives Go Daddy’s 11 million customers an easy way to create and manage compelling mobile websites right from their smartphones.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: M.dot
The M.dot app offers mobile website creation based on pre-loaded templates with easy-to-use custom features, such as store location, driving directions, tap-to-call, galleries, business hours and price lists, all in a user-interface designed for mobile device screens.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2012 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Outright, Inc.

synopsis: Go Daddy has purchased Outright, a cloud-based financial management application company. Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Outright, Inc.
Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Minds + Machines, will acquire ICM Registry LLC

synopsis: Minds + Machines, a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains, is to acquire the entire membership interests of the US company ICM Registry LLC. ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry and is based out of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
buyer: Minds + Machines (AIM:MMX:$11.95)
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences. "
target: ICM Registry LLC
ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry. The ICM Registry operates from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is owned by Stuart Lawley.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Uniregistry Corp., will acquire dotHIV

synopsis: Uniregistry Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, and dotHIV, the first charitable Top-Level Domain Registry, jointly announce that the .hiv TLD will change ownership to Uniregistry. The .hiv TLD made history as the first open charitable TLD, dedicated to the global fight against AIDS.
buyer: Uniregistry Corp.
Uniregistry is a company founded with the intention of creating an innovative, intuitive, and easier way for users to connect on the Internet. They offer the Internet’s best top-level domain alternatives. Their registry, Uniregistry.link, operates 24 new extensions. "
target: dotHIV
dotHIV brings the domain ending '.hiv' to the Internet as a digital Red Ribbon, to raise funds and awareness for the end of AIDS. For each click on a .hiv website, dotHIV donates a specific amount to HIV projects.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/20/2014 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., will acquire .CO Internet

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire .CO Internet S.A.S. and certain associated assets. .CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics to the communications services, financial services, retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses. "
target: .CO Internet
.CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain. Since its global launch in 2010, names under management for .co have grown to more than 1.6 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2012 via BusinessWire

Dynamic Network Services Inc., acquired TZO

synopsis: Dyn, the world leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced that it has acquired TZO, a longtime leader in Managed DNS services. Like Dyn, TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers, the only other IaaS company with the same dual focus.
buyer: Dynamic Network Services Inc.
Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNS and Email Delivery for more than four million enterprise, small business and personal users. "
target: TZO
TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers. The Pepperell, Massachusetts, based company provides proprietary DNS software and diverse vendors throughout DNS and email networks, in addition to strong dynamic DNS partnerships and a history of innovation.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,736.90)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2019 via BusinessWire

WP Engine, Inc., will acquire Flywheel Inc.

synopsis: WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), will acquire Flywheel, a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps users through their products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations needed to drive businesses forward. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and their team of WordPress experts provide counsel and support. "
target: Flywheel Inc.
Flywheel is a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps creatives do their best work through products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
price ($mm)
$0.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

CX Inc., acquired FileDen

synopsis: CX Inc. announced the acquisition of FileDen, an innovator in online file storage and universal file extension linking/sharing solutions, from myCloud Holdings, a Vancouver based value-added investor. FileDen technologies allow all file extensions to be uploaded and shared while providing direct linking.
buyer: CX Inc.
CX Inc. is a cloud storage and data file management system that provides users with a secure, stable, scalable platform to backup, synchronize, share, and manage their documents, photos and music, and videos across all of their devices. "
target parent: myCloud Holdings, Inc.
target: FileDen
FileDen is a free file host that allows most any file extension to be uploaded and shared while allowing direct linking. FileDen's servers are located in the Gnax data center, Atlanta. They run on a network of more than 20 servers.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Trend Micro Inc., will acquire humyo

synopsis: Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, announced a definitive agreement to purchase online storage and data synchronization company humyo, based in Leeds, UK. humyo has established itself as a leading online storage provider with its easy-to-use, yet technically powerful solutions.
buyer: Trend Micro Inc. (TSE:4704:$1,496.11)
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. "
target: humyo
humyo is a online storage service which enables users to backup and sync their data over multiple devices, access it from anywhere and share it with friends and co-workers. Customers can download a client, which synchronizes files across all their computers and enables access to humyo.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

HostPapa, will purchase Shared Web Hosting Brands from Add2Net, Inc.

