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closed 2/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, LLC, acquired Booklr

synopsis: Vook, a next-generation media company, announced its acquisition of Booklr, a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners.
buyer: Vook, LLC
Vook is a next-generation media company that offers innovative technology and services to the world's leading content creators. Vook offers a platform for achieving literary and commercial success in a competitive digital marketplace. "
target: Booklr
Booklr is a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners. Its customers include global publishing houses, media companies, literary agencies, and bestselling authors.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Perion Network Ltd., will acquire Pub Ocean

synopsis: Perion Network Ltd., a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising, will acquire Pub Ocean, a digital publisher-focused technology company with scalable content distribution and real-time revenue analytics technology.
buyer: Perion Network Ltd. (PERI:$401.16)
Perion is a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising. Perion delivers its Synchronized Digital Branding solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising: ad search, social media, and display/video. "
target: Pub Ocean
Pub Ocean is a technology company that helps digital publishers become more profitable by providing greater visibility and control through proprietary technology: LiveYield for real-time revenue attribution, Mission to control and automate the purchase and sale of audience.
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closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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closed 6/29/2010 via BusinessWire

LibreDigital, Inc., purchased Symtio from Zondervan Publishing House

synopsis: LibreDigital, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing and distribution technology for publishers, announced that it has acquired the Symtio e-commerce platform from Zondervan. Symtio is a multi-channel digital media platform that enables customers to purchase and access digital media online or through an in-store retail card program.
buyer: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital develops technology that connects publishers, marketplaces and consumers when and where they choose to read. LibreDigital solutions enable promotion, sales and delivery of content on-demand across the web or to any marketplace or device. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the leading Christian communications company in the world. Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces Bibles, books, new media products, gift products from its Inspirio group and children's products from its Zonderkidz group.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, acquired StackCommerce, Inc.

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has acquired a majority stake in StackCommerce, a leading commerce + content platform for digital publishers and brands. StackCommerce powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 5/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Vimeo, LLC., acquired VHX Corporation

synopsis: Vimeo, an operating business of IAC, announced the acquisition of VHX, a platform for premium over-the-top (OTT) subscription video channels. VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: VHX Corporation
VHX is a video distribution platform built for everyone. They empower creators to sell their work from their websites, directly to their fans. They have helped publishers sell films, TV shows, comedy specials, live concert footage, lectures, web series, fitness, education and more.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Tinypass merged with Piano Media, a.s.,

synopsis: Tinypass and Piano Media, two pioneers in content monetization and paywall software, announced a merger to create Piano. Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano, headquartered in New York City, is a leading provider of metering and paywall solutions for digital content monetization and media user data analysis. "
target: Tinypass
Tinypass is e-commerce for content: a complete, flexible data and offer management platform that premium publishers use to generate additional revenue from their most engaged customers.
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closed 9/23/2010 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ExtendMedia

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held ExtendMedia, a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems (CMS) that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. "
target: ExtendMedia
ExtendMedia provides OpenCASE, a carrier-grade platform for managing, publishing and monetizing video across PCs, televisions and mobile devices. With OpenCASE, network operators, media companies and consumer electronics companies can launch streaming and downloadable video services.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

ASMIQ AG, acquired SmartWall.ai

synopsis: SmartWall, a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015 has been acquired by ASMIQ, a services and technology company specialized in subscription management. Smartwall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
buyer: ASMIQ AG
ASMIQ is a service and technology company specialized in subscription and membership management. The publishing division extends their existing product and service portfolio and complete it with two customer contact centers for publishers. "
target: SmartWall.ai
SmartWall is a dynamic paywall and technology for monetizing online content established in 2015. SmartWall was designed to enable media and advertising companies to maximize their total revenue through personalization of the payment experience.
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closed 2/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Tinypass, acquired Swishu

synopsis: Tinypass, which enables media companies and websites to create new business models, announced the acquisition of Swishu, an advanced paywall and subscriber management technology company.
buyer: Tinypass
Tinypass is an e-commerce platform that allows content creators and media owners to monetize their digital content quickly, powerfully and effectively by bringing the functionality of major paywalls and download services to every site on the Internet, and enables new innovative business models. "
target: Swishu
Swishu is the industry leader in advanced paywall software for publishers, radio stations, and indie bloggers alike. Swishu creates new revenue, increases reader engagement, and drives subscriptions with its industry-leading paywall and subscriber management software.
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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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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Gather, acquired Tripleseat

