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closed 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Security.org, acquired SecurityBaron

synopsis: Security.org, which helps Americans find and compare the best home security, digital privacy and identity theft products, has acquired SecurityBaron, including its popular YouTube video channel. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Security.org
Security.org reviews the newest technologies, products and services available to secure our digital and physical lives. Security.org's research team focuses on home safety, digital safety and identity theft. "
target: SecurityBaron
Security Baron is a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of security — home security, property security, cybersecurity, and more. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough in 2018, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
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announced 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

S8 Capital, will acquire Price.ru

synopsis: S8 Capital, a diversified Russian holding company, will acquire Price.ru from Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services. Price.ru is one of the oldest price comparison platforms in Russia. Price.ru allows users to compare product prices from over 6000 online stores in various categories.
buyer: S8 Capital
S8 Capital is a diversified Russian holding company. The company aims to create and develop high-tech products and services. S8 Capital implements and manages over 100 projects in the retail, financial, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital media sectors. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Price.ru
Founded in 1997, Price.ru is one of the oldest price comparison platforms in Russia. Price.ru allows users to compare product prices from over 6000 online stores. Price.ru offers over 60 million products in categories such as electronics, household appliances, clothing, sports, and more.
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$12
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closed 9/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

91mobiles, acquired Pricebaba

synopsis: 91mobiles, the #1 gadget research website in India, has acquired a majority stake in Pricebaba, a consumer electronics focused price comparison site in India. Pricebaba allows users to search and compare TVs, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, laptops, smartphones, and more.
buyer: 91mobiles
91mobiles is the #1 gadget research website in India. 91mobiles allows people to search and compare gadgets such as mobile phones and laptops. 91mobiles helps over 8 million users every month find the the best offers and prices for gadgets. "
target: Pricebaba
Founded in 2012, Pricebaba is a consumer electronics focused price comparison site in India. Pricebaba helps people find electronics at the best possible price. Users can search and compare TVs, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, laptops, smartphones, and more.
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closed 2/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Followprice, acquired Pepfeed

synopsis: Portuguese ecommerce startup PepFeed has been acquired by fellow Portuguese startup Followprice. PepFeed’s big data analytics solutions for online shopping assistance will integrate with Followprice, which builds ecommerce price tracking products and works with more than 350 online sellers.
buyer: Followprice
Followprice helps e-commerce shops to increase sales and engagement by bringing back to the store unconverted visitors with high conversion rates. They are the universal Price and Availability Alert for online stores. "
target: Pepfeed
PepFeed is a venture backed startup that aims to provide the tech consumer a seamless shopping experience tying together the best content available online: product videos, expert reviews and top deals.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BusinessWire

The New York Times Company, acquired The Wirecutter

synopsis: The New York Times Company announced that it has acquired The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, product-recommendation services that serve as a guide to technology gear, home products and other consumer services. The Wirecutter and The Sweethome was founded by technology journalist Brian Lam, who worked as an editor at both Gizmodo and Wired.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,784.76)
The New York Times Company is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. "
target: The Wirecutter
The Wirecutter provides recommendations for electronics and other gadgets that are both obsessively researched and simply presented. The Wirecutter also owns The Sweethome, which takes the same approach for home appliances and other gear.
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closed 4/29/2015 via PR Newswire

CarDekho, acquired BuyingIQ Online Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., parent company of India's #1 auto portal CarDekho.com, announced the acquisition of BuyingIQ.com, an intelligent shopping engine. BuyingIQ.com, primarily a price comparison portal, took a more comprehensive analytical approach by bringing in data-driven buying recommendations.
buyer parent: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CarDekho
CarDekho.com is India's most popular and leading auto portal catering to the aspiring buyers, the proud owners, the auto enthusiasts and die-hard fans and dealers of cars across the country. CarDekho draws more than 12 million visits per month with 7.5 million unique visitors per month. "
target: BuyingIQ Online Services Pvt. Ltd.
BuyingIQ.com is an intelligent shopping engine helping people make smarter and well-informed buying decisions on the Internet. BuyingIQ serves over 1.2 Million users every month via its website and android app.
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closed 2/13/2013 via AP - Associated Press

