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closed 1/31/2013 via CNW Group

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Modulo Inc.

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language educational resources and materials. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that serves every level of the school system, from kindergarten to university, in the French and French-immersion markets across Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target parent: OMERS Private Equity
target: Groupe Modulo Inc.
Groupe Modulo is a French-language educational publisher that provides learning solutions from Kindergarten to University. The company is based in Canada.
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announced 6/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Vista Higher Learning, Inc., will acquire Santillana USA

synopsis: Vista Higher Learning, Inc., the leading educational publisher of world language products in the US, has announced an agreement with the PRISA education subsidiary SANTILLANA, for the acquisition of SANTILLANA USA’s operations. SANTILLANA USA is a leading company for the learning of Spanish at all levels in the U.S. market.
buyer: Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Vista Higher Learning, Inc. was founded in 2000 as a specialized publisher focused exclusively on world languages. Since that time, VHL has become the market leader for language learning solutions for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Santillana USA
Santillana USA, based in Miami, Florida, are dedicated to the diffusion of the Spanish and English language by offering quality second language instructional materials and children’s literature for K-12 education.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers

synopsis: Dubai-based education company, Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, a global education company. Headquartered in the US and Canada, EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
buyer: Coded Minds
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) & leadership education technology company. They offer reverse engineered courses with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum. "
target: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides educators with the tools to teach innovative thinking. EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

STEM Learning Lab merged with EdgeMakers,

synopsis: EdgeMakers announced that they have merged with Canada's STEM Learning Lab. By offering learning camps, STEM Learning Lab helps student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century.
buyer: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century. Through their STEM 2.0 program, learners can develop technical proficiencies, soft skills and an innovative thinking mindset to prepare them for the future. "
target: STEM Learning Lab
Canada's STEM Learning Lab promotes education in STEM. By offering learning camps, they help student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. They believe that learning is most effective when combined with fun, challenge-based, hands-on learning experiences.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
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$250
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

ACT, Inc., acquired Knovation, Inc.

synopsis: ACT, the nonprofit learning, measurement and navigation organization behind the ACT® test, announced it has acquired Knovation, Inc., a leading curator of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Knovation, which was created 19 years ago, pioneered the use of well-curated, free content in K-12 instruction.
buyer: ACT, Inc.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. They are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. "
target: Knovation, Inc.
Knovation, Inc. is a leading curator of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Knovation, which was created 19 years ago, pioneered the use of well-curated, free content in K-12 instruction. It has received industry recognition for innovation, effectiveness and ease of use.
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closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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announced 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, will acquire Chetana Publications (India) LLP

synopsis: Indian publishing company S Chand and Co. Ltd announced plans to buy a controlling 51% stake in Chetana Publications Pvt. Ltd to expand its base in the school education space. Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chetana Publications (India) LLP
Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year and more than 10 million books published in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil language.
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closed 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Robo, acquired MyStemKits

synopsis: Robo, a company focused on 3D printing, has acquired the leading USA education software and content business, MyStemKits. MyStemKits is the owner of the world’s largest online library of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculums with 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
buyer: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a company focused on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry. They plan to make next generation 3D technologies that inspire passion and empower people to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals. "
target: MyStemKits
MyStemKits (MSK) is a leading USA “EdTech” business that develops and markets the world’s largest library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) curriculums incorporating 3D printed project kits for K-12 schools, all aligned to USA national science and mathematics standards.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aksia Group SGR, acquired Alpha Test Srl

synopsis: Independent private equity firm Aksìa Group has acquired 70 per cent of Alpha Test, a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation for university admission tests.
buyer: Aksia Group SGR
Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A. is an asset management company specialized in private equity investments in mature and healthy companies. "
target: Alpha Test Srl
Alpha Test is a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation at university admission tests.
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closed 4/13/2016 via Market Wire

