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closed 4/20/2011 via PR Newswire

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., acquired Haven Home Media LLC

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), a global multimedia and direct marketing company, has acquired Haven Home Media, the sector's leading online vertical network. Led by RDA's Lifestyle Communities division, the addition of Haven Home Media will increase RDA's footprint in the Home & DIY market.
buyer parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
buyer: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. "
target: Haven Home Media LLC
Haven Home Media LLC, located in New York, NY, has created the largest online audience in the home, garden and DIY market. Its alliance of more than 70 websites, all focused on home improvement, home design, landscaping and construction, represents an audience of 14MM consumer home enthusiasts.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Batiweb, acquired Habitat-Trade

synopsis: Groupe Batiweb, a website publisher in the sectors of home improvement, construction and interior design, have acquired Habitat-Trade, a specialist in direct marketing for housing professionals who run the trade work quote sites Easy-Devis, Bien Choisir, Devis-avis, and 3Devis.
buyer: Groupe Batiweb
Groupe Batiweb is a website publisher in the sectors of home improvement, construction and interior design. They are based in France. "
target: Habitat-Trade
Founded in 2001 in Aix-en-Provence, Habitat-Trade is the specialist in direct marketing for housing professionals. They run the trade work quote sites Easy-Devis, Bien Choisir, Devis-avis, and 3Devis.
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closed 7/15/2020 via PR Newswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Modernize

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., a leader in performance marketplace products and technologies, announced the acquisition of Modernize, a leader in home improvement performance marketing services.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: Modernize
Modernize is one of the largest privately-owned lead generation companies in home improvement in the US. They are a leader in the home improvement industry, connecting homeowners with contractors within energy-efficient trades such as solar, windows, air conditioning, roofing, and siding.
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$68
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closed 8/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Instructables

synopsis: Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has acquired San Francisco-based Instructables, a popular online community for people who want to discover, share and be inspired by DIY project ideas and how-to information.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,650.50)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. "
target: Instructables
Instructables is a popular online community for people who want to discover, share and be inspired by DIY project ideas and how-to information. Instructables.com is a destination where passionate, creative people come to share their most innovative projects and ideas.
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$30
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired 7 consumer websites

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc. announced expansions of its Health and Home verticals with the acquisition of seven consumer websites. Internet Brands' Health vertical focuses on medical procedures, fitness and nutrition, and support communities. The company's Home vertical was established in 2005 and spans the lifecycle of home-related activities.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: 7 Consumer Websites
7 Consumer Websites acquired by Internet Brands include: Dentalfind.com, InfertilitySpecialist.com, SkinCareGuide.com, DavesGarden.com, Gardens.com, Craftster.org and Splitcoaststampers.com.
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$8.10
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closed 8/7/2006 via BusinessWire

ACME Media LLC, acquired HomeImprovement.com

synopsis: Acme Media LLC, the market leader in Internet domain acquisitions, announced the purchase of HomeImprovement.com. With the acquisition of HomeImprovement.com, Acme Media adds yet another major property to its ever expanding portfolio of powerful Internet domains that includes: Audio.com, Therapist.com, Inked.com, WomenInc.com and Vibrator.com.
buyer: ACME Media LLC
A new company in a thriving internet vertical. We have a stern belief that the internet continues to change everyday life on all social and economic levels. We have a vision of how the internet and its applications and access points will become warmer, friendlier and more ubiquitous. "
target: HomeImprovement.com
HomeImprovement.com is an established, high traffic presence on the World Wide Web. The domain has enjoyed a diversified and ever expanding user base eager to access information about all aspects of home improvement and remodeling.
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closed 10/29/2008 via PR Newswire

