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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Ogden Publications, purchased The News-Sentinel from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, IN, to the Ogden Newspapers. The purchase covers The News-Sentinel, a 75% stake in the Fort Wayne Joint Operating Agency (JOA) and certain publications and web sites related to the newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$93
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announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Glen Taylor, will acquire The Star Tribune Company

synopsis: Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor has made a formal offer to acquire the Star Tribune, a purchase that would add the state’s largest media company to his diverse business empire. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation, with a daily circulation of 371,258 and a Sunday circulation of 621,841.
buyer: Glen Taylor
Glen A. Taylor is an American businessman and a former member of the Minnesota Senate. Taylor is chairman and chief executive officer of Taylor Corp., a printing and marketing conglomerate based in North Mankato, Minnesota. Taylor also owns about 30 companies outside Taylor Corp.
target: The Star Tribune Company
The Star Tribune Company is a news and information company serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation, with a daily circulation of 371,258 and a Sunday circulation of 621,841.
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closed 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., acquired News-Sun, Inc.

synopsis: Halifax Media closed a deal to sell the Sebring News-Sun to Sun Coast Media Group, Inc. based in Port Charlotte, Florida. News-Sun, Inc. is a multimedia information company. The company publishes specialty publications, local website, niche publications, and a newspaper.
buyer: Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.
Sun Coast Media Group newspapers include several "zoned editions" of the Charlotte Sun that cover coastal Charlotte County, inland DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. They are published in Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties, in southwestern and central Florida.
target parent: Stephens Inc.
target: News-Sun, Inc.
News-Sun, Inc. is a multimedia information company. The company publishes specialty publications, local website, niche publications, and a newspaper. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Sebring, Florida.
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Metro Newspapers, purchased 4 NorCal Weeklies from MainStreet Media Group LLC

synopsis: Silicon Valley-based Metro Newspapers purchased four Northern California weeklies and associated digital properties from MainStreet Media Group. The purchased titles include Santa Cruz's "Good Times", two weeklies in South Santa Clara County- "Gilroy Dispatch" and "Morgan Hill Times", "Hollister Free Lance" and the SanBenitoToday.com web service.
buyer: Metro Newspapers
Silicon Valley-based Metro Newspapers is the leading publisher of alternative newsweeklies in the San Francisco Bay Area–the nation's number one market for the alternative press.
seller parent: Brookside Capital Partners, LP
seller: MainStreet Media Group LLC
The four Northern California weeklies of MainStreet Media Group include Santa Cruz's "Good Times", two weeklies in South Santa Clara County- "Gilroy Dispatch" and "Morgan Hill Times", "Hollister Free Lance" and the SanBenitoToday.com web service.
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announced 2/14/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Concentra NV, will acquire Media Groep Limburg

synopsis: Mecom Group plc remained in discussions regarding the potential disposal of its operating subsidiary in Limburg, the Board confirms that it has reached a preliminary, but non-binding, agreement with a multimedia media company Concentra N.V. concerning a sale of Limburg Media Group, a publisher of Dutch newspapers, to Concentra.
buyer: Concentra NV
Concentra is a multimedia media company that specializes in newspaper & magazine publishing, online & multi-media products, and regional television programming services.
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Media Groep Limburg
Media Groep Limburg BV publishes Dutch newspapers such as De Limburger and Het Limburgs Dagblad. The company is headquartered in Sittard, Netherlands.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Boone Newspapers, Inc., acquired The Picayune Item

synopsis: Picayune Newsmedia, LLC, a new Mississippi entity wholly owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc. purchased The Picayune Item, The Poplarville Democrat and related publications from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. [CNHI] of Montgomery, Alabama. The newspapers are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
buyer: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
Boone Newspapers, Inc. owns and manages 45 newspapers, 26 community magazines and related websites in similar-sized communities in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan, including The Natchez Democrat and The (Brookhaven) Daily Leader in Mississippi.
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: The Picayune Item
The Picayune Item and The Poplarville Democrat publish newspapers. The Picayune Daily Item and The Poplarville Democrat are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
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announced 9/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc., will acquire Vocero

synopsis: Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc., an investment company based in Puerto Rico, has agreed to acquire Caribbean International News Corporation, publisher of the newspaper, El Vocero. The company is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
buyer: Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc.
Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc. is an investment company based in Puerto Rico.
target: Vocero
Caribbean International News Corporation publishes a newspaper called El Vocero. The company is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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announced 9/9/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Eesti Meedia, will acquire Eesti Meedia

synopsis: Schibsted Media Group has agreed on selling the Baltic operations in Eesti Meedia (EM), a Baltic media house with its primary operations in Estonia and smaller presences in Latvia and Lithuania, to a group formed by management of EM. The group is supported financially by local Estonian investors, headed by Margus Linnamae.
buyer: Eesti Meedia
Eesti Meedia is a Baltic media house with primary operations in Estonia. Around 70% of the profit is generated by the printing operations in Kroonpress. They also own Postimees, which is the leading newspaper in Estonia, regional newspapers, magazines, TV- and radio stations and online classifieds.
target parent: Schibsted Media Group
target: Eesti Meedia
Eesti Meedia is a Baltic media house with primary operations in Estonia. Around 70% of the profit is generated by the printing operations in Kroonpress. They also own Postimees, which is the leading newspaper in Estonia, regional newspapers, magazines, TV- and radio stations and online classifieds.
price ($mm)
$40
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$105
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closed 8/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Halifax Media Group, acquired HarborPoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Halifax Media Group based in Daytona Beach, Florida, and HarborPoint Media have entered into a letter of intent pursuant to which Halifax would acquire the assets of HarborPoint, principally the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, Fla., the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont.
buyer parent:Stephens Inc.
buyer: Halifax Media Group
Halifax Media Group is a publishing company that was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL. The group consists of 16 publications in six states, primarily situated in the Southeast.
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: HarborPoint Media, LLC
HarborPoint Media, LLC operates as a newspaper company. Its publications include The Daily Commercial, South Lake Press, and the News-Sun.
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announced 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, will purchase Certain Publishing Assets from Axel Springer Verlag AG

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe, Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher, is to acquire Axel Springer AG’s regional newspapers, TV program guides and women’s magazines. They include regional newspapers in Berlin and Hamburg, five TV program guides and two women’s magazines and all related digital brands.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe (formerly WAZ-Mediagroup) is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries.
seller: Axel Springer Verlag AG(AXELF:$4,528.30)
The Axel Springer publishing properties include, two regional newspapers (BERLINER MORGENPOST and HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT), five tv program guides (HÖRZU, TV DIGITAL, FUNK UHR, BILDWOCHE, TV NEU) and two womens magazines (BILD der FRAU, FRAU von HEUTE).
price ($mm)
$873
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$676
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$125
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1.8x
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9.7x
closed 5/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dave Gould, acquired Main Street Media, LLC

synopsis: Main Street Newspapers LLC, a newspaper group based in Lebanon, announces the sale of its newspaper group, which includes the twice-weekly Wilson Post, the weekly Gallatin News and the weekly Hendersonville Standard, to former Tennessean Advertising Executive Dave Gould.
buyer: Dave Gould
Dave Gould was Vice President/Advertising with The Tennessean for 11 years and spent 23 years with Gannett Co., Inc., The Tennessean's parent company.
target: Main Street Media, LLC
Main Street Media, LLC owns 3 newspapers and 2 magazines in Middle Tennessee. The 3 newspapers are The Wilson Post, The Gallatin Newspaper, and The Hendersonville Standard. The 2 magazines are The Real Estate Magazine and Wilson Living Magazine.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Community Media, purchased 3 W. Pa. Newspapers from Independent Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Community Media Group of Illinois has bought three western Pennsylvania newspapers, The Courier-Express of DuBois, the Jeffersonian Democrat of Brookville, and The Leader-Vindicator of New Bethlehem, along with their related publications and digital websites, from Independent Publications, Inc.
buyer: Community Media
Community Media Group is a privately held newspaper publishing group, which owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, and other print distribution products in six states.
seller: Independent Publications, Inc.
The three western Pennsylvania newspapers are The Courier-Express of DuBois, the Jeffersonian Democrat of Brookville, and The Leader-Vindicator of New Bethlehem.
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closed 3/6/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sound Publishing, Inc., acquired Daily Herald Co.

synopsis: The Everett Daily Herald was sold to Canada's Black Press, which operates as Sound Publishing Inc. in Washington. Daily Herald Owns The Herald and HeraldNet.com, The Herald Business Journal and the Spanish-language weekly and website La Raza del Noroeste.
buyer parent:Black Press Ltd.
buyer: Sound Publishing, Inc.
Sound Publishing, Inc. publishes newspapers. Its newspapers include information on local events, schools, government, and sports.
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Daily Herald Co.
The Daily Herald Co. is a newspaper publisher based in Everett, Wa. They also publish the Herald Business Journal and the Spanish-language weekly and website La Raza del Noroeste.
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closed 1/29/2013 via Company Press Release

MittMedia Forvaltnings AB, acquired Sundsvalls Nyheter

synopsis: MittMedia has acquired Sundsvalls Nyheter from DirektPress, a publisher of free local newspapers in Sweden.
buyer: MittMedia Forvaltnings AB
MittMedia Forvaltnings AB was founded in 1990 and engages in the publication of newspapers in Sweden.
target parent: DirektPress
target: Sundsvalls Nyheter
Founded in 2007, Sundsvalls Nyheter is a Swedish newspaper distributed to households in Sundsvall, Timrå and Steamers with a circulation of about 70,000 copies a week.
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closed 1/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Oahu Publications, Inc., acquired The Garden Island

synopsis: Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) and Kauai Publishing Co. announced that OPI has purchased The Garden Island newspaper from Lee Enterprises, of Davenport, Iowa. The Garden Island, with a total average circulation of 9,509 daily and 8,413 on Sundays, will continue to be published Monday through Friday and Sunday.
buyer: Oahu Publications, Inc.
Oahu Publications, Inc. ("OPI") is a private company that owns and publishes the Star-Bulletin daily newspaper, Midweek and other weekly newspapers and magazines. OPI also manages Internet sites and is engaged in commercial printing. The company was established in 2001.
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: The Garden Island
Kauai Publishing Company dates back to 1902, the year The Garden Island newspaper, Kaua‘i's newspaper of record, was first published. Kauai Publishing continues to publish and distribute The Garden Island, now seven days a week.
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announced 11/28/2012 via Company Press Release

20 Minuten AG, will acquire MetroXpress A/S

synopsis: 20 Minuten AG, a subsidiary of Swiss media group Tamedia AG, is buying MetroXpress Denmark SA. MetroXpress Denmark SA operates the free commuter newspapers metroXpress and 24timer as well as the associated news portals.
buyer parent:Tamedia AG
buyer: 20 Minuten AG
20 Minuten AG publishes newspapers in Switzerland.
target parent: Metro International
target: MetroXpress A/S
MetroXpress Denmark SA operates the free commuter newspapers metroXpress and 24timer as well as the associated news portals. MetroXpress has the highest readership of Denmark's commuter newspaper.
price($mm)[EV]
$21 [$20]
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$33
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0.6x
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closed 6/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., purchased 63 Daily Newspapers from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platform, has closed its sale of 63 daily and weekly newspapers, including its flagship Richmond Times-Dispatch, to Berkshire Hathaway for $142 million in cash.
buyer: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK.A:$182,150.00)
Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services.
seller: Media General, Inc.(MEG:$269.91)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States.
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$142
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announced 5/16/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Todd Vogt, will acquire The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Inc.

synopsis: An investor group lead by Todd Vogt agreed to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The San Francisco Bay Guardian has been printing the news as the Bay Area's independent, locally-owned & edited newspaper.
buyer: Todd Vogt
Todd Vogt is the leader of an investor group that recently agreed to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He is now the publisher, president, and co-owner of the newspaper.
target: The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Inc.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian publishes a paper issue every Wednesday containing indepth news reports, progressive opinions, thoughtful and entertaining arts and culture coverage, local guides, and comprehensive listings of the most interesting Bay Area events.
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closed 4/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Interstate General Media, LLC, acquired Philadelphia Media Network

synopsis: Philadelphia’s two major daily newspapers have been restored to local ownership. A group of business, civic, and political leaders have paid $55 million for Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com and SportsWeek.
buyer: Interstate General Media, LLC
Interstate General Media, LLC was formed by TV mogul Gerry Lenfest, businessman Lewis Katz, New Jersey Democratic political powerhouse George E. Norcross III, and others.
target: Philadelphia Media Network
The Philadelphia Media Network publishes the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com and SportsWeek.
price ($mm)
$55
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closed 3/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Maine Values LLC, acquired MaineToday Media, Inc.

synopsis: S. Donald Sussman acquired a 75 percent equity stake in MaineToday Media. MaineToday Media owns and operates The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Coastal Journal in Bath, along with digital properties that include mainetoday.com, Maine Jobs and Raising Maine.
buyer: Maine Values LLC
Maine Values LLC is owned by financier and North Haven, Maine resident S. Donald Sussman, one of the state's leading philanthropists and political donors.
target parent: HM Capital Partners LLC
target: MaineToday Media, Inc.
MaineToday Media owns and operates The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Coastal Journal in Bath, along with digital properties that include mainetoday.com, Maine Jobs and Raising Maine.
price ($mm)
$3.30*
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announced 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, will acquire Anchorage Daily News

synopsis: Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the owner and publisher of Alaska Dispatch, Alaska's online-only news site, has reached an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News, the largest newspaper in Alaska, from The McClatchy Company, a leading news and information provider.
buyer: Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC
Founded in 2008, Alaska Dispatch is an award-winning site at the forefront of the national movement toward independent online news. As Alaska's online-only news site, it is devoted to covering stories of importance not only to Alaskans, but to the rest of the nation.
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Anchorage Daily News
The Anchorage Daily News reaches 68% of Southcentral Alaska residents daily, and 73% on Sunday. Total readership is 221,800 daily and 63,851 on Sunday with a circulation of 57,622 daily and 71,233 on Sunday. The Anchorage Daily News publishes current and breaking news to it's website adn.com.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

