Like 4 Magazines

closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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$0.68
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: 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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$0.58
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
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1.2x
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
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closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
price ($mm)
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$30
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
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$13 [$35]
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$35
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closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
price ($mm)
$1,175
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$527
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$85
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13.8x
closed 1/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired Quilting Arts LLC

synopsis: Interweave Press, one of the nation’s leading craft media companies has completed the acquisition of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines from Quilting Arts LLC. The acquisition includes related books, special interest publications, events, and the popular websites www.quiltingarts.com and www.clothpaperscissors.com.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: Quilting Arts LLC
Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors have a combined distribution of 185,000 copies worldwide per issue. In addition to the magazines and website, Quilting Arts LLC has published three books in the last two years, the latest being Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project.
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closed 8/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Magicalia, Ltd., acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Magicalia, the UK’s leading online publisher, is delighted to announce today the acquisition of Encanta Media, to create a specialist cross-media publishing group.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia is the UK's leading online publishing group. The company owns a portfolio of market-leading own brand sites in special interest markets, and publishes community websites for a blue-chip list of media clients. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
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$5.16
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closed 8/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Bowmark Capital, acquired Design Objectives Limited

synopsis: Bowmark Capital Limited, the mid-market private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Design Objectives Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of products to the rapidly growing paper crafts market.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is a leading independent private equity investment firm specializing in the UK mid-market. Bowmark supports management teams undertaking buy-outs, buy-ins, roll-outs, build-ups and expansion financings in five sectors: Business Services; Leisure; Healthcare; Media and IT Services. "
target: Design Objectives Limited
Founded in 1995, Design Objectives designs and markets a range of paper crafts brands and accessories including Papermania, Anita’s and X-cut. The company supplies over 2000 products to both independent and national retailers, such as Argos, QVC and WH Smiths.
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closed 7/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Schibsted Media Group, acquired Oikotie

synopsis: Schibsted, an international media group, has acquired Oikotie Ltd from Sanoma, a leading learning and media company. Oikotie is a leading online classifieds website in Finland. Oikotie offers dozens of pages of classified ads for houses, apartments, jobs, and office space.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$2,100.42)
Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6900 employees in 30 countries. Firmly rooted in the journalistic tradition and with a keen eye on future trends and media development, Schibsted is creating the journalism of tomorrow - today. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Oikotie
Oikotie is a leading online classifieds website in Finland. Oikotie is an online platform that makes it easier for buyers and sellers to connect with each other. They offer dozens of pages of classified ads for houses, apartments, jobs, and office space.
price ($mm)
$208
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$31
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$11
EV / rev
6.7x
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19.7x
closed 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Oyj, acquired itslearning

synopsis: Sanoma acquires itslearning, an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway, from the investment organisation EQT. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. Sanoma provides consumers with engaging content, offers unique marketing solutions to business partners and enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: itslearning
itslearning is an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

NewCorp Corporate Finance, acquired Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland has sold Huuto.net and Hintaseuranta.fi services. The businesses were sold to NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy). Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
buyer: NewCorp Corporate Finance
NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy) provides a tool to help business executives and owners identify and measure key business value drivers. It allows executives to compare their company with other companies, both unlisted and those listed on European and US markets. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi
Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Huuto reaches online shoppers who are making purchase decisions. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired LINDA.nl

synopsis: Talpa Network and Linda de Mol together bought all the shares from Mood for Magazines, the publisher of LINDA, among others. Mood for Magazines was co-founded by Linda de Mol and was part of Sanoma Media Netherlands. LINDA is a lifestyle and fashion magazine for women.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: LINDA.nl
LINDA magazine is a magazine in the Netherlands with an average of 233.452 copies per month sold. LINDA consists of monthly themes like fashion and living. It is published by Mood for Magazines and was co-founded by Linda de Mol.
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$30
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Media Finland Oy, acquired Suomen Tietotoimisto