ServiceMagic, acquired Groupe CyberArchi

synopsis: ServiceMagic announced the launch of ServiceMagic Europe through its acquisition of a majority stake with the acquisition of Travaux.com from Groupe CyberArchi, reaffirming IAC's commitment to strategic international expansion and continued investments in local markets around the world.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: ServiceMagic
ServiceMagic(R), Inc., is the U.S.'s leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with prescreened and customer-rated home service professionals. "
target: Groupe CyberArchi
Groupe CyberArchi is the operator of Travaux.com, the largest French website for consumer information regarding home improvement.
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closed 8/9/2011 via BusinessWire

SAY Media, Inc., acquired Remodelista

synopsis: SAY Media has acquired Remodelista, the leading home interiors website for design enthusiasts and home owners, to build out its portfolio of owned and operated properties across key consumer interest areas. The site features shop categories, interior design advice, and links to many resources to assist people with their remodeling.
buyer: SAY Media, Inc.
SAY Media is a global media company that helps passionate, independent content creators publish, build an audience, and earn a living. The company delivers publishing technology and media services to influential creators and passion-based communities across key consumer interest areas. "
target: Remodelista
Remodelista is the leading home interiors website for design enthusiasts and home owners. The site features numerous shop categories, interior design advice, and many resources to assist people with their remodelling needs.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
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$1
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5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 1/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Carsdirect.com, acquired DoItYourself.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of DoItYourself.com, the leading independent home improvement and home repair website.
buyer parent: Internet Brands, Inc.
buyer: Carsdirect.com
CarsDirect operates a growing portfolio of Internet media and ecommerce sites for "large ticket" consumer categories. The company's two automotive websites, CarsDirect.com and Autos.com, offer product and pricing information, new and pre-owned automobiles and related products and services. "
target: DoItYourself.com
Founded in 1995, DoItYourself.com has been named “One of the Top 50 sites in the World” by Time Magazine. The site is home to the most active home improvement discussion forum on the Internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals on more than 100 subjects.
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closed 4/20/2011 via PR Newswire

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., acquired Haven Home Media LLC

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), a global multimedia and direct marketing company, has acquired Haven Home Media, the sector's leading online vertical network. Led by RDA's Lifestyle Communities division, the addition of Haven Home Media will increase RDA's footprint in the Home & DIY market.
buyer parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
buyer: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. "
target: Haven Home Media LLC
Haven Home Media LLC, located in New York, NY, has created the largest online audience in the home, garden and DIY market. Its alliance of more than 70 websites, all focused on home improvement, home design, landscaping and construction, represents an audience of 14MM consumer home enthusiasts.
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closed 10/14/2016 via Market Wire

Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, acquired Studio Fun International, Inc.

synopsis: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC announced that it has acquired certain assets of Studio Fun International, Inc. ("SFI"). The assets acquired include branded and non-branded trade and religious formats, packaging formats, international co-edition formats, inventory, vendor and customer lists, and books and records relating to SFI's business.
buyer: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC is the largest full-service book distributor in North America, selling approximately one out of every three trade books, and is a recognized leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics. "
target parent: Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
target: Studio Fun International, Inc.
Studio Fun International is a 32-year-old publishing business that creates fun and educational hands-on book experiences for children ages 2 to 12. They have dozens of product formats, including trade, religious, and international co-edition formats.
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closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Mosaic Media Investment Partners, purchased Lifestyle and Entertainment Direct from The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. announced the sale of substantially all of its Lifestyle and Entertainment Direct business to Mosaic Media Investment Partners LLC. The sale includes Direct Holdings Americas, Saguaro Road Records and many of the assets of Direct Entertainment Media Group.
buyer: Mosaic Media Investment Partners
Mosaic Media Investment Partners LLC acquired Direct Holdings Americas, Saguaro Road Records and many of the assets of Direct Entertainment Media Group from The Reader's Digest Association. "
seller: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 140 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Meredith Corporation, acquired Allrecipes.com

synopsis: Meredith Corporation and The Reader's Digest Association Inc. announced that they have closed on the transaction for Meredith to acquire Allrecipes.com, the world's No. 1 digital food brand. Allrecipes receives 535 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food experiences on the site.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Allrecipes.com
Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand, receives 535 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, profiles, and blog posts.
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$175
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closed 10/31/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Every Day with Rachael Ray

