Like Automatic Labs Inc.

closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Automatic Labs Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises. Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has approx. 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; comedy; news; talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. "
target: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic's connected car adapter & apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Reuters

NAVTEQ, acquired Trapster

synopsis: Nokia's Navteq, the world's top digital mapping company, has bought California-based speed trap sharing service Trapster to strengthen its location-linked content offering. Trapster, which says it has 9.4 million users, allows users to share locations of police road checks and road hazards.
buyer parent: Nokia Corporation
buyer: NAVTEQ
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content) enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. "
target: Trapster
Trapster is a smart-phone application that alerts motorists to real-time road hazards, police checkpoints and red-light cameras. The company claims 6.4 million users worldwide, with an additional 15,000 to 50,000 added each day.
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closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gett, Inc., acquired Streetsmart Ltd.

synopsis: Gett, a mobile app for booking cars in 100 cities around the world, has acquired Streetsmart, a mobile app designed for car service drivers. Streetsmart’s system uses big-data analytics and machine-learning algorithms to help drivers increase the efficiency of their routes, enabling them to maximize profits while reducing passenger wait time.
buyer: Gett, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Gett is a preeminent mobile app for booking cars in 100 cities around the world – including New York, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Gett combines superior mobile technology with 24/7 live customer care and attractive pricing. "
target: Streetsmart Ltd.
Streetsmart offers a mobile app designed for car service drivers. Streetsmart’s system uses big-data analytics and machine-learning algorithms to help drivers increase the efficiency of their routes, enabling them to maximize profits while reducing passenger wait time.
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired TechMass

synopsis: TeamSystem, the Italian leader in digital business management solutions, has acquired a majority stake in TechMass, a Germany-based company focused on the digitalization of production processes. TechMass provides an IoT cloud-based tool and a digital platform to track machine performance.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the Italian leader in digital business management solutions. TeamSystem provides solutions for enterprises, craftspeople, accountants, business consultants, lawyers, property managers and associations. They offer solutions for ERP, accounting, CRM, document management, and more. "
target: TechMass
TechMass is a Germany-based company focused on the digitalization of production processes. TechMass provides an IoT cloud-based tool and a digital platform to track machine performance. TechMass enables manufacturers to monitor and improve the efficiency of their production floor.
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closed 10/11/2016 via BusinessWire

Hartford Steam Boiler, acquired Meshify

synopsis: Hartford Steam Boiler, part of Munich Re, announced it has acquired Meshify, a startup with technology that connects disconnected devices through the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). The acquisition supports HSB’s IoT strategy of providing services and technology to help businesses and insurers improve operations and prevent or reduce loss.
buyer parent: Munich Re Group
buyer: Hartford Steam Boiler
Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a member of Munich Re’s Risk Solutions family since 2009, is a leading specialty insurer providing equipment breakdown, other specialty coverages, inspection services and engineering-based risk management that set the standard for excellence worldwide. "
target: Meshify
Meshify has developed software and communication hardware to operate in the growing market of the Internet of Things (IoT). The solution allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and service providers to convert existing devices to internet-connected products quickly and efficiently.
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announced 3/16/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Etteplan, will acquire Espotel Oy and Soikea Solutions Oy

synopsis: Etteplan has agreed to acquire Espotel Oy and Soikea Solutions Oy. Espotel is one the leading engineering services companies in the Nordics specializing in embedded systems, production testing solutions and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for industrial purposes. Soikea is a specialist in digital data transfer and management.
buyer: Etteplan (HLSE:ETTE:$256.29)
Etteplan is a specialist in industrial equipment engineering and technical product information solutions and services. Etteplan’s engineering expertise and service products cover the entire life cycle of the client’s products. "
target: Espotel Oy and Soikea Solutions Oy
Espotel is one the leading engineering services companies in the Nordics specializing in embedded systems, production testing solutions and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for industrial purposes. Soikea is a specialist in digital data transfer and management.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 5/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

