Like Factual, Inc

announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Factual, Inc will be merged with Foursquare,

synopsis: Factual, a location data company that helps marketers and their organizations use location to better understand, reach and engage consumers, will be merging with Foursquare, a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Millions of people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. "
target: Factual, Inc
Factual is a location data company that helps marketers and their organizations use location to better understand, reach and engage consumers. Location data is key to driving smarter business decisions for marketers and brands.
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closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Pathmatics, acquired WhatRunsWhere

synopsis: Pathmatics, digital advertising’s leading competitive tracking platform, announced the complete acquisition of WhatRunsWhere.com (WRW). WRW delivers the precise intel that performance marketers need to monitor the competition’s placements and creatives across the mobile and desktop web.
buyer: Pathmatics
Pathmatics delivers ad intel scaled to the digital ecosystems of the larger advertiser, publisher and adtech player who require deeper insights including comprehensive ad spending and impression estimates, specific formats, and ad paths. "
target: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using.
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closed 8/29/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatRunsWhere, acquired Mobile Ad Spy

synopsis: WhatRunsWhere, a service that enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns, now offers the same capabilities for the first time in the mobile market following the acquisition of UK-based startup Mobile Ad Spy.
buyer: WhatRunsWhere
WhatRunsWhere, a competitive intelligence service for online media buying, allows users to look up what advertisers are doing online: where they are running ads, from who they are buying inventory, and what exact ads they are using. "
target: Mobile Ad Spy
Mobile Ad Spy enables ad agencies and advertisers to track competitors’ online ad campaigns in the mobile market.
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closed 11/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., acquired The GeoInformation Group

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, announced the acquisition of The GeoInformation Group, a leader in the field of geographic data solutions based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. They are an award-winning provider of detailed geospatial information essential for those seeking insight into land and property across the U.K.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,889.60)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: The GeoInformation Group
The GeoInformation Group is an award-winning provider of detailed geospatial information essential for those seeking insight into land and property across the U.K.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

BlueSky ETO, acquired Handwriting.io

synopsis: Brand management software company BlueSky ETO has purchased the assets of Handwriting.io, including the patents and the API enabling the use of authentic digital handwriting for print and digital media. Handwriting.io help businesses increase sales, enhance brand identity, and communicate more effectively.
buyer parent: MSP
buyer: BlueSky ETO
BlueSky ETO is a software company focused on providing brand marketing solutions for distributed brands, franchisors, and more. Their engineered-to-order offerings include Automated Marketing Campaigns, Brand Marketing Centers, Digital Asset Management, and Web to Print Solutions. "
target: Handwriting.io
Handwriting.io is a patented API that enables the use of authentic digital handwriting across print and digital media in a scalable and affordable way. They help businesses increase sales, enhance brand identity, and communicate more effectively with customers, employees, and the media.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Eagleview Technology Corporation, acquired OmniEarth, Inc.

synopsis: EagleView, the leading provider of aerial imagery and data analytics for government and commercial industries, is proud to announce the acquisition of OmniEarth, developer of machine learning technologies and decision-making tools for the water resource management, energy and insurance markets.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Eagleview Technology Corporation
EagleView is the unparalleled provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, property data and GIS solutions for government, infrastructure and commercial sectors. The patented Pictometry® imagery solutions answer questions related to millions of residential and commercial properties. "
target: OmniEarth, Inc.
OmniEarth improves their subscribers’ ability to visualize the world around them by enhancing their ability to see, analyze, and react to change in real time. Through a constant stream of geoinformatics, their subscribers have access to imagery and derived information products from any location.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet, acquired Orb Intelligence

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has acquired Orb Intelligence, a prominent digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B. "
target: Orb Intelligence
Orb Intelligence is a digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers. Their database offers detailed information on 57 million companies in over 120 different countries.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Brandtale

