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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Ziff Davis Media, Inc., acquired FileFront.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing. "
target: FileFront.com
FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads currently hosts over 600,000 files and generates over 30 million downloads per month.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Asteri Holdings, purchased Digital Assets from Prima Games

synopsis: Asteri Holdings announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Prima Games from DK Publishers. Prima Games was founded in 1990 and was shut down in November 2018 after a 28-year run. The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
buyer: Asteri Holdings
ASTERI creates entertainment products through unique data analytics technology. ASTERI builds data-informed entertainment products such as mobile games, websites and online games, and monetizes them through a number of effective channels. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Prima Games
The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Discord, acquired Blitz Esports

synopsis: Discord, a VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, has acquired Blitz Esports, one of the premier media publications in esports, specializing in educational video content for League of Legends, CS:GO and Overwatch.
buyer: Discord
Discord is a VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for video gaming communities, that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. Discord runs on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in web browsers. "
target: Blitz Esports
Blitz Esports is a tech and media startup focused on bridging the gap between esports fandom and personal gameplay. They are one of the premier media publications in esports, specializing in educational video content for League of Legends, CS:GO and Overwatch.
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closed 7/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired The Escapist

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo, has acquired The Escapist Magazine, a leading online magazine focused on in-depth coverage of the video game industry in addition to movies, comics, TV, and more.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$9.37)
Enthusiast owns and operates an online network of websites devoted to video gaming and Canada's largest video-gaming expo. Between its online digital media properties, its network of partner websites, and video-gaming gaming expo, Enthusiast engages millions of video gaming enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: The Escapist
The Escapist covers digital culture with a progressive editorial style, with articles and columns by the top writers in and outside of the digital entertainment industry.
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
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1.6x
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closed 7/31/2015 via Company Press Release

Mwave, acquired Respawn Ninja

synopsis: Mwave, a leading Australian online tech retailer has acquired Respawn Ninja, an entertainment and video game focused website providing the latest news, previews, and reviews while churning out consistent feature and opinion articles that focus on the goings-on in the entertainment industry and beyond.
buyer: Mwave
Mwave.com.au is an online focused Computer and Electronics store in Australia. Today, Mwave has been recognized as an industry benchmark in the online tech shopping space in Australia. "
target: Respawn Ninja
Respawn Ninja is an entertainment and video game focused website providing the latest news, previews, and reviews while churning out consistent feature and opinion articles that focus on the goings-on in the entertainment industry and beyond.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. announced that its Ziff Davis, Inc. subsidiary has acquired IGN Entertainment, a leader in video game, entertainment and men’s lifestyle content, from News Corporation. The acquisition provides j2 with a group of world-class digital properties.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore.
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$45
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announced 11/21/2012 via redherring

Digital Hearts Co., Ltd., will acquire 4Gamer.net

synopsis: Aetas will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Hearts Co Ltd. Aetas, Inc., is a Tokyo-based company engaged in the planning and operation of online game information site 4Gamer.net.
buyer: Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Digital Hearts provides complete game testing and quality assurance services for a wide variety of gaming consoles including Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. "
target: 4Gamer.net
Aetas, Inc. is a Tokyo-based company engaged in the planning and operation of online game information site 4Gamer.net.
price ($mm)
$9.68
rev ($mm)
$5
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1.8x
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closed 11/15/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired The Escapist

synopsis: Alloy Digital announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Webby award-winning gaming lifestyle website The Escapist from Themis Media. The Escapist delivers daily gaming-focused content produced by leading video game authorities, along with cutting-edge video, engaging forums and robust social media elements.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital Network reaches over 60 million young consumers every month through its network of premium, highly trafficked and monitored websites. They are part of Alloy Media + Marketing, a youth industry leader. "
target: The Escapist
The Escapist offers a daily escape from the everyday for its worldwide audience of over 4.8 million gamers and entertainment enthusiasts. The Escapist delivers varied and comprehensive content that attracts the attention of core gamers, developers, and industry insiders alike.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Jeuxvideo.fr, acquired Tom's Games

synopsis: M6 Web, publisher of Jeuxvideo.fr, has just purchased the Tom’s Games websites from Best Of Media. Tom's Games, based in France, is a website that provides a catalogue of thousands of free online flash games.
buyer: Jeuxvideo.fr
JeuxVideo.fr is a free magazine about computer games and console with news, tests, previews, videos, demos, patches, rumors, tips on video games. JeuxVideo.fr is published by M6 Web. "
target parent: BestofMedia Group
target: Tom's Games
Tom’s Games is the ultimate resource for gamers and consumers with over 5,000 online and Flash games that anyone can play for free. The game categories offered on Tom's Games include action, adventure, sports, kids, casino, puzzle, arcade, racing and many more.
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

