By Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH

closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busch Group, acquired MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Busch Group, a media company in Germany, has acquired MEEDIA from the Handelsblatt Media Group, the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries.
buyer: Busch Group
The Busch Group is a leading media company in Germany. The group's portfolio consists of established media brands and popular events, including Blickpunkt: Film, Gamesmarkt, MusikWoche, mediabiz, Entertainment Night, DIVA and more. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG
MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries. MEEDIA also offers the latest industry trends and TV ratings.
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announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

DeepMatter Group Plc, will acquire Infochem Gmbh

synopsis: DeepMatter, the AIM-listed company focusing on digitizing chemistry, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire from global publisher Springer Nature the entire issued share capital of Infochem GmbH, a specialist in cheminformatics.
buyer: DeepMatter Group Plc (AIM:CRON:$0.00)
DeepMatter provides an integrated software, hardware and AI-enabled platform, DigitalGlassware™, to scientists across research and process development sectors. The platform allows chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Infochem Gmbh
Infochem GmbH is a chemical software company. Founded in 1989, Infochem has extensive scientific expertise and a long tradition in developing successful software solutions for handling retrieval, structures and reactions.
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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
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$3
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6.5x
closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Springer Fachmedien Munchen Gmbh, acquired FUMO Solutions GmbH

synopsis: Springer Fachmedien München GmbH, a leading provider of B2B and specialist information for the automotive, transport and logistics fields in the German-speaking region, has acquired FUMO Solutions GmbH. FUMO Solutions provides web-based compliance management systems for transportation and logistics companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Fachmedien Munchen Gmbh
Springer Fachmedien München is the leading provider of B2B and specialist information in the German-speaking region. Springer Fachmedien München represents the core fields of automotive, transport and logistics. "
target: FUMO Solutions GmbH
FUMO Solutions provides web-based compliance management systems for transportation and logistics companies. Their software helps minimize administrative costs and reduce liability by ensuring compliance with legal regulations.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Web

Macmillan Learning, acquired Intellus Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Macmillan Learning, a company that provides educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire curiosity and measure progress, has acquired Intellus Learning, a company that supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Learning
Macmillan Learning improves lives through learning. Their legacy of excellence in education continues to inform their approach to developing world-class content with pioneering, interactive tools. They facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes."
target: Intellus Learning, Inc.
Intellus Learning supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner.
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closed 11/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 Buyers purchased a minority stake in Transcriptic

synopsis: Transcriptic Inc., a robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences, has announced the closing of a Series A-1 investment. The new funding was led by Data Collective, along with new investors Digital Science and WuXi AppTec. Existing investors, including AME Cloud Ventures, and others also contributed to the round.
buyer: Digital Science
buyer: Wuxi AppTec (WX:$640.80)
buyer: Data Collective
buyer: AME Cloud Ventures
Digital Science provides software to support researchers. Data Collective is a venture capital fund. WuXi AppTec is a global pharmaceutical and medical device open-access capability and technology platform. AME Cloud Ventures is the early stage fund of Jerry Yang, Yahoo's founder. "
target: Transcriptic
Transcriptic is building a revolutionary laboratory virtualization platform: "cloud computing" for the life sciences. They've developed machine-readable protocol and robotics technology for carrying out experiments quickly, cheaply, and highly repeatably.
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$13
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announced 10/10/2016 via PR Newswire

HomeAdvisor, Inc., will acquire MyHammer AG

synopsis: HomeAdvisor, the operator of the leading home services marketplace in both North America and Europe and an operating business of IAC, announced that it has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in MyHammer AG, the leading home services marketplace in Germany. The stake will be acquired from Holtzbrinck Digital GmbH in a private transaction.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: HomeAdvisor, Inc.
HomeAdvisor provides homeowners the tools and resources they need to complete their home improvement, maintenance and repair projects. With HomeAdvisor, homeowners can view average project costs, find local pre-screened home professionals and instantly book appointments online. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MyHammer AG (DB:MYRK:$9.89)
MyHammer is Germany's leading online destination for consumers to search for and find the right craftsman online. MyHammer has successfully connected over a million customers with qualified local service professionals for home improvement, renovations, gardening and moving services.
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$9
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$1
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

