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closed 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Communo Corp., acquired LocalSolo

synopsis: Communo announced the purchase of Vancouver-based LocalSolo, an online network for top tier freelancers. Vancouver-based LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
buyer: Communo Corp.
Communo connects people to projects and projects to people. Founded in 2017 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, it is the only sharing economy platform for marketing and advertising professionals. "
target: LocalSolo
Vancouver-based LocalSolo is an online network for top tier freelancers. LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
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closed 11/9/2022 via GlobeNewswire

EmployBridge Inc, acquired BlueCrew

synopsis: EmployBridge, a leading provider of technology-enabled, light industrial workforce solutions in the United States, announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Bluecrew, the first hourly W-2 workforce-as-a-service platform, from IAC.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: EmployBridge Inc
EmployBridge is a leading provider of value-added workforce solutions and job opportunities. The company puts more than 450,000 temporary associates to work annually across a network of 446 offices in 48 states. "
target parent: IAC
target: BlueCrew
Bluecrew is the first hourly workforce-as-a-service provider: combining W-2 labor, a workforce management platform, and data + analytics for workplaces who have hourly workers and fluctuating demand.
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closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Malt, acquired COMATCH

synopsis: Paris-based Malt, Europe’s biggest freelancer marketplace, has acquired COMATCH, a leading German marketplace for independent management consultants and industry experts. The market leading positions of Comatch and Malt in their respective markets will ensure a solid foundation for the ambitious European expansion of Malt.
buyer: Malt (ENXTPA:MALT:$99.14)
Based in Paris, Malt is a European marketplace where more than 320,000 freelance consultants put their skills and expertise at the service of companies looking for external talents to accelerate their projects. Malt has over 30,000 clients, including 36 CAC 40 companies. "
target: COMATCH
Headquartered in Germany, COMATCH is Europe’s leading marketplace for top freelance management consultants and industry experts. COMATCH combines personal service and innovative technology to quickly and flexibly find the best experts for all business challenges.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Alef, acquired CareerGig

synopsis: Alef, the leading edge connectivity platform, announced its acquisition of CareerGig, the online marketplace for freelancers and IT professionals. The acquisition will allow Alef to fast track the adoption of the edge by arming mobile developers with its enterprise grade suite of APIs to build custom private 5G mobile networks.
buyer: Alef
Alef is the leader in the Edge Internet, which allows them to physically locate products and services closer to users. Alef’s innovative architecture allows for 5G-style applications to work over 4G. New and existing networks benefit from their Edge architecture. "
target: CareerGig
CareerGig is the online marketplace for freelancers and IT professionals. CareerGig, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, has empowered thousands of mobile developers to build their own portfolios to match with businesses who are seeking world class engineering talent.
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closed 11/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Time People Group AB, acquired Cfinder

synopsis: Time People Group acquires 100% of the shares in Cfinder (Competence Finder Sweden AB). Cfinder is a network of over 400 specialized consultants active in IT and management. With its digital community and AI-based matching, Cfinder has attracted over 400 freelance specialists. 
buyer: Time People Group AB (NGM:TPGR:$24.31)
Time People Group is a Swedish consulting company that offers services for IT and change management. The group provides services that cover the entire chain from strategy, project management, programs, system, and method development to test engagement and management. "
target: Cfinder
Competence Finder Sweden AB (cFinder) is a digitized smart AI-based meeting place where customers and consultants meet. With its digital community and AI-based matching, Cfinder has attracted over 400 freelance specialists.
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closed 2/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fiverr, acquired Working Not Working

synopsis: Fiverr, the online marketplace for freelancer services has acquired Working Not Working, a talent platform which sources freelance creatives for the likes of Google, Netflix, Spotify, Droga5, and Wieden+Kennedy.
buyer: Fiverr (FVRR:$297.66)
Based in Israel, Fiverr’s mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform helps connect businesses with freelancers offering digital services including graphic design, copywriting, voice overs and music and film editing. "
target: Working Not Working
Working Not Working is a curated community of the Universe’s best creations. Their mission is to eliminate the obstacles between creative people and opportunity. Trusted by over 2,000 of the world's most innovative companies to staff their creative projects with freelance and full-time talent.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Web