CBS Interactive Inc., purchased Giant Bomb & Comic Vine from Whiskey Media, LLC

synopsis: CBS Interactive acquired Giant Bomb, a gaming site, and Comic Vine, a comic book database, from Whiskey Media, LLC.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. The company delivers highly engaging editorial programming that combines original, independent and user-generated content. "
seller: Whiskey Media, LLC
Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics.
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closed 12/14/2011 via Market Wire

Tagged, Inc., acquired hi5 Networks

synopsis: Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, announced it has completed the acquisition of hi5, another pioneering social network and one of the largest online communities in the world. Together, Tagged and hi5 create a unique social networking company that will dominate the social discovery category.
buyer: Tagged, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, Tagged is the social network for meeting new people. Tagged enables anyone to meet and socialize with new people through social games, customized profiles, virtual gifts, advanced browsing features and more. "
target: hi5 Networks
hi5 Networks is among the top 10 social networks in the world as a leading social entertainment destination. Combining a robust social platform with premium content and game mechanics, it delivers a fun, expressive, and interactive entertainment experience to millions of users.
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announced 11/30/2011 via BNC Analysis

Changyou.com Limited, will acquire 17173.com

synopsis: Changyou.com Limited and its majority shareholder, Sohu.com Inc., jointly announced that they entered into a definitive agreement for Changyou to acquire from Sohu the business of 17173.com, a leading game information portal in China. 17173.com is widely regarded as an authoritative source of news for a wide variety of games.
buyer parent: Sohu.com Inc.
buyer: Changyou.com Limited (CYOU:$741.04)
Changyou operates seven online games in China, including the in-house developed Tian Long Ba Bu, one of the most popular online games in China, and the licensed Blade Online, Blade Hero 2, Da Hua Shui Hu, Zhong Hua Ying Xiong, Immortal Faith and San Jie Qi Yuan. "
target parent: Sohu.com Inc.
target: 17173.com
17173.com is a leading game information portal in China.
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$163
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closed 5/5/2011 via PR Newswire

IGN Entertainment, Inc., acquired UGO Entertainment

synopsis: News Corporation's IGN Entertainment, the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets, announced the acquisition of Hearst Corporation's UGO Entertainment. UGO Entertainment creates quality lifestyle content for the coveted 18-34 male audience.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment, a unit of News Corporation, is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. IGN's network of video game-related properties is the Web's leading video game information destination. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: UGO Entertainment
UGO Entertainment creates quality lifestyle content for the coveted 18-34 male audience. The company’s flagship brands, UGO.com and 1UP.com, deliver in-depth daily coverage of the latest developments in games and entertainment.
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announced 3/2/2011 via Market Wire

Kenergy Scientific, Inc., will acquire I Won It Live Enterprises

synopsis: Kenergy Scientific, Inc. has announced that the company has completed a Letter of Intent to acquire all of the assets of I Won It Live Enterprises. The website, www.iwonitlive.com is believed to be the first website to offer members instant prizes for winning on line games where players play live against other contestants.
buyer: Kenergy Scientific, Inc. (KNSC:$0.00)
Kenergy Scientific, Inc. (formerly SpeechSwitch) was initially founded for the sales and servicing of speech recognition software. In 2009 the Kenergy Scientific Group was formed, dedicated to utilizing the company to deliver new ideas and products to improve the health and well-being of consumers. "
target: I Won It Live Enterprises
I Won It Live Enterprises is believed to be the first website to offer members instant prizes for winning on line games where players play live against other contestants. It was created to give its members a chance to become a contestant on a live game show while sitting at their computer.
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closed 2/22/2011 via BusinessWire