AOL Inc., acquired gdgt

synopsis: AOL has acquired the tech gadget reviews site gdgt. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: gdgt
gdgt is a consumer electronics site. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
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announced 7/26/2011 via GlobeNewswire

EcoSquid will be merged with uSell.com,

synopsis: Upstream Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a uSell.com, the Cash Commerce Platform™, announced that it has executed a binding letter of intent to merge with EcoSquid.com, a website that objectively displays and ranks options for trading in or recycling old electronics. EcoSquid is on a mission to combat the environmental threat of electronic waste.
buyer: uSell.com (UPST:$0.00)
uSell.com is the Cash Commerce Platform. uSell finds the highest cash offers from top-rated buyers for your cell phones and electronics – and everybody needs extra cash. uSell's 100% Max Cash Guarantee ensures you get the most cash or we'll pay the difference. "
target: EcoSquid
EcoSquid is a web platform that offers objective information about electronics trade-in and recycling options available in the market. EcoSquid is on a mission to combat the environmental threat of electronic waste.
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closed 1/4/2011 via PR Newswire

USA Today, acquired Reviewed.com

synopsis: USA TODAY announces the acquisition of Reviewed.com, a group of 12 product-review websites that provide comprehensive reviews for technology products such as digital cameras, camcorders and high definition televisions. Company management will continue in their current roles and the company will remain in Boston, Mass.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA Today
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. "
target: Reviewed.com
Reviewed.com, LLC provides market-leading, comprehensive reviews in multiple categories. Each site features standardized, lab-tested, scientific reviews and comparison tools that empower consumers with all the information they need before making a purchase.
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closed 11/10/2009 via Capital IQ

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Anythingbutipod.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather announced that it has acquired the leading consumer electronics media player community site www.anythingbutipod.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: Anythingbutipod.com
Founded in 2005, Anythingbutipod.com has grown to become the leading mp3 player review site and community with over 62,000 portable media enthusiast that have started over 42,000 topics. ABI has mentions in the New York Times, Newsweek, and other publications thought the world.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
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announced 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Securethoughts.com

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. The acquisition is expected to be immedietly earnings enhancing post its completion in the third quarter of 2017.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Securethoughts.com
Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. Securethoughts helps people protect their freedom by providing advice, guides and support that help everyday people protect their digital communications, actions and discussions.
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
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14.6x
announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
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13.1x
closed 12/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

AngelList, acquired Product Hunt

synopsis: AngelList, the company that helps investors find startups to invest in, has acquired Product Hunt, the company that lets people share and discover new products posted by other users.
buyer: AngelList
AngelList is a US website for raising equity or debt investments for startups. Only accredited investors can invest. It does not handle any investment funds. It was founded by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. "
target: Product Hunt
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
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closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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closed 5/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Exponential, a technology-enabled media services company and parent company of online advertising network Tribal Fusio, has acquired Techbargains.com, a premier destination site for consumer technology product offers. The acquisition adds an important consumer technology deal site to the Exponential portfolio.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential is a technology-enabled media services company that delivers innovative products and services to meet the demands of today's digital advertisers. Through a variety of offerings, the Exponential group of businesses enables online advertisers to reach their target audiences. "
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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closed 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Security.org, acquired SecurityBaron

synopsis: Security.org, which helps Americans find and compare the best home security, digital privacy and identity theft products, has acquired SecurityBaron, including its popular YouTube video channel. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Security.org
Security.org reviews the newest technologies, products and services available to secure our digital and physical lives. Security.org's research team focuses on home safety, digital safety and identity theft. "
target: SecurityBaron
Security Baron is a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of security — home security, property security, cybersecurity, and more. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough in 2018, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
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closed 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Security.org, acquired SecurityBaron

synopsis: Security.org, which helps Americans find and compare the best home security, digital privacy and identity theft products, has acquired SecurityBaron, including its popular YouTube video channel. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Security.org
Security.org reviews the newest technologies, products and services available to secure our digital and physical lives. Security.org's research team focuses on home safety, digital safety and identity theft. "
target: SecurityBaron
Security Baron is a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of security — home security, property security, cybersecurity, and more. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough in 2018, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
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closed 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Security.org, acquired SecurityBaron

synopsis: Security.org, which helps Americans find and compare the best home security, digital privacy and identity theft products, has acquired SecurityBaron, including its popular YouTube video channel. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Security.org
Security.org reviews the newest technologies, products and services available to secure our digital and physical lives. Security.org's research team focuses on home safety, digital safety and identity theft. "
target: SecurityBaron
Security Baron is a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of security — home security, property security, cybersecurity, and more. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough in 2018, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
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announced 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