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland, a leading Finnish multi-channel media company, has acquired Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT), a leading news agency in Finland. STT provides news and photography to most major newspapers, radio, TV channels and digital news portals in Finland. STT also provides press release distribution to communications professionals.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Sanoma Media Finland Oy
Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish multi-channel media company. Their newspapers, magazines, TV and radio channels, online and mobile media offer information and entertainment. They reach most Finns every day. "
target: Suomen Tietotoimisto
Suomen Tietotoimisto (STT) is the leading news agency in Finland. STT provides news and photography to most major newspapers, radio, TV channels and digital news portals in Finland. STT also provides communications services such as press release distribution to communications professionals.
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Sanoma Oyj, will acquire N.C.D. Production Oy

synopsis: Sanoma has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of N.C.D. Production Ltd., one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland. N.C.D. Production organises festivals, concerts and cruises across Finland, with facilities located in Jämsä, Tampere, Kuopio and Lahti.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. They provide consumers with engaging content, offer unique marketing solutions to business partners and enable teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target: N.C.D. Production Oy
N.C.D. Production is one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland, which organises festivals, concerts and cruises. The events that they produce include Himos Juhannus, Tammerfest, Kuopio Rockcock Festival and Suomipop Festival.
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$25
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announced 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Roularta Media Group NV, will purchase Belgian Women's Magazine Portfolio from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Roularta Media Group has made a binding offer for the Belgian Sanoma titles with the exception of the home magazines. The package includes the weeklies Libelle/Femme d’Aujourd’hui and Flair Dutch/French, the monthlies Feeling/Gaël and the magazines La Maison Victor, Communiekrant, Loving You and She Deals.
buyer: Roularta Media Group NV (ENXTBR:ROU:$286.37)
Roularta Media Group is a Belgian multimedia group, market leader in the field of radio and television, magazines (general, business and sports news magazines, lifestyle, medical and others in Dutch and French), and local media in Flanders (door-to-door area papers, Sunday newspapers). "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
The Belgian women’s magazine portfolio of Sanoma includes the weeklies Libelle/Femme d’Aujourd’hui and Flair Dutch/French, the monthlies Feeling/Gaël and the magazines La Maison Victor, Communiekrant, Loving You and She Deals.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$95
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0.4x
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closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Urheilulehti merged with Urheilusanomat,

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland buys Urheilulehti from A-lehdet. Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland. Urheilusanomat and Urheiluleht will be combined into a new, more service-oriented sport media company.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Urheilusanomat
Urheilusanomat Finland's largest magazine specializing in sports. It is also a betting network. The Magazine is owned by Sanoma Media Finland Oy and it belongs to the Ilta-Sanomat Media family. It has a circulation of about 35,000 (2016). "
target parent: A-lehdet
target: Urheilulehti
Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland, and its honest way of dealing with things has become a concept. Urheilulehti is a pioneer in sports journalism, known not only for its expertise, but also the ability to evoke passionate emotions.
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announced 4/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Reshift Digital BV, will acquire Kieskeurig B.V.

synopsis: Sanoma Media Netherlands has reached an agreement with Reshift to sell the comparison website Kieskeurig.nl. Kieskeurig provides reliable and independent information on various products to over 170,000 consumers daily.
buyer: Reshift Digital BV
Reshift is the largest tech specialised media house in The Netherlands. Their brands – such as Computer Idee, Computer!Totaal, Tips & Trucs, Zoom, MacWorld, PCM, Power Unlimited and MediaTotaal – are leading consumer electronics, gaming, computer technology, and popular science publications. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Kieskeurig B.V.
Founded in 1999, Kieskeurig is a leading Dutch price comparison website. The goal of Kieskeurig is to provide consumers with reliable and independent information on various products. Over 170,000 consumers visit Kieskeurig daily to compare prices and review products.
price ($mm)
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$13
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0.0x
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closed 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired SBS Broadcasting B.V.

synopsis: Talpa Holding, a full service content company, that creates, produces, distributes and broadcasts on various platforms, has acquired Dutch broadcaster SBS Broadcasting from Finnish media company Sanoma. SBS Broadcasting is a media company with four Dutch commercial television channels and an online Video On Demand platform.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: SBS Broadcasting B.V.
SBS Broadcasting B.V. is a media company with four Dutch commercial television channels (SBS6, Net 5, Veronica and SBS9) and an online Video On Demand platform (Kijk). The company also publishes television listings magazines (Veronica Magazine and Total TV).
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closed 6/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Van In, purchased K-12 Educational Publishing Activities from Groupe De Boeck

synopsis: Sanoma has acquired the K-12 educational publishing activities of Group De Boeck in Belgium from Ergon Capital Partners III. De Boeck is a well-known and trusted brand with a strong market position.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Van In
Van In is the number one educational publisher in both Flanders and Walloon, Belgium. Van In develops learning materials aiming at fundamentally improving learning processes. Van In is part of the Strategic Business Unit Sanoma Learning. "
seller parent: Ergon Capital Partners
seller: Groupe De Boeck
De Boeck is a leading education publisher focused on high quality educational content tailored to the need of students, teachers and educational institutions. The company has a large network of quality authors in Flanders and the French Community which consists of Brussels and Wallonia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Oyj, acquired Scoupy

