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closed 4/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Cafe Studios Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company, announced the acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast-first publisher that explores how law and policy intersect with politics, news, business, history, and technology.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Cafe Studios Inc.
Cafe Studios is a podcast-first media company that creates and distributes premium content filtered through the lens of the law. The company’s mission is to better inform the public about the most critical issues of our time by exploring how law and justice intersect with politics, and more.
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closed 11/12/2013 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired DecodeDC

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company announced the acquisition of DecodeDC, a young, scrappy public radio show and podcast. With an unwavering commitment to integrity and exceptional journalism, DecodeDC focuses on Washington’s dysfunction, corruption, and negligence of the issues that affect American citizens every day.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, and licensing and syndication. Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 14 markets, and 10 broadcast TV stations. "
target: DecodeDC
DecodeDC is a young, scrappy public radio show and podcast. With an unwavering commitment to integrity and exceptional journalism, DecodeDC focuses on Washington’s dysfunction, corruption, and negligence of the issues that affect American citizens every day.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Countable, acquired Brigade

synopsis: Countable, a civic technology startup that makes it easy for people to understand and influence the issues that they care about, has acquired Brigade, a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
buyer: Countable
Countable is a civic technology startup that builds digital products to make it easy for people to meaningfully understand, contribute to, and influence the issues that they care about. Countable empowers individuals to lower barriers to civic entry, engage their audiences, and drive them to action."
target: Brigade
Brigade is a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
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closed 10/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Huffington Post, acquired Localocracy LLC

synopsis: AOL Inc.’s Huffington Post Media Group, accelerating its coverage of local issues, acquired Localocracy, a community- focused Web forum.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more. "
target: Localocracy LLC
Localocracy is an online town common where registered voters using real names can weigh in on local issues.
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PolitiChatter Inc., acquired Mumblit

synopsis: PolitiChatter Inc., a user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech, has acquired Mumblit, a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Mumblit mainly focus on conservative values and topics.
buyer: PolitiChatter Inc.
PolitiChatter is a unique, user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech. Its subscribers have the ability to become equity owners by upgrading their memberships directly online. As PolitiChatter grows, so does each members’ equity investment in the company. "
target: Mumblit
Mumblit is a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They mainly focus on conservative values and topics, however, they welcome others from different views to come and experience their platform.
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closed 10/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vote Squared, acquired Rate My Government

synopsis: Rate My Government, Canada's site for rating politicians, has been acquired by Vote Squared. This acquisition will allow developers to combine resources for both RateMyGovernment.ca and VoteSquared.org . The page ranks of both sites should benefit from the partnership allowing voters in Canada and the U.S. to more easily rate politicians.
buyer: Vote Squared
Vote Squared is a social platform for rating politicians. Users can rate, edit, and add politicians. The company is based in Middletown, Rhode Island. "
target: Rate My Government
Rate My Government is an online website which for political discussions, debates, and interactions for users across Canada. RateMyGovernment.ca was originally created and produced by developers Ryan Klamot and Michael Harding under an exclusive partnership agreement between their two companies.
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closed 6/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Brigade Media, acquired Causes

synopsis: Brigade Media, a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy, has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize around issues.
buyer: Brigade Media
Brigade is a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. "
target: Causes
Causes is the place to discover, support and organize campaigns around the issues that impact you and your community. Build your identity through the causes you care about, then connect with other passionate friends, leader and communities so you can work together and use and get things done.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Causes, acquired Votizen

synopsis: Causes has acquired Votizen, a fellow San Francisco-based tech startup that helps people unlock the power of their social networks for political influence. In the 2012 election cycle, Votizen connected millions of voters and helped them take meaningful action in thousands of races across the country.
buyer: Causes
Causes is the world's largest online platform for activism that provides tools for driving change. It is dedicated to empowering individuals to make a difference. "
target: Votizen
Votizen is a web service that allows you to discover how your friends on social networks are registered to vote, and campaign with them to elect candidates that share your values.
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closed 1/12/2021 via PR Web

