Internet Brands Buys WebMD For $2.8 Billion

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El Segundo-based Internet Brands , which is owned by private equity investor KKR, agreed this morning to acquire WebMD in a deal worth approximately $2.8 According to WebMD, Internet Brands will pay $66.50 WebMD operates a popular online health information site. Internet Brands is run by CEO Bob Brisco. KKR acquired Internet Brands in 2014. internet brands merger acquisition webmd health lifescience information content

Internet Brands Acquired For $640M

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El Segundo-based Internet Brands , the Internet media firm headed by Bob Brisco, has been acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners, in a deal worth approximately $640M. According to Internet Brands, Hellman & Friedman will pay $13.35 Internet Brands board was advised by Jeffries & Company, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the deal.internet Brands was advised by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.

Internet Brands Buys Tjoos.com

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Wednesday it has acquired Tjoos.com , an online coupon web site. Internet Brands said that Tjoos.com would join the firm's shopping vertical. Tjoos had over 1 million unique visitors in February 2010, according to Internet Brands. Tags: internet brand tjoos coupon merger acquisition Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Internet Brands Buys ExpertHub, Shopping Sites

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is continuing its strategy of buying up vertical web properties, saying today that it has acquired ExpertHub , which operates a network of websites which connect consumers with attorneys. as well as two shopping web sites. The firm also said, in a separate acquisition, that it has acquired DoDTracker.com (Deal of the Day Tracker), and PursePage.com, a site that reviews designer handbags.

Internet Brands Buys Seven Consumer Web Sites

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Thursday that it has acquired seven consumer websites, as part of an expansion of its health and home vertical markets. Internet Brands said it has acquired DentalFind.com , InfertilitySpecialist.com , SkinCareGuide.com , DavesGarden.com , Gardens.com , Craftster.org , and Splitcoaststampers.com. The firm said it has now acquired more than 100 web sites in total.

Internet Brands Buys The Frugal Travel Guy

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is building out its travel vertical today, saying that it has acquired The Frugal Travel Guy , an online travel blog. Internet Brands said the acquisition will help it bolster the lineup of travel sites its owns, including FlyerTalk, Wikitravel, and CruiseMates. The Frugal Travel Guy was foundedin 2007 by Rick Ingersoll, who Internet Brands said will continue to produce the site after the acquisition.

Internet Brands Revenues Grow In Q2

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands reported its results Thursday, saying that the firm saw record revenues in Q2. According to Internet Brands, it had net income of $4.6M Revenues were up by 21 percent from the prior year, driven by increases in internet advertising revenues. Internet Brands--which has been an aggressive acquirer of web sites--also revealed that it acquired six websites in Q2, for a total of $8.6M.

Internet Brands 2009 Acquisition Total: $24.2M

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands revealed it spent $24.2M In addition to those details, Internet Brands said it is now seeing a monthly average of 50 million total monthly unique visitors to its collection of web sites, with a total of 56.5 Internet Brands said it had net income of $4.3M Tags: internet brands merger acquisition consumer content publishing earnings

Internet Brands Buys Three Web Sites

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is continuing to buy up small, vertically focused web sites to add to its various consumer focused content networks, saying Wednesday that it has acquired three websites. Tags: domain site acquisition merger brands internet

Internet Brands Sued By Founders of Model Mayhem

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands has been sued by the former owners of one of the firm's properties, Model Mayhem , according to legal documents recently leaked to the press. Waitt, founders of Model Mayhem, Internet Brands failed to make deferred payments which were a part of the deal to acquire Model Mayhem. Internet Brands has not released any statement about the lawsuit so far. Internet Brands acquired Model Mayhem in August of 2008.

Internet Brands: 5 Websites For $1.6M

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Looking to figure out how much your niche web site is worth? Los Angeles-based Internet Brands reported earlier this week in its quarterly results that it spent $1.6 The firm announced earlier that it would take two of those sites and make them part of a new Money & Business vertical. The five sites were up from three reported by the firm last quarter, when it spent $2.7m Tags: internet brands merger acquisition ecommerce

Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands , which operates a suite of online, advertising driven websites across a wide range of verticals, said Monday that it would go private in a $640M, private equity deal, bucking the trend of Southern California companies filing to get to the public markets. Internet Brands had gone public just three years ago. The firm changed its name to Internet Brands in June of 2005, and hit the markets with its IPO in November of 2007.

Internet Brands Buys Two Web Sites, Looks To Future Acquisitions

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands disclosed Tuesday as part of its earnings report that the firm has purchased two web sites, BensBargains.net, and GrooveJob.com. Financial terms of those buys were not disclosed, however Internet Brands said it spend $10.7M The firm also said it has acquired another unnamed site, which was completed subsequent to Q3. on those web site buys.

