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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Drew K, acquired Maker Mag

synopsis: Media entrepreneur Drew K has acquired indie entrepreneurship magazine Maker Mag. Drew K is a media entrepreneur expanding its base in independent publishing. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
buyer: Drew K
Drew K is a media entrepreneur looking to expand their base in independent publishing. Drew K collaborates with writers to diversify revenue streams through novel monetization models. "
target parent: Ness Labs
target: Maker Mag
Maker Mag is an indie entrepreneurship magazine. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ridgeway Capital, acquired Caspian Media Ltd

synopsis: Ridgeway Capital has backed the management buyout of Caspian Media, the owner of Real Deals. Ridgeway has acquired the business from LDC. Caspian was launched in 1996. Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
buyer: Ridgeway Capital
Ridgeway Capital is a specialist private equity investor in UK SME businesses. They support and invest in ambitious management teams and businesses with a sound business model. Their investment range is typically between £500,000 and £5 million per transaction. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Caspian Media Ltd
Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired The Tech Panda

synopsis: Media incubator Espacio announces its acquisition of The Tech Panda, a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. The Tech Panda was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur, technologist, and writer Prateek Panda, with the aim of highlighting the strength of innovation within India.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their mission is to further entrepreneurship in Medellin. "
target: The Tech Panda
The Tech Panda is a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. TheTechPanda.com is a one-stop destination for the latest news and stories on startups, entrepreneurship and technology businesses.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

PeopletoPeople Group, acquired Widoobiz

synopsis: PeopletoPeople Group, a specialist in human capital management, concluded the acquisition of the Widoobiz group, a French company that provides online news for entrepreneurs.
buyer: PeopletoPeople Group
Founded in 2007 by Christian Pousset, PeopletoPeople Group supports companies in their transformation and makes human capital a decisive lever for performance. "
target: Widoobiz
Widoobiz, based in France, provides online media for Entrepreneurs & Startups. News articles, radio shows and videos give entrepreneurs information and testimonials useful to the development of their business.
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$1.80
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Multiregional TransitTelecom, acquired Spark.ru

synopsis: Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT), one of the largest telecom providers in Russia, has acquired Spark.ru, a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback.
buyer: Multiregional TransitTelecom
Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT) is one of the largest telecom providers in Russia. MTT creates a wide range of innovative products on the edge of telecom and IT for corporate, SMB and SOHO clients. MTT has over 70,000 Russian and foreign clients and processes over 60,000,000 calls every day. "
target: Spark.ru
Spark.ru is a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback. Spark.ru has over 9.5 thousand registered projects looking to form teams and attract investments.
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announced 2/26/2017 via Company Press Release

MVF, will acquire Startups.co.uk

synopsis: Startups.co.uk, part of parent company Crimson Startups Limited, has been acquired by MVF – one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
buyer: MVF
MVF has established brands across a number of B2B and B2C sectors, using informative content, proprietary tech and cross-channel marketing to help customers make smart purchasing decisions, while driving sales for some of the world’s leading corporations. "
target: Startups.co.uk
Established in 2000 by serial entrepreneur David Lester, Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
price ($mm)
$1.24
rev ($mm)
$6
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0.2x
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closed 1/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Panoply Holdings plc, acquired D/SRUPTION

synopsis: Leeds-based D/SRUPTION, the ‘Disruptive Business Magazine’, has been acquired by technology services company Panoply Holdings. D/SRUPTION is an established thought-leader with over 17,500 subscribers, including representatives from 88 of the FTSE100, numerous Government departments, Fortune 500 companies and other large organisations.
buyer: The Panoply Holdings plc (AIM:TPX:$4.11)
The Panoply is a world-class creative technology group, assembled for innovation. Configured as a lean, fluid and ego-free family of complementary tech-focused companies, The Panoply collaborates with brave organisations to ensure their participation in tomorrow, and beyond. "
target: D/SRUPTION
D/SRUPTION is a Leeds-based ‘Disruptive Business Magazine’. D/SRUPTION is an established thought-leader with over 17,500 subscribers, including representatives from 88 of the FTSE100, numerous Government departments, Fortune 500 companies and other large organisations.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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announced 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Ilcorp, will acquire Globes

synopsis: Eliezer Fishman's 74.68% stake in Monitin, the company that owns "Globes", will be sold to Ilcorp, an Alona Bar-On family company. Globes brings its unrivaled coverage of Israeli business to some 45,000 subscribers representing Israel's elite in management, investment, technology, law, accounting, and marketing.
buyer: Ilcorp
Ilcorp is a holding company for Alona Bar-On. Haim Bar-On founded and managed the monthly magazine "Monitin" (Goodwill), and the weekly "Kessafim" (Money). In 1984, he and his partners acquired "Globes". Alona Bar-On, Haim's daughter, is a shareholder of "Globes". "
target: Globes
Each evening, Globes brings its unrivaled coverage of Israeli business to some 45,000 subscribers representing Israel's elite in management, investment, technology, law, accounting, and marketing. Globes began publication on the Internet in 1995.
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$29*
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Drew K, acquired Maker Mag

synopsis: Media entrepreneur Drew K has acquired indie entrepreneurship magazine Maker Mag. Drew K is a media entrepreneur expanding its base in independent publishing. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
buyer: Drew K
Drew K is a media entrepreneur looking to expand their base in independent publishing. Drew K collaborates with writers to diversify revenue streams through novel monetization models. "
target parent: Ness Labs
target: Maker Mag
Maker Mag is an indie entrepreneurship magazine. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Drew K, acquired Maker Mag

synopsis: Media entrepreneur Drew K has acquired indie entrepreneurship magazine Maker Mag. Drew K is a media entrepreneur expanding its base in independent publishing. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
buyer: Drew K
Drew K is a media entrepreneur looking to expand their base in independent publishing. Drew K collaborates with writers to diversify revenue streams through novel monetization models. "
target parent: Ness Labs
target: Maker Mag
Maker Mag is an indie entrepreneurship magazine. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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