Like Vibe Holdings LLC

closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Crooz, will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: CROOZ, Inc., one of the leading mobile social game providers in Japan, will acquire all shares of Candle inc. and make it a subsidiary. Candle inc operates fashion curation media such as MARBLE, which boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$327.62)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
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$12
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 4/20/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired B5Media

synopsis: Alloy Digital, a leading creator and distributor of media and entertainment for the 12-34 demographic, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B5Media, one of the fastest-growing female-oriented lifestyle digital publishing and media networks including Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: B5Media
As one of the fastest-growing media networks devoted to women, B5Media is the publisher of prominent lifestyle websites Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
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announced 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Union Square Agency, will acquire Track Entertainment

synopsis: Union Square Agency, a New York based lifestyle agency, signed a term sheet to acquire the Track Entertainment and Fearless Music Television divisions of The Management Group, LLC. TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties.
buyer: Union Square Agency (UCRP:$0.00)
Union Square Agency and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Union Square Media and Union Square Licensing, delivers truly integrated, innovative and unparalleled 360 degree solutions with a core focus on blending media, brands, entertainment and consumers into unique business opportunities. "
target parent: Madison Ave. Media, Inc.
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyles and multiculturalism, through event directories and music.
price ($mm)
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$20
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closed 3/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired BBS Media

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the pioneer of vertical media, has announced that it has acquired brand advertising media company BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media) based in Canada. The acquisition creates the 5th international country media subsidiary for Glam and will allow premium brands to more effectively engage with Canadian audiences online.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media is the pioneer of vertical media that connects the world's top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam Media has more than 2,000 publishers organized across multiple vertical categories online including: Glam.com, Glam Entertainment, Brash.com and Bliss.com. "
target: BBS Media
BBS Media is one of Canada's leading online media companies that helps brands reach targeted audiences in Canada and has established relationships with many premium content providers including Harper's Bazaar, YummyMummyClub.ca, Washington Post Digital, Forbes, and Men'shealth.com.
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cancelled 12/15/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Ave. Media, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Track Entertainment

synopsis: Madison Ave. Media, Inc., a global leader in brand intelligence and mobile marketing, agrees to acquire Track Entertainment a division of The Management Group, LLC. With over $20 million in annual revenue, Track Entertainment owns and manages a consortium of advertising, content, ticketing and event driven web properties.
buyer: Madison Ave. Media, Inc. (US:KHZM:$0.00)
Madison Ave. Media is an advanced digital media company that offers a differentiated and competitive array of marketing technologies and services to clients in multiple industries. Madison Ave's brings advanced, highly productive marketing, communications and advertising solutions to clients. "
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, whose assets include 3.5 million registered users, and proprietary web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyle, event directory, multicultural, and music based properties.
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closed 12/17/2010 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company, announced that investment funds managed by Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of Internet Brands.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software and business & marketing services. "
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month.
price ($mm)[EV]
$625 [$566]
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$107
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closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Wetpaint.com, acquired Rant, Inc.

synopsis: Wetpaint, a DraftDay Fantasy Sports Company, has acquired Rant, Inc. Rant is a leading digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint (Wetpaint.com) is the fastest growing entertainment news destination for millennial women. Covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture, Wetpaint reaches over 10 million entertainment enthusiasts on a monthly basis. "
target: Rant, Inc.
Rant, Inc. and its expanding internet property lineup has established itself as a leading innovator in online media consumption. It owns a wide variety of Internet blogs and other sites in the areas of sports, lifestyle, fitness, exercise, entertainment, and celebrities.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HealthLine, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together, has acquired Healthline Media, a publisher of two of the four largest consumer health and wellness information sites in the world, reaching over 150 million visitors a month globally, more than any other online health publisher.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands across the Financial, Home, Health, Education and Digital Services. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: HealthLine, Inc.
As one of the fastest growing consumer health information sites, Healthline.com advances Healthline's mission to be users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BusinessWire

eLocal, acquired CityGrid

synopsis: eLocal, a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company, has acquired CityGrid, a leader in local business advertising solutions and its subsidiary, Felix. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: CityGrid
CityGrid is a leader in local business advertising solutions. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps through CityGrid, their local content and advertising network.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Al Ahli Holding Group, acquired theAudience

synopsis: Al Ahli Holding Group has acquired theAudience. Based in Los Angeles, theAudience is one of the world's largest social media publishing and marketing companies, reaching to over one billion people globally. Its expertise in connecting brands and consumers has led it to work with brands such as American Express, McDonald's, and more.
buyer: Al Ahli Holding Group
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, and more. "
target: theAudience
theAudience is an entertainment content publishing network built upon the social media connections between fans and popular culture. The company's robust publishing network curates and produces content natively on social media platforms to create large, highly engaged fan bases.
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announced 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, will acquire Fashion Times LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, a global news organization, is acquiring Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company. Fashion Times LLC operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. Under IBT Media's ownership, the properties will continue to operate as free news websites targeting consumers interested in fashion, beauty and design.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a global digital media company headquartered in New York. With properties such as International Business Times, Bizu.tv, iDigitalTimes, MedicalDaily and more, IBT Media strives to create the best possible content to relevant audiences worldwide and deliver it wherever they are. "
target: Fashion Times LLC
Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company, operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. FashionTimes.com delivers the latest news, original features, interviews, analysis of trends and more from the fashion world.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media & Publishing, acquired Femina Média Kft.

