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closed 12/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Blexr, acquired Home Grounds

synopsis: Blexr, a performance marketing company based in Malta and Barcelona, has acquired Home Grounds, an online community of home baristas. Home Grounds provides easy to follow 'how-to' guides and recipes with clear step-by-step instructions as well as accompanying videos for all things coffee.
buyer: Blexr
Blexr is a performance marketing company specializing in lead generation through product comparison based in Malta and Barcelona. Blexr helps people make the right decision for their choice of casino, sports betting and forex sites. Their web pages generates millions of clicks from around the world."
target: Home Grounds
Home Grounds is an online community of home baristas. Home Grounds provides 'how-to' guides and recipes with clear instructions as well as accompanying videos for all things coffee. Their community strives to simplify the mis-information in the home brewing market to help people brew better coffee.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Innit, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: Innit®, a leading food tech innovator, announced it has acquired ShopWell Labs, Inc., a personalized food discovery platform. The ShopWell services will continue to operate, and will ultimately be integrated into the Innit connected food platform which is scheduled to launch later in 2017.
buyer: Innit
Innit® empowers people through food. The Innit platform combines personalized cutting-edge information technology to enable information from food and power the emerging connected food ecosystem. Its platform identifies food using sensors in the kitchen and recommends recipes based on inventory. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Pasta.com

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com, a veteran of the online advertising industry offering a wide variety of advertising solutions for Mobile, Video and Display advertisers, has acquired Pasta.com, an authority on the history of pasta, making fresh pasta from scratch, pasta sauces, pasta recipes, "how to" videos and more.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target parent: BaronsMedia
target: Pasta.com
Pasta.com is an authority website on everything Pasta. Pasta.com offers all the necessary information regarding pasta that their users will need to be informed on pasta.
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closed 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

HarvestMark, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: YottaMark, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions, Inc., the million shopper-strong personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the ShopWell team into its HarvestMark Insights group, and ShopWell's website and mobile applications will become YottaMark branded properties.
buyer parent: YottaMark, Inc.
buyer: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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announced 9/26/2011 via Market Wire

Seamless North America, LLC, will acquire MenuPages

synopsis: Seamless, the nation's leading digital service for ordering delivery and takeout food, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MenuPages from New York Media LLC. MenuPages is the most comprehensive provider of continuously updated menu content available via mobile and online platforms.
buyer: Seamless North America, LLC
Through its website, mobile web, and native mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, Seamless offers full menus, ratings, reviews, and exclusive discounts from an extensive network of restaurants in major cities throughout the US. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: MenuPages
MenuPages is the original and most comprehensive provider of up-to-date menu content on the web. MenuPages serves eight metropolitan markets, providing fresh menus for over 35,000 restaurants.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BusinessWire

GrubHub, Inc., acquired Dotmenu, Inc.

synopsis: GrubHub has raised $50 million in Series E funding to aggressively focus on its mobile development and acquire New York-based Dotmenu, the parent company of Campusfood and Allmenus. Through the acquisition, GrubHub will have the largest restaurant listing in the country with 250,000 restaurant menus in over 50 major cities.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
The GrubHub website shows consumers all of the local restaurants that deliver to them and allows diners to order directly online, by phone or through the GrubHub iPhone and Android app. Both apps are free from their respective app markets. "
target: Dotmenu, Inc.
Dotmenu, Inc., doing business as Allmenus.com, provides menu listings, online ordering, reviews, and ratings of restaurants in the United States. It also operates Campusfood.com, a virtual food court that connects restaurants with universities/campuses, students, and local communities.
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closed 8/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Delivery.com, acquired Eats Media

synopsis: Delivery.com announced that it has acquired Eats Media, LLC, a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for food and dining enthusiasts. Eats has grown rapidly since its creation in 2002, emerging as a leading web and print media company.
buyer parent: Cantor Fitzgerald, & Co.
buyer: Delivery.com
Delivery.com is a premier online destination for fast, reliable and easy ordering of food and other items for local, same-day delivery. Serving customers and merchants in over 1000 markets across the country, Delivery. "
target: Eats Media
Eats Media is a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for dining enthusiasts. Eats’ products include Eats.com, Eats Magazine and College Eats.
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closed 8/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Global Menu guide, acquired TheMenuPage

