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closed 4/24/2006 via

Meredith Corporation, acquired O'Grady Meyers

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced today that it has acquired O'Grady Meyers, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing (CRM).
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: O'Grady Meyers
Founded in 1993, O'Grady Meyers currently employs more than 40 team members and has extensive experience in the food, packaged goods and healthcare categories.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2009 via PR Newswire

Reward Media Group, acquired City Rewards Network

synopsis: City Rewards Network, a national internet advertising company specializing in internet coupon ads for retail businesses, has been acquired by Reward Media Group. Reward Media Group takes localized Internet concepts and replicates them through a licensing model around the country.
buyer: Reward Media Group
Reward Media Group takes localized Internet concepts and replicates them through a licensing model around the country. All of our concepts and license models are concepts that we either started internally or that we purchased through acquisition transactions.
target: City Rewards Network
City Rewards Network is a national internet advertising company specializing in internet coupon ads for retail businesses.
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closed 7/8/2008 via BusinessWire

PointRoll, Inc., acquired ShopLocal LLC

synopsis: Gannett has acquired the ownership stakes of partners Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company in ShopLocal LLC, the top marketing and database services company for most major retailers in the USA. ShopLocal will work in conjunction with PointRoll to create ads that dynamically connect retail advertisers and consumers, online and in the store.
buyer parent:Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: PointRoll, Inc.
PointRoll offers a solution to the limited performance of standard banner ads by effectively bringing a mini Web site to the user without requiring a click. PointRoll’s rich media technology and service enable advertisers to connect with consumers by creating an interactive online environment.
target: ShopLocal LLC
ShopLocal, the leader in multi-channel shopping and advertising services, offers a complete suite of innovative solutions that connect advertisers and consumers -- online and in-store.
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closed 4/24/2006 via

Meredith Corporation, acquired O'Grady Meyers

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced today that it has acquired O'Grady Meyers, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing (CRM).
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: O'Grady Meyers
Founded in 1993, O'Grady Meyers currently employs more than 40 team members and has extensive experience in the food, packaged goods and healthcare categories.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.0x
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announced 12/23/2013 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will purchase KTVK, KASW, and KMOV from Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced an expansion of its television footprint by entering into definitive agreements to purchase the broadcast assets of television stations in Phoenix and in St. Louis from Gannett Co., Inc. and Sander Media LLC for $407.5 million in cash.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
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.
seller: Gannett Co., Inc.(GCI:$5,311.63)
KTVK is an independent television station located in Phoenix, Arizona. KASW is the The CW-affiliated television station in Phoenix, Arizona. KMOV, virtual channel 4, is a CBS-affiliated television station located in St. Louis, Missouri.
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$408
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, purchased Parenting and Babytalk Magazines from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: Meredith Corporation has acquired Parenting and Babytalk magazines and their related digital assets from The Bonnier Corporation. Under the agreement, the readers of Parenting will receive Parents magazine effective with the September issue. Similarly, readers of Babytalk will receive American Baby magazine effective with the September issue.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
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.
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Parenting Magazine is the one-stop online resource for moms and moms-to-be, with the up-to-the-minute information on signs of pregnancy, baby names, kid-friendly recipes, travel ideas, and more. Babytalk Magazine has all the information expectant moms want and need.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Meredith Corporation, acquired Allrecipes.com

synopsis: Meredith Corporation and The Reader's Digest Association Inc. announced that they have closed on the transaction for Meredith to acquire Allrecipes.com, the world's No. 1 digital food brand. Allrecipes receives 535 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food experiences on the site.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Allrecipes.com
Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand, receives 535 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, profiles, and blog posts.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 1/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired FamilyFun Magazine

synopsis: Meredith Corporation has completed its acquisition of FamilyFun from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The acquisition includes the highly popular magazine and its related assets, including its special interest publications, as well as the Toy Hopper and other digital magazine applications.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FamilyFun Magazine
FamilyFun magazine's lively and informative content focuses on making the most of family time together through cooking, crafts, celebrations, volunteering, travel, and other family activities. The magazine targets families with children 12 and under.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 10/31/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Every Day with Rachael Ray

synopsis: Meredith Corporation and Reader's Digest Association announced that they have completed the agreement for Meredith to acquire Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and its related digital assets. Everyday with Rachael Ray is the award-winning lifestyle magazine of author and television personality Rachael Ray.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
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.
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Every Day with Rachael Ray
Everyday with Rachael Ray is the award-winning lifestyle magazine of author and television personality Rachael Ray. The magazine is published 10 times annually and reaches an audience of 7.3 million. It includes recipes, tips for cooking and entertaining, and much more.
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$4.30
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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:$1,471.34)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
target: EatingWell Media Group
EatingWell Media Group is a fast-growing multimedia company with the mission of delivering the information and inspiration people need to make healthy eating a way of life.
price ($mm)
$28
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closed 12/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Real Girls Media

