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Envato Pty Ltd., acquired Placeit

synopsis: Envato, a company that operates a handful of online marketplaces that sell creative assets for web designers, such as graphics, video and audio, has acquired Placeit, a mockup and design tool that allows its users to create beautiful visuals and marketing materials instantly and straight from their browsers.
buyer: Envato Pty Ltd.
Envato was founded in 2006 and operates a handful of online marketplaces that sell creative assets for web designers, such as graphics, video and audio, describing its service as "Netflix for designers". "
target: Placeit
Placeit is a mockup and design tool that allows its users to create beautiful visuals and marketing materials instantly and straight from their browsers. Placeit’s library features design templates for every occasion, a custom logo maker and every apparel mockup you can think of.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

CustomInk, acquired Printfection

synopsis: Custom Ink, the leader in custom apparel and accessories for companies, has acquired Printfection, a swag management platform. Printfection helps companies create unique products that represent their brand. Their platform allows businesses to easily buy, manage, and send swag and branded merchandise to customers and employees around the world.
buyer: CustomInk
Custom Ink is the leader in custom apparel and accessories for groups, events, and special occasions. The company helps group organizers bring their families, friends, teammates, and colleagues together with inspired designs they are proud to wear. "
target: Printfection
Printfection is a swag management platform. Printfection helps companies create unique, amazing products that represent their brand. Their platform allows businesses to easily buy, manage, and send swag and branded merchandise to customers and employees around the world.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

BASF SE, acquired Sculpteo

synopsis: BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, has acquired Sculpteo, an online 3D printing service in France. Sculpteo provides professional online 3D printing and laser cutting services for on-demand production of prototypes, individual products as well as short-run manufacturing.
buyer: BASF SE (DB:BAS:$82,708.62)
BASF is the largest chemical producer in the world. BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. Their portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. "
target: Sculpteo
Sculpteo is an online 3D printing service in France. Sculpteo provides professional online 3D printing and laser cutting services for on-demand production of prototypes, individual products as well as short-run manufacturing. Sculpteo prints and ships 3D printed parts to anywhere in the world.
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announced 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Draft2Digital, will acquire Smashwords, Inc.

synopsis: Draft2Digital will acquire Smashwords, a free ebook publishing and distribution platform. The acquisition unites the industry’s two most innovative and author-friendly publishing platforms into one, enabling the new Draft2Digital to drive even greater success for authors, publishers, and sales partners.
buyer: Draft2Digital
Draft2Digital is the world’s leading publishing platform for self-published authors and independent presses. The company offers a broad suite of free and powerful automated and self-serve tools that authors and publishers can use to build and grow their publishing businesses. "
target: Smashwords, Inc.
Smashwords is a free ebook publishing and distribution platform. Smashwords makes it fast, free and easy for authors and publishers to distribute ebooks to the world's largest ebook retailers and library ebook platforms.
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announced 1/20/2021 via BusinessWire

Proto Labs, Inc., will acquire 3D Hubs

synopsis: Proto Labs, Inc., a global technology-enabled digital manufacturing leader, is to acquire 3D Hubs, Inc., a leading online manufacturing platform that provides engineers with on-demand access to a global network of approximately 240 premium manufacturing partners.
buyer: Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB:$441.08)
Protolabs is the world's fastest digital manufacturing source for rapid prototyping and on-demand production. The technology-enabled company produces custom parts and assemblies in as fast as 1 day with automated 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding processes. "
target: 3D Hubs
3D Hubs is an online manufacturing platform that offers businesses on-demand access to a global network of manufacturing partners. The platform offers a range of manufacturing services, including 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding and sheet metal fabrication services.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
$25
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13.2x
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closed 12/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Xometry, acquired Thomas Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: Xometry, the global marketplace for on-demand manufacturing, announced the acquisition of Thomas (Thomasnet.com®), a leader in product sourcing, supplier selection and digital marketing solutions.
buyer: Xometry (XMTR:$189.22)
Xometry is a leading digital marketplace for on-demand manufacturing, transforming one of the largest industries in the world. Xometry uses its proprietary technology to create a marketplace that enables buyers to efficiently source on-demand manufactured parts and assemblies. "
target: Thomas Publishing Company, Inc.
Thomas helps B2B buyers and industrial suppliers grow their businesses and their careers. They do so by providing the information, solutions and guidance they need to successfully navigate the digital industrial economy.
price ($mm)
$291
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
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closed 6/15/2022 via BNC Analysis

