Like BookRix

announced 8/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Omega-Alpha SA, will acquire BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG signed an agreement to sell its 54 % stake in BookRix GmbH & Co KG, Munich. The purchaser is Omega-Alpha SA, Luxembourg. BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers.
buyer: Omega-Alpha SA
Omega-Alpha SA is a holding company based in Luxembourg. "
target parent: Bastei Luebbe
target: BookRix
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories and authors – all in one place.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Elliott Management Corp., acquired Wordery

synopsis: Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited, an investment management firm, has acquired Wordery, one of the largest online bookshops in the UK, from the Bertram Group. Wordery provides customers an alternative outlet to buy books from at the lowest prices, offering a variety of over 10 million books to over 100 countries.
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Elliott Management Corporation manages approximately $40.2 billion of assets. The Elliott funds' investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, high net worth individuals and families, and employees of the firm. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Wordery
Wordery is one of the largest online bookshops in the UK, providing customers with an alternative haven to buy the books at the lowest prices. The company offers a variety of over 10 million books and provides free delivery to over 100 countries.
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announced 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Legion Holdings, will acquire Abril

synopsis: Legion Holdings, a Brazilian investment firm owned by lawyer Fábio Carvalho, will acquire Abril, a Brazilian media company. Abril publishes 22 magazines in Brazil. Abril also operates GoRead, an online subscription platform for digital magazines, and CASACOR, an exhibition about interior design.
buyer: Legion Holdings
Legion Holdings is a Brazilian investment firm owned by Fábio Carvalho. Fábio Carvalho is a lawyer in Brazil. Fábio Carvalho focuses his business activities in the acquisition of companies in financial crisis, aiming to bring them back to the state of stability and growth. "
target: Abril
Abril is a Brazilian media company. The company publishes 22 magazines in Brazil. Abril sells 164 million publications a year and has a total of 22 million readers. Abril also operates GoRead, an online subscription platform for digital magazines, and CASACOR, an exhibition about interior design.
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announced 8/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Merlin Group S.A., will acquire Profit24

synopsis: The Merlin Group company has signed a preliminary purchase agreement of 100%. shares of Profit M, dealing in the sale of books and toys via the Internet. Profit24, part of Profit M, deals in the sale of books and toys via the internet through online stores. Profit M's sites consist of unchecked.pl, profit24.pl, mestro.pl and smarkacz .pl.
buyer: Merlin Group S.A. (WSE:MRG:$11.68)
Merlin Group develops e-commerce projects based on an integrated platform of complementary resources such as storage, IT platform, the competence of commercial marketing, customer service, and finance and accounting The main resources of the Merlin Group SA is an integrated platform of competence fo"
target: Profit24
Profit24, part of Profit M, deals in the sale of books and toys via the internet through online stores. Profit M's sites consist of unchecked.pl, profit24.pl, mestro.pl and smarkacz .pl.
price ($mm)
$4.74
rev ($mm)
$14
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closed 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Livraria Cultura S.A., acquired Estante Virtual

synopsis: Livraria Cultura announced that it has acquired Estante Virtual, which operates an online book marketplace in Latin America. Created in 2005, Estante Virtual is the largest online platform in Brazil in the trade of new and used books.
buyer: Livraria Cultura S.A.
Founded in 1947 as a bookstore, Livraria Cultura is a Brazilian multimedia retailer that sells books, CDs, DVDs, games, ebooks, and audiobooks. Livraria Cultura has 18 stores throughout Brazil, as well as an internet presence for online sales. "
target: Estante Virtual
Estante Virtual is the largest online platform in Brazil in the trade of new and used books. Estante Virtual connects thousands of vendors together to offer the greatest literary diversity, with an average savings of 52% compared to conventional bookstores.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

