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News Corporation, acquired Wireless Generation

synopsis: News Corp. agreed to acquire 90 percent of education-technology provider Wireless Generation for about $360 million in cash, as Rupert Murdoch’s media company looks to expand in academics.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,890.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: Seavest, Inc.
target: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions.
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closed 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., acquired Edformation, Inc.

synopsis: Leading test publisher Harcourt Assessment, Inc., announced that it has acquired Edformation, Inc., a privately held company offering its AIMSweb product to education customers. AIMSweb is a research-based screening and progress monitoring tool for use by special education teachers, curriculum specialists and school psychologists.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is a provider of high-quality assessment instruments and testing programs published under two brand names –– Harcourt Assessment and PsychCorp™. "
target: Edformation, Inc.
Edformation, Inc. creates Standard Assessment probes, formative assessment materials and online monitoring and reporting software for use in K-12, Special Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, home school, charter schools, correctional facilities and other educational settings.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

EdGate merged with EDmin.com, Inc.,

synopsis: EDmin.com and Educational Gateways announced the merger of their two organizations under EDmin.com, Inc. Clients will immediately benefit from the merger through an increased breadth of products and services, faster implementation, and reduced training requirements. Teachers will have improved access to tools and resources.
buyer: EDmin.com, Inc.
Founded in 1989 as an educational technology company, EDmin.com, Inc. has become the dominant platform for learning management solutions that enable school districts and teachers to accelerate student learning and improve performance. "
target: EdGate
EdGate provides K-12 solutions that improve student performance while providing a user friendly, secure, and personalized environment. EdGate’s suite of products is integrated, customizable, and delivered to the education community via the Internet.
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Turnleaf

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education today announced the acquisition of TurnLeaf Solutions Inc., a national provider of customized online reporting and data analysis. TurnLeaf helps administrators and teachers track progress toward school districts' Adequate Yearly Progress goals, a key provision in the No Child Left Behind law.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Turnleaf
TurnLeaf Solutions Inc. was founded in September of 1999, by educators for educators. The founding vision of the company is one of technology-enhanced instructional improvement as the pathway to higher student achievement. TurnLeaf immediately established a unique niche in the education market thro
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 7/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Showbie, acquired Socrative

synopsis: Showbie, a classroom workflow app with millions of users around the globe, has acquired Socrative from MasteryConnect. Socrative is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how instructors teach, Socrative allows teachers to instantly connect with students as learning happens.
buyer: Showbie
Showbie is a classroom workflow app with millions of users around the globe. Founded in 2012, Showbie’s mission is to build tools to help teachers and students everywhere be more productive and creative in the paperless classroom. "
target parent: MasteryConnect
target: Socrative
Socrative is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how instructors teach, Socrative allows teachers to instantly connect with students as learning happens.
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closed 12/7/2018 via PE Hub

Think3, acquired School Loop, Inc.

synopsis: Think3, has acquired School Loop Inc., a leading provider of Learning Management (LMS) and Content Management (CMS) solutions used by major K-12 school districts across the United States. This investment marks Think3’s entry into the education technology space, and will anchor an offering specific for schools.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Think3
Think3 is a $1 billion private equity fund designed to enable SaaS founders to take more shots on goal. They purchase SaaS companies and enable a unique transition process that empowers founders and their teams to then launch their next startup. "
target: School Loop, Inc.
School Loop is a mission-driven company providing communications, learning management, web site, and mobile app services to K-12 school districts. Founded by a teacher in 2004, School Loop serves over 4,000 schools in 30 states.
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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closed 5/31/2006 via

Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
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announced 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated

synopsis: Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company, has acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI), a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: Assessment Technology Incorporated
Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) is a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution is a research-based system that provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

XSEED Education Pte. Ltd., acquired Report Bee

synopsis: Singapore-based K-12 education company XSEED Education on has acquired India’s edtech startup Report Bee. Report Bee provides a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report and analyse the performance of individual students, classes and teachers.
buyer: XSEED Education Pte. Ltd.
XSEED Education is an innovative K-12 startup focused on enhancing school learning with high-quality proprietary curriculum, training, and assessment capability. XSEED is a proven and research based academic program for schools that builds thinking skills & problem solving confidence in children. "
target: Report Bee
Founded in 2010 by Ananthraman Mani, Bala Ganesh S., and Anjan T., Report Bee is a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report, and analyse the performance of individual students, classes, and teachers.
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closed 7/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IO Education merged with Illuminate Education,

