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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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closed 6/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Spotify Ltd, acquired Podz

synopsis: Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, has acquired Podz. Powered by state-of-the-art machine learning technology, Podz generates high-quality clips that give users the opportunity to preview key moments from podcast episodes, encouraging them to discover and listen to new podcasts.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,956.48)
Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with 320 million users, including 144 million subscribers, across 92 markets. Spotify allows users to discover, manage, and share over 60 million tracks, including more than 1.9 million podcast titles for free. "
target: Podz
Powered by state-of-the-art machine learning technology, Podz generates high-quality clips that give users the opportunity to preview key moments from podcast episodes, encouraging them to discover and listen to new podcasts.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Podchaser, acquired Podcharts and Podrover

synopsis: Podchaser has announced its acquisition of Podcharts and Podrover. Podcharts is a service that allows users to track podcast charts and rankings across popular apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Podrover is the app and service that helps podcasters track, organize, and share their podcast reviews across multiple platforms.
buyer: Podchaser
Podchaser is the world’s most comprehensive podcast database — collecting, enriching, and distributing podcast insights to power discovery for listeners, podcasters, and brands. Podchaser's cross-platform offerings are creating a standard dataset for the podcast industry. "
target: Podcharts and Podrover
Podcharts is a service that allows users to track podcast charts and rankings across popular apps like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Podrover is the app and service that helps podcasters track, organize, and share their podcast reviews across multiple platforms.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Maple Media, acquired Player FM

synopsis: Maple Media, a Los Angeles, CA-based mobile media and technology company, acquired Player FM, a podcast app on iOS, Android and Web. Originally started in 2012 by Michael Mahemoff, Player FM provides apps and website that allow users to browse millions of podcast episodes and listen on any device with playback features.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Maple Media
Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires and operates mobile applications and mobile games. Maple Media currently operates over 100 top apps on the App Store and Google Play, reaching more than 35 million users every month. "
target: Player FM
Originally started in 2012 by Michael Mahemoff, Player FM provides apps and website that allow users to browse millions of podcast episodes and listen on any device with playback features. To date, it has been used by over 90 million users.
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closed 11/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired SosTariffe.it

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline, a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy, has acquired SosTariffe.it, a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, and bank accounts.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$296.41)
Gruppo MutuiOnline is a retail credit and insurance broker in Italy. Gruppo MutuiOnline provides services for mortgage loans, consumer loans, and insurance through their various websites. Their main sites include www.mutuionline.it, www.prestitionline.it, www.segugio.it and www.trovaprezzi.it. "
target: SosTariffe.it
SosTariffe.it is a leading comparison website in Italy. SosTariffe.it helps people to choose the best services for their needs. The platform allows users to compare internet providers, mobile phone plans, insurance, loans, mortgages, electricity & gas, TV services, bank accounts, and credit cards.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
3.6x
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295.0x
closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

JurisTech, acquired iMoney

synopsis: JurisTech, a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia, has acquired iMoney, Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website.
buyer: JurisTech
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia. JurisTech offers solutions for debt collection, loan origination management, credit scoring, digital banking, document management, chatbots, and more. "
target: iMoney
iMoney is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

iSelect Ltd, acquired iMoney.my

synopsis: iSelect, an Australian comparison website, has increased its stake in iMoney.my to 51.5% to become its majority shareholder. iMoney.my is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
buyer: iSelect Ltd (ASX:ISU:$141.72)
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans. "
target: iMoney.my
iMoney.my is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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announced 11/3/2021 via Company Press Release

klarna AB, will acquire Pricerunner AB

synopsis: Klarna, a leading global retail bank announces it has signed an agreement to acquire PriceRunner. PriceRunner will bring new features in the form of product reviews, rich product discovery and price comparisons to the Klarna app to enhance the shopping, payments and banking experience for consumers globally.
buyer: klarna AB
Based in Sweden, Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target parent: NS Intressenter
target: Pricerunner AB
PriceRunner is a leading shopping comparison site, operating in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany and Austria. They find the best deals all over the internet for users to compare. They show product details, prices, reviews and ratings from multiple retailers to help inform shopping decisions.
price ($mm)
$124
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$53
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2.3x
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closed 10/23/2020 via Company Press Release

klarna AB, acquired Woilà

synopsis: Klarna has acquired the IP and the team at Woilà AB, which was founded in 2017 to improve the shopping experience post purchase. By identifying price drops, price guarantees and vouchers, Woilà helps consumers get money back if an item bought online dropped in price after the purchase had already been made.
buyer: klarna AB
Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Woilà
Woilà was founded in 2017 to improve the shopping experience post purchase. By identifying price drops, price guarantees and vouchers, Woilà helped consumers get money back if an item bought online dropped in price after the purchase had already been made.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ecommerce Foundation, acquired Scamadviser.com