Internet Brands Buys Two Websites, Targets Money and Finance

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is expanding its network of vertically focused web sites, saying Wednesday that the firm has acquired two new websites in the money and finance area, and has officially targeted "Money and Business" as one of the firm's key vertical markets. Internet Brands said it has acquired Finweb.com , a site focused on personal finance, and SmallBusinessNotes.com , which provides advice to small business owners.

Internet Brands Sees Quarterly Boost, Buys Three Websites

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands announced its fourth quarter and fiscal 2008 results, reporting that--despite the recession--the firm saw an increase in its fourth quarter revenues of 8%, or $27.0M In its earnings release, Internet Brands said it has acquired CVtips.com , an online job search site; Steves-digicams.com , a web site focused on news and reviews of digital cameras; and SellMyCar.com , a web site listing used and new automobiles.

How OneStop Internet Is Powering Ecommerce For Brands

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If you''re a brand or retailer, needing to get online, there are a lot of things to deal with to run your e-commerce business smoothly--everything from your e-commerce site itself, to taking photos of your products, packing and shipping, to digital marketing.

CarsDirect Refreshes Website

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In the latest makeover of one of the original, Web-based automotive sites, Los Angeles-based CarsDirect has updated its website. The site includes better navigation features, more research and in-depth specifications and reviews, articles, breaking automotive news, and more.

SheKnows Bumps Into Largest 50 Web Properties

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Online women's publishing site SheKnows has bumped into the 50 largest web properties in the U.S., the site said this week. Citing numbers from th ecomScore July 2012 report, the Los Angeles-based site--which is part of AtomicOnline--said it now has nearly 25 million readers.

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TrueCar Bolsters Dealer Outreach With New VP

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The firm said it has hired Ken Potter, most recently VP and General Manager at Automotive for Internet Brands, to the new position. Potter was responsible for Internet Brands' CarsDirect.com site, and served at the firm for 11 years. Santa Monica-based TrueCar said Friday that it has hired a new Vice President, Dealer Development, to bolster its efforts to retain and grow its network of dealer partners.

Nativo Adds Long List Of Premium Publishers

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Nativo said it has been selected by The Street, USA Today Sports Media Group, Source Interlink Media, Kiplinger Washington Editors, Internet Brands, Entrepreneur Media, Investor Place Media, Reader''s Digest, Sandusky Newspapers , as well as others, where it is providing native advertising to those publishers.

How Chippmunk Hopes To Use UX To Rise Above The Coupon Crowd

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The online coupon search industry is very crowded, with dozens of sites, players large and small, and is a very confusing landscape for consumers. We spoke to CEO Brian Nickerson --an Internet veteran with time at Yahoo and Internet Brands--about the company and its goals.

LeisureLink Makes Trio of Hires

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the venture-backed provider of a vacation rental marketing system and operator of online booking travel site ABetterStay.com , has made a trio of new hires this week. Hansen was previously CFO at Internet Brands , where he oversaw that firm's IPO, in addition to experience at Danone Waters and other firms.

CarsDirect Targets Former Chrysler, GM Dealers

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El Segundo-based CarsDirect , the online automotive shopping and information site owned by Internet Brands, said Thursday that the firm will offer free online used car inventory listings to the unfortunate Chrysler and General Motors franchise dealers who were recently terminated by those auto brands. CarsDirect said it will give those dealerships 60 days of free used car listings on its network of sites, plus additional discounts on the service after those 60 days.

GumGum Rolls Out Image Toolbar

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Tanz said that the Toolbar is already running on 450 publisher sites, and that it is seeing around 125 million impressions a month for the toolbar. The toolbar is apparently running on sites such as AskMen.com and a number of Internet Brands properties. Tags: paparrazi photography photo celebrity internet advertising toolbar image gumgum

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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They raised around $350 million to try and sell cars direct over the Internet. Scott left the company, which eventually IPO’d and became Internet Brands. Makes money by partnering with brands and marketers to publish location-triggered content.

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Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. Current operating companies are providing innovative technology solutions in industries such as software, search, robotics, Internet media and services and alternative energy fields. That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We've been quite active, and have had a bunch of acquisitions lately -- including Internet Brands and MySpace -- a total of over 2 billion in acquisition in Southern California.

Interview with Gordon Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins

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Gordon Gould , the co-founder of SmartPants, talks about the company and how it's applying what he learned founding ThisNext and from a long experience in the social media market to the consumer products goods area--what he describes as Brands 2.0. Plus, nutritional supplements are a great business opportunity, and an opportunity to build a brand and do some good. Your background is Internet services  howd you decide to instead sell what seems like a more traditional product?

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