Polar 3D, acquired STEAMtrax LLC

synopsis: Polar 3D announced that it has completed the acquisition of STEAMtrax from 3D Systems. STEAMtrax is an innovative STEAM-based curriculum that integrates engineering, CAD modeling and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in areas of science, math, language arts, social studies, and art.
buyer: Polar 3D
Polar 3D is a 3D printing technology and manufacturing company that provides collaborative Cloud-based software solutions for 3D printing in the education market and a portfolio of patents including the Polar 3D desktop. "
target parent: 3D Systems Corporation
target: STEAMtrax LLC
STEAMtrax is an innovative new curriculum that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies, and art.
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announced 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., will acquire Blendedschools.net

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc, whose business strategy is focused on the development and acquisition of 21st century educational management services and education technology announced it intends to acquire the assets and operations of Blendedschools.net, a leading provider of blended learning curriculum, professional development, and online leaning.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Blendedschools.net
Blendedschools.net is a leading provider of blended learning curriculum, professional development, and online leaning. They have an 11 year history, and large base of clients, generally focused on smaller school districts, including those in rural settings.
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closed 9/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired 100% of the stock of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula including the adaptive Cognitive Tutor® math software. Carnegie Learning provides math instruction to more than 600,000 students in 3,000 schools nationwide.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company provides differentiated instruction in schools across the United States.
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closed 4/12/2011 via Capital IQ

Woongjin Thinkbig Co., Ltd., acquired Eduwang, Inc.

synopsis: Woongjin thinkbig Co., Ltd. announced that it will acquire Eduwang. co,.ltd, which is mainly engaged in education services.
buyer: Woongjin Thinkbig Co., Ltd.
Woongjin thinkbig Co., Ltd is a Korea-based company engaged in the provision of educational services for primary school students. The Company is also engaged in publishing and after school education. "
target: Eduwang, Inc.
Eduwang is a privately owned publisher and education services provider based in Seoul, South Korea.
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closed 7/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Edmentum, acquired Calvert Education Services

synopsis: Edmentum, a global education curriculum and services leader and pioneer in online teaching and learning, has announced the acquisition of Calvert Education Services, a leading provider of premium K-8 distance learning curriculum and educational support services to students around the world.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Edmentum
Edmentum is a leading provider of online learning programs designed to drive student achievement for academic and career success. Their virtual learning solution, EdOptions Academy, is a fully accredited K-12 online school. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: Calvert Education Services
Calvert Education Services is a leading provider of premium K-8 distance learning curriculum and educational support services to students around the world. The Company offers families and schools turnkey solutions for educating students outside of traditional classrooms.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jeff Golner, acquired STEM Sports, LLC

synopsis: Jeff Golner, the owner of Agency G, has acquired one of his clients, STEM Sports, which creates and provides turnkey K-8 educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines with a variety of sports. The program drives STEM-based learning in classrooms, after-school programs and camps.
buyer: Jeff Golner
Jeff Golner is the owner of Agency G, a full service marketing firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeff Golner is an Arizona native, having attended Camelback High School in Phoenix and earning a degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona in May of 1993. "
target: STEM Sports, LLC
STEM Sports develops and provides turnkey curricula for 3rd through 8th grade-aged students using a sport as the strategic vehicle to drive STEM-based learning. Through each STEM Sports curriculum, students and youth develop critical thinking, collaboration and creative problem-solving skills.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Education Group, acquired Boardworks Ltd.

synopsis: Boardworks, a provider of digital curriculum content and the creator of the highly successful formative assessment platform, Doddle, will now form part of GL Assessment, the UK’s largest provider of formative assessments for schools. Boardworks was founded by David Blake and Julie Kilcoyne and it launched its formative assessment platform, Doddle.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: GL Education Group
GL Assessment (known internationally as GL Education) is the leading provider of benchmarking, formative and diagnostic assessments to UK schools and has a growing presence in British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide. "
target: Boardworks Ltd.
Boardworks has been selling digital curriculum content into the UK market since the year 2000 and now has products in 85% of UK secondary schools. In 2011, Boardworks launched a range of products in the US, and this has grown rapidly into a profitable business based in New York.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Waterford Institute, acquired Curriculet