synopsis: Meredith Corporation and Reader's Digest Association announced that they have completed the agreement for Meredith to acquire Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and its related digital assets. Everyday with Rachael Ray is the award-winning lifestyle magazine of author and television personality Rachael Ray.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Every Day with Rachael Ray
Everyday with Rachael Ray is the award-winning lifestyle magazine of author and television personality Rachael Ray. The magazine is published 10 times annually and reaches an audience of 7.3 million. It includes recipes, tips for cooking and entertaining, and much more.
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$4.30
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closed 8/9/2011 via PR Newswire

Allrecipes.com, acquired Food Wishes

synopsis: Allrecipes.com,the world's #1 digital food brand, announced the acquisition of Food Wishes, the leading food channel on YouTube created by world renowned "Chef John" Mitzewich. Food Wishes joins Allrecipes' collection of award-winning video content including Allrecipes.com What's Cooking, an original web series.
buyer parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
buyer: Allrecipes.com
Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand, receives 535 million annual visits from home cooks who discover and share food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, profiles, and blog posts. "
target: Food Wishes
Food Wishes is the leading food channel on YouTube created by world renowned "Chef John" Mitzewich. Chef John has also created an award winning Food Wishes blog that has become one of the most visited recipe sites online.
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closed 4/20/2011 via PR Newswire

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., acquired Haven Home Media LLC

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), a global multimedia and direct marketing company, has acquired Haven Home Media, the sector's leading online vertical network. Led by RDA's Lifestyle Communities division, the addition of Haven Home Media will increase RDA's footprint in the Home & DIY market.
buyer parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
buyer: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. "
target: Haven Home Media LLC
Haven Home Media LLC, located in New York, NY, has created the largest online audience in the home, garden and DIY market. Its alliance of more than 70 websites, all focused on home improvement, home design, landscaping and construction, represents an audience of 14MM consumer home enthusiasts.
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closed 4/9/2010 via BusinessWeek

Better Capital, Ltd., purchased Reader's Digest UK from The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

synopsis: The British arm of Reader's Digest was pulled out of bankruptcy by Jon Moulton's Better Capital private equity firm. Reader's Digest Association Ltd. will continue to be published under its well-known name after its buyers struck a license agreement with its former U.S. parent, the Reader's Digest Association Inc.
buyer: Better Capital, Ltd.
Better Capital Limited is a newly established limited liability, closed-ended investment company, which has been incorporated in Guernsey with an unlimited life and registered with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission ("GFSC") as a Registered Closed-ended Collective Investment Scheme. "
seller parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
seller: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. is a global multi-brand media and marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. It publishes 94 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest-circulation magazine.
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announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
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announced 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Imagine Nation Books, Ltd., will acquire Books Are Fun, Ltd.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and Imagine Nation Books, Ltd. (INB) announced an agreement in which INB will acquire certain assets of Books Are Fun, Ltd. including intellectual property and product inventory, for approximately $17.5 million payable over three years.
buyer: Imagine Nation Books, Ltd.
Imagine Nation Books, is a national display marketing company that offers discounted merchandise, including books, gifts, stationery, and other consumer goods direct to employees at large corporate offices, hospitals, businesses, and daycares. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Books Are Fun, Ltd.
Books Are Fun, Ltd. is the world’s leading display marketer of books and gifts, selling over 300 million books in the past ten years alone.
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$18
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announced 8/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., will acquire QSP, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. and The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Time Inc. to acquire QSP, Inc., RDA's school and youth groups fundraising company. The purchase price will be $110 million cash.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: QSP, Inc.
Since 1964, QSP has helped students raise over 3 billion dollars in profits for enrichment programs and worthwhile projects that are vital to a meaningful, well-rounded education. With QSP programs, students apply practical lessons in goal setting, planning, organization and teamwork.
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announced 8/8/2007 via PR Newswire

