Like ProBoards, Inc.

closed 10/20/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired ProBoards, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based VerticalScope Holdings Inc. has acquired ProBoards, a platform that allows users to create and operate their own online communities for free. ProBoards' platform supports hundreds of individual communities covering a wide range of subjects and represents an exciting new growth driver for VerticalScope.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: ProBoards, Inc.
ProBoards is the largest host of free forums on the Internet, providing the best forums and customer service to help online communities thrive. Since its launch, ProBoards' proprietary software has led the industry in feature advancements and continues to set the mark for innovation.
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closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

MetaQuotes Software, acquired Searchengines.ru

synopsis: The international developer of trading platforms and web analytics systems MetaQuotes Software Corp. has acquired the Searchengines.ru news portal along with Searchengines.guru, the SEO and the digital marketing forum. The Searchengines.ru team will continue to develop the community together with MetaQuotes Software Corp. specialists.
buyer: MetaQuotes Software
MetaQuotes Software Corp. is considered as one of the leading developers of software applications for brokerages, banks, and exchanges. The company has developed a series of popular software products, from a simple FX Charts platform to the MetaTrader 5 multi-asset trading platform. "
target: Searchengines.ru
Searchengines.ru was created in 2000 as an independent forum related to search engines. In 2001, the company launched the digital marketing news portal. In 2002, the project became a co-founder of the first Russian-language search engine optimization conference, Optimization.ru.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Capital Lounge GmbH, acquired trademind.de

synopsis: Capital Lounge GmbH, a Munich-based investment boutique, has acquired trademind.de, a German internet forum focused on foreign trade. trademind.de allows businesses to talk and ask questions about imports, exports, incoterms, customs, taxes and more.
buyer parent: Signature AG
buyer: Capital Lounge GmbH
Capital Lounge is one of the most active Going Public Boutiques specialized in Listings and Going Publics on selected European Markets as well as Roadshows and Fundraisings for rapidly expanding companies. "
target: trademind.de
trademind.de is a German internet forum focused on foreign trade. trademind.de allows businesses to talk and ask questions about imports, exports, incoterms, customs, taxes and more. trademind.de has over 17,000 registered users.
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closed 9/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grand View Media Group, acquired Moose River Media

synopsis: Grand View Media Group, a division of EBSCO Industries, has acquired Moose River Media. Moose River Media is a market-leading publisher of eight monthly business-to-business magazines and websites serving the lawn care, landscaping, agriculture, arboreal services and other related markets in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: Grand View Media Group
Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing. The company publishes nineteen titles and three directories covering the outdoors and business-to-business markets. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: Moose River Media
Moose River Media is a market-leading publisher of eight monthly business-to-business magazines and websites serving the lawn care, landscaping, agriculture, arboreal services and other related markets in the U.S. and Canada.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Web

Internet Marketing Ninjas, acquired Cre8asiteforums

synopsis: Internet Marketing Ninjas, Inc acquired Cre8asiteforums from Kim Krause Berg on October 2, 2012. Kim Krause Berg is appointed as Usability and User Experience Analyst in Internet Marketing Ninjas, Inc and will also continue as Cre8asiteforums Administrator.
buyer: Internet Marketing Ninjas
Internet Marketing Ninjas is a full service Internet Marketing Company dedicated to increasing their clients' business through the strategic use of multiple online marketing methods. Its services include Social Media, Local Marketing, Content Writing, Analytics, Reporting, and more. "
target: Cre8asiteforums
Cre8asiteforums operates online Web design and search marketing forums. The company’s forums allow members to discuss on Web site support, including Website hospital; and sSite planning, preparation, and running a business.
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closed 2/23/2011 via Market Wire

DotNetNuke Corp., acquired Active Modules, Inc.

