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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Twitchy.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, announced the acquisition of Twitchy.com. Twitchy is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. They mine Twitter to bring “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: Twitchy.com
Twitchy is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. They mine Twitter to bring “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.
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closed 3/8/2017 via PR Newswire

BumpClick LLC, acquired ViralNova

synopsis: BumpClick finalized the acquisition of all ViralNova assets, including the flagship property www.viralnova.com. Viralnova.com is the leading site for trending stories on the web.
buyer: BumpClick LLC
BumpClick is a media company that uses technology and industry relationships to maximize distribution and revenue from its network of websites and social assets that total more than 60M social followers. "
target parent: Zealot Networks
target: ViralNova
Viralnova.com is the leading site for trending stories on the web. ViralNova posts stories every day about important things from around the world that inspire, intrigue, and are bound to put a smile on your face.
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closed 7/9/2015 via PR Web

Zealot Networks, acquired ViralNova

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media and entertainment company that empowers creators and entrepreneurs, announced that it has purchased leading social publisher ViralNova. ViralNova is the leading destination for the web's most fascinating, inspiring, and emotionally striking stories.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks is a digital-first media and entertainment company that empowers entrepreneurs by delivering multi-platform revenue, distribution and development opportunities. Zealot leads the ongoing evolution of digital media by connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: ViralNova
Viralnova.com is the leading site for trending stories on the web. ViralNova posts stories every day about important things from around the world that inspire, intrigue, and are bound to put a smile on your face or tug at your heart.
price ($mm)
$100
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$35
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keleops Media AG, acquired Presse-Citron

synopsis: Presse-Citron was bought by Keleops AG, a Swiss company that is headed by Jean-Guillaume Kleis. Founded in July 2005 by Eric Dupin, Presse-Citron is the site for digital news covering net trends, social networks, digital economy, high-tech and mobile internet companies.
buyer: Keleops Media AG
Keleops Media AG connects online service providers with potential customers through a proprietary network of websites (affiliation). Every month, there are several hundred new customers for advertisers in ultra-competitive sectors such as finance, online games, or travel. "
target: Presse-Citron
Founded in July 2005 by Eric Dupin, Presse-Citron is the site for digital news covering net trends, social networks, digital economy, high-tech and mobile internet companies.
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announced 1/29/2014 via BusinessWire

The Daily Dot, will acquire The Kernel

synopsis: Daily Dot Media (DDM), publisher of The Daily Dot, an online newspaper that covers internet topics, is acquiring The Kernel, a top U.K. publication well known for its investigative journalism, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot is the must-read source for Internet news and cultural commentary. They tell the story of the Internet by profiling the people, apps, and communities that shape their shared online experience, inspiring their readers to explore what’s next. "
target: The Kernel
The Kernel is an online news journal focused on pop, Internet and celebrity culture, broke stories that appeared in Time, Gawker, BBC News, and The Guardian, among many others.
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closed 2/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

GigaOmniMedia, Inc., acquired ContentNext

synopsis: Giga Omni Media, the parent company of flagship site GigaOM, has announced the acquisition of ContentNext Media, the parent company of paidContent, from Guardian News & Media for an undisclosed amount of money. The acquisition gives Giga Omni Media a larger reach and access to more, quality journalists.
buyer: GigaOmniMedia, Inc.
GigaOmniMedia, Inc. operates an online news and weblog GigaOM.com. It provides technology news, analysis, and opinions on topics ranging from broadband to online games. "
target parent: Guardian Media Group plc
target: ContentNext
ContentNext is an independent media and information company based in Santa Monica, California, covering the business of digital media. The company operates three award winning sites: paidContent.org, mocoNews.net and contentSutra.com.
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closed 7/11/2008 via Market Wire