GameRevolution, acquired PlayStationLifeStyle

synopsis: Evolve Media Corp., an integrated digital media company, announced the acquisition of PlayStationLifeStyle, the largest PlayStation enthusiast site in the US. PlayStationLifeStyle will become a part of GameRevolution, the ultimate online destination for gamers.
buyer parent: Evolve Media Corp
buyer: GameRevolution
GameRevolution is the most well respected independent online gaming hub and the ultimate destination for gamers. Since 1996, GameRevolution.com has been offering its loyal audience gaming news, reviews and information, as well as exclusive content and editorial features. "
target: PlayStationLifeStyle
Through 24/7 news updates, in-depth reviews, comprehensive trophy guides and a heavy focus on community, PlayStationLifeStyle has quickly risen to become the most-visited PlayStation-specific news and review site on the Internet.
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announced 7/27/2010 via BusinessWire

GameStop.com Inc., will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kongregate Inc., a leading social gaming destination and community for core gamers representing the fast-growing free-to-play gaming market.
buyer: GameStop.com Inc. (GME:$9,360.30)
GameStop is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,486 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates an e-commerce site, GameStop.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. "
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading browser based game site with over 10 million monthly unique visitors who spend more than 23 million hours playing per month.
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closed 6/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Media, acquired WorldGaming.com

synopsis: Richard Branson's Virgin Media group has acquired World Gaming, a leading videogame tournament website.
buyer: Virgin Media (VMED:$6,664.77)
Virgin Media Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides of entertainment and communications services in the United Kingdom. The company operates through three segments: Consumer, Business, and Content. "
target: WorldGaming.com
World Gaming is a leading videogame tournament website.
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closed 1/12/2010 via Reuters

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Mochi Media

synopsis: China's second-largest online game company Shanda Games made its first U.S. acquisition, buying online game firm Mochi Media for $80 million, to advance its global ambition and consolidate its position in an increasingly competitive Chinese market.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Mochi Media
Mochi Media is the world's largest browser-based games network, with more than 140 million monthly active users and 15,000 games on nearly 40,000 publisher websites.
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$72
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

UGO Entertainment, acquired 1UP.com

synopsis: UGO Entertainment, a unit of Hearst Corp., announced that it will acquire 1UP.com, a premium brand and trusted site among hardcore gamers, and its associated properties including GameVideos.com, MyCheats.com and GameTab.com. The deal is structured as an asset purchase between UGO Entertainment and the Ziff Davis Games Group.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: UGO Entertainment
UGO Entertainment's flagship website, UGO.com, and its owned and operated properties engage a massive audience of more than 40 million monthly unique visitors with a distinctive editorial voice and a passion for all things central to the Gamer lifestyle. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: 1UP.com
1UP.com is a website that provides videogame reviews, news, and features gaming-related blogs, social networking, clubs, and contests.
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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Ziff Davis Media, Inc., acquired FileFront.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing. "
target: FileFront.com
FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads currently hosts over 600,000 files and generates over 30 million downloads per month.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
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$50
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Newswire

WellTok, Inc., acquired Tea Leaves Health

synopsis: Welltok announced the acquisition of Tea Leaves Health from Ziff Davis, LLC a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. Tea Leaves Health is a leading provider of a SaaS-based analytics and marketing technology platform used by hospital systems to target consumers and physicians with coordinated engagement campaigns.
buyer: WellTok, Inc.
Welltok, a consumer health enterprise Software as a Service company, empowers consumers to achieve and sustain their optimal health. Its award-winning CaféWell Health Optimization Platform connects consumers with available benefits, resources and rewards by designing personalized action plans. "
target parent: j2 Global, Inc.
target: Tea Leaves Health
Tea Leaves Health transforms the way healthcare executives manage their business through a platform that provides the total information awareness and business intelligence needed to achieve strategic growth, effective physician engagement strategies and increased revenue.
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$90
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closed 12/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Everyday Health, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. and its subsidiary, Ziff Davis, LLC, announced the completion of its acquisition of Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Ziff Davis is a global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health, Inc. is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Everyday Health utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions.
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$370 [$462]
rev ($mm)
$254
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
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1.8x
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15.0x
cancelled 6/15/2016 via

Ziff Davis, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Gawker Media

synopsis: Ziff Davis has entered a binding offer to buy Gawker Media Group (GMG), which has recently filed for Chapter 11. GMG plans to sell its media properties Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Deadspin, Jezebel and Gawker.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Gawker Media
Gawker Media is the publisher of some of the web's best loved publications including the eponymous Gawker -- as well as Defamer, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jalopnik, Deadspin, io9 & Kotaku.
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closed 9/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Salesify

