Like The Appointment Limited

closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired ScriptLance

synopsis: Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Scriptlance, Canada's largest freelance marketplace and the fifth largest in the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Scriptlance has over 360,000 enterprise and professional users.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
With over 2.4 million registered users, Freelancer.com is the world's largest online crowdsourcing and outsourcing site for business. It is the biggest website run by any Australian company and ranked in the top 250 websites globally according to Alexa. "
target: ScriptLance
ScriptLance is a website service for outsourcing programming and design projects to freelancers worldwide. It is the world's most affordable and easy to use outsourcing service for programming jobs. Small businesses post projects and receive free quotes from freelancers within minutes.
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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.
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closed 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Communo Corp., acquired LocalSolo

synopsis: Communo announced the purchase of Vancouver-based LocalSolo, an online network for top tier freelancers. Vancouver-based LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
buyer: Communo Corp.
Communo connects people to projects and projects to people. Founded in 2017 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, it is the only sharing economy platform for marketing and advertising professionals. "
target: LocalSolo
Vancouver-based LocalSolo is an online network for top tier freelancers. LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
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closed 9/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Search Consultancy, acquired Henderson Scott

synopsis: Search Consultancy has announced the acquisition of Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
buyer parent: H2 Equity Partners
buyer: Search Consultancy
Search Consultancy has been delivering recruitment solutions since 1987, and has grown to become one of the leading recruitment consultancies in the UK. "
target: Henderson Scott
Henderson Scott is a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
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closed 4/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Graduateland, acquired Tyba Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Tyba, the Madrid based platform for startup and technology company recruitment was acquired by Graduateland. The company is the largest career network for students and graduates. They had become the preferred destination for startups and tech companies, both large and small, to post job vacancies.
buyer: Graduateland
Graduateland is Europe's largest career network for students and graduates. Graduateland offers a much-needed service of international career opportunities and, working together with key universities the network, acts as a one-stop-shop for university talent. "
target: Tyba Solutions Ltd.
Tyba has reimagined the way companies recruit junior talent. Tyba is an online platform that gives large, medium and small-sized businesses access to its junior talent database using cloud-based recruiting tools.
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closed 2/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hired, acquired breaz SAS

synopsis: Breaz.io, French leader in marketplaces dedicated to recruiting IT businesses, has been acquired by the US-based Hired.com. Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric.
buyer: Hired
Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric. Users on the Hired platform receive objective guidance throughout the interview process from a dedicated Talent Advocate. "
target: breaz SAS
Breaz is a marketplace that connects the best talent to the best companies in the tech industry.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

BreakIt, acquired The Startup Space AB

synopsis: The Startup Space, a news website about Swedish start up companies, has been acquired by BreakIt, an online news portal in Sweden. Anders, James, Einar and Pär will leave The Startup Space and continue to work on their other companies they’ve since gone on to start.
buyer: BreakIt
BreakIt is an online news platform based in Älvsjö, Sweden. "
target: The Startup Space AB
Swedish Startup Space was born on February 1st, 2013 as a very basic meeting place where people could browse jobs, events and office spaces. It is now a news service too, reaching tens of thousands of readers every week who want to learn about Swedish start ups.
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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.
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announced 5/14/2012 via PR Newswire

KleanJobs, will acquire CleanTechRecruits

synopsis: KleanJobs.com, a leading green jobs search engine and provider of related services, announced its acquisition of the largest green job site, CleanTechRecruits. The acquisition expands KleanJobs.com reach to a broader and wider-ranging group of jobs and prospects, as well as making available its growing range of employment-related services.
buyer: KleanJobs
Headquartered in Palm Desert, CA, KleanJobs is a leading provider of green job opportunities for people with broad-based knowledge in sustainability, clean energy, clean tech, and other green economy skills, as well as for employers with job openings in the renewables field. "
target: CleanTechRecruits
CleanTechRecruits is one of the largest green job search sites. It posts green jobs in clean technology products and services, including energy management, sustainability, and careers related to accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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closed 8/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Beyond.com, acquired Tech Careers

synopsis: Beyond.com has acquired http://www.TechCareers.com from CMP Technology, which includes all of its staff and assets, located in New York City. This acquisition allows Beyond.com to gain broad penetration within the IT and Engineering sectors.
buyer parent: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
buyer: Beyond.com
Beyond.com, Inc., the largest provider of career software, powers a network of more than 15,000 niche websites and online communities dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: Tech Careers
TechCareers' custom hiring solutions recruits top quality tech and engineering professionals. We offer an integrated approach to reaching hard-to-find passive job seekers.
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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closed 11/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Jobserve Ltd,, acquired ComputerJobs.com

synopsis: ComputerJobs.com, the second largest IT- focused job site and winner of numerous WEDDLE's User's Choice Awards, has announced its acquisition by JobServe.com, the UK's leading Internet recruitment site.
buyer: Jobserve Ltd,
JobServe is one of the UK's most successful businesses offering jobs across many sectors of the market. In 2002 JobServe opened an office in Australia where it recently acquired and absorbed JOBNET. In May 2006 JobServe purchased USA job boards CareerBoard.com and ComputerWork.com. "
target: ComputerJobs.com
ComputerJobs.com is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and was started in 1995 to focus solely on IT recruitment. It has since expanded nationwide to become the second largest IT job site in the US, helping more than 1.5 million IT professionals locate jobs.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
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$64
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$44
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, acquired Wowcher Limited

