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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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closed 8/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

DineOut, acquired Binge Digital

synopsis: Dine-In, a digital menu product which enables variable and dynamic pricing for the restaurant industry, has acquired Binge, a food search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for menus at restaurants.
buyer parent: The Times Group
buyer: DineOut
Based in India, Dine-In is a digital menu product which enables variable and dynamic pricing for the restaurant industry utilizing data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), allowing customers to view digital menus with images directly on their phone and to place an order with just a tap. "
target: Binge Digital
Based in India, Binge is a food search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for menus at restaurants. Binge is used by consumers across New Delhi to discover, rate, and review food, as well as create their own personal networks of fellow food enthusiasts for trusted recommendations.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

RailYatri, acquired YatraChef

synopsis: RailYatri, India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler, has acqui-hired YatraChef, an online marketplace that connects travelers on Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India.
buyer: RailYatri
RailYatri is India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler. RailYatri provides information on live train status, PNR Status, seat availability predictions, fare calculator, platforms/ facilities at stations, personalized alerts, and access to essential travel services. "
target: YatraChef
YatraChef is an online Marketplace aggregator connecting the travelers of the Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India, thus making it possible for the passengers to have their favorite food while they travel.
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closed 7/3/2017 via Company Press Release

BookMyShow, acquired Burrp

synopsis: BookMyShow announced that it has acquired Mumbai based local food and restaurant recommendation engine Burrp business from Network18 on a going concern basis pursuant to slump sale. This Network18 divestment has been made to Foodfesta Wellcare Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of BigTree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
buyer parent: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 650 towns and cities across India. "
target parent: Reliance Industries Limited
target: Burrp
Burrp is a Mumbai based local food and restaurant recommendation engine. Burrp has been making eating out easier since 2006. Burrp! lists over 65,000+ partners and has garnered over 6,50,000 mobile app downloads.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Tasting Table, acquired Flavour

synopsis: Tasting Table, a digital epicurean media brand, has acquired Flavour. Flavour is an app with an elegant design and innovative algorithm for vetting restaurants that aggregates reviews from top critics, essential local publications and informed industry experts, mining social graph data to distill the most noteworthy restaurants in top food cities.
buyer: Tasting Table
Tasting Table is a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. They eat high and low to bring customers discerning dining advice, recipes and news from the world of food and drink. "
target: Flavour
Flavour connects with chefs, local experts, and notable publications to provide a curated experience that best represents a city's food scene. After taking into account crowdsourced perspectives of a restaurant, Flavour distills all of this information for their customers.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Zomato, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: Zomato, a leading restaurant search app, announced it has acquired Urbanspoon, a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat.
buyer: Zomato
Zomato is a leading restaurant search service that provides in-depth information for over a million restaurants across 22 countries. Zomato can be accessed online or via their interactive iOS and Android apps. "
target parent: IAC
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat. It is available on the web and through its popular iPhone, Android, and Windows applications.
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closed 1/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Time Out Hong Kong, acquired WOM Guide

synopsis: Rubicon Communications, publisher of Time Out Hong Kong has acquired WOM Guide. Known for its savvy band of independent reviewers, and informative and witty commentary, WOM is a lifestyle platform comprising an indispensable annual restaurant guide, engaging website and popular events catering to Hong Kong's urban professionals who love dining out.
buyer: Time Out Hong Kong
Rubicon Communications Ltd publishes the multi-award winning Time Out Hong Kong magazine. Rubicon also publishes the China edition of M life magazine for MGM Macau, which targets Macau-bound jetsetters from China and around the world. "
target: WOM Guide
WOM guide is a comprehensive and unique online food magazine and restaurant guide. It features over 2,000 restaurants in Hong Kong, and its members log on to WOMguide.com to share opinions on the restaurants they have experienced.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Yelp, acquired Cityvox SAS

synopsis: Yelp has acquired Cityvox, a French online review site specialised in the restaurant and nightlife categories. Cityvox has a local reputation for providing great consumer insights for businesses ranging from restaurants and brasseries to cinemas and clubs, basically any business falling into the restaurant and nightlife categories.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 67 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Cityvox SAS
Cityvox SAS operates an online multilingual leisure and entertainment guide. It also offers a service that proposes mobile users to receive personalized SMS alerts about an event on the selected topic. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 10/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yelp, acquired Restaurant-Kritik

synopsis: Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Restaurant-Kritik
Restaurant-Kritik is a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany.
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closed 8/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Plumfare

