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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
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closed 7/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Mark Hales, acquired TheBusinessDesk.com

synopsis: TheBusinessDesk.com has been acquired by investor Mark Hales. TheBusinessDesk.com brings the highest standards of regional business information to the Internet and mobile devices, it is the only website dedicated to Yorkshire business news.
buyer: Mark Hales
Mark Hales is a technology investor in the United Kingdom. "
target: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com brings the highest standards of regional business information to the Internet and mobile devices, it is the only website dedicated to Yorkshire business news.
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closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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closed 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired The Memo

synopsis: Forbes Media announced the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. "
target: The Memo
The Memo is a London-based, online business publication. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
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announced 7/2/2018 via New York Times

Uzabase, will acquire Quartz

synopsis: Quartz, a global business news brand which Atlantic Media created in 2012, will be sold to the Japanese financial intelligence company Uzabase. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
buyer: Uzabase (TSE:3966:$45.94)
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Quartz
Quartz is a global business news brand launched in September 2012 for people who are excited by change. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
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$93
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, acquired Saal Zwei

synopsis: Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest regional newspaper in Germany, has acquired Saal Zwei, an online-business-magazine for women. Saal Zwei researchs and compiles information on the most important topics of the week and delivers it every week to registered emails and on their site.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH
Süddeutsche Zeitung is the largest regional newspaper in Germany. They reach 1.13 million readers daily. Their contents cover the topics of politics, economy, panorama, sports, culture, knowledge, opportunities, travel, automobile, and style. "
target: Saal Zwei
Saal Zwei is an online-business-magazine for women. They research and compile information on the most important topics of the week and deliver it every week to registered emails and on their site. Their mission is to build a female business brand for women in business, politics and society.
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closed 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

ngi group, inc., acquired Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The ngi group decided during its board of directors’ meeting held today, October 24, 2007, to acquire the shares necessary to convert Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd. from an affiliate held under the equity accounting method to a consolidated subsidiary.
buyer: ngi group, inc.
ngi group contributes to the world economy by producing innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in the next generation industries and areas, especially Asia, through our competencies on creation, incubation, finding, supporting and investing of the venture businesses. "
target: Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd.
Fujisan Magazine Service is Japan’s first online bookshop providing access to various subscription magazines distributed as digital media over the Internet. Fujisan currently provides customers with digital magazines from several publishing companies through its “Fujisan Digital” service.
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closed 4/6/2018 via PR Newswire

Verified Reviews, acquired TrustedCompany.com

synopsis: Verified Reviews, the French leader in customer-review management, and already present in over 20 countries announces the acquisition of Trusted Company, a Brazilian company with over 1000 customers, specialized in collecting and managing customer reviews.
buyer: Verified Reviews
Verified Reviews is a trusted third party that specializes in the collection, moderation and display of ratings and reviews from actual customers with offices in the US and Europe, this global company is present in more than 30 countries. "
target: TrustedCompany.com
TrustedCompany is an open review community that helps consumers identify trustworthy and reliable online merchants. Their vision is to fix the e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia, India and Brazil, creating a value adding service for all participants, merchants and users.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland has sold Huuto.net and Hintaseuranta.fi services. The businesses were sold to NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy). Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
buyer: NewCorp Corporate Finance
NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy) provides a tool to help business executives and owners identify and measure key business value drivers. It allows executives to compare their company with other companies, both unlisted and those listed on European and US markets. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi
Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Huuto reaches online shoppers who are making purchase decisions. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
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announced 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Zoom.com.br, will acquire Buscapé Company

synopsis: Naspers will sell Buscapé, one of the leading online comparison shopping sites in Brazil, to Zoom. First acquired by Naspers in 2009, Buscapé is trusted by 15 million unique monthly visitors to compare prices online before shopping, underpinned by a network of 5,000 merchants and 12 million product offerings.
buyer: Zoom.com.br
Brazil-based Zoom is a price comparison service and recently marketplace. Zoom helps consumers find the right product at the best price and only at trusted stores through their application and website. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Buscapé Company
Headquartered in São Paulo, Buscapé is a global leader in price comparison, Buscapé offers the best purchase option for the user online. Buscapé is trusted by 15 million unique monthly visitors to compare prices online before shopping.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Wikibuy

synopsis: Capital One has acquired Wikibuy, a company that develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$22,241.00)
Capital One Financial Corporation is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings products headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One is ranked 11th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets. "
target: Wikibuy
Wikibuy develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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announced 3/5/2015 via Company Press Release