CareerGig, acquired Moonlighting

synopsis: CareerGig, a freelancer marketplace that connects employers with top tier talent, has acquired Moonlighting, a marketplace for hiring freelancers and small businesses. Moonlighting empowers people to build their own personal business and hire talented professionals. The platform also offers powerful tools for managing and growing businesses.
buyer: CareerGig
CareerGig is a freelancer marketplace that connects employers with top tier talent. CareerGig helps individuals create freelance careers, and makes life easier and more secure for companies that hire them. They also provide freelancers with insurance, financial, and other benefits. "
target: Moonlighting
Moonlighting is a marketplace for finding and hiring freelancers and small businesses. Moonlighting empowers people to build their own personal business, earn extra money and hire talented professionals. The platform also offers powerful tools for managing and growing businesses.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Randstad Holding NV, acquired twago

synopsis: Randstad Holding nv announces the acquisition of twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace with more than 500,000 registered workers.On twago, individuals or companies of all sizes find the experts they need for projects, and freelancers and agencies find work and grow their businesses.
buyer: Randstad Holding NV (ENXTAM:RAND:$24,635.00)
Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Their services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse, Professionals, Search & Selection, outplacement, and HR Solutions. "
target: twago
twago is the leading platform for online work in Europe. On twago, individuals or companies of all sizes find the experts they need for projects, and freelancers and agencies find work and grow their businesses. twago encourages companies to go online to find experts and collaborate on projects.
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closed 4/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Toptal, LLC, acquired Skillbridge

synopsis: Toptal, the world’s leading network of elite freelance software engineers and designers, announced the acquisition of Skillbridge, an innovative platform in the on-demand business talent space. Skillbridge enables businesses to quickly hire top consultants, accountants, statisticians and other trusted specialists when they need them.
buyer: Toptal, LLC
Toptal is one the most innovative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley. Toptal connects thousands of elite freelance software engineers and designers from around the world to over 2,000 blue-chip enterprises to provide world-class solutions that meet the most complex and challenging requirements."
target: Skillbridge
Skillbridge is the leading online platform for elite business freelancers. Their proprietary Talent Dynamics matching technology means projects start in days, not weeks, and deliver with unparalleled reliability.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

twago, acquired Adtriboo

synopsis: Twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace, acquires Spanish freelance platform Adtriboo. adtriboo.com is a fully competent solution platform for generating creative content through crowd sourcing, bringing together more than 120,000 talented professionals specializing in Video, Audio, Wording and Graphic Design.
buyer: twago
twago is Europe’s leading platform for connecting clients with freelancers and agencies. Each day they help entrepreneurs, small, medium and large businesses easily find quality affordable freelancers for IT, design, writing, marketing and business projects. "
target: Adtriboo
adtriboo.com is a fully competent solution platform for generating creative content through crowd sourcing, bringing together more than 120,000 talented professionals specializing in Video, Audio, Wording and Graphic Design.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired TapChief

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired a majority stake in TapChief, a professional networking and recruitment platform in India. TapChief empowers professionals to learn from experts and work with businesses. Their platform enables businesses to place service requests for top-tier professionals.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: TapChief
TapChief is a professional networking and recruitment platform in India. TapChief empowers professionals to interact and learn from experts, work with businesses and aggregate their personal brand online. Their platform enables businesses to place service requests for top-tier professionals.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

GoScale, acquired Indiez

synopsis: GoScale, a technology consulting & engineering company enabling software delivery automation, has acquired Indiez, an elite online community that takes the guesswork out of hiring tech teams. Indiez embraces a flexible remote working culture, and their specialists work on projects they love, in environments they choose.
buyer: GoScale
Goscale is a technology consulting & engineering company enabling software delivery automation. They are building exciting products focused on Mobility, DevOps. They serve top global firms across Retail/Cloud Telephony/Ad -Tech/Logistics/Ecommerce/Sports/Insurance tech/Ed Tech. "
target: Indiez
Indiez is an elite online community that takes the guesswork out of hiring tech teams. They embrace a flexible remote working culture, and their specialists work on projects they love, in environments they choose.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

