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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Rocket Revenue AB, acquired AffiliJet

synopsis: Rocket Revenue AB, a digital marketing company in Sweden, has acquired Affilijet Operations AB from Speqta AB, a performance marketing company in Sweden. AffiliJet an affiliate marketing company in Sweden. AffiliJet operates comparison sites for loans, credit cards, discount codes, and electricity agreements through media house collaborations.
buyer: Rocket Revenue AB
Rocket Revenue is one of the Nordic region's fastest growing digital marketing companies. Rocket Revenue uses the power of Facebook, Google and other digital platforms to help companies grow. They offer services for paid social, paid search, SEO, creative, and more. "
target parent: Speqta AB
target: AffiliJet
AffiliJet a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. AffiliJet create
s comparison and shopping services
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closed 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopFully International Group, acquired PromoQui

synopsis: ShopFully, the Italian tech company leader of the Drive To Store, known in Italy for the DoveConveni marketplace, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of PromoQui SpA, one of the reference players in the info-commerce market. PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings
buyer: ShopFully International Group
ShopFully, well known in Italy through the brand DoveConviene, is the leading digital platform for smart shopping used by 30 million users worldwide when getting ready to go shopping in their neighborhood to save time, save money and find their favourite brands and products. "
target: PromoQui
PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings, the point of contact between the Retailer and its potential customers. With their web platform and App users will find flyers and the best offers in the shops closest to them.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Prospecto Group merged with Offerista Group,

synopsis: Prospecto Group has merged with Offerista Group, the main provider of digital commercial marketing in the DACH region. Prospecto Group is the leading provider of digital marketing solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Prospecto Group's websites and apps allows customers to compare promotions and prices from their favorite local retailers.
buyer: Offerista Group
Offerista Group is the leading provider of digital retail marketing services in the DACH region. Offerista's large network and innovative technical solutions reaches up to 38.2 million shoppers every month. Their solutions include digital offers, push networks, retail listings, display ads and more."
target: Prospecto Group
Prospecto Group is the leading provider of digital marketing solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Prospecto Group's websites and apps provides catalogues and deals from retailers. Their platform allows customers to compare promotions and prices from their favorite local retailers.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Global Savings Group, acquired Pouch

synopsis: Pouch, the UK's No.1 money-saving browser extension and stars of BBCs' Dragons Den, have been acquired by German PubTech platform Global Savings Group. The London-based startup, which launched to the public in September 2016, is mostly known for their free shopping tool.
buyer: Global Savings Group
Based in Germany, Global Savings Group is a PubTech platform for commerce content that enables world’s leading publishers to generate revenues by offering recommendations, deals and discounts to consumers. "
target: Pouch
Pouch is the UK's no.1 tool for saving time and money when buying online. Pouch work with thousands of retailers to promote their best deals and discounts to their ideal customers.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Wikibuy

synopsis: Capital One has acquired Wikibuy, a company that develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$30,593.00)
Capital One Financial Corporation is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings products headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One is ranked 11th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets. "
target: Wikibuy
Wikibuy develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 1/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digio, acquired Poup

synopsis: Digio, a digital credit card from bank CBSS, acquiring the Brazilian cashback website Poup. Poup is an online platform that provides discounts, promotions, and money back for online shopping activities by directing consumers to offers from other online retailers.
buyer parent: Banco CBSS
buyer: Digio
Digio is a digital payment platform from Banco CBSS. Digio lets users apply for a credit card, manage their expenses, and make payments using their mobile phone. "
target: Poup
Poup is an online platform that helps consumers in Brazil save money on online shopping. Poup provides discounts, promotions, and money back for online shopping activities by directing consumers to offers from other online retailers.
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closed 12/31/2017 via Company Press Release

j2 Global, Inc., acquired BlackFriday.com

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, announced that the company has acquired BlackFriday.com, a website that lets shoppers view popular Black Friday ads in one central location. BlackFriday.com helps consumers save time and money by bringing the best deals from hundreds of retailers.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, and unified communications solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming, lifestyle and healthcare content through its digital properties. "
target: BlackFriday.com
BlackFriday.com is a website that helps consumers save time and money by bringing the best deals from hundreds of retailers. Since 2006, BlackFriday.com has helped hundreds of millions of shoppers view the popular Black Friday ads in one central location.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