synopsis: Add2Net, Inc. a leader for numerous web hosting brands and web-based companies, announced a definitive agreement to sell several of its web hosting brands to Canadian based company HostPapa. HostPapa will acquire Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting and E-Solutions.
buyer: HostPapa
HostPapa, based in Burlington, Ontario, is a web hosting and cloud-based service provider to small businesses across the globe. HostPapa's commitment is to provide a complete array of enterprise-grade solutions to every small business owner. "
seller: Add2Net, Inc.
The acquisition includes the web hosting brands Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting and E-Solutions from Add2Net, Inc., a leader for numerous web hosting brands and web-based companies.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 7/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Web.com, Inc., will acquire Dreamscape Networks Limited

synopsis: Web.com, a web technology company that helps users build an online presence will acquire Singapore-based Dreamscape Networks Limited, the leading online solutions provider in Australia and Southeast Asia. Dreamscape Networks provides simple, innovative online solutions to assist customers establish, build, maintain, and grow their online presence.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: Web.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WEB:$750.88)
Web.com is a leading web technology company servicing millions of customers around the world. Through a portfolio of brands—Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com—Web.com helps customers of all sizes build an online presence that delivers results. "
target: Dreamscape Networks Limited (ASX:DN8:$46.54)
Singapore-based Dreamscape Networks an online solutions provider with leading brands Crazy Domains, Vodien, and Sitebeat.com. Dreamscape Networks offers affordable and easy to use online solutions that help businesses and independents establish, build, maintain, and grow their online presence.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$85]
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.1x
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Miss Group, acquired FS Data AB

synopsis: Manchester-headquartered Miss Group, an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services, has acquired FS Data, one of Sweden's largest and well-established providers of web hosting, servers, domain names and email.
buyer: Miss Group
UK’s Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. "
target: FS Data AB
FS Data is one of Sweden's largest and well-established providers of web hosting, servers, domain names and email. The business was one of the first companies to offer registration of .SE domains.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Miss Group, acquired ISPHuset

synopsis: Manchester-headquartered Miss Group, an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services, has acquired ISPHuset, a Norwegian web hosting company and domain registrar specializing in domain names, hosted exchange, virtual and dedicated servers.
buyer: Miss Group
UK’s Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. "
target: ISPHuset
ISPHuset is a Norwegian web hosting company and domain registrar specializing in domain names, hosted exchange, virtual and dedicated servers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Loopia AB, acquired .SE Direkt

synopsis: .SE Direkt, a Swedish domain registering company that has been part of The Swedish Internet Foundation since 2009 has been acquired by Loopia, one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. The acquisition of .SE Direkt is an important part of Loopias strategy to consolidate the domain name and web hosting market in the Nordic region.
buyer parent: Axcel Industriinvestor A/S
buyer: Loopia AB
Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. It provides web hosting and domain name services at a low cost. Loopia has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily. "
target parent: The Swedish Internet Foundation
target: .SE Direkt
.SE Direkt is a Swedish domain registering company. .SE Direkt has almost 122,000 .se domain names under management with 87,000 customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

NameSilo Technologies Corp., acquired NamePal

synopsis: NameSilo Technologies Corp, an investing company in both the public and private markets, has acquired NamePal, an ICANN domain name registrar and provider of domain registration, web hosting, email and SSL services.
buyer: NameSilo Technologies Corp. (OTCPK:NTCE:$2.56)
NameSilo Technologies Corp. invests its capital in companies and opportunities which management. The company makes investments in both public and private markets and focuses on opportunities in a wide variety of industries excluding the resource and resource service sectors. "
target: NamePal
NamePal is an ICANN domain name registrar and provider of domain registration, web hosting, email and SSL services. NamePal's product, Fetch!, is an innovative domain backorder service that uses aggregator technology to capture and deliver expiring domain names, through an auction process.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

dogado GmbH, acquired Checkdomain GmbH

synopsis: dogado, a German cloud hosting provider that specializes in small and medium sized business customers, has acquired Checkdomain, one of Germany's leading domain registrar and hosting providers. Checkdomain offers webhosting, a website builder, SSL certificates, and more.
buyer parent: Triton
buyer: dogado GmbH
dogado is a German cloud hosting provider that specializes in small and medium sized business customers. dogado offers cloud, domain, and web hosting services to over 190,000 customers. dogado helps small and medium sized businesses to take advantage of the internet and improve their business. "
target: Checkdomain GmbH
Checkdomain is one of Germany's leading domain registrar and hosting providers. With around 800 TLDs from all over the world, Checkdomain supports almost every combination of domain extension and desired domain name. Checkdomain offers webhosting, a website builder, SSL certificates, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