synopsis: Hungary's Central European Media Publishing (CEMP) said the company had purchased Femina Media, expanding its products focusing on women readers. Femina Media runs Retikul.hu and Noifriss.hu in addition to managing FeminaShop.hu, an online retail site. Femina Media has 870,000 online monthly readers and 419,000 readers from mobile apps.
buyer: Central European Media & Publishing
Central European Media & Publishing is an online media company that operates Index, Hungary's favorite internet news website. "
target: Femina Média Kft.
Based in Budapest, Hungary, Femina Média Kft. is an online media that owns several websites including Femina.hu, Retikul.hu, and NoiFriss.hu. The websites offer online retail services as well as news about health and fashion.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BusinessWire

BlackBook Media Corp. merged with Vibe Holdings LLC,

synopsis: InterMedia Partners announced that they have merged their Vibe and Uptown businesses with the BlackBook Media business and The Access Network Company. The merger of these premier assets is part of their media and technology consolidation strategy.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise. "
target parent: The Access Network Company
target: BlackBook Media Corp.
BlackBook Media is a leading publisher in the progressive nightlife, fashion, and culture arena. BlackBook delivers beauty, fashion, and entertainment guides through the BlackBook Guides mobile applications, online at BBook.com, at its signature events & in BlackBook magazine.
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closed 8/12/2009 via BusinessWire

Blackrock Digital Inc., Uptown Media Group LLC, acquired Vibe Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: InterMedia Partners, in partnership with its portfolio company Uptown Media Group along with Blackrock Digital announced the purchase of the assets of Vibe and Vibe.com, the preeminent brands for hip-hop & R&B lifestyle and culture.
buyer: Blackrock Digital Inc.
buyer: Uptown Media Group LLC
Blackrock Digital is an interactive media sales representation and marketing firm. We represent top tier media publications’ websites that attract a young and desirable audience. "
target: Vibe Media Group, Inc.
Founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner, Vibe has been an iconic brand for 16 years, responsible for setting trends among hip hop and mainstream culture.
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closed 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired Vibe Magazine

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, announced today its acquisition of VIBE, the world's leading urban music and lifestyle magazine. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition underscores management's commitment to extend the VIBE brand into multiple media platforms.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target parent: Freeman Spogli & Co.
target: Vibe Magazine
Founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner, Vibe has been an iconic brand for 16 years, responsible for setting trends among hip hop and mainstream culture.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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announced 12/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Billboard Media Group, The Hollywood Reporter, will purchase Music Assets from SpinMedia

synopsis: The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SpinMedia's storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world's largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The deal expands the company's online audience to 45 million readers a month.
buyer: Billboard Media Group
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reaches almost 30 million readers a month online globally. THR's platforms include a weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, social media, and branded events. "
seller: SpinMedia
SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love. Through iconic brands such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz and Buzznet, SpinMedia provides brands with authentic and credible connections to fans.
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closed 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

SpinMedia, acquired Death and Taxes Media, LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia announced the acquisition of men's lifestyle site Death and Taxes. Death and Taxes is a men's lifestyle site focusing on music, entertainment and social content. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content they love.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love. Through iconic brands such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz and Buzznet, SpinMedia provides brands with authentic and credible connections to fans. "
target: Death and Taxes Media, LLC
Founded in 2011, Death and Taxes is a men's lifestyle site focusing on music, entertainment and social content. Death and Taxes stories generate tens of thousands of Likes, Tweets, and Shares and are frequently showcased on the front page of Reddit.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Under The Gun Review

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Under The Gun Review. Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Under The Gun Review
Under The Gun Review is one of the fastest growing music news/review sites on the on the internet. Started in March of 2008, Under The Gun is focused on covering the ever-evolving, non genre-specific tastes of today's youth and showcasing the future of music.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired AlterThePress.com

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of AlterThePress.com. AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: AlterThePress.com
AlterThePress.com is an alternative music website, covering the latest in news, interviews, reviews, producing original video content in rock, punk, hardcore, pop-punk, emo, indie and more. The site also regularly produces exclusive acoustic video sessions.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired PropertyOfZack

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of PropertyOfZack. PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: PropertyOfZack
PropertyOfZack was founded in March 2009 as a space to post interesting news about the music scene and bands. PropertyOfZack developed from a set of casual updates to the multimedia constant stream of focused news.
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closed 8/27/2012 via PR Newswire