synopsis: DotNetNuke Corp. has announced its acquisition of Active Modules, a leading provider of social collaboration solutions for the DotNetNuke platform. The acquisition increases the functionality of DotNetNuke, the leading Content Management System (CMS) for ASP.NET, with a cost-effective and rich social collaboration solution.
buyer: DotNetNuke Corp.
DotNetNuke Corp. is the steward of the DotNetNuke open source project, the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET. "
target: Active Modules, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Charleston, SC, Active Modules, Inc. is a software development company offering custom solutions for website development, e-commerce, and social networking.
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closed 2/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Eden Technologies, Inc., acquired OrgOrg

synopsis: Eden has acquired OrgOrg, the leading real-time social forum for Workplace professionals. OrgOrg was founded by Kim Rohrer, the company’s CEO, who felt that there was no place for those who manage an office (or the “Organization’s Organizers”) to find help.
buyer: Eden Technologies, Inc.
Eden's office management platform makes running an office easier and less expensive. Clients can tackle any office need through Eden's marketplace for all on-site services and products from janitorial to office moves, IT, snacks, events, and everything in between. "
target: OrgOrg
OrgOrg is a real-time social forum for Workplace professionals. OrgOrg was founded by Kim Rohrer, the company’s CEO, who felt that there was no place for those who manage an office (or the “Organization’s Organizers”) to find help.
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closed 11/23/2009 via Market Wire

Metatron, Inc., acquired PB Magic, Inc.

synopsis: Metatron, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of PB Magic, Inc. Founded in 2000, PB Magic provides web hosting, design, development, custom programming, database integration, and PPC/SEC advertising campaign management to Fortune 500, public sector and small business clientele.
buyer: Metatron, Inc. (MRNJ:$0.20)
Metatron Inc. is a diversified internet holding company with a mission to harness the power of today's online and wireless consumer interactivity to make daily life easier, more productive and more entertaining for people all over the world. "
target: PB Magic, Inc.
Founded in 2000, PB Magic provides web hosting, design, development, custom programming, database integration, and PPC/SEC advertising campaign management to Fortune 500, public sector and small business clientele.
price ($mm)
$0.78
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closed 12/28/2009 via BusinessWire

Alibaba.com Corporation, acquired China Civilink

synopsis: Alibaba.com has completed a share purchase agreement of China Civilink which operates as HiChina Web Solutions, a leading eCommerce company that provides domain name registration. This was the first of a two phase deal with Alibaba.com acquiring 85 percent of HiChina.
buyer: Alibaba.com Corporation (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba.com is China's leading e-commerce company, operating the world's largest online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade, as well as China's most popular online payment system, AliPay. "
target parent: SYNNEX Information Technologies
target: China Civilink
China Civilink operates as HiChina Web Solutions, and is the leading Internet application service provider in China. HiChina provides comprehensive Internet application services to businesses, including domain services, hosting services, and email systems.
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$57*
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closed 12/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Oversee.net, acquired Moniker Online Services LLC

synopsis: Oversee.net, a leading technology-driven online marketing solutions company, and Moniker®, one of the fastest-growing providers of domain name registration, domain asset management, and monetization services, announced that Oversee has acquired Moniker. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Oversee.net
Oversee.net is a technology-driven online media company that delivers innovative advertising and marketing solutions to the search (information.com), display advertising (revenue.net), and lead generation (low.com and degrees.com) segments. "
target parent: Seevast, Corp
target: Moniker Online Services LLC
Moniker.com is one of the top 3 fastest growing ICANN Accredited domain name registrars, offering domain registration, domain name sales and escrow, domain traffic monetization, website hosting and domain portfolio management services for individuals and businesses.
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closed 3/5/2007 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired SmartName.com

synopsis: NameMedia has acquired SmartName.com, one of the pioneers in providing monetization services for owners of high value domain name portfolios. As advisors to NameMedia , SmartName founders Ari Goldberger and Lawrence Fischer will continue to drive the strategy, innovation and customer service that has made SmartName an industry leader.
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: SmartName.com
SmartName.com is a pioneer in providing monetization services for owners of high value domain name portfolios. We will work closely with you to reap the full potential of your investment with your domain name network that enhances the brand value of your domains and increases overall traffic.
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announced 8/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Seevast, Corp, will acquire Moniker Online Services LLC

