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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Outdoor Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) announced that it has acquired a core industry trade brand from Catalyst Communication, adding to its growing portfolio of enthusiast trade properties. The assets include Outdoor Guide, a leading outdoor and ski industry direct mail service with over three decades of custom solutions for successful retailers.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, and more. "
target parent: Catalyst Communications Inc.
target: Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide is a custom catalog that promotes the products and services of ski and outdoor retailers and its supplier brands. Catalyst had produced the Outdoor Guide for more than three decades.
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announced 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Northern Tool + Equipment, will purchase The Sportsman’s Guide and The Golf Warehouse from Redcats

synopsis: Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment, announced it has agreed to acquire The Sportsman’s Guide, a supplier of top-quality outdoor goods sold from catalogs and online and The Golf Warehouse, an online golf equipment retailer from Redcats USA, a division of French company PPR, for $215 million.
buyer: Northern Tool + Equipment
Northern Tool + Equipment has been a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment founded and owned by the Kotula family for more than 30 years, selling products through direct mail, the Internet and at 80 retail locations in 16 states. "
seller parent: PPR
seller: Redcats
Redcats is a world leader in the online distribution of fashion, home decoration, and sports and leisure goods. Through its European and American brands, Redcats distributes fashion, sports and home decoration collections that fit every style and desire all over the world.
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closed 12/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Gander Mountain, acquired Overton's Inc.

synopsis: Gander Mountain Company the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor lifestyle products and services, has acquired Overton's, Inc., a leading Internet and catalog marketing company targeting recreational boaters, from Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.
buyer: Gander Mountain (GMTN:$0.00)
Gander Mountain Company is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Overton's Inc.
Overton's, Inc. is a direct marketer of specialty water sports and related marine accessories. The company's product line is extensive, ranging from water skis, wakeboards and apparel to electronics, boat covers and boat seats.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Upventur, acquired Yonder

synopsis: Upventur announced completion of its acquisition and integration strategy of Yonder, an outdoor adventure social media mobile app and company. Upventur showcases an “Outdoor Adventure” platform that provides a single digital space for outdoor enthusiasts, of all skill levels.
buyer: Upventur
Upventur assists users in discovering inspiration alongside fellow outdoor adventurers. The platform provides a single digital space for outdoor enthusiasts, of all skill levels, to find their next adventure, connect with each other, locate guides, and share their experiences. "
target parent: Luvbyrd
target: Yonder
Yonder is a social outdoor adventure app. It is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mammut Sports Group AG, acquired Mountain Hub, Inc.

synopsis: Swiss outdoors apparel company Mammut Sports Group announced the acquisition of digital platform Mountain Hub. Mountain Hub is a community-fueled app for the outdoors. Join thousands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts across the globe in a quest to share the greatest adventures.
buyer parent: Conzzeta
buyer: Mammut Sports Group AG
Mammut is a Swiss company specializing in mountain sports since 1862. They are a premium manufacturer of technical clothing, footwear, climbing gear and alpine equipment. "
target: Mountain Hub, Inc.
Mountain Hub is a community-fueled app for the outdoors. Join thousands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts across the globe in a quest to share the greatest adventures. Get updates about current conditions and adventures from users in the community.
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Luvbyrd, acquired Yonder

synopsis: Luvbyrd, a dating app for outdoor enthusiasts, has acquired a social outdoor adventure app called Yonder. Yonder is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
buyer: Luvbyrd
Luvbyrd is a dating app for outdoor enthusiasts. Built by founder Mike Keshian, Luvbyrd is a niche dating product that lets lovers of the outdoors connect over common interests – whether skiing, running, fishing or surfing. "
target: Yonder
Yonder is a social outdoor adventure app. It is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 7/23/2015 via BusinessWire

AllOver Media, Inc., acquired Ripple Resort Media, Inc.

synopsis: AllOver Media, LLC (AOM), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity and the largest alternative out-of-home advertising platform in the United States, announced the purchase of Ripple Resort Media, Inc. The company has brought together premier resorts in North America with their patented MapLinks map and advertising display system.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: AllOver Media, Inc.
AllOver Media (AOM) is the largest alternative out-of-home advertising platform in the U.S. AOM works with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 to regional and local companies by promoting products within captive media formats and engaging consumers on an every day basis. "
target: Ripple Resort Media, Inc.
Ripple Resort Media has been providing premier North American ski and snowboard resorts and millions of their guests with its patented MapLinks map system for over a decade.
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closed 8/2/2006 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired American Guide Services, Inc.

