Like Community Connect Inc.

closed 4/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired Community Connect Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has acquired the social networking company, Community Connect Inc. Community Connect Inc., which owns and operates a number of social-networking brands under its umbrella including BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com, and AsianAve.com, is the leading online niche social-networking company.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target: Community Connect Inc.
Community Connect, Inc. is the leading online niche social-networking company. Community Connect realized before anyone else the potential strength of bringing like minded groups and ethnic/affinity communities together for both users and advertisers.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
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closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
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announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
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on offer 6/10/2015 via

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

synopsis: Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Chen and Chief Operating Officer James Jian Liu proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Renren Inc., a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, play online games, watch videos and more.
buyer: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. "
target: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$990 [$577]*
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., will acquire Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Grupa Onet.pl, part of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, has signed an agreement to accquire NK from Rubylight. Nasza Klasa (NK) is one of the biggest platforms offering games and the second largest social networking site in Poland.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target parent: Rubylight Technology Ltd.
target: Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.
Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o. is a social networking Website in Poland. The company’s Website enables users to find their classmates in various levels of education.
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closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums. "
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
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closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$70,697.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance. "
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
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announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
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closed 4/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired Community Connect Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has acquired the social networking company, Community Connect Inc. Community Connect Inc., which owns and operates a number of social-networking brands under its umbrella including BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com, and AsianAve.com, is the leading online niche social-networking company.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target: Community Connect Inc.
Community Connect, Inc. is the leading online niche social-networking company. Community Connect realized before anyone else the potential strength of bringing like minded groups and ethnic/affinity communities together for both users and advertisers.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 6/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will acquire 105.9 Kiss-FM

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a large- and mid-size market radio broadcaster, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WDMK-FM and three translators in Detroit, Michigan from Urban One. WDMK 105.9 KISS FM is a radio station that broadcasts an urban adult contemporary format and R&B.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., based in Naples, Florida, is an owner/operator of radio stations in the United States. Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. "
target parent: Urban One, Inc.
target: 105.9 Kiss-FM
WDMK 105.9 KISS FM is a radio station in Detroit that broadcasts an urban adult contemporary format and R&B. The station's transmitter is located in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Greenfield.
price ($mm)
$14
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Urban One, Inc., will acquire The Team 980

synopsis: Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target parent: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
target: The Team 980
WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area. WTEM is the official radio station for the Washington Redskins football team.
price ($mm)
$4.20
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announced 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire Praise 102.7

synopsis: Urban One, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of one of its radio stations, WPZR-FM (102.7 FM), to Educational Media Foundation, a radio broadcasting company. Praise 102.7 is an urban gospel formatted radio station licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan, and serving the Detroit metropolitan area.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: Urban One, Inc.
target: Praise 102.7
WPZR (102.7 FM, "Praise 102.7") is an urban gospel formatted radio station licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan, and serving the Detroit metropolitan area. They were founded in 1960.
price ($mm)
$13
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Davis Broadcasting Inc., will purchase W266BW from Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Davis Broadcasting Inc., an owner and operator of AM and FM radio broadcasting stations in North Carolina and Georgia, will acquire W266BW from Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC, an owner and operator of radio stations. W266BW is an FM translator station licensed to the Winder, Georgia area.
buyer parent: Urban One, Inc.
buyer: Davis Broadcasting Inc.
Davis Broadcasting Inc. owns and operates AM and FM radio broadcasting stations in North Carolina and Georgia. The company operates 8 radio stations. These include La Mega 96.5, a Spanish music station; Foxie 105, a Hip Hop and R&B music station; and Columbus Sports Radio, a sports radio station. "
seller: Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC
W266BW is an FM translator station licensed to the Winder, Georgia area. The station belongs to Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC, an owner and operator of radio stations. The company is located in Greeley, Colorado.
price ($mm)
$0.40
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closed 5/9/2017 via PR Newswire