synopsis: Ecommerce Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade, has acquired Scamadviser.com, a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them.
buyer: Ecommerce Foundation
Ecommerce Foundation is an independent non-profit organization that aims to foster global digital trade. Their services include Ecommerce Reports, Ecommerce Knowledge-Sharing Events, EcommerceWiki, and Safe.Shop. "
target: Scamadviser.com
Scamadviser.com is a British website that allows people to quickly check if a website is safe before buying anything from them. Scamadviser offers a trust rating and safety summery for their checked websites, allowing online shoppers to make a well-informed decision before buying online.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Ebit

synopsis: AC Nielsen, a subsidiary of Nielsen Group in Brazil, will acquire the e-commerce analysis business, Ebit, from the Naspers Group's Buscapé Company. Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Ebit
Ebit, a Brazilian company, helps users check out the reputation of virtual stores. Ebit acts as an online shopping consultant, publishing the certification of virtual stores on its website, ebit.com.br. Ebit also conducts surveys of its customers' experience when they purchases at these stores.
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announced 4/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Československá obchodní banka, a. s., will acquire Ušetřeno.cz s.r.o.

synopsis: Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB), a universal bank in the Czech Republic, will acquire Ušetřeno.cz, the largest independent online price comparison site for domestic products and services in the Czech Republic. Ušetřeno.cz allows people to compare energy utilities, mobile internet plans, insurance, credit cards, loans, and mortgages.
buyer parent: KBC
buyer: Československá obchodní banka, a. s.
Founded in 1964, Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB) is a universal bank in the Czech Republic. ČSOB offers a full range of banking services to individual, SME, corporate, and institutional clients. Their banking services include mortgages, loans, insurance products, pension funds, and more. "
target: Ušetřeno.cz s.r.o.
Founded in 2010, Ušetřeno.cz is the largest independent online price comparison site for domestic products and services in the Czech Republic. Ušetřeno.cz allows people to compare energy utilities, mobile internet plans, insurance, credit cards, loans, and mortgages.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired NewCasinos.com

synopsis: Catena Media continues to strengthen its position as Europe's fastest growing company in lead generation, through the acquisition of Newcasinos.com and related affiliate assets. Newcasinos.com is a fast-growing casino affiliate, specialising in reviewing and rating new online casinos.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: NewCasinos.com
Newcasinos.com is a fast-growing casino affiliate, specialising in reviewing and rating new online casinos. The business was launched in 2015 with the aim to update casino players with the latest trends and news. New Casinos' markets are mainly UK as well as Sweden and Norway.
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$8.56
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 3/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA, acquired 7Pixel S.r.l

synopsis: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA has acquired 74.85% of the share capital of 7Pixel S.r.l., a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd. 7Pixel owns the Italian leading e-commerce price comparison website Trovaprezzi.it. Users can browse and compare prices of computers, electronics, telecommunications, houshold appliances, baby&nursery, office supplies and many more.
buyer: Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA (BIT:MOL:$296.41)
Gruppo MutuiOnline SpA is the holding company of a group of firms operating in online broking of financial products with an aggregator model (main web sites: MutuiOnline.it and Segugio.it) and in the outsourcing of complex processes for the financial services industry in the Italian market. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: 7Pixel S.r.l
7Pixel was founded 2002 and with the idea to combine technological know-how and economic competencies. It owns both www.trovaprezzi.it and www.shoppydoo.com, the two leading comparison engines on the italian market.
price ($mm)
$58*
rev ($mm)
$16
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$8
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4.9x
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9.4x
closed 12/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Connexity, acquired Become, Inc.

synopsis: Connexity, the price comparison shopping and marketing technology company, has acquired Become.com. Become.com is an award-winning provider of cloud-based performance marketing and SaaS solutions that benefit online merchants, web & mobile publishers and online shoppers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target: Become, Inc.
Become, Inc. is an award-winning provider of cloud-based performance marketing and SaaS solutions that benefit online merchants, web & mobile publishers and online shoppers (Product Ads, Channel Management, Feed Optimization, Analytics and more).
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closed 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., acquired Opineo.pl

synopsis: Onet has completed the transaction for the purchase of an 80% stake in Opineo.pl, the largest service in Poland collects consumer reviews on shopping sites, products, companies and services. In addition to nearly 4 million customer reviews, it also provides vendor information online and a database of over 32 thousand. e-shops and businesses.
buyer parent: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target: Opineo.pl
Opineo.pl is the largest service in Poland collects consumer reviews on shopping sites, products, companies and services. In addition to nearly 4 million customer reviews, it also provides vendor information online and a database of over 32 thousand. e-shops and businesses.
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cancelled 10/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Ybrant Digital Ltd., cancelled a purchase of PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com from Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Ybrant Digital was not able to pay the US$175 million for Experian's three price comparison Web sites PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com. The deal has been cancelled.
buyer: Ybrant Digital Ltd. (:$438.60)
Ybrant Digital offers Digital Marketing solutions to its clients. It connects advertisers with their audience across any form of digital media, using its massive local presence to deliver appropriate messages to the right audience, through the most relevant digital channels. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
price ($mm)
$80
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$283
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0.4x
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closed 6/3/2011 via PE Hub

