Like Photographers.com.au

announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snappr Pty. Ltd., will acquire Photographers.com.au

synopsis: On-demand photography start-up Snappr will take over Photographers.com.au, one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers. With about 5000 registrants, Photographers.com.au offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
buyer: Snappr Pty. Ltd.
Snappr is an online marketplace for on-demand professional photographers. They connect professional photographers with businesses and consumers who need quality photography for an amazing price. They offer photographers for events, graduations, fashion, portraits, real estate and more. "
target: Photographers.com.au
Photographers.com.au is one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers with about 5000 registrants. It offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
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closed 6/24/2021 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired Acceptd

synopsis: Togetherwork has acquired Acceptd, the premier application and audition platform for the arts. Togetherwork’s portfolio of offerings includes advanced payment offerings, which will allow Acceptd’s customers to transact more efficiently with modern features, move across all geographies, and ensure compliance.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is a leader in software and payments for member-based organizations, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. They operate across the non-profit, higher education, and recreation and leisure end markets."
target: Acceptd
Acceptd is a leading software platform connecting artists and art organizations. Arts organizations of all types and sizes are empowered by Acceptd to dramatically reduce the administrative side of recruiting while increasing the size of their applicant talent pool.
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closed 12/20/2012 via Forbes

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Behance

synopsis: Adobe announced that it is acquiring Behance, “a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work,” to become part of their Creative Cloud suite of tools and online services for designers. The privately-held portfolio powerhouse has one million members and also host portfolios.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Behance
Behance's core product is the Behance Network, the leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. Members create multi-media portfolios that showcase their work within the Network, as well as throughout partner sites and organizations, and the industry-specific Served Sites.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired StarNow

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired StarNow, a New Zealand-based talent platform for actors, models, influencers and musicians.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: StarNow
StarNow is the leading auditions and jobs website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. They have over four million members worldwide, and they work with some of the industry’s top casting professionals.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired The Mandy Network

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired The Mandy Network, a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: The Mandy Network
Mandy Network is a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals. Over 2.9 million creative professionals use Mandy to find work and to network, including Actors, Film and TV Crew, Backstage Theatre, Voiceover Artists, Dancers, Singers, Musicians and more.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

ShootDotEdit, LLC, acquired FotoSkribe

synopsis: ShootDotEdit, LLC announced it has acquired Fotoskribe. Fotoskribe is the leading expert in blogging as-a-service for the Pro Wedding and Portrait Photographer.
buyer: ShootDotEdit, LLC
ShootDotEdit is the premium post production partner for the Pro Wedding and Portrait Photographer. ShootDotEdit offers "Extra," a free event gallery hosting, event gallery marketing, and event gallery sales platform. "
target: FotoSkribe
Fotoskribe is the leading expert in blogging as-a-service for the Pro Wedding and Portrait Photographer. Over the years, Fotoskribe has earned the trust and reputation of creating best in class content and image publishing for its customers.
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closed 1/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MyPublisher, Inc., acquired How Fast Time Flies

synopsis: MyPublisher, Inc., a leading internet supplier of photography-focused personalized printed products, announces the acquisition of How Fast Time Flies, a leading internet provider of digital scrapbook pages.
buyer: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as the industry leader in custom photo book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher's free software makes it easier to turn digital photos into stunning bookstore quality Photo Books. "
target: How Fast Time Flies
Founded in 2007, How Fast Time Flies' Digi-scrapbook® technology has revolutionized the process of preserving precious memories. Its award-winning website and photo application has attracted the attention of thousands of members and media ranging from PC Magazine to Parents.
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closed 11/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Hi-Media Group, acquired Fotolog, Inc.

synopsis: Hi-Media Group has closed its acquisition of Fotolog, the world’s 18th most-trafficked website, to become one of the top 100 largest Internet properties in the world. The transaction creates a significant monetization opportunity for Hi-Media.
buyer: Hi-Media Group (ENXTPA:ADUX:$28.01)
Hi-media, the online media group, is one of the top Internet publishers in the world with more than 50 million unique visitors per month on its proprietary websites. Hi-media is also a leading European player in online advertising and electronic payment. "
target: Fotolog, Inc.
Fotolog, Inc. is the world’s largest photo-blogging community and one of the most actively-used social networks on the Internet. More than 10 million member accounts from more than 200 countries have shared more than 200 million photos since its inception in 2002.
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closed 4/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Bobby Sager, Jeffrey B. Hecktman, acquired Blipfoto

