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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
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closed 8/14/2008 via Market Wire

AdEx Media, Inc., acquired Digital Instructor, LLC

synopsis: AdEx Media, Inc., a leading integrated online marketing company, has acquired Digital Instructor, LLC, a top online continuity and digital products company based in Boulder, Colorado. Digital Instructor develops consumer learning products through proprietary technologies and distributes its products to customers nationwide.
buyer: AdEx Media, Inc. (ADXM:$0.00)
AdEx Media operates one of the leading online direct marketing companies, with an emphasis on successfully purchasing multi-channel sources of online media distribution. "
target: Digital Instructor, LLC
Digital Instructor is a fast-growing, cutting-edge marketer of digital learning products and services on the Internet. We pride ourselves in creating innovative digital learning products and have created some of the top digital learning brands on the Internet.
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$7.74 [$7.76]
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$5
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closed 3/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

wikiHow, Inc., acquired Guidecentral

synopsis: How-to website wikiHow has bought DIY platform Guidecentral. Guidecentral is an online and mobile destination used by 4.5 million DIY fans around the world, helping makers showcase their DIY projects. Guidecentral will remain a separate brand with a distinct community, content, apps and website.
buyer: wikiHow, Inc.
wikiHow is a collaboration to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. wikiHow contains over 175,000 how-to guides, which are written, edited and maintained by thousands of volunteers. wikiHow is used to learn how to do anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary. "
target: Guidecentral
Guidecentral is a fun and visual way to discover DIY ideas, learn new skills and meet amazing people with similar passions. They provide a space for makers to share their handmade crafts, home decor projects, fashion and beauty tips, homemade recipes and other life hacks.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Hometalk, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Hometalk, a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 6/27/2018 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Fixya Ltd.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announces that it has acquired leading Do-it-Yourself Help site Fixya.com. The transaction adds to VerticalScope's stable of Home and Garden, Contractor and DIY sites.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Brit + Co, acquired Snapguide

synopsis: Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects, has acquired Snapguide, a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
buyer: Brit + Co
Brit + Co is an online platform that provides tools to teach, inspire and enable creativity among women and girls. From traditional crafts to high-tech manufacturing, Brit + Co connects millions of users with makers, designers, chefs, and inventors, together in one place. "
target: Snapguide
Snapguide is a free iOS app and web service for passionate, creative people and DIY enthusiasts to create beautiful, step-by-step how to guides on what they love.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Inkling, Inc, acquired Open Air Publishing

synopsis: Inkling, an interactive e-book that first became known for bringing academic textbooks to the realms of the iPad, iPhone, and web, has added more non-textbook titles to its library with the acquisition of two brands Betterbook and Ready, Set, Baby! from digital-first how-to book publisher Open Air Publishing.
buyer: Inkling, Inc
Inkling is the world’s first end-to-end platform for mobile learning content. Inkling makes it easy to bring rich, interactive learning content to tablet devices like iPad. Inkling engages students and provides authors and publishers with an exciting new way to bring content to market. "
target: Open Air Publishing
Open Air Publishing produces original, how-to e-books designed exclusively for touchscreen devices like the iPad and iPhone. Its books allow readers to master new skills through touch, sight, and sound, guided by our extensive network of experts.
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closed 10/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

NoPaperForms, acquired Intelliadmissions

synopsis: NoPaperForms, India's leading enrollment management solution provider, has acquired Intelliadmissions from Intellinects, an education software company in India. Intelliadmissions is India's largest online admissions platform. The platform enables parents to fill out application forms, apply to multiple schools, track admission status, and pay fees.
buyer: NoPaperForms
NoPaperForms is India's leading enrollment management solution provider that helps institutions automate their marketing and admission processes from inquiry till enrollment. NoPaperForms enables over 318+ institutions to centralize their leads and admission inquiries on a single platform. "
target parent: Intellinects
target: Intelliadmissions
Intelliadmissions is India's largest online admissions platform. Intelliadmissions enables parents to fill out application forms, apply to multiple schools, track admission status, and pay fees. The platform offers over 200 schools across multiple cities.
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closed 8/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Demme Learning, acquired KinderTown LLC

synopsis: KinderTown, a startup whose app store for parents points users to the top educational apps for children, has been acquired by Demme Learning, an independent publisher of educational materials, including Math-U-See, a K-12 math curriculum for parents and schools. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but the deal was all cash.
buyer: Demme Learning
Demme Learning is an independent family-owned and operated publishing company. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Demme Learning has been providing innovative learning solutions for homeschoolers, parents and small group learning environments since 1990. "
target: KinderTown LLC
KinderTown is a free application for iPhone and iPad and is designed to help parents find the best educational software for children ages 3-6 years. KinderTown is staffed by educators and parents and every app on the KinderTown lists is reviewed by educators, parents, and children.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Central Garden, acquired DoMyOwn.com