synopsis: Affinity Group, Inc., (AGI) announced the acquisition of American Guide Services, Inc. (AGS). AGS produces Guest Services Guides, which come in a wide variety of sizes and page numbers, that contain everything from local attractions and businesses to area maps and maps of specific parks.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: American Guide Services, Inc.
American Guide Services, Inc. (AGS) is no longer just a Site Map Publisher, but now offers a complete range of products and services to the Campground, RV Park and Camping Resort industry.
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closed 9/1/2006 via PR Newswire

The Sportsman's Guide, Inc. merged with Redcats USA,

synopsis: Redcats Group , a leader in home shopping announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Redcats USA has completed the acquisition of The Sportsman's Guide, Inc., a leading US catalog and online marketer of outdoor and sports gear, for a price of $31 per share that values The Sportsman's Guide at approximately $265 million.
buyer: Redcats USA
Headquartered on New York City's Fashion Avenue, Redcats USA is "America's Specialty Catalog and E-Commerce Leader," with 10 catalogs and 10 e-commerce websites. Our three divisions include value-priced misses' fashion, women's and men's plus-size apparel as well as home lifestyles. "
target: The Sportsman's Guide, Inc.
The Sportsman’s Guide is a leading marketer of value priced outdoor gear and general merchandise, with a special emphasis on outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear.
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$257
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closed 7/31/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired GPSies

synopsis: AllTrails, a company that helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos, acquired GPSies, a German app that helps hikers, walkers and cyclists across the EU plan outdoor activities with a robust library of user generated GPS recordings.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 10 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target: GPSies
Headquartered in Germany, GPSies helps hikers, walkers and cyclists across the EU plan outdoor activities with a robust library of user generated GPS recordings along with a powerful route planning tool for creating downloadable custom maps.
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closed 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired Trails.com

synopsis: AllTrails, the most trusted and used digital guide to the outdoors, has acquired Trail.com, a pioneering platform for outdoor recreation. Trails.com provides maps and tips for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and trail running, assisting trail-goers with navigation for outdoor adventures.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 10 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target parent: Lovetoknow
target: Trails.com
Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps, and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com offers thousands of downloadable hiking guides as well as resources for mountain climbers, canyoners, bikers, and those engaging in water and snow sports.
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closed 10/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Equity, acquired AllTrails

synopsis: Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in AllTrails, a company that helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. The firm has partnered with entrepreneurs and management teams to build long-term value in market-leading software, information services and Internet companies."
target: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Lovetoknow, acquired Trails.com

synopsis: LoveToKnow is pleased to announce the acquisition of a leading outdoors resource site. Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com is most known for their thousands of downloadable hiking guides.
buyer: Lovetoknow
LoveToKnow Corp. is an online media company dedicated to providing trustworthy advice, information and products for families. In addition to trails.com, the company's media properties include lovetoknow.com, yourdictionary.com, golflink.com and a number of other smaller sites. "
target: Trails.com
Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com is most known for their thousands of downloadable hiking guides.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired The Globe Pequot Press Inc.

synopsis: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group ("R&L"), one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America, acquired Globe Pequot Press, a mid-sized publisher and distributor, from Morris Communications. The purchase adds approximately 2,500 titles and $20 million in sales to R&L.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. is one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes under a dozen imprints in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences. "
target parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
target: The Globe Pequot Press Inc.
Globe Pequot Press is a mid-sized publisher and distributor with deep roots in major category publishing. They specialize in outdoor recreation and leisure titles.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wahoo Fitness, acquired The Sufferfest

synopsis: Wahoo Fitness, a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices, has acquired The Sufferfest, the world's best cycling and endurance athlete training app. The Sufferfest features more than 45 cycling, running and triathlon workouts.
buyer: Wahoo Fitness
Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices. Wahoo powers cycling, running, and gym workouts for athletes of all levels. Wahoo offers bike trainers, bike computers, heart rate monitors, cycling sensors, and companion apps. "
target: The Sufferfest
The Sufferfest is the world's best cycling and endurance athlete training app. The Sufferfest features more than 45 cycling, running and triathlon workouts as well as free training plans, a yoga for cyclists series and a 10 week mental training program.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired MeatEater

synopsis: Chernin Group has acquired controlling stake in MeatEater Inc., a new outdoor-lifestyle company founded by Steven Rinella, author, podcaster and host of Netflix’s “MeaterEater” series. The Bozeman, Montana-based media company, caters to an audience of wildlife enthusiasts, providing a hub for hunting, fishing, food and conservation.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: MeatEater
MeatEater Inc., a Bozeman, Montana-based media company, formed in February 2018, caters to an audience of wildlife enthusiasts, providing a hub for hunting, fishing, food and conservation. MeatEater also creates a podcast and a series for Netflix that showcases hunting and cooking.
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closed 9/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Surfline, acquired Magicseaweed

