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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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announced 10/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, will acquire Boot24.com

synopsis: Boats Group, which owns and operates the leading online boating marketplaces around the world, will acquire Boot24.com, the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com offers over 30,000 new and used boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions. "
target: Boot24.com
Boot24.com is the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com provides users with an easy way to buy and sell used and new boats. Their platform offers over 30,000 boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired SlipSure

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, announced that it acquired SlipSure, the largest app for instant and same day boater bookings. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, serves boaters across the U.S. and internationally. Snag-A-Slip aims to showcase its marina partners and connect transient boaters with available slips more easily. "
target: SlipSure
SlipSure is a free app for same day instant booking of a slip or mooring. Using a boat's specifications, SlipSure provides a marina's availability and price. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Marinanow Srl, acquired MooringSpot

synopsis: Marinanow, an online booking platform for Mediterranean marinas, has announced its acquisition of MooringSpot, the Monaco based market leader in berth marketing and booking. MooringSpot is a point of reference for clients searching for a homeport or a long-term berth rental in the Mediterranean, whether for a sailing boat or a superyacht.
buyer: Marinanow Srl
Marinanow is the online community where sailors from all over the world meet to exchange experiences and to look for and reserve boats, berths and a whole lot more. Marinanow's search engine that can help users find and book berths in marinas thoughout the Mediterranean. "
target: MooringSpot
MooringSpot is a website where people can find berths advertised in order to have a home port, which are often difficult to find in popular yachting destinations. It is a simple and low-cost solution to broker and negotiate the right to occupy a berth over a number of years.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 10/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Harris Publishing Co., acquired Great Lakes Boating

synopsis: Great Lakes Boating magazine, which serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes, was sold to Harris Publishing. Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River.
buyer: Harris Publishing Co.
Harris Publishing, Inc is a full service publishing company which includes 15 different niche publications and five specialty events in those niche areas. Harris Publishing is well known and respected in these industries for its writing, photography and design. "
target parent: Great Lakes Boating Federation
target: Great Lakes Boating
Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River. Great Lakes Boating magazine serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes.
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announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Communications Company, will acquire Scuttlebutt Magazine

synopsis: Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. They have over 1,700 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to their clients and viewers. "
target parent: Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
target: Scuttlebutt Magazine
Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication. The parent company of the magazine is Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
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closed 1/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Lepe Partners, Oakley Capital, Pembroke VCT Plc, acquired Boat International Media

synopsis: An investment consortium led by Pembroke VCT plc, announces the acquisition of Boat International Media, the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals.
buyer: Oakley Capital (OCL:$88.88)
buyer: Pembroke VCT Plc
buyer: Lepe Partners
Pembroke VCT plc is a new venture capital trust. Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business. Lepe Partners is an independent merchant bank focused on helping media and consumer entrepreneurs and business leaders unlock growth. "
target parent: August Equity Ltd.
target: Boat International Media
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Egmont Tidskrifter AB, purchased Boating Magazines from LRF Media AB

synopsis: Egmont Magazines has acquired Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine. Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
buyer: Egmont Tidskrifter AB
Egmont Magazines is a media company with strong brands and dedicated employees. They create content-rich magazine, magazines, websites and events and communicate with readers who have ardent interests in different areas. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

Lighthouse Publications, LLC, acquired BoatingLocal

synopsis: Lighthouse Publications has announced the acquisition of BoatingLocal.com, the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England. It is a daily online magazine for New England boaters and fishermen, with over 6,000 published posts.
buyer: Lighthouse Publications, LLC
Lighthouse Publications, LLC is a mid-sized company specializing in high-end glossy magazines with a variety of titles: Southern New England Home, Southern New England Weddings, Home Remodeling Cape Cod, the Islands & South Coast and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod, The Vineyard, and more. "
target: BoatingLocal
BoatingLocal is the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 6/26/2007 via

International Yachtsman merged with Wave South Florida LLC,

synopsis: Wave, the premier nautical lifestyle company, owned in part by The McClatchy Company, is delighted to announce a merger with HPJ Media Venture's International Yachtsman, the exclusive lifestyle publication of the yachting elite.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Wave South Florida LLC
Wave is the premier nautical lifestyle publication that covers everything on, in and around the water produced by an award-winning team of editors, writers, photographers and artists who are strategically located throughout the world. "
target parent: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
target: International Yachtsman
International Yachtsman travels the world's shipyards, luxury yachts and bustling harbors of great and ancient cities to bring the world of yachting one step closer. Readers get acquainted with all aspects of yachting.
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closed 12/18/2006 via Company Press Release

August Equity Ltd., acquired Boat International Publications Ltd.