MyMilitarySavings.com, acquired ThriftyShopaholic.com

synopsis: MyMilitarySavings.com, the flagship site and distribution network of bBIG Communications, has acquired ThriftyShopaholic.com. The company was established in 2010 by Michelle Dudas, an army spouse and mom stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, with the simple goal of providing shopping advice, tips, and coupon savings to fellow military families.
buyer parent: bBIG Communications
buyer: MyMilitarySavings.com
MyMilitarySavings.com is the #1 military shopper community providing family savings and promotions to over 67,000 Member Families. It’s the first digital, social and mobile media network designed exclusively for military families who receive daily savings from over 340 leading brands. "
target: ThriftyShopaholic.com
ThriftyShopaholic.com was established in 2010 with the simple goal of providing commissary shopping advice, tips, and coupon savings to fellow military families. It also offers “outside the gates” savings at specialty retailers and big box stores like Zulily, Best Buy, and others.
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closed 3/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Ebates Inc., acquired Extrabux

synopsis: Ebates Inc., the owner and operator of the world's most rewarding shopping programs, announced the acquisition of Extrabux, a free, comparison shopping website where consumers discover the best prices, find coupons, and earn cash back on their online purchases.
buyer: Ebates Inc.
Ebates is the leader and pioneer in online cash back shopping. Ebates rewards consumers around the world by providing cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, and promotions at over 2,600 retailers. "
target: Extrabux
Extrabux is a comparison shopping engine that integrates discounts from cash back and online coupons. It allows consumers to discover the best prices, find coupons, and earn cash back on their online purchases.
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closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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announced 11/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Trig Media Group AB, will acquire Jello AB

synopsis: Trig Media Group has signed an agreement to acquire Jello AB, which operates three Websites, including Jello.se that offers e-shoppers a cash-back service; Smarto.se, which offers price comparison; and Butiker.se that provides a Web catalogue. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
buyer: Trig Media Group AB (XTRA:TRIG:$0.09)
Trig Media Group offers a technical platform (Mobicard E - Card Organizer) that digitizes member loyalty's and benefit cards, or offers, in a format that can be downloaded to the mobile telephone. The company is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. "
target: Jello AB
Jello AB operates three Websites, including Jello.se that offers e-shoppers a cash-back service; Smarto.se, which offers price comparison; and Butiker.se that provides a Web catalogue. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
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announced 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp., will acquire Sidebuy Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp. will acquire SideBuy.com's unique daily deal and coupon aggregator technology. SideBuy.com is a daily deal aggregator. Each day all deals offered by hundreds of providers in all cities across Canada, USA, the UK and Australia are found and listed on SideBuy.com.
buyer: Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.
Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp.’s focus is on next generation mobile technology solutions. The Imogo Private Cloud Portal Platform provides fast and secure access to email, documents, voicemail, office phone, faxes and other services in one convenient bundled service. "
target: Sidebuy Technologies Inc.
SideBuy.com is a Vancouver based technology start-up that develops technologies and applications to help consumers with online shopping and e-commerce. SideBuy.com is a personal shopping assistant that lists all deals available in Canada, US, Australia and United Kingdom.
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closed 9/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Performance Marketing Brands, Inc., acquired FatWallet

synopsis: Ebates announced the creation of a new company called Performance Marketing Brands, Inc. (PMB) to own and operate the world’s most rewarding shopper loyalty programs. PMB has acquired the savvy shopping and reward site FatWallet.com, a preferred online shopping resource for millions of savvy consumers.
buyer parent: Ebates
buyer: Performance Marketing Brands, Inc.
Performance Marketing Brands (PMB) owns and operates the world’s most rewarding shopping programs. Through its family of distinct websites and reward programs, PMB users can get a great deal and earn money back every time they shop. "
target: FatWallet
FatWallet is a preferred online shopping resource for millions of savvy consumers. FatWallet.com works closely with hundreds of retailers like HP, Newegg, Walmart and Amazon to publish thousands of special offers, discounts, coupon codes and Cash Back rewards to online shoppers.
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closed 9/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Performance Marketing Brands, Inc., acquired AnyCoupons

synopsis: Ebates announced the creation of Performance Marketing Brands, Inc. (PMB) to own and operate the world’s most rewarding shopper loyalty programs. PMB has acquired the coupon shopping site AnyCoupons.com, the one stop shop for virtually any coupon, code, or discount available on the web for use at thousands of retailers.
buyer parent: Ebates
buyer: Performance Marketing Brands, Inc.
Performance Marketing Brands (PMB) owns and operates the world’s most rewarding shopping programs. Through its family of distinct websites and reward programs, PMB users can get a great deal and earn money back every time they shop. "
target: AnyCoupons
AnyCoupons is a one stop shop for virtually any coupon, code, or discount available on the web for use at thousands of retailers, both online and off. For everything from diapers to diamonds, www.anycoupons.com has any coupon you need.
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closed 5/25/2011 via PR Newswire