synopsis: Waterford Institute, a nonprofit edtech and research center, announced the acquisition of Curriculet. Curriculet’s platform, a self-guided independent reading program, will become part of the Waterford curriculum and provide students from grades 3 to 6 with a breadth of individualized reading experiences.
buyer: Waterford Institute
Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through an award-winning curriculum, content, and assessment for children in pre-K to 6th grade. "
target: Curriculet
Curriculet enables teachers to deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum materials. Curriculet allows school districts nationwide to purchase ebooks at a lower cost, expanding their library and enabling teachers to broaden their reading lists.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., acquired RCL Benziger

synopsis: Two leaders in the K-12 publishing industry are joining forces. Dubuque, Iowa-based Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, publisher of science, math, and gifted materials, acquired Cincinnati-based RCL Benziger, publisher of Catholic educational materials.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Their award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: RCL Benziger
RCL Benziger is one of the oldest publishers of Catholic educational materials and faith formation resources in the United States. Known for its digital product offerings and bilingual resources, RCL Benziger is a major provider of religious education programs for Catholic schools and parishes.
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closed 1/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hodder Education, acquired Rising Stars UK

synopsis: Hodder Education has acquired independent publisher Rising Stars, which publishes curriculum, assessment and revision resources for primary schools. Rising Stars publishes teaching and learning resources for primary schools. The company specialises in curriculum and assessment materials in both print and digital media.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hodder Education
Hodder Education imprints covers books, resources, digital materials and assessment for the schools, vocational, higher education and self-learning markets. It is the second largest publisher for secondary education in the UK. "
target: Rising Stars UK
Rising Stars publishes teaching and learning resources for primary schools. The company specialises in curriculum and assessment materials in both print and digital and has recently developed a range of materials for the teaching of computing.
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closed 1/31/2013 via CNW Group

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Modulo Inc.

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language educational resources and materials. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that serves every level of the school system, from kindergarten to university, in the French and French-immersion markets across Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target parent: OMERS Private Equity
target: Groupe Modulo Inc.
Groupe Modulo is a French-language educational publisher that provides learning solutions from Kindergarten to University. The company is based in Canada.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
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closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Lexis Media, purchased 3 newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. The publications sold to Groupe Lexis Média inc. are: L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste. TC Media works in interactive media and marketing solutions.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is an independent magazine publisher. They specialize in editing and content production, as well as print media by creating Homme, the only French-language magazine of its kind in their province. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The newspapers being sold by TC Media are L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste which are local to their communities: Rimouski, Matane, and Amqui, respectively. TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransMet, purchased 30 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has completed the sale of 30 of its publications and their related web properties to TransMet, a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, and more.
buyer: TransMet
TransMet is a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. TransMet is a partner of choice for large media companies, they offer logistics, pick and pack, retail fulfillment and collection, customs brokerage, and specialized transportation services. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, and more. The publications belong to TC Media, a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lexis Media, purchased 12 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 12 of its Quebecois publications, as well as its related Web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média, a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. The newspapers sold include: Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien and La Frontière.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. It publishes the magazine Mieux-Être with 6 annual editions and the magazines Bébé, Grossesse, Homme et le Monde de l'auto. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The 12 publications are Quebecois newspapers and they include Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action, L'Express Montcalm and Hebdo Rive-Nord.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Icimédias Inc., purchased 21 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: TC Media, announces the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties, as well as its InMemoriam.ca site to Icimédias Inc., a Canadian company led by its President Renel Bouchard. The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec.
buyer: Icimédias Inc.
Icimédias Inc. is a company led by its President Renel Bouchard, with Marc-Noël Ouellette as Managing Director. It is based in Canada. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec that include L'Hebdo du Saint-Maurice, Le Courrier Sud, L'Echo de Maskinongé and more. Also included are web properties associated with these publications as well as InMemoriam.ca, a virtual community for creating personalized memorial websites.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

