Like The National Business Review

closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
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$43
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$6
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closed 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired The Memo

synopsis: Forbes Media announced the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. "
target: The Memo
The Memo is a London-based, online business publication. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
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closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

BridgeTower Media, acquired SC Business Publications, LLC

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News. SC Biz is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: SC Business Publications, LLC
South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News, is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
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closed 1/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Maryland Pennysaver

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired Maryland Pennysaver, a weekly regional shopping guide distributed via direct mail throughout Maryland, including the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
As a leader in intelligent media delivery, Valassis integratse and optimizes campaigns including direct mail, newspaper inserts and digital advertising to enhance their 58,000 local, regional and national clients’ return on investment. "
target parent: Wafra Partners
target: Maryland Pennysaver
The Maryland Pennysaver is one of the largest independent shopping and direct mail publications, with 49 area specific, targeted editions delivered weekly to more than 543,000 homes and businesses equating to over a million readers throughout many counties in Maryland.
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announced 6/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, will acquire GreatDeals Magazine

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that GreatDeal$ Magazine will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. GreatDeal$ is a quality advertising magazine mailed bi-monthly to 220,000 homes in greater Grand Rapids and 120,000 in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine, one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country, publishes 332 local editions in 27 states, delivering response-driven, full-color glossy ads and money-saving offers. The magazine comprises local merchants and services as well as major regional and national advertisers. "
target: GreatDeals Magazine
GreatDeals is a quality advertising magazine mailed bi-monthly to 220,000 homes in greater Grand Rapids and 120,000 in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area. The digital version allows consumers the ability to click to advertisers' websites and social media.
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Target Media Partners, acquired Recycler Classifieds

synopsis: The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
buyer: Target Media Partners
Target Media Partners is a leading print and online publisher of local classified and used vehicle photo advertising, information and employment advertising for truck drivers, and wholesale merchandise advertising. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Recycler Classifieds
Recycler currently publishes 4 weekly geographically-zoned editions of the Recycler Classifieds Free Ad paper in Southern California; Recycler North, Recycler South, Recycler East, and Recycler West.
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closed 11/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, purchased The Employment News, Minnesota Health & Medical Careers from S and J Multimedia LLC

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of The Employment News, the leading free recruitment publication in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was purchased from S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns similar publications in the Northeast and Colorado. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder (KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933. "
seller: S and J Multimedia LLC
S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns publications in the Northeast and Colorado. The Employment News publishes weekly North and South editions distributed at more than 3,800 Twin Cities locations.
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closed 11/2/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, acquired DFW Job Connection

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of two leading free employee recruitment publications -- Jobs and Careers in the San Francisco Bay Area and DFW Job Connection in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- and DFW Auto Connection. Details of the transactions were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder (KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933. "
target: DFW Job Connection
DFW Job Connection publishes three zoned weeklies serving Dallas and Fort Worth.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, acquired The Business Post

synopsis: Kilcullen Kapital Partners, an investment company founded by businessman Enda O’Coineen, has acquiredThe Business Post from Key Capital. The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper.
buyer: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy, is a boutique dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen Kapital Partners is based in Dublin, Ireland, "
target parent: Key Capital Ltd.
target: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more.
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announced 9/13/2016 via Reuters

Grupo Globo, will acquire Valor Economico

synopsis: Grupo Globo SA, Latin America's largest media conglomerate, agreed to buy out the stake that partner Grupo Folha had in Valor Econômico newspaper. Folha, which is Brazil's largest paper in circulation, and Globo owned half each of Valor Econômico, which was created around 2000 to focus on finance and economics news.
buyer: Grupo Globo
Grupo Globo Media, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, creates, produces, manages, and distributes audiovisual programs. It produces television programs, entertainment shows, and fiction shows that broadcast in Spanish, European, and American channels. "
target: Valor Economico
Valor Econômico is a result of the partnership of two large media groups in Brazil: Grupo Folha and Organizações Globo. It is the largest economy, finance and business newspaper in Brazil, and it has become the most important publication in the area.
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announced 4/15/2013 via Bloomberg

