Like The Collector's Guide

closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Qloo, acquired TasteDive

synopsis: Qloo announced that it has acquired TasteDive. TasteDive (formerly TasteKid) is a recommendation engine and a community for people who share interests in music, movies, TV shows, books, authors and games.
buyer: Qloo
Qloo is the Cultural AI, leveraging deep intelligence to connect and predict consumer taste across domains including media, entertainment, consumer products, fashion, hospitality and travel in a privacy-centric manner. "
target: TasteDive
TasteDive (formerly TasteKid) is a recommendation engine and a community for people who share interests in music, movies, TV shows, books, authors and games.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Yelp, acquired Cityvox SAS

synopsis: Yelp has acquired Cityvox, a French online review site specialised in the restaurant and nightlife categories. Cityvox has a local reputation for providing great consumer insights for businesses ranging from restaurants and brasseries to cinemas and clubs, basically any business falling into the restaurant and nightlife categories.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 67 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Cityvox SAS
Cityvox SAS operates an online multilingual leisure and entertainment guide. It also offers a service that proposes mobile users to receive personalized SMS alerts about an event on the selected topic. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Bundle Corporation

synopsis: Capital One, a diversified financial services company, has acquired Bundle Corporation, an analytical tool that tracks consumer spending habits in certain areas, and then compares those habits with consumers in other areas.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$15,321.00)
Capital One is a diversified financial services company that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. "
target: Bundle Corporation
Bundle Corporation is a company focused on helping people save and spend better. Its money management tools in My Money can help clients analyze their own spending and savings, and compare it to how other people in the same situation are spending their money.
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closed 10/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Yelp, acquired Qype

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site where people can share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Qype
Qype, Europe's largest user-generated local reviews site, was founded in Hamburg in 2006. Qype was founded as a community where people could share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
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closed 10/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tout'd, acquired Villij

synopsis: Tout’d, a site that lets networks of users share recommendations with each other, has bought Villij. Villij connects users based on similar interests and their online activity profiles — a kind of early attempt at mapping out a user’s social graph.
buyer: Tout'd
Tout'd is the “Digital Word-of-Mouth” social media platform and referral engine that allows exclusive communities of friends to easily collect and share recommendations. "
target: Villij
Villij is a social networking site for content consumers. It analyzes Web content, such as social networks, blogs, feeds, and bookmarks, and allows users to exchange recommendations with friends.
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closed 2/8/2012 via BusinessWire

OVGuide, acquired Live Matrix, Inc.

synopsis: OVGuide, the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video, announced the acquisition of Live Matrix, the first guide to live and scheduled events on the Web. Live Matrix will continue operation as a stand-alone site focused on live, scheduled events, including video and audio webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales, and more.
buyer parent: Baroda Ventures
buyer: OVGuide
OVGuide is the Web’s most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to online video. It categorizes online video content from over 6,000 sources, facilitating the user discovery of, and guidance to, both short and long form videos via a comprehensive database and proprietary search engine. "
target: Live Matrix, Inc.
Livematrix.com is a full content calendar for live and scheduled events on the Web. It was the first guide to link users to any online event that has a start time and can be attended online: audio and video webcasts, live chats, limited-time sales and auctions, conferences, and more.
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closed 9/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired Food52

synopsis: The Chernin Group, an independent media holding company, has acquired a majority stake in Food52, a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to eat and live well.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Food52
Food52 is a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to cook, eat, and live well.
price ($mm)
$83
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$30
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SilverPush, acquired BetterButter

synopsis: SilverPush, a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions, has acquired BetterButter, an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
buyer: SilverPush
SilverPush is a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions. SilverPush's product suite consists of a collection of platforms that empowers their clients to understand their customer and reach them effectively. SilverPush has helped 1,000+ brands in 12 countries increase their ROI. "
target: BetterButter
BetterButter is an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

PA Distribution, acquired Leisure Arts Inc.

