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announced 10/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Birmingham News Company, will acquire Birmingham Magazine

synopsis: Birmingham News Multimedia Co., a unit of The Birmingham News, has agreed to buy the Birmingham magazine from the Birmingham Business Alliance. Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business.
buyer: Birmingham News Company
The Birmingham News is Alabama’s largest newsgathering organization, with reporters and editors throughout metro Birmingham and bureaus at the state capital in Montgomery and in Washington, D.C. The Birmingham News has served the Birmingham community for more than 124 years. "
target parent: Birmingham Business Alliance
target: Birmingham Magazine
Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business. It's a monthly handbook to all of the great people, places and things the metropolitan area has to offer.
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announced 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Sposato, will acquire Seattle Magazine

synopsis: Seattle tech veteran Jonathan Sposato is acquiring Seattle magazine. Sposato is buying the glossy monthly from Tiger Oak Media. Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends.
buyer: Jonathan Sposato
Jonathan Sposato is a Seattle tech veteran. He is the chairman of PicMonkey, the online photo editing service. As an entrepreneur he sold two startups to Google — Picnik and Phatbits. "
target parent: Tiger Oak Media
target: Seattle Magazine
Through award-winning photography and stories, Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends; the surrounding natural beauty; and its pioneering spirit. Seattle magazine was founded in 1966 by Harriet Bullitt.
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closed 12/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, acquired Sonoma County Gazette

synopsis: Sonoma Media Investments, an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa, has acquired Sonoma County Gazette, a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
buyer: Sonoma Media Investments, LLC
Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa. Formed in 2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications and websites north of San Francisco. "
target: Sonoma County Gazette
Sonoma County Gazette is a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

H J Knowles LLC, acquired Sarasota Scene

synopsis: H J Knowles LLC, owned by media executive and former Sarasota Scene VP of sales and marketing, John Knowles, has acquired Sarasota Scene Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
buyer: H J Knowles LLC
H J Knowles LLC is owned by media executive John Knowles, who was previously a publisher at several Canadian media companies, including Montreal-based media company Quebecor. Until the purchase of Sarasota Scene, he had been Scene’s vice president of sales and marketing. "
target: Sarasota Scene
Sarasota Scene is a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Enterprise Products Partners L.P., acquired Texas Monthly

synopsis: Genesis Park has sold Texas Monthly to Texas Monthly, LLC, a newly formed affiliate of Enterprise Products Company (EPCO), a privately held firm also based in Houston. Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education.
buyer: Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is an American midstream natural gas and crude oil pipeline company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company ranked No. 105 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. "
target parent: Genesis Park, L.P.
target: Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Pilot LLC, acquired SouthPark Magazine

synopsis: The Pilot, a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, NC, has acquired SouthPark Magazine from The Charlotte Observer, a daily newspaper focused the Charlotte, NC region. SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, and more.
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: SouthPark Magazine
SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, cuisine, and more. The magazine distributes over 30,000 copies monthly to six neighborhoods in Charlotte.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Community Impact Newspaper, acquired Rover Today

synopsis: Austin-based Community Impact Newspaper is growing its footprint in Nashville. Community Impact has purchased Green Hills and Belle Meade online local news publication Rover. Rover is an American Hometown Publishing Inc. publication.
buyer: Community Impact Newspaper
Based in Pflugerville, TX, Community Impact Newspaper distributes hyperlocal news and information to millions of local residents and business owners each day online and monthly by mail. "
target parent: West End Holdings, LLC
target: Rover Today
Rover is an online local news publication in Tennessee that serves the Green Hills and Belle Meade area. Rover is designed to capture an engaged active audience with a free direct mail monthly news/lifestyle magazine going to thousands of homes and a mobile site that’s filled with local information.
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announced 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Matthew Barzun, will acquire Louisville Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Two of Louisville's oldest and best-known media outlets, Louisville Magazine and Louisville.com, will have a new owner. Local civic leader Matthew Barzun, the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a dot com pioneer at CNET, has agreed to purchase the publication and website from Dan Crutcher.
buyer: Matthew Barzun
Matthew Barzun is a civic leader and the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. As an ambassador, he built a reputation as a resourceful promoter of American values and a receptive listener to citizens far from capital cities. "
target: Louisville Magazine, Inc.
Louisville Magazine was founded in 1950 by the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, which owned the monthly magazine until it was sold to Dan Crutcher in 1993. Louisville.com, one of the oldest information websites in the city, was established in 1997 by Crutcher and partner Watson Courtenay.
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announced 10/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Genesis Park, L.P., will acquire Texas Monthly

