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announced 7/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Zmarta Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into an agreement with H.I.G. Capital to acquire all shares in Zmarta Group. Zmarta is a leading fintech marketplace in Northern Europe which offers a broad range of personal financial services to consumers including personal loans, insurance, credit cards and a recently launched Personal Finance Management app.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is one of the world's leading media companies and Europe's largest magazine publisher. They are passionate about their strong media brands. Their fundamentals are innovative creative magazine concepts and an outstanding knowledge of the relevant target groups. "
target: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

NewDay Cards Ltd., will acquire Deko

synopsis: NewDay, one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers, has agreed to buy Deko, the technology provider which connects lenders and merchants for retail financing. Deko operates a Web-based consumer finance platform that connects merchants and their customers to banks and finance companies.
buyer: NewDay Cards Ltd.
NewDay is one of the UK’s largest credit card issuers. Founded in 2001, NewDay is now one of the UK's leading consumer credit finance companies, with over 5.8 million customers and receivables of over £2 billion. "
target: Deko
Deko operates a Web-based consumer finance platform that connects merchants and their customers to banks and finance companies. Deko provides installment credit and consumer loans through a group of lenders, which handled over £2 billion in lending volumes during the past ten years.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired BetterLoanChoice.com LLC

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), the fastest-growing independent digital advertising agency, has acquired BetterLoanChoice.com, a personal lending marketplace. BetterLoanChoice.com's innovative platform connects consumers with financial services brands. They aim to help those who are in need of a loan, whether they have good or bad credit.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an industry leader in customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing. Their capabilities in performance marketing, digital agency services and marketing technology allows clients to target and acquire the right customers. "
target: BetterLoanChoice.com LLC
BetterLoanChoice.com is a personal lending marketplace. BetterLoanChoice.com is an innovative and data-driven platform that connects consumers with financial services brands. They aim to help those who are in need of a loan, whether they have good or bad credit.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Credit Card Compare, acquired Finty Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australia’s largest credit card comparison website, Credit Card Compare, announced a seven-figure investment to acquire Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace, Finty.
buyer: Credit Card Compare
Credit Card Compare is Australia’s largest credit card comparison website. Since 2008 Credit Card Compare has been offering a free-to-use comparison website with 300+ credit cards from all the big banks and credit unions in Australia. "
target: Finty Pte Ltd.
Finty is Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace. Finty offers cash rewards based on revenue sharing and the online platform uses a proprietary predictive model to determine the value of cash rewards for customers when they apply for a range of credit cards & personal loans.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Versara Lending, acquired Peerform

synopsis: Versara Lending, a leading consumer lender, announces the recent acquisition of Peerform, a prominent personal loan marketplace lender. The acquisition reinforces Versara’s commitment to rapid growth in the consumer lending space.
buyer: Versara Lending
Versara Lending, located in New York City, is a privately held consumer lender that specializes in debt consolidation loans. Versara helps consumers that seek to simplify their personal finances with a single, low, fixed monthly payment. "
target: Peerform
Peerform is a leading marketplace lender that was founded in New York City in 2010. Peerform was created to help individuals that were not being served by traditional lending channels.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapdeal.com, acquired Rupeepower.com

synopsis: E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com has acquired a majority stake in Gurgaon-based digital financial products distribution startup Rupeepower.com. Founded in 2011, Rupeepower.com matches borrowers and lenders in the retail loans space for products like credit cards, personal loans, home loans, auto loans, and consumer loans.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Rupeepower.com
Rupeepower.com is India's most extensive marketplace for loans, credit card and other personal finance product offers. Customers can instantly compare personalized loan / card offers from over 15 lenders (Banks, NBFCs and HFCs), apply online and also get an instant in-principle approval.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