synopsis: Sanoma has acquired the Dutch cashback marketing company Scoupy. Scoupy B.V. owns and operates an online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicinity of its users.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways. "
target: Scoupy
Scoupy B.V. owns and operates an online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicinity of its users. Scoupy B.V. was founded in 2011 and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
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closed 6/1/2016 via Company Press Release

kortingisleuk.nl merged with Scoupy,

synopsis: Scoupy, the online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicnity of its users, will be merged with Kortingisleuk.nl, the online activation specialist that facilitates marketing campaigns and furnishes retailers with online tools such as e-coupons, e-refunds, and more.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Scoupy
Scoupy B.V. owns and operates an online platform that offers discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants, and leisure activities in the vicinity of its users. Scoupy B.V. was founded in 2011 and is based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. "
target: kortingisleuk.nl
Kortingisleuk is the online activation specialist that completely can facilitate marketing campaigns. Kortingisleuk facilitates A-brand producers and retailers to let consumers buy products with help from online tools: e-coupons, e-refunds, win-actions, webshop purchases, etc.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pijper Media B.V., purchased 3 Women's Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma has sold the magazines Beau Monde, Happy in Shape and Marie Claire to Pijper Media. The magazines Beau Monde and Marie Claire cover fashion and style for women, while Happy in Shape is a women's fitness magazine covering food, exercise, mindset and lifestyle.
buyer: Pijper Media B.V.
Pijper Media is a family owned printing and publishing company based in Groningen, Netherlands. The company publishes a variety of magazines in the categories of sports, gastronomy, travel and lifestyle. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Their magazines Beau Monde, Happy in Shape, and Marie Claire cover the topics of fashion, style and fitness for women.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: Finland-based AAC Global announced that it was acquired by Finnish private equity firm Korona Invest. AAC Global provides language and communication training, creates content for all channels, translates and localizes, provides terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised two funds, Terveysrahasto Oy and Palvelurahasto I Ky, with a total raised capital of EUR 93 million. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global supports their clients’ success in international markets by helping them get their message through to their customers. They provide language and communication training, create content for all channels, translate and localize, provide terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

AutoScout24 GmbH, acquired European Auto Trader B.V.

synopsis: AutoScout24 Nederland B.V., the operator of the leading Dutch digital automotive classifieds platform AutoScout24.nl and subsidiary of Scout24 AG, acquired the Dutch digital automotive classifieds portal European AutoTrader B.V. from Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V. European AutoTrader operates the digital automotive classifieds website AutoTrader.nl.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: AutoScout24 GmbH
AutoScout24 is the largest pan-European online automotive classifieds platform. The marketplace empowers people to realize their car-owning dreams simply, efficiently and stress-free. AutoScout24 offers listing products for used and new cars to dealers and private sellers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: European Auto Trader B.V.
With more than 1 million unique visitors and 150.000 listings, AutoTrader is the third largest digital automotive classifieds platform of the Netherlands. They aid the consumer with their search for their next car by adding consumer and AutoWeek professional reviews for each car listed.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

L’Avenir Hebdo, will acquire Moustique

synopsis: Sanoma has announced the sale of the Moustique and Télé Pocket to L'Avenir Hebdo. Moustique and Télé Pocket are two TV weeklies that have a strong reputation in the French-speaking Belgian market. Moustique offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels.
buyer: L’Avenir Hebdo
L'Avenir Hebdo is a weekly reference newspaper for the North-Charente region in France. It focuses on local news, covering local sports events, surveys, reports, testimonies, interviews, photos, and practical information. It is read weekly by nearly 10,000 readers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Moustique
Moustique is a weekly French language magazine that offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a weekly French-language TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels and news and reviews of the best films. Both magazines are based in Belgium.
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
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announced 6/18/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Sanoma Oyj, will acquire Humo

synopsis: Sanoma, a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries, has agreed to acquire Humo, a Flemish information magazine. They also have an online website for advertising and posting classifieds, as well as articles. The company is based in Belgium.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Its seven strategic business units offer millions of people information, education, entertainment and experiences, every day, in their own languages, respecting local cultures. "
target: Humo
Humo is a Flemish information magazine. They also have an online website for advertising and posting classifieds, as well as articles. The company is based in Belgium.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased Monthly Magazines from Aller Media Oy

