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announced 3/1/2007 via PR Newswire

CitySearch, will acquire Insider Pages

synopsis: Citysearch, an operating business of IAC has agreed to acquire Insider Pages, a leading reviews-based local search company located in Redwood City, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: CitySearch
Citysearch is a leading integrated local search, directory and media company that connects consumers and merchants. By delivering trusted content Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money. "
target: Insider Pages
Insider Pages is a local search engine/online yellow pages built around the concept that the best way to find a local business is through a personal recommendation. Users of the site have created over 500,000 customer reviews of local businesses.
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announced 8/24/2009 via Reuters

Canpages, Inc., will acquire GigPark

synopsis: Canpages Inc, a Canadian local search and directories publisher, said it agreed to acquire GigPark.com, an online social media platform, to beef up its local search website.
buyer parent: HM Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Canpages, Inc.
Boasting a circulation of more than 5.4 million, Canpages publishes over 70 local telephone directories across Ontario, BC, Quebec, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. "
target: GigPark
GigPark is the easiest way to discover the trusted handyman, accountant and everyone else your friends use. We believe friends recommend the best people. GigPark's mission is to make it easy for friends to share recommendations so we can all find great service.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BusinessWire

Memory Lane, Inc., acquired schoolFeed, Inc.

synopsis: United Online, Inc. announced that it has acquired schoolFeed, Inc., owner of a Top 25 Facebook app and a leading online high school network, to enrich its Classmates business domestically and its StayFriends brand internationally. schoolFeed will now be owned by Memory Lane, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online.
buyer parent: United Online, Inc.
buyer: Memory Lane, Inc.
Memory Lane, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a premier provider of online nostalgia products and services. Memory Lane owns and operates Classmates.com, a premier destination for reconnecting with the people, places, and events from high school years. "
target: schoolFeed, Inc.
schoolFeed is a fast growing high school network that makes it easy to find and keep in touch with friends and acquaintances from high school. It combines an online yearbook and class directory with news feeds, interest groups, online games and virtual currency.
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closed 9/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Ratings Guy, LLC merged with iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.,

synopsis: Veteran healthcare industry executives announced the combination of their companies. The Ratings Guy, LLC, an online rating system, will now be part of iVantage Health Analytics, to provide a single source of business intelligence solutions to help providers address the complex requirements of managing under the new healthcare.
buyer: iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.
iVantage Health Analytics' information products integrate market intelligence, quality and performance benchmarking with innovative delivery platforms to help customers pinpoint key tactical advantages. "
target: The Ratings Guy, LLC
The Ratings Guy, LLC offers an online rating system for lifestyle websites.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Wired Magazine, acquired reddit.com

synopsis: Wired Digital, online home of Wired magazine , has acquired reddit.com, a leading social aggregation news site that empowers its users to select and rank web content. Reddit, based in Boston, will relocate to San Francisco where Wired magazine and Wired Digital are based. The four founders will continue to direct reddit as Wired Digital employees.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Wired Magazine
Wired Magazine delivers the intelligence readers need on the topics that matter most: Technology and innovation. Science and medicine. Business and global politics. Arts and culture. The best new products and more. "
target: reddit.com
reddit is a community web site where users can post links to content on the web. Other users may then vote the posted link up or down, causing it to appear more or less prominently on the reddit home page.
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closed 10/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Reelgood, acquired Guidebox Inc.

synopsis: Reelgood, a startup aimed at helping cord cutters find shows and movies to watch on the services they subscribe to, has bought Guidebox, a streaming availability data provider which powers Roku, TVGuide, Metacritic and others.
buyer: Reelgood
Reelgood is the world's most extensive streaming guide, with every TV show and movie available to stream online. Browse through every TV series and movie and sort by title, release year, genre, IMDB rating, and, most important - see where to watch it. "
target: Guidebox Inc.
Guidebox is a streaming availability data provider which powers Roku, TVGuide, Metacritic and others. Guidebox began its life in 2012 as a consumer-facing website that brought together full show and episode data in one place, then pointed users where they could watch.
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closed 3/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