Guardian News and Media Limited, acquired ContentNext

synopsis: Guardian News & Media announces a significant expansion of its US presence with the acquisition of ContentNext Media, the leading B2B media company which covers digital media, the entertainment and technology sectors, and publishes the influential paidContent.org.
buyer parent: Guardian Media Group plc
buyer: Guardian News and Media Limited
Guardian News and Media is the publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers and guardian.co.uk. Founded in 1821 the Guardian has a long history of editorial and political independence. The Observer is the oldest Sunday paper in the world, founded in 1791 and was acquired by GNM in 1993. "
target: ContentNext
ContentNext is an independent media and information company based in Santa Monica, California, covering the business of digital media. The company operates three award winning sites: paidContent.org, mocoNews.net and contentSutra.com.
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$30
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Simple Flying, acquired Get Connected Ltd

synopsis: Simple Flying is pleased to announce its acquisition of Get Connected, one of the world’s leading in-flight connectivity publications. Get Connected was originally founded by Steve Nichols back in 2014. Get Connected contains the latest news from the world of inflight connectivity.
buyer: Simple Flying
Simple Flying is the world's fastest growing aviation news site. Simple Flying's aim is to become the world's go to site for aviation news. The site covers all major commercial aviation news as well as in depth industry analysis. "
target: Get Connected Ltd
Get Connected is one of the world’s leading in-flight connectivity publications. Get Connected is produced by Managing Editor and Publisher Steve Nichols. It contains the latest news from the world of inflight connectivity.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

The Wrap News, Inc., acquired VideoInk

synopsis: TheWrap News Inc., the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media, announced the acquisition of VideoInk, Inc., the go-to source for business news about the fast-growing digital video industry.
buyer: The Wrap News, Inc.
The Wrap News Inc. is the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media. The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of the award-winning, industry-leading website with its high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis. "
target: VideoInk
VideoInk is a news publication that covers the online video industry. They have information on everything and everyone involved in online video. They have sections on breaking news, insights, company and executive profiles, and video interviews/podcasts.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Podimo, acquired BesserFM

synopsis: Podimo, a Danish company that brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content, has acquired BesserFM, Germany's first podcast magazine that curates culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series.
buyer: Podimo
Headquartered in Denmark, Podimo brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content from both well-known and brand-new hosts. Their mission is to build a new, fair ecosystem for podcasters that rewards creators for making content that people want to hear. "
target: BesserFM
Headquartered in Germany, BesserFM is the world's first podcast magazine. They curate culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series. At the same time they bring celebrated US shows to Germany and translate them for users.
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closed 2/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Axiom Zen, acquired Hammer & Tusk

synopsis: Axiom Zen, an award-winning venture studio, has announced the acquisition of Hammer & Tusk, a Canada-based authority on virtual and augmented reality. Hammer & Tusk will continue to operate as an independent entity run by its founder, Mack Flavelle, and will leverage Axiom Zen's design, engineering, and product teams.
buyer: Axiom Zen
Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio; they build prototypes, products, and companies at the cutting edge of technology. Axiom Zen-built products have been covered by TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, Fast Co, and Wired. "
target: Hammer & Tusk
Hammer & Tusk is the leading community of insiders driving Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality into the mainstream. Hammer & Tusk builds products, crafts bespoke experiences, and curates conversation in the immersive entertainment space.
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announced 3/22/2006 via PR Newswire

GoldMind, will acquire Yahala Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold announced that its fully-owned subsidiary GoldMind has signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the shares of Yahala Ltd., the operator of yahala.co.il, one of Israel's largest Arab-language portals.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: GoldMind
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Yahala Ltd.
Yahala is a popular Internet portal that offers a rich variety of content and services to Israel's Arab-speaking sector, a segment that accounts for approximately 20% of Israel's population or 1.5 million individuals.
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closed 8/31/2011 via PR Newswire

Hispanicize, acquired Being Latino, Inc.

synopsis: Social media content and blogger marketing platform Hispanicize has acquired a significant stake in Being Latino, one of the nation's leading Hispanic community and social media platforms and publisher of the online magazine Being Latino.
buyer: Hispanicize
Hispanicize is a Latino social media news content and digital services platform. Content on its website and its social media channels delivers the latest trends, features, and questions surrounding social media and technological initiatives that impact and inspire Latinos online today. "
target: Being Latino, Inc.
Being Latino is a community and communications platform designed to educate, entertain and connect all people across the global Latino spectrum. The community platform counts on a growing following through the Being Latino Online Magazine as well as through other social media platforms.
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closed 5/14/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired ComputerShopper.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of ComputerShopper.com, a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com and Toolbox.com. "
target parent: SX2 Media Labs LLC
target: ComputerShopper.com
ComputerShopper.com is a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries, initially as a print publication and today as a website.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