iONE Digital, purchased 3 digital media properties from Moguldom

synopsis: iONE Digital, the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, has acquired the digital media properties Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences.
buyer parent: Urban One, Inc.
buyer: iONE Digital
iONE Digital, formerly known as Interactive One, is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. "
seller: Moguldom
The acquisition includes the websites Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences. The three websites focus on urban lifestyle and culture.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Radio One, Inc., purchased WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Radio One, a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers, announced its acquisition of Red Zebra Broadcastings' WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American consumers. Their core business is their radio broadcasting franchise that owns and operates 52 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets in the United States. "
seller: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
The acquisition includes the radio stations WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
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announced 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

synopsis: Radio One Detroit has agreed to sell its WCHB AM 1200 NewsTalk station to Birmingham, Ala.-based Crawford Broadcasting Company. NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
buyer: Crawford Broadcasting Company
Crawford Broadcasting Company is an industry leader in reaching radio’s most loyal and responsive audience, the Christian and conservative audience. They currently own and operate 22 radio stations including 9 FM and 13 AM stations in 10 different USA markets ranging coast to coast. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: NewsTalk WCHB
NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market. The station serves listeners with urban music, community engagement and inspiration, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 11/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Radio One, Inc., purchased WHOK and WZOH from Wilks Broadcasting, LLC

synopsis: Radio One, the largest radio broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners, has announced the acquisition of country station WHOK 107.1 FM and sports WZOH 95.5 FM from Wilks Broadcast Group, a company formed as a platform to acquire and operate radio broadcasting stations.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is the largest radio broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns 55 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
seller parent: Wicks Group of Companies
seller: Wilks Broadcasting, LLC
The acquisition includes country station WHOK 107.1 FM and sports WZOH 95.5 FM. Wilks Broadcasting, LLC was formed in late 2004 as a platform to acquire and operate radio broadcasting stations in attractive mid-size US markets.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Interactive One, acquired GlobalGrind

synopsis: Interactive One, the number one online platform for the African American and New Urban community, announced that it has acquired GlobalGrind. GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics.
buyer parent: Radio One, Inc.
buyer: Interactive One
Interactive One is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. It owns and operates a number of branded destinations including HelloBeautiful, News One, and more. "
target: GlobalGrind
Focusing on Hip-Pop!, GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics. GlobalGrind's platform allows a cross-cultural audience to interact with content.
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announced 10/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Salem Communications Corporation, will acquire 98.9 Jack FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of one of its Columbus, Ohio radio stations, WJKR-FM (98.9 Jack FM), to Salem Media of Ohio, Inc., a subsidiary of Salem Communications.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: 98.9 Jack FM
98.9 Jack FM is a radio station in Columbus, Ohio.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Radio One, Inc., purchased WZZQ, W282AX, & WNOW-FM from Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Radio-One, via a wholly owned subsidiary entitled Charlotte Broadcasting, has acquired 1500 WZZQ, 104.3 W282AX, and 105.3 WNOW-FM Gaffney SC/Charlotte from Gaffney Broadcasting. As part of the $7.75 Million purchase, Radio-One will attempt to spinoff 1500 WZZQ and its 104.3 translator in Gaffney to a third party.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is the largest radio broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns 53 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
seller parent: Davidson Media Group
seller: Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc.
Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc. owns and operates a radio station WAGI-FM (105.3) which broadcasts national news. The company is based in Gaffney, South Carolina. Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Davidson Media Group, LLC.
price ($mm)
$7.75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired WPRS-FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio station WPRS-FM, located in the Washington, DC market, for approximately $38.0 million in cash. The Company began operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement during the second quarter of 2007, at which time it changed the station's call letters to WPRS-FM.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target parent: Bonneville International Corporation
target: WPRS-FM
WPRS, known on air as Praise 104.1, is an Urban Gospel radio station in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The station broadcasts from Waldorf, Maryland, at 104.1 MHz.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired Community Connect Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has acquired the social networking company, Community Connect Inc. Community Connect Inc., which owns and operates a number of social-networking brands under its umbrella including BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com, and AsianAve.com, is the leading online niche social-networking company.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target: Community Connect Inc.
Community Connect, Inc. is the leading online niche social-networking company. Community Connect realized before anyone else the potential strength of bringing like minded groups and ethnic/affinity communities together for both users and advertisers.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Bonneville International Corporation, purchased KSWD-FM from Radio One, Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced that, effective May 30, 2008, it completed the sale of the assets of radio station KSWD-FM (formerly KRBV-FM), located in the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area, for approximately $137.5 million in cash, to Bonneville International.
buyer: Bonneville International Corporation
Bonneville is a dynamic, diversified media company with television, radio, broadcasting, advertising, and satellite operations in some of the top markets across the country. "
seller: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
price ($mm)
$127
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2008 via