iQsTel Inc., acquired IoT Labs Mx SAPI

synopsis: iQSTEL Inc. is pleased to announce the 100% acquisition of IoT Labs Mx SAPI has been completed, an Internet of Things Technology Developer, with its Star Product “IoT Smart Gas Platform”. The IoT Smart Gas Platform consists of in-field equipment, mobile application, and backend software platform, that allows for remote monitoring of LP gas tanks.
buyer: iQsTel Inc. (OTCPK:IQST:$18.03)
iQSTEL is a technology company offering a wide array of services to the Telecommunications Industry. These include services to International Long-Distance Telecommunications Operators, Retail and Corporate markets, Submarine Fiber Optic Network capacity, Satellite Communications services, and more. "
target: IoT Labs Mx SAPI
IoT Labs MX is a full service IoT logistics solution Their product, IoT Smart Gas Platform, consists of in-field equipment, mobile application, and backend software platform, that allows for remote monitoring of LP gas tanks.
price ($mm)
$0.55
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closed 9/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, acquired FastSoft

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that it has acquired FastSoft Inc., a provider of content acceleration software, in a cash transaction. The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai's cloud infrastructure solutions with technology for optimizing the throughput of video and other digital content across IP networks.
buyer: Akamai Technologies (AKAM:$2,794.57)
Akamai is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. Its Akamai Intelligent Platform™ provides extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. "
target: FastSoft
FastSoft was launched in 2006 to commercialize ground-breaking network optimization technology called FastTCP™. FastSoft’s products increase website and web application performance, and speed the distribution of video and other digital content across the Internet.
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closed 10/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Automatic Labs Inc., acquired PayTollo

synopsis: Automatic, a SiriusXM company that brings the power of connectivity to most cars on the road, announced the acquisition of PayTollo, a mobile payment platform for toll roads and bridges that gives both drivers and Toll Authorities a streamlined payment option.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic Labs turns any car into a connected car. By pairing Automatic’s app and adapter, drivers are able to enhance their experience with a host of services. Automatic helps customers drive smarter with apps that diagnose engine trouble, detect accidents, send emergency responses, and save money."
target: PayTollo
PayTollo is an app to pay tolls through a mobile device. The platform enables users to drive from San Francisco to New York using one platform to pay for all toll roads, eliminating the use of cash and awkward hardware devices.
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closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Automatic Labs Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises. Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has approx. 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; comedy; news; talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. "
target: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic's connected car adapter & apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter.
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announced 9/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., will acquire Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM, one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies, is to acquire Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,478
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Automatic Labs Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises. Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has approx. 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; comedy; news; talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. "
target: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic's connected car adapter & apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter.
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announced 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., will acquire Sirius XM Canada Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM and Sirius XM Canada have announced an agreement that will increase Sirius XM's stake from 37% to 70% in the Canadian version of satellite radio while at the same time taking the company private. SiriusXM Canada broadcasts commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, entertainment and weather to over 2.6 million subscribers in Canada.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; news and comedy; and a wide variety of Latin commercial-free music, sports, and talk programming. "
target: Sirius XM Canada Inc. (TSX:XSR:$259.48)
SiriusXM broadcasts commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, entertainment and weather to over 2.6 million subscribers in Canada. They deliver digital-quality audio everywhere people want to listen, whether in cars, on boats, in the home or office and through a wide range of mobile devices.
price ($mm)[EV]
$275 [$403]*
rev ($mm)
$247
EBITDA ($mm)
$54
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3.9x
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18.0x
cancelled 3/13/2014 via New York Times

Liberty Media Corporation, cancelled an acquisition of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Media, the company controlled by John C. Malone, announced that it had abandoned its plan to buy the shares of SiriusXM that it did not already own as part of a move to set up two tracking stocks to house the company’s assets.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA:$0.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests include subsidiaries SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., and TruePosition, Inc. "
target: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$5,590.90)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and more.
price ($mm)
$10,366
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$3,691
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$1,272
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announced 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Loud Media, will acquire Lakes Region Radio

synopsis: Border Media LLC and A&J Radio have announced they are merging their operations as Loud Media and acquiring Classic Hits “Lakes Region Radio” 94.1 WNYV Whitehall/Glens Falls NY, 1340 WVNR and the CP for 96.3 W242DF Poultney VT from Pine Tree Broadcasting Company
buyer: Loud Media
Loud Media is a new local radio company owned and operated by Aaron Ishmael and Ricki Lee. Formed in 2020 as part of a merger of Border Media and A&J Radio. Loud Media is a multimedia company specializing in local radio, digital and social. ​ "
target: Lakes Region Radio
Lakes Region Radio is a radio station broadcasting on 94.1FM & 1340AM in Poultney, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Saratoga and everywhere in-between. Lakes Region Radio plays music in the adult hits radio format.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

