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announced 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

OverDrive Inc., will acquire Kanopy

synopsis: OverDrive, the market leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, has announced that it is acquiring Kanopy, a popular video streaming service for public and academic libraries. The acquisition of Kanopy adds an extensive video catalog to the OverDrive platform, with some 30,000 films available to students and library users.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. "
target: Kanopy
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.
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announced 5/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Liquid Media Group Ltd., will acquire IndieFlix

synopsis: Liquid Media Group Ltd., a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms, is to acquire iNDIEFLIX, a global 'edutainment' streaming service that creates, promotes and supports social impact films to create positive change in the world. They offer services for corporations and schools.
buyer: Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR:$0.04)
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services. "
target: IndieFlix
iNDIEFLIX Group Inc is a global 'edutainment' streaming service that creates, promotes and supports social impact films to create positive change in the world. They offer services for corporations and schools.
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$0.69
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announced 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

OverDrive Inc., will acquire Kanopy

synopsis: OverDrive, the market leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, has announced that it is acquiring Kanopy, a popular video streaming service for public and academic libraries. The acquisition of Kanopy adds an extensive video catalog to the OverDrive platform, with some 30,000 films available to students and library users.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. "
target: Kanopy
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

OverDrive Inc., will acquire Kanopy

synopsis: OverDrive, the market leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, has announced that it is acquiring Kanopy, a popular video streaming service for public and academic libraries. The acquisition of Kanopy adds an extensive video catalog to the OverDrive platform, with some 30,000 films available to students and library users.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. "
target: Kanopy
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain.
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announced 12/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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announced 3/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, announced it has agreed to fully acquire OverDrive Inc., a leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace and sharing economy pioneer. Overdrive supplies eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$410
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
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EV / EBITDA
16.4x
closed 3/3/2014 via Market Wire

OverDrive Inc., acquired TeachersNotebook.com

synopsis: OverDrive announced that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education. TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own "shop" where others may purchase their original materials.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally. "
target: TeachersNotebook.com
Teachers Notebook hosts an online venue where teacher shopkeepers share and sell hand-crafted, classroom tested resources with their peers. The site gives an educator access to instructional materials at a reasonable price, saving an enormous amount of time and money.
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closed 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

OverDrive Inc., acquired Booki.sh

synopsis: OverDrive, Inc., announced it has acquired Australian ebook company Booki.sh. Booki.sh is the developer of a cloud-based platform for distributing, selling and reading popular ebooks from anywhere and on any device with a modern web browser.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally. "
target parent: Inventive Labs Pty Ltd.
target: Booki.sh
Booki.sh is an immersive reading environment. Booki.sh is a complete web-based platform for distributing, selling and reading ebooks that is simple to use on any device with a modern web browser. Booki.sh is your own ebook library in the cloud, accessible from anywhere and almost anything.
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announced 12/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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announced 3/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, announced it has agreed to fully acquire OverDrive Inc., a leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace and sharing economy pioneer. Overdrive supplies eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$410
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
16.4x

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