Like Elite Daily

closed 4/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bustle, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: Bustle, a digital media company that caters to millennial women, has acquired Elite Daily from Daily Mail. Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials with 20 million unique monthly visitors. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views.
buyer: Bustle
Bustle is a digital media company for and by women. Bustle delivers everything women want to know, see, and read right now whether they're starting their work day, taking a study break, waiting for a flight, preparing a bottle for their kid, or doing something else entirely. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Elite Daily
Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views. Elite Daily’s goal is to create a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that would radically change and redefine the meaning of a media publication.
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closed 1/30/2015 via New York Times

DailyMail.com, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: DailyMail.com, a British tabloid that became an online behemoth with fast, salacious stories, announced that it has bought Elite Daily, a website aimed at millennials. Elite Daily, which describes itself as “the voice of Generation Y,” specializes in articles and videos intended to be shared online.
buyer: DailyMail.com
DailyMail.com is a British tabloid that became an online behemoth with fast, salacious stories Daily Mail is the world’s biggest English language newspaper website with over 180 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Elite Daily
With an audience of over 55 million monthly readers, Elite Daily has established the largest, fastest growing community of millennial voices on the web. Elite Daily is a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that changes and redefines the meaning of a media publication.
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closed 7/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired fotocommunity GmbH

synopsis: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG has bought fotocommunity GmbH, a company that operates an Internet community for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts in Europe. The company also offers videocommunity.com, a platform for filmmakers, video-artists, and musicians, as well as offers online digital imaging services.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, through its subsidiaries, operates as a publishing company in Europe. It publishes magazines and electronic supplementary products in the areas of engineering, management, construction, administration, dentistry, and law and tax. "
target: fotocommunity GmbH
fotocommunity GmbH operates an Internet community for amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts in Europe. The company also offers videocommunity.com, a platform for filmmakers, video-artists, and musicians, as well as offers online digital imaging services.
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closed 4/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Qlipso, acquired Veoh Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Qlipso, a social feature-rich multi-party content-sharing platform with 3D avatars, webcam and voice, announced its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Veoh, an Internet Television company delivering broadcast-quality video programming.
buyer: Qlipso
Qlipso is the first completely portable Web-based experience that allows users to share any type of Flash-based media live and synchronized with their friends and family in a relaxed and secure online social setting. "
target: Veoh Networks, Inc.
Veoh is a revolutionary Internet TV service that gives viewers the power to easily discover, watch, and personalize their online viewing experience.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kuaishou, acquired AcFun

synopsis: Kuaishou (Kwai), a social platform that allows users to capture and share snippets of their everyday lives through short videos and live-streaming, has acquired AcFun, a Chinese video sharing website.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Kuaishou
Kuaishou Technology is a Beijing-based company established in 2011. Kuaishou, also known as Kwai in the international market, is a social platform that allows users to capture and share snippets of their everyday lives through short videos and live-streaming. "
target: AcFun
AcFun is a Chinese video sharing website. AcFun is an abbreviation of "Anime, Comic and Fun". It is the first video sharing website which comments are overlaid on videos. They are based in Beijing.
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$22
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closed 9/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Bloody Disgusting, LLC

synopsis: Cinedigm, the leading streaming company focused on enthusiast fan bases, announced that the Company has acquired Bloody Disgusting, one of the internet's premiere horror destinations. They reach more than 30 million unique horror fans annually across their website, the Bloody Disgusting podcast network, the BD app and via their social footprint.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm entertains hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe by providing premium content, streaming channels and technology services to the world's largest media, technology and retail companies. "
target: Bloody Disgusting, LLC
Bloody Disgusting has become synonymous with the horror genre itself, covering film, television, video games and more. They reach more than 30 million unique horror fans annually across their website, the Bloody Disgusting podcast network, the BD app and via their social footprint.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Future PLC has acquired US-based digital, social media, TV and cinema website CinemaBlend. The website, Cinemablend.com, notched up 19.4m monthly unique visitors over the first six months of 2020. CinemaBlend will be able to use Future’s proprietary technology platform, including its price comparison system Hawk, it added.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Cinema Blend
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. It’s a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. They cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because CinemaBlend is comprised of fans.
price ($mm)
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$3
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0.0x
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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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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Woven Digital, LLC, acquired HitFix

