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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., acquired Blitsy

synopsis: A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the specialty retailer operating 135 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast, has acquired e-commerce company Blitsy, a leading online retailer of arts and crafts products. Blitsy's mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
buyer: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore has since expanded to more than 135 stores, located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. "
target: Blitsy
Founded in 2011, Blitsy is an innovative e-commerce company changing the way creative people worldwide buy arts and crafts supplies. Their mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
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announced 10/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Funtastic, will acquire Hobby Warehouse

synopsis: Funtastic, one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors, will acquire Hobby Warehouse Group, Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, skateboards and more.
buyer: Funtastic (ASX:FUN:$17.57)
Funtastic is one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors. Funtastic creates, develops and sells innovative brands that enrich lifestyles around the world. In addition to toys the company also manufactures and distributes homewares, apparel, sporting goods and confectionery. "
target: Hobby Warehouse
Hobby Warehouse is Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, 3D printing, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, telescopes, skateboards, trading cards and more.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
64.8x
closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Katy Sue Designs Ltd, acquired Acrylic Crafts

synopsis: Katy Sue Designs, the award-winning South Shields based Craft Manufacturer and Retailer, has acquired the local MDF (medium density fiberboard) and Acrylic business Acrylic Crafts, an independent online platform and manufacturing company that offers customizable, made to order items.
buyer: Katy Sue Designs Ltd
UK-based Katy Sue Designs are award-winning manufacturers of design-led craft products. Their range crosses over general crafts, papercrafts, and cake decorating and includes adult coloring books, highly detailed silicone molds, tools, stamps, and the Flower Soft sprinkles embellishment range. "
target: Acrylic Crafts
Acrylic Craft is an independent online platform and manufacturing company in the UK. Acrylic Craft specializes in creating made to order only items that are custom made to each customers' exact specifications, as well as offering a wide and varied product range that can also be customized.
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closed 2/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Premier Needle Arts Inc., acquired Crafts Americana Group, Inc.

synopsis: Blue Point Capital Partners and its Blue Point III portfolio company, Premier Needle Arts (“PNA”), announced the acquisition of Crafts Americana Group, Inc. (“CAG”), a leading supplier of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and other hobbyist products. CAG sells craft products online and through a mail order catalog.
buyer parent: Blue Point Capital Partners
buyer: Premier Needle Arts Inc.
Premier Needle Arts, headquartered in North Salt Lake, UT, is a leading provider of sewing, quilting, knitting and fiber art supplies and products to a global network of independent quilting stores, sewing retailers, quilting distributors and dealers and consumers. "
target: Crafts Americana Group, Inc.
Crafts Americana Group is a family owned business offering crafters quality supplies at affordable prices. The company has three divisions - knitting, quilting, and tole painting. The company sells their supplies online and through a mail order catalog.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired STUFF4

synopsis: Rebellion Media has made a strategic addition to its family of digital properties by acquiring Stuff4.com, a popular e-commerce website specializing in craft and hobby supplies.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: STUFF4
Stuff4.com, a popular e-commerce website specializing in craft and hobby supplies. With a large, international customer base and more than 100,000 products available – including supplies for sewing, knitting, painting and more – Stuff4.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, acquired Joann.com

synopsis: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading national fabric and craft retailer, has acquired full ownership of the web site Joann.com from IdeaForest.com, Inc., effective November 5, 2007. With the completion of this merger agreement, Jo-Ann acquires the 62% of IdeaForest that it did not previously own.
buyer: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (JAS:$1,990.70)
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., the leading national fabric and craft retailer with locations in 47 states, operates 195 large format stores and 590 small format stores. "
target: Joann.com
Joann.com attracts an average of 2 million unique visitors per month and offers 65,000 products for the creative enthusiast including fabric, sewing and quilting items, scrapbooking supplies, crafts, knitting and crochet materials, and home décor goods.
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closed 11/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: Hoffman Media, a privately held, leading special-interest publisher, announced it has acquired Martha Pullen Company and its catalog of books, patterns, teacher curriculums, in-person and online education events and Internet Embroidery Club, from F+W, a media and e-commerce company.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC (HM) is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 7/2/2014 via PR Web

MAD Holdings Inc., acquired Home Sew Inc.

synopsis: MAD Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce its acquisition of Home Sew Inc., a leading catalog and online retailer of sewing and craft supplies. Home Sew provides crafting enthusiasts with a wide array of quality products at reasonable prices from its headquarters in the heart of Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
buyer: MAD Holdings Inc.
MAD Holdings is an investment firm owned by Mark A. Dammeyer. The company provides capital investment and management advisory development to small-to-medium sized businesses with a passion to grow. "
target: Home Sew Inc.
Home Sew is a leading catalog and online retailer of sewing and craft supplies. Home Sew provides crafting enthusiasts with a wide array of quality products at reasonable prices from its headquarters in the heart of Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