synopsis: PA Distribution, a wholesale distributor of crafts, has acquired Leisure Arts from Comcast Corp., a global media and technology company. Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
buyer: PA Distribution
PA Distribution is a wholesale distributor of crafts. PA Distribution distributes crafting products to a wide variety of retailers. Their wide range of products and quick turnaround times help keep stores stocked with everything they need, from basic creative supplies to holiday and seasonal items. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Leisure Arts Inc.
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books and products that provoke imagination and inspire possibility among makers of all ages. They offer books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Albert Heijn, acquired FoodFirst Network

synopsis: Albert Heijn, the oldest existing supermarket chain in the Netherlands, acquired FoodFirst Network, the first completely ad-free online lifestyle platform in the Netherlands. Subscribed clients receive advice from specialists on nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation, as well as access to healthy recipes.
buyer parent: Ahold Delhaize
buyer: Albert Heijn
Albert Heijn is the oldest existing supermarket chain in the Netherlands, filling around five million plates every day. With over 100,000 employees, they take great responsibility and ensure that customers always find tasty, healthy, sustainable and affordable products on their store shelves. "
target: FoodFirst Network
FoodFirst Network is the first completely ad-free online lifestyle platform in the Netherlands. Subscribed clients receive advice from specialists on nutrition, exercise, sleep and relaxation, as well as access to healthy recipes.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beaux Arts & Cie SAS, acquired Exponaute SAS

synopsis: The Beaux Arts & Cie group continues its expansion with the acquisition of Exponaute, a website specialized in art exhibition news with an online cultural agenda. Exponaute was acquired from Webedia.
buyer: Beaux Arts & Cie SAS
Beaux Arts & Cie, a cultural content and services platform, brings together the leader of the arts and cultural press: the monthly Beaux Arts Magazine, The Daily Art, and the publishing house Beaux Arts Éditions. They also offer art-related events, conferences, training, consulting and production. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Exponaute SAS
Exponaute is the leading information and recommendation website for art exhibitions. It references more than 5000 museums and galleries in France, as well as Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and offers a 360 degree point of view on art and exhibitions.
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closed 3/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

1st Leads LLC, acquired Bingoport.co.uk

synopsis: Gaming Realms has sold UK-based Bingoport.co.uk and Freebingohunter.com to 1st Leads, a performance marketing and lead generation specialist. Bingoport reviews UK online bingo sites so users know which sites offer the best experience for them to play. Freebingohunter offers bingo website reviews and online bingo games through their website.
buyer: 1st Leads LLC
1st Leads is a performance marketing and lead generation specialist. 1st Leads generates highly qualified, highly targeted sales leads and actionable market intelligence. They specialize in working with high tech companies that have complex products and complex sales cycles. "
target parent: Gaming Realms plc
target: Bingoport.co.uk
Bingoport.co.uk is the UK's largest and most trusted free bingo site. Bingoport monitors and reviews UK online bingo sites so users know which sites offer the best experience for them to play. Freebingohunter.com offers bingo website reviews and online bingo games through their website.
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announced 3/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Class Editori SpA, will acquire Gambero Rosso SpA

synopsis: Class Editori, a publishing house leader in Italy, will acquire a 67.48% stake in Gambero Rosso from Professioni Imprese Mestieri, a company owned by Gambero Rosso chairman Paolo Cuccia. Gambero Rosso is the leading company in the food and wine sector in Italy. The company publishes guides and a monthly magazine, and organizes wine roadshows.
buyer: Class Editori SpA
Class Editori is a publishing house leader in Italy. Their daily newspapers provide financial news for economists, lawyers, bankers, and other professionals. They publish various magazines for business professionals and consumers that cover the topics of finance, fashion, luxury, and lifestyle. "
target parent: Professioni Imprese Mestieri S.p.A.
target: Gambero Rosso SpA
Founded in 1986, Gambero Rosso is the leading company in the food and wine sector in Italy. The company publishes guides and a monthly magazine about food and wine, organizes wine roadshows, and operates a TV channel that is entirely dedicated to food and wine.
price ($mm)
$18*
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

VIC LLC, acquired BigOven

synopsis: VIC LLC, a digital commerce platform that connects grocery retailers to shoppers, has acquired BigOven, an award-winning free app for iOS and Android that allows home cooks to take their recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share their favorite creations.
buyer: VIC LLC
VIC LLC connects grocery retailers to shoppers. VIC's grocery retail platform offers shopping planning tools, loyalty shopper dashboards, personalized e-commerce, digital coupons, digital signage, and other functions that gives their clients a single integration point to connect with their shoppers."
target: BigOven
BigOven is an award-winning free app for iOS and Android that allows home cooks to take their recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share their favorite creations. The app has a database of hundreds of thousands of recipes that home cooks can schedule out using a built-in calendar.
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announced 7/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire Bettingpro.com

synopsis: Catena Media has agreed to acquire Bettingpro.com and its related affiliate assets. Bettingpro.com is a highly-regarded publisher of sports news, tips and betting advice across a number of different verticals, with a focus on acquiring leads for regulated UK and Australian iGaming partners.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Bettingpro.com
Bettingpro is a popular sports news and betting website that brings the latest odds, news, previews and tips when it comes to every sport. Bettingpro regularly secures exclusive free bets from their bookmaker and casino partners so that readers get the best possible value.
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announced 5/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Whirlpool Corporation, will acquire Yummly, Inc.