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, completed the acquisition of Real Girls Media Network, a social content hub for women online. The acquisition continues Meredith's strategy of deepening its portfolio of content and social media offerings through the Meredith Women's Network of digital media.
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: Real Girls Media
The Real Girls Media Network includes DivineCaroline.com as well as a premium network of branded sites. DivineCaroline.com is a unique platform that publishes user-generated content, alongside expert-guided editorial, to offer women a community in which to share experiences and form connections.
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closed 7/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired The Hyperfactory

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of mobile marketing specialist The Hyperfactory. The acquisition further enhances the capabilities of Meredith Integrated Marketing, the company's business-to-business unit that provides leading corporations and brands with custom marketing solutions.
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: The Hyperfactory
The Hyperfactory powers businesses and brands through the mobile medium. The Hyperfactory powers brands through integrated mobile strategy, creative, media and innovation, as well as powers businesses through planning, integration and deployment of mobile technology.
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$9.10*
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closed 6/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Big Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced it has acquired Big Communications, a leading healthcare marketing communications firm.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: Big Communications, Inc.
Big Communications develops custom healthcare communications for over 20 of the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotech and managed care companies. Its innovative marketing and communications programs are delivered via a variety of channels that include print, digital and mobile.
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closed 6/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Healia, Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced the acquisition of Healia, a consumer health search engine specializing in finding high quality and personalized health information online. Terms were not disclosed and the transaction will not have a material financial effect on Meredith.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: Healia, Inc.
Healia, Inc is the creator of a proprietary, health-optimized search engine that uses patent-pending technology to generate high quality, highly targeted, and personalized results for consumers. Healia's team is comprised of experts in eHealth, consumer health informatics, and emerging technologies.
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closed 5/25/2007 via PR Newswire

News-Press & Gazette Company, purchased KFXO-LP from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Meredith Corporation has finalized the sale of KFXO-LP, its low-power FOX affiliate in Bend, OR, to NPG of Oregon, Inc. NPG is a wholly- owned subsidiary of News-Press & Gazette Company, and owner of KTVZ(TV), the NBC affiliate in Bend. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The transaction will not have a material financial effect.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
The News Press & Gazette Company is a media company based in St. Joseph, Missouri, wholly owned and operated by the Bradley family . The NPG group generally concentrates on the Kansas City / St. Joseph area for their newspapers and the western US for their broadcasting properties.
seller: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
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closed 1/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Genex

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, has acquired Genex, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: Genex
Genex is an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
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closed 1/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired New Media Strategies

synopsis: Meredith Corporation one of America's leading media and marketing companies, has acquired New Media Strategies, an interactive word-of-mouth marketing company.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: New Media Strategies
New Media Strategies is the largest and most successful firm in the field. Their nearly 70 employees use best-in-class analysis to develop and execute winning Web 2.0 marketing campaigns for blue-chip clients in over 40 different industries.
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closed 11/2/2006 via

Meredith Corporation, acquired ReadyMade

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase ReadyMade, a multimedia brand targeting adults in their 20s and 30s.
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: ReadyMade
ReadyMade magazine, is published bi-monthly. Targeted at adults in their 20s and 30s, the magazine offers a myriad of do-it-yourself projects and promotes an environmentally friendly lifestyle. The Web site complements the magazine's print content with how-to tips and project ideas.
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closed 4/24/2006 via

Meredith Corporation, acquired O'Grady Meyers

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced today that it has acquired O'Grady Meyers, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing (CRM).
buyer: Meredith Corporation(MDP:$1,471.34)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media.
target: O'Grady Meyers
Founded in 1993, O'Grady Meyers currently employs more than 40 team members and has extensive experience in the food, packaged goods and healthcare categories.
price ($mm)
$10
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$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
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.
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$10
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$10
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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.
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$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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announced 8/27/2009 via BusinessWire

A&E Television Networks, will acquire Lifetime Entertainment Services

synopsis: Lifetime Entertainment Services and A&E Television Networks have reached an agreement for A&E Television Networks to acquire Lifetime Entertainment Services. The parent company will retain the name A&E Television Networks, LLC (AETN), and its subsidiary will retain the name Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC.
buyer: A&E Television Networks
A&E Television Networks (AETN) is an award-winning, international media company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television programming, to home videos/DVDs and music CDs, to Web sites, as well as supporting nationwide educational initiatives.
target: Lifetime Entertainment Services
Lifetime Networks, the most powerful media brand targeted to women, is a diverse, multi-media company, committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and informational content that celebrates, entertains and supports women.
price ($mm)
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$905
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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 11/20/2007 via

NBC Universal, acquired Oxygen Media, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal said Tuesday it will buy Oxygen Media, a cable TV network featuring programming for women, for about $925 million in a move to attract more advertisers targeting female viewers.
buyer parent:General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
target: Oxygen Media, Inc.
Oxygen Media is a 24-hour cable television network on a mission to bring women (and the men who love them) the edgiest, most innovative entertainment on television.
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