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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Interactive One, acquired GlobalGrind

synopsis: Interactive One, the number one online platform for the African American and New Urban community, announced that it has acquired GlobalGrind. GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics.
buyer parent: Radio One, Inc.
buyer: Interactive One
Interactive One is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. It owns and operates a number of branded destinations including HelloBeautiful, News One, and more. "
target: GlobalGrind
Focusing on Hip-Pop!, GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics. GlobalGrind's platform allows a cross-cultural audience to interact with content.
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,182.00)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
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$200
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Keleops Media AG, acquired Journal du Geek

synopsis: Swiss-based media company Keleops AG announced the completion of the acquisition of Just Digital Group Media SAS, which operates the news website JournalduGeek.com. Founded in 2004 by Anh Phan, “Journal du Geek” is an iconic French brand, renowned for its coverage of technology and pop culture news.
buyer: Keleops Media AG
Keleops AG is an independent high-tech media group with nearly 10 million unique visitors and more than 30 million page views per month (Médiamétrie, Nov. 2020). Keleops brings together a loyal audience around strong brands including Presse-citron and iPhon. "
target: Journal du Geek
Founded in 2004 by Anh Phan, “Journal du Geek” is an iconic French brand, renowned for its coverage of technology and pop culture news. Every day, a large selection of high-tech, video game and culture content is published on journaldugeek.com and on social networks.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

FANDOM, acquired Screen Junkies

synopsis: Fandom, a global entertainment media brand powered by fan passion, has acquired Screen Junkies, a YouTube channel that is a video brand dedicated to movie, TV and pop-culture fans. Screen Junkies, home to popular parody series “Honest Trailers,” has more than 8 million YouTube subscribers across its channels and has generated over 2 billion views.
buyer: FANDOM
FANDOM is a global entertainment media brand, based in California, powered by fan passion. The fan-trusted source in entertainment, they provide a home to explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of pop culture. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: Screen Junkies
Screen Junkies is a YouTube channel that is a video brand dedicated to movie, TV and pop-culture fans. The Screen Junkies produce three main shows: The Screen Junkies Show, Honest Trailers, and Movie Fights.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Web

M Squared Entertainment, acquired ArthurKade.com

synopsis: The web-based celebrity interview show ArthurKade.com has been acquired by M Squared Entertainment. ArthurKade.com features video interviews and appearances by celebrities with reality stars, supermodels to pro athletes, and A-List actors/musicians, as well as coverage of many red carpet and pop culture events.
buyer: M Squared Entertainment
M Squared Entertainment was founded by Tom Molen and Robert Moore with a singular mission: to create quality original or adapted content for distribution across all mediums – Internet, television, and theatrical. "
target: ArthurKade.com
ArthurKade.com features video interviews and appearances by celebrities with reality stars, supermodels to pro athletes, and A-List actors/musicians, as well as coverage of many red carpet and pop culture events.
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closed 11/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gamurs Pty Ltd., acquired TheMarySue, LLC

synopsis: GAMURS Group has announced the acquisition of The Mary Sue, one of the world’s leading women’s and inclusive entertainment news sites. The Mary Sue was founded in 2011 by Abrams Media with the goal of highlighting women in the geek culture space while providing a space for marginalized and underrepresented voices.
buyer: Gamurs Pty Ltd.
The GAMURS Group is the leading esports media network and a growing contender in the entertainment space. They strive to inform and engage the global gaming and entertainment communities with the best content. "
target parent: Abrams Media
target: TheMarySue, LLC
The Mary Sue is the geek girl’s guide to the universe. Founded in 2011 by Abrams Media, the site focuses on geek culture, comic book movies, genre television, space exploration, emerging technologies, the coolest video games, and the weirdest finds on the internet.
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announced 8/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Penn Entertainment, will acquire Barstool Sports

