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Horizon Advises GasBuddy and OpenStore on Acquisition

(3/1/13), One of Horizon’s clients, GasBuddy, along with its sister company OpenStore, was acquired by UCG portfolio company Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). GasBuddy is the undisputed leader in helping consumers find the best price for gasoline. The company’s mobile
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Horizon Advises Alarm Clock Xtreme on Acquisition

Yesterday (1/29/13), one of Horizon’s clients, Alarm Clock Xtreme, was acquired by AVG, the leading provider of Internet and mobile security. Alarm Clock Xtreme will become part of AVG’s growing suite of market-leading mobile applications. Alarm Clock Xtreme, founded in
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Horizon Advises Next Sparc on Sunstorm Interactive Acquisiton

Last Friday (9/14/12), Next Sparc, a tech-focused private equity firm, acquired a majority stake in Sunstorm Interactive, a leading developer of mobile games.  Horizon advised Next Sparc on the transaction.  Next Sparc will partner with Sunstorm management to accelerate the
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Horizon Advises Mobestream Media (dba Key Ring) on Acquisiton by Gannett

Today (9/6/12), One of Horizon’s clients,  Mobestream Media, operator of they Key Ring mobile loyalty app, was acquired by Gannett, owner of USA Today.  Key Ring will become part of Gannett Digital Marketing Services and will operate as a stand-alone
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Horizon Advises BestNursingDegree.com on Acquisition

related websites – was acquired by Ad Venture Interactive (AVI). AVI is a  full-service interactive marketing company encompassing five divisions: PlattForm Advertising, PlattForm Higher Ed, Beauty Schools Marketing Group, Transportation Marketing Group, and Vertical Marketing Group. It is backed by
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Horizon Advises ResellerRatings on Acquisition

One of Horizon’s clients, ResellerRatings, has been acquired by Answers.  Answers is a top destination for trusted Q&A content backed by TA Associates and Summit Partners. ResellerRatings is the leading resource for shoppers looking for consumer-generated ratings and reviews of
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Horizon Advises Mitre Media on Two Financial Media Transactions

During the first half of 2012, Horizon advised Mitre Media on its acquisition of two leading investor education websites, Dividend.com and ETFdb.com. Dividend.com is the #1 source for dividend stock information online. ETFdb.com is the largest web-based resource  focused exclusively
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Horizon Closes Ookla Transaction

On Nov 25, one of Horizon’s clients, Ookla, operator of Speedtest.net, received a minority investment from AVG, the leader in anti-virus software.  Ookla is the global technology leader in broadband Internet speed testing.  As part of the transaction, Ookla and
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Horizon Closes Credit Loan Transaction

Last Wednesday (6/15/2011), one of Horizon’s clients, Credit Loan LLC, was officially acquired by a strategic buyer.  Credit Loan is the developer of CreditLoan.com, one of the leading destinations on the Internet for financial consumers. Please let us know if
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Neutron Interactive Acquires EnticeLabs

Last Friday (10/01/2010), one of Horizon’s clients, Neutron Interactive, officially acquired EnticeLabs, the recruitment marketing technology company behind TalentSeekr™. It was a very interesting deal on a variety of fronts.  Likely the most compelling aspect of the deal is that
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