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired WTPS-AM

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, will acquire WTPS-AM in Miami, FL, for approximately $12.25 million. Additionally, Salem began operating the station today.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: WTPS-AM
WTPS is a News/Talk radio station aimed at South Florida's African American community. It is owned by Radio One.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC., purchased KTTB FM - B96 from Radio One, Inc.

synopsis: Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire KTTB FM from Radio One, Inc., a national radio broadcasting company based in Washington, D.C. Northern Lights is a subsidiary of a Pohlad family company.
buyer parent: Marquette Financial Companies
buyer: Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC.
Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC, is a local radio broadcast company headed by long-time Twin Cities radio broadcaster Steve Woodbury. Woodbury has been a Twin Cities radio fixture for 25 years. His radio management career in the Twin Cities began with WLTE in the early 80s. "
seller: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Main Line Broadcasting, purchased 10 radio stations from Radio One, Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has recently completed the sale of radio stations in Louisville, Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio and Minneapolis, Minnesota for approximately $104 million on terms consistent with previous announcements. Additionally, the company recently amended its bank credit facility to, among other things, adjust its covenant levels.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: Main Line Broadcasting
Main Line Broadcasting was formed to build a group of radio station clusters in mid-sized markets, primarily in the eastern U.S. The company has made two acquisitions to date, and currently operates station clusters in Richmond, Virginia, Hagerstown, Maryland and Waynesboro/Chambersburg, PA. "
seller: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
price ($mm)
$76
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired Giant Magazine LLC

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets, and the assumption of certain liabilities, of Giant Magazine, LLC., publisher of GIANT magazine, for approximately $270,000. Current GIANT Editor-In-Chief, Smokey Fontaine, has been named Giant CEO with an ownership stake in the magazine, while retaining day-to-day editorial oversight.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target: Giant Magazine LLC
GIANT is a lifestyle and entertainment magazine which has grown in popularity since its recent re-introduction by Mr. Fontaine, as an urban-themed periodical.Mr. Fontaine catapulted the publication into the national spotlight with a glossy redesign and A-list cover subjects.
price ($mm)
$0.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2006 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., purchased intellectual property of radio station WMOJ-FM from Susquehanna Radio Corporation

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the intellectual property assets of Cincinnati, Ohio radio station WMOJ-FM for approximately $5.0 million in cash. In connection with the transaction, the Company has changed the call sign of WIFE-FM to WMOJ-FM.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
seller parent: Bain Capital
seller: Susquehanna Radio Corporation
Susquehanna Radio is the largest privately owned radio broadcasting company in the United States and the 11th largest radio station operator in terms of revenue. The group consists of 33 radio stations in eight markets.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

synopsis: Radio One Detroit has agreed to sell its WCHB AM 1200 NewsTalk station to Birmingham, Ala.-based Crawford Broadcasting Company. NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
buyer: Crawford Broadcasting Company
Crawford Broadcasting Company is an industry leader in reaching radio’s most loyal and responsive audience, the Christian and conservative audience. They currently own and operate 22 radio stations including 9 FM and 13 AM stations in 10 different USA markets ranging coast to coast. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: NewsTalk WCHB
NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market. The station serves listeners with urban music, community engagement and inspiration, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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