synopsis: Tripleseat, the leading web-based sales and event management technology solutions for restaurants, hotels, and unique venues, announced an acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software. Through the acquisition, Gather, already owned by Vista, will be merged with Tripleseat.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Gather
Gather is a sales and event management platform bridging technology and hospitality, transforming the way events are booked, planned, managed, and executed. Its event platform and marketplace help national brands, hospitality groups, and independent venues streamline booking management. "
target: Tripleseat
Tripleseat is a sales and event management platform that helps restaurants, hotels, and unique venues streamline the planning process and increase event sales. Tripleseat was founded in 2008 by Jonathan Morse and Kevin Zink.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Press Release

prettysocial media International GmbH, acquired Atosho ApS

synopsis: prettysocial media, the international Content Marketing and Social Distribution technology and solutions provider, announced the acquisition of Distributed eCommerce platform Atosho. Atosho created a new way for digital publishers to tap eCommerce revenue, at the same time providing a unique sales channel for eCommerce retailers.
buyer: prettysocial media International GmbH
prettysocial media is a Content Marketing and Social Distribution technology and solutions provider. The company develops highly engaging and performing digital campaigns which it distributes across its network of international premium social media publishers and to their respective audiences. "
target: Atosho ApS
Atosho created a new way for digital publishers to tap eCommerce revenue, at the same time providing a unique sales channel for eCommerce retailers. Atosho’s proprietary platform for Distributed eCommerce enables consumers to buy a product directly out of a publisher’s editorial content.
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announced 7/17/2013 via PR Web

Advanstar Communications Inc., will acquire Balluun Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC and Balluun, Inc., a leader in social business-to-business technology, have agreed to merge Balluun’s powerful software platform with Advanstar’s Shop The Floor. Balluun provides a complementary service for tradeshows and other wholesale service providers who want to offer a state-of-the-art digital experience to their clients.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target: Balluun Inc.
Balluun provides a complementary service for tradeshows and other wholesale service providers who want to offer a state-of-the-art digital experience to their clients.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rambler&Co., acquired Dulton Media

synopsis: Rambler&Co, a provider of online and mobile advertising services, has acquired Dulton Media from Prostor Capital, a Russian venture fund. Dulton Media provides an online platform for managing and monetizing videos. Their Eagle.Platform tool allows users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
buyer parent: A&NN Investments
buyer: Rambler&Co.
Rambler&Co is one of the largest groups of companies in media, technology and e-Commerce. Rambler&Co provides online and mobile advertising services. They are based in Moscow, Russia. "
target parent: Prostor Capital
target: Dulton Media
Moscow-based Dulton Media provides an online platform that provides B2B and B2C solutions for clients to manage and monetize videos. The company offers Eagle.Platform, a tool that enables users to create, store, process, manage, publish, deliver, and monetize various video projects.
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closed 7/23/2010 via Company Press Release

Glam Media, acquired AdPortal, Inc.

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the number one vertical media company for women online and one of the top display global media web properties, announced the acquisition of AdPortal, a leading publisher advertising-technology startup based in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: AdPortal, Inc.
AdPortal is a company dedicated to helping media publishers efficiently grow advertising revenue to win in today’s marketplace.
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closed 2/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, LLC, acquired Booklr

synopsis: Vook, a next-generation media company, announced its acquisition of Booklr, a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners.
buyer: Vook, LLC
Vook is a next-generation media company that offers innovative technology and services to the world's leading content creators. Vook offers a platform for achieving literary and commercial success in a competitive digital marketplace. "
target: Booklr
Booklr is a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners. Its customers include global publishing houses, media companies, literary agencies, and bestselling authors.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Vook, Inc., acquired Coliloquy, LLC