Pricetector, Inc., acquired Price Protectr LLC

synopsis: Pricetector, a private Social Loyalty company, announced that it has acquired Price Protectr LLC, the recognized leader in price-alert services. Price Protectr has tracked more than $50 million of consumer purchases and delivered more that $3 million in money-saving alerts.
buyer: Pricetector, Inc.
Pricetector is a private Social Loyalty company. The company wants to help leading brands create more meaningful, sustained loyalty with their consumers, and for consumers to feel in a more tangible way that their business is appreciated. "
target: Price Protectr LLC
Founded in 2006, Price Protectr LLC is the leading provider of consumer price-alert services. Consumers could be eligible for refunds if they buy from any of Price Protectr's 158 supported retailers since there are lots of stores that offer price protection policies.
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closed 11/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

Beyond the Rack, acquired TopButton.com

synopsis: Beyond the Rack, Canada's go-to flash sale site, received $36 million in funding, and has acquired sample sale listing site Top Button.
buyer: Beyond the Rack
Beyond the Rack is a private shopping club for women and men who want designer brand apparel and accessories at prices up to 80% off retail. We obtain authentic designer merchandise and provide it exclusively to our members through limited-time events. "
target: TopButton.com
Founded in 1999, Top Button Inc. (formerly NYSALE.com) is a FREE membership that gives registered users access to thousands of exclusive walk-in Sample Sales, insider shopping event invitations, offers, deals and discounts.
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closed 5/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Exponential, a technology-enabled media services company and parent company of online advertising network Tribal Fusio, has acquired Techbargains.com, a premier destination site for consumer technology product offers. The acquisition adds an important consumer technology deal site to the Exponential portfolio.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential is a technology-enabled media services company that delivers innovative products and services to meet the demands of today's digital advertisers. Through a variety of offerings, the Exponential group of businesses enables online advertisers to reach their target audiences. "
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Flipp, acquired reebee

synopsis: Flipp, the Canadian technology company and leader in digital savings content, has acquired reebee, Canada's second largest digital savings distribution channel. With this acquisition, Flipp significantly increases their reach across the country, further strengthening their position as Canada's largest distributor of digital savings content.
buyer: Flipp
Based in Canada, Flipp is a technology platform that is reinventing the way people plan their weekly shopping trip. The largest retailers and brands in North America use the Flipp platform to create, curate and distribute savings content to millions of highly-engaged shoppers every day. "
target: reebee
Based in Ontario, Reebee is a digital advertising platform that is designed to provide consumers with content to make informed shopping decisions. Reebee helps connect the largest retailers and brands in Canada with millions of weekly, high-intent shoppers.
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announced 5/2/2018 via Forbes

GFH Financial Group, will acquire The Entertainer

synopsis: GFH Financial Group announced that it will acquire an 85% stake in Dubai-based lifestyle app and incentives provider The Entertainer. Founded in 2001, The Entertainer provides incentive offers from well-known fine dining restaurants, leisure, entertainment, beauty and hotel brands across 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.
buyer: GFH Financial Group (KWSE:GFH:$266.02)
GFH is one of the most recognized financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India. "
target: The Entertainer
Founded in 2001, the Entertainer is a Dubai-based lifestyle app and incentives provider. The Entertainer provides incentive offers from well-known fine dining restaurants, leisure, entertainment, beauty and hotel brands across 15 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.
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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 6/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Fitch Solutions, acquired GeoQuant

synopsis: Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services, has acquired GeoQuant, an AI-driven data and technology company that measures and predicts geopolitical and country risks at high frequency. GeoQuant will become part of Fitch Group’s UK-division, Fitch Solutions, sitting within its Country Risk and Industry Research offering.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Solutions
Based in the UK, Fitch Solutions fuels better informed credit risk and strategy decisions with reliable data, insightful research and powerful analytics. Clients can easily understand and interpret markets, while leveraging workflow efficiencies for enhanced productivity. "
target: GeoQuant
GeoQuant is a technology company fusing political and computer science to measure and predict political risk. Its core technology is a proprietary suite of real-time indicators and predictive analytics available via web application, custom dashboards and API.
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announced 1/5/2022 via Company Press Release

