Like Spotivate, Inc.

closed 6/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plum District, acquired Spotivate, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the hyperlocal deals site built by moms, for moms, has acquired Spotivate, a startup led by ex-Googler Anthony Lee and former Telenav engineer Jorge Chang that launched out of AngelPad to offer local experiences to parents. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Spotivate, Inc.
Spotivate was created by a former Google Engineer and a former TeleNav Software Engineer/Manager. Their mission is to build happier families. For parents, Spotivate is a destination that helps them discover the best local family experiences.
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closed 2/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

CertifiKid LLC, acquired FamilyFinds

synopsis: FamilyFinds, the daily deals service focused on family and kids, which was based in Los Angeles, has been sold to CertifiKid.
buyer: CertifiKid LLC
CertifiKid was the first of its kind - daily deal website geared to families - to launch and is a household name in the Washington-Baltimore region. "
target: FamilyFinds
FamilyFinds is an online daily deal site exclusively focused on services and experiences for families. FamilyFinds offers daily deals from hidden gems to popular places of all different categories.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired DoodleDeals

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, announced the acquisition of DoodleDeals, a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: DoodleDeals
DoodleDeals is a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail. The service is free, and subscriber information is not shared with anyone.
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closed 7/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Elanic, acquired SecondCry

synopsis: Elanic, an online mobile marketplace for pre-owned items in India, has acquired SecondCry, India's first parent-only resale marketplace. SecondCry's online marketplace allows parents to buy, sell, and donate their kid's outgrown products with a community of wise & prudent parents.
buyer: Elanic
Elanic is an online mobile marketplace for pre-owned items in India. They enable everyday users to sell to anyone across the country in the easiest possible manner. Users can sell and buy items from various categories such as handmade, books, sports and entertainment, kids, beauty, home, and more. "
target: SecondCry
SecondCry is India's first parent-only resale marketplace. The online marketplace allows parents to buy, sell, and donate their kid's outgrown products. Products that have been sold on their marketplace include toys, strollers, maternity aids, bottle warmers, baby furniture, clothes and footwear.
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announced 12/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Frog Prince, will acquire MyBB Media Company Limited

synopsis: Frog Prince (China Child Care Corporation) agreed to acquire 51% of MyBB Media Company. Based in Hong Kong, MyBB and its mobile app offer a forum, blog and updated information on children and babies to parents, pregnant women and women preparing for pregnancy. MyBB also operates an e-commerce business selling child care related products to parents.
buyer: Frog Prince (SEHK:1259:$104.86)
China Child Care Corporation Limited, using the brand name Frog Prince, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of child care products and adult care products in China. The Frog Prince brand has become one of the leading domestic brands of child care products in China. "
target: MyBB Media Company Limited
Based in Hong Kong, MyBB and its mobile app offer a forum, blog and updated information on children and babies to parents, pregnant women and women preparing for pregnancy. MyBB also operates an e-commerce business selling child care related products to parents.
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closed 7/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Care.com, Inc., acquired Trusted

synopsis: Care.com, the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care, announced that it has acquired Trusted, an on-demand transaction-based app that enables parents to find nannies and sitters from curated caregivers registered on the platform, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: Care.com, Inc. (CRCM:$207.41)
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services."
target: Trusted
Trusted, founded in 2015, is an on-demand transaction-based app that enables parents to find nannies and sitters from curated caregivers registered on the platform, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BusinessWire

UrbanSitter, acquired Sitter, Inc

synopsis: UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and caregivers to connect through people they know, announced that it has acquired the Denver-based startup Sitter Inc. Sitter Pro is a B2B solution designed to address the operational needs of thousands of sitter and nanny agencies across the nation.
buyer: UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter is an app and website that makes it easier for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. UrbanSitter taps into parents' networks to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school. "
target: Sitter, Inc
Sitter is a technology company simplifying the process of scheduling, paying and finding sitters for busy parents. For businesses, Sitter Pro helps agencies with the technology necessary to compete with the national brands. Clients can book and pay caregivers without ever calling the office.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Carsten Blom-Hanssen, acquired Sweetdeal

synopsis: Berlingske Media has sold Sweetdeal, a company that offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application, to Carsten Blom-Hanssen, a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. Sweetdeal is based in Denmark.
buyer: Carsten Blom-Hanssen
Carsten Blom-Hanssen is a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. He is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Sweetdeal
Sweetdeal A/S offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired Nearbuy.com

synopsis: Paytm has acquired Nearbuy.com, India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other. Nearbuy.com lets consumers discover their local city intimately, from fine dining to the top spas.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform - inspired and driven by a commitment to great consumer experience. Paytm is also a leading payment solutions provider to e-commerce merchants using its RBI approved semi-closed wallet. "
target: Nearbuy.com
Nearbuy.com is India’s first hyper-local online platform that enables customers and local merchants to discover and engage with each other. Whether it’s fine dining, relaxing at the top spas, or just discovering the local city intimately, Nearbuy.com makes it happen.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

