Like Rodale, Inc.

closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Club Prévention Santé

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Club Santé Débat, the developer of Club Prévention Santé, an event company that offers free conferences on topics such as sleep, nutrition and sports activities. They also created the quarterly magazine, Dr. Good!, dedicated to food and health.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Club Prévention Santé
Club Santé Débat is the developer of Club Prévention Santé, an event company that offers free conferences on topics such as sleep, nutrition and sports activities. They also created the quarterly magazine, Dr. Good!, dedicated to food and health.
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 1/11/2008 via Company Press Release

Belvoir Publications, Inc., acquired Living Without Magazine

synopsis: Belvoir Media Group, a national special interest magazine, newsletter and electronic information publisher headquartered in Norwalk, CT, announces the acquisition of Living Without Magazine from founder Peggy Wagener.
buyer: Belvoir Publications, Inc.
Belvoir Media Group LLC is a publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media. Belvoir's information products cover interest areas ranging from human wellness, antiques and decorating to shelter, power and sailboats to horses, pet care and general aviation. "
target: Living Without Magazine
Living Without is a lifestyle guide for people with allergies and food sensitivities. It discusses a variety of health-related issues, and provides support, encouragement, guidance and resources.
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closed 2/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Rodale Custom Publishing, acquired Fitness Publishing, Inc

synopsis: Rodale Inc., the authoritative source for trusted content in health and wellness worldwide, announced the acquisition of Running Times magazine and runningtimes.com branded media properties, from Fitness Publishing, Inc. based in Wilton, CT. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Rodale, Inc.
buyer: