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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books.
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 1/11/2008 via Company Press Release

Belvoir Publications, Inc., acquired Living Without Magazine

synopsis: Belvoir Media Group, a national special interest magazine, newsletter and electronic information publisher headquartered in Norwalk, CT, announces the acquisition of Living Without Magazine from founder Peggy Wagener.
buyer: Belvoir Publications, Inc.
Belvoir Media Group LLC is a publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media. Belvoir's information products cover interest areas ranging from human wellness, antiques and decorating to shelter, power and sailboats to horses, pet care and general aviation.
target: Living Without Magazine
Living Without is a lifestyle guide for people with allergies and food sensitivities. It discusses a variety of health-related issues, and provides support, encouragement, guidance and resources.
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closed 3/21/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Medizine, Inc.

synopsis: Media-focused private equity shop Veronis Suhler Stevenson has bought a controlling stake in MediZine LLC, publisher of health and fitness magazines Healthy Living and Remedy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
target: Medizine, Inc.
Medizine, Inc. publishes consumer health magazines. It offers publications, websites and broadcast news content , various programs that engage, educate, and influence patients in homes, in pharmacies, and in doctors' offices.
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closed 2/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Rodale Custom Publishing, acquired Fitness Publishing, Inc

synopsis: Rodale Inc., the authoritative source for trusted content in health and wellness worldwide, announced the acquisition of Running Times magazine and runningtimes.com branded media properties, from Fitness Publishing, Inc. based in Wilton, CT. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent:Rodale, Inc.
buyer: Rodale Custom Publishing
Rodale Inc. is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching nearly 40 million people each month. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines.
target: Fitness Publishing, Inc
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running, the mission of Runner's World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid storytelling.
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closed 2/19/2014 via PR Web

Onnit, acquired My Mad Methods Magazine

synopsis: Onnit Labs has acquired My Mad Methods Magazine, creating one of the most comprehensive unconventional fitness resources in existence. The merger will make alternative fitness products and information available all in one place.
buyer: Onnit
Onnit was founded in 2010 with an idea to make cutting edge nutritional supplement combinations. Their mission is to inspire peak performance through a combination of unique products and actionable information.
target: My Mad Methods Magazine
My Mad Methods Magazine is the ultimate resource for everything regarding unconventional training. It is for those looking for professional, detailed information about each unconventional training method with hundreds of articles, exercises, and workouts.
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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, acquired Gluten-Free Living

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held enthusiast publishing company, acquired the Gluten-Free Living brand, including the magazine, website and digital properties.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests.
target: Gluten-Free Living
Gluten-Free Living is a leader in providing practical, reliable information about the gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Living features thoroughly-researched articles that have set the standard for accuracy in dietary information and guidance.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired EatingWell Media Group

synopsis: Meredith Corporation significantly enhanced its leadership position in the food media marketplace with the announcement of (1) the acquisition of the EatingWell Media Group, a multichannel brand focused on healthy eating; and (2) the launch of Recipe.com, a brand that pairs recipes with digital coupons and savings.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
target: EatingWell Media Group
EatingWell Media Group is a fast-growing multimedia company with the mission of delivering the information and inspiration people need to make healthy eating a way of life.
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$28
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closed 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yoga Journal

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yoga Journal, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced. The new acquisition will add to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Yoga Journal
Founded in 1975, Yoga Journal is the country's premier multiplatform media company dedicated to yoga, publishing the most widely read yoga magazine in the U.S. and abroad. The company holds several sell-out conferences a year, and produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 4/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Wainscot Media, LLC, purchased Consumer Magazine Division from Dowden Health Media, Inc.

synopsis: Dowden Health Media, a subsidiary of Lebhar-Friedman, has sold its Consumer Magazine Division to Wainscot Media, LLC.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media is a full-service communications company that specializes in home design, health and lifestyle content. We produce targeted media: regional special-interest magazines and the ultimate in target marketing, custom media.
seller parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
seller: Dowden Health Media, Inc.
Dowden Health Media is a full-service custom publisher serving hospitals and health systems nationwide. In print and on the web, we create original programs tailored to each customer's communication needs, with special attention to brand building and response generation.
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announced 3/24/2014 via Market Wire

SCMP Group Ltd., will acquire Destination Macau Limited

synopsis: SCMP Group Ltd, Asia's leading media holding company, announced that it will acquire leading luxury lifestyle publisher Destination Macau Limited from Ignite Media Group Limited to further consolidate its market share in the South China region's luxury lifestyle media space.
buyer: SCMP Group Ltd.(OTCPK:SCPX:$149.27)
SCMP Group Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership.
target parent: Ignite Media Group
target: Destination Macau Limited
Destination Macau Limited publishes two titles luxury lifestyle title Destination Macau and ultra high-end magazine DM Exclusive in English and Simplified Chinese, with both delivering high quality leisure lifestyle content.
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announced 1/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Vienna Capital Partners, will purchase Hungarian Publications from Axel Springer Verlag AG

synopsis: Vienna Capital Partners, a leading independent corporate finance advisor and private equity investor in Converging Europe, has signed an agreement to acquire a significant Hungarian media-portfolio from Ringier and Axel Springer.
buyer: Vienna Capital Partners
Vienna Capital Partners is a leading independent corporate finance advisor and private equity investor in Converging Europe.
seller parent: Ringier AG
seller: Axel Springer Verlag AG(AXELF:$4,528.30)
Ringier's Hungarian media-portfolio consists of eight regional daily newspapers, daily sport newspaper Nemzeti Sport, the internationally recognised flagship broadsheet Népszabadság, business daily Villágazdaság, and several magazines as well as mindmegette.hu, one of the leading gastro portals.
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closed 6/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Black Press Ltd., acquired Boulevard Magazine

synopsis: Black Press is pleased to announce that it has acquired Boulevard Magazine and related products from Boulevard Lifestyles Inc. Boulevard is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality of Victoria through an examination of the arts, people, issues, food, architecture and design. Boulevard is published monthly.
buyer: Black Press Ltd.
Black Press Ltd. is a private company that owns and operates 115 newspapers in western Canada, Washington State and Hawaii. Most of the papers are published one to three times per week.
target: Boulevard Magazine
Boulevard Magazine is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Vancouver Island by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Food, Architecture and Design. 35,000 copies of Boulevard are published monthly.
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closed 10/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Stratosféra

synopsis: Bauer Media is buying 100% of the publishing houses Stratosféra and Hearst-Stratosféra. Bauer's portfolio of magazines will grow by twelve additional names – including such well-known magazines as Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire. Through this acquisition, Bauer Media will regain its leading position on the Czech advertising market.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes, sells, and markets magazines, periodicals, and various special publications focusing on magazines, radio/TV, and online media business segments in Germany and internationally.
target: Stratosféra
Stratosféra is a magazine publisher based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company was incorporated in 1996.
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closed 10/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired Aspen Magazine

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, a nationwide magazine company, announced that it has acquired Aspen Magazine, following months of speculation about the publication’s future. Aspen Magazine, originally founded in 1974 and purchased in 1987 by O’Grady and Randy Beier, canceled its summer and fall issues and vacated its downtown Aspen office space.
buyer parent:Dickey Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii.
target: Aspen Magazine
ASPEN Magazine was founded in 1974, and is Aspen's premiere magazine. In 1987, Janet O'Grady and Randy Beier bought the publication. The couple founded Ridge Publications and completely reinvented ASPEN Magazine, re-launching it as a locally based, luxury lifestyle magazine with a global reach.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others.
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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announced 4/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Washington Jewish Week, Inc., will acquire Alter Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper submitted the winning bid for The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction. Alter Communications is the publisher of The Baltimore Jewish Times and Style Magazine.
buyer parent:WJW, LLC.
buyer: Washington Jewish Week, Inc.
Washington Jewish Week, Inc. publishes a weekly paper. The company was formerly known as National Jewish Ledger and later changed its name to Washington Jewish Week, Inc. in 1983. The company was founded in 1930 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.
target: Alter Communications, Inc.
Alter Communications has been creating award-winning publications since 1919. It publishes weekly news-magazines and lifestyle publications, which include the Baltimore Jewish Times and Style.
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closed 11/3/2011 via PE Hub

Immediate Media Co., acquired Magicalia, Ltd.

synopsis: Immediate Media Co., a new force in consumer media with expertise in digital platforms, has acquired Magicalia Media, a digitally led cross-media publisher and platform provider. The company owns and operates market leading consumer websites, magazines and online commerce properties.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. Immediate Media Co will publish 34 websites and 50 magazines, with over 1 million subscribers, a brand reach of 11 million UK consumers.
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia Media is a digitally led cross-media publisher and platform provider. The company owns and operates market leading consumer websites, magazines and online commerce properties. It has also developed a world class online publishing and eCommerce platform.
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closed 4/15/2010 via BNC Analysis

Gulfshore Media, LLC., purchased Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines from CurtCo Media Group

synopsis: CurtCo Publishing has sold Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines to Dan Denton, who founded Gulfshore Media and sold it to CurtCo in 2004. In connection with the acquisition, Denton has formed Gulfshore Media LLC which is headquartered in both Sarasota and Naples, Florida.
buyer: Gulfshore Media, LLC.
For 39 years, Gulfshore Life magazine has captured the vibrant spirit, style and natural beauty of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Fort Myers and Cape Coral down to Naples and Marco Island.
seller: CurtCo Media Group
Gulfshore Life and Sarasota lifestyle magazines highlight and preserve the unique character and resources of their regions.
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closed 6/1/2009 via Capital IQ

Bonnier Corporation, purchased Five Magazine Titles from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. and Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. announced that Bonnier has acquired five magazine titles from HFM U.S.: Popular Photography, Flying, Boating, Sound & Vision and American Photo. With this latest deal, Bonnier Corp. strengthens its position as a leading media company for special-interest brands.
buyer parent:Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corporation is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America, and with more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events, it is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences.
seller parent: Lagardère SCA
seller: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. enthusiast brands reach over 50 million consumers through magazines and millions more on line and through mobile content. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. is part of Lagardère Active Media, a division of Lagardère SCA headquartered in France.
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closed 3/27/2009 via PR Newswire

The Luxury Insider Group of Companies, acquired Baccarat Magazine

synopsis: Baccarat Magazine, one of Hong Kong's leading luxury & lifestyle magazines, announced that it has been acquired by The Luxury Insider Group of Companies, an integrated luxury media company comprised of several online and print lifestyle magazines including Luxury-Insider.com, Asia's leading online luxury magazine.
buyer: The Luxury Insider Group of Companies
Founded in 2005, the Luxury Insider Group is an integrated luxury media company, and is comprised of the online publications Luxury-Insider.com and InLuxe.cn, and the print magazines Baccarat Magazine and Ultima Magazine.
target: Baccarat Magazine
Baccarat Magazine is one of Hong Kong's leading luxury & lifestyle magazines. Every issue is infused with energy and youthful vigour, as glossy photoshoots and bold features regale the reader with the finer points of stylish living.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books.
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books.
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Bonnier Mountain Group

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. is taking another whack at its portfolio again, selling its Mountain Group to enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media. CEO Dave Freygang said that selling the group, consisting of snow sport titles Ski and Skiing and Warren Miller Entertainment, would let Bonnier focus on its businesses in California, New York and Florida.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books.
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Bonnier Mountain Group
The Bonnier Mountain Group controls and operates the Skiing Magazine, SKI Mag.com, Warren Miller, and Nastar.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books.
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased Equine Titles and Online Properties from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired all equine titles and online properties published by the Source Interlink Media division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. Source Interlink is a leading publishers of enthusiast titles, consumer shows and Internet sites.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.(SORC:$2,254.25)
Source Interlink Companies is a leading marketing, merchandising and fulfillment company of entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, books and related items. Source Interlink serves approximately 110,000 retail store locations throughout North America.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Horse Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired Horse Media Group. Horse Media Group is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. publishes magazines. The company owns and operates brands such as Healthy lifestyles, Log Home Design Ideas, Natural Remedies, and Vegetarian Times. The company is based in El Segundo, California. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc.
target parent: Belvoir Media Group, LLC
target: Horse Media Group, Inc.
Horse Media Group, a partnership between Belvoir Media Group LLC and Winsor Publishing, is based in Louisville, Colorado. Belvoir is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

F&W Publications, Inc., purchased Art Magazine Properties from Active Interest Media

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. F+W will acquire AIM’s Southwest Art, The Collector’s Guide and their respective online properties.
buyer parent:ABRY Partners
buyer: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
seller parent: Wind Point Partners
seller: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books, and Internet sites, and further advances its expansion into the outdoor and Western travel markets.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Yellowstone Journal Corporation
Yellowstone Journal Corporation is a tourism focused media group that produces two print publications, Yellowstone Journal and 99 Things to Do in Yellowstone County, as well as the industry-leading website, YellowstonePark.com.
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closed 1/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired SNEWS