Facts On File, Inc., will acquire Facts On File News Service

synopsis: Facts On File, Inc., a leading provider of print and electronic reference products for the school and library markets, has reached agreement with The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. to acquire the assets of the Facts On File News Services.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File, Inc.
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File News Services publishes six subscription services, in addition to delivering the Facts on File World News Digest database in a variety of electronic formats. All of these products deliver current events information to libraries which is authoritative, stimulating and easily accessible.
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closed 12/14/2006 via Folio: First Day

New Track Media, acquired American Woodworker Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: New Track Media has quietly closed a deal to buy American Woodworker from Reader’s Digest Association. The deal is the third for enthusiast publisher New Track Media, which was started by former F+W CEO Stephen Kent earlier this year with $50 million in backing from Boston Ventures.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: American Woodworker Magazine, Inc.
American Woodworker Magazine, part of the Reader's Digest family, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for decades. We are committed to providing woodworkers with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Ripplewood Holdings LLC, acquired The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of RDA by an investor group led by Ripplewood Holdings LLC. The Ripplewood-led investor group acquired all of the outstanding common shares of RDA for $17.00 per share in a transaction valued at $2.4 billion, including assumption of debt.
buyer: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
Based in New York, Ripplewood Holdings LLC is a leading private equity firm established in 1995 by Timothy C. Collins. Through five institutional private equity funds managed by Ripplewood, the firm has invested over $3 billion in transactions in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East. "
target: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. is a global multi-brand media and marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. It publishes 94 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest-circulation magazine.
price ($mm)
$2,376
rev ($mm)
$2,387
EBITDA ($mm)
$173
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 4/20/2006 via

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., acquired Allrecipes.com

synopsis: The Reader's The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.announced an agreement to acquire Allrecipes.com, an online community food and cooking website that leverages an active and growing network of home cooks to generate revenue from advertising sponsorships and retail licensing.
buyer parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
buyer: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. is a global multi-brand media and marketing company that educates, entertains and connects audiences around the world. It publishes 94 magazines, including 50 editions of Reader’s Digest, the world’s largest-circulation magazine. "
target: Allrecipes.com
Allrecipes.com was launched eight years ago as a place for home cooks to "meet" and share their favorite recipes. Since its launch, it has become the world's largest online community of home cooks - totaling more than 1.8 million registered members.
price ($mm)
$66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
16.5x
closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cyborggainz, acquired Biohackers’ Update

synopsis: Cyborggainz, a Canadian web platform that applies neuroscience to sports and fitness, has acquired Biohackers’ Update, the first magazine about biohacking and self optimization. Biohackers’ Update provide readers with news about fitness, nutrition, technology, and more to help them discover their potential.
buyer: Cyborggainz
Cyborggainz is a Canadian web platform that applies neuroscience to sports and fitness. Cyborggainz provides their members with custom workout programs and personalized nutrition plans to help them train like a cyborg, enhance their physical performance and live healthier lives. "
target: Biohackers’ Update
Biohackers’ Update is the first magazine about biohacking and self optimization. Biohackers’ Update writes and publishes articles backed by true user-based stories and science. They provide readers with news about fitness, nutrition, technology, and more to help them discover their potential.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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closed 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Canossa Events, acquired Cavallino, Inc.

synopsis: Canossa Events has acquired US based concours event and media company Cavallino Inc. With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East. "
target: Cavallino, Inc.
With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. Cavallino Classic is the largest automotive event of the winter season.
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announced 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, will acquire Prisma Media

synopsis: Vivendi has entered into exclusive negotiations with Gruner + Jahr/Bertelsmann to acquire 100% of Prisma Media. Prisma Media is France’s number one press publishing group, in print and digital, with 20 key leading magazine brands, from Femme Actuelle to GEO, as well as Capital, Gala and Télé-Loisirs.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,592.85)
Vivendi is an integrated media, content and communications group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is France’s number one press publishing group, in print and digital, with 20 key leading magazine brands, from Femme Actuelle to GEO, as well as Capital, Gala and Télé-Loisirs.
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closed 12/9/2020 via PR Web

