Like NativeRoll

closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired NativeRoll

synopsis: Mail.ru Group acquired 50.83% of the developer of video advertising platform Nativeroll. Nativeroll allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: NativeRoll
Nativeroll is a video advertising platform in premium content that allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers. According to its own data, the monthly audience reach is 75 million users.
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closed 5/5/2021 via PR Web

Beringer Capital, acquired Perform[cb]

synopsis: Beringer Capital, a leading private equity fund, has acquired Perform[cb] from Centre Lane Partners, a private investment firm. Perform[cb] is a preeminent performance marketing company. Perform[cb]'s network and agency empowers brands to acquire new customers across diverse digital channels on a pay-for-results model.
buyer: Beringer Capital
Beringer Capital is a leading private equity firm investing in digital media and marketing industries. Through a combination of strategic alignments and add-on acquisitions, Beringer Capital partners with founders and management teams to maximize the long-term value of their businesses. "
target parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
target: Perform[cb]
Perform[cb] is a preeminent performance marketing company. Perform[cb] provides strategic plans tailored to meet their clients’ specific marketing goals. Their network and agency empowers brands to acquire new customers across diverse digital channels on a pay-for-results model.
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announced 2/12/2021 via BusinessWire

Synacor, Inc. will be merged with Centre Lane Partners, LLC,

synopsis: Synacor, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based Collaboration and Identity Management software and services serving global enterprises, video, internet, and communications providers, and governments, will merge with Centre Lane Partners, LLC, a New York-based private investment firm.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane is a private investment firm that invests in the equity and debt of middle market companies in North America. Centre Lane employs a flexible strategy that approaches situations with a solutions orientation, and seeks to partner with strong management teams. "
target: Synacor, Inc. (SYNC:$84.09)
Synacor is a cloud-based software and services company serving global video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, governments and enterprises. Synacor’s mission is to enable its customers to better engage with their consumers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$91 [$93]
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$84
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$4
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1.1x
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21.8x
announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Sharethrough will be merged with District M,

synopsis: Sharethrough, one of the world's largest ad exchanges, will merge with Montreal-based District M, a leading global programmatic advertising exchange. The merger will create one of the largest independent omnichannel ad exchanges in the world, anchored in a user-centric, respectful, quality-first approach to digital advertising.
buyer: District M
District M is a leading global programmatic advertising exchange with efficient solutions, facilitating inventory transactions between advertisers and publishers. District M continuously drives innovation with its proprietary technologies on the supply side and the demand side. "
target: Sharethrough
Sharethrough is one of the largest ad exchanges, with direct connections to every major Demand Side Platform and over 12k publisher websites. Their technology enhances every impression by rendering a higher-performing banner, video, or native ad that dynamically fits into any placement on any site.
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closed 11/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Loblaw Media, acquired EyeReturn Marketing

synopsis: Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's food and pharmacy leader and the nation's largest retailer, has acquired Toronto-based Eyereturn Marketing Inc., a marketing company that improves the way brands connect with their customers online. The transaction complements and strengthens Loblaw Media, the company's full-service digital marketing agency.
buyer parent: Loblaw Companies Limited
buyer: Loblaw Media
Canada-based Loblaw Media offers a new way to plan and deliver meaningful and smart digital advertising to help consumer brands more effectively reach customers. Loblaw Media uses transaction-based insights from their online and bricks and mortar stores to target and measure campaign effectiveness. "
target parent: Torstar Corporation
target: EyeReturn Marketing
Toronto-based Eyereturn Marketing improves the way brands connect with their customers online. Its proprietary platform provides unified campaign control, empowering brands through consolidated attribution-based results in a single dashboard.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

CMerTV, Inc., acquired relaido, Inc.

