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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired 100 Marks

synopsis: Leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests Embibe.com announced the take-over of 100Marks, a student guidance platform for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
buyer: Embibe
Embibe.com is the flagship brand of Mumbai based company - Individual Learning Pvt Ltd., an education analytics consumer tech start-up. Embibe is a leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests in India. "
target: 100 Marks
100Marks is aiming to be one stop shop for education material online. 100Marks is a place where users can get access to free customized study plans and free preparation material for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Ascend Learning, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: PrepMe announced the sale of its adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom to Ascend Learning, a leading digital and print education company. PrepMe will continue to provide online college preparation and Coursification™ services under license from Ascend Learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost. "
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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announced 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Reliance Industries Limited, will acquire Embibe

synopsis: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India, will acquire a 73% stake in Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with activities that span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. "
target: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
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closed 4/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired EasyPrep

synopsis: Mumbai-based Haygot Education Pvt Ltd which runs digital ed-tech startup Toppr.com, has acquired EasyPrepEasyPrep, an online entrance exam preparation platform. EasyPrep offers customised exam creation platform for schools and helps students prepare for competitive examinations.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: EasyPrep
EasyPrep is a customized exam creation platform for schools, coaching institutes and teachers and an exam preparation platform for students. Easyprep is a complete package for students to supplement their exam preparation.
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closed 7/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Grockit

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired the test prep assets and social learning platform of Grockit, Inc., a San Francisco-based pioneer in social learning applications and technologies. Grockit, Inc. improves academic achievement and extend learning outside of the classroom by advancing online social learning as the dominant instructional design.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Grockit
Grockit was created to improve the learning outcomes of students by applying the power of social networks, adaptive algorithms, and gaming mechanics to the process of learning. Grockit uses social gaming technology and Web 2.0 infrastructure to create a fun learning environment for students.
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closed 2/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Naviance, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: Naviance, the K-12 division of Hobsons, and the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for schools and districts, announced its acquisition of PrepMe, a leader in adaptive learning technologies and test preparation programs for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools. Serving more than 300,000 educators and 4.5 million students, Naviance provides student-centric tools for course, career, college and success planning. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Unite Project Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co., Ltd., a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses, will acquire Unite Project Inc., a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website for cram schools. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace is a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses. Interspace's ACCESSTRADE is one of the largest affiliate service networks in Japan. ACCESSTRADE offers a network of over 500,000 affiliate partner sites. "
target: Unite Project Inc.
Unite Project Inc. is a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website that provides detailed information about cram schools all over Japan. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
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announced 11/14/2012 via PR Web

Bell Curves LLC, will acquire Acceptional, Inc.

synopsis: Bell Curves, LLC, a privately held test preparation company based in New York City, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Acceptional, Inc, a provider of college admissions essay writing resources.
buyer: Bell Curves LLC
Bell Curves is a socially responsible test prep and educational services company based in New York City. Since its inception, it has developed a diverse clientele comprised of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, young professionals, and college and graduate school-bound students. "
target: Acceptional, Inc.
Acceptional, Inc. provides college admissions essay writing resources. A student at one of Acceptional's target schools uploads the personal statement or college admission essay that got her into college. Every time someone reads that sample college essay, the author gets paid.
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closed 1/10/2011 via Market Wire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) has purchased Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC, an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC
Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC is an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PR Web

Thinkster, acquired SelectQ Corporation

synopsis: Thinkster, the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade, has acquired SelectQ Corporation, an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student.
buyer: Thinkster
Thinkster is the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade. Thinkster combines the power of elite human tutors with a world-class curriculum and amazing AI and data-driven approach that is hyper-personalized for each student. "
target: SelectQ Corporation
SelectQ is an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student. Their platform identifies strong and weak subjects for each student and provides customized improvement plans.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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closed 7/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired East Bay Express

synopsis: Telegraph Media, the publisher of Oakland and Alameda magazines and The East Bay Monthly, has acquired the East Bay Express, a weekly newspaper serving the Berkeley, Oakland, and East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The East Bay Express covers news and culture in the East Bay and distributes 40,000 papers every Wednesday.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: East Bay Express
Started in 1978, East Bay Express is a weekly newspaper serving the Berkeley, Oakland, and East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The paper covers news and culture in the East Bay, distributing 40,000 papers every Wednesday throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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closed 10/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired QP Magazine Ltd.

synopsis: Telegraph Media Group has acquired QP magazine and Salon QP, a magazine and event which are both focused on luxury watches. QP Magazine is a watch magazine that covers auctions, brands, designs, collecting, watchmaking technology and history. SalonQP is the UK's premier fine watch exhibition.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk and The Telegraph – a weekly subscription publication for TMG’s overseas and expat audience. "
target parent: QP Group
target: QP Magazine Ltd.
QP Magazine is a watch magazine that covers auctions, brands, designs, collecting, watchmaking technology and history. SalonQP is the UK's premier fine watch exhibition.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired VOS Media

synopsis: Telegraph Media Group has announced the acquisition of a majority equity interest in VOS Media, with MD Damian Norman retaining a minority equity stake. VOS Media Ltd produces market leading events in their sectors including the Ski & Snowboard Show, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, The Active Travel Show, and the Vitality Show.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk and The Telegraph – a weekly subscription publication for TMG’s overseas and expat audience. "
target: VOS Media
VOS Media is one of the largest consumer events companies in the UK, producing market leading events including the Ski & Snowboard Show, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, The Active Travel Show, Vitality Show and Vitality Boutique. Annually, VOS Media's shows attract over 100,000 visitors.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
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$64
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 2/8/2018 via New York Times