synopsis: Blipfoto, the Edinburgh, Scotland based online daily photo journal and social networking service, announced that it has been acquired by Jeffrey B. Hecktman and Bobby Sager. Hecktman is a recognized turnaround specialist and Sager is a known philanthropist as well as the former president of Gordon Brothers.
buyer: Jeffrey B. Hecktman
buyer: Bobby Sager
Jeffrey Hecktman is a recognized turnaround specialist who has restructured and revitalized many underleveraged consumer brands. Bobby Sager is a recognized philanthropist and served as President of Gordon Brothers from 1985 until 2000. "
target: Blipfoto
Blipfoto is a fast-growing social media hub that allows people around the world keep a simple record of their daily life, by taking and sharing one photo to represent their day.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

AirBed & Breakfast, Inc., acquired DailyBooth, Inc.

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired DailyBooth, in what is essentially an acqui-hire of CEO Brian Pokorny and key design and engineering talent behind the company’s DailyBooth and Batch apps. Dailybooth was incubated out of Y Combinator in 2009, as a way for users to share daily photos of themselves with each other on the web.
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: DailyBooth, Inc.
DailyBooth, Inc. operates a social networking website that operates an online based photo sharing blog. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in the Palo Alto, California.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pro Edu, Inc, acquired Resource Magazine

synopsis: PRO EDU, the photo/video education company, has acquired Resource Magazine and will be taking ownership of the publication starting June 1st. Resource Magazine is a photo/video/lifestyle magazine that was founded in 2007. Its readership includes professional photographyers, tech-junkies, videographers, and creative professionals.
buyer: Pro Edu, Inc
Pro Edu celebrates the priceless knowledge of working professionals by sharing the secrets of their experiences. Pro Edu makes documentary based Photography & Photoshop tutorials with the best photographers & educators in the world. "
target: Resource Magazine
In 2007, Resource Magazine was founded as a quarterly magazine. With early beginnings in the professional photo industry, its readership expanded to tech-junkies, videographers, and various types of creative professionals.
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closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearning Brothers, acquired Solid Stock Art LLC

synopsis: eLearning Brothers announced that it has acquired privately-held SolidStockArt.com, a premier stock photography company that focuses on high-quality images. Solid Stock Art adds over 2 Million assets to the eLearning Brothers library.
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers provides the planet’s largest, most interactive library of learning assets for rapid eLearning development. eLearning Brothers was founded in 2009 by two brothers who recognized the need to enable Awesome eLearning development with great-looking eLearning templates. "
target: Solid Stock Art LLC
Solid Stock Art (SolidStockArt.com) is a premier stock photography company that focuses on high-quality images. Their content is geared towards advertisers, designers, and hobbyist alike.
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announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
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: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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announced 3/24/2021 via PR Web

iHire, will acquire Work in Sports

synopsis: iHire announced plans to acquire WorkInSports, a leading employment hub of the sports industry. Post-acquisition, WorkInSports will be fully integrated with iHire’s platform, allowing job seekers in the sports industry to take advantage of iHire’s advanced job matching technology, career resources, resume writing tools, and more.
buyer: iHire
iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. They believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, they can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities. "
target: Work in Sports
Phoenix-based WorkInSports has been widely recognized as the #1 source for jobs in the sports industry. With over 8,000 sports employers nationwide actively posting their latest openings, WorkInSports has helped thousands of job seekers follow their passion and discover their dream career in sports
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Sportsfield Co., Ltd., acquired Spojoba

synopsis: Sportsfield, a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry, has acquired Spojoba from Sports Mario, a sporting goods retailer in Japan. Spojoba is a Japanese recruitment site that specializes in the sports industry. Spojoba offers over 400 job listings for a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, soccer and more.
buyer: Sportsfield Co., Ltd. (TSE:7080:$17.76)
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services. "
target parent: Sports Mario Co., Ltd.
target: Spojoba
Spojoba is a Japanese recruitment site that specializes in the sports industry. Spojoba offers over 400 sports related job listings. The platform offers jobs for a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, martial arts, soccer, winter sports, bicycling, and more.
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announced 2/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire BackStage

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading end-to-end cloud-based platform powering global entertainment production and content creation, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Backstage, a leading provider of talent marketplace and content creation tools for the creative economy.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire The Streamable