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired Brandtale, the industry’s leading platform for digital branded content and native advertising competitive intelligence. Brandtale’s exclusive database includes years of branded content campaigns from over 4,000 brands.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
target: Brandtale
Brandtale offers insights and intelligence around the branded content community. Brandtale’s web-based platform will allow clients to access and monitor creative execution across all key media types, providing customers with insights to better understand their competitors’ advertising campaigns.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired eXelate

synopsis: Nielsen announced that it has completed its acquisition of eXelate, a leading provider of data and technology to facilitate the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. This acquisition allows Nielsen to enable its clients to make better and faster marketing and media decisions.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: eXelate
eXelate provides data and insight on online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities that enable digital advertisers to make optimal marketing decisions. Its team consists of 50+ international employees dedicated to providing the best service to digital advertisers.
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closed 1/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired MyMediaInfo

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired RedEgg, a provider of media intelligence solutions for PR and marketing professionals. The acquisition builds on an existing relationship with RedEgg whose MyMediaInfo media contact database and MyNewsBrief service are already available to Thomson ONE Public Relations and Thomson Reuters InPublic customers.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: MyMediaInfo
As a leading provider of media intelligence and analysis solutions, MyMediaInfo develops innovative tools that are instrumental in helping public relations and marketing professionals meet their business objectives.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Data Axle, acquired Exact Data, LLC

synopsis: Data Axle, the leading provider of data, data-driven marketing and real-time intelligence solutions, has acquired Exact Data, a leading provider of multi-channel direct marketing solutions. Through the acquisition, Data Axle USA can now offer the industry’s most comprehensive set of data-driven marketing solutions for the SMB market.
buyer: Data Axle
Data Axle is a leading provider of data, data-driven marketing and real-time business intelligence solutions for enterprise, small business, nonprofit, and political organizations. "
target: Exact Data, LLC
Exact Data is a trusted leader in the multi-channel direct marketing industry. They are a prominent source of online and offline consumer behavioral data, specializing in postal, email and telephone list solutions, and have compiled millions of consumer and business email addresses
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
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closed 10/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Cision AB, acquired Gorkana Group

synopsis: Cision, a leading provider of PR, social software and insight services, announced that it acquired Gorkana Group Limited, a top U.K.-based media intelligence and data insights service provider. Gorkana strengthens Cision's offering to PR professionals while also better serving the international journalist community.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Cision AB (:$739.91)
Cision is a leading provider of public relations software that enables professionals to plan, execute and measure influencer-oriented campaigns in one integrated platform. Communication professionals use Cision to access pitchable media and blogger databases, distribute press releases, and more. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Gorkana Group
Gorkana Group is a media information provider, offering PR and marketing professionals access to customized media intelligence. Gorkana's clients become part of their unique community. This connects them to everything from industry experts and latest news, insights and events, jobs and journalists.
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closed 11/5/2013 via BusinessWire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired SQAD, Inc.

synopsis: SQAD, the largest independent source in the US for TV, radio and digital cost analysis, announced that Clarion Capital Partners has completed an acquisition of the company. The partnership will allow SQAD to grow through refinement of existing products and an investment in data driven product development across new and existing verticals.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity investment firm which seeks to make primarily control private equity investments in a diversified portfolio of middle-market companies. The firm focuses in industries such as Business, Healthcare, Financial, Consumer Products, Retail, and Media. "
target: SQAD, Inc.
SQAD is recognized as the industry standard media cost forecasting source for national TV. SQAD provides reliable media cost data to advertising agencies, media buying companies, advertisers, television and radio stations, cable companies, program syndicators and Internet publishers.
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closed 4/22/2010 via Capital IQ

Gorkana merged with Durrants, Ltd.,

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity has agreed to buy Gorkana, a journalist database for PR professionals. Gorkana will be merged with existing portfolio company Durrants.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Durrants, Ltd.
Durrants have been providing an invaluable service for PR people for over 125 years. Durrants has been a market leader, and will continue to innovate to ensure their range of media monitoring and evaluation services go on meeting their clients changing needs. "
target: Gorkana
Gorkana is a journalist database for PR professionals to track of journalists’ career moves, monitor editorial team changes and keep up-to-date with publication launches.
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closed 11/10/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Rubin Response Services Inc

synopsis: infoUSA, the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases has acquired Rubin Response Services, Inc. of Schaumburg, Illinois. The company plans to integrate Rubin Response’s operations with those of its existing list management, list brokerage subsidiary, Walter Karl.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Rubin Response Services Inc
The two divisions of Rubin Response - list brokerage and list management -deliver complete mailing list solutions for the entire direct marketing community.
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closed 11/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Kochava, acquired Thalamus, Inc.

