Like MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired Busy Pixel Media

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Busy Pixel Media (“BPM”), a leading digital media company. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Busy Pixel Media
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces. Their global audience includes influential consumers from around the world.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Togo Group, acquired OvernightRVParking.com, LLC

synopsis: Togo Group, the road-based travel technology company, has acquired OvernightRVParking.com. Founded in 2008, Overnight RV Parking has grown to be the largest, most accurate, and most authoritative database of free RV parking locations in North America, and is unique in its careful review and validation of submitted location details.
buyer: Togo Group (:$11,048.69)
Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism. The Togo RV Companion App provides users with a set of tools focused on improving the RV experience, including GPS navigation, high-value member discounts, access to free boondocking locations and more."
target: OvernightRVParking.com, LLC
OvernightRVParking.com is the most accurate, complete, and authoritative database of free overnight RV parking locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company carefully vets each listing to ensure accuracy and has amassed over 14,000 locations.
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

NextStage SCA, acquired NaturaBuy

synopsis: NaturaBuy SAS, the marketplace for small ads and the purchase/sale of hunting, fishing and outdoor items, has been acquired by NextStage, a private equity fund based in Paris. Mondadori France was the seller.
buyer: NextStage SCA (ENXTPA:NEXTS:$5.23)
NextStageAM is an independent management company and one of the pioneers and leaders in the provision of growth capital in France. NextStageAM is specialized in investing and financing the growth of SMEs and mid-sized businesses (MSBs) that are “champions” in their respective fields. "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: NaturaBuy
NaturaBuy is the first French auction site and classified ads specializing in the world of hunting, fishing and outdoor and nature recreation.
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$3
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mahindra First Choice, will acquire CarandBike

synopsis: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company, will acquire CarandBike.com from New Delhi Television, the most watched, credible and respected news network in India. CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India.
buyer parent: Mahindra Group
buyer: Mahindra First Choice
Mahindra First Choice is India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company. Mahindra First Choice sells high quality used cars to its customers with hassle free documentation & car transfers. The company has more than 1700 outlets in over 810 cities in India. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: CarandBike
CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India. CarandBike also strives to keep its users updated with the latest info from the global automotive industry. They list over 42 manufacturers and 336 models to help users to make an informed choice.
price ($mm)
$4.29
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$1
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closed 4/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Kapok Marketing, acquired ChopperExchange and CycleCrunch

synopsis: Kapok Marketing, an Internet marketing, social media, and web design and development firm, has acquired ChopperExchange, the largest American V-twin motorcycle classifieds website in the United States, and CycleCrunch, a classifieds website for all motorcycle makes and models, which was launched as a sister website of ChopperExchange.
buyer: Kapok Marketing
Kapok Marketing is an Internet marketing, social media, and web design and development firm based in Saint Petersburg, FL. Kapok Marketing guarantees to provide small businesses information and tools necessary to succeed in any industry. "
target parent: Marco Polo Publications
target: ChopperExchange and CycleCrunch
ChopperExchange is an online classifieds website for American V-twin motorcycles founded in 2003. CycleCrunch, a sister website to ChopperExchange, has been helping individuals and dealers buy and sell new and pre-owned motorcycles online since 2012.
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announced 10/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, will acquire Boot24.com

synopsis: Boats Group, which owns and operates the leading online boating marketplaces around the world, will acquire Boot24.com, the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com offers over 30,000 new and used boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions. "
target: Boot24.com
Boot24.com is the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com provides users with an easy way to buy and sell used and new boats. Their platform offers over 30,000 boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
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closed 7/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Barrett-Jackson, acquired Collector Car Network, Inc

synopsis: Barrett-Jackson Holdings has acquired Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show. The acquisition furthers Barrett-Jackson’s mission to grow the collector car market through strategic alignment of world-class brands and customer service.
buyer: Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. "
target: Collector Car Network, Inc
The Collector Car Network provides a suite of online brands encompassing a combined community of over 5 million monthly online visitors. The company's brands include ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Marinanow Srl, acquired MooringSpot

synopsis: Marinanow, an online booking platform for Mediterranean marinas, has announced its acquisition of MooringSpot, the Monaco based market leader in berth marketing and booking. MooringSpot is a point of reference for clients searching for a homeport or a long-term berth rental in the Mediterranean, whether for a sailing boat or a superyacht.
buyer: Marinanow Srl
Marinanow is the online community where sailors from all over the world meet to exchange experiences and to look for and reserve boats, berths and a whole lot more. Marinanow's search engine that can help users find and book berths in marinas thoughout the Mediterranean. "
target: MooringSpot
MooringSpot is a website where people can find berths advertised in order to have a home port, which are often difficult to find in popular yachting destinations. It is a simple and low-cost solution to broker and negotiate the right to occupy a berth over a number of years.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired SlipSure