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is pleased to announce it is acquiring the publishing arm of Coliloquy, a Palo Alto-based digital publisher of enhanced and interactive ebooks and apps. They pioneered the creation of interactive, reader-driven narratives on the Kindle E Ink platform, eventually publishing over 30 titles across all ebook and mobile platforms.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook, Inc. operates as a publisher of ebooks. It also offers service for distributing the ebooks globally. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Coliloquy, LLC
Coliloquy is a digital publisher of active fiction, specializing in reader engagement and serial storytelling. They leverage advances in technology to create groundbreaking new forms of digital fiction.
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announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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closed 2/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, LLC, acquired Booklr

synopsis: Vook, a next-generation media company, announced its acquisition of Booklr, a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners.
buyer: Vook, LLC
Vook is a next-generation media company that offers innovative technology and services to the world's leading content creators. Vook offers a platform for achieving literary and commercial success in a competitive digital marketplace. "
target: Booklr
Booklr is a real-time data & analytics platform that delivers actionable insights to authors and publishers about their market, customers, and retail partners. Its customers include global publishing houses, media companies, literary agencies, and bestselling authors.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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closed 8/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Yeogi Eottae, acquired MangoPlate, Inc.

synopsis: South Korea’s leading hotel and mobile ticket-booking platform Yeogi Eottae is acquiring MangoPlate, a restaurant search application. MangoPlate is Korea’s largest restaurant recommendation service platform and provides information on restaurants every month by integrating big data and expert curation.
buyer: Yeogi Eottae
Yeogi Eottae is South Korea’s leading hotel and mobile ticket-booking platform. The platform offers motel location, reservation for hotels, and other accommodations further providing cryptocurrency access and lodging venues for people to stay with their pets. "
target: MangoPlate, Inc.
MangoPlate is Korea’s largest restaurant recommendation service platform with 700,000 user reviews of over 200,000 restaurant database. MangoPlate provides information on restaurants every month by integrating big data and expert curation.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired We Are Hunted

synopsis: Twitter acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted and is using its technology to build a standalone music app. We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. "
target: We Are Hunted
We Are Hunted is a San Francisco based software company that has developed proprietary search technology which continuously scans the Internet to identify the hottest new music in the world.
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announced 2/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, will acquire La Boîte de Jeu

synopsis: Hachette Livre has signed an agreement to acquire majority stake in La Boîte de Jeu, an independent French board game publishing company founded in 2013 and based in Arceau, France. La Boîte de Jeu's current catalogue comprises around 20 games, mainly aimed at fans of strategy games.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: La Boîte de Jeu
La Boîte de Jeu is an independent French board game publishing company founded in 2013 and based in Arceau, France. La Boîte de Jeu's current catalogue comprises around 20 games, mainly aimed at fans of strategy games.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$56
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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announced 6/26/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Editions Gallimard SA, will acquire Flammarion S.A.

synopsis: Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup SpA said it received a EUR251 million ($314 million) binding offer from Gallimard's parent company Madrigall SA to buy its French book unit RCS Livres, which controls publishing group Flammarion.
buyer: Editions Gallimard SA
Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books. It was founded in 1911 in Paris by Gaston Gallimard as Les Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. The stylised nrf logo still appears on many books published by Gallimard today. "
target parent: RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.
target: Flammarion S.A.
Flammarion Group is the fourth largest French publishing group. It comprises a number of areas of activity, including publishing, distribution, sales, printing, and bookshops. It’s mission is to make knowledge in all fields accessible to all, by means of the best possible editorial products.
price ($mm)
$315
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closed 7/25/2012 via BusinessWire

2100 Trust, LLC, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. has been acquired by 2100 Trust, LLC in a merger with a subsidiary of 2100 Trust. Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer: 2100 Trust, LLC
2100 Trust, LLC is a privately held company that believes strongly in the future of journalism and the newspaper industry. The company is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the integral relationship that its newspapers have with their local communities. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national media company operating print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses. The company's print portfolio includes approximately 100 daily and weekly publications, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
price ($mm)
$267
rev ($mm)
$348
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/15/2010 via Reuters

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd, will purchase 15 Subsidiaries from Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited

synopsis: Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainst Co., Ltd has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire the entire interests in the 15 companies in total, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited (SPG).
buyer: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd
Xinhua Winshare Publishing & Media Company Limited Formerly known as Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd. "
seller: Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited
Sichuan Xinhua Publishing Group Co., Ltd. engages in the businesses of wholesaling and retailing, leasing of properties, real estate, project investment, computer software, and hotel services. It sells books and audio- visual products through its retail stores.
price ($mm)
$170
rev ($mm)
$115
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
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