ReadCube, acquired Papers

synopsis: ReadCube, an innovative software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organizations, acquired Papers from global academic publisher Springer Nature. Papers is a London-based, reference manager tool which helps researchers find and organize a personal library and cite research literature.
buyer: ReadCube
Labtiva’s ReadCube is a free software application designed to provide researchers a more efficient and intuitive means of managing and discovering relevant literature in their field. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Papers
Papers provides powerful tools for organizing and discovering academic papers. It is a research literature management solution for PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone that allows users to find articles using any of its built-in search engines, to import and organize articles, to read and annotate articles.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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announced 8/5/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Media, will purchase Dutch Health Portfolio from Reed Business Netherlands

synopsis: The board of Springer Media announced the intended acquisition of the Dutch healthcare publishing activities of Reed Business Netherlands. The portfolio consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Media
Springer Media, part of Springer Nature, is a dynamic media company that focuses on healthcare, with a long history as a medical publisher, serving students, healthcare professionals and health care management. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Reed Business Netherlands
Reed Business Netherlands' healthcare publishing activities consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals. Reed Business Netherlands is part of Reed Business Information, which provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide.
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closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, acquired PARSHIP GmbH

synopsis: London-based private equity firm Oakley Capital Limited has acqured all shares in parship GmbH from publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck by way of a management buyout. parship GmbH is one of the leading online dating agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company was founded in Hamburg in 2001.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$104.81)
Oakley Capital Private Equity is a mid-market private equity investor, that invests in the UK and Western Europe. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PARSHIP GmbH
parship was founded in Hamburg in 2001 and is one of the leading online dating agencies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with over 150 employees.
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$73
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 12/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wirtualna Polska S.A., acquired Money.pl Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Wirtualna Polska has acquired all the shares of Money.pl, the biggest business portal in Poland. Money.pl is one of the first genuine internet editorial offices that provides information from various areas, such as economics, and finance.
buyer parent: Grupa o2 sp. z o.o.
buyer: Wirtualna Polska S.A. (WSE:WPL:$169.45)
Wirtualna Polska SA owns and operates a Website which offers online services such as e-mail, games, and more. Wirtualna Polska is one of the most popular websites in Poland. Wirtualna Polska SA was founded in 1995 by Marek Borzestowski and is based in Gdansk, Poland. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Money.pl Sp. z o.o.
Money.pl is the biggest business portal in Poland. Money.pl is one of the first genuine internet editorial offices that provides information from various areas, such as economics, and finance.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Reuters

Elanders AB, acquired myphotobook GmbH

synopsis: Elanders AB announced that the Company has acquired Myphotobook GmbH, a European e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo products for consumers.
buyer: Elanders AB
Elanders AB operates in two segments. The Infologistics segment offers user information, product catalogues, and documentation that support market communication. The Infoprint segment produces information intensive printed matter for industrial and commercial companies. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: myphotobook GmbH
myphotobook is one of the most modern photo applications on the Internet. myphotobook allows users to design their own photo books, canvases, alu dibonds, photo calendars, posters and order photo prints.
price ($mm)
$14
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$21
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 2/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Palgrave Macmillan, purchased BioSocieties Journal from London School of Economics and Political Science

synopsis: Palgrave Macmillan announces its acquisition of BioSocieties, an interdisciplinary journal for the social studies of life sciences, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher serving learning and scholarship in higher education and professional markets. They publish textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works in print and online. "
seller: London School of Economics and Political Science
The first journal of its kind, BioSocieties is committed to the scholarly exploration of the crucial social, ethical and policy implications of developments in the life sciences and biomedicine.
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closed 11/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Sapling Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Education and publishing stalwart Macmillan U.S. acquired Sapling Learning Inc., an Austin, Texas-based start-up that puts homework and gradebooks online, with a focus on the needs of science students and teachers in high school and college.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a media company that publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. The company is held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. "
target: Sapling Learning, Inc.
Sapling Learning provides the most effective interactive homework and instruction, proven to improve student learning outcomes for the problem solving disciplines. Over 100,000 students, instructors, and authors use Sapling’s instructional technology, digital media, and educational content.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,539.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
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4.4x
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14.8x
closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
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$152
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$30
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2.5x
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12.7x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
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$225
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
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$1,545
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closed 6/8/2016 via PR Newswire

