Like Specialty Finance Group

announced 12/21/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., will purchase Specialty Finance Group from Car.com

synopsis: Car.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Autobytel, entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to which Internet Brands will acquire substantially all of the assets of the automotive specialty finance leads group of Car.com.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
seller parent: Autobytel Inc.
seller: Car.com
The assets include the specialty finance leads group of Car.com. Car.com is for people who need help finding the perfect vehicle. Choosing from thousands of cars is really confusing, Car.com has the tools to help users make a decision.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

carwow, acquired Wizzle

synopsis: carwow, a car buying comparison site in the UK, has acquired Wizzle, a used car buying platform in the UK that connects consumers with car dealers. Wizzle provides users with a fast, safe and hassle-free way to sell their car. Their platform allows users to create free car adverts and compare offers from multiple dealers and buyers.
buyer: carwow
carwow is a car buying comparison site in the UK. carwow provides impartial reviews, guides and video reviews to help car buyers narrow down their perfect car. The site provides users with offers from top-rated, approved dealers after they have found the car that best fits their needs. "
target: Wizzle
Wizzle is a used car buying platform in the UK that connects consumers with car dealers. Wizzle provides users with a fast, safe and hassle-free way to sell their car. Their platform allows users to create free car adverts and compare offers from multiple dealers and buyers.
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announced 4/1/2021 via BusinessWire

CarMax, Inc., will acquire Edmunds Inc.

synopsis: CarMax, Inc., the nation’s largest and most profitable retailer of used autos, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Edmunds, one of the most well established and trusted online guides for automotive information and a recognized industry leader in digital car shopping innovations.
buyer: CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX:$20,092.15)
CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, revolutionized the automotive retail industry by driving integrity, honesty and transparency in every interaction. CarMax offers a truly personalized experience with the option for customers to do as much online and in-store as they want. "
target: Edmunds Inc.
Edmunds guides car shoppers online from research to purchase. With in-depth reviews of every new vehicle, shopping tips from an in-house team of experts, plus a wealth of consumer and automotive market insights, Edmunds helps millions of shoppers each month buy a car with confidence.
price ($mm)
$404
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$140
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired LeasingMarkt.de

synopsis: AutoScout24, Europe's largest online car market, signed an agreement to acquire the majority of shares in LeasingMarkt.de, the leading online marketplace for car leasing offers in Germany where customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their living situation and their financial budget.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target: LeasingMarkt.de
LeasingMarkt.de is the leading online marketplace for car leasing offers in Germany. Here, customers can quickly and easily find the right car that suits their living situation and their financial budget. Traders on the other hand can advertise their offers on LeasingMarkt.
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closed 2/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Garirbazar, acquired Motor-bazar

synopsis: Leading car-classified website in Bangladesh Motor-bazar was acquired by Garirbazar, one of the largest online automotive portals in the country. The two leading automotive portals have combined to become a more dominant powerhouse in the online car classifieds marketplace of Bangladesh.
buyer: Garirbazar
GarirBazar is the first online cars classifieds website in Bangladesh. Easily and quickly buy and sell cars, motorbikes and trucks in and Bangladesh. "
target: Motor-bazar
Motor-Bazar.com is an online car classified company in Bangladesh. Their aim is to be the leading online car classified company in Bangladesh and offer a unique online marketplace, where car buyers and sellers get together to achieve the best mutual outcomes.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mahindra First Choice, will acquire CarandBike

synopsis: Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company, will acquire CarandBike.com from New Delhi Television, the most watched, credible and respected news network in India. CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India.
buyer parent: Mahindra Group
buyer: Mahindra First Choice
Mahindra First Choice is India’s number one multi-brand certified used car company. Mahindra First Choice sells high quality used cars to its customers with hassle free documentation & car transfers. The company has more than 1700 outlets in over 810 cities in India. "
target parent: New Delhi Television, Ltd.
target: CarandBike
CarandBike is an e-commerce platform for buying and selling new and used cars and bikes in India. CarandBike also strives to keep its users updated with the latest info from the global automotive industry. They list over 42 manufacturers and 336 models to help users to make an informed choice.
price ($mm)
$4.29
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$1
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closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

