Bankrate Acquisitions and Exits, 12 Deals Between 2007 and 2016
internet software and services Company

Bankrate has acquired 13 companies of its own, including 4 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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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 ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 7 2 1 1 - - 11
vol $283M $54M $76M $413M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $165M $165M
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Deal Values

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Largest NetQuote, Inc.
$205M (2010-07-05)
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Largest insuranceQuotes
$165M (2015-12-29)

Internet Software And Services M&A - Last 3 Years

Bankrate was acquired by Red Ventures on July 3, 2017.

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1164 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 48 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 9 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is j2 Global, with 19 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 12 platform acquisitions.


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