First Media Services, will purchase Five Radio Stations from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: First Media Services has acquired a group of radio stations from Cumulus Media. The assets acquired include News/Talk WALG-AM 1590 and silent FM translator W257ED at 99.3 MHz in Albany, GA.; Class A WQVE-FM 101.7 in Albany, GA.; Class C1 WKAK-FM 104.5 in Albany, GA.; Class C3 WJAD-FM 103.5 in Leesburg, GA.; and Class C3 WEGC-FM 107.7 in Sasser, GA.
buyer: First Media Services
First Media Services is a West Virginia media company. The company owns and operates the radio stations WKQR (Kiss FM), WKQB (Mix 102.9), WAMN/WELC (Willie 94.5), WHAJ (J104), WHIS (News Talk), WHKX and WHQX (Kicks Country), and WKOY (The Eagle Classic Rock). "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,073.86)
The assets acquired from Cumulus Media include News/Talk WALG-AM 1590 and silent FM translator W257ED at 99.3 MHz in Albany, GA.; Class A WQVE-FM 101.7 in Albany, GA.; Class C1 WKAK-FM 104.5 in Albany, GA.; Class C3 WJAD-FM 103.5 in Leesburg, GA.; and Class C3 WEGC-FM 107.7 in Sasser, GA.
price ($mm)
$0.45
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WMUK 102.1 FM, will purchase WKDS 89.9 FM from Kalamazoo Public Schools

synopsis: Kalamazoo Public Schools will sell the district’s radio station WKDS 89.9 FM to Western Michigan University. The Board of Education approved the sale of WKDS 89.9 FM to WMU’s radio station WMUK 102.1 FM. WKDS (89.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a rhythmic contemporary hits format. The 89.9 FM station will be dedicated to classical
buyer parent: Western Michigan University
buyer: WMUK 102.1 FM
WMUK 102.1 FM is the professional broadcasting service of Western Michigan University broadcasting at 102.1 FM. WMUK provides three streams of digital content (two HD broadcast channels) 24/7. WMUK broadcasts two different audio channels (WMUK-1 and WMUK-2) twenty-four hours a day. "
seller: Kalamazoo Public Schools
WKDS (89.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a rhythmic contemporary hits format. The 89.9 FM station will be dedicated to classical music.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

BNJ Group, will acquire Radio Swiss Pop

synopsis: The BNJ Group, a Swedish company that owns and operates radio stations, will acquire Radio Swiss Pop from SRG SSR, the largest media house in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Pop is a music radio station in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Pop plays pop and rock music 24 hours a day with no commercials and no talks in between.
buyer: BNJ Group
The BNJ Group is a Swedish company that owns and operates radio stations. BNJ operates RTN, RFJ, RJB, Arc Musique and GRRIF. The group of stations provide listeners with local news and plays pop and rock music. "
target parent: SRG SSR
target: Radio Swiss Pop
Radio Swiss Pop is a music radio station in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Pop plays pop and rock music 24 hours a day with no commercials and no talks in between. Their music programme consists of 3,500 tracks with around 50% of the music being Swiss related.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Southern Cross Austereo, acquired Classic Hits 666 and Hot Hits 997

synopsis: Southern Cross Austereo continues to expand operations in Western Australia, announcing the acquisition of Classic Hits 666 and Hot Hits 997. Classic Hits 666 plays "the best tunes ever" from the 50's through to the mid 1990's. The Hot Hits station plays hits from the 80's through to the latest Top 40 tracks.
buyer: Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL:$410.41)
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) delivers entertainment media solutions across an unrivaled portfolio of Australian multimedia brands. SCA is Australia’s biggest entertainment company with the ability to reach more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television and digital assets. "
target: Classic Hits 666 and Hot Hits 997
Classic Hits 666 and Hot Hits 997 are radio stations based in Australia. Classic Hits 666 plays "the best tunes ever" from the 50's through to the mid 1990's. The Hot Hits station plays hits from the 80's through to the latest Top 40 tracks.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., acquired WAAF-FM 107.3