AnyCommerce, acquired iLoveRead.in

synopsis: AnyCommerce Chennai Pvt Ltd, the company behind goGrab.in, an online food ordering platform, has acquired iLoveRead.in, a portal that allows users to borrow books online, from Chennai-based M/s Life Online.
buyer: AnyCommerce
Founded in 2012, AnyCommerce is engaged in providing online restaurant search services. It also offers online grocery, ticket booking and home services. "
target: iLoveRead.in
iloveread.in is one of the first online libraries in India, serving customers and clients online and at schools and corporates. They are a portal that allows users to borrow books online, from Chennai-based M/s Life Online.
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closed 5/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bastei Luebbe, acquired BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG, a publically traded media company, has acquired a majority share of BookRix GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading self-publishing platforms in Germany. At present roughly 1,000 new eBooks are published each month on the platform. The eBooks distributed by BookRix via its proprietary platform reach its base of some 560,000 users.
buyer: Bastei Luebbe (DB:BST:$77.74)
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines. "
target: BookRix
BookRix GmbH & Co. KG is one of Germany's largest self-publishing platforms. As a shop-independent provider, BookRix delivers content from its authors to roughly 60 different stores - including market leaders Amazon and iTunes. It is also free.
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closed 12/1/2008 via BusinessWire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Abebooks.com

synopsis: Amazon.com, Inc. announced that, subject to closing conditions, it has reached an agreement to acquire AbeBooks. AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books, with over 110 million primarily used, rare and out-of-print books listed for sale by thousands of independent booksellers from around the world.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Abebooks.com
Abebooks.com is the world's largest online marketplace for books, with over 70 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles listed for sale by more than 13,000 independent booksellers from around the world.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

IGN Entertainment, Inc., acquired Humble Bundle

synopsis: IGN, the leading internet media company focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets, has acquired Humble Bundle, the indie games storefront best known for its pay-what-you-want bundles that raise money for charity.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media company focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Incorporated in 1999, IGN's first website launched in 1996. "
target: Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle is a digital storefront for video games and ebooks. Customers pay what they want for downloadable content and choose how much of that money goes towards charity.
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closed 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bookwire GmbH, acquired Distribuidora de Livros Digitais S.A.

synopsis: Establishing itself as what it says is now “by far the leading supplier for ebook distribution in Brazil,” Bookwire has acquired Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais (DLD). DLD provides digital book distribution and marketing services to the Brazilian publishing market.
buyer: Bookwire GmbH
Founded in Germany in 2009, Bookwire is an e-book aggregator specializing in the marketing of digital content on all existing and emerging sales channels around the world. "
target: Distribuidora de Livros Digitais S.A.
Brazil’s Distribuidora de Livros Digitais (DLD) was established in 2010 as a consortium of six large Brazilian publishers—L&PM, Objetiva, Planeta, Record, Rocco and Sextante—and most recently organized distribution and marketing of around 10,000 ebooks.
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closed 12/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kompas Gramedia Group, acquired Scoop

synopsis: Kompas Gramedia, Indonesia’s largest media group and bookstore chain, announced that it has acquired Scoop, an emerging e-book startup. Scoop’s platform will complement Gramedia.com, the flagship e-commerce platform by Kompas Gramedia that sells stationary, household products and books.
buyer: Kompas Gramedia Group
Kompas Gramedia is Indonesia’s largest media group and bookstore chain. "
target: Scoop
Scoop is an emerging e-book startup. Scoop has been downloaded by six million users, who can browse various publication from Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, Brazil and the UK.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rakuten Kobo Inc., acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media)

synopsis: Kobo Rakuten, the company that produces the Kobo e-reader and is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks, has acquired Shelfie (Bitlit Media), an app that allowed users to catalog their personal libraries, and purchase discounted ebook editions based on the physical copies they already own.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target: Shelfie (Bitlit Media)
BitLit Media Inc. provides the Shelfie mobile application that helps users to get a free or discounted eBook of a print book they own. Its application allows users to read eBook on various devices, including Kobo, Nook, and Kindle or iPad. Shelfie works with over 1,200 publishers.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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announced 11/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire ComicBlitz

synopsis: Cinedigm announced an agreement to acquire ComicBlitz, a subscription based service, that offers users unlimited access to the greatest digital comic book content for one monthly price. Soon to be available on all iOS, Android, and web devices.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: ComicBlitz
ComicBlitz is a subscription based service, that offers users unlimited access to the greatest digital comic book content for one monthly price. Soon to be available on all iOS, Android, and web devices.
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closed 8/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Walmart, acquired Flipkart

