Like Upworthy

announced 1/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Upworthy will be merged with GOOD Worldwide LLC,

synopsis: Upworthy, a mission-driven media company, and GOOD Worldwide Inc., a global media brand and social impact company announced a merger. Upworthy has become the fastest-growing media company in the U.S., and this year pivoted toward original and branded stories that create empathy, change the way people see the world, and inspire them to share.
buyer: GOOD Worldwide LLC
GOOD Worldwide Inc is a global media brand and consultancy with offices in Los Angeles and New York. GOOD Media elevates creative solutions to global issues by engaging directly with a broad audience of global citizens via an audience network of 100 million every month. "
target: Upworthy
Upworthy is a mission-driven media company, founded in 2012. Upworthy has since become the fastest-growing media company in the U.S., and this year pivoted toward original and branded stories that create empathy, change the way people see the world, and inspire them to share.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2012 via Company Press Release

Anedot, Inc., acquired YouCanSend.Me

synopsis: Anedot, a leading-edge fundraising and donor management platform, announces they have acquired the fundraising website YouCanSend.Me. The site makes it easy for individuals to create a personalized fundraising website to accept donations for trips, youth camps, honeymoons and anything else someone may want to raise funds for.
buyer: Anedot, Inc.
Anedot is a donor management platform that enables non-profits, political campaigns, churches and all other causes to easily accept payments from their website, social media, and through mobile apps (including card reader). "
target parent: Hivemind Labs, Inc.
target: YouCanSend.Me
YouCanSend.me is creative fund-raising solution. Whether you’re raising money for a mission trip, youth camp, seniors trip, around the world adventure, honeymoon, or just trying to get away from the kids for a bit, fund-raising has never been so simple.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

DonorCommunity, acquired MicroGiving

synopsis: DonorCommunity, Inc., developers of an innovative cloud computing software platform for nonprofit fundraising and advocacy, announced that it has acquired the assets of the Micro Giving Foundation, a personal fundraising website with an online community of more than 50,000 people.
buyer: DonorCommunity
DonorCommunity, Inc. is a cloud computing Software as a Service firm that helps nonprofit organizations cultivate donors, forge closer relationships with stakeholders, engage their communities and raise funds year-round. "
target: MicroGiving
MicroGiving, Inc. operates an online fundraising Website that lets members to raise money for anything and anyone. Its community is used by the United States resident members to raise funds for various causing, including medical treatments, urgent health care, and loss of vehicles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

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

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

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

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

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

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

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

synopsis: FG Fitness & Media Group along with its flagship publication Fitness Gurls Magazine, and all of its ancillary products is continuing its aggressive expansion and growth with the acquisition of Hollywood Tuna a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
buyer parent: FG Fitness & Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Fitness Gurls Magazine
Fitness Gurls Magazine covers health, fitness, nutrition, exercise routines and showcases some of the most beautiful women in the world of sport, fitness and entertainment. "
target: Hollywood Tuna
Hollywood Tuna is a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

migme, acquired Hipwee

synopsis: Migme announced the acquisition of Indonesian social news site Hipwee. Hipwee delivers original and community-generated content focused on entertainment, relationships, and travel. It targets Indonesian urbanites.
buyer: migme (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
migme is a global digital media company focused on emerging markets. The company delivers social entertainment services through our portfolio brands migme, LoveByte, alivenotdead and Sold. "
target: Hipwee
Hipwee is an Indonesian social news site. Hipwee.com focuses on creating high quality content on topics most interesting for 18-34 year old urban and educated Indonesians, such as personal growth, lifestyle tips, relationships, opinions etc.
price ($mm)
$0.46
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Quali-Smart Holdings Limited, will acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited

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

CBS Local Media, acquired Eventful, Inc.