synopsis: August Equity Limited has today announced a £29 million management buy-out of Boat International Media Limited. Boat International is the world's leading publisher of superyacht magazines. August Equity provided £13.4 million of equity funding through its managed funds, whilst the balance of the equity was funded by the management team.
buyer: August Equity Ltd.
August Equity (formerly Kleinwort Capital) is an independent private equity firm investing in UK medium sized companies valued between 10 million and 100 million in 4 sectors: Healthcare, Media, Specialist Manufacturing and Technology. "
target: Boat International Publications Ltd.
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. We publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of magazines, consumer shows, books and internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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closed 4/19/2006 via BNC Analysis

HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC, acquired Perfect Vision Media Group

synopsis: San Francisco publishing group has purchased Perfect Vision Media Group, the Miami Beach based publisher of LRM, Las Olas and International Yachtsman magazines. The business was sold to HPJ Media Ventures Fund which publishes several resort titles located mainly in the Rock Mountain region.
buyer: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
HPJ focuses on the media and communications industries and invests primarily in early- and middle-stage companies. HPJ makes strategic investments where the depth and expertise of its affiliated consulting group can add significant value. "
target: Perfect Vision Media Group
Perfect Vision is a Miami Beach based publisher of Lincoln Road Magazine, Las Olas and International Yachtsman magazines.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired Busy Pixel Media

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Busy Pixel Media (“BPM”), a leading digital media company. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Busy Pixel Media
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces. Their global audience includes influential consumers from around the world.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 12/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Knowledge Unlatched

synopsis: Global research and education leader Wiley announced the acquisition of Knowledge Unlatched, an innovator in online open access solutions. The open access movement promises to make more research broadly available to democratize information and to accelerate academic discovery.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is a German company that offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world. KU operates an online marketplace that provides libraries and institutions worldwide with a central place to support various Open Access collections and models.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Hindawi Publishing Corporation

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley’s position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company’s open access publishing program.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi was one of the first publishers to convert its entire portfolio to pure Open Access and has spent the last ten years developing its experience in this area. Founded in Cairo, Egypt by Ahmed Hindawi and Nagwa Abdelmottaleb, they now publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed open access journals.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Wiley, purchased Informatics products from Bio-Rad Laboratories

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced the acquisition of Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.’s Informatics products including the company’s spectroscopy software and spectral databases.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
seller: Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO:$2,311.66)
The acquisition includes the Informatics Spectroscopy Software and Spectral Databases from Bio-Rad Laboratories, a manufacturer of products for the life science research and clinical diagnostics markets. The company was founded in 1952 in Berkeley, California
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Wiley, acquired Madgex

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has acquired Madgex, a market-leading provider of advanced job board software and career center services.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Madgex
Madge is a market-leading provider of advanced job board software and career center services. Their software is used by many of the world's most successful, well known brands providing a full range of tools needed to run a profitable online recruitment business.
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Wiley, acquired mthree

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, a global leader in research and education, has acquired mthree from ECI Partners LLP. mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, tech companies, and government agencies.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: mthree
mthree sources, trains, and prepares aspiring students and professionals to meet the skill needs of today’s tech careers, and then places them with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, technology companies, and government agencies. They are based in London, UK.
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announced 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Zyante

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Zyante Inc., a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Zyante
Zyante Inc. is a leading provider of computer science and STEM education courseware. Zyante was founded in 2012 and its zyBooks platform has served over 500,000 students across 500 institutions.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired RedLink

synopsis: Atypon, the technology leader in the scholarly publishing market, has acquired RedLink, the provider of key data and insights for academic publishers, libraries, and consortia. RedLink’s data and engagement products include Library Dashboard, Publisher Dashboard, SiteLeads, and Remarq.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops publishing technologies for getting content into the hands of practitioners and researchers. Literatum, their online publishing and website development platform, gives content providers automated tools to manage, market, and monetize any type of content for distribution. "
target: RedLink
RedLink helps libraries, publishers, and users see what they’ve been missing. RedLink’s products include intuitive dashboards for libraries and publishers (Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard), unique sales prospecting engines (SiteLeads), and editorial engagement tools (Remarq).
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Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Manuscripts

synopsis: Atypon, an online publishing platform, has acquired Manuscripts, a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts also warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission of their work.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Manuscripts
Manuscripts is a free writing tool that lets users plan, edit and share their work. Manuscripts understands the format needed when submitting to a target journal. It warns users of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting the submission.
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EBSCO Information Services, acquired Linguistics Abstracts Online

