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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.
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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!).
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$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)
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$9
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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.
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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.
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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
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EV / rev
1.0x
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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.
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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
closed 10/20/2005 via Folio: First Day

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Atlanta Home Improvement

synopsis: Dan McCarthy’s Atlanta-based Network Communications Inc., which was purchased last January for an estimated $380 million by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, has purchased the regional Atlanta Home Improvement.
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: Atlanta Home Improvement
Atlanta Home Improvement, the 75,000 circ monthly, which is distributed free, offers ideas for remodeling, decorating, gardening and home maintenance.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Soul Zen

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations, has acquired Soul Zen, an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Soul Zen
Based in Germany, Soul Zen is an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
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closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire UKRD Group Ltd

synopsis: Bauer Media, a European-based media company, is to acquire the UKRD Group, a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: UKRD Group Ltd
UKRD Group is a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations with several further services delivered via DAB. UKRD Group reaches 722,000 people who listen for more than 5,645,000 hours each week.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
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$13
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closed 2/6/2013 via Company Press Release

H Bauer Publishing, acquired Planet Rock

synopsis: Bauer Media UK announces it has acquired Planet Rock, the multi Sony Award-winning national digital radio station which broadcasts classic rock music to listeners across the UK.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: H Bauer Publishing
H Bauer 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. "
target: Planet Rock
Planet Rock is the largest digital only commercial radio station in the UK, playing rock music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and the present day. Planet Rock was founded in 1999 as the only classic rock radio station in the UK at that time.
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$2.04
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closed 2/1/2008 via

Bauer Verlagsgruppe, acquired Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Emap PLC, the publisher of magazines such as FHM and Heat, said Friday it agreed to sell its consumer media and radio units to Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG for $2.3 billion and will return most of the proceeds to shareholders.
buyer: Bauer Verlagsgruppe
Bauer Verlagsgruppe publishes 40 magazines in Germany and is market leader in TV Guides with a market share of 46,1 percent. Bauer Verlagsgruppe is also market leader in women's weeklies.BRAVO, the largest youth magazine in Europe dominates the youth magazine market. "
target parent: EMAP plc
target: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2,506
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$1,138
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2.1x
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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.
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announced 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mark Allen Group, will purchase Engineering Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group, a progressive media business, will acquire Centaur Media Plc's engineering portfolio. Centaur is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy. Their engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes The Engineer and Subcon.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's engineering portfolio includes the market’s leading website, magazine and events. The portfolio includes monthly magazine The Engineer and subcontract manufacturing event Subcon. Centaur Media is an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy.
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$3.28
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Metropolis International, Ltd., purchased Financial Services Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Centaur Media has sold its financial services division to Metropolis Group, specialists in business and consumer media. Centaur’s financial services division comprises a portfolio of leading multi-channel publishing and content brands, including Money Marketing, Mortgage Strategy, Platforum, Taxbriefs and Headline Money.
buyer: Metropolis International, Ltd.
Metropolis International is a fast growing media and technology group, established in 1994, that specializes in business and niche consumer media, discount programs and business software. It employs 450 people and has offices in West London, Croydon, Bolton, Plymouth, Dublin and New York. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
The acquisition includes the financial services division of Centaur Media. Centaur’s financial services division comprises a portfolio of leading multi-channel publishing and content brands, including Money Marketing, Mortgage Strategy, Platforum, Taxbriefs and Headline Money.
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$6.52
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$11
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, will purchase Travel and Meetings Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Centaur Media, an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited, to Northstar Travel Media, a leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited (CTM) is the owner of well-known exhibitions and events serving the travel industry, including The Meetings Show, the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe
price ($mm)
$12
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$8
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$2
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5.4x
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
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$17
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$4
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9.7x
closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Oystercatchers

synopsis: Marketing Week and Econsultancy owner Centaur Media has bought brand consultancy Oystercatchers. Oystercatchers are experts in accelerating marketing performance, providing a wide range of specialist consultancy services to deliver the optimum model for marketing excellence.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Oystercatchers
Oystercatchers are experts in accelerating marketing performance; they provide a wide range of specialist consulting services to deliver the optimum model for marketing excellence. Their consultants use their unrivaled industry experience to transform brands’ marketing abilities.
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$2.92
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$5
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1.0x
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closed 7/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Econsultancy