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

mig33, acquired AlivenotDead

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

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

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

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

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

Yandex N.V., acquired KinoPoisk

synopsis: Yandex, a leading internet company in Russia, announced the acquisition of KinoPoisk, the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$2,296.94)
Yandex is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country's most popular search engine and the most visited website. The company also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex's mission is to answer any question internet users may have. "
target: KinoPoisk
KinoPoisk is the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Bikini.com

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

Linktone Ltd., acquired Okezone.com

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. announced the acquisition of Okezone.com, a Bahasa Indonesian online portal focused on delivering breaking news, as well as entertainment, information and video content. With a staff of over 100 reporters and editors, Okezone.com provides real-time coverage of major events.
buyer parent: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a provider of rich and engaging services and content to a wide range of traditional and new media consumers and enterprises in Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Linktone focuses on media, entertainment, communication and edutainment products. "
target parent: PT Bhakti Investama Tbk
target: Okezone.com
Okezone.com is a Bahasa Indonesian online portal focused on delivering breaking news, as well as entertainment, information and video content. With a staff of over 100 reporters and editors, Okezone.com provides real-time coverage of major events.
price ($mm)
$0.48
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Upworthy will be merged with GOOD Worldwide LLC,

synopsis: Upworthy, a mission-driven media company, and GOOD Worldwide Inc., a global media brand and social impact company announced a merger. Upworthy has become the fastest-growing media company in the U.S., and this year pivoted toward original and branded stories that create empathy, change the way people see the world, and inspire them to share.
buyer: GOOD Worldwide LLC
GOOD Worldwide Inc is a global media brand and consultancy with offices in Los Angeles and New York. GOOD Media elevates creative solutions to global issues by engaging directly with a broad audience of global citizens via an audience network of 100 million every month. "
target: Upworthy
Upworthy is a mission-driven media company, founded in 2012. Upworthy has since become the fastest-growing media company in the U.S., and this year pivoted toward original and branded stories that create empathy, change the way people see the world, and inspire them to share.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Upworthy will be merged with GOOD Worldwide LLC,

synopsis: Upworthy, a mission-driven media company, and GOOD Worldwide Inc., a global media brand and social impact company announced a merger. Upworthy has become the fastest-growing media company in the U.S., and this year pivoted toward original and branded stories that create empathy, change the way people see the world, and inspire them to share.
buyer: GOOD Worldwide LLC
GOOD Worldwide Inc is a global media brand and consultancy with offices in Los Angeles and New York. GOOD Media elevates creative solutions to global issues by engaging directly with a broad audience of global citizens via an audience network of 100 million every month. "
target: Upworthy
Upworthy is a mission-driven media company, founded in 2012. Upworthy has since become the fastest-growing media company in the U.S., and this year pivoted toward original and branded stories that create empathy, change the way people see the world, and inspire them to share.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/17/2011 via New York Times

GOOD Worldwide LLC, will acquire Jumo

synopsis: GOOD Worldwide, a fast-growing publishing and marketing business dedicated to promoting social causes, is acquiring Jumo, a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups. Nearly 15,000 organizations from across the globe have signed up for Jumo to share their work and the stories of the people they serve.
buyer: GOOD Worldwide LLC
GOOD Worldwide LLC, an integrated media platform, provides content, experiences, and utilities for the people, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and NGOs in the United States and internationally. It offers content in various categories, such as art and design, food, and politics. "
target: Jumo
Jumo is a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups. Jumo enables people to find organizations and similarly minded people working on important causes in the United States and across the world.
price ($mm)
$0.06
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

H J Knowles LLC, acquired Sarasota Scene

synopsis: H J Knowles LLC, owned by media executive and former Sarasota Scene VP of sales and marketing, John Knowles, has acquired Sarasota Scene Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
buyer: H J Knowles LLC
H J Knowles LLC is owned by media executive John Knowles, who was previously a publisher at several Canadian media companies, including Montreal-based media company Quebecor. Until the purchase of Sarasota Scene, he had been Scene’s vice president of sales and marketing. "
target: Sarasota Scene
Sarasota Scene is a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Evans Communications Inc., will acquire Frontdoors News