New Jersey Monthly Magazine, acquired Design NJ

synopsis: New Jersey Monthly, the largest lifestyle magazine in New Jersey, has acquired Design NJ, a bimonthly design magazine for affluent homeowners and high-end home design professionals. Design NJ features the interiors and exteriors of some of New Jersey’s finest homes, design projects, products and services.
buyer: New Jersey Monthly Magazine
New Jersey Monthly is the largest lifestyle magazine in New Jersey. New Jersey Monthly covers a wide variety of topics, including arts and entertainment, dining, politics, statewide travel, investigative reporting, humor, fashion, home and garden, service and lifestyle articles. "
target: Design NJ
Design NJ is a bimonthly design magazine for affluent homeowners and high-end home design professionals. Design NJ features the interiors and exteriors of some of New Jersey’s finest homes, design projects, products and services, as well as the latest trends in decor and design.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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closed 11/18/2020 via PR Web

Money Mailer, Inc., acquired The Inside Coup

synopsis: Money Mailer, a Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc. company, has acquired the assets of The Inside Coup, an advertising publisher of a hyper local, direct mail magazine and digital platform impacting small business growth. The acquisition expands the distribution footprint of Money Mailer, a 40-year leader in full-service direct marketing.
buyer parent: Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc.
buyer: Money Mailer, Inc.
Money Mailer is a direct marketing company that provides mailing and digital marketing services. The company's services include direct to consumer couponing, shared mail, individualized direct mail, a mobile app, and online couponing, as well as in-depth reporting and analysis. "
target: The Inside Coup
The Inside Coup is an advertising publisher of a hyper local, direct mail magazine and digital platform impacting small business growth. The Inside Coup was established in 2011, bringing together the best features of promotional advertising combined with the feel of a high-end editorial magazine.
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announced 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

BC Partners, will acquire Keesing Media Group B.V.

synopsis: BC Partners, a leading UK investment firm, will acquire Keesing Media Group from Ergon Capital, a mid-market investment company. Keesing Media Group is one of the biggest publishers of puzzle magazines in Europe. From arrowwords to sudokus, and more, Keesing offers all kinds of puzzle varieties.
buyer: BC Partners
UK-based BC Partners is a leading international investment firm with over €23 billion of assets under management in private equity, private credit and real estate. BC Partners has played an active role in developing the European buy-out market for three decades. "
target parent: Ergon Capital Partners
target: Keesing Media Group B.V.
Keesing Media Group is one of the biggest publishers of puzzle magazines in Europe. With a print run of 86 million puzzle magazines on an annual basis, Keesing has conquered the hearts of millions of puzzle fans. From arrowwords to sudokus, and more, Keesing offers all kinds of puzzle varieties.
price ($mm)
$355
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Pilot LLC, acquired Walter Magazine

synopsis: Frank A. Daniels Jr., chairman of The Pilot LLC, announced that the company has acquired the assets of Walter, Raleigh’s arts and culture magazine from Sacramento-based McClatchy, owner of The News & Observer. WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Walter Magazine
WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake. WALTER believes in stunning photography and elevated prose. They believe in celebrating the folks who make the Triangle an amazing place to live, work and play.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Big Stone Publishing

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, announced the acquisition of Big Stone Publishing (BSP), the longtime publisher of Rock & Ice, Trail Runner, and Gym Climber magazines and websites.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: Big Stone Publishing
Big Stone Publishing is a niche media company specializing in outdoor sports. Their brand magazines include Rock and Ice, Trail Runner, ASCENT, Gym Climber and Dirt.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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closed 9/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Octane Lending, purchased Motorcycle Group from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: ​​Octane,​ a Fintech company that serves the lending needs of the powersports market, has acquired the digital assets of ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta ​from Bonnier Corp.
buyer: Octane Lending
Octane​ is a Fintech company whose mission is to connect people with their passions. With a focus on the powersports market, Octane reaches riders through its editorial brands ​and helps consumers buy their favorite vehicles with instant, frictionless financing. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp's Motorcycle Group digital assets include ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