F+W Media, Inc., acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Martha Pullen Company, a leading ecommerce provider, event producer, and content company in the sewing and craft category. In addition to the Martha Pullen Company's media portfolio, the acquisition included its fulfillment operations and extensive sewing and craft inventory.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Hoffman Media, LLC
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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$4.17*
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closed 4/10/2013 via PR Web

Park Avenue Numismatics, acquired StraightSilver.com

synopsis: Park Avenue Numismatics announced that it has purchased StraightSilver.com. The precious metals website focuses on the sale of silver bullion and related items, including American Silver Eagles, Canadian Maples, Silver Philharmonics, certified silver bullion, silver rounds, bars as well as a variety of mint products.
buyer: Park Avenue Numismatics
Established in 1988, Park Avenue Numismatics has bought, sold and handled over $750,000,000 in PCGS and NGC certified rare coins and precious metals. They offer a $30 million inventory via internet website http://www.parkavenumis.com or mobile site m.parkavenumis.com. "
target: StraightSilver.com
StraightSilver.com was formed to provide the retail public the finest silver art rounds and bullion bars available. They set out to create a web site environment, to not only sell the highest quality silver products, but to also educate their client base.
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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
EV / EBITDA
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:$452.00)
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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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
EV / EBITDA
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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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., acquired Blitsy

synopsis: A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the specialty retailer operating 135 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast, has acquired e-commerce company Blitsy, a leading online retailer of arts and crafts products. Blitsy's mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
buyer: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore has since expanded to more than 135 stores, located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. "
target: Blitsy
Founded in 2011, Blitsy is an innovative e-commerce company changing the way creative people worldwide buy arts and crafts supplies. Their mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., acquired Blitsy

synopsis: A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the specialty retailer operating 135 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast, has acquired e-commerce company Blitsy, a leading online retailer of arts and crafts products. Blitsy's mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
buyer: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore has since expanded to more than 135 stores, located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. "
target: Blitsy
Founded in 2011, Blitsy is an innovative e-commerce company changing the way creative people worldwide buy arts and crafts supplies. Their mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., acquired Blitsy

synopsis: A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the specialty retailer operating 135 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast, has acquired e-commerce company Blitsy, a leading online retailer of arts and crafts products. Blitsy's mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
buyer: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore has since expanded to more than 135 stores, located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. "
target: Blitsy
Founded in 2011, Blitsy is an innovative e-commerce company changing the way creative people worldwide buy arts and crafts supplies. Their mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
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announced 10/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Funtastic, will acquire Hobby Warehouse

synopsis: Funtastic, one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors, will acquire Hobby Warehouse Group, Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, skateboards and more.
buyer: Funtastic (ASX:FUN:$17.57)
Funtastic is one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors. Funtastic creates, develops and sells innovative brands that enrich lifestyles around the world. In addition to toys the company also manufactures and distributes homewares, apparel, sporting goods and confectionery. "
target: Hobby Warehouse
Hobby Warehouse is Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, 3D printing, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, telescopes, skateboards, trading cards and more.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
64.8x
closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Katy Sue Designs Ltd, acquired Acrylic Crafts

synopsis: Katy Sue Designs, the award-winning South Shields based Craft Manufacturer and Retailer, has acquired the local MDF (medium density fiberboard) and Acrylic business Acrylic Crafts, an independent online platform and manufacturing company that offers customizable, made to order items.
buyer: Katy Sue Designs Ltd
UK-based Katy Sue Designs are award-winning manufacturers of design-led craft products. Their range crosses over general crafts, papercrafts, and cake decorating and includes adult coloring books, highly detailed silicone molds, tools, stamps, and the Flower Soft sprinkles embellishment range. "
target: Acrylic Crafts
Acrylic Craft is an independent online platform and manufacturing company in the UK. Acrylic Craft specializes in creating made to order only items that are custom made to each customers' exact specifications, as well as offering a wide and varied product range that can also be customized.
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closed 2/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Premier Needle Arts Inc., acquired Crafts Americana Group, Inc.

