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closed 8/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teaching Art Ltd, acquired ArtGallery (UK) Ltd

synopsis: Arts material supplier Teaching Art has bought Gloucestershire-based online gallery operator, ArtGallery (UK). ArtGallery (UK) allows artists to sell their work to buyers worldwide through its website artgallery.co.uk.
buyer parent: Dow Schofield Watts
buyer: Teaching Art Ltd
Teaching Art is an arts material supplier that operates from premises in Salford & Newark, UK. It also runs a membership club for artists, the SAA. The SAA is the world’s largest art community with 43,000 members who have their own exhibitions, awards & events and benefit from discounts on products."
target: ArtGallery (UK) Ltd
ArtGallery (UK) is an online gallery operator which allows artists to sell their work to buyers worldwide through its website artgallery.co.uk. Consumers can buy stunning original art and limited edition prints by some of Britain's most talented artists. ArtGallery (UK) was established in 2005.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Artling Pte. Ltd., acquired Artshare Limited

synopsis: The Artling announced it has acquired Artshare, a Hong Kong-based website that offers a look into local exhibitions and galleries and allows users to buy selected works.
buyer: The Artling Pte. Ltd.
Based in Singapore, The Artling operates TheArtling.com, an online art gallery that offers curated works of art for sale, and the more recently launched Luxglove, a marketplace for luxury and collectible items, including pre-owned jewelry, watches, artworks, and even classic cars and old whiskey. "
target: Artshare Limited
Artshare is a Hong Kong-based website that offers a look into local exhibitions and galleries and allows users to buy selected works.
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closed 1/14/2017 via PR Newswire

artnet, acquired ArtList

synopsis: Jacob Pabst, artnet CEO, announced the acquisition of ArtList, a New York based company for the private direct sale of fine art online. Through this acquisition, artnet, the global leader in auction analytics, art e-commerce and art market news, will absorb ArtList.
buyer: artnet (DB:ART:$18.61)
artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market and the premier destination to buy, sell and research art online. Founded in 1989, artnet is the original art market disruptor. "
target: ArtList
ArtList is a New York based company for the private direct sale of fine art online. ArtList was founded with the goal to buy and sell art online directly from owner-to-owner, without dependence on the brick-and-mortar auction houses.
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closed 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Auction Mobility, acquired Lofty

synopsis: Auction Mobility, LLC announced the acquisition of Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for fine and decorative art. The acquisition enables Auction Mobility's art and collectible auction house clients to seamlessly publish their catalogs to their own white-labeled platforms provided by Auction Mobility, and to the Lofty.com marketplace.
buyer: Auction Mobility
Auction Mobility is the world's leading mobile and tablet auction platform, providing clients with a unique digital experience to promote their brand across mobile, tablet and the web. Buyers can participate from anywhere in the world as if they were sitting feet from the auctioneer. "
target: Lofty
Lofty.com, the trusted online marketplace for art and collectibles, provides access to unique inventory sourced from professional sellers around the world, helping buyers find items they will treasure with peace of mind. Buying and selling art and collectibles on Lofty.com is seamless and simple.
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closed 6/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

RiseArt, acquired Artfetch

synopsis: Irish start-up Artfetch has been acquired by UK company Rise Art. Artfetch is a curated ecommerce platform for emerging artists. It promotes and sells the work of more than 70 international artists, taking a commission on all sales made through the website.
buyer: RiseArt
Rise Art Limited Rise Art operates a social commerce platform that helps people to discover, share, and purchase artwork from a selection of emerging art talent around the world. It offers artworks in the areas of paintings, photography, illustration, mixed media, and sculpture. "
target: Artfetch
Artfetch is a curated ecommerce platform for emerging artists. It promotes and sells the work of more than 70 international artists, taking a commission on all sales made through the website.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Saatchi Online Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates Saatchi Art, a leading online art gallery. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Saatchi Online Inc.
Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, connecting people with art and artists they love. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
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$14
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closed 7/9/2008 via PR Newswire

CafePress, acquired Imagekind

synopsis: CafePress, the recognized leader of user-generated commerce, announced the acquisition of Imagekind, the fastest-growing user-generated site offering high-quality fine framed art. The two companies share similar business models -- providing customers with the opportunity to create, buy and sell their own unique merchandise.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress.com is the leading online marketplace that offers sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic. "
target: Imagekind
Imagekind.com is the world's fastest growing online marketplace for art. By offering more than one million high-quality fine art images by more than 50,000 established and emerging artists, Imagekind.com gives consumers limitless options to acquire museum-quality framed giclee (zhee-clay) prints.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Reuters

Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd., owner and operater the Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, plans to buy a 51 percent stake in Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd., a provider of online auction services for antiques, calligraphy, paintings and other fine works of art.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. engages in the newspaper media business. It operates Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, as well as approximately 35 media and winger network platforms. The company was formerly known as Zhejiang Daily Media Group. "
target: Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd. provides online auction services of antiques, calligraphy, paintings and other fine works of art. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Zhejiang Province, China.
price ($mm)
$5.39*
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.8x
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announced 5/12/2016 via New York Times

Paddle8 will be merged with Auctionata,

synopsis: Auctionata and Paddle8 are expected to announce that they will merge, seeking to create a bigger specialist in selling art online with a broader international reach. Over the last five years, Paddle8 has sought to shake up the world of online art auctions. In Europe, Auctionata has tried to do the same in its own way.
buyer: Auctionata
Auctionata brings the world of unique works of art, antiques and luxury collectibles to the internet. As the inventor of the livestream auction, Auctionata broadcasts auctions in real-time and provides an online auction room that is accessible to bidders worldwide via desktop and mobile devices. "
target: Paddle8
Founded in 2011, Paddle8 is an online art auctioneer. It is the largest online auction platform in the United States and has a strong brand recognition as a marketplace for art and luxury collectibles. Paddle8's clients are connected to the most covetable objects sourced from a worldwide network.
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closed 8/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Walmart, acquired Flipkart

synopsis: Walmart Inc. and Flipkart Group ("Flipkart") announced the closing of the agreements for Walmart to become the largest shareholder in the Flipkart Group. The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$571,962.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.
price ($mm)
$16,000*
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$4,600
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EV / rev
4.5x
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announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
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$200
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world's most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of Ticketfly, Inc., a leading live events technology company, to create the definitive music platform for connecting fans, artists and event promoters.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters book top talent, sell more tickets, and increase in-venue revenue.
price ($mm)
$450
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$55
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closed 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

SevenVentures GmbH, acquired Mydays GmbH

synopsis: Seven Ventures, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network, has acquired the majority of mydays.de, a leading provider of online gifting services in Germany.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: SevenVentures GmbH
Seven Ventures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network. "
target: Mydays GmbH
Mydays GmbH offers online gifting services in Germany. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.
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$38
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closed 9/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired SideTour

synopsis: Groupon, a global leader in local commerce, announced the acquisition of SideTour, a marketplace that helps people discover, book and host great local activities.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: SideTour
SideTour provides a community marketplace where people can discover, book, and host amazing experiences and activities. The company was founded in June 2011 and is headquartered in New York City.
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

BookMyShow.com, acquired Ticketgreen.com

synopsis: BookMyShow.com announced the acquisition of Chennai-based Ticketgreen.com entertainment ticketing portal. Ticketgreen.com offers a range of services like providing information and ticket booking facilities on various entertainment options.
buyer: BookMyShow.com
BookMyShow.com offers ticketing for cinemas and plays online. The service is also available across 10 cites in India through a single number 39895050. With a boom in technology, customers can now book tickets through an Automated Speech Recognition system. "
target: Ticketgreen.com
Ticketgreen.com provides comprehensive information about entertainment opportunities in & around India and facilitate booking tickets to let users make full use of that information online.
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closed 2/25/2013 via PE Hub

Festival Transaction Services, acquired KadmusArts Corporation

synopsis: Festival Transaction Services Inc. has acquired Vermont-based KadmusArts Corporation. KadmusArts has developed a digital marketplace for the performing arts community that spans the globe. The KadmusArts event community includes some 8,500 event producers in 155 countries, tens-of-thousands of performers, and hundreds of thousands of festival fans.
buyer: Festival Transaction Services
Festival Transaction Services helps fair and festival producers succeed by providing convenient, secure and cost-effective payment processing and cash management services, tailored exclusively for the community event marketplace. "
target: KadmusArts Corporation
KadmusArts.com is the online connection to every kind of music, dance, and theatre festival in the world. The site hosts content from festival presenters and promoters, artists and bands, audiences and fans in 154 countries.
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announced 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

SAP AG, will acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SAP AG announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management software for sports and entertainment promoters. The move paves the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters, venues and teams market events over the Internet and better support arena management.
buyer: SAP AG (SAP:$32,136.42)
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently. "
target: Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG
Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG provides solutions for ticketing. The solution allows venues and event promoters of any size to ticket and market a full range of events on the Web. Ticket-Web is established in Europe with its main product, ENTREE-tickets, an online ticketing service.
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closed 1/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired Prime Box Office Ltd.