synopsis: CMerTV Co., Ltd., a video distribution business giant will acquire Relaido Inc. from Opt Holding Co., Ltd. relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: CMerTV, Inc.
CmerTV is a premium network that delivers video ads to every corner of Japan. Their creative team also provides production services for video ads. "
target parent: OPT, Inc.
target: relaido, Inc.
relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory. It supports various video ad formats such as in-stream/out-stream ads and manages the yield of pure ads/ad networks to maximize publisher revenue.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 6/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bynder, acquired We Adapt

synopsis: Bynder, the global leader in digital asset management (DAM), has acquired the Netherlands company We Adapt, a SaaS solution to help brands scale their video content creation. With the addition of We Adapt, renamed Video Brand Studio, Bynder offers brands a single platform to scale on-brand content capabilities across print, images, and video.
buyer: Bynder
Bynder is the global leader in digital asset management, providing a scalable SaaS solution for brand management. Bynder helps users in over 1,800 organizations, including Spotify, Puma, and Icelandair, to create, share and organize the full lifecycle of their digital content in the cloud. "
target: We Adapt
Netherlands-based We Adapt is a SaaS solution to help brands scale their video content creation. Its Creative Management Platform lets users create dynamic videos, use automation and data to adapt them to any version and distribute them directly to online video, outdoor and social media.
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closed 5/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Viqeo LLC, acquired Suggestv

synopsis: Russian video platform Viqeo has acquired Suggestv, a UK adtech company. Suggestv is a video discovery platform that uses AI and machine learning to increase video views for publishers. Through the acquisition, Viqeo expects to strengthen its presence in the European market.
buyer: Viqeo LLC
Viqeo is a Russian media company with a platform for developing short-form videos. The company's technology is used by publishers and editors to create visual stories by making videos a seamless part of articles and text. Users can also create and monetize videos through Viqeo's platform. "
target: Suggestv
UK-based Suggestv is a video discovery platform that uses AI and machine learning to increase video views for publishers. The company uses AI to automatically embed relevant video content within articles to build deeper relationships and increase engagement between businesses and their audience.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Silverbullet Data Services Group, acquired Videobeet Italia Srl

synopsis: Silverbullet, the data-smart marketing services company, has acquired independent trade desk Videobeet. Based in Italy, Videobeet is an expert in programmatic advertising with its proprietary technology, BeetleDesk. Videobeet empowers advertisers to reach highly targeted audiences through its technology and premium publisher network.
buyer: Silverbullet Data Services Group
The Silverbullet Data Services Group is a new breed of data-smart marketing services, designed to empower businesses to achieve the hybrid of data services, insight-informed content and programmatic. Silverbullet enables businesses to technically engineer a consumer-centric approach to marketing. "
target: Videobeet Italia Srl
Italy-based Videobeet is an expert in programmatic advertising with its proprietary technology, BeetleDesk. Videobeet empowers advertisers and brands to reach highly targeted audiences through its state of the art technology and its premium publisher network made by the top 50 Italian publishers.
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announced 5/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., will purchase Ad Server and DCO Business from Sizmek Inc

synopsis: Amazon has agreed to buy part of ad tech company Sizmek, including its Ad Server and Dynamic Creative Optimization, which is a tool that helps personalize ads using data. Sizmek provides integrated solutions that enable data, media, and creativity to work together for optimal campaign performance.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
seller parent: Vector Capital
seller: Sizmek Inc (SZMK:$185.18)
The acquisition includes the Sizmek Ad Server and Sizmek Dynamic Creative Optimization (DCO), which is a tool that helps personalize ads using data. Sizmek provides integrated solutions that enable data, media, and creativity to work together for optimal campaign performance.
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announced 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Walmart Media, will acquire Polymorph Labs

synopsis: Walmart Media Group will be acquiring Polymorph Labs, a Silicon Valley-based advertising startup. Polymorph’s technology, which includes a high-speed ad server, a self-serve interface and server-side header bidding, will make advertising with Walmart easier for thousands of brands while delivering more relevant digital ads to consumers.
buyer parent: Walmart
buyer: Walmart Media
Walmart Media Group sits at the intersection of content and commerce, allowing brands to influence up to 150 million Walmart customers each week―at every point along their purchase journey. With Walmart, brands can connect their marketing activities to actual purchases, both online and in store. "
target: Polymorph Labs
Polymorph is a white label monetization platform for publishers to maximize revenue, reduce costs and deliver better ad experiences. Polymorph allows them to define their own branded ad experiences, leverage data to target users across devices, and manage and deliver campaigns from demand sources.
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announced 11/6/2018 via Company Press Release

