By Robb Report

closed 12/3/2014 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired Robb Report

synopsis: Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity announced it has acquired Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle which connects the most discerning global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in the technology and business services, financial services, consumer-direct marketing, digital media and marketing services industries. "
target: Robb Report
Published by CurtCo Media, Robb Report magazine has served as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers. CurtCo Media serves the ultra-luxury market with a powerful national, international, and regional network of publications and digital products.
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closed 4/15/2010 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: CurtCo Publishing has sold Sarasota and Gulfshore Life magazines to Dan Denton, who founded Gulfshore Media and sold it to CurtCo in 2004. In connection with the acquisition, Denton has formed Gulfshore Media LLC which is headquartered in both Sarasota and Naples, Florida.
buyer: Gulfshore Media, LLC.
For 39 years, Gulfshore Life magazine has captured the vibrant spirit, style and natural beauty of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Fort Myers and Cape Coral down to Naples and Marco Island. "
seller: CurtCo Media Group
Gulfshore Life and Sarasota lifestyle magazines highlight and preserve the unique character and resources of their regions.
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closed 2/12/2008 via Crain's BtoB

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Worth Media, Inc.

synopsis: Manhattan-based Worth magazine has been sold to Sandow Media, according to its current publisher, CurtCo Media. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate. "
target parent: Curtco Media Labs
target: Worth Media, Inc.
Worth magazine is provides crucial financial intelligence to a readership whose substantial personal wealth has prompted a singular focus on issues related to wealth preservation, management and transference. Worth currently has a circulation of 100,000.
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closed 4/10/2006 via

CurtCo Media Group, purchased Art & Antiques division from Trans World Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: CurtCo Publishing, in conjunction with financial sponsors Weston Presidio and TD Capital Communications Partners, announced the acquisition of the assets of Art & Antiques, a division of the Billian family's Trans World Publishing, Inc.
buyer: CurtCo Media Group
CurtCo Publishing is operated by CurtCo Media Labs, which for two decades has operated more than 45 launched or acquired vertical magazines. CurtCo serves the ultra luxury markets with a powerful network of leading lifestyle publications. "
seller parent: Billian Publishing, Inc.
seller: Trans World Publishing, Inc.
Art & Antiques, one of the publishing industry's most influential titles targeted to the affluent collector, has an audited circulation of approximately 105,000 paid subscribers.
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closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

CurtCo Media Group, TD Capital, Weston Presidio Capital, acquired San Diego Magazine Publishing Company

synopsis: CurtCo Publishing, in conjunction with financial sponsors Weston Presidio and TD Capital Communications Partners, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of San Diego Magazine Publishing Co., owner of San Diego Magazine, and publisher of a series of custom publishing titles.
buyer: TD Capital
buyer: Weston Presidio Capital
buyer: CurtCo Media Group
Weston Presidio is a private equity firm with over $2.3 billion under management. It has a multi-industry investment strategy that has allowed the firm to partner with over 200 portfolio companies in a variety of industries including consumer products and retail, media, and manufacturing. "
target: San Diego Magazine Publishing Company
San Diego Magazine is recognized as the regional authority on topics such as lifestyle, art, real estate, politics and fashion & provides irreverent editorial content & anticipated special theme issues, such as The Best of San Diego, San Diego's Top Doctors & the San Diego Home Design Quarterly.
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closed 10/4/2004 via Company Press Release

CurtCo Media Group, acquired Gulfshore Media, LLC.

synopsis: CurtCo Publishing, in conjunction with financial sponsors Weston Presidio and TD Capital Communications Partners, announced the acquisition of the assets of Sarasota-based Gulfshore Media, publisher of Gulfshore Life and Sarasota magazines, as well as a number of other regional magazines geared to upscale readers in top Florida markets.
buyer: CurtCo Media Group
CurtCo Publishing is operated by CurtCo Media Labs, which for two decades has operated more than 45 launched or acquired vertical magazines. CurtCo serves the ultra luxury markets with a powerful network of leading lifestyle publications. "
target: Gulfshore Media, LLC.
Gulfshore Media is the leading publisher of regional consumer and business magazines in Southwest Florida, which includes the ultra-affluent communities of Sarasota, Naples, Marco Island, Boca Grande, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
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closed 12/3/2014 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired Robb Report

synopsis: Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity announced it has acquired Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle which connects the most discerning global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in the technology and business services, financial services, consumer-direct marketing, digital media and marketing services industries. "
target: Robb Report
Published by CurtCo Media, Robb Report magazine has served as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers. CurtCo Media serves the ultra-luxury market with a powerful national, international, and regional network of publications and digital products.
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announced 3/24/2014 via Market Wire

