Like Spanfeller Media Group

closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Innit, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: Innit®, a leading food tech innovator, announced it has acquired ShopWell Labs, Inc., a personalized food discovery platform. The ShopWell services will continue to operate, and will ultimately be integrated into the Innit connected food platform which is scheduled to launch later in 2017.
buyer: Innit
Innit® empowers people through food. The Innit platform combines personalized cutting-edge information technology to enable information from food and power the emerging connected food ecosystem. Its platform identifies food using sensors in the kitchen and recommends recipes based on inventory. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Pasta.com

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com, a veteran of the online advertising industry offering a wide variety of advertising solutions for Mobile, Video and Display advertisers, has acquired Pasta.com, an authority on the history of pasta, making fresh pasta from scratch, pasta sauces, pasta recipes, "how to" videos and more.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target parent: BaronsMedia
target: Pasta.com
Pasta.com is an authority website on everything Pasta. Pasta.com offers all the necessary information regarding pasta that their users will need to be informed on pasta.
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closed 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

HarvestMark, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: YottaMark, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions, Inc., the million shopper-strong personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the ShopWell team into its HarvestMark Insights group, and ShopWell's website and mobile applications will become YottaMark branded properties.
buyer parent: YottaMark, Inc.
buyer: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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announced 9/26/2011 via Market Wire

Seamless North America, LLC, will acquire MenuPages

synopsis: Seamless, the nation's leading digital service for ordering delivery and takeout food, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MenuPages from New York Media LLC. MenuPages is the most comprehensive provider of continuously updated menu content available via mobile and online platforms.
buyer: Seamless North America, LLC
Through its website, mobile web, and native mobile applications for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, Seamless offers full menus, ratings, reviews, and exclusive discounts from an extensive network of restaurants in major cities throughout the US. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: MenuPages
MenuPages is the original and most comprehensive provider of up-to-date menu content on the web. MenuPages serves eight metropolitan markets, providing fresh menus for over 35,000 restaurants.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BusinessWire

GrubHub, Inc., acquired Dotmenu, Inc.

synopsis: GrubHub has raised $50 million in Series E funding to aggressively focus on its mobile development and acquire New York-based Dotmenu, the parent company of Campusfood and Allmenus. Through the acquisition, GrubHub will have the largest restaurant listing in the country with 250,000 restaurant menus in over 50 major cities.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
The GrubHub website shows consumers all of the local restaurants that deliver to them and allows diners to order directly online, by phone or through the GrubHub iPhone and Android app. Both apps are free from their respective app markets. "
target: Dotmenu, Inc.
Dotmenu, Inc., doing business as Allmenus.com, provides menu listings, online ordering, reviews, and ratings of restaurants in the United States. It also operates Campusfood.com, a virtual food court that connects restaurants with universities/campuses, students, and local communities.
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closed 8/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Delivery.com, acquired Eats Media

synopsis: Delivery.com announced that it has acquired Eats Media, LLC, a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for food and dining enthusiasts. Eats has grown rapidly since its creation in 2002, emerging as a leading web and print media company.
buyer parent: Cantor Fitzgerald, & Co.
buyer: Delivery.com
Delivery.com is a premier online destination for fast, reliable and easy ordering of food and other items for local, same-day delivery. Serving customers and merchants in over 1000 markets across the country, Delivery. "
target: Eats Media
Eats Media is a leading restaurant information portal and social networking site for dining enthusiasts. Eats’ products include Eats.com, Eats Magazine and College Eats.
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closed 8/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Global Menu guide, acquired TheMenuPage

synopsis: Global Menu Guide a leading restaurant locator service announced that it completed a 100% acquisition of http://www.TheMenuPage.com and will integrate its entire catalog of restaurant venues onto the Global platform immediately. Keith Cook founder of TMP will become Vice President, Western Region for the US Menu Guide Division.
buyer: Global Menu guide
An international online restaurant guide and location service that provides an instant connection to photos, menus, wine lists, chef bios and other pertinent data significantly enhancing the user experience in locating and selecting venues for dinners, meetings and other special events. "
target: TheMenuPage
The Menu Page is an online restaurant guide.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Upventur, acquired Yonder

synopsis: Upventur announced completion of its acquisition and integration strategy of Yonder, an outdoor adventure social media mobile app and company. Upventur showcases an “Outdoor Adventure” platform that provides a single digital space for outdoor enthusiasts, of all skill levels.
buyer: Upventur
Upventur assists users in discovering inspiration alongside fellow outdoor adventurers. The platform provides a single digital space for outdoor enthusiasts, of all skill levels, to find their next adventure, connect with each other, locate guides, and share their experiences. "
target parent: Luvbyrd
target: Yonder
Yonder is a social outdoor adventure app. It is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mammut Sports Group AG, acquired Mountain Hub, Inc.