synopsis: Emmis Communications Corporation announced the signing of an agreement to sell the assets of Texas Monthly to an affiliate of Genesis Park, LP, a partnership founded by Paul Hobby. The nationally recognized authority on life in the state of Texas, Texas Monthly has won 13 National Magazine Awards and has chronicled life in Texas since 1973.
buyer: Genesis Park, L.P.
Genesis Park is a Houston-based private equity firm comprised of professionals with operating expertise that is actively applied within its lower middle market portfolio companies. Genesis Park provides experience, time and guidance to help clients diversify into new markets. "
target parent: Emmis Communications Corporation
target: Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

AroundAbout Local Media, Inc., acquired Acworth Community Magazine

synopsis: Acworth Community Magazine, a monthly local community magazine in Acworth, GA, has been purchased by AroundAbout Local Media, which owns three additional community magazines in Cherokee County. Acworth Community Magazine will become known as Around Acworth, and it will continue to focus on local people and events, school and community news.
buyer: AroundAbout Local Media, Inc.
AroundAbout Local Media, Inc. (ALM) began in 1996 in Woodstock, Georgia. ALM publications are hyper-local, direct-mailed monthly magazines, each with a mission of “building a stronger community.” ALM has three North Metro Atlanta titles serving the communities of Towne Lake, Sixes, and Woodstock. "
target: Acworth Community Magazine
Around Acworth, Inc. publishes Acworth Community Magazine, a local community magazine since 2005. Their mission is to build a sense of community and pride in local areas by providing its residents with positive stories and timely information.
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closed 12/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Media Sound Holdings Limited, acquired Sussex Living Magazine Ltd.

synopsis: Media Sound Holdings is getting close to achieving its multi-media strategy by purchasing Sussex Living Magazine, a local lifestyle magazine that has been established for eleven years and provides publishing services for third party clients. This deal will allow Media Sound Holdings to cross promote and cross sell their brands in Sussex.
buyer: Media Sound Holdings Limited
Media Sound Holdings are a local media company with interest in radio, magazines, events and digital media. They own five local radio stations, publish a monthly magazine, and arrange a diverse portfolio of events, which include: award ceremonies, pop concerts, exhibitions and outdoor cinema. "
target: Sussex Living Magazine Ltd.
Sussex Living is a free A4 monthly glossy magazine for Mid Sussex with local community editorial plus lifestyle sections. With a monthly distribution of 17,000 copies, they are proud to boast the largest circulation figures within their local area.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hour Media, LLC, acquired Sacramento Magazine

synopsis: Hour Media, LLC has acquired Sacramento Magazine, a monthly publication focusing on all great things around and about Sacramento. It has articles in categories including Restaurant Directory, Restaurant Reviews and Blogs, On Wine, Dollar Wise Gourmet, Recipes, and more.
buyer: Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media, LLC provides magazine and periodical publishing services. Their brands include Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, and Metro Detroit Bride magazines. Hour Media also publishes the Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource Guide, the Metropolitan Detroit Menu Guide, and more. "
target: Sacramento Magazine
Sacramento Magazine is a monthly publication focusing on all great things around and about Sacramento. In every issue readers will be guided through great articles in categories including Restaurant Directory, Restaurant Reviews and Blogs, On Wine, Dollar Wise Gourmet, Recipes, and more.
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closed 12/31/2014 via PR Web

