Like Mommy Nearest Inc.

closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

SIRCLO, acquired Orami

synopsis: SIRCLO, an e-commerce enabler in Indonesia, has acquired Orami, an online parenting platform in Indonesia. Orami aims to simplify parenting with community, content, and eCommerce. Their platform provides articles about parenting and allows users to shop online for a variety of products, including diapers, clothing, strollers, toys, and more.
buyer: SIRCLO
Founded in 2013, SIRCLO is an Indonesian company that provides solutions to help businesses sell online through SIRCLO Store, a SaaS platform that helps create online shop sites for small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs. "
target: Orami
Orami is an online parenting platform in Indonesia. Orami aims to simplify parenting with community, content, and eCommerce. Their platform provides articles about parenting and allows users to shop online for a variety of products, including diapers, clothing, strollers, toys, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Some Spider Studios, acquired Fatherly

synopsis: Some Spider Studios has acquired Fatherly, the leading digital media brand for dads. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
buyer: Some Spider Studios
Some Spider Studios is a profitable social-focused publisher that owns parenting sites Scary Mommy (the largest women with kids brand online) and The Dad (fastest growing new brand for men with kids) and employs close to 100 people. "
target: Fatherly
Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tinybeans, will acquire Red Tricycle

synopsis: Tinybeans, a mobile and web-based family photo sharing platform, will acquire Red Tricycle, a parenting website that reaches more than 2 million unique parents each month. Red Tricycle fuels the parenting universe with daily inspiration for family fun. The site provides parenting ideas for events, restaurants, toys, holidays and more.
buyer: Tinybeans (ASX:TNY:$2.62)
Tinybeans is a mobile and web-based family photo sharing platform. Tinybeans is a modern day baby book that helps busy families to save time and stay connected. Their platform makes it easy for parents to share pregnancy and childhood pictures with the family and record their milestones. "
target: Red Tricycle
Red Tricycle is a parenting website that reaches more than 2 million unique parents each month. Red Tricycle fuels the parenting universe with daily inspiration for family fun. The site provides parenting ideas for events, restaurants, toys, indoor & outdoor activities, holidays and more.
price ($mm)
$7.67
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$4
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$1
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14.2x
closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired BabyCenter, L.L.C.

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a division of J2 Global, Inc., announced that it has acquired BabyCenter, the world's number one digital parenting resource reaching more than 100 million people monthly through websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target parent: Johnson & Johnson
target: BabyCenter, L.L.C.
BabyCenter is the world's number one digital parenting resource reaching more than 100 million people monthly through websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives.
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announced 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

NTT DOCOMO, will acquire Conobie

synopsis: NTT DOCOMO, Japan's largest telecommunications company, will acquire Conobie from LitaLico, a company in Japan that supports people with disabilities. Conobie is a Japanese website about parenting. Conobie provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$43,349.27)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest telecommunications company. The company provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable customers to realize smarter lives. The company serves over 73 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks. "
target parent: LitaLico Inc.
target: Conobie
Conobie is a Japanese website about parenting. Conobie provides articles and short comics about pregnancy, childbirth, childcare, and parenting. Users can also read stories and short comics submitted by other parents on Conobie.
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$2.34
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$2
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1.2x
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closed 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sheroes.in, acquired Babygogo

synopsis: Sheroes, the women’s-focused career platform, has acquired Delhi-based child healthcare startup Babygogo. The Babygogo platform enables mothers to read helpful articles on baby food, health and day-to-day care. Babygogo lets parents post queries, and doctors and experienced mothers respond within minutes.
buyer: Sheroes.in
Sheroes is a career destination for women professionals, committed to career success and individual work-life fit. Sheroes is the world’s largest network for women, helping them find work from home opportunities, corporate roles, events, mentors, resources and counselling. "
target parent: AddoDoc Technologies Private Limited
target: Babygogo
Babygogo is a website that provides parents with all the information required to raise a healthy baby. Babygogo lets visitors connect with other parents and pediatricians to get answers to all their baby health questions.
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announced 6/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wirtualna Polska S.A., will acquire NextWeb Media Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Wirtualna Polska, the operator of Poland's second largest internet portal of the same name will buy a 100% stake in NextWeb Media, owner of abcZdrowie.pl and Parenting.pl as well as Blomedia.pl content marketing platform.
buyer parent: Grupa o2 sp. z o.o.
buyer: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland. "
target: NextWeb Media Sp. z o.o.
NextWeb Media Group publishes Polish websites abcZdrowie.pl, Parenting.pl as well as Blomedia.pl content marketing platform. abcZdrowie.pl, one of the most popular health sites in Poland.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
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$31
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$4
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1.0x
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8.6x
closed 5/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

