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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
price ($mm)
$10
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$12
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$1
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20.0x
closed 12/13/2012 via Market Wire

ddp images GmbH, acquired ddp images GmbH

synopsis: The Munich based HQTA AG (formerly dapd media holding AG) has disposed of its stake in the Hamburg based photo-agency ddp images GmbH in a management buyout. The founders Ulf Schmidt-Funke and Katharina Doerk acquired the successful company. ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany for media companies.
buyer: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs. "
target parent: Airmotion
target: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs.
price ($mm)
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$8
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0.0x
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closed 11/14/2012 via

Corbis Images, acquired Demotix

synopsis: Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced that it acquired Demotix, an award winning open news platform. Launched in 2009, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography from locations that many mainstream media struggle to reach.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Demotix
Demotix is a multi-award winning global photojournalism newswire. With over 6,500 active photojournalists around the world, Demotix images have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and elsewhere, and in print, broadcast and online media all over the globe.
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announced 3/5/2013 via PR Web

Pond5, will acquire Pixmac

synopsis: Pond5 Inc. and Pixmac s.r.o. announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Pond5 will acquire the assets of Pixmac, a leading stock imagery network based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: Pond5
Pond5 is the world's most vibrant marketplace for media makers, offering the web's largest collection of royalty-free stock video footage, as well as millions of stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, Adobe After Effects project templates, and 3D models. "
target: Pixmac
Pixmac is a reliable microstock agency based in Czech Republic. It specializes on the best sales experience while making the largest possible collection of stock pictures.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., acquired Hoot

synopsis: Canada's NexTech AR Solutions announced it has acquired Hoot, a major player in the 2D to 3D photography software industry. Hoot provides 3D and 360-degree product photography and spin and zoom technology to online retailers to boost sales and increase customer engagement.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$18.93)
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is bringing Augmented Reality to several industries including; cannabis industry, eCommerce, education, training, and video conference technology. "
target: Hoot
Hoot creates 3D and 360 degree product photography to help increase trust and sales for online retailers. Hoot bridges the gap between online shopping and in-store experience with rich visuals that allow shoppers to engage with the products.
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.0x
closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.0x
closed 10/12/2005 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired Ingram Publishing Limited

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, today announced it has acquired Ingram Publishing Limited, a UK-based provider of subscription, CD and individual Royalty-Free images as well as vector graphics and fonts, vehicle outline templates, and print price guides for the worldwide graphics design.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: Ingram Publishing Limited
Ingram Publishing is one of Europe's premier providers of visual content. Our images are available by subscription, CD-ROM or singly on-line. Working with professional photographers throughout the world, Ingram has created a unique resource of some 100,000 royalty free photographs.
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closed 6/5/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Workbook, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired all of the shares of Workbook, Inc. from Alexis Scott. Workbook Stock, a division of Workbook, Inc., is a leading resource for high-end rights-managed images. Workbook Stock is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Workbook, Inc.
Workbookstock.com is the new e-commerce business from Workbook & Company. This rights-protected stock imagery site gives art directors access to a sophisticated collection of photography and illustration. There's a broad range of imagery to meet every commercial need.
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closed 2/2/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Stock Image S.A.S

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired all of the shares of Stock Image S.A.S for approximately U.S. $11.1 million in cash. Located in Paris, France, Stock Image is a leading resource for rights-managed images through its Stock Image brand and royalty-free images through its Pixland brand.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Stock Image S.A.S
Stock Image is a leading resource for rights-managed images through its Stock Image brand and royalty-free images through its Pixland (www.pixland.fr) brand.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ShutterStock, acquired Photosights.com

synopsis: ShutterStock is pleased to announce that the acquisition of the assets of stock photo agency Photosights.com is now complete. Through the deal ShutterStock has increased its customer base, recruited new professional photographers to the site, and gained access to new images.
buyer: ShutterStock (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Its collection of premium photos, illustrations, and vectors combined with a selection of innovative, user-friendly subscription plans has made Shutterstock a trusted resource for an expanding global customer base. "
target: Photosights.com
Photosights.com is a subscription-based stock photography agency.
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closed 12/19/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired HAAP Media Ltd

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has closed the acquisition of controlling ownership in HAAP Media Ltd.. With the closing of this deal, Jupitermedia has increased its ownership position from an initial 49.7% equity investment made in January 2006 to 90% in HAAP Media Ltd. Based in Budapest, Hungary, HAAP Media operates Stockxpert.com and Stock.xchng.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: HAAP Media Ltd
Based in Budapest, Hungary, HAAP Media operates two stock photo related Web sites: Stockxpert.com (www.stockxpert.com) and Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu)
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closed 5/2/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired IFA Bilderteam GmbH

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired all of the shares of IFA Bilderteam GmbH. IFA Bilderteam is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has an office in Dusseldorf, Germany. IFA Bilderteam is a leading resource for rights-managed images. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
target: IFA Bilderteam GmbH
IFA Bilderteam is one of the Europe’s largest and most successful, comprehensive and independent universal Picture Agencies. At IFA-Bilderteam you will find the very best in copyrighted stock material in digitalised form.
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closed 2/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired iStock International, Inc.

synopsis: iStockphoto, the world's leading stock photography community, announced that it has been acquired by Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: iStock International, Inc.
iStockphoto, the world's first, largest and most innovative community marketplace for digital imagery, pioneered the micropayment phenomenon in this industry, enabling buyers to license images for as little as a dollar.
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closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Agence Images