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, announced that it acquired SlipSure, the largest app for instant and same day boater bookings. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, serves boaters across the U.S. and internationally. Snag-A-Slip aims to showcase its marina partners and connect transient boaters with available slips more easily. "
target: SlipSure
SlipSure is a free app for same day instant booking of a slip or mooring. Using a boat's specifications, SlipSure provides a marina's availability and price. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beds on Board Limited, acquired Boatyng

synopsis: Beds on Board, a Hampshire firm has established itself as the world's leading boat accommodation after taking over a French rival Boatyng. Boatyng is a peer-to-peer boat accommodation rental website, founded in Nice, France. Boatyng accommodation fleet ranges from a houseboat with view of the Eiffel Tower to a superyacht in the Riviera.
buyer: Beds on Board Limited
Lymington-based Beds on Board, established in 2015 on the Airbnb model, is a peer-to-peer platform which links up boat owners with people who'd like to spend some time afloat. "
target: Boatyng
Boatyng is a peer-to-peer boat accommodation rental website, founded in Nice, France. Boatyng accommodation fleet ranges from a houseboat with view of the Eiffel Tower to a superyacht in the Riviera.
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closed 5/6/2020 via PR Web

QL Gaming Group, acquired Accuscore

synopsis: The QL Gaming Group (QLGG), a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform, has acquired Accuscore, a sports simulation company. Accuscore covers all major US sports and 13 global soccer leagues. Their predictions are used for sports betting and fantasy sports to help their subscribers choose the right team.
buyer: QL Gaming Group
The QL Gaming Group (QLGG) is a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform. QLGG’s mission is to educate sports fans through data-driven products. They offer products for sports betting, daily fantasy sports, and season long fantasy sports. "
target: Accuscore
Accuscore is a sports simulation company that accurately simulates sporting events prior to their scheduled time. Accuscore covers all major US sports and 13 global soccer leagues. Their predictions are used for sports betting and fantasy sports to help their subscribers choose the right team.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Hometalk, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Hometalk, a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire The Streamable

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire The Streamable, the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable provides information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: The Streamable
The Streamable is the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable helps cord-cutters to find the best media streaming services and devices. They provide information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Threadloom, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Threadloom, a company that aims to restore authenticity to the Internet. Threadloom helps sites to increase their affiliate revenue. Their free browser extension takes raw product reviews from forums all over the web and brings them to shoppers.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Threadloom, Inc.
Threadloom is a company that aims to restore authenticity to the Internet. Threadloom helps sites to increase their affiliate revenue. Their free browser extension, Primary, takes raw product reviews buried deep in forums all over the web and brings them to shoppers in an easy-to-use interface.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired ProBoards, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based VerticalScope Holdings Inc. has acquired ProBoards, a platform that allows users to create and operate their own online communities for free. ProBoards' platform supports hundreds of individual communities covering a wide range of subjects and represents an exciting new growth driver for VerticalScope.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: ProBoards, Inc.
ProBoards is the largest host of free forums on the Internet, providing the best forums and customer service to help online communities thrive. Since its launch, ProBoards' proprietary software has led the industry in feature advancements and continues to set the mark for innovation.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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announced 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire RedFlagDeals.com

synopsis: Yellow Pages Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the assets related to the operation of its RedFlagDeals division to VerticalScope Inc. RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: RedFlagDeals.com
RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians. They publish thousands of deals and coupons across more than 70 categories. The company has full-time staff dedicated to finding deals, coupons and freebies.
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closed 6/27/2018 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Fixya Ltd.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announces that it has acquired leading Do-it-Yourself Help site Fixya.com. The transaction adds to VerticalScope's stable of Home and Garden, Contractor and DIY sites.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Web