GetPrice will be merged with PricePanda,

synopsis: Two of Asia Pacific’s leading online comparison shopping businesses, PricePanda and Getprice, announced that the companies will merge. PricePanda is the leading online shopping comparison platform for emerging markets. Getprice is a leading Australian comparison shopping network, listing more than 5 million products from over 1,300 retailers.
buyer parent: Rocket Internet
buyer: PricePanda
PricePanda is the leading online shopping comparison platform for emerging markets. It provides users with a transparent overview of prices for the latest gadgets and other products. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Germany. "
target: GetPrice
Founded in 2005, Getprice is a leading Australian comparison shopping network, listing more than 5 million products from over 1,300 retailers nationwide. The business operates offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Tel Aviv.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., acquired Thailand YellowPages

synopsis: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd., the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand, has acquired a 99.94% stake in Thailand YellowPages, the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Thailand YellowPages allows users to search for businesses in a wide variety of industries.
buyer parent: CS LoxInfo Plc.
buyer: Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd.
Teleinfo Media Public Co., Ltd. is the official publisher and distributor of telephone directories in Thailand. The company provides telephone directory services through traditional telephone directories, directory assistant services, and Yellow Pages. "
target: Thailand YellowPages
Thailand YellowPages is the most reliable online source for information on Thailand businesses. Users can search for businesses in a wide variety of industries, including housing, automotive, technology and IT, health and beauty, travel, education, fashion, financial services, and more.
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announced 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ePublishing, Inc., will acquire Ellington

synopsis: ePublishing, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire the clients and technology of Ellington CMS and Ellington Marketplace from The World Company's Mediaphormedia software division. Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing provides software, custom development and design to publishers and media companies. It offers a fully customizable Enterprise Publishing System that integrates content management, community, e-commerce, workflow, audience management, video, advertising, e-mail, directories, CRM and SEO. "
target parent: The World Company
target: Ellington
Begun in 2000 as a business venture of World Co.'s Lawrence Journal-World, Ellington's feature-rich web CMS and local business search service Marketplace serves over 300 websites in North America and has helped clients amass a multitude of top industry awards.
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Versa Capital Management, acquired Impressions Media

synopsis: Impressions Media announced that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management, LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
buyer: Versa Capital Management
Versa Capital Management is a private equity investment firm which focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle market companies where value and performance growth can be achieved through enhanced operational and financial management. "
target: Impressions Media
Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Guitaarr.com, acquired Tiickets

synopsis: Guitaarr.com, the guitar lessons and reviews site known for its objective approach to delivering information about the music industry, has acquired content ticket comparison website Tiickets in a move that furthers its reach whilst expanding its website portfolio.
buyer: Guitaarr.com
Guitaarr is a popular music industry blog focusing on providing guitar reviews, deep analysis of reputable online guitar lessons, and has content such as the popular guide for beginner guitarists. "
target: Tiickets
Tiickets is a concert ticket price comparison site, committed to providing fans of live music the chance to purchase tickets fairly.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

wejo Ltd., acquired Carjojo Corp.

