Like FreshGuide, Inc.

closed 6/8/2010 via Market Wire

Sugar Inc., acquired FreshGuide, Inc.

synopsis: Sugar Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FreshGuide Inc., which operates FreshGuide.com and BookFresh.com. FreshGuide is an online women-focused city guide that provides access to exclusive daily offers and BookFresh provides an online booking service for local businesses, such as spas and salons.
buyer: Sugar Inc.
Sugar Inc. is a leading international diversified women's media company with an audience of more than 16m monthly unique visitors across three business segments: original content (PopSugar.com & PopSugar.tv), commerce (ShopStyle.com) and local (FreshGuide.com). "
target: FreshGuide, Inc.
FreshGuide provides access to exclusive daily offers at the best places to eat, exercise, shop, and relax, while BookFresh is the leading online appointment and appointments-as-leads provider for small businesses.
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closed 11/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

auFeminin.com, acquired My Little Paris

synopsis: Aufeminin has acquired 60 percent of My Little Paris, with future plans to acquire the rest of the company. My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items.
buyer: auFeminin.com (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
The auFeminin.com Group runs the leading women’s portal in Europe with leading positions in France, Italy, Spain and Germany and a strong position in the UK. The company also runs the thematic portals Teemix (leading portal for young women), Voyage-Bons-Plans (Travel) and Santé AZ (Health). "
target: My Little Paris
My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items for $21 dollars a month.
price ($mm)
$54*
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$11
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EV / rev
8.2x
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Byrdie and MyDomaine

synopsis: Dotdash announced that it has acquired Byrdie (www.byrdie.com), a leading digital beauty brand from Clique Brands. Dotdash has also acquired MyDomaine (www.mydomaine.com), a women's lifestyle property from Clique. Byrdie and MyDomaine will join Dotdash's award-winning family of brands.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Clique Media Group
target: Byrdie and MyDomaine
Byrdie is a digital beauty publication and community dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. MyDomaine is a shoppable lifestyle destination with beautiful inspiration for the home, as well as fresh recipes, smart career tips, and insider travel guides that awaken a life well lived.
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closed 8/29/2007 via

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Kaboodle Inc.

synopsis: Publisher Hearst Corp., seeking to tap into a fast-growing corner of the Internet which draws millions of consumers each month, will announce the acquisition of Kaboodle Inc., a Web site where shoppers can network and make recommendations, on Wednesday.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target: Kaboodle Inc.
Kaboodle is a social shopping community where people discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle's powerful shopping tools allow people to organize their shopping through lists, discover new things from people with similar style, get discounts on popular products and find best prices.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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closed 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uala S.r.l., acquired Balinea.com

synopsis: Uala, an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy, has acquired Balinea.com, a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
buyer parent: Immobiliare.it S.p.A.
buyer: Uala S.r.l.
Uala is an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy. Uala offers a premium verified network of hair stylists and beauticians in Italy. Uala makes it easy to find and book stylists and beauticians that match a users price range and location. "
target: Balinea.com
Balinea.com is a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

BuyMyWardrobe merged with HEWI London,

synopsis: Designer resale website and pop-up specialist BuyMyWardrobe has merged with HEWI London, a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items. Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse.
buyer: HEWI London
HEWI London is a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items creating a uniquely liberating shopping experience. HEWI also offers an exclusive concierge service to VIP sellers, helping them to edit their wardrobes and choose what to sell on. "
target: BuyMyWardrobe
Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse to see who is selling the items displayed on the website.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Coutloot, acquired Once Again Store

synopsis: Coutloot, an online marketplace in India for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion, has acquired Once Again Store, India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion.
buyer: Coutloot
Coutloot.com is a marketplace for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion. Sellers get paid to clear out access from their closet while Buyers get the brands they crave for a heavy discount. "
target: Once Again Store
Once Again Store is India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion. Women can sell from the comfort of their home, and they handle shipping, payments and cataloging. They are based in Bangalore.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spoyl, acquired Revamp My Closet

synopsis: Spoyl, a one- stop solution to buy, sell and share fashion wear, taste and style for women, has acqui-hired Revamp My Closet, an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women.
buyer: Spoyl
Founded by Bhargav Errangi and Sumit Agarwal in 2015, Spoyl is a mobile-only community marketplace where women can unlock the value in their closets and build their dream closet, economically. "
target: Revamp My Closet
Revamp my closet is an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women. It solves a real problem of decluttering a wardrobe for money.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tradesy, acquired Shop-Hers, Inc.