Adecco Group, acquired A - Star Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The Japanese subsidiary of Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, has acquired Japan-based A - Star Co., Ltd. A-Star develops a digital matching platform that utilizes AI for freelance IT engineers. A-Star has 10,000 registered freelancers in the IT and web industry utilizing their platform to find short-term work.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: A - Star Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, A - Star Co., Ltd. develops a digital matching platform that utilizes AI for freelance IT engineers. A-Star has 10,000 registered freelancers in the IT and web industry utilizing their platform to find temporary and short-term work.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

PullRequest, acquired Moonlight

synopsis: PullRequest, a code review as a service company based in Austin, TX, has acquired Moonlight, an online platform for remote developers to integrate into companies looking for expertise on software development projects.
buyer: PullRequest
PullRequest is a code review as a service company based in Austin, TX. By combining AI, professional reviewers, and tooling, they help development teams ship code faster, with improved quality and reduced development lifecycle costs over time. "
target: Moonlight
Moonlight is an online platform for remote developers to integrate into companies looking for expertise on software development projects. Companies join the membership to get access to vetted engineers and designers. Developers apply to find remote work opportunities and engage with the community.
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announced 12/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

En-Japan, will acquire Brocante Inc.

synopsis: En-Japan Inc., a provider of online recruitment solutions in Japan, will acquire Brocante Inc., a Japanese technology company. Brocante's Freelance Start is an online project site for freelance IT engineers. The site allows engineers to search for jobs by programming language, location, and job type.
buyer: En-Japan (:$506.88)
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs. "
target: Brocante Inc.
Brocante is a Japanese technology company. Brocante's Freelance Start is an online project site for freelance IT engineers. The site allows engineers to search for jobs by programming language, location, and job type. Their LAMPCHAT solution is a chatbot that helps businesses attract more customers.
price ($mm)
$5.46
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$1
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announced 9/18/2020 via PR Newswire

DCP Capital Partners, L.P., will acquire 51job, Inc.

synopsis: 51job, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China, announced it has received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter from DCP Capital Partners, a leader in the Greater China private equity industry, to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company.
buyer: DCP Capital Partners, L.P.
DCP is a leader in the Greater China private equity industry. Over the past 27 years, the DCP team led successful and innovative investments in the region, establishing a strong investment track record across multiple economic cycles. "
target: 51job, Inc. (JOBS:$550.22)
51job is a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China. With a comprehensive suite of HR solutions, 51job meets the needs of enterprises and job seekers through the entire talent management cycle, from initial recruitment to employee retention and career development.
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$5,279 [$3,773]
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$530
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$151
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announced 2/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire BackStage

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading end-to-end cloud-based platform powering global entertainment production and content creation, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Backstage, a leading provider of talent marketplace and content creation tools for the creative economy.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Instawork, acquired Drafted

synopsis: Instawork has acquired Drafted, a network recruiting platform that helps businesses hire by leveraging referrals. Drafted’s solution will enable Instawork to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to accelerate the growth of the company’s pool of Pros with skilled hourly professionals.
buyer: Instawork
Instawork is the leading flexible staffing solution for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than one million workers in the U.S., filling a critical role in local economies. "
target: Drafted
Drafted is a network recruiting platform that empowers people and companies to connect through introductions. Founded by a team from KAYAK and MIT, Drafted offers several networking products to both employers and individuals.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Business Talent Group, LLC, acquired Hillgate Ltd.

synopsis: Business Talent Group (BTG) announced the launch of BTG Europe with the acquisition of UK-based Hillgate, expanding BTG's international footprint. Hillgate is a talent marketplace that provides agile workforce solutions to multinational companies, with a particular focus in Life Sciences and Industrial Goods.
buyer: Business Talent Group, LLC
Business Talent Group (BTG) is the leading marketplace that connects independent management consultants, subject matter experts, and executives from top companies to solve their biggest business problems. "
target: Hillgate Ltd.
Hillgate is the premier online platform for ambitious companies to connect with elite business talent around the world. Hillgate is a talent marketplace that provides agile workforce solutions to multinational companies, with a particular focus in Life Sciences and Industrial Goods.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Klaiton Advisory GmbH

