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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hästnet Sverige AB, acquired Pets4Homes

synopsis: Pet Media Limited has been acquired by Hästnet Sverige AB. Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
buyer: Hästnet Sverige AB
Established in 2001, Hästnet is the Nordic region's largest marketplace for horses and equestrian related equipment and services. Leading an acquisition of Hästnet in 2018, CEO Axel Lagercrantz saw potential for Hästnet to grow both internationally and into new pets' categories. "
target: Pets4Homes
Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
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closed 11/15/2016 via PR Web

FetchFind, acquired PawedIn, LLC

synopsis: FetchFind, the leading provider of e-learning and career advancement for the pet care services industry, announced that they have acquired PawedIn, LLC, a thriving community of passionate pet parents and service providers who are dedicated to helping one another provide the best care possible for pets everywhere.
buyer: FetchFind
FetchFind is the world’s only career and education site dedicated exclusively to the pet industry. etchFind assists businesses of all sizes with hiring and training employees, offers access to business solutions, and provides e-learning and content to individuals interested in the pet industry. "
target: PawedIn, LLC
PawedIn is a thriving community of passionate pet parents and service providers who are dedicated to helping one another provide the best care possible for pets everywhere.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BusinessWire

PetSmart, Inc., acquired AllPaws, LLC

synopsis: PetSmart, Inc., the largest pet specialty retailer and leading resource for pet adoption in North America, announced it has acquired AllPaws, one of the largest online and mobile platforms that matches those looking to adopt a pet with pets ideally suited for their home, family and lifestyle.
buyer: PetSmart, Inc. (PETM:$6,959.11)
PetSmart is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. They employ approximately 52,000 associates and operate 1,289 stores and more than 196 in-store PetSmart PetsHotels dog and cat boarding facilities in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. "
target: AllPaws, LLC
AllPaws offers a fresh and modern approach to pet adoption that combines sophisticated online dating functionality and a deep social integration. Built by a team with deep roots in the online dating space, AllPaws has grown nearly every month since launch and has 850,000 registered users.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Newswire

BreedersClub.net, acquired PuppyTrader.com

synopsis: BreedersClub.net, a web-based classified advertising service to the pet industry, announced recently that it acquired one of its competitors, PuppyTrader.com. In doing so, PuppyTrader.com has been renamed to PupsUSA.com. Classified ads on PupsUSA.com emphasize individual dogs and puppies for sale in each ad.
buyer: BreedersClub.net
BreedersClub.net was launched on the World Wide Web in June, 2000. It provides web based classified advertising services to both dog and cat breeders. Recognized as a website that features reputable breeders, it has helped place many thousands of puppies in the United States and Canada. "
target: PuppyTrader.com
PuppyTrader.com helps connect local puppies for sale with responsible dog lovers in the US and Canada. Their puppy classified ads listing puppies for sale and dogs for sale are designed to help people conveniently and efficiently find their next puppy or dog from the comfort of their home.
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closed 7/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Nimble Pet App, acquired Waggle Ventures, Inc.

synopsis: Nimble, a pet tech company, announced the acquisition of Waggle Ventures Inc, a social platform for pet owners. Waggle Inc, founded in 2016 is a fast-growing online community of pet owners for video distribution of animal content and email newsletters targeting city-specific dog owners with relevant information and events in their area.
buyer: Nimble Pet App
Nimble is a leader in Pet Health, Safety & Fitness monitoring solutions. Nimble's solutions feature innovative pet sensors & wearables and a cloud based mobile app that serves as a one stop solution for Pet Safety, health and fitness. "
target: Waggle Ventures, Inc.
Waggle Inc, founded in 2016 is a fast-growing online community of pet owners for video distribution of animal content and email newsletters targeting city-specific dog owners with relevant information and events in their area.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pet Food Direct, Inc., acquired PetStyle LLC

synopsis: Pet media and ecommerce company Pet360 Inc. has acquired pet lifestyle network PetStyle LLC for an undisclosed sum. PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PetFoodDirect.com is the nation’s largest online retailer of pet food, pet meds and pet supplies. With over 148 brands of pet food and more than 16,000 top-quality pet products in stock, PetFoodDirect.com offers pet parents the largest selection of supplies with the convenience of home delivery. "
target: PetStyle LLC
PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
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closed 10/1/2016 via PR Web