synopsis: wejo, a UK technology company that is pioneering data monetisation for global automotive brands, has acquired Carjojo, a website that helps consumers negotiate for the best deal when buying a new car in the US. Carjojo provides buyers with the lowest estimated price for their car of choice and a negotiator that handles all dealer communications.
buyer: wejo Ltd.
wejo is a UK technology company that is pioneering data monetisation for global automotive brands through unparalleled technology. Their wejo ADEPT platform provides powerful insights and data that helps reduce costs, optimise service, drive customer loyalty, and enrich the driving experience. "
target: Carjojo Corp.
wejo is a UK technology company that is pioneering data monetisation for global automotive brands through unparalleled technology. Their wejo ADEPT platform provides powerful insights and data that helps reduce costs, optimise service, drive customer loyalty, and enrich the driving experience.
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on offer 9/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., offer to acquire CarAdvice.com.au Pty

synopsis: Nine Entertainment, a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians, has offered to acquire a controlling stake in CarAdvice.com, where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent editorial reviews of new cars.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,316.46)
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online. "
target: CarAdvice.com.au Pty
CarAdvice.com is where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent editorial reviews of new cars. With a unique monthly audience of 705,000, CarAdvice is Australia’s largest independent automotive content publisher.
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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired Ofertia

synopsis: Mediapost, a leading relational marketing services company in Spain, has acquired Ofertia from Bonial, the world's leading location based shopping platform. Ofertia is a Spain-based web and mobile platform that digitalizes brochures, catalogs and leaflets. Ofertia allows people to find the best offers from local stores around them.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Ofertia
Ofertia is a Spain-based web and mobile platform that digitalizes brochures, catalogs and leaflets. Ofertia helps retailers to drive more customers to their stores by publishing digital circulars on their platform. Ofertia allows people to find the best offers from local stores around them.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

AVIV Group, will acquire MeilleursAgents

synopsis: Based in Berlin, The AVIV Group, a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE, will acquire Paris-based MeilleursAgents. Property owners in France can have their property valued for free within minutes online and can, if they also wish to sell it, search for and get in contact with the relevant real estate agent through MeilleursAgents.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: AVIV Group
The Germany-based AVIV Group, an Axel Springer subsidiary, combines the digital activities in real estate, car, and generalist classifieds in Germany (Immowelt), France (SeLoger, Logic-Immo, Car&Boat Media), Belgium (Immoweb), and Israel (Yad2), and is one of the biggest digital classified players. "
target: MeilleursAgents
France-based MeilleursAgents is the # 1 online digital real estate platform that helps individuals buy and sell real estate at the right price. MeilleursAgents have been producing transparency on market prices and the activity of real estate agents.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

StepStone GmbH, acquired AppCast

synopsis: Germany-based StepStone, a group of leading job boards all over the world, has acquired Appcast, a leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the U.S. Appcast provides the solutions Exchange, Clickcast as well as Ad Manager to customers and specializes in displaying job ads online precisely where suitable candidates find them.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Germany-based StepStone is a group of leading job boards all over the world. StepStone ensures the right candidates find the right job with the right employer. On a global level, StepStone operates several job boards and niche job boards. "
target: AppCast
Appcast uses its namesake pay-per-applicant job ad exchange and its innovative recruitment advertising optimization platform to advance the recruitment advertising industry, enabling employers, agencies, and job boards alike to improve recruitment outcomes, ROI, and attract high-quality job seekers.
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announced 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

OYO Rooms, will acquire @Leisure

synopsis: OYO has acquired a majority stake in European vacation rental company @Leisure Group from German media house Axel Springer SE. The @Leisure Group is an online platform for holiday homes in Europe. Its offerings include the full-service providers Belvilla and DanCenter as well as the online holiday home marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
buyer: OYO Rooms
OYO is a technology driven chain of standardized budget hotels in 500 cities across 10 countries including India, China, Malaysia, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia. It ushered disruption in the Indian hospitality industry by through technology and standardization in the budget hotel segment. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: @Leisure
The @Leisure Group is an online platform for holiday homes in Europe. Its offerings include the full-service providers Belvilla and DanCenter as well as the online holiday home marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

