Like Newspaper and Real Estate Assets

announced 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase Newspaper and Real Estate Assets from Calkins Media

synopsis: Calkins Media, the small, family-owned company, have agreements to sell its remaining newspaper assets, including the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard, weekly Messenger and SWC Properties real estate company will be purchased by Ogden Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
seller: Calkins Media
The Newspaper & Real Estate Assets of the Calkins Media include the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard and the weekly Greene County Messenger are local newspapers in Pennsylvania. SWC Properties, on the other hand, is a real estate company.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
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announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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announced 1/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Newspaper Operations from BH Media Group

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BBC

Highland News and Media Ltd, acquired Scottish Provincial Press

synopsis: The Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers, is under new ownership after briefly going into administration. A new company, Highland News and Media Ltd, has been formed to take over the business.
buyer: Highland News and Media Ltd
Highland News and Media Ltd is a company created to acquire the Scottish Provincial Press (SPP). The company is a joint venture between SPP's former majority shareholder Peter Fowler and Cambridge-based Iliffe Media. "
target: Scottish Provincial Press
Scottish Provincial Press is a privately-owned company producing seventeen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire in North and North-East Scotland. SPP is an editorial and advertising force.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
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announced 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase Newspaper and Real Estate Assets from Calkins Media

synopsis: Calkins Media, the small, family-owned company, have agreements to sell its remaining newspaper assets, including the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard, weekly Messenger and SWC Properties real estate company will be purchased by Ogden Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
seller: Calkins Media
The Newspaper & Real Estate Assets of the Calkins Media include the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard and the weekly Greene County Messenger are local newspapers in Pennsylvania. SWC Properties, on the other hand, is a real estate company.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Calkins Media

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced that it has agreed to acquire several newspapers and related assets from Calkins Media, Inc., a company that owns daily newspapers and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions for their small and medium businesses partners. "
target: Calkins Media
Calkins Media newspapers and digital sites empower local markets in the Eastern U.S. with high-quality news and resourceful products and services. Established in 1937, Calkins Media Incorporated brands include daily newspapers, video operations and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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announced 11/15/2019 via AP - Associated Press

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase The Courier and the Review Times from The Findlay Publishing Company

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a family‐owned newspaper group, will acquire The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria in Ohio from The Findlay Publishing Company, a daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator. The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
seller: The Findlay Publishing Company
The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas. The Courier and the Review Times belong to The Findlay Publishing Company, a family-owned daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator.
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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announced 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Loudoun Times-Mirror

synopsis: The Ogden Newspapers, a family‐owned newspaper group with 46 daily and numerous weekly newspapers, will acquire the Loudoun Times-Mirror, weekly newspaper that provides community news and information about everything in Loudoun County. The Times-Mirror serves more than 50,000 readers and provides information on news, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
target: Loudoun Times-Mirror
The Loudoun Times-Mirror is weekly newspaper that provides community news and information about everything in Loudoun County. In print and online, the Times-Mirror serves more than 50,000 readers. Their paper provides information on news, sports, business, entertainment, classifieds, and more.
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announced 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire The Winchester Star and Daily News-Record

synopsis: An agreement has been reached for The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned newspaper group with 43 daily newspapers published in 16 states, to become the new owner of the Byrd Newspapers. VA-based Byrd Newspapers, owned by the Byrd family, includes two daily newspapers; The Winchester Star and the Daily News-Record of Harrisonburg, VA.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
target: The Winchester Star and Daily News-Record
VA-based Byrd Newspapers, owned by the Byrd family, includes two daily newspapers; The Winchester Star and WinchesterStar.com website, the Daily News-Record of Harrisonburg, VA and its associated website, dnronline.com.
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announced 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase Newspaper and Real Estate Assets from Calkins Media

synopsis: Calkins Media, the small, family-owned company, have agreements to sell its remaining newspaper assets, including the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard, weekly Messenger and SWC Properties real estate company will be purchased by Ogden Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
seller: Calkins Media
The Newspaper & Real Estate Assets of the Calkins Media include the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard and the weekly Greene County Messenger are local newspapers in Pennsylvania. SWC Properties, on the other hand, is a real estate company.
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announced 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire The Frederick News-Post

synopsis: Randall Family LLC announced it intends to sell The Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, a family-owned media company that owns more than 40 daily newspapers across the country. The Frederick News-Post is the premier source for news, sports, features and more in Frederick County, MD.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
target: The Frederick News-Post
The Frederick News-Post is the premier source for news, sports, features and more in Frederick County, MD.
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announced 8/22/2016 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Daily Herald

