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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 7/26/2006 via BusinessWire

eNom, Inc., acquired BulkRegister L.L.C.

synopsis: eNom, Inc., has completed the purchase of the business and operations of BulkRegister LLC. Already one of the largest registrars in the world in terms of domain names under management, the addition of BulkRegister gives eNom an additional 1.5 million domain names, and 35,000 bulk membership customers.
buyer parent: Demand Media, Inc.
buyer: eNom, Inc.
eNom is an ICANN accredited company offering world-class Internet domain name services at competitive prices. eNom specializes in domain name registration and related services, and is the #1 reseller registrar, according to Name Intelligence(R), with the largest and most active distribution network."
target parent: Alabanza Corporation
target: BulkRegister L.L.C.
If you’re like most businesses, your domain names can be priceless. They allow potential customers to find you. They reflect your branding investment. They represent your online storefront real estate.
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closed 6/14/2005 via PR Newswire

Trend Micro Inc., acquired Kelkea, Inc.

synopsis: Trend Micro Inc., a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced it has acquired Kelkea Inc. a leading authority on IP filtering and reputation services, by Trend Micro's United States subsidiary.
buyer: Trend Micro Inc. (TSE:4704:$1,496.11)
Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and managed service providers. "
target: Kelkea, Inc.
Kelkea Reputation Services, based on the world's first and largest IP reputation database with ratings for more than 1.5 billion IP addresses, dynamically block spam, phishing and spyware attacks.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

MotoPress, acquired Gutenix

synopsis: MotoPress, a developer of WordPress plugins and themes, has acquired Ukraine-based Gutenix, a high-quality multipurpose WordPress theme that was designed as a Gutenberg-first solution. The acquisition of Gutenix affirms MotoPress's dedication to invest and contribute to Gutenberg as the WordPress stronghold.
buyer: MotoPress
MotoPress creates innovative and healthy digital solutions for small and midsize businesses. The company's multipurpose WordPress plugins and themes, which include Content Editor, WordPress Hotel Booking, and Vacation Rental, deliver the best quality and services to end-users and developers. "
target: Gutenix
Ukraine-based Gutenix is a high-quality multipurpose WordPress theme that was designed as a Gutenberg-first solution. The theme ships with the dedicated starter template libraries for popular WordPress page builders, giving users the flexibility to choose a design and a customization toolset.
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closed 4/10/2018 via BusinessWire

npm, Inc., acquired ^Lift Security

synopsis: npm, Inc., which runs the world’s largest software registry and maintains the npm software package management application, has acquired ^Lift Security, curator of the public Node Security Platform database, which furnishes valuable data about JavaScript vulnerabilities to other developers and security vendors at no cost.
buyer: npm, Inc.
npm, Inc. maintains the npm package manager for JavaScript and hosts the world’s largest software registry. npm has been embraced by millions of developers worldwide for client- and server-side applications as diverse as IoT, mobile development, financial services and aerospace. "
target: ^Lift Security
The ^Lift Security team has curated and maintained the public Node Security Platform database, which furnishes valuable data about JavaScript vulnerabilities to other developers and security vendors at no cost. ^Lift customers include Netflix, Mozilla, Morningstar, Intuit and Redfin.
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closed 7/19/2017 via PE Hub

CCMI, acquired FiberLocator

synopsis: CCMI, a provider of telecom data and information, has acquired FiberLocator from New England Fiber, Inc., one of the nation’s top telecommunications brokerage and consulting firms. FiberLocator operates as an online SaaS fiber mapping database that gives access to telecom research data that’s difficult to find all in one place.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CCMI
CCMI is the choice of the leading telecom companies in the industry and is a trusted source for telecom data and information. They have delivered high-quality services and events to communication services providers and enterprise end-users since 1971. "
target parent: New England Fiber, Inc.
target: FiberLocator
FiberLocator operates as an online SaaS fiber mapping database. FiberLocator gives access to telecom research data that’s difficult to find all in one place. FiberLocator saves time and serves as a at-the-ready research and planning tool for any telecom or data center project.
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closed 8/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Moz, Inc., acquired SERPscape

synopsis: Moz, Inc., a company that develops inbound marketing software, provides robust APIs for link data and social influence, and hosts the web's most vibrant community of online marketers, has acquired SERPscape, a dataset and tool that contains data on 40,000,000 US search results.
buyer: Moz, Inc.
Moz develops inbound marketing software, provides robust APIs for link data and social influence, and hosts the web's most vibrant community of online marketers. The company is based in Washington. "
target: SERPscape
SERPscape is a dataset and tool that contains data on 40,000,000 US search results and includes an API capable of querying loads of interesting data about what appears in those results (e.g. the relative presence of a domain, keywords that particular pages rank for, and search rankings by industry).
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closed 3/18/2014 via Market Wire