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired E-consultancy.com Limited. Econsultancy is a leading digital and events-led information provider to the global digital marketing and e-commerce community in the UK, with a growing presence in the USA, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Econsultancy
Econsultancy, founded in 1999, is a UK company providing training, reports, research, case studies, buyers guides and advice for the digital marketing sector. The CEO and co-founder of Econsultancy is author Ashley Friedlein.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
7.6x
EV / EBITDA
45.5x
closed 2/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited ("Profile"), a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile's information brands include Fashion Monitor, Red Pages, Entertainment News, Year Ahead and Foresight News.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Profile Group (UK) Limited
Profile Group (UK) Limited is a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals. Profile provides forward planning and contact information to enable them to optimise journalistic workflow and plan future PR and sponsorship campaigns.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.0x
closed 12/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Perfect Information, acquired Venture Business Research Limited

synopsis: In the UK, publishing and events group Centaur Media plc has acquired data and analytics firm Venture Business Research Limited (VBR), which focuses on the clean energy and global security sectors. VBR will be integrated into Centaur's Perfect Information Ltd.
buyer parent: Centaur Media plc
buyer: Perfect Information
Perfect Information was established in 1991 to provide workflow solutions and global financial information for the top 100 investment banks, brokerage firms, consultancies and the top 75 law firms. "
target: Venture Business Research Limited
VB/Research is a leading provider of business news, financial news, data and analytics on high-growth sectors. The company's global network of journalists and analysts continously monitors trends, deal flow, government initiatives and market activities in the sectors it covers.
price ($mm)
$3.91
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, acquired The Forum for Expatriate Management

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the leading business information and events group, announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares in expatriate information and events business, The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd (FEM).
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target: The Forum for Expatriate Management
The Forum for Expatriate Management Ltd. operates a news and information portal. The company’s Website provides global mobility, expatriate tax, international relocation, immigration, and international assignment information. It also provides supplier membership and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$4.08
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Air and Business Travel News from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and events company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Air and Business Travel News (ABTN), an on-line publication for the travel industry. The publication has been bought from Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates for a consideration of £0.1m.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates
Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates provides public relations services. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Potters Bar, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$0.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, acquired Pro-Talk Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire share capital of the online sales lead service company Pro-Talk Ltd for an initial consideration of 4 million in cash.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target: Pro-Talk Ltd.
Pro-Talk Ltd has developed and currently operates 13 web sites serving specific vertical business sectors, mainly in the engineering, construction and technical products areas. It also publishes regular email newsletters for readers in these sectors.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, acquired Recruiter Magazine

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the completion of employee consultation requirements, it will acquire Recruiter magazine, its web site and its annual awards event from Redactive Media Group Limited ("Redactive") for £4 million.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
target parent: Redactive Media Group Ltd.
target: Recruiter Magazine
Recruiter is the principal magazine for the UK recruitment profession. Each fortnight it delivers the latest recruitment industry news, advice, analysis and features, as well as the profession’s largest source of job vacancies in print.
price ($mm)
$6.92
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2005 via Company Press Release

Centaur Media plc, purchased logistics magazines and awards from UK Transport Press Ltd.

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist business publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Supply Chain Business and Logistics Europe, magazines for logistics and supply chain professionals both in the UK and Europe. It has also acquired the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards that is complementary to Logistics Europe.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller: UK Transport Press Ltd.
UK Transport Press Limited (UKTP) is a leading publishing consultancy specialising in revenue generation programmes and strategic marketing. A central focus is on logistics and supply chain sectors across a range of European media clients.
price ($mm)
$0.62
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 1/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired Affinity Labs