synopsis: Blue Point Capital Partners and its Blue Point III portfolio company, Premier Needle Arts (“PNA”), announced the acquisition of Crafts Americana Group, Inc. (“CAG”), a leading supplier of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and other hobbyist products. CAG sells craft products online and through a mail order catalog.
buyer parent: Blue Point Capital Partners
buyer: Premier Needle Arts Inc.
Premier Needle Arts, headquartered in North Salt Lake, UT, is a leading provider of sewing, quilting, knitting and fiber art supplies and products to a global network of independent quilting stores, sewing retailers, quilting distributors and dealers and consumers. "
target: Crafts Americana Group, Inc.
Crafts Americana Group is a family owned business offering crafters quality supplies at affordable prices. The company has three divisions - knitting, quilting, and tole painting. The company sells their supplies online and through a mail order catalog.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired STUFF4

synopsis: Rebellion Media has made a strategic addition to its family of digital properties by acquiring Stuff4.com, a popular e-commerce website specializing in craft and hobby supplies.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: STUFF4
Stuff4.com, a popular e-commerce website specializing in craft and hobby supplies. With a large, international customer base and more than 100,000 products available – including supplies for sewing, knitting, painting and more – Stuff4.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, acquired Joann.com

synopsis: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading national fabric and craft retailer, has acquired full ownership of the web site Joann.com from IdeaForest.com, Inc., effective November 5, 2007. With the completion of this merger agreement, Jo-Ann acquires the 62% of IdeaForest that it did not previously own.
buyer: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (JAS:$1,990.70)
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., the leading national fabric and craft retailer with locations in 47 states, operates 195 large format stores and 590 small format stores. "
target: Joann.com
Joann.com attracts an average of 2 million unique visitors per month and offers 65,000 products for the creative enthusiast including fabric, sewing and quilting items, scrapbooking supplies, crafts, knitting and crochet materials, and home décor goods.
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closed 11/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: Hoffman Media, a privately held, leading special-interest publisher, announced it has acquired Martha Pullen Company and its catalog of books, patterns, teacher curriculums, in-person and online education events and Internet Embroidery Club, from F+W, a media and e-commerce company.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC (HM) is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 7/2/2014 via PR Web

MAD Holdings Inc., acquired Home Sew Inc.

synopsis: MAD Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce its acquisition of Home Sew Inc., a leading catalog and online retailer of sewing and craft supplies. Home Sew provides crafting enthusiasts with a wide array of quality products at reasonable prices from its headquarters in the heart of Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
buyer: MAD Holdings Inc.
MAD Holdings is an investment firm owned by Mark A. Dammeyer. The company provides capital investment and management advisory development to small-to-medium sized businesses with a passion to grow. "
target: Home Sew Inc.
Home Sew is a leading catalog and online retailer of sewing and craft supplies. Home Sew provides crafting enthusiasts with a wide array of quality products at reasonable prices from its headquarters in the heart of Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

F+W Media, Inc., acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Martha Pullen Company, a leading ecommerce provider, event producer, and content company in the sewing and craft category. In addition to the Martha Pullen Company's media portfolio, the acquisition included its fulfillment operations and extensive sewing and craft inventory.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Hoffman Media, LLC
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$4.17*
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closed 4/10/2013 via PR Web

Park Avenue Numismatics, acquired StraightSilver.com

synopsis: Park Avenue Numismatics announced that it has purchased StraightSilver.com. The precious metals website focuses on the sale of silver bullion and related items, including American Silver Eagles, Canadian Maples, Silver Philharmonics, certified silver bullion, silver rounds, bars as well as a variety of mint products.
buyer: Park Avenue Numismatics
Established in 1988, Park Avenue Numismatics has bought, sold and handled over $750,000,000 in PCGS and NGC certified rare coins and precious metals. They offer a $30 million inventory via internet website http://www.parkavenumis.com or mobile site m.parkavenumis.com. "
target: StraightSilver.com
StraightSilver.com was formed to provide the retail public the finest silver art rounds and bullion bars available. They set out to create a web site environment, to not only sell the highest quality silver products, but to also educate their client base.
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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
EV / EBITDA
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:$452.00)
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
EV / EBITDA
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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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
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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: JAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Approximately 860 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$1,990.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$170.40
EBIT ($mm)
$114.10
Net Income ($mm)
$66.60
Employees
21135
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Ticker: JAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Approximately 860 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$1,990.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$170.40
EBIT ($mm)
$114.10
Net Income ($mm)
$66.60
Employees
21135
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Party City
Party City Holdco Inc. designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2,302.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$361.82
EBIT ($mm)
$278.38
Net Income ($mm)
$113.19
Employees
14000
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Eventim
Eventim
CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. More than 150 million tickets for over 200,000 events are marketed annually using the company's systems - be it through stationary box offices, online or from mobile devices.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$726.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.92
EBIT ($mm)
$34.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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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