synopsis: Evans Communications, a Phoenix-based public relations, marketing and event planning firm, have reached an agreement with Patrick Media Group to acquire Frontdoors News. Frontdoors News is an online magazine that provides news about Arizona’s most dynamic community leaders, philanthropic efforts, change-making organizations and society events.
buyer: Evans Communications Inc.
Evans Communications is a Phoenix-based public relations, public affairs, marketing and event planning firm offering a full range of communications and creative services to amazing clients from all kinds of different industries. "
target: Frontdoors News
Frontdoors News is Arizona’s home for news about Arizona’s most dynamic community leaders, philanthropic efforts, change-making organizations and society events. Their electronic publication and digital communication celebrates and perpetuates the legacy of philanthropy and community leadership.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Frankfurt Business Media, will acquire Die Stiftung

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media has announced its agreement to purchase Die Stiftung from Going Public Media. Die Stiftung is the most extensive magazine about non-profit foundations in German-speaking countries.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Frankfurt Business Media engages in publishing finance-related cross-media platforms. It publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers of private-sector companies; treasurers of municipalities and public-sector companies; and many others. "
target parent: Going Public Media
target: Die Stiftung
Die Stiftung is the most extensive magazine about non-profit foundations in German-speaking countries. In addition to issues relating to professional management and management of foundations, the magazine also deals extensively with investment funding for foundations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired BeautifulNara

synopsis: iMedia, a Malaysian digital media company, has acquired a 90% stake in BeautifulNara, a Malaysian entertainment and gossip blog. BeautifulNara provides the latest news and gossip about singers, actors and other celebrities in Malaysia. The blog covers various news related to celebrities, including weddings, health problems, their children and more.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: BeautifulNara
BeautifulNara is a Malaysian entertainment and gossip blog. BeautifulNara provides the latest news and gossip about singers, actors and other celebrities in Malaysia. The blog covers various news related to celebrities, including weddings, health problems, their children, and more.
price ($mm)
$9.63*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelly Haug, acquired The Essential Guide

synopsis: The Essential Guide, an annual publication that highlights the arts, architecture, culture, fashion, history and lifestyle of Santa Fe and Taos, has changed hands. New owner Kelly Haug said she will not only continue publishing the guide, but also plans to revive the currently defunct Santa Fean magazine.
buyer: Kelly Haug
Kelly Haug is a “rising star” in Santa Fe’s business community. Haug and husband Martin, who have daughters ages 3 and 7, settled in Santa Fe in 2018. She formed two publishing companies – SF Publishing LLC and City Different LLC in early 2020. "
target: The Essential Guide
The Essential Guide is an annual publication that highlights the arts, architecture, culture, fashion, history and lifestyle of Santa Fe and Taos. The Essential Guide brand also publishes local versions in the Pacific northwest, Napa Valley and the Charleston, SC/Savannah, GA market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nickelodeon, will acquire Paws, Inc.

synopsis: Nickelodeon, an American pay television network, is to acquire Paws, Inc., a company founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom and is based in New York City. "
target: Paws, Inc.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Carlton Books

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group, a UK-based publishing group, has acquired Carlton Books, a leading international publisher based in London. Carlton Books publishes beautifully illustrated books for adults and children. They specialise in popular topics such as entertainment, history, sport, arts, lifestyle, puzzles and pastimes.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Carlton Books
Carlton Books is a leading international publisher based in London. Carlton Books publishes beautifully illustrated books for adults and children. They specialise in popular topics such as entertainment, history, sport, arts, lifestyle, puzzles and pastimes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Publishing House, will acquire Pinko Creative Sdn Bhd