synopsis: Global Menu Guide a leading restaurant locator service announced that it completed a 100% acquisition of http://www.TheMenuPage.com and will integrate its entire catalog of restaurant venues onto the Global platform immediately. Keith Cook founder of TMP will become Vice President, Western Region for the US Menu Guide Division.
buyer: Global Menu guide
An international online restaurant guide and location service that provides an instant connection to photos, menus, wine lists, chef bios and other pertinent data significantly enhancing the user experience in locating and selecting venues for dinners, meetings and other special events. "
target: TheMenuPage
The Menu Page is an online restaurant guide.
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closed 6/16/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Hispanicize Media Group LLC, acquired Hispanic Kitchen

synopsis: Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the holding company of the annual Hispanicize event and DiMe Media, announced it has acquired a majority, controlling stake in leading U.S. Latino digital food media company, Hispanic Kitchen. It is the ideal venue to reach home cooks and professionals who cherish the foods from Mexico, to the Caribbean, and beyond.
buyer: Hispanicize Media Group LLC
Hispanicize Media Group, LLC (HMG) works with leading brands and advertisers to navigate the rapidly evolving, trillion dollar U.S. Hispanic market by offering branded media opportunities, brand integrations, digital marketing campaigns and social influencer management through its online platforms. "
target: Hispanic Kitchen
Hispanic Kitchen is the ideal venue to reach home cooks and professionals who cherish the foods of their homelands, from Mexico, to the Caribbean, and beyond, and also those who wish to discover these wonderful flavors.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SilverPush, acquired BetterButter

synopsis: SilverPush, a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions, has acquired BetterButter, an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
buyer: SilverPush
SilverPush is a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions. SilverPush's product suite consists of a collection of platforms that empowers their clients to understand their customer and reach them effectively. SilverPush has helped 1,000+ brands in 12 countries increase their ROI. "
target: BetterButter
BetterButter is an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Tasting Table, acquired Flavour

synopsis: Tasting Table, a digital epicurean media brand, has acquired Flavour. Flavour is an app with an elegant design and innovative algorithm for vetting restaurants that aggregates reviews from top critics, essential local publications and informed industry experts, mining social graph data to distill the most noteworthy restaurants in top food cities.
buyer: Tasting Table
Tasting Table is a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. They eat high and low to bring customers discerning dining advice, recipes and news from the world of food and drink. "
target: Flavour
Flavour connects with chefs, local experts, and notable publications to provide a curated experience that best represents a city's food scene. After taking into account crowdsourced perspectives of a restaurant, Flavour distills all of this information for their customers.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ask.fm, acquired Foodily

synopsis: IAC-owned social network Ask.fm has acquired recipe network Foodily. It offers a social network for discovering and sharing favorite recipes with others, which can also be organized into collections by its users. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.fm
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor and Vimeo. Focused on the areas of search, applications, online dating, media and eCommerce, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world. "
target: Foodily
Foodily is the world’s largest social recipe network, bringing together your favorite recipes, your friends & online tastemakers. It reinvents the way users discover recipes and take the guess work out of cooking great meals.
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announced 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Open Table, Inc., will acquire Foodspotting, Inc.

synopsis: OpenTable, Inc., the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Foodspotting, an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants.
buyer: Open Table, Inc. (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. "
target: Foodspotting, Inc.
Foodspotting is an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants. The Foodspotting website and mobile apps allow users to find dishes recommended by spotters, friends and experts like The Travel Channel, Chow and Mario Batali.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 9/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired Food52

synopsis: The Chernin Group, an independent media holding company, has acquired a majority stake in Food52, a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to eat and live well.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Food52
Food52 is a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to cook, eat, and live well.
price ($mm)
$83
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$30
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2.8x
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

RailYatri, acquired YatraChef

synopsis: RailYatri, India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler, has acqui-hired YatraChef, an online marketplace that connects travelers on Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India.
buyer: RailYatri
RailYatri is India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler. RailYatri provides information on live train status, PNR Status, seat availability predictions, fare calculator, platforms/ facilities at stations, personalized alerts, and access to essential travel services. "
target: YatraChef
YatraChef is an online Marketplace aggregator connecting the travelers of the Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India, thus making it possible for the passengers to have their favorite food while they travel.
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announced 5/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Whirlpool Corporation, will acquire Yummly, Inc.