The McClatchy Company, acquired Tru Measure

synopsis: The McClatchy Co. announced that it has acquired Crested Butte, Colo.-based media measurement and analytics company Tru Measure. Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement.
buyer: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
target: Tru Measure
Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of all of their digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement, regardless of market, medium, and volume of ads placed.
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closed 8/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Centro, acquired Real Cities Network

synopsis: Centro, which provides the leading local online media planning and buying software platform, has purchased Real Cities, one of largest and most respected online newspaper buying services, from The McClatchy Company. The transaction closed on August 12, 2008. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Centro
Centro provides the technology platform and services to ease the planning and buying of local online media for agencies throughout North America. Centro facilitates the buying and selling of online advertising among national, regional, and local agencies and thousands of local online publishers.
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Real Cities Network
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent:The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs.
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 6/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Mainstream Data, Inc., acquired Newscom, LLC

synopsis: Mainstream Data has acquired global content provider Newscom, LLC, from its prior owner, a 50/50 joint venture between Tribune Media Services, a subsidiary of Tribune Company, and The McClatchy Company.
buyer: Mainstream Data, Inc.
Mainstream Data is a leading global content delivery solutions provider, offering a comprehensive range of services for the collection, distribution, and display of digital media.
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Newscom, LLC
Newscom, LLC, is a leading provider of high-quality content to the global publishing community, offering its customers one-stop access to more than 19 million rights-managed and royalty-free photos, graphics, illustrations, news stories, and features created by the world's foremost publishers.
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closed 6/26/2007 via

International Yachtsman merged with Wave South Florida LLC,

synopsis: Wave, the premier nautical lifestyle company, owned in part by The McClatchy Company, is delighted to announce a merger with HPJ Media Venture's International Yachtsman, the exclusive lifestyle publication of the yachting elite.
buyer parent:The McClatchy Company
buyer: Wave South Florida LLC
Wave is the premier nautical lifestyle publication that covers everything on, in and around the water produced by an award-winning team of editors, writers, photographers and artists who are strategically located throughout the world.
target parent: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
target: International Yachtsman
International Yachtsman travels the world's shipyards, luxury yachts and bustling harbors of great and ancient cities to bring the world of yachting one step closer. Readers get acquainted with all aspects of yachting.
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closed 3/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Avista Capital Partners, acquired The Star Tribune Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, CA announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of the Star Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis, MN to Avista Capital Partners for $530 million.
buyer: Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies.
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: The Star Tribune Company
The Star Tribune Company is a news and information company serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation, with a daily circulation of 371,258 and a Sunday circulation of 621,841.
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closed 7/28/2006 via PR Newswire

Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc., purchased the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, PA from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has completed the previously announced sale of the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to The Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc. Wilkes-Barre Publishing was formed by Richard L. Connor, former President and Publisher of the Times Leader, in partnership with local Wilkes-Barre investors and HM Capital Partners, LLC.
buyer parent:HM Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc.
The Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc. is a firm newly formed by Richard L. Connor in partnership with local Wilkes-Barre investors and HM Capital Partners, LLC. for the purpose of purchasing and continuing publication of the Times Leader.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$65
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Black Press Ltd., purchased Akron Beacon Journal from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has successfully completed the previously announced sale of the Akron Beacon Journal to Sound Publishing Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Press Ltd.
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. Many have controlled circulation.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$165
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Schurz Communications, Inc., purchased American News from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of the (Aberdeen) American News to Schurz Communications, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed at the buyer's request. The purchase covers the American News and certain publications and web sites related to the newspaper.
buyer: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz Communications, Inc., is a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. The company publishes 12 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 230,000. It also publishes six weekly newspapers, shopping guide publications and a printing company.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$28
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Ogden Publications, purchased The News-Sentinel from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, IN, to the Ogden Newspapers. The purchase covers The News-Sentinel, a 75% stake in the Fort Wayne Joint Operating Agency (JOA) and certain publications and web sites related to the newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$93
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Forum Communications Company, purchased Duluth News Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: Forum Communications Co. became the owner of the Duluth News Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald after the newspaper passed from Knight Ridder Inc. to McClatchy Co., which in turn sold it to Forum. The closing came a day after Knight Ridder shareholders approved the sale of the corporation's 32 daily newspapers as planned.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a diversified media company with 30 newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The family owned company also has TV and radio holdings, a commercial printing division, internet businesses and web sites at each of its facilities.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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closed 6/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC., purchased Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, CA announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. to Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC in a transaction valued at $562 million. The purchase covers the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, both daily newspapers.
buyer: Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC.
Philadelphia Media Holdings was formed by a group of local investors headed by advertising executive Brian Tierney for the purpose of acquiring the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and related media assets including philly.com.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$562
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closed 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

MediaNews Group Inc., The Hearst Corporation, purchased four newspapers from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has successfully completed the transaction with MediaNews Group, Inc. and Hearst Corporation under which the companies will pay McClatchy $1.0 billion in cash to acquire four newspapers.
buyer: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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closed 6/28/2006 via PR Newswire

The McClatchy Company, acquired Knight Ridder

synopsis: The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, CA announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Knight-Ridder, Inc. of San Jose, CA. As a result of the acquisition, Knight Ridder common stock will no longer be traded, and shares of Knight Ridder common stock were converted.
buyer: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
target: Knight Ridder
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933.
price ($mm)
$6,680
rev ($mm)
$3,004
EBITDA ($mm)
$595
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2.2x
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11.2x
closed 11/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, purchased The Employment News, Minnesota Health & Medical Careers from S and J Multimedia LLC

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of The Employment News, the leading free recruitment publication in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was purchased from S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns similar publications in the Northeast and Colorado. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent:The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder(KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933.
seller: S and J Multimedia LLC
S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns publications in the Northeast and Colorado. The Employment News publishes weekly North and South editions distributed at more than 3,800 Twin Cities locations.
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closed 11/2/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, acquired DFW Job Connection

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of two leading free employee recruitment publications -- Jobs and Careers in the San Francisco Bay Area and DFW Job Connection in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- and DFW Auto Connection. Details of the transactions were not disclosed.
buyer parent:The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder(KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933.
target: DFW Job Connection
DFW Job Connection publishes three zoned weeklies serving Dallas and Fort Worth.
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closed 11/2/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, acquired Jobs and Careers

synopsis: Knight Ridder announced the acquisition of two leading free employee recruitment publications -- Jobs and Careers in the San Francisco Bay Area and DFW Job Connection in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- and DFW Auto Connection. Details of the transactions were not disclosed.
buyer parent:The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder(KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933.
target: Jobs and Careers
Jobs and Careers, published in the Bay Area has proven an efficient means of recruiting for its loyal base of advertisers. Its broad distribution throughout San Francisco, the Peninsula and the East Bay strengthens the position of the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times.
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closed 10/14/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, acquired Silicon Valley Community Newspapers

synopsis: Knight Ridder announced the acquisition of Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, which publishes eight weekly free-distribution newspapers in the South Bay area surrounding San Jose.
buyer parent:The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder(KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933.
target: Silicon Valley Community Newspapers
Silicon Valley Community Newspapers publishes eight weekly free-distribution newspapers in the South Bay area surrounding San Jose. They are: Los Gatos Weekly-Times, Saratoga News, Cupertino Courier, Sunnyvale Sun, Campbell Reporter, Willow Glen Resident, Rose Garden Resident & Almaden Resident.
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closed 3/23/2005 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., Knight Ridder, Tribune Company, acquired Topix.net

synopsis: Topix.net announced today that Gannett Co., Inc., Knight-Ridder, Inc. and Tribune Company jointly have acquired a 75 percent stake in Topix.net. Ownership is split evenly, with each media company owning 25 percent and the Topix.net founders retaining a 25 percent stake.
buyer: Tribune Company
buyer: Knight Ridder
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc.(GCI:$5,311.63)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites.
target: Topix.net
Founded in 2002 with the specific mission of providing users with the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet, Topix.net is a news aggregator with unique technology to find and categorize news into 300,000 topics, from Autos to ZIP code level local news. Topix.net distribut
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announced 4/10/2013 via Company Press Release

The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Telegraph Publishing Company

synopsis: An agreement has been reached for The Ogden Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company with 40 daily newspapers in 12 states, to become the new owner of The Telegraph, Publisher Terrence L. Williams announced. The Telegraph provides local news and information in Nashua and across southern New Hampshire.
buyer: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc., is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 12 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. The company is headquartered in Wheeling, WV.
target parent: Community Media Group, Inc.
target: Telegraph Publishing Company
The Telegraph has been the trusted source for local news and information in Nashua and across southern New Hampshire for more than 175 years. The Telegraph is the area's number one source for news and information.
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announced 2/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc.

synopsis: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc. signed an agreement in principle to acquires Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., a daily newspaper publisher. Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., operates The Northern Virginia Daily and nvdaily.com.
buyer: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc. is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 12 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. The company has been headquartered in Wheeling, WV.
target: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc.
Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc. publishes daily newspapers in Strasburg, Virginia. They operate "The Northern Virginia Daily" and nvdaily.com.
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Ogden Publications, purchased The News-Sentinel from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, IN, to the Ogden Newspapers. The purchase covers The News-Sentinel, a 75% stake in the Fort Wayne Joint Operating Agency (JOA) and certain publications and web sites related to the newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$93
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closed 6/2/2006 via Company Press Release