synopsis: Online consignment site Tradesy has made its first acquisition, buying rival e-commerce site Shop-Hers. Shop-Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community.
buyer: Tradesy
Tradesy is a new kind of peer-to-peer marketplace that addresses the pain-points associated with selling on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Tradesy makes it dead simple and delightful for anyone to sell the unused or underused goods cluttering their closets. "
target: Shop-Hers, Inc.
Shop Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community we call your ‘Style Soul Mates.'
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closed 3/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

BuyMyWardrobe, acquired Chic&Seek

synopsis: BuyMyWardrobe, the fashion resale marketplace, announce the acquisition of the assets of Chic&Seek,theNotting Hill based fashion resale consignment service. A destination boutique for all West London fashionistas since 2009, Chic&Seek launched as an on-line service, flourishing to become one of London's acclaimed pre-loved fashion stores.
buyer: BuyMyWardrobe
BuyMyWardrobe is an online marketplace to buy and sell preloved designer fashion. It is a social shopping site with real people behind real profiles, including some of the country’s most stylish women. The company was founded in 2011. "
target: Chic&Seek
Chic&Seek is an online fashion resale company. It works with some of London's chicest women who recycle their wardrobes. All the Chic Sellers are met personally and every item is hand-selected. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in the UK.
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announced 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mixi, Inc., will acquire MUSE & Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments, announced it acquired Muse & Co., an ecommerce site targeting high-end shoppers. Using a flash-sales business model, Muse & Co. mostly sells expensive fashion brands to women at deep discounts.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job! "
target: MUSE & Co. Ltd.
Muse & Co., an ecommerce site targeting high-end shoppers. Using a flash-sales business model, Muse & Co. mostly sells expensive fashion brands to women at deep discounts.
price ($mm)
$15*
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$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Hashmeta, acquired ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Hashmeta, a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia, has acquired ShopperBoard Pte Ltd., an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
buyer: Hashmeta
Hashmeta is a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia. Hashmeta develops and executes highly effective online marketing campaigns. Their capabilities include digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing, and more. "
target: ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.
ShopperBoard is an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
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closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pippa & Jean, acquired Pippa & Jean

synopsis: The Frankfurt-based company Pippa & Jean has repurchased the company shares from the investors Vorwerk, Holtzbrinck and Klingel. 75 percent of the company is again in the hands of the management. Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment.
buyer: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques. "
target: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques.
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closed 9/8/2017 via PR Web

Fitinuss LLC, acquired SWAP Club

synopsis: Fitinuss LLC, a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality yoga products, has acquired SWAP Club. SWAP Club is an iOS app that allows users to buy, sell, and trade woman's fashion and beauty items with a focus on items obtained from popular subscription boxes. SWAP Club makes swapping a fun and social activity with its game-like user experience.
buyer: Fitinuss LLC
The Fitinuss LLC is a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality products. Their products include massage balls, yoga blocks, yoga mats, yoga towels, yoga pads, yoga rollers, yoga straps, and yoga carrying bags. "
target: SWAP Club
The SWAP Club iOS app is a buy, sell trade marketplace with over 10,000 downloads. SWAP Club is designed specifically for swapping women’s fashion and beauty items with a focus on items acquired through popular subscription boxes. The app makes swapping a fun and social activity.
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closed 7/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

@WalmartLabs, acquired Luvocracy

synopsis: Walmart‘s Silicon Valley R&D group @WalmartLabs is announcing that it has acquired its 14th startup, social marketplace Luvocracy. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
buyer parent: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
buyer: @WalmartLabs
@WalmartLabs is based in the heart of Silicon Valley. The business unit creates platforms, products and businesses around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of seamlessly integrating theshopping experience between brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. "
target: Luvocracy
Luvocracy is the way to buy recommended pins, posts, tweets and shares. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

