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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Local Matters, Inc., acquired AreaGuides.net

synopsis: Local Matters, Inc., today furthered its strategy to deliver added revenue opportunities to Yellow Pages publishers with the acquisition of AreaGuides.net, an aggregator of local and vertical content with more than 3 million unique visitors a month and a consumer traffic profile ranked in the top 15 of local directories.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
target: AreaGuides.net
AreaGuides was designed to generate high-quality traffic by offering context for consumers searching for travel and relocation information about local markets they planned to visit or move to.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

synopsis: EasyVoyage paid Euro 10 million to buy fellow travel players Dealchecker and TravelJungle. EasyVoyage will not disclose how much is being paid for each individual business, but the Euro 10 million outlay also includes acquiring FSI Travel, a digital marketing agency which focuses mostly on tour operator businesses.
buyer: Easyvoyage International
Easyvoyage operates Easyvoyage.com, an internet portal, which offers information on travel and tourism. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target parent: DMC Digital Limited
target: Dealchecker.co.uk
Dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps customers find the best travel and money deals. They are not a travel agent or finance provider - they offer a free service that shows real prices from many of the UK's top travel and financial booking engines.
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closed 5/6/2010 via Company Description

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

synopsis: KAYAK (kayak.com), the world’s leading travel search engine, announced the acquisition of Munich-based swoodoo (swoodoo.com), Germany’s leading flight and hotel search site.
buyer: Kayak.com (NASDAQ:KYA:$0.00)
Kayak.com is the world's leading travel search website. It searches and displays information from various travel sites, which include prices and itineraries from airlines, hotels, rental car companies, and cruise lines. "
target: swoodoo GmbH
Founded in 2006, Munich-based Swoodoo.com is Germany's leading flight and hotel search site.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

synopsis: 10Best, Inc., the world's leading provider of unbiased online travel content, today announced the acquisition of The Content Works Ltd., a London-based provider of multi- language, customized print and online travel content.
buyer: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. "
target: The Content Works
Originally established in 2002, The Content Works has steadily become a leading provider of custom print travel guide content and technology solutions through its extensive worldwide network of travel writers, editors, and translators.
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closed 10/31/2006 via BusinessWire

SideStep, Inc, acquired TravelPost.com Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc., the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TravelPost.com the largest independently owned site for hotel reviews and ratings. The transaction was finalized on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TravelPost.com Inc.
TravelPost.com is the independent and impartial source for unbiased hotel reviews and hotel ratings and travel advisory services. The site features over 250,000 hotel reviews and candid hotel photos posted by real travelers and is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the web.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Wikitravel

synopsis: ernet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: Wikitravel
Wikitravel is creating a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable worldwide travel guide written by its online community. The site was inspired by Wikipedia.org, the free encyclopedia that is quickly becoming one of the Web's most popular resources.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired World66

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: World66
World66 is one of the most complete travel resources on the Internet, thanks to nearly 80,000 articles on more than 19,000 destinations all over the world.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: The USA Today Travel Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of 10Best.com. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA Today Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Travora Media, Inc.
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

synopsis: Mehan EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiantravels.com, an on-line travel portal which offers details about numerous tours and packages that a visitor to the web site can pick from.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan EduSolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiantravels.com
Indiantravels.com is an online travel portal which provides information about various tours and packages that a visitor to the site can choose from. Whether it is a hotel reservation or a tour booking or renting vehicles, the site covers them all.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

Travora Media, Inc., acquired The Nile Project, Inc.

synopsis: Travora Media, creating a next-generation media brand in travel with local, social and mobile content services, announced the acquisition of The Nile Project, Inc (Nile Media), a San Francisco-based company with a portfolio of 3 well-known websites: NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte and mobile apps focused on providing local expertise to travelers.
buyer: Travora Media, Inc.
Travora Media Inc. represents the next generation of travel media and information, with hundreds of travel style websites and mobile apps and 26 million qualified travelers under its umbrella. Travora offers exclusive publisher representation across all stages of the travel lifecycle. "
target: The Nile Project, Inc.
The Nile Project, Inc. is a unique collection of industry-leading travel sites (10Best.com, NileGuide.com and Localyte.com) that provide sophisticated, modern travelers with everything they need to plan their perfect trip.
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closed 2/3/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired EveryTrail