1st Leads LLC, acquired Bingoport.co.uk

synopsis: Gaming Realms has sold UK-based Bingoport.co.uk and Freebingohunter.com to 1st Leads, a performance marketing and lead generation specialist. Bingoport reviews UK online bingo sites so users know which sites offer the best experience for them to play. Freebingohunter offers bingo website reviews and online bingo games through their website.
buyer: 1st Leads LLC
1st Leads is a performance marketing and lead generation specialist. 1st Leads generates highly qualified, highly targeted sales leads and actionable market intelligence. They specialize in working with high tech companies that have complex products and complex sales cycles. "
target parent: Gaming Realms plc
target: Bingoport.co.uk
Bingoport.co.uk is the UK's largest and most trusted free bingo site. Bingoport monitors and reviews UK online bingo sites so users know which sites offer the best experience for them to play. Freebingohunter.com offers bingo website reviews and online bingo games through their website.
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cancelled 4/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

ColorTV, cancelled an acquisition of Guidebox Inc.

synopsis: ColorTV, an end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs and streaming devices, cancelled an acquisition of Guidebox Inc., the OTT video search and discovery metadata provider to nearly 50 television brands.
buyer: ColorTV
ColorTV is the end-to-end platform for broadcasters to promote, personalize and attribute content on connected TVs. ColorTV's platform provides a diverse suite of data, discovery and analytics solutions for Connected TV, built to empower networks to compete in the new connected TV ecosystem. "
target: Guidebox Inc.
Guidebox Inc is the OTT video search and discovery metadata provider to nearly 50 television brands. Guidebox is a technology that enables TV viewers to search for and discover TV programming on connected TV platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Home, Android, iOS, and web.
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closed 3/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Adseek, llc, acquired BlogCatalog

synopsis: Adseek Media, a company that creates greater value for both advertisers and publishers by combining the latest advertising technology with expert strategy and administration, acquired Blogcatalog.com, the best place on the web to find blogs and bloggers.
buyer: Adseek, llc
AdSeek creates greater value for both advertisers and publishers by combining the latest advertising technology with expert strategy and administration. Their advanced decision-making platform enables them to analyze ad supply and demand on a vast scale in only a fraction of a second. "
target: BlogCatalog
BlogCatalog is the best place on the web to find blogs and bloggers. Bloggers can utilize the site to share their work, promote their blogs and connect with other bloggers. Readers can find the best blogs about their personal interests and create their own personal feed from their favorite blogs.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation, acquired ResellerRatings.com

synopsis: Answers announced that it has acquired ResellerRatings, the web’s leading independent resource for helping shoppers find the best online retailers. Nearly two million visitors per month come to ResellerRatings to read merchant reviews before making purchase decisions, and over one thousand merchant reviews are added each day.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Answers Corporation
Established in 1998, Answers Corporation is the industry’s top destination for Q&A content. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. "
target: ResellerRatings.com
Founded in 1998, ResellerRatings is the leading resource for shoppers looking for consumer-generated ratings and reviews of online merchants. Its mission is to offer first-hand customer accounts of online retailers to highlight the best and help shoppers avoid the rest.
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closed 1/28/2011 via PR Newswire

Oversee.net, acquired ShopWiki.com

synopsis: Oversee.net®, which operates successful comparison sites in the travel and financial services sectors, has acquired ShopWiki Corp., parent of the multinational Internet shopping search engine. ShopWiki helps users find places to purchase products for sale on the web by intelligently searching and organizing nearly half a billion consumer offerings.
buyer: Oversee.net
Oversee.net® is the leader in Internet real estate, specializing in monetizing, registering, selling and developing domain names. The company provides an array of managed services to domain investors, corporations, and individuals across more than ten million web sites. "
target parent: Generation Partners
target: ShopWiki.com
ShopWiki, founded in 2005, has shopping comparison websites serving 11 countries in North America, Europe and Australia. The sites help users find places to purchase products for sale on the web by intelligently searching and organizing nearly half a billion consumer offerings.
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closed 8/30/2005 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Shopping.com