synopsis: Educational Media Foundation, a Christian radio broadcasting company, has acquired WAAF-FM 107.3 from Entercom Communications, a leading American media and entertainment company. WAAF is one of the oldest rock stations in New England. The station broadcasts modern alt-rock music to listeners in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.
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: Entercom Communications Corporation
target: WAAF-FM 107.3
WAAF-FM 107.3 is one of the oldest rock stations in New England. WAAF broadcasts modern alt-rock music to listeners in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. Their shows include Mistress Carrie, Mike Hsu, The Mens Room, Eddie Trunk Rocks!, and Bay State Rock.
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closed 1/31/2020 via PR Newswire

WLIW21, acquired WPPB-FM

synopsis: WNET, America's flagship PBS station, parent company of New York's THIRTEEN and WLIW21, acquired WPPB-FM, a National Public Radio station based in Southampton, New York that serves the East End of Long Island. The purchase makes WLIW the only destination for public television and public radio on Long Island.
buyer parent: WNET.org
buyer: WLIW21
WLIW21 is one of America's most respected and innovative public media providers. A member of the WNET family of companies, WLIW21 is a unique cultural and educational institution that harnesses the power of television and electronic media to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire. "
target: WPPB-FM
WPPB-FM is a National Public Radio station based in Southampton, New York that serves the East End of Long Island. WPPB-FM is the only Long Island-based affiliate of National Public Radio, offering programming such as Morning Edition, Car Talk, Marketplace, and the Travis Smiley Show.
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announced 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will purchase 101.9 KXJW and 98.7 KWXR from Cochise Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Christian radio broadcaster Educational Media Foundation will acquire 101.9 KXJW and 98.7 KWXR from Cochise Broadcasting, a radio station operator in Wyoming. 101.9 KXJW and 98.7 KWXR are classic hits format radio stations in North Rock Springs and Reliance, Wyoming.
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. "
seller: Cochise Broadcasting LLC
101.9 KXJW and 98.7 KWXR are classic hits format radio stations in North Rock Springs and Reliance, Wyoming. 101.9 KXJW and 98.7 KWXR belongs to Cochise Broadcasting, a radio station operator in Wyoming.
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Southern Cross Austereo, will acquire Redwave Media

synopsis: Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), Australia’s biggest entertainment company, will acquire Redwave Media from Seven West Media, one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies. Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks.
buyer: Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL:$410.41)
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies. They have the potential to reach over 95% of Australia across national radio, regional free to air television and digital platforms. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Redwave Media
Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks. RedFM broadcasts rock and pop music to towns, mine sites and oil & gas platforms. Spirit Radio plays the best mix of Classic Rock and Today Hits.
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$28
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,066.05)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (ASX:PRT:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$50]
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
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0.4x
EV / EBITDA
2.3x
announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Cofina SGPS SA, will acquire Media Capital S.G.P.S.

synopsis: Cofina SGPS SA, a leading Portuguese media group, will acquire a 94.69% stake in Media Capital from PRISA, the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group. Media Capital is a media and entertainment group in Portugal. Media Capital operates TVI and Media Capital Radio (MCR), a leading TV broadcaster and radio group in Portugal.
buyer: Cofina SGPS SA (ENXTLS:CFN:$95.71)
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Media Capital S.G.P.S. (ENXTLS:MCP:$198.14)
Media Capital is the largest media and entertainment group in Portugal. Media Capital operates TVI, the leading TV broadcaster in Portugal. The group also operates Media Capital Radio (MCR), one of the most prestigious radio groups in Portugal.
price ($mm)
$266*
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
7.9x
announced 9/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leighton Enterprises, Inc., will acquire Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria

synopsis: Leighton Enterprises, a family and employee-owned marketing company that operates radio stations, will acquire Paradis Broadcasting, a company that owns hot AC “Z-99” KXRZ, classic rock “KX-92” KXRA-FM and “News Talk Radio 1490” KXRA in Alexandria, Minnesota.
buyer: Leighton Enterprises, Inc.
Leighton Enterprises, Inc., is a family and employee-owned marketing company that operates radio stations under the name Leighton Broadcasting in three markets: Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Detroit Lakes and St. Cloud, Minnesota. "
target: Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria
Paradis Broadcasting owns hot AC “Z-99” KXRZ, classic rock “KX-92” KXRA-FM and “News Talk Radio 1490” KXRA in Alexandria, Minnesota. They also own two FM translators – the Alexandria-licensed K262AT at 100.3 FM and the Glenwood-licensed K289CL at 105.7 FM. Both signals simulcast KXRA.
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Seven Mountains Media, will purchase 93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO from Connoisseur Media

synopsis: Seven Mountains Media, which serves Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming, will acquire Connoisseur Media’s Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania’s stations 93.5 WSBG, a radio station broadcasting current and recurrent hits, and 840 WVPO, a radio station broadcasting news about sports.
buyer: Seven Mountains Media
Seven Mountains Media is a local radio group serving Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming. They own 47 radio stations and a team of creative people that are driven to make the type of local content that their communities crave. "
seller parent: Perot Holdings
seller: Connoisseur Media
93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO are Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania radio stations covering music and sports news respectively. Connoisseur Media creates compelling brands through well researched and targeted programming to ultimately connect listeners with the content they crave.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Relevant Radio, will purchase Seven Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Salem Media Group is selling seven radio stations to Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.). The stations include WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC in Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
buyer: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base. "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
The acquisition includes seven radio stations from Salem Media, four AMs and three FMs in two Florida markets. The stations include, WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Berry Broadcasting, will acquire KXEN-AM and WGNU-AM

synopsis: Berry Broadcasting, a company created by Paul Berry III to acquire local radio stations in the St. Louis, MO area, is to acquire KXEN-AM 1010, a Christian talk radio station and WGNU-AM 920, a talk radio station covering topics in business, sports, entertainment and more. Both stations are based in St. Louis.
buyer: Berry Broadcasting
Berry Broadcasting is a company created by Paul Berry III, a politician in the St. Louis, MO area and nephew of Chuck Berry, the rock and roll legend. It was created to acquire local radio stations in the St. Louis, MO area. "
target: KXEN-AM and WGNU-AM
KXEN-AM 1010 is a Christian talk radio station based out of St. Louis, MO. WGNU-AM 920 is a talk radio station also based out of St. Louis, covering topics in business, sports, entertainment and more.
price ($mm)
$0.65
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC, purchased Seven Radio Stations from First Media Radio

synopsis: Byrne Acquisition Group, a owner and operator of a low-power television broadcast station, has acquired seven radio stations from First Media Radio. The seven radio stations located in North Carolina and Virginia broadcast in sport and music formats. The stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, and more.
buyer: Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC
Byrne Acquisition Group owns and operates WHHI-TV, a Hilton Head, SC low-power television broadcast station. WHHI-TV is the number one hyper-local television broadcasting station in the lowcountry. WHHI-TV provides local viewers with the best local television and content. "
seller: First Media Radio
Frist Media Radio's 7 radio stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, 99.5 Jamz WYTT, Maverick 102.3 WPTM, 107.7 Lake-FM WWDW, Sports Radio 1400 1080 WWDR and 1400 WSMY. The North Carolina and Virginia stations broadcast in sport and music formats.
price ($mm)
$3.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Saooti

synopsis: The Ouest-France Group, a daily French newspaper that focuses on local and national news, has acquired Saooti, a French company that has a large portfolio of internal and business radio stations, and is the developer of “Your Wikiradio”, a web-radio station.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Saooti
Headquartered in France, Saooti has a large portfolio of internal radio, as well as public, affinity and business radio stations. Saooti is the developer behind “Your Wikiradio”, a web-radio station that allows listeners to access content via a mobile device, tablet or desktop – live or as podcasts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Red Apple Group, acquired 77 WABC Radio

synopsis: Red Apple Group, billionaire John Catsimatidis' conglomerate company that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries, has acquired 77 WABC Radio, a radio station company that broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
buyer: Red Apple Group
Red Apple Group is a conglomerate that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries. It was founded by billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: 77 WABC Radio
WABC first went on the air in 1921 and broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’s the No. 1 streamed radio station in the country.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

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