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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.
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$2,300 [$3,075]
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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!).
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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.
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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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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.
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$126
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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 8/17/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Quarto Group, acquired Frances Lincoln Ltd.

synopsis: Quarto Group announced that it has acquired the U.K. publisher Frances Lincoln Ltd. Frances Lincoln has been creating illustrated books of the highest quality, with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art, architecture, design and landscape.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
Frances Lincoln Ltd. was founded by Frances Lincoln in 1977. They published their first books two years later, and they have been creating illustrated books of the highest quality ever since, with special emphasis on gardening, walking and the outdoors, art, architecture, design and landscape.
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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 4/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired Creative Homeowner Press

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced that it has acquired Federal Marketing Corporation, d/b/a Creative Homeowner, a New Jersey-based publisher and distributor of books, house plans and related products for the $340-million home and garden retail book market.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation publishes, prints and sells books. Courier has two lines of business: full-service book manufacturing and specialty publishing. The Company is focused on achieving industry-leading financial performance by serving markets with above-average growth rates & strong future prospects."
target: Creative Homeowner Press
A leading publisher of high quality and excellent value publications for the home and garden. Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of the home and garden, including decorating & design, home repair & improvement, and gardening & landscaping.
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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.
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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.
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$10
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$10
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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closed 1/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired SwearBy

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month, announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: SwearBy
SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Stop, Breathe & Think

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company reaching 185 million American consumers every month, has acquired Stop, Breathe & Think, a personalized emotional wellness platform that helps kids and adults build the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: Stop, Breathe & Think
Stop, Breathe & Think is a personalized emotional wellness platform that helps kids and adults build the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way. It's paving the way to everyday emotional wellness with bite-size personalized content and activities based on user emotions.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Flash Equity LLC, acquired The Drive

synopsis: The Drive, one of the most influential automotive media platforms, has been acquired by Flash Equity LLC. Since its founding in 2015, The Drive continues to publish a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
buyer: Flash Equity LLC
Flash Equity is a principal investment firm dedicated to building a portfolio of growing, transformative online media brands. Flash Equity management team has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and media and seeks to make long-term investments across the media landscape. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: The Drive
The Drive is one of the most influential automotive media platforms. The Drive publishes a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
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announced 9/17/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Marc and Lynne Benioff, will acquire Time Magazine

synopsis: Marc Benioff, the chief executive of the software company Salesforce, and his wife, Lynne, said that they had agreed to buy Time magazine from Meredith Corporation. Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923.
buyer: Marc and Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff is an American billionaire internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. Lynne Benioff is a philanthropist and married to Marc Benioff. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Magazine
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923. An essential destination for reporting on the people, places and issues that matter, TIME captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing and photography.
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire KPLR 11

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, will acquire KPLR 11 from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified television broadcasting company in the US. KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: KPLR 11
KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. KPLR 11 provides over 11 hours of high definition CW programming every week.
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closed 5/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Meredith Xcelerated Marketing

synopsis: Accenture, through Accenture Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based digital agency, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Meredith Xcelerated Marketing
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) is a New York-based digital agency and a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Epiris LLP, acquired Time Inc. UK

synopsis: Epiris LLP, a UK private equity firm, has acquired Time Inc. UK from Meredith Corporation, a leading media and marketing services company. Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. Their portfolio encompasses more than 50 well-known brands, including Country Life, What's on TV, Woman's Weekly and Wallpaper*.
buyer: Epiris LLP
Epiris LLP is a top-decile private equity firm in the UK that invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. Epiris targets control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.
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closed 2/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Emigrant Capital Corp., acquired GOLF

synopsis: Emigrant Capital Corp., the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, has acquired GOLF magazine and GOLF.com from Meredith Corporation. Formerly owned by Time Inc., GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com were acquired by Meredith recently as part of its acquisition of Time Inc.
buyer parent: Emigrant Bank
buyer: Emigrant Capital Corp.
Emigrant Capital Corp. is the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, the nation's largest family owned bank. They provide long-term equity and related capital to established middle-market businesses that can benefit from their financial, operational and strategic resources. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: GOLF
Golf.com offers coverage of news and developments from the PGA, LPGA, Champions', and Nationwide tours. It also offers hole-by-hole leaderboard results, as well as content for recreational players.
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announced 11/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Time Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc., one of the world's most influential media companies. Time Inc. is home to 100 iconic news and culture brands like People, Sports Illustrated, Time, InStyle, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Fortune.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's most influential media companies. Through their 100 news and culture brands, consumers & marketers can leverage the power of Time Inc.’s stories every day, every hour, on every platform, from every angle, at the best possible moment.
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$2,884
EBITDA ($mm)
$388
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 2/23/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Peachtree TV