NantWorks LLC, acquired Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Patrick Soon-Shiong, a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital, has acquired The Los Angeles Times from tronc. The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
buyer: NantWorks LLC
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital. NantCapital is Soon-Shiong’s private investment arm. NantWorks is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms. "
target parent: tronc
target: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 8/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Richard Donnelly, purchased The Sun Newspapers from Elauwit Media LLC

synopsis: Richard Donnelly, principal of Newspaper Media Group and its affiliates, announced that he has acquired The Sun Newspapers based in Haddonfield, New Jersey, from Elauwit Media. The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey.
buyer: Richard Donnelly
Richard Donnelly is the president of Donnelly Distribution (Pennsauken, N.J.). Starting from his brother’s garage in 1976, Donnelly built Donnelly Distribution as the Philadelphia region’s largest advertising distribution company. "
seller: Elauwit Media LLC
The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey. Elauwit Media is a true modern media company – serving their audience in traditional and cutting-edge ways while providing their customers the best avenues to reach potential customers.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC, acquired The Herington Times, Inc.

synopsis: Kansas Publishing Ventures, the parent company that owns and operates the Hillsboro Free Press and two other community weekly newspapers in Kansas, has acquired the Herington Times. The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
buyer: Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC
Kansas Publishing Ventures is a locally owned media company in South Central Kansas. KPV specializes in newspapers and magazines, but also has a full scale marketing company that helps businesses with custom print, websites, and other design projects. "
target: The Herington Times, Inc.
The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, will acquire ECM Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: ECM Publishers Inc., one of the larger publishers of weekly newspapers in the country, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park that produces community newspapers, events, digital products and specialty magazines.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group offers 63 community newspapers, 18 advertising shoppers, 20 specialty publications and 81 associated websites. They provide an important communication tool for citizens and businesses in local communities. "
target: ECM Publishers, Inc.
ECM Publishers, Inc. is a publishing, printing, digital media and distribution company that operates in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Started in 1976, the Company has grown from one paid circulation weekly newspaper and shopper to its current operations which include 49 publications.
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closed 4/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

ChitrChatr Communications Inc., acquired WRt News

synopsis: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of WRt News Website. WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
buyer: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (OTCPK:CHIC.F:$0.00)
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks. "
target: WRt News
WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
price ($mm)
$0.01
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Johnston Press plc, acquired The i Paper

synopsis: Regional publisher Johnston Press has confirmed it is buying cut-price national newspaper the i. Created by The Independent, i is designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. The i, which retails at 40p on weekdays and 50p on Saturdays, has a current circulation of 275,000 – some 20pc of the “quality” daily market.
buyer: Johnston Press plc (LSE:JPR:$286.11)
Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. They provide news and information services to local and regional communities through their portfolio of publications and websites. "
target parent: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
target: The i Paper
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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announced 12/17/2015 via Company Press Release

VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Indiana, LLC, acquired Home News Enterprises

synopsis: AIM Media Indiana has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets from Home News Enterprises LLC of Columbus, Indiana. The publications include four daily newspapers: The Republic, The Daily Reporter, The Daily Journal, and The Tribune; and two weeklies: The Times Post and The Brown County Democrat.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Indiana, LLC
AIM Media Indiana LLC is an acquisition entity formed by Jeremy Halbreich and William "Rick" Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations of Home News Enterprises in and around the region. "
target: Home News Enterprises
Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
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closed 7/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Whip It Media, Inc., acquired Fairfax County Times

synopsis: Post Community Media LLC, which is affiliated with The Washington Post, announced plans to sell The Fairfax County Times in Virginia to Whip It Media, which is led by the publication’s former general manager. The Fairfax County Times is a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia with a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers.
buyer: Whip It Media, Inc.
Whip It Media is a multi media corporation and leader in the advertising and marketing industry. With its well established family of publications and digital component, Whip it Media is vested in offering innovative ways of reaching local and national audiences. "
target parent: Jeffrey P. Bezos
target: Fairfax County Times
In its 50th year, the Fairfax County Times delivers content, credibility and county wide circulation. With a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers, the Times gets into more homes than any other weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, covering the most relevant topics.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Patrick Drahi, acquired Libération

synopsis: Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice, has acquired Libération, a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. Libération was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Patrick Drahi
Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of US$ 13.7 billion, the 71st richest in the world and the wealthiest Israeli. "
target: Libération
Libération publishes a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
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announced 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Voice Media Group, will acquire City Pages, Inc.

synopsis: The Star Tribune Company agreed to buy City Pages from Voice Media Group. Founded in 1979, City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper that covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weekly reaches 361,000 readers a month in print and records 1.3 million unique visits a month to its website.
buyer: Voice Media Group
Voice Media Group (VMG) publishes metropolitan newsweeklies and websites in major markets across the United States. VMG's digital and print publications embrace long-form investigative reporting, magazine-style feature writing and sophisticated coverage of music, food, film, arts, and local events. "
target parent: Voice Media Group
target: City Pages, Inc.
City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper. Its newspaper covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., purchased 175 English Language Newspapers from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of its agreement to acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English language newspapers and specialty publications, as well as digital properties, from Quebecor Media Inc. The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$588.46)
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada. They offer advertisers and marketers solutions to reach audiences through print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver.
price ($mm)
$282
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$457
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
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