InfoTrack, acquired Lawgical

synopsis: The InfoTrack group of companies, a global leader in legal technology and litigation solutions, has acquired Lawgical and its portfolio of companies. Lawgical provides online marketing, software, and media for the legal industry. Its portfolio includes more than 15 brands, such as Legal Talk Network, ServeNow, ServeManager, and Courtfiling.
buyer: InfoTrack
InfoTrack is a global innovator in legal technology servicing the needs of the legal market in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K, and the U.S. InfoTrack is a leading provider of integrated SaaS platforms that enable clients to find, analyze, organize and communicate information efficiently. "
target: Lawgical
Lawgical provides online marketing, software, and media for the legal industry. Its portfolio includes more than 15 brands, such as Legal Talk Network, the premiere online media network for the legal industry, Lawgical Sites, ServeNow.com, PInow.com, AboutBail.com, and ServeManager.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 11/30/2012 via PR Newswire

ProTek Capital, Inc., acquired Legal Clicks LLC

synopsis: Protek Capital, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed an acquisition agreement with Legal Clicks LLC. LegalClicks is the world's first and only proprietary pay-per-click ad network specifically for legal professionals.
buyer: ProTek Capital, Inc. (PRPM:$0.00)
ProTek Capital, Inc is an East Coast based corporation that is focused in investing or acquiring software companies. The objective of ProTek Capital, Inc is to provide the best possible risk-return value for their shareholders. "
target: Legal Clicks LLC
Legal Clicks LLC operates a pay-per-visitor traffic network for lawyers. Its network allows its customers to decide how much they are willing to pay for the traffic they are receiving.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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announced 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

CQ Press, will purchase reCap, reClip and Alert services from FedNet

synopsis: Congressional Quarterly Inc. has agreed to acquire FedNet's reCap, reClip and Alert services which allow users to search, replay, and post video content of congressional activity within moments of floor debate. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Times Publishing Company
buyer: CQ Press
CQ Press serves the library, college, and professional markets with a diverse array of print and online products. It publishes about 100 new titles each year, with a growing list of textbooks and reference titles focusing on political science, mass communication, and related disciplines. "
seller: FedNet
FedNet is the leading provider of Washington-based, real-time and archival multimedia information. FedNet provides clients the ability to produce, stream, archive, search, and retrieve events and information related to the client's special interests.
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closed 4/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Cafe Studios Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company, announced the acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast-first publisher that explores how law and policy intersect with politics, news, business, history, and technology.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Cafe Studios Inc.
Cafe Studios is a podcast-first media company that creates and distributes premium content filtered through the lens of the law. The company’s mission is to better inform the public about the most critical issues of our time by exploring how law and justice intersect with politics, and more.
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closed 4/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Cafe Studios Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, the leading independent modern media company, announced the acquisition of Cafe Studios, the podcast-first publisher that explores how law and policy intersect with politics, news, business, history, and technology.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Cafe Studios Inc.
Cafe Studios is a podcast-first media company that creates and distributes premium content filtered through the lens of the law. The company’s mission is to better inform the public about the most critical issues of our time by exploring how law and justice intersect with politics, and more.
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announced 9/25/2019 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire New York Media

synopsis: Vox Media, one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities, will acquired New York Media, a media company that publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: New York Media
New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping the world. They publish beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Epic Magazine

synopsis: Vox Media, the leading modern media company, has acquired Epic, a nonfiction storytelling powerhouse that publishes extraordinary true stories. Epic offers great nonfiction stories that are free to read online. Their writers travel the world searching for encounters with the unknown to share stories that tap into the thrill of being alive.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: Epic Magazine
Epic is a nonfiction storytelling powerhouse that publishes extraordinary true stories. Epic offers great nonfiction stories that are free to read online. Their writers travel the world searching for encounters with the unknown to share stories that tap into the thrill of being alive.
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announced 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire The Coral Project

synopsis: Vox Media is acquiring The Coral Project, an open-source publishing platform that is housed within the Mozilla Foundation. The Coral Project brings journalists and the communities they serve closer together through open source tools and strategies.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: Mozilla Corporation
target: The Coral Project
The Coral Project brings journalists and the communities they serve closer together through open source tools and strategies. The Coral Project goals are to increase public trust in journalism, to improve the diversity of voices and experiences in reporting and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Recode

synopsis: ReCode, the news website led by journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media. Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. For Vox, the acquisition of ReCode is a plan to create a kind of Time Inc. for the digital age.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: ReCode
Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. Because everything in tech and media is constantly being rethought, refreshed, and renewed, Re/code’s aim is to reimagine tech journalism.
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closed 4/6/2015 via Financial Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired OpBandit