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker magazine and Yoga Journal, has acquired SNEWS(R) (Specialty News), the leading news and information service for the outdoor and fitness industries.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: SNEWS
SNEWS strives to "create community through communication" and is the only industry news and information source serving both the outdoor and fitness markets. Offering respected industry insight and expertise for nearly 25 years, SNEWS(R) reaches out with news, analysis, and retailer training.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Berkery

Active Interest Media, purchased Old-House Journal and New Old House from Restore Media, LLC

synopsis: Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
seller: Restore Media, LLC
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
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closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Backpacker Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Backpacker Magazine. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Backpacker Magazine
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of magazines, consumer shows, books and internet sites.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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closed 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yoga Journal

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yoga Journal, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced. The new acquisition will add to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Yoga Journal
Founded in 1975, Yoga Journal is the country's premier multiplatform media company dedicated to yoga, publishing the most widely read yoga magazine in the U.S. and abroad. The company holds several sell-out conferences a year, and produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs.
price ($mm)
$20
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$20
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closed 5/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired American Cowboy LLC

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced that the company has acquired "American Cowboy" magazine, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: American Cowboy LLC
"American Cowboy" is an award-winning, bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that appeals to the ever-growing number of western enthusiasts. In its 12th year of publication, "American Cowboy" is written specifically for consumers who enjoy the "western" experience.
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 2/12/2004 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Home Buyer Publications Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media (AIM), announced the acquisition of Chantilly, Va.-based Home Buyer Publications, publisher of special interest consumer magazines Log Home Living, Timber Frame Homes and trade publication, Building Systems Magazine. AIM was represented in this transaction by The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., a NYC-based investment bank.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Home Buyer Publications Inc.
Home Buyer Publications, Inc. is the corporate parent for the publications Log Home Living, Timber Frame Homes and Building Systems Magazine. We are based in Chantilly, Virginia.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books.
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Aller Media AS, purchased 5 Magazine Titles from LRF Media AB

synopsis: An agreement between Aller Media and LRF Media has been announced whereby Aller Media acquires the magazines, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske. Aller Media acquires five titles focused on garden, interior and fisheries, thereby strengthening its market share in the popular press.
buyer: Aller Media AS
Aller Media is the leading publisher of magazines and journals in Norway with a weekly circulation of approximately 3.2 million copies.
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
LRF Media is a publishing company whose main objective is to publish magazines. The five titles, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske, are magazines focusing on garden, interior and fisheries.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 6/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Chicago Magazine, acquired Chicago Home & Garden

synopsis: Chicago magazine has acquired Chicago Home & Garden and will combine the Lake Forest-based publication with Chicago HOME, Chicago magazine's bi-monthly shelter publication. The combined publication will appear on newsstands beginning with the September/October issue.
buyer parent:Primedia, Inc.
buyer: Chicago Magazine
Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 182,000. In addition, the company publishes a number of other titles, including Chicago HOME and Chicago Fashion magazines.
target: Chicago Home & Garden
Chicago Home & Garden is Chicago's only locally owned, locally published full color magazine. Since 1995, Chicago Home & Garden has photographed outstanding Chicago area homes and verdant landscapes for the discriminating reader.
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closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Magnolia Media Group, purchased American Dream Homes magazine from Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, has sold its consumer magazine American Dream Homes to Magnolia Media Group.
buyer: Magnolia Media Group
Magnolia Media Group is a full-scale, national media and publishing company that specializes in upper-end consumer niche publications, custom publishing projects, and creative marketing solutions.Titles include REO Magazine, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Signature Pools & Spas, and Innovative Home.
seller parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
seller: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Miami

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's home design magazine Home Miami. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent:Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage.
target: Home Miami
Home Miami magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Fort Lauderdale

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's top home design magazine Home Fort Lauderdale. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent:Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage.
target: Home Fort Lauderdale
Home Fort Lauderdale magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 6/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Accent Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
buyer parent:Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month.
target: Accent Magazine, Inc.
Accent Magazine, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire owns and publishes Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
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closed 6/27/2006 via