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Sasbadi Holdings Berhad is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, United Publishing House (M) Sdn Bhd has entered into a share acquisition agreement to acquire 100% of Pinko Creative. Pinko Creative is a Malaysian publishing company that publishes comics and novels.
buyer parent: Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
buyer: United Publishing House
United Publishing House publishes and distributes stationery and books including dictionaries, children books, primary and secondary revisions, workbooks, and general books. "
target: Pinko Creative Sdn Bhd
Pinko Creative is a Malaysian publishing company that publishes comics and novels. Mr. Eddie See, a Malaysian-comic artist, founded Pinko Creative in early 2012.
price ($mm)
$0.22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SilverHub Media UK Ltd, will acquire Splash News

synopsis: The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe.
buyer: SilverHub Media UK Ltd
SilverHub is a new agency that is serving the need for content across the celebrity, sports and entertainment landscape. SilverHub was founded in 2016 by an extremely strong and experienced team who bring huge passion and expertise to all areas of the content business. "
target parent: Branded Entertainment Network
target: Splash News
Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe. Splash News and Picture Agency is a part of Branded Entertainment Network.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Kelkoo, acquired LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: Kelkoo, the ecommerce advertising and price comparison platform, announced the acquisition of LeGuide group, the price comparison market leader in France. With this acquisition, Kelkoo Group operates the world’s largest catalogue, with 220 million offers from a unique retailer base of 31,000 merchants.
buyer parent: Jamplant
buyer: Kelkoo
Kelkoo offers a complete and integrated service for online shopping, helping users to search, find and buy products in a safe environment and ultimately to increase revenues for both merchants and publishers. Kelkoo represents the European leader in ecommerce advertising and shopping comparison. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide Group provides a set of high performance tools, enabling e-consumers throughout Europe to enjoy a unique shopping experience in complete security. They are dedicated to being the top shopping guide for e-consumers and generating business for e-merchants across Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2013 via Company Press Release

SeatGeek, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: SeatGeek, a ticket search engine, has acquired FanSnap, the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
buyer: SeatGeek
SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that makes finding tickets to live entertainment a cinch. They search dozens of the biggest ticket sites and present the results all in one place, with a simple interface designed for speed and savings. "
target parent: Wize Commerce
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Glenat Entreprises et Developpement SA, acquired Editions 12 BIS

synopsis: Glenat Entreprises et Developpement SA announces that it has acquired Editions 12 BIS, a young independent publisher of comics. The company offers about 80 titles per year, in many genres including humor, adventure, historical narrative, and political humor.
buyer: Glenat Entreprises et Developpement SA
Glenat Entreprises et Developpement is a publisher or comics, manga, books, and press. The company is headquartered in France. "
target: Editions 12 BIS
Editions 12 BIS is a young independent publisher of comics. The company offers about 80 titles per year, in many genres including humor, adventure, historical narrative, and political humor. The company is based in Paris, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 5/11/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Lagardère Active, cancelled an acquisition of LeGuide.com S.A.

synopsis: French online shopping guide LeGuide.com SA has turned down French media company Lagardere SCA's bid to buy the firm. LeGuide.com S.A. publishes online shopping guides, comparison Websites, shopping search engines, and platforms for consumer ratings.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Active
Lagardère Active aims to become a global leader in the production and aggregation of multimedia content. Its activities – pursued via numerous world-class brands – include magazine publishing, radio stations, special-interest TV channels, TV production, digital activities and advertising sales. "
target: LeGuide.com S.A.
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$51]*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.7x
closed 12/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

LeGuide.com S.A., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: LeGuide.com Group, a pan-European publisher of online shopping guides, comparison websites and the like, has acquired online shopping portal Ciao from Microsoft. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
buyer: LeGuide.com S.A. (FR:ALGUI:$0.00)
LeGuide.com SA is a France-based provider of shopping guides and online shopping directories. The Company publishes Internet services to help e-consumers shop online. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Ciao AG
The Ciao consumer portal offers consumers in Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden comprehensive online shopping options in their respective national language. At Ciao, consumers can obtain all the online shopping information they need from one source.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/7/2011 via PR Newswire

NexTag, acquired FanSnap, Inc.