synopsis: Kochava, a real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, has acquired Thalamus, the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners.
buyer: Kochava
Kochava is a real-time data solutions company offering omni-channel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Its Marketers Operating System empowers advertisers and publishers with a platform that integrates and manages customer identity, measurement, and data controls. "
target: Thalamus, Inc.
Thalamus is the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners. Their database provides access to over 500,000 ad buyers and over 50,000 ad vendors.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Factual, Inc will be merged with Foursquare,

synopsis: Factual, a location data company that helps marketers and their organizations use location to better understand, reach and engage consumers, will be merging with Foursquare, a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Millions of people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. "
target: Factual, Inc
Factual is a location data company that helps marketers and their organizations use location to better understand, reach and engage consumers. Location data is key to driving smarter business decisions for marketers and brands.
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closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Foursquare, acquired Unfolded, Inc.

synopsis: Foursquare announced its acquisition of Unfolded a next generation platform for geospatial analytics. With the addition of Unfolded’s capabilities to the Foursquare technology stack, enterprises and brands can soon come to Foursquare for merging, enriching, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data - in whatever environment they choose.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is the leading independent location technology company. Their solutions help businesses make smarter decisions and developers create more engaging experiences. Foursquare has uncompromising accuracy, accessibility, scale, and respect for consumer data privacy. "
target: Unfolded, Inc.
Unfolded is a next generation platform for geospatial analytics. Unfolded offers open source geospatial libraries and a flexible suite of advanced tooling -- including its signature product, Unfolded Studio is a self-serve platform that allows users to tranform geospatial data into insightful maps.
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announced 4/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Factual, Inc will be merged with Foursquare,

synopsis: Factual, a location data company that helps marketers and their organizations use location to better understand, reach and engage consumers, will be merging with Foursquare, a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Millions of people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. "
target: Factual, Inc
Factual is a location data company that helps marketers and their organizations use location to better understand, reach and engage consumers. Location data is key to driving smarter business decisions for marketers and brands.
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announced 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Foursquare, will acquire Placed Inc.

synopsis: Foursquare, a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence, will be acquiring Placed, the leader in location analytics. By directly measuring locations, Placed is able to index the real-world paths and behaviors of consumers.
buyer: Foursquare
Foursquare is a company that enriches consumer experiences and informs business decisions through a deep understanding of location intelligence. Millions of people use the Foursquare City Guide app, Foursquare Swarm check-in app and websites to discover new places, explore the world and check in. "
target parent: Snap Inc.
target: Placed Inc.
Placed is the leader in location analytics. By directly measuring locations through smartphones and leveraging big data principles, Placed is able to index the real-world paths and behaviors of consumers.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dailyhunt, acquired Vebbler Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: VerSe Innovation, the parent company of the latest content aggregator unicorn Dailyhunt and short video app Josh, has acquired Vebbler, which is an interest-based photo and video sharing app. Vebbler allows customers to join groups called ‘clubs’ to share photos and videos around more than 100 interests such as fashion, travel, photography.
buyer parent: ByteDance
buyer: Dailyhunt
Dailyhunt is India’s #1, News and local language content application with over 155 Million app installs offering 100,000 news articles in 14 languages. The Dailyhunt group has 80+ Million users spending over 7 Billion minutes on the service every month. "
target: Vebbler Technologies Private Limited
Vebbler was founded in 2013 by Sahil Bhagat as a social network for meaningful conversation. The platform allows customers to join groups called ‘clubs’ to share photos and videos around more than 100 interests such as fashion, travel, photography.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vokal, acquired Stupidchat Technology Private Limited