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, Inc, a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 markets, has entered into an agreement to sell the Daily Herald, its newspaper in Provo, Utah, to Ogden Newspapers of Utah, LLC. The Daily Herald is published seven days a week with a print circulation of about 20,000 daily and nearly 27,000 Sunday.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc., is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 14 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. "
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: Daily Herald
The Daily Herald is Utah Valley's leading newspaper, covering local Utah news, sports coverage, business announcements, events, photos, videos, and more. For more than 100 years, the Daily Herald has been Utah Valley's source for all news.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., acquired LJ World

synopsis: Lawrence Journal-World (LJ World), a daily local newspaper, has been sold to the Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ogden Newspapers, a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers.
buyer: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc., is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 14 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. "
target: LJ World
Lawrence Journal-World (LJ World) provides news and information to communities in Northeast Kansas. They offer daily print newspapers and an online newspaper offering information on local news, sports and entertainment.
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The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Telegraph Publishing Company

synopsis: An agreement has been reached for The Ogden Newspapers Inc., a family-owned company with 40 daily newspapers in 12 states, to become the new owner of The Telegraph, Publisher Terrence L. Williams announced. The Telegraph provides local news and information in Nashua and across southern New Hampshire.
buyer: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc., is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 12 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. The company is headquartered in Wheeling, WV. "
target parent: Community Media Group, Inc.
target: Telegraph Publishing Company
The Telegraph has been the trusted source for local news and information in Nashua and across southern New Hampshire for more than 175 years. The Telegraph is the area's number one source for news and information.
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announced 2/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc.

synopsis: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc. signed an agreement in principle to acquires Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., a daily newspaper publisher. Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., operates The Northern Virginia Daily and nvdaily.com.
buyer: The Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc. is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 12 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. The company has been headquartered in Wheeling, WV. "
target: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc.
Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc. publishes daily newspapers in Strasburg, Virginia. They operate "The Northern Virginia Daily" and nvdaily.com.
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Ogden Publications, purchased The News-Sentinel from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, IN, to the Ogden Newspapers. The purchase covers The News-Sentinel, a 75% stake in the Fort Wayne Joint Operating Agency (JOA) and certain publications and web sites related to the newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$93
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closed 6/2/2006 via Company Press Release

Ogden Publications, acquired Utne Magazine

synopsis: Ogden Publications, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Utne magazine, the nation’s leading digest of alternative ideas, from LENS Publishing Co., Inc. and Nina Rothschild Utne.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
target: Utne Magazine
Founded in 1984 by Eric Utne, UTNE MAGAZINE reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and trends emerging in our culture... Provocative writing from diverse perspectives... Insightful analysis of art and media...
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closed 11/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Publications, acquired Natural Home and Garden

synopsis: Linda Ligon, former owner of Interweave Press, which was sold to Clay Hall’s Aspire Media back in June 2005 for approximately $10 million, sold her final title, Natural Home and Garden to Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications, publishers of Mother Earth News and nine other magazines.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
target: Natural Home and Garden
Natural Home & Garden offers today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. Since our first issue in May 1999, Natural Home & Garden has brought together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living. Our
price ($mm)
$3.00
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$1
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announced 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase Newspaper and Real Estate Assets from Calkins Media

synopsis: Calkins Media, the small, family-owned company, have agreements to sell its remaining newspaper assets, including the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard, weekly Messenger and SWC Properties real estate company will be purchased by Ogden Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Founded on September 22, 1890 with H. C. Ogden’s launch of the Wheeling News, Ogden Newspapers has since grown to over 40 daily newspapers, along with a number of weeklies and a magazine division – stretching from New York to Hawaii. "
seller: Calkins Media
The Newspaper & Real Estate Assets of the Calkins Media include the Uniontown Herald-Standard, the Greene County Messenger and SWC Properties. The Herald-Standard and the weekly Greene County Messenger are local newspapers in Pennsylvania. SWC Properties, on the other hand, is a real estate company.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Pilot LLC, acquired Walter Magazine

synopsis: Frank A. Daniels Jr., chairman of The Pilot LLC, announced that the company has acquired the assets of Walter, Raleigh’s arts and culture magazine from Sacramento-based McClatchy, owner of The News & Observer. WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Walter Magazine
WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake. WALTER believes in stunning photography and elevated prose. They believe in celebrating the folks who make the Triangle an amazing place to live, work and play.
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closed 10/14/2020 via Company Press Release

SFist, acquired Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company

synopsis: Impress3 Media has acquired Hoodline, a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting, pairing it with SFist. The combined entities of SFist and Hoodline will collectively reach millions of local readers and be among the highest-trafficked Bay Area news sources, surpassing most other publications in the area.
buyer parent: Impressions Holdings
buyer: SFist
Founded in 2014, SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news with updates about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more. "
target parent: Nextdoor
target: Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company
Hoodline is a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting in San Francisco and Oakland. Hoodline reports on-the-ground, local news focusing on key topics like small businesses, restaurants, infrastructure, transit, crime, and housing.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Big Stone Publishing

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

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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closed 9/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Octane Lending, purchased Motorcycle Group from Bonnier Corporation

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

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired Wilkes Journal-Patriot

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

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

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, acquired The Pine Bluff Commercial

synopsis: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas, has acquired the Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett Media Corp., a leading media and marketing company. The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
buyer parent: Wehco Media, Inc.
buyer: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the state's leading news source in print and online. They provide up-to-the minute news on everything from the state government to local sports. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Commercial publishes the latest news in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The paper provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Westplex Media Group, will acquire The Mexico Ledger