synopsis: Swiss outdoors apparel company Mammut Sports Group announced the acquisition of digital platform Mountain Hub. Mountain Hub is a community-fueled app for the outdoors. Join thousands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts across the globe in a quest to share the greatest adventures.
buyer parent: Conzzeta
buyer: Mammut Sports Group AG
Mammut is a Swiss company specializing in mountain sports since 1862. They are a premium manufacturer of technical clothing, footwear, climbing gear and alpine equipment. "
target: Mountain Hub, Inc.
Mountain Hub is a community-fueled app for the outdoors. Join thousands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts across the globe in a quest to share the greatest adventures. Get updates about current conditions and adventures from users in the community.
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Luvbyrd, acquired Yonder

synopsis: Luvbyrd, a dating app for outdoor enthusiasts, has acquired a social outdoor adventure app called Yonder. Yonder is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
buyer: Luvbyrd
Luvbyrd is a dating app for outdoor enthusiasts. Built by founder Mike Keshian, Luvbyrd is a niche dating product that lets lovers of the outdoors connect over common interests – whether skiing, running, fishing or surfing. "
target: Yonder
Yonder is a social outdoor adventure app. It is an outdoor recreation and adventure platform that helps people find and share outdoor excursions. Yonder creates this social guide using a mixture of crowd-sourced experiences and image sharing.
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closed 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired Trails.com

synopsis: AllTrails, the most trusted and used digital guide to the outdoors, has acquired Trail.com, a pioneering platform for outdoor recreation. Trails.com provides maps and tips for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and trail running, assisting trail-goers with navigation for outdoor adventures.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 10 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target parent: Lovetoknow
target: Trails.com
Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps, and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com offers thousands of downloadable hiking guides as well as resources for mountain climbers, canyoners, bikers, and those engaging in water and snow sports.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Lovetoknow, acquired Trails.com

synopsis: LoveToKnow is pleased to announce the acquisition of a leading outdoors resource site. Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com is most known for their thousands of downloadable hiking guides.
buyer: Lovetoknow
LoveToKnow Corp. is an online media company dedicated to providing trustworthy advice, information and products for families. In addition to trails.com, the company's media properties include lovetoknow.com, yourdictionary.com, golflink.com and a number of other smaller sites. "
target: Trails.com
Trails.com provides downloadable trail guides, maps and other valuable information for outdoors adventurers. Trails.com is most known for their thousands of downloadable hiking guides.
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closed 7/31/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired GPSies

synopsis: AllTrails, a company that helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos, acquired GPSies, a German app that helps hikers, walkers and cyclists across the EU plan outdoor activities with a robust library of user generated GPS recordings.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 10 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target: GPSies
Headquartered in Germany, GPSies helps hikers, walkers and cyclists across the EU plan outdoor activities with a robust library of user generated GPS recordings along with a powerful route planning tool for creating downloadable custom maps.
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closed 10/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Equity, acquired AllTrails

synopsis: Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in AllTrails, a company that helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. The firm has partnered with entrepreneurs and management teams to build long-term value in market-leading software, information services and Internet companies."
target: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.
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closed 4/24/2019 via PR Newswire

AllTrails, acquired iFootpath

synopsis: AllTrails, the most trusted and used digital guide to the outdoors, has acquired iFootpath, the #1 paid travel app in the UK. iFootpath offers a library of hand-curated guides focused on walking trails in the UK. Their guides provide turn-by-turn directions, photography, and rich information about the history and the environment of the trail.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target: iFootpath
iFootpath is the #1 paid travel app in the UK. iFootpath offers a library of over 1300 hand-curated guides focused on walking trails in the UK. Their guides provide turn-by-turn directions, photography, and rich information about the history and the environment of the trail.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wahoo Fitness, acquired The Sufferfest

synopsis: Wahoo Fitness, a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices, has acquired The Sufferfest, the world's best cycling and endurance athlete training app. The Sufferfest features more than 45 cycling, running and triathlon workouts.
buyer: Wahoo Fitness
Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices. Wahoo powers cycling, running, and gym workouts for athletes of all levels. Wahoo offers bike trainers, bike computers, heart rate monitors, cycling sensors, and companion apps. "
target: The Sufferfest
The Sufferfest is the world's best cycling and endurance athlete training app. The Sufferfest features more than 45 cycling, running and triathlon workouts as well as free training plans, a yoga for cyclists series and a 10 week mental training program.
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closed 9/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Surfline, acquired Magicseaweed

synopsis: Online retailer SurfStitch announced the sale of the Magicseaweed surfing content site to Surfline Wavetrak, a US company that provides surf content, reports, forecasts and live-streaming. Magicseaweed is a UK-based leading online surf forecasting and content network which should fit well within Surfline Wavetrak.
buyer: Surfline
Surfline specializes in providing live and predicted ocean weather information, editorial content, and consulting services worldwide. Surfline has built the largest streaming coastal HD cam network and merged premier surf forecasts and editorial talent with industry-leading technology. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Magicseaweed
Headquartered in the UK, Magicseaweed is the world's largest free surf forecasting site offering a 16 day forecast. Magicseaweed also has the web's biggest surfing photography archive, and videos, contributions, contests, news, live events and swell sessions.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, Inc., acquired The Virginian-Pilot

synopsis: tronc, Inc. a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, has acquired The Virginian-Pilot from Landmark Media Enterprises. The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly visitors.
buyer: tronc, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
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. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly unique visitors.
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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 2/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, acquired BestReviews LLC

synopsis: tronc, Inc. announced it has acquired a majority ownership stake in BestReviews, the high growth online product review company. Founded in 2014, BestReviews’ mission is to simplify the way consumers buy the products and services they need across thousands of categories from laptops to vacuum cleaners to rowing machines.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in 8 markets with titles that are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. "
target: BestReviews LLC
BestReviews is an online product review company committed to providing comprehensive and trusted reviews for products that matter to consumers. BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
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closed 9/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, acquired New York Daily News

synopsis: tronc, Inc., a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding interests of Daily News, LP., owner of the New York Daily News. The New York Daily News, with approximately 25 million unique monthly visitors through NYDailyNews.com, has been New York City’s “Hometown Newspaper” since 1919.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: New York Daily News
The New York Daily News, with approximately 25 million unique monthly visitors through NYDailyNews.com, has been New York City’s “Hometown Newspaper” since 1919. It has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes, most recently the prize in the category of public service journalism in 2017.
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announced 5/15/2017 via PR Newswire

tronc, will acquire The Chicago Sun-Times

synopsis: The Chicago Sun-Times received a non-binding Letter of Intent from tronc, Inc., which operates the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers, to purchase assets from Sun-Times parent, Wrapports, LLC. The Chicago Sun-Times is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in Chicago.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target parent: Wrapports, LLC
target: The Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in Chicago. Winner of 8 Pulitzer prizes, the expertise of the Sun-Times includes hard-hitting investigative reporting, in-depth political coverage, insightful sports analysis, entertainment reviews and cultural commentary.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tribune Publishing, acquired Splash

synopsis: Splash, the glossy lifestyle and fashion supplement published by Wrapports LLC, the parent company of the Sun-Times, has been acquired by Tribune Publishing. Splash is the premier weekly guide to Chicago living, featuring fashion, philanthropy, dining, real estate and more.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target parent: Wrapports, LLC
target: Splash
Splash is the premier weekly guide to Chicago living—fashion, philanthropy, dining, real estate and more. Featuring 100% local content, Splash gives an inside look at what’s trending and consumer spending across high-end products.
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Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
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Tribune Publishing, acquired MLIM LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of MLIM, LLC, owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a newspaper publishing and local news and information gathering company that operates daily newspapers and related websites. Tribune Publishing operates over 60 affiliated Websites and mobile applications, including a primary online product for each local newspaper. "
target: MLIM LLC
MLIM, LLC is the owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County. MLIM LLC is owned by businessman Doug Manchester, who has investments and experience in several industries, including publishing.
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closed 10/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, purchased 38 publications from Wrapports, LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company, a diversified media and marketing-solutions company, announced the acquisition of six daily and 32 weekly suburban news and information brands from Wrapports, LLC. The acquired papers have collective circulations of 72,000 daily, 87,000 Sunday and 52,000 weekly.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
seller: Wrapports, LLC
The acquired publications from Wrapports, LLC include the Aurora Beacon-News, The Elgin Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, The Naperville Sun, the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana, The SouthtownStar and the 32 Pioneer Press weekly newspapers.
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Tribune Publishing, acquired McClatchy Tribune Information Services

synopsis: Tribune Publishing and McClatchy Company announced that, through one of its subsidiaries, Tribune Publishing has acquired McClatchy's 50% ownership stake in McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct), the news and information business operated as a joint venture of both companies.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: McClatchy Tribune Information Services
The McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct) provides news stories, feature articles, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. MCT is also a major provider of content to online information services.
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closed 8/5/2013 via GlobeNewswire