synopsis: Aller Media Oy, the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines in Finland, is selling all its monthly magazines to Fokus Media Finland Oy, a media company with a focus on special interest magazines. The publications include Koti ja keittiö, Oma Aika and Elle.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Fokus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. They also work as a multi-channel content marketing company. "
seller parent: Aller Holding A/S
seller: Aller Media Oy
The acquisition includes all the monthly magazines from Aller Media Oy, including Koti ja keittiö, Oma Aika and Elle. Aller Media Oy is the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines in Finland.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fokus Media Finland Oy, will purchase Fit Magazine from Aller Media Oy

synopsis: Fokus Media, a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines, is to buy Fit Magazine from Aller Media Oy, the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines in Finland. Fit Magazine focuses on fitness training and wellness.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. They also work as a multi-channel content marketing company. "
seller parent: Aller Holding A/S
seller: Aller Media Oy
Aller Media Oy has operated in Finland since 1992 and is reaching monthly 3 millions Finnish people through its brands. Aller Media Oy is the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines of the region.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thesis Agency, acquired Bonfire Marketing

synopsis: Thesis, a full-service digital agency, has acquired Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
buyer: Thesis Agency
Thesis is a full-service digital agency that helps clients to connect with their audiences in many ways. Thesis creates neatly tailored messages that people care to engage with. They offer services for email, digital and brand design, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Bonfire Marketing
Bonfire Marketing is a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Proches, acquired BMRP

synopsis: Proches, a PR and influencer marketing agency in France, has acquired BMRP, an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
buyer parent: Insign Communications
buyer: Proches
Proches is a PR and influencer marketing agency in France. Proches works with their clients to help them identify media and influencers, anticipate media opportunities, mange relations with journalists, and win over their target audience. "
target: BMRP
BMRP is an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset España, acquired BE A LION

synopsis: Mediaset España, a Spanish television network and media production company, has acquired BE A LION, a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset España (BME:TL5:$974.29)
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films. "
target: BE A LION
BE A LION is a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment. Their productions include Pipol, Decora con Mimo, Conversexions and more.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Look Listen Inc., acquired Valverde & Company, LLC

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Atlanta, Denver and Portland has completed its acquisition of Valverde & Co.,an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. The acquisition boosts the agency's capabilities around content development and delivery and corporate communications.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Valverde & Company, LLC
Valverde & Co. is an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. Valverde specializes in content development and delivery and corporate communications.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

JP Digital will be merged with NerdBrand,

synopsis: NerdBrand, a branding, web design and advertising agency, has entered a definitive merger agreement with fellow Louisville marketing agency, JP Digital, which specializes in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
buyer: NerdBrand
NerdBrand is a branding agency based out of Louisville, KY that specializes in brand identity and strategy. They also offer web design, content development and SEO services, as well as digital marketing and advertising services. "
target: JP Digital
JP Digital is a digital marketing agency based in Louisville, KY. They specialize in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Industry Dive, LLC, purchased Content Marketing business from NewsCred, Inc.

synopsis: Industry Dive, a leader in business journalism, and NewsCred, a global leader in enterprise content marketing technology, announced that Industry Dive will acquire NewsCred's Content Marketing studio and services business including assets, people and clients. NewsCred's content business helps build brands, scale content, and drive measurable result
buyer: Industry Dive, LLC
Industry Dive is a leading business journalism company. More than 11 million decision-makers across 20 competitive industries rely on its exclusive insight and analysis delivered through 22 publications. Industry Dive has continued growth since its founding in 2012. "
seller: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred's Content Marketing business helps scale content programs, build brands, & drive measurable results. Their content creators are the best in the business with deep industry experience.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

kyu, acquired Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC

synopsis: Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce that its strategic operating unit kyu has acquired 100% of the shares in US communications company Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC. Godfrey Dadich is a communications company that plans and implements information strategies for the modern media environment.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: kyu
kyu is a collective of creative firms working with global organizations to build markets, environments, movements and brands. Through its collective structure, kyu promotes a new “many-to-many” approach for the development of concepts and brands, as well as for the solving of major economic issues. "
target: Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC
Godfrey Dadich is a US communications company that plans and implements information strategies for the modern media environment. Leveraging superior content production capabilities and editorial strengths, the company has grown as a trusted partner since its establishment in 2017.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Szerletich Design Solutions merged with Knucklehead Media Group,