synopsis: eBay today completed its previously announced acquisition of Shopping.com, a leader in online comparison shopping and consumer reviews. In accordance with the terms of the acquisition agreement as announced on June 1, 2005, eBay acquired all outstanding shares of Shopping.com stock for total consideration of approximately $634 million.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: Shopping.com
Shopping.com is a global leader in online comparison shopping with sites in the U.S., U.K. & France. According to comScore Media Metrix, it is the third largest shopping destination on the web. The company's mission is to help shoppers use the power of information to find, compare & buy anything.
price ($mm)
$480
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$113
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$20
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closed 5/12/2010 via Company Press Release

The Nile Project, Inc., acquired Localyte

synopsis: NileGuide, the go-to website for great travel recommendations and custom trip planning, announced the acquisition of Localyte’s platform and community, featuring original travel recommendations from a community of tens of thousands of content contributors around the world.
buyer: The Nile Project, Inc.
Through a global network of local experts and content partnerships with many of the world’s most trusted travel publishers, NileGuide provides a one-stop resource that makes the trip planning process fast, fun and personalized, helping travelers make the most of their trips. "
target: Localyte
Localyte.com connects travelers with Localytes: local people and services in travel destinations. A Localyte is a local person living in a travel destination who is passionate about sharing their knowledge with travelers.
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closed 7/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Internet Info, s.r.o., acquired Stahuj.cz/SW.cz

synopsis: Internet Info publishers are further expanding their portfolio by purchasing Stahuj.cz and SW.cz from Economia. Stahuj.cz is a software portal containing the most extensive catalog of software for free download in the Czech Republic. Stahuj.cz functions as a direct support of the e-shop SW.cz, a specialized online software store.
buyer: Internet Info, s.r.o.
Internet Info, s.r.o. is Prague-based company that publishes professional Internet diaries (eg Lupa.cz, Měšec.cz, Podnikatel.cz), and organizes dozens of important conferences (Czech Internet Forum, E-Business Forum, WebTop100). "
target parent: Economia, a.s.
target: Stahuj.cz/SW.cz
Stahuj.cz is the software portal containing the most extensive catalog of software for free download and also the most visited technical portal in the Czech Republic. Stahuj.cz functions as a direct support of the e-shop SW.cz, a specialized online software store.
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closed 11/14/2016 via BusinessWire

Avnet, Inc., acquired Hackster, Inc.

synopsis: Avnet, Inc. announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Hackster, Inc. as the first step of a two part transaction in which Avnet will acquire the remainder of the company in January 2017. Hackster.io is an online community that helps users globally learn how to design, create and program Internet-connected hardware.
buyer: Avnet, Inc. (AVT:$19,518.59)
Founded in 1921, Avnet, Inc., is one of the world's largest global distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology. They serve customers in more than 125 countries. They are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. "
target: Hackster, Inc.
Hackster is a hardware learning platform. They provide a huge project database and tools for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, MetaWear, Spark Core, and every other type of open source hardware you can think of to help you create your next awesome electronics invention.
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closed 6/17/2013 via PR Web

Tollfreenumber.org, acquired NATMAP

synopsis: Tollfreenumber.org, a United States based company, has recently acquired NATMAP, which is located at http://www.dir2.net, an online phone number database that contains non-public information about ALL U.S. telephone numbers.
buyer: Tollfreenumber.org
Tollfreenumber.org specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services. "
target: NATMAP
NATMAP (North American Phone Number Map) is a free online phone number database that contains non-public information about ALL U.S. telephone numbers.
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closed 4/28/2011 via BusinessWire