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., completed a stock purchase of the entire capital stock of Salesify, a California-based based provider of lead generation solutions. Salesify's Customer Intelligence Platform has deep insights on companies, install base of competition’s products, and targeted role-based contacts.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. "
target: Salesify
Salesify, a leading provider of B2B demand generation services, helps clients accelerate revenue by identifying, profiling, and nurturing decision makers. Their Customer Intelligence Platform has deep insights on companies, install base of competition’s products, and targeted role-based contacts.
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closed 12/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Ookla

synopsis: Ziff Davis, LLC, a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of Scene, LLC dba Ookla, a leading provider of broadband and mobile speed testing through its Speedtest website and mobile apps. Ziff Davis is the Digital Media Division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a global digital media company specializing in the technology and gaming markets, reaching in-market buyers and influencers in both the consumer and business-to-business space. "
target: Ookla
Ookla is proud to be the global leader in web-based network testing applications. Their customers include broadband and application service providers in addition to a wide variety of corporate, non-profit and government organizations.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired emedia Communications LLC

synopsis: Ziff Davis, LLC, a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of emedia Communications LLC, a provider of lead generation services to companies such as Hewlett Packard and Google.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Reed Business Information Ltd
target: emedia Communications LLC
Pioneers in B2B Lead Generation, emedia helps marketers hit their lead numbers across North America and the EMEA region as well. Companies such as Hewlett Packard, United Healthcare, and Google enjoy growing revenues with emedia’s synergistic lead gen channels and topnotch service.
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closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired NetShelter Technology Media

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., the leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men’s lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of NetShelter, the biggest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications, from inPowered. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: inPowered
target: NetShelter Technology Media
NetShelter is in the influence business. Its mission is to help technology publishers, marketers and consumers become more informed, influential and successful. It was founded because of an opportunity to take advantage of a significant void in technology media.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired IGN Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc. announced that its Ziff Davis, Inc. subsidiary has acquired IGN Entertainment, a leader in video game, entertainment and men’s lifestyle content, from News Corporation. The acquisition provides j2 with a group of world-class digital properties.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore.
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,261.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
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closed 5/14/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired ComputerShopper.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of ComputerShopper.com, a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com and Toolbox.com. "
target parent: SX2 Media Labs LLC
target: ComputerShopper.com
ComputerShopper.com is a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries, initially as a print publication and today as a website.
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closed 8/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Focus Research, Inc.

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc. one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of Focus Research, Inc., a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. Focus Research helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com, and Geek.com. "
target: Focus Research, Inc.
Focus Research, Inc., formerly Tippit, is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors. It helps business and IT professionals make better purchasing decisions while turning the Internet into a meaningful platform for B2B marketers.
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closed 1/4/2011 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired LogicBuy.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, one of the nation's leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of tech deals and coupons. Over 10 million visited LogicBuy.com in 2010 seeking the best deals and coupons on a range of technology products and services, including laptops, cameras, TVs and software.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 40 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis also operates BuyerBase™, the most advanced ad targeting platform focused on tech buyers. "
target: LogicBuy.com
Launched in 2007, LogicBuy.com was designed to cut through the clutter of overwhelming and often low-quality deals on the Web to present buyers with the best opportunities to save money. LogicBuy.com allows shoppers to find, share and rate every deal and coupon.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Ziff Davis Media, Inc.

synopsis: Great Hill Partners announced that it has, in partnership with former Time, Inc. executive Vivek Shah, acquired technology publisher Ziff Davis. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing.
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announced 6/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Steve Harris, will acquire Electronic Gaming Monthly

synopsis: Steve Harris, founder of "Electronic Gaming Monthly" magazine, announced that he has entered into an agreement with Ziff Davis Media to re-acquire certain assets, including trademarks and publishing rights, with plans to re-launch EGM in the second half of 2009.
buyer: Steve Harris
Steve Harris founded Electronic Gaming Monthly in 1988. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Electronic Gaming Monthly
Electronic Gaming Monthly (aka EGM) was launched in 1988 by Steve Harris to provide independent news, reviews, and other content of interest to video game enthusiasts. The magazine enjoyed rapid success that continued after Harris sold the publication to Ziff Davis in 1996.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Ziff Davis Media, Inc., acquired FileFront.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing. "
target: FileFront.com
FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads currently hosts over 600,000 files and generates over 30 million downloads per month.
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,261.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Ziff Davis Media, Inc.

synopsis: Great Hill Partners announced that it has, in partnership with former Time, Inc. executive Vivek Shah, acquired technology publisher Ziff Davis. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Gizmodo