synopsis: Ticketfly has announced a push into the Canadian market through the acquisition of local ticketing company Prime Box Office and agreements with event promoters Collective Concerts and Union Events. The ticketing platform startup has also hired a team on the ground to help it gain a foothold in the market.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is the fastest-growing, independent ticketing and social marketing platform. Ticketfly offers event promoters and venues next-generation ticketing and powerful website and social marketing tools, saving them time and money. "
target: Prime Box Office Ltd.
Prime Box Office Ltd. is a online marketplace for ticketing. Event Planners can also sell tickets to their venue through Prime Box Office.
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closed 10/31/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired EZ Prints Inc.

synopsis: CafePress Inc., The World's Customization Engine™, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of EZ Prints, Inc., a deployable e-commerce software platform.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: EZ Prints Inc.
EZ Prints' print-on-demand and personalization solutions power some of the world's largest brands, creating revenue streams with their world-class technology, products, design and manufacturing.
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$30
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$34
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$1
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closed 9/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Netcycler Oy, acquired Swap.com, Inc.

synopsis: Netcycler, provider of an online swap and give away service for acquiring secondhand goods, has acquired Boston-based Swap.com, a company that enables people to efficiently trade items like videogames and books with one another.
buyer: Netcycler Oy
Netcycler Oy offers an online swap and give away service for acquiring secondhand goods. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Helsinki, Finland. "
target: Swap.com, Inc.
Swap.com, Inc. operates swap.com, a platform and community solution for users to enhance their swap opportunities across various categories. The company enables people to list, share, and swap their stuff through its Website, mobile app, local events, homes, schools, and co-branded partnerships.
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closed 8/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teaching Art Ltd, acquired ArtGallery (UK) Ltd

synopsis: Arts material supplier Teaching Art has bought Gloucestershire-based online gallery operator, ArtGallery (UK). ArtGallery (UK) allows artists to sell their work to buyers worldwide through its website artgallery.co.uk.
buyer parent: Dow Schofield Watts
buyer: Teaching Art Ltd
Teaching Art is an arts material supplier that operates from premises in Salford & Newark, UK. It also runs a membership club for artists, the SAA. The SAA is the world’s largest art community with 43,000 members who have their own exhibitions, awards & events and benefit from discounts on products."
target: ArtGallery (UK) Ltd
ArtGallery (UK) is an online gallery operator which allows artists to sell their work to buyers worldwide through its website artgallery.co.uk. Consumers can buy stunning original art and limited edition prints by some of Britain's most talented artists. ArtGallery (UK) was established in 2005.
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closed 8/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teaching Art Ltd, acquired ArtGallery (UK) Ltd

synopsis: Arts material supplier Teaching Art has bought Gloucestershire-based online gallery operator, ArtGallery (UK). ArtGallery (UK) allows artists to sell their work to buyers worldwide through its website artgallery.co.uk.
buyer parent: Dow Schofield Watts
buyer: Teaching Art Ltd
Teaching Art is an arts material supplier that operates from premises in Salford & Newark, UK. It also runs a membership club for artists, the SAA. The SAA is the world’s largest art community with 43,000 members who have their own exhibitions, awards & events and benefit from discounts on products."
target: ArtGallery (UK) Ltd
ArtGallery (UK) is an online gallery operator which allows artists to sell their work to buyers worldwide through its website artgallery.co.uk. Consumers can buy stunning original art and limited edition prints by some of Britain's most talented artists. ArtGallery (UK) was established in 2005.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Forbes

Walmart, will acquire Art.com, Inc.

synopsis: Walmart announced it is acquiring the digitally native art and framing company Art.com, which claims to be the “world’s largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art.” Art.com was generating $300 million in sales annually.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$571,962.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: Art.com, Inc.
Art.com is the leading online destination for experiencing and buying high-quality wall art. Offering the largest selection of art images, as well as custom framing, specialty printing and interactive visualization tools, Art.com helps everyone explore and express themselves through artwork.
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$300
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