synopsis: Szerletich Design Solutions (SZERDS) has merged with Knucklehead Media Group, a podcast production firm. SZERDS is a content creation and digital marketing firm that specializes in photo and video production, print and digital marketing design, SEO, social media, and more.
buyer: Knucklehead Media Group
Knucklehead Media Group is a podcast production firm. Knucklehead produces professional B2B podcasts to helps companies and organizations tell their story. Their podcasts enable brands to better connect with their audience and increase revenue generation across multiple channels. "
target: Szerletich Design Solutions
Szerletich Design Solutions (SZERDS) is a content creation and digital marketing firm. SZERDS helps their clients to elevate their brand and stay ahead of the competition. They specialize in photo and video production, print and digital marketing design, SEO, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Qwamplify, acquired Kamden Media

synopsis: Qwamplify, a European digital marketing group, has acquired Kamden Media, a social media and brand content agency in France. Kamden helps their clients use social networks to develop their brands and create lasting relationships with their audiences. They offer social media management, social content, and social media ad management services.
buyer: Qwamplify (ENXTPA:ALQWA:$29.57)
QWAMPLIFY is a group specializing in digital marketing present in France, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK and Italy. With more than 20 years of experience in collecting, processing and enhancing customer-consumer data, QWAMPLIFY is at the forefront of the Data and Mobile revolutions. "
target: Kamden Media
Kamden Media is a social media and brand content agency in France. Kamden helps their clients use social networks to develop their brands and create lasting and profitable relationships with their audiences. They offer social media management, social content, and social media ad management services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Born05 Group B.V., acquired Blauw Gras B.V.

synopsis: Born05 takes over all shares of Blauw Gras, an award-winning social content agency from Amsterdam. With the addition of the award-winning social content agency Blauw Gras, the Born05 Group now has 125 employees with offices in Utrecht and Amsterdam.
buyer: Born05 Group B.V.
Born05 is a digital agency that offers strategy, digital products & services and best-in-class communications, to truly connect people to brands and improve people’s lives. "
target: Blauw Gras B.V.
Blauw Gras is an award-winning social content agency from Amsterdam, which works for brands such as McDonald's, Nederlandse Loterij, Hornbach, Miele, Menzis and Interpolis. Blauw Gras is a dedicated social content agency that creates relevant social content for brands that want to move people.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Redengine SCC merged with The Red Republic,

synopsis: Redengine SCC has merged with The Red Republic, a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. Redengine SCC is a full service creative agency in Australia that specializes in content marketing. Redengine SCC offers services for strategic planning, content marketing, social media, brand strategy, and more.
buyer parent: Ben Lilley
buyer: The Red Republic
The Red Republic is a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. The Red Republic creates unique campaigns and brand solutions to help bring brands to life. The agency specialises in public relations, social media management, influencer management, events, brand activations, and more. "
target: Redengine SCC
Redengine SCC is a full service creative agency in Australia that specializes in content marketing. Redengine SCC focuses on engineering experiences for the future through digital and technology. They offer services for strategic planning, content marketing, social media, brand strategy, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Plankton Agency merged with Virtual Marketers,

synopsis: Plankton Agency has merged with Virtual Marketers, an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand that specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media.
buyer: Virtual Marketers
Virtual Marketers is an on demand digital marketing agency in New Zealand. Virtual Marketers provides stress-free and affordable marketing services. Their marketing services include digital advertising, content development, social media, PR, brand and design, email, and more. "
target: Plankton Agency
Plankton Agency is a full-service marketing agency in New Zealand. Plankton specialises in branding, design, web, SEO, video content, and social media. Plankton works with their clients on every step of the marketing process to help them plan, deploy and then measure their success.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Mutant, acquired ZOLY

synopsis: Mutant, a Brazilian company that specializes in digital customer experience platforms, has acquired ZOLY, a data-driven digital marketing agency in Brazil. ZOLY helps businesses to optimize their marketing, generate more leads, and better engage their customers. The agency specializes in SEO, CRO, UX/UI design, content, digital analytics, and more.
buyer: Mutant
Mutant is a Brazilian company that specializes in digital customer experience platforms. Mutant helps brands to build a better relationship with their customers. Mutant provides solutions and services for Consulting, Digital, Processes & Performance, Quality & Insights and Software Development. "
target: ZOLY
ZOLY is a data-driven digital marketing agency in Brazil. ZOLY helps businesses to optimize their marketing, generate more leads, and better engage their customers. The agency specializes in SEO, CRO, UX/UI design, content, digital analytics, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Born & Raised

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Born & Raised, an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, content production, experiential, and more.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Born & Raised
Born & Raised is an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, brand architecture, content planning and production, experiential, and more.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
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