synopsis: Online retailer SurfStitch announced the sale of the Magicseaweed surfing content site to Surfline Wavetrak, a US company that provides surf content, reports, forecasts and live-streaming. Magicseaweed is a UK-based leading online surf forecasting and content network which should fit well within Surfline Wavetrak.
buyer: Surfline
Surfline specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services worldwide. Surfline has built the largest streaming coastal HD cam network and merged premier surf forecasts and editorial talent with industry-leading technology. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Magicseaweed
Headquartered in the UK, Magicseaweed is the world's largest free surf forecasting site offering a 16 day forecast. Magicseaweed also has the web's biggest surfing photography archive, and videos, contributions, contests, news, live events and swell sessions.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Outdoor Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) announced that it has acquired a core industry trade brand from Catalyst Communication, adding to its growing portfolio of enthusiast trade properties. The assets include Outdoor Guide, a leading outdoor and ski industry direct mail service with over three decades of custom solutions for successful retailers.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, and more. "
target parent: Catalyst Communications Inc.
target: Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide is a custom catalog that promotes the products and services of ski and outdoor retailers and its supplier brands. Catalyst had produced the Outdoor Guide for more than three decades.
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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 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired August Home Publishing Company

synopsis: Boulder-based Active Interest Media has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based August Home Publishing, a media company catering to woodworking, gardening and cooking enthusiasts. The company has been successful at driving revenue from its readership through a variety of sources, including video libraries, paid-membership models, and more.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) was formed in October 2003 by Wind Point Partners and Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III. AIM is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. "
target: August Home Publishing Company
August Home provides home centers and woodworking stores around the country with Woodsmith Tools, plans, and hardware kits through its wholesale division.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Outdoor Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) announced that it has acquired a core industry trade brand from Catalyst Communication, adding to its growing portfolio of enthusiast trade properties. The assets include Outdoor Guide, a leading outdoor and ski industry direct mail service with over three decades of custom solutions for successful retailers.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, and more. "
target parent: Catalyst Communications Inc.
target: Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide is a custom catalog that promotes the products and services of ski and outdoor retailers and its supplier brands. Catalyst had produced the Outdoor Guide for more than three decades.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Bonnier Mountain Group

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. is taking another whack at its portfolio again, selling its Mountain Group to enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media. CEO Dave Freygang said that selling the group, consisting of snow sport titles Ski and Skiing and Warren Miller Entertainment, would let Bonnier focus on its businesses in California, New York and Florida.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Bonnier Mountain Group
The Bonnier Mountain Group controls and operates the Skiing Magazine, SKI Mag.com, Warren Miller, and Nastar.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased Equine Titles and Online Properties from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired all equine titles and online properties published by the Source Interlink Media division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. Source Interlink is a leading publishers of enthusiast titles, consumer shows and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC:$2,254.25)
Source Interlink Companies is a leading marketing, merchandising and fulfillment company of entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, books and related items. Source Interlink serves approximately 110,000 retail store locations throughout North America.
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Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Horse Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired Horse Media Group. Horse Media Group is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. publishes magazines. The company owns and operates brands such as Healthy lifestyles, Log Home Design Ideas, Natural Remedies, and Vegetarian Times. The company is based in El Segundo, California. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. "
target parent: Belvoir Media Group, LLC
target: Horse Media Group, Inc.
Horse Media Group, a partnership between Belvoir Media Group LLC and Winsor Publishing, is based in Louisville, Colorado. Belvoir is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
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Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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F&W Publications, Inc., purchased Art Magazine Properties from Active Interest Media

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. F+W will acquire AIM’s Southwest Art, The Collector’s Guide and their respective online properties.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas. "
seller parent: Wind Point Partners
seller: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books, and Internet sites, and further advances its expansion into the outdoor and Western travel markets.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yellowstone Journal Corporation
Yellowstone Journal Corporation is a tourism focused media group that produces two print publications, Yellowstone Journal and 99 Things to Do in Yellowstone County, as well as the industry-leading website, YellowstonePark.com.
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closed 1/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired SNEWS

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker magazine and Yoga Journal, has acquired SNEWS(R) (Specialty News), the leading news and information service for the outdoor and fitness industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: SNEWS
SNEWS strives to "create community through communication" and is the only industry news and information source serving both the outdoor and fitness markets. Offering respected industry insight and expertise for nearly 25 years, SNEWS(R) reaches out with news, analysis, and retailer training.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Berkery

