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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Recorded Books Inc., acquired christianaudio

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has acquired Christianaudio.com (eChristian Inc.), a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: christianaudio
Christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, they offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints.
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closed 5/5/2014 via Company Press Release

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Olive Tree

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. announced its acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target: Olive Tree
Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
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closed 2/4/2016 via PE Hub

Castle Venture Group, acquired GodCloud

synopsis: Castle Venture Group (CVG), led by CEO Michael Keever, has announced the acquisition of GodCloud, Inc., an internet portal for Christians to seek out churches, Christian ministries, merchants, as well as the latest news and Christian events in the users local area.
buyer: Castle Venture Group
Castle Venture Group (CVG) helps new, emerging and established companies focus their efforts, access capital and grow profitably. Castle’s portfolio of businesses covers many industries, from law firms to tech companies. "
target: GodCloud
GodCloud, Inc. (Godcloud.org) is an internet portal for Christians to seek out churches, Christian ministries, merchants, as well as the latest news and Christian events in the users local area.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Market Wire

Salem Web Network, acquired ChristianHeadlines.com

synopsis: Salem Web Network, an Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianHeadlines.com, a website providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network is the online division of Salem Communications. Salem Web Network consists of the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace such as Crosswalk.com, CrossCards.com, and GodTube.com. "
target: ChristianHeadlines.com
ChristianHeadlines.com is targeted toward providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
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closed 7/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Catholic Match, LLC, acquired TraditionalSingleCatholics.com

synopsis: CatholicMatch.com, the largest provider of online dating for Catholics, has acquired the assets of TraditionalSingleCatholics.com.
buyer: Catholic Match, LLC
Catholicmatch.com brings single Christian men and women together in a safe, welcoming dating format. Catholic and Christian singles meet at online for dating, friendship and marriage. CatholicMatch.com is unlike any other Catholic singles service on the Internet. "
target: TraditionalSingleCatholics.com
TraditionalSingleCatholics.com is a Catholic dating site launched in 2006 to serve single Catholics with specific needs and preferences.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired Christian Concert Alerts

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Media Group, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianConcertAlerts.com, the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network (SWN) is the Internet division of Salem Communications, America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Christian Concert Alerts
Founded in 2011, Christian Concert Alerts is the leading industry provider of Christian artists’ tour dates and events across the United States. They allow subscribers to receive monthly email notifications about Christian concert events coming to their geographical region.
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closed 2/16/2006 via BusinessWire

Salem Web Network, acquired CrossDaily.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, the leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed programming, today announced the acquisition of CrossDaily.com, an online provider of Christian content, graphics and online community resources, for $2.3 million.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network owns and operates OnePlace.com, the largest Internet source of audio ministry program streaming, Christianity.com, Crosswalk.com, SermonSearch.com, and TheFish.com, making Salem the number one online destination on the web for Christian content. "
target: CrossDaily.com
CrossDaily.com is one of the leading Christian portal sites on the Internet. Visitors enjoy excellent Christian resources such as e-cards, graphics, pen-pals, Bible trivia, Bible search and web search. The site is dynamic, and continually offers our visitors new and exciting content.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

1517 Media, acquired Lutheran University Press

synopsis: 1517 Media, the publishing arm of the evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose book imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press, a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles.
buyer: 1517 Media
1517 Media helps Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving God and grow in faith and understanding through publishing. They create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth."
target: Lutheran University Press
Lutheran University Press is a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles. The legacy of Lutheran University Press is important to the Lutheran community and they aim to continuously support the work of their titles through new partnerships.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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announced 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Worthy Publishing Group

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Worthy Publishing Group. Worthy Publishing Group is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre (a Lagardère company), the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. "
target: Worthy Publishing Group
Worthy is an inspirational adult and children’s book publisher specializing in Christian authors and bestselling nonfiction and fiction books. Worthy focuses on a boutique list of books across a broad spectrum: inspiration, fiction, Bible study, current events, devotion, leadership, and much more.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Bible Society Australia, acquired Acorn Press Ltd

synopsis: Bible Society Australia has announced the acquisition of Acorn Press. A member of the Small Press Network, Acorn Press publishes books that are thought provoking, life changing and written from a Christian perspective.
buyer: Bible Society Australia
The goal of Bible Society Australia is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible. Their vision is to see all people engaged with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. "
target: Acorn Press Ltd
Since its establishment in 1979, Acorn Press has been publishing books for Australians that are thoughtful, well informed and written from a Christian perspective. Acorn’s aim is to produce books which challenge readers to think about the issues faced in twenty-first century life.
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closed 10/23/2013 via PR Newswire