The IHC Group, acquired PetPlace

synopsis: Expanding its footprint and commitment in the pet health market, The IHC Group announced it has acquired PetPlace, including subscribers and its social media outlets. PetPlace attracts over one million visitors each month as the popular web destination for pet parents concerned with their pet’s health and well-being.
buyer: The IHC Group (IHC:$404.67)
Independence Holding Company is a holding company that is principally engaged in underwriting, administering and/or distributing group and individual disability, specialty and supplemental health, pet, and life insurance through its subsidiaries since 1980. "
target: PetPlace
PetPlace attracts over one million visitors each month as the popular web destination for pet parents concerned with their pet’s health and well-being. PetPlace’s content includes veterinarian approved articles covering topics such as pet health conditions, breed information, behavior and much more.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired Dogtime Media

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, the largest publisher of enthusiast content on the web, announced the acquisition of Dogtime Media, the leading online pet publishing group. Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Dogtime Media will reside under Evolve Media’s female and family focused publishing division, TotallyHer Media.
buyer parent: Evolve Media LLC
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target: Dogtime Media
Dogtime Media publishes two leading pet sites: Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Reaching over 1.6 million pet lovers per month,these flagship sites provide the most in depth information in connection with selecting, adopting and taking care of dogs or cats.
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closed 12/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Pet360 Media, acquired Zootoo, LLC

synopsis: Pet360, Inc. announced the acquisition of Zootoo, LLC. The acquisition of the online community for pet lovers further strengthens Pet360's position as the leading network of online resources for pet parents. Zootoo becomes a part of Pet360 Media.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet360 Media
Pet360 Media is the leading digital media network for advertisers, publishers and bloggers looking to target pet parent households, expand their reach and maximize their revenue. The network is comprised of the leading online resources for pet parents and delivers high value media solutions. "
target: Zootoo, LLC
Zootoo is the online home for pets and the people who love them. At Zootoo, people can check out the cutest photo galleries and videos from pet lovers like themselves, have fun with quizzes and games, and get valuable information about their pet's health and care.
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closed 2/2/2012 via BusinessWire

ThinkPets. Inc merged with Vetstreet,

synopsis: Vetstreet, Inc., a leading provider of a turnkey marketing, communications, and educational platform to the veterinary industry, announced it has merged with ThinkPets, Inc., a leading provider of print and digital pet owner reminders and education and the publisher of HealthyPet Magazine®.
buyer parent: VCA Antech Inc.
buyer: Vetstreet
Vetstreet is a provider of online communications, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. Vetstreet offers a highly differentiated suite of products and services, including VetInsite and Vetstreet Pro. "
target parent: Zoasis Corporation
target: ThinkPets. Inc
ThinkPets, Inc. is a leading provider of print and digital pet owner reminders and education and the publisher of HealthyPet Magazine®. ThinkPets also provides easy-to-understand reports that allow veterinarians to analyze key practice parameters.
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closed 11/5/2009 via PR Newswire

PetsMobility, Inc., acquired Pets911.com

synopsis: On4Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the close of the acquisition of Pets911.com. For the past 10 years, Pets911.com has been a leading force in the pet lost and found and adoption services sector.
buyer: PetsMobility, Inc.
PetsMobility™ is the organization other corporation's turn to when entering the pet vertical. Their suite of products appeal to a wide variety people who have one thing in common, they love pets. "
target: Pets911.com
www.Pets911.com, along with its 1-888-Pets911 toll free telephone line, is a web based pet portal established in 1999 dedicated to all aspects of pet welfare.
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closed 10/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Alorad, Inc., acquired Petplanetrx.com

synopsis: Online business development company, Alorad, Inc.’s recent acquisition of online discount pet meds store, www.petplanetrx.com, means that more pet owners will have the opportunity to save money when they purchase brand name pet medications for their puppies, dogs, cats and kittens.
buyer: Alorad, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Alorad is devoted to providing next generation marketing solutions for companies and organizations looking to expand online. Our unique holistic and scientific approach to online marketing gives us a competitive edge that is unsurpassed by any other internet marketing company. "
target: Petplanetrx.com
Pet Planet RX was originally created to meet the consumer insistence for high quality, effective pet meds that typically could only be purchased at a high cost through a veterinarian or brick and mortar pet store.
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American Kennel Club, acquired Klooff, Inc.