Active Interest Media, purchased Old-House Journal and New Old House from Restore Media, LLC

synopsis: Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller: Restore Media, LLC
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
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closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Backpacker Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Backpacker Magazine. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Backpacker Magazine
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of magazines, consumer shows, books and internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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closed 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yoga Journal

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yoga Journal, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced. The new acquisition will add to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yoga Journal
Founded in 1975, Yoga Journal is the country's premier multiplatform media company dedicated to yoga, publishing the most widely read yoga magazine in the U.S. and abroad. The company holds several sell-out conferences a year, and produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired American Cowboy LLC

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced that the company has acquired "American Cowboy" magazine, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: American Cowboy LLC
"American Cowboy" is an award-winning, bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that appeals to the ever-growing number of western enthusiasts. In its 12th year of publication, "American Cowboy" is written specifically for consumers who enjoy the "western" experience.
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

NextHome, acquired Homes Publishing Group

synopsis: NextHome, a Canadian privately-owned real estate media company, has acquired Homes Publishing Group (HPG), one of Ontario's leading providers of real estate media. This acquisition includes the following HPG publications: HOMES magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DÉCOR, Ontario Design, and BUILDING EXCELLENCE.
buyer: NextHome
NextHome is the primary source of real estate advertising solutions in Canada whose products marry print and digital. Their in-depth knowledge of real estate and home décor audiences allows them to create an unparalleled new home and condo buying experience. "
target: Homes Publishing Group
HOMES Publishing Group is Canada's leading publisher for the home market, with popular titles including HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, Reno & Decor, Ontario Design, Renovation Contractor, and Building Excellence.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Journey Magazine merged with Nature's Eye Media,

synopsis: The Journey Magazine and Nature's Eye Media teams have merged under the Nature's Eye umbrella.  The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences.
buyer parent: Nature's Eye
buyer: Nature's Eye Media
Nature's Eye Media caters to nature based companies and others in the outdoor industry to provide both digital and print media services, including social media and website development, graphic design, brochures, and advertisements, among many others. "
target: The Journey Magazine
The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences. It has all the charm of an East Texas small town, with the substance that is a continual source of inspiration, encouragement, and joy for its devoted readership.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, purchased Three Homes Titles from News Corp Australia

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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announced 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Senior Publications Nederland BV, will acquire Landleven

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group, has announced its intention to sell the Landleven portfolio to Belgium based Roularta Media Groep NV (“RMG”). The management will be done by Senior Publications Nederland BV (“SPN”), part of RMG. Landleven is a Dutch home and garden magazine.
buyer parent: Roularta Media Group NV
buyer: Senior Publications Nederland BV
Senior Publications Nederland BV (SPN) is a multi-media publishing company based in Baarn, The Netherlands. SPN's main product is Plus Magazine, the first Dutch magazine especially for people aged 50+. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Landleven
Landleven is a Dutch lifestyle magazine that is issued 11 times a year. The magazine contains articles about living and living outdoors. garden, plants, animals and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

TZP Group LLC, will acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners l, L.P., a New York-based private equity fund, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Time Inc. to acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC. This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series.
buyer: TZP Group LLC
TZP Group, a private equity firm, is focused on investments in business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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cancelled 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
rev ($mm)
$1,594
EBITDA ($mm)
$315
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 12/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Sequential Brands Group, acquired Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

synopsis: Sequential Brands Group, Inc, announced that it has closed the acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and beautifully designed, high-quality products.
buyer: Sequential Brands Group (SQBG:$49.19)
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and lifestyle categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. "
target: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO:$94.17)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Company reaches consumers across all media platforms and has a growing retail presence in thousands of retail locations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$353 [$300]
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
34.3x
closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Aller Media AS, purchased 5 Magazine Titles from LRF Media AB

synopsis: An agreement between Aller Media and LRF Media has been announced whereby Aller Media acquires the magazines, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske. Aller Media acquires five titles focused on garden, interior and fisheries, thereby strengthening its market share in the popular press.
buyer: Aller Media AS
Aller Media is the leading publisher of magazines and journals in Norway with a weekly circulation of approximately 3.2 million copies. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
LRF Media is a publishing company whose main objective is to publish magazines. The five titles, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske, are magazines focusing on garden, interior and fisheries.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 6/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Chicago Magazine, acquired Chicago Home & Garden