ConversionPoint Technologies, will acquire Inuvo, Inc.

synopsis: Inuvo, Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence technology for brands and agencies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ConversionPoint Technologies, Inc., a privately held eCommerce technology company.
buyer: ConversionPoint Technologies
ConversionPoint Technologies Inc. is a high-growth, eCommerce technology platform that empowers direct-to-consumer performance marketing. The company’s technology suite include a media optimization solution to optimize ad purchases and lower customer acquisition costs, and a CRM platform "
target: Inuvo, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo, Inc. is a market leader in artificial intelligence, aligning brand strategy with consumer intent. This patented IntentKey artificial intelligence technology leverages contextually-based machine learning algorithms that mirror the way the human brain instantly associate ideas and emotions.
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$76
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$84
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0.9x
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announced 6/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Integral Ad Science, Inc.

synopsis: Integral Ad Science, a global software company that empowers the advertising industry with ad effectiveness solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be majority acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses. With over $31 billion in cumulative capital commitments, Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams looking to reach their full potential. "
target: Integral Ad Science, Inc.
Integral Ad Science (IAS) is a global measurement and analytics company that builds verification, optimization, and analytics solutions to empower the advertising industry to invest with confidence and activate consumers everywhere, on every device.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PE Hub

Growth Catalyst Partners, PSP Capital Partners, acquired Beachfront Media

synopsis: Beachfront Media, the leading independent programmatic mobile video advertising platform, announced that Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP), a mid-market private equity firm, and PSP Capital, a private investment firm founded by Penny Pritzker, have acquired a majority stake in the mobile video monetization company.
buyer: PSP Capital Partners
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners (GCP) is a mid-market private equity firm, and PSP Capital is a private investment firm founded by Penny Pritzker. "
target: Beachfront Media
Beachfront Media is a leading programmatic mobile video advertising company, meeting the video distribution and monetization needs of publishers and advertisers across screens. The company’s mobile-first platform enables great user experiences in today’s demanding mobile video environment.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired Ad Up Technology AG

synopsis: Europe's leading digital publisher Axel Springer has acquired, through its subsidiary Axel Springer Teaser Ad, Ad Up Technology, from Unister, one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Germany. Ad Up Technology specializes in the marketing of online portals and provides native and display advertising services.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target parent: Unister
target: Ad Up Technology AG
Ad Up Technology offers technology and services for online marketing and advertising. The company specializes in the marketing of online portals. Ad Up Technology provides native and display advertising services and helps businesses launch campaigns with outstanding results.
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announced 8/16/2017 via Bloomberg

Cloud Technologies S.A., will acquire OAN sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Cloud Technologies S.A. has entered into a preliminary agreement to acquire OAN sp. z.o.o., a well-established internet advertising company. OAN is a Polish online advertising network that serves direct customers, has good relationships with agencies, and provides network products for publishers.
buyer: Cloud Technologies S.A. (WSE:CLD:$16.18)
Cloud Technologies S.A. is the online advertising leader in the segment of Big Data Cloud Computing in CEE region. The company has unique competencies in optimising advertising campaigns based on Programmatic Buying. "
target: OAN sp. z o.o.
Operating since 2011, OAN sp. z.o.o. has a well-established position in the Internet advertising market. OAN is a Polish online advertising network that serves direct customers, has good relationships with agencies, and provides network products for publishers.
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$0.55
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

S4M (Success for Mobile), acquired NetADge

synopsis: Mobile ad tech company S4M (Success for Mobile) has acquired Netadge, a mobile first demand side platform (DSP), to strengthen its ‘offerings in the programmatic industry’ and grow its research and development team to over 50 engineers.
buyer: S4M (Success for Mobile)
S4M (Success for Mobile) is an innovative mobile advertising company, and the only technology platform today with MRC (Media Rating Council) accreditations for post-ad measurements in mobile browsers and apps. "
target: NetADge
Netadge is a mobile first demand side platform (DSP), founded in France in 2003. NetADge allows its clients to build all kind of performing campaigns: branding, promotion, drive to install, drive to store, click to call… including rich media and video, as well as native ads formats.
price ($mm)
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$4
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announced 2/2/2017 via Reuters