synopsis: Haufe Group acquires a majority stake in KLAITON, the unique online platform that uses an intelligent matching mechanism to bring highly qualified consultants and coaches and companies together. Based in Vienna, Klaiton offers their clients the unique possibility to purchase quality-assured coaching and consulting tailored to their needs.
buyer parent: Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
buyer: Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG
Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG provides business software for self-employed persons, freelancers, and medium-sized companies. Haufe-Lexware with Intuit brings German versions of the Intuit finance programs such as Quicken, QuickSteuer and QuickBooks to the market. "
target: Klaiton Advisory GmbH
KLAITON is a unique online platform that uses an intelligent matching mechanism to bring highly qualified consultants and coaches and companies together. Based in Vienna, Klaiton offers their clients the unique possibility to purchase quality-assured coaching and consulting tailored to their needs.
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closed 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Communo Corp., acquired LocalSolo

synopsis: Communo announced the purchase of Vancouver-based LocalSolo, an online network for top tier freelancers. Vancouver-based LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
buyer: Communo Corp.
Communo connects people to projects and projects to people. Founded in 2017 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, it is the only sharing economy platform for marketing and advertising professionals. "
target: LocalSolo
Vancouver-based LocalSolo is an online network for top tier freelancers. LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
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closed 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Communo Corp., acquired LocalSolo

synopsis: Communo announced the purchase of Vancouver-based LocalSolo, an online network for top tier freelancers. Vancouver-based LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
buyer: Communo Corp.
Communo connects people to projects and projects to people. Founded in 2017 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, it is the only sharing economy platform for marketing and advertising professionals. "
target: LocalSolo
Vancouver-based LocalSolo is an online network for top tier freelancers. LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
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closed 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Communo Corp., acquired LocalSolo

synopsis: Communo announced the purchase of Vancouver-based LocalSolo, an online network for top tier freelancers. Vancouver-based LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
buyer: Communo Corp.
Communo connects people to projects and projects to people. Founded in 2017 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, it is the only sharing economy platform for marketing and advertising professionals. "
target: LocalSolo
Vancouver-based LocalSolo is an online network for top tier freelancers. LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
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closed 9/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Hill Publishing, acquired AdFluence

synopsis: Banyan Hill Publishing, the premier global asset protection and investment organization founded on the ideals of self-reliance and sovereignty, has acquired AdFluence, a mobile app that connects social media influencers with brands.
buyer: Banyan Hill Publishing
Founded in 1998, Banyan Hill Publishing quickly established themselves as the premier global asset protection and investment organization founded on the ideals of self-reliance and sovereignty. "
target parent: Alpha Marketing Masters
target: AdFluence
AdFluence is a mobile app that connects social media influencers with brands. AdFluence matches brands to a group of influencers that best match their audience. The platform supports all types of influencers, including Instagram users, YouTube users, Facebook users, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Alpha Marketing Masters, acquired AdFluence

synopsis: Alpha Marketing Masters, a digital marketing company that drives growth for SMEs, has acquired AdFluence, a mobile app that connects social media influencers with brands. AdFluence matches brands to a group of influencers that best match their audience.
buyer: Alpha Marketing Masters
Alpha Marketing Masters is a digital marketing company that drives growth for SMEs. Alpha Marketing Masters specializes in full-funnel strategies utilizing unconventional tactics with proven results. They provide services for customer journey, campaign optimization, digital media, and more. "
target: AdFluence
AdFluence is a mobile app that connects social media influencers with brands. AdFluence matches brands to a group of influencers that best match their audience. The platform supports all types of influencers, including Instagram users, YouTube users, Facebook users, and more.
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closed 4/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sortlist, acquired Agenturmatching

synopsis: Sortlist, the Belgian platform for connecting companies and communication agencies, has acquired its German competitor Agenturmatching. Headquartered in Munich, Agenturmatching is an agency matching platform that pairs company projects, campaigns, and brands with the best marketing fit from thousands of agencies in its database.
buyer: Sortlist
Belgium-based Sortlist is an online tool reinventing the way to find communication & marketing agency. They have built an online multi-criteria searching tool that helps marketing managers find their partners in minutes and let them focus on building communication and marketing success. "
target: Agenturmatching
Agenturmatching is Germany's leading agency matching platform. Agenturmatching finds the appropriate agency for a company's project, campaign, or brand and provides the best marketing fit from thousands of agencies—including advertising, PR, SEO, and more.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sortlist, acquired The Briefers SL