Magnitude Information Systems, Inc., acquired Kiwibox Media, Inc.

synopsis: Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. announced that on August 16, 2007, it completed the acquisition of Kiwibox Media, Inc, the leading U.S.-based, Teen Online Social Networking Website with 1.8 Million Registered Members.
buyer: Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. (MAGY:$0.06)
Magnitude Information Systems, Inc. is a software company pioneer, delivering the science of ergonomics to the computerized workplace. Computer ergonomics focuses on optimizing technology design, allowing people to interact with computers in the most productive ways. "
target: Kiwibox Media, Inc.
KiwiBox.com is a web site built for teens by teens. 100% of the editorial content are written and contributed by high school and college students. We built KiwiBox.com with the hope of creating a community on the internet which would be driven by teens.
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closed 12/17/2014 via Market Wire

Purch, acquired AnandTech

synopsis: Purch announced the acquisition of Anandtech.com, a leader in mobile, computing and IT analysis and reviews. Purch's industry-leading combination of high-quality content and integrated commerce experiences makes complex buying decisions easy for more than 100 million consumers and professionals monthly.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target: AnandTech
AnandTech is an online computer hardware magazine. The web site is a source of hardware reviews for off-the-shelf components and exhaustive benchmarking, targeted towards computer building enthusiasts, but later expanded to cover mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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announced 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

TechMedia Network, will acquire LAPTOP Magazine

synopsis: TechMediaNetwork, the fastest growing digital publisher and content provider of consumer technology and science news, has agreed to purchase the assets of LAPTOP and LaptopMag.com, the leading mobile technology magazine and website. The print publication and website serve as the essential guide for mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers.
buyer: TechMedia Network
TechMediaNetwork is a leading technology media company that produces news and reviews reaching more than 19 million monthly visitors. The company distributes content through its owned and operated Web sites, syndication partners and web site partners. "
target: LAPTOP Magazine
LAPTOP Magazine celebrates the infusion of mobile technology in our daily lives and provides the information and insights that enable its readers to thrive in a wireless world. The print publication and website serve as the essential guide for mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers.
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closed 2/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired Twittercism

synopsis: Mediabistro.com, a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., has announced that it has acquired the assets of the Twittercism.com blog from Shea Bennett. Twittercism.com provides Twitter users with tips, tricks, tweaks, tools and tutorials, as well as news, articles, opinions and rumours.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. The company's mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work. "
target: Twittercism
Twittercism.com is a blog source for Twitter tips, tricks, tweaks, tools and tutorials, as well as news, articles, opinion and rumours. All the articles and content on the site is written and edited by the founder, Shéa Bennett.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., will acquire Tumblr, Inc.

synopsis: Verizon has agreed to sell Tumblr to WordPress owner Automattic Inc. Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Tumblr, Inc.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007. Tumblr is a free service that hosts millions of blogs where users can upload photos, music and art.
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closed 6/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Tumblr, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Tumblr. Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing media networks in the world. The combination of Tumblr and Yahoo! is expected to grow Yahoo!'s audience to more than one billion monthly visitors.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Tumblr, Inc.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Tumblr hosts over 108 million blogs. Its headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
price ($mm)
$1,100
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$13
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Twitchy.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, announced the acquisition of Twitchy.com. Twitchy is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. They mine Twitter to bring “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: Twitchy.com
Twitchy is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. They mine Twitter to bring “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Relevant Radio, will purchase Seven Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Salem Media Group is selling seven radio stations to Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.). The stations include WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC in Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
buyer: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base. "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
The acquisition includes seven radio stations from Salem Media, four AMs and three FMs in two Florida markets. The stations include, WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
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announced 3/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Salem Media Group, will acquire PJ Media

synopsis: Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, has entered into an agreement to acquire PJ Media, a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book and newsletter publishing. Salem provides compelling content and relevant information from across the Christian media landscape. "
target: PJ Media
PJ Media focuses on the news that matters, from the insightful commentary provided by columnists to the writers' quick takes on trending news. The company brought bloggers into an integrated website that evolved into a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Salem Church Products, acquired Children’s Ministry Deals

