Like Variety, Inc.

closed 10/9/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Variety, Inc.

synopsis: Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com, has acquired Hollywood trade publication Variety for about $25 million. Penske Media will add Variety to a portfolio that includes consumer-focused entertainment sites TVLine and Movieline, celebrity news and fashion site HollywoodLife and mobile gadget site BGR.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Variety, Inc.
Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City. Delivered to 60 countries, Variety presents in-depth news, exclusive reports, trend stories, box office information and reviews.
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closed 8/22/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Bill Paulos, acquired GamingToday

synopsis: GamingToday, the iconic Las Vegas sports and gaming publication, has been acquired by gaming visionary Bill Paulos. GamingToday has been a staple for sports and gaming bettors and is the nation’s only newspaper dedicated to covering the commercial casino industry, as well as pari-mutuel race wagering and the emerging sports betting industry.
buyer: Bill Paulos
Bill Paulos is a gaming visionary that has co-founded Engaged Nation as well as established Cannery Casino Resorts. "
target: GamingToday
GamingToday is the nation’s only newspaper dedicated to the commercial casino industry. GamingToday is a full-color, tabloid-size weekly that is distributed in casinos, card rooms, race tracks and other outlets in 11 states. The newspaper is also available to subscribers via first class mail.
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announced 2/23/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wainscot Media, LLC, will acquire MR Magazine

synopsis: Wainscot Media, a company that helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content, is acquiring MR Magazine from UBM plc. Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear execs and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, these content programs aim to generate additional customers for clients while also strengthening brand connection and commitment. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: MR Magazine
Since 1990, retailers, designers, menswear execs and fashion insiders have turned to MR Magazine for accurate information, insightful analysis, innovative ideas and trend spotting, as well an inside look at the people who drive the menswear business.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Intermedia Group, acquired Esprit Magazine

synopsis: The Intermedia Group, a leading Australian publishing, event management and technology business, has acquired a majority stake in Esprit Magazine, a quarterly retail beauty business magazine in Australia. Esprit provides profiles of local and international industry heavyweights, industry issues, staff training tips and strategies, and more.
buyer: The Intermedia Group
The Intermedia Group is a leading Australian publishing, event management and technology business. Intermedia provides one of the most comprehensive and targeted B2B advertising networks in Australia. Their brands are a vital source of information for Australian and New Zealand businesses. "
target: Esprit Magazine
Esprit Magazine is a quarterly retail beauty business magazine in Australia. Esprit provides profiles of local and international industry heavyweights, trending products, marketing moves, industry issues, staff training tips and strategies, and the latest industry news, views and launches.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Athletx, acquired Baseball Youth

synopsis: Louisville-based Athletx Sports Group, a youth baseball events company, has acquired Morehead, Ky.-based Baseball Youth, the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
buyer: Athletx
Athletx Sports Group is a Louisville-based youth baseball events company. They host championship-caliber youth baseball tournaments across the country. "
target: Baseball Youth
Baseball Youth is the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, social media platforms (over 350,000 followers), Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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announced 12/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., will acquire iGaming Business Limited

synopsis: Clarion Events announced that it is in the final stages of acquiring iGaming Business from Electric Word Plc. iGaming Business specialises in providing high level information to the online gaming and affiliate marketing sectors through its respected magazines, events, websites and reports.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion creates environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. Their events attract buyers with spending and decision-making power who are looking for solutions and innovations to help move their businesses forward. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: iGaming Business Limited
iGaming Business is the most established and respected information provider for the interactive gaming and gambling industry. They specialise in publishing and providing high level information to the iGaming sector through magazines, events, websites and intelligent reports.
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closed 4/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Skate Capital Corp., acquired ARTnews LLC

synopsis: ARTnews, the world’s oldest and most widely circulated art magazine, has been sold by Milton Esterow and his family to Skate Capital Corp., a private art and media industry investment vehicle of Sergey Skaterschikov.
buyer: Skate Capital Corp.
Skate Capital Corp. is the private art and media industry investment vehicle of Sergey Skaterschikov. It is the world's leading specialist art industry investor. Skate Capital also undertakes advisory mandates. "
target: ARTnews LLC
Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world. Published eleven times a year, ARTnews reports on the art, personalities, issues, trends and events shaping the international art world.
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closed 6/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., purchased American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Interweave, one of the nation’s leading art and craft media companies with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, and events for craft enthusiasts, has completed the acquisition of American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
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$40
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closed 8/19/2014 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Fairchild Fashion Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media unit, the parent company of business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Fashion Media
Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. FFM properties include WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Style.com, FN (Footwear News), NowManifest, Beauty Inc, M and Fairchild Summits.
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$100
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/4/2011 via PR Newswire

China Golf Group, Inc., will acquire Wonderful Ace International Ltd.

synopsis: China Golf Group, Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent with Wonderful Ace International Ltd. to acquire its 75% share through equity acquisition. Wonderful Ace owns a serial of consumer magazines, targeting at luxury consumptions, such as golf, watch, and luxury real estates.
buyer: China Golf Group, Inc.
China Golf Group offers a full spectrum of golf course development and management services, including design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of golf courses as well as consulting and management of golf projects. "
target: Wonderful Ace International Ltd.
Wonderful Ace owns a serial of consumer magazines, targeting at luxury consumptions, such as golf, watch, and luxury real estates. First issued in 1994, China Golf magazine is the No. 1 and first professional golf magazine in mainland China.
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closed 4/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Inside Information Group, Ltd., acquired Creative Screenwriting Magazine

synopsis: The publishers of Creative Screenwriting Magazine announced the sale of the magazine and its properties including the Screenwriting Expo, the CS Weekly E-Zine, and related assets to Inside Information Group.
buyer: Inside Information Group, Ltd.
Inside Information Group, Ltd., a privately-held corporation, previously published business news, ran conferences, and published professional books on hospital information technology from 1990 through 2004. It was founded in 1990 by Bill Donovan. "
target: Creative Screenwriting Magazine
Creative Screenwriting is a bi-monthly magazine that covers the business and craft of writing for feature films and television. It is the most widely read periodical for TV and feature film writers. The Screenwriting Expo is the largest conference and tradeshow for screenwriters in the world.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue Star Sports, acquired STACK Media

synopsis: Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, announced the acquisition of STACK, the leading content and media company serving athletes and coaches with educational video and article content, reaching millions of users each month through its website and its various syndication partnerships.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: STACK Media
STACK is a multimedia company with Publishing and Internet business units, and is a leading provider of original “how-to” information targeting athletes. The publishing unit includes the company's flagship publication, STACK Magazine, periodic special issues and a line of books.
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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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announced 7/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Rhinegold Group

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has won the bid to acquire all the assets in the Rhinegold Group. Rhinegold Group produces specialist magazines and live events for the music industry. These assets include: International Piano, Choir & Organ, Classical Music, Teaching Drama, and Music Teacher.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Rhinegold Group
Rhinegold Group operates at the heart of the music and performing arts sector. The Group consists of two companies: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, which produces specialist magazines, and Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd, which delivers live events and creates high-quality digital content for Rhinegold TV.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amazing Radio, acquired CMJ Holdings Corp.

synopsis: Amazing Radio, the British-based internet radio service that focuses on new and emerging artists in the U.K., has emerged as the mystery buyer behind long-troubled U.S. industry conference and festival brand CMJ. CMJ ran a citywide festival and music industry conference called CMJ Music Marathon in New York every autumn from 1980 to 2015.
buyer: Amazing Radio
Amazing Radio is a British-based internet radio service that focuses on new and emerging artists in the U.K. Amazing Radio is available online, on mobile, or on smart speakers. "
target: CMJ Holdings Corp.
CMJ is a U.S. music industry conference and festival brand. CMJ began in the the late ’70s as College Media Journal, a trade magazine for college radio programmer. CMJ also ran a citywide festival and music industry conference called CMJ Music Marathon in New York every autumn from 1980 to 2015.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

ProductionHUB, Inc., acquired Variety 411

synopsis: ProductionHUB, the global network of local crew and vendors, announces the acquisition of Variety 411. Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
buyer: ProductionHUB, Inc.
ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew and vendors that serves the video production industry. Find anything and hire anyone needed, whether it's a camera operator for one day, a video editor for one month, camera and lights for rent or the best candidates to fill a full-time position. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Variety 411
Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
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closed 10/9/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Variety, Inc.

synopsis: Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com, has acquired Hollywood trade publication Variety for about $25 million. Penske Media will add Variety to a portfolio that includes consumer-focused entertainment sites TVLine and Movieline, celebrity news and fashion site HollywoodLife and mobile gadget site BGR.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Variety, Inc.
Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City. Delivered to 60 countries, Variety presents in-depth news, exclusive reports, trend stories, box office information and reviews.
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$25
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closed 2/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Rolling Stone, acquired Life is Beautiful, LLC

synopsis: Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has acquired a majority stake in Life Is Beautiful, an annual music and arts festival. Life is Beautiful was created to help transform and revitalize downtown Las Vegas. The festival features leading artists such as Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Glass Animals, and more.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone is the number one brand in music publishing. Rolling Stone features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning journalism across several platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, and social. "
target: Life is Beautiful, LLC
Life is Beautiful is an annual music and arts festival. Life is Beautiful was created to help transform and revitalize downtown Las Vegas. The festival features leading artists such as Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Glass Animals, and more.
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announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 11/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Penske Media Corporation, acquired The Art Market Monitor