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site and an operating company of Expedia, Inc., announced it has expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail®. EveryTrail has developed a GPS-enabled publishing platform to create outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along the trip route.
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closed 1/25/2011 via Market Wire

NileGuide.com, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: NileGuide.com announced the acquisition of travel recommendation site 10Best.com for an undisclosed amount. The 10best.com acquisition from Enveritas Group, Inc. solidifies NileGuide as the largest independent travel content network with a combined reach of over three million visitors per month.
buyer: NileGuide.com
NileGuide.com offers unique, "by-locals-for-travelers" recommendations and free itineraries covering what to see and do, as well as where to stay and eat. These recommendations and original itineraries are created by over 150 NileGuide editors, or "Local Experts," spanning the globe. "
target parent: EnVeritas Group
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry.
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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley Europe Ltd., acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., the European company of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd., a U.K.-based provider of travel-related online content, technology, and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: John Wiley Europe Ltd.
Wiley Europe is a major indigenous publisher of journals, books, and electronic products, primarily in English, but also in German. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., based in Chichester, United Kingdom, and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, in Weinheim, Germany comprise Wiley Europe. "
target: Whatsonwhen Ltd
Whatsonwhen publishes an award-winning online calendar of cultural events around the world at whatsonwhen.com, visited by millions of travelers each month.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Local Matters, Inc., acquired AreaGuides.net

synopsis: Local Matters, Inc., today furthered its strategy to deliver added revenue opportunities to Yellow Pages publishers with the acquisition of AreaGuides.net, an aggregator of local and vertical content with more than 3 million unique visitors a month and a consumer traffic profile ranked in the top 15 of local directories.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
target: AreaGuides.net
AreaGuides was designed to generate high-quality traffic by offering context for consumers searching for travel and relocation information about local markets they planned to visit or move to.
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announced 5/27/2008 via PR Newswire

Local Matters, Inc., will purchase Facebook Neighborhoods application from Point2 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Point2 Technologies Inc., the real estate industry's largest independent provider of website and listing syndication software for real estate professionals, and Local Matters, Inc., a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher, announced an Agreement of Sale for Point2's Facebook Neighborhoods application.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
seller: Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 Technologies develops and markets web-based software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries. In real estate, Point2 is the largest independent provider of website and listing syndication software for real estate professionals.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Local Matters, Inc., acquired AreaGuides.net

synopsis: Local Matters, Inc., today furthered its strategy to deliver added revenue opportunities to Yellow Pages publishers with the acquisition of AreaGuides.net, an aggregator of local and vertical content with more than 3 million unique visitors a month and a consumer traffic profile ranked in the top 15 of local directories.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
target: AreaGuides.net
AreaGuides was designed to generate high-quality traffic by offering context for consumers searching for travel and relocation information about local markets they planned to visit or move to.
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closed 4/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Localist Limited, acquired Localist Limited

synopsis: New Zealand Post has sold its digital media subsidiary the Localist to management. The Localist started in 2011 as a mix of print and digital directories business and at one time had aspirations to being a media firm competing with community newspapers.
buyer: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online. "
target parent: New Zealand Post Limited
target: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online.
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closed 6/1/2012 via AP - Associated Press