Gree, Inc., will acquire 3 Minute inc.

synopsis: GREE, the world’s leading Internet company providing mobile content and services, is to acquire 3Minute, a Tokyo-based advertising firm which is engaged in advertising business, media business and commerce business.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
GREE is the world’s leading Internet company providing mobile content and services, backed by cutting-edge technology. Since it was developed, the GREE social networking service has been spreading its wings, accepting 14 languages, reaching 169 countries and regions. "
target: 3 Minute inc.
3Minute inc. is a Tokyo-based advertising firm which is engaged in advertising business, media business and commerce business. They develop a platform for online video production and management. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$37
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$4
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closed 12/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Flite, Inc.

synopsis: Snap, the parent company that owns Snapchat, has acquired San Francisco-based ad tech company Flite, a platform that focuses on content creation, such as tools that enable brands to create digital ads, 360-degree video ads and vertical video ads optimized for mobile.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Flite, Inc.
Flite is the world’s leading creative management platform that focuses on content creation, such as tools that enable brands to create digital ads, 360-degree video ads and vertical video ads optimized for mobile. Flite was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 11/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Ao1

synopsis: A leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services Mogae Media has acquired Ao1 personalized video platform from Dentsu Marcom CEO Ashish Dabral.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services, with the enhanced ability to reach over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Ao1
The Ao1 platform provides clients with real-time personalised videos that can be served to the right customer via email or text message. The firm offers its services to companies in banking, insurance, telecom, retail, airlines, hotels, and e-commerce.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired NativeRoll

synopsis: Mail.ru Group acquired 50.83% of the developer of video advertising platform Nativeroll. Nativeroll allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: NativeRoll
Nativeroll is a video advertising platform in premium content that allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers. According to its own data, the monthly audience reach is 75 million users.
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closed 9/20/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Mamboo Games

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company, has acquired a majority stake in Mamboo Games, a hypercasual mobile games publisher and developer in Belarus. Mamboo builds awesome and fun games for their players to enjoy and helps studios to make chart-topping games. Their titles include Billion Builders, Shift Race, Viking Life: Wild North, and more.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Mamboo Games
Mamboo Games is a hypercasual mobile games publisher and developer in Belarus. Mamboo builds awesome and fun games for their players to enjoy and helps studios to make chart-topping games. Their titles include Billion Builders, Shift Race, Viking Life: Wild North, Space Rover: Space Taikon and more.
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closed 11/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Parity.com Group, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Switzerland-based Parity.com Group, an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates around the world store money in AAA safety and transfer it in real-time, has acquired MAPS.ME from Mail.ru Group Limited. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MAPS.ME is a mobile maps and navigation service based on OpenStreetMap data.
buyer: Parity.com Group
Switzerland-based Parity is an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates store money safely and transfer it in real-time. The company offers an ecosystem of services to help people send money globally to friends and family, save money when traveling or shopping online. "
target parent: Mail.Ru LLC
target: Maps.me
Netherlands-based MAPS.ME is a mobile app for iOS and Android that provides detailed offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation. MAPS.ME is powered by OpenStreetMap data and features GPS support, offline search, bookmarks, auto-follow mode, location sharing, travel guides, and more.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$3
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7.5x
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announced 10/8/2020 via Company Press Release

My.Games, will acquire Deus Craft

synopsis: My.Games, an international gaming brand, will acquire a 51.16% stake in Deus Craft, a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Deus Craft
Deus Craft is a mobile games development studio in Russia. Deus Craft has released more than 40 casual games in the time management, match3, 3D arcanoid, FPS and HOPA genres. Their games include Game of Evolution: Clicker, Turbo Team, Dress Up Fever, Grand Hotel Mania, and more.
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$14*
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