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target parent: Wiley
target: Linguistics Abstracts Online
Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts from linguistics and language study journals. It benefits those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.
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Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
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$200
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
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."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Atypon Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Wiley, a global provider of knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based technology partner that enables scholarly societies & publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market & manage their content on the web.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon creates world-class software that allows scholarly societies and related publishers to cost effectively build content sites with their branding front and center, analyze and respond to usage patterns, manage user access, enhance content discovery and support marketing and digital commerce.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
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closed 10/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Analyst Success

synopsis: John Wiley and Sons Inc, a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services, announced its acquisition of AnalystSuccess.com and related content from The American College of Financial Services. AnalystSuccess.com provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience to help them prepare to pass the CFA exams.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
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."
target parent: The American College of Financial Services
target: Analyst Success
The Analyst Success CFA study program provides candidates with a simple, effective learning experience so they can be more successful taking the challenging CFA exams.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired SimBioSys Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. "
target: SimBioSys Inc.
SimBioSys is a recognized leader in the field of rational drug discovery software. Providing a wide range of software solutions, the company is focused on the development of scientific tools to facilitate the drug discovery process.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired CrossKnowledge

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, has completed its acqusition of E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. "
target: CrossKnowledge
E-Learning, dba CrossKnowledge, is a leader in cloud-based distance learning solutions. CrossKnowledge solutions enable fast workforce empowerment and global strategic alignment, guaranteeing a unique learning experience for the individual and a real return on investment for the organization.
price ($mm)
$175
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
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closed 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Profiles International, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced that it has acquired Profiles International, a provider of employment assessment and talent management solutions.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Profiles International, Inc.
Profiles International is the best source for talent management solutions. Their data-driven talent management solutions, built on complex behavioral science, yet simple to administer and read, help organizations find the right people and shape them into a winning team.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$27
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EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 12/11/2013 via PR Web

Wiley, acquired Women in Higher Education

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a valued, global publisher, announced the acquisition of Women in Higher Education, an independent monthly publication and a leading resource for women on how to become more successful on campus.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is an independent monthly publication with a mission to encourage, empower and enrage professional women on campuses across the country. With subscribers throughout the U.S, Canada, and abroad, it is available digitally and in print and is sold on a subscription basis.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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closed 5/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Fernhurst Books Limited, purchased 180 Nautical Titles from Wiley

synopsis: Fernhust Books announced that it has acquired assets from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s nautical consumer publishing program. Fernhurst acquired the digital and print assets for approximately 180 Wiley titles. Among the titles purchased are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
buyer: Fernhurst Books Limited
Fernhurst Books Limited is a new company which has been put together by a group of investors, comprising of skilled racers and experienced cruisers, as well as publishing professionals, to acquire the Wiley Nautical list. It will be based in Leamington Spa and managed by Jeremy Atkins. "
seller: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Among the 180 Wiley digital and print titles purchased from Wiley's consumer nautical publishing program are such classics as the bestselling Rules in Practice, the Ultimate Adventure series and Cruising Companions.
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announced 10/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, will acquire Boot24.com

synopsis: Boats Group, which owns and operates the leading online boating marketplaces around the world, will acquire Boot24.com, the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com offers over 30,000 new and used boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions. "
target: Boot24.com
Boot24.com is the online marine classifieds leader in Germany. Boot24.com provides users with an easy way to buy and sell used and new boats. Their platform offers over 30,000 boats for sale, including motorboats, fishing boats, sailing boats, houseboats, and more.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired SlipSure

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, announced that it acquired SlipSure, the largest app for instant and same day boater bookings. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, serves boaters across the U.S. and internationally. Snag-A-Slip aims to showcase its marina partners and connect transient boaters with available slips more easily. "
target: SlipSure
SlipSure is a free app for same day instant booking of a slip or mooring. Using a boat's specifications, SlipSure provides a marina's availability and price. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Marinanow Srl, acquired MooringSpot

synopsis: Marinanow, an online booking platform for Mediterranean marinas, has announced its acquisition of MooringSpot, the Monaco based market leader in berth marketing and booking. MooringSpot is a point of reference for clients searching for a homeport or a long-term berth rental in the Mediterranean, whether for a sailing boat or a superyacht.
buyer: Marinanow Srl
Marinanow is the online community where sailors from all over the world meet to exchange experiences and to look for and reserve boats, berths and a whole lot more. Marinanow's search engine that can help users find and book berths in marinas thoughout the Mediterranean. "
target: MooringSpot
MooringSpot is a website where people can find berths advertised in order to have a home port, which are often difficult to find in popular yachting destinations. It is a simple and low-cost solution to broker and negotiate the right to occupy a berth over a number of years.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 10/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Harris Publishing Co., acquired Great Lakes Boating