synopsis: Illuminate Education, the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education. IO Education empowers educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K-12 software and services. An educator perspective drives all of Illuminate’s solutions, which are designed to maximize instructional time, streamline educator tasks and support data-driven decision-making. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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closed 5/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nationalencyklopedin AB, acquired Formida AB

synopsis: Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​, a leading digital education company in Sweden, has acquired Formida, a Swedish company that develops digital tools for teachers that helps them simplify, streamline, and visualize their assessment work. Formida's web-based platform allows teachers to easily provide students with formative feedback.
buyer: Nationalencyklopedin AB
Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​ is a leading digital education company in Sweden. NE develops and distributes a number of digital products and services, including their online encyclopedia, to meet the knowledge needs of tomorrow. "
target: Formida AB
Formida is a Swedish company that helps teachers simplify, streamline, and visualize their assessment work. Their web-based platform allows teachers to easily provide students with formative feedback and provides statistics that will help them visualize their student's development.
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closed 5/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wireless Generation, Inc., acquired Intel-Assess

synopsis: Wireless Generation, a leading education innovator and producer of digital tools for educators nationwide, has acquired Intel-Assess, a six-year-old San Francisco, California-based company that helps school districts meet their instructional goals by providing well-researched, rigorous assessment content to drive student achievement.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Wireless Generation, Inc.
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions. "
target: Intel-Assess
Intel-Assess provides formative assessment solutions that enable educators to use data to drive student achievement. It helps students master key state-defined learning skills by identifying where they do not meet standards and providing information needed for a targeted intervention program.
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closed 2/3/2011 via

News Corporation, acquired Wireless Generation

synopsis: News Corp. agreed to acquire 90 percent of education-technology provider Wireless Generation for about $360 million in cash, as Rupert Murdoch’s media company looks to expand in academics.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,890.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: Seavest, Inc.
target: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions.
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closed 10/19/2009 via BusinessWire

Wireless Generation, acquired The Writers' Express, Inc.

synopsis: Wireless Generation, a leading provider of tools, systems, and services that help teachers to teach smarter, announced that it has acquired The Writers' Express (WEX), a creator of writing curriculum and professional development for grades 3-12.
buyer: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions. "
target: The Writers' Express, Inc.
The Writers’ Express (WEX) is a Boston-area non-profit with a 15-year record of driving measurable gains in the literacy skills of students in grades 3-12.
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announced 1/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tremor International Ltd, will acquire Unruly Group Limited

synopsis: Tremor International Ltd, a global leader in video advertising technologies, announces that it has reached an agreement with News Corp, a global diversified media and information services company, to acquire Unruly, News Corp’s programmatic video marketplace. Unruly wins minds and steals hearts through the power of a data-driven video marketplace.
buyer: Tremor International Ltd (AIM:TRMR:$400.10)
Tremor International is a global leader in advertising technologies with operations in more than 60 countries. Tremor International offers digital advertising solutions leveraging the latest video, native, and display technology to reach the most valuable users for every app, service, and brand. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Unruly Group Limited
Unruly wins minds and steals hearts through the power of a data-driven video marketplace. They use emotional data to deliver brand-safe awesome advertising to 1.2bn people. Founded in 2006, Unruly was the first vendor to bring emotional intelligence to video advertising.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium Rare, acquired Storyation

synopsis: Medium Rare, an Australian content agency, has acquired Storyation, a content strategy and creation agency in Australia. Storyation provides insightful strategy, powerful content and best-in-class technology to help brands win an audience’s attention.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Medium Rare
Medium Rare is an Australian content agency. Medium Rare connects brands to customers through the creation and distribution of relevant, credible and targeted content across all channels. The agency produces branded magazines with specially curated content for their clients. "
target: Storyation
Storyation is a content strategy and creation agency in Australia. Storyation provides insightful strategy, powerful content and best-in-class technology to help brands win an audience’s attention. Their content specialists produces stories that are audience-centric and aligned to the brand purpose.
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

99.co, acquired iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com

synopsis: 99.co announced its acquisition of REA Group’s consumer brands, iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia. iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia are online real estate classified portals. The sites are focused on delivering the most comprehensive set of related real estate services and project marketing.
buyer: 99.co
99.co is a geo-spatial search engine for property. With over 140,000 authentic listings sorted by robust algorithms, 99.co is the fastest and smartest portal for finding property in Singapore, complemented by a great customer service team. They seek to re-invent the way people discover great homes. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com
iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia are online real estate classified portals. The sites are focused on developing and operating leading real estate portals and delivering the most comprehensive set of related real estate services and project marketing.
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closed 5/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Seven West Media Limited, acquired Community Newspaper Group Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media, the print and television giant, has bought the remaining 50.1% of Community Newspaper Group from News Corp Australia. Community News operates 12 suburban newspapers and 17 digital mastheads covering the Perth, Australia metro and outer suburban areas.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,066.05)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Community Newspaper Group Ltd.
Community News operates 12 suburban newspapers and 17 digital mastheads covering the Perth, Australia metro and outer suburban areas. Its newspapers provide readers with the very latest in local news, sport, entertainment and more.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