synopsis: Klooff, Inc., a company that operates an online platform that enables users to share content of their pets, has been acquired by the American Kennel Club, a not-for-profit organization and the largest purebred dog registry in the world.
buyer: American Kennel Club
The American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization and the largest purebred dog registry in the world. They are the sports-governing body for over 22,000 dog events a year, including dog shows and exciting sports like agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding trials, among others. "
target: Klooff, Inc.
Klooff, Inc. operates an online platform that enables users to share content of their pets. The company’s platform enables users to post and share photos, comments, and other materials related to their dogs and cats.
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Metamorphosis Partners, acquired Dogs Of

synopsis: Metamorphosis Partners, a full-service pet marketing agency and pet venture studio, has acquired Dogs Of, a digital community of over 5 million dog-lovers. Dogs Of captures and celebrates the special moments in dogs’ lives by sharing user-generated photos. The community is comprised of three Instagram social profiles and a TikTok social profile.
buyer: Metamorphosis Partners
Metamorphosis Partners is a leading full-service pet marketing agency and pet venture studio. Metamorphosis leverages its companies’ capabilities to deliver value-added, innovative products, services, and content resulting in long-standing customer relationships. "
target: Dogs Of
Dogs Of is a growing digital community of over 5 million dog-lovers. Dogs Of captures and celebrates the special moments in dogs’ lives by sharing user-generated photos. The community is comprised of three Instagram social profiles and a TikTok social profile.
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announced 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Nestle S.A., will acquire Wamiz

synopsis: Nestlé SA has agreed to acquire the majority stake in Wamiz, the leading French digital media platform for pet owners based in Paris. Created in 2009 by two entrepreneurs Adrien Magdelaine and Adrien Ducousset, Wamiz has become in recent years, the digital media platform of reference for dog and cat enthusiasts.
buyer: Nestle S.A. (SWX:NESN:$97,045.48)
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. They have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, and are present in 189 countries around the world. "
target: Wamiz
Wamiz is the leading French digital media platform for pet owners based in Paris. Created in 2009 by two entrepreneurs Adrien Magdelaine and Adrien Ducousset, Wamiz has become in recent years, the digital media platform of reference for dog and cat enthusiasts.
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announced 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

PetSmart, Inc., will acquire Pet360 Inc.

synopsis: PetSmart announced its plans to acquire Pet360, which is a user friendly web resource for pet parents. Pet360 is the leading resource for pet parents, providing pet owners trusted information from a team of experts, connections to other pet parents, and easy online ordering solutions for pet food, meds and supplies.
buyer: PetSmart, Inc. (PETM:$6,959.11)
PetSmart is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. They employ approximately 52,000 associates and operate 1,289 stores and more than 196 in-store PetSmart PetsHotels dog and cat boarding facilities in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. "
target: Pet360 Inc.
Pet360 is the leading resource for pet parents, providing pet owners trusted information from a team of experts, connections to other pet parents, and easy online ordering solutions for pet food, meds and supplies.
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closed 7/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

I-5 Publishing LLC, acquired Dogster and Catster

synopsis: I-5 Publishing, a leading provider of multi-platform content for special interest communities and brands, announced that it has acquired SAY Media’s Dogster and Catster web properties, the fastest growing pet destinations on the internet and a top-five overall pet destination.
buyer: I-5 Publishing LLC
I-5 Publishing is the leading provider of multi-platform content for special interest communities and brands. I-5 is offering brands a complete solution from generation of content to preparation for all platforms to distribution to mass market and specialty retailers and into consumers’ homes. "
target parent: SAY Media, Inc.
target: Dogster and Catster
Since launching in January 2004, Dogster.com (and its sister site Catster.com launched in August, 2004) have become the fastest growing pet destination on the internet and is a top-five overall pet destination.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Nestle Purina PetCare, acquired PetFinder

synopsis: Nestle Purina PetCare Company announced it has completed the acquisition of Petfinder. Petfinder is the largest online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. Petfinder also is an all-inclusive resource guide for how to select the right family pet and build a successful, life-long relationship.
buyer parent: Nestle S.A.
buyer: Nestle Purina PetCare
Nestle Purina PetCare Company promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The Company invests more than $30 million in pet welfare and pet communities. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: PetFinder
Petfinder is the largest on-line, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. With more than 315,000 adoptable pets from approximately 14,000 animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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closed 4/20/2011 via BusinessWire

SAY Media, Inc., acquired Dogster Inc.