synopsis: Great Lakes Boating magazine, which serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes, was sold to Harris Publishing. Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River.
buyer: Harris Publishing Co.
Harris Publishing, Inc is a full service publishing company which includes 15 different niche publications and five specialty events in those niche areas. Harris Publishing is well known and respected in these industries for its writing, photography and design. "
target parent: Great Lakes Boating Federation
target: Great Lakes Boating
Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River. Great Lakes Boating magazine serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes.
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announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Communications Company, will acquire Scuttlebutt Magazine

synopsis: Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. They have over 1,700 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to their clients and viewers. "
target parent: Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
target: Scuttlebutt Magazine
Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication. The parent company of the magazine is Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
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closed 1/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Lepe Partners, Oakley Capital, Pembroke VCT Plc, acquired Boat International Media

synopsis: An investment consortium led by Pembroke VCT plc, announces the acquisition of Boat International Media, the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals.
buyer: Oakley Capital (OCL:$88.88)
buyer: Pembroke VCT Plc
buyer: Lepe Partners
Pembroke VCT plc is a new venture capital trust. Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business. Lepe Partners is an independent merchant bank focused on helping media and consumer entrepreneurs and business leaders unlock growth. "
target parent: August Equity Ltd.
target: Boat International Media
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Egmont Tidskrifter AB, purchased Boating Magazines from LRF Media AB

synopsis: Egmont Magazines has acquired Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine. Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
buyer: Egmont Tidskrifter AB
Egmont Magazines is a media company with strong brands and dedicated employees. They create content-rich magazine, magazines, websites and events and communicate with readers who have ardent interests in different areas. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

Lighthouse Publications, LLC, acquired BoatingLocal

synopsis: Lighthouse Publications has announced the acquisition of BoatingLocal.com, the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England. It is a daily online magazine for New England boaters and fishermen, with over 6,000 published posts.
buyer: Lighthouse Publications, LLC
Lighthouse Publications, LLC is a mid-sized company specializing in high-end glossy magazines with a variety of titles: Southern New England Home, Southern New England Weddings, Home Remodeling Cape Cod, the Islands & South Coast and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod, The Vineyard, and more. "
target: BoatingLocal
BoatingLocal is the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 6/26/2007 via

International Yachtsman merged with Wave South Florida LLC,

synopsis: Wave, the premier nautical lifestyle company, owned in part by The McClatchy Company, is delighted to announce a merger with HPJ Media Venture's International Yachtsman, the exclusive lifestyle publication of the yachting elite.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Wave South Florida LLC
Wave is the premier nautical lifestyle publication that covers everything on, in and around the water produced by an award-winning team of editors, writers, photographers and artists who are strategically located throughout the world. "
target parent: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
target: International Yachtsman
International Yachtsman travels the world's shipyards, luxury yachts and bustling harbors of great and ancient cities to bring the world of yachting one step closer. Readers get acquainted with all aspects of yachting.
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closed 12/18/2006 via Company Press Release

August Equity Ltd., acquired Boat International Publications Ltd.

synopsis: August Equity Limited has today announced a £29 million management buy-out of Boat International Media Limited. Boat International is the world's leading publisher of superyacht magazines. August Equity provided £13.4 million of equity funding through its managed funds, whilst the balance of the equity was funded by the management team.
buyer: August Equity Ltd.
August Equity (formerly Kleinwort Capital) is an independent private equity firm investing in UK medium sized companies valued between 10 million and 100 million in 4 sectors: Healthcare, Media, Specialist Manufacturing and Technology. "
target: Boat International Publications Ltd.
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. We publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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$55
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of magazines, consumer shows, books and internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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closed 4/19/2006 via BNC Analysis

HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC, acquired Perfect Vision Media Group

synopsis: San Francisco publishing group has purchased Perfect Vision Media Group, the Miami Beach based publisher of LRM, Las Olas and International Yachtsman magazines. The business was sold to HPJ Media Ventures Fund which publishes several resort titles located mainly in the Rock Mountain region.
buyer: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
HPJ focuses on the media and communications industries and invests primarily in early- and middle-stage companies. HPJ makes strategic investments where the depth and expertise of its affiliated consulting group can add significant value. "
target: Perfect Vision Media Group
Perfect Vision is a Miami Beach based publisher of Lincoln Road Magazine, Las Olas and International Yachtsman magazines.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Valnet Inc., acquired Busy Pixel Media

synopsis: Valnet Inc. has successfully completed the acquisition of Busy Pixel Media (“BPM”), a leading digital media company. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Busy Pixel Media
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA, Busy Pixel Media focuses on providing product recommendations and analysis around the latest technology, global trends and the outdoor and backyard spaces. Their global audience includes influential consumers from around the world.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$63.87)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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  • watch
Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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  • watch