Some smaller digital media related M&A transactions announced over this week:
— Muze Europe: Muze, the NYC-based online entertainment metadata company, has bought out the rest (50 percent) of its European subsidiary Muze Europe, from its previous part-owner B2B media firm Wilmington Group. Like parent, Muze Europe provides data on UK and Europe music, video and games releases. Integration of Muze Europe products with Muze Media Information 2.0 is planned to begin the second quarter of 2009, it said. Muze is owned by VC/PE firm Enterprise Partners. More here.
— PhotoshopTechniques.com: Mogo Media, the conference and training provider for creative professionals working with Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) software, has acquired PhotoshopTechniques.com, a community site for Photoshop users. Terms were not disclosed. The site was founded in 2001. More details here.
— Embarksites.com: LeBlanc Global, an online media and marketing network, has acquired Embarksites.com, a network of online media sites focused on the retail and e-commerce sectors. Some more details here.
— Karate.com: Live Current Media has tied up with Domain Strategies to jointly develop Karate.com as a destination site about, well, karate. LCM will contribute the domain name Karate.com to new company, and will receive a 50 percent interest of the new company, plus a distribution and liquidation preference of $500K. Domain Strategies will earn 50 percent of new company by investing $250K in cash to be used for developing and operating the site. More details here.
— Zendition: Digital Publishing company Zendition, which helps print newspapers and magazine develop electronic editions, has been acquired by publishing and database vets Alex Amoriello and Al Baselice, formally of Automated Resources Group. Some more info here.