2M Media, acquired Courrier Laval

synopsis: 2M Media has acquired the weekly newspaper Courrier Laval from TC Media, a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental. Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts.
buyer: 2M Media
Based in Canada, 2M Media is a company of which the chairman, Martin Oliver, and the vice-president, Martin Routhier, are former managers of the media division of Transcontinental, TC Media. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Courrier Laval
Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts. They offer the wholesale distribution of books, periodicals, and newspapers.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Sonème hebdo inc., purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its newspapers, namely L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties, to Sonème hebdo inc., a company led by Sylvain Lacasse.
buyer: Sonème hebdo inc.
Sonème hebdo inc. is a company led by Sylvain Lacasse in Quebec, Canada. Mr. Lacasse is also the publisher of the Journal le Courant des Hautes-Laurentides newspaper. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three newspapers from TC Media including L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties. They are all located in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gravité Média, purchased Six Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Newly-formed Gravite Media has bought six French language publications from Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. The publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties.
buyer: Gravité Média
Quebec-headquartered Gravite Media is a group that includes Julie Voyer, former general manager at TC Media for the Monteregie region. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The six French language publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties. The six publications are comprised of newspapers in Quebec.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trium Medias, purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Trium Médias, a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada, has acquired three newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
buyer: Trium Medias
Trium Médias is a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada. It was founded by TC Media employees, Marlène Claveau and Stéphanie Gagnon, as well as Daniel St-Pierre. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three weekly newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Les Versants du Mont-Bruno, acquired Journal de Chambly

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of its weekly newspaper Journal de Chambly to a Canadian corporation controlled by Philippe Clair, also the owner and publisher of the Les Versants du Mont-Bruno Inc. group. Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in Chambly and the Rouville regions in Quebec, Canada.
buyer: Les Versants du Mont-Bruno
Les Versants du Mont - Bruno is a newspaper that is distributed free of charge in the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Basile-le-Grand and Sainte-Julie residences in Quebec, Canada. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Journal de Chambly
Journal de Chambly is a weekly newspaper. Founded in May 1966, Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in 8 cities of the basin of Chambly and the Rouville Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada.
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closed 4/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

The Chronicle Herald, purchased Media Assets from Transcontinental Media

synopsis: The Chronicle Herald announced it has acquired the newspaper and publishing assets of TC Media – the Media Sector of TC Transcontinental – in Atlantic Canada. The deal includes TC Media’s 28 brands and web-related properties four printing plants operated within TC Media.
buyer: The Chronicle Herald
The Chronicle Herald is the most comprehensive information source in Atlantic Canada. It is Nova Scotia, Canada's number 1 source for news in print or online. The Chronicle Herald is proud of its legacy of independence, integrity and place as a vital part of the fabric of the communities they serve."
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: Transcontinental Media
TC Media’s newspaper and publishing assets include 28 brands, their web-related properties, and four printing plants operated in in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick, Canada.
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announced 12/5/2013 via Market Wire

Transcontinental Media, will purchase Community Papers in Quebec from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Transcontinental Media and Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announced that they have signed an agreement under which the 74 Sun Media community papers and associated web properties in Quebec will be acquired by TC Media. Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada, publishing eight paid and seven free urban daily newspapers, nine paid community daily newspapers, and nearly 190 weekly newspapers, weekly shopping guides and agricultural and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$75
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closed 1/31/2013 via CNW Group

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Modulo Inc.