synopsis: Vox Media, Inc. has acquired OpBandit. It tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher’s site. Readers who come to a Vox story through the site’s homepage may see a different headline and picture than those who click through a link from Facebook or Twitter.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: OpBandit
OpBandit develops content optimization software for online publishers. The software tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher's site. The company is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.
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closed 11/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Curbed.com

synopsis: Vox Media, the online media company that runs SB Nation sports blogs, agreed to buy Curbed Network to expand its editorial operations. Curbed operates three news and blog sites, Curbed.com, eater.com, and racked.com. They cover the real estate, food, and shopping scenes in large U.S. cities. Curbed was founded by blogger Lockhart Steele.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc., an online publishing company, develops and delivers content, conversations, and applications for consumer technology audiences and marketers in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as SBNation, Inc. "
target: Curbed.com
Curbed.com runs three web publications that deliver in-depth neighborhood coverage, with attitude of real estate, dining, and retailing. It is a real-estate blog founded by Lockhart Steele. The Curbed Network also includes dining website, Eater, and fashion website Racked.
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closed 11/9/2010 via PR Newswire

SB Nation, acquired Sports Radio Interviews

synopsis: SB Nation announced that it has purchased SportsRadioInterviews.com. SRI is a streaming sports blog which provides analysis of breaking news, upcoming games and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
buyer: SB Nation
SB Nation is the country's largest and fastest growing online sports media company. Based in Washington DC, SB Nation owns and operates nearly 290 team-centric, sport-specific and regional websites, creating the nation's preeminent network of online sports communities. "
target parent: Sports Media Booking
target: Sports Radio Interviews
Sports Radio Interviews is a streaming independent sports blog which provides analysis on breaking sports news, upcoming games, and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
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announced 10/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire Conversant Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: APN News & Media announced that it is purchasing Conversant Media, which publishes websites including the renowned global culture website, Lost At E Minor, Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar, and the newly launched millennial-tech and lifestyle website, Techly. Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media is a leading media and entertainment company with diverse assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In Australia, APN operates assets across radio broadcasting, print publishing, and outdoor advertising. "
target: Conversant Media Pty Ltd
Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company that produces engaging premium websites for passionate, intelligent Australians with an interest in sports, culture and lifestyle technology. Their portfolio of sites include Lost At E Minor, The Roar, and Techly.
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Crooz, will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: CROOZ, Inc., one of the leading mobile social game providers in Japan, will acquire all shares of Candle inc. and make it a subsidiary. Candle inc operates fashion curation media such as MARBLE, which boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$327.62)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
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closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 4/20/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired B5Media

synopsis: Alloy Digital, a leading creator and distributor of media and entertainment for the 12-34 demographic, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B5Media, one of the fastest-growing female-oriented lifestyle digital publishing and media networks including Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: B5Media
As one of the fastest-growing media networks devoted to women, B5Media is the publisher of prominent lifestyle websites Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
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announced 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Union Square Agency, will acquire Track Entertainment

synopsis: Union Square Agency, a New York based lifestyle agency, signed a term sheet to acquire the Track Entertainment and Fearless Music Television divisions of The Management Group, LLC. TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties.
buyer: Union Square Agency (UCRP:$0.00)
Union Square Agency and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Union Square Media and Union Square Licensing, delivers truly integrated, innovative and unparalleled 360 degree solutions with a core focus on blending media, brands, entertainment and consumers into unique business opportunities. "
target parent: Madison Ave. Media, Inc.
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyles and multiculturalism, through event directories and music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired BBS Media