synopsis: Sortlist, an online-tool reinventing the way businesses find marketing and communication agencies, has acquired The Briefers. The Briefers is a digital tool that connects businesses that wish to create an advertising, communication or marketing project with advertising agencies and marketing companies.
buyer: Sortlist
Sortlist is an online-tool reinventing the way businesses find marketing and communication agencies. They have built an online multi-criteria searching tool that helps marketing managers find their partners in minutes and let them focus on building communication and marketing success. "
target: The Briefers SL
The Briefers is a digital tool that connects businesses that wish to create an advertising, communication or marketing project with advertising agencies and marketing companies. They offer over 700 advertising agencies and marketing companies that businesses can search for, compare, and hire.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shiftgig, acquired BookedOut

synopsis: Mobile on-demand job marketplace Shiftgig announced that it has acquired BookedOut, a logistics platform for experiential marketing. BookedOut is a powerful cloud & mobile logistics platform that seamlessly connects experiential advertising agencies with the growing on-demand talent community and manages those engagements to campaign completion.
buyer: Shiftgig
Shiftgig is an online marketplace that connects workers with jobs. Shiftgig collects client requirements, worker skills, and real-time shift data to provide smarter and timely matches. "
target: BookedOut
BookedOut is a powerful cloud & mobile logistics platform that seamlessly connects experiential advertising agencies with the growing on-demand talent community and manages those engagements to campaign completion.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PR Newswire

Refer.com, acquired Referral Key, Inc.

synopsis: Refer.com, the world’s largest online referral network with the world’s leading referral SaaS solution, has acquired Referral Key, a referral networking platform. Referral Key has helped nearly 5 million small business professionals worldwide manage and expand their trusted referral relationships with over 37 million business connections.
buyer: Refer.com
Refer.com is the world’s largest online referral network with the world’s leading referral SaaS solution. Refer is a SaaS platform based on proven methodology that delivers an edge to its customers. They enable professional service providers and small to medium businesses to refer and be referred. "
target: Referral Key, Inc.
Referral Key is the world's largest referral networking platform, helping nearly 5 million small business professionals worldwide manage and expand their trusted referral relationships with over 37 million business connections to more effectively increase sales.
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closed 3/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Third Summit Corporation, acquired Blis IO

synopsis: Third Summit Corporation has acquired Blis, a digital platform where companies can find and hire freelance content creators, to integrate the startup into the Third Summit ecosystem. Blis has earned acclaim and a loyal user base as a go-to tool for brands and large enterprises to staff up video projects with speed and confidence.
buyer: Third Summit Corporation
Third Summit offers full-stack, enterprise-level digital media, and advertising solutions to the mid-tier marketplace. Third Summit's Alteon platform uses cutting-edge technology to match clients with creators, while providing a single cloud-based media storage and payment solution for both parties."
target: Blis IO
Blis is an on-demand digital staffing platform for businesses to connect with the world's top creative and technical professionals to fill their immediate project needs. Blis allows companies to quickly match teams with vetted, qualified, highly skilled professionals who can execute their vision.
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closed 12/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Peak Positioning Technologies Inc., acquired Jinxiaoer

synopsis: Peak Positioning Technologies Inc., a publicly traded IT Portfolio management company in Canada, has acquired Jinxiaoer, a mobile loan brokerage and commission paying platform in China. Jinxiaoer enables loan brokerage companies to earn commissions on loan leads that they generate and to receive leads from sales reps registered on the platform.
buyer: Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (TSXV:PKK:$42.13)
Peak Positioning is a publicly traded IT Portfolio management company in Canada. Peak’s subsidiaries use technology, analytics and artificial intelligence to create an ecosystem of lenders, borrowers and other participants in China’s commercial lending space. "
target: Jinxiaoer
Jinxiaoer is a mobile loan brokerage and commission paying platform in China. Jinxiaoer enables loan brokerage companies to earn commissions on loan leads that they generate that are not suited for their businesses and to receive leads from non-affiliated sales reps registered on the platform.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