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million, has acquired The Art Market Monitor, an online publication that offers news and analysis about the art market and produces a podcast called Artelligence.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. "
target: The Art Market Monitor
The Art Market Monitor provides a single place to follow public reporting on the art market, chart prices and track the prominence of artists. It offers news and analysis about the art market. In addition to its editorial offerings, the website produces a podcast called Artelligence.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

ProductionHUB, Inc., acquired Variety 411

synopsis: ProductionHUB, the global network of local crew and vendors, announces the acquisition of Variety 411. Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
buyer: ProductionHUB, Inc.
ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew and vendors that serves the video production industry. Find anything and hire anyone needed, whether it's a camera operator for one day, a video editor for one month, camera and lights for rent or the best candidates to fill a full-time position. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Variety 411
Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired SheKnows Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, owner of 20 media brands that include Rolling Stone, Variety, WWD, Deadline, and Robb Report, announced the acquisition of SheKnows Media, a leading women's lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month and whose owned brands include, SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com and HelloFlo.com.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 210 million and empowers more than 1 million global business leaders and CEOs with actionable market information and business intelligence. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is a top women's lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month and more than 300 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com and HelloFlo.com.
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closed 12/20/2017 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Wenner Media LLC

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired a controlling stake in Wenner Media, the publisher of the famed Rolling Stone magazine, the companies announced. Jann S. Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, will stay on at Wenner Media as its editorial director.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company. Their dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. "
target: Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media is the publisher of Rolling Stone and Glixel brands. As the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture, their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. They are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.
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closed 11/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairchild Media, acquired FashInvest

synopsis: FashInvest has been acquired by Fairchild Fashion Media, an arm of Penske Media. FashInvest is the premier place to discover the most relevant news in the fashion tech and business spaces. As the global voice of fashion tech and retail innovation, they provide readers with daily briefings about the companies that drive the fashion tech ecosystem.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Fairchild Media
Fairchild Fashion Media provides fashion news and analysis for the fashion community worldwide. It publishes newspapers, magazines, and books in print and online, and through mobile applications. Fairchild brands include WWD, FN (Footwear News), Beauty Inc, and Fairchild Summits. "
target: FashInvest
FashInvest is the number one place to discover the most relevant news in the fashion tech and business spaces. As the global voice of fashion tech and retail innovation, they provide readers with daily briefings about the companies and people that drive the global fashion tech ecosystem.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Fairchild Media, acquired Sourcing Journal

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company, and its subsidiary Fairchild Media announced the acquisition of Sourcing Journal, the premiere media brand for global executives focused on the sourcing and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Fairchild Media
Fairchild Media, a division of Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. Fairchild brands include WWD, FN (Footwear News), Beauty Inc, and Fairchild Summits. "
target parent: Hertzman Media Group
target: Sourcing Journal
Sourcing Journal is a global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods executives working on the supply chain side of the business. They provide daily updates on news changing the industry, commentary and opinion from industry experts.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Indiewire.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media, has acquired Indiewire.com, the critically acclaimed and foremost website for independent film and television, from SnagFilms, Inc.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media. PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands."
target parent: SnagFilms
target: Indiewire.com
Indiewire is the leading news, information, and networking site for independent-content creators, the industry and fans. Indiewire was lauded as a "must read" by Variety, branded the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community" by Forbes.
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closed 7/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired GoldDerby.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation announced its acquisition of GoldDerby.com. Gold Derby is a site renowned in Hollywood for showcasing entertainment industry award predictions by top journalists and savvy fans.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target: GoldDerby.com
Hollywood's original awards site GoldDerby.com was launched in 2000 by leading awards expert Tom O'Neil, author of "Movie Awards," "The Emmys" and "The Grammys" (Penguin Putnam Books). Gold Derby famously presents four sets of predictions including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammy and other predictions.
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closed 8/19/2014 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Fairchild Fashion Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media unit, the parent company of business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Fashion Media
Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. FFM properties include WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Style.com, FN (Footwear News), NowManifest, Beauty Inc, M and Fairchild Summits.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Variety, Inc.

synopsis: Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com, has acquired Hollywood trade publication Variety for about $25 million. Penske Media will add Variety to a portfolio that includes consumer-focused entertainment sites TVLine and Movieline, celebrity news and fashion site HollywoodLife and mobile gadget site BGR.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Variety, Inc.
Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City. Delivered to 60 countries, Variety presents in-depth news, exclusive reports, trend stories, box office information and reviews.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