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced a strategic acquisition that will increase its presence in several professional and vocational online communities. Monster has acquired Affinity Labs Inc., a development stage company that operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people interested in certain dedicated occupations.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: Affinity Labs
Founded in 2006, Affinity Labs operates a portfolio of professional and vocational communities for people entering, advancing and networking in today’s fast-growing career fields. The company is backed by The Mayfield Fund and Trinity Ventures.
price ($mm)
$62
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Holdings Corp., the holding company for Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions, has completed the Company’s acquisition by an investor group led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) for $1.142 billion in cash.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,137 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$324
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
closed 2/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information company, announced that it has acquired the technology and substantially all the business assets of Jazd Markets, the global sourcing and lead-generation company.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target: JAZD Markets, Inc.
Founded in 2008, JAZD Markets is a comprehensive MaaS platform company built by online marketers and B2B publishers to deliver the highest tangible return from online marketing investment available today.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2010 via Market Wire

KGB USA, Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: kgb announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Centroid Media, the specialist Internet business best known for the people search engine and online reputation sites, Wieowie in the Netherlands, and Whoozy across other territories.
buyer: KGB USA, Inc.
KGB USA, Inc. provides branded directory assistance, independent outsourced directory assistance, and information services in the United States. "
target parent: Centroid Media BV
target: CerBibo Corporation
Founded in 2007, Centroid Media, is a privately held company based in Groningen, Holland. Centroid Media consists of a talented team of developers who build vertical search engines leveraging proprietary technology. Today, the existing network generates over 6 million page views every month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/1/2020 via Company Press Release

CompositesWorld, acquired NetComposites

synopsis: CompositesWorld, a provider of carbon and glass fiber composites manufacturing news, has acquired NetComposites, a UK-based media company focused on the composites industry. NetComposites brings together a global composites industry network through its news, conferences and networking platform.
buyer parent: Gardner Business Media, Inc.
buyer: CompositesWorld
CompositesWorld is a provider of carbon and glass fiber composites manufacturing news. Through their monthly magazine, e-newsletters, digital content, market research and events, CompositesWorld connects leaders to reliable information across the global composites manufacturing industry. "
target: NetComposites
NetComposites is a UK-based media company focused on the composites industry. NetComposites brings together a global composites industry network through its news, conferences and networking platform. Their website offers the latest composites industry news, job postings, and composites guides.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

RiseUp, acquired MENAbytes

synopsis: RiseUp, the Egyptian company behind MENA’s largest startup and entrepreneurship event RiseUp Summit, has acquired MENAbytes, a leading online technology publication based in Saudi Arabia. MENAbytes covers tech and digital media stories from the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer: RiseUp
RiseUp is an Egyptian platform that connects startups to the most relevant resources worldwide. RiseUp aims to promote entrepreneurship through their range of digital and event products. Their most prominent event is RiseUp Summit, MENA's largest entrepreneurship event. "
target: MENAbytes
MENAbytes is a leading online technology publication based in Saudi Arabia. MENAbytes covers tech and digital media stories from the Middle East and North Africa. MENAbytes brings readers all the latest happenings, from startups to influencers, everything in tech and digital media from the region.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2019 via Company Press Release

SureSwift Capital, Inc., acquired TechdotMN, LLC

synopsis: Technology holding company SureSwift Capital Inc. has acquired 100% of TECHdotMN, LLC, a Minnesotan tech news creator and curator with an emphasis on startup culture. TECHdotMN has grown to become the longest running and farthest reaching independent publisher and promoter of local industry stories, data, events, and jobs.
buyer: SureSwift Capital, Inc.
SureSwift Capital is a holding company that actively invests in, and holds on to emerging media and Software as a Service (SaaS) properties with the intent to provide exceptional value to existing and future clients. SureSwift creates optimal outcomes for founders of bootstrapped SaaS businesses. "
target: TechdotMN, LLC
TECHdotMN is a Minnesotan tech news creator and curator with an emphasis on the startup culture. TECHdotMN has grown to become the longest running and farthest reaching independent publisher and promoter of Minnesota technology news, local industry stories, data, events, and jobs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