TAN Books, acquired Neumann Press

synopsis: TAN Books, a division of Saint Benedict Press, and a Publisher You Can Trust with Your Faith, announced its acquisition of Neumann Press, a Minnesota publisher of classic Catholic titles for children and adults.
buyer parent: Saint Benedict Press
buyer: TAN Books
TAN Books was established in 1967. They've published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church. They're committed to the preservation and promotion of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of the Catholic Church. "
target: Neumann Press
Neumann Press was founded in 1981 with the goal of reviving long-lost Catholic titles with beautiful bindings and excellent content. They publish many Catholic children's books and new editions of favorite out-of-print Catholic readers, history books, novels and story books.
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announced 12/1/2011 via Company Press Release

InterVarsity Press, will acquire Biblica Books

synopsis: InterVarsity Press has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Biblica Books, the book-publishing arm of Biblica Worldwide. Biblica Books conducts ministry through three core strategies: Translation, Publishing, and Bible Engagement.
buyer: InterVarsity Press
Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Its publishing program is focused on three imprints: IVP Books, IVP Academic, and IVP Connect. "
target parent: Biblica Worldwide
target: Biblica Books
Biblica Books provides God’s Word to people through translation, publishing, and Bible engagement. Biblica’s ministry extends worldwide, with outreach in over 55 countries. Biblica has translated the Bible in more than 100 languages.
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announced 10/31/2011 via BusinessWire

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc.

synopsis: HarperCollins Publishers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomas Nelson, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. Thomas Nelson is one of the leading trade publishers in the US. It provides multiple forms of inspirational content including: books, Bibles, e-books, journals, audio, video, curriculum and digital applications.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
target: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Thomas Nelson, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, TN, is one of the leading trade publishers in the United States. The Company is the world’s leading provider of Bibles, inspirational books and digital content, with product distribution in over 100 countries.
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closed 11/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Saint Benedict Press, acquired Tan Books & Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: A leading publisher of traditional Roman Catholic books has been acquired by Saint Benedict Press. In recent years, TAN has struggled to survive financially and most recently has been operating under the protection of the United States Bankruptcy Court.
buyer: Saint Benedict Press
Saint Benedict Press, LLC is a North Carolina-based publisher of Catholic Classics. "
target: Tan Books & Publishers Incorporated
Established in 1967, TAN Books and Publishers has published more than 600 books distinctive for their preservation of the traditional literature of the Roman Catholic Church.
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announced 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

STL USA, will acquire International Bible Society Inc.

synopsis: Following a three month due diligence period, International Bible Society and Send The Light announced today their joint intention to merge organisations. IBS is one of the world’s largest translators and distributors of Scripture, and STL is one of the world’s largest distributors of Christian literature.
buyer: STL USA
Send The Light is recognised as Europe’s leading distributor of English language Christian books, gift, music, software and videos. Working with virtually all of the publishers and originators of Christian product, the STL warehouse stocks a vast range and number of different products. "
target: International Bible Society Inc.
International Bible Society, Inc. translates Bible into various languages. It also provides Bible translations online. The company provides scriptures in hotel rooms, to immigrants, hospital patients, the armed forces, and churches. International Bible Society, Inc. was founded in 1809.
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closed 12/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

Deseret Book Co., acquired Covenant Communications

synopsis: Deseret Book officials announced the acquisition of rival Covenant Communications and its sister company Seagull Book and Tape, an LDS-themed retail book chain of 26 stores. Both Deseret Book, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Seagull Book brand will continue to operate independently.
buyer parent: Deseret Management Corporation
buyer: Deseret Book Co.
Deseret Book is committed to support the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by providing scriptures, books, music, and other quality products that strengthen individuals, families, and our society. Deseret Book is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation. "
target: Covenant Communications
Covenant Communications is one of the largest publishers of LDS fiction, games, teaching aids, gift books and nonfiction. Seagull Book and Tape is an LDS-oriented discount chain with stores throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona and California.
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closed 9/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

Thomas Nelson, Inc., acquired Integrity Publishers Inc.

synopsis: Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc. has signed a deal to buy Integrity Publishers, the book publishing subsidiary of Integrity Media. The deal for undisclosed terms is expected to close Sept. 28.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Thomas Nelson, Inc. (:$0.00)
Thomas Nelson is the largest publisher of Bibles and inspirational books in the English language. Thomas Nelson publishes, produces, and distributes Christian oriented books. TNM also designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of gift and stationery products. "
target parent: Integrity Media, Inc.
target: Integrity Publishers Inc.
Nashville-based Integrity publishes best-selling authors Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Zig Ziglar, and Gary Smalley, among others. The company is a subsidiary of Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media, which publishes and distributes Christian music, video, books and related products.
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closed 8/3/2006 via BNC Analysis