synopsis: Whirlpool Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Yummly, Inc. Yummly, founded in 2009 by David Feller and Vadim Geshel, is a food-centric technology company that provides personalized recipes and cooking resources.
buyer: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR:$20,888.00)
Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. They market Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names throughout the world. "
target: Yummly, Inc.
Yummly, founded by David Feller and Vadim Geshel in 2009, is a leading digital platform (mobile and web) for personalized recipes and cooking resources. Since Yummly's inception, it has been active in the digital kitchen and connecting users to the recipes they love.
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closed 3/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Alantaya SAS, acquired WeCook

synopsis: Alantaya, a platform that suggests culinary menus based on Health constraints of a user, announced the acquisition of WeCook, the French leader in helping to organize meals and shopping lists for families.
buyer: Alantaya SAS
Alantaya is a platform that suggests culinary menus based on Health constraints of a user. Alantaya also provides dietary counseling and dietary balance sheet reports. "
target: WeCook
WeCook is the French leader in helping to organize meals and shopping lists for families. WeCook offers a list of balanced menus based on a user's gastronomic preferences.
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closed 3/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

June Media, Inc., acquired BetterRecipes.com

synopsis: June Media Inc. announced that it has acquired BetterRecipes.com from Meredith Corporation. Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
buyer: June Media, Inc.
June Media is a content driven brand for women at all stages of life. The cornerstone of June Media is food related content. Their other subjects range from health and fitness, to openly discussing parenthood and the latest trends. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: BetterRecipes.com
Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Zomato, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: Zomato, a leading restaurant search app, announced it has acquired Urbanspoon, a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat.
buyer: Zomato
Zomato is a leading restaurant search service that provides in-depth information for over a million restaurants across 22 countries. Zomato can be accessed online or via their interactive iOS and Android apps. "
target parent: IAC
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat. It is available on the web and through its popular iPhone, Android, and Windows applications.
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$52
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closed 12/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Blexr, acquired Home Grounds

synopsis: Blexr, a performance marketing company based in Malta and Barcelona, has acquired Home Grounds, an online community of home baristas. Home Grounds provides easy to follow 'how-to' guides and recipes with clear step-by-step instructions as well as accompanying videos for all things coffee.
buyer: Blexr
Blexr is a performance marketing company specializing in lead generation through product comparison based in Malta and Barcelona. Blexr helps people make the right decision for their choice of casino, sports betting and forex sites. Their web pages generates millions of clicks from around the world."
target: Home Grounds
Home Grounds is an online community of home baristas. Home Grounds provides 'how-to' guides and recipes with clear instructions as well as accompanying videos for all things coffee. Their community strives to simplify the mis-information in the home brewing market to help people brew better coffee.
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closed 12/30/2020 via PR Newswire

Blexr, acquired Home Grounds

synopsis: Blexr, a performance marketing company based in Malta and Barcelona, has acquired Home Grounds, an online community of home baristas. Home Grounds provides easy to follow 'how-to' guides and recipes with clear step-by-step instructions as well as accompanying videos for all things coffee.
buyer: Blexr
Blexr is a performance marketing company specializing in lead generation through product comparison based in Malta and Barcelona. Blexr helps people make the right decision for their choice of casino, sports betting and forex sites. Their web pages generates millions of clicks from around the world."
target: Home Grounds
Home Grounds is an online community of home baristas. Home Grounds provides 'how-to' guides and recipes with clear instructions as well as accompanying videos for all things coffee. Their community strives to simplify the mis-information in the home brewing market to help people brew better coffee.
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announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire Online Media UK Ltd

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, is to acquire certain assets of Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate. The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Online Media UK Ltd
The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets from Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate.
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closed 12/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired Ribacka Group

synopsis: Better Collective, the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for bookmaker information, iGaming communities, and betting tips, has acquired Ribacka Group, a lead generation company that develops and constructs traffic sources in Scandinavia. Ribacka Group is a leading iGaming affiliate that offers massive volumes of high quality traffic.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$90.94)
Better Collective is the leading developer of educational platforms within the iGaming industry. Through their products, they aim to make sports betting and gambling entertaining, transparent and fair for the global network of online bettors. "
target: Ribacka Group
Ribacka Group is a lead generation company that develops and constructs traffic sources in Scandinavia. Ribacka Group is a leading iGaming affiliate that offers massive volumes of high quality traffic. The company creates innovative solutions to generate high-value leads for their clients.
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$24
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$7
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$6
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kuvera LLC, acquired United Games LLC

synopsis: Kuvera LLC, a provider of affordable access to valuable financial education and current market research, has acquired United Games, a company that designs and markets next generation mobile apps for sports. United Games' FireFan mobile app allows people to play live sports games and use other apps to gain tickets that they can redeem for rewards.
buyer parent: Investview, Inc
buyer: Kuvera LLC
Kuvera LLC provides affordable access to valuable financial education, current market research and cutting-edge technology that enables individuals to increase and cultivate their own financial resources and plan for the future. Their product services are offered on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: United Games LLC
United Games designs and markets next generation mobile apps for sports through a unique direct marketing distribution model. Their FireFan mobile app allows people to play live sports games and use other apps to gain tickets that they can redeem for rewards like gift cards, vacations, and more.
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$0.44
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, will acquire Curse LLC