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

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications announced the acquisition of Gentry Magazine, a cornerstone piece of the San Francisco Peninsula media landscape for 26 years. Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: The Golden State Company
target: Gentry Magazine
Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. The Gentry family of magazines is the leading lifestyle media company for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter, acquired North & South Magazine

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Allured Publishing Corporation, acquired Creative Age Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Allured Business Media has set its sights on the professional beauty industry, acquiring publishing house Creative Age. Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
buyer: Allured Publishing Corporation
Allured Business Media is a family-owned trade media company started in 1921 that has been dedicated to the beauty and flavor industries since 1960 with the purchase of The American Perfumer magazine. "
target: Creative Age Publications, Inc.
 Creative Age was founded in 1971 by CEO Deborah. In 1990, Deborah redefined Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ridgefield Media, LLC, acquired Ridgefield Magazine

synopsis: Ridgefield Media, LLC, a company founded by Ridgefield resident Amanda Duff, has acquired Ridgefield Magazine from TownVibe Media, the leading publisher of high-quality lifestyle magazines. Ridgefield Magazine is a bimonthly magazine devoted to telling the remarkable stories of the Ridgefield, Connecticut community.
buyer: Ridgefield Media, LLC
Ridgefield Media is a company founded by Ridgefield resident Amanda Duff. Ridgefield Media is committed to continuing to produce and deliver the Ridgefield Magazine to all homes in Ridgefield. "
target parent: TownVibe
target: Ridgefield Magazine
Ridgefield Magazine is a bimonthly magazine devoted to telling the remarkable stories of the Ridgefield, Connecticut community. Ridgefield Magazine tells surprising and captivating stories that cover the topics of art, food, fashion, design and home, travel, and automotive.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

NextHome, acquired Homes Publishing Group

synopsis: NextHome, a Canadian privately-owned real estate media company, has acquired Homes Publishing Group (HPG), one of Ontario's leading providers of real estate media. This acquisition includes the following HPG publications: HOMES magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DÉCOR, Ontario Design, and BUILDING EXCELLENCE.
buyer: NextHome
NextHome is the primary source of real estate advertising solutions in Canada whose products marry print and digital. Their in-depth knowledge of real estate and home décor audiences allows them to create an unparalleled new home and condo buying experience. "
target: Homes Publishing Group
HOMES Publishing Group is Canada's leading publisher for the home market, with popular titles including HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, Reno & Decor, Ontario Design, Renovation Contractor, and Building Excellence.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mercury Capital Pty Ltd, purchased Australia and New Zealand operations from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Germany's Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG has sold its Australian operations to Australian private equity company Mercury Capital Pty. Ltd, based in Sydney. The deal includes Bauer's Australian publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia as well as the company's New Zealand brands.
buyer: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
Mercury Capital is an Australian private equity firm. Mercury seeks to invest alongside management, founders, and other shareholders in businesses that demonstrate leadership in their industry, clear growth strategies, and compelling growth opportunities. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group's Australian and New Zealand business includes publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia and the company's New Zealand brands.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$333.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.71
EBIT ($mm)
$60.78
Net Income ($mm)
$27.99
Employees
1225
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
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Ticker: SEHK:282
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Digital Limited
Next Digital Limited operates as the Chinese-language print media company in Hong Kong. The company publishes one newspaper and four magazines in Hong Kong, namely Apple Daily, Next Magazine, Easy Finder, Sudden Weekly and Eat &Travel Weekly. It also engages in printing and Internet business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$228.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3117
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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