Scam Detector acquisition by Guiding Tech Media

WeBrokr press release logo showing the Scam Detector logo and the Guiding Tech Media logo

WeBrokr is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Scam Detector, which has been acquired by well known publisher Guiding Tech Media.

Scam Detector was founded in 2011 by Sorin Mihailovici in order to help a friend who had just been scammed online. His relentless passion for helping others fueled the growth of over the next decade (plus) into one of the most visited technology related web properties in the world. The propriety Scam Detector Validator helps millions of users each month in preventing financial fraud.

WeBrokr represented and advised Sorin and Scam Detector from listing through successful completion of the acquisition.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very excited to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of Scam Detector. Sorin was able to build a very unique business that not only allowed him to help millions of people save hundreds of millions of dollars, but he did so while traveling the globe filming his own TV show! It was truly a pleasure to get to know Sorin throughout this process, and help him exit the business he had built from the ground up over so many years.

As an added bonus, we couldn’t be more pleased with the acquirer in this transaction. Guiding Tech Media is a well regarded company who own a number of premium digital brands that will pair very nicely alongside Scam Detector.”

Sorin Mihailovici, Founder of, had this to say in the official Guiding Tech Media press release:

“Joining forces with Guiding Tech Media represents a milestone in our journey to create a safer online environment for consumers. Their expertise in technology guidance complements our vision of scam prevention, and together, we will continue to innovate and expand our reach to protect users around the globe.”

Dan Brian, CEO of Guiding Tech Media, had this to say in the company’s official press release:

“We are excited to welcome Scam Detector into the Guiding Tech Media family. This acquisition is a testament to our dedication to providing comprehensive technological guidance and protection to our users.”


Official Guiding Tech Media Press Release – Here

Bloody Elbow acquisition by GRV Media

WeBrokr is excited to announce the successful acquisition of Bloody Elbow, which has been acquired as of February 2024 by UK-Based GRV Media. Bloody Elbow was founded in 2007 by Nate Wilcox, and grew to become one of the most respected sources in MMA journalism.

Nate sold the brand to media conglomerate Vox Media in the late 2000’s. Vox Media operated Bloody Elbow for over a decade under their SBNation umbrella before selling the site and IP back to Nate Wilcox in early 2023.

WeBrokr advised on the acquisition of Bloody Elbow.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are thrilled to announce the successful sale of Bloody Elbow. has long been known as the brand which produces the hardest hitting MMA journalism in the world. They are one of the few brands left that produces real, investigative journalism, and that is what made this acquisition so exciting to work on.”

Official GRV Media Press Release on the acquisition – Here acquisition by Bigger Canopy

WeBrokr is excited to announce the successful acquisition of, which was acquired on December 14, 2023 by Bigger Canopy. was founded in 2008 as one of the original Android publishing brands. The business grew rapidly and was one of the top Android publishers in the world for a period of time through the mid 2010’s.

Howard Ha acquired TalkAndroid around that time, and continued to grow the TalkAndroid brand authority on social and other avenues outside of search.

WeBrokr advised and represented Arran Rice of Bigger Canopy in this transaction through WeBrokr’s Buy-Side service offering.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the TalkAndroid acquisition:

“We are thrilled to announce the purchase of which WeBrokr facilitated through our Buy-Side service. WeBrokr was tasked with finding a turn around opportunity for our client Bigger Canopy within the tech publishing category, and after an extensive search it became clear was the best fit. We are extremely excited to witness all that Arran and the Bigger Canopy team have in store for the legacy brand”

Official Bigger Canopy Press Release – Here

Yugipedia & YGOrganization acquisition by GGRecon

Press Release logo for the Yugipedia & YGOrganization acquisition by GGRecon. WeBrokr represented the Sellers in this acquisition.

WeBrokr is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Yugipedia and YGOrganization, which have both been acquired by Manchester-based GGRecon. YGOrganization was founded in 2013, with Yugipedia being founded five years later in 2018. Both brands were founded by the Yu-Gi-Oh! North American Grand Master, Dan Parker.

Dan, along with his impressive team of passionate community volunteers, have grown the Yugipedia and YGOrganization brands into the largest Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki and the largest Yu-Gi-Oh! news publication in the world.

WeBrokr represented and advised Dan Parker of Yugipedia & YGOrganization from the onset of listing, through successful completion of sale.