Ensighten, acquired Tagman

synopsis: Ensighten, the fastest-growing enterprise data and tag management provider and company behind the Agile Marketing Platform, announced it acquired TagMan, the pioneer tag management and attribution company.
buyer: Ensighten
Ensighten offers the industry’s first Real-Time™ Tag Management System built for the needs of enterprise websites. An intuitive interface empowers digital marketers to easily add, remove, or modify any third-party digital marketing tag or pixel in real-time, without IT or agency dependency. "
target: Tagman
TagMan is the pioneering global Tag Management System, Marketing Data and Marketing Attribution provider. Since 2007, digital marketers have relied on TagMan to improve website performance and harness third party vendor tags.
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closed 12/8/2010 via BusinessWire

Monotype Imaging, acquired Ascender Fonts.com

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, announced it has acquired Ascender Corp., a privately held font provider with long-standing relationships with several leading brands including Google and Microsoft.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype Imaging combines technology with design to help the world communicate. Monotype Imaging brings text imaging and graphical user interface capabilities to consumer electronics devices such as laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, navigation devices, e-book readers and consumer appliances. "
target: Ascender Fonts.com
Ascender Corporation is a leading provider of advanced font products specializing in type design, font development and licensing. Ascender provides multilingual, custom font development for a wide range of customers including creative professionals, enterprises and hardware & software developers.
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Optus, will acquire Hivint Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Optus, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, will acquire Hivint, an Australian consultancy firm which provides professional services within the field of cyber security, spanning technical, governance, risk and compliance services.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia. Optus provides mobile, telephony, internet, satellite, entertainment and business network services to more than 10 million customers every day. "
target: Hivint Pty Ltd.
Hivint is an Australian consultancy firm which provides professional services within the field of cyber security, spanning technical, governance, risk and compliance services. They also offer Security Colony, a SaaS platform that provides access to a library of security resources.
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closed 4/1/2021 via PR Web

FieldCamp, acquired ZooBe

synopsis: FieldCamp, a premier field service management software provider announced its acquisition of ZooBe, the leading knowledge-sharing platform for field services. ZooBe offers free access to the most useful information and knowledge on field services and cloud-based software.
buyer: FieldCamp
FieldCamp is a field service management software that helps field service businesses with complete automation of operations that results in increased efficiency, streamlined processes and better workforce management. "
target: ZooBe
Zoobe.com is knowledge-sharing platform that was used to educate people about field services and field service scheduling software. The platform offers free access to the most useful information and knowledge on field services and cloud-based software.
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closed 5/22/2006 via BusinessWire

TouchStone Software, acquired Driverzone.com

synopsis: TouchStone Software Corporation today announced that it has acquired Driverzone.com, one of the Internet's premier Device Driver resource web sites. The acquisition includes the domain name and Driverzone.com's device driver library.
buyer: TouchStone Software
TouchStone Software Corporation is a leading developer of innovative software designed to help people use complex technologies. The company’s products, which include BIOS Agent, BIOS Wizard and Driver Agent, are distributed worldwide via the Internet. "
target: Driverzone.com
Driverzone.com, is basically a one man show, that would be me Barry Fanion. I came up with the idea for Driverzone.com almost by accident.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
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closed 8/21/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mavrck, acquired GroupHigh

synopsis: Mavrck, the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform, has acquired GroupHigh, a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process.
buyer: Mavrck
Mavrck is the all-in-one, advanced influencer marketing platform enabling companies to harness the power of social proof that consumers trust today. Marketers use Mavrck to discover and collaborate with influencers to create trusted content and insights for customer journey touchpoints at scale. "
target: GroupHigh
GroupHigh is a marketing software platform used by more than 400 agencies and brands to identify bloggers, social media profiles, and manage the outreach marketing process. Their clients include major PR agencies, online marketing firms, and many of the top brands in the world.
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closed 8/25/2003 via BusinessWire