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand, will acquire Curse from Twitch, the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers. Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their sites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Curse LLC
Curse is an online game portal and network of gaming websites. Curse empowers online gamers with premium resources and content. Their gaming websites include Azurilland, Diablofans, Hearthpwn, MMO-Champion and more. Their wiki hosting platform, Gamepedia, is dedicated to games and written by gamers.
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
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$64
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$10
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announced 1/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire HubPages

synopsis: Maven Inc. agreed to acquire HubPages in a union that will bring together 40 million monthly unique users together in a single premium digital media network, the two companies announced after signing a letter of intent. HubPages’ network will be migrated to Maven’s publishing and community platform, relaunched as part of a single premium network.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is an expert-driven, group media network, whose platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners. Maven enables partners to focus on creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading & interacting with the communities & constituencies they serve. "
target: HubPages
HubPages is an online publishing platform and a passionate open community of dedicated writers, explorers, knowledge seekers, and conversation starters. It helps Hubbers find and build an audience, easily create articles, and earn all sorts of rewards, from accolades to ad revenue.
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closed 1/4/2018 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, acquired Kairion GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to strengthen its activities in the ad-tech sector and is acquiring the e-commerce marketer Kairion from Cocomore AG. Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,577.28)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong presence in the TV and digital markets. Free TV financed by advertising is the core business of the Group. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms. "
target parent: Cocomore AG
target: Kairion GmbH
Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers. The company aggregates the advertising environments and data of over 80 online shops, an activity known as retail media.
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closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Linx S.A., acquired Percycle Serviços Ltda.

synopsis: LINX S.A. announces the acquisition of Percycle Serviços Ltda. (“Percycle”) by Linx Sistemas e Consultoria Ltda., a subsidiary of the Company, for 100% of the shares of Percycle. Percycle operates the leading native online media platform, uniting merchants, brands and consumers. It allows a company to advertise within the top e-commerce sites.
buyer: Linx S.A. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$161.38)
With more than 30 years offering management software (ERP and POS), Linx specializes in retail and meets many different market needs. Linx offers specific solutions for gas stations and convenience stores, dealerships, food, fashion, optical shops, drugstores, supermarkets, magazines and more. "
target: Percycle Serviços Ltda.
Percycle operates the leading native online media platform, uniting merchants, brands and consumers. It allows a company to advertise within the top e-commerce sites in different formats and segmentations, in addition to enable the maximizing of ROI (return on investment) generated in the campaign.
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$3.91
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG, acquired news.de GmbH

synopsis: Müller Medien GmbH has acquired the Leipzig, Germany-based news portal news.de from Unister Holding GmbH. News.de is an independent news website which provides up-to-date news stories, the latest developments from the media and a comprehensive guide to the world.
buyer: Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG
Müller Medien GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1950, is a media company headquartered in Nuremberg. The company is active in five sectors: directories, broadcasting, print media, book, and New Business (online). Müller Medien publishes telephone books and is active in radio/television broadcasting. "
target parent: Unister
target: news.de GmbH
News.de is an independent news website which provides up-to-date news stories, the latest developments from the media and a comprehensive guide to the world. From politics and business to sports and entertainment, news.de brings information on both national and international events.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Fit Reisen, acquired Kurz Mal Weg

synopsis: Fit Reisen, a booking specialist for travel and wellness, has acquired Kurz Mal Weg, a company that operates an online travel portal that offers wellness and travel packages. They are based in Germany.
buyer: Fit Reisen
Fit Reisen is a booking specialist for travel and wellness. People can book wellness getaways, travel packages and classes. They are based in Hamburg, Germany. "
target parent: Unister
target: Kurz Mal Weg
Kurz Mal Weg operates an online travel portal. They offer wellness and travel packages. The company is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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announced 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shoply will be merged with Anyware Corporation,

synopsis: Shoply Limited is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement for a proposed merger with Anyware Corporation Pty Ltd. Shoply is an online shopping company which sells a variety of items through its online shopping destinations.
buyer: Anyware Corporation
Anyware Corporation Pty Ltd. imports and distributes computer accessories in Australia and New Zealand. The company offers products such as audio/visual, cables, digital signage, gaming, input devices, KVM, LED lighting, mobile device accessories, networking, notebook and more. "
target: Shoply (ASX:SHP:$2.51)
Shoply is an online shopping company. It sells a variety of products through its Online Shopping destinations. Items include kitchenware, cookware, home appliances, computer parts, networking products, electronics, whitegoods, stationery, baby products, toys, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2015 via Company Description