synopsis: Plumfare, a mobile discovery app, has been acquired by Groupon. Plumfare, Inc. develops mobile discovery and gifting application for food and photography. The company provides social gifting web and iOS application that offers gifts.
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: Plumfare
Plumfare is a social gifting mobile app and website that provide a solution for sending fast and easy gifts and experiences, and helping users discover new restaurants. Plumfare users take pictures of their food and suggest those items to friends. Then they are able to gift those items to friends.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Waitrose Limited, acquired The Good Food Guide

synopsis: The Good Food Guide has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Waitrose. The Good Food Guide Limited publishes restaurant guide on the the best restaurants, pubs and cafés across the UK.
buyer: Waitrose Limited
Waitrose has 262 supermarkets and combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop. It is dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced combined with high standards of customer service. "
target: The Good Food Guide
Since 1951, The Good Food Guide has reviewed the best restaurants, pubs and cafés across the UK. Each year, the Guide is completely rewritten and compiled from scratch.
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closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Times City, acquired Gawbl

synopsis: TimesCity has acquired Gawbl, a mobile product company empowering users to discover new places to eat based on their mood. Gawbl is a mobile app with a unique recommendation engine, that matches a user’s mood with restaurants nearby.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times City
Timescity.com is a leading destination site helping users discover the best in their city. Timescity.com is the ultimate online guide for exploring the best of restaurants, nightlife, events and movies. "
target: Gawbl
Gawbl suggests food based on users mood. An application that helps users to quickly decide where they would like to eat based on their mood at that moment.
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announced 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Open Table, Inc., will acquire Foodspotting, Inc.

synopsis: OpenTable, Inc., the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Foodspotting, an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants.
buyer: Open Table, Inc. (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. "
target: Foodspotting, Inc.
Foodspotting is an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants. The Foodspotting website and mobile apps allow users to find dishes recommended by spotters, friends and experts like The Travel Channel, Chow and Mario Batali.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Bundle Corporation

synopsis: Capital One, a diversified financial services company, has acquired Bundle Corporation, an analytical tool that tracks consumer spending habits in certain areas, and then compares those habits with consumers in other areas.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$22,241.00)
Capital One is a diversified financial services company that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. "
target: Bundle Corporation
Bundle Corporation is a company focused on helping people save and spend better. Its money management tools in My Money can help clients analyze their own spending and savings, and compare it to how other people in the same situation are spending their money.
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closed 10/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Yelp, acquired Qype

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site where people can share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Qype
Qype, Europe's largest user-generated local reviews site, was founded in Hamburg in 2006. Qype was founded as a community where people could share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

AirBed & Breakfast, Inc., acquired Fondu

synopsis: AirBed & Breadkfast, Inc. announced the acquisition of getSpotOn, Inc. getSpotOn, Inc. operates Fondu, a community that enables members to share their opinions about places to eat and drink.
buyer: AirBed & Breakfast, Inc.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. "
target: Fondu
getSpotOn, Inc. operates Fondu, a community that enables members to share their opinions about places to eat and drink. Fondu is a simple way to see what people you know think about places you want to try.
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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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closed 2/8/2012 via BusinessWire

OVGuide, acquired Live Matrix, Inc.

synopsis: OVGuide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video, announced the acquisition of Live Matrix, the first guide to live and scheduled events on the Web. Live Matrix will continue operation as a stand-alone site focused on live, scheduled events, including video and audio webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales, and more.
buyer parent: Baroda Ventures
buyer: OVGuide
OVGuide is the Web’s most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video. It categorizes online video content from over 6,000 sources, facilitating the user discovery of, and guidance to, both short and long form videos via a comprehensive database and proprietary search engine. "
target: Live Matrix, Inc.
Livematrix.com is a full content calendar for live and scheduled events on the Web. It was the first guide to link users to any online event that has a start time and can be attended online: audio and video webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales and auctions, conferences, and more.
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closed 9/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Zagat

synopsis: Google has acquired Zagat, one of the most well-known names in restaurant reviews. Zagat is best known for its small guidebooks that offer reviews and recommendations on restaurants around the world. Zagat was founded in 1979, and includes ratings and reviews submitted by 350,000 surveyors.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Zagat
With ratings and reviews based on the opinions of over 350,000 surveyors from around the globe, Zagat has become the world's most trusted source to help consumers make informed decisions about restaurants, nightspots, hotels, attractions and other leisure activities.
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closed 4/29/2009 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: IAC has announced the acquisition of Urbanspoon, a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$4,501.20)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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closed 9/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Zagat

synopsis: Google has acquired Zagat, one of the most well-known names in restaurant reviews. Zagat is best known for its small guidebooks that offer reviews and recommendations on restaurants around the world. Zagat was founded in 1979, and includes ratings and reviews submitted by 350,000 surveyors.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Zagat
With ratings and reviews based on the opinions of over 350,000 surveyors from around the globe, Zagat has become the world's most trusted source to help consumers make informed decisions about restaurants, nightspots, hotels, attractions and other leisure activities.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