The Thomson Corporation, acquired Techstreet Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Corporation announced that it has acquired Techstreet, Inc.--a digital content delivery company that provides full-text industry standards and specifications to engineers, researchers, and technical and information professionals worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: The Thomson Corporation (TRI:$5,921.00)
The Thomson Corporation is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users. "
target: Techstreet Inc.
Techstreet provides mission-critical information resources and information management tools for technical professionals. Through our web site, customers can find and purchase from over 500,000 technical information titles including one of the world's largest collections of industry standards and sp
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closed 4/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Gnip, inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Gnip, the social data provider that has long provided access to public Twitter data, and that has deepened its relationship with the social network over the years through a series of product and partnership announcements.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Gnip, inc.
Founded in 2008, Gnip created the first realtime social media data delivery platform. As the leading provider of social media data for enterprise applications, Gnip facilitates access to dozens of social media sources through a single application programming interface (API).
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closed 12/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Brandwatch, acquired PeerIndex

synopsis: Brandwatch, the leading social intelligence tech company, announced its acquisition of PeerIndex, provider of the most transparent influencer mapping technology ever built. The acquisition includes ownership of the world's largest independent Twitter author database. The entire PeerIndex team of 10 will join Brandwatch immediately.
buyer: Brandwatch
Brandwatch is a leading social intelligence company. Its social media listening and analytics technology platforms gather millions of online conversations every day and provides users with the tools to analyze them, empowering brands and agencies to make smarter, data-driven business decisions. "
target: PeerIndex
PeerIndex was founded on the belief that people power the social web. They have built an index of over 300m Twitter profiles – technology designed to track audiences, turning big data into human insights and helping clients identify the influencers and content that really matter to them.
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closed 5/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired RelSci

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the global B2B information service provider of price discovery, essential market intelligence, and events, has acquired Relationship Science ("RelSci"), a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a global business-to-business information services business. They provide price discovery, essential market intelligence and events. The company manages a portfolio of businesses in markets where information, data, and convening market participants are valued."
target: RelSci
RelSci is a global relationship-mapping data provider serving financial, professional services, and not-for-profit organisations. Its proprietary software enables clients to easily identify and act upon their relationships across a range of core use-cases.
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closed 10/21/2009 via BusinessWire

Rapid7, LLC, acquired Metasploit

synopsis: Rapid7, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance and penetration testing solutions, announced the acquisition of Metasploit, the principal organization behind the open source penetration testing framework and world’s largest database of public, tested exploits, the Metasploit Project.
buyer: Rapid7, LLC (RPD:$411.49)
Rapid7 is the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance, and penetration testing solutions, delivering actionable intelligence about an organization’s entire IT environment. "
target: Metasploit
Metasploit provides useful information to people who perform penetration testing, IDS signature development, and exploit research. This project was created to provide information on exploit techniques and to create a useful resource for exploit developers and security professionals.
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closed 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

BIZX, LLC, acquired Slashdot Media

synopsis: DHI Group, Inc. announced that it completed the sale of Slashdot Media, the global leader in professional technology communities, to BIZX, LLC, a highly profitable and rapidly growing web media company and web publisher. Slashdot Media's brands include Slashdot and SourceForge.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX is a highly profitable and rapidly growing web media company and web publisher. They own and operate hundreds of popular web portals in a number of verticals including travel, telecommunications, tech, and business with nearly 5,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target parent: DHI Group, Inc.
target: Slashdot Media
Slashdot Media is the global leader in professional technology communities. Slashdot Media’s brands include Slashdot and SourceForge. These technology sites provide access to tools, software and forums for enterprise IT professionals working in all industries and companies.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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announced 9/15/2020 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire SkyVerge

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, will acquire SkyVerge, a leading WooCommerce product developer. SkyVerge advances GoDaddy's WordPress strategy and enhances its ability to deliver intuitive eCommerce experiences that help everyday entrepreneurs sell online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy is empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing all of the help and tools to succeed online. With 20 million customers worldwide, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: SkyVerge
SkyVerge designs and develops premium eCommerce software, including high-performance apps and plugins, taking care to ensure stability and ease-of-use. The company has built over 60 WooCommerce extensions and four Shopify apps, and several custom software projects.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Over, Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy, a leading internet domain registrar and web hosting company, will acquire Over, a mobile app that makes it easy and fun to build a brand and promote a business. Over enables small business owners, entrepreneurs, and influencers to create beautiful, eye-catching designs, photos, and videos that will help their brand stand out.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy is a leading internet domain registrar and web hosting company. GoDaddy gives people an easy, affordable way to get their ideas online. They have helped millions of people turn their ideas into reality, from surf shop owners in California to fashion bloggers in Croatia. "
target: Over, Inc.
Over is a mobile app that makes it easy and fun to build a brand and promote a business. Over enables small business owners, entrepreneurs, and influencers to create beautiful, eye-catching designs, photos, and videos that will help their brand stand out.
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closed 4/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Sellbrite