CarDekho, acquired Carmudi Philippines, Inc.

synopsis: INDIAN full-stack automotive tech company CarDekho has acquired Carmudi Philippines, a marketplace of secondhand cars in the Philippines, making it the second Southeast Asian nation for CarDekho to foray into. Carmudi Philippines is the vehicle website that offers the best current deals of the Philippine car market.
buyer parent: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CarDekho
CarDekho.com is India's leading car search venture that helps users buy cars that are right for them. Its website and app carry rich automotive content such as expert reviews, detailed specs and prices, comparisons as well as videos and pictures of all car brands and models available in India. "
target parent: Rocket Internet
target: Carmudi Philippines, Inc.
Carmudi Philippines is a marketplace for secondhand cars. Carmudi Philippines is the vehicle website that offers the best current deals of the Philippine car market. Carmudi offers thousands of carefully selected vehicles and all of the details customers need to know about their future vehicle.
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announced 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

iCarAsia.com, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia

synopsis: Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) listed, iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, will acquire Carmudi Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia.
buyer: iCarAsia.com (ASX:ICQ:$8.51)
iCar Asia Limited, which runs an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) network of automotive portals in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. They provide a platform that has a potential to connect more than 600 million car buyers and sellers throughout ASEAN. "
target: Carmudi Indonesia
Carmudi Indonesia is a vehicle buying and selling site that offers the best deals in the car market in Indonesia. Carmudi Indonesia has a well-established advertising and lead generation business servicing leading car manufacturers in Indonesia.
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$3.00
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
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$43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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0.0x
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0.0x
announced 8/28/2019 via PE Hub

Diginet, will acquire auto24

synopsis: BaltCap has agreed to sell Estonia-based auto24, an automotive classifieds portal in Estonia, to Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics. Baltic Classifieds Group operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specialising in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU. "
target parent: BaltCap
target: auto24
Founded in Tartu and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, auto24 is a leading automotive classifieds business in the country connecting buyers and sellers through its auto24.ee portal. It also operates a generalist classifieds site (kuldnebors.ee) in a variety of categories.
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announced 5/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Apax Partners, will acquire Diginet

synopsis: Apax PArtners, an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies, will be acquiring Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies. The Funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. "
target: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specializing in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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closed 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Groupe Renault, acquired Carizy

synopsis: Groupe Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Carizy, a French start-up specialized in intermediation between private individuals in used-vehicle sales. With its digital platform and innovative service, Carizy. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Groupe Renault (ENXTPA:RNO:$67,452.99)
Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles. "
target: Carizy
Carizy is a service company specialized in online intermediation between private individuals in used-vehicle (UV) sales. With its digital platform and innovative service, Carizy. They are based in Paris, France.
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announced 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

synopsis: Gumtree, the UK's #1 classifieds website, will acquire Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services to the automotive industry. Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk offers reliable cars from a variety of car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Gumtree
Gumtree is the UK's #1 classifieds website. Gumtree has over 1.7 million ads on their site, making them the perfect place for finding a new car, job, second-hand items, services and more. Gumtree uses sophisticated systems for screening ads to find inaccuracies and ensure their users' safety. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Motors.co.uk Ltd.
Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk lists an extensive range of reliable cars from a wide variety of franchise and independent car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cazana, acquired CarandClassic.co.uk

synopsis: Cazana, a UK-based company that helps people check that a car is safe, legal and at the right price before they buy, has acquired CarandClassic.co.uk, Europe's No. 1 website for classic car and bike sales. CarandClassic.co.uk allows users to find and buy cars and bikes from pre 1920s to the 2010s.
buyer: Cazana
Cazana is a UK-based company that helps people buy cars better. Cazana helps users check that a car is safe, legal and at the right price before they buy. Cazana also helps businesses to integrate Cazana data to reduce risk, increase profits and gather advanced automotive market intelligence. "
target: CarandClassic.co.uk
CarandClassic.co.uk is Europe's No. 1 website for classic car and bike sales. CarandClassic.co.uk allows users to find and buy cars and bikes from pre 1920s to the 2010s. Users can post adverts for free and can edit, renew, or delete them at any time.
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announced 11/19/2017 via Reuters