SCMP Group Ltd., will acquire Destination Macau Limited

synopsis: SCMP Group Ltd, Asia's leading media holding company, announced that it will acquire leading luxury lifestyle publisher Destination Macau Limited from Ignite Media Group Limited to further consolidate its market share in the South China region's luxury lifestyle media space.
buyer: SCMP Group Ltd. (SCPX.Y:$154.23)
SCMP Group Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership. "
target parent: Ignite Media Group
target: Destination Macau Limited
Destination Macau Limited publishes two titles luxury lifestyle title Destination Macau and ultra high-end magazine DM Exclusive in English and Simplified Chinese, with both delivering high quality leisure lifestyle content.
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closed 6/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired BornRich.com

synopsis: Online luxury publication, BornRich.com, has been acquired by the Canadian-based internet conglomerate Valnet Inc. BornRich.com operates as an online portal that covers lifestyle content in categories such as shopping, auto, watch, estate, and gadgets.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is an acquirer and operator of a variety of online assets in different sectors of the web which is from where it takes its slogan "Valnet Unites The internet". It is constantly looking for new opportunities and challenges to take on, where it sees that it can bring value to. "
target: BornRich.com
BornRich.com is an online publication that covers lifestyle content in categories such as shopping, auto, watch, estate, and gadgets.
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closed 4/26/2010 via PR Newswire

MakeItBetter.net, acquired NorthShore Magazine

synopsis: Fast growing MakeItBetter.net became metropolitan Chicago's largest information and community networking source catering to suburban women with the purchase of NorthShore Magazine's assets, a 32-year-old publishing mainstay.
buyer: MakeItBetter.net
MakeItBetter.net is the most trusted, easiest-to-use community resource that helps suburban women make their lives, and the lives of others, better. It provides its audience with timely information about family, fashion, food, fun, education, health exercise, shopping and home. "
target parent: Sun Times Media Holdings, LLC
target: NorthShore Magazine
NorthShore Magazine is a 32-year-old publishing mainstay. NorthShore Magazine caters to the affluent suburban households.
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closed 2/26/2015 via PR Newswire

RMS Media Group, acquired Luxury Pools Magazine

synopsis: RMS Media Group, a growing niche magazine publisher in the luxury market that also owns Ocean Home and Northshore magazines, announced the acquisition of Luxury Pools magazine. Published since 2003 by Manor House Publishing Co., Luxury Pools is a well-respected resource for potential buyers and owners of high-end custom swimming pools.
buyer: RMS Media Group
RMS Media Group builds publishing brands and businesses that offer interactive experiences across print, digital, and retail. Founded in 2001, it serves luxury industries such as aviation, fashion, watch and jewelry, resorts, and real estate. "
target parent: Manor House Publishing Co., Inc.
target: Luxury Pools Magazine
Published since 2003, Luxury Pools, along with its website, is a well-respected resource for potential buyers and owners of high-end custom swimming pools. It showcases spectacular residential pools, spas, and backyards—and the designers and builders who create them.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Motorsport Network, LLC, will acquire DuPont Registry, Inc.