My.Games, acquired BeInGame Limited

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired BeInGame, the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. BeInGame is based in Cyprus.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: BeInGame Limited
BeInGame are the developers of Zero City, an online simulator game that features a refuge populated with survivors. The goal is to create the mightiest squad, develop a base, and raise up new survivors to oppose other players and various infected mobs that inhabit nearby areas.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, Sberbank, will acquire Samokat

synopsis: The joint venture between Mail.ru Group and Sberbank focused on transportation and food has announced the signing of binding documents on acquiring controlling stake in Samokat, the grocery and home goods express delivery service based in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
buyer: Sberbank (MISX:SBER:$23,544.42)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. Sberbank is a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company headquartered in Moscow. "
target: Samokat
Samokat is a grocery and home goods express delivery service in Russia. Its network consists of ‘dark stores’, or warehouses that work exclusively for online orders through mobile apps. Samokat offers some 2,500 items for sale.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Financial Times

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired YouDrive

synopsis: Mail.ru, a Russian social media company, has acquired YouDrive, a car sharing mobile app in Russia. YouDrive provides people with a fast and convenient way to rent cars. YouDrive offers 2,500 cars and free parking spots. YouDrive helps to reduce traffic, increase free parking spaces and improve the environmental conditions of the cities they serve.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: YouDrive
YouDrive is a car sharing mobile app in Russia. YouDrive provides people with a fast and convenient way to rent cars. YouDrive offers 2,500 cars and free parking spots. YouDrive helps to reduce traffic, increase free parking spaces, and improve the environmental conditions of the cities they serve.
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closed 7/24/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Swag Masha

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired Swag Masha, a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha's first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Swag Masha
Swag Masha is a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha focuses on developing story-driven games. Their first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Youla, acquired Worki

synopsis: Moscow-based online recruiting service Worki, has been acquired by the Mail.Ru Group. After the deal is settled, Worki will work in synergy with other projects of Mail.ru Group, including its classifieds website Youla. Worki is a mobile-first HR SaaS-enabled classifieds service in Russia.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: Youla
Youla is a Russian company that allows people to buy and sell goods on their website or mobile app. Users can buy and sell various products, such as cars, bicycles, electronics, phones, apparel, toys, real estate, computers, and more. "
target: Worki
Moscow-based Worki (initially known as ‘Iconjob’ and ‘Radar’) is a mobile-first HR SaaS-enabled classifieds service in Russia. Worki uses AI and machine learning to help job seekers and HR specialists meet one another.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired NativeRoll

synopsis: Mail.ru Group acquired 50.83% of the developer of video advertising platform Nativeroll. Nativeroll allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Russia's Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and instant messenger services; Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ. "
target: NativeRoll
Nativeroll is a video advertising platform in premium content that allows users to place blocks with video ads in four formats within the content on sites of more than 100 premium publishers. According to its own data, the monthly audience reach is 75 million users.
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closed 3/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired United Media Agency

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group, which owns Russia’s largest social networks Vkontakte and Odnoklassiki, has completed the acquisition of United Media Agency, an aggregator and distributor of digital content. UMA is, in particular, the owner of music rights in Vkontakte and of BOOM, a top music app.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: United Media Agency
United Media Agency is an aggregator and distributor of content in the Internet and mobile environment, and a developer of Internet solutions. They are, in particular, the owner of music rights in Vkontakte and of BOOM, a top music app.
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$97*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

BlaBlaCar, acquired BeepCar

synopsis: BlaBlaCar, the French ride-sharing giant, announced it has snapped up Russian carpooling platform BeepCar from Mail.ru. BeepCar, based in Moscow, is a platform where users can search for cost-effective rides and trusted passengers. Ride sharing is the new way to travel by car.
buyer: BlaBlaCar
Paris-based BlaBlaCar is the world leading long-distance carpooling platform. It’s a trusted community marketplace that connects car drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride, over average distances of 300km. "
target parent: Mail.Ru LLC
target: BeepCar
BeepCar, based in Moscow, is a platform where users can search for cost-effective rides and trusted passengers. Ride sharing is the new way to travel by car. The driver offers a spare seat in their car to passengers who are heading to the same travel destination.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Bit.Games

synopsis: Russian internet company Mail.ru Group has acquired a 51 percent stake in Bit.Games, a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Bit.Games
Founded in 2002, Bit.Games is a Russian game developer that creates social and mobile games for the most popular platforms. Bit.Games has launched 11 games across different platforms, and their games attract over 400,000 players per day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Youla, acquired 33 Slona