Homecare Homebase, LLC, will acquire CellTrak Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst will acquire CellTrak, a leading provider of care documentation software solutions in the personal care market. CellTrak will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Homecare Homebase. CellTrak solutions help increase staff productivity, improve compliance, reduce costs and improve caregiver communication.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Homecare Homebase, LLC
Homecare Homebase is a Dallas-based software leader offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, simplify compliance and boost clinical and financial outcomes for home-based care agencies. "
target: CellTrak Technologies, Inc.
CellTrak provides the most robust and configurable mobile point-of-care, field force management and electronic visit verification platform on the market for businesses providing personal care, home health, hospice, and human services.
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announced 11/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Noregon

synopsis: Hearst, a global media, information and services company, will acquire an 80% stake in Noregon Systems, a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process and quickly repair any problems.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global ratings agency Fitch Group and more. "
target: Noregon
Noregon is a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic and repair software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process, detect issues, and quickly repair any problems.
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closed 8/4/2021 via Company Press Release

iCrossing, acquired Mediablaze

synopsis: iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency, has acquired Mediablaze, a digital experience and content marketing agency in the UK. Mediablaze creates digital content experiences across multiple customer touch-points to keep audiences coming back for more. They provide services for strategic consulting, content marketing, and web & app development.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: iCrossing
iCrossing is a global marketing agency that builds seamless digital experiences that influence consumers to act. iCrossing uncovers the data-powered drivers that matter to brands’ audiences and use them to build impactful consumer-first experiences that provide significant business growth. "
target: Mediablaze
Mediablaze is a digital experience and content marketing agency in the UK. Mediablaze creates digital content experiences across multiple customer touch-points to keep audiences coming back for more. They provide services for strategic consulting, content marketing, and web & app development.
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announced 6/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire Complex Media

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the 15-year-old digital media company known for its lists, quizzes and its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, announced that it plans to go public and acquire Complex Networks, a media company run as a joint venture of Verizon and Hearst that reports on popular and emerging trends in style, sneakers, food, music, sports and pop culture.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Complex Media
Complex Networks is an American media and entertainment company for youth culture, based in New York City. Complex Networks reports on popular and emerging trends in style, sneakers, food, music, sports and pop culture.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased Marie Claire U.S. from Groupe Marie Claire

synopsis: Marie Claire U.S., a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, has been sold to U.K.-based media company Future. Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine that focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Groupe Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine first published in France in 1937, followed by the United Kingdom in 1941. Since then various editions are published in many countries and languages. The feature editions focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
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closed 12/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HeadHunter, acquired Zarplata

synopsis: HeadHunter Group PLC announces that it has completed the acquisition of LLC Zarplata.ru from Hearst Shkulev Digital Regional Network B.V. for a total purchase price of ₽3.5 billion in cash subject to customary post-completion price adjustments and limited escrow arrangements.
buyer: HeadHunter (HHR:$104.63)
HeadHunter is the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services, such as access to extensive CV database, job postings (jobs classifieds platform) and a portfolio of value-added services. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Zarplata
Zarplata is a job classified platform with a strong footprint in certain Russian regions, such as Siberia and the Urals. It was formed by consolidating local city portals, which has created high local brand recognition and means that Zarplata has a significant share of organic traffic.
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (DMD:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Revista Emprendedores S.L., acquired Emprendedores

synopsis: Hearst España has sold its magazine, Emprendedores, to Revista Emprendedores S.L., a company launched by Emprendedores magazine's current director, Alejandro Vesga, to acquire the company. Emprendedores is a magazine for entrepreneurs to find information on business, events, management strategies and more.
buyer: Revista Emprendedores S.L.
Revista Emprendedores S.L., launched by Emprendedores magazine's current director, Alejandro Vesga, is a company created to acquire Emprendedores from Hearst España. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Emprendedores
Emprendedores is a magazine where you will find information on business creation, SMEs, freelancers, management strategies, aid and subsidies, marketing, business ideas, skills, events for entrepreneurs, and more. They are based in Spain.
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announced 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

CAMP Systems International, Inc., will acquire Inventory Locator Service, Inc

synopsis: Hearst’s CAMP Systems International will acquire Inventory Locator Service (ILS) from Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company. ILS provides the largest electronic marketplace for the aviation industry to buy and sell parts, equipment and services, and offers manufacturers and parts suppliers ways to improve inventory planning and processing.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems is the premier Aircraft Health Management and Enterprise Information Systems provider in business aviation. It provides Maintenance Tracking for nearly 20,000 aircraft, performs Engine Health Monitoring for over 30,000 engines, and its software solutions support 1,500 MRO organizations."
target parent: The Boeing Company
target: Inventory Locator Service, Inc
Inventory Locator Service provides information via its global online marketplace to enable members in the aviation, marine, and defense industries to buy and sell parts, equipment, and services. ILS employs state-of-the-art technology to ensure rapid information distribution with maximum security.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Connecticut Media Group, purchased 7 Weekly Newspapers from HAN Network