Ogden Publications, acquired Utne Magazine

synopsis: Ogden Publications, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Utne magazine, the nation’s leading digest of alternative ideas, from LENS Publishing Co., Inc. and Nina Rothschild Utne.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne.
target: Utne Magazine
Founded in 1984 by Eric Utne, UTNE MAGAZINE reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and trends emerging in our culture... Provocative writing from diverse perspectives... Insightful analysis of art and media...
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closed 11/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Publications, acquired Natural Home and Garden

synopsis: Linda Ligon, former owner of Interweave Press, which was sold to Clay Hall’s Aspire Media back in June 2005 for approximately $10 million, sold her final title, Natural Home and Garden to Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications, publishers of Mother Earth News and nine other magazines.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne.
target: Natural Home and Garden
Natural Home & Garden offers today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. Since our first issue in May 1999, Natural Home & Garden has brought together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living. Our
price ($mm)
$3.00
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$1
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3.0x
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Ogden Publications, purchased The News-Sentinel from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, IN, to the Ogden Newspapers. The purchase covers The News-Sentinel, a 75% stake in the Fort Wayne Joint Operating Agency (JOA) and certain publications and web sites related to the newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne.
seller: The McClatchy Company(MNI:$1,242.24)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Glen Taylor, will acquire The Star Tribune Company

synopsis: Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor has made a formal offer to acquire the Star Tribune, a purchase that would add the state’s largest media company to his diverse business empire. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation, with a daily circulation of 371,258 and a Sunday circulation of 621,841.
buyer: Glen Taylor
Glen A. Taylor is an American businessman and a former member of the Minnesota Senate. Taylor is chairman and chief executive officer of Taylor Corp., a printing and marketing conglomerate based in North Mankato, Minnesota. Taylor also owns about 30 companies outside Taylor Corp.
target: The Star Tribune Company
The Star Tribune Company is a news and information company serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation, with a daily circulation of 371,258 and a Sunday circulation of 621,841.
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closed 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., acquired News-Sun, Inc.

synopsis: Halifax Media closed a deal to sell the Sebring News-Sun to Sun Coast Media Group, Inc. based in Port Charlotte, Florida. News-Sun, Inc. is a multimedia information company. The company publishes specialty publications, local website, niche publications, and a newspaper.
buyer: Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.
Sun Coast Media Group newspapers include several "zoned editions" of the Charlotte Sun that cover coastal Charlotte County, inland DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. They are published in Charlotte, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties, in southwestern and central Florida.
target parent: Stephens Inc.
target: News-Sun, Inc.
News-Sun, Inc. is a multimedia information company. The company publishes specialty publications, local website, niche publications, and a newspaper. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Sebring, Florida.
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Metro Newspapers, purchased 4 NorCal Weeklies from MainStreet Media Group LLC

synopsis: Silicon Valley-based Metro Newspapers purchased four Northern California weeklies and associated digital properties from MainStreet Media Group. The purchased titles include Santa Cruz's "Good Times", two weeklies in South Santa Clara County- "Gilroy Dispatch" and "Morgan Hill Times", "Hollister Free Lance" and the SanBenitoToday.com web service.
buyer: Metro Newspapers
Silicon Valley-based Metro Newspapers is the leading publisher of alternative newsweeklies in the San Francisco Bay Area–the nation's number one market for the alternative press.
seller parent: Brookside Capital Partners, LP
seller: MainStreet Media Group LLC
The four Northern California weeklies of MainStreet Media Group include Santa Cruz's "Good Times", two weeklies in South Santa Clara County- "Gilroy Dispatch" and "Morgan Hill Times", "Hollister Free Lance" and the SanBenitoToday.com web service.
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announced 2/14/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Concentra NV, will acquire Media Groep Limburg

synopsis: Mecom Group plc remained in discussions regarding the potential disposal of its operating subsidiary in Limburg, the Board confirms that it has reached a preliminary, but non-binding, agreement with a multimedia media company Concentra N.V. concerning a sale of Limburg Media Group, a publisher of Dutch newspapers, to Concentra.
buyer: Concentra NV
Concentra is a multimedia media company that specializes in newspaper & magazine publishing, online & multi-media products, and regional television programming services.
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Media Groep Limburg
Media Groep Limburg BV publishes Dutch newspapers such as De Limburger and Het Limburgs Dagblad. The company is headquartered in Sittard, Netherlands.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Boone Newspapers, Inc., acquired The Picayune Item

synopsis: Picayune Newsmedia, LLC, a new Mississippi entity wholly owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc. purchased The Picayune Item, The Poplarville Democrat and related publications from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. [CNHI] of Montgomery, Alabama. The newspapers are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
buyer: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
Boone Newspapers, Inc. owns and manages 45 newspapers, 26 community magazines and related websites in similar-sized communities in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan, including The Natchez Democrat and The (Brookhaven) Daily Leader in Mississippi.
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: The Picayune Item
The Picayune Item and The Poplarville Democrat publish newspapers. The Picayune Daily Item and The Poplarville Democrat are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
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announced 9/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc., will acquire Vocero