CT Corp., will acquire Female Daily Network

synopsis: CT Corp, a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries, will acquire Female Daily Network, Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics.
buyer: CT Corp.
CT Corp is a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries. The group is divided into three main business holding operations concentrating in Financial Services, Media, Lifestyle & Entertainment, and Natural Resources respectively. "
target: Female Daily Network
Female Daily is Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics. Female Daily is largest female online community where content and community meets commerce.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Heartbeat, Inc., acquired Iconery, Inc

synopsis: Heartbeat, an engagement platform that connects brands with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has acquired Iconery, the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. Iconery powers collections for influencers and retailers such as Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Goop, REVOLVE, and more.
buyer: Heartbeat, Inc.
Heartbeat is an engagement platform that connects brands with 200,000 Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Heartbeat provides easy-to-use tools that allow brands to build a community of eager brand loyalists and activate them to create trackable nano-influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Iconery, Inc
Iconery is the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. As an influencer commerce platform, Iconery powers collections for Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, Stone Fox Bride, NordstromXNike, and many others.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

carou, acquired Percentil

synopsis: PERCENTIL, a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company, has announced the acquisition of a majority of its equity by carou AG, an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce.
buyer: carou
Headquartered in the Zoug canton in Switzerland, with an additional office in Darmstadt, carou is an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce. The company manages two curated online concept stores for second-hand fashion, styluxe.com and inloveagain.com. "
target: Percentil
Headquartered in Madrid, PERCENTIL is a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company. Since its inception in 2012, it has sold more than 2 million items from 50,000 sellers to 85,000 buyers in Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired Joyus

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading native commerce platform for media companies, has announced its acquisition of Joyus, the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women.
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading native commerce platform for online publishers, communities and brands. Since its inception, StackCommerce has built new, incremental revenue streams for publishers and empowered its brand partners to reach relevant audiences. "
target: Joyus
Joyus is the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Joyus created the first video-based shopping network serving consumers, publishers and brands across the fashion, beauty, home and health verticals.
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closed 6/8/2010 via Market Wire

Sugar Inc., acquired FreshGuide, Inc.

synopsis: Sugar Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FreshGuide Inc., which operates FreshGuide.com and BookFresh.com. FreshGuide is an online women-focused city guide that provides access to exclusive daily offers and BookFresh provides an online booking service for local businesses, such as spas and salons.
buyer: Sugar Inc.
Sugar Inc. is a leading international diversified women's media company with an audience of more than 16m monthly unique visitors across three business segments: original content (PopSugar.com & PopSugar.tv), commerce (ShopStyle.com) and local (FreshGuide.com). "
target: FreshGuide, Inc.
FreshGuide provides access to exclusive daily offers at the best places to eat, exercise, shop, and relax, while BookFresh is the leading online appointment and appointments-as-leads provider for small businesses.
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announced 10/7/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Group Nine Media announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire POPSUGAR Inc., the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. The combination solidifies Group Nine’s position among the preeminent next-generation diversified digital media companies.
buyer: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine’s mission is to tell great stories that spark action and make a real difference. 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. "
target: PopSugar, Inc.
PopSugar, a San Francisco company, is a woman-focused publisher and lifestyle brand. PopSugar claims it reaches “one in two millennial women in the United States” through its brands, which range from a digital marketplace for workout videos, to a subscription box with makeup products.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Ebates Inc., acquired ShopStyle.com

synopsis: Ebates, the pioneer and leader in cash back shopping and subsidiary of the global internet services company Rakuten, announced the acquisition of ShopStyle from PopSugar Inc., a global media and technology company. ShopStyle is a leading fashion discovery and search platform that partners with brands, retailers, stylists and top bloggers.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Ebates Inc.
Ebates rewards consumers with cash back on purchases while also providing access to thousands of coupons, discounts, promotions and special deals, including free shipping, at over 2,000 retailers. "
target parent: PopSugar, Inc.
target: ShopStyle.com
ShopStyle partners with only the best brands and retailers to organize everything people would want to shop in one place offering 20M products from 1,400 retailers across apparel, accessories, beauty, home furnishings, kids items and more.
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closed 1/21/2014 via Market Wire

PopSugar, Inc., acquired Pict

synopsis: PopSugar, the leading global media and technology company at the intersection of content and commerce, announced the acquisition of PICT, a technology application and platform that turns photos into storefronts. PICT's technology, and its entire team, will be integrated into the company's ShopSense program.
buyer: PopSugar, Inc.
PopSugar is a leading lifestyle brand for women. With in-house editorial staff, PopSugar delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest in entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, shopping, and more. "
target: Pict
PICT is a technology application and platform that turns photos into storefronts. PICT brings content and commerce together by enabling content creators to create interactive, shoppable photos. The company is based in San Francisco, CA.
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announced 2/21/2012 via Market Wire