synopsis: Hearst Connecticut Media Group, a media company comprised of newspapers and websites, has acquired 7 weekly newspapers from Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm. The papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, and The Milford Mirror.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is a media company comprised of eight daily newspapers, 20 weekly newspapers, and 21 websites. Their portfolio includes The News-Times in Danbury, Stamford Advocate, Darien News, Fairfield Citizen, Westport News, CTHouseHunter.com, InGearCT.com, and more. "
seller: HAN Network
The 7 weekly papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The papers belong to Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm.
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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
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closed 2/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Hearst Television Inc., acquired WCWG-TV

synopsis: Hearst has announced it has completed its acquisition of WCWG-TV from Lockwood Broadcast Group. The CW-affiliated television station serves North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad television market encompassing Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Television Inc. (HTV:$0.00)
Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. households. It delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WCWG-TV
WCWG, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Lexington, North Carolina and serving the Piedmont Triad region (Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point).
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 8/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies, announced that it has acquired The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The acquisition includes The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
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closed 6/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased Connecticut Print and Digital Assets from 21st Century Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 22 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Alden Global Capital
seller: 21st Century Media, LLC
The Connecticut Print and Digital Assets of 21st Century Media include three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
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closed 3/16/2017 via BusinessWire

First DataBank, Inc., acquired Polyglot Systems, Inc.

synopsis: First Databank, Inc., the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced it has acquired Morrisville, North Carolina-based Polyglot Systems, Inc., creator of the Meducation product line of simplified patient medication instructions.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: First DataBank, Inc.
First DataBank, Inc., part of the Hearst Health network, is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. FDB enables their information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. "
target: Polyglot Systems, Inc.
Polyglot Systems is an industry-leading provider of software-based communication solutions designed to reduce language barriers and improve medication literacy in health care. Their software is designed to improve patient understanding, thereby improving health and increasing patient satisfaction.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired The Pioneer Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the business operations of The Pioneer Group. The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing services business.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target: The Pioneer Group
The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer also publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing business.
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closed 6/20/2005 via Company Press Release

eFunds Corporation, acquired India Switch Company

synopsis: eFunds Corporation, a leading provider of risk management, electronic payments and global outsourcing solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of current ATM managed services and payments processing interests of the India Switch Company.
buyer: eFunds Corporation
eFunds Corporation provides risk management, electronic payment, and outsourcing solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: US Payments, US Risk Management, and International. "
target: India Switch Company
ISC operates India's Bancs and Bancs interchange networks in India and also provides outsourced ATM management services to banks in 20 cities around the country. The firm has operating centres in Mumbai and Chennai.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 1/12/2005 via Company Press Release

First Data Corporation, purchased FinecoBank S.p.A. from Capitalia Group

synopsis: First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, today announced it has completed the acquisition of the credit card processing business unit of FinecoBank S.p.A., part of Capitalia Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
seller: Capitalia Group
Capitalia Group - the new name of Bancaroma Group - formed from the combination of certain major Italian banking players (Banca di Roma, Bipop Carire and Banco di Sicilia), which decided to integrate their traditional banking business, and enhance their respective activities focusing on investment m
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closed 7/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ZenBusiness, acquired Joust

synopsis: ZenBusiness, the leading platform for micro businesses to start, run, and grow their business, has acquired the fintech platform Joust. The strategic acquisition brings Joust’s all-inclusive business banking features to the ZenBusiness platform and will be re-launched as ZenBusiness Money.
buyer: ZenBusiness
ZenBusiness offers an online platform that makes it easy to create, manage and grow a small business. Built for the new generation, the company pulls everything together for the business owner with mobile and web-based products, support, services, and 24x7 business protection. "
target: Joust
Joust is the nation's only all-inclusive banking platform for independent professionals, serving freelancers, contractors, and self-employed workers in all 50 states. The company's business banking app combines an FDIC-insured bank account with a merchant account to accept all types of payments.
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closed 2/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Certegy, Inc. merged with Fidelity Information Services, Inc.,

synopsis: Fidelity National Financial, Inc., and Certegy Inc. today announced the closing of the previously announced Merger Agreement between Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc., and Certegy Inc.
buyer parent: Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
buyer: Fidelity Information Services, Inc.
Fidelity Information Services, Inc. with customers in more than 50 countries and territories, provides information processing management, outsourcing services, professional consulting services and application software to the financial, mortgage and telecommunications industries. "
target: Certegy, Inc.
Certegy provides credit and debit processing, check risk management and check cashing services, and merchant processing to over 6,000 financial institutions, 117,000 retailers and 100 million consumers worldwide.
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announced 5/23/2005 via Company Press Release

NOVA Information Systems, Inc., will purchase Certegy’s existing merchant acquiring portfolio from Certegy, Inc.