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, JupiterImages, has acquired all of the shares of Agence Images. Agence Images is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Agence Images
Agence Images, with offices in Paris and Sophia Antipolis, France, is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals.
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closed 12/6/2005 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Bigshot Media

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that its JupiterImages division has acquired the assets of Bigshot Media and BBM.net in separate transactions. Bigshot Media is the world's first and largest collection of stock flash footage. BBM.net offers royalty-free flash music loops online. Terms of these acquisitions were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Bigshot Media
Bigshot Media is the world's first & largest collection of stock flash imagery. They are dedicated to expanding the use of motion graphics & rich media imagery on the web & beyond. Bigshot Media also represents the finest collections of royalty free stock photography & footage from around the world.
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Digital Vision Ltd.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading imagery company, announced today that it has acquired London-based Digital Vision, one of the world's leading royalty-free photography businesses, for $165 million in cash.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Digital Vision Ltd.
Digital Vision is a world-leading publisher of royalty-free digital creative content. Our photography, illustration, music and moving footage is used by designers, advertising agencies, publishers and corporate clients for all sorts of communications.
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$165
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Madavor Media LLC, acquired Imaging Resource

synopsis: Madavor Media, LLC announced that it has acquired Imaging Resource, one of the most popular and trusted websites for camera and photography equipment reviews.  The website, which has millions of loyal followers, will continue to operate utilizing its experienced staff and contributors.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media owns and operates enthusiast magazines on a variety of subjects from sports to music to health and wellbeing. Founded in 2004, Madavor Media develops and markets content for consumers who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Imaging Resource
Imaging Resource (IR) has been a reliable and respected source of unbiased, detailed reviews of consumer and professional photo gear for over 20 years. IR pioneered the use of standardized test images shot under controlled conditions they developed in-house.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BusinessWire

ShootProof, acquired Cole's Classroom

synopsis: ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, announced the acquisition of Cole's Classroom, an online education platform offering creative and entrepreneurial education to photographers around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software and sales tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. Founded in 2010, ShootProof serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries. "
target: Cole's Classroom
Cole's Classroom is an online education platform offering creative and entrepreneurial education to photographers around the world. Over half a million photographers have viewed more than 11 million minutes of online instruction via Cole's Classroom.
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closed 7/29/2004 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Thinkstock

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Thinkstock (www.thinkstock.com) and Thinkstock Footage (www.thinkstockfootage.com) for $4.0 million in cash, the assumption of certain limited liabilities and 50,000 restricted shares of Jupitermedia common stock.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Thinkstock
This is Thinkstock, the new royalty-free alternative for conceptual imagery and footage. Founded in 1999 by one of the world's top stock shooters and a dedicated digital team, our company continues to provide the media universe with fresh, affordable content. Thinkstock delights in bringing persona
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$4.52
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closed 2/23/2009 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired JupiterImages Corporation

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of Jupiterimages Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jupitermedia, to Getty Images, Inc. for $96 million in cash.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
target: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$90 [$86]
rev ($mm)
$102
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
0.9x
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5.4x
closed 7/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. Getty Images announced on February 25, 2008 a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Hellman & Friedman in a transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,063 [$2,044]
rev ($mm)
$858
EBITDA ($mm)
$292
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
7.0x
closed 4/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Stockbyte

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, announced today that it has acquired Ireland-based Pixel Images Holdings Limited, the parent company of Stockbyte and Stockdisc. The consideration will be $135 million in cash.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Stockbyte
Stockbyte was the first significant European publisher of royalty free stock photography, a model which allows users to buy a software type license for imagery.
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$135
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closed 10/12/2005 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired Ingram Publishing Limited

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, today announced it has acquired Ingram Publishing Limited, a UK-based provider of subscription, CD and individual Royalty-Free images as well as vector graphics and fonts, vehicle outline templates, and print price guides for the worldwide graphics design.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: Ingram Publishing Limited
Ingram Publishing is one of Europe's premier providers of visual content. Our images are available by subscription, CD-ROM or singly on-line. Working with professional photographers throughout the world, Ingram has created a unique resource of some 100,000 royalty free photographs.
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closed 12/1/2003 via PR Newswire

Stockbyte, acquired Stockbyte

synopsis: Stockbyte, the Irish owned, global stock photography leader, today (Thursday, 27 November, 2003) announced that it has bought out the 30% stake held by its venture capital partner, ACT Venture Capital, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: Getty Images, Inc.
buyer: Stockbyte
Stockbyte was the first significant European publisher of royalty free stock photography, a model which allows users to buy a software type license for imagery. "
target: Stockbyte
Stockbyte was the first significant European publisher of royalty free stock photography, a model which allows users to buy a software type license for imagery.
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closed 10/26/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired Cover - Imagen y Publicaciones, S.L.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired all of the shares of Cover - Imagen y Publicaciones, S.L. With offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Cover Images is a leading Spanish agency focused on the distribution of local and international rights-managed images. Terms of this acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: Cover - Imagen y Publicaciones, S.L.
COVER, was founded in 1979 and nowadays has become one of the most important spanish photo agencies. With a staff of more than 25 persons and offices in both Madrid and Barcelona COVER has production and distribution departments that represents the work of more than 200 photographers.
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closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
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