VerticalScope Inc., acquired VarageSale, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announced that it has acquired VarageSale, the community-focused buy and sell website and mobile app. VarageSale was founded in 2012 to provide a safer, more local way to buy and sell online.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. Established in 1999, VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals and enthusiast forum Websites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: VarageSale, Inc.
VarageSale is the family-friendly app to buy and sell used items locally. Founded in 2012, VarageSale has evolved into a worldwide movement that helps families stretch their household budget. The platform is 100% free to use through their website and mobile app.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2014 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Topify

synopsis: Versatile Solutions, a subsidiary of VerticalScope Inc., one of the world's largest owners and operators of online community web sites, announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Topify Inc., a Chicago-based developer of a specialized mobile applications for forum website users.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Topify
Topify Inc set out to create a free seamless mobile forum experience for the masses. The release of version 2.0 is set to introduce a world class mobile forum experience to forum users. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 by seasoned forum alumni Raymond Lyle, Oleg Ignatiuk and Jack Bafia.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired TidalFish.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., the leader in online enthusiast community publishing, announced that it has acquired TidalFish.com, the premier saltwater fishing site. TidalFish.com’s highly engaged community members share fishing reports, post photos, discuss tackle and boats, and research product purchases.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: TidalFish.com
TidalFish.com is an saltwater fishing site. The portal allows members to share fishing reports, post photos, discuss tackle and boats, and research product purchases.
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closed 3/15/2012 via Market Wire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Mautofied, Inc.

synopsis: Online automotive media powerhouse VerticalScope Inc. announced the purchase of Mautofied, Inc., an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. Mautofied.com allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Mautofied, Inc.
Mautofied is an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. The website, www.mautofied.com, allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., purchased Modified Automotive Group from VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc., America's leading targeted media company, announced that its Enthusiast Media Segment acquired Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc.’s Modified Automotive Group, publisher of Modified Magazine, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Modified Mustangs Magazine, and their related event partnerships and websites.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
seller: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Endless LLP, acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Endless rescued Encanta from insolvency following the administration of its parent company in Jan. 2006. We had confidence in Encanta as a standalone business and in the ability of its management team and were the only investors capable of acting quickly enough to secure their future.
buyer: Endless LLP
Endless is an independent private equity house. We were established in December 2005 and have raised a fund of £135million to invest in management buy-outs and turnaround opportunities. Our team is based in the UK and we have offices in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. "
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
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closed 9/12/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Beckett, acquired NOXX Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Beckett has acquired NoXX Technologies, a collector-first platform, helping collectors derive insights from their assets and connect with their community. NoXX's technology will be integrated into Beckett Collect, the industry's first all-in-one platform that allows collectors to easily add cards, manage their collection, and more.
buyer: Beckett
Beckett provides the most amazing products and services on the planet for collectors. With over 30 years experience assembling the industry's most comprehensive collectibles database, Beckett is uniquely positioned to become the world's premier alternative assets platform. "
target: NOXX Technologies Inc.
NoXX is a collector-first platform, helping collectors derive insights from their assets, connect with their community, and discover everything the fragmented industry has to offer. NoXX's goal is to provide a social identity hub for collectors.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ostance, Inc., will acquire Shumee-to Club

synopsis: Ostance, a talent agency in Japan, will acquire Shumee-to Club from DeNA, a Japanese developer of mobile and online services. Shumee-to Club is a social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
buyer: Ostance, Inc.
Ostance is a talent agency in Japan. Ostance manages a portfolio of performers, singers, dancers, choreographers, and content creators. Ostance supports their artists to make their dreams come true. Ostance offers wedding, entertainment, senior entertainment, and advertising services. "
target parent: DeNA Global, Inc.
target: Shumee-to Club
Shumee-to Club is the largest social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$189.14)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire Group Nine Media Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, owner of Vox, The Verge, New York magazine and other digital media sites, is acquiring Group Nine Media. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$3.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: DMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leaf Group
Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified consumer internet company that builds enduring, digital-first brands that reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6).
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$37.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.89
EBIT ($mm)
$3.58
Net Income ($mm)
$2.68
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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