The Bookseller Media Limited, acquired BookGig

synopsis: BookGig, the publisher-agnostic website dedicated to book events, launched by HarperCollins in October 2016, has been acquired by The Bookseller. BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. 
buyer: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BookGig
BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. Since launch, BookGig has featured thousands of events across the UK including talks, signings, readings and other book-related activities.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Intertwine, acquired 20lines

synopsis: Intertwine, an online multimedia platform allowing users to publish their ideas collaboratively, has acquired 20lines from HarperCollins. 20lines is a social platform with more than 220,000 registered users who publish their own stories. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
buyer parent: Digital Magics SPA
buyer: Intertwine
Intertwine is an editing online multimedia platform that allows users to create, share and publish their ideas collaboratively. Users can create, share and publish collaborative storytelling. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 20lines
20lines develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Punters.com.au, will acquire Racenet

synopsis: Punters Paradise Pty Limited, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, has proposed the acquisition of Racing Internet Services Pty Ltd (Racenet). Racenet is Australia's premier horse racing destination, providing the latest in news, form guides, tips, statistics and tools to help punters back more winners.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Punters.com.au
Punters.com.au is Australia's largest horse racing website. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company was founded in 2008 and has grown into Australia's largest and most visited website for Form Guides, Tips and general horse racing news, reaching over 2M Australian horse racing fans every year. "
target: Racenet
Racenet is Australia's premier horse racing destination, providing the latest in news, form guides, tips, statistics and tools to help punters back more winners. Racenet has been the leading online portal for Australian horse racing since launching in 1998.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Move, Inc., acquired Opcity, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that its subsidiary Move Inc., operator of realtor.com®, has successfully completed its acquisition of Opcity, the market-leading real estate technology platform that matches qualified home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals in real time.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc. provides access to unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise. Move also offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their business in a digital world. "
target: Opcity, Inc.
Opcity, Inc. operates a platform that provides real estate referrals to the agent. The company's platform connects consumers, lenders, and agents. It allows mortgage lenders to grow a network, business, and team.
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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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Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Cerico

synopsis: Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, a leading provider of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions compliance data solutions, has completed the acquisition of Cerico from the law firm Pinsent Masons. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations globally. "
target parent: Pinsent Masons
target: Cerico
Cerico provides end-to-end Know Your Business Partner technology and digital compliance tools for international businesses, supporting anti-corruption programmes around the world. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
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announced 3/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Dugout Limited, will acquire BallBall

synopsis: Dugout, a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform, will acquire BallBall from News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company. BallBall is a football video platform based in Singapore. The platform distributes highlights from Europe and other top football leagues in Indonesia and Vietnam.
buyer: Dugout Limited
Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout gives football fans one single place to connect with their favourite clubs and players. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BallBall
BallBall is a leading football video platform based in Singapore. The platform distributes short form highlights from Europe and other top football leagues in Indonesia and Vietnam. BallBall offers video highlights from over 1,600 games.
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closed 3/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired AMACOM Books

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has acquired AMACOM Books from the American Management Association International. HarperCollins takes over all front list and backlist publication, sales, distribution, and licensing of the more than 600 books in AMACOM's catalog. AMACOM Books primarily focuses on personal and professional growth and business leadership.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages. "
target parent: American Management Association
target: AMACOM Books
AMACOM Books help readers lead a more satisfying and successful life through books that drive professional and personal growth. AMACOM specializes in business books, but they also publish titles in health, fitness, parenting, and popular psychology.
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announced 8/17/2017 via BusinessWire

FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Ltd. will be merged with Fox Sports Australia,

synopsis: Fox Sports Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corp Australia, announced their intentention to merge with Foxtel, which is co-owned by News Corp and Telstra. Foxtel is a company that delivers a diverse subscription television service. Fox Sports Australia is Australia’s leading producer of sports television coverage and a sports website.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Fox Sports Australia
FOX SPORTS Australia, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, is Australia’s leading producer of sports television coverage and is home to Australia's favorite subscription television sports channels as well as Australia's number one general sports website. "
target: FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Ltd.
Foxtel is one of Australia's most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing more than 2,800 people, and delivering a diverse subscription television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable, satellite and broadband distribution.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