Travelogy.com Pte Ltd, acquired nearby.sg

synopsis: Travelogy.com, a Singapore-based startup that builds technology and provides digital marketing solutions for travel, has announced the full acquisition of nearby.sg, a location-based mapping and points-of-interest directory in Singapore.
buyer: Travelogy.com Pte Ltd
Travelogy.com is a Singapore-based startup that provides technology and digital marketing solutions to the travel industry. It owns and operates the travel portals ComeSingapore.com and TripZilla.com. "
target: nearby.sg
Founded since March 2010, Nearby is an intuitive platform that allows people to search what's near a location in real-time across both mobile and web platforms. Featuring 16469 point of interests and analyzing over 114022 locations, Nearby is your shortcut to becoming a local in Singapore.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired Actizone

synopsis: Bangalore-based Nreach Online Services Pvt Ltd, which runs online gifting platform Giftxoxo, has acquired Actizone, an online portal to discover extracurricular activities. Mumbai-based Actizone, run by PassionKart Services Pvt Ltd, caters to all age groups, from toddlers to adults, who can discover activities grouped under 12 broad categories.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and the Rewards and Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: Actizone
Actizone is an online search and discovery platform that lets users find the best extracurricular activities in their neighbourhood in a fast and convenient way. Actizone provides comprehensive information related to the professionals and activity centres, including photos, videos, and reviews.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Long Island Exchange merged with Long Island Media Inc.,

synopsis: LongIslandExchange.com and LongIsland.com, the two premiere online sources encompassing the unique experience that is Long Island, announced a powerhouse merger under the umbrella of Long Island Media Inc., amassing the largest collective grouping of websites ever based on and dedicated to Long Island.
buyer: Long Island Media Inc.
Long Island Media, Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. The company owns LongIsland.com, and has acquired most of Long Island's original web portals; websites specifically focused on Long Island New York. "
target parent: Searchen Networks
target: Long Island Exchange
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

TomTom NV, acquired Whereis Maps

synopsis: TomTom announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Whereis Maps
Whereis Maps is a leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and among the leading digital maps and content providers for New Zealand as well. Whereis.com provides maps and directions to almost any address in Australia, plus points of interest along the way.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PR Web

Searchen Networks, acquired LongIslandExchange.com

synopsis: Searchen Networks is pleased to announce its acquisition of online publication Long Island Exchange. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
buyer: Searchen Networks
Searchen Networks is a pioneer in search engine marketing. The SEARCHEN mission is, and has always been, to provide services poised at increasing a companies overall visibility on the Internet. "
target: LongIslandExchange.com
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Brownstoner Media, acquired QueensNYC.com

synopsis: Blankslate has sold QueensNYC blog to partner Brownstoner. Brownstoner is going to transition the site and rename it Brownstoner Queens. The site will take on Brownstoner’s voice and unique perspective on real estate. QueensNYC is a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest borough, Queens.
buyer: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: QueensNYC.com
QueensNYC explores NYC’s largest borough. They delve in to the news, life, culture and geography of Queens, finding the places, food and cultural adventures that make Queens unique. Though the site is about Queens, they also focus on connections relevant to the rest of NYC and surrounding areas.
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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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closed 9/22/2011 via PR Newswire

TravelShark, acquired eat.shop guides

synopsis: TravelShark acquired eat.shop guides, an international publisher of independent, hyper-local travel guides for the world's top travel destinations. The acquisition gives TravelShark eat.shop's visually powerful, curated content related to thousands of unique and "unexpected" dining and shopping venues in 30 cities around the world.
buyer: TravelShark
TravelShark is the world's largest online travel network, with thousands of location-based travel websites for destinations around the globe. TravelShark connects global travelers with hyper-local travel solutions and memorable trips. "
target: eat.shop guides
Founded in Portland, Oregon, by Parsons School of Design graduate Kaie Wellman in 2003, eat.shop guides is the leading publisher of stylish city guides that feature an eclectic mix of unique and authentic local businesses.
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closed 7/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., acquired GoLocal.Biz

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Internet technology provider GoLocal.Biz. GoLocal.Biz provides local business directory, coupon, movie and entertainment listings to all 35 of Nexstar’s community portal web sites and to other U.S. local market clients.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, e-MEDIA, digital and mobile media platforms. "
target: GoLocal.Biz
GoLocal.Biz is an internet technology provider offering targeted online local business listings, advertising and promotion solutions, embedded video, images, map, contact information, local advertiser web links and other vital information to local consumers.
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announced 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

eBay, will acquire Where, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Where, Inc., a leading location media company and local discovery mobile application. Where, Inc. is expected to enhance the company’s position in local and mobile commerce and deepen its ability to connect retailers with consumers.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. "
target: Where, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Where, Inc. is a Boston-based business at the forefront of the intersection of local and mobile commerce. Where, Inc. operates a leading local mobile discovery application – WHERE – and a leading location-based advertising network – WHERE Ads.
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closed 4/10/2011 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired ChicagoTraveler.com