synopsis: Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc., an investment company based in Puerto Rico, has agreed to acquire Caribbean International News Corporation, publisher of the newspaper, El Vocero. The company is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
buyer: Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc.
Publi-Inversiones Puerto Rico Inc. is an investment company based in Puerto Rico.
target: Vocero
Caribbean International News Corporation publishes a newspaper called El Vocero. The company is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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announced 9/9/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Eesti Meedia, will acquire Eesti Meedia

synopsis: Schibsted Media Group has agreed on selling the Baltic operations in Eesti Meedia (EM), a Baltic media house with its primary operations in Estonia and smaller presences in Latvia and Lithuania, to a group formed by management of EM. The group is supported financially by local Estonian investors, headed by Margus Linnamae.
buyer: Eesti Meedia
Eesti Meedia is a Baltic media house with primary operations in Estonia. Around 70% of the profit is generated by the printing operations in Kroonpress. They also own Postimees, which is the leading newspaper in Estonia, regional newspapers, magazines, TV- and radio stations and online classifieds.
target parent: Schibsted Media Group
target: Eesti Meedia
Eesti Meedia is a Baltic media house with primary operations in Estonia. Around 70% of the profit is generated by the printing operations in Kroonpress. They also own Postimees, which is the leading newspaper in Estonia, regional newspapers, magazines, TV- and radio stations and online classifieds.
price ($mm)
$40
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$105
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closed 8/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Halifax Media Group, acquired HarborPoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Halifax Media Group based in Daytona Beach, Florida, and HarborPoint Media have entered into a letter of intent pursuant to which Halifax would acquire the assets of HarborPoint, principally the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, Fla., the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont.
buyer parent:Stephens Inc.
buyer: Halifax Media Group
Halifax Media Group is a publishing company that was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL. The group consists of 16 publications in six states, primarily situated in the Southeast.
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: HarborPoint Media, LLC
HarborPoint Media, LLC operates as a newspaper company. Its publications include The Daily Commercial, South Lake Press, and the News-Sun.
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announced 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, will purchase Certain Publishing Assets from Axel Springer Verlag AG

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe, Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher, is to acquire Axel Springer AG’s regional newspapers, TV program guides and women’s magazines. They include regional newspapers in Berlin and Hamburg, five TV program guides and two women’s magazines and all related digital brands.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe (formerly WAZ-Mediagroup) is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries.
seller: Axel Springer Verlag AG(AXELF:$4,528.30)
The Axel Springer publishing properties include, two regional newspapers (BERLINER MORGENPOST and HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT), five tv program guides (HÖRZU, TV DIGITAL, FUNK UHR, BILDWOCHE, TV NEU) and two womens magazines (BILD der FRAU, FRAU von HEUTE).
price ($mm)
$873
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$676
EBITDA ($mm)
$125
EV / rev
1.8x
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9.7x
closed 5/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dave Gould, acquired Main Street Media, LLC

synopsis: Main Street Newspapers LLC, a newspaper group based in Lebanon, announces the sale of its newspaper group, which includes the twice-weekly Wilson Post, the weekly Gallatin News and the weekly Hendersonville Standard, to former Tennessean Advertising Executive Dave Gould.
buyer: Dave Gould
Dave Gould was Vice President/Advertising with The Tennessean for 11 years and spent 23 years with Gannett Co., Inc., The Tennessean's parent company.
target: Main Street Media, LLC
Main Street Media, LLC owns 3 newspapers and 2 magazines in Middle Tennessee. The 3 newspapers are The Wilson Post, The Gallatin Newspaper, and The Hendersonville Standard. The 2 magazines are The Real Estate Magazine and Wilson Living Magazine.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Community Media, purchased 3 W. Pa. Newspapers from Independent Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Community Media Group of Illinois has bought three western Pennsylvania newspapers, The Courier-Express of DuBois, the Jeffersonian Democrat of Brookville, and The Leader-Vindicator of New Bethlehem, along with their related publications and digital websites, from Independent Publications, Inc.
buyer: Community Media
Community Media Group is a privately held newspaper publishing group, which owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, and other print distribution products in six states.
seller: Independent Publications, Inc.
The three western Pennsylvania newspapers are The Courier-Express of DuBois, the Jeffersonian Democrat of Brookville, and The Leader-Vindicator of New Bethlehem.
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closed 3/6/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sound Publishing, Inc., acquired Daily Herald Co.