Network Communications, Inc., purchased Home Improvement Dallas from Design Guide Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Home Improvement Dallas, a home improvement and remodeling magazine.
buyer parent:Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month.
seller: Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent:Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd(GB:CAU:$65.60)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions.
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
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$2.64
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closed 11/29/2005 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Business Media, acquired Miller Publishing NY

synopsis: Florida based Endurance Business Media, publisher of Homes & Land Magazine bought Southampton, New York-based Miller Publishing.
buyer parent:Kelso & Company
buyer: Endurance Business Media
In 2001, Schmidt-Fellner and Hogan formed Atlanta-based Endurance just 18 months after selling their prior company, Cygnus Business Media. Cygnus published 60 business-to-business publications and had annual revenue of approximately $100 million. Kelso & Company, a New York-based private investment
target: Miller Publishing NY
Miller Publishing titles include Homes of the Hamptons, Homes of Eastern Long Island and Montauck Living.
price ($mm)
$10
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$10
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1.0x
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closed 10/20/2005 via Folio: First Day

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Atlanta Home Improvement

synopsis: Dan McCarthy’s Atlanta-based Network Communications Inc., which was purchased last January for an estimated $380 million by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, has purchased the regional Atlanta Home Improvement.
buyer parent:Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month.
target: Atlanta Home Improvement
Atlanta Home Improvement, the 75,000 circ monthly, which is distributed free, offers ideas for remodeling, decorating, gardening and home maintenance.
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closed 9/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent:Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies.
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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closed 2/12/2004 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Home Buyer Publications Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media (AIM), announced the acquisition of Chantilly, Va.-based Home Buyer Publications, publisher of special interest consumer magazines Log Home Living, Timber Frame Homes and trade publication, Building Systems Magazine. AIM was represented in this transaction by The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., a NYC-based investment bank.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
target: Home Buyer Publications Inc.
Home Buyer Publications, Inc. is the corporate parent for the publications Log Home Living, Timber Frame Homes and Building Systems Magazine. We are based in Chantilly, Virginia.
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closed 9/10/2008 via BtoBonline.com

GIE Media, purchased four publications from Branch-Smith, Incorporated

synopsis: GIE Media announced it has acquired four publications from Branch-Smith Publishing. The titles are: Garden Center, Garden Center Product Source, Greenhouse Management & Production and Nursery Management & Production.
buyer: GIE Media
GIE Media is a trade magazine publisher and creates targeted business-to-business media products that connect readers and advertisers with a focus on Lawn & landscaping, pest management, recylcing.
seller: Branch-Smith, Incorporated
Branch-Smith, Incorporated publishes several horticulture magazines, each fine-tuned to meet the changing needs of a particular market segment such as nursery management and production, garden center, and greenhouse operators.
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closed 9/26/2005 via Company Press Release

St. Joseph Communications, acquired Gardening Life Publishing

synopsis: Lynda Reeves, President of House & Home Media, and Tony Gagliano, Chairman of St. Joseph Media, proudly announce a new ownership deal for Gardening Life magazine.
buyer: St. Joseph Communications
As the largest privately owned communications company in Canada, St. Joseph Communications is the leading provider of totally integrated communication solutions. Our four strategic platforms deliver the most comprehensive suite of services and products in content, print, documents and media.
target parent: House & Home Media
target: Gardening Life Publishing
Canada’s best source for garden solutions, inspiration, and products. Gardening Life’s expert editorial team -which includes Canada’s best-known gardener Marjorie Harris- brings inspiring gardens, easy outdoor decor solutions, simple how-tos, and the latest gardening tools and tricks to Canadians.
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closed 8/17/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Quarto Group, acquired Frances Lincoln Ltd.

synopsis: Quarto Group announced that it has acquired the U.K. publisher Frances Lincoln Ltd. Frances Lincoln has been creating illustrated books of the highest quality, with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art, architecture, design and landscape.
buyer: Quarto Group(QRT:$188.87)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests.
target: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
Frances Lincoln Ltd. was founded by Frances Lincoln in 1977. They published their first books two years later, and they have been creating illustrated books of the highest quality ever since, with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art, architecture, design and landscape.
price ($mm)
$7.39
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closed 4/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Creative Homeowner Press

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced that it has acquired Federal Marketing Corporation, d/b/a Creative Homeowner, a New Jersey-based publisher and distributor of books, house plans and related products for the $340-million home and garden retail book market.
buyer: Courier Corporation(CRRC:$261.32)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects.
target: Creative Homeowner Press
A leading publisher of high quality and excellent value publications for the home and garden. Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of the home and garden, including decorating & design, home repair & improvement, and gardening & landscaping.
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closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Western Interiors & Design

synopsis: Sandow Media, publisher of high-end consumer magazines NewBeauty, LUXE, InSync and Worth, has acquired Western Interiors & Design, a leading national design and architecture magazine, as a key component of its continued expansion strategy.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company built around a single philosophy; always exceed expectations. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate.
target: Western Interiors & Design
Western Interiors magazine was founded as the first national magazine to celebrate the best in home and interior design throughout the West. It now has 250,000 circulation and a readership that is among the most affluent in its category.
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closed 5/1/2006 via