EMERGE Commerce Inc., acquired WagJag.com

synopsis: EMERGE Commerce Inc., formerly known as Transformational Capital, has acquired Wagjag, an online deal community, from Metroland Media Group, a subsidiary of Torstar. WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website, or an online service that claims to offer various goods at reduced prices through "combined purchasing power."
buyer: EMERGE Commerce Inc.
EMERGE (formerly Transformational Capital) launched in 2015 with the mission of acquiring, consolidating, and operating a portfolio of consumer marketplaces, layering on mobile/advertising technologies by leveraging shared resources, direct-from-factory sourcing, and collective data. "
target parent: Torstar Corporation
target: WagJag.com
WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website, or an online service that claims to offer various goods at reduced prices through "combined purchasing power." The WagJag company started operating in late 2009 with its main office located in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.

synopsis: The discount site Groupon announced the acquisition of the Laçador de Ofertas page, specialized in the South region of Brazil. Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Laçador de Ofertas LTDA.
Laçador de Ofertas offers the best deals in the South of Brazil for restaurants, entertainment, parks and services. Our goal is to strive for you to experience the best moments with the best offers.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Epipoli S.p.A, acquired Groupalia Italia

synopsis: Epipoli S.p.A, a provider of gift card and loytalty marketing solutions for retailers, banks, and service companies, has acquired Groupalia Italia. Groupalia Italia owns and operates a group buying and discounts website that offers discounts up to 90% off. They are present in 20 Italian cities and have over 4 million customers.
buyer: Epipoli S.p.A
Epipoli provides gift card and loytalty marketing solutions for retailers, banks, and service companies. They are the leading gift card network in europe, with over 250 partners in over 25,000 retail outlets. The company also offers a CRM platform and incentive programs. "
target: Groupalia Italia
Groupalia Italia owns and operates a group buying and discounts website that offers discounts up to 90% off. They are present in 20 Italian cities and have over 4 million customers. The company has sold over 5.5 million coupons and have collaborated with over 7,200 partners.
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announced 3/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

SkyFund, will acquire Groupon Israel

synopsis: Private equity fund Sky is acquiring control of electronic coupons company Groupon Israel from international company Groupon. Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: SkyFund
SKY is a leading mid-market Israeli Private Equity fund. Founded in 2005 by Zvi Yochman and Nir Dagan, the Fund aims to achieve substantial capital appreciation and current income, principally by taking advantage of investment opportunities in middle market Israeli or Israel-related companies. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Israel
Groupon began doing business in Israeli in 2011, when it acquired the Grouper coupons website. Serving Tel Aviv and surrounding cities since March 2010, Grouper was widely recognized as the first and largest deal site in Israel.
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announced 3/8/2017 via Market Wire

Fave Group, will acquire Groupon Singapore

synopsis: Southeast Asia's online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce market leader Fave announced its acquisition of Groupon Singapore, the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. The acquisition is set to solidify the company's efforts in helping consumers save, while driving growth for local businesses across SEA.
buyer: Fave Group
Fave Group (formerly KFit Group) is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started as a fitness sharing platform, Fave Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
target parent: Groupon, Inc.
target: Groupon Singapore
Groupon Singapore is the city-state's top deals and discounts platform. Launched in May 2010, Groupon Singapore features one daily deal on the best things to do, see, eat, and buy across Singapore.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Nazca, purchased Groupon LatAm from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Mountain Nazca acquired Groupon LatAm to increase growth across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
buyer: Mountain Nazca
Mountain Nazca (formerly Nazca Ventures) is a Venture Capital and Venture Building firm focused in Latin American markets as well as Latin American entrepreneurs outside the region. Their goal is to help build lasting companies, with a true bottom-up approach. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon LatAm operates across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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announced 2/20/2017 via Reuters

Hong Kong Television Network Limited, will purchase Shift Media Group (Groupon HK) from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Groupon will sell and Talent Ascent (an investment holding company of Hong Kong Television Network) will acquire 100% of issued share capital of Shift Media Group (Groupon Hong Kong). Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy.
buyer: Hong Kong Television Network Limited (SEHK:1137:$24.02)
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Shift Media Group Ltd. (Groupon Hong Kong) offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shift Media Group is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

KFit Holdings Pte Ltd, purchased Groupon Malaysia from Groupon, Inc.

synopsis: Building the future of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce in Southeast Asia, KFit Group announced its acquisition of Groupon Malaysia. This follows KFit Group's acquisition of Groupon's Indonesia business in August and the rapid growth of its new Fave platform to further position the company as the region's O2O leader.
buyer: KFit Holdings Pte Ltd
KFit Group is the fastest growing O2O company in Southeast Asia. Started in April 2015 as a fitness sharing platform, KFit Group has expanded to include various other verticals such as Food & Restaurants, Beauty & Wellness, Lifestyle & Activities and more. "
seller: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon Malaysia is an established market leader, serving millions of customers and thousands of local businesses. Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.
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announced 10/26/2016 via Bloomberg