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the pioneer of vertical media, has announced that it has acquired brand advertising media company BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media) based in Canada. The acquisition creates the 5th international country media subsidiary for Glam and will allow premium brands to more effectively engage with Canadian audiences online.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media is the pioneer of vertical media that connects the world's top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam Media has more than 2,000 publishers organized across multiple vertical categories online including: Glam.com, Glam Entertainment, Brash.com and Bliss.com. "
target: BBS Media
BBS Media is one of Canada's leading online media companies that helps brands reach targeted audiences in Canada and has established relationships with many premium content providers including Harper's Bazaar, YummyMummyClub.ca, Washington Post Digital, Forbes, and Men'shealth.com.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 12/15/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Ave. Media, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Track Entertainment

synopsis: Madison Ave. Media, Inc., a global leader in brand intelligence and mobile marketing, agrees to acquire Track Entertainment a division of The Management Group, LLC. With over $20 million in annual revenue, Track Entertainment owns and manages a consortium of advertising, content, ticketing and event driven web properties.
buyer: Madison Ave. Media, Inc. (US:KHZM:$0.00)
Madison Ave. Media is an advanced digital media company that offers a differentiated and competitive array of marketing technologies and services to clients in multiple industries. Madison Ave's brings advanced, highly productive marketing, communications and advertising solutions to clients. "
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, whose assets include 3.5 million registered users, and proprietary web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyle, event directory, multicultural, and music based properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2010 via PR Newswire

SB Nation, acquired Sports Radio Interviews

synopsis: SB Nation announced that it has purchased SportsRadioInterviews.com. SRI is a streaming sports blog which provides analysis of breaking news, upcoming games and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
buyer: SB Nation
SB Nation is the country's largest and fastest growing online sports media company. Based in Washington DC, SB Nation owns and operates nearly 290 team-centric, sport-specific and regional websites, creating the nation's preeminent network of online sports communities. "
target parent: Sports Media Booking
target: Sports Radio Interviews
Sports Radio Interviews is a streaming independent sports blog which provides analysis on breaking sports news, upcoming games, and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2010 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company, announced that investment funds managed by Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of Internet Brands.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software and business & marketing services. "
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month.
price ($mm)[EV]
$625 [$566]
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Wetpaint.com, acquired Rant, Inc.

synopsis: Wetpaint, a DraftDay Fantasy Sports Company, has acquired Rant, Inc. Rant is a leading digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint (Wetpaint.com) is the fastest growing entertainment news destination for millennial women. Covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture, Wetpaint reaches over 10 million entertainment enthusiasts on a monthly basis. "
target: Rant, Inc.
Rant, Inc. and its expanding internet property lineup has established itself as a leading innovator in online media consumption. It owns a wide variety of Internet blogs and other sites in the areas of sports, lifestyle, fitness, exercise, entertainment, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Landmark Media Investments Ltd, acquired BenchWarmers

synopsis: Landmark Media Investments has acquired Benchwarmers. ie, a “sports and banter” site that has a massive 492,000 “likes” on Facebook – making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Irish Facebook pages. BenchWarmers offers a fresh, honest and funny opinion on all things sport.
buyer: Landmark Media Investments Ltd
Landmark Media Investments Ltd. is a holding company established and owned by Tom Crosbie, supported by his father Ted Crosbie. "
target: BenchWarmers
BenchWarmers offers a fresh, honest and funny opinion on all things sport. If something BIG happens in the world of Sport, BenchWarmers will have it up on your smartphone in less then a Minute.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

FloSports, acquired DirtonDirt.com

synopsis: FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced the acquisition of DirtonDirt.com. Founded in 2007, DirtonDirt.com is a subscription-based website that provides news coverage, results and features on all types of Dirt Late Model racing.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20-plus sports in the US and abroad. "
target: DirtonDirt.com
Founded in 2007, DirtonDirt.com is a subscription-based website that provides news coverage, results and features on all types of Dirt Late Model racing. It is a multimedia enterprise that has become the most popular site on the internet for Dirt Late Model fans and competitors.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Flagship Custom Publishing, acquired Golf Media Network, LLC.

synopsis: Flagship Custom Publishing, specialists in golf and luxury lifestyle publications for clients throughout the United States and Mexico, has acquired the assets of Golf Media Network (GMN), including The Grain e-Magazine, the Golf Road Warriors program, and custom publishing interests.
buyer: Flagship Custom Publishing
Flagship Custom Publishing was formed by a group of veteran, award-winning media professionals whose collective expertise covers every facet of magazine publishing, from editorial and graphic design to ad sales, marketing and distribution. "
target: Golf Media Network, LLC.
Golf Media Network's mission is to provide the finest original and informed golf content to the largest possible segment of the core golf audience through their more than 50 world-class journalists, photographers, and videographers.
price ($mm)
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