GEFCO Group, acquired Chronotruck

synopsis: GEFCO Group, the European leader in finished vehicle logistics, has acquired Chronotruck, a digital platform in Europe that connects shippers and carriers. Chronotruck provides businesses with access to nearby carriers. Their platform allows businesses to ship faster and carriers to run their trucks at full capacity.
buyer: GEFCO Group
GEFCO Group is the European leader in finished vehicle logistics. GEFCO provides integrated management and optimisation logistics solutions for its industrial customers. GEFCO designs and implements value-added logistics solutions for inbound, outbound, and aftersales markets all around the world. "
target: Chronotruck
Chronotruck is a digital platform in Europe that connects shippers and carriers. Chronotruck provides businesses with access to nearby carriers and a portfolio of digitalized services. Chronotruck allows businesses to ship faster and carriers to run their trucks at full capacity.
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announced 9/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Information Architects Corporation, will acquire Real Estate Contacts, Inc.

synopsis: Information Architects Corporation has signed a letter of intent to acquire Real Estate Contacts, Inc., an online real estate advertising, marketing and real estate video company that offers real estate professionals the opportunity to reach consumers interested in buying or selling property in their respective geographic area.
buyer: Information Architects Corporation (IACH:$0.00)
Information Architects has re-identified itself as a distribution and marketing company through a number of distribution channels. It is focused in three major market segments: Green Products, Pet Products and Medical Devices. "
target: Real Estate Contacts, Inc.
Real Estate Contacts, Inc. is an online real estate advertising, marketing and real estate video company that offers real estate professionals the opportunity to reach consumers interested in buying or selling property in their respective geographic area.
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closed 11/26/2008 via BusinessWire

Sovereign Wealth Corp, acquired Multimedia Solutions

synopsis: Sovereign Wealth Corp. announced that it had closed a transaction in which Sovereign Wealth Corp. acquired one hundred percent of the shares in Multimedia Solutions, a leading provider of messaging solutions to mobile network operators in South Africa.
buyer: Sovereign Wealth Corp (LNCM:$9.50)
Lenco Mobile Inc. is a mobile marketing solutions company with operations in the United States and South Africa. Through its subsidiaries, Lenco Mobile Inc. owns and operates technology platforms which enable brand owners to create, keep and leverage customers in a cost effective and measurable way."
target: Multimedia Solutions
Multimedia Solutions is a leading supplier of technology and services in the rapidly growing market for SMS (Short Message Services) and MMS (Multi Media Services).
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 9/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Credenc Web Technologies Private Limited, acquired ObserveNow

synopsis: Education loan startup Credenc has announced the acquisition of digital content platform ObserveNow. Founded in 2019, ObserveNow has content presence and reach across several verticals in India and Southeast Asia.
buyer: Credenc Web Technologies Private Limited
Founded in 2017 by Avinash Kumar and Mayank Batheja, Credenc is a unique platform to finance meritorious students for their college expenses by underwriting their employability, rather than the means available to their families. "
target: ObserveNow
ObserveNow brings latest news updates from the world of marketing, e-governance, enterprise IT, startups, telecom and consumer electronics. Founded in 2019, ObserveNow has content presence and reach across several verticals in India and Southeast Asia.
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closed 9/18/2014 via Company Press Release

persönlich Verlags AG, acquired persönlich Verlags AG

synopsis: PubliGroupe sells its participation in the "Persönlich" Verlags AG to the managing director and editor-in-chief Matthias Ackeret. The Swiss business magazine for communication "persönlich" is the leading trade magazine in Switzerland. The magazine is the official publication medium of the Swiss Marketing Association.
buyer: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications.
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closed 6/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Badgeville, acquired Gamification.org

synopsis: Badgeville announced the acquisition of the Gamification.org Community from Gamify. Gamification.org is the number one resource and community for gamification news and best practices. The Gamification.org community also includes the Gamification handle on popular social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.
buyer: Badgeville
Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, is the leading provider of gamification and social engagement solutions for world-class businesses, enabling companies in virtually every industry to influence and measure user behavior. "
target parent: Gamify, Inc.
target: Gamification.org
Gamification.org is a wiki created to push the concept of Gamification to the next level with open discussion and collaboration. Their goal is for Gamification.org to be the leading resource for Gamification & Game Mechanics.
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closed 6/27/2006 via BNC Analysis