HouseandLand.com.au, acquired Joust Software Pty Ltd

synopsis: Property startup HouseandLand.com.au has acquired Joust, a home-loan auction app. Joust allows consumers to pitch loan providers against each other to provide the best low-interest rate deal. HouseandLand.com.au is a platform matching plots of land for sale with designs for homes, from local builders, that fit the dimensions.
buyer: HouseandLand.com.au
HouseandLand.com.au is a platform matching plots of land for sale with designs for homes, from local builders, that fit the dimensions, thus creating a custom house and land package that suits the customer's needs. "
target: Joust Software Pty Ltd
Founded in June 2016, Joust is a home-loan auction app, allowing consumers to pitch loan providers against each other to provide the best low-interest rate deal. Joust connects consumers directly with up to twenty one lenders on their revolutionary live platform.
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announced 3/24/2011 via Company Press Release

Davis + Henderson Corporation, will acquire Mortgagebot LLC

synopsis: Davis + Henderson Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mortgagebot LLC of Mequon, Wisconsin for a purchase price of US $231.8 million, payable in cash. Mortgagebot is the leading provider of web-based mortgage point-of-sale solutions in the United States.
buyer: Davis + Henderson Corporation (TSX:DH:$1,260.20)
Davis + Henderson provides innovative programs, technology products and technology based business services to customers who offer chequing accounts, credit card accounts, and personal, commercial, and other lending and leasing products. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: Mortgagebot LLC
Mortgagebot LLC provides the unique, award-winning Mortgagebot PowerSite® family of integrated point-of-sale (IPOS) solutions for taking mortgage applications from every mortgage channel: consumer-direct via the Internet, in the branch or call center; or through professional loan officers.
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$232
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closed 6/1/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired ACE Tech Inc.

synopsis: Auto Credit Express, a leader in subprime automotive financing technology, has been acquired by Internet Brands. The deal bolsters Internet Brands' presence in the subprime automotive category and creates one of North America's largest full-service subprime automotive solution providers, serving both consumers and automotive dealerships.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target: ACE Tech Inc.
Auto Credit Express® is a leading provider of automotive special financing solutions, including loan matching, consulting services, and automotive special finance management software. Each month, the company provides more than 150,000 credit-challenged consumers with automotive financing services.
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announced 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alfio Bardolla, will acquire Aste Giudiziarie

synopsis: Alfio Bardolla, the leading company in Europe in personal financial training, will be acquiring Aste Giudiziarie, a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals.
buyer: Alfio Bardolla (BIT:ABTG:$10.90)
Based in Italy, Alfio Bardolla is the leading company in Europe in personal financial training that helps people become financially free. Through their seminars and products, they teach people how to develop methods to create and manage financial assets. "
target: Aste Giudiziarie
Based in Italy, Aste Giudiziarie is a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals, accompanies them throughout the judicial operation of the chosen property.
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announced 3/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Loans4Less.com, Inc., will acquire 321 Lend Inc.

synopsis: LOANS4LESS.COM, INC. has entered into an acquisition agreement with 321LEND, INC., a fully integrated developed proprietary Consumer Lending and Peer-To-Peer Technology Platform. 321LEND will be a LOANS4LESS.COM wholly owned subsidiary, which enables the combined company to originate both mortgages and consumer loans.
buyer: Loans4Less.com, Inc. (OTCPK:LFLS:$0.94)
Loans4Less.com, Inc. is currently an OTC publicly quoted California online mortgage loan originator focused on becoming a national loan origination brand platform for conforming residential mortgage programs and other consumer loans. Loans4Less. "
target: 321 Lend Inc.
321LEND, INC. is a fully integrated developed proprietary Consumer Lending and Peer-To-Peer Technology Platform that can originate loans in volume to consumers seeking unsecured terms based on credit scores and other underwriting criteria.
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cancelled 6/4/2015 via Company Press Release

Prestiamoci cancelled merger with TrustBuddy International AB,

synopsis: TrustBuddy, a peer-to-peer group that offers financing for SMB and consumer loans, will not acquire Prestiamoci following a conditional acquisition that was put in place during end of 2014. Prestiamoci offers an online peer to peer lending platform in Italy.
buyer: TrustBuddy International AB (OM:TBDY:$0.00)
TrustBuddy is the biggest Peer-to-Peer provider of short term loans in the world. TrustBuddy is the only Peer-to-Peer lending company in the world to be publicly traded and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX First North since 2011. "
target: Prestiamoci
AGATA S.p.A, doing business as Prestiamoci, offers an online peer to peer lending platform in Italy. Prestiamoci facilitates the distribution of the loan while providing only a portion of the total financing.
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announced 7/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Rent-A-Center, Inc., will acquire Merchants Preferred