RailYatri, acquired YatraChef

synopsis: RailYatri, India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler, has acqui-hired YatraChef, an online marketplace that connects travelers on Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India.
buyer: RailYatri
RailYatri is India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler. RailYatri provides information on live train status, PNR Status, seat availability predictions, fare calculator, platforms/ facilities at stations, personalized alerts, and access to essential travel services. "
target: YatraChef
YatraChef is an online Marketplace aggregator connecting the travelers of the Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India, thus making it possible for the passengers to have their favorite food while they travel.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Zomato, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: Zomato, a leading restaurant search app, announced it has acquired Urbanspoon, a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat.
buyer: Zomato
Zomato is a leading restaurant search service that provides in-depth information for over a million restaurants across 22 countries. Zomato can be accessed online or via their interactive iOS and Android apps. "
target parent: IAC
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat. It is available on the web and through its popular iPhone, Android, and Windows applications.
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closed 1/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Time Out Hong Kong, acquired WOM Guide

synopsis: Rubicon Communications, publisher of Time Out Hong Kong has acquired WOM Guide. Known for its savvy band of independent reviewers, and informative and witty commentary, WOM is a lifestyle platform comprising an indispensable annual restaurant guide, engaging website and popular events catering to Hong Kong's urban professionals who love dining out.
buyer: Time Out Hong Kong
Rubicon Communications Ltd publishes the multi-award winning Time Out Hong Kong magazine. Rubicon also publishes the China edition of M life magazine for MGM Macau, which targets Macau-bound jetsetters from China and around the world. "
target: WOM Guide
WOM guide is a comprehensive and unique online food magazine and restaurant guide. It features over 2,000 restaurants in Hong Kong, and its members log on to WOMguide.com to share opinions on the restaurants they have experienced.
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closed 10/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yelp, acquired Restaurant-Kritik

synopsis: Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Restaurant-Kritik
Restaurant-Kritik is a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany.
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closed 10/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Yelp, acquired Qype

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site where people can share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Qype
Qype, Europe's largest user-generated local reviews site, was founded in Hamburg in 2006. Qype was founded as a community where people could share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

AirBed & Breakfast, Inc., acquired Fondu

synopsis: AirBed & Breadkfast, Inc. announced the acquisition of getSpotOn, Inc. getSpotOn, Inc. operates Fondu, a community that enables members to share their opinions about places to eat and drink.
buyer: AirBed & Breakfast, Inc.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. "
target: Fondu
getSpotOn, Inc. operates Fondu, a community that enables members to share their opinions about places to eat and drink. Fondu is a simple way to see what people you know think about places you want to try.
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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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closed 4/29/2009 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: IAC has announced the acquisition of Urbanspoon, a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$4,501.20)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
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closed 8/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

DineOut, acquired Binge Digital

synopsis: Dine-In, a digital menu product which enables variable and dynamic pricing for the restaurant industry, has acquired Binge, a food search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for menus at restaurants.
buyer parent: The Times Group
buyer: DineOut
Based in India, Dine-In is a digital menu product which enables variable and dynamic pricing for the restaurant industry utilizing data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), allowing customers to view digital menus with images directly on their phone and to place an order with just a tap. "
target: Binge Digital
Based in India, Binge is a food search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for menus at restaurants. Binge is used by consumers across New Delhi to discover, rate, and review food, as well as create their own personal networks of fellow food enthusiasts for trusted recommendations.
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closed 7/3/2017 via Company Press Release

BookMyShow, acquired Burrp

synopsis: BookMyShow announced that it has acquired Mumbai based local food and restaurant recommendation engine Burrp business from Network18 on a going concern basis pursuant to slump sale. This Network18 divestment has been made to Foodfesta Wellcare Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of BigTree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
buyer parent: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 650 towns and cities across India. "
target parent: Reliance Industries Limited
target: Burrp
Burrp is a Mumbai based local food and restaurant recommendation engine. Burrp has been making eating out easier since 2006. Burrp! lists over 65,000+ partners and has garnered over 6,50,000 mobile app downloads.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Tasting Table, acquired Flavour

synopsis: Tasting Table, a digital epicurean media brand, has acquired Flavour. Flavour is an app with an elegant design and innovative algorithm for vetting restaurants that aggregates reviews from top critics, essential local publications and informed industry experts, mining social graph data to distill the most noteworthy restaurants in top food cities.
buyer: Tasting Table
Tasting Table is a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. They eat high and low to bring customers discerning dining advice, recipes and news from the world of food and drink. "
target: Flavour
Flavour connects with chefs, local experts, and notable publications to provide a curated experience that best represents a city's food scene. After taking into account crowdsourced perspectives of a restaurant, Flavour distills all of this information for their customers.
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closed 8/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Plumfare