CrowdGather, Inc., acquired Pocketables.net

synopsis: One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather, announced that it has acquired Pocketables.net. Pocketables.net has been providing news, reviews, and commentary about ultramobile computers, mobile internet devices, and other handheld gadgets since 2006.
buyer: CrowdGather, Inc. (CRWG:$1.69)
CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide. "
target: Pocketables.net
Pocketables is an online tech publication that provides news, commentary, and comprehensive reviews on various mobile computing devices (7-inch or smaller screens), portable consumer electronics, and related accessories.
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closed 3/22/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired RotorBlog.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Rotorblog.com. Rotorblog was created in 2006 to cover the social media space. It currently attracts approximately 200,000 unique visitors a month. Terms for the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: RotorBlog.com
RotorBlog.com was founded by Maris Dagis in order to provide latest Web 2.0 news and startup reviews, later focusing on social networks and online communications. Reaching 250k readers monthly it has became one of the most popular sources of information for people using Internet to communicate.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., will acquire Tumblr, Inc.

synopsis: Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Tumblr, Inc.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Tumblr, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Tumblr. Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing media networks in the world. The combination of Tumblr and Yahoo! is expected to grow Yahoo!'s audience to more than one billion monthly visitors.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Tumblr, Inc.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Tumblr hosts over 108 million blogs. Its headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
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announced 3/1/2007 via PR Newswire

CitySearch, will acquire Insider Pages

synopsis: Citysearch, an operating business of IAC has agreed to acquire Insider Pages, a leading reviews-based local search company located in Redwood City, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: CitySearch
Citysearch is a leading integrated local search, directory and media company that connects consumers and merchants. By delivering trusted content Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money. "
target: Insider Pages
Insider Pages is a local search engine/online yellow pages built around the concept that the best way to find a local business is through a personal recommendation. Users of the site have created over 500,000 customer reviews of local businesses.
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announced 3/1/2007 via PR Newswire

CitySearch, will acquire Insider Pages

synopsis: Citysearch, an operating business of IAC has agreed to acquire Insider Pages, a leading reviews-based local search company located in Redwood City, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: CitySearch
Citysearch is a leading integrated local search, directory and media company that connects consumers and merchants. By delivering trusted content Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money. "
target: Insider Pages
Insider Pages is a local search engine/online yellow pages built around the concept that the best way to find a local business is through a personal recommendation. Users of the site have created over 500,000 customer reviews of local businesses.
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Traded Network Ltd. merged with Desire Marketing Ltd.,

synopsis: Marketing companies Desire Marketing and Traded Network have merged. Traded Network offers a range of digital marketing plans to businesses via a local business directory to position businesses within local search engine results. Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses.
buyer: Desire Marketing Ltd.
Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses. The company provides a wide range of marketing services from social media marketing, email marketing and e-zines through to bespoke marketing plans, website development, branding and design services. "
target: Traded Network Ltd.
Traded Network is a unique marketing solution that delivers effective results at an affordable rate. They get companies seen in more search engine results, throughout social media and within the local community. They create content all around key business search terms for websites to perform better.
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closed 5/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Legacy.com, Inc., acquired iAnnounce

synopsis: Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce, the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: iAnnounce
iAnnounce want people to be able to share their family news with everyone in their community. iAnnounce members are be able to share in the lives of their friends and neighbours - in happy times and in times of sadness and loss.
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closed 12/1/2005 via

Enable Media Limited, acquired Scoot UK Ltd.

synopsis: Enable Media have announced the purchase of the Scoot customer base and a long term licence agreement of the Scoot brand from British Telecom for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Enable Media Limited
Established since 1997, AskAlix is one of the UK's leading and longest established online business directory services. A two time winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, AskAlix allows users to find businesses, products and services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. "
target parent: BT Group plc
target: Scoot UK Ltd.
Scoot is a comprehensive business and service directory offering you a fast, easy way to find information on more than two million goods and services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We put buyers and sellers in touch with each other quickly, simply and accurately.
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closed 6/17/2013 via PR Web