TBAuctions, acquired Klaravik AB

synopsis: TBAuctions, the Netherlands-based group of online auction companies including Troostwijk Auctions, BVA Auctions, PS Auctions and Auksjonen, has acquired a majority stake in Klaravik, a leading Swedish online auction platform, to support the company’s growth and European expansion.
buyer parent: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
buyer: TBAuctions
Based in the Netherlands, TBAuctions is a leading online auction platform and marketplace for second hand and second chance goods. TBAuctions auctions movable and immovable goods on behalf of third parties through ATLAS, its proprietary IT platform for intelligent auctioning. "
target: Klaravik AB
Headquartered in Karlstad, Sweden, Klaravik is one of the largest online auction houses for used machinery and process equipment. The Klaravik website gets more than 25 million visits annually, with about 70.000 lots auctioned annually.
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closed 12/23/2014 via PR Newswire

Trimble, acquired Iron Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held IRON Solutions, Inc. IRON Solutions provides market information, analytics-based intelligence and a cloud-based enterprise system to improve dealer and producer productivity.
buyer: Trimble (TRMB:$3,659.10)
Trimble Navigation Limited applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location: including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, and more. "
target: Iron Solutions, Inc.
IRON Solutions provides market intelligence and a suite of integrated, cloud-based enterprise services that drive efficiency to increase returns on investment for agricultural retailers, growers and agronomic advisors.
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closed 4/28/2022 via BusinessWire

BWZ Media, acquired Crozdesk

synopsis: Vancouver-based media company Black and White Zebra (BWZ), announced the acquisition of London, UK-based SaaS lead-generation company Crozdesk. Crozdesk.com is a discovery platform that makes the search for software simple.
buyer: BWZ Media
Founded in 2012, BWZ is an independent media tech company that exists to help people succeed at work. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., BWZ is the parent company for a number of major online publications that aim to provide people with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed professionally. "
target: Crozdesk
Crozdesk.com is a discovery platform that makes the search for software simple. Crozdesk has run lead generation, PPC and intent data campaigns for over 500 software vendors over the last three years, and uses AI to rank more than 13,000 software products across over 350 categories.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lightricks, acquired Popular Pays

synopsis: Lightricks is acquiring Popular Pays, a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free. The platform makes money by taking a percentage from brands' deals, and brands pay a SaaS fee depending on the level of service.
buyer: Lightricks
Lightricks is the developer behind subscription-based content creation apps Facetune and Enlight that leverages AI to let users fine-tune selfies by adjusting their proportions and manipulating lighting. "
target: Popular Pays
Popular Pays is a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free.
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announced 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hamster Garage, will acquire Swipehouse

synopsis: Hamster Garage, a leading partnerships and affiliate marketing agency, will acquire Swipehouse, an influencer marketplace connecting brands and creators. The acquisition positions Hamster Garage as the leading partnership marketing agency by allowing brands to connect with creators at scale.
buyer: Hamster Garage
Hamster Garage (HG) is a leading partnerships and affiliate management agency servicing global brands. HG goes beyond affiliate marketing to build world class partner programs. HG works with brands to launch and scale full fledged partner programs. "
target: Swipehouse
Swipehouse is one of the biggest social networks for TikTokers-with over a billion followers across its user base. Automating influencer campaigns and democratizing influencer campaigns, Swipehouse has launched hundreds of brands on TikTok while driving millions of conversions for clients.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired ITTIFY

synopsis: iMedia, a digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists, has acquired majority stakes in ITTIFY, owner and operator of a social influencer platform. Based in Malaysia, ITTIFY™ helps brands engage the right content creator to help generate buzz, drive traffic and spark real conversations.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: ITTIFY
ITTIFY™ helps brands engage the right content creator to help generate buzz, drive traffic and spark real conversations. Based in Malaysia, ITTIFY is the owner and operator of a social influencer platform.
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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Planet Ventures Inc., will acquire Cucu Sports Limited

synopsis: Planet Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Cucu Sports, a sports influencer mobile technology platform based in the United Kingdom. Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks.
buyer: Planet Ventures Inc. (TSXV:PXI:($0.59))
Planet Ventures Inc. is a public investment issuer listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, that is focused on investing in disruptive companies and industries that have high growth potential. "
target: Cucu Sports Limited
Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks. Their smart proprietary platform allows marketers to deliver their social media posts through the athletes’ social media.
price ($mm)
$0.33
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Blockescence plc, acquired ReachHero

synopsis: blockescence plc successfully acquired majority of the shares in the influencer and social media specialist ReachHero GmbH. The German company ReachHero has a leading platform solution for influencers and advertisers in Europe.
buyer: Blockescence plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Based in Malta, blockscence is a strategic investment holding company which focuses on a buy, build and sell strategy of fast-growing companies in consolidating TMT sectors. New technologies are proactively used to create USPs and efficiencies within the portfolio companies. "
target: ReachHero
ReachHero is the leading European online marketplace for micro and macro influencer campaigns. The German company makes exciting product placements in social media channels incredibly easy. The platform allows influencers to earn money by sharing products with their audience.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BusinessWire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Tapinfluence