synopsis: Whirlpool Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Yummly, Inc. Yummly, founded in 2009 by David Feller and Vadim Geshel, is a food-centric technology company that provides personalized recipes and cooking resources.
buyer: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR:$20,888.00)
Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. They market Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names throughout the world. "
target: Yummly, Inc.
Yummly, founded by David Feller and Vadim Geshel in 2009, is a leading digital platform (mobile and web) for personalized recipes and cooking resources. Since Yummly's inception, it has been active in the digital kitchen and connecting users to the recipes they love.
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closed 3/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lyft, acquired Trail Answers

synopsis: Ride-sharing app Lyft has acquired Pune-based startup FinitePaths. FinitePaths built Trail Answers, an app that helped get answers to user questions using social, local and contextual signals
buyer: Lyft (:$3,615.96)
Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Lyft was started with the mission of building a p2p transportation solution that makes cities safer, more affordable and better connected. "
target: Trail Answers
Trail Answers, the app built by FinitePaths, helps get answers to user questions about day-to-day life using social, local and contextual signals
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closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
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: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired August Home Publishing Company

synopsis: Boulder-based Active Interest Media has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based August Home Publishing, a media company catering to woodworking, gardening and cooking enthusiasts. The company has been successful at driving revenue from its readership through a variety of sources, including video libraries, paid-membership models, and more.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) was formed in October 2003 by Wind Point Partners and Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III. AIM is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. "
target: August Home Publishing Company
August Home provides home centers and woodworking stores around the country with Woodsmith Tools, plans, and hardware kits through its wholesale division.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Outdoor Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) announced that it has acquired a core industry trade brand from Catalyst Communication, adding to its growing portfolio of enthusiast trade properties. The assets include Outdoor Guide, a leading outdoor and ski industry direct mail service with over three decades of custom solutions for successful retailers.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, and more. "
target parent: Catalyst Communications Inc.
target: Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide is a custom catalog that promotes the products and services of ski and outdoor retailers and its supplier brands. Catalyst had produced the Outdoor Guide for more than three decades.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Bonnier Mountain Group

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. is taking another whack at its portfolio again, selling its Mountain Group to enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media. CEO Dave Freygang said that selling the group, consisting of snow sport titles Ski and Skiing and Warren Miller Entertainment, would let Bonnier focus on its businesses in California, New York and Florida.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Bonnier Mountain Group
The Bonnier Mountain Group controls and operates the Skiing Magazine, SKI Mag.com, Warren Miller, and Nastar.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased Equine Titles and Online Properties from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired all equine titles and online properties published by the Source Interlink Media division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. Source Interlink is a leading publishers of enthusiast titles, consumer shows and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC:$2,254.25)
Source Interlink Companies is a leading marketing, merchandising and fulfillment company of entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, books and related items. Source Interlink serves approximately 110,000 retail store locations throughout North America.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Horse Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired Horse Media Group. Horse Media Group is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. publishes magazines. The company owns and operates brands such as Healthy lifestyles, Log Home Design Ideas, Natural Remedies, and Vegetarian Times. The company is based in El Segundo, California. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. "
target parent: Belvoir Media Group, LLC
target: Horse Media Group, Inc.
Horse Media Group, a partnership between Belvoir Media Group LLC and Winsor Publishing, is based in Louisville, Colorado. Belvoir is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

F&W Publications, Inc., purchased Art Magazine Properties from Active Interest Media

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. F+W will acquire AIM’s Southwest Art, The Collector’s Guide and their respective online properties.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas. "
seller parent: Wind Point Partners
seller: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books, and Internet sites, and further advances its expansion into the outdoor and Western travel markets.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yellowstone Journal Corporation
Yellowstone Journal Corporation is a tourism focused media group that produces two print publications, Yellowstone Journal and 99 Things to Do in Yellowstone County, as well as the industry-leading website, YellowstonePark.com.
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closed 1/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired SNEWS

