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. (NYSE:GRUB:$840.45)
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
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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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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:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.85 [$1.04]
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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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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
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 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 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

synopsis: The owners of the Bendigo Weekly will merge their free publication into Australian Community Media's paid daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia, news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds.
buyer parent: Australian Community Media
buyer: Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo Advertiser is an Australian newspaper that covers local, national and international news, real estate, motor vehicle sales and classifieds. Bendigo Advertiser is centred on the thriving central Victorian city of Bendigo, but also covers a vast area of north and central Victoria. "
target: Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds, Bendigo and district real estate and business services offered.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Atlantique presse information

synopsis: Ouest-France, the leading regional newspaper in France, has acquired Atlantique presse information (Agence API), a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, buy-outs, and more.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Atlantique presse information
Atlantique presse information (Agence API) is a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, reorganizations, buy-outs, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Silke and Holger Friedrich, acquired Berliner Zeitung

synopsis: Silke and Holger Friedrich, Berlin-based entrepreneurs, has acquired Berliner Zeitung from DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest traditional media houses. Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: Silke and Holger Friedrich
Silke and Holger Friedrich are Berlin-based entrepreneurs. Silke Friedrich heads the Berlin Metropolitan School, an international school with over 1,000 students. Holger Friedrich is the founder of the Technology Think Tank CORE. "
target parent: DuMont Mediengruppe
target: Berliner Zeitung
Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. Berliner Zeitung provides readers with the latest news from Berlin. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 8/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Community Media Group, will acquire News-Gazette Media

synopsis: Community Media Group, a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates newspapers and other print distribution products in six states, will acquire News-Gazette Media, a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere.
buyer: Community Media Group
Community Media Group is a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, and other print distribution products in six states. In addition to newspapers CMG also publishes consumer magazines and operates a full service digital agency. "
target: News-Gazette Media
News-Gazette Media is a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere. They provide their audience with accurate, timely and useful information to help them in their daily lives.
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

synopsis: Shaw Media will acquire the NewsTribune, and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Miller Group Media. The NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
buyer: Shaw Media
Shaw Media is the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. The company’s media holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. "
target parent: Miller Group Media
target: NewsTribune and AgriNews
NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News are distributed weekly throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the entire Midwest and cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Chaldean Community Foundation, acquired The Chaldean News

synopsis: The Chaldean Community Foundation, the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and a major planning organization for the Chaldean community, has acquired The Chaldean News, a monthly newspaper that published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
buyer: Chaldean Community Foundation
The Chaldean Community Foundation is the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and has become the major planning organization for the Chaldean community nationally. It provides social, educational and immigration services to more than 30,000 people each year. "
target: The Chaldean News
The Chaldean News is a monthly newspaper that has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Southland Publishing

synopsis: Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and web visitors. 
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: Southland Publishing
Southland Publishing publishes five weekly newspapers in the Los Angeles/San Diego area with a combined circulation of 215,000, reaching 1.3 million readers: Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles ValleyBEAT, Los Angeles CityBEAT, and San Diego CityBEAT.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Avant Publications, acquired The Times Leader Media Group

synopsis: The Times Leader Media Group, a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been acquired by Avant Publications, a privately held company with the bulk of its properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology.
buyer: Avant Publications
Avant Publications is a privately held company with the bulk of its newspaper properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology. "
target: The Times Leader Media Group
The Times Leader is a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their seven-day print product is flagship of The Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
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 to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
announced 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Publishing Company, Inc., will purchase Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View from Swift Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Pacific Publishing, a company whose services include a variety of print publications will acquire 4 Nevada newspapers: Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View, from Swift Communications, a company that provides news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach.
buyer: Pacific Publishing Company, Inc.
Pacific Publishing Company’s services include a variety of printing and publishing offerings. Pacific Publishing Company’s community newspapers serve Seattle’s most affluent neighborhoods with quality, award-winning journalism. "
seller: Swift Communications, Inc.
Swift Communications provides local news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach. They own 4 Nevada-based newspapers: the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Font PR, acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania

synopsis: Font PR, an Australian PR agency that builds brands and reputations for their clients, has acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania, a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Australia through their newspapers The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette.
buyer: Font PR
Headquartered in Australia, Font PR builds brands and reputations for their clients. They have a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job. They’re creative, collaborative, thorough and they strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. "
target: Temperate Zone Tasmania
Temperate Zone Tasmania is a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Tasmania’s South East. Their newspapers, The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette, have been produced and distributed by a team of dedicated volunteers for approximately 22 years.
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EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,133.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.57
EBIT ($mm)
$312.04
Net Income ($mm)
$92.22
Employees
8349
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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: 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: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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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
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,564.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$233.45
EBIT ($mm)
$183.49
Net Income ($mm)
$52.63
Employees
3560
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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)
$1,080.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$183.47
EBIT ($mm)
$100.09
Net Income ($mm)
$112.49
Employees
3642
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($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
2017
rev ($mm)
$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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