The Berry Company, LLC, purchased Black Book Directories from The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: The Berry Company, a local leads provider serving small and medium sized businesses for over a century has acquired the Black Book directories from the Baltimore Sun.
buyer parent: TBC Holdings I, Inc.
buyer: The Berry Company, LLC
The Berry Company, LLC is a provider of local search and marketing solutions, generating leads for its advertising clients and enabling consumers to efficiently find the products and services they need. Berry serves approximately 170,000 advertising clients throughout the US. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: The Baltimore Sun
The Black Book Directories are published in Howard County, Maryland.
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closed 7/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Cablevision Systems Corp, acquired Newsday

synopsis: Cablevision Systems Corporation has acquired 97 percent of Newsday Media Group through the formation of a new partnership with Tribune Company. For Cablevision, the completion of this transaction adds a complementary print and online media group with diverse, quality local content in the New York area.
buyer: Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC:$9,566.61)
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. "
target parent: Sam Zell
target: Newsday
Newsday is one of the nation's largest daily newspapers, serving Long Island and New York City. In addition to the newspaper and Newsday.com, Newsday Media Group includes amNewYork, the fast-growing free daily in New York City with an average weekday circulation of 335,000.
price ($mm)
$632*
rev ($mm)
$499
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Publishing, a division of Tribune Company has completed the sale of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time, to Hearst Corporation. The newspapers will be managed by MediaNews Group, Inc., under an existing joint venture agreement with Hearst.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$62
rev ($mm)
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cancelled 5/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Company and Gannett Co., Inc. announced the termination of the agreement under which Gannett was to purchase Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$73
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, purchased Hoy New York from Tribune Publishing

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed the sale of the New York edition of Hoy to ImpreMedia, LLC. An agreement to sell the Spanish-language daily newspaper was announced on Feb. 12, 2007. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
seller parent: Tribune Company
seller: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune has been a major force in American journalism for more than 150 years. The company’s market-leading newspapers include the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in New York. Tribune is the nation’s second-largest newspaper publisher in terms of revenue and No. 3 in total circulation.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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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 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rossel La Voix, acquired Paris-Normandie

synopsis: Rossel La Voix, Rossel's main subsidiary in France, has acquired Paris-Normandie, the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
buyer parent: Groupe Rossel
buyer: Rossel La Voix
Rossel La Voix is a multimedia group in France that offers daily & weekly press, magazines, television, radios, printing, events, internet, audiovisual services, and more. "
target: Paris-Normandie
Paris-Normandie is the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$4.11*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$0]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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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:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Madison Courier, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Madison Courier, a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
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 Madison Courier, Inc.
The Madison Courier is a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
price ($mm)
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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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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prairie Mountain Media, will acquire Greeley Tribune

synopsis: Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products, will acquire Greeley Tribune from Swift Communications, a newspaper publishing company. Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Prairie Mountain Media
Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. Prairie Mountain Media operates trusted local newspaper brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the state of Colorado. "
target parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
target: Greeley Tribune
Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune provides local news coverage for Greeley, Evans, Windsor and neighboring communities. The paper covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
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closed 2/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MittMedia Forvaltnings AB, acquired Hall Media AB

synopsis: Sweden-based Mittmedia has acquired Hall Media AB. Headquartered in Jönköping, Sweden, Hall Media is a local newspaper group that owns ten subscription morning newspapers, including Jönköpings-Posten, Falköpings Tidning, and Smålands Dagblad, as well as free newspapers and news sites in the Småland and Västra Götaland regions.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: MittMedia Forvaltnings AB
MittMedia is a Swedish multimedia organization. The company's digital ecosystem, consisting of the platforms Reacher, Soldr, and Aracua, provides daily news and content to its customers. MittMedia operates 28 daily newspapers, as well as numerous free newspapers and websites. "
target: Hall Media AB
Hall Media is a local newspaper group based in Jönköping, Sweden, that owns ten subscription morning newspaper titles, including Jönköpings-Posten, Falköpings Tidning, and Smålands Dagblad, as well as free newspapers and news sites in the Småland and Västra Götaland regions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x

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16980
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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,750.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.85
EBIT ($mm)
$173.76
Net Income ($mm)
$119.03
Employees
5924
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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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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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