AffiliateFuture, acquired AffiliateAnnouncement

synopsis: Internet Business Group plc, the AIM listed performance advertising and e-commerce company, is pleased to announce IBG has acquired AffiliateAnnouncement.com for a consideration of $80,000.
buyer parent: Internet Business Group plc
buyer: AffiliateFuture
AffiliateFuture works by allowing Merchants to advertise on your site, and pays you monthly when these adverts generate visits, leads or sales. "
target: AffiliateAnnouncement
Established in the year 2000, AffiliateAnnouncement™ has proven itself over the years to be the webs most comprehensive full service affiliate directory submission company.
price ($mm)
$0.08
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2006 via Company Press Release

Ziplocal Inc., acquired Zip411 Enterprises Inc.

synopsis: REDCITY SEARCH COMPANY INC., a local internet search engine company, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Zip411 Enterprises Inc. ("Zip411") for the total purchase price of approximately $5.6 million.
buyer: Ziplocal Inc. (ZIP.V:$0.00)
ZipLocal operates a Canadian online directory that provides a rich, user-defined local search experience. ZipLocal provides relevant search results from Canadian and US businesses with maps and functionality for users to review, rate and tag business listings. "
target: Zip411 Enterprises Inc.
Zip411 Enterprises, Inc. operates Zip411.net, an Internet portal in Canada. It publishes database of businesses with various information, such as business name, telephone number, fax number, names of the directors and email addresses, Web site addresses, year of foundation, and number of employees.
price ($mm)
$5.60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2022 via BusinessWire

The Next Practice, acquired Content Science

synopsis: The Next Practices Group (NPG) announced that Content Science is joining its network of companies. Content Science is an award-winning content intelligence and strategy company founded by Colleen Jones. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm owns the content intelligence product ContentWRX and runs Content Science Academy.
buyer: The Next Practice
The Next Practice Group is an ecosystem of creative problem solvers and emerging technologies. The Next Practice works together to unlock organizations and their growth opportunities. Their core capabilities include digital media, PR, creative & content, social purpose, and more. "
target: Content Science
Content Science is an award-winning content intelligence and strategy company founded by Colleen Jones. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm owns the content intelligence product ContentWRX, runs Content Science Academy, and publishes the online magazine Content Science Review.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Tubular Labs, acquired ReelSEO.com

synopsis: Tubular Labs, the first real-time audience dashboard that helps creators, digital studios and brands, has acquired ReelSEO, The Video Marketer’s Guide. It is the #1 source for information and insight into the latest news, trends, tips and best practices for online video marketing, advertising, and Search Engine Optimization.
buyer: Tubular Labs
Tubular is the first real-time audience dashboard that helps creators, digital studios and brands better know, and better grow, their audience. Tubular’s audience insights and recommendations to help you make faster, Big Data-informed programming, sales and audience development decisions. "
target: ReelSEO.com
ReelSEO.com is The Online Video Marketer's Guide. It is the #1 source for information and insight into the latest news, trends, tips and best practices for online video marketing, advertising, and Search Engine Optimization.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Business Promotion, Inc., acquired Internet Marketing NewsWatch

synopsis: Nroo, Inc., of Gardnerville, NV, completed the sale of Internet Marketing NewsWatch, the world's leading online news source for Internet marketing, including the website, its associated newsletter and related assets, to Business Promotion, Inc. of Lexington, KY.
buyer: Business Promotion, Inc.
Business Promotion, Inc. offers small to medium businesses affordable and professional website creation with hosting and promoting those businesses on the Internet through proven Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization techniques. They also offer web design services. "
target: Internet Marketing NewsWatch
Since 2006, IM NewsWatch has been the trusted source of news of the Internet marketing industry, covering regulatory announcements, announcements by search engines, and other major service providers, as well as excerpts from blogs of note.
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