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired Sellbrite, a company that enables brands and retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sellbrite
Sellbrite enables brands & retailers to list and sell products effortlessly across multiple online sales channels and gain centralized control over inventory and orders. Sellbrite’s cloud-based, channel management platform integrates with many popular marketplaces and shopping carts.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired ThemeBeans

synopsis: GoDaddy has acquired ThemeBeans, CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Tests. ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. CoBlocks, Block Gallery and Block Unit Test are WordPress projects under ThemeBeans.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: ThemeBeans
ThemeBeans is a WordPress theme and plugin shop that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. They create first-rate experiences and solutions for creatives. Other WordPress projects under ThemeBeans include CoBlocks, Block Gallery, and Block Unit Test.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Cognate

synopsis: GoDaddy, a company that provides domain names, has acquired Cognate, a Boston-based startup that uses blockchain to do Common Law trademarks registry. Cognate reviews your proof of use, and once confirmed, creates a permanent, time-stamped record of a users' trademark information and proof.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With 18 million customers worldwide and 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Cognate
Cognate is The Common Law Trademark (CM) Registry - the only fast, easy, and affordable way to protect your trademark rights. Cognate uses blockchain technology to make an immutable record of users' trademark rights.
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closed 9/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Plasso

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company, has acquired Plasso, a company that makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy Inc. is an American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of May 2017, GoDaddy has approximately 17 million customers and over 6,000 employees worldwide. The company is known for its advertising on TV and in the newspapers. "
target: Plasso
Plasso, founded in 2014, makes software that helps any company - no matter its size – create a subscription-based business online. The software platform allows businesses or solo entrepreneurs to make recurring revenue without having to build out a subscription-model e-commerce website from scratch.
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announced 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Main Street Hub

synopsis: GoDaddy, the largest internet domain registrar in the world, is to acquire Main Street Hub, the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Main Street Hub
Main Street Hub is the marketing platform for local businesses. Utilizing their proprietary technology, they integrate social media, customer reviews, and email marketing to help local businesses get more customers and keep them coming back, while saving them valuable time.
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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired WP Curve

synopsis: Web-hosting firm GoDaddy is beefing up its services after it acquired WP Curve, a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites. The deal is undisclosed, but it will see NYSE-listed GoDaddy pick up WP Curve’s customer base, assets and “a few dozen” of its 39-person team, the firm told TechCrunch.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: WP Curve
WP Curve is a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites.
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announced 9/6/2016 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire ManageWP, LLC

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc., the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire ManageWP, the leading WordPress site management tool. ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. "
target: ManageWP, LLC
ManageWP enables web designers and developers to manage multiple WordPress sites from a single dashboard, no matter where they are hosted. ManageWP' s offering also includes site monitoring, backups, automated migration, deployment, publishing, client reporting and security features.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Elto

synopsis: GoDaddy.com is continuing to expand its resources for small business owners. The company has acquired Elto, a San Francisco-based startup. Elto offers a marketplace that helps connect business owners and other non-technical people to web developers who could help them establish and improve their web presence.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Elto
Elto helps to connect small business owners to the best web developers and marketers from all around the world. Elto curates all of the suppliers in its marketplace through skills testing, reference checks and feedback ratings to make sure users get access to the best talent available.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

GoDaddy.com, acquired Nodejitsu Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy further bolstered its commitment to Node.js by acquiring Nodejitsu, a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Nodejitsu Inc.
Nodejitsu is a provider of cloud computing, offering a node.js (JavaScript) platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Nodejitsu also provides an application marketplace built on top of this platform.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BusinessWeek

GoDaddy.com, acquired Mad Mimi

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced it has acquired Mad Mimi, which helps small businesses connect with customers through simple, beautiful and effective email marketing.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
GoDaddy's mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, attract customers and manage their business. "
target: Mad Mimi
Mad Mimi is an email marketing service that allows users to create, send and track email campaigns in a fresh novel way without using templates. Over 100,000 businesses use Mad Mimi to handle email the simple way.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Ronin

synopsis: GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of Ronin, an online invoicing company that allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Ronin
Roninapp.com offers an online time tracking and invoicing application called Ronin. The application allows users to create and track projects, invoices and estimates. All data is client based, and the application supports multiple projects per client.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