Diablo Magazine, acquired Diablo Magazine

synopsis: Steven J. Rivera, founder of Diablo Magazine, proudly informed employees that the company was being sold to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Diablo Magazine is written for the San Francisco East Bay market and covers topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food.
buyer: Diablo Magazine
The Employees of Diablo Magazine hold stock in the company through an employee Stock Ownership Plan. Diablo Magazine is a monthly publication that covers topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food. "
target: Diablo Magazine
Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo Magazine is the only monthly publication written for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

GF Asset Management LLC, acquired RI Local Magazine

synopsis: GF Asset Management, founded by Giovanni Feroce, former CEO of jewelry company Alex and Ani, has acquired RI Local Magazine, an independent monthly magazine supporting the community by featuring local businesses, people, pets, charities, events and much more.
buyer: GF Asset Management LLC
GF Asset Management is an investment firm founded by former CEO of Cranston, RI jewelry company Alex and Ani, Giovanni Feroce. The investment firm is based in Fox Point, RI. "
target: RI Local Magazine
RI Local is an independent monthly magazine supporting the community by featuring local businesses, people, pets, charities, events and much more.
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closed 4/19/2011 via PR Newswire

5280 Publishing, Inc., acquired Denver Magazine

synopsis: 5280 Publishing has acquired key assets from Luxury Media Group, Inc., licensor of Denver Magazine's intellectual property. Among the intellectual property transferred to 5280 are the Federal trademark of the name Denver Magazine; several internet domain names, including denvermagazine.com; and Denver Magazine's Twitter account and Facebook pages.
buyer: 5280 Publishing, Inc.
First published in 1993, 5280 is Denver's premier guide to the arts, entertainment, dining, issues, and living well in the Mile-High City. 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado, with a total distribution in excess of 85,000. "
target: Denver Magazine
Denver Magazine is published monthly and offers a fresh insight into the region’s culture, politics, sports, dining scene, fashion, and more. Denver Magazine was first published in February 2008.
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closed 1/19/2009 via PR Newswire

ENVY Publications, acquired Replay Sports Monthly

synopsis: Replay Sports Monthly, the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth, is merging with ENVY Publications, to create an extremely strong and combined local presence in the areas of entertainment, culture and sports.
buyer: ENVY Publications
ENVY is THE premier monthly lifestyle magazine in Texas, every month, readers enjoy exclusive comprehensive entertainment and metropolitan lifestyle coverage relevant to the savvy 21-40 demographic. "
target: Replay Sports Monthly
Replay Sports Monthly is the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth and has an estimated monthly readership of more than 210,000. The publication is distributed to readers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Benchmark Media LLC, acquired Harrisburg Magazine Inc.

synopsis: Benchmark Media LLC, a new limited liability corporation, has acquired Harrisburg Magazine Inc. Harrisburg Magazine helped launch other publications under what became Benchmark Group Media, including Lehigh Valley Magazine, Capital Watch, Urban Connection and La Voz Latina Central.
buyer: Benchmark Media LLC
Benchmark Media LLC is a new limited liability corporation based in Harrisburg, but is an investment group from Philadelphia. They were founded to acquire Benchmark Group Media, publishers of Harrisburg Magazine Inc. "
target: Harrisburg Magazine Inc.
Harrisburg Magazine started in 1994 as Harrisburg City News. It helped launch other publications under what became Benchmark Group Media, including Lehigh Valley Magazine, Capital Watch, Urban Connection and La Voz Latina Central. They are based in Harrisburg, PA.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nei-Turner Media Group, acquired Brava