synopsis: Seevast has announced the acquisition of Moniker.com, the industry leader in domain sales and asset management, which includes domain name registration and management, live domain auctions, escrow, appraisals and domain traffic monetization services.
buyer: Seevast, Corp
Seevast will be managed by experienced, industry-recognized professionals to provide innovative Web-based marketing services for its clients. "
target: Moniker Online Services LLC
Moniker.com is one of the top 3 fastest growing ICANN Accredited domain name registrars, offering domain registration, domain name sales and escrow, domain traffic monetization, website hosting and domain portfolio management services for individuals and businesses.
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closed 8/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Corporation Service Company, acquired NetNames

synopsis: HgCapital has announced that it has agreed the sale of NetNames, a leading provider of global brand protection and internet domain name management services, to CSC, a US-based, leading provider of business administration services to corporations.
buyer: Corporation Service Company
Corporation Service Company provides matter management, corporate compliance, and trustee services; corporate identity protection services to top global brands; and due diligence and transactional services to the world’s largest financial institutions. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: NetNames
NetNames is a leader in online brand protection protecting the digital presence of brands across the globe. NetNames offers leading end-to-end brand protection solutions, corporate domain name management, and online security solutions.
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closed 4/29/2014 via PR Newswire

NetNames, acquired WebIP

synopsis: NetNames, the global leader in online brand protection and corporate domain name management, has acquired WebIP, a leader in corporate domain name management in the Australian market.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: NetNames
NetNames is a leader in online brand protection protecting the digital presence of brands across the globe. NetNames offers leading end-to-end brand protection solutions, corporate domain name management, and online security solutions. NetNames also protects digital assets of global brands "
target: WebIP
Web IP is an Australian based ICANN accredited registrar providing online brand management solutions to large corporate and Government organisations. The Web IP head office is located in central Melbourne, Australia, with a client base spanning Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the U.S.
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closed 7/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired Universal Properties Corp.

synopsis: Rebellion Media has completed the acquisition of Universal Properties, a portfolio of direct navigation domains and established websites including osha.com, findanyone.com, HazwoperTraining.com and whmisdirect.com.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: Universal Properties Corp.
Universal Properties Corp. is an online digital property company. They own and manage several thousand Top Level generic domain names for optimized paid search and web developement purposes. They also design and build out custom full-scale web services and innovative mobile applications.
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announced 9/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

HgCapital, will acquire Group NBT plc

synopsis: London midmarket fund HgCapital LLP announced an agreed take-private offer for British Web-hosting company Group NBT plc. Group NBT plc provides domain name, Web hosting, brand protection, and other Internet related services worldwide.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: Group NBT plc (GB:NBT:$79.47)
Group NBT plc provides domain name, Web hosting, brand protection, and other Internet related services worldwide. The company offers managed hosting services in the United Kingdom and continental Europe under the NetBenefit brand name.
price ($mm)[EV]
$221 [$211]
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$77
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$16
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closed 8/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Tucows Inc., acquired EPAG Domainservices GmbH

synopsis: Tucows, a provider of domain names, email and other Internet services, announced that it has acquired all the shares of EPAG Domainservices GmbH from QSC AG. EPAG, based in Bonn, Germany, is an ICANN-accredited registrar with over 400,000 domains under management and is notable for offering over 200 Top Level Domains.
buyer: Tucows Inc. (TCX:$186.97)
Tucows Inc. provides domain names, email and other services through its extensive reseller network, called its OpenSRS group. OpenSRS manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 11,000 web hosts and ISPs. "
target parent: QSC AG
target: EPAG Domainservices GmbH
EPAG Domainservices GmbH, based in Bonn, Germany, is an ICANN-accredited registrar with over 400,000 domains under management and is notable for offering over 200 Top Level Domains (TLDs).
price ($mm)
$2.10
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closed 2/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Sedo.com, LLC, acquired RevenueDirect