Dan Parker of Yugipedia & YGOrganization had this to say regarding the acquisition, as well as his experience working with WeBrokr:

“Logan approached me in what seemed like a moment of fate, as I had just failed to make a deal for my sites the day before I got his email. He was able to succeed where I was unable to on my own, with a very reasonable procedure and pace. I’m very thankful for his help in this endeavor.”


Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the YGOrganization & Yugipedia acquisition:

“We are thrilled to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of Yugipedia and YGOrganization in a combined asset acquisition. Yugipedia has gained market dominance within the Yu-Gi-Oh! community over the past five years, and is now the largest, most trustworthy and most actively contributed Wiki within the Yu-Gi-Oh! community. Dan’s success on YGOrganization is not to be understated either: He began the publication as personal blog, and has grown it into the largest news publication within the Yu-Gi-Oh! community. His contributions to the trading card game community is incredibly impressive. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know him through this acquisition process.”


Official GGRecon Press Release – Here

Valnet Acquisitions

A Comprehensive Look at the Acquisitions Completed by Valnet Inc. in the Digital Publishing Industry:


Valnet has been steadily expanding its presence in the digital publishing sphere over the past 10+ years. They have acquired a diverse range of content and publishing properties that cater to various market sectors including entertainment, gaming, technology, travel and parenting.

In this article, we take a closer look at the acquisitions made by Valnet to understand how the company has grown its portfolio over time, as well as a complete list of the transactions WeBrokr has been involved in.

1. BabyGaga (2014) BabyGaga is a legacy parenting website that offers advice, tips, and support for new and expecting parents. Valnet’s acquisition of BabyGaga was one of the company’s first completed acquisitions in digital publishing, and expanded the company’s content offerings to cater to the family and parenting demographics.

  • WeBrokr represented BabyGaga ownership in the transaction.


2. Screen Rant (2015) Screen Rant is one of the most popular movie news websites in the world. The brand offers the latest updates on film, television, and related entertainment content. Since the acquisition by Valnet in 2015, the website has expanded its coverage significantly and has attracted a much larger audience. Screen Rant also boasts an enormous YouTube audience, with over 10m subscribers across the brands 5 channels. Screen Rant is Valnet’s flagship brand.

  • WeBrokr represented founder Vic Holtreman in the acquisition. More info can be found here on the acquisition.


3. Comic Book Resources (CBR) (2016) CBR is the largest website dedicated to comic book specific news and reviews in the world. The brand is also one of the most visited general entertainment, film, movie and TV news publishing properties. CBR provides insights, reviews, and analysis on comic books, movies, and TV shows. CBR saw a massive influx of traffic following Marvel / Disney’s continued focus on bringing legacy comic books to the big screens throughout the 2010’s. Valnet’s acquisition of CBR solidified its presence in the comic book and pop culture sector.

  • WeBrokr represented Comic Book Resources founder Jonah Weiland in the acquisition. More info can be found here regarding the acquisition.


4. Game Rant (2019) Game Rant is a gaming-focused website that offers news, reviews, features, and insights about video games and the gaming industry. Created by the founder of Screen Rant (Vic Holtreman) in 2009, the website covers various gaming content, including consoles, PC gaming, and mobile gaming. Valnet’s acquisition of Game Rant in 2019 was the company’s first major video gaming acquisition, and has become their flagship gaming brand. The acquisition also reunited Game Rant with it’s sister-site Screen Rant.


5. Collider (2020) Collider is a well-known entertainment news brand founded in 2005 that covers movies, television shows, and pop culture. Valnet’s acquisition of Collider in late 2020 further expanded their entertainment portfolio of premium web properties. According to SimilarWeb the monthly web traffic on had more than doubled in the two years following the acquisition. Collider is also home to a large YouTube channel with over half a billion views.

  • WeBrokr represented the Collider ownership team in the acquisition.


6. MakeUseOf (2020) – MakeUseOf is a technology-focused website that provides tips, tutorials, and reviews for a wide range of software, hardware, and gadgets. The site covers topics such as mobile devices, computers, smart home technology, and internet services. The acquisition of by Valnet in 2020 further was Valnet’s first foray into the the technology publishing sector, and is now Valnet’s flagship technology-facing brand.


7. Android Police (2021) Android Police is a popular website dedicated to news, reviews, and analysis about Android devices, the Android ecosystem and general tech. Valnet’s acquisition of Android Police further strengthened its presence in the technology publishing sector.

  • WeBrokr represented Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii in the transaction. More details can be found here regarding the Android Police acquisition.