Sugar Inc., will acquire Circle of Moms

synopsis: Sugar Inc., a leading online media and commerce company, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire San Francisco-based Circle of Moms, one of the largest social networks for moms and moms-to-be. Circle of Moms is dedicated to making the lives of moms easier and more enjoyable.
buyer: Sugar Inc.
Sugar Inc. is a leading international diversified women's media company. Through an online global network, Sugar brings to life what is personally relevant to modern women everywhere - whether it's a red carpet moment, an inspiring fitness tip, or an exclusive shopping event. "
target: Circle of Moms
Circle of Moms is one of the largest social networks for moms and moms-to-be. It helps moms connect, both to one another and to their families, to capture and share their children’s stories and to tap a rich and authentic source of advice and support: other moms.
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closed 6/8/2010 via Market Wire

Sugar Inc., acquired FreshGuide, Inc.

synopsis: Sugar Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FreshGuide Inc., which operates FreshGuide.com and BookFresh.com. FreshGuide is an online women-focused city guide that provides access to exclusive daily offers and BookFresh provides an online booking service for local businesses, such as spas and salons.
buyer: Sugar Inc.
Sugar Inc. is a leading international diversified women's media company with an audience of more than 16m monthly unique visitors across three business segments: original content (PopSugar.com & PopSugar.tv), commerce (ShopStyle.com) and local (FreshGuide.com). "
target: FreshGuide, Inc.
FreshGuide provides access to exclusive daily offers at the best places to eat, exercise, shop, and relax, while BookFresh is the leading online appointment and appointments-as-leads provider for small businesses.
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closed 9/25/2007 via

Sugar Publishing, acquired ShopStyle.com

synopsis: Sugar Publishing has entered into an agreement to acquire ShopStyle, the leading social shopping website for women who love fashion. ShopStyle will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Sugar Publishing and continue to operate independently at ShopStyle.com. The company also announced today plans to change its name to Sugar Inc.
buyer: Sugar Publishing
Sugar Inc. is an online media network focused on creating the richest, most relevant online community for trendsetting, passionate and smart women. Sugar Inc. overall receives over 5 million unique visitors (Google Analytics) a month. FabSugar is the 2007 People’s Choice Webby winner for Fashion. "
target: ShopStyle.com
ShopStyle is a social shopping website for women who love fashion. On ShopStyle, women can cross-shop thousands of apparel, shoe and accessory brands from big fashion names like Barneys New York to trendsetting boutiques like Lisa Kline Los Angeles all in one place.
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announced 5/20/2020 via Market Watch

Bright Mountain Media, Inc., will acquire Wild Sky Media

synopsis: Bright Mountain Media has entered into a non-binding LOI to acquire all of the equity in CL Media Holdings LLC ("Wild Sky"). Wild Sky offers global reach through hyper-engaging content and multicultural audiences. WildSky's robust portfolio of parenting websites include Mom.com, CafeMom, LittleThings, Revelist, Babynamewizard.com, and MamasLatinas.
buyer: Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
Bright Mountain Media is a digital media holding company whose primary focus is connecting brands with consumers as a full advertising services platform. Bright Mountain Media’s assets include an ad network, an ad exchange platform and 25 websites that provide content and services. "
target: Wild Sky Media
Wild Sky, headquartered in NYC with offices in Bangkok, offers global reach through hyper-engaging content and multicultural audiences. WildSky's robust portfolio of parenting websites include Mom.com, CafeMom, LittleThings, Revelist, Babynamewizard.com, and MamasLatinas.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 10/7/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Group Nine Media announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire POPSUGAR Inc., the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. The combination solidifies Group Nine’s position among the preeminent next-generation diversified digital media companies.
buyer: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine’s mission is to tell great stories that spark action and make a real difference. 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. "
target: PopSugar, Inc.
PopSugar, a San Francisco company, is a woman-focused publisher and lifestyle brand. PopSugar claims it reaches “one in two millennial women in the United States” through its brands, which range from a digital marketplace for workout videos, to a subscription box with makeup products.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired SheKnows Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, owner of 20 media brands that include Rolling Stone, Variety, WWD, Deadline, and Robb Report, announced the acquisition of SheKnows Media, a leading women's lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month and whose owned brands include, SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com and HelloFlo.com.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 210 million and empowers more than 1 million global business leaders and CEOs with actionable market information and business intelligence. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is a top women's lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month and more than 300 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com and HelloFlo.com.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