synopsis: Sedo, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names, announced the acquisition of RevenueDirect, a provider of top-tier domain parking services for professional domain investors. The acquisition of RevenueDirect’s substantial customer base significantly increases Sedo’s North American market share.
buyer parent: United Internet AG
buyer: Sedo.com, LLC
Sedo, an acronym for "Search Engine for Domain Offers," is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling domain names and websites. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Sedo has assembled the world's largest database of domain names for sale, with more than 7 million listings. "
target parent: Dotster Inc.
target: RevenueDirect
RevenueDirect, based in Vancouver Washington, is a leading domain monetization service provider. We offer responsive personal service, keyword optimization flexibility, and detailed automated reporting with actionable intelligence about domain traffic.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired CloudSimple

synopsis: Google has acquired CloudSimple, a company that provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services, products, and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. "
target: CloudSimple
CloudSimple provides a service to the world’s leading cloud vendors to deploy and manage workloads in a dedicated, private cloud in public clouds. With the full support of Microsoft and VMware, the first offering is a service for VMware.
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closed 6/30/2011 via BusinessWire

Dimension Data Holdings plc, acquired OpSource, Inc.

synopsis: Dimension Data announced that it has acquired OpSource, an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerate its cloud computing services offerings.
buyer parent: NTT Communications Corporation
buyer: Dimension Data Holdings plc
Dimension Data plc, a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, security, operating environments, storage and contact center technologies. "
target: OpSource, Inc.
OpSource delivers Web applications and software-as-a-service for on-demand companies, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily. OpSource On-Demand, the leading platform for Web application delivery, is defining how Web-based software is delivered.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired ProBoards, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based VerticalScope Holdings Inc. has acquired ProBoards, a platform that allows users to create and operate their own online communities for free. ProBoards' platform supports hundreds of individual communities covering a wide range of subjects and represents an exciting new growth driver for VerticalScope.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: ProBoards, Inc.
ProBoards is the largest host of free forums on the Internet, providing the best forums and customer service to help online communities thrive. Since its launch, ProBoards' proprietary software has led the industry in feature advancements and continues to set the mark for innovation.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Hometalk, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Hometalk, a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Hometalk, Inc.
Hometalk is a family of DIY lifestyle brands. Hometalk operates online DIY communities for home & garden, cooking, and fashion. Their platform features community created guides and tutorials for various DIY projects. Users can post projects, ask or answer DIY questions, and search for DIY projects.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire The Streamable

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire The Streamable, the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable provides information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: The Streamable
The Streamable is the leading destination for news, reviews, and deals on streaming services and devices. The Streamable helps cord-cutters to find the best media streaming services and devices. They provide information on services such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Apple TV, Roku, and more.
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announced 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire Threadloom, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., an operator of online enthusiast communities in Canada, will acquire Threadloom, a company that aims to restore authenticity to the Internet. Threadloom helps sites to increase their affiliate revenue. Their free browser extension takes raw product reviews from forums all over the web and brings them to shoppers.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: Threadloom, Inc.
Threadloom is a company that aims to restore authenticity to the Internet. Threadloom helps sites to increase their affiliate revenue. Their free browser extension, Primary, takes raw product reviews buried deep in forums all over the web and brings them to shoppers in an easy-to-use interface.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 10/20/2021 via BusinessWire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired ProBoards, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based VerticalScope Holdings Inc. has acquired ProBoards, a platform that allows users to create and operate their own online communities for free. ProBoards' platform supports hundreds of individual communities covering a wide range of subjects and represents an exciting new growth driver for VerticalScope.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Based in Toronto, VerticalScope is a technology company that has built and operates a cloud-based digital platform for online enthusiast communities in high-consumer spending categories. "
target: ProBoards, Inc.
ProBoards is the largest host of free forums on the Internet, providing the best forums and customer service to help online communities thrive. Since its launch, ProBoards' proprietary software has led the industry in feature advancements and continues to set the mark for innovation.
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closed 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Paddling.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a leading online media company, has acquired Paddling.com, a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews and various paddling guides.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target: Paddling.com
Paddling.com is a leading paddlesports enthusiast community. Paddling.com provides comprehensive resources for all types of paddling information, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. The site offers paddling gear reviews, paddling locations, and various paddling guides.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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announced 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire RedFlagDeals.com