S8 Capital, will acquire Price.ru

synopsis: S8 Capital, a diversified Russian holding company, will acquire Price.ru from Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services. Price.ru is one of the oldest price comparison platforms in Russia. Price.ru allows users to compare product prices from over 6000 online stores in various categories.
buyer: S8 Capital
S8 Capital is a diversified Russian holding company. The company aims to create and develop high-tech products and services. S8 Capital implements and manages over 100 projects in the retail, financial, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital media sectors. "
target parent: A&NN Investments
target: Price.ru
Founded in 1997, Price.ru is one of the oldest price comparison platforms in Russia. Price.ru allows users to compare product prices from over 6000 online stores. Price.ru offers over 60 million products in categories such as electronics, household appliances, clothing, sports, and more.
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$12
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closed 9/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

91mobiles, acquired Pricebaba

synopsis: 91mobiles, the #1 gadget research website in India, has acquired a majority stake in Pricebaba, a consumer electronics focused price comparison site in India. Pricebaba allows users to search and compare TVs, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, laptops, smartphones, and more.
buyer: 91mobiles
91mobiles is the #1 gadget research website in India. 91mobiles allows people to search and compare gadgets such as mobile phones and laptops. 91mobiles helps over 8 million users every month find the the best offers and prices for gadgets. "
target: Pricebaba
Founded in 2012, Pricebaba is a consumer electronics focused price comparison site in India. Pricebaba helps people find electronics at the best possible price. Users can search and compare TVs, washing machines, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, laptops, smartphones, and more.
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closed 2/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Followprice, acquired Pepfeed

synopsis: Portuguese ecommerce startup PepFeed has been acquired by fellow Portuguese startup Followprice. PepFeed’s big data analytics solutions for online shopping assistance will integrate with Followprice, which builds ecommerce price tracking products and works with more than 350 online sellers.
buyer: Followprice
Followprice helps e-commerce shops to increase sales and engagement by bringing back to the store unconverted visitors with high conversion rates. They are the universal Price and Availability Alert for online stores. "
target: Pepfeed
PepFeed is a venture backed startup that aims to provide the tech consumer a seamless shopping experience tying together the best content available online: product videos, expert reviews and top deals.
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closed 10/24/2016 via BusinessWire

The New York Times Company, acquired The Wirecutter

synopsis: The New York Times Company announced that it has acquired The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, product-recommendation services that serve as a guide to technology gear, home products and other consumer services. The Wirecutter and The Sweethome was founded by technology journalist Brian Lam, who worked as an editor at both Gizmodo and Wired.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,784.76)
The New York Times Company is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. "
target: The Wirecutter
The Wirecutter provides recommendations for electronics and other gadgets that are both obsessively researched and simply presented. The Wirecutter also owns The Sweethome, which takes the same approach for home appliances and other gear.
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closed 4/29/2015 via PR Newswire

CarDekho, acquired BuyingIQ Online Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., parent company of India's #1 auto portal CarDekho.com, announced the acquisition of BuyingIQ.com, an intelligent shopping engine. BuyingIQ.com, primarily a price comparison portal, took a more comprehensive analytical approach by bringing in data-driven buying recommendations.
buyer parent: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CarDekho
CarDekho.com is India's most popular and leading auto portal catering to the aspiring buyers, the proud owners, the auto enthusiasts and die-hard fans and dealers of cars across the country. CarDekho draws more than 12 million visits per month with 7.5 million unique visitors per month. "
target: BuyingIQ Online Services Pvt. Ltd.
BuyingIQ.com is an intelligent shopping engine helping people make smarter and well-informed buying decisions on the Internet. BuyingIQ serves over 1.2 Million users every month via its website and android app.
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closed 2/13/2013 via AP - Associated Press