synopsis: Nei-Turner Media Group Inc., a publisher with offices in Fitchburg and Lake Geneva, announced it has acquired Brava Enterprises. The purchase includes Brava magazine, a monthly women’s publication; the Madison Women’s Expo held each November; the Madison Kids Expo in March; and Brava’s Thrive series of events.
buyer: Nei-Turner Media Group
Nei-Turner Media Group publishes high quality, regional guides and magazines for tourism organizations and trade associations. The company's comprehensive publishing packages include advertising sales, design and layout, editorial content, photography, prepress and printing. "
target: Brava
Brava Enterprises, LLC is a locally-based company dedicated to bringing area women and businesses together. Their signature product is BRAVA Magazine, Madison's only monthly print magazine exclusively for women. Brava also host and produces Expos for women throughout the year.
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announced 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Orange County Register, will acquire Churm Media

synopsis: Freedom Communications announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Newport Beach, Calif.-based Churm Media, publisher of OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus and Southland Golf magazines and websites and as well as Ripe Orange, a marketing, design and events firm. The Churm Media team will join the Orange County Register.
buyer parent: Freedom Communications, Inc.
buyer: Orange County Register
Orange County Register Communications, Inc. is a leading news and information company that publishes a diverse portfolio of newspapers, websites, mobile and tablet apps, magazines and custom-published products. It is based in Santa Ana, Calif. "
target: Churm Media
Churm Media is a leading regional, full-service media company based in Newport Beach, Calif. The privately held company publishes four niche consumer magazines – OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus and Southland Golf – and five interactive websites serving readers in five Southern California counties.
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announced 10/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Birmingham News Company, will acquire Birmingham Magazine

synopsis: Birmingham News Multimedia Co., a unit of The Birmingham News, has agreed to buy the Birmingham magazine from the Birmingham Business Alliance. Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business.
buyer: Birmingham News Company
The Birmingham News is Alabama’s largest newsgathering organization, with reporters and editors throughout metro Birmingham and bureaus at the state capital in Montgomery and in Washington, D.C. The Birmingham News has served the Birmingham community for more than 124 years. "
target parent: Birmingham Business Alliance
target: Birmingham Magazine
Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business. It's a monthly handbook to all of the great people, places and things the metropolitan area has to offer.
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announced 10/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Birmingham News Company, will acquire Birmingham Magazine

synopsis: Birmingham News Multimedia Co., a unit of The Birmingham News, has agreed to buy the Birmingham magazine from the Birmingham Business Alliance. Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business.
buyer: Birmingham News Company
The Birmingham News is Alabama’s largest newsgathering organization, with reporters and editors throughout metro Birmingham and bureaus at the state capital in Montgomery and in Washington, D.C. The Birmingham News has served the Birmingham community for more than 124 years. "
target parent: Birmingham Business Alliance
target: Birmingham Magazine
Birmingham Magazine, serving more than 145,000 readers, is the region's guide to smart living and savvy business. It's a monthly handbook to all of the great people, places and things the metropolitan area has to offer.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 2/8/2018 via New York Times

NantWorks LLC, acquired Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Patrick Soon-Shiong, a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital, has acquired The Los Angeles Times from tronc. The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
buyer: NantWorks LLC
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital. NantCapital is Soon-Shiong’s private investment arm. NantWorks is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms. "
target parent: tronc
target: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 8/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Richard Donnelly, purchased The Sun Newspapers from Elauwit Media LLC

synopsis: Richard Donnelly, principal of Newspaper Media Group and its affiliates, announced that he has acquired The Sun Newspapers based in Haddonfield, New Jersey, from Elauwit Media. The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey.
buyer: Richard Donnelly
Richard Donnelly is the president of Donnelly Distribution (Pennsauken, N.J.). Starting from his brother’s garage in 1976, Donnelly built Donnelly Distribution as the Philadelphia region’s largest advertising distribution company. "
seller: Elauwit Media LLC
The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey. Elauwit Media is a true modern media company – serving their audience in traditional and cutting-edge ways while providing their customers the best avenues to reach potential customers.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC, acquired The Herington Times, Inc.