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform with a global monthly reach of 56 million automotive and racing fans, has agreed to acquire the prestigious duPont Registry, a market leader in the luxury automotive marketplace for over 36 years, dedicated to connecting affluent buyers with high-end exotic cars and luxury brands.
buyer: Motorsport Network, LLC
Motorsport Network is a global market leader; an integrated digital platform that sits at the heart of the motorsport and automotive industries. Their business has three diversified and complementary divisions that integrate the user experience across Digital Media, Games & eSports, and Events. "
target: DuPont Registry, Inc.
duPont Registry, Inc., founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, publishes five luxury lifestyle titles that reach individuals whose net worth significantly exceeds what is traditionally considered upscale.
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closed 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media LLC, acquired Martini Media Network

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, a web publisher of male and female lifestyle content, has acquired Martini Media, a leader in engaging the affluent online. Martini works with luxury brands and has many business insights based on their campaign results. Martini provides a holistic view focused on the affluent market and their online engagement and behavior.
buyer: Evolve Media LLC
Evolve Media is a publisher of leading enthusiast lifestyle destinations for men and women. Leveraging proprietary advertising and publishing technologies, as well as hundreds of talented content professionals, Evolve Media offers premium and engaging content to its readers. "
target: Martini Media Network
Martini is the leader at reaching and engaging the affluent online. Their professional team, state-of-the-art technology, and personalized plans are what have helped some of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands broaden their business and surpass expectations.
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closed 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Ensemble

synopsis: Stuff, New Zealand's largest and most popular news site, has acquired Ensemble, an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target: Ensemble
Ensemble is an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications announced the acquisition of Gentry Magazine, a cornerstone piece of the San Francisco Peninsula media landscape for 26 years. Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: The Golden State Company
target: Gentry Magazine
Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. The Gentry family of magazines is the leading lifestyle media company for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter, acquired North & South Magazine

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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announced 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, will acquire Mondadori France

synopsis: Reworld Media will acquire Mondadori France, a publisher of magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. With this purchase, Reworld Media becomes the #1 French leader in magazine publishing.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mondadori France
Mondadori France publishes magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. They offer health, television, and lifestyle magazines for men, women, and children,
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announced 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will acquire Arkansas Business Publishing Group

synopsis: Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell. The sale includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency.
buyer: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Mitch Bettis joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) in 2013 as general manager and publisher of Arkansas Business. Before that, he was regional publisher for publicly traded GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York. "
target: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency, and other print and digital products in the ABPG family.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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closed 12/3/2014 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired Robb Report

synopsis: Detroit-based private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity announced it has acquired Robb Report, the worldwide definitive authority on luxury lifestyle which connects the most discerning global audiences to the most respected luxury marketers through magazines, websites, apps, events and a private club.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC is a Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in the technology and business services, financial services, consumer-direct marketing, digital media and marketing services industries. "
target: Robb Report
Published by CurtCo Media, Robb Report magazine has served as the definitive authority on connoisseurship for ultra-affluent consumers. CurtCo Media serves the ultra-luxury market with a powerful national, international, and regional network of publications and digital products.
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announced 3/24/2014 via Market Wire

SCMP Group Ltd., will acquire Destination Macau Limited

synopsis: SCMP Group Ltd, Asia's leading media holding company, announced that it will acquire leading luxury lifestyle publisher Destination Macau Limited from Ignite Media Group Limited to further consolidate its market share in the South China region's luxury lifestyle media space.
buyer: SCMP Group Ltd. (SCPX.Y:$154.23)
SCMP Group Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership. "
target parent: Ignite Media Group
target: Destination Macau Limited
Destination Macau Limited publishes two titles luxury lifestyle title Destination Macau and ultra high-end magazine DM Exclusive in English and Simplified Chinese, with both delivering high quality leisure lifestyle content.
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closed 6/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired BornRich.com

synopsis: Online luxury publication, BornRich.com, has been acquired by the Canadian-based internet conglomerate Valnet Inc. BornRich.com operates as an online portal that covers lifestyle content in categories such as shopping, auto, watch, estate, and gadgets.
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is an acquirer and operator of a variety of online assets in different sectors of the web which is from where it takes its slogan "Valnet Unites The internet". It is constantly looking for new opportunities and challenges to take on, where it sees that it can bring value to. "
target: BornRich.com
BornRich.com is an online publication that covers lifestyle content in categories such as shopping, auto, watch, estate, and gadgets.
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closed 4/26/2010 via PR Newswire