AbsolutePunk, acquired Punknews.org

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA announced the acquisition of Punknews.org. Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
buyer parent: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
buyer: AbsolutePunk
AbsolutePunk is a website, online community, and alternative music news source. The website mainly focuses on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it has been known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success. "
target: Punknews.org
Punknews.org publishes music news and album reviews relating to punk rock, hardcore punk, ska, alternative, indie rock, heavy metal and hip hop. It features user-submitted and editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others. "
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 2/11/2011 via BusinessWire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired The Frisky

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the Web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher, has announced that it has acquired The Frisky from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.. Launched in 2008, and focused on entertainment news, celebrity, fashion and women’s lifestyle, The Frisky has struck a major chord with female audiences for its authentic voice and fierce sense of humor.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 75M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: The Frisky
TheFrisky.com is one of the largest women's interest and lifestyle sites in the country, offering irreverent, humorous and, above all, candid commentary on pop culture, celebrities, style, personal finance and entertainment news.
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closed 5/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Absolute Punk

synopsis: Buzznet, the Web's leading social media community for music, announced the addition of Absolute Punk. With an incredibly active community of more than 500,000 music fans, Absolute Punk provides one of the largest alternative music zines on the Web.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Absolute Punk
Founded in 2000, Absolute Punk is the premier destination for alternative music, industry news, reviews, interviews and community, and has become the top source of information for devoted music fans.
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closed 4/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Idolator

synopsis: Buzznet, the web's leading social media company has acquired Idolator from Gawker Media. Through the acquisition of Idolator, Buzznet will be adding one of the most respected and innovative voices to its music community.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target parent: Gawker Media
target: Idolator
Idolator is the web's second most popular music blog, providing insightful commentary on all aspects of music, including highly regarded music reviews and recommendations.
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closed 4/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Stereogum

synopsis: Buzznet, the leading social music community has completed the acquisition of the acclaimed music blog Stereogum. Already the top destination for pop-punk and alternative rock fans and artists, the deal complements Buzznet's further expansion into additional music genres.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Stereogum
Stereogum.com, founded by Scott Lapatine, is a blog devoted exclusively to music. Our constantly growing collection of new and exclusive MP3s are free and legal, so download away. We have a tips line (tips at stereogum dot com) that you may use to get in touch with the entire editorial staff.
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closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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announced 12/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Billboard Media Group, The Hollywood Reporter, will purchase Music Assets from SpinMedia

synopsis: The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SpinMedia's storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world's largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. The deal expands the company's online audience to 45 million readers a month.
buyer: Billboard Media Group
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reaches almost 30 million readers a month online globally. THR's platforms include a weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, social media, and branded events. "
seller: SpinMedia
SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love. Through iconic brands such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz and Buzznet, SpinMedia provides brands with authentic and credible connections to fans.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 7/29/2015 via Market Wire

Torstar Corporation, acquired VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: Torstar Corporation, a broadly based, progressive media company, announced it has acquired a 56 percent interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc., a digital media company that owns and operates more than 600 consumer enthusiast online forums and premium content sites across North America.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses. "
target: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
Established in 1999, VerticalScope Inc. owns and operates more than 300 consumer shopping portals and enthusiast Web sites serving the automotive, RV, powersports, tractor, outdoor power equipment, sports and pet owner vertical markets with top brands.
price ($mm)
$155*
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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closed 6/3/2013 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired ToneMedia

synopsis: Cellfish, a leading mobile and social application publisher, announced that it has acquired the digital advertising platform ToneMedia. ToneMedia's exclusive ad platform connects music preferences with consumer buying habits, providing sophisticated, multi-level engagement for advertisers and marketers across the web and mobile.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media is a publisher of mobile and social applications targeted at music, sports and entertainment fans. It operates mobile and social properties, distributed through its own distribution network, and through partnerships with some of the world's leading operators, media and brands. "
target: ToneMedia
ToneMedia connects leading advertisers with consumers through the power of music content. Using its proprietary data analytics, targeted content is delivered to consumers who visit ToneMedia sites through the most searched category on the web - music and lyrics.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: FFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$346.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.32
EBIT ($mm)
$76.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver {duplicate}
Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: KOSE:A1817
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHN Corporation
NHN is a global IT company with an expansive IT-based business portfolio. NHN offers a wide array of services, including game, webtoon, music, advertisement, commerce, fintech, cloud, and entertainment based on its expertise in IT operation as well as its technology and service operation skills.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$580.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.99
Net Income ($mm)
$40.48
Employees
2532
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
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!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: TSX:FORA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VerticalScope Inc.
VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$61.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.35
EBIT ($mm)
$10.65
Net Income ($mm)
$3.80
Employees
238
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCQB:MKGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monaker Group
Monaker Group
Monaker Group is a digital media marketing company focusing on lifestyle enrichment for consumers in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors. Core to its marketing services are key elements including proprietary video-centered technology and established partnerships that enhance its reach.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
Employees
8
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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