AOL Inc., acquired gdgt

synopsis: AOL has acquired the tech gadget reviews site gdgt. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: gdgt
gdgt is a consumer electronics site. gdgt is the place to get reviews from people who have the product somebody is looking for. People can build a product list and get sent the best new reviews of the gadgets they want, and the most helpful questions and answers about the gadgets they have.
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announced 7/26/2011 via GlobeNewswire

EcoSquid will be merged with uSell.com,

synopsis: Upstream Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a uSell.com, the Cash Commerce Platform™, announced that it has executed a binding letter of intent to merge with EcoSquid.com, a website that objectively displays and ranks options for trading in or recycling old electronics. EcoSquid is on a mission to combat the environmental threat of electronic waste.
buyer: uSell.com (UPST:$0.00)
uSell.com is the Cash Commerce Platform. uSell finds the highest cash offers from top-rated buyers for your cell phones and electronics – and everybody needs extra cash. uSell's 100% Max Cash Guarantee ensures you get the most cash or we'll pay the difference. "
target: EcoSquid
EcoSquid is a web platform that offers objective information about electronics trade-in and recycling options available in the market. EcoSquid is on a mission to combat the environmental threat of electronic waste.
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$0.50
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closed 1/4/2011 via PR Newswire

USA Today, acquired Reviewed.com

synopsis: USA TODAY announces the acquisition of Reviewed.com, a group of 12 product-review websites that provide comprehensive reviews for technology products such as digital cameras, camcorders and high definition televisions. Company management will continue in their current roles and the company will remain in Boston, Mass.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA Today
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. "
target: Reviewed.com
Reviewed.com, LLC provides market-leading, comprehensive reviews in multiple categories. Each site features standardized, lab-tested, scientific reviews and comparison tools that empower consumers with all the information they need before making a purchase.
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closed 11/10/2009 via Capital IQ

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Anythingbutipod.com

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather announced that it has acquired the leading consumer electronics media player community site www.anythingbutipod.com.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. "
target: Anythingbutipod.com
Founded in 2005, Anythingbutipod.com has grown to become the leading mp3 player review site and community with over 62,000 portable media enthusiast that have started over 42,000 topics. ABI has mentions in the New York Times, Newsweek, and other publications thought the world.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Securethoughts.com

synopsis: XLMedia, a leading provider of performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. The acquisition is expected to be immedietly earnings enhancing post its completion in the third quarter of 2017.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Securethoughts.com
Securethoughts.com ("Securethoughts"), a leading US cyber security comparison website. Securethoughts helps people protect their freedom by providing advice, guides and support that help everyday people protect their digital communications, actions and discussions.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 12/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

AngelList, acquired Product Hunt

synopsis: AngelList, the company that helps investors find startups to invest in, has acquired Product Hunt, the company that lets people share and discover new products posted by other users.
buyer: AngelList
AngelList is a US website for raising equity or debt investments for startups. Only accredited investors can invest. It does not handle any investment funds. It was founded by Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. "
target: Product Hunt
Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
price ($mm)
$79
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, announced the acquisition of TechBargains.com, the leading deal aggregation website for electronic products, from Exponential Interactive, Inc. Ziff Davis is a division of j2 Global, Inc.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more. "
target parent: Exponential Interactive Inc.
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Techbargains.com

synopsis: Exponential, a technology-enabled media services company and parent company of online advertising network Tribal Fusio, has acquired Techbargains.com, a premier destination site for consumer technology product offers. The acquisition adds an important consumer technology deal site to the Exponential portfolio.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential is a technology-enabled media services company that delivers innovative products and services to meet the demands of today's digital advertisers. Through a variety of offerings, the Exponential group of businesses enables online advertisers to reach their target audiences. "
target: Techbargains.com
Techbargains.com is a leading online provider of trustworthy product and buying information. Techbargains.com operates an online portal that helps consumers find bargains and low prices on consumer technology products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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