synopsis: Salem Church Products, an online division of Salem Media Group, has announced the acquisition of ChildrensMinistryDeals.com. Children’s Ministry Deals offers a popular platform of creative and relevant Bible-based curriculum that meets the needs of children’s ministries in the local church.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Church Products
Salem Church Products' websites are leaders in offering effective and professional resources for churches & ministries in the areas of media, preaching & teaching, youth ministry, children’s ministry, and employment. "
target: Children’s Ministry Deals
Children’s Ministry Deals offers a popular platform of creative and relevant Bible-based curriculum that meets the needs of children’s ministries in the local church.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Walnut Radio, LLC, will purchase Two Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Hickory Radio, an affiliate of Walnut Radio, LLC, has signed an agreement to acquire KCRO-AM (660) and KOTK-AM (1420) and its affiliated translators from Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. Both radio stations are Christian talk radio stations.
buyer: Walnut Radio, LLC
Walnut Radio, LLC is an operator of radio stations in the state of Nebraska. Some radio stations that are owned by Walnut Radio are KBLR (97.3 FM), KHUB (1340 AM), and KFMT (105.5 FM). "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. They operate over 100 radio stations, including Nebraska-based KCRO-AM (660) and KOTK-AM (1420). KCRO is a Christian radio station and KOTK is a conservative talk show station.
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announced 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

University of Northwestern-St. Paul, will acquire 100.7 The Fish

synopsis: The University of Northwestern-St. Paul, a Christ-centered liberal arts university, will acquire 100.7 The Fish from Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company. 100.7 The Fish is a contemporary Christian radio station licensed to the Omaha, NE area. The station broadcasts contemporary Christian music to inspire hope and encouragement.
buyer: University of Northwestern-St. Paul
University of Northwestern-St. Paul is a Christ-centered liberal arts university located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Since 1902, students have come to Northwestern to learn and develop as leaders through Christ-centered, academically excellent education. "
target parent: Salem Media Group
target: 100.7 The Fish
100.7 The Fish is a contemporary Christian radio station licensed to the Omaha, NE area. The station creates a positive, uplifting, and safe environment for the whole family. 100.7 The Fish broadcasts contemporary Christian music to inspire hope and encouragement.
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announced 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Salem Media Group, will acquire KZTS Streetz 101.1 FM

synopsis: California-based Salem Media Group, which currently owns 115 radio outlets, has agreed to purchase KZTS Streetz 101.1 FM from Flinn Broadcasting Corporation. KZTS Streetz 101.1 FM is a hip hop radio station that broadcasts in the Little Rock, Arkansas radio market.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book and newsletter publishing. Salem provides compelling content and relevant information from across the Christian media landscape. "
target parent: Flinn Broadcasting
target: KZTS Streetz 101.1 FM
KZTS Streetz 101.1 FM is a hip hop radio station that broadcasts in the Little Rock, Arkansas radio market.
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closed 9/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired Intelligence Report

synopsis: Salem Media Group, announced that it has acquired Richard Young’s Intelligence Report, a monthly investment newsletter covering stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the economy. The newsletter offers their monthly issue, Monster Master Lists and the Economic Analysis. Salem's Eagle Financial Publications will be the new publisher of Intelligence Report.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides general market analysis and non-individualized investment strategies from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target parent: InvestorPlace Media, LLC.
target: Intelligence Report
Intelligence Report is a monthly investment newsletter covering stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the economy. The Intelligence Report service has these components—the monthly issue, Monster Master Lists and the Economic Analysis.
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closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired TradersCrux

synopsis: Salem Media Group, through its wholly-owned Eagle Financial Publications, has acquired TradersCrux, an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: TradersCrux
TradersCrux.com is an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web. They are based in Miami, FL.
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closed 6/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Anderson University, acquired Preaching Magazine and YouthWorker Journal

synopsis: Anderson University has obtained Preaching magazine and Youthworker journal from Salem Media Group. Preaching Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical designed to encourage and enhance the ministry of those called to preach the Bible. YouthWorker Journal helps its readers address theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
buyer: Anderson University
Anderson University is a private Christian college in Anderson, Indiana. Founded in 1917 by the Church of God, the university remains affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history. "
target parent: Salem Media Group
target: Preaching Magazine and YouthWorker Journal
Preaching Magazine is a bi-monthly periodical designed to encourage and enhance the ministry of those called to preach the Bible. YouthWorker Journal(TM) helps its readers address most of the important theological and practical issues involved in youth ministry today.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired Christian Concert Alerts