GoDaddy.com, acquired Locu, Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy has purchased Locu, a startup launched by a few MIT graduates that helps small businesses get more visibility on the web. When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu gets them on the map in front of over 200 million potential customers online.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Locu, Inc.
When businesses add their street address, phone number, hours of operation, and menus / service lists to Locu, Locu publishes changes in real-time to their web and mobile sites as well as to partner sites including Yelp, Foursquare, OpenTable, YP, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/11/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired M.dot

synopsis: Go Daddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, has acquired M.dot Inc., the leading mobile app for small business website creation and management. The addition of M.dot to Go Daddy’s extensive product offerings gives Go Daddy’s 11 million customers an easy way to create and manage compelling mobile websites right from their smartphones.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: M.dot
The M.dot app offers mobile website creation based on pre-loaded templates with easy-to-use custom features, such as store location, driving directions, tap-to-call, galleries, business hours and price lists, all in a user-interface designed for mobile device screens.
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closed 7/18/2012 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Outright, Inc.

synopsis: Go Daddy has purchased Outright, a cloud-based financial management application company. Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Outright, Inc.
Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Namesco, acquired FreeParking Domain Registrars

synopsis: Namesco, a UK-based web and domain hosting company, has acquired FreeParking Domain Registrars, a company that provides domain and webhosting services based in Wilmington, Delaware.
buyer parent: team.blue
buyer: Namesco
Namesco Ltd provides professional online services for individuals and businesses including domain name registration, web hosting, website building tools, email services, ecommerce solutions and a range of managed and unmanaged servers. They are based in the UK. "
target: FreeParking Domain Registrars
FreeParking Domain Registrars provides domain and webhosting services. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Wilmington, Delaware.
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announced 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Minds + Machines, will acquire ICM Registry LLC

synopsis: Minds + Machines, a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains, is to acquire the entire membership interests of the US company ICM Registry LLC. ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry and is based out of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
buyer: Minds + Machines (AIM:MMX:$11.95)
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences. "
target: ICM Registry LLC
ICM Registry LLC operates a domain registry. The ICM Registry operates from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and is owned by Stuart Lawley.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Uniregistry Corp., will acquire dotHIV

synopsis: Uniregistry Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, and dotHIV, the first charitable Top-Level Domain Registry, jointly announce that the .hiv TLD will change ownership to Uniregistry. The .hiv TLD made history as the first open charitable TLD, dedicated to the global fight against AIDS.
buyer: Uniregistry Corp.
Uniregistry is a company founded with the intention of creating an innovative, intuitive, and easier way for users to connect on the Internet. They offer the Internet’s best top-level domain alternatives. Their registry, Uniregistry.link, operates 24 new extensions. "
target: dotHIV
dotHIV brings the domain ending '.hiv' to the Internet as a digital Red Ribbon, to raise funds and awareness for the end of AIDS. For each click on a .hiv website, dotHIV donates a specific amount to HIV projects.
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announced 3/20/2014 via BusinessWire

NeuStar, Inc., will acquire .CO Internet

synopsis: Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire .CO Internet S.A.S. and certain associated assets. .CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain.
buyer: NeuStar, Inc. (NSR:$1,165.09)
Neustar, Inc. is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics to the communications services, financial services, retail, and media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies to help its clients promote and protect their businesses. "
target: .CO Internet
.CO Internet is the exclusive operator of the worldwide registry for Internet addresses with the “.co” top-level domain. Since its global launch in 2010, names under management for .co have grown to more than 1.6 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2012 via BusinessWire

Dynamic Network Services Inc., acquired TZO

synopsis: Dyn, the world leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service, announced that it has acquired TZO, a longtime leader in Managed DNS services. Like Dyn, TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers, the only other IaaS company with the same dual focus.
buyer: Dynamic Network Services Inc.
Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNS and Email Delivery for more than four million enterprise, small business and personal users. "
target: TZO
TZO focuses on both self-service consumer and enterprise customers. The Pepperell, Massachusetts, based company provides proprietary DNS software and diverse vendors throughout DNS and email networks, in addition to strong dynamic DNS partnerships and a history of innovation.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Reuters

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Silver Lake Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired GoDaddy.com

synopsis: The Go Daddy Group, Inc., the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and new SSL Security Certificates, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment and enter into a partnership with KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) is a leading global investment firm. With 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,139.30)
Go Daddy dominates the domain, website hosting and SSL industries. It owns and operates its own services and equipment, which enables it to keep prices low and quality high. Go Daddy is renowned for its controversial Super Bowl® commercials and the comely and accomplished Go Daddy Girls.
price ($mm)
$2,250
rev ($mm)
$950
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2019 via BusinessWire