1&1 Internet, Inc., will acquire World4You Internet Services GmbH

synopsis: 1&1 Internet, one of the world's leading web hosting providers, will acquire World4You, a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Austria. World4You offers highly available website and domain solutions at an affordable price.
buyer parent: United Internet AG
buyer: 1&1 Internet, Inc.
1&1 Internet is one of the world's leading web hosting providers. 1&1 manages over 19 million domain names and operates over 70,000 servers in their state-of-the-art, green data centers. 1&1 offers users every available resource to easily and affordably create and maintain an optimal Web presence. "
target: World4You Internet Services GmbH
Founded in 1998, World4You is a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Austria. World4You offers highly available website and domain solutions at an affordable price. Their datacenters feature state-of-the-art hardware and are video-monitored to ensure that they are secure and protected.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

CentralNic Group plc, will acquire KeyDrive S.A.

synopsis: CentralNic, a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally, will acquire KeyDrive, a Luxembourg-based company that offers internet related services with a focus on domain registration. KeyDrive offers over 1,000 top-level and second-level domain extensions, including country-code extensions like .DE, .IN or .COM.BR.
buyer: CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC:$31.72)
CentralNic is a London-based company that markets and sells internet domain names globally. CentralNic provides registry services, distribution, and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and SLDs. They also provide consultancy services to companies seeking to create their own domains. "
target: KeyDrive S.A.
KeyDrive is a Luxembourg-based company that offers internet related services with a focus on domain registration. They offer over 1,000 top-level and second-level domain extensions, including country-code extensions like .DE, .IN or .COM.BR as well as generic extensions like .COM, .NET and .ORG.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$58
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
closed 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

AWA, acquired Dotkeeper

synopsis: AWA, a leading intellectual property firm, has acquired Dotkeeper, a domain name company that provides service and strategic services in secure domain management, domain name valuation, domain monitoring, domain security and acquisition.
buyer: AWA
Based in Sweden, AWA is a leading intellectual property (IP) law firm with presence in Europe and Asia. Their clients are innovation-intensive companies, ranging from startups to owners of the world’s most well-known brands and patent portfolios. "
target: Dotkeeper
Based in Sweden, Dotkeeper provides service and strategic services in secure domain management, domain name valuation, domain monitoring, domain security and acquisition. Their vision is to help companies protect and process their important assets in a simple and smart way.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Axcel Industriinvestor A/S, acquired Loopia AB