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Media Group, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianConcertAlerts.com, the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network (SWN) is the Internet division of Salem Communications, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Christian Concert Alerts
Founded in 2011, Christian Concert Alerts is the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events across the United States. They allow subscribers to receive monthly email notifications about Christian concert events coming to their geographical region.
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closed 10/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired TurnerTrends, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Media Group has acquired the TurnerTrends, the product line of investment strategist Mike Turner. Salem Media will add Turner’s offerings to Eagle Financial Publications. TurnerTrends Tools is an amazing product that uses 2.8 million lines of proprietary software code to rank more than 6,000 stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds).
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: TurnerTrends, Inc.
TurnerTrends Tools is an amazing product that uses 2.8 million lines of proprietary software code to rank more than 6,000 stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds).
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closed 10/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Salem Media Group, acquired HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory

synopsis: Salem Media Group, Inc., America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher, has acquired HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory, websites that provide information about American history.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
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. "
target: HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory
History on the Net and The Authentic History Center provide online information about American history. The companies are based in the United States. History on the Net was founded in 2000.
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired Retirement Watch

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publications, a publication that provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors, acquired Retirement Watch, a guide to safe, profitable retirement investing, new money-saving tax strategies and complete estate planning for a comfortable retirement.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: Retirement Watch
Retirement Watch is a guide to safe, profitable retirement investing, new money-saving tax strategies and complete estate planning for a comfortable retirement. Retirement Watch was the first publication to cover all the financial aspects of retirement.
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closed 12/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Salem Web Network, acquired Instapray

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Media Group, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher, announced the acquisition of Instapray, an app that allows users to add prayer requests, share them with a global network and receive notifications as their prayers are prayed over.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network (SWN) is the Internet division of Salem Communications, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Instapray
Instapray is a free mobile application on iOS and Android that connects people around the world through prayers. Request, share prayers, pray for someone and get connected. Instapray is dedicated to building a global online community of happiness, love and support.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendYieldHunter.com

synopsis: Salem Media Group announced that it has acquired the website DividendYieldHunter.com, a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. DividendYieldHunter.com will be added to Eagle Financial Publications, which provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: DividendYieldHunter.com
DividendYieldHunter.com is a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. The site gives investors information about many different classes of dividend-paying stocks including preferred stocks, bonds, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and more.
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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendInvestor.com

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publication, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group, announced that it has acquired the website DividendInvestor.com, a provider of dividend information and data for investment professionals. DeividendInvestor.com designs and develops tools and systems for the investment community with the highest level of accuracy and integrity.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians. "
target: DividendInvestor.com
Dividend Investor provides dividend stock data for stock markets across the world. The screening tool helps locate the best dividend stocks. Subscribers can receive emails on multiple subjects such as when a company announces a dividend, what companies are changing dividends.
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announced 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Salem Media Group, will purchase 590 WDWD and 1250 WDDZ from Radio Disney, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Media Group agreed to acquire 590 WDWD and 1250 WDDZ Radio Stations from Radio Disney. 590 WDWD is a radio station located in Atlanta. Its programming consists of a 24-hour simulcast of the Radio Disney network. 1250 WDDZ is a radio station located in Pittsburgh that broadcasts Radio Disney programming.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is America's leading Christian and conservative multi-media corporation, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book, magazine and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Radio Disney, Inc.
Located in Atlanta, 590 WDWD programming consists of a 24-hour simulcast of the Radio Disney network. WDDZ is a radio station located in Pittsburgh that broadcasts Radio Disney programming.
price ($mm)
$3.80
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closed 1/13/2014 via Market Watch