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, a collection of premium digital content producers, from Univision Communications Inc. The combined assets will form a new company named G/O Media Inc.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target parent: Univision Communications Inc.
target: Gizmodo
Gizmodo is an online magazine that provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. The acquisition also includes The Onion, an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Weblogs SL

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Weblogs SL, the leading online vertical media company in Spain, with over 30 specialized publications and 13 million monthly unique users in Spain alone.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Weblogs SL
Weblogs SL is the leading online vertical media company in Spain, with over 30 specialized publications and 13 million monthly unique users in Spain alone. It's flagship publications include Xataka.com, Motorpasion.com, Trendencias.com, Directoalpaladar.com and Bebesymas.com.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 12/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

AngelList, acquired Product Hunt

synopsis: AngelList, the company that helps investors find startups to invest in, has acquired Product Hunt, the company that lets people share and discover new products posted by other users.
buyer: AngelList
AngelList is a US website for raising equity or debt investments for startups. Only accredited investors can invest. It does not handle any investment funds. It was founded by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. "
target: Product Hunt
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire Conversant Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: APN News & Media announced that it is purchasing Conversant Media, which publishes websites including the renowned global culture website, Lost At E Minor, Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar, and the newly launched millennial-tech and lifestyle website, Techly. Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media is a leading media and entertainment company with diverse assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In Australia, APN operates assets across radio broadcasting, print publishing, and outdoor advertising. "
target: Conversant Media Pty Ltd
Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company that produces engaging premium websites for passionate, intelligent Australians with an interest in sports, culture and lifestyle technology. Their portfolio of sites include Lost At E Minor, The Roar, and Techly.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired BackChannel

synopsis: Condé Nast announced the acquisition of Backchannel, the premier tech business brand from social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel will be the third brand, alongside WIRED and Ars Technica, in the newly formed Wired Media Group.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target parent: Medium
target: BackChannel
Backchannel is a premier tech business brand from a social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel dives deep into the culture and stories of the tech industry through in-depth and unique reporting, which provides a distinctive and authoritative point of view.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/23/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Synacor, Inc., will acquire Technorati

synopsis: Synacor, Inc., the trusted multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises, announced it has agreed to acquire digital advertising pioneer Technorati. Technorati is a company of experienced ad tech experts with a sell side technology platform called Contango.
buyer: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$134.44)
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises. "
target: Technorati (SYNC:$108.71)
Technorati is a company of highly experienced ad tech experts with a sell side technology platform called Contango. Contango enables publishers to support and scale a multi-marketplace programmatic strategy most notably in the header bidding space through its SmartWrapper product.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Tech in Asia, acquired SGEntrepreneurs

synopsis: Tech in Asia has acquired SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum. SGE, which covers technology and entrepreneurship in South-East Asia, was founded in 2005 by Gwendolyn Regina Tan, Bernard Leong and Lai Wei Chang in 2005. Tan, also the editor-in-chief, and SGE editor Terence Lee will join the Tech in Asia team.
buyer: Tech in Asia
Tech in Asia is a digital media blog based in Singapore. Tech in Asia is also known for its Startup Asia conferences, which are held in Singapore and Jakarta. They also hosts frequent Meetups in cities across Asia where entrepreneurs can connect and learn from industry leaders. "
target: SGEntrepreneurs
Founded in 2005 with the goal of giving a voice to startups in Singapore, what was originally a side project has since grown to be one of Asia’s most influential blogs on technology startups and entrepreneurship.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2012 via Market Wire

Andiamo Corporation, acquired Trust This App

synopsis: Andiamo Corporation announced that is has completed an acquisition of a website blog titled Trust This App. This site was started in 2008 and is based around business, computer, software, and smartphone interests with a large daily following of readers as well as a large inventory of advertisers.
buyer: Andiamo Corporation (ANDI:$0.00)
Andiamo Corporation is a publicly traded holding company and is traded under the symbol ANDI. Andiamo Corporation is a diversified holding company involved in Internet Technologies. Through its subsidiaries, the company seeks to grow through acquisitions, organic growth and economies of scale. "
target: Trust This App
Trust This App is a blog that was started in 2008 and is based around business, computer, software, and smartphone interests with a large daily following of readers as well as a large inventory of advertisers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