Times Media Group Limited, will acquire BDFM Publishers Ltd

synopsis: Pearson Plc (PSON), which owns the Financial Times newspaper, has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in publisher BDFM Publishers Ltd. to South Africa’s Times Media Group Ltd. (TMG), the Johannesburg-based company. BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines in South Africa.
buyer: Times Media Group Limited (TMG:SJ:$345.68)
Times Media Group Limited (TMG) is the holding company that owns leading South Africa media and entertainment assets, boasting prominent brands, innovative content, delivered across a variety of channels. These assets are housed in the operating company Times Media (Pty) Ltd. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: BDFM Publishers Ltd
BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines. The company offers its publications under Business Day, The Weekender, and Financial Mail brand names. Additionally, it prints management books.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Mspark, Inc., acquired Preferred Mail Advertising

synopsis: Mspark, a results-oriented print, and digital media distribution company with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America, has acquired Preferred Mail Advertising, a direct mail advertising company that delivers to over 570,000 homes each month in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: Preferred Mail Advertising
Preferred Mail Advertising is a direct mail advertising company that delivers to over 550,000 homes each month in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The company offers their clients a complete array of services from product design, to printing, to distribution using their shared mail program.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 2/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Georgia Trend Magazine

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced the acquisition of Trend Publications, LLC, which includes the premiere state-wide monthly business publication, Georgia Trend, several annual publications, georgiatrend.com and other print, digital and event assets.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. MPG currently owns and operates 11 daily newspapers as well as non-daily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. "
target: Georgia Trend Magazine
Georgia Trend presents an analysis of trends in finance, investments, real-estate, politics and the economy each month. More corporate decision makers in the state rely on Georgia Trend for business news and information that can help them plan for the future.
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announced 7/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Integrated Whale Media Investments, will acquire Forbes, Inc.

synopsis: Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, announced an agreement under which a group of international investors will purchase a majority stake in the company. The newly formed Hong Kong-based investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments is composed of international investors.
buyer: Integrated Whale Media Investments
Integrated Whale Media Investments is a Hong Kong-based international investor group. Its investors include Integrated Asset Management (Asia) Limited (“IAM”). IAM is primarily engaged in public and private equity investments, with expertise in telecommunications, finance and technology investments."
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.
price ($mm)
$500*
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
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3.0x
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Impulse Media GmbH, acquired Impulse Media GmbH

synopsis: Nikolaus Förster, the managing director of Impulse Media GmbH, acquired the majority of Impulse Magazine from Gruner+Jahr AG & Co. Impulse is Germany's leading business magazine.
buyer: Impulse Media GmbH
Impulse Media GmbH runs Germany's leading business magazine. They provide new impetus and concrete added value for people who create something of their own, implement ideas and are liable for their actions. They write about entrepreneurs whose ideas and experiences inspire others. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Impulse Media GmbH
Impulse Media GmbH runs Germany's leading business magazine. They provide new impetus and concrete added value for people who create something of their own, implement ideas and are liable for their actions. They write about entrepreneurs whose ideas and experiences inspire others.
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announced 5/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Colorado Springs Independent, will acquire The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of the Colorado Springs Independent announced that they are buying the Colorado Springs Business Journal. John Weiss, publisher of the Independent and head of the Publishing Corp. of Colorado Springs that is buying the Business Journal, said the papers would remain editorially independent.
buyer: The Colorado Springs Independent
The locally-owned Colorado Springs Independent is the second largest paper in El Paso County with 36,000 papers distributed every Wednesday at more than 850 high-traffic locations. "
target parent: The Dolan Company
target: The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.
The Colorado Springs Business Journal provides in-depth local news covering real estate, tourism, defense contracting/aerospace, local politics and more from award winning reporters.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Graphcom, Inc., acquired Frederick Gorilla

synopsis: Graphcom, Inc., a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in Gettysburg, Pa., announced that it has acquired Frederick Gorilla magazine from All Saints Publishing, LLC of Frederick, Md.
buyer: Graphcom, Inc.
Graphcom, Inc. is a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in historic Gettysburg, Pa. "
target parent: All Saints Publishing, LLC
target: Frederick Gorilla
Frederick Gorilla magazine was launched in August 2011 by Pattee Brown and Harby Tran. Its editorial emphasis was driven from the philosophy that hyper-local journalism is the future of publishing.
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closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
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$43
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$6
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closed 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired The Memo

synopsis: Forbes Media announced the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. "
target: The Memo
The Memo is a London-based, online business publication. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
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closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

