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Fat Brain Toys, acquired Surprise Ride

synopsis: Fat Brain Toys, one of the nation's leading independent toy companies, announced the acquisition of Surprise Ride, a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
buyer: Fat Brain Toys
Fat Brain Toys is one of the nation's leading independent toy companies. Unlike mainstream alternatives, Fat Brain Toys creates and curates quality toys, games, and clever gifts, and enables children to learn through pure, authentic play. "
target: Surprise Ride
Surprise Ride is a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
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announced 4/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Babyshop, will acquire Lekmer AB

synopsis: Qliro Group, a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, has entered into an agreement to sell its subsidiary Lekmer AB to Babyshop, an online store in the Nordics for children's clothing. Lekmer is the largest online store for children in the Nordic countries. They focus on baby products, children’s clothes, toys, children’s furnishings.
buyer: Babyshop
Babyshop's vision is to be the best online store in the Nordics for children's clothing. They have more than 80,000 customers living in over 50 countries. Their product assortment is comprised of baby and children's clothes, shoes, toys, strollers, car seats, maternity clothes, accessories and more."
target parent: Qliro Group
target: Lekmer AB
Lekmer is the largest online store for children and young families in the Nordic countries. The business focuses on baby products, children’s clothes, toys, children’s furnishings and home decor. The company has online stores in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
price ($mm)
$9.98
rev ($mm)
$56
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0.2x
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closed 3/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

BookAdda, acquired KoolSkool

synopsis: Delhi based online book store BookAdda.com has acquired KoolSkool, an online retailer providing a one-stop-shop for school going children, in a cash and stock deal.
buyer: BookAdda
Bookadda.com sells general books in various categories like fiction, non-fiction, mystery, self help, reference and biographies. It also offers books in management, computer, engineering and medical books catering to many university syllabi in India. "
target: KoolSkool
KoolSkool offers online retail of children's books, toys, learning aids, school supplies, hobby products as well as sports gear and apparel. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
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closed 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grasshopper Toys, acquired Curious Minds Science Shop

synopsis: Grasshopper Toys, UK store with a focus on science toys, has acquired the online science shop Curious Minds, an international online science toy shop, featuring a wide range of science, nature, space and technology products.
buyer: Grasshopper Toys
Grasshopper Toys, based in Helensburgh, Scotland, has a focus on science toys and has won a number of distribution deals with some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of scientific toys. "
target: Curious Minds Science Shop
Curious Minds is an international online science toy shop, featuring a wide range of science, nature, space and technology products. Curious Minds was started by Alan and Lucy Richmond from their garden shed in 2004.
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closed 5/22/2013 via Company Press Release

The Adlibris Group, acquired Bamba AB

synopsis: The Adlibris Group, which includes online retailers Adlibris and Dischop, continues growing with the purchase of online toystore Bamba.se. Bamba.se was founded in 2010 and is one of Sweden's fastest growing toystores on the web.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: The Adlibris Group
Adlibris operates as an online book retailer in Sweden. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Morgongava, Sweden. Adlibris AB operates as a subsidiary of Bonnier AB. "
target: Bamba AB
Bamba.se was founded in 2010 and is one of Sweden's fastest growing toystores on the web.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Fat Brain Toys, acquired Surprise Ride

synopsis: Fat Brain Toys, one of the nation's leading independent toy companies, announced the acquisition of Surprise Ride, a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
buyer: Fat Brain Toys
Fat Brain Toys is one of the nation's leading independent toy companies. Unlike mainstream alternatives, Fat Brain Toys creates and curates quality toys, games, and clever gifts, and enables children to learn through pure, authentic play. "
target: Surprise Ride
Surprise Ride is a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Fat Brain Toys, acquired Surprise Ride

synopsis: Fat Brain Toys, one of the nation's leading independent toy companies, announced the acquisition of Surprise Ride, a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
buyer: Fat Brain Toys
Fat Brain Toys is one of the nation's leading independent toy companies. Unlike mainstream alternatives, Fat Brain Toys creates and curates quality toys, games, and clever gifts, and enables children to learn through pure, authentic play. "
target: Surprise Ride
Surprise Ride is a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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