BIMobject AB, acquired The BIM Hub FZ-LLC

synopsis: BIMobject, a Swedish technology company that provides a digital content management system for BIM objects, has acquired The BIM Hub (TBH), a Dubai-based professional social media platform for BIM and AEC companies. TBH's focus is to offer content such as educational materials, white papers, videos, news, and events.
buyer: BIMobject AB (OM:BIM:$12.82)
BIMobject is a Swedish technology company that is digitalising the building industry. They are the world's largest digital content management system for BIM objects. BIMobject assists product manufacturers in the AEC field to promote and deliver their products directly into the BIM process. "
target: The BIM Hub FZ-LLC
The BIM Hub (TBH) is a Dubai-based social media platform for BIM users, property owners, architects, engineers and contractors as well as project managers, property managers and facility managers. TBH's focus is to offer content such as educational materials, white papers, videos, news, and events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired TheRobotReport

synopsis: Business-to-Business publisher, WTWH Media, LLC announced it has acquired The Robot Report. Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the design engineering, life sciences, electronics and renewable energy markets with more than 40 web sites, live & digital events, custom digital services and five print publications. "
target: TheRobotReport
Founded in 2008, The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics and has participated in the development of an index of robot industry stocks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2015 via Company Press Release

BEATS Brasil, acquired Startupi

synopsis: BEATS Brasil, an event company that organizes events in Brazil, has acquired Startupi, a provider of news and information on startup companies in Brazil. It is the first information service that specializes in Information, Communications & Technology and web startups, as well as the related markets of incubators and venture capital.
buyer: BEATS Brasil
BEATS Brasil is an event company that offers conferences, seminars, workshops, training, sales conventions, and much more. "
target: Startupi
Starupi is a provider of news and information on startup companies in Brazil. It is the first information service that specializes in Information, Communications & Technology and web startups, as well as the related markets of incubators and venture capital.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Niche

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Niche, a small startup that connects advertisers with social media stars — who are increasingly able to make money on services like Twitter and Twitter’s Vine video service.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Niche
Niche is a community of relevant and influential social media creators, prominent on rising platforms like Vine, Instagram and Tumblr. With both software and services, Niche helps creators engage, thrive and monetize.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired iNET Interactive

synopsis: Penton, North America's largest privately held professional information services company, announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on Penton to deliver insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions. "
target: iNET Interactive
iNET Interactive is a special interest media company. The company serves its special interest communities with online properties, events, and publications. The company’s web-centric approach incorporates user-contributed ratings, review, and discussion augmented with professionally-produced content.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Southern/Alpha LLC

synopsis: The Nashville Post has acquired regional online business publication Southern/alpha, a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
buyer parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post exists to provide breaking news and insight that decision-makers in the Nashville area can bank on. Through their online and print products, they strive to provide timely, accurate and relevant news to their subscribers. "
target: Southern/Alpha LLC
SouthernAlpha is a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Batiactu Groupe SAS, acquired XPAIR S.a.r.l.

synopsis: Batiactu Groupe, the experts in online content and services for the construction, housing and real estate markets, has acquired XPAIR.com. It provides information on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning devices.
buyer: Batiactu Groupe SAS
Batiactu Group specializes in online content and services for the construction, housing and real estate markets. Batiactu Group designs, develops, and distributes its content and services in the building, architecture, habitat, and property markets. "
target: XPAIR S.a.r.l.
XPAIR S.a.r.l. own and operates a portal that provides information on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning devices. The company is based in Monaco.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/15/2014 via Company Press Release

International Society of Automation, acquired Automation.com

synopsis: The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced its acquisition of Automation.com, a media company currently owned by Minnesota-based Automation Resources, Inc. Automation.com is a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and attracts nearly 100,000 users per month. The website features 45 topic-specific portals.
buyer: International Society of Automation
The International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. "
target parent: Automation Resources, Inc.
target: Automation.com
Automation.com is the leading online publisher of automation-related content. They help their readers automate their factories and processes, solve problems and improve production efficiencies by providing the most current industry news, information and resources.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Digital Luxury Group (DLG), acquired Luxury Society, SAS

synopsis: Digital Luxury Group, a marketing consultant, said it acquired social networking and news company Luxury Society, to expand its research on the market for high- end goods. Luxury Society is the world's most influential online community of top luxury executives.
buyer: Digital Luxury Group (DLG)
Digital Luxury Group (DLG) is a research and market intelligence firm that produces luxury industry market research and provides digital marketing and communication services for luxury brands. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices in New York City and Shanghai. "
target: Luxury Society, SAS
Luxury Society is the world's most influential online community of top luxury executives. Based in Paris, with thousands of members in more than 150 countries, LS informs and connects CEOs, managers, journalists, consultants, designers and analysts from across the luxury sector, in industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Mobile Syrup, acquired BetaKit, Inc.