synopsis: Walmart Inc. and Flipkart Group ("Flipkart") announced the closing of the agreements for Walmart to become the largest shareholder in the Flipkart Group. The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$562,839.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit their more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. "
target: Flipkart
The Flipkart Group is one of India’s largest e-commerce marketplace and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, and PhonePe. Flipkart has enabled millions to be a part of India's e-commerce revolution, offering over 80 million products across 80+ categories.
price ($mm)
$16,000*
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$4,600
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announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world's most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of Ticketfly, Inc., a leading live events technology company, to create the definitive music platform for connecting fans, artists and event promoters.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters book top talent, sell more tickets, and increase in-venue revenue.
price ($mm)
$450
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closed 9/23/2013 via Company Press Release

SevenVentures GmbH, acquired Mydays GmbH

synopsis: Seven Ventures, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network, has acquired the majority of mydays.de, a leading provider of online gifting services in Germany.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: SevenVentures GmbH
Seven Ventures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media houses of Europe and Germany's largest television network. "
target: Mydays GmbH
Mydays GmbH offers online gifting services in Germany. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.
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closed 9/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired SideTour

synopsis: Groupon, a global leader in local commerce, announced the acquisition of SideTour, a marketplace that helps people discover, book and host great local activities.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: SideTour
SideTour provides a community marketplace where people can discover, book, and host amazing experiences and activities. The company was founded in June 2011 and is headquartered in New York City.
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

BookMyShow.com, acquired Ticketgreen.com

synopsis: BookMyShow.com announced the acquisition of Chennai-based Ticketgreen.com entertainment ticketing portal. Ticketgreen.com offers a range of services like providing information and ticket booking facilities on various entertainment options.
buyer: BookMyShow.com
BookMyShow.com offers ticketing for cinemas and plays online. The service is also available across 10 cites in India through a single number 39895050. With a boom in technology, customers can now book tickets through an Automated Speech Recognition system. "
target: Ticketgreen.com
Ticketgreen.com provides comprehensive information about entertainment opportunities in & around India and facilitate booking tickets to let users make full use of that information online.
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announced 8/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Omega-Alpha SA, will acquire BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG signed an agreement to sell its 54 % stake in BookRix GmbH & Co KG, Munich. The purchaser is Omega-Alpha SA, Luxembourg. BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers.
buyer: Omega-Alpha SA
Omega-Alpha SA is a holding company based in Luxembourg. "
target parent: Bastei Luebbe
target: BookRix
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories and authors – all in one place.
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closed 5/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bastei Luebbe, acquired BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG, a publically traded media company, has acquired a majority share of BookRix GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading self-publishing platforms in Germany. At present roughly 1,000 new eBooks are published each month on the platform. The eBooks distributed by BookRix via its proprietary platform reach its base of some 560,000 users.
buyer: Bastei Luebbe (DB:BST:$77.74)
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines. "
target: BookRix
BookRix GmbH & Co. KG is one of Germany's largest self-publishing platforms. As a shop-independent provider, BookRix delivers content from its authors to roughly 60 different stores - including market leaders Amazon and iTunes. It is also free.
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announced 8/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Omega-Alpha SA, will acquire BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG signed an agreement to sell its 54 % stake in BookRix GmbH & Co KG, Munich. The purchaser is Omega-Alpha SA, Luxembourg. BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers.
buyer: Omega-Alpha SA
Omega-Alpha SA is a holding company based in Luxembourg. "
target parent: Bastei Luebbe
target: BookRix
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories and authors – all in one place.
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
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$3.20
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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announced 11/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Maslow Media Group, Inc., will acquire Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.

synopsis: The Maslow Media Group, a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions, will acquire the assets of Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc. (IQS), a leader in business enterprise software testing. IQS is a full-service Software Quality Management solutions provider, offering a wide range of Quality Management services.
buyer: Maslow Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:RLBY:$38.35)
Maslow Media Group is a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions that leverage integration with customer systems using secure, cloud-based technology. Maslow has built a synergistic portfolio of staffing and technology companies to complement its services and solutions. "
target: Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.
Intelligent Quality Solutions, Inc. (IQS) is a professional services and solutions provider that focuses exclusively on Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). IQS provides cost-effective technical, process, and staffing solutions that enable clients to achieve their quality goals.
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announced 1/5/2008 via Company Press Release

