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Jellysmack, acquired Kamua

synopsis: Global creator company Jellysmack has acquired Kamua, an AI editing technology startup based in the UK. Kamua's breakthroughs in computer vision and machine learning will complement Jellysmack's existing AI technology, as well as round out its overall in-house tech suite.
buyer: Jellysmack
Jellysmack is the global creator company that detects and develops the world's most talented video creators through technology. The company's proprietary data and video optimization tools drive social audience growth, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying monetization. "
target: Kamua
Based in the UK, Kamua is a browser-based, cloud-native video productivity tool that is specifically designed to make resizing, cropping and repurposing videos from desktop to mobile as fast as possible.
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announced 4/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Vitec Group PLC, will acquire Lightstream, Inc.

synopsis: The Vitec Group plc, a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions for the image capture and content creation market, has acquired Lightstream, a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams and better engage their audience with interactive widgets.
buyer: The Vitec Group PLC (GB:VT:$399.07)
The Vitec Group is a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions to the fast changing and growing “image capture and content creation” market. Vitec designs and manufactures camera supports, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and more "
target: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams. Their software allows users to create more professional and impactful live streams and better engage their audience with alerts and interactive widgets.
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$36
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Hopin, acquired Streamable Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Hopin, the leading virtual experience platform, has acquired Streamable, a popular video hosting service that receives 75,000 new video uploads per day and has over 5,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Hopin
Based in the UK, Hopin enables brands and communities to create all-in-one live video experiences for their audiences. Through its platforms, attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. "
target: Streamable Inc.
Streamable is an internet video streaming company that powers innovative video experiences for thousands of creators and businesses all around the world. With Streamable, users can upload, crop, trim, embed, and share videos without ever leaving the browser.
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announced 3/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will acquire Blayze Inc.

synopsis: Vobile, the worldwide leading provider of video and audio content identification, analytics and management services, announced the acquisition of Blayze, a YouTube analytics and content marketing startup launched in 2012 through venture fund MuckerCapital.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is a leading provider of video content identification and management services. Its core VideoDNA™ content identification and management technology enables fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video content, including associated audio, with high performance, accuracy."
target: Blayze Inc.
Blayze has built the world’s most powerful video curation tool to create a better video sharing experience for YouTube creators and fans.
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closed 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

LiveU Ltd, acquired Easy Live Inc.

synopsis: LiveU has acquired easylive.io as part of its strategy to expand its cloud video platform. easylive.io provides a live streaming production studio in the browser, allowing users to mix any type of content into live stream videos and distribute them to the widest audience, creating innovative and interactive live experiences.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: LiveU Ltd
LiveU is shaping the future of live video, powering video production workflows and cloud services for news, sports, and other verticals. LiveU offers the highest quality, reliable and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for all types of live productions – producing more for less. "
target: Easy Live Inc.
easylive.io is a pioneer company in the live streaming market. Its all-in-one cloud based live streaming production studio allows users to combine all the tools needed to edit, mix and broadcast live streams by operating from the client's browser and in an entirely collaborative environment.
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closed 4/14/2020 via BusinessWire

ScoreVision, acquired Fantag

synopsis: ScoreVision, a software company that brings professional-level fan experiences to athletic programs at all levels of competition, has acquired Fantag, a leader in cloud-based video solutions. The Fantag platform enables producers and spectators at live events to capture, relive, and share their favorite moments with the simple touch of the screen.
buyer: ScoreVision
ScoreVision is a software company that brings professional-level fan experiences to athletic programs at all levels of competition. Their cloud-based software helps people keep score, create professional game-time productions, capture the action in real-time, and share it with fans everywhere. "
target: Fantag
Fantag is a pioneer in mobile video based in Silicon Valley and Sacramento. The Fantag platform enables producers and spectators at live events to capture, relive, and share their favorite moments with the simple touch of the screen.
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closed 7/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

OpTic Gaming LLC, acquired Botisimo Inc.

synopsis: North American esports organization OpTic Gaming has acquired Botisimo, a streaming engagement tool that helps content creators and organizations manage and monetize live streams using automation, analytics and stream overlays, among other resources. Botisimo is used by over 30,000 streamers across multiple platforms.
buyer: OpTic Gaming LLC
OpTic Gaming is one of the most successful esports brands and a content creation powerhouse. Fueled by the passion from its global audience, OpTic has won a combined 47 championships and boasts a social media following of more than 24 million. "
target: Botisimo Inc.
Botisimo is the complete set of tools that every creator needs to manage, monetize, and grow their community across all major livestream and chat platforms. Botisimo lets creators engage with fans through its multi-platform chatbot and enhance streams with cloud-based stream overlays and alerts.
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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closed 1/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.

