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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Bounce Media, acquired The Trumpet Awards Foundation

synopsis: African American broadcast network, Bounce TV has acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, in an agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced.
buyer: Bounce Media
Bounce TV is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. "
target: The Trumpet Awards Foundation
The Trumpet Awards is the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BusinessWire

AfroLife.TV, will acquire BlackTree TV

synopsis: AfroLife.TV, a digital media and entertainment company, announced that it is acquiring BlackTree TV, a leading creator of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. BlackTree's content has received more than a half billion views on YouTube and enjoys distribution across 16 additional platforms.
buyer: AfroLife.TV
AfroLife.TV is a digital media and entertainment company providing premium streaming and on-demand cultural content with a focus on African Americans and consumers of color. AfroLife provides video on-demand streaming access to a world of curated movies and shows. "
target: BlackTree TV
BlackTree TV (BTV) it is a leading Creator of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. Their content has received more than a half billion views on YouTube and enjoys distribution across 16 additional platforms, including iTunes, TiVo, Sony DivX and Boxee.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Essence Ventures LLC, acquired Essence Communications Inc.

synopsis: Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. Essence owns Essence Magazine, a hallmark for women’s empowerment.
buyer: Essence Ventures LLC
Essence Ventures LLC is an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce. It was founded by Richelieu Dennis, founder of the shampoo and body care company Shea Moisture. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Essence Communications Inc.
ESSENCE is a hallmark for women’s empowerment and a cultural beacon of pride and celebration of the diverse images and lifestyles of Black women. ESSENCE is an international destination for diverse storytelling and original content comprising beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and culture.
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closed 6/16/2016 via BusinessWire

The Clear View Group, acquired Ebony Media

synopsis: The Clear View Group (CVG), announced that it has acquired the assets of Ebony Media, the publisher of Ebony Magazine, the premiere destination for African-American cultural insight, news and perspective. The iconic brands of EBONY and JET are under new management and heading in a bold new direction and will now be known as Ebony Media.
buyer: The Clear View Group
Clear View Group specializes in private equity acquisitions of U.S. based, middle market companies. By partnering with businesses with experienced and proven operating management, Clear View Group helps mid level companies to grow their profitability through proven professional financial models. "
target parent: Johnson Publishing Company LLC
target: Ebony Media
Ebony Media is the publisher of Ebony Magazine, the premiere destination for African-American cultural insight, news and perspective. JET is the No. 1 African-American newsweekly and has more than 7 million readers.
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closed 3/14/2005 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., acquired Essence Communications Partners

synopsis: Time Inc. announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the portion of Essence Communications Partners that it did not already own. Essence Communications Partners publishes ESSENCE magazine.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: Essence Communications Partners
ECP is the publisher of ESSENCE, the preeminent lifestyle magazine for today's African-American woman. Under the editorial direction of Editor-in-Chief Diane Weathers, the publication enjoys a monthly circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of 7.6 million -- 29% of which is male.
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closed 12/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Milwaukee Courier, acquired The Madison Times

synopsis: Milwaukee Courier has acquired The Madison Times, a minority focused community newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1991 by the late civil rights activist Betty Franklin-Hammonds.
buyer: Milwaukee Courier
The Milwaukee Courier is a weekly newspaper periodical published in print and distributed throughout Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the entire United States by mail via paid subscriptions. It provides news, op-ed, sports, and classifieds, among other things, to its African American community of readers. "
target: The Madison Times
The Madison Times is a minority focused community newspaper. It was founded in 1991 by the late civil rights activist Betty Franklin-Hammonds.
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closed 7/1/2019 via Forbes