Home Depot, acquired Home Decorators Collection

synopsis: Home Depot(R), the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Home Decorators Collection, a leader in catalog and online sales of home decor merchandise.
buyer: Home Depot(HD:$74,754.00)
The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,059 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.
target: Home Decorators Collection
Home Decorators Collection has been providing quality merchandise to its customers since 1991. Like many successful enterprises, Home Decorators Collection grew out of a personal passion of one of its founders, Gil Kemp.
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USFR Media Group
USFR Media Group is a media group based in Houston, Texas. USFR owns the America One television network and publishes western lifestyle magazines, Western & English Today and Cowboys & Indians magazines.
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Window Media
Since 1997, Window Media LLC has grown to become the nation’s largest gay and lesbian newspaper publisher. Firm believers that publications should reflect all aspects of their readers’ lives, we aim to acquire and operate top quality newspapers that do just that.
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Emmis Communications Corporation
Emmis Communications Corporation
Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, engages in radio broadcasting and magazine publishing operations primarily in the United States. It also owns and operates national radio networks in Slovakia and Bulgaria.
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2013
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$201.50
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$35.70
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$29.90
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Tiger Oak Media
Tiger Oak Media
Tiger Oak Media is a regional and national publisher of intelligent, attractive and targeted media and media that appeal to readers who seek out quality editorial content and design. Tiger Oak publishes 25 titles and companion websites.
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2000
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$5.00
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5280 Publishing, Inc.
5280 Publishing, Inc.
First published in 1993, 5280 is Denver's premier guide to the arts, entertainment, dining, issues, and living well in the Mile-High City. 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado, with a total distribution in excess of 85,000.
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Absolute Publishing
Absolute Magazine targets the luxury lifestyles of affluent New York residents and covers fashion, beauty and fitness, fine dining, architecture and design, art and collecting, jewelry and watches, real estate, automobiles, and travel.
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Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK's largest independently-owned regional media business. It is a community media company active in the fields of regional newspaper and magazine publishing, contract printing and internet communications.
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Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
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2013
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$1,471.34
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$265.80
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$220.45
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$123.65
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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and beautifully designed, high-quality products.
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2011
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$221.43
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($9.50)
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($13.48)
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Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media is a full-service communications company that specializes in home design, health and lifestyle content. We produce targeted media: regional special-interest magazines and the ultimate in target marketing, custom media.
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2009
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$0.69
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Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media is the publisher of New York Home, Hour Detroit, Detroit Home, DBusiness and Metro Detroit Bride magazines. Hour Media also publishes Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource Guide, the Metropolitan Detroit Menu Guide, Very Important Promotion (V.I.P.), and numerous custom publications.
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Magnolia Media Group
Magnolia Media Group is a full-scale, national media and publishing company that specializes in upper-end consumer niche publications, custom publishing projects, and creative marketing solutions.Titles include REO Magazine, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Signature Pools & Spas, and Innovative Home.
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Publications & Communications, Inc.
PCI publishes niche consumer magazines in the computer and homeliving categories and offers customized marketing solutions to business' including newsletter services, directories and web development.
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Taunton Press, Inc.
The Taunton Press has been a trusted source of valuable information and inspiration on the house and home, including home building and design, gardening, woodworking, fiber arts and cooking since 1975.
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Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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Section Rouge Media Inc.
Section Rouge Media, inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the publication of newspapers and magazines in Quebec, Canada. It publishes periodicals in the fields of agriculture, family life, entertainment, and legal matters.
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Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media LLC
More than three decades after its first issue, Wenner Mediar's flagship magazine Rolling Stone remains an icon of pop culture. Wenner Media also publishes Men's Journal, featuring stories of high adventure in the great outdoors.
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American Media Inc.
American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and more.
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Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events produces 38 consumer home shows in 27 markets across North America that collectively attracts 14,000 exhibitors, 1 million attendees and nearly another 1 million unique web visitors annually.
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Pat Riha Productions
Pat Riha Productions is a marketing and production company specializing in the use of creative management to help businesses promote their products and services to target markets. The company provides clients with a complete turn-key production, managing all aspects and phases of the production.
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Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in many expanding markets.
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F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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