WP Engine, Inc., will acquire Flywheel Inc.

synopsis: WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), will acquire Flywheel, a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps users through their products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
buyer: WP Engine, Inc.
WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations needed to drive businesses forward. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and their team of WordPress experts provide counsel and support. "
target: Flywheel Inc.
Flywheel is a WordPress hosting and management platform built specifically for designers and agencies. Flywheel helps creatives do their best work through products and resources, including its namesake product, a WordPress hosting platform, and Local by Flywheel, a local development application.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/18/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Forumer

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, has announced that it has acquired the assets of free forum hosting pioneer, Forumer.com. Forumer, which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums, joins CrowdGather’s existing free forum hosting platforms FreeForums.org and Lefora.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Forumer
Forumer is a free forum hosting pioneer which serves 35 million monthly pageviews across 200,000 active forums. Features include over 30 free skins, a great custom portal, a live chatroom, and much more.
price ($mm)
$0.40
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

CX Inc., acquired FileDen

synopsis: CX Inc. announced the acquisition of FileDen, an innovator in online file storage and universal file extension linking/sharing solutions, from myCloud Holdings, a Vancouver based value-added investor. FileDen technologies allow all file extensions to be uploaded and shared while providing direct linking.
buyer: CX Inc.
CX Inc. is a cloud storage and data file management system that provides users with a secure, stable, scalable platform to backup, synchronize, share, and manage their documents, photos and music, and videos across all of their devices. "
target parent: myCloud Holdings, Inc.
target: FileDen
FileDen is a free file host that allows most any file extension to be uploaded and shared while allowing direct linking. FileDen's servers are located in the Gnax data center, Atlanta. They run on a network of more than 20 servers.
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announced 6/11/2010 via PR Newswire

Trend Micro Inc., will acquire humyo

synopsis: Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, announced a definitive agreement to purchase online storage and data synchronization company humyo, based in Leeds, UK. humyo has established itself as a leading online storage provider with its easy-to-use, yet technically powerful solutions.
buyer: Trend Micro Inc. (TSE:4704:$1,496.11)
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. "
target: humyo
humyo is a online storage service which enables users to backup and sync their data over multiple devices, access it from anywhere and share it with friends and co-workers. Customers can download a client, which synchronizes files across all their computers and enables access to humyo.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Web.com, Inc., acquired Freeparking Limited

synopsis: Web.com Group, a leading web technology company helping millions of customers around the globe thrive in a connected world, announced that it has acquired Freeparking, New Zealand's number one domain name registrar and web hosting provider.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: Web.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WEB:$750.88)
Web.com is a global software provider of front office marketing solutions servicing millions of customers around the world through their portfolio of brands – Network Solutions, Register.com, Web.com, CrazyDomains, Sitebeat and Vodien. "
target: Freeparking Limited
Established in 2000, the Freeparking group is New Zealand’s number one domain name and web hosting business. They provide domain names, web hosting and market leading online solutions to over 90,000 unique customers. Their mission is to unlock the growth potential for their customers’ businesses.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HostPapa, acquired HostLabs

synopsis: HostPapa, Inc., a leading Canadian cloud services provider specialized in web hosting solutions and cloud services, has acquired HostLabs, a provider of premium hosting solutions for organizations of all sizes, including governments, eCommerce & SaaS technology businesses, and web development & marketing agencies with enterprise-level needs.
buyer: HostPapa
HostPapa, based in Burlington, Ontario, is a web hosting and cloud-based service provider to small businesses across the globe. HostPapa's commitment is to provide a complete array of enterprise-grade solutions to every small business owner. "
target: HostLabs
HostLabs is a provider of hosting solutions for organizations, including governments, eCommerce & SaaS technology businesses, and marketing agencies. HostLabs' SecureLive service is an advanced security system that immediately blocks hackers and allows users to see all reports of malicious activity.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

HostPapa, will purchase Shared Web Hosting Brands from Add2Net, Inc.