AS Delfi, acquired SIA Calis.lv

synopsis: AS Delfi agrees to acquires 100% of the shares of SIA Calis.lv. Calis.lv is Latvia's leading site for the online parenting community.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
Delfi, UAB operates an internet portal that offers videos, blogs, maps, news service, and separate thematic units: sports, entertainment, lifestyle, transport, and auto portal. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. "
target: SIA Calis.lv
Cālis.lv is the oldest Latvian portal for families, women. Cālis.lv has become the largest and most read Latvian portal for any modern family. Everything that is important in every family can be read on the portal, including relationships, work, health, housing and many other things.
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closed 6/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, acquired Kidspot Pty Ltd

synopsis: News Corp, a diversified entertainment company, has purchased web entrepreneur Katie May's online parenting portal Kidspot and all its related entities, in a move that represents a rapid rise for the six-year-old business and highlights how much media companies now value established websites with strong communities.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Kidspot Pty Ltd
Kidspot is the leading Australia-based online community for parents. Kidspot Australia is all about simplifying the journey that is parenting.
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$48
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closed 2/2/2010 via BusinessWire

giggle, acquired The Cradle, LLC

synopsis: giggle, the one-stop source for today's new parent offering a complete checklist of only the best products for a smarter nursery, announced that it has acquired The Cradle, the first-of-its-kind social community and lifestyle destination focused solely on expectant and new moms.
buyer: giggle
giggle is the one-stop source for today's new parent, offering a complete checklist of only the best products for a smarter nursery, including giggle’s own line of baby products, giggle Better Basics. "
target: The Cradle, LLC
The Cradle is a social community and lifestyle destination for expectant and new moms. Through fresh and relevant content, personalized features, and an engaging social networking community, The Cradle offers a central place where those who ‘need to know’ can connect with those ‘in the know'.
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closed 9/9/2009 via paidContent.org

Mothercare UK, Ltd., acquired gurgle.com

synopsis: Mothercare is buying investment fund Fleming Media out of their Gurgle.co.uk joint venture. The baby products retailer will now take full ownership of the pregnancy-and-parenting social network. Gurgle.co.uk was founded by the pair in 2007 to let first-time parents share advice and experience, including blogs, chat, video and Q&A.
buyer: Mothercare UK, Ltd.
The Mothercare group is comprised principally of two iconic parenting retail brands with international appeal; Mothercare and Early Learning Centre. The group's brands operate through three distinct channels to market; UK stores, Direct, and International franchisement/joint ventures. "
target parent: Fleming Media, Ltd.
target: gurgle.com
gurgle.com is an UK-based pregnancy/parenting social network. Gurgle provides users with information on all aspects of parenting. Users can search topics to find related articles, videos, groups, answers, and chat. Or gurgle users can communicate directly with each other to share experiences.
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closed 1/13/2009 via BusinessWire

The Knot, Inc., acquired Breastfeeding.com, Inc.

synopsis: The Knot Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Breastfeeding.com, the number-one website dedicated to providing advice on breastfeeding—one of first-time mothers’ biggest challenges. The addition of Breastfeeding.com further enhances The Knot Inc.’s already robust pregnancy and first-time parenting offerings.
buyer: The Knot, Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
The Knot, Inc. is a leading national lifestage media and services company. The company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's premier wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. "
target: Breastfeeding.com, Inc.
The first issue most new moms face is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding.com is a Web site dedicated to providing support and information on breastfeeding, along with all the other things a new mom needs. Since 1998, the site has grown into the leading Web site for breastfeeding information and support.
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closed 5/14/2008 via PR Newswire

SheKnows, LLC, acquired PregnancyandBaby.com

synopsis: SheKnows.com, one of the fastest growing online destinations for women, announced the acquisition of PregnancyandBaby.com a leading online community for women from preconception through pregnancy.
buyer parent: AtomicOnline
buyer: SheKnows, LLC
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: PregnancyandBaby.com
PregnancyandBaby is among the most popular sites designed specifically for those who are pregnant or planning to conceive. The site offers a comprehensive collection of articles, interactive features and active message board communities with the goal of informing and inspiring hopeful families.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired Babunga

synopsis: Further expanding its reach in the parenting space garnered through Nickjr.com -- the number-one preschool- parenting website, the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group announces the acquisition of Babunga.com network of parenting sites and its integration into Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: Babunga
Babunga.com is a network of parenting sites including babynamesworld.com, 3dpregnancy.com and wikiparenting.com.
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closed 2/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Kaboose, Inc., acquired Bounty Group

