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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 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 5/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Cove Hill Partners, acquired Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Cove Hill Partners, a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on consumer and technology industries, has acquired Kalkomey Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of online recreational safety education and cloud-based agency management solutions to both government agencies and outdoor enthusiasts.
buyer: Cove Hill Partners
Cove Hill Partners is a long-term oriented private equity firm focused on partnering with management teams in the consumer and technology industries. The firm manages a long-duration fund with over $1 billion of commitments from its investors and founders. "
target parent: Inverness Graham Investments
target: 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.
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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 4/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Graham Allen Partners, will acquire Roadpass Digital

synopsis: THOR Industries, Inc. will sell its digital application business, Roadpass Digital (TH2Connect), to Graham Allen Partners. Roadpass Digital is a digital platform that consists of Roadtrippers, Campendium, RVillage, Togo RV, Roadpass, and Overnight RV Parking. Roadpass Digital makes it easier to experience, own, and maintain recreational vehicles.
buyer: Graham Allen Partners
Graham Allen Partners is a private equity firm specializing in value appreciation through digital transformation. The firm uses its expertise to propel well-structured businesses in achieving rapid growth, both organically and through acquisition. "
target parent: Thor Industries Inc.
target: Roadpass Digital (:$11,048.69)
The Togo Group (TH2Connect) digital platform collectively operates as Roadpass Digital, and consists of Roadtrippers, Campendium, RVillage, Togo RV, Roadpass, and Overnight RV Parking. Roadpass Digital is focused on making it easier to experience, own, and maintain recreational vehicles.
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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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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mammut Sports Group AG, acquired Mountain Hub, Inc.

synopsis: Swiss outdoors apparel company Mammut Sports Group announced the acquisition of digital platform Mountain Hub. Mountain Hub is a community-fueled app for the outdoors. Join thousands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts across the globe in a quest to share the greatest adventures.
buyer parent: Conzzeta
buyer: Mammut Sports Group AG
Mammut is a Swiss company specializing in mountain sports since 1862. They are a premium manufacturer of technical clothing, footwear, climbing gear and alpine equipment. "
target: Mountain Hub, Inc.
Mountain Hub is a community-fueled app for the outdoors. Join thousands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts across the globe in a quest to share the greatest adventures. Get updates about current conditions and adventures from users in the community.
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Luvbyrd, acquired Yonder

synopsis: Luvbyrd, a dating app for outdoor enthusiasts, has acquired a social outdoor adventure app called Yonder. Yonder 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.
buyer: Luvbyrd
Luvbyrd is a dating app for outdoor enthusiasts. Built by founder Mike Keshian, Luvbyrd is a niche dating product that lets lovers of the outdoors connect over common interests – whether skiing, running, fishing or surfing. "
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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closed 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Russmedia Equity Partners, acquired bergfex

synopsis: Russmedia Equity Partners, a European company that invests in digital marketplaces, aggregators and SaaS solutions, has acquired a 60% stake in bergfex, Europe’s largest tourism platform in the Alps. bergfex's online platform and apps provide information on regional highlights, winter and summer holidays, ski resorts, mountain biking and more.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia Equity Partners
Russmedia Equity Partners is a European company that invests in digital marketplaces, aggregators and SaaS solutions. Russmedia Equity Partners runs a profitable portfolio of 20 digital platform businesses across 7 countries in Europe. Russmedia Equity Partners is part of the Russmedia Group. "
target: bergfex
bergfex is Europe’s largest tourism platform in the Alps. bergfex offers simple solutions online and via apps for planning leisure time in the mountains. They provide information on regional highlights, winter and summer holidays, ski resorts, accommodation, events, hiking, mountain biking and more.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
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: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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closed 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired Trails.com

synopsis: AllTrails, the most trusted and used digital guide to the outdoors, has acquired Trail.com, a pioneering platform for outdoor recreation. Trails.com provides maps and tips for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and trail running, assisting trail-goers with navigation for outdoor adventures.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 10 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target parent: Lovetoknow
target: Trails.com
Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps, and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com offers thousands of downloadable hiking guides as well as resources for mountain climbers, canyoners, bikers, and those engaging in water and snow sports.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Lovetoknow, acquired Trails.com

synopsis: LoveToKnow is pleased to announce the acquisition of a leading outdoors resource site. Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com is most known for their thousands of downloadable hiking guides.
buyer: Lovetoknow
LoveToKnow Corp. is an online media company dedicated to providing trustworthy advice, information and products for families. In addition to trails.com, the company's media properties include lovetoknow.com, yourdictionary.com, golflink.com and a number of other smaller sites. "
target: Trails.com
Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com is most known for their thousands of downloadable hiking guides.
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closed 7/31/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired GPSies