synopsis: Mobile news site Mobile Syrup acquired BetaKit, Inc. BetaKit is a publication dedicated to providing original, real-time reporting and analysis of emerging technology news and global innovation. Each quarterly BetaKit Insights report provides an overview of the evolving ecosystem, outlining key technologies, trends, applications, and players.
buyer: Mobile Syrup
MobileSyrup.com is an independent resource on mobile technology in Canada – connecting to those who are mobile enthusiasts, professionals and shoppers. All content is Canadian – and written by Canadians. They provide daily market and industry news & reviews. "
target parent: Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
target: BetaKit, Inc.
BetaKit is a publication dedicated to providing original, real-time reporting and analysis of emerging technology news and global innovation. Each quarterly BetaKit Insights report provides an overview of the evolving ecosystem, outlining key technologies, trends, applications, and players.
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$2,868.04
EBITDA ($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)
$4.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$133.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.60
EBIT ($mm)
$22.74
Net Income ($mm)
$16.88
Employees
647
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Ticker: ASX:CXZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connexion Media Limited
Connexion Media Limited
Connexion Media is an ASX listed Internet of Things (IoT) technology company revolutionising smart car technology for the automotive industry. Connexion has developed two flagship Software as a Service (SaaS) products that deliver cutting edge technology: CXZ Telematics and miRoamer.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30
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Ticker: IPDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$6.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.64
EBIT ($mm)
$2.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:HNSS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc.
Healthnostics, Inc. is a medical and biotechnology analytics company that provides patient clinical monitoring and risk management systems to acute care hospitals, and utilizes its Internet portals to deliver medical and biotechnology resource information.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:WDLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Networks, Inc. is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service, based in Denver Colorado. The founders initially launched their social network platform in the emerging cannabis and hemp industry in 2013.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: TSE:7476
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AS ONE Corporation
AS ONE Corporation is a specialist trading company that carved out a profitable niche selling through catalogs a vast array of laboratory and healthcare instruments. It has been growing by adding new categories, such as instruments and disposables used in cleanrooms.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$557.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.54
EBIT ($mm)
$61.75
Net Income ($mm)
$42.40
Employees
485
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Ticker: NYSE:DHX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. is a leading provider of data, insights and employment connections through their specialized services for technology professionals and other select online communities. Their mission is to empower tech professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.24
EBIT ($mm)
$18.64
Net Income ($mm)
$18.14
Employees
615
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid
Minkabu The Infonoid is a Japanese media company. Minkabu provides financial information to individuals and corporations through their websites. The company operates websites that focus on investing, FOREX, virtual currency, insurance, commodities, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:RSAS.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESAAS
RESAAS is a cloud-based social business platform for the real estate services industry. RESAAS' powerful Reblasts engine allows professionals to share their listings, their thoughts, and their invaluable knowledge to the RESAAS network, as well as other social networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker: VIRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viratech Corp.
Viratech Corp.
Based in Stockton, California, Viratech Corp. has created an open source biotech research and development platform. Viratech has created a unique platform leveraging the utility of social collaboration, which will allow biotech research the opportunity for the first time to become open sourced.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: CHGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$361.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1087
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Ticker: MUEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Musician’s Exchange
Musician’s Exchange
Musicians Exchange is a global community with an eye towards online commercial exchange. It features digital music & video distribution, classified ads, and global opportunity for the musician, artist, band, videographer, producer, writer, and others.
year
2009
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Ticker: AIM:AFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADVFN PLC
ADVFN PLC
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$15.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
43
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