synopsis: Kaboose Inc. one of the largest family-focused online media companies in the world, announced today that it recently acquired Bounty Group, the UK's largest parenting club and the leading family destination online in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Kaboose, Inc.
Kaboose is the largest independent online media company in the kids and family market and is a top global Internet destination for kids and families looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content. "
target: Bounty Group
Bounty has created and maintained the UK’s premier parenting club with over 3 million members, we have a unique insight into the needs and wants of the young family life stage and can harness this knowledge and access to help you.
price ($mm)
$118
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$36
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$6
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18.1x
closed 12/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Walt Disney Internet Group, acquired iParenting Media

synopsis: The Walt Disney Internet Group has acquired iParenting Media in a move that adds to its already strong line-up of family-targeted Web properties within Disney Online, including Disney Family.com, FamilyFun.com and Wondertime.com.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Walt Disney Internet Group
The Walt Disney Internet Group offers a compelling mix of interactive entertainment and information content and services for Internet and mobile devices for audiences around the world. WDIG is a developer of unique new media experiences specifically designed for Internet and mobile media. "
target: iParenting Media
iParenting Media operates one of the Internet's most popular communities for parents and parents-to-be at www.iParenting.com. iParenting produces the highly-respected iParenting Media Awards program, the only ISO9001:2000 certified product review and awards program in the industry.
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Journal Communications Inc., acquired MilwaukeeMoms.com

synopsis: The Journal Sentinel, Inc., publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, announced today that it has purchased MilwaukeeMoms.com, the leading online brand in the metropolitan Milwaukee market for parents raising children under six years of age. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Journal Sentinel, Inc. is a Journal Communications' company.
buyer: Journal Communications Inc. (JRN:$405.60)
Journal Communications, Inc. is a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 75 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states. "
target: MilwaukeeMoms.com
MilwaukeeMoms.com was launched on July 15, 2002 as a resource and networking community for parents raising kids ages 0-6 years. As a one-of-kind, centralized resource, the site has caught the attention of the FOX6 Wake-Up News, CBS 58's Building "Blocks for a Lifetime.
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Kaboose, Inc., acquired BabyZone.com, Inc.

synopsis: Kaboose Inc., the largest independent online media destination for moms and kids, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BabyZone.com, Inc., the largest independent online destination focusing on pregnancy and parenting in the United States.
buyer: Kaboose, Inc.
Kaboose is the largest independent online media company in the kids and family market and is a top global Internet destination for kids and families looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content. "
target: BabyZone.com, Inc.
Attracting nearly five million visits each month, BabyZone.com has become the premier online destination for highly personalized and localized parenting content and tools. It seamlessly moves through every parent's journey from preconception to pregnancy and parenting.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$4
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$1
EV / rev
5.2x
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15.0x
closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Market Wire

Mommy Nearest Inc., acquired Slidelane, Inc.

synopsis: Mommy Nearest, the company behind the fastest-growing geo-location mobile app for parents and caregivers in the United States, announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based online parenting resource and small business marketing platform Slidelane.
buyer: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest develops a popular geo-location app for parents and caregivers in the U.S. The Mommy Nearest app provides unique content and geography-based, word-of-mouth recommendations, making it incredibly easy for parents to make informed decisions on where to take the kids while on-the-go. "
target: Slidelane, Inc.
Slidelane is a social discovery platform where new parents can find, recommend and share the best places and services in their neighborhoods. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
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closed 8/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Homer, acquired KidPass

synopsis: BEGiN, the company behind early learning programs, HOMER and codeSpark Academy, acquired KidPass, the leading marketplace for parents to discover and book the best kids activities, for children ages 0-10+. This acquisition is an important milestone in furthering the company's vision for the HOMER brand.
buyer parent: BEGiN
buyer: Homer
HOMER is the essential early learning program for kids, helping them build skills for school and life in the 21st century. HOMER delivers academic skills such as literacy and math in addition to personal skills like problem-solving and social-emotional awareness. "
target: KidPass
KidPass is the leading website for parents to discover and book the best kids activities, including in-person and online classes for children ages 0-10+. Over 500,000 activities have been booked on KidPass across thousands of subjects, including music, arts & crafts, sports, dance, STEM, and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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closed 8/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Homer, acquired KidPass

synopsis: BEGiN, the company behind early learning programs, HOMER and codeSpark Academy, acquired KidPass, the leading marketplace for parents to discover and book the best kids activities, for children ages 0-10+. This acquisition is an important milestone in furthering the company's vision for the HOMER brand.
buyer parent: BEGiN
buyer: Homer
HOMER is the essential early learning program for kids, helping them build skills for school and life in the 21st century. HOMER delivers academic skills such as literacy and math in addition to personal skills like problem-solving and social-emotional awareness. "
target: KidPass
KidPass is the leading website for parents to discover and book the best kids activities, including in-person and online classes for children ages 0-10+. Over 500,000 activities have been booked on KidPass across thousands of subjects, including music, arts & crafts, sports, dance, STEM, and more.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Elanic, acquired SecondCry