synopsis: Deluxe, a provider of digital and cloud based solutions to the world's leading content production studios and distributors, has acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd. Based in the UK, Sundog offers a highly automated, cloud-based platform that creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target: Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.
UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit is the leading automated SaaS solution for mastering and versioning TV and movies at speed and scale. The company's cloud-based platform creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Pixellot, acquired VidSwap

synopsis: Pixellot, an Israel-based leading provider of AI-Automated sports production announced its acquisition of VidSwap, a sports video analysis and editing platform for multiple types of athletic events, establishing the first end-to-end automated video and data solution in the sports industry.
buyer: Pixellot
Headquartered in Israel, Pixellot’s automated sports production solutions revolutionize traditional video capture, production and distribution processes, enabling professional and amateur sports organizations to affordably cover and monetize their events. "
target: VidSwap
VidSwap is a web-based video editing and analysis application for sports organizations specializing in game exchange, video sharing and game analysis. They support all major team sports including soccer, basketball, hockey football, and baseball, and serve amateur, youth, HS, college, and pro teams.
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announced 3/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Media Tech SPAC plc, will acquire Drylab A/S

synopsis: Media Tech SPAC plc, a company formed to undertake one or more acquisitions in the media and technology sectors, is to acquire Drylab A/S, a leading film and TV production SaaS platform in Scandinavia.
buyer: Media Tech SPAC plc
Media Tech SPAC PLC is a special purpose acquisition company that has been formed to acquire a company with strong growth and global potential within the media & technology sectors. "
target: Drylab A/S
Drylab A/S is a leading film and TV production SaaS platform in Scandinavia. They are a next generation On-Set Production tool and Dailies distribution platform, utilizing cutting edge technology to enhance the production process from script to screen.
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closed 8/26/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired Zync Render

synopsis: Google announced that it has acquired Zync Render, a service that makes it easier for movie studios to render their visual effects in the cloud. The technology was used to render effects in movies like Star Trek: Into Darkness and Looper, for example.
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: Zync Render
ZYNC is the visual effects industry’s first completely integrated cloud-based storage and rendering solution. This pay as you go service provides encrypted, instant and affordable access to high volume computing resources. Currently supported platforms include Maya/VRay/Mental Ray/Arnold and Nuke.
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closed 8/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Vidpresso

synopsis: Facebook has hired the team behind Vidpresso, a startup focused on helping broadcasters with streaming videos to Facebook Live and other social platforms. The social media giant also acquired certain assets related to Vidpresso’s technology.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Vidpresso
Vidpresso, Inc. provides a solution for broadcasters, event producers, and podcasters to use social media in their live productions. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ogden, Utah.
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closed 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Jellysmack, acquired AMA Digital

synopsis: Creator economy startup Jellysmack has acquired AMA Digital, a Chicago-based YouTube analytics company. Founded in 2019 by Mateo Price, AMA claims to use proprietary data and technology to help YouTubers increase their revenue and viewership.
buyer: Jellysmack
Jellysmack is the global creator company that detects and develops the world's most talented video creators through technology. The company's proprietary data and video optimization tools drive social audience growth, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying monetization. "
target: AMA Digital
AMA Digital is a Chicago-based YouTube analytics company. Founded in 2019 by Mateo Price, AMA claims to use proprietary data and technology to help YouTubers increase their revenue and viewership. The company says it has generated millions of dollars in incremental revenue for its creators.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Klip Desk Holdings Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has acquired Melbourne-based Klip Desk – a new technology business. Founded by Aaron Tobin, Klip Desk is b2b enterprise software that enables sports rights owners to automate real time delivery and commercialisation of their highlights via a product called Klip Studio.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Klip Desk Holdings Pty Ltd
Melbourne-based Klip Desk is B2B enterprise software that enables sports rights owners to automate real time delivery and commercialisation of their highlights via a product called Klip Studio. It also provides Klip Logic to effectively understand the value of sponsorship within these highlights.
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closed 5/11/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Generation Esports, acquired Wizard Labs Inc.

synopsis: Generation Esports, a global community-focused esports organization and tournament platform, has acquired Wizard Labs Inc., a game-changing technology company that uses AI to simplify the creation and distribution of game videos. Wizard enables users to easily create and share game videos, live social streams, and clip highlights from any device.
buyer: Generation Esports
Generation Esports is a global community-focused esports organization and tournament platform. Generation Esports provides support and powerful software solutions that help high schools and middle schools to launch esports programs. The company also operates tournaments for various games. "
target: Wizard Labs Inc.
Wizard is a game-changing technology company that uses artificial intelligence to simplify the creation and distribution of game videos. Wizard enables users to easily create and share game videos, live social streams, and clip highlights from any device.
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closed 9/19/2019 via PR Web