synopsis: Chicago magazine has acquired Chicago Home & Garden and will combine the Lake Forest-based publication with Chicago HOME, Chicago magazine's bi-monthly shelter publication. The combined publication will appear on newsstands beginning with the September/October issue.
buyer parent: Primedia, Inc.
buyer: Chicago Magazine
Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 182,000. In addition, the company publishes a number of other titles, including Chicago HOME and Chicago Fashion magazines. "
target: Chicago Home & Garden
Chicago Home & Garden is Chicago's only locally owned, locally published full color magazine. Since 1995, Chicago Home & Garden has photographed outstanding Chicago area homes and verdant landscapes for the discriminating reader.
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closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Magnolia Media Group, purchased American Dream Homes magazine from Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, has sold its consumer magazine American Dream Homes to Magnolia Media Group.
buyer: Magnolia Media Group
Magnolia Media Group is a full-scale, national media and publishing company that specializes in upper-end consumer niche publications, custom publishing projects, and creative marketing solutions.Titles include REO Magazine, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Signature Pools & Spas, and Innovative Home. "
seller parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
seller: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Miami

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's home design magazine Home Miami. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Miami
Home Miami magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Fort Lauderdale

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's top home design magazine Home Fort Lauderdale. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Fort Lauderdale
Home Fort Lauderdale magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 6/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Accent Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Accent Magazine, Inc.
Accent Magazine, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire owns and publishes Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
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closed 6/27/2006 via

Network Communications, Inc., purchased Home Improvement Dallas from Design Guide Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Home Improvement Dallas, a home improvement and remodeling magazine.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
seller: Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2.64
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/29/2005 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Business Media, acquired Miller Publishing NY

synopsis: Florida based Endurance Business Media, publisher of Homes & Land Magazine bought Southampton, New York-based Miller Publishing.
buyer parent: Kelso & Company
buyer: Endurance Business Media
In 2001, Schmidt-Fellner and Hogan formed Atlanta-based Endurance just 18 months after selling their prior company, Cygnus Business Media. Cygnus published 60 business-to-business publications and had annual revenue of approximately $100 million. Kelso & Company, a New York-based private investment "
target: Miller Publishing NY
Miller Publishing titles include Homes of the Hamptons, Homes of Eastern Long Island and Montauck Living.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2005 via

Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Publications, acquired Natural Home and Garden

synopsis: Linda Ligon, former owner of Interweave Press, which was sold to Clay Hall’s Aspire Media back in June 2005 for approximately $10 million, sold her final title, Natural Home and Garden to Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications, publishers of Mother Earth News and nine other magazines.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
target: Natural Home and Garden
Natural Home & Garden offers today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. Since our first issue in May 1999, Natural Home & Garden has brought together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living. Our
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
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Gander Mountain
Gander Mountain
Gander Mountain Company is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1,064.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.67
EBIT ($mm)
$10.62
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2400
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Ticker: HZO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MarineMax, Inc.
MarineMax, Inc.
Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, MarineMax is the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer. The company sells new and used boats, parts, and accessories, as well as offers repair services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,299.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.11
EBIT ($mm)
$70.28
Net Income ($mm)
$40.13
Employees
1754
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Ticker: OM:SPOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportamore AB
Sportamore AB
Sweden-based Sportamore is the Nordic region's leading and fastest-growing technology company that sells sport-related products online. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$101.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.43
EBIT ($mm)
($1.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
136
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: OTCPK:GPIW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STI Holdings, Inc.
STI Holdings, Inc.
STI Holdings, Inc. is a Nevada Corporation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: DKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
Dick's Sporting Goods
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,529.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$679.18
EBIT ($mm)
$427.16
Net Income ($mm)
$310.44
Employees
27950
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Ticker: HLSE:AMEAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amer Sports
Amer Sports
AMER SPORTS is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2,578.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$252.95
EBIT ($mm)
$202.56
Net Income ($mm)
$72.11
Employees
7650
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: LSE:HFD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Halfords Group PLC
Halfords are the UK's leading retailer of automotive and cycling products with sales of almost £900m in the last financial year. They are also proud to be the leading operator of garage servicing and auto repair in the UK.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,506.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$157.79
EBIT ($mm)
$122.71
Net Income ($mm)
$93.16
Employees
11000
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$75.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.30
EBIT ($mm)
$24.33
Net Income ($mm)
$15.55
Employees
364
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Ticker: GAIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
272
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: CRCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$207.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.08
EBIT ($mm)
$7.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1446
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Ticker: WSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5,194.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$659.60
EBIT ($mm)
$478.68
Net Income ($mm)
$308.41
Employees
19400
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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