synopsis: SAY Media announced that it has acquired Dogster Inc., creator of award-winning community sites Dogster and Catster, to build out its portfolio of owned and operated vertical media properties. Dogster Inc's flagship sites are the most helpful online sources for all things dog and cat related.
buyer: SAY Media, Inc.
SAY Media is a global media company that helps passionate, independent content creators publish, build an audience, and earn a living. The company delivers publishing technology and media services to influential creators and passion-based communities across key consumer interest areas. "
target: Dogster Inc.
Dogster, Inc is the creator of award-winning sites Dogster.com, Catster.com, Snuzzy.com, The Vet Blog and more. Its flagship sites, Dogster and Catster, are the most helpful online sources for all things dog and cat related because they offer knowledgeable and trustworthy expert advice and wisdom.
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Pet360 Inc., will acquire PetsMD Inc.

synopsis: Pet360 signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Austin-based PetsMD. The acquisition of this pet health information and care resource site reinforces Pet360’s position as a leading provider of comprehensive, all-inclusive online information for pet owners and pet services providers.
buyer: Pet360 Inc.
Pet360 is a leading Pet ecommerce, community and information company operating several different sites including http://www.PetFoodDirect.com, http://www.NationalPetPharmacy.com, and http://www.petMD.com. "
target: PetsMD Inc.
PetsMD.com is committed to providing broader access to comprehensive pet health information and pet care resources that will help pet owners take a more active role in managing their pet's health.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hästnet Sverige AB, acquired Pets4Homes

synopsis: Pet Media Limited has been acquired by Hästnet Sverige AB. Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
buyer: Hästnet Sverige AB
Established in 2001, Hästnet is the Nordic region's largest marketplace for horses and equestrian related equipment and services. Leading an acquisition of Hästnet in 2018, CEO Axel Lagercrantz saw potential for Hästnet to grow both internationally and into new pets' categories. "
target: Pets4Homes
Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
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Hästnet Sverige AB, acquired Pets4Homes

synopsis: Pet Media Limited has been acquired by Hästnet Sverige AB. Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
buyer: Hästnet Sverige AB
Established in 2001, Hästnet is the Nordic region's largest marketplace for horses and equestrian related equipment and services. Leading an acquisition of Hästnet in 2018, CEO Axel Lagercrantz saw potential for Hästnet to grow both internationally and into new pets' categories. "
target: Pets4Homes
Established in 2008, Pet Media owns and operates the websites pets4homes.co.uk and petforums.co.uk. Pets4Homes is the UK's leading dedicated pet classified website for all pet types including dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and other small animals.
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Togo Group, acquired OvernightRVParking.com, LLC

synopsis: Togo Group, the road-based travel technology company, has acquired OvernightRVParking.com. Founded in 2008, Overnight RV Parking has grown to be the largest, most accurate, and most authoritative database of free RV parking locations in North America, and is unique in its careful review and validation of submitted location details.
buyer: Togo Group (THO:$8,546.51)
Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism. The Togo RV Companion App provides users with a set of tools focused on improving the RV experience, including GPS navigation, high-value member discounts, access to free boondocking locations and more."
target: OvernightRVParking.com, LLC
OvernightRVParking.com is the most accurate, complete, and authoritative database of free overnight RV parking locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company carefully vets each listing to ensure accuracy and has amassed over 14,000 locations.
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NextStage SCA, acquired NaturaBuy

synopsis: NaturaBuy SAS, the marketplace for small ads and the purchase/sale of hunting, fishing and outdoor items, has been acquired by NextStage, a private equity fund based in Paris. Mondadori France was the seller.
buyer: NextStage SCA (ENXTPA:NEXTS:$5.23)
NextStageAM is an independent management company and one of the pioneers and leaders in the provision of growth capital in France. NextStageAM is specialized in investing and financing the growth of SMEs and mid-sized businesses (MSBs) that are “champions” in their respective fields. "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: NaturaBuy
NaturaBuy is the first French auction site and classified ads specializing in the world of hunting, fishing and outdoor and nature recreation.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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Marinanow Srl, acquired MooringSpot

synopsis: Marinanow, an online booking platform for Mediterranean marinas, has announced its acquisition of MooringSpot, the Monaco based market leader in berth marketing and booking. MooringSpot is a point of reference for clients searching for a homeport or a long-term berth rental in the Mediterranean, whether for a sailing boat or a superyacht.
buyer: Marinanow Srl
Marinanow is the online community where sailors from all over the world meet to exchange experiences and to look for and reserve boats, berths and a whole lot more. Marinanow's search engine that can help users find and book berths in marinas thoughout the Mediterranean. "
target: MooringSpot
MooringSpot is a website where people can find berths advertised in order to have a home port, which are often difficult to find in popular yachting destinations. It is a simple and low-cost solution to broker and negotiate the right to occupy a berth over a number of years.
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Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired SlipSure