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker magazine and Yoga Journal, has acquired SNEWS(R) (Specialty News), the leading news and information service for the outdoor and fitness industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: SNEWS
SNEWS strives to "create community through communication" and is the only industry news and information source serving both the outdoor and fitness markets. Offering respected industry insight and expertise for nearly 25 years, SNEWS(R) reaches out with news, analysis, and retailer training.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Berkery

Active Interest Media, purchased Old-House Journal and New Old House from Restore Media, LLC

synopsis: Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller: Restore Media, LLC
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
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closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Backpacker Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Backpacker Magazine. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Backpacker Magazine
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of magazines, consumer shows, books and internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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closed 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yoga Journal

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yoga Journal, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced. The new acquisition will add to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yoga Journal
Founded in 1975, Yoga Journal is the country's premier multiplatform media company dedicated to yoga, publishing the most widely read yoga magazine in the U.S. and abroad. The company holds several sell-out conferences a year, and produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired American Cowboy LLC

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced that the company has acquired "American Cowboy" magazine, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: American Cowboy LLC
"American Cowboy" is an award-winning, bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that appeals to the ever-growing number of western enthusiasts. In its 12th year of publication, "American Cowboy" is written specifically for consumers who enjoy the "western" experience.
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

NextHome, acquired Homes Publishing Group

synopsis: NextHome, a Canadian privately-owned real estate media company, has acquired Homes Publishing Group (HPG), one of Ontario's leading providers of real estate media. This acquisition includes the following HPG publications: HOMES magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DÉCOR, Ontario Design, and BUILDING EXCELLENCE.
buyer: NextHome
NextHome is the primary source of real estate advertising solutions in Canada whose products marry print and digital. Their in-depth knowledge of real estate and home décor audiences allows them to create an unparalleled new home and condo buying experience. "
target: Homes Publishing Group
HOMES Publishing Group is Canada's leading publisher for the home market, with popular titles including HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, Reno & Decor, Ontario Design, Renovation Contractor, and Building Excellence.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Journey Magazine merged with Nature's Eye Media,

synopsis: The Journey Magazine and Nature's Eye Media teams have merged under the Nature's Eye umbrella.  The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences.
buyer parent: Nature's Eye
buyer: Nature's Eye Media
Nature's Eye Media caters to nature based companies and others in the outdoor industry to provide both digital and print media services, including social media and website development, graphic design, brochures, and advertisements, among many others. "
target: The Journey Magazine
The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences. It has all the charm of an East Texas small town, with the substance that is a continual source of inspiration, encouragement, and joy for its devoted readership.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, purchased Three Homes Titles from News Corp Australia

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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announced 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Senior Publications Nederland BV, will acquire Landleven

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group, has announced its intention to sell the Landleven portfolio to Belgium based Roularta Media Groep NV (“RMG”). The management will be done by Senior Publications Nederland BV (“SPN”), part of RMG. Landleven is a Dutch home and garden magazine.
buyer parent: Roularta Media Group NV
buyer: Senior Publications Nederland BV
Senior Publications Nederland BV (SPN) is a multi-media publishing company based in Baarn, The Netherlands. SPN's main product is Plus Magazine, the first Dutch magazine especially for people aged 50+. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Landleven
Landleven is a Dutch lifestyle magazine that is issued 11 times a year. The magazine contains articles about living and living outdoors. garden, plants, animals and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

TZP Group LLC, will acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners l, L.P., a New York-based private equity fund, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Time Inc. to acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC. This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series.
buyer: TZP Group LLC
TZP Group, a private equity firm, is focused on investments in business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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cancelled 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
rev ($mm)
$1,594
EBITDA ($mm)
$315
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 12/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Sequential Brands Group, acquired Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

synopsis: Sequential Brands Group, Inc, announced that it has closed the acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and beautifully designed, high-quality products.
buyer: Sequential Brands Group (SQBG:$49.19)
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and lifestyle categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. "
target: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO:$94.17)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Company reaches consumers across all media platforms and has a growing retail presence in thousands of retail locations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$353 [$300]
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
34.3x
closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Aller Media AS, purchased 5 Magazine Titles from LRF Media AB

synopsis: An agreement between Aller Media and LRF Media has been announced whereby Aller Media acquires the magazines, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske. Aller Media acquires five titles focused on garden, interior and fisheries, thereby strengthening its market share in the popular press.
buyer: Aller Media AS
Aller Media is the leading publisher of magazines and journals in Norway with a weekly circulation of approximately 3.2 million copies. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
LRF Media is a publishing company whose main objective is to publish magazines. The five titles, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske, are magazines focusing on garden, interior and fisheries.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 6/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Chicago Magazine, acquired Chicago Home & Garden