ECI Partners, will acquire ILG Digital

synopsis: In a deal that values i-level Group in excess of £45 million, ECI will have a 60% stake in ilG, with the remaining shareholding being held by the existing management through significant reinvestment, allowing ilG to maintain its independence.
buyer: ECI Partners
ECI is one of the longest established private equity groups in the UK, specialising in buyouts, buy-ins and development capital deals valued between £10 and £150 million. We have provided finance to more than 250 companies over the last two decades. "
target: ILG Digital
ilG Digital is the holding company for i-level Ltd and Generator Consulting Ltd and Premier Affiliate Network. As UK's largest specialist digital media agency, with annual billings in excess of 80million, and a staff of 120, i-level plans and buys digital media for a wide range of blue chip clients.
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closed 6/26/2006 via BusinessWire

AcXess Inc., acquired Innovative Software Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AcXess, Inc., the first company to make FORTUNE 100-class business continuity solutions affordable for small and medium-sized enterprises, has completed a reverse acquisition of Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. AcXess's common stock now trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "INIV".
buyer: AcXess Inc.
AcXess Inc., with locations in Boca Raton, Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, is the founding Managed Business Continuity Services Provider using the Citrix Access strategy combined with its own intellectual property for small to medium enterprises in North America. "
target: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or merge with an operating entity.
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closed 10/2/2009 via Capital IQ

Riverdale Capital, Ltd., acquired Enterprise Domains, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Properties Group, a subsidiary of Riverdale Capital Ltd., cancelled the acquisition of Enterprise Domains Inc.
buyer: Riverdale Capital, Ltd. (RICP:$0.00)
Riverdale Capital, Ltd. is a company specializing in the acquisition, development, and sale of software and web based services through revenue generating internet websites. "
target: Enterprise Domains, Inc.
Enterprise Domains Inc. is a company specializing in the purchase, holding, and selling of valuable domain name intellectual property in a quickly shrinking market of available space.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Edulink, Inc., acquired Mega Media Group, Inc

synopsis: Mega Media Group, Inc. and EduLink, Inc. announced that on August 11th a definitive share exchange agreement was reached in which EduLink, Inc. acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of Mega Media Group, Inc. Upon the issuance of the Edulink shares set forth above, Mega Media Group, Inc. will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of EduLink
buyer: Edulink, Inc.
EduLink operates its business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mega Media Group, Inc., which is a multi-media holding company operating its business through its subsidiaries. "
target: Mega Media Group, Inc
Mega Media Group, Inc. is a multimedia entertainment holding company with subsidiaries that offer a broad range of services. The divisions include talent management, music publishing, recording, music production and distribution, video production, radio broadcasting, and Russian ethnic programming.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Attachmate Group will be merged with Micro Focus International Limited,

synopsis: The Attachmate Group, a privately-held software holding company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus, a company that provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited (LSE:MCRO:$3,145.50)
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes."
target: Attachmate Group
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Attachmate Group is a privately-held software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of their customers. Their principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,184 [$2,354]
rev ($mm)
$958
EBITDA ($mm)
$173
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Attachmate Corporation

synopsis: An investment group led by Golden Gate Capital, Francisco Partners and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Attachmate Corp., of Bellevue, Wash.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Francisco Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate's leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

synopsis: Al Aman Investment, which is a subsidiary of The Securities House, announced it has completed the acquisition of First Education Company, a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
buyer parent: The Securities House
buyer: Al Aman Investment (KWSE:ALAMAN:$16.21)
Al Aman investment Company is a Public Kuwaiti Shareholding Company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange under the ticker “Al Aman”. The idea behind the establishment of Al Aman in 2005 was to create an institution for Sharia compliant wealth management with unlimited growth potential. "
target: First Education Company
First Education Company is a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city, Kuwait. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Live Youth Sports Network, acquired FonU2

synopsis: Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet, has acquired majority interest of FONU2 Inc., a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies.
buyer: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event. "
target: FonU2 (OTCPK:FONU:$0.02)
FONU2 Inc. is a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies. The company trades under the stock symbol: FONU.
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