synopsis: IZEA, Inc., operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, closed its previously announced acquisition of TapInfluence, Inc. TapInfluence is a leading platform and online marketplace for brands and agencies to execute influencer marketing campaigns.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: Tapinfluence
TapInfluence is the industry's leading SaaS platform that empowers consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Through Influencer Marketing Automation, they help brands put authenticity back into their messaging and communications by connecting them with trusted voices in their industry.
price ($mm)
$7.08
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Socialwire Co., Ltd., will acquire Find Model

synopsis: Socialwire Co., Ltd., a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses, will acquire Find Model, a Japanese online matching platform that connects companies and influencers. Find Model allows companies to easily find an influencer they can use in their influencer marketing campaigns.
buyer: Socialwire Co., Ltd. (TSE:3929:$34.31)
Socialwire is a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses. The company provides press release delivery services to companies, government agencies, and organizations. Their incubation business provides consulting services to companies in the start-up stages. "
target: Find Model
Find Model is a Japanese online matching platform that connects companies and influencers. The platform allows companies to easily find an influencer they can use in their influencer marketing campaigns. Find Model has over 1000 registered influencers that they pick from for every campaign.
price ($mm)
$2.40
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
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1.9x
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closed 12/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

AdCityMedia, acquired Bitlogic Media AB

synopsis: AdCityMedia, a leading provider of outdoor advertising services in Sweden, has acquired Bitlogic Media AB. Bitlogic Media AB is a Swedish company that is developing a global booking platform that connects owners of digital and analog media sites and the buyers of those media sites.
buyer: AdCityMedia (OM:ACM:$20.60)
AdCityMedia is active in the outdoor advertising market and is the leader of large digital format advertising in Sweden. The company has about 1,500 of its own media spaces and over 3,000 digital screens that they operate. "
target: Bitlogic Media AB
Bitlogic Media AB is a Swedish company that is developing a global booking platform that connects owners of digital and analog media sites and the buyers of those media sites.
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$0.47
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closed 3/29/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., acquired Namefy

synopsis: AppSwarm, Inc., a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of a novel ecommerce website, Namefy. Namefy creates beautiful, catchy company names for startups.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
target: Namefy
Namefy is a novel ecommerce website. They create beautiful, catchy company names for startups. Their team of naming experts can provide business name ideas within 24 hours. The names are created especially for their client’s business, it reflects what the company stands for.
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closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

PeopleBrowsr, acquired Empire Avenue

synopsis: Social enterprise provider PeopleBrowsr has acquired Empire Avenue. The company is a virtual stock market that users and brands could participate in with the goal of enhancing their social influence.
buyer: PeopleBrowsr
PeopleBrowsr, a San Francisco based company, is the creator of SocialOS™ - The Enterprise Platform for creating Instant Networks. SocialOS powers the .CEO and Kred Influence Networks, and .Best Top Level Domain. "
target: Empire Avenue
Empire Avenue is a virtual currency stock market game based on social media influence. Buy and Sell to peers, have fun on social media.
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closed 7/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Envato Pty Ltd., acquired Placeit

synopsis: Envato, a company that operates a handful of online marketplaces that sell creative assets for web designers, such as graphics, video and audio, has acquired Placeit, a mockup and design tool that allows its users to create beautiful visuals and marketing materials instantly and straight from their browsers.
buyer: Envato Pty Ltd.
Envato was founded in 2006 and operates a handful of online marketplaces that sell creative assets for web designers, such as graphics, video and audio, describing its service as "Netflix for designers". "
target: Placeit
Placeit is a mockup and design tool that allows its users to create beautiful visuals and marketing materials instantly and straight from their browsers. Placeit’s library features design templates for every occasion, a custom logo maker and every apparel mockup you can think of.
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closed 7/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Envato Pty Ltd., acquired Placeit

synopsis: Envato, a company that operates a handful of online marketplaces that sell creative assets for web designers, such as graphics, video and audio, has acquired Placeit, a mockup and design tool that allows its users to create beautiful visuals and marketing materials instantly and straight from their browsers.
buyer: Envato Pty Ltd.
Envato was founded in 2006 and operates a handful of online marketplaces that sell creative assets for web designers, such as graphics, video and audio, describing its service as "Netflix for designers". "
target: Placeit
Placeit is a mockup and design tool that allows its users to create beautiful visuals and marketing materials instantly and straight from their browsers. Placeit’s library features design templates for every occasion, a custom logo maker and every apparel mockup you can think of.
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