synopsis: Youla, a Russian company that allows people to buy and sell goods on their website or mobile app, has acquired 33 Slona, a Russian online platform that allows users to sell and lease their apartments and houses. 33 Slona calculates the maximum value of the property, publishes ads on websites, and conducts safe transactions for their clients.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: Youla
Youla is a Russian company that allows people to buy and sell goods on their website or mobile app. Users can buy and sell various products, such as cars, bicycles, electronics, phones, apparel, toys, real estate, computers, and more. "
target: 33 Slona
33 Slona is a Russian online platform that allows users to sell and lease their apartments and houses. 33 Slona calculates the maximum value of the property, creates professional photos, publishes ads on leading websites and social networks, and conducts fast and safe transactions for their clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired ESforce Holding ltd

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest Internet companies in the Russian-speaking Internet market, announces the acquisition of 100% of ESforce. ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: ESforce Holding ltd
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations, and the leader in electronic sports in Russia. The company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Mail.Ru LLC, will acquire Am.ru

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group Limited, one of the largest internet businesses in Russia, announced the signing of the agreement to acquire Am.ru, one of the largest Russian auto classifieds websites, from Rambler&Co. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. The company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Am.ru
Am.ru is one of the largest automotive classified websites in Russia. Am.ru provides a wide range of offers on new or used automobiles from both dealers and individuals. Am.ru also provides up-to-date news, reviews, photos, and useful recommendations for various automobiles.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired DonationAlerts

synopsis: Mail.ru, a company that develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally, has acquired DonationAlerts, a company that operates an online platform for receiving donations during live broadcasts. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: DonationAlerts
DonationAlerts operates an online platform for receiving donations during live broadcasts. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Russia. DonationAlerts allows people to receive notifications when receiving donations from users.
price ($mm)
$0.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Delivery Club

synopsis: Mail.Ru Group, a company that develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally, has acquired Delivery Club, the market leading online food delivery company in Russia.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target parent: FoodPanda
target: Delivery Club
Delivery Club is the market leading online food delivery company in Russia. Delivery Club was launched in September 2009 and offers food delivery options from over 4,000 restaurants in 75 cities in Russia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Pixonic LLC

synopsis: Mail.Ru, one of Russia’s top internet companies, has acquired developer Pixonic. The studio’s War Robots, a strategy game featuring legged combat vehicles for iOS and Android, is a major hit in globally.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more. "
target: Pixonic LLC
Mobile game developer Pixonic, based in Moscow, is known for War Robots, a strategy game featuring legged combat vehicles for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2014 via Company Press Release

Qiwi plc, acquired Dengi.Mail.Ru

synopsis: QIWI plc acquires Dengi.Mail.Ru project from Mail.Ru Group. Dengi.Mail.Ru is a payment system allowing users to make instant payments for goods and services via web interface or apps.
buyer: Qiwi plc (QIWI:$325.45)
QIWI provides everyone with convenient and accessible instruments for making all kinds of regular and requisite payments. QIWI Kiosks and Visa QIWI Wallet help to pay for services of over 54 000 providers. "
target parent: DST Global (Investment Company)
target: Dengi.Mail.Ru
Dengi.Mail.Ru develops internet based payment portal which allows payment for goods and services such as mobile communication, telephony, Internet, utility payments, financial services, projects, and gambling services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Mail.ru — the Russian internet giant with 100 million users of its mail, social networking and other web-based services — has acquired Maps.Me, a maker of map apps and other navigation services based on OpenStreetMap data and with the ability to work offline.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru LLC operates a Russian Internet portal which offers online communication services to the worldwide Russian-speaking population. Additionally, the company provides Web-based mail, online shopping, online auction, online advertising, and sales. Mail.Ru LLC was formerly known as Port.Ru Inc. "
target: Maps.me
MapsWithMe is a Swiss-Belarusian company that focuses on developing offline mobile maps MAPS.ME and offline travel guides GuideWithMe for mobile devices. MAPS.ME engineers implemented a unique data compression method that allows fast maps rendering and helps saving memory space.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, today announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and acc
buyer: AlleyCorp
AlleyCorp is a firm dedicated to founding and funding companies in New York City. The firm has helped build some of New York’s most successful technology companies, including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, and Business Insider. AlleyCorp invests in early-stage companies across consumer and enterprise. "
target parent: WeWork
target: Meetup Inc.
Meetup is the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting people in person or online during times of crisis. From professional networking to coding workshops, people use Meetup to meet new people in real life who share those same passions or professional aspirations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 6/10/2015 via