synopsis: Elanic, an online mobile marketplace for pre-owned items in India, has acquired SecondCry, India's first parent-only resale marketplace. SecondCry's online marketplace allows parents to buy, sell, and donate their kid's outgrown products with a community of wise & prudent parents.
buyer: Elanic
Elanic is an online mobile marketplace for pre-owned items in India. They enable everyday users to sell to anyone across the country in the easiest possible manner. Users can sell and buy items from various categories such as handmade, books, sports and entertainment, kids, beauty, home, and more. "
target: SecondCry
SecondCry is India's first parent-only resale marketplace. The online marketplace allows parents to buy, sell, and donate their kid's outgrown products. Products that have been sold on their marketplace include toys, strollers, maternity aids, bottle warmers, baby furniture, clothes and footwear.
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Frog Prince, will acquire MyBB Media Company Limited

synopsis: Frog Prince (China Child Care Corporation) agreed to acquire 51% of MyBB Media Company. Based in Hong Kong, MyBB and its mobile app offer a forum, blog and updated information on children and babies to parents, pregnant women and women preparing for pregnancy. MyBB also operates an e-commerce business selling child care related products to parents.
buyer: Frog Prince (SEHK:1259:$104.86)
China Child Care Corporation Limited, using the brand name Frog Prince, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of child care products and adult care products in China. The Frog Prince brand has become one of the leading domestic brands of child care products in China. "
target: MyBB Media Company Limited
Based in Hong Kong, MyBB and its mobile app offer a forum, blog and updated information on children and babies to parents, pregnant women and women preparing for pregnancy. MyBB also operates an e-commerce business selling child care related products to parents.
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closed 7/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Care.com, Inc., acquired Trusted

synopsis: Care.com, the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care, announced that it has acquired Trusted, an on-demand transaction-based app that enables parents to find nannies and sitters from curated caregivers registered on the platform, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: Care.com, Inc. (CRCM:$207.41)
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services."
target: Trusted
Trusted, founded in 2015, is an on-demand transaction-based app that enables parents to find nannies and sitters from curated caregivers registered on the platform, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BusinessWire

UrbanSitter, acquired Sitter, Inc

synopsis: UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and caregivers to connect through people they know, announced that it has acquired the Denver-based startup Sitter Inc. Sitter Pro is a B2B solution designed to address the operational needs of thousands of sitter and nanny agencies across the nation.
buyer: UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter is an app and website that makes it easier for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. UrbanSitter taps into parents' networks to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school. "
target: Sitter, Inc
Sitter is a technology company simplifying the process of scheduling, paying and finding sitters for busy parents. For businesses, Sitter Pro helps agencies with the technology necessary to compete with the national brands. Clients can book and pay caregivers without ever calling the office.
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closed 6/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plum District, acquired Spotivate, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the hyperlocal deals site built by moms, for moms, has acquired Spotivate, a startup led by ex-Googler Anthony Lee and former Telenav engineer Jorge Chang that launched out of AngelPad to offer local experiences to parents. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Spotivate, Inc.
Spotivate was created by a former Google Engineer and a former TeleNav Software Engineer/Manager. Their mission is to build happier families. For parents, Spotivate is a destination that helps them discover the best local family experiences.
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closed 2/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

CertifiKid LLC, acquired FamilyFinds

synopsis: FamilyFinds, the daily deals service focused on family and kids, which was based in Los Angeles, has been sold to CertifiKid.
buyer: CertifiKid LLC
CertifiKid was the first of its kind - daily deal website geared to families - to launch and is a household name in the Washington-Baltimore region. "
target: FamilyFinds
FamilyFinds is an online daily deal site exclusively focused on services and experiences for families. FamilyFinds offers daily deals from hidden gems to popular places of all different categories.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired DoodleDeals

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, announced the acquisition of DoodleDeals, a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: DoodleDeals
DoodleDeals is a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail. The service is free, and subscriber information is not shared with anyone.
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closed 9/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

EDPA, acquired Olivers Babycare

synopsis: EDPA Ltd, an online retailing group has acquired Oliver's Babycare, an online provider of baby products.
buyer: EDPA
EDPA Limited is a UK-based multi-brand online retailer of home safety and health products. "
target: Olivers Babycare
Olivers Babycare is a family company, set up in 1993. Its website www.olivers-baby-care.co.uk sells everything that babies need, from nappies to cots, buggies and highchairs, with a particular expertise in child car seats.
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