NGL Collective, acquired Hispanicize Media Group LLC

synopsis: NGL Collective, a leading digital media and entertainment company, has acquired Hispanicize Media Group (HMG), a digital media, event marketing and activation company serving the Millennial and GenZ Hispanic Communities in the U.S. and Latin America. HMG produces Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.
buyer: NGL Collective
NGL Collective is a leading digital media and entertainment company. NGL Collective connects advertisers and New Generation Latinos (NGLs) through video across platforms in-language, in-culture and in-context. NGL Collective is dedicated to modernizing the way advertisers reach and engage with NGLs."
target: Hispanicize Media Group LLC
Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) is a digital media, event marketing and activation company serving the Millennial and GenZ Hispanic Communities in the U.S. and Latin America. HMG produces Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Bounce Media, acquired The Trumpet Awards Foundation

synopsis: African American broadcast network, Bounce TV has acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, in an agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced.
buyer: Bounce Media
Bounce TV is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. "
target: The Trumpet Awards Foundation
The Trumpet Awards is the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Bounce Media, acquired The Trumpet Awards Foundation

synopsis: African American broadcast network, Bounce TV has acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, in an agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced.
buyer: Bounce Media
Bounce TV is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. "
target: The Trumpet Awards Foundation
The Trumpet Awards is the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Newswire

Bounce Media, acquired The Trumpet Awards Foundation

synopsis: African American broadcast network, Bounce TV has acquired all assets of The Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, in an agreement with The Trumpet Awards Foundation announced.
buyer: Bounce Media
Bounce TV is the first African American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. "
target: The Trumpet Awards Foundation
The Trumpet Awards is the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BusinessWire

AfroLife.TV, will acquire BlackTree TV

synopsis: AfroLife.TV, a digital media and entertainment company, announced that it is acquiring BlackTree TV, a leading creator of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. BlackTree's content has received more than a half billion views on YouTube and enjoys distribution across 16 additional platforms.
buyer: AfroLife.TV
AfroLife.TV is a digital media and entertainment company providing premium streaming and on-demand cultural content with a focus on African Americans and consumers of color. AfroLife provides video on-demand streaming access to a world of curated movies and shows. "
target: BlackTree TV
BlackTree TV (BTV) it is a leading Creator of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. Their content has received more than a half billion views on YouTube and enjoys distribution across 16 additional platforms, including iTunes, TiVo, Sony DivX and Boxee.
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closed 1/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cedar Park Entertainment, acquired Evergreen Valley Productions LLC

synopsis: Cedar Park Entertainment, an independent production studio, has acquired Evergreen Valley Productions, a production firm that promotes diversity, original film, and fresh perspectives in content creation. Evergreen Valley Productions creates compelling content for and by people of color.
buyer: Cedar Park Entertainment
Cedar Park Entertainment is an independent production studio. Cedar Park Entertainment is committed to developing original film and television stories in all genres with an emphasis on realistic, slice-of-life narratives. Their projects include Deputy and Ready for War. "
target: Evergreen Valley Productions LLC
Evergreen Valley Productions is a production firm that promotes diversity, original film, and fresh perspectives in content creation. Evergreen Valley Productions creates compelling content for and by people of color. They tell stories in all genres with a focus on the slice-of-life.
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closed 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fuse Media Inc., acquired Fuse Media Inc.

synopsis: Fuse Media, an English-language media company that serves mostly Latino and multicultural audiences, has sold a majority stake to a Latino-led management group, led by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives.
buyer: Fuse Media Inc.
The management buyout team was by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives. "
target: Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse is an American pay television channel that first launched in 1994 and was originally dedicated to music. After merging with the Latino-oriented NuvoTV in 2015, Fuse shifted its focus to general entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting a multicultural millennial and GenZ audience.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Parikh Worldwide Media, acquired ITV Gold

synopsis: Parikh Worldwide Media, the largest news publishing house in the United States, has acquired the New York City-based 24×7 national cable TV channel, ITV Gold (International Television Broadcasting), the longest running channel in the US catering to the Indian and South Asian diaspora.
buyer: Parikh Worldwide Media
Parikh Worldwide Media LLC is the largest Indian-American publishing group in the United States. Parikh Worldwide Media publishes “News India Times,” a national weekly newspaper. "
target: ITV Gold
New York City-based 24×7 national cable TV channel, ITV Gold (International Television Broadcasting) is the longest running channel in the US catering to the Indian and South Asian diaspora.
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