Bankrate Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

Bankrate has acquired 13 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Bankrate’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired NetQuote for $205M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold insuranceQuotes to All Web Leads for $165M. Bankrate has acquired in 8 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (55%) and marketing (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 4

Bankrate, Inc.

477 Madison Avenue, Suite 430,
New York, New York 10022
United States,
(917) 368-8600
www.bankrate.com

Bankrate, Inc. is a online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. The Company's vision is to help consumers Maximize Your Money when they borrow, save or invest. With this in mind, RATE aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance and related editorial content across multiple vertical categories including credit cards, mortgages, deposits, senior care and other categories, such as personal and auto loans retirement, and taxes. RATE's flagship sites CreditCards.com, Bankrate.com, and Caring.com are leading destinations in each of their respective verticals and connect their vast audiences with financial service and senior care providers and other contextually relevant advertisers. RATE also owns and operates a number of specialist sites, apps and social platforms, including NextAdvisor.com, The Points Guy, Interest.com, Quizzle.com and Walla.by. Bankrate also develops and provides content, tools, web services and co-branded websites to over 100 online partners, including Yahoo!, CNBC and MarketWatch. In addition, Bankrate licenses editorial content to leading news organizations such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $413M $413M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $165M $165M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NextAdvisor, Inc. - Business 2016-05-05 76M USD Divestiture
, United States
insuranceQuotes 2015-12-29 165M USD Divestiture
Denver, Colorado · www.insurancequotes.com
Quizzle LLC 2015-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Detroit, Michigan · www.quizzle.com
Wallaby Financial, Inc. 2014-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Pasadena, California · www.walla.by
Caring, Inc. 2014-05-07 54M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.caring.com
LeadKarma LLC 2013-11-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.leadkarma.com
InsuranceAgents.com 2012-03-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.insuranceagents.com
InsWeb Corp. 2011-10-10 65M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sacramento, California
Trouvé Media, Inc. 2011-01-01 13M USD Add-on Acquisition
Burlingame, California · www.trouvemedia.com
Creditcards.Com, Inc. 2010-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.creditcards.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (55%) 324M (78%) 1 (100%) 165M (100%)
Marketing 2 (18%) 13M (3%) - -
Financial Services 1 (9%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (9%) 76M (18%) - -
Media 1 (9%) - - -
Total 11 $413M 1 $165M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 413M 1 165M
  California 4 132M - -
  Colorado 1 205M 1 165M
  Texas 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
Total 11 $413M 1 $165M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Union Square Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1
Paul Hastings LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $205M
< $100M 4 $208M
TOTAL $413M
Largest NetQuote, Inc.
$205M (2010-07-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $165M
TOTAL $165M
Largest insuranceQuotes
$165M (2015-12-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
3 (27%)
Strategic(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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