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire The Streamable, the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable provides information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: The Streamable
The Streamable is the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable helps cord-cutters to find the best media streaming services and devices. They provide information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
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announced 6/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Liquid Media Group Ltd., will acquire iGEMStv

synopsis: Liquid Media Group, a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms, is to acquire iGEMStv, Inc., which provides a curated platform of content recommendations, including quality movies, TV series and TV shows.
buyer: Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR:$0.04)
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services. "
target: iGEMStv
iGEMStv provides a curated platform of content recommendations, including quality movies, TV series and TV shows. With the growing volume of Movie and TV Series options, and the explosion of digital streaming platforms, iGEMStv has created the most comprehensive recommendation engine on the market.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Visual China Group, acquired 500px

synopsis: Visual China Group, a top image licensing company, announced that it has acquired 100% of 500px shares through its wholly-owned subsidiary, VCG Hong Kong LTD. 500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
buyer: Visual China Group (SZSE:000681:$132.68)
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection. "
target: 500px
500px is one of the leading online visual creative communities in the world, based in Canada. With photographers around the world, the 500px community has produced unique image diversity and creative trends. 500px is renowned globally for its community, image licensing, and custom photography.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snappr Pty. Ltd., will acquire Photographers.com.au

synopsis: On-demand photography start-up Snappr will take over Photographers.com.au, one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers. With about 5000 registrants, Photographers.com.au offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
buyer: Snappr Pty. Ltd.
Snappr is an online marketplace for on-demand professional photographers. They connect professional photographers with businesses and consumers who need quality photography for an amazing price. They offer photographers for events, graduations, fashion, portraits, real estate and more. "
target: Photographers.com.au
Photographers.com.au is one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers with about 5000 registrants. It offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
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closed 8/20/2020 via PR Newswire

Snappr Pty. Ltd., acquired Eversnap

synopsis: The top US on-demand photography marketplace, Snappr, has acquired competitor Eversnap, leading group photo and video sharing platform. The acquisition will allow Snappr to provide the best photography services and disrupt the traditional photography industry in ways that will benefit both photographers and customers.
buyer: Snappr Pty. Ltd.
Snappr is the most popular on-demand professional photographer platform in the world. Snappr allows customers can book an on-demand photoshoot with as little as two hours notice for anything from a family portrait to a real estate shoot. "
target: Eversnap
Eversnap is the leading group photo and video sharing platform that can be accessed through its website or via its mobile app on Android and iOS devices. Eversnap also provides professional photography services for birthdays, conferences & company events, weddings & engagements, portraits, and more.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snappr Pty. Ltd., will acquire Photographers.com.au

synopsis: On-demand photography start-up Snappr will take over Photographers.com.au, one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers. With about 5000 registrants, Photographers.com.au offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
buyer: Snappr Pty. Ltd.
Snappr is an online marketplace for on-demand professional photographers. They connect professional photographers with businesses and consumers who need quality photography for an amazing price. They offer photographers for events, graduations, fashion, portraits, real estate and more. "
target: Photographers.com.au
Photographers.com.au is one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers with about 5000 registrants. It offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
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announced 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

EQT AB, will acquire Freepik

synopsis: Freepik, a Malaga-Spain based website which offers a curated freemium marketplace of vector graphics and stock photos fed by a community of contributing designers and photographers, is being acquired by investment and private equity firm EQT. The EQT Mid Market Europe fund has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake of Freepik.
buyer: EQT AB (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target: Freepik
Freepik helps users find free vectors, photos, illustrations and PSD files that can be used in web, banners, presentations, magazines, ads, etc. Browse and discover millions of vectors, photos, PSD files, icons, and free presentations templates. Enjoy creating without limits.
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closed 6/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

StudioNow Inc., acquired Snapwire

synopsis: StudioNow, the leading global content production marketplace for top brands, agencies, and media companies, announced its acquisition of Snapwire, a venture-backed marketplace that connects visual creators to brands and businesses who need photos and videos.
buyer: StudioNow Inc.
StudioNow is the No. 1 Content Production Marketplace. StudioNow works directly with top-tier brands, including Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Walgreens, Netflix, delivering high-quality video at scale through a global network of over 12,000 top-ranked producers, animators, editors, and photographers. "
target: Snapwire
Snapwire is a leading self-serve visual content marketplace with over 1M registered creator users providing visual content solutions in over 180 countries. Snapwire's platform has produced over 100,000 photoshoots for location documentation.
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closed 11/11/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Zenfolio, Inc., acquired Format

synopsis: Zenfolio, the leader in creative and business solutions for photographers, announced that it has acquired Format, a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Toronto, Canada, used by professional photographers and artists worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Zenfolio, Inc.
Zenfolio Inc. offers advanced business solutions enabling photographers to easily show, share and sell their images. For the past 15 years, Zenfolio has proudly served photographers around the globe. "
target: Format
Format is a major website-building platform and marketplace based in Toronto, Canada, used by professional photographers and artists worldwide. Format empowers professional photographers and creatives by transforming them into successful entrepreneurs.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Collage merged with ShootProof,