Carsales.com Ltd., will acquire Encar.com

synopsis: Carsales.com Ltd announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with SK Holdings Co Ltd to buy the remaining 50.1 percent stake in South Korean joint venture Encar.com. Encar.com is the number one online classified website for used car sales in South Korea.
buyer: Carsales.com Ltd. (ASX:CAR:$281.07)
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. They attract more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites. "
target parent: SK Holdings Co., Ltd.
target: Encar.com
Encar.com is the number one online classified website for used car sales in South Korea. Encar.com is the largest automobile sales market in South Korea, with over 500,000 website visitors per day.
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$185*
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closed 11/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Game Lounge Limited, acquired Lainat.fi

synopsis: Cherry AB (publ) announces that the company’s subsidiary Game Lounge has acquired the loan comparison website Lainat.fi. The site will be an important part of Game Lounge’s new business segment “Loans”.
buyer parent: Cherry AB
buyer: Game Lounge Limited
Game Lounge was founded with a vision to transform affiliate marketing for the online gaming sector. Game Lounge is part of Cherry’s Online Marketing business area. The company is active across several business areas including SEO, content, video, IT, white-label casinos and email marketing. "
target parent: Tumes Media Limited
target: Lainat.fi
Lainat.fi is a loan comparison website. Lainat.fi helps consumers find the cheapest loan, whether they are looking for a smaller instant loan for sudden spending, consumer credit or a larger loan, for example, buying a car.
price ($mm)
$0.21
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announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

United Classifieds s.r.o., will acquire Autobazar.eu

synopsis: United Classifieds s.r.o, a subsidiary of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, announced that it will acquire Slovakia’s leading car classifieds site Autobazar.eu. Autobazar.eu is the largest auto site in Slovakia with 93,000 daily visitors.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: United Classifieds s.r.o.
United Classifieds s.r.o. operates a portfolio of Slovakian classified portals, with a focus on the real estate and automotive markets. Their portals are used by more than 1.42 million people per month, representing almost 33% of Slovakian internet users. "
target: Autobazar.eu
Autobazar.eu is the #1 automotive classified portal in Slovakia. They have over a quarter million listings with 93,000 daily visitors.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired Gebrauchtwagen.at

synopsis: AutoScout24 GmbH, a subsidiary of Scout24 AG and a leading European operator of digital marketplaces specialising in the automotive sector, has acquired all shares of Gebrauchtwagen.at Internetportale GmbH, a leading online marketplace for automobile sales in Austria.
buyer parent: Scout24 Group
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target: Gebrauchtwagen.at
Gebrauchtwagen.at is an online marketplace for automobile sales in Austria. With a customer base of more than 2,300 car dealers, around 90,000 listings and approximately 4 million visits per month, Gebrauchtwagen.at has a leading position on the Austrian market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
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$2
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0.0x
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0.0x
announced 12/21/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., will purchase Specialty Finance Group from Car.com

synopsis: Car.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Autobytel, entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to which Internet Brands will acquire substantially all of the assets of the automotive specialty finance leads group of Car.com.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
seller parent: Autobytel Inc.
seller: Car.com
The assets include the specialty finance leads group of Car.com. Car.com is for people who need help finding the perfect vehicle. Choosing from thousands of cars is really confusing, Car.com has the tools to help users make a decision.
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announced 4/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire PulsePoint, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands will acquire PulsePoint Inc., a leading technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Internet Brands' acquisition of PulsePoint accelerates its expansion into the healthcare marketing technology space, adding enhanced programmatic and data capabilities across its portfolio of companies.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal, and Home/Travel. Internet Brands' proprietary operating platform provides the flexibility and scalability to fuel the company's continued growth. "
target: PulsePoint, Inc.
PulsePoint is a leading technology company using real-time data to unlock and activate health insights. Through machine learning and programmatic automation, the company interprets the hard-to-read signals of the health journey to understand the connection points between relevance and engagement.
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announced 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Autodata Solutions Group