News Corporation, acquired GyanMatrix Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Global media and services company News Corp has acquired Bengaluru-based GyanMatrix Services Private Limited (GMX). GyanMatrix is a digital product development company. It offers products in categories such as mobile, web and data engineering, data science and analytics. Post acquisition, GMX will be rebranded to News Technology Services (NTS).
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,890.00)
News Corp is a global diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media. "
target: GyanMatrix Services Pvt. Ltd.
GyanMatrix Services Pvt. Ltd. is a digital product development company. It offers products in categories such as mobile, web and data engineering, data science and analytics. It also provides services such as enterprise application development, cyber operations, infrastructure operations. etc.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Dow Jones Risk and Compliance, acquired RiskAverter

synopsis: Dow Jones Risk and Compliance, a leading provider of anti-money laundering solutions, has completed the acquisition of RiskAverter from Compliance Strategies International. RiskAverter’s solution enables companies to automate risk “scoring” so they can assess third parties in relation to anti-corruption and other regulatory compliance risk areas.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Dow Jones Risk and Compliance
Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of third party risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. Working with clients across the globe, They have created products and services to help companies evaluate third party risks faster and with more confidence. "
target: RiskAverter
RiskAverter’s innovative solution enables companies to automate risk “scoring” so they can quickly and effectively assess third parties in relation to anti-corruption and other regulatory compliance risk areas. RiskAverter is the first solution developed by Compliance Strategies International LLC.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, will acquire atHome

synopsis: REA Group has agreed to sell atHome Group to the UK's Oakley Capital Private Equity. atHome Group S.A. is a leading actor for online real estate advertisement in Luxembourg, France and Germany.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$104.81)
Headquartered in London, Oakley Capital Private Equity is a mid-market private equity investor with over €750m under management, investing primarily in Western Europe. Their focus is on primary deals which they acquire outside of auctions. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: atHome
atHome Group S.A. is a leading actor for online real estate advertisement in Luxembourg, France and Germany.
price ($mm)
$190
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

News Corp Australia, acquired Sky News Australia

synopsis: News Corp Australia, Australia’s No.1 media company, has acquired Sky News Australia, an Australian 24-hour cable and satellite news channel available in 2.5 million homes. It is also available in New Zealand on Sky Television and Vodafone.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Corp Australia
News Corp Australia is Australia’s No.1 media company, offering advertisers a greater reach of audiences across all platforms - print, web, broadcast, mobile & tablet. As the No.1 destination for news, lifestyle, sport and business, News Corp Australia plays a key role in the lives of consumers. "
target: Sky News Australia
Sky News Australia is an Australian 24-hour cable and satellite news channel available in 2.5 million homes. It is also available in New Zealand on Sky Television and Vodafone.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Collins Learning, acquired Toptrack Learning Ltd

synopsis: Toptrack Learning has been acquired by Collins Learning, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Toptrack is a cross-curricular education technology company based in Exeter in the UK. Toptrack was founded to develop a new generation of learning applications to meet the changing needs of both students and teachers in an evolving online world.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Collins Learning
Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Collins is a pioneer in reference publishing - developing market leading, authoritative dictionaries, atlases and bibles, plus books spanning many other areas. "
target: Toptrack Learning Ltd
Toptrack Learning Ltd is a cross-curricular education technology company based in Exeter in the UK. The company was founded in 2009 to develop a new generation of learning applications to meet the changing needs of both students and teachers in an evolving online world.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

News Corp Australia, will acquire Punters.com.au

synopsis: News Corp Australia, Australia’s No.1 media company, is acquiring Punters.com.au, Australia's largest horse racing website. Punters has grown into Australia's largest and most visited website for Form Guides, Tips and general horse racing news, reaching over 2M Australian horse racing fans every year.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Corp Australia
News Corp Australia is Australia’s No.1 media company, offering advertisers a greater reach of audiences across all platforms - print, web, broadcast, mobile & tablet. As the No.1 destination for news, lifestyle, sport and business, News Corp Australia plays a key role in the lives of consumers. "
target: Punters.com.au
Punters.com.au is Australia's largest horse racing website. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company was founded in 2008 and has grown into Australia's largest and most visited website for Form Guides, Tips and general horse racing news, reaching over 2M Australian horse racing fans every year.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$11,115.66)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

synopsis: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, a foundation that gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes, acquired Amedia, a media company in Norway and Russia. Amedia's activities include newspapers, printing, television, and electronic media operations.
buyer: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB is a Norwegian foundation. The foundation gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes. In addition to giving direct financial contributions, the Savings Bank Foundation invests in causes that benefit the general public. "
target: Amedia AS
Amedia AS operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$474
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,087.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 11/18/2013 via Market Wire