synopsis: India’s largest peer to peer Knowledge Sharing Platform, Vokal has acquired an Indian social network based quizzing app called StupidChat Technologies. Founded in 2017 by Sourav Karmakar and Saheb Roy, StupidChat App is often known as the Uber of Anonymous Social Network that lets users connect with people nearby.
buyer: Vokal
Vokal is a knowledge sharing platform committed to bridging Knowledge gap for Indians that don’t speak English. Vokal is in Indian Languages using Live Videos, Audio & Text. Users can WhatsApp Questions on 7022204891 for Answers from Experts in Hindi. "
target: Stupidchat Technology Private Limited
StupidChat Technologies is an Indian social network based quizzing app. Founded in 2017 by Sourav Karmakar and Saheb Roy, StupidChat App is often known as the Uber of Anonymous Social Network that lets users connect with people nearby without disclosing their identity.
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closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
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closed 8/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Life360, Inc., acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies

synopsis: Life360, the leading Family Network, announced that it has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies. They are creators of an industry-leading contextual-awareness engine that combines location with other passively-collected data to understand people's day-to-day patterns and routines.
buyer: Life360, Inc.
Life360 is the world's largest network for families available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Using proprietary location-based technology, Life360 enables over 50 million families to privately share location, communicate with ease and stay connected with in-app messaging. "
target: Chronos Mobile Technologies
Chronos Mobile Technologies, Inc. develops a time-tracking application for mobile devices. It offers Chronos that connects with other services the user use to provide insights into how they spend their time.
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announced 5/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Daum Kakao, will acquire Path, Inc.

synopsis: Daum Kakao Corp., a leading mobile lifestyle platform provider, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Path. The acquisition will take form in Daum Kakao carrying out an asset acquisition of Path the social network and Path Talk the messaging app. Path is a quality, private social network available for Android and other smartphones.
buyer: Daum Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$3,683.19)
Daumkakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Daumkakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its portfolio of popular assets: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, Daum Mail and more. "
target: Path, Inc.
Path is a quality, private social network available for Android and other smartphones. Users can also share music, movies, check-ins, trips, workouts, photos, and more. Users can share their path moments on other social media platforms.
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closed 3/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mixbook, acquired Yobongo

synopsis: Yobongo, the startup that creates mobile chat rooms for talking to anyone and everyone nearby, has been acquired by Mixbook.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is a leader in personalized photo publishing -- a $10 billion market which includes scrapbooking, yearbooks, photo books, cards and stationery. Mixbook has differentiated itself through its superior user experience, outstanding customer service, and high-quality printed products. "
target: Yobongo
Yobongo, Inc. operates an online community for people to share ideas, talk about what’s happening, and connect with interesting people nearby.
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closed 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Exclaim Mobility, Inc., acquired Mobicious, Inc.

synopsis: Exclaim Mobility, the leading provider of user-generated content (UGC) sharing and socialization application for mobile consumers, announced the acquisition of Mobicious, Inc., the creator of the popular SnapMyLife.com and Snap2Twitter branded mobile consumer social media sites.
buyer: Exclaim Mobility, Inc.
Exclaim Mobility, Inc. is the leading publisher of mobile applications that make it easy for consumers to upload, socialize, print and personalize user-generated content (UGC) on camera phones. "
target: Mobicious, Inc.
Mobicious, Inc. is the creator of SnapMyLife.com and Snap2Twitter. Mobile phone users from around the world use SnapMyLife to upload photos, as well as socialize and safely store their content with others.
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closed 5/11/2005 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Dodgeball.com

synopsis: Dodgeball.com, a service that uses mobile phones to help people meet up with friends who are in the same location, said on its website on Wednesday that it has been bought by Web search leader Google Inc.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Dodgeball.com
Dodgeball.com is a service that uses mobile phones to help people meet up with friends who are in the same location
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closed 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

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

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

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

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

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

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

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

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

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

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

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

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

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

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

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

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
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Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
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Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
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EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
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Mixi, Inc.
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$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
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Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
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$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
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1
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MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
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($12.25)
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Max Media Group
Max Media Group
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$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
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$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
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28
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GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
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2012
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Employees
0
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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