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has reached an agreement to acquire Autodata Solutions, a Canadian company serving the global automotive industry with versatile data, technology, and marketing solutions.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Autodata Solutions Group
Headquartered in Canada, Autodata Solutions, along with its Chrome Data and UnityWorks brands, serves the global automotive industry with versatile data, technology, and marketing solutions. Their software and SaaS solutions increase the effectiveness of the automotive sales chain.
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announced 1/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Avvo, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, an online media and software services organization, has reached an agreement to acquire Avvo. Avvo is an online legal marketplace connecting lawyers and consumers. The brand provides a website and mobile apps that offer legal services, attorney profiles, Q&A forums and educational content for consumers and attorneys.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal and Home/Travel. The company's award-winning consumer websites lead their categories and serve more than 100 million monthly visitors. "
target: Avvo, Inc.
Avvo helps people find and connect with the right lawyer through industry leading content, tools and services. Avvo provides transparent information about attorneys, with Avvo-rated profiles for 97% of practicing lawyers in the United States. They also offer a free Q&A forum.
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announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire WebMD Corporation

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, and Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, announced that Internet Brands has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WebMD. Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp. is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through its public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.
price ($mm)
$2,800
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$709
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$185
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3.9x
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closed 7/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired DentalPlans.com

synopsis: DentalPlans.com, a leading dental and health savings online marketplace, has been acquired by Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: DentalPlans.com
DentalPlans.com is a leading dental and health savings online marketplace. Founded in 1999, DentalPlans.com has connected more than 1 million members to dental savings plans and other healthcare benefits providers.
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announced 12/21/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., will purchase Specialty Finance Group from Car.com

synopsis: Car.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Autobytel, entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement pursuant to which Internet Brands will acquire substantially all of the assets of the automotive specialty finance leads group of Car.com.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
seller parent: Autobytel Inc.
seller: Car.com
The assets include the specialty finance leads group of Car.com. Car.com is for people who need help finding the perfect vehicle. Choosing from thousands of cars is really confusing, Car.com has the tools to help users make a decision.
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announced 6/22/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Fodor’s Travel

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade-book publisher, has reached an agreement to sell Fodor's, the preeminent travel-content brand, to Internet Brands, a Los Angeles-based online media and technology company. Fodor's offers broad-ranging travel information on about 7,500 destinations worldwide through its print and online coverage.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Fodor’s Travel
For 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip. They deliver their expertise in every format that travelers need, from print guidebooks and eBooks, to Fodors.com, their mobile apps, and across their social media platforms.
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closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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announced 1/15/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Demandforce, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories, announced it will acquire Demandforce, a leading marketing software service provider. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Demandforce, Inc.
Demandforce is a leading online marketing and communication software service that helps local businesses thrive in the Internet economy. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
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closed 9/10/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Ngage Live Chat

synopsis: Ngage Live Chat, a provider of live chat services to businesses across the United States, has been acquired by Internet Brands. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target parent: Cloud[8]Sixteen Inc.
target: Ngage Live Chat
Founded in 2008, Ngage has helped companies turn their website visitors into pre-qualified contacts. By connecting its clients' businesses to prospective customers through live chat capabilities, Ngage offers companies an opportunity to increase web conversations and therefore profitability.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Net Driven

synopsis: Net Driven, a premier provider of web solutions and Internet marketing services for the automotive industry, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The acquisition furthers Internet Brands' position as a leading provider of technology solutions for the automotive industry.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Net Driven
Net Driven® is the most trusted provider of digital marketing strategies designed exclusively for the automotive industry. Net Driven delivers the highest return on investment by helping dealers compete and succeed against the competition.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Total Attorneys, Inc.