auFeminin.com, acquired Livingly Media

synopsis: Livingly Media, a digital lifestyle brand that owns and operates Lonny, StyleBistro and Zimbio, three top ranked websites, has been acquired by Aufeminin, a media company that runs the leading women’s portal in Europe with leading positions in France, Italy, Spain and Germany and a strong position in the UK.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: auFeminin.com (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
The auFeminin.com Group runs the leading women’s portal in Europe with leading positions in France, Italy, Spain and Germany and a strong position in the UK. The company also runs the thematic portals Teemix (leading portal for young women), Voyage-Bons-Plans (Travel) and Santé AZ (Health). "
target: Livingly Media
Livingly Media is a digital lifestyle brand that owns and operates three top ranked sites. Their Zimbio launched in 2006 and is a top entertainment news site. Their StyleBistro is a top fashion/beauty/style site. their platform, Lonny.com, is a top-ranking site in comScore’s home design category.
price ($mm)
$25
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$15
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EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 1/12/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

M6 Web, acquired Groupe Oxygem

synopsis: Through its subsidiary M6 Web, M6 Group has concluded the acquisition of the entire share capital of French media group Oxygem, which operates various websites (CuisineAZ.com, Passeportsante.net, Radins.com, Meteocity.com and Fourchette-et-bikini.fr).
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: M6 Web
M6 Web is responsible for the digital and interactive portfolios, supporting the M6 Group's brands and channels in extending their services to offer innovative content on new screens. M6 Web publishes a package of themed websites that are the leaders in their category. "
target: Groupe Oxygem
Groupe Oxygem is a French media group, which operates various websites, whose editorial lines are geared towards everyday topics, such as cookery, health, shopping and best deals, weather, beauty and slimming, etc. and are aimed mainly at women under 50.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/17/2012 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Growth Partners, acquired Escalate Media

synopsis: H.I.G. Growth Partners has completed the acquisition of Escalate Media, LP. Escalate creates and manages online social networks and communities connecting users who share a passion for intelligent conversation on diverse topics via dedicated content and forums. These dedicated vertical communities are focused on a wide range of subjects.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: H.I.G. Growth Partners
HIG Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of HIG Capital. They consider investments across all industries, but focus on certain sectors such as technology, internet and media, healthcare, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services. "
target: Escalate Media
Escalate Media is in the business of building web-based editorial publications and online communities connecting people with different niche oriented outlets. Currently EM maintains websites and communities that reach into 4 verticals: Building, Home & Garden, Women & Shopping, and Technology.
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closed 8/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Batanga Media, acquired Crovat S.A.

synopsis: Batanga Media announced the acquisition of Crovat, a company that since 2007 has created and developed over 300 consumer websites. Dedicated to providing users with lifestyle and entertainment content, Crovat publishes various sites, blogs and communities with over 12 million unique visits per month.
buyer: Batanga Media
Batanga Media is the largest independent digital content and social media company for Latin America and Hispanic communities around the world. The company’s digital brands including Batanga.com, LolaSabe.com, Hoyenfutbol.com, and Metroblog. "
target: Crovat S.A.
Focused mainly on women's lifestyle, Crovat produces and publishes over 2,000 stories monthly including text, video and photos. Crovat's portfolio of sites includes lasmanualidades.com, imujer.com, elgranchef.com, muycine.com, alfombrarosa.com and more.
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closed 12/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Real Girls Media

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, completed the acquisition of Real Girls Media Network, a social content hub for women online. The acquisition continues Meredith's strategy of deepening its portfolio of content and social media offerings through the Meredith Women's Network of digital media.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: Real Girls Media
The Real Girls Media Network includes DivineCaroline.com as well as a premium network of branded sites. DivineCaroline.com is a unique platform that publishes user-generated content, alongside expert-guided editorial, to offer women a community in which to share experiences and form connections.
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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 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Sway Group, acquired iFabbo

synopsis: Sway Group has announced the acquisition of iFabbo. iFabbo is an International organization for beauty and fashion bloggers and content creators. With over 3000 qualified members, iFabbo is one of the most prestigious blogger organizations in the world.
buyer: Sway Group
Sway Group is an exclusive agency that represents some of the most well-known and rising star bloggers across multiple categories. The 50,000 strong Massive Sway division of Sway Group is open to all bloggers, and offers brands a wide array of high-volume partnership options. "
target: iFabbo
iFabbo is an International organization for beauty and fashion bloggers and content creators. With over 3000 qualified members, iFabbo is one of the most prestigious blogger organizations in the world.
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closed 9/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Ultra/Standard, acquired TextureMedia