synopsis: Penn Entertainment, North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content and casino gaming experiences, will acquire 100% of Barstool Sports Inc., a leading digital sports, entertainment and media platform.
buyer: Penn Entertainment (PENN:$5,905.00)
PENN Entertainment is North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content and casino gaming experiences. PENN operates 44 properties in 20 states, online sports betting in 13 jurisdictions and iCasino in five under a portfolio of well-recognized brands. "
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: Barstool Sports
Barstool Sports is a leading digital sports, entertainment and media platform that delivers original content across blogs, podcasts, video and social media, supported by nearly 100 dedicated personalities.
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$387*
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Junkee Media Pty Ltd, acquired TheVine

synopsis: Junkee Media, one of Australia's fastest growing and innovative new media companies, has acquired TheVine, one of Australia’s largest pop-culture and youth news websites reaching over a million people each month.
buyer parent: oOh!media Group Ltd.
buyer: Junkee Media Pty Ltd
Junkee Media is one of Australia's fastest growing and innovative new media companies, reaching over 2 million young and engaged Australians every month. They create highly shareable content about the things that matter (and sometimes the things that don't). "
target: TheVine
TheVine is one of Australia’s largest pop-culture and youth news websites reaching over a million people each month. They offer short videos of popular content including music, news, fashion, entertainment and more.
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closed 4/5/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Ranker, acquired Listverse

synopsis: Ranker, a digital media company, has acquired Listverse, the original top 10 site. Listverse serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
buyer: Ranker
Ranker is a digital media company located in Los Angeles. The site features polls on entertainment, brands, sports, food and culture. Ranker claims to be one of the largest databases of opinions with more than 1 billion votes gathered on over millions of subjective voters. "
target: Listverse
Listverse, the original top 10 site, serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
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closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
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$102
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

The E&M Co., Ltd., will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The E&M Co., Ltd., an entertainment and media company in Korea, will acquire Chic News Co., Ltd., a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
buyer: The E&M Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A089230:$13.58)
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers. "
target: Chic News Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2012, Chic News Co., Ltd. is a Korean news website. Chic News provides news articles that cover the topics of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their entertainment articles cover TV shows, movies, bands, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
$3.24
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$0
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., will acquire Mashable

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals, is to acquire Mashable, a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in the technology, gaming, entertainment and lifestyle verticals. "
target: Mashable
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe.
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$50
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closed 4/4/2016 via Market Wire

Fitness Gurls Magazine, acquired Hollywood Tuna

synopsis: FG Fitness & Media Group along with its flagship publication Fitness Gurls Magazine, and all of its ancillary products is continuing its aggressive expansion and growth with the acquisition of Hollywood Tuna a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
buyer parent: FG Fitness & Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Fitness Gurls Magazine
Fitness Gurls Magazine covers health, fitness, nutrition, exercise routines and showcases some of the most beautiful women in the world of sport, fitness and entertainment. "
target: Hollywood Tuna
Hollywood Tuna is a network of gossip sites and relationships that is ranked as one of the top 50,000 sites in the world for its traffic.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

migme, acquired Hipwee

synopsis: Migme announced the acquisition of Indonesian social news site Hipwee. Hipwee delivers original and community-generated content focused on entertainment, relationships, and travel. It targets Indonesian urbanites.
buyer: migme (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
migme is a global digital media company focused on emerging markets. The company delivers social entertainment services through our portfolio brands migme, LoveByte, alivenotdead and Sold. "
target: Hipwee
Hipwee is an Indonesian social news site. Hipwee.com focuses on creating high quality content on topics most interesting for 18-34 year old urban and educated Indonesians, such as personal growth, lifestyle tips, relationships, opinions etc.
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$0.46
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announced 12/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Quali-Smart Holdings Limited, will acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited

synopsis: Quali-Smart said it agreed to acquire Pulse MediaTech Limited. The company is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
buyer: Quali-Smart Holdings Limited
Quali-Smart Holdings is a toy manufacturer offering services primarily on OEM/ODM basis. They manufacture products for their customers according to their specifications. They also offer ODM services in product development. "
target: Pulse MediaTech Limited
Pulse MediaTech is primarily engaged in the provision of digital publishing and design technologies, production and distribution of electronic books and the development of mobile application solutions and mobile games.
price ($mm)
$12
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$3
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closed 7/23/2014 via Company Press Release