aufeminin Group, acquired Ykone

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, 1st creator of communities that provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ykone, top player in influencer marketing for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin Group provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment. Their presence is gaining momentum on all platforms and strengthens its diversification strategy through ecommerce, programmatic and brand publishing pillars. "
target: Ykone
A World leader in Marketing Influence for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands, Ykone has been accompanying brands in imagining, developing, and measuring their digital influencer strategies since 2008.
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announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, will acquire Universum AB

synopsis: StepStone, the Germany-based group of global job boards, will acquire Swedish employer branding site Universum, announced Axel Springer SE, StepStone’s parent company. Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete effectively for the talent.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is the number one job board in Germany. If on the job hunt or looking for career opportunities, StepStone is the right place to go on the web. Recruiting companies from all over Germany place their job offers on StepStone. "
target: Universum AB
Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete more effectively for the talent. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communication solutions.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired Ad Up Technology AG

synopsis: Europe's leading digital publisher Axel Springer has acquired, through its subsidiary Axel Springer Teaser Ad, Ad Up Technology, from Unister, one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Germany. Ad Up Technology specializes in the marketing of online portals and provides native and display advertising services.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target parent: Unister
target: Ad Up Technology AG
Ad Up Technology offers technology and services for online marketing and advertising. The company specializes in the marketing of online portals. Ad Up Technology provides native and display advertising services and helps businesses launch campaigns with outstanding results.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Affilinet GmbH will be merged with Awin AG,

synopsis: Axel Springer and United Internet will merge Awin and affilinet, to form one global affiliate network. Since 1997, Affilinet has stood for the highest quality, security and transparency in performance marketing. As the leading affiliate network in Germany, they offer their partners solutions for the results-oriented online marketing.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Awin AG
Awin is a global affiliate network. With 15 offices worldwide, 900 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 6,000 advertisers, Awin connects customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals. "
target parent: United Internet AG
target: Affilinet GmbH
Since 1997, Affilinet has stood for the highest quality, security and transparency in performance marketing. As the leading affiliate network in Germany, they offer their partners solutions for the results-oriented online marketing of products and services.
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announced 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH, will acquire Logic-immo.com

synopsis: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds France has announced its intention to enter into an agreement with French media group Spir Communication SA (“Spir”) to acquires Logic-Immo.com. Logic-Immo.com, a real estate portal in France, as well as print publications with real estate ads and dedicated online portals for luxury real estate and new builds.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH
Axel Springer Digital Classifieds provides online classified advertising services. It owns and operates several real estate and job portals. It also offers automotive ads and general classifieds information. "
target parent: Spir Communication SA
target: Logic-immo.com
Logic-Immo.com is a real estate portal in France, as well as print publications with real estate ads and dedicated online portals for luxury real estate and new builds.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Retale, acquired Out of Milk

synopsis: Retale, a technology company that develops mobile-first shopping experiences, announced the acquisition of Out of Milk, the biggest shopping list app on Android in North America. Available on Android and iOS, Out of Milk simplifies the shopping experience, letting users create, manage, and share shopping lists.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Retale
Founded in October 2013, Retale wants to be a go-to shopping resource for today’s mobile shopper. Reinventing the way shoppers consume information from stores and brands, Retale enables 25 million active users worldwide to discover and receive great savings through ads and coupons. "
target parent: InfoScout, Inc.
target: Out of Milk
Available on Android and iOS, Out of Milk simplifies the shopping experience, letting users create, manage, and share shopping lists. With the Out of Milk mobile app, users can quickly build and manage detailed shopping lists.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Affiliate Window, acquired ShareASale.com Inc.

