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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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 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 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 3/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Artémis, acquired Point De Vue

synopsis: Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages a range of companies, has acquired SFR's magazine, Point de Vue. Point de Vue is dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
buyer: Groupe Artémis
Groupe Artémis was founded in 1992 by French entrepreneur François Pinault. Artémis is a holding company which manages a range of companies and holds shares in various sectors, in France and abroad. Artémis is focused on long-term growth and shareholder value creation. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: Point De Vue
Based in Paris, France, Point de Vue is a magazine dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

IrishCentral LLC, will purchase Six Magazines from Harmonia Ltd.

synopsis: Irish Studio, a New York digital media company and owner of IrishCentral, is acquiring six of Ireland’s leading consumer magazine brands from Norah Casey’s Harmonia. Irish Studio will now be the new publisher of Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
buyer: IrishCentral LLC
IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world. "
seller: Harmonia Ltd.
The six consumer magazine brands are Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Egmont Publishing, will purchase Side2, Side3 & Blogg.no from Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Egmont Publishing will acquire the online lifestyle magazines Side2 and Side3, as well as the blogging platform blogg.no, from Nettavisen. Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women, while Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Publishing
Egmont Publishing is a leading European producer and publisher of entertainment, magazines, children's books, digital services, content marketing and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,200 employees. "
seller parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
seller: Nettavisen AS
Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women and Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper.
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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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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 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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$79
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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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$80*
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 3/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Artémis, acquired Point De Vue

synopsis: Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages a range of companies, has acquired SFR's magazine, Point de Vue. Point de Vue is dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
buyer: Groupe Artémis
Groupe Artémis was founded in 1992 by French entrepreneur François Pinault. Artémis is a holding company which manages a range of companies and holds shares in various sectors, in France and abroad. Artémis is focused on long-term growth and shareholder value creation. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: Point De Vue
Based in Paris, France, Point de Vue is a magazine dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
price ($mm)
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$20
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

IrishCentral LLC, will purchase Six Magazines from Harmonia Ltd.

synopsis: Irish Studio, a New York digital media company and owner of IrishCentral, is acquiring six of Ireland’s leading consumer magazine brands from Norah Casey’s Harmonia. Irish Studio will now be the new publisher of Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
buyer: IrishCentral LLC
IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world. "
seller: Harmonia Ltd.
The six consumer magazine brands are Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Egmont Publishing, will purchase Side2, Side3 & Blogg.no from Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Egmont Publishing will acquire the online lifestyle magazines Side2 and Side3, as well as the blogging platform blogg.no, from Nettavisen. Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women, while Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Publishing
Egmont Publishing is a leading European producer and publisher of entertainment, magazines, children's books, digital services, content marketing and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,200 employees. "
seller parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
seller: Nettavisen AS
Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women and Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper.
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Net Income ($mm)
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KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
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