synopsis: Yellow Pages Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the assets related to the operation of its RedFlagDeals division to VerticalScope Inc. RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: RedFlagDeals.com
RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians. They publish thousands of deals and coupons across more than 70 categories. The company has full-time staff dedicated to finding deals, coupons and freebies.
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$4.57
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closed 6/27/2018 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Fixya Ltd.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announces that it has acquired leading Do-it-Yourself Help site Fixya.com. The transaction adds to VerticalScope's stable of Home and Garden, Contractor and DIY sites.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals, ratings and review sites and enthusiast community sites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: Fixya Ltd.
Fixya is a community-based Q&A help site that provides consumers with practical tips and advice on how to operate and fix any product. Launched in 2005, Fixya became a leading destination for troubleshooting and user-generated knowledge base on anything from electronics to cars.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Web

VerticalScope Inc., acquired VarageSale, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalScope, a digital media company specializing in enthusiast websites and interest-based online communities, announced that it has acquired VarageSale, the community-focused buy and sell website and mobile app. VarageSale was founded in 2012 to provide a safer, more local way to buy and sell online.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope enables the world to share expertise and discover knowledge on subjects they love. Established in 1999, VerticalScope owns and operates consumer shopping portals and enthusiast forum Websites focused on high-value vertical markets. "
target: VarageSale, Inc.
VarageSale is the family-friendly app to buy and sell used items locally. Founded in 2012, VarageSale has evolved into a worldwide movement that helps families stretch their household budget. The platform is 100% free to use through their website and mobile app.
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closed 1/19/2016 via Company Press Release

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Second Media

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets, has acquired Second Media Inc., a company that provides marketers a transparent and efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
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$155*
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closed 2/27/2014 via PR Newswire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Topify

synopsis: Versatile Solutions, a subsidiary of VerticalScope Inc., one of the world's largest owners and operators of online community web sites, announced that it has acquired the assets and business of Topify Inc., a Chicago-based developer of a specialized mobile applications for forum website users.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Topify
Topify Inc set out to create a free seamless mobile forum experience for the masses. The release of version 2.0 is set to introduce a world class mobile forum experience to forum users. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 by seasoned forum alumni Raymond Lyle, Oleg Ignatiuk and Jack Bafia.
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closed 8/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired TidalFish.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc., the leader in online enthusiast community publishing, announced that it has acquired TidalFish.com, the premier saltwater fishing site. TidalFish.com’s highly engaged community members share fishing reports, post photos, discuss tackle and boats, and research product purchases.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: TidalFish.com
TidalFish.com is an saltwater fishing site. The portal allows members to share fishing reports, post photos, discuss tackle and boats, and research product purchases.
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closed 3/15/2012 via Market Wire

VerticalScope Inc., acquired Mautofied, Inc.