synopsis: Time Warner Inc. agreed to sell its Atlanta television station, Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV), to Meredith Corp, removing a significant factor that could have prompted the Federal Communications Commission to review Time Warner's sale to AT&T Inc. Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Peachtree TV
Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week, including The Office, Community, The King of Queens, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld. The station also airs two animated hits: Family Guy and American Dad.
price ($mm)
$70
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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 7/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Grocery Server

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the nation's leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women and over 60 percent of U.S. Millennial women, announced that it has acquired Grocery Server, further expanding its digital shopper marketing capabilities.
buyer: 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. "
target: Grocery Server
Grocery Server is a hyperlocal digital marketing platform connecting brands to consumers. Grocery Server combines these tools with an unparalleled database of local retail offers to place branded products on to millions of shopping lists on web, mobile, social and email apps - every week.
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closed 3/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

June Media, Inc., acquired BetterRecipes.com

synopsis: June Media Inc. announced that it has acquired BetterRecipes.com from Meredith Corporation. Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
buyer: June Media, Inc.
June Media is a content driven brand for women at all stages of life. The cornerstone of June Media is food related content. Their other subjects range from health and fitness, to openly discussing parenthood and the latest trends. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: BetterRecipes.com
Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
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announced 1/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Shape Magazine

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Shape magazine. Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: American Media Inc.
target: Shape Magazine
Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle. It is the category leader and has a median household income of $87,000 and median age of 39, the youngest in the category.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Selectable Media

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has acquired Selectable Media, a leading native and engagement-based advertising company.
buyer: 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. "
target: Selectable Media
Selectable Media provides advertisers with a unique way to engage audiences through native advertising solutions and by providing ad-supported access to content that is most relevant to the lives, interests and passions of consumers.
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closed 11/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired MyWedding LLC

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has agreed to purchase Mywedding.com, a wedding website in the U.S. that provides couples with the complete wedding planning product suite.
buyer: 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. "
target: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget.
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announced 10/23/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire KASW-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a leading diversified media company, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KASW-TV (CW6) from Meredith Corporation and SagamoreHill of Phoenix, LLC. CW6 is the CW affiliate serving the Phoenix, AZ market.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: KASW-TV
KASW, virtual channel 61 (UHF digital channel 49), is a CW-affiliated television station located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Known on-air as CW 6, the "6" refers to the station's channel position on Cox Communications and other local cable providers.
price ($mm)
$68
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closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Graham Media Group, acquired WSLS

synopsis: Graham Media Group, Inc.subsidiary, and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. reported that they have completed the transaction announced May 27, 2016 in which Graham Media Group, Inc. (GMG) has acquired WSLS, the NBC affiliate television station in Roanoke, VA for $60 million and the assumption of certain liabilities, including pension obligations.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Graham Media Group
Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Co., owns five local TV stations: KPRC–Houston and WDIV–Detroit (NBC); KSAT–San Antonio (ABC); WKMG–Orlando (CBS); and WJXT–Jacksonville (independent) — each in a top-50 market and all recognized as news leaders—reaching 6.2% of US TV households. "
target parent: Media General, Inc.
target: WSLS
WSLS is the NBC-affiliated television station in Roanoke, Virginia. Its transmitter is located on Poor Mountain in Roanoke County.
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closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, acquired Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it completed the acquisition of Media General, one of the nation's largest local media companies. The combination creates a leading, diversified local marketing and content platform. Reflecting its broadened base of operations and capabilities, Nexstar has changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media firm that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales & other services to 171 television stations. "
target: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest local media companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets, along with the industry's leading digital media business. Its portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,267 [$4,500]
rev ($mm)
$1,305
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
13.5x
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 12/22/2014 via Market Wire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired WVTM-TV

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced it has acquired Birmingham, Ala., NBC affiliate WVTM-TV, Channel 13, from Media General, Inc. WVTM-TV, virtual channel and VHF digital channel 13, is an NBC-affiliated television station serving Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Anniston and its city of license Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. "
target parent: Media General, Inc.
target: WVTM-TV
WVTM-TV, virtual channel and VHF digital channel 13, is an NBC-affiliated television station serving Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Anniston and its city of license Birmingham, Alabama, United States.
price ($mm)
$58
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired WALA-TV

