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closed 11/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Credit Karma, acquired Noddle

synopsis: Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company, has acquired Noddle from TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider. Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target parent: TransUnion LLC
target: Noddle
Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow. Users can also use Noddle to find out if they are eligible for any credit cards or loans.
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closed 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

IFTH Acquisition Corp., merged with National Credit Report.com, LLC

synopsis: IFTH Acquisition Corp., d/b/a Steel Vault (“Company” or “Steel Vault”) announced that it has acquired National Credit Report.com, LLC, a premier provider of identity security products and services focused on credit monitoring and identity theft protection.
buyer: IFTH Acquisition Corp. (SVUL:$0.00)
Steel Vault, formerly known as IFTH Acquisition Corp., is a premier provider of identity security products and services, including credit monitoring, credit reports, and other identity theft protection services. National Credit Report.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Vault. "
target: National Credit Report.com, LLC
National Credit Report.com, LLC specializes in providing consumers with identity security products, including accurate, complete and easy-to-understand credit reporting and monitoring.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
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$7,100
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$1,000
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, will acquire ClearScore

synopsis: Experian has agreed to acquire fellow personal finance specialist ClearScore. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: ClearScore
ClearScore is one of the leading FinTech businesses in the UK. ClearScore's aim is to change the way everyone manages their finances - starting with their free credit score and report. With ClearScore users can check their credit score and report for free, forever.
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$386
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Quizzle, LLC

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Quizzle.com, a leading national free credit report and monitoring site. Quizzle provides users with free credit scores & credit reports, as well as credit monitoring and identity protection.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Bankrate provides consumers with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories. "
target parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
target: Quizzle, LLC
Quizzle is an innovative website that helps consumers gain a complete understanding of their home, money and credit situation – with a truly free credit report and score every six months.
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closed 11/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Credit Karma, acquired Noddle

synopsis: Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company, has acquired Noddle from TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider. Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target parent: TransUnion LLC
target: Noddle
Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow. Users can also use Noddle to find out if they are eligible for any credit cards or loans.
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announced 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Cash App, will purchase Credit Karma Tax from Credit Karma

synopsis: Square, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Credit Karma, a personal finance company, to acquire its tax business, Credit Karma Tax, on behalf of Cash App, the financial services app that allows individuals to spend, send, store and invest money.
buyer parent: Square, Inc.
buyer: Cash App
Cash App is a mobile payment service developed by Square, Inc., allowing users to transfer money to one another using a mobile phone app. "
seller: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
price ($mm)
$7,100
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$1,000
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closed 11/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Credit Karma, acquired Noddle

synopsis: Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company, has acquired Noddle from TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider. Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target parent: TransUnion LLC
target: Noddle
Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow. Users can also use Noddle to find out if they are eligible for any credit cards or loans.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Credit Karma, acquired Approved Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Credit Karma, the service best known for providing free credit score monitoring and other financial advice, announced that it has acquired Approved, a mortgage platform that brings modern technology to the mortgage lending process.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target: Approved Technologies Inc.
Approved provides a digital platform for small-to-medium sized lenders and mortgage brokers to reach prospective borrowers, via a website and mobile software. Approved is on a mission to bring transparency, efficiency and a little sanity to the mortgage experience.
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closed 3/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Credit Karma, acquired Penny

synopsis: Credit Karma, a personal finance company, has acquired Penny, a mobile software application that uses a chatbot interface to have conversations with its users to help them make better financial decisions. Penny provides personal finance management, financial security, monitoring for unauthorized charges and more.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target: Penny
Penny is a mobile software application that uses a chatbot interface to have conversations with its users to help them make better financial decisions. Penny provides personal finance management, financial security, monitoring for unauthorized charges and more.
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closed 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Credit Karma, acquired OnePriceTaxes.com

synopsis: Credit Karma entered the more than $2 billion online tax preparation industry with its acquisition of AFJC Corporation, a provider of online tax preparation, filing solutions and related services. AFJC Corporation operated the online self-directed tax preparation and filing service, OnePriceTaxes, and Tax Preparer Solutions.
buyer: Credit Karma
Home of the truly free credit score, Credit Karma helps 60+ million consumers track, maintain, & improve credit health with valuable, free tools and info. "
target: OnePriceTaxes.com
OnePriceTaxes has been making online tax filing easy, accurate, and affordable since 2007. Founded by AFJC Corporation, OnePriceTaxes.com was developed here in the U.S. to make online tax filing quick and easy, for one low price.
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closed 12/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Credit Karma, acquired Snowball, Inc.

synopsis: Credit and finance management platform Credit Karma, known best as the startup that offers free, no-strings-attached credit scores, has acquired the makers of the mobile application Snowball. The app is a beautiful new notification center for Android by taking all the stuff from all the apps on their clients' phone and puts it in one place.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma provides its members free financial peace of mind by tracking their credit and finances all in one place. Founded in 2008, Credit Karma’s goal is to help its members make the most of their credit by offering insightful saving recommendations based on unique data comparisons. "
target: Snowball, Inc.
Snowball is beautiful new notification center for Android. It takes all the awesome stuff from all the apps on their clients' phone and puts it in one place. Now they can get things done without opening a million apps.
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closed 11/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Credit Karma, acquired Noddle

synopsis: Credit Karma, a personal finance technology company, has acquired Noddle from TransUnion, a global risk and information solutions provider. Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow.
buyer: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations. "
target parent: TransUnion LLC
target: Noddle
Noddle is a free online and mobile credit report service in the UK. Noddle provides users with credit reports that include their credit history and information about how well they manage the money they borrow. Users can also use Noddle to find out if they are eligible for any credit cards or loans.
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closed 4/9/2021 via finextra.com