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, announced that it acquired SlipSure, the largest app for instant and same day boater bookings. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, serves boaters across the U.S. and internationally. Snag-A-Slip aims to showcase its marina partners and connect transient boaters with available slips more easily. "
target: SlipSure
SlipSure is a free app for same day instant booking of a slip or mooring. Using a boat's specifications, SlipSure provides a marina's availability and price. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beds on Board Limited, acquired Boatyng

synopsis: Beds on Board, a Hampshire firm has established itself as the world's leading boat accommodation after taking over a French rival Boatyng. Boatyng is a peer-to-peer boat accommodation rental website, founded in Nice, France. Boatyng accommodation fleet ranges from a houseboat with view of the Eiffel Tower to a superyacht in the Riviera.
buyer: Beds on Board Limited
Lymington-based Beds on Board, established in 2015 on the Airbnb model, is a peer-to-peer platform which links up boat owners with people who'd like to spend some time afloat. "
target: Boatyng
Boatyng is a peer-to-peer boat accommodation rental website, founded in Nice, France. Boatyng accommodation fleet ranges from a houseboat with view of the Eiffel Tower to a superyacht in the Riviera.
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closed 7/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Bellissimo Family, acquired Chronicle of the Horse, The

synopsis: Mark Bellissimo of Wellington, Fla., announced the purchase of The Chronicle of the Horse and related media properties. The Chronicle of the Horse is the number one globally ranked non-racing equestrian website in the world.
buyer: Bellissimo Family
Mark Bellissimo is one of the founding partners of Wellington Equestrian Partnership. Wellington Equestrian Partners LLC owns and operates the world’s largest and longest running equestrian event, the Winter Equestrian Festival, as well as the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. "
target: Chronicle of the Horse, The
The Chronicle of the Horse is the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. Through our complete magazine and web coverage we offer everything from competition results to compelling features and thought-provoking commentary.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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announced 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Northern Tool + Equipment, will purchase The Sportsman’s Guide and The Golf Warehouse from Redcats

synopsis: Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment, announced it has agreed to acquire The Sportsman’s Guide, a supplier of top-quality outdoor goods sold from catalogs and online and The Golf Warehouse, an online golf equipment retailer from Redcats USA, a division of French company PPR, for $215 million.
buyer: Northern Tool + Equipment
Northern Tool + Equipment has been a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment founded and owned by the Kotula family for more than 30 years, selling products through direct mail, the Internet and at 80 retail locations in 16 states. "
seller parent: PPR
seller: Redcats
Redcats is a world leader in the online distribution of fashion, home decoration, and sports and leisure goods. Through its European and American brands, Redcats distributes fashion, sports and home decoration collections that fit every style and desire all over the world.
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$215
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closed 12/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Gander Mountain, acquired Overton's Inc.

synopsis: Gander Mountain Company the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor lifestyle products and services, has acquired Overton's, Inc., a leading Internet and catalog marketing company targeting recreational boaters, from Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.
buyer: Gander Mountain (GMTN:$0.00)
Gander Mountain Company is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Overton's Inc.
Overton's, Inc. is a direct marketer of specialty water sports and related marine accessories. The company's product line is extensive, ranging from water skis, wakeboards and apparel to electronics, boat covers and boat seats.
price ($mm)
$70
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$90
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Gaia GPS

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Gaia GPS, the leading mobile mapping and navigation application for backcountry adventurers and professionals. Pocket Outdoor has changed its name to Outside.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Gaia GPS
Gaia GPS is the world’s leading backcountry mapping app. It has a big tent of users, including backpackers, backcountry skiers, offroaders, and crazy folks who lead Everest expeditions, skate across Arctic ice, and walk thousands of miles in a single hike.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Upventur, acquired Yonder

synopsis: Upventur announced completion of its acquisition and integration strategy of Yonder, an outdoor adventure social media mobile app and company. Upventur showcases an “Outdoor Adventure” platform that provides a single digital space for outdoor enthusiasts, of all skill levels.
buyer: Upventur
Upventur assists users in discovering inspiration alongside fellow outdoor adventurers. The platform provides a single digital space for outdoor enthusiasts, of all skill levels, to find their next adventure, connect with each other, locate guides, and share their experiences. "
target parent: Luvbyrd
target: Yonder
Yonder is a social outdoor adventure app. It is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
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