synopsis: AllTrails, a company that helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos, acquired GPSies, a German app that helps hikers, walkers and cyclists across the EU plan outdoor activities with a robust library of user generated GPS recordings.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 10 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target: GPSies
Headquartered in Germany, GPSies helps hikers, walkers and cyclists across the EU plan outdoor activities with a robust library of user generated GPS recordings along with a powerful route planning tool for creating downloadable custom maps.
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closed 10/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Equity, acquired AllTrails

synopsis: Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in AllTrails, a company that helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. The firm has partnered with entrepreneurs and management teams to build long-term value in market-leading software, information services and Internet companies."
target: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.
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closed 4/24/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired iFootpath

synopsis: AllTrails, the most trusted and used digital guide to the outdoors, has acquired iFootpath, the #1 paid travel app in the UK. iFootpath offers a library of hand-curated guides focused on walking trails in the UK. Their guides provide turn-by-turn directions, photography, and rich information about the history and the environment of the trail.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target: iFootpath
iFootpath is the #1 paid travel app in the UK. iFootpath offers a library of over 1300 hand-curated guides focused on walking trails in the UK. Their guides provide turn-by-turn directions, photography, and rich information about the history and the environment of the trail.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Outdoor Roadmap, LLC

synopsis: Outdoor education company Kalkomey Enterprises has expanded its hunter education offerings with the acquisition of Outdoor Roadmap, a Michigan-based online hunter safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap was founded to provide online hunter education for the new and experienced outdoors enthusiast.
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is North America’s leading provider of recreational safety education. Kalkomey produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety education since 1995. Kalkomey offers safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle and snowmobile operation. "
target: Outdoor Roadmap, LLC
Outdoor Roadmap LLC is a Michigan-based online Hunter Safety training company and brand consultancy for the outdoor industry. Outdoor Roadmap is committed to ensuring the lifestyle and heritage of hunting in America through easier access to the sport with online hunter education.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Afinum Management GmbH, acquired Fishing-King GmbH

synopsis: Afinum, a German investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Fishing-King, the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
buyer: Afinum Management GmbH
Afinum is a German investment firm. Afinum invests in small- and medium-sized companies and is one of the leading mid-cap investment firms in the German-speaking region. They strengthen and develop leading companies to make good things even better. "
target: Fishing-King GmbH
Fishing-King is the leading e-learning platform for fishing in Germany. Fishing-King offers online preparatory courses to help people get their fishing license. The company works with state fisheries to allow their users to learn and practice with the original exam questions.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wahoo Fitness, acquired The Sufferfest

synopsis: Wahoo Fitness, a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices, has acquired The Sufferfest, the world's best cycling and endurance athlete training app. The Sufferfest features more than 45 cycling, running and triathlon workouts.
buyer: Wahoo Fitness
Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices. Wahoo powers cycling, running, and gym workouts for athletes of all levels. Wahoo offers bike trainers, bike computers, heart rate monitors, cycling sensors, and companion apps. "
target: The Sufferfest
The Sufferfest is the world's best cycling and endurance athlete training app. The Sufferfest features more than 45 cycling, running and triathlon workouts as well as free training plans, a yoga for cyclists series and a 10 week mental training program.
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closed 9/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Surfline, acquired Magicseaweed

synopsis: Online retailer SurfStitch announced the sale of the Magicseaweed surfing content site to Surfline Wavetrak, a US company that provides surf content, reports, forecasts and live-streaming. Magicseaweed is a UK-based leading online surf forecasting and content network which should fit well within Surfline Wavetrak.
buyer: Surfline
Surfline specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services worldwide. Surfline has built the largest streaming coastal HD cam network and merged premier surf forecasts and editorial talent with industry-leading technology. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Magicseaweed
Headquartered in the UK, Magicseaweed is the world's largest free surf forecasting site offering a 16 day forecast. Magicseaweed also has the web's biggest surfing photography archive, and videos, contributions, contests, news, live events and swell sessions.
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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 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 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 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$37.22)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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IDreamOfSpace.com, acquired CozyDark.com

synopsis: I Dream of Space, the start-up aiming to send one lucky fan into Earth orbit, has purchased the space science Tumblr blog CozyDark.com. Cozy Dark was started in 2010, by American writer and former NASA contractor Zach Urbina. Cozy Dark continued to grow to a large internet following, reaching 70,000 followers before the acquisition was complete.
buyer: IDreamOfSpace.com
I Dream of Space is an ambitious project, which will hold a drawing to determine which of the 25,000 entrants will be launched into space on a suborbital commercial launch vehicle. Participants are entered with the purchase of an I Dream of Space poster. "
target: CozyDark.com
Cozy Dark is a Tumblr space science blog with 70,000 followers and was started in 2010 by American writer and former NASA contractor Zach Urbina.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
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announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Communications Company, will acquire Scuttlebutt Magazine

synopsis: Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. They have over 1,700 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to their clients and viewers. "
target parent: Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
target: Scuttlebutt Magazine
Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication. The parent company of the magazine is Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
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Egmont Tidskrifter AB, purchased Boating Magazines from LRF Media AB

synopsis: Egmont Magazines has acquired Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine. Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
buyer: Egmont Tidskrifter AB
Egmont Magazines is a media company with strong brands and dedicated employees. They create content-rich magazine, magazines, websites and events and communicate with readers who have ardent interests in different areas. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
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Valnet Inc., acquired Busy Pixel Media