synopsis: Youth-skewing media company, Woven Digital, has bought HitFix, a fan-focused publisher of entertainment news, reviews and video. HitFix is the fastest growing entertainment news brand, driving discovery, conversation and choices for passionate entertainment fans.
buyer: Woven Digital, LLC
Woven Digital is a millennial focused digital media company, producing and distributing relevant pop culture content to nearly 5 million users per day. Woven reaches 60 million users per month providing them with shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video. "
target: HitFix
HitFix is the fastest growing entertainment news brand, driving discovery, conversation and choices for passionate entertainment fans via breaking news, expert analysis, engaging reviews, recaps and live on-the-scene event coverage of the biggest entertainment events across film, TV, music and more.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Indiewire.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media, has acquired Indiewire.com, the critically acclaimed and foremost website for independent film and television, from SnagFilms, Inc.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media. PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands."
target parent: SnagFilms
target: Indiewire.com
Indiewire is the leading news, information, and networking site for independent-content creators, the industry and fans. Indiewire was lauded as a "must read" by Variety, branded the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community" by Forbes.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Web

Gateway Media, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Gateway Media announced that it has acquired CinemaBlend, the web's most popular, independent entertainment website known for its expert reviews and exhaustive coverage of the film, television and gaming industries. CinemaBlend boasts more than 19 million, monthly visitors and has a social media following of more than two million people.
buyer: Gateway Media
Gateway Media is a digital media company. Gateway owns and operates a portfolio of web destinations that inform and entertain the world. Their sites are some of the the fastest growing consumer destinations. Gateway Media’s sites fuel online conversations, with the goal of housing engaging content. "
target: Cinema Blend
Cinema Blend is the web’s most popular, independently owned entertainment site. Reporting on movies, television, video games, and pop culture Cinema Blend is the source for today’s plugged-in generation. Their content is read by 19 million visitors connecting with more than 50 million pages a month.
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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.
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closed 5/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

m-up, acquired Adways Entertainment Co

synopsis: On May 22, 2012, Adways Co., Ltd. sold Adways Entertainment Co., a company that produces motion picture movies to m-up, Inc.
buyer: m-up
m-up Inc is a Japan-based company primarily engaged in the production and distribution of entertainment contents. The Company provides entertainment contents and contents distribution system to customers in the whole entertainment industry, including contents holders and end users. "
target parent: Adways Co.
target: Adways Entertainment Co
Adways Entertainment Co., Ltd. produces motion picture movies. The company also develops and operates a mobile Internet site.
price ($mm)
$4.54
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$11
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closed 5/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Trivone Digital Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired Chakpak Media Private Limited

synopsis: Trivone Digital Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Chakpak.com, an entertainment portal featuring Bollywood news, photos and videos, and WheelsUnplugged.com, a site featuring articles and user guides on automobiles, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Trivone Digital Services Pvt. Ltd.
Trivone offers all kind of digital media and content services. Founded by L. Subramanyan, a veteran journalist and media professional, Trivone owns 4 different online media portals – www.techtree.com, www.channeltimes.com, www.cxotoday.com, and www.supportbiz.com. "
target parent: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
target: Chakpak Media Private Limited
Chakpak offers Indian movie enthusiasts a plethora of information on movies and movie personalities. Some of the site offerings include wallpapers, videos, news, discussion forums and quizzes.
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closed 5/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

NextMovie, acquired Film.com

synopsis: NextMovie announced the acquisition of the popular movie site Film.com, a deal that expands NextMovie’s audience and broadens its reach for advertisers.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: NextMovie
NextMovie is a movie site that provides film editorial content, from reviews to interviews to photos. "
target: Film.com
Film.com owns and operates online movie portal. The portal offers information about new movies in theaters, upcoming releases and trailers, film reviews, and ratings.
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closed 12/14/2010 via BNC Analysis

Net Element, Inc., acquired Openfilm, LLC

synopsis: Net Element, Inc. has acquired Openfilm, LLC. Openfilm.com is an online community of film lovers and filmmakers working together to change the way independent film is discovered, financed and distributed. It is the online destination for filmmakers and film enthusiasts across the global.
buyer: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is an online media and technology company that develops properties and technologies, incubates cutting-edge emerging businesses, and is creating a network of unique digital assets, rich with HD video content and social media. "
target: Openfilm, LLC
Openfilm brings the best elements of the film industry together. With an innovative platform designed to change the process of discovering great independent film, Openfilm is dedicated to developing, marketing and distributing great works.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.56 [$1.71]
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$0
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EV / rev
89.0x
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closed 2/25/2009 via BusinessWire