synopsis: Affiliate Window, an affiliate network that says it works with more than 100,000 publishers, announced it has acquired ShareASale, an affiliate network that works with 107 retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 1000, according to Internet Retailer’s Top500Guide.com. Affiliate Window works with four retailers in the Top 1000.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Affiliate Window
Affiliate Window is an affiliate network that provides extensive reach to a diverse audience through their unique base of 75,000+ active publishers. Affiliate Window connects with advertisers seeking a tailored Service and Technology led proposition focused on developing publisher reach. "
target: ShareASale.com Inc.
ShareASale has been in business for 17 years, exclusively as an Affiliate Marketing Network. ShareASale works with 107 retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 1000, according to Internet Retailer’s Top500Guide.com.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Poliris SA merged with ImmoFacile,

synopsis: Poliris, a provider of technology solutions to accelerate the business of real estate professionals, and ImmoFacile, which also offers a range of innovative solutions to develop the activity of real estate professionals, have merged to form AC3 Group. Poliris leaves the SeLoger Group and joins the Gercop Group, the parent company of ImmoFacile.
buyer parent: Gercop SA
buyer: ImmoFacile
ImmoFacile offers a range of innovative solutions for real estate professionals. Their transaction management software provides a complete solution for customer relationship management, accessible anywhere, anytime. They also provide web design, mobile application design, and search/webmarketing. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Poliris SA
Poliris is a webmarketing agency dedicated to real estate professionals. They provide the Périclès real estate transaction and CRM software, and the Avis de Valeur property value estimation software. Poliris also provides website creation services, including responsive design, SEO, SEM, and SEA.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, acquired Emarketer Inc.

synopsis: Axel Springer SE acquires 93 percent of the shares in eMarketer Inc., a leading provider of high-quality analyses, reports, and digital market data for companies and institutions. eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer is one of the world’s largest digital publishers in terms of reach. Taking into account all digital platforms, the company attained 200 million unique users worldwide as a monthly average in Q1/2016. The company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, licenses, and more."
target: Emarketer Inc.
eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends. The company’s reports, databases, statistics, infographics, and forecasts have become standard tools in numerous industries.
price ($mm)
$242*
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
19.3x
closed 5/4/2016 via Company Press Release

adesso AG, acquired Smarthouse Media GmbH

synopsis: Smarthouse Media GmbH, a leading full-service provider of online financial applications based in Karlsruhe, has been sold by Axel Springer Digital Ventures to adesso AG. Smarthouse Media operates over 300 portals on the basis of its own product solutions and meets the IT security and compliance requirements of banks and stock exchange operators.
buyer: adesso AG (DB:ADN1:$421.29)
adesso AG is an independent IT service provider ensures the success of projects and prepares companies for the future by means of consultancy, software development and optimisation of operating costs. It is their mission to optimise core business processes by targeted implementation of modern IT. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Smarthouse Media GmbH
Smarthouse Media is a full service provider of online financial applications. They combinee expertise in consulting, creation and technology – supporting clients in provider and data management as well as the conception, design, development, refinement and hosting of innovative online solutions.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

@Leisure, acquired Traum-Ferienwohnungen GmbH

synopsis: @Leisure Group, one of the leading operators of online portals for vacation rentals in Europe and majority-owned by Axel Springer SE, acquired a majority share in Bremen-based Traum-Ferienwohnungen GmbH, a leading online marketplace for vacation rentals in Germany.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: @Leisure
The @Leisure Group is one of the largest players in the European online market for accommodation rentals, such as holiday homes, holiday parks and hotels. @Leisure is the market leader in both the Benelux and the German online travel markets. "
target: Traum-Ferienwohnungen GmbH
Traum-Ferienwohnungen.de is a leading online marketplace for vacation rentals in Germany. The company was founded in 2003.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, acquired clever-tanken.de

synopsis: Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, has acquired Clever-tanken.de, a website and a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that provides information about fuel stations and fuel prices.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses. "
target: clever-tanken.de
Clever-tanken.de is a website and a mobile app for iOS and Android devices that provides information about fuel stations and fuel prices. They are based in Germany.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