synopsis: Rent-A-Center, Inc., a rent-to-own industry leader, will acquire C/C Financial Corp. doing business as Merchants Preferred, a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services. Merchants Preferred’s advanced technology, back office infrastructure, and outstanding service enable competitive customer and retailer value propositions.
buyer: Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII:$2,659.12)
Rent-A-Center is a rent-to-own industry leader focused on improving lives for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, and more, under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. "
target: Merchants Preferred
Merchants Preferred, founded in 2012 and based in Atlanta, GA, is a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services for non-prime customers. Merchants Preferred’s advanced technology, back office infrastructure and outstanding service enable competitive customer and retailer value propositions.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zmarta Group, acquired Elskling AB

synopsis: Zmarta Group, a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, has acquired Elskling, Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group is a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline."
target: Elskling AB
Founded in 2007, Elskling is Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling allows users to easily compare electricity prices to minimize their electricity costs. The platform has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
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announced 7/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Zmarta Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into an agreement with H.I.G. Capital to acquire all shares in Zmarta Group. Zmarta is a leading fintech marketplace in Northern Europe which offers a broad range of personal financial services to consumers including personal loans, insurance, credit cards and a recently launched Personal Finance Management app.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is one of the world's leading media companies and Europe's largest magazine publisher. They are passionate about their strong media brands. Their fundamentals are innovative creative magazine concepts and an outstanding knowledge of the relevant target groups. "
target: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline.
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closed 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mercury Capital Pty Ltd, purchased Australia and New Zealand operations from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Germany's Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG has sold its Australian operations to Australian private equity company Mercury Capital Pty. Ltd, based in Sydney. The deal includes Bauer's Australian publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia as well as the company's New Zealand brands.
buyer: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
Mercury Capital is an Australian private equity firm. Mercury seeks to invest alongside management, founders, and other shareholders in businesses that demonstrate leadership in their industry, clear growth strategies, and compelling growth opportunities. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group's Australian and New Zealand business includes publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia and the company's New Zealand brands.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, purchased Romanian Publishing Business from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a German multimedia conglomerate, has sold its Romanian publishing business to Ringier, a media group based in Switzerland. The portfolio sold by Bauer includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The acquisition includes the Romanian publishing business of Bauer Media Group to Ringier. This includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit. Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired First Radio Sales

synopsis: Bauer Media, a multimedia conglomerate, has announced that it has taken complete ownership of radio advertising agency First Radio Sales, a company that sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: First Radio Sales
First Radio Sales sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations. First Radio represents 118 local radio stations across the UK, offering cross platform solutions including airtime, sponsorship, promotions, branded content, events and digital.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Mediaweek

Bauer Media Group, acquired The High Tea Party

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired The High Tea Party, a series of women-centric events across Australia. Guests in attendance experience a combination of speakers, fashion and beauty presentations, product sampling, market stalls from large and small vendors and of course, the high tea.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: The High Tea Party
The High Tea Party is a series of women-centric events across Australia. Guests in attendance experience a combination of speakers, fashion and beauty presentations, product sampling, market stalls from large and small vendors and of course, the high tea.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, acquired Camilyo

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a media company that publishes magazines, makes radio programs and designs digital formats, has acquired Camilyo, a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Camilyo
Camilyo is a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses. Camilyo enables local marketing providers to dramatically reduce operating and licensing costs, increase sales with attractive packaged offers and boost end-customer loyalty.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Soul Zen

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations, has acquired Soul Zen, an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Soul Zen
Based in Germany, Soul Zen is an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire UKRD Group Ltd

synopsis: Bauer Media, a European-based media company, is to acquire the UKRD Group, a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: UKRD Group Ltd
UKRD Group is a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations with several further services delivered via DAB. UKRD Group reaches 722,000 people who listen for more than 5,645,000 hours each week.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, acquired The Box Plus Network Ltd.