First on Mars, acquired PrisonBreakCrazy.com

synopsis: First on Mars, a personalized guide to network TV on the web, announced that it has acquired PrisonBreakCrazy.com, a leading site for fans of the hit TV show Prison Break. The acquisition of PrisonBreakCrazy.com gives First on Mars access to a vibrant community of fans around one of the top rated shows on television.
buyer: First on Mars
First on Mars' helps Internet surfers find, organize and share links to free on demand network TV shows on the web. Via a cutting-edge web interface, FOM users discover new TV shows with a personalized guide that adapts to their viewing habits and preferences regarding shows, networks and TV moods. "
target: PrisonBreakCrazy.com
PrisonBreakCrazy.com, is a leading site for fans of the hit TV show Prison Break. PrisonBreakCrazy.com received more than 1,355,000 visits in 2008 and consistently ranks in the top 5 results for Google searches related to watching Prison Break episodes online.
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

R&S Investments, LLC, acquired Hollywood.com

synopsis: Hollywood Media Corp. a leading provider of news, information and ticketing covering the entertainment and media industries, sold its Hollywood.com and Hollywood.com Television businesses to R&S Investments, LLC, an entity owned by Mitchell Rubenstein and Laurie S. Silvers.
buyer: R&S Investments, LLC
R&S Investments, LLC, an entity owned by Mitchell Rubenstein and Laurie S. Silvers. Mr. Rubenstein is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hollywood Media and Laurie Silvers is Hollywood Media's President. "
target parent: Hollywood Media Corp.
target: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com is the only 100% pure entertainment Web site dedicated to super-serving fans. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to.
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$1.00
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closed 8/4/2008 via PR Newswire

CraveOnline.com, acquired MyAnimeList

synopsis: CraveOnline.com a leading lifestyle destination for men featuring video, movies, TV, music, sports, games, cars, humor and more, announced that it has acquired MyAnimeList, the world's largest anime & manga social networking site with over 10,000 members signing in daily.
buyer: CraveOnline.com
CraveOnline.com is your source for everything that males crave on the net. We have everything you need from Videos and Music, to Video Games and Movie News & Trailers. We strive to get you the most up-to-date and coolest stuff around the web. "
target: MyAnimeList
Founded in 2006, MyAnimeList was created to give users an immediate and easy way of cataloging their anime or manga collection. The site allows users to create a profile, connect with other enthusiasts and provide detailed information on anime or manga characters, plot line and more.
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closed 7/17/2008 via BusinessWire

SnagFilms, acquired IndieWIRE

synopsis: SnagFilms, which brings the best nonfiction films to a global web audience and promotes viral web distribution through virtual movie theater widgets, today announced the acquisition of indieWIRE, the leading news, information, and social networking site for the international independent film community, from its publisher GMD Studios.
buyer: SnagFilms
SnagFilms features free ad-supported viewing of hundreds of award-winning titles from some of the greatest names in documentary film production and distribution. "
target parent: GMD Studios
target: IndieWIRE
Founded in 1996, indieWIRE is the leading source on independent film, publishing breaking business news, dispatches from hundreds of film festivals, weekly movie reviews, interviews with emerging and established filmmakers, links to leading blogs,
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$1.00
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closed 4/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bustle, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: Bustle, a digital media company that caters to millennial women, has acquired Elite Daily from Daily Mail. Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials with 20 million unique monthly visitors. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views.
buyer: Bustle
Bustle is a digital media company for and by women. Bustle delivers everything women want to know, see, and read right now whether they're starting their work day, taking a study break, waiting for a flight, preparing a bottle for their kid, or doing something else entirely. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Elite Daily
Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views. Elite Daily’s goal is to create a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that would radically change and redefine the meaning of a media publication.
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closed 1/30/2015 via New York Times