8. Simple Flying (2021) Simple Flying is the largest aviation news website in the world, and provides updates and commentary on the aviation industry. Simple Flying was Valnet’s first (and currently only) acquisition within the general ‘travel’ vertical. Simple Flying was founded by serial entrepreneur Arran Rice in 2018.


9. Snack Media (2022) Snack Media was founded in 2007 and grew to become one of the largest digital media companies in the world for sports content – specifically European football / soccer. The company’s largest digital publications include GiveMeSport, FootballFanCast and Football League World. Valnet’s acquisition of Snack Media was their first acquisition within the sports publishing vertical.


10. (2022) Pocket-Lint is a technology news website that covers gadgets, consumer electronics, and technology trends. Valnet’s acquisition of Pocket-Lint was their third acquisition in the tech publishing sector.


11. Busy Pixel Media (2022) Busy Pixel Media acquired XDA-Developers in 2009, and grew their portfolio to include other large tech publishing brands. At the time of acquisition in February 2022 the Busy Pixel portfolio was bringing in 20 million sessions per month. Included in the acquisition of Busy Pixel was the App Advice brand, a community-driven website that offers news, reviews, and discussions about mobile technology.

  • WeBrokr was not involved in the Busy Pixel Media acquisition by Valnet, but did represent App Advice founder Mahmoud Hafez in 2021 when he sold the company to Busy Pixel Media. More details can be found here regarding the acquisition.


12. Top Speed (2022) Top Speed is a website dedicated to automotive news, reviews, and information, covering a wide range of topics such as car releases, industry updates, motorsports, and more. The site caters to car enthusiasts and professionals within the automotive industry. Valnet’s acquisition of Top Speed in 2022 was the company’s first major acquisition within the automotive publishing sector.


13. DualShockers (2022) DualShockers is a gaming news web property that covers video game news & reviews, gaming hardware, and insider gaming commentary. Valnet’s acquisition of DualShockers was the company’s first major gaming-focused acquisition since they had acquired GameRant in 2019.

  • WeBrokr represented UK-based GRV Media in the transaction. More details can be found here regarding the Dual Shockers acquisition.


The above list of Valnet acquisitions is accurate as of March 2023, this page will be updated periodically as more transactions are completed.

N4G acquisition by BGFG (By Gamers For Gamers) acquisition by BGFG

WeBrokr is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of N4G, which has been acquired by UK-based By Gamers For Gamers (BGFG). was founded in 2007 by Vegard Aure & Haavard Aure of HAVA Media.

Vegard, Haavard and the Hava Media team grew the N4G brand into one of the largest gaming communities in the world over the past 15 years.

Also included in the acquisition were the brands FilmWatch, TechSpy & AnimeShinbun.

WeBrokr represented and advised HAVA Media & N4G from listing through successful completion of sale.


Vegard Aure of HAVA Media had this to say regarding the N4G acquisition, as well as his experience working with WeBrokr:

“It was important for us to find a buyer that would want to continue N4G as a community focused website. Logan helped us get in touch with potential buyers that had the right team and resources to accomplish this. With the help from Logan and we found a new home for N4G in BGFG , and we are very happy about how everything turned out.”


Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the N4G acquisition:

“We are very pleased to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of N4G, FilmWatch, TechSpy & AnimeShinbun. N4G has long been known as the go-to gaming community and news aggregator in the world. Hava Media was far ahead of its time when it launched N4G way back in 2007. N4G was rivaling the likes of Reddit and Digg for gaming specific traffic for many years. We’re excited to see what the great team at BGFG has in store for the N4G brand going forward!”


Official BGFG Press Release – BGFG

Youtube Channel Acquisitions

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In the rapidly growing world of digital media, YouTube channels have become valuable assets for creators and businesses alike. Here at WeBrokr, we specialize in mergers and acquisitions of digital properties, including YouTube channels. Our comprehensive acquisition services cater to both sell-side and buy-side clients, ensuring a seamless and delightful experience for all parties involved. In this article, we will outline how our expert services can benefit you, whether you’re looking to sell your YouTube channel or acquire one to expand your digital presence.


1. Expertise in YouTube Channel Valuation: As a digital M&A company, we have extensive experience in accurately valuing YouTube channels. Our team of experts considers factors such as subscriber count, engagement rates, content quality, niche, age, growth rate, and revenue streams to determine the true value of a channel. For channel owners, this ensures that you receive a fair price in exchange for your years of hard work. For our buy-side clients, our accurate valuations provide confidence that you’re making a sound investment decision.