synopsis: Central Garden & Pet, a market leader in the Garden and Pet industries, announced that it has acquired DoMyOwn.com, a leading and fast-growing online retailer of professional-grade control products in the United States.
buyer: Central Garden (CENT:$2,695.51)
Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading producer of consumer garden and pet products, including a broadening array of the Company’s own proprietary branded products. Through a portfolio of more than a dozen leading brands. "
target: DoMyOwn.com
DoMyOwn.com is a family-owned company that was started by two brothers in 2004, and is now one of the largest and fastest growing online retailers of professional do-it-yourself pest control, lawn care, gardening, animal and pet care, and equipment products in the United States.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Les Mousquetaires, will acquire Brico Privé

synopsis: Les Mousquetaires, a leading France-based retail group, will acquire a majority stake in Brico Privé, a French private sales site dedicated to DIY, gardening and home improvement. Brico Privé offers their members up to 80% off on products from leading brands such as Bosch Professional, Einhell, Grohe and more.
buyer: Les Mousquetaires
Les Mousquetaires is a leading France-based retail group. Les Mousquetaires operates 9 brands and almost 4,000 stores. They operate stores for groceries, home appliances, and automotive equipment and accessories. Their brands include Intermarché, Netto, Bricomarché, Brico Crash, Roady, and more. "
target: Brico Privé
Brico Privé is a French private sales site dedicated to DIY, gardening and home improvement. Brico Privé offers their members up to 80% off on products from leading brands such as Bosch Professional, Einhell, Grohe and more. Their products include power tools, heaters, sofas, lawn chairs, and more.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Creativ Company A/S, acquired Creavea LLC

synopsis: Denmark-based Creativ Company has acquired Creavea, France's leading website of DIY and creative hobby materials. Creavea offers a wide range of products aimed at beginners and professionals of the creative hobbies such as scrapbooking, sewing, jewelry, manual activities for children, modeling, drawing, and more.
buyer parent: Capidea Management ApS
buyer: Creativ Company A/S
Denmark-based Creativ Company sells creative hobby materials to customers in more than 40 countries and has subsidiaries and sales companies in nine European countries. Creativ Company customers include schools and institutions, B2B companies as well as private customers. "
target: Creavea LLC
Creavea is a French online retailer specializing in DIY and creative hobbies, and offers a wide range of products. Creavea is aimed at beginners and professionals of the creative hobbies such as scrapbooking, sewing, jewelry, manual activities for children, modeling, drawing, and more.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Greenweez SAS, acquired Planeta Huerto

synopsis: Greenweez, Europe's leading online distributor of organic products, has just acquired Planeta Huerto, an online shop that offers clients information, advice, training, and quality products related to: urban gardening, gardening, bonsai, DIY, food, organic cosmetics, organic baby and children products, and more.
buyer parent: Carrefour
buyer: Greenweez SAS
Based in France, Greenweez offers more than 20 000 organic products, ecological and well-being, spread across 8 worlds: Organic Grocery, Organic Baby Food, Child, Cleaning Products, Home and Outdoor, Cooking, Health and Well-being, Beauty and Hygiene. "
target: Planeta Huerto
Based in Spain, Planeta Huerto is an online shop that offers clients information, advice, training, and quality products related to: urban gardening, gardening, bonsai, DIY, food, organic cosmetics, organic baby and children products, and more.
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announced 8/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Physiognomy Interface Technologies, Inc., will acquire Ynot Eduk8, Inc.

synopsis: Physiognomy Interface Technologies has agreed to purchase Ynot Eduk8, Inc., an on-line sales portal. Under the agreement, Benacquista will receive 11,000,000 shares of PGTG.
buyer: Physiognomy Interface Technologies, Inc.
Physiognomy Interface develops software products using the science of Physiognomy as a basis. Physiognomy also is introducing a newly designed on-line dating portal http://www.faceyourmate.com that uses the same science to identify the best possible matches for friends and relationships. In addition"
target parent: Benacquista Galleries, Inc.
target: Ynot Eduk8, Inc.
Ynot Eduk8 is an on-line sales portal that was developed by Benacquista Galleries, Inc. to service and market all of Ynot Education, Inc.'s products.
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