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of chicagotraveler.com, a highly ranked Chicago destination travel website from JRL Enterprises.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX owns and operates hundreds of consumer and business focused websites ranging in subject matter from travel to telecommunications and from business advice to VoIP products and services. "
target parent: JRL Enterprises, Inc.
target: ChicagoTraveler.com
ChicagoTraveler.com operates as a destination travel platform. The site offers accommodation, events, tours, and city information.
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closed 4/7/2011 via BNC Analysis

The San Diego Union-Tribune, acquired DiscoverSD.com, LLC

synopsis: The San Diego Union Tribune is buying DiscoverSD. com, a lifestyle website. The merger of the two databases will give the company’s separate deals programs. DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal providing information on hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune is the nation's 23rd-largest newspaper, with weekday circulation of 269,819. "
target: DiscoverSD.com, LLC
DiscoverSD.com, LLC operates as an online portal. It provides information about hotels, entertainment and arts, restaurants, shopping, real estate, health and beauty, and communities in San Diego. The company is based in La Jolla, California.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
price ($mm)
$2.90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Koprol

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. announced the acquisition of Koprol. Koprol extends Yahoo’s social, mobile and local offerings and focuses on the intersection of location, community expertise and mobile experiences that have become important trends around the globe. Koprol enables users to interact and share knowledge about their community.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Koprol
Koprol allows people to connect and share photos, reviews and additional information about locations in real-time using just their mobile phone browser, making the service accessible to a larger percentage of mobile users.
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closed 7/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired PinkBike

synopsis: Outside has acquired Pinkbike and sister brands CyclingTips and Trailforks. Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. CyclingTips publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks is a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: PinkBike
Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Pinkbike also owns CyclingTips, which publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks, a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
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announced 9/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Boliga Gruppen A/S, will acquire DinGeo

synopsis: Boliga Gruppen, a Danish independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans, will acquire DinGeo, a Danish company that collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes.
buyer: Boliga Gruppen A/S (CPSE:BOLIGA:$7.15)
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S. "
target: DinGeo
Headquartered in Denmark, DinGeo collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes. With DinGeo, homeowners can learn more about their own home and local area, while home buyers get information about a home they are interested in.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

MGG Investment Group, will acquire VEGAS.com

synopsis: Remark Holdings, a diversified global technology company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Vegas.com to MGG Holdings LLC. Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas.
buyer: MGG Investment Group
MGG Investment Group is a private direct lender focused on the lower-middle market. They excel at investments that require distinct underwriting expertise. The MGG team has built a strong record of trust with key industry players and companies, enabling them to develop a unique sourcing network. "
target parent: Remark Media, Inc.
target: VEGAS.com
Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas. In addition, they serve up the best deals on hotels, air + hotel packages, shows, tours, attractions, dining and nightlife.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Andrew Hazen, acquired LongIsland.com

synopsis: Andrew Hazen, a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney, has acquired LongIsland.com, Long Island's go to resource for the best local events and things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information.
buyer: Andrew Hazen
Andrew Hazen is a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney. In both 2007 and 2008 the leading full-service digital company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. "
target: LongIsland.com
Founded in 1996, LongIsland.com is Long Island's go to resource for the best local events & things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Yelp
Yelp
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Mapple
Mapple
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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TheDirectory.com, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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DesignOne Japan, Inc.
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$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
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120
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Sharecare, Inc.
Sharecare, Inc.
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$331.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.24
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Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
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$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
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761
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Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($20.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.70)
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Employees
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Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
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$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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