CBS Local Media, acquired Eventful, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Local Media has entered into an agreement to acquire Eventful, Inc., a leading digital media company in the events discovery, communication and personalization business. Over 21 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife.
buyer: CBS Local Media
CBS Local Media provides news, information and entertainment from CBS' owned-and-operated TV and radio stations. They have locations all over the United States, including New York, California, Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, and more. "
target: Eventful, Inc.
Eventful is a leading digital media company connecting consumers with entertainment, movies and local events. Over 21 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Interactive One, acquired GlobalGrind

synopsis: Interactive One, the number one online platform for the African American and New Urban community, announced that it has acquired GlobalGrind. GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics.
buyer parent: Radio One, Inc.
buyer: Interactive One
Interactive One is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. It owns and operates a number of branded destinations including HelloBeautiful, News One, and more. "
target: GlobalGrind
Focusing on Hip-Pop!, GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics. GlobalGrind's platform allows a cross-cultural audience to interact with content.
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closed 12/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Global Grind, acquired CelebrityTweet.com

synopsis: Russell Simmons & Global Grind announced the acquisition of Celebrity Tweet, a social networking phenomenon devoted to "stalking your favorite celebrities." Global Grind is the leading online destination and publisher's network that brings together "the world according to hip hop."
buyer: Global Grind
Global Grind is a multi-platform media company that includes GlobalGrind.com, a community of over 50 lifestyle and entertainment sites, CelebrityTweet.com and a host of offline events and programs. "
target: CelebrityTweet.com
CelebrityTweet is a social networking phenomenon that functions by collecting short online blurbs from celebrities and aggregating them on a comprehensive site devoted to "stalking your favorite celebrities," as well as media-rich detail pages devoted to each celebrity.
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closed 5/9/2017 via PR Newswire

iONE Digital, purchased 3 digital media properties from Moguldom

synopsis: iONE Digital, the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, has acquired the digital media properties Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences.
buyer parent: Urban One, Inc.
buyer: iONE Digital
iONE Digital, formerly known as Interactive One, is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. "
seller: Moguldom
The acquisition includes the websites Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences. The three websites focus on urban lifestyle and culture.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Interactive One, acquired GlobalGrind

synopsis: Interactive One, the number one online platform for the African American and New Urban community, announced that it has acquired GlobalGrind. GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics.
buyer parent: Radio One, Inc.
buyer: Interactive One
Interactive One is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. It owns and operates a number of branded destinations including HelloBeautiful, News One, and more. "
target: GlobalGrind
Focusing on Hip-Pop!, GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics. GlobalGrind's platform allows a cross-cultural audience to interact with content.
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announced 11/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase 3 Radio Stations from Urban One, Inc.

synopsis: Entercom is to acquire multiple radio stations from Urban One, including St. Louis, WHHL-FM (Urban Contemporary); Philadelphia, WPHI-FM (Urban Contemporary); and Washington, DC, WTEM-AM (flagship station of the Washington Football Team); as well as the intellectual property of its St. Louis radio station, WFUN-FM (Adult Urban Contemporary).
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. "
seller: Urban One, Inc. (ROIAK:$387.79)
The acquisition includes St. Louis, WHHL-FM (Urban Contemporary); Philadelphia, WPHI-FM (Urban Contemporary); and Washington, DC, WTEM-AM (flagship station of the Washington Football Team); as well as the intellectual property its St. Louis radio station, WFUN-FM (Adult Urban Contemporary).
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announced 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

synopsis: Radio One Detroit has agreed to sell its WCHB AM 1200 NewsTalk station to Birmingham, Ala.-based Crawford Broadcasting Company. NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
buyer: Crawford Broadcasting Company
Crawford Broadcasting Company is an industry leader in reaching radio’s most loyal and responsive audience, the Christian and conservative audience. They currently own and operate 22 radio stations including 9 FM and 13 AM stations in 10 different USA markets ranging coast to coast. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: NewsTalk WCHB
NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market. The station serves listeners with urban music, community engagement and inspiration, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
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$2.00
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closed 7/1/2019 via Forbes