GreenITers merged with Grendz,

synopsis: Green technology trends website Grendz, a subsidiary of Full Circle Innocations KK, is getting even better by merging with GreenITers, a website community that provides its members with the latest eco discussions. In this way, Grendz will collectively offer great eco-friendly technology trends and innovative science breakthroughs.
buyer parent: Full Circle Innovations KK
buyer: Grendz
Grendz.com is the definitive place for new technology trends, science breakthroughs and green ideas. Grendz provides a weekly report to its members with the top green trends of the week . "
target: GreenITers
GreenITers is a website community that provides its members with the latest ecology discussions. GreenITers searches and publishes English news about Clean Technology in Japan. It is targeted for people who want to "Green it!" the world we are living in via eco innovations & technology.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,539.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Crain Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications chairman Keith Crain has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Crain Communications from Rance Crain, with Keith Crain and his family now owning 100 percent of the company. Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products. "
target: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 55 leading business, trade and consumer brands. From print publications, websites, and digital newsletters to webinars, direct mail, mobile apps, research, white papers and more, Crain delivers exceptional news products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,003.74)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/8/2016 via PR Newswire

GreenITers merged with Grendz,

synopsis: Green technology trends website Grendz, a subsidiary of Full Circle Innocations KK, is getting even better by merging with GreenITers, a website community that provides its members with the latest eco discussions. In this way, Grendz will collectively offer great eco-friendly technology trends and innovative science breakthroughs.
buyer parent: Full Circle Innovations KK
buyer: Grendz
Grendz.com is the definitive place for new technology trends, science breakthroughs and green ideas. Grendz provides a weekly report to its members with the top green trends of the week . "
target: GreenITers
GreenITers is a website community that provides its members with the latest ecology discussions. GreenITers searches and publishes English news about Clean Technology in Japan. It is targeted for people who want to "Green it!" the world we are living in via eco innovations & technology.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Questex Media Group Inc

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. Quextex operates over 50 tradeshows, conferences, and other business events; they also have more than 100 business media and information products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x

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Ticker: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,390.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$334.75
EBIT ($mm)
$182.64
Net Income ($mm)
$120.27
Employees
4641
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: TSE:7913
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$466.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.81
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
$90.47
Employees
1529
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Ticker: TSX:TS.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$458.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.86
EBIT ($mm)
$18.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3253
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Ticker: JRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications, Inc. headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. Journal owns and operates or provides services to 14 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$405.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.08
EBIT ($mm)
$62.50
Net Income ($mm)
$38.42
Employees
2250
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Ticker: KLSE:STAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It provides advertising in print and electronic media and operates a wireless broadcasting station.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$243.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.02
EBIT ($mm)
$29.43
Net Income ($mm)
$32.18
Employees
1800
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
299
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: WSE:PGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMPG Polskie Media SA
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.62
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$1.72
Employees
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelin
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24,593.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,494.81
EBIT ($mm)
$2,950.77
Net Income ($mm)
$1,872.28
Employees
111117
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,800.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$359.98
EBIT ($mm)
$235.91
Net Income ($mm)
$168.26
Employees
5000
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Ticker: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,390.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$334.75
EBIT ($mm)
$182.64
Net Income ($mm)
$120.27
Employees
4641
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: TSE:7913
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$466.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.81
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
$90.47
Employees
1529
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Ticker: TSX:TS.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$458.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.86
EBIT ($mm)
$18.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3253
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Ticker: JRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications, Inc. headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. Journal owns and operates or provides services to 14 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$405.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.08
EBIT ($mm)
$62.50
Net Income ($mm)
$38.42
Employees
2250
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Ticker: KLSE:STAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It provides advertising in print and electronic media and operates a wireless broadcasting station.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$243.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.02
EBIT ($mm)
$29.43
Net Income ($mm)
$32.18
Employees
1800
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
299
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: WSE:PGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMPG Polskie Media SA
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.62
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$1.72
Employees
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelin
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$24,593.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,494.81
EBIT ($mm)
$2,950.77
Net Income ($mm)
$1,872.28
Employees
111117
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