Symphony Technology Group, acquired Shopzilla

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group has announced that its acquisition of Shopzilla Inc. has closed. Shopzilla is a consumer lead generation platform focused in online retail, owns and operates a portfolio of leading online consumer shopping properties in comparison shopping, product discovery and social shopping/group sales.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Shopzilla
Shopzilla Inc., a consumer lead generation platform focused in online retail, owns and operates a portfolio of leading online consumer shopping properties in comparison shopping, product discovery and social shopping/group sales.
price ($mm)
$160
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$184
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closed 3/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired BeatThatQuote.com Ltd.

synopsis: Google has bought the price comparison website BeatThatQuote.com for £37.7m.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: BeatThatQuote.com Ltd.
BeatThatQuote.com is the UK's fastest growing price comparison site. At BeatThatQuote.com, they are committed to finding clients the best deals at the lowest prices.
price ($mm)
$61
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$14
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4.4x
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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 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.
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$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:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a leading Internet media company providing detailed coverage and analysis of the Technology, Automotive, and Sports vertical markets. Their network of industry web portals, and online communities reach over five million enthusiasts and decision makers each month. "
target: Second Media
Second Media partners with premium publishers to create a network that allows agencies and advertisers to efficiently and effectively target audiences on contextually relevant websites. They focus on providing marketers an efficient channel to reach outdoor, hunting, and shooting sports enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
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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)
$155*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Topify
Topify Inc set out to create a free seamless mobile forum experience for the masses. The release of version 2.0 is set to introduce a world class mobile forum experience to forum users. Founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2012 by seasoned forum alumni Raymond Lyle, Oleg Ignatiuk and Jack Bafia.
price ($mm)
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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:$63.87)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands. "
target: Mautofied, Inc.
Mautofied is an online web publishing company specializing in the automotive classified sector. The website, www.mautofied.com, allows users to search for modified and customized automobiles, light trucks and motorcycles by features, as well as by make, model and year.
price ($mm)
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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:$63.87)
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
price ($mm)
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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)
$155*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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
closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$170.37)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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EBITDA ($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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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EV / EBITDA
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)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire Group Nine Media Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, owner of Vox, The Verge, New York magazine and other digital media sites, is acquiring Group Nine Media. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
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: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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 (DMD:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:RBLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROBLOX
ROBLOX
Roblox’s mission is to build a human co-experience platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users. Roblox enables anyone to imagine, create, and have fun with friends as they explore millions of immersive 3D experiences, all built by a global community of developers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,919.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($325.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($390.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1600
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A299910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vespa Inc
Vespa Inc
Vespa, Inc is a leading game developer based in Seoul, South Korea. They are the creators behind "King’s Raid", a mobile game that’s available on all app stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.02
EBIT ($mm)
$24.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A060240
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc.
Longtu Korea Inc. is an Android game developer that has been active since 2015. The current app portfolio contains 4 games. Longtu Korea is known for its popular mobile MMORPG Sword and Magic.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$53.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
77
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Ticker: TSE:2432
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA Global, Inc.
DeNA is the global leader in mobile internet entertainment. DeNA develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and entertainment content distribution.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,148.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
Employees
2475
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: SZSE:30005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen ZQGame Co., Ltd.
ZQGame, Inc. is an online gaming company driven to create compelling entertainment experiences across online, mobile, and tablet platforms for the hardcore gamer.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.47
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$8.17
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:FRZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Players can download and enjoy their games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream Corporation
ClickStream is a technology company focused on developing apps and digital platforms that disrupt conventional industries. ClickStream's WinQuik is a free-to-play synchronized mobile app and digital gaming platform that allows users to compete in quiz type games to win real money and prizes.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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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: NYSE:PINS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pinterest
Pinterest
Pinterest is a social networking site with a visually-pleasing “virtual pinboard” interface. Users collect photos and link to products they love, creating their own pinboards and following the pinboards of other people whom they find interesting.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,436.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$380.00
EBIT ($mm)
$351.89
Net Income ($mm)
$349.58
Employees
3112
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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: DMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leaf Group
Leaf Group
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified consumer internet company that builds enduring, digital-first brands that reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories, including fitness and wellness (Well+Good, Livestrong.com and MyPlate App), and art and design (Saatchi Art, Society6).
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.
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$38.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.08
EBIT ($mm)
$3.71
Net Income ($mm)
$2.78
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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