synopsis: Ultra/Standard acquired TextureMedia, the largest hair care social media community trusted by multicultural beauty consumers. The combined beauty leaders in their categories will utilize synergies across the social media world and national retail chains to increase product knowledge and amplify consumer education in the textured hair category.
buyer: Ultra/Standard
Ultra/Standard Distributors is a leading consumer goods distributor specializing in distribution of multicultural products. They have been in business over 30 years shipping to Big Box retail outlets nation wide as well as independent beauty supply stores. "
target: TextureMedia
TextureMedia is the largest hair care platform and trusted thought leader that empowers and inspires millions of textured-hair women to embrace their naturally beautiful selves. Their four brands include CurlyNikki, CurlMart, CurlStylist and NaturallyCurly.
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closed 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

RockYou, acquired Mom.me

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company amplifying the voices of women and multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition of Mom.me, a modern parenting and lifestyle brand from Whalerock Industries.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is a comScore Top Ten Lifestyle and Entertainment company that authentically amplifies the voices of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands with hyper-engaging content, while connecting advertisers to premium audiences through efficient programmatic and direct channels. "
target parent: Whalerock Industries
target: Mom.me
Mom.me provides its seven million plus audience with a daily mix of parenting news and conversation, lifestyle inspiration, and a stylish mix of short-form viral content, high-production editorial series and branded content.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer, will acquire Candle inc. from Crooz, a Japanese mobile game provider. Candle is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, cooking, childcare, romance, and more.
buyer: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd.
HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that manufactures and distributes technology products. HACK JAPAN's KB-BOX is a next-generation security device. The company also produces ultra fine bubble technologies that generate nano-sized bubbles. "
target parent: Crooz
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, makeup, cosmetics, hairstyle, cooking, childcare, romance, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
$1.89
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$352 [$275]*
rev ($mm)
$137
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Will Packer Productions, acquired xoNecole

synopsis: Will Packer Productions, a production content company, announced the acquisition of xoNecole, a lifestyle site created for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
buyer: Will Packer Productions
Will Packer Productions is a production content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms. "
target: xoNecole
xoNecole is a lifestyle site created by, and for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

REV Asia, purchased 3 Malaysian Content Portals from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Leading Malaysia-based digital media group REV Asia, has acquired three popular Malay content portals, Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi, from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd, a holding company for lifestyle portals. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal for women. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: REV Asia (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
As one of Malaysia’s leading digital media groups, REV Asia owns and operates top authority brands with an extensive distribution platform that is able to reach a total reach of approximately 14 million people each month through the power of social media marketing and exceptional content. "
seller: Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd
The acquisition includes the Malaysian websites Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal where Malaysian women can discuss a variety of lifestyle and family issues. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
price ($mm)
$0.59
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired HelloGiggles

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced its acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women's brand covering pop culture, relationships, beauty, fashion and other lifestyle categories from a positive point of view.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Their brands include People, Sports Illustrated and Time. "
target: HelloGiggles
HelloGiggles is an online community for women covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, relationships, friendship, careers, and news that matters most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Bauer Xcel Media, acquired beautyheaven

synopsis: Bauer Xcel Media, a subsidiary of Bauer Media Group, has acquired beautyheaven, the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. beautyheaven provides a compelling mix of current beauty product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples online.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Xcel Media
Founded in August 2014, Bauer Xcel Media focuses on growing Bauer Media Group USA's online brands and expanding its digital portfolio. Its digital assets include InTouchWeekly.com, LifeandStylemag.com and J-14.com, and more. "
target: beautyheaven
beautyheaven is the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. The platforms of the beautyheaven Group provide a compelling mix of current product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

SheKnows.com, acquired StyleCaster Media Group, LLC

synopsis: The fashion and lifestyle site StyleCaster has been acquired by the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SheKnows Media. StyleCaster Media Group operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: StyleCaster Media Group, LLC
StyleCaster Media Group, LLC operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
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closed 2/8/2013 via Reuters

Batanga, acquired Bolsa de Mulher

synopsis: IdeiasNet SA announced that it concluded the disposal of a 100% stake held in Bolsa de Mulher SA to Batanga Media. Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
buyer parent: Batanga Media
buyer: Batanga
Batanga, the source for all things Latin music, is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Hispanics across the US. Key media platforms include: a top online Latin music and entertainment destination nationwide live events, and targeted Hispanic print publications. "
target parent: Ideiasnet S.A.
target: Bolsa de Mulher
Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
price ($mm)
$23
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