synopsis: NOVA Information Systems (NOVA) has entered into an agreement to acquire Certegy’s existing merchant acquiring portfolio.
buyer: NOVA Information Systems, Inc.
Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe, Canada and Puerto Rico. Solutions include credit and debit card processing, electronic check services, gift cards, multi-currency support, and cross-border acquiring. "
seller: Certegy, Inc.
Certegy provides credit and debit processing, check risk management and check cashing services, and merchant processing to over 6,000 financial institutions, 117,000 retailers and 100 million consumers worldwide.
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announced 2/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Madison Dearborn Partners, will acquire MoneyGram International, Inc.

synopsis: MoneyGram International, Inc., a global leader in the evolution of digital P2P payments, and Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, announced a definitive agreement under which funds affiliated with MDP will acquire all outstanding shares of MoneyGram.
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. Since Madison Dearborn’s formation in 1992, the firm has raised aggregate capital of over $28 billion and has completed over 150 investments. "
target: MoneyGram International, Inc. (MGI:$1,282.30)
MoneyGram International, Inc., a global leader in the evolution of digital P2P payments, delivers innovative financial solutions to connect the world's communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,043 [$1,731]
rev ($mm)
$1,284
EBITDA ($mm)
$260
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 4/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

goeasy Ltd., acquired LendCare

synopsis: goeasy Ltd., a leading full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of LendCare, a Canadian point-of-sale consumer finance and technology company, from LendCare’s founders and CIVC Partners.
buyer: goeasy Ltd. (TSX:GSY:$375.33)
goeasy Ltd., a Canadian company, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, provides non-prime leasing and lending services through its easyhome and easyfinancial divisions. "
target parent: CIVC Partners, LP
target: LendCare
LendCare is a Canadian point-of-sale consumer finance and technology company, which enables 3,000 businesses to increase their revenue by providing full credit spectrum financing at the point-of-sale.
price ($mm)
$256
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Fintech, acquired EquityNet

synopsis: EquityNet announced that the platform operations and assets of the company have been acquired by FinTech.net, LLC which is owned and managed by C9 Capital, LLC. EquityNet is a recognized pioneer of crowdfunding and has operated one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005.
buyer parent: C9 Capital
buyer: Fintech
Fintech (Financial Information Technologies) is a payment and data solution for the alcohol industry. Fintech offers a secure, electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment system that ensures invoice payments are made on-time and in compliance with the liquor laws outlined by each state. "
target: EquityNet
EquityNet is a recognized pioneer of crowdfunding and has operated one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005. EquityNet provides access to thousands of investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $500 million in investment capital.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mukuru, acquired Zoona

synopsis: Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has acquired Zoona Malawi’s operational assets and technology systems. Headquartered in Zimbabwe, Zoona is an Africa-based fintech that enables entrepreneurs to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities in Malawi and elsewhere.
buyer: Mukuru
Mukuru is one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa. Mukuru provides the best user experience for sending cash for instant collection or topping off bank accounts and mobile wallets by employing the latest mobile and web-based technologies. "
target: Zoona
Zoona is an Africa-based fintech that enables business owners to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities in Malawi and elsewhere. Zoona provides a simple and innovative bulk payment platform to corporate clients to pay their employees, customers, and beneficiaries.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ARA Asset Management Limited, JL Family Office, acquired Minterest

synopsis: ARA Asset Management’s APM Property Management and John Lim’s family office have jointly acquired a majority stake in Singapore-based crowdfunding platform Minterest. Minterest is an online financial services solutions provider to borrowers and international investors.
buyer: ARA Asset Management Limited
buyer: JL Family Office
ARA Asset Management Limited is a leading APAC real assets fund manager with a global reach. ARA manages listed and unlisted REITs and private real estate and infrastructure funds in 28 countries. JL Family Office is the investment holding group of companies founded by Mr. John Lim. "
target: Minterest
Minterest is an online financial services solutions provider to borrowers and international investors. They combine the depth of the team’s finance, legal and IT expertise with the breadth of financial technology and robust credit assessment process to bring speed to lending for their corporates.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

C2FO, acquired Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: C2FO, the world’s largest provider of working capital solutions, has cemented its position in India by acquiring Priority Vendor, the country’s largest early payment platform. With the combination of C2FO and Priority Vendor, Indian suppliers will receive a continuous flow of capital at costs lower than traditional financing alternatives.
buyer: C2FO
C2FO, the world's market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live marketplace environment. "
target: Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
As India’s largest dynamic discounting platform, Priority Vendor provides working capital solutions to Corporates and their Suppliers of raw material, packing material, transportation, and other services to unlock value out of the existing supply chain.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

