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announced 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, will acquire Am.ru

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest internet businesses in Russia, announced the signing of the agreement to acquire Am.ru, one of the largest Russian auto classifieds websites, from Rambler&Co. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Am.ru
Am.ru is one of the largest automotive classified websites in Russia. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals. Am.ru also provides up-to-date news, reviews, photos, and useful recommendations for various automobiles.
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closed 7/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Barrett-Jackson, acquired Collector Car Network, Inc

synopsis: Barrett-Jackson Holdings has acquired Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show. The acquisition furthers Barrett-Jackson’s mission to grow the collector car market through strategic alignment of world-class brands and customer service.
buyer: Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. "
target: Collector Car Network, Inc
The Collector Car Network provides a suite of online brands encompassing a combined community of over 5 million monthly online visitors. The company's brands include ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

carwow, acquired Wizzle

synopsis: carwow, a car buying comparison site in the UK, has acquired Wizzle, a used car buying platform in the UK that connects consumers with car dealers. Wizzle provides users with a fast, safe and hassle-free way to sell their car. Their platform allows users to create free car adverts and compare offers from multiple dealers and buyers.
buyer: carwow
carwow is a car buying comparison site in the UK. carwow provides impartial reviews, guides and video reviews to help car buyers narrow down their perfect car. The site provides users with offers from top-rated, approved dealers after they have found the car that best fits their needs. "
target: Wizzle
Wizzle is a used car buying platform in the UK that connects consumers with car dealers. Wizzle provides users with a fast, safe and hassle-free way to sell their car. Their platform allows users to create free car adverts and compare offers from multiple dealers and buyers.
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announced 4/1/2021 via BusinessWire

CarMax, Inc., will acquire Edmunds Inc.

synopsis: CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest and most profitable retailer of used autos, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Edmunds, one of the most well established and trusted online guides for automotive information and a recognized industry leader in digital car shopping innovations.
buyer: CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX:$20,092.15)
CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, revolutionized the automotive retail industry by driving integrity, honesty and transparency in every interaction. CarMax offers a truly personalized experience with the option for customers to do as much online and in-store as they want. "
target: Edmunds Inc.
Edmunds guides car shoppers online from research to purchase. With in-depth reviews of every new vehicle, shopping tips from an in-house team of experts, plus a wealth of consumer and automotive market insights, Edmunds helps millions of shoppers each month buy a car with confidence.
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$404
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$140
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired LeasingMarkt.de

synopsis: AutoScout24, Europe's largest online car market, signed an agreement to acquire the majority of shares in LeasingMarkt.de, the leading online marketplace for car leasing offers in Germany where customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their living situation and their financial budget.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target: LeasingMarkt.de
LeasingMarkt.de is the leading online marketplace for car leasing offers in Germany. Here, customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their living situation and their financial budget. Traders on the other hand can advertise their offers on LeasingMarkt.
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closed 2/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Garirbazar, acquired Motor-bazar

synopsis: Leading car-classified website in Bangladesh Motor-bazar was acquired by Garirbazar, one of the largest online automotive portals in the country. The two leading automotive portals have combined to become a more dominant powerhouse in the online car classifieds marketplace of Bangladesh.
buyer: Garirbazar
GarirBazar is the first online cars classifieds website in Bangladesh. Easily and quickly buy and sell cars, motorbikes and trucks in and Bangladesh. "
target: Motor-bazar
Motor-Bazar.com is an online car classified company in Bangladesh. Their aim is to be the leading online car classified company in Bangladesh and offer a unique online marketplace, where car buyers and sellers get together to achieve the best mutual outcomes.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mahindra First Choice, will acquire CarandBike

synopsis: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company, will acquire CarandBike.com from New Delhi Television, the most watched, credible and respected news network in India. CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India.
buyer parent: Mahindra Group
buyer: Mahindra First Choice
Mahindra First Choice is India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company. Mahindra First Choice sells high quality used cars to its customers with hassle free documentation & car transfers. The company has more than 1700 outlets in over 810 cities in India. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: CarandBike
CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India. CarandBike also strives to keep its users updated with the latest info from the global automotive industry. They list over 42 manufacturers and 336 models to help users to make an informed choice.
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$4.29
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$1
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closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

CarDekho, acquired Carmudi Philippines, Inc.