Tollfreenumber.org, acquired NATMAP

synopsis: Tollfreenumber.org, a United States based company, has recently acquired NATMAP, which is located at http://www.dir2.net, an online phone number database that contains non-public information about ALL U.S. telephone numbers.
buyer: Tollfreenumber.org
Tollfreenumber.org specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services. "
target: NATMAP
NATMAP (North American Phone Number Map) is a free online phone number database that contains non-public information about ALL U.S. telephone numbers.
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closed 6/4/2013 via PR Web

Tollfreenumber.org, acquired Reverse800.com

synopsis: The Tollfreenumber.org Online Directory has acquired Reverse800.com. Reverse800.com is an online search engine that allows people to look up information on toll-free numbers for free. Tollfreenumber.ORG specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services.
buyer: Tollfreenumber.org
Tollfreenumber.org specializes in helping small businesses to be competitive nationwide by providing toll-free phone numbers and other telecommunications services. "
target: Reverse800.com
Reverse800.com is an online search engine that was started in 2005 that allows people to look up information on toll-free numbers for free. This gives its visitors the ability to verify telemarketer phone numbers as well as view information for those who have been making harassing phone calls.
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announced 12/5/2008 via BNC Analysis

Bisnode AB, will acquire Wer Liefert Was

synopsis: Bisnode has signed an agreement to acquire Wer Liefert Was. With the acquisition, Bisnode considerably strengthens its market position within digital business and product information services in Europe. The seller is the Italian group Seat Pagine Gialle and the purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 40 million (Enterprise Value).
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode is one of Europe’s leading providers of digital business information, including credit reports, company and consumer information, direct marketing tools and market information for the general business-to-business market. "
target parent: Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A
target: Wer Liefert Was
Wes Liefert Was offers supplier search services on the internet and the company has a strong market position in the German-speaking countries of Europe. Over the past few years, WLW has successfully transformed its business from print to online services covering a total of 670,000 companies.
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$8.03
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired CouponBug LLC

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the world’s leading provider of interactive coupon marketing and technology solutions, announced the acquisition of CouponBug LLC. Through the deal, Coupons, Inc. gains direct relationships with television stations in more than 100 local television markets across the country.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: CouponBug LLC
CouponBug® provides online national and local grocery coupons, health and beauty coupons, entertainment coupons, and retail coupons that you receive online and print at home.
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announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
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closed 5/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired Boodle

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the world’s leading provider of printable coupon marketing and technology solutions, has acquired Consumer Networks LLC, a privately owned venture of Gannett Co. Inc., Tribune Company, and the Copley Press. Through the deal, Coupons, Inc. will now distribute printable coupons from major consumer brands to over 550 newspaper websites.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: Boodle
Consumer Network’s Boodle.com is a leading grocery savings site and distributor of online grocery coupons among 500 media and lifestyle sites. Boodle.com combines the local strength and trusted brands of its affiliated newspapers with nationally branded products.
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closed 11/11/2004 via BusinessWire

Ebay Inc., acquired Marktplaats.nl

synopsis: eBay, the World's Online Marketplace, today announced that it has acquired Marktplaats.nl, the leading classifieds website in the Netherlands. eBay purchased Marktplaats.nl from Het Goed Beheer BV, a company that owns second-hand retail shops in the Netherlands.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target parent: Het Goed Beheer BV
target: Marktplaats.nl
Founded in 1999, Marktplaats.nl was one of the first websites in the Netherlands dedicated to the classified advertising format online. Since then, it has grown into the most popular website of its kind in the Netherlands with a growing audience among individuals and small businesses.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Versa Capital Management, acquired Impressions Media

synopsis: Impressions Media announced that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management, LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
buyer: Versa Capital Management
Versa Capital Management is a private equity investment firm which focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle market companies where value and performance growth can be achieved through enhanced operational and financial management. "
target: Impressions Media
Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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