CapitalTech, acquired Konsigue

synopsis: CapitalTech, a Mexican fintech company, has acquired Konsigue, an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
buyer: CapitalTech
CapitalTech is the first Mexican financial institution specialized in the immediate injection of resources to the treasuries of importing, exporting and / or foreign exchange companies through access to credit and factoring. "
target: Konsigue
Konsigue is an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
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closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Certify, Inc./Chrome River, acquired Emburse

synopsis: Certify, Inc./Chrome River, the largest independent portfolio of travel, expense and payment solutions, announces the acquisition of Emburse, a leading startup provider of virtual and physical cards for business expenses and vendor payments that provides virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Certify, Inc./Chrome River
Certify, Inc./Chrome River is an independent provider of travel, expense and payment solutions. With spend management applications such as real-time expense reporting, integrated travel booking, time tracking, and accounts payable automation, they have transformed how organizations manage spending. "
target: Emburse
Emburse alleviates major pain points experienced in all businesses by providing virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation. Cards can be restricted based on budgets, merchant categories or individual merchant IDs, and even specific hours of the day.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Bank Frick, acquired Tradico

synopsis: Bank Frick, an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries, has acquired Tradico, a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
buyer: Bank Frick
Bank Frick is an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries. The Bank has a wealth of expertise in the area of tailored fund solutions and specialises in cutting-edge blockchain banking services. "
target: Tradico
Based in Liechtenstein, Tradico is a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downing LLP, acquired Funding Empire Limited

synopsis: Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager in the UK, has acquired Funding Empire, an online funding platform in the UK. Funding Empire connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns.
buyer: Downing LLP
Downing LLP is a UK-based company that designs & manages investment products that help investors look after their financial wellbeing, while their investment partnerships support businesses in their ambitions. Downing has helped raised over £1.7 billion into businesses that make a difference. "
target: Funding Empire Limited
Funding Empire is an online platform in the UK that connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns. Funding Empire allows businesses to borrow between £5,000 and £100,000, for a period of anywhere between 6 and 60 months.
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announced 12/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

AppTech Corp, will acquire eXPO, Inc.

synopsis: AppTech Corp., a FinTech company announced that it will acquire Alliance Financial Network, Inc dba eXPO. eXPO is a consumer, business, government membership-facing portal that is delivered as a mobile and internet-based application. eXPO members can pay for services and products as well as pay employees, vendors and taxes through the eXPO network.
buyer: AppTech Corp (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech is a FinTech company with a foundation in electronic processing and merchant services. They provide digital marketing, software development, app and website development, website hosting, IT support, robust cloud computing & payment processing for brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and ACH. "
target: eXPO, Inc.
eXPO™ is a consumer, business, and government membership-facing portal that is delivered as a mobile and Internet-based application. As a FinTech solution, eXPO members can pay for services and products, pay employees and vendors, and even pay taxes electronically through the eXPO network.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Circle Internet Financial, will acquire SeedInvest

synopsis: Circle, a global crypt finance company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding industry leader and an SEC and FINRA registered Broker-Dealer. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly ­vetted startup investment opportunities.
buyer: Circle Internet Financial
Founded in 2013, Circle is a global crypt finance company built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people everywhere create and share value. Through their app, Circle Pay, Circle makes sending money around the world free and easy using blockchain technology."
target: SeedInvest
SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform that connects investors with high-quality startups. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly ­vetted startup investment opportunities.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tuxedo Money Solutions merged with Payment Cloud Technologies,

synopsis: International fintech specialists Payment Cloud Technologies and Tuxedo Money Solutions have merged to form Omnio Group, a market leading provider of cloud-based banking and payment services.
buyer: Payment Cloud Technologies
Payment Cloud Technologies is a leading provider of products via cards, mobile and virtual platforms. PCT is able to offer a range of flexible solutions from their off the shelf products suitable for smaller scale operations to fully branded, bespoke cards for those wanting a tailored solution. "
target: Tuxedo Money Solutions
Since 2006, Tuxedo Money Solutions has been at the forefront of the e-money revolution, developing smart solutions that enable clients to raise their brand awareness, increase retention and create new income streams.
price ($mm)
$81
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Vogogo, acquired Crypto 205 Inc.

synopsis: Vogogo Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Crypto 205 Inc. Based in Canada, Crypto 205 is currently engaged in the business of mining for cryptocurrencies for its own account, as a service for third party customers and within mining pools, together with corresponding support services.
buyer: Vogogo
Vogogo provided web-based payment processing and related transaction risk services focused on cryptocurrency transactions. The Company owns certain rights and software for payment processing and transaction risk management services. "
target: Crypto 205 Inc.
Based in Canada, Crypto 205 is engaged in the business of mining for cryptocurrencies for its own account, as a service for third party customers and within mining pools, together with corresponding support services. They operate 2,625 cryptocurrency mining rigs, along with supporting equipment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