Random House, Inc., acquired Multnomah Publishers

synopsis: Random House, Inc., the largest English-language trade book publisher, announced today that it has purchased one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christian book publishing houses, Multnomah Publishers. The acquisition significantly strengthens the company’s presence in the burgeoning Christian book marketplace.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: Multnomah Publishers
Multnomah is a Christian publishing house that produces over 70 new releases a year and carries more than 300 timeless classics. We present spiritual themes in diverse formats ranging from current issues and Christian living to adult fiction.
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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
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closed 10/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Luz Mundial, acquired La Biblia Reina Valera

synopsis: Luz Mundial, a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ, announced its acquisition of a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app, La Biblia Reina Valera. More than one million people in six continents have used the app and the number continues to grow.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Luz Mundial
Luz Mundial is company with a collection of websites to help reflect the world the light of Christ. They are dedicated to serving their users and ministries associated with the message of the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ as the center of everything they do. "
target: La Biblia Reina Valera
La Biblia Reina Valera is a Spanish-only Bible study iPhone app. More than one million people in 6 continents have used the app – La Biblia Reina Valera (de estudio en Español) – and the number continues to grow.
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closed 10/6/2016 via Market Wire

Deily.org, acquired OnFaith

synopsis: Deily.org announced the acquisition of OnFaith from Faithstreet.com as part of its mission to provide a unique online resource for religious and faith-based content. OnFaith, formerly Sally Quinn's feature section for religion and faith online, is positioned to be the premier brand associated with discussions of faith and spirituality on the web.
buyer: Deily.org
Deily was founded in Austin, Texas, in 2014 as an online space away from the everyday noise where people could dig deeper and keep growing on their search for meaning. It served as a user-driven content platform with social following capabilities. "
target parent: FaithStreet
target: OnFaith
OnFaith was founded at the Washington Post in 2006 with the goal of establishing the site as the "pre-eminent feature on religion on the Web." OnFaith introduced readers to people who put faith and spirituality in a global perspective.
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closed 9/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Patheos merged with Beliefnet,

synopsis: Beliefnet announced the recent acquisition of Patheos.com, joining two of the world's largest inspiration and faith resources on the web. While Beliefnet and Patheos, an online resource for religious and spiritual engagement and dialogue, will remain separate, the merger opens up further opportunities to foster faith and spirituality.
buyer parent: BN Media, LLC
buyer: Beliefnet
Beliefnet is the largest multi-faith online community for spirituality and inspiration. Its mission is to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, clarity, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or curious about others. "
target: Patheos
Founded in 2008, Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion.
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closed 6/2/2016 via GlobeNewswire

EWTN Global Catholic Network, acquired ChurchPOP

synopsis: EWTN Global Catholic Network has announced the acquisition of ChurchPOP, a fun, informative and inspirational online platform of “shareable Christian culture,” which can be found at churchpop.com.
buyer: EWTN Global Catholic Network
EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish. EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining children's animation, exclusive teaching series, live coverage of Church events, and thought-provoking documentaries. "
target: ChurchPOP
ChurchPOP is a website for shareable Christian fun, humor, and inspiration. ChurchPOP has editions in English (churchpop.com) and Spanish (es.churchpop.com).
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closed 1/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired MyPraize, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, the leading publisher of exclusively Christian video games, has announced that it has acquired the assets of MyPraize®, one of the largest Christian social media networks, established in 2005.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: MyPraize, Inc.
MyPraize, Inc. is one of the world’s largest Christian social media networks with over 140,000 active subscribers.
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

Salem Web Network, acquired Big Jump Media, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian family-themed content, announced that it has acquired Big Jump Media, owners of Christian content & community websites tangle.com and GodTube.com.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network owns and operates OnePlace.com, the largest Internet source of audio ministry program streaming, Christianity.com, Crosswalk.com, SermonSearch.com, and TheFish.com, making Salem the number one online destination on the web for Christian content. "
target parent: Man Group plc
target: Big Jump Media, Inc.
Big Jump Media, Inc. offers social networking and video sharing tools for the faith-based and family marketplace. Its products include Godtube.com and tangle.com.
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closed 6/28/2010 via PR Newswire