synopsis: Nextag® taps the event ticketing market through the acquisition of FanSnap®, a leading online ticket comparison shopping site. The FanSnap ticket search engine provides consumers with a single, comprehensive view of event tickets available from leading ticket providers and resellers.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: NexTag
Nextag is the ultimate resource for online shoppers. Offering the most comprehensive product catalog online, Nextag delivers the tools and technology that can help shoppers make smarter purchasing decisions. "
target: FanSnap, Inc.
FanSnap® is the leading online ticket comparison shopping site. Fans use FanSnap to shop 50+ of the most trusted secondary market ticket sites for the best deals on sports, theater and concert tickets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2011 via PR Newswire

CheaterVille, Inc., acquired ZackTaylor.ca

synopsis: CheaterVille, Inc., a Las Vegas online social media company that provides information about alleged cheaters, announced the acquisition of one of the largest Celebrity Gossip and premiere entertainment websites in Canada, ZackTaylor.ca. ZackTaylor.ca has been dubbed as the "Perez Hilton website of the North."
buyer: CheaterVille, Inc.
CheaterVille, Inc. is a Las Vegas online social media company that provides information about alleged cheaters. CheaterVille has more than 140,000 subscribers to its social networking website, CheaterVille.com. "
target: ZackTaylor.ca
ZackTaylor.ca, which launched in Toronto, Canada back in 2007 by former radio host Zack "Taylor" Teperman, has been dubbed as the "Perez Hilton website of the North. It has gained recognition throughout the world as one of the top blogging websites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Corbis Images, acquired Splash News

synopsis: Corbis Images, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Splash News
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment news and celebrity candid photography and video content to consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired LogicBuy.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of tech deals and coupons. Over 10 million visited LogicBuy.com in 2010 seeking the best deals and coupons on a range of technology products and services, including laptops, cameras, TVs and software.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis also operates BuyerBase™, the most advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers. "
target: LogicBuy.com
Launched in 2007, LogicBuy.com was designed to cut through the clutter of overwhelming and often low-quality deals on the Web to present buyers with the best opportunities to save money. LogicBuy.com allows shoppers to find, share and rate every deal and coupon.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

Like Upworthy


read more

Upworthy

Goodeed SAS

YouCanSend.Me

MicroGiving

Collider

Interia Group

Chic News Co., Ltd.

Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

Creators Media

Mashable

Hollywood Tuna

Hipwee

Pulse MediaTech Limited

Eventful, Inc.

AlivenotDead

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

Wirtualna Polska S.A.

KinoPoisk

Bikini.com

Okezone.com

read more

Upworthy

read more

Upworthy

Jumo

read more

Sarasota Scene

Frontdoors News

Die Stiftung

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

BeautifulNara

The Essential Guide

Paws, Inc.

Carlton Books

Pinko Creative Sdn Bhd

Splash News

LeGuide.com S.A.

FanSnap, Inc.

Editions 12 BIS

Nerdist Industries

LeGuide.com S.A.

Ciao AG

FanSnap, Inc.

ZackTaylor.ca

Splash News

LogicBuy.com

Geography
Matching Companies
Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia is a Canada-based multimedia company that serves the 45plus “Zoomer” demographic through television, radio, magazine, internet and trade shows. ZoomerMedia is also Canada’s leading provider of online content targeting the 45plus age group.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$41.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.45
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
14
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: RGRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$9.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
EBIT ($mm)
($6.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: YY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YY Inc.
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,610.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$427.09
EBIT ($mm)
$165.32
Net Income ($mm)
$1,485.84
Employees
9273
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SEHK:3700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inke
Inke
Inke is a leading mobile live streaming platform in China. Inke enables users to watch and preform live video broadcasts on their smartphones. Inke allows streamers and viewers to participate in various battles with each other, such as singing competitions or dance-offs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$561.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.19
EBIT ($mm)
$85.87
Net Income ($mm)
$160.28
Employees
937
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: DB:BST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$77.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.85
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
330
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: YELP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: GAIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
272
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
  • drill down
  • watch