BridgeTower Media, acquired SC Business Publications, LLC

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News. SC Biz is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: SC Business Publications, LLC
South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News, is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
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closed 1/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Maryland Pennysaver

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired Maryland Pennysaver, a weekly regional shopping guide distributed via direct mail throughout Maryland, including the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
As a leader in intelligent media delivery, Valassis integratse and optimizes campaigns including direct mail, newspaper inserts and digital advertising to enhance their 58,000 local, regional and national clients’ return on investment. "
target parent: Wafra Partners
target: Maryland Pennysaver
The Maryland Pennysaver is one of the largest independent shopping and direct mail publications, with 49 area specific, targeted editions delivered weekly to more than 543,000 homes and businesses equating to over a million readers throughout many counties in Maryland.
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announced 6/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, will acquire GreatDeals Magazine

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that GreatDeal$ Magazine will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. GreatDeal$ is a quality advertising magazine mailed bi-monthly to 220,000 homes in greater Grand Rapids and 120,000 in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine, one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country, publishes 332 local editions in 27 states, delivering response-driven, full-color glossy ads and money-saving offers. The magazine comprises local merchants and services as well as major regional and national advertisers. "
target: GreatDeals Magazine
GreatDeals is a quality advertising magazine mailed bi-monthly to 220,000 homes in greater Grand Rapids and 120,000 in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area. The digital version allows consumers the ability to click to advertisers' websites and social media.
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Target Media Partners, acquired Recycler Classifieds

synopsis: The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
buyer: Target Media Partners
Target Media Partners is a leading print and online publisher of local classified and used vehicle photo advertising, information and employment advertising for truck drivers, and wholesale merchandise advertising. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Recycler Classifieds
Recycler currently publishes 4 weekly geographically-zoned editions of the Recycler Classifieds Free Ad paper in Southern California; Recycler North, Recycler South, Recycler East, and Recycler West.
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closed 11/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, purchased The Employment News, Minnesota Health & Medical Careers from S and J Multimedia LLC

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of The Employment News, the leading free recruitment publication in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was purchased from S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns similar publications in the Northeast and Colorado. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder (KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933. "
seller: S and J Multimedia LLC
S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns publications in the Northeast and Colorado. The Employment News publishes weekly North and South editions distributed at more than 3,800 Twin Cities locations.
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closed 11/2/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, acquired DFW Job Connection

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of two leading free employee recruitment publications -- Jobs and Careers in the San Francisco Bay Area and DFW Job Connection in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- and DFW Auto Connection. Details of the transactions were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder (KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933. "
target: DFW Job Connection
DFW Job Connection publishes three zoned weeklies serving Dallas and Fort Worth.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, acquired The Business Post

synopsis: Kilcullen Kapital Partners, an investment company founded by businessman Enda O’Coineen, has acquiredThe Business Post from Key Capital. The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper.
buyer: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy, is a boutique dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen Kapital Partners is based in Dublin, Ireland, "
target parent: Key Capital Ltd.
target: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more.
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announced 9/13/2016 via Reuters

Grupo Globo, will acquire Valor Economico

synopsis: Grupo Globo SA, Latin America's largest media conglomerate, agreed to buy out the stake that partner Grupo Folha had in Valor Econômico newspaper. Folha, which is Brazil's largest paper in circulation, and Globo owned half each of Valor Econômico, which was created around 2000 to focus on finance and economics news.
buyer: Grupo Globo
Grupo Globo Media, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, creates, produces, manages, and distributes audiovisual programs. It produces television programs, entertainment shows, and fiction shows that broadcast in Spanish, European, and American channels. "
target: Valor Economico
Valor Econômico is a result of the partnership of two large media groups in Brazil: Grupo Folha and Organizações Globo. It is the largest economy, finance and business newspaper in Brazil, and it has become the most important publication in the area.
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announced 4/15/2013 via Bloomberg