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Eagle Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Communications announced the acquisition of Eagle Publishing. Eagle Publishing operates four businesses, Regnery Publishing, a publisher of conservative books, Human Events and Red State, which are conservative opinion websites, Eagle Financial publications, which provides investment advice, and Eagle Wellness which provides health advice.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: Eagle Publishing, Inc.
Eagle Publishing, Inc. operates four businesses, Regnery Publishing, a publisher of conservative books, Human Events and Red State, which are conservative opinion websites, Eagle Financial publications, which provides investment advice, and Eagle Wellness which provides health advice.
price ($mm)
$3.50
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Twitchy.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, announced the acquisition of Twitchy.com. Twitchy is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. They mine Twitter to bring “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: Twitchy.com
Twitchy is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies. They mine Twitter to bring “who said what” in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

1517 Media, acquired Lutheran University Press

synopsis: 1517 Media, the publishing arm of the evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose book imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press, a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles.
buyer: 1517 Media
1517 Media helps Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving God and grow in faith and understanding through publishing. They create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth."
target: Lutheran University Press
Lutheran University Press is a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles. The legacy of Lutheran University Press is important to the Lutheran community and they aim to continuously support the work of their titles through new partnerships.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Berry Broadcasting, will acquire KXEN-AM and WGNU-AM

synopsis: Berry Broadcasting, a company created by Paul Berry III to acquire local radio stations in the St. Louis, MO area, is to acquire KXEN-AM 1010, a Christian talk radio station and WGNU-AM 920, a talk radio station covering topics in business, sports, entertainment and more. Both stations are based in St. Louis.
buyer: Berry Broadcasting
Berry Broadcasting is a company created by Paul Berry III, a politician in the St. Louis, MO area and nephew of Chuck Berry, the rock and roll legend. It was created to acquire local radio stations in the St. Louis, MO area. "
target: KXEN-AM and WGNU-AM
KXEN-AM 1010 is a Christian talk radio station based out of St. Louis, MO. WGNU-AM 920 is a talk radio station also based out of St. Louis, covering topics in business, sports, entertainment and more.
price ($mm)
$0.65
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Relevant Radio, will purchase Seven Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Salem Media Group is selling seven radio stations to Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.). The stations include WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC in Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
buyer: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base. "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
The acquisition includes seven radio stations from Salem Media, four AMs and three FMs in two Florida markets. The stations include, WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
price ($mm)
$0.90
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announced 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Relevant Radio, will purchase 88.9 FM and 88.1 FM from Catholic Diocese of Brownsville

synopsis: RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., a subsidiary operated by the Diocese of Brownsville, agreed to sell 88.9 FM in Harlingen and 88.1 FM in McAllen to Immaculate Heart Media, which operates Relevant Radio and airs Catholic programming.
buyer: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base. "
seller: Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
The acquisition includes the two religious radio stations 88.9 FM in Harlingen and 88.1 FM in McAllen from RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., a subsidiary operated by the Diocese of Brownsville.
price ($mm)
$1.25
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announced 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Worthy Publishing Group

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Worthy Publishing Group. Worthy Publishing Group is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. "
target: Worthy Publishing Group
Worthy is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books. Worthy focuses on a boutique list of books across a broad spectrum: inspiration, fiction, Bible study, current events, devotion, leadership, and much more.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Walnut Radio, LLC, will purchase Two Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Hickory Radio, an affiliate of Walnut Radio, LLC, has signed an agreement to acquire KCRO-AM (660) and KOTK-AM (1420) and its affiliated translators from Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. Both radio stations are Christian talk radio stations.
buyer: Walnut Radio, LLC
Walnut Radio, LLC is an operator of radio stations in the state of Nebraska. Some radio stations that are owned by Walnut Radio are KBLR (97.3 FM), KHUB (1340 AM), and KFMT (105.5 FM). "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. They operate over 100 radio stations, including Nebraska-based KCRO-AM (660) and KOTK-AM (1420). KCRO is a Christian radio station and KOTK is a conservative talk show station.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carroll Broadcasting, will purchase WHST-FM from The Promise FM