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

synopsis: Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Chen and Chief Operating Officer James Jian Liu proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Renren Inc., a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, play online games, watch videos and more.
buyer: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. "
target: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$990 [$577]*
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., will acquire Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Grupa Onet.pl, part of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, has signed an agreement to accquire NK from Rubylight. Nasza Klasa (NK) is one of the biggest platforms offering games and the second largest social networking site in Poland.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target parent: Rubylight Technology Ltd.
target: Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.
Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o. is a social networking Website in Poland. The company’s Website enables users to find their classmates in various levels of education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums. "
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance. "
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: DMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is the largest single entry point for scalable and reliable people-based marketing solutions. DMS deploys a robust database of consumer intelligence and leverages massive proprietary media distribution to provide meaningful, insightful customer acquisition campaigns.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$332.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.32
EBIT ($mm)
$21.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: TSE:6535
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i-mobile Co., Ltd. (Advertising)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$137.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.21
EBIT ($mm)
$20.76
Net Income ($mm)
$13.54
Employees
178
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Ticker: SYNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$84.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.80
EBIT ($mm)
($9.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
365
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.60
EBIT ($mm)
$22.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
42
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Ticker: TSXV:AT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityAds Inc.
AcuityAds is a technology company that enables marketers to connect intelligently with their most meaningful audiences through digital media. At the core of its offerings is a self-serve programmatic marketing platform, powered by proprietary machine learning technology.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$47.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
79
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Ticker: ASX:TMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tech Mpire Limited
Tech Mpire Limited
Tech Mpire is a rapidly growing performance-based online and mobile marketing solutions provider with reach to consumers in over 200 countries. Mpire offers advertisers a scalable solution to gain consumer acquisitions on a strict performance basis.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$23.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: VERB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VERB Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc.
VERB Technology Company, Inc. is rapidly emerging as the market leader in interactive video data collection and analysis applications. VERB provides customer relationship management (CRM), lead generation, and video marketing software applications under the brand name TAGG.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($17.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: TSE:6573
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agile Media Network Inc.
Agile Media Network Inc.
Based in Japan, Agile Media Network Co., Ltd. (AMN) is developing a business to support conversation and communication between fans and companies/brands. Through the Ambassador Program ® and the CATAPULT platform, they promote product/service marketing activities with fan.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7.53
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
72
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: A214270
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Futurestream Networks Co., Ltd.
Futurestream Networks (FSN) provides South Korea's largest mobile advertising network. They offer a variety of targeting options to help clients reach their target audience and achieve their campaign goals.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$30.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.34
EBIT ($mm)
$0.07
Net Income ($mm)
$0.28
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:BBSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brave Bison
Brave Bison
Brave Bison is a social video company, specializing in cross-platform video content, connecting global audiences through social media. Its online communities reach over 135 million followers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$21.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ADUX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AdUX
AdUX
AdUX is the European leader in digital marketing. AdUX creates tools and advertising products in line with their vision of giving back the power to the user to generate a better user experience. The company offers native advertising, brand advertising, and location-based mobile marketing services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$28.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
127
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Ticker: BIT:TB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo S.p.A.
Triboo, public company listed on AIM, is the Digital Transformation Factory that supports clients in developing & managing their digital activities worldwide. Triboo is the "one stop solution" able to foster the digital trasformation process for its clients, through an integrated offer of services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.26
EBIT ($mm)
$2.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1.97
Employees
1
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Ticker: OM:SPEQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speqta AB
Speqta AB
Speqta is a performance marketing company in Sweden. Speqta is a digital media house that owns and operates a leading international advertising network as well as several digital products and services within the performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.91
EBIT ($mm)
$0.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.03
Employees
0
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momo Inc.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China. Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,178.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.56
EBIT ($mm)
$342.15
Net Income ($mm)
$304.84
Employees
924
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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