MakeItBetter.net, acquired NorthShore Magazine

synopsis: Fast growing MakeItBetter.net became metropolitan Chicago's largest information and community networking source catering to suburban women with the purchase of NorthShore Magazine's assets, a 32-year-old publishing mainstay.
buyer: MakeItBetter.net
MakeItBetter.net is the most trusted, easiest-to-use community resource that helps suburban women make their lives, and the lives of others, better. It provides its audience with timely information about family, fashion, food, fun, education, health exercise, shopping and home. "
target parent: Sun Times Media Holdings, LLC
target: NorthShore Magazine
NorthShore Magazine is a 32-year-old publishing mainstay. NorthShore Magazine caters to the affluent suburban households.
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closed 2/26/2015 via PR Newswire

RMS Media Group, acquired Luxury Pools Magazine

synopsis: RMS Media Group, a growing niche magazine publisher in the luxury market that also owns Ocean Home and Northshore magazines, announced the acquisition of Luxury Pools magazine. Published since 2003 by Manor House Publishing Co., Luxury Pools is a well-respected resource for potential buyers and owners of high-end custom swimming pools.
buyer: RMS Media Group
RMS Media Group builds publishing brands and businesses that offer interactive experiences across print, digital, and retail. Founded in 2001, it serves luxury industries such as aviation, fashion, watch and jewelry, resorts, and real estate. "
target parent: Manor House Publishing Co., Inc.
target: Luxury Pools Magazine
Published since 2003, Luxury Pools, along with its website, is a well-respected resource for potential buyers and owners of high-end custom swimming pools. It showcases spectacular residential pools, spas, and backyards—and the designers and builders who create them.
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announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Motorsport Network, LLC, will acquire DuPont Registry, Inc.

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform with a global monthly reach of 56 million automotive and racing fans, has agreed to acquire the prestigious duPont Registry, a market leader in the luxury automotive marketplace for over 36 years, dedicated to connecting affluent buyers with high-end exotic cars and luxury brands.
buyer: Motorsport Network, LLC
Motorsport Network is a global market leader; an integrated digital platform that sits at the heart of the motorsport and automotive industries. Their business has three diversified and complementary divisions that integrate the user experience across Digital Media, Games & eSports, and Events. "
target: DuPont Registry, Inc.
duPont Registry, Inc., founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, publishes five luxury lifestyle titles that reach individuals whose net worth significantly exceeds what is traditionally considered upscale.
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closed 6/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media LLC, acquired Martini Media Network

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, a web publisher of male and female lifestyle content, has acquired Martini Media, a leader in engaging the affluent online. Martini works with luxury brands and has many business insights based on their campaign results. Martini provides a holistic view focused on the affluent market and their online engagement and behavior.
buyer: Evolve Media LLC
Evolve Media is a publisher of leading enthusiast lifestyle destinations for men and women. Leveraging proprietary advertising and publishing technologies, as well as hundreds of talented content professionals, Evolve Media offers premium and engaging content to its readers. "
target: Martini Media Network
Martini is the leader at reaching and engaging the affluent online. Their professional team, state-of-the-art technology, and personalized plans are what have helped some of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands broaden their business and surpass expectations.
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closed 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Ensemble

synopsis: Stuff, New Zealand's largest and most popular news site, has acquired Ensemble, an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target: Ensemble
Ensemble is an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications announced the acquisition of Gentry Magazine, a cornerstone piece of the San Francisco Peninsula media landscape for 26 years. Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: The Golden State Company
target: Gentry Magazine
Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. The Gentry family of magazines is the leading lifestyle media company for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter, acquired North & South Magazine

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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$173
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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announced 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, will acquire Mondadori France

synopsis: Reworld Media will acquire Mondadori France, a publisher of magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. With this purchase, Reworld Media becomes the #1 French leader in magazine publishing.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mondadori France
Mondadori France publishes magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. They offer health, television, and lifestyle magazines for men, women, and children,
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announced 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will acquire Arkansas Business Publishing Group

synopsis: Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell. The sale includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency.
buyer: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Mitch Bettis joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) in 2013 as general manager and publisher of Arkansas Business. Before that, he was regional publisher for publicly traded GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York. "
target: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency, and other print and digital products in the ABPG family.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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Keskisuomalainen Oyj
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rev ($mm)
$185.99
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Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
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2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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