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language educational resources and materials. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that serves every level of the school system, from kindergarten to university, in the French and French-immersion markets across Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target parent: OMERS Private Equity
target: Groupe Modulo Inc.
Groupe Modulo is a French-language educational publisher that provides learning solutions from Kindergarten to University. The company is based in Canada.
price ($mm)[EV]
$23 [$22]
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closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Metro Montreal

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc., through its subsidiary TC Media, is very proud to announce that it has become the sole owner of Metro Montréal and the paper's interactive platforms. The Metro Montréal newspaper is the most widely read weekday paper on the Island of Montreal.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Metro Montreal
Metro Montréal, the most widely read daily paper on the Island of Montreal, reaches more than 245,000 readers a week, Monday to Friday.
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closed 5/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Redux Media

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Redux Media, a leading online advertising network. Redux Media manages mass online display inventory, optimizing it into custom-targeted and brand-safe advertising channels.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Redux Media
Redux Media is a leading online advertising network. Redux Media manages mass online display inventory, optimizing it into custom-targeted and brand-safe advertising channels.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Édition Beauce

synopsis: TC Media has acquired Édition Beauce as part of its strategy to develop its Quebec community paper network. Known until recently as Journal de Beauce-Nord, Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Édition Beauce
Édition Beauce is a newspaper agency in Quebec. Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges. Édition Beauce was known as as Journal de Beauce-Nord.
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closed 9/14/2010 via Yahoo, Inc.

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Media-Business Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Media, a subsidiary of Transcontinental has acquired Groupe Media-Business Inc., publisher of the Le Nord newspaper in Quebec. Terms of the acquisition of the weekly, distributed in the Laurentians area of Quebec, were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
The fourth-largest print media group in Canada, with annual revenues of $580 million in 2006, Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada."
target: Groupe Media-Business Inc.
Groupe Media-Business Inc. is the publisher of community paper Le Nord (QC). The weekly paper has a circulation of nearly 50,000 and is distributed in the Laurentians area of Quebec.
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closed 6/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Transcontinental Media, purchased six magazines related to home building and renovation from Les Éditions Ma Maison

synopsis: Transcontinental Media announced today that it has acquired six magazines related to home building and renovation from print media group Les Éditions Ma Maison ltée.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
The fourth-largest print media group in Canada, with annual revenues of $580 million in 2006, Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada."
seller: Les Éditions Ma Maison
Each year, more than 1.5 million copies of Quebec-based titles Maison D’aujourd’hui, Condo et Loft D’aujourd’hui, Maison Direct, Condo Direct, MaisonsNeuves.com and MaisonMax.com, are distributed.
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closed 1/31/2013 via CNW Group

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Modulo Inc.

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language educational resources and materials. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that serves every level of the school system, from kindergarten to university, in the French and French-immersion markets across Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target parent: OMERS Private Equity
target: Groupe Modulo Inc.
Groupe Modulo is a French-language educational publisher that provides learning solutions from Kindergarten to University. The company is based in Canada.
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$23 [$22]
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Lexis Media, purchased 3 newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. The publications sold to Groupe Lexis Média inc. are: L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste. TC Media works in interactive media and marketing solutions.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is an independent magazine publisher. They specialize in editing and content production, as well as print media by creating Homme, the only French-language magazine of its kind in their province. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The newspapers being sold by TC Media are L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste which are local to their communities: Rimouski, Matane, and Amqui, respectively. TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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announced 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Groupe Serdy