DailyMail.com, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: DailyMail.com, a British tabloid that became an online behemoth with fast, salacious stories, announced that it has bought Elite Daily, a website aimed at millennials. Elite Daily, which describes itself as “the voice of Generation Y,” specializes in articles and videos intended to be shared online.
buyer: DailyMail.com
DailyMail.com is a British tabloid that became an online behemoth with fast, salacious stories Daily Mail is the world’s biggest English language newspaper website with over 180 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Elite Daily
With an audience of over 55 million monthly readers, Elite Daily has established the largest, fastest growing community of millennial voices on the web. Elite Daily is a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that changes and redefines the meaning of a media publication.
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closed 4/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bustle, acquired Elite Daily

synopsis: Bustle, a digital media company that caters to millennial women, has acquired Elite Daily from Daily Mail. Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials with 20 million unique monthly visitors. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views.
buyer: Bustle
Bustle is a digital media company for and by women. Bustle delivers everything women want to know, see, and read right now whether they're starting their work day, taking a study break, waiting for a flight, preparing a bottle for their kid, or doing something else entirely. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Elite Daily
Elite Daily is a general interest site for millenials. They also produce original videos that generate about 60 million monthly views. Elite Daily’s goal is to create a highly engaging, socially driven content platform that would radically change and redefine the meaning of a media publication.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

BeLatina merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: BELatina, a leading Latina digital platform and an expanded social footprint for the English-dominant, ambicultural Latina, has merged with BrandStar, a solutions-driven content machine, offering a broad range of services, among them strategic marketing, advertising, digital strategies, sales, and production.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: BeLatina
BELatina features daily ambitious journalism, which they believe is currently lacking in most women-centric publications. They build their content through a solid foundation and cultural lens of todays women. In today's digital landscape they are about the diversity of inspired women first.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

H Code, acquired HipLatina

synopsis: H Code, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the acquisition of HipLatina, a leading digital lifestyle platform for Hispanic women that reaches more than four million consumers per month via email, web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more than 20 websites and mobile apps.
buyer: H Code
H Code is the #1 US Hispanic comScore entity for Authentic Hispanic Reach. The company connects advertisers with the highly sought-after US Hispanic audience through a combination of target-able data-sets (science) and exemplary creative executions (art). "
target: HipLatina
HipLatina is a digital lifestyle publication that creates the conversation through positive & inspiring storytelling with an emphasis on food & drink, style, wellness, and profiles of fascinating people relevant to the US Hispanic community.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

RockYou, acquired Little Things LLC

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company focused on amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition and relaunch of LittleThings, a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target: Little Things LLC
Founded in 2014, LittleThings is a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations. LittleThings garners an unparalleled following of loyal fans, reaching an audience of nearly sixty million comScore unique monthly visitors.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Gary Vaynerchuk, acquired PureWow

synopsis: Gary Vaynerchuk has acquired PureWow, a lifestyle digital media company focused on “upper” millennial and Gen-X women. PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women.
buyer: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. He is the co-founder of VaynerMedia. "
target: PureWow
PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women. The company focuses on editorial categories, including culture, fashion, tech, travel, beauty, home, and health.
price ($mm)
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$20
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closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Vitamin Daily

synopsis: Glacier Media Group and Daily Dose Media Inc announced that Glacier Media Group has acquired VitaminDaily.com, Canada’s premier online lifestyle magazine for women. VitaminDaily.com has grown to six editions (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal delivering over half a million newsletters a week to upwardly-mobile Canadian women.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier Media Inc. is an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. "
target: Vitamin Daily
VitaminDaily.com is an online lifestyle magazine with a group of six free, savvy, online e-newsletters in major Canadian cities that target educated, affluent women who are starved for time and hungry for information.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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announced 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Star Media Group, will acquire The Kit

synopsis: Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, announced their intention to acquire The Kit, a Canadian digital magazine and mobile app produced by Texterity, a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions. The Kit is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: Star Media Group
Star Media Group includes Torstar’s flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, thestar.com, Shop TV, Eye Weekly, Sway Magazine, Real Estate News, The Canadian Immigrant magazine, Desi Life, toronto.com and Torstar Syndication Services. "
target parent: Texterity Inc.
target: The Kit
THE KIT digital magazine is Canada's Beauty Authority, an informative and progressive source for beauty, health and wellness. It is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
price ($mm)
$563
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$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
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33.2x
announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

The Knot Worldwide, acquired You & Your Wedding

synopsis: The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, has acquired Hitched, a leading digital wedding planning brand in the UK. As part of the acquisition, The Knot Worldwide has also acquired the digital assets of You & Your Wedding, a UK-based wedding inspiration brand with 35 years of heritage.
buyer: The Knot Worldwide
The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company. The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries, and more through its various brands. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: You & Your Wedding
UK-based You & Your Wedding is the go-to website for stylish and creative wedding planning ideas, empowering couples to plan their day. Hitched is a UK wedding planning brand providing inspiration, advice, planning tools and a wedding vendor marketplace with thousands of wedding professionals.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Reuters

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Rocket Venture Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co Ltd will fully buy Rocket Venture Inc., which is engaged in operation of media services for woman, from Enigmo Inc. Rocket Venture operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace operates affiliate advertising service "ACCESSTRADE" in Japan. Interspace is an advertising company focuses on CPA (Cost per Action) and CPC (Cost per Click). "
target parent: Enigmo
target: Rocket Venture Inc.
Rocket Venture Inc., based in Japan, is engaged in operation of media services for women. It operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
$0
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announced 3/31/2015 via New York Times

Net-A-Porter Ltd. will be merged with Yoox SpA,

synopsis: The Yoox Group said that it has agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
buyer: Yoox SpA (YOOX:$563.29)
YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion & design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com. "
target parent: Richemont
target: Net-A-Porter Ltd.
Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. It also publishes Porter, a magazine that lets readers buy featured items.
price ($mm)
$775
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

NYLON Magazine merged with FashionIndie,

synopsis: NYLON Magazine, a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets, has been sold. A new management team backed by investor Marc Luzzatto and his Diversis Capital team are merging NYLON with FashionIndie.com., the leading fashion, beauty, and lifestyle influencer network.
buyer parent: Diversis Capital
buyer: FashionIndie
FashionIndie, is the premiere fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle influencer network that has a reach of 8 million monthly readers across a collective of over 200 influencers and develops and supports the success of award-winning campaigns by managing content strategy and social media growth. "
target: NYLON Magazine
NYLON is a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets. NYLON Magazine for young women, and NYLON Guys Magazines and web sites are published in the US and Asia. NYLON is programmed for real world fashion, for young millennial, focused on the twenty something audience.
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closed 6/19/2006 via PR Newswire

BabyUniverse, Inc., acquired ePregnancy.com

synopsis: BabyUniverse, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets related specifically to the business of ePregnancy Magazine and ePregnancy.com. This acquisition includes the URL http://www.ePregnancy.com , the ePregnancy trademark, a related online community website, message boards, and an expansive archive of content.
buyer parent: Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC
buyer: BabyUniverse, Inc.
BabyUniverse Inc., the leading Internet destination for new and expectant parents, is dedicated to providing new and expectant parents and their friends and family with a one-stop "shop" for all of the products that you want from maternity through the baby and toddler year up to youth. "
target: ePregnancy.com
ePregnancy was founded in 2002 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading resources for the expectant woman, offering valuable expert information and a vibrant online community.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Prisma Media, acquired Beauté Addict

synopsis: Prisma Media, the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet, has acquired Beaute-Addict.com, an online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet. With a portfolio of 27 titles and more than twenty websites, the group is present in the main segments of the consumer magazine. "
target: Beauté Addict
Beauté Addict owns and operates online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. The company is based in Gennevilliers, France.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
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closed 5/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Shkulev Media OOO, acquired Woman.ru

synopsis: Co-owner of the publishing house Hearst Shkulev Media Victor Shkulev bought one of the most popular women's websites in Russian - Woman.ru. Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru reaches a monthly audience of 6 million people.
buyer: Hearst Shkulev Media OOO
Hearst Shkulev Media one of the leading Russian media holdings that publish such famous brands as ELLE, Elle Girl, Elle Decor, MAXIM, Marie Claire, «Happy Parents» / Parents, Psychologies, DEPARTURES, Antenna-Telesem, StarHit, Va-Bank in Russia and Ukraine. "
target: Woman.ru
Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru was founded in 1998 as a specialized forum for women.
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