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company that provides security services, announces the acquisition of all of the assets and business of Hollywall Entertainment Inc., and plans to change its name to Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Hollywall Entertainment is a multifaceted media and entertainment company.
buyer: Acceleritas Corp. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company, provides security services to general public, corporate world, and government agencies primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as National Intelligence Association, Inc. and changed its name to Acceleritas Corp. in March 2013. "
target: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. is a multifaceted media and entertainment company focused on ownership and content acquisition of music, film, television, home video, and computer game software libraries.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 2/21/2011 via Reuters

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

synopsis: Australian newspaper group West Australian Newspaper Holdings has agreed to buy Seven Media Group in a deal forged by tycoon Kerry Stokes that will create the country's biggest media company. Seven Media Group owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network and the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia.
buyer: West Australian Newspapers Limited
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of the West Australian Newspapers Group, the leading media group in Western Australia. The flagship of the Group is The West Australian daily newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Seven Media Group
Seven is one of Australia’s largest media holding companies. Seven owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network, the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia, and is creating a presence in online and new communications technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,043 [$4,145]
rev ($mm)
$1,453
EBITDA ($mm)
$361
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. said on Friday it had agreed to sell a further 25 percent stake in its 50:50 media joint venture to CVC for A$515 million ($426 million). CVC will have 75 percent control of key Australian media assets, including Australia's largest TV network and a stable of magazines, under the deal.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings Limited
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,316.46)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$507*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/20/2006 via Market Watch

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
price ($mm)
$603*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and CVC Asia Pacific Ltd have agreed with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to the establishment of Australia’s largest diversified media group, PBL Media.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,316.46)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$4,223*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased Orkla Media from Orkla ASA

synopsis: Mecom Group Plc, a U.K. media investment firm, agreed to buy Orkla ASA's media assets for 6.46 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.03 billion) in cash and new shares to build a pan-European newspaper publishing company.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Orkla ASA
Orkla is one of the largest listed companies in Norway. The core businesses are branded consumer goods, speciality materials and financial investments.
price ($mm)
$1,030
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Unruly Group Limited

Storyation

iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com

Community Newspaper Group Ltd.

BookGig

20lines

Racenet

Opcity, Inc.

News Corp Australia

Cerico

BallBall

AMACOM Books

FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Ltd.

GyanMatrix Services Pvt. Ltd.

RiskAverter

Scout Media Inc.

atHome

Sky News Australia

Toptrack Learning Ltd

Punters.com.au

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KonMari Media Inc.

Tribune Media Company

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Tribune Media Company

Amedia AS

AOL Inc.

Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

Ukrainian Media Holding

Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

CKx, Inc.

Seven Media Group

Fox Mobile Group

Airborne Mobile, Inc.

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

PBL Media

Tribune Company

Seven Network Ltd.

PBL Media

Orkla ASA

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Ticker: OTCPK:UMEW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UMeWorld Limited
UMeWorld Limited
UMeLook is an online video platform focused on bringing foreign video content to China. UMeLook is deployed through a sophisticated CDN (Content Delivery Network) with broad coverage throughout mainland China.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$69,570.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,113.20
EBIT ($mm)
$11,953.20
Net Income ($mm)
$11,054.00
Employees
223000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$16,548.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,952.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1,566.66
Net Income ($mm)
$538.61
Employees
41600
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$15,295.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,957.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,744.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,903.00
Employees
12770
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,890.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$903.00
EBIT ($mm)
$463.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,474.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$736.40
EBIT ($mm)
$385.52
Net Income ($mm)
$156.44
Employees
28738
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,643.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$781.79
EBIT ($mm)
$615.38
Net Income ($mm)
$522.46
Employees
7800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,133.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.57
EBIT ($mm)
$312.04
Net Income ($mm)
$92.22
Employees
8349
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: ASX:VRL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$665.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.68
EBIT ($mm)
$21.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:HLG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG purchases licensing rights to movies for the German speaking European countries and distributes them to movie theaters, video chains, and television stations. The company also offers sports sponsoring, licensing, and merchandising rights.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$519.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.95
EBIT ($mm)
$21.00
Net Income ($mm)
$22.88
Employees
977
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Ticker: BME:VOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocento, S.A.
Vocento is a leading multimedia group in Spain, thanks to its portfolio of high profile brands, which have a major presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, audiovisual production, film distribution and the Internet.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$515.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.48
EBIT ($mm)
$36.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2743
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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