SAY Media, Inc., acquired ReadWriteWeb

synopsis: SAY Media has acquired ReadWriteWeb, one of the most popular and influential technology publications in the world, to anchor its growing Technology channel. ReadWriteWeb is read by a large number of executives, decision-makers and thought leaders in the Web and Media industry.
buyer: SAY Media, Inc.
SAY Media is a global media company that helps passionate, independent content creators publish, build an audience, and earn a living. The company delivers publishing technology and media services to influential creators and passion-based communities across key consumer interest areas. "
target: ReadWriteWeb
ReadWriteWeb is one of the most popular technology blogs in the world, known for offering insightful analysis about each day's Internet industry news. It was founded in April 2003 by Richard MacManus and is one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Bagcheck Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, an online service where people create lists of items that interest them, such as cameras they've used or their favorite cold remedies, and share the lists with others.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. "
target: Bagcheck Inc.
Bagcheck is a company that allows users to discuss and rate a variety of items and genre's such as photography gear, and phone app's and accessories.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2010 via BusinessWire

AOL LLC, acquired TechCrunch, Inc.

synopsis: AOL Inc. announced that it has acquired TechCrunch, Inc., the company that owns and operates TechCrunch and its network of websites dedicated to technology news, information and analysis. TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network.
buyer: AOL LLC (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: TechCrunch, Inc.
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired BGR

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands including, Deadline.com, HollywoodLife.com, Movieline.com and OnCars.com, announced its acquisition of BGR.com, one of the top mobile/gadget sites in the world.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: BGR
Reaching over 1 Million users per month, BoyGeniusReport.com is the leading source for breaking news and analysis on products in-market as well as prior to launch. The site has also broken the news first on almost every new BlackBerry handset.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Exponential, a technology-enabled media services company and parent company of online advertising network Tribal Fusio, has acquired Techbargains.com, a premier destination site for consumer technology product offers. The acquisition adds an important consumer technology deal site to the Exponential portfolio.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential is a technology-enabled media services company that delivers innovative products and services to meet the demands of today's digital advertisers. Through a variety of offerings, the Exponential group of businesses enables online advertisers to reach their target audiences. "
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Ahalife Holdings Inc., acquired Design Milk

synopsis: AHAlife Holdings Limited, a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products, has acquired Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology.
buyer: Ahalife Holdings Inc. (ASX:AHL:$4.00)
AHAlife Holdings Limited is a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products. AHAlife’s business model involves a drop-ship approach, allowing wholesalers to ship directly to customers leaving no inventory risk for the Company. "
target: Design Milk
Design Milk is an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. It’s also been featured in books, and is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts.
price ($mm)
$1.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia is a Canada-based multimedia company that serves the 45plus “Zoomer” demographic through television, radio, magazine, internet and trade shows. ZoomerMedia is also Canada’s leading provider of online content targeting the 45plus age group.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$41.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.45
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: RGRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group, Inc.
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$9.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.07
EBIT ($mm)
($6.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: ASX:ISU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iSelect Ltd
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$141.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.50
EBIT ($mm)
$16.94
Net Income ($mm)
$12.55
Employees
426
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: NGM:BUBL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB
Bublar Group AB is the Nordic region's largest gaming studio and enterprise solutions company within Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR) technology. The game development is run by the subsidiary Virtual Brains AB and enterprise solutions by the subsidiary Vobling AB.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3659
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEXON Co., Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, NEXON Co. is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,372.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,035.14
EBIT ($mm)
$970.78
Net Income ($mm)
$1,059.35
Employees
6441
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263750
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss
Pearl Abyss is the Korean studio behind the hit PC MMORPG Black Desert Online, which was named MMORPG of the Year in 2016. Since the company's founding in 2010, it has successfully launched its game in South Korea, Japan, Russia, North/South America, Europe, Taiwan, and 100 other countries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$104.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.85
EBIT ($mm)
$57.44
Net Income ($mm)
$43.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$228.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.01
EBIT ($mm)
$49.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.19
Employees
1200
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$891.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.18
EBIT ($mm)
$33.41
Net Income ($mm)
$27.83
Employees
1555
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: EGAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc.
eGames is taking a G-rated approach to PC entertainment. Formerly RomTech, eGames markets ''Family Friendly'' video games that are easy to use and nonviolent. Its titles, like Spooky Castle and Mahjongg Master, typically sell for under $20 and are marketed under brand names including Galaxy of Game
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker: GLUU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile Inc.
Glu Mobile is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$252.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($52.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($66.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
754
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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