synopsis: Channel 4, a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, has acquired full ownership of The Box Plus Network from Bauer Media Group, a global media company. The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, with a statutory remit to deliver high-quality, innovative, alternative content that challenges the status quo. Their portfolio of channels include Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, 4Music, All 4, and HD+1. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: The Box Plus Network Ltd.
The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels, including Kerrang, Magic, Kiss, Box Hits, Box Upfront, The Box and 4Music.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., purchased Celebrity and Teen Titles from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. announced that it has acquired 13 celebrity and teen titles from Bauer Media USA—including In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The celebrity and teen titles include magazines such as In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. Teen Boss is a magazine for young girls with tips on how to make money. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Northern Pictures, acquired Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Bauer Media announced the sale of Australian Geographic and associated assets to Northern Pictures. Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
buyer: Northern Pictures
Northern Pictures is a factual production company known for innovation, priding itself on documentary series underpinned by journalistic values, unique access and cinematic sensibilities. The company has produced some of Australia's most awarded and recognized documentary content. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.
Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zmarta Group, acquired Elskling AB

synopsis: Zmarta Group, a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, has acquired Elskling, Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group is a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline."
target: Elskling AB
Founded in 2007, Elskling is Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling allows users to easily compare electricity prices to minimize their electricity costs. The platform has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mixmag Media Limited, purchased Kerrang! and The Face from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: The owner of Mixmag has bought rock music magazine Kerrang! and defunct hip style title The Face from Bauer Media. Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
buyer: Mixmag Media Limited
Mixmag Media is the home of Mixmag Magazine, an electronic dance and clubbing magazine, as well as Mixmag TV, Mixmag.net and the Mixmag Media Network. Mixmag has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
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closed 11/18/2020 via PR Web

Money Mailer, Inc., acquired The Inside Coup

synopsis: Money Mailer, a Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc. company, has acquired the assets of The Inside Coup, an advertising publisher of a hyper local, direct mail magazine and digital platform impacting small business growth. The acquisition expands the distribution footprint of Money Mailer, a 40-year leader in full-service direct marketing.
buyer parent: Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc.
buyer: Money Mailer, Inc.
Money Mailer is a direct marketing company that provides mailing and digital marketing services. The company's services include direct to consumer couponing, shared mail, individualized direct mail, a mobile app, and online couponing, as well as in-depth reporting and analysis. "
target: The Inside Coup
The Inside Coup is an advertising publisher of a hyper local, direct mail magazine and digital platform impacting small business growth. The Inside Coup was established in 2011, bringing together the best features of promotional advertising combined with the feel of a high-end editorial magazine.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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announced 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

BC Partners, will acquire Keesing Media Group B.V.

synopsis: BC Partners, a leading UK investment firm, will acquire Keesing Media Group from Ergon Capital, a mid-market investment company. Keesing Media Group is one of the biggest publishers of puzzle magazines in Europe. From arrowwords to sudokus, and more, Keesing offers all kinds of puzzle varieties.
buyer: BC Partners
UK-based BC Partners is a leading international investment firm with over €23 billion of assets under management in private equity, private credit and real estate. BC Partners has played an active role in developing the European buy-out market for three decades. "
target parent: Ergon Capital Partners
target: Keesing Media Group B.V.
Keesing Media Group is one of the biggest publishers of puzzle magazines in Europe. With a print run of 86 million puzzle magazines on an annual basis, Keesing has conquered the hearts of millions of puzzle fans. From arrowwords to sudokus, and more, Keesing offers all kinds of puzzle varieties.
price ($mm)
$355
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announced 11/5/2020 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Urban One, Inc. is to acquire WLNK-FM (Adult Contemporary); WBT-AM & FM (News Talk Radio); and WFNZ-AM & 102.5 FM Translator (Sports Radio) from Entercom Communications Corp., a leading American media and entertainment company.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
seller: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,155.52)
The acquisition includes WLNK-FM (Adult Contemporary); WBT-AM & FM (News Talk Radio); and WFNZ-AM & 102.5 FM Translator (Sports Radio). Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Pilot LLC, acquired Walter Magazine

synopsis: Frank A. Daniels Jr., chairman of The Pilot LLC, announced that the company has acquired the assets of Walter, Raleigh’s arts and culture magazine from Sacramento-based McClatchy, owner of The News & Observer. WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Walter Magazine
WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake. WALTER believes in stunning photography and elevated prose. They believe in celebrating the folks who make the Triangle an amazing place to live, work and play.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Big Stone Publishing