CarTrade.com, acquired CarWale

synopsis: In yet another move towards consolidation in the online automobile classifieds segment, CarTrade has acquired its rival CarWale. CarWale exists to empower car consumers and deliver a hassle free car research and buying experience.
buyer: CarTrade.com
CarTrade.com is India’s leading online automotive market for buyers and sellers of new and used vehicles. CarTrade’s car auctions take place across more than 80 cities with over 1200 dealers participating in these auctions. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: CarWale
CarWale simplifies the process of buying a car. CarWale exists to empower car consumers and deliver a hassle free car research and buying experience. In the last year CarWale has served more than 65 million Indian car consumers and grown to become the largest automotive portal in India.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
price ($mm)
$342*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,564.30)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
price ($mm)
$342*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/15/2019 via AP - Associated Press

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase The Courier and the Review Times from The Findlay Publishing Company

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a family‐owned newspaper group, will acquire The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria in Ohio from The Findlay Publishing Company, a daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator. The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
seller: The Findlay Publishing Company
The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas. The Courier and the Review Times belong to The Findlay Publishing Company, a family-owned daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

synopsis: The owners of the Bendigo Weekly will merge their free publication into Australian Community Media's paid daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia, news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds.
buyer parent: Australian Community Media
buyer: Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo Advertiser is an Australian newspaper that covers local, national and international news, real estate, motor vehicle sales and classifieds. Bendigo Advertiser is centred on the thriving central Victorian city of Bendigo, but also covers a vast area of north and central Victoria. "
target: Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds, Bendigo and district real estate and business services offered.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Atlantique presse information

synopsis: Ouest-France, the leading regional newspaper in France, has acquired Atlantique presse information (Agence API), a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, buy-outs, and more.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Atlantique presse information
Atlantique presse information (Agence API) is a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, reorganizations, buy-outs, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Silke and Holger Friedrich, acquired Berliner Zeitung

synopsis: Silke and Holger Friedrich, Berlin-based entrepreneurs, has acquired Berliner Zeitung from DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest traditional media houses. Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: Silke and Holger Friedrich
Silke and Holger Friedrich are Berlin-based entrepreneurs. Silke Friedrich heads the Berlin Metropolitan School, an international school with over 1,000 students. Holger Friedrich is the founder of the Technology Think Tank CORE. "
target parent: DuMont Mediengruppe
target: Berliner Zeitung
Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. Berliner Zeitung provides readers with the latest news from Berlin. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 8/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Community Media Group, will acquire News-Gazette Media

synopsis: Community Media Group, a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates newspapers and other print distribution products in six states, will acquire News-Gazette Media, a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere.
buyer: Community Media Group
Community Media Group is a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, and other print distribution products in six states. In addition to newspapers CMG also publishes consumer magazines and operates a full service digital agency. "
target: News-Gazette Media
News-Gazette Media is a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere. They provide their audience with accurate, timely and useful information to help them in their daily lives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

synopsis: Shaw Media will acquire the NewsTribune, and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Miller Group Media. The NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
buyer: Shaw Media
Shaw Media is the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. The company’s media holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. "
target parent: Miller Group Media
target: NewsTribune and AgriNews
NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News are distributed weekly throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the entire Midwest and cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Chaldean Community Foundation, acquired The Chaldean News

synopsis: The Chaldean Community Foundation, the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and a major planning organization for the Chaldean community, has acquired The Chaldean News, a monthly newspaper that published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
buyer: Chaldean Community Foundation
The Chaldean Community Foundation is the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and has become the major planning organization for the Chaldean community nationally. It provides social, educational and immigration services to more than 30,000 people each year. "
target: The Chaldean News
The Chaldean News is a monthly newspaper that has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Southland Publishing

synopsis: Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and web visitors. 
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Southland Publishing
Southland Publishing publishes five weekly newspapers in the Los Angeles/San Diego area with a combined circulation of 215,000, reaching 1.3 million readers: Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles ValleyBEAT, Los Angeles CityBEAT, and San Diego CityBEAT.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Avant Publications, acquired The Times Leader Media Group