NGL Collective, acquired Hispanicize Media Group LLC

synopsis: NGL Collective, a leading digital media and entertainment company, has acquired Hispanicize Media Group (HMG), a digital media, event marketing and activation company serving the Millennial and GenZ Hispanic Communities in the U.S. and Latin America. HMG produces Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.
buyer: NGL Collective
NGL Collective is a leading digital media and entertainment company. NGL Collective connects advertisers and New Generation Latinos (NGLs) through video across platforms in-language, in-culture and in-context. NGL Collective is dedicated to modernizing the way advertisers reach and engage with NGLs."
target: Hispanicize Media Group LLC
Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) is a digital media, event marketing and activation company serving the Millennial and GenZ Hispanic Communities in the U.S. and Latin America. HMG produces Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.
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closed 5/9/2017 via PR Newswire

iONE Digital, purchased 3 digital media properties from Moguldom

synopsis: iONE Digital, the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, has acquired the digital media properties Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences.
buyer parent: Urban One, Inc.
buyer: iONE Digital
iONE Digital, formerly known as Interactive One, is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. "
seller: Moguldom
The acquisition includes the websites Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences. The three websites focus on urban lifestyle and culture.
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Web

AdShare, acquired Primo Media

synopsis: AdShareTM, the leading social media monetization service for music, film, television and sports rights-holders, announced the acquisition of Primo Media. The company is a global media company that provides advertisers access to an exploding marketplace of US and Latin American Millennials as they consume the hottest content in the Hispanic culture.
buyer: AdShare
AdShare is the leading global social media monetization service for music, film, television, and sports rights-holders. It brings together a technology oriented multi-disciplinary approach to monetizing fan engagement online. "
target: Primo Media
Primo Media is a global media company that provides advertisers access to an exploding marketplace of US and Latin American Millennials as they consume the hottest content in the young Hispanic culture.
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$3.50
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closed 8/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Batanga Media, acquired Crovat S.A.

synopsis: Batanga Media announced the acquisition of Crovat, a company that since 2007 has created and developed over 300 consumer websites. Dedicated to providing users with lifestyle and entertainment content, Crovat publishes various sites, blogs and communities with over 12 million unique visits per month.
buyer: Batanga Media
Batanga Media is the largest independent digital content and social media company for Latin America and Hispanic communities around the world. The company’s digital brands including Batanga.com, LolaSabe.com, Hoyenfutbol.com, and Metroblog. "
target: Crovat S.A.
Focused mainly on women's lifestyle, Crovat produces and publishes over 2,000 stories monthly including text, video and photos. Crovat's portfolio of sites includes lasmanualidades.com, imujer.com, elgranchef.com, muycine.com, alfombrarosa.com and more.
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closed 5/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Blue Phoenix Media, acquired BlinkAds

synopsis: Blue Phoenix Media, a lead generation company based out of New York City has acquired the assets of BlinkAds, a firm known for their specialization in performance-based customer acquisitions for the US Hispanic and Latin American Markets.
buyer: Blue Phoenix Media
Blue Phoenix Media, Inc excels at customer acquisition and interactive lead generation. They are mainly a performance-based online advertising network comprised of a variety of effective large to medium vertical sites, portals and email publishers. "
target: BlinkAds
BlinkAds is an interactive performance-based media company specializing in the US Hispanic, Latin American, female and family verticals. Their affiliate network was successful in launching consumer brands into a much sought-after Latin American market.
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closed 6/21/2018 via Company Press Release

RockYou, acquired CafeMom

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, has acquired the editorial brands CafeMom, Revelist, MamásLatinas and BabyNameWizard from CafeMedia. These brands deliver content on parenting and pregnancy, beauty and style, entertainment, relationships, personal stories, and the latest news.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target parent: CafeMedia
target: CafeMom
CafeMom, a platform that connects moms and moms-to-be; Revelist, a mobile media publication that delivers fashion and beauty content to millennials; MamásLatinas, a digital destination for Latinas; and BabyNameWizard, a site to look for baby names, each unite women with content and conversations.
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closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (DMD:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
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$3.20
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