BallerTV, acquired FieldVision

synopsis: BallerTV, the leader in live amateur sports coverage, announced that it has acquired FieldVision, creators of a compact, mobile and fully autonomous solution for live-streaming sports. FieldVision leverages artificial intelligence and computer vision to autonomously film any team sport.
buyer: BallerTV
BallerTV is on a mission to connect families and communities through the unifying power of live sports. The company brings unprecedented coverage to the world of amateur sports by livestreaming thousands of games across men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, and football every weekend. "
target: FieldVision
Fieldvision’s mission is to enable access to sports content and insight for every team, player, coach and fan. Using technology, they enable any sports team to easily create and distribute content and data, whether that be for development, scouting, recruiting, or pure entertainment.
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closed 1/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Hopin, acquired StreamYard, Inc.

synopsis: Hopin, a leading virtual events platform, announced that it has acquired StreamYard, a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality video streaming experiences. The purchase will allow Hopin to provide advanced video production features to Hopin event organizers.
buyer: Hopin
Hopin, based in the UK, is the first all-in-one live virtual events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. With Hopin, their customers can create live virtual and hybrid events that are interactive and immersive. "
target: StreamYard, Inc.
StreamYard provides a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality streaming experiences.StreamYard’s cloud-based solution makes it easy to create graphically-rich branded experiences, host multiple guests at once, and engage with viewers.
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$250
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$30
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announced 3/28/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Triller, Inc., will acquire JuliusWorks, Inc.

synopsis: Triller, the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators, announced that it had agreed to acquire Julius, a leading influencer marketing software platform. Its proprietary technology serves enterprise clients’ unique needs in identifying, activating, accurately measuring, and gaining the best value on their campaigns.
buyer parent: Proxima Media
buyer: Triller, Inc.
Triller is an AI-powered music video app. Triller allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. The app provides over 100 video filters and makes it easy to create and share videos through various social media channels. "
target: JuliusWorks, Inc.
Julius is an influencer-marketing platform offering scalable full-funnel solutions driven by data. Its proprietary technology serves enterprise clients’ unique needs in identifying, activating, accurately measuring, and gaining the best value on their campaigns.
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closed 11/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Jellysmack, acquired Kamua

synopsis: Global creator company Jellysmack has acquired Kamua, an AI editing technology startup based in the UK. Kamua's breakthroughs in computer vision and machine learning will complement Jellysmack's existing AI technology, as well as round out its overall in-house tech suite.
buyer: Jellysmack
Jellysmack is the global creator company that detects and develops the world's most talented video creators through technology. The company's proprietary data and video optimization tools drive social audience growth, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying monetization. "
target: Kamua
Based in the UK, Kamua is a browser-based, cloud-native video productivity tool that is specifically designed to make resizing, cropping and repurposing videos from desktop to mobile as fast as possible.
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closed 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Jellysmack, acquired AMA Digital

synopsis: Creator economy startup Jellysmack has acquired AMA Digital, a Chicago-based YouTube analytics company. Founded in 2019 by Mateo Price, AMA claims to use proprietary data and technology to help YouTubers increase their revenue and viewership.
buyer: Jellysmack
Jellysmack is the global creator company that detects and develops the world's most talented video creators through technology. The company's proprietary data and video optimization tools drive social audience growth, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying monetization. "
target: AMA Digital
AMA Digital is a Chicago-based YouTube analytics company. Founded in 2019 by Mateo Price, AMA claims to use proprietary data and technology to help YouTubers increase their revenue and viewership. The company says it has generated millions of dollars in incremental revenue for its creators.
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closed 11/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Jellysmack, acquired Kamua

synopsis: Global creator company Jellysmack has acquired Kamua, an AI editing technology startup based in the UK. Kamua's breakthroughs in computer vision and machine learning will complement Jellysmack's existing AI technology, as well as round out its overall in-house tech suite.
buyer: Jellysmack
Jellysmack is the global creator company that detects and develops the world's most talented video creators through technology. The company's proprietary data and video optimization tools drive social audience growth, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying monetization. "
target: Kamua
Based in the UK, Kamua is a browser-based, cloud-native video productivity tool that is specifically designed to make resizing, cropping and repurposing videos from desktop to mobile as fast as possible.
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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.
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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.
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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:$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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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]
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closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Wetpaint.com, acquired Rant, Inc.

synopsis: Wetpaint, a DraftDay Fantasy Sports Company, has acquired Rant, Inc. Rant is a leading digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint (Wetpaint.com) is the fastest growing entertainment news destination for millennial women. Covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture, Wetpaint reaches over 10 million entertainment enthusiasts on a monthly basis. "
target: Rant, Inc.
Rant, Inc. and its expanding internet property lineup has established itself as a leading innovator in online media consumption. It owns a wide variety of Internet blogs and other sites in the areas of sports, lifestyle, fitness, exercise, entertainment, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
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Cyberplex Inc.
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Function(X)
Function(X)
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Leaf Group
Leaf Group
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Max Media Group
Max Media Group
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ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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VerticalScope Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
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Enthusiast Gaming Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Atrinsic
Atrinsic
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
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144
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Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
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$50.52
EBITDA ($mm)
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