synopsis: The Times Leader Media Group, a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been acquired by Avant Publications, a privately held company with the bulk of its properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology.
buyer: Avant Publications
Avant Publications is a privately held company with the bulk of its newspaper properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology. "
target: The Times Leader Media Group
The Times Leader is a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their seven-day print product is flagship of The Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire 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 entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
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:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
announced 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Publishing Company, Inc., will purchase Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View from Swift Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Pacific Publishing, a company whose services include a variety of print publications will acquire 4 Nevada newspapers: Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View, from Swift Communications, a company that provides news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach.
buyer: Pacific Publishing Company, Inc.
Pacific Publishing Company’s services include a variety of printing and publishing offerings. Pacific Publishing Company’s community newspapers serve Seattle’s most affluent neighborhoods with quality, award-winning journalism. "
seller: Swift Communications, Inc.
Swift Communications provides local news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach. They own 4 Nevada-based newspapers: the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Font PR, acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania

synopsis: Font PR, an Australian PR agency that builds brands and reputations for their clients, has acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania, a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Australia through their newspapers The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette.
buyer: Font PR
Headquartered in Australia, Font PR builds brands and reputations for their clients. They have a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job. They’re creative, collaborative, thorough and they strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. "
target: Temperate Zone Tasmania
Temperate Zone Tasmania is a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Tasmania’s South East. Their newspapers, The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette, have been produced and distributed by a team of dedicated volunteers for approximately 22 years.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eastern Oregon Media Group, will acquire La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald

synopsis: EO Media Group, a family-owned newspaper company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, will acquire The Baker City Herald, a newspaper that delivers Baker County, Oregon news, and La Grande Observer, a newspaper that is recognized as the dominant news and advertising source for Northeast Oregon., from Western Communications, Inc.
buyer: Eastern Oregon Media Group
EO Media Group is a family-owned company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Their eleven newspapers provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and issues impacting the communities they serve in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press. "
target parent: Western Communications Inc.
target: La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald
La Grande Observer is recognized as the dominant news and advertising source for Northeast Oregon and has received numerous awards. The Baker City Herald delivers Baker County, Oregon news. Its staff has a broad-based knowledge of the people, geography and events that affect Baker County living.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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Kakaku.com, Inc provides price comparison services and products information through its website. The Company also provides Internet advertising services. They are based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$396.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$203.72
EBIT ($mm)
$190.96
Net Income ($mm)
$132.08
Employees
727
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Ticker: ASX:BIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIG Un Limited
BIG Un Limited
Big Un Ltd is the parent company of Big Review TV Ltd. Big Review TV are innovative disruptors in the online video space delivering subscription based video technology products and services. The Company has operations across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$10.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$631.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.59
EBIT ($mm)
$155.89
Net Income ($mm)
$121.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$418.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.92
EBIT ($mm)
$9.03
Net Income ($mm)
$49.32
Employees
549
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$358.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
773
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$281.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.71
EBIT ($mm)
$125.79
Net Income ($mm)
$82.69
Employees
394
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Ticker: ABTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel pioneered online car buying and has grown to become one of the most influential automotive consumer websites today. Autobytel has also received numerous industry accolades for providing high quality leads and a full range of marketing services to dealers and manufacturers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$110.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
$6.71
Net Income ($mm)
$3.89
Employees
148
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: QUOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc., which recently changed its name from Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
877
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: SKLTF.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEEK Ltd.
SEEK Ltd.
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$936.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$269.14
EBIT ($mm)
$253.13
Net Income ($mm)
$38.02
Employees
6000
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,564.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$810.85
EBIT ($mm)
$466.64
Net Income ($mm)
$168.74
Employees
16282
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,133.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.57
EBIT ($mm)
$312.04
Net Income ($mm)
$92.22
Employees
8349
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,726.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$197.73
EBIT ($mm)
$146.00
Net Income ($mm)
$763.04
Employees
5924
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,564.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$233.45
EBIT ($mm)
$183.49
Net Income ($mm)
$52.63
Employees
3560
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$992.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$239.02
EBIT ($mm)
$181.67
Net Income ($mm)
$110.38
Employees
3224
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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