synopsis: Chicago magazine has acquired Chicago Home & Garden and will combine the Lake Forest-based publication with Chicago HOME, Chicago magazine's bi-monthly shelter publication. The combined publication will appear on newsstands beginning with the September/October issue.
buyer parent: Primedia, Inc.
buyer: Chicago Magazine
Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 182,000. In addition, the company publishes a number of other titles, including Chicago HOME and Chicago Fashion magazines. "
target: Chicago Home & Garden
Chicago Home & Garden is Chicago's only locally owned, locally published full color magazine. Since 1995, Chicago Home & Garden has photographed outstanding Chicago area homes and verdant landscapes for the discriminating reader.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Magnolia Media Group, purchased American Dream Homes magazine from Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, has sold its consumer magazine American Dream Homes to Magnolia Media Group.
buyer: Magnolia Media Group
Magnolia Media Group is a full-scale, national media and publishing company that specializes in upper-end consumer niche publications, custom publishing projects, and creative marketing solutions.Titles include REO Magazine, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Signature Pools & Spas, and Innovative Home. "
seller parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
seller: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Miami

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's home design magazine Home Miami. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Miami
Home Miami magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Fort Lauderdale

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's top home design magazine Home Fort Lauderdale. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Fort Lauderdale
Home Fort Lauderdale magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 6/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Accent Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Accent Magazine, Inc.
Accent Magazine, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire owns and publishes Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
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closed 6/27/2006 via

Network Communications, Inc., purchased Home Improvement Dallas from Design Guide Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Home Improvement Dallas, a home improvement and remodeling magazine.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
seller: Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2.64
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 11/29/2005 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Business Media, acquired Miller Publishing NY

synopsis: Florida based Endurance Business Media, publisher of Homes & Land Magazine bought Southampton, New York-based Miller Publishing.
buyer parent: Kelso & Company
buyer: Endurance Business Media
In 2001, Schmidt-Fellner and Hogan formed Atlanta-based Endurance just 18 months after selling their prior company, Cygnus Business Media. Cygnus published 60 business-to-business publications and had annual revenue of approximately $100 million. Kelso & Company, a New York-based private investment "
target: Miller Publishing NY
Miller Publishing titles include Homes of the Hamptons, Homes of Eastern Long Island and Montauck Living.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2005 via

Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Publications, acquired Natural Home and Garden

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

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203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:9475
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mapple
Mapple
Mapple produces and publishes maps, magazines, and guidebooks for tourists. Mapple has established its status of being Japan's number one and only brand in the field of geographical information tailored to sightseeing.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$103.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
468
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Ticker: AIM:TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$47.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: AIM:SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$88.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.03
Employees
293
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Ticker: GAIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
272
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Ticker: JWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nordstrom Inc.
Nordstrom Inc.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 207 U.S. stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 115 Full-Line Stores, 89 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,478.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,592.00
EBIT ($mm)
$926.00
Net Income ($mm)
$437.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: TSE:8005
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scroll Corporation
Scroll Corporation
Scroll Corporation is a Japanese company that is primarily engaged in internet shopping sites and printed shopping catalogs. Their catalogs focus on fashion apparel. They operate a variety of shopping sites that offer cosmetics, brand named bags and accessories, kitchen goods, and furniture.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$531.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.32
EBIT ($mm)
$12.95
Net Income ($mm)
$6.38
Employees
621
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Ticker: TSE:2376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
761
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Ticker: CLCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collectors Universe Inc.
Collectors Universe Inc.
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added services to the high-value collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, memorabilia and stamps.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$44.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.43
EBIT ($mm)
$9.66
Net Income ($mm)
$5.12
Employees
200
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: WSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5,194.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$659.60
EBIT ($mm)
$478.68
Net Income ($mm)
$308.41
Employees
19400
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC is a luxury retailer dedicated to providing their customers with distinctive merchandise and superior service. Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the Online segment.
year
1998
rev ($mm)
$2,373.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$106.00
Employees
11800
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: CRCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$207.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.08
EBIT ($mm)
$7.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1446
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Ticker: WSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5,194.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$659.60
EBIT ($mm)
$478.68
Net Income ($mm)
$308.41
Employees
19400
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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