synopsis: Collage.com, a provider of a variety of photo and home products, has merged with ShootProof, a leader in software, purchasing, education, and productivity solutions for professional photographers. With the merger, ShootProof has created Foreground, a family of brands that help photographers and photo consumers create memories that last a lifetime.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software, sales, and business management tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. Their platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps. "
target: Collage
Collage is a leading provider of a variety of photo and home products, including photo blankets, canvases, phone cases, pillows, and more. Whether it's designing a collage or printing a single image, creating the perfect custom product is fast, easy, and fun.
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closed 4/8/2021 via PR Web

WorthPoint Corporation, acquired History In Photographs

synopsis: WorthPoint Corporation has purchased the assets of HistoryInPhotographs.com (HIP), a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
buyer: WorthPoint Corporation
WorthPoint manages the largest online resource for researching, valuing, and preserving antiques, art, and collectibles. The company’s suite of offerings includes a Price Guide, a resource gallery for identifying maker’s marks, autographs, patterns, and symbols (M.A.P.S.), and a digital Library. "
target: History In Photographs
History in Photographs (HIP) is a digital repository and e-commerce site for more than 50,000 historic photographic images of American life dating from the 1860s. HIP's team digitally restores the negatives, cleaning away the dirt, blemishes, and discoloration often buried in the original emulsion.
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closed 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired BorrowLenses

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired BorrowLenses, the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. BorrowLenses’s Founders, Max Shevyakov and Mark Gurevich, will join Shutterfly Inc.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: BorrowLenses
BorrowLenses is the premier online marketplace for photographic and video equipment rentals. Rent camera bodies, lenses, lighting kits, and more via their easy to use website navigation or search for a specific item in the search bar. Equipment is also available for sale on the site.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired MyPublisher, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired MyPublisher, one of the pioneers in the photo book industry and creator of easy-to-use photo book-making software.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: MyPublisher, Inc.
MyPublisher has established itself as one of the leaders in custom photo-book software, bookstore quality printing and superior customer service. MyPublisher has sold and shipped more than 5 million photo books since 2002.
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announced 8/23/2016 via Reuters

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Snapmart Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring Snapmart Inc., a company that develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. Snapmart is based in Japan.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: OPT Incubate Inc.
target: Snapmart Inc.
Snapmart Inc. develops a mobile application that sells photos taken by smartphone users. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Adobe has acquired privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Fotolia will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud, providing current and future Creative Cloud members with the ability to access and purchase over 34 million images and videos.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Fotolia
Fotolia is a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video. Buyers access over 34 million images, vectors and videos at great prices, while contributing artists receive the highest commission rate on the market. Fotolia currently operates in 23 countries in 14 languages.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired GrooveBook

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services, announced that it has acquired GrooveBook, a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services. The Shutterfly, Inc. brands include Shutterfly; Tiny Prints, premium cards & stationery; Wedding Paper Divas, wedding invitations & stationery; & Treat, personalized greeting cards. "
target: GrooveBook
GrooveBook is a mobile photo book app subscription service that sends customers a keepsake book of their mobile phone photos each month. GrooveBook is an iPhone and Android app and subscription service that prints up to 100 mobile phone photos in a 4.5" x 6.5" Groovebook and mails it to customers.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/22/2012 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Fotolia

synopsis: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. announced the completion of the acquisition of Fotolia. Fotolia offers its users over 17 million digital images and videos. Fotolia is the leading microstock platform in Europe and is ranked among the top stock photography websites globally, providing a unique marketplace for photographers to sell their images.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $62.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2012. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: Fotolia
With over 17 million digital images and videos to choose from, Fotolia offers one of the largest image databases of quality. Over 3 million people choose Fotolia for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

BackStage, acquired Sharegrid

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired ShareGrid, the largest and most trusted marketplace for high-quality, on-demand equipment rental for content creation.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable. "
target: Sharegrid
ShareGrid is the world's most trusted online marketplace for sharing film and photography equipment with others in the same city. ShareGrid members rent everything from tripods to DSLRs to drones, providing a full range of equipment available for their members to create the highest quality of work.
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announced 2/24/2017 via Company Press Release

PIXTA Inc., will acquire Topic Images Inc.