synopsis: Online automotive media powerhouse VerticalScope Inc. announced the purchase of Mautofied, Inc., an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. Mautofied.com allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Mautofied, Inc.
Mautofied is an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. The website, www.mautofied.com, allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., purchased Modified Automotive Group from VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc., America's leading targeted media company, announced that its Enthusiast Media Segment acquired Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc.’s Modified Automotive Group, publisher of Modified Magazine, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Modified Mustangs Magazine, and their related event partnerships and websites.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
seller: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
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closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
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closed 1/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Endless LLP, acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Endless rescued Encanta from insolvency following the administration of its parent company in Jan. 2006. We had confidence in Encanta as a standalone business and in the ability of its management team and were the only investors capable of acting quickly enough to secure their future.
buyer: Endless LLP
Endless is an independent private equity house. We were established in December 2005 and have raised a fund of £135million to invest in management buy-outs and turnaround opportunities. Our team is based in the UK and we have offices in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. "
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
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announced 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ostance, Inc., will acquire Shumee-to Club

synopsis: Ostance, a talent agency in Japan, will acquire Shumee-to Club from DeNA, a Japanese developer of mobile and online services. Shumee-to Club is a social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
buyer: Ostance, Inc.
Ostance is a talent agency in Japan. Ostance manages a portfolio of performers, singers, dancers, choreographers, and content creators. Ostance supports their artists to make their dreams come true. Ostance offers wedding, entertainment, senior entertainment, and advertising services. "
target parent: DeNA Global, Inc.
target: Shumee-to Club
Shumee-to Club is the largest social networking website for hobby-based social exchange among middle-aged and senior citizens in Japan. Shumee-to Club has over 300,000 members who actively share posts and photos about their hobbies.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

VIX, acquired Womensforum.com, Inc.

synopsis: VIX, a leading multicultural digital media company, announced it has purchased WomensForum.com, an online women’s lifestyle space, and a leader in driving measurable consumer actions through its custom content and shopping influencers.
buyer: VIX
VIX is a digital media company that creates positively curious content in order to entertain and add value to the life of millions of millennials every day. VIX publishes content across VIX.com and a variety of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: Womensforum.com, Inc.
WomensForum.com is an online women’s lifestyle space, and a leader in driving measurable consumer actions through its custom content and shopping influencers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/16/2013 via BusinessWire

Viggle, acquired Wetpaint.com

synopsis: Viggle, the free mobile app that rewards entertainment loyalists for watching TV and listening to music, announced that it has acquired Wetpaint, a leading entertainment media and technology company focused on television fans.
buyer: Viggle (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle provides a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. It offers its program for mobile devices that automatically identifies what television shows its users are watching and awards them points when they check-in. "
target: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint is a company that is revolutionizing media with its expertise in social publishing. The company attracts more than 12 million monthly unique users to its Wetpaint Entertainment media property, which offers audiences their daily fix of entertainment and celebrity news.
price ($mm)[EV]
$30 [$69]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
11.2x
EV / EBITDA

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China Net Online Media Group
China Net Online Media Group
China Net Online Media Group Ltd. is a full-service media development and advertising platform for the small and medium enterprise market in China. Its multi-platform advertising network consists of the Website 28.com, ChinaNet TV, and bank kiosk advertising unit.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$41.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.23
EBIT ($mm)
$14.85
Net Income ($mm)
$16.59
Employees
295
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:WDLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Networks, Inc. is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service, based in Denver Colorado. The founders initially launched their social network platform in the emerging cannabis and hemp industry in 2013.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid is a Japanese media company. Minkabu provides financial information to individuals and corporations through their websites. The company operates websites that focus on investing, FOREX, virtual currency, insurance, commodities, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:RSAS.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESAAS
RESAAS is a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry. RESAAS' powerful Reblasts engine allows professionals to share their listings, their thoughts, and their invaluable knowledge to the RESAAS network, as well as other social networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker: TSX:FORA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VerticalScope Inc.
VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$63.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.70
EBIT ($mm)
$5.93
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
238
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia is a Canada-based multimedia company that serves the 45plus “Zoomer” demographic through television, radio, magazine, internet and trade shows. ZoomerMedia is also Canada’s leading provider of online content targeting the 45plus age group.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$41.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.45
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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