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire The Mexico Ledger from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Mexico Ledger
The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The Mexico Ledger covers the latest news and events in the city of Mexico, as well as Audrain, Moneroe, Montgomery, and Callaway counties. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, the owner of more than 70 daily and weekly publications, has purchased the Dubois County Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Indiana. The Herald will become the company’s second largest newspaper in its Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee group.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Herald
Established in 1895, The Herald is a daily community newspaper based in Jasper, Indiana that covers local news, sports, and photography. The Herald’s circulation covers Dubois County and parts of Spencer and Pike counties.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Cafeyn, acquired Blendle

synopsis: Cafeyn, the perfect app to read favorite magazines and discover new titles, has acquired Blendle, the Netherlands’ biggest news platform, to become the leading European newspaper and magazine information streaming platform.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Allured Publishing Corporation, acquired Creative Age Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Allured Business Media has set its sights on the professional beauty industry, acquiring publishing house Creative Age. Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
buyer: Allured Publishing Corporation
Allured Business Media is a family-owned trade media company started in 1921 that has been dedicated to the beauty and flavor industries since 1960 with the purchase of The American Perfumer magazine. "
target: Creative Age Publications, Inc.
 Creative Age was founded in 1971 by CEO Deborah. In 1990, Deborah redefined Creative Age as a leading media source for the professional beauty industry and launched NAILPRO, followed by DAYSPA, Beauty Launchpad and MedEsthetics.
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closed 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ridgefield Media, LLC, acquired Ridgefield Magazine

synopsis: Ridgefield Media, LLC, a company founded by Ridgefield resident Amanda Duff, has acquired Ridgefield Magazine from TownVibe Media, the leading publisher of high-quality lifestyle magazines. Ridgefield Magazine is a bimonthly magazine devoted to telling the remarkable stories of the Ridgefield, Connecticut community.
buyer: Ridgefield Media, LLC
Ridgefield Media is a company founded by Ridgefield resident Amanda Duff. Ridgefield Media is committed to continuing to produce and deliver the Ridgefield Magazine to all homes in Ridgefield. "
target parent: TownVibe
target: Ridgefield Magazine
Ridgefield Magazine is a bimonthly magazine devoted to telling the remarkable stories of the Ridgefield, Connecticut community. Ridgefield Magazine tells surprising and captivating stories that cover the topics of art, food, fashion, design and home, travel, and automotive.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

NextHome, acquired Homes Publishing Group

synopsis: NextHome, a Canadian privately-owned real estate media company, has acquired Homes Publishing Group (HPG), one of Ontario's leading providers of real estate media. This acquisition includes the following HPG publications: HOMES magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DÉCOR, Ontario Design, and BUILDING EXCELLENCE.
buyer: NextHome
NextHome is the primary source of real estate advertising solutions in Canada whose products marry print and digital. Their in-depth knowledge of real estate and home décor audiences allows them to create an unparalleled new home and condo buying experience. "
target: Homes Publishing Group
HOMES Publishing Group is Canada's leading publisher for the home market, with popular titles including HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, Reno & Decor, Ontario Design, Renovation Contractor, and Building Excellence.
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Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: JLL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JLL
JLL
JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9,250.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$874.80
EBIT ($mm)
$658.10
Net Income ($mm)
$337.40
Employees
82000
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Ticker: CWK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with 48,000 employees in approximately 400 offices.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$7,504.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$245.90
EBIT ($mm)
($37.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
48000
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Ticker: DDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DDR Corp.
DDR is an owner and manager of 445 value-oriented shopping centers representing 116 million square feet in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Brazil.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$800.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$490.85
EBIT ($mm)
$242.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: EJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E-House (China) Holdings Limited
E-House (China) Holdings Limited
E-House (China) Holdings Limited is China's leading real estate services company. E-House services the real estate industry, including primary sales agency, secondary brokerage, online advertising, information and consulting, promotional events and investment management services.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$401.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($48.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
15785
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,709.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.40
EBIT ($mm)
$268.92
Net Income ($mm)
$118.73
Employees
16120
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: YELGF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yell Group Ltd.
Yell Group Ltd.
Yell Group is a leading provider of digital services within the emerging local eMarketplace for consumers and SMEs across its operations in the UK, US, Spain and some countries in Latin America. They develop a broad range of digital services tailored to the converging needs of SMEs and consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3,013.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$881.36
EBIT ($mm)
$609.18
Net Income ($mm)
$74.94
Employees
13414
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,791.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$291.72
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,100.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$287.93
EBIT ($mm)
$247.37
Net Income ($mm)
$69.60
Employees
5006
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: DXM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dex Media, Inc.
Dex Media, Inc.
Dex Media, Inc. is the leading provider of marketing solutions for local businesses. They partner with local businesses across the U.S. to help them get found, get chosen, and get talked about. Dex Media offers website, print, mobile, social media, and search engine marketing solutions.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,815.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$639.00
EBIT ($mm)
($4.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4500
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,784.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.86
EBIT ($mm)
$165.43
Net Income ($mm)
$142.66
Employees
4500
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,743.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$183.81
EBIT ($mm)
$131.51
Net Income ($mm)
$327.22
Employees
5950
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,110.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.61
EBIT ($mm)
$76.68
Net Income ($mm)
$66.94
Employees
3669
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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