synopsis: TVA Group announced an agreement to acquire the Serdy Média inc. and the Serdy Vidéo inc. group of companies. Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is engaged in the television, cinema and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group, operator of the over-the-air television network TVA and a stable of specialty channels, is the largest private French-language television broadcaster in North America. "
target: Groupe Serdy
Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food. While engaged in TV, print, digital and event media, Serdy is much more than a media group.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransMet, purchased 30 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has completed the sale of 30 of its publications and their related web properties to TransMet, a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, and more.
buyer: TransMet
TransMet is a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. TransMet is a partner of choice for large media companies, they offer logistics, pick and pack, retail fulfillment and collection, customs brokerage, and specialized transportation services. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, and more. The publications belong to TC Media, a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lexis Media, purchased 12 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 12 of its Quebecois publications, as well as its related Web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média, a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. The newspapers sold include: Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien and La Frontière.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. It publishes the magazine Mieux-Être with 6 annual editions and the magazines Bébé, Grossesse, Homme et le Monde de l'auto. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The 12 publications are Quebecois newspapers and they include Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action, L'Express Montcalm and Hebdo Rive-Nord.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Icimédias Inc., purchased 21 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: TC Media, announces the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties, as well as its InMemoriam.ca site to Icimédias Inc., a Canadian company led by its President Renel Bouchard. The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec.
buyer: Icimédias Inc.
Icimédias Inc. is a company led by its President Renel Bouchard, with Marc-Noël Ouellette as Managing Director. It is based in Canada. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec that include L'Hebdo du Saint-Maurice, Le Courrier Sud, L'Echo de Maskinongé and more. Also included are web properties associated with these publications as well as InMemoriam.ca, a virtual community for creating personalized memorial websites.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Sonème hebdo inc., purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its newspapers, namely L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties, to Sonème hebdo inc., a company led by Sylvain Lacasse.
buyer: Sonème hebdo inc.
Sonème hebdo inc. is a company led by Sylvain Lacasse in Quebec, Canada. Mr. Lacasse is also the publisher of the Journal le Courant des Hautes-Laurentides newspaper. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three newspapers from TC Media including L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties. They are all located in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gravité Média, purchased Six Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Newly-formed Gravite Media has bought six French language publications from Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. The publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties.
buyer: Gravité Média
Quebec-headquartered Gravite Media is a group that includes Julie Voyer, former general manager at TC Media for the Monteregie region. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The six French language publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties. The six publications are comprised of newspapers in Quebec.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trium Medias, purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Trium Médias, a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada, has acquired three newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
buyer: Trium Medias
Trium Médias is a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada. It was founded by TC Media employees, Marlène Claveau and Stéphanie Gagnon, as well as Daniel St-Pierre. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three weekly newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Édition Beauce

synopsis: TC Media has acquired Édition Beauce as part of its strategy to develop its Quebec community paper network. Known until recently as Journal de Beauce-Nord, Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Édition Beauce
Édition Beauce is a newspaper agency in Quebec. Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges. Édition Beauce was known as as Journal de Beauce-Nord.
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closed 8/31/2006 via

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., purchased French consumer magazines from EMAP plc

synopsis: International media group Emap PLC said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its struggling French consumer magazines division to Arnoldo Mondadori Editori SpA in a cash deal worth 550 million pounds ($1 billion).
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$1,416.65)
Its magazine division publishes women's magazines (Donna Moderna), news magazines (Panorama), TV guides (Guida TV), and other publications on topics such as cooking, travel, and pop culture. It also publishes Italian-language versions of Ziff-Davis (ZDNet Italia) and Hearst (Cosmopolitan) titles. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$522.70)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$688
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$552
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
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closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co., acquired Mecom Germany

synopsis: British-owned Mecom, publisher of dailies Berliner Zeitung and Hamburger Morgenpost, has sold its German holdings to Cologne-based media group M. DuMont Schauberg. The €152-million in the deal will add a readership of some 100 million to M. DuMont Schauberg.
buyer: M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co.
The M. DuMont Schauberg group of companies publish the subscription newspapers Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rundschau and the newsstand newspaper EXPRESS. Moreover, in Saxony-Anhalt MDS publishes Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle/Saale. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Mecom Germany
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
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$202
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closed 11/1/2006 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired Vista Magazine

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced the acquisition of Vista Magazine, the No. 1 dual language general interest publication with 1 million copies distributed in 29 markets 11 times annually. This is the sixth company acquired by ImpreMedia, and the second this year.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: Vista Magazine
VISTA Magazine is a dual language publication for the entire family designed to represent cultural heritage in an upbeat and compelling editorial format. VISTA Magazine is inserted in 30 newspapers, which serve established or emerging Hispanic communities.
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closed 6/6/2003 via BusinessWire