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, announced the acquisition of Big Stone Publishing (BSP), the longtime publisher of Rock & Ice, Trail Runner, and Gym Climber magazines and websites.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: Big Stone Publishing
Big Stone Publishing is a niche media company specializing in outdoor sports. Their brand magazines include Rock and Ice, Trail Runner, ASCENT, Gym Climber and Dirt.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
announced 9/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire SPIRIT 105.9

synopsis: Educational Media Foundation, a radio broadcasting company, will acquire KFMK (105.9 FM, "Spirit 105.9"), an Austin, Texas radio station operating a Contemporary Christian format, from CRISTA Media, part of the CRISTA family of ministries.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: CRISTA Media
target: SPIRIT 105.9
KFMK (105.9 FM, "Spirit 105.9") is an Austin, Texas radio station operating a Contemporary Christian format.
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closed 9/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Octane Lending, purchased Motorcycle Group from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: ​​Octane,​ a Fintech company that serves the lending needs of the powersports market, has acquired the digital assets of ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta ​from Bonnier Corp.
buyer: Octane Lending
Octane​ is a Fintech company whose mission is to connect people with their passions. With a focus on the powersports market, Octane reaches riders through its editorial brands ​and helps consumers buy their favorite vehicles with instant, frictionless financing. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp's Motorcycle Group digital assets include ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta.
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announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
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: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications announced the acquisition of Gentry Magazine, a cornerstone piece of the San Francisco Peninsula media landscape for 26 years. Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: The Golden State Company
target: Gentry Magazine
Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. The Gentry family of magazines is the leading lifestyle media company for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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announced 8/31/2020 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire WUST 1120 AM

synopsis: iHeartMedia has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for WUST 1120 AM (The New World Radio Network), a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,242.69)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: WUST 1120 AM
WUST 1120 (The New World Radio Network) is a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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announced 8/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Augustus Foundation, Inc., will acquire WALQ-AM 1130

synopsis: The Augustus Foundation, Inc., a Texas not-for-profit licensee, is agreeing to acquire WALQ Radio (WALQ-AM 1130) in Carrville from Westburg Broadcasting Montgomery. WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
buyer: Augustus Foundation, Inc.
The Augustus Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and scholarships to public and private school students and students wanting to attend college and obtain a college degree. "
target: WALQ-AM 1130
WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
price ($mm)
$0.04
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter, acquired North & South Magazine

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Acadia Broadcasting, Ltd., will acquire CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM

synopsis: Acadia Broadcasting Limited has entered into a letter of intent to purchase two Halifax radio stations, CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM. CKHZ-FM, 103.5 FM, "Hot Country 103.5", broadcasts a country music format. CKHY-FM broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format branded as Jewel 105.
buyer parent: Ocean Capital
buyer: Acadia Broadcasting, Ltd.
Acadia Broadcasting Limited is a commercial radio broadcasting company with its headquarters located on historic King Street in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. "
target parent: Evanov Communications
target: CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM
CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM are two local radio stations based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. CKHZ-FM, 103.5 FM, "Hot Country 103.5", broadcasts a country music format. CKHY-FM broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format branded as Jewel 105.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Allured Publishing Corporation, acquired Creative Age Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Allured Business Media has set its sights on the professional beauty industry, acquiring publishing house Creative Age. Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
buyer: Allured Publishing Corporation
Allured Business Media is a family-owned trade media company started in 1921 that has been dedicated to the beauty and flavor industries since 1960 with the purchase of The American Perfumer magazine. "
target: Creative Age Publications, Inc.
 Creative Age was founded in 1971 by CEO Deborah. In 1990, Deborah redefined Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
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rev ($mm)
$2,791.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$291.72
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,138.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$781.00
EBIT ($mm)
$588.00
Net Income ($mm)
$250.00
Employees
7465
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,134.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.25
EBIT ($mm)
$170.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1,618.99
Employees
3305
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Ticker: 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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