synopsis: Plumfare, a mobile discovery app, has been acquired by Groupon. Plumfare, Inc. develops mobile discovery and gifting application for food and photography. The company provides social gifting web and iOS application that offers gifts.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Plumfare
Plumfare is a social gifting mobile app and website that provide a solution for sending fast and easy gifts and experiences, and helping users discover new restaurants. Plumfare users take pictures of their food and suggest those items to friends. Then they are able to gift those items to friends.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Times City, acquired Gawbl

synopsis: TimesCity has acquired Gawbl, a mobile product company empowering users to discover new places to eat based on their mood. Gawbl is a mobile app with a unique recommendation engine, that matches a user’s mood with restaurants nearby.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times City
Timescity.com is a leading destination site helping users discover the best in their city. Timescity.com is the ultimate online guide for exploring the best of restaurants, nightlife, events and movies. "
target: Gawbl
Gawbl suggests food based on users mood. An application that helps users to quickly decide where they would like to eat based on their mood at that moment.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Open Table, Inc., will acquire Foodspotting, Inc.

synopsis: OpenTable, Inc., the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Foodspotting, an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants.
buyer: Open Table, Inc. (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. "
target: Foodspotting, Inc.
Foodspotting is an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants. The Foodspotting website and mobile apps allow users to find dishes recommended by spotters, friends and experts like The Travel Channel, Chow and Mario Batali.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Gilt City, acquired DinePrivate.com

synopsis: Gilt City, the leading online site for luxury services and experiences, has acquired DinePrivate.com, a free guide and booking system for private dining and social/corporate events at New York’s top restaurants. Dine Private provides a fast and efficient way to reserve private dining venues while customizing the experience.
buyer parent: Gilt Groupe
buyer: Gilt City
Gilt City provides access to unique and coveted lifestyle experience in the world’s most dynamic cities—at insider prices. Each sale lasts a limited time and features a city’s most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more. "
target: DinePrivate.com
DinePrivate.com is a fine-dining booking engine that enables consumers to research and book private dining rooms throughout New York City. Dine Private provides a fast and efficient way to reserve private dining venues while customizing the experience – all through the convenience of the Web.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Innit, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: Innit®, a leading food tech innovator, announced it has acquired ShopWell Labs, Inc., a personalized food discovery platform. The ShopWell services will continue to operate, and will ultimately be integrated into the Innit connected food platform which is scheduled to launch later in 2017.
buyer: Innit
Innit® empowers people through food. The Innit platform combines personalized cutting-edge information technology to enable information from food and power the emerging connected food ecosystem. Its platform identifies food using sensors in the kitchen and recommends recipes based on inventory. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Pasta.com

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com, a veteran of the online advertising industry offering a wide variety of advertising solutions for Mobile, Video and Display advertisers, has acquired Pasta.com, an authority on the history of pasta, making fresh pasta from scratch, pasta sauces, pasta recipes, "how to" videos and more.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target parent: BaronsMedia
target: Pasta.com
Pasta.com is an authority website on everything Pasta. Pasta.com offers all the necessary information regarding pasta that their users will need to be informed on pasta.
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closed 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

HarvestMark, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: YottaMark, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions, Inc., the million shopper-strong personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the ShopWell team into its HarvestMark Insights group, and ShopWell's website and mobile applications will become YottaMark branded properties.
buyer parent: YottaMark, Inc.
buyer: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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Yelp
Yelp
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2017
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$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
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4256
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CookPad Inc.
CookPad Inc.
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan.
year
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rev ($mm)
$73.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.38
EBIT ($mm)
$30.05
Net Income ($mm)
$17.25
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207
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203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
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$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
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$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
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rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
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$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
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2
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Ticker: NBRNF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a leading internet and catalogue home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market.
year
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rev ($mm)
$753.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.20
EBIT ($mm)
$102.00
Net Income ($mm)
$81.00
Employees
3269
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,556.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$173.00
EBIT ($mm)
$124.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3228
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
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rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$59.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.20
EBIT ($mm)
$20.70
Net Income ($mm)
$14.19
Employees
291
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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Broadcast Live Digital Corp.
Broadcast Live Digital Corp. operates a website that offers movie information. The Company's website serves as a movie blog which displays the latest movies, trailers, and box office information for a wide assortment of movies.
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2013
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.14)
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Ticker: YELP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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Ticker: TSE:2193
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CookPad Inc.
CookPad Inc.
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. CookPad is an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$73.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.38
EBIT ($mm)
$30.05
Net Income ($mm)
$17.25
Employees
207
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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