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced it has completed the acquisition of WALA-TV, the FOX affiliate TV station in the Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL market, from Media General, Inc.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: Media General, Inc.
target: WALA-TV
WALA-TV, virtual channel 10 (VHF digital channel 9), is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Mobile, Alabama, United States, that also serves Pensacola, Florida.
price ($mm)
$86
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announced 8/20/2014 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., will purchase WTTA, KXRM and KXTU from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: Sinclair announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Media General the broadcast assets of three stations in two markets, WTTA, KXRM and KXTU. WTTA is based out of Tampa, FL. KXRM and KXTU are based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets. The company's broadcast operations include 31 network-affiliated television stations. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
WTTA is a local TV broadcasting station based out of Tampa, FL. KXRM and KXTU are stations based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased 4 TV Stations from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisitions and divestitures of certain assets with Media General, Inc. WJAR is a television station based out of Providence, RI. WLUK and WCWF are both based out of Green Bay, WI and WTGS is based out of Savannah, GA.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
WJAR, an NBC affiliate, is a television station based out of Providence, RI. WLUK, a Fox affiliate, and WCWF, a CW affiliate, are both based out of Green Bay, WI. WTGS is a Fox affiliate based out of Savannah, GA.
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closed 9/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Media General, Inc., acquired WHTM-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has sold the assets of WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg, PA to Media General. WHTM-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Lancaster, York, and its city of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets. The company's broadcast operations include 31 network-affiliated television stations. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: WHTM-TV
WHTM-TV, virtual channel 27 (VHF digital channel 10), is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Lancaster, York, Lebanon and its city of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Media merged with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest multimedia companies, has merged with LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company. 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.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S. "
target: LIN Media (LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,423 [$2,345]
rev ($mm)
$702
EBITDA ($mm)
$175
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
13.4x
closed 11/12/2013 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., merged with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. and privately held New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc., both local broadcast television and digital media companies, have completed their business combination. The new company will retain the Media General name and will remain headquartered in Richmond, VA.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across 18 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms. The company's stations serve consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeast. "
target parent: Wells Fargo & Company
target: New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc.
New Young Broadcasting is a leading local media company with headquarters in Nashville, TN. The company owns and operates 12 television stations and reaches approximately 6% of total US television households and includes primary affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and MyNetwork TV.
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closed 10/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Revolution Capital Group, acquired The Tampa Tribune

synopsis: Revolution Capital Group announced the acquisition of the Tampa Tribune and its associated print and digital media products from Media General, Inc. for $9.5 million. Assets include The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com, Hernando Today, Highlands Today and the paper’s 260,000 square foot headquarters in Downtown Tampa among others.
buyer: Revolution Capital Group
Revolution Capital Group is a privately funded, global investment firm focused on acquiring and operating companies for long term growth and value creation in the lower middle market. "
target parent: Media General, Inc.
target: The Tampa Tribune
Founded in 1884 and headquartered in Tampa, FL, The Tampa Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Tampa, Florida. The paper's tagline is "Life. Printed Daily." The Tribune has been Tampa’s hometown newspaper since 1895, and many Tribune employees have decades of service with the company.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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closed 6/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., purchased 63 Daily Newspapers from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platform, has closed its sale of 63 daily and weekly newspapers, including its flagship Richmond Times-Dispatch, to Berkshire Hathaway for $142 million in cash.
buyer: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A:$253,576.00)
Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States.
price ($mm)
$142
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closed 10/15/2008 via PR Newswire

The University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., purchased WNEG from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. and the University of Georgia announced the completion of the University of Georgia Research Foundation's purchase of Media General's television station WNEG in Toccoa, Ga. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: University of Georgia
buyer: The University Of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
The University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. serves the University of Georgia and enhances its excellence as a research institution by securing gifts, contracts, and grants from industry, public and private non-profits, and government agencies. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
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announced 3/21/2008 via BNC Analysis

Media General, Inc., will purchase The Messenger from Osteen Publishing Co.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. agreed to acquire The Messenger in Hartsville from Osteen Publishing Co. on March 21, 2008.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations. "
seller: Osteen Publishing Co.
Osteen Publishing Co. publishes "The Item" in Sumter and several other South Carolina community newspapers.
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closed 7/16/2008 via PR Newswire