synopsis: Axcel, a Nordic private equity firm, has acquired Loopia from Visma, the largest software company in the Nordic region. Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. Loopia provides web hosting and domain name services and has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily.
buyer: Axcel Industriinvestor A/S
Founded in 1994, Axcel is a Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies and has a broad base of both Danish and international investors. Axcel has made 49 platform investments, more than 90 major add-on investments and 38 exits. "
target parent: Visma ASA
target: Loopia AB
Founded in 1999, Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. Loopia provides web hosting and domain name services at a low cost. Loopia has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily.
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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is the largest pure-play security vendor globally. The company provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,976.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$900.10
EBIT ($mm)
$882.72
Net Income ($mm)
$791.58
Employees
5070
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Ticker: QLYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. Qualys helps organizations streamline their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for better outcomes and substantial savings.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$278.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.29
EBIT ($mm)
$53.39
Net Income ($mm)
$57.30
Employees
1117
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Ticker: ZS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zscaler, Inc.
Zscaler is a leading cloud-based information security company. Zscaler offers a secure internet and web gateway that creates fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$170.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($28.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($36.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
950
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Route1 Inc.
Route1 Inc.
Route1 is an advanced North American provider of industrial-grade data intelligence, user authentication, and ultra-secure mobile workforce solutions. The Company helps all manner of organizations to make intelligent use of devices and data for immediate process improvements.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$21.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
$0.44
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Security Corporation
Cloud Security Corporation
Cloud Security Corporation is an early-stage security and information access technology software company. The Company delivers immediate information with secure access to computer desktops and other consumer electronic devices from remote locations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc. is a South Korean-based provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. Their flagship product, Genian NAC, helps businesses maintain smart visiblity and control of all of their IT assets and ensures the highest level of security compliance by using cloud technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.74
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$2.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: TASE: SAFE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Safe-T
Safe-T
Based in Israel, Safe-T is a leading provider of software-defined access solutions which mitigate attacks on enterprises' business-critical services and sensitive data. With Safe-T's software-defined access, companies secure their data, services, and networks from internal and external data threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.47
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker: ENXTPA:INSD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INSIDE Secure
INSIDE Secure
Inside Secure is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, content, applications, and communications.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$46.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$6.80
Net Income ($mm)
$4.62
Employees
160
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Ticker: AIM:DFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defenx
Defenx
Founded in 2009, Defenx is a fast-growing and profitable security software company that offers a range of products for the mobile, PC and network security markets. Defenx security software is priced competitively, fully featured and efficient.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
6
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Ticker: GDDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoDaddy.com
GoDaddy.com
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,736.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$363.20
EBIT ($mm)
$129.70
Net Income ($mm)
$86.70
Employees
6821
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Ticker: AIM:MMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.08
EBIT ($mm)
$2.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3.86
Employees
22
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Ticker: WSE:HYP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyperion SA
Hyperion SA
Hyperion S.A. provides various information technology products and services. The company offers broadband Internet services. It also offers hosting, domain, Web page creation, IP telephony, maintenance, and eMarketing services.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$20.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.72
EBIT ($mm)
$2.34
Net Income ($mm)
$6.51
Employees
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$640.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2093
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,142.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$744.74
EBIT ($mm)
$686.57
Net Income ($mm)
$440.65
Employees
990
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Ticker: NAME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rightside
Rightside
Rightside Group provides domain name registration and related value-added services to resellers and domain name registrants. Its services enable businesses and consumers to find, establish, and maintain their digital address, the starting point for connecting with their online audience.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$218.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.41
EBIT ($mm)
($14.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
275
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Ticker: TCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tucows Inc.
Tucows Inc.
Tucows Inc. provides domain names, email and other services through its extensive reseller network, called its OpenSRS group. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 11,000 web hosts and ISPs.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$186.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.91
EBIT ($mm)
$24.47
Net Income ($mm)
$16.35
Employees
325
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Ticker: ASX:MLB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melbourne IT Ltd.
Melbourne IT Ltd.
Melbourne IT helps organisations of all sizes to successfully do business online. Their complete portfolio of cloud-based technology services drives business effectiveness and profitability for many customers in Australia and around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$126.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.31
Net Income ($mm)
$8.06
Employees
559
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Ticker: ASX:DN8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dreamscape Networks Limited
Dreamscape Networks Limited
Dreamscape Networks Limited is a Singapore-based provider of domain names, hosting and technology solutions. Dreamscape Networks offers affordable and easy to use online solutions that help businesses and independents establish, build, maintain and grow their online presence.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$46.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.95
EBIT ($mm)
$4.29
Net Income ($mm)
$2.49
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:IAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited is a leading supplier of next generation IT, cloud and IP telephony services. Established in 2003 and listed in 2013, they are one of the few providers in the market that offers a full suite of IT and telecommunications products.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$67.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.76
Net Income ($mm)
$0.70
Employees
71
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Ticker: OM:BINERO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Binero Group AB
Binero Group AB
Binero Group is a Swedish supplier of digital infrastructure services for companies and individuals with a wide range of services within hosting and cloud services. Binero Group offers web hosting with various complimentary services, development & management of corporate IT infrastructure, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.74
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
230
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Ticker: TSE:9449
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a Japan-based internet company. GMO Internet is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading internet services worldwide. The group provides services for domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, payment processing, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,797.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.81
EBIT ($mm)
$224.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4975
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Ticker: INAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable its customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$244.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
416
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Ticker: IIJI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$82,418.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$10,388.67
EBIT ($mm)
$4,141.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3,203.37
Employees
1941
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Ticker: SZSE:300017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaNetCenter
ChinaNetCenter
ChinaNetCenter is a leading Internet service platform provider and one of the largest content delivery network platforms. With over 3,000 customers across industries, ChinaNetCenter has the most industry coverage and customers in the industry of Internet data centers and content delivery in China.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.43
EBIT ($mm)
$149.05
Net Income ($mm)
$175.04
Employees
2846
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