synopsis: Total Attorneys has been acquired by Internet Brands, further extending Internet Brands' leading marketing services portfolio. Total Attorneys focuses on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Total Attorneys, Inc.
Total Attorneys was founded in 2002 with a focus on helping small and medium sized law firm attorneys grow their practices. The company offers award-winning products that focus on online and phone leads, as well as appointment scheduling services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Sesame Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc. announced that it has acquired Seattle-based Sesame Communications, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient engagement and digital marketing solutions for the dental and orthodontic industries.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. "
target: Sesame Communications, Inc.
Sesame Communications helps dental and orthodontic practices harness the power of the Internet to accelerate new patient acquisition and transform the patient experience. The Sesame 24-7 platform provides an end-to-end, HIPAA-compliant system tailored to the unique and specific needs of dentistry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2014 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired High Gear Media, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: High Gear Media, Inc.
High Gear Media is a next-generation automotive publisher that connects car-seeking audiences with content and tools to help them make better decisions -- on desktop and mobile devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired The Frugal Travel Guy

synopsis: Internet Brands announced the acquisition of The Frugal Travel Guy, an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. The Frugal Travel Guy was founded in 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, a retired mortgage banker and avid world traveler.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: The Frugal Travel Guy
The Frugal Travel Guy is an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. The Frugal Travel Guy was founded in 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, a retired mortgage banker and avid world traveler.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Five Auto Websites

synopsis: Internet Brands has acquired five new enthusiast websites. Internet Brands said it has acquired 5series.net, CobaltSS.net, gtr.co.uk, DieselTruckResource.com and DieselBombers.com. All of the websites provide automotive related information and become part of Internet Brands Automotive Network.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Five Auto Websites
The Five Auto Websites include: 5series.net; CobaltSS.net; gtr.co.uk; DieselTruckResource.com; and DieselBombers.com.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/7/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Inhabitat.com

synopsis: Internet Brands announced the acquisition of Inhabitat, a popular New York City-based blog devoted to leading-edge home design, architecture and sustainable design practices.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
target: Inhabitat.com
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com

synopsis: Internet Brands and AllLaw.com, Inc. announced the acquisition of AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com, properties of Internet marketing firm AllLaw.com, Inc. These websites connect consumers with attorneys throughout North America and provide laypeople and legal professionals with access to legal information, forms and news.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading Internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month. "
target parent: AllLaw.com, Inc.
target: AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com
With a substantial amount of organic traffic, good reputation in the search engines, and clients throughout North America, AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com are leaders in the attorney directory and legal information space.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$327.62)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$0.00)
Madison Ave. Media is an advanced digital media company that offers a differentiated and competitive array of marketing technologies and services to clients in multiple industries. Madison Ave's brings advanced, highly productive marketing, communications and advertising solutions to clients. "
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, whose assets include 3.5 million registered users, and proprietary web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyle, event directory, multicultural, and music based properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 [$566]
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Car.com

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Ngage Live Chat

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Sesame Communications, Inc.

Internet Brands, Inc.

High Gear Media, Inc.

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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$631.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
$155.89
Net Income ($mm)
$121.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$558.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$94.13
EBIT ($mm)
$83.20
Net Income ($mm)
$65.56
Employees
921
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Ticker: UXIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited is a leading national online used car dealer in China. Uxin’s mission is to enable people to buy the car of their choice, no matter where they are located or what their budget is.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($176.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($191.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12619
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$326.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($17.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
709
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
$82.69
Employees
394
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Ticker: ABTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel pioneered online car buying and has grown to become one of the most influential automotive consumer websites today. Autobytel has also received numerous industry accolades for providing high quality leads and a full range of marketing services to dealers and manufacturers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$110.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.71
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
148
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: ASX:ISU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iSelect Ltd
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$141.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.50
EBIT ($mm)
$16.94
Net Income ($mm)
$12.55
Employees
426
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Ticker: CPSE:BOLIGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen A / S is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.96
EBIT ($mm)
$0.78
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
0
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Ticker: QUOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc., which recently changed its name from Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
877
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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: 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: 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: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.03
EBIT ($mm)
$5.56
Net Income ($mm)
$5.45
Employees
4316
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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