MCH Group AG, acquired Curiator

synopsis: MCH Group announces the acquisition of the online platform "Curiator" and the appointment of its founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer. Curiator, launched in April 2014, is a platform for art enthusiasts to collect and discover art online.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$181.86)
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions. "
target: Curiator
Curiator is a platform for art enthusiasts to collect and discover art online. As users from across the globe use the platform to create their personal digital art collection, they contribute to a massive, fully searchable art catalog.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Mighty Ape Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com (KGN) has acquired 100 per cent of the capital in New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape.Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's longest-running online retailers with more than 690,000 unique customers and over 895,000 subscribers.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$369.15)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$88
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
1.0x
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12.4x
closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Ticketfly, the technology company reimagining the live event experience, announced it has completed the acquisition of TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company. TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create improvements to the way people are selling their tickets.
buyer parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee. "
target parent: MapleCore Ltd.
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create meaningful, long-term improvements to the way people are selling and administering their ticket inventory.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Market Wire

Readen Holding Corp., acquired Neckermann.com B.V.

synopsis: Readen Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Neckermann.com B.V. Neckermann.com is one of the largest ecommerce companies in Benelux, offering consumers a wide range of more than 150 000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
buyer: Readen Holding Corp. (RHCO:$0.00)
Readen Holding Corp is an investor, venture capital organisation and shareholder of companies operating in different industries. Readen Holding Corp has access to an extensive, influential and loyal network of business relations and investors. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Neckermann.com B.V.
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 9/24/2013 via Bloomberg

Investcorp, acquired Paper Source, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative-investment firm, has acquired Chicago-based retailer Paper Source. Investcorp bought the stationery and greeting-card company for an undisclosed amount from Los Angeles-based buyout firm Brentwood Associates Inc. Paper Source, which operates 73 stores, designs and produces fine and artisanal papers.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$254.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Brentwood Associates
target: Paper Source, Inc.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope and cards.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired edelight GmbH

synopsis: Burda Intermedia Publishing GmbH is becoming the new sole shareholder of edelight GmbH. edelight is one of the oldest and largest online social shopping platforms in Germany.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany´s largest media companies. Burda publishes 311 magazines, of them 229 magazines outside of Germany. The main focus of the company's international media activities is placed on the growing markets of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Asia. "
target: edelight GmbH
edelight.de is a social commerce portal founded in 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. They aim to support people in making the right buying decisions. The products on edelight.de are based on personal recommendations from person to person.
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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., will acquire bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. agreed to acquire bol.com b.v. Bol.com is the most visited retail website in the Netherlands serving 3.4 million active customers, with total net sales of €355 million in 2011. It offers a broad range of products in various non-food categories including books, entertainment, electronics and toys.
buyer: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. (AHODF:$70,766.37)
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business. "
target parent: Cyrte Investments B.V.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$460
rev ($mm)
$467
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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announced 1/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Axivate Capital, will acquire Neckermann.com Benelux

synopsis: Dutch investment company Axivate Capital plans to buy mail order firm Neckermann.com Benelux. Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target parent: Neckermann.com
target: Neckermann.com Benelux
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 11/9/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Live Nation, Inc., acquired TicketNet.fr

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Ticketnet, the second largest ticket retailer in France. This acquisition marks a significant step in Live Nation's global expansion strategy and complements its growing concert promotion activities in France.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world. "
target: TicketNet.fr
Ticketnet is a leading provider of complete ticketing solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a broad ticketing retail network with ticket distribution, ticketing software editing and ticket management capabilities.
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announced 2/22/2010 via BusinessWire

CitySide Tickets, Inc., will acquire StadiumTickets.com

synopsis: CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
buyer parent: The Upturn, Inc.
buyer: CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST:$0.00)
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes. "
target: StadiumTickets.com
StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 2/8/2010 via BusinessWire

The Upturn, Inc., merged with CitySide Tickets, Inc.

synopsis: The Upturn, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of CitySide Tickets, Inc. The Company will be conducting all business under the CitySide Tickets, Inc. name. CitySide Tickets, Inc. owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue.
buyer: The Upturn, Inc.
TheUpTurn—an innovative online real estate matchmaking exchange where real estate market participants are matched with each other, based on their individual profiles and intended roles in the market. "
target: CitySide Tickets, Inc.
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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announced 10/15/2008 via Market Wire

Club Vivanet, Inc., will acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC

synopsis: Club Vivanet has concluded a memorandum of understanding to acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC., a provider of on-line ticketing services on a global basis. This acquisition is consistent with the Club Vivanet Business Plan, which is to provide services that are needed by millions of people worldwide.
buyer: Club Vivanet, Inc. (US:CVIV:$0.00)
Club Vivanet is a global marketing company delivering a range of products and services through a network of agents and associated companies around the world in a very short time frame, which is imperative to capture market share. "
target: Ticket Inspector.com LLC
Ticket Inspector is a 2 year old company which developed and owns its own proprietary on-line ticketing software which took over 4 years to perfect. Ticket Inspector offers electronic "Print from Home" Bar Coded tickets.
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closed 8/19/2008 via Market Wire