United Internet AG, purchased E-Mail Business from Mail.com

synopsis: MMC, the leading publisher and digital media company that owns content properties such as OnCars.com, Deadline.com, HollywoodLife.com, Movieline.com, BGR.com, YHAwards.com, HollyBaby.com, Fan.com, India.com and others, announced a strategic transaction related to its Mail.com asset with Europe's largest Internet company, United Internet Group.
buyer: United Internet AG (DB:UTDI:$5,533.80)
The United Internet Group, is Europe's largest publicly listed Internet company with a multi-billion market capitalization and nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, and is one of the web's pioneers of communication via the Internet. "
seller parent: Mail.com Media Corporation
seller: Mail.com
Mail.com is the best personalized free web-based email and content provider.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 4/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired BGR

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands including, Deadline.com, HollywoodLife.com, Movieline.com and OnCars.com, announced its acquisition of BGR.com, one of the top mobile/gadget sites in the world.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: BGR
Reaching over 1 Million users per month, BoyGeniusReport.com is the leading source for breaking news and analysis on products in-market as well as prior to launch. The site has also broken the news first on almost every new BlackBerry handset.
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closed 6/24/2009 via Company Press Release

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired Deadline Hollywood Daily

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands, announced its acquisition of the Internet’s highly respected website for original content about the infotainment industry DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: Deadline Hollywood Daily
Deadline Hollywood Daily is the 24/7 Internet version of well-known showbiz journalist Nikki Finke's uniquely candid and informed LA Weekly column from the winner of the 2007 Southern California Journalism Awards' Entertainment Journalist Of The Year.
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closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, purchased Seven Entertainment and Gaming Brands from Red Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment platform Fandom announced its acquisition of seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, GameFAQs, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
seller: Red Ventures, LLC
The acquisition includes seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, GameFAQs, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Metacritic and TV Guide.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Brag Media, acquired Epic Digital

synopsis: The Brag Media has acquired digital activations network Epic Digital. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for major brands including Apple, Playstation, Bandai, Hasbro, Stan, Lion, EA, and Binge.
buyer: The Brag Media
The Brag Media's mission is to be a ubiquitous presence in Australian culture; with its people, it's artists and brands. Their publishing business reaches 20% of the Australian population every month and publishes the most iconic brands in the world such as Rolling Stone, Variety and Tone Deaf. "
target: Epic Digital
Epic Digital is a premium digital activations network. Epic Digital delivers cross-channel advertising campaigns in the gaming, anime, music, culture and entertainment sectors. Epic Digital launched in 2019 and has activated campaigns for brands including Apple, Playstation, Hasbro, and more.
price ($mm)
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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:$189.14)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
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:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
price ($mm)
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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:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$3,699.63)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 12/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire Group Nine Media Inc.

synopsis: Vox Media, owner of Vox, The Verge, New York magazine and other digital media sites, is acquiring Group Nine Media. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity. "
target: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (DMD:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Azerion BV, acquired [M]media B.V.

synopsis: Azerion has announced the acquisition of [M]media B.V., a leading sales house, tech partner and intermediary for publishers and advertisers in the Dutch digital advertising space with a strong focus on sports, lifestyle and automotive audiences.
buyer: Azerion BV (ENXTAM:AZRN:$319.32)
Azerion is a high-growth digital entertainment and media platform that serves consumers, digital publishers, advertisers, and game creators globally. Azerion’s integrated platform provides technology solutions to automate the purchase and sale of digital advertising for media buyers and sellers. "
target: [M]media B.V.
[M]media B.V. is a leading sales house, tech partner and intermediary for publishers and advertisers in the Dutch digital advertising space with a strong focus on sports, lifestyle and automotive audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

CraveBooks, acquired HotZippy LLC

synopsis: CraveBooks.com, one of the top book and author promotion sites on the web, announced that it has acquired HotZippy, an Internet advertising company focused on the literary market, that maintains successful, genre-specific book promotional sites.
buyer: CraveBooks
Crave Books is a full-service eBook site and daily email service that gives readers free and bargain ebooks and connects readers and writers. The site also offers a variety of promotional services for authors to raise their profiles and reach new readers. "
target: HotZippy LLC
HotZippy is an Internet advertising company focused on the literary market, that maintains successful, genre-specific book promotional sites. HotZippy specializes in the affordable advertisement and promotion of eBooks written by independent authors as well as national bestsellers.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:203
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
myTaste AB
myTaste AB
Mytaste Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. They own and operate a leading international advertising network as well as a number of digital products and services within performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.03
EBIT ($mm)
$5.56
Net Income ($mm)
$5.45
Employees
4316
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Ticker: TSXV:PMKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Playmaker
Playmaker
Playmaker is a Canadian digital sports media company that lives at the intersection of sports, betting, media and technology. Playmaker is building a collection of premier sports media brands, curated to deliver audiences of sports fans to sports betting companies, leagues, teams and advertisers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$14.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
69
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