Groupon, Inc., will acquire LivingSocial.com

synopsis: Groupon Inc. agreed to buy LivingSocial Inc., absorbing an old rival in the once-fierce war between companies offering daily deals via e-mail. LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. "
target: LivingSocial.com
LivingSocial is the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in local cities and beyond. With unique and diverse offerings each day, LivingSocial inspires members to discover everything from weekend excursions to one-of-a kind events and experiences.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trip4real

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Trip4Real, an activity-booking company. Based in Barcelona,Trip4Real lets people book activities in over 70 European cities (though most of those cities are in Spain), and is planning to expand into Latin America. Its website says it has around 10,000 users globally.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trip4real
Experience Europe like a local. Trip4real allows users to tour cities with people who actually live and breathe the city they are visiting. Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like they live there.
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$8.41
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closed 7/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

HelloAsso SAS, acquired CoursAvenue SAS

synopsis: HelloAsso acquired CoursAvenue. The company operates an online portal for users to find and review leisure courses which include cooking, yoga, and dance courses.
buyer: HelloAsso SAS
HelloAsso is the first crowdfunding platform dedicated to associations. Their mission is to offer associations a collection solution available and appropriate. Their platform is open to all registered associations in France. "
target: CoursAvenue SAS
CoursAvenue SAS operates an online portal for users to find and review leisure courses which include cooking, yoga, and dance courses. CoursAvenue SAS was formerly known as LeBonCours. CoursAvenue SAS was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 6/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plum District, acquired Spotivate, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the hyperlocal deals site built by moms, for moms, has acquired Spotivate, a startup led by ex-Googler Anthony Lee and former Telenav engineer Jorge Chang that launched out of AngelPad to offer local experiences to parents. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Spotivate, Inc.
Spotivate was created by a former Google Engineer and a former TeleNav Software Engineer/Manager. Their mission is to build happier families. For parents, Spotivate is a destination that helps them discover the best local family experiences.
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closed 6/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plum District, acquired Spotivate, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the hyperlocal deals site built by moms, for moms, has acquired Spotivate, a startup led by ex-Googler Anthony Lee and former Telenav engineer Jorge Chang that launched out of AngelPad to offer local experiences to parents. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Spotivate, Inc.
Spotivate was created by a former Google Engineer and a former TeleNav Software Engineer/Manager. Their mission is to build happier families. For parents, Spotivate is a destination that helps them discover the best local family experiences.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired Chatterfly, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, has acquired Chatterfly, the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. These new technologies and tools will empower Plum District mom consultants to provide solutions for local merchants to reward and retain high-value customers.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Chatterfly, Inc.
Chatterfly is the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. Consumer users are rewarded for supporting their local shops and local businesses can increase overall business by joining a neighborhood rewards program.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired DoodleDeals

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, announced the acquisition of DoodleDeals, a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: DoodleDeals
DoodleDeals is a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail. The service is free, and subscriber information is not shared with anyone.
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closed 6/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Plum District, acquired Spotivate, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the hyperlocal deals site built by moms, for moms, has acquired Spotivate, a startup led by ex-Googler Anthony Lee and former Telenav engineer Jorge Chang that launched out of AngelPad to offer local experiences to parents. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Spotivate, Inc.
Spotivate was created by a former Google Engineer and a former TeleNav Software Engineer/Manager. Their mission is to build happier families. For parents, Spotivate is a destination that helps them discover the best local family experiences.
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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.
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$54*
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$11
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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 2/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

CertifiKid LLC, acquired FamilyFinds

synopsis: FamilyFinds, the daily deals service focused on family and kids, which was based in Los Angeles, has been sold to CertifiKid.
buyer: CertifiKid LLC
CertifiKid was the first of its kind - daily deal website geared to families - to launch and is a household name in the Washington-Baltimore region. "
target: FamilyFinds
FamilyFinds is an online daily deal site exclusively focused on services and experiences for families. FamilyFinds offers daily deals from hidden gems to popular places of all different categories.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired DoodleDeals

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, announced the acquisition of DoodleDeals, a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: DoodleDeals
DoodleDeals is a deal site that offers city parents deep discounts on kids products and services. Subscribers receive a new deal each day via email, offering up to 90% off retail. The service is free, and subscriber information is not shared with anyone.
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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)
$15*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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$2,503.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.93
EBIT ($mm)
$70.09
Net Income ($mm)
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year
2014
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$4.56
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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year
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rev ($mm)
$1.00
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Discount Coupons Corp
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Thrive Worldwide, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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