synopsis: Carroll Broadcasting, a Michigan-based radio broadcasting company, is acquiring WHST-FM in Tawas City, MI, from Northern Christian Radio Inc. Northern Christian Radio operates the Promise FM, a non-commercial Christian radio program. WHST broadcasts the Promise FM in Tawas City at 106.1FM.
buyer: Carroll Broadcasting
Carroll Broadcasting is a radio broadcasting company that has been serving Northeast Michigan since 1968. Locally owned and operated, Carroll Broadcasting owns four properties: WKJC FM 104.7, Tawas City, WIOS AM 1480, Tawas City, WQLB FM 103.3, Tawas City and WKJZ FM 94.9, Alpena Michigan. "
seller: The Promise FM
WHST is a radio station in Tawas City, MI at 106.1FM. The Promise FM is a Christian radio broadcasting company that serves Northern Michigan and portions of Ontario with non-commercial Christian music and programs.
price ($mm)
$0.18
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Bible Society Australia, acquired Acorn Press Ltd

synopsis: Bible Society Australia has announced the acquisition of Acorn Press. A member of the Small Press Network, Acorn Press publishes books that are thought provoking, life changing and written from a Christian perspective.
buyer: Bible Society Australia
The goal of Bible Society Australia is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible. Their vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. "
target: Acorn Press Ltd
Since its establishment in 1979, Acorn Press has been publishing books for Australians that are thoughtful, well informed and written from a Christian perspective. Acorn’s aim is to produce books which challenge readers to think about the issues faced in twenty-first century life.
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Relevant Radio will be merged with Immaculate Heart Radio,

synopsis: Relevant Radio, a radio network in the US, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church, and Immaculate Heart Radio, a company that that operates a growing network of Catholic radio stations, have announced their intention to merge.
buyer: Immaculate Heart Radio
Immaculate Heart Radio is a non-profit lay apostolate that operates a growing network of Catholic radio stations in the West. They are dedicated to sharing the heart of the Christian faith and changing lives through radio airwaves. "
target: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Starboard Media Foundation, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base.
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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Liftable Media Inc., acquired USA Radio Networks

synopsis: Expanding beyond digital and into broadcast radio, digital network Liftable Media Inc. has purchased syndicator USA Radio Networks from Cross Platform Media. USA Radio Networks provides Christian and conservative news/talk programming, including Iowa radio host Steve Deace, whose show is carried on 56 stations around the country.
buyer: Liftable Media Inc.
Liftable Media, Inc. is a media company that drives positive cultural change through media, truth, and storytelling. They are proud to operate some of the world’s top conservative news and commentary news sites, including WesternJournalism.com and ConservativeTribune.com. "
target parent: Cross Platform Media
target: USA Radio Networks
USA Radio Networks currently produces and/or distributes the 24 hour USA Headline News and more than 20 nationally syndicated radio programs targeting consumers of news, talk, information, and Christian programming heard on both commercial and non-commercial radio stations nationwide.
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closed 12/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation, purchased KAMI-AM from Bott Radio Network Inc.

synopsis: The Nebraska Rural Radio Association announced that it has purchased KAMI 1580 AM from Bott Radio Network of Overland Park, Kansas. KAMI broadcasts a Christian radio format to Central Nebraska. Its programming includes Bible teaching, Christian news, and Christian information programs.
buyer: Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation
Nebraska Rural Radio Associaton is a network of six radio stations with both AM and FM stations in Lexington, Scottsbluff, and West Point. "
seller: Bott Radio Network Inc.
KAMI (1580 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Cozad, Nebraska, USA. KAMI broadcasts a Christian radio format. Its programming includes Bible teaching, Christian news, and Christian information programs.
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closed 9/22/2014 via PR Newswire

Cross Platform Media, acquired IRN USA Radio

synopsis: Cross Platform Media, a Raleigh-based media company, announced its recent acquisition of IRN/USA Radio Network (Information Radio Network). IRN/USA Radio Network produces and/or distributes more than twenty nationally syndicated radio programs with audience-targeted formatting primarily for News/Talk and Christian radio.
buyer: Cross Platform Media
CPM is a national media company based in Raleigh, NC, that specializes in media network services by developing and distributing news, entertainment and talk show programming for independent Christian and general market radio stations, print and digital platforms. "
target: IRN USA Radio
IRN/USA Radio Network produces and/or distributes more than twenty nationally syndicated radio programs with audience-targeted formatting primarily for News/Talk and Christian radio, both commercial and non-commercial.
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closed 10/23/2013 via PR Newswire