synopsis: Add2Net, Inc. a leader for numerous web hosting brands and web-based companies, announced a definitive agreement to sell several of its web hosting brands to Canadian based company HostPapa. HostPapa will acquire Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting and E-Solutions.
buyer: HostPapa
HostPapa, based in Burlington, Ontario, is a web hosting and cloud-based service provider to small businesses across the globe. HostPapa's commitment is to provide a complete array of enterprise-grade solutions to every small business owner. "
seller: Add2Net, Inc.
The acquisition includes the web hosting brands Lunarpages, PacificHost, Santa Barbara Web Hosting and E-Solutions from Add2Net, Inc., a leader for numerous web hosting brands and web-based companies.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Web.com, Inc., will acquire Dreamscape Networks Limited

synopsis: Web.com, a web technology company that helps users build an online presence will acquire Singapore-based Dreamscape Networks Limited, the leading online solutions provider in Australia and Southeast Asia. Dreamscape Networks provides simple, innovative online solutions to assist customers establish, build, maintain, and grow their online presence.
buyer parent: Siris Capital Group
buyer: Web.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WEB:$750.88)
Web.com is a leading web technology company servicing millions of customers around the world. Through a portfolio of brands—Web.com, Network Solutions, and Register.com—Web.com helps customers of all sizes build an online presence that delivers results. "
target: Dreamscape Networks Limited (:$46.54)
Singapore-based Dreamscape Networks an online solutions provider with leading brands Crazy Domains, Vodien, and Sitebeat.com. Dreamscape Networks offers affordable and easy to use online solutions that help businesses and independents establish, build, maintain, and grow their online presence.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$85]
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.1x
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Miss Group, acquired FS Data AB

synopsis: Manchester-headquartered Miss Group, an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services, has acquired FS Data, one of Sweden's largest and well-established providers of web hosting, servers, domain names and email.
buyer: Miss Group
UK’s Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. "
target: FS Data AB
FS Data is one of Sweden's largest and well-established providers of web hosting, servers, domain names and email. The business was one of the first companies to offer registration of .SE domains.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Miss Group, acquired ISPHuset

synopsis: Manchester-headquartered Miss Group, an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services, has acquired ISPHuset, a Norwegian web hosting company and domain registrar specializing in domain names, hosted exchange, virtual and dedicated servers.
buyer: Miss Group
UK’s Miss Group is an International Web Hosting Group that offers a range of Hosting related services at favorable prices such as Web Hosting, Domain Registration, VPS, Dedicated Servers, Sitebuilder, SSL-Certificate, SEO Tools, Web Security and Domain Management. "
target: ISPHuset
ISPHuset is a Norwegian web hosting company and domain registrar specializing in domain names, hosted exchange, virtual and dedicated servers.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Loopia AB, acquired .SE Direkt

synopsis: .SE Direkt, a Swedish domain registering company that has been part of The Swedish Internet Foundation since 2009 has been acquired by Loopia, one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. The acquisition of .SE Direkt is an important part of Loopias strategy to consolidate the domain name and web hosting market in the Nordic region.
buyer parent: Axcel Industriinvestor A/S
buyer: Loopia AB
Loopia is one of Scandinavia’s largest web hosting companies. It provides web hosting and domain name services at a low cost. Loopia has helped more than 225,000 companies set up websites, emails, and e-commerce sites quickly and easily. "
target parent: The Swedish Internet Foundation
target: .SE Direkt
.SE Direkt is a Swedish domain registering company. .SE Direkt has almost 122,000 .se domain names under management with 87,000 customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

NameSilo Technologies Corp., acquired NamePal

synopsis: NameSilo Technologies Corp, an investing company in both the public and private markets, has acquired NamePal, an ICANN domain name registrar and provider of domain registration, web hosting, email and SSL services.
buyer: NameSilo Technologies Corp. (OTCPK:NTCE:$2.56)
NameSilo Technologies Corp. invests its capital in companies and opportunities which management. The company makes investments in both public and private markets and focuses on opportunities in a wide variety of industries excluding the resource and resource service sectors. "
target: NamePal
NamePal is an ICANN domain name registrar and provider of domain registration, web hosting, email and SSL services. NamePal's product, Fetch!, is an innovative domain backorder service that uses aggregator technology to capture and deliver expiring domain names, through an auction process.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

dogado GmbH, acquired Checkdomain GmbH

synopsis: dogado, a German cloud hosting provider that specializes in small and medium sized business customers, has acquired Checkdomain, one of Germany's leading domain registrar and hosting providers. Checkdomain offers webhosting, a website builder, SSL certificates, and more.
buyer parent: Triton
buyer: dogado GmbH
dogado is a German cloud hosting provider that specializes in small and medium sized business customers. dogado offers cloud, domain, and web hosting services to over 190,000 customers. dogado helps small and medium sized businesses to take advantage of the internet and improve their business. "
target: Checkdomain GmbH
Checkdomain is one of Germany's leading domain registrar and hosting providers. With around 800 TLDs from all over the world, Checkdomain supports almost every combination of domain extension and desired domain name. Checkdomain offers webhosting, a website builder, SSL certificates, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