BN Media, LLC, acquired Beliefnet

synopsis: BN Media, an entity that includes the investors behind Cross Bridge and Affinity4, announced that it has acquired Beliefnet, the Web's leading multi-faith inspiration and spirituality site, from News Corporation. Beliefnet has won numerous awards, including an ASME National Magazine Award and both a Webby and an Online Journalism award.
buyer: BN Media, LLC
The mission of BN Media is to serve the vast online market for spirituality and inspiration, bringing audio-visual and written content to the masses while helping people make a difference for their favorite nonprofit organization. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Beliefnet
Beliefnet is the largest multi-faith online community for spirituality and inspiration. Its mission is to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, clarity, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or curious about others.
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closed 12/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Fox Digital Media, acquired Beliefnet

synopsis: Fox Entertainment Group announced its acquisition of Beliefnet, a Web site that enables consumers to better understand their faith and build diverse spiritual communities by providing content and tools for a broad range of religions and spiritual approaches. Beliefnet will become part of Fox Digital Media, spearheaded by President Dan Fawcett.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: Fox Digital Media
A division of the Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Digital Media (FDM) manages digital media strategy for all Fox content. In the past year, the group negotiated the groundbreaking digital revenue sharing agreement with Fox affiliates and also led the FOX on Demand effort. "
target: Beliefnet
Beliefnet is the largest online community for spirituality and inspiration. Its mission is to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, clarity, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or curious about other spiritual traditions.
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$30
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closed 10/25/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Truli

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., a growing media company building online video-on-demand networks that provides positive and entertaining video content for all screens, announced the acquisition of the assets of Truli. Truli offers a unique online distribution platform focused on Christian and family-friendly content.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$17.10)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Truli
Truli offers a unique distribution platform focused on Christian and family-friendly content that is free for users to view, interact and engage with on any mobile apparatus such as tablets, phones, smart TV, etc.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Times Internet Limited, acquired House of God

synopsis: Times Internet, India’s leading digital products company, has acquired House of God from Eros Labs, a company that is a combination of an incubator, venture fund and a startup. House of God is an online video streaming and e-commerce platform. House of god offers 100,000+ minutes of spiritual content across all major religions.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet is the digital arm of The Times of India Group, India's largest diversified media company. Times Internet operates over 30 standalone digital business units. Times Internet reaches over 150 million monthly visitors, making it India's widest reaching digital business. "
target parent: Eros Labs
target: House of God
House of God is an online video streaming and e-commerce platform. It is one of India’s first platform that strictly focuses on spiritual and religious content. House of god offers 100,000+ minutes of spiritual content across all major religions with live streaming of most followed temples.
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closed 10/2/2012 via Market Wire

Salem Web Network, acquired Godvine.com

synopsis: Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Communications Corporation, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of the fast growing Christian website, Godvine.com.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network is the online division of Salem Communications. Salem Web Network consists of the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace such as Crosswalk.com, CrossCards.com, and GodTube.com. "
target: Godvine.com
Godvine.com is the leading source for Christian and family-friendly videos, reaching approximately 3.5 million visitors and nearly 30 million page views per month. Embracing social media platforms, Godvine.com is complemented by a significant exposure on Facebook with over 2.8 million Facebook fans.
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closed 3/29/2011 via Market Wire

Salem Web Network, acquired WorshipHouse Media

synopsis: Salem Web Network, a division of Salem Communications Corporation, announced that it has acquired WorshipHouse Media, a leading website providing media resources for the creative church and WorshipHouse Kids, a worship media resource for children's ministry.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network is the number one online destination on the web for Christian content. It consists of 12 national sites, including the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace, such as Crosswalk.com and Christianity.com. "
target: WorshipHouse Media
WorshipHouse Media is a leading provider of church media content. WorshipHouse Media offers to users a multitude of worship and small group resources, including movie illustrations, song tracks, worship backgrounds, small group video curriculum and worship software.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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closed 1/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

PhotoSpotLand, acquired Museumland

synopsis: PhotoSpotLand, a Catania, Italy-based startup that operates a social operating system for travel photographers, acquired the tech assets of Museumland. Museumland is a global museum portal that provides visibility to museums, cultural heritage, and cultural destinations worldwide.
buyer: PhotoSpotLand
PhotoSpotLand operates a social operating system for travel photographers. The aim of PhotoSpotLand is to aggregate the micro-communities that grow around the most popular photo-shooting spots to share experience and knowledge. "
target: Museumland
Museumland is a global museum portal that provides visibility to museums, cultural heritage, and cultural destinations worldwide.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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