synopsis: The Everett Daily Herald was sold to Canada's Black Press, which operates as Sound Publishing Inc. in Washington. Daily Herald Owns The Herald and HeraldNet.com, The Herald Business Journal and the Spanish-language weekly and website La Raza del Noroeste.
buyer parent:Black Press Ltd.
buyer: Sound Publishing, Inc.
Sound Publishing, Inc. publishes newspapers. Its newspapers include information on local events, schools, government, and sports.
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Daily Herald Co.
The Daily Herald Co. is a newspaper publisher based in Everett, Wa. They also publish the Herald Business Journal and the Spanish-language weekly and website La Raza del Noroeste.
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closed 1/29/2013 via Company Press Release

MittMedia Forvaltnings AB, acquired Sundsvalls Nyheter

synopsis: MittMedia has acquired Sundsvalls Nyheter from DirektPress, a publisher of free local newspapers in Sweden.
buyer: MittMedia Forvaltnings AB
MittMedia Forvaltnings AB was founded in 1990 and engages in the publication of newspapers in Sweden.
target parent: DirektPress
target: Sundsvalls Nyheter
Founded in 2007, Sundsvalls Nyheter is a Swedish newspaper distributed to households in Sundsvall, Timrå and Steamers with a circulation of about 70,000 copies a week.
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closed 1/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Oahu Publications, Inc., acquired The Garden Island

synopsis: Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) and Kauai Publishing Co. announced that OPI has purchased The Garden Island newspaper from Lee Enterprises, of Davenport, Iowa. The Garden Island, with a total average circulation of 9,509 daily and 8,413 on Sundays, will continue to be published Monday through Friday and Sunday.
buyer: Oahu Publications, Inc.
Oahu Publications, Inc. ("OPI") is a private company that owns and publishes the Star-Bulletin daily newspaper, Midweek and other weekly newspapers and magazines. OPI also manages Internet sites and is engaged in commercial printing. The company was established in 2001.
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: The Garden Island
Kauai Publishing Company dates back to 1902, the year The Garden Island newspaper, Kaua‘i's newspaper of record, was first published. Kauai Publishing continues to publish and distribute The Garden Island, now seven days a week.
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announced 11/28/2012 via Company Press Release

20 Minuten AG, will acquire MetroXpress A/S

synopsis: 20 Minuten AG, a subsidiary of Swiss media group Tamedia AG, is buying MetroXpress Denmark SA. MetroXpress Denmark SA operates the free commuter newspapers metroXpress and 24timer as well as the associated news portals.
buyer parent:Tamedia AG
buyer: 20 Minuten AG
20 Minuten AG publishes newspapers in Switzerland.
target parent: Metro International
target: MetroXpress A/S
MetroXpress Denmark SA operates the free commuter newspapers metroXpress and 24timer as well as the associated news portals. MetroXpress has the highest readership of Denmark's commuter newspaper.
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$21 [$20]
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$33
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closed 6/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., purchased 63 Daily Newspapers from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platform, has closed its sale of 63 daily and weekly newspapers, including its flagship Richmond Times-Dispatch, to Berkshire Hathaway for $142 million in cash.
buyer: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK.A:$182,150.00)
Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services.
seller: Media General, Inc.(MEG:$269.91)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States.
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announced 5/16/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Todd Vogt, will acquire The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Inc.

synopsis: An investor group lead by Todd Vogt agreed to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The San Francisco Bay Guardian has been printing the news as the Bay Area's independent, locally-owned & edited newspaper.
buyer: Todd Vogt
Todd Vogt is the leader of an investor group that recently agreed to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He is now the publisher, president, and co-owner of the newspaper.
target: The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Inc.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian publishes a paper issue every Wednesday containing indepth news reports, progressive opinions, thoughtful and entertaining arts and culture coverage, local guides, and comprehensive listings of the most interesting Bay Area events.
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closed 4/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Interstate General Media, LLC, acquired Philadelphia Media Network

synopsis: Philadelphia’s two major daily newspapers have been restored to local ownership. A group of business, civic, and political leaders have paid $55 million for Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com and SportsWeek.
buyer: Interstate General Media, LLC
Interstate General Media, LLC was formed by TV mogul Gerry Lenfest, businessman Lewis Katz, New Jersey Democratic political powerhouse George E. Norcross III, and others.
target: Philadelphia Media Network
The Philadelphia Media Network publishes the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com and SportsWeek.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Maine Values LLC, acquired MaineToday Media, Inc.

synopsis: S. Donald Sussman acquired a 75 percent equity stake in MaineToday Media. MaineToday Media owns and operates The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Coastal Journal in Bath, along with digital properties that include mainetoday.com, Maine Jobs and Raising Maine.
buyer: Maine Values LLC
Maine Values LLC is owned by financier and North Haven, Maine resident S. Donald Sussman, one of the state's leading philanthropists and political donors.
target parent: HM Capital Partners LLC
target: MaineToday Media, Inc.
MaineToday Media owns and operates The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville and the Coastal Journal in Bath, along with digital properties that include mainetoday.com, Maine Jobs and Raising Maine.
price ($mm)
$3.30*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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