synopsis: Kansas Publishing Ventures, the parent company that owns and operates the Hillsboro Free Press and two other community weekly newspapers in Kansas, has acquired the Herington Times. The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
buyer: Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC
Kansas Publishing Ventures is a locally owned media company in South Central Kansas. KPV specializes in newspapers and magazines, but also has a full scale marketing company that helps businesses with custom print, websites, and other design projects. "
target: The Herington Times, Inc.
The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, will acquire ECM Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: ECM Publishers Inc., one of the larger publishers of weekly newspapers in the country, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park that produces community newspapers, events, digital products and specialty magazines.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group offers 63 community newspapers, 18 advertising shoppers, 20 specialty publications and 81 associated websites. They provide an important communication tool for citizens and businesses in local communities. "
target: ECM Publishers, Inc.
ECM Publishers, Inc. is a publishing, printing, digital media and distribution company that operates in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Started in 1976, the Company has grown from one paid circulation weekly newspaper and shopper to its current operations which include 49 publications.
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ChitrChatr Communications Inc., acquired WRt News

synopsis: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of WRt News Website. WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
buyer: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (OTCPK:CHIC.F:$0.00)
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks. "
target: WRt News
WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
price ($mm)
$0.01
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Johnston Press plc, acquired The i Paper

synopsis: Regional publisher Johnston Press has confirmed it is buying cut-price national newspaper the i. Created by The Independent, i is designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. The i, which retails at 40p on weekdays and 50p on Saturdays, has a current circulation of 275,000 – some 20pc of the “quality” daily market.
buyer: Johnston Press plc (LSE:JPR:$286.11)
Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. They provide news and information services to local and regional communities through their portfolio of publications and websites. "
target parent: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
target: The i Paper
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/17/2015 via Company Press Release

VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Indiana, LLC, acquired Home News Enterprises

synopsis: AIM Media Indiana has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets from Home News Enterprises LLC of Columbus, Indiana. The publications include four daily newspapers: The Republic, The Daily Reporter, The Daily Journal, and The Tribune; and two weeklies: The Times Post and The Brown County Democrat.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Indiana, LLC
AIM Media Indiana LLC is an acquisition entity formed by Jeremy Halbreich and William "Rick" Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations of Home News Enterprises in and around the region. "
target: Home News Enterprises
Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Whip It Media, Inc., acquired Fairfax County Times

synopsis: Post Community Media LLC, which is affiliated with The Washington Post, announced plans to sell The Fairfax County Times in Virginia to Whip It Media, which is led by the publication’s former general manager. The Fairfax County Times is a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia with a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers.
buyer: Whip It Media, Inc.
Whip It Media is a multi media corporation and leader in the advertising and marketing industry. With its well established family of publications and digital component, Whip it Media is vested in offering innovative ways of reaching local and national audiences. "
target parent: Jeffrey P. Bezos
target: Fairfax County Times
In its 50th year, the Fairfax County Times delivers content, credibility and county wide circulation. With a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers, the Times gets into more homes than any other weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, covering the most relevant topics.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Patrick Drahi, acquired Libération

synopsis: Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice, has acquired Libération, a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. Libération was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Patrick Drahi
Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of US$ 13.7 billion, the 71st richest in the world and the wealthiest Israeli. "
target: Libération
Libération publishes a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Voice Media Group, will acquire City Pages, Inc.

synopsis: The Star Tribune Company agreed to buy City Pages from Voice Media Group. Founded in 1979, City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper that covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weekly reaches 361,000 readers a month in print and records 1.3 million unique visits a month to its website.
buyer: Voice Media Group
Voice Media Group (VMG) publishes metropolitan newsweeklies and websites in major markets across the United States. VMG's digital and print publications embrace long-form investigative reporting, magazine-style feature writing and sophisticated coverage of music, food, film, arts, and local events. "
target parent: Voice Media Group
target: City Pages, Inc.
City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper. Its newspaper covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., purchased 175 English Language Newspapers from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of its agreement to acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English language newspapers and specialty publications, as well as digital properties, from Quebecor Media Inc. The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$588.46)
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada. They offer advertisers and marketers solutions to reach audiences through print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver.
price ($mm)
$282
rev ($mm)
$457
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x

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