American Media Inc., purchased license to Men's Fitness En Espanol from Ideas Publishing Group

synopsis: American Media, Inc. announced today that the company has re-acquired the license to Men's Fitness En Espanol, the Spanish language version of its best selling men's magazine, Men's Fitness, from Ideas Publishing Group (IPG).
buyer parent: Evercore Partners Inc.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health & fitness categories. In the past 7 years, AMI has grown to become the 4th largest consumer magazine publisher in the country, and #2 in retail magazine sales. "
seller parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
seller: Ideas Publishing Group
A subsidiary of magazine publisher Condé Nast, Ideas Publishing Group publishes Spanish-language magazines for readers in the US, as well as in Latin America. Its titles include Vogue en Español, Prevention en Español, Teen en Español, and Newsweek en Español.
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announced 6/8/2009 via BusinessWire

OpenGate Capital, will acquire Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo

synopsis: OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo, the youth publications divisions of leading French media company Groupe Le Monde.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Groupe Le Monde
target: Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo
Based in Paris, Fleurus Presse has produced high-quality magazines beloved by millions of French children aged 1-14 for more than 50 years. Its 12 leading children’s magazines in France include Abricot, Les P’tites Filles àla Vanille, Les P’tites Sorcières, and Je lis déjà.
price ($mm)
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$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, acquired DZfoot

synopsis: Reworld Media, an international digital group, announces the acquisition of DZ Foot, the first French site for Algerian football news. DZ Foot was founded in 1999 by a football enthusiast and journalist Hassen Ferroukhi.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target: DZfoot
Founded in 1999 by a football enthusiast and a journalist, DZ Foot is a leading French-speaking media site on Algerian football news. The site has 2.5 million unique visitors, 15 million page views, and enjoys a particularly loyal and interactive community.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

2M Media, acquired Courrier Laval

synopsis: 2M Media has acquired the weekly newspaper Courrier Laval from TC Media, a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental. Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts.
buyer: 2M Media
Based in Canada, 2M Media is a company of which the chairman, Martin Oliver, and the vice-president, Martin Routhier, are former managers of the media division of Transcontinental, TC Media. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Courrier Laval
Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts. They offer the wholesale distribution of books, periodicals, and newspapers.
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closed 4/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, acquired Le Temps SA

synopsis: Ringier, the largest international media company operating in Switzerland, announced that it is is taking over Le Temps, the French-language newspaper based in Geneva.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is the largest international media company operating in Switzerland. Ringier owns 120 newspapers and magazines, runs several radio and TV stations and operates more than 80 web and mobile platforms in 14 countries. "
target: Le Temps SA
Le Temps is a Swiss French-language daily newspaper, published in the Berliner format in Geneva by Le Temps SA. Published Monday through Saturday, the newspaper has several supplements, thematic special editions, a website and digital applications.
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closed 12/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Adria Media Ljubljana, acquired Adria Media Ljubljana

synopsis: Adria Media Holding GmbH sold its entire 75% stake in Adria Media Ljubljana d.o.o. to the management of the company. Adria Media Ljubljana is one of the leading magazine publishers in Slovenia.
buyer: Adria Media Ljubljana
Adria Media Ljubljana is a publishing house with a portfolio of the most important national and international magazine trademarks. It is one of the leading magazine publishers in Slovenia. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Adria Media Ljubljana
Adria Media Ljubljana is a publishing house with a portfolio of the most important national and international magazine trademarks. It is one of the leading magazine publishers in Slovenia.
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Matching Companies
Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,830.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$301.29
EBIT ($mm)
$220.96
Net Income ($mm)
$146.50
Employees
5700
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
$12.41
Employees
1156
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$888.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.97
EBIT ($mm)
$23.54
Net Income ($mm)
$6.23
Employees
4750
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: SET:POST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Plc. is the publisher and distributor of the Bangkok Post (an English language daily newspaper), Post Today (a Thai language business oriented daily newspaper) and Student Weekly (an English language magazine targeting high school/university students as well as other readers).
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$66.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1480
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,089.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$184.93
EBIT ($mm)
$100.89
Net Income ($mm)
$113.39
Employees
3642
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
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