Hoak Media Corporation, purchased WMBB and KALB/NALB from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. and Hoak Media Corporation announced today the completion of Hoak's purchase of Media General's ABC television station WMBB in Panama City, Fla., and its dual NBC/CBS station KALB/NALB in Alexandria, La. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Hoak Media Corporation
Hoak Media Corporation owns, operates, or programs 24 television stations in 10 markets in the states of Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Louisiana and Florida. Hoak Media's television station group includes affiliates of CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, CW and MyNetworkTV. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
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closed 5/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Morris Multimedia, Inc., purchased ABC television station WTVQ in Lexington, Ky. from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. and Morris Network, Inc. announced the completion of Morris Network's purchase of Media General's ABC television station WTVQ in Lexington, Ky. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Morris Multimedia, Inc.
Morris Multimedia, Inc. was founded in 1970 by Charles H. Morris. Today the company operates thirty-five daily and weekly newspapers and forty-nine specialty publications, as well as four network-affiliated television stations in eight states and the Caribbean. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
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closed 3/31/2008 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., acquired DealTaker.com

synopsis: Media General announced that it has completed the purchase of DealTaker.com, an online social shopping portal that attracts nearly 500,000 unique visitors per month who are seeking shopping bargains.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations. "
target: DealTaker.com
DealTaker.com was founded in 2004 and has more than 100,000 registered members as well as relationships with 1,500 affiliated retail businesses. The Web site provides coupons, rebates and bargains, many of them exclusive to DealTaker.com.
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closed 10/12/2006 via PR Newswire

New Vision Group, L.L.C, purchased WIAT-TV and KIMT-TV from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. and New Vision Television, LLC, announced the completion of New Vision's purchase of Media General's CBS television stations WIAT in Birmingham, Ala., and KIMT in Mason City, Iowa. The final sales price for both stations was approximately $37 million, including working capital.
buyer: New Vision Group, L.L.C
NVT, which was originally incorporated in 1993, has owned and operated numerous television stations across the country. New Vision prides itself on being an innovator in the television industry, and combines new sales solutions with the best possible operations to achieve superior broadcast results."
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
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$37
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closed 10/13/2006 via PR Newswire

Morris Multimedia, Inc., purchased WDEF-TV from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) and Morris Multimedia, Inc., announced today the completion of Morris Multimedia's purchase of Media General's CBS television station WDEF in Chattanooga, Tenn. The final sales price was approximately $23 million, including working capital.
buyer: Morris Multimedia, Inc.
Morris Multimedia, Inc. was founded in 1970 by Charles H. Morris. Today the company operates thirty-five daily and weekly newspapers and forty-nine specialty publications, as well as four network-affiliated television stations in eight states and the Caribbean. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
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$23
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closed 9/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Schurz Communications, Inc., purchased KWCH-TV, KBSD-TV, KBSH-TV and KBSL-TV from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Media General, Inc. and Schurz Communications, Inc. have completed Schurz's previously announced purchase of Media General's CBS television station KWCH in Wichita, Kan., including satellite stations KBSD in Dodge City, Kan., KBSH in Hays, Kan., and KBSL in Goodland, Kan. The final sales price was approximately $75 million.
buyer: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz Communications, Inc., is a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. The company publishes 12 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 230,000. It also publishes six weekly newspapers, shopping guide publications and a printing company. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations.
price ($mm)
$75
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announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,138.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$545.36)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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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)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a leading internet and catalogue home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market.
year
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rev ($mm)
$753.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.20
EBIT ($mm)
$102.00
Net Income ($mm)
$81.00
Employees
3269
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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)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($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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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.
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rev ($mm)
$5,194.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$659.60
EBIT ($mm)
$478.68
Net Income ($mm)
$308.41
Employees
19400
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Bastei Luebbe
Bastei Luebbe
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rev ($mm)
$77.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.85
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
330
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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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Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,577.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$913.35
EBIT ($mm)
$632.32
Net Income ($mm)
$211.94
Employees
6477
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
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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: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,055.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$920.99
EBIT ($mm)
$640.90
Net Income ($mm)
$341.24
Employees
9000
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,791.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$291.72
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,138.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$781.00
EBIT ($mm)
$588.00
Net Income ($mm)
$250.00
Employees
7465
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,134.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.25
EBIT ($mm)
$170.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1,618.99
Employees
3305
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,599.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.98
EBIT ($mm)
$75.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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