2. Extensive Network of Buyers and Sellers: Our vast network of buyers and sellers enables us to find the perfect match for your YouTube channel acquisition needs. For sellers, this means increased visibility and a higher likelihood of securing a deal. For buyers, our network offers access to a diverse range of channels across various niches, ensuring you find a channel that aligns with your business goals and interests.


3. Streamlined Acquisition Process: At WeBrokr, we understand that the acquisition process can be complex and time-consuming. That’s why we’ve developed a streamlined approach that simplifies the process for both buyers and sellers. Our team will handle all aspects of the acquisition, from initial negotiations and due diligence to contract review and closing the deal. This allows you to focus on your core business operations or creative endeavors while we take care of the acquisition process.


4. Confidentiality and Discretion: We prioritize confidentiality and discretion throughout the acquisition process. Nearly ever listing on our sell-side is completed confidentially, and is never publicly listed anywhere; including our company website. Our team understands the importance of protecting your privacy, and the sensitive information involved in an acquisition process. You can trust us to handle your transaction with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring your data remains secure and your reputation intact!


5. Post-Acquisition Support: Our commitment to our clients doesn’t end with the completion of the deal. We offer post-acquisition support to help both buyers and sellers transition smoothly.


At WeBrokr, our YouTube channel acquisition services provide a comprehensive solution for both sell-side and buy-side clients. With our expertise, extensive network, and commitment to client satisfaction, we are the ideal partner for navigating the still nascent field of YouTube M&A. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can help you achieve your goals in the world of YouTube channel acquisitions.

Contact us directly for further consultation and next steps.


DualShockers Acquisition by Valnet acquisition by Valnet Inc.

WeBrokr is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of DualShockers, which has been acquired by Montreal-based Valnet Inc. was founded in 2009 by Yaris Gutierrez, Joel Taveras, and Al Zamora as a passion-project. After more than a decade of operation, DualShockers was then acquired by London-based publisher GRV Media.

Vic Daniels & Graham Morris of GRV Media were extremely successful in their turn-around of DualShockers, and they were able to dramatically increase user engagement & monthly sessions within only a year of Ownership. DualShockers is now one of the largest gaming-focused publications in the world, bringing in more than 7,000,000 monthly sessions as of April 2022. (SimilarWeb)

WeBrokr represented and advised GRV Media from listing through successful completion of sale.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very delighted to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of DualShockers. Vic, Graham, and the DualShockers team were able to turn into one of the most trafficked gaming properties in the world within a very short period of time. They have become an authoritative source for gaming news, reviews and guides for dedicated gamers around the world. We are excited to see DualShockers continue to thrive alongside Valnet’s growing portfolio of gaming brands!”

Official WeBrokr Press Release – Cision

Official Valnet Press Release – Business Wire

WhatCulture Acquisition by Future PLC

WhatCulture acquisition by Future PLC

WeBrokr is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of WhatCulture, which has been acquired by publishing-giant Future Plc. WhatCulture was founded in 2006 by Peter Willis & Matthew Holmes under the banner ‘Obsessed With Film’. After the company rebranded in 2011, WhatCulture has grown to become one of the largest and most well diversified companies in the entertainment publishing industry. The Company’s portfolio includes 11 YouTube channels with over 8m subscribers, as well as the highly trafficked, which accounted for over 8.5m visitors in February according to SimilarWeb.

WeBrokr represented and advised WhatCulture from listing through successful completion.

Logan Abner of WeBrokr had this to say regarding the acquisition:

“We are very excited to announce the successful Sell-Side representation of WhatCulture. Peter & Matt were able to successfully build & scale one of the most reputable – and in my opinion – unique brands within the highly competitive entertainment publishing industry. They were able to find the perfect blend of Web + Video diversification, which takes true talent to create from the ground up. We are excited to witness the continued success of WhatCulture under the ever growing Future Plc umbrella of brands!”

Peter Willis, Founder of WhatCulture, had this to say in the official Future Plc press release:

“We’re really excited to join an organisation like Future which has seen such
amazing success. We have real synergies between our desire to create great original
content for our audiences. Our YouTube expertise combined with their monetisation and platform know-how will realise great opportunities for further growth in this area and unlock real potential across the business.”

Zillah Byng-Thorne, CEO of Future Plc, had this to say in the company’s official press release:

“We are delighted to welcome both WhatCulture and Waive to Future. We look
forward to working with WhatCulture to further diversify our content and revenue


Official WeBrokr Press Release – Here

Official Future Plc Press Release – Here