synopsis: PIXTA Inc., a company that operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan, is acquiring TOPIC Images Inc., a Korean company that owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips.
buyer: PIXTA Inc. (TSE:3416:$15.70)
PIXTA Inc. operates an online marketplace site of stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and footage in Japan. It serves designers, Web directors, publishers, or other creative professionals. PIXTA Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Topic Images Inc.
TOPIC Images Inc. owns and operates an online database for photographs. They offer stock images such as photographs, illustrations and motion clips. TOPIC Images Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
price ($mm)
$1.16*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, acquired Pictage, Inc.

synopsis: Pictage, Inc., the nation's leading provider of wedding photography solutions to professional photographers, and Apax Partners, L.P., one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, announced that funds advised by Apax Partners are investing $29 million to acquire a majority ownership interest in Pictage.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Israel and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the management or advice of Apax Partners total $35 billion around the world. "
target: Pictage, Inc.
Founded in early 2000, Pictage has quickly grown into the largest e-commerce service provider and online lab in the country, currently serving over 5000 thousand professional photographers nationwide.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2022 via BNC Analysis

BOOM Image Studio S.P.A., acquired LemonOne

synopsis: BOOM, an automated visual production platform in Italy, has acquired LemonOne, an online platform in Germany that connects businesses to photographers. LemonOne helps real estate, hospitality, and food service companies boost their businesses with stunning pictures. Their platform makes makes it easy to book a photographer anywhere in Europe.
buyer: BOOM Image Studio S.P.A.
BOOM is an automated visual production platform in Italy. BOOM is reimagining how visual content is managed and shared. Their platform allows companies to create, organize, collaborate on, and publish content anywhere online, making their workflow fast and frictionless from start to finish. "
target: LemonOne
LemonOne is an online platform in Germany that connects businesses to professional photographers. LemonOne helps real estate, hospitality, and food service companies boost their businesses with stunning pictures. Their platform makes makes it easy to find and book a photographer anywhere in Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Urbanimmersive, acquired IMOTO

synopsis: Urbanimmersive, a content marketing platform for real estate professionals, is pleased to announce having completed the acquisition of all the units of the real estate photography agency IMOTO LLC and all of the units of Stilio LLC, owner of the real estate marketplace RocketPhoto.
buyer: Urbanimmersive (TSXV:UI:$3.46)
Urbanimmersive is a content marketing platform for real estate professionals. The Corporation connects real estate professionals, photographers and writers in order to simplify and optimize original content production workflow. "
target: IMOTO
IMOTO is a real estate photo agency business with its head office located in New Orleans, Louisiana. RocketPhoto is a US nationwide real estate photography platform network with > 450 active photographer profiles representing nearly every state in the US.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Planomatic, acquired Walkthrough

synopsis: PlanOmatic, a national real estate photography and floor plans provider, has acquired Walkthrough, a Colorado-based real estate marketing company, the company has announced.
buyer: Planomatic
PlanOmatic provides the real estate industry with marketing services, including photography, interactive floor plans, virtual staging, aerial photography and digital marketing in 35 states across the US. "
target: Walkthrough
Walkthrough allows real estate agents to book photography and floor plan services with ease. They specialize in providing quick services with instant price quotes, without sacrificing quality.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/6/2008 via BusinessWire

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Jalipo Limited

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group Inc., the global mobile entertainment group, announces that it has acquired 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of Jalipo Ltd for total consideration of 600,000 ordinary shares.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$14.59)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Jalipo Limited
Jalipo enables broadcasters to offer their TV channels, live events and video-on-demand direct to you in high quality via your PC. There's no monthly subscription and all pay content is accessed through a simple pre-pay system.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HAAWK, Inc., acquired Keyframe Audio

synopsis: Los Angeles-based HAAWK, the provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born, has acquired Keyframe Audio, a music startup which offered up micro-stock music licensing.
buyer: HAAWK, Inc.
Los Angeles-based HAAWK is a provider of rights management and monetization services for YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram which is led by Ryan Born. "
target: Keyframe Audio
Keyframe Audio is a the premier music licensing platform that gives users access to over 50,000 royalty free tracks from top film and TV composers in Hollywood. The simple and affordable license is designed for individuals and companies and covers private and commercial use worldwide.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Spotify Ltd, acquired SoundBetter

synopsis: Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, announced that it has acquired SoundBetter, a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: SoundBetter
SoundBetter is a leading global audio production and collaboration marketplace helping creators worldwide connect and hire top audio professionals. Since its founding in 2012, SoundBetter has helped tens of thousands of music professionals buy and offer services across the globe.
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