Times Media Group Limited, will acquire BDFM Publishers Ltd

synopsis: Pearson Plc (PSON), which owns the Financial Times newspaper, has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in publisher BDFM Publishers Ltd. to South Africa’s Times Media Group Ltd. (TMG), the Johannesburg-based company. BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines in South Africa.
buyer: Times Media Group Limited (TMG:SJ:$345.68)
Times Media Group Limited (TMG) is the holding company that owns leading South Africa media and entertainment assets, boasting prominent brands, innovative content, delivered across a variety of channels. These assets are housed in the operating company Times Media (Pty) Ltd. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: BDFM Publishers Ltd
BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines. The company offers its publications under Business Day, The Weekender, and Financial Mail brand names. Additionally, it prints management books.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Mspark, Inc., acquired Preferred Mail Advertising

synopsis: Mspark, a results-oriented print, and digital media distribution company with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America, has acquired Preferred Mail Advertising, a direct mail advertising company that delivers to over 570,000 homes each month in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: Preferred Mail Advertising
Preferred Mail Advertising is a direct mail advertising company that delivers to over 550,000 homes each month in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The company offers their clients a complete array of services from product design, to printing, to distribution using their shared mail program.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 2/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Georgia Trend Magazine

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced the acquisition of Trend Publications, LLC, which includes the premiere state-wide monthly business publication, Georgia Trend, several annual publications, georgiatrend.com and other print, digital and event assets.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. MPG currently owns and operates 11 daily newspapers as well as non-daily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. "
target: Georgia Trend Magazine
Georgia Trend presents an analysis of trends in finance, investments, real-estate, politics and the economy each month. More corporate decision makers in the state rely on Georgia Trend for business news and information that can help them plan for the future.
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announced 7/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Integrated Whale Media Investments, will acquire Forbes, Inc.

synopsis: Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, announced an agreement under which a group of international investors will purchase a majority stake in the company. The newly formed Hong Kong-based investor group Integrated Whale Media Investments is composed of international investors.
buyer: Integrated Whale Media Investments
Integrated Whale Media Investments is a Hong Kong-based international investor group. Its investors include Integrated Asset Management (Asia) Limited (“IAM”). IAM is primarily engaged in public and private equity investments, with expertise in telecommunications, finance and technology investments."
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media LLC, publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, is an authoritative source of news and information on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.
price ($mm)
$500*
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Impulse Media GmbH, acquired Impulse Media GmbH

synopsis: Nikolaus Förster, the managing director of Impulse Media GmbH, acquired the majority of Impulse Magazine from Gruner+Jahr AG & Co. Impulse is Germany's leading business magazine.
buyer: Impulse Media GmbH
Impulse Media GmbH runs Germany's leading business magazine. They provide new impetus and concrete added value for people who create something of their own, implement ideas and are liable for their actions. They write about entrepreneurs whose ideas and experiences inspire others. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Impulse Media GmbH
Impulse Media GmbH runs Germany's leading business magazine. They provide new impetus and concrete added value for people who create something of their own, implement ideas and are liable for their actions. They write about entrepreneurs whose ideas and experiences inspire others.
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announced 5/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Colorado Springs Independent, will acquire The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of the Colorado Springs Independent announced that they are buying the Colorado Springs Business Journal. John Weiss, publisher of the Independent and head of the Publishing Corp. of Colorado Springs that is buying the Business Journal, said the papers would remain editorially independent.
buyer: The Colorado Springs Independent
The locally-owned Colorado Springs Independent is the second largest paper in El Paso County with 36,000 papers distributed every Wednesday at more than 850 high-traffic locations. "
target parent: The Dolan Company
target: The Colorado Springs Business Journal, Inc.
The Colorado Springs Business Journal provides in-depth local news covering real estate, tourism, defense contracting/aerospace, local politics and more from award winning reporters.
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closed 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Graphcom, Inc., acquired Frederick Gorilla

synopsis: Graphcom, Inc., a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in Gettysburg, Pa., announced that it has acquired Frederick Gorilla magazine from All Saints Publishing, LLC of Frederick, Md.
buyer: Graphcom, Inc.
Graphcom, Inc. is a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in historic Gettysburg, Pa. "
target parent: All Saints Publishing, LLC
target: Frederick Gorilla
Frederick Gorilla magazine was launched in August 2011 by Pattee Brown and Harby Tran. Its editorial emphasis was driven from the philosophy that hyper-local journalism is the future of publishing.
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