TAN Books, acquired Neumann Press

synopsis: TAN Books, a division of Saint Benedict Press, and a Publisher You Can Trust with Your Faith, announced its acquisition of Neumann Press, a Minnesota publisher of classic Catholic titles for children and adults.
buyer parent: Saint Benedict Press
buyer: TAN Books
TAN Books was established in 1967. They've published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church. They're committed to the preservation and promotion of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church. "
target: Neumann Press
Neumann Press was founded in 1981 with the goal of reviving long-lost Catholic titles with beautiful bindings and excellent content. They publish many Catholic children's books and new editions of favorite out-of-print Catholic readers, history books, novels and story books.
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announced 11/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, will acquire Power 105.5

synopsis: Light Media, Inspirational Media Specialist, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest the assets of its Power 105.5/The King radio station to Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Power 105.5 The King is located in Albany, GA, with its music format being an eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel music.
buyer: Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Mt. Olive Baptist Church is a Church. "
target parent: Light Media
target: Power 105.5
Power 105.5 The King is located in Albany, GA, with its music format being an eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel music. It is the world's first terrestrial (24/7) radio station formatted in this manner.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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announced 10/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Cumulus Media Inc., will acquire WFME-FM

synopsis: Cumulus Media, the nation's largest pure-play radio broadcaster, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase WFME-FM -- providing Cumulus a third station in New York City. WFME-FM is a radio station on 94.7 FM licensed to Newark, New Jersey.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the US with approximately 525 stations in 110 markets, a fully-distributed programming network serving more than 4,500 affiliates nationwide and SweetJack, the local deals platform. "
target parent: Family Radio
target: WFME-FM
WFME-FM is religious a radio station on 94.7 FM licensed to Newark, New Jersey. The studio, office and transmitter are located in West Orange, New Jersey and is shared with sister station WFME-TV (channel 66).
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired WMUU Radio

synopsis: Caron Broadcasting Inc., a subsidiary of Salem Communications Corporation, acquires WMUU-FM. WMUU is a Christian radio station in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: WMUU Radio
WMUU, INC., doing business as WMUU AM & FM Radio Station, provides radio broadcasting services. WMUU is a Christian station. The primary mission is to have a Spiritual impact on the communities they serve.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 2/14/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Classical South Florida, purchased WAYJ 88.7FM Fort Myers from WAY-FM Media Group, Inc

synopsis: WAY Media, Inc. announced that Classical South Florida (CSF), a nonprofit listener-supported public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music, has agreed to acquire the assets of WAYJ 88.7FM in Fort Myers, Florida.
buyer: Classical South Florida
Classical South Florida is a nonprofit public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. Its program schedule includes broadcasts of nationally renowned classical programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast®, Pipedreams® and Saint Paul Sunday®. "
seller: WAY-FM Media Group, Inc
WAY-FM Media Group owns and operates Christian radio stations throughout the US. WAY-FM exists to encourage youth and young adults in their Christian lives and to introduce non-believers to Christ.
price ($mm)
$4.35
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announced 12/1/2011 via Company Press Release

InterVarsity Press, will acquire Biblica Books

synopsis: InterVarsity Press has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biblica Books, the book-publishing arm of Biblica Worldwide. Biblica Books conducts ministry through three core strategies: Translation, Publishing, and Bible Engagement.
buyer: InterVarsity Press
Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Its publishing program is focused on three imprints: IVP Books, IVP Academic, and IVP Connect. "
target parent: Biblica Worldwide
target: Biblica Books
Biblica Books provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing, and Bible engagement. Biblica’s ministry extends worldwide, with outreach in over 55 countries. Biblica has translated the Bible in more than 100 languages.
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Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: DB:BST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$77.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.85
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
330
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Ticker: LFBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left Behind Games, Inc.
Left Behind Games, Inc.
Left Behind Games Inc. is the world leader in the publication of Christian video games and a Christian social network provider. It produces interactive experiences including entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to faith-based and mainstream audiences.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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