1&1 Internet, Inc., will acquire World4You Internet Services GmbH

synopsis: 1&1 Internet, one of the world's leading web hosting providers, will acquire World4You, a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Austria. World4You offers highly available website and domain solutions at an affordable price.
buyer parent: United Internet AG
buyer: 1&1 Internet, Inc.
1&1 Internet is one of the world's leading web hosting providers. 1&1 manages over 19 million domain names and operates over 70,000 servers in their state-of-the-art, green data centers. 1&1 offers users every available resource to easily and affordably create and maintain an optimal Web presence. "
target: World4You Internet Services GmbH
Founded in 1998, World4You is a leading provider of web hosting solutions in Austria. World4You offers highly available website and domain solutions at an affordable price. Their datacenters feature state-of-the-art hardware and are video-monitored to ensure that they are secure and protected.
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Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines Group Limited is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. They work through their expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.08
EBIT ($mm)
$2.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3.86
Employees
22
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Ticker: WSE:HYP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyperion SA
Hyperion SA
Hyperion S.A. provides various information technology products and services. The company offers broadband Internet services. It also offers hosting, domain, Web page creation, IP telephony, maintenance, and eMarketing services.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$20.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.72
EBIT ($mm)
$2.34
Net Income ($mm)
$6.51
Employees
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Ticker: WIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com Ltd
Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with more than 98 million registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,076.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($227.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($244.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3869
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,245.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$863.51
EBIT ($mm)
$817.23
Net Income ($mm)
$788.83
Employees
872
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,245.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$863.51
EBIT ($mm)
$817.23
Net Income ($mm)
$788.83
Employees
872
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Ticker: NAME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rightside
Rightside
Rightside Group provides domain name registration and related value-added services to resellers and domain name registrants. Its services enable businesses and consumers to find, establish, and maintain their digital address, the starting point for connecting with their online audience.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$218.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.41
EBIT ($mm)
($14.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
275
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Ticker: TCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tucows Inc.
Tucows Inc.
Tucows Inc. provides domain names, email and other services through its extensive reseller network, called its OpenSRS group. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 11,000 web hosts and ISPs.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$186.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.91
EBIT ($mm)
$24.47
Net Income ($mm)
$16.35
Employees
325
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Ticker: ASX:IAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited
Inabox Group Limited is a leading supplier of next generation IT, cloud and IP telephony services. Established in 2003 and listed in 2013, they are one of the few providers in the market that offers a full suite of IT and telecommunications products.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$67.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1.76
Net Income ($mm)
$0.70
Employees
71
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Ticker: OM:BINERO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Binero Group AB
Binero Group AB
Binero Group is a Swedish supplier of digital infrastructure services for companies and individuals with a wide range of services within hosting and cloud services. Binero Group offers web hosting with various complimentary services, development & management of corporate IT infrastructure, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.74
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
230
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Ticker: TSE:9449
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is a Japan-based internet company. GMO Internet is one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading internet services worldwide. The group provides services for domain registration, web hosting, ecommerce, payment processing, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,797.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.81
EBIT ($mm)
$224.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4975
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Ticker: INAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap Network Services Corporation
Internap provides intelligent IT Infrastructure services that combine unmatched performance and platform flexibility to enable its customers to focus on their core business, improve service levels and lower the cost of IT operations.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$244.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.89
EBIT ($mm)
$0.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
416
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Ticker: IIJI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,905.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$372.09
EBIT ($mm)
$115.48
Net Income ($mm)
$59.29
Employees
3804
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Ticker: SZSE:300017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaNetCenter
ChinaNetCenter
ChinaNetCenter is a leading Internet service platform provider and one of the largest content delivery network platforms. With over 3,000 customers across industries, ChinaNetCenter has the most industry coverage and customers in the industry of Internet data centers and content delivery in China.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.43
EBIT ($mm)
$149.05
Net Income ($mm)
$175.04
Employees
2846
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Ticker: TSE:4323
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1973, Japan System Techniques Co., Ltd. (JAST) is a Japanese software development company. Through their subsidiaries the company provides services for system development, web development, mobile app development, search engine optimization, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$148.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.49
EBIT ($mm)
$8.15
Net Income ($mm)
$6.12
Employees
920
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