Global Media Networks Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Global Media Networks, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired TicketBreak Corp. -- an online seller of event tickets.
buyer: Global Media Networks Inc.
Global Media Networks is looking to become a media and entertainment company whose businesses will include online ticketing, interactive services, television networks, and digital initiatives that include digital rights management, next generation content distribution, and interactive entertainment."
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak is an alliance of long-time marketing and leading-edge IT professionals that are creating the future of entertainment ticketing.
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closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
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closed 6/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Outrageous Ventures Inc., acquired GagWorks.com

synopsis: Outrageous Ventures Inc. announced it has acquired GagWorks.com, a strong brand known as a family friendly classic American joke shop based in Garden Grove, CA.
buyer: Outrageous Ventures Inc.
Outrageous Ventures Inc. owns and operates several brands including; PrankPlace.com, BigMouthToys.com, DrinkingStuff.com, GolfGiftsEtc.com, FunnyTies.com, FunIdeas.com, FartMart.com, and now GagWorks.com. "
target: GagWorks.com
Founded in 1996, GagWorks.com has been online for twelve years and has a hefty, loyal, and strong customer base. Gagworks has over 1,000 fun pranks, jokes, and gags.
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closed 1/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired Paciolan

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC announced the company today completed its previously announced acquisition of Paciolan, a ticketing software provider based in Irvine, CA.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: Paciolan
Paciolan is a leading ticketing services and software provider that offers ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for clients across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts venues in direct control of their customer relationships.
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closed 6/6/2007 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired TicketReserve

synopsis: CBS Corporation has invested in TicketRESERVE, a privately-held online marketplace that gives consumers the ability to buy tickets to premier live events at face value well in advance of the events themselves.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: TicketReserve
TicketRESERVE is dedicated to providing consumers with access to the biggest and most prestigious live events. Through the purchase of FanFORWARDs, loyal fans can guarantee themselves a seat at their coveted live event and trade the contract 24/7 real-time on the TicketRESERVE website marketplace.
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closed 4/13/2004 via BusinessWire

Gold Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired Quality of Life Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Gold Entertainment Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GEGP), a facilitator of online card-based payments, announced today that it has acquired Quality of Life Marketing, Inc., a multi-level marketer of consumer DVD and video game products, in an all-stock transaction.
buyer: Gold Entertainment Group, Inc.
Gold Entertainment Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GEGP) is a facilitator of card-based payments on safe and user-friendly online gateways. Gold Entertainment markets two types of cards: private-label ATM cards marketed directly to Internet merchants as a commission payment solution, and combined service "
target: Quality of Life Marketing, Inc.
Quality of Life Marketing, Inc. is a multi-level marketer of consumer DVD and video game products. Quality of Life rents and sells more than 5,000 DVD and video game titles through an independent network of distributors; its distributors promote the company's products, which are shipped directly to
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors. "
seller: Gaiam (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
price ($mm)
$49
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artnet
artnet
artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market and the premier destination to buy, sell and research art online. Founded in 1989, artnet is the original art market disruptor.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$18.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.02
Employees
113
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Ticker: HOLL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hollywood Media Corporation
Hollywood Media Corporation
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
120
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Ticker: AMEX:ZDGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zedge Ltd
Zedge Ltd
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$17.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.98
Net Income ($mm)
$5.72
Employees
52
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Ticker: PRTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Party City
Party City Holdco Inc. designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2,302.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$361.82
EBIT ($mm)
$278.38
Net Income ($mm)
$113.19
Employees
14000
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Ticker: XTRA:EVD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventim
Eventim
CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. More than 150 million tickets for over 200,000 events are marketed annually using the company's systems - be it through stationary box offices, online or from mobile devices.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$726.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.92
EBIT ($mm)
$34.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2612
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Ticker: OM:QLRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qliro Group
Qliro Group
Qliro Group is a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, and its operations constitute a leading Nordic e-commerce platform with attractive payment solutions. Qliro Group’s platform is used by more than 1,200 merchants, has around 250 million visits annually.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$505.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
910
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Ticker: TWMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trans World Entertainment Corporation
Trans World Entertainment Corporation
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$327.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.06
EBIT ($mm)
$1.85
Net Income ($mm)
$0.91
Employees
2000
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Ticker: A053280
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YES24 Co., Ltd.
YES24 Co., Ltd.
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$321.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.01
Net Income ($mm)
$5.79
Employees
418
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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
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