GLI Finance, will acquire FundingKnight

synopsis: GLI Finance agreed to acquire the respective entire issued share capitals of Funding Knight Limited (FKH) along with FKH's other subsidiaries. FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values.
buyer: GLI Finance (AIM:GLIF:$10.79)
GLI Finance Limited (AIM: GLIF) originates and invests in loans, providing finance to small and medium sized businesses in the US and UK. GLI has invested in nineteen alternative finance platforms – all focused on the Small & Medium Enterprise segment. "
target: FundingKnight
FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values. Run by a management team with a strong background in financial services, they launched their business in 2012. They enable investors to lend directly to British businesses, at a rate that works for both.
price ($mm)
$1.02*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA

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Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: SFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shift Technologies, Inc.
Shift Technologies, Inc.
Shift Technologies, Inc. is a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$636.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($175.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($176.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1299
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$618.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$170.81
EBIT ($mm)
$68.53
Net Income ($mm)
$20.89
Employees
1500
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$558.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$94.13
EBIT ($mm)
$83.20
Net Income ($mm)
$65.56
Employees
921
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Ticker: UXIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited is a leading national online used car dealer in China. Uxin’s mission is to enable people to buy the car of their choice, no matter where they are located or what their budget is.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($176.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($191.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12619
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$353.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($25.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$296.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.40
EBIT ($mm)
$139.80
Net Income ($mm)
$90.79
Employees
1200
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSNP.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HUMBL, Inc.
HUMBL, Inc.
HUMBL is a social payments, merchant and reviews platform. HUMBL connects consumers and merchants in the digital economy. HUMBL Pay is a mobile app that delivers seamless global transactions. Their HUMBL Marketplace platform connects customers and merchants online.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.15)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,531.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:QOP.P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quinsam Capital Corporation
Quinsam Capital Corporation
Quinsam Capital Corporation is a merchant bank based in Canada and operating internationally. Their merchant banking business encompasses a range of activities including acquisitions, advisory services, lending activities and portfolio investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:NWG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NatWest Group
NatWest Group
NatWest Group is the largest business and commercial bank in the UK. NatWest Group helps the people, families and businesses they serve to rebuild and thrive. Their brands include NatWest, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank, Coutts, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$15,165.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,937.61
Employees
59822
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Ticker: XTRA:ARL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aareal Bank AG
Aareal Bank Group, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, is one of the leading international property specialists. With a staff comprising employees from 30 nations, it is represented across three continents: Europe, North America and Asia.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$538.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3010
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Ticker: BAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$74,208.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$17,894.00
Employees
213000
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Ticker: MS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$56,414.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:8591
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation is an integrated financial services group based in Tokyo, Japan, providing innovative value-added products and services to both corporate and retail customers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$21,958.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,898.07
EBIT ($mm)
$3,691.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2,424.45
Employees
31035
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Ticker: TSE:8316
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services centered on banking. They are also engaged in the leasing, securities, credit card, investment, mortgage securitization, venture capital and other credit related businesses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$20,674.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$788.29
Employees
86400
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Ticker: LSE:VTBR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VTB Group
VTB Group
VTB Group is a global provider of financial services, comprised of over 20 credit institutions and financial companies operating across all key areas of the financial markets. VTB Group operates a large international network, offering a comprehensive range of services in more than 20 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,371.11
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,741.19
Employees
96957
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Ticker: FITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$7,411.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,075.00
Employees
19819
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: MGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, provides essential services to consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions. MoneyGram offers worldwide money transfer services in more than 200 countries and territories through a global network of 345,000 agent locations.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,282.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$210.80
EBIT ($mm)
$94.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2269
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc is an international savings and wealth management company based in the UK. The group has a balanced portfolio of businesses offering asset management, life assurance, banking and general insurance services in 34 countries, primarily South Africa, Europe and the United States.
year
1998
rev ($mm)
$961.90
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$78.50
Employees
2250
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Ticker: SE:IJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intrum Justitia
Intrum Justitia is Europe’s leading Credit Management Services group and offers services designed to measurably improve clients’ cash flow and long-term profitability including purchase of receivables. They offer a complete range of services covering their clients’ entire credit management chain.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$577.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.66
EBIT ($mm)
$95.61
Net Income ($mm)
$61.58
Employees
3064
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Ticker: DB:HYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hypoport Group
The Hypoport Group is a technology-based financial service provider. Its business model is based on its three mutually supporting business units: Private Clients, Financial Service Providers, and Institutional Clients. All three units are engaged in the distribution of financial services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$356.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.29
EBIT ($mm)
$36.20
Net Income ($mm)
$27.13
Employees
1831
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