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Busy Pixel Media (“BPM”), a leading digital media company. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Busy Pixel Media
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces. Their global audience includes influential consumers from around the world.
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closed 7/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired PinkBike

synopsis: Outside has acquired Pinkbike and sister brands CyclingTips and Trailforks. Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. CyclingTips publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks is a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
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: PinkBike
Pinkbike is the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Pinkbike also owns CyclingTips, which publishes news, reviews, interviews, feature articles, and tips aimed at cyclists, and Trailforks, a leading global trail mapping system for outdoor enthusiasts.
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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. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
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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closed 1/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Marcou Transportation Group, acquired GroundLink

synopsis: Marcou Transportation Group (MTG), the parent company of Dav El | BostonCoach, the largest privately owned chauffeured transportation company in the world, announces the acquisition of GroundLink. GroundLink is a tech-enabled provider of executive black car service in major cities throughout the world.
buyer: Marcou Transportation Group
Marcou Transportation Group is the parent company of Dav El│BostonCoach, the largest privately owned chauffeured transportation company in the world and maintains its highest quality and safety standards through innovation, dedication to the customer and personal, professional service. "
target: GroundLink
GroundLink is a tech-enabled provider of executive black car service in major cities throughout the world. Offering the industry’s only on-time guarantee, GroundLink focuses on duty of care, with professional drivers who are screened, properly licensed and fully insured.
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announced 8/1/2016 via Bloomberg

Didi Chuxing, will purchase Chinese Operations from Uber Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Uber Technologies Inc. is selling its China operations to fierce rival Didi Chuxing, ending an expensive price war and freeing it up to focus on other markets and possibly an initial public offering. Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones.
buyer: Didi Chuxing
DiDi is the world’s largest mobile transportation service platform, offering a broad range of mobile technology-based transportation options across over 400 major Chinese cities, including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, and DiDi Test Drive. "
seller: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

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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closed 11/2/2010 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media Corp, acquired LiveOutdoors.com

synopsis: Evolve Media Corp, a unique global brand architect in the digital space, announces the acquisition of LiveOutdoors.com and the launch of LiveOutdoors Media. LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content about the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
buyer: Evolve Media Corp
Evolve Media Corp is a unique global brand architect in the digital space. Evolve offers brand marketers digital brand campaigns that can achieve both significant reach among key audiences and contextual environments that together have been proven to increase key brand effectiveness. "
target: LiveOutdoors.com
LiveOutdoors.com publishes premium content with expert advice and insight, giving hunters, fishermen, motorsports enthusiasts and everyone in-between, the knowledge needed to enhance the way they live outdoors.
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closed 5/28/2010 via PR Newswire

Vail Resorts, Inc., acquired Mountain News Corporation

synopsis: Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired Mountain News Corporation (MNC), which operates the world's most visited online snow sports portal, OnTheSnow.com.
buyer: Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN:$1,167.05)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, as well as properties in CA, NV and WY. "
target: Mountain News Corporation
Mountain News Corporation, based in Orinda, Calif., is the parent company of OnTheSnow.com, a website dedicated to providing its viewers information on the snow sports industry.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A., acquired Diariomotor

synopsis: Atresmedia, a leading media group in Spain, has acquired Diariomotor, a leading automobile website in Spain. Diariomotor provides the latest automotive news to over 700,000 unique monthly readers. They cover news about automotive brands, hybrid cars, electric cars, race cars, motorcycles, automotive accessories, and more.
buyer: Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. (BME:A3M:$1,001.05)
Atresmedia is a leading media group in Spain. Atresmedia is the only audiovisual company with a key position in every sector in which it operates, including television, radio, digital and multimedia development, cinema, and events organisation. "
target: Diariomotor
Diariomotor is a leading automobile website in Spain. Diariomotor provides the latest automotive news to over 700,000 unique monthly readers. They cover news about automotive brands, hybrid cars, electric cars, race cars, motorcycles, automotive accessories, and more.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
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: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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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 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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Yelp
Yelp
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2017
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$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
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Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
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$0.19
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Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
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Uber Technologies, Inc.
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Lyft
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$3,615.96
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Facedrive
Facedrive is the first Canadian peer-to-peer ridesharing company that currently operates in Toronto/GTA, Hamilton, London and Guelph, ON. A unique people and planet-first ridesharing platform, Facedrive contributes a portion of each ride towards tree planting, done locally within the city/province.
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iCarAsia.com
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KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
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TheScore
TheScore
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($46.46)
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Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Network, Inc.
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Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
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$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
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$50.11
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