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity announced the acquisition of Wowcher, a "deal a day" site that uses the power of group buying or bulk buying to get unbeatable deals on the best stuff to do, see, visit, eat and buy in a variety of cities in the UK. Wowcher offers discount deals online from a wide variety of merchants, enhancing consumer choice.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Wowcher Limited
Wowcher is a "deal a day" site that uses the power of group buying or bulk buying to get unbeatable deals on the best stuff to do, see, visit, eat and buy in a variety of cities in the UK. They make the luxurious things in life affordable, offering the best experiences at hard to beat prices.
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announced 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

TeleText, will acquire TeleText

synopsis: DMGT’s A&N Media is selling a majority stake of Teletext, the once-influential UK TV text service. Teletext operates the digital TV text service behind ITV1, 2, 3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More4 on Freeview, Channel 4 and all the ITV channels on Sky, as well as ITV1, Channel Four and Five on the analogue TV service.
buyer: TeleText
Teletext operates the digital TV text service behind ITV1, 2, 3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More4 on Freeview, Channel 4 and all the ITV channels on Sky, as well as ITV1, Channel Four and Five on the analogue TV service. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: TeleText
Teletext operates the digital TV text service behind ITV1, 2, 3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More4 on Freeview, Channel 4 and all the ITV channels on Sky, as well as ITV1, Channel Four and Five on the analogue TV service.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Associated Newspapers, acquired Allegran Limited

synopsis: Associated Newspapers, the national newspaper division of DMGT, announces that it has recently made two online acquisitions. Allegran has been acquired which operates a portfolio of dating web sites, catering for different segments within the UK market.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: Allegran Limited
Allegran Limited is the UK's leading online dating business. Allegran currently operate 5 web sites: LoopyLove.com, GirlsDateForFree.com, Pocado.com, DreamsDiscovered.com and DatingForParents.com.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Associated Newspapers, acquired Data Media and Retail Ltd

synopsis: Associated Newspapers, the national newspaper division of DMGT, announces that it has recently made two online acquisitions. Associated has acquired 62.5% of Data Media and Retail (‘DMR’) and has agreed a three-year earnout with its management to acquire the remaining 37.5%.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: Data Media and Retail Ltd
Dynamically expanding the portfolio over the last nine years, Data Media & Retail Ltd offers over 13 consumer Web sites covering motoring, finance, classifieds and the U.K.’s fastest growing competition Web site.
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closed 10/14/2020 via Company Press Release

SFist, acquired Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company

synopsis: Impress3 Media has acquired Hoodline, a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting, pairing it with SFist. The combined entities of SFist and Hoodline will collectively reach millions of local readers and be among the highest-trafficked Bay Area news sources, surpassing most other publications in the area.
buyer parent: Impressions Holdings
buyer: SFist
Founded in 2014, SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news with updates about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more. "
target parent: Nextdoor
target: Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company
Hoodline is a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting in San Francisco and Oakland. Hoodline reports on-the-ground, local news focusing on key topics like small businesses, restaurants, infrastructure, transit, crime, and housing.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired Wilkes Journal-Patriot

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, acquired The Pine Bluff Commercial

synopsis: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas, has acquired the Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett Media Corp., a leading media and marketing company. The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
buyer parent: Wehco Media, Inc.
buyer: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the state's leading news source in print and online. They provide up-to-the minute news on everything from the state government to local sports. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Commercial publishes the latest news in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The paper provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Westplex Media Group, will acquire The Mexico Ledger

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire The Mexico Ledger from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Mexico Ledger
The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The Mexico Ledger covers the latest news and events in the city of Mexico, as well as Audrain, Moneroe, Montgomery, and Callaway counties. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, the owner of more than 70 daily and weekly publications, has purchased the Dubois County Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Indiana. The Herald will become the company’s second largest newspaper in its Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee group.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Herald
Established in 1895, The Herald is a daily community newspaper based in Jasper, Indiana that covers local news, sports, and photography. The Herald’s circulation covers Dubois County and parts of Spencer and Pike counties.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Cafeyn, acquired Blendle

synopsis: Cafeyn, the perfect app to read favorite magazines and discover new titles, has acquired Blendle, the Netherlands’ biggest news platform, to become the leading European newspaper and magazine information streaming platform.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rossel La Voix, acquired Paris-Normandie

synopsis: Rossel La Voix, Rossel's main subsidiary in France, has acquired Paris-Normandie, the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
buyer parent: Groupe Rossel
buyer: Rossel La Voix
Rossel La Voix is a multimedia group in France that offers daily & weekly press, magazines, television, radios, printing, events, internet, audiovisual services, and more. "
target: Paris-Normandie
Paris-Normandie is the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
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$4.11*
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$8
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$0]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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