Hanse Vertriebspartner AG, will acquire GELD.de

synopsis: Investment manager Hanse Vertriebspartner AG has announced that it will acquire GELD.de, a German financial portal for insurance and financial products comparison. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Leipzig, Germany.
buyer: Hanse Vertriebspartner AG
Hanse Vertriebspartner AG is an investment management firm based in Hamburg, Germany. "
target parent: Unister
target: GELD.de
GELD.de is a financial portal for insurance and financial products comparison. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Leipzig, Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired PriceGrabber

synopsis: Marketing services company Connexity Inc. has acquired PriceGrabber a leading retail lead-generation platform and network. PriceGrabber's expansive shopping-focused publisher network offers more than 2,000 retailers marketing access to millions of shoppers each month from leading online shopping destinations such as Yahoo! and Ask.com.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target: PriceGrabber
PriceGrabber® is a leading distributed ecommerce platform and shopping site that connects millions of shoppers each month with thousands of merchants. They reach their consumer audience via desktop and mobile devices through a network of over 400 partners as well as through their own web properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

IAC, will purchase Owned & Operated Websites Segment from ValueClick, Inc.

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell 100 percent of its Owned and Operated Websites (O&O) segment to IAC. ValueClick's O&O segment comprises a broad range of content and e-commerce websites including Investopedia and PriceRunner.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company focused in the core areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media. IAC's network of sites has over a billion total monthly visits in more than 30 countries and is the 8th largest network in the world. "
seller: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick's Owned and Operated Websites segment comprises a broad range of content and e-commerce websites including Investopedia and PriceRunner.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Eniro AB, will acquire Bloggerfy

synopsis: Eniro is acquiring one of the Nordic region’s largest blog networks, Bloggerfy. As a result of the acquisition, Eniro establishes a strong position in the social advertising market in Sweden and Norway. The acquisition will increase traffic to Eniro’s local search services by approximately one million unique visitors per week.
buyer: Eniro AB (ENIRF:$156.06)
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. The company has approx. 3,200 employees in the Nordic region and Poland and has been listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 2000. "
target parent: FameAds Sweden AB
target: Bloggerfy
Bloggerfy develops and operates sales of sponsored links and banners for bloggers that are linked to the network. The network currently comprises approximately 65,000 registered bloggers in Sweden and 8,500 bloggers in Norway. The network has approximately 2.5 million unique visitors per week.
price ($mm)
$0.08*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired Longboard Media, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based SaaS provider, Bazaarvoice, which powers customer review and social commerce features for brands like Best Buy, Costco, Dell and Panasonic, announced that it has acquired fast-growing eCommerce advertising network, Longboard Media.
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice, a leading social software company, assists clients in bringing the voice of the customer to the center of business strategy. "
target: Longboard Media, Inc.
Longboard Media is a leading e-commerce digital media company that enables retailers to launch and manage on-site advertising solutions and site monetization strategies.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Populis, acquired mokono GmbH

synopsis: Populis is delighted to announce the acquisition of mokono, Germany’s largest blog network and one of Europe’s leading blogging and blog marketing platforms.
buyer: Populis
With a network of over 500 web properties visited by more than 26 million unique users every month, Populis provides vibrant content to passionate communities, crowdsourced from a team of expert collaborators and published on its wholly owned and operated websites. "
target: mokono GmbH
Since 2005, mokono has provided blog technology to bloggers across the globe. In addition, both bloggers and corporations have increasingly used mokono for marketing and advertising support. mokono is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$18.00)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2018 via Company Press Release

RTL Group, acquired United Screens AB

synopsis: RTL Group announced that it has fully acquired United Screens, the leading multi-platform network (MPN) in the Nordic countries. United Screens is the largest YouTube network in the Nordics with more than 500 million views per month.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Group (ENXTBR:RTL:$7,416.59)
RTL Group is a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 56 television channels and 31 radio stations, content production throughout the world and rapidly growing digital video businesses. "
target: United Screens AB
United Screens is a Sweden-based producer of online video. United Screens is a multi platform network, focusing on online video and working with creators, advertisers and rights owners. United Screens is the largest YouTube network in the Nordics with more than 500 million views per month.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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