Finder, acquired GoBear

synopsis: Finder, a leading comparison site in Australia, has acquired GoBear, a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
buyer: Finder
Finder is a leading comparison site in Australia. Finder helps people around the world make to better financial decisions and improve their lives. Their platform allows users to compare credit cards, savings accounts, loans, online shopping discount and codes, insurance, utilities, travel and more. "
target: GoBear
GoBear is a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
price ($mm)
$7,100
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$1,000
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7.1x
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
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$13
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0.0x
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announced 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Independer.nl

synopsis: De Persgroep Nederland has agreed to acquire price comparison company Independer from Achmea. Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Achmea B.V.
target: Independer.nl
Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
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$171
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkseg, acquired Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.

synopsis: Thinkseg, a Brazilian company that uses technology to sell insurance products - known as "insurtech" - has acquired the entire operation of Bidu. Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil.
buyer: Thinkseg
Thinkseg is a Brazilian insurance startup (insurtech) that connects insurers, brokers and customers. It operates independently, with transparency and agility. "
target: Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.
Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil. They've helped millions of consumers compare the prices of insurance, in addition to a variety of financial products, such as credit cards, financing options and loans.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
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announced 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Eli Global, LLC, will acquire finanzen.de

synopsis: Eli Global LLC, a federation of independent portfolios, announced that an affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire finanzen.de AG and its subsidiaries from Blackfin Capital Partners. Based in Germany, finanzen.de is the leading European online marketplace for retail customer leads in the finance and insurance sectors.
buyer: Eli Global, LLC
Eli is a federation of independent portfolios. Eli’s portfolios operate in over 15 industries across the world, including healthcare, technology, insurance and financial services. Eli acquires for the long term, and continues to invest globally in stable and growing companies and their teams. "
target parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
target: finanzen.de
Germany-based finanzen.de is the No.1 European B2B digital marketplace for insurance and finance customers. Its sophisticated technology-enabled marketplace procures about one million online generated leads per year to more than 6,000 insurance experts and financial consultants.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired Money Under 30

synopsis: XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, announced the acquisition of www.Moneyunder30.com (“MU30”), a US focused price comparison website for financial services, for a total consideration of US$7 million. The acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing from completion.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Money Under 30
Money Under 30 is a platform dedicated to helping young people meet their financial goals. Whether talking about investing, savings, or salary negotiations, Money Under 30 aims to provide advice for young people facing a difficult economic climate and a rapidly changing financial landscape.
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closed 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired MagnifyMoney

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC has acquired the company that operates MagnifyMoney.com, a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: MagnifyMoney
MagnifyMoney.com is a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
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$30
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compare Africa, acquired TopCheck UG

synopsis: Nigerian financial services comparison platform TopCheck has been acquired by South Africa’s Silvertree Internet Holdings. Launched in December 2014, the TopCheck platform allows users to compare prices of financial products such as various types of insurance, and loans. TopCheck will join Silvertree’s subsidiary Compare Africa Group (CAG).
buyer parent: Silvertree Capital
buyer: Compare Africa
The Compare Africa Group is Africa’s leading online service and product comparison platform, providing consumers with an easy-to-use interface in order to find the most affordable deals, saving time and money. They offer an easy-to-use platform to save money on banking, insurance, and broadband. "
target: TopCheck UG
TopCheck.com.ng is Nigeria's most trusted platform for comparing financial services like insurance, credit cards or loans in Nigeria! They exist because of all the bureaucracies and lack of transparency that create a painful experience when dealing with insurance companies or banks.
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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.
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired BigDecisions.com

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, announced today that it has acquired BigDecisions.com, a company that aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: BigDecisions.com
BigDecisions.com provides a platform to deliver unbiased information and analysis to consumers in India on topics ranging from life and health insurance and retirement planning to providing for a child’s education or buying and renting real estate.
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announced 9/9/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Schibsted Media Group, will acquire Compricer.se

synopsis: Schibsted Media Group has agreed to acquire the personal finance market place Compricer.se, the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. Service is completely free for consumers.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$1,597.59)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Compricer.se
Compricer is the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. service is completely free for consumers and they also help by phone.
price ($mm)
$21
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$11
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closed 6/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Moneysupermarket.com Ltd, acquired MoneySavingExpert.com

synopsis: MoneySupermarket.com Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire MoneySavingExpert.com for consideration of up to £87 million. MoneySavingExpert operates one of the UK's leading personal finance and personal finance journalism websites which was established in 2003 by personal finance journalist Martin Lewis.
buyer: Moneysupermarket.com Ltd (LSE:MONY:$463.76)
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the United Kingdom. The company, through its Websites moneysupermarket.com and travelsupermarket.com, provides online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets. "
target: MoneySavingExpert.com
MoneySavingExpert.com offers free online services, including information to its users. MoneySavingExpert's services include a range of online tools, researched articles in respect of specific products, personal finance guides, and weekly newsletter emails.
price ($mm)
$93
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$25
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$20
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6.6x
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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announced 12/21/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire ValuePenguin

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that offers consumers objective analysis on a variety of financial topics from insurance to credit cards.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services by comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners. "
target: ValuePenguin
ValuePenguin is a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research & analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards. The company focuses on providing high-quality resources to help consumers understand the topics they're interested in.
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