synopsis: INDIAN full-stack automotive tech company CarDekho has acquired Carmudi Philippines, a marketplace of secondhand cars in the Philippines, making it the second Southeast Asian nation for CarDekho to foray into. Carmudi Philippines is the vehicle website that offers the best current deals of the Philippine car market.
buyer parent: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CarDekho
CarDekho.com is India's leading car search venture that helps users buy cars that are right for them. Its website and app carry rich automotive content such as expert reviews, detailed specs and prices, comparisons as well as videos and pictures of all car brands and models available in India. "
target parent: Rocket Internet
target: Carmudi Philippines, Inc.
Carmudi Philippines is a marketplace for secondhand cars. Carmudi Philippines is the vehicle website that offers the best current deals of the Philippine car market. Carmudi offers thousands of carefully selected vehicles and all of the details customers need to know about their future vehicle.
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announced 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia

synopsis: Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) listed, iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia.
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. They provide a platform that has a potential to connect more than 600 million car buyers and sellers throughout ASEAN. "
target: Carmudi Indonesia
Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia has a well-established advertising and lead generation business servicing leading car manufacturers in Indonesia.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
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announced 8/28/2019 via PE Hub

Diginet, will acquire auto24

synopsis: BaltCap has agreed to sell Estonia-based auto24, an automotive classifieds portal in Estonia, to Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics. Baltic Classifieds Group operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specialising in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU. "
target parent: BaltCap
target: auto24
Founded in Tartu and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, auto24 is a leading automotive classifieds business in the country connecting buyers and sellers through its auto24.ee portal. It also operates a generalist classifieds site (kuldnebors.ee) in a variety of categories.
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announced 5/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Apax Partners, will acquire Diginet

synopsis: Apax PArtners, an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies, will be acquiring Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies. The Funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. "
target: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specializing in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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closed 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Groupe Renault, acquired Carizy

synopsis: Groupe Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Carizy, a French start-up specialized in intermediation between private individuals in used-vehicle sales. With its digital platform and innovative service, Carizy. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Groupe Renault (ENXTPA:RNO:$67,452.99)
Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles. "
target: Carizy
Carizy is a service company specialized in online intermediation between private individuals in used-vehicle (UV) sales. With its digital platform and innovative service, Carizy. They are based in Paris, France.
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announced 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

synopsis: Gumtree, the UK's #1 classifieds website, will acquire Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services to the automotive industry. Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk offers reliable cars from a variety of car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Gumtree
Gumtree is the UK's #1 classifieds website. Gumtree has over 1.7 million ads on their site, making them the perfect place for finding a new car, job, second-hand items, services and more. Gumtree uses sophisticated systems for screening ads to find inaccuracies and ensure their users' safety. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Motors.co.uk Ltd.
Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk lists an extensive range of reliable cars from a wide variety of franchise and independent car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cazana, acquired CarandClassic.co.uk

synopsis: Cazana, a UK-based company that helps people check that a car is safe, legal and at the right price before they buy, has acquired CarandClassic.co.uk, Europe's No. 1 website for classic car and bike sales. CarandClassic.co.uk allows users to find and buy cars and bikes from pre 1920s to the 2010s.
buyer: Cazana
Cazana is a UK-based company that helps people buy cars better. Cazana helps users check that a car is safe, legal and at the right price before they buy. Cazana also helps businesses to integrate Cazana data to reduce risk, increase profits and gather advanced automotive market intelligence. "
target: CarandClassic.co.uk
CarandClassic.co.uk is Europe's No. 1 website for classic car and bike sales. CarandClassic.co.uk allows users to find and buy cars and bikes from pre 1920s to the 2010s. Users can post adverts for free and can edit, renew, or delete them at any time.
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announced 11/19/2017 via Reuters

Carsales.com Ltd., will acquire Encar.com

synopsis: Carsales.com Ltd announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Holdings Co Ltd to buy the remaining 50.1 percent stake in South Korean joint venture Encar.com. Encar.com is the number one online classified website for used car sales in South Korea.
buyer: Carsales.com Ltd. (ASX:CAR:$281.07)
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. They attract more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites. "
target parent: SK Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Encar.com
Encar.com is the number one online classified website for used car sales in South Korea. Encar.com is the largest automobile sales market in South Korea, with over 500,000 website visitors per day.
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announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

United Classifieds s.r.o., will acquire Autobazar.eu

synopsis: United Classifieds s.r.o, a subsidiary of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, announced that it will acquire Slovakia’s leading car classifieds site Autobazar.eu. Autobazar.eu is the largest auto site in Slovakia with 93,000 daily visitors.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: United Classifieds s.r.o.
United Classifieds s.r.o. operates a portfolio of Slovakian classified portals, with a focus on the real estate and automotive markets. Their portals are used by more than 1.42 million people per month, representing almost 33% of Slovakian internet users. "
target: Autobazar.eu
Autobazar.eu is the #1 automotive classified portal in Slovakia. They have over a quarter million listings with 93,000 daily visitors.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired Gebrauchtwagen.at

synopsis: AutoScout24 GmbH, a subsidiary of Scout24 AG and a leading European operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the automotive sector, has acquired all shares of Gebrauchtwagen.at Internetportale GmbH, a leading online marketplace for automobile sales in Austria.
buyer parent: Scout24 Group
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target: Gebrauchtwagen.at
Gebrauchtwagen.at is an online marketplace for automobile sales in Austria. With a customer base of more than 2,300 car dealers, around 90,000 listings and approximately 4 million visits per month, Gebrauchtwagen.at has a leading position on the Austrian market.
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$4
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$2
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announced 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, will acquire Am.ru

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest internet businesses in Russia, announced the signing of the agreement to acquire Am.ru, one of the largest Russian auto classifieds websites, from Rambler&Co. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Am.ru
Am.ru is one of the largest automotive classified websites in Russia. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals. Am.ru also provides up-to-date news, reviews, photos, and useful recommendations for various automobiles.
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closed 11/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Parity.com Group, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Switzerland-based Parity.com Group, an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates around the world store money in AAA safety and transfer it in real-time, has acquired MAPS.ME from Mail.ru Group Limited. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MAPS.ME is a mobile maps and navigation service based on OpenStreetMap data.
buyer: Parity.com Group
Switzerland-based Parity is an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates store money safely and transfer it in real-time. The company offers an ecosystem of services to help people send money globally to friends and family, save money when traveling or shopping online. "
target parent: Mail.Ru LLC
target: Maps.me
Netherlands-based MAPS.ME is a mobile app for iOS and Android that provides detailed offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation. MAPS.ME is powered by OpenStreetMap data and features GPS support, offline search, bookmarks, auto-follow mode, location sharing, travel guides, and more.
price ($mm)
$19
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$3
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announced 10/8/2020 via Company Press Release

My.Games, will acquire Deus Craft

synopsis: My.Games, an international gaming brand, will acquire a 51.16% stake in Deus Craft, a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Deus Craft
Deus Craft is a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

My.Games, acquired BeInGame Limited

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired BeInGame, the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. BeInGame is based in Cyprus.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: BeInGame Limited
BeInGame are the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. The goal is to create the mightiest squad, develop a base, and raise up new survivors to oppose other players and various infected mobs that inhabit nearby areas.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, Sberbank, will acquire Samokat

synopsis: The joint venture between Mail.ru Group and Sberbank focused on transportation and food has announced the signing of binding documents on acquiring controlling stake in Samokat, the grocery and home goods express delivery service based in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
buyer: Sberbank (MISX:SBER:$23,544.42)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. Sberbank is a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company headquartered in Moscow. "
target: Samokat
Samokat is a grocery and home goods express delivery service in Russia. Its network consists of ‘dark stores’, or warehouses that work exclusively for online orders through mobile apps. Samokat offers some 2,500 items for sale.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Financial Times

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired YouDrive

synopsis: Mail.ru, a Russian social media company, has acquired YouDrive, a car sharing mobile app in Russia. YouDrive provides people with a fast and convenient way to rent cars. YouDrive offers 2,500 cars and free parking spots. YouDrive helps to reduce traffic, increase free parking spaces and improve the environmental conditions of the cities they serve.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: YouDrive
YouDrive is a car sharing mobile app in Russia. YouDrive provides people with a fast and convenient way to rent cars. YouDrive offers 2,500 cars and free parking spots. YouDrive helps to reduce traffic, increase free parking spaces, and improve the environmental conditions of the cities they serve.
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closed 7/24/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Swag Masha

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired Swag Masha, a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha's first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Swag Masha
Swag Masha is a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha focuses on developing story-driven games. Their first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Youla, acquired Worki

synopsis: Moscow-based online recruiting service Worki, has been acquired by the Mail.Ru Group. After the deal is settled, Worki will work in synergy with other projects of Mail.ru Group, including its classifieds website Youla. Worki is a mobile-first HR SaaS-enabled classifieds service in Russia.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: Youla
Youla is a Russian company that allows people to buy and sell goods on their website or mobile app. Users can buy and sell various products, such as cars, bicycles, electronics, phones, apparel, toys, real estate, computers, and more. "
target: Worki
Moscow-based Worki (initially known as ‘Iconjob’ and ‘Radar’) is a mobile-first HR SaaS-enabled classifieds service in Russia. Worki uses AI and machine learning to help job seekers and HR specialists meet one another.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired NativeRoll

synopsis: Mail.ru Group acquired 50.83% of the developer of video advertising platform Nativeroll. Nativeroll allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: NativeRoll
Nativeroll is a video advertising platform in premium content that allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers. According to its own data, the monthly audience reach is 75 million users.
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closed 3/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired United Media Agency

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group, which owns Russia’s largest social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassiki, has completed the acquisition of United Media Agency, an aggregator and distributor of digital content. UMA is, in particular, the owner of music rights in Vkontakte and of BOOM, a top music app.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: United Media Agency
United Media Agency is an aggregator and distributor of content in the Internet and mobile environment, and a developer of Internet solutions. They are, in particular, the owner of music rights in Vkontakte and of BOOM, a top music app.
price ($mm)
$97*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

BlaBlaCar, acquired BeepCar

synopsis: BlaBlaCar, the French ride-sharing giant, announced it has snapped up Russian carpooling platform BeepCar from Mail.ru. BeepCar, based in Moscow, is a platform where users can search for cost-effective rides and trusted passengers. Ride sharing is the new way to travel by car.
buyer: BlaBlaCar
Paris-based BlaBlaCar is the world leading long-distance carpooling platform. It’s a trusted community marketplace that connects car drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride, over average distances of 300km. "
target parent: Mail.Ru LLC
target: BeepCar
BeepCar, based in Moscow, is a platform where users can search for cost-effective rides and trusted passengers. Ride sharing is the new way to travel by car. The driver offers a spare seat in their car to passengers who are heading to the same travel destination.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Bit.Games

synopsis: Russian internet company Mail.ru Group has acquired a 51 percent stake in Bit.Games, a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Bit.Games
Founded in 2002, Bit.Games is a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games for the most popular platforms. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Youla, acquired 33 Slona

synopsis: Youla, a Russian company that allows people to buy and sell goods on their website or mobile app, has acquired 33 Slona, a Russian online platform that allows users to sell and lease their apartments and houses. 33 Slona calculates the maximum value of the property, publishes ads on websites, and conducts safe transactions for their clients.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: Youla
Youla is a Russian company that allows people to buy and sell goods on their website or mobile app. Users can buy and sell various products, such as cars, bicycles, electronics, phones, apparel, toys, real estate, computers, and more. "
target: 33 Slona
33 Slona is a Russian online platform that allows users to sell and lease their apartments and houses. 33 Slona calculates the maximum value of the property, creates professional photos, publishes ads on leading websites and social networks, and conducts fast and safe transactions for their clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired ESforce Holding ltd

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest Internet companies in the Russian-speaking Internet market, announces the acquisition of 100% of ESforce. ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: ESforce Holding ltd
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia. The company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, will acquire Am.ru

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest internet businesses in Russia, announced the signing of the agreement to acquire Am.ru, one of the largest Russian auto classifieds websites, from Rambler&Co. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Am.ru
Am.ru is one of the largest automotive classified websites in Russia. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals. Am.ru also provides up-to-date news, reviews, photos, and useful recommendations for various automobiles.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired DonationAlerts

synopsis: Mail.ru, a company that develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally, has acquired DonationAlerts, a company that operates an online platform for receiving donations during live broadcasts. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: DonationAlerts
DonationAlerts operates an online platform for receiving donations during live broadcasts. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Russia. DonationAlerts allows people to receive notifications when receiving donations from users.
price ($mm)
$0.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Delivery Club

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group, a company that develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally, has acquired Delivery Club, the market leading online food delivery company in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: FoodPanda
target: Delivery Club
Delivery Club is the market leading online food delivery company in Russia. Delivery Club was launched in September 2009 and offers food delivery options from over 4,000 restaurants in 75 cities in Russia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Pixonic LLC

synopsis: Mail.Ru, one of Russia’s top internet companies, has acquired developer Pixonic. The studio’s War Robots, a strategy game featuring legged combat vehicles for iOS and Android, is a major hit in globally.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Pixonic LLC
Mobile game developer Pixonic, based in Moscow, is known for War Robots, a strategy game featuring legged combat vehicles for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2014 via Company Press Release

Qiwi plc, acquired Dengi.Mail.Ru

synopsis: QIWI plc acquires Dengi.Mail.Ru project from Mail.Ru Group. Dengi.Mail.Ru is a payment system allowing users to make instant payments for goods and services via web interface or apps.
buyer: Qiwi plc (QIWI:$325.45)
QIWI provides everyone with convenient and accessible instruments for making all kinds of regular and requisite payments. QIWI Kiosks and Visa QIWI Wallet help to pay for services of over 54 000 providers. "
target parent: DST Global (Investment Company)
target: Dengi.Mail.Ru
Dengi.Mail.Ru develops internet based payment portal which allows payment for goods and services such as mobile communication, telephony, Internet, utility payments, financial services, projects, and gambling services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Mail.ru — the Russian internet giant with 100 million users of its mail, social networking and other web-based services — has acquired Maps.Me, a maker of map apps and other navigation services based on OpenStreetMap data and with the ability to work offline.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru LLC operates a Russian Internet portal which offers online communication services to the worldwide Russian-speaking population. Additionally, the company provides Web-based mail, online shopping, online auction, online advertising, and sales. Mail.Ru LLC was formerly known as Port.Ru Inc. "
target: Maps.me
MapsWithMe is a Swiss-Belarusian company that focuses on developing offline mobile maps MAPS.ME and offline travel guides GuideWithMe for mobile devices. MAPS.ME engineers implemented a unique data compression method that allows fast maps rendering and helps saving memory space.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, today announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and acc
buyer: AlleyCorp
AlleyCorp is a firm dedicated to founding and funding companies in New York City. The firm has helped build some of New York’s most successful technology companies, including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, and Business Insider. AlleyCorp invests in early-stage companies across consumer and enterprise. "
target parent: WeWork
target: Meetup Inc.
Meetup is the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting people in person or online during times of crisis. From professional networking to coding workshops, people use Meetup to meet new people in real life who share those same passions or professional aspirations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 6/10/2015 via

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

synopsis: Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Chen and Chief Operating Officer James Jian Liu proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Renren Inc., a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, play online games, watch videos and more.
buyer: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. "
target: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$990 [$577]*
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., will acquire Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Grupa Onet.pl, part of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, has signed an agreement to accquire NK from Rubylight. Nasza Klasa (NK) is one of the biggest platforms offering games and the second largest social networking site in Poland.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target parent: Rubylight Technology Ltd.
target: Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.
Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o. is a social networking Website in Poland. The company’s Website enables users to find their classmates in various levels of education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums. "
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance. "
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$631.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
$155.89
Net Income ($mm)
$121.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$558.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$94.13
EBIT ($mm)
$83.20
Net Income ($mm)
$65.56
Employees
921
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Ticker: UXIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited is a leading national online used car dealer in China. Uxin’s mission is to enable people to buy the car of their choice, no matter where they are located or what their budget is.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($176.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($191.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12619
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$326.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($17.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
709
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
$82.69
Employees
394
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: QUOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc., which recently changed its name from Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
877
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSNP.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HUMBL, Inc.
HUMBL, Inc.
HUMBL is a social payments, merchant and reviews platform. HUMBL connects consumers and merchants in the digital economy. HUMBL Pay is a mobile app that delivers seamless global transactions. Their HUMBL Marketplace platform connects customers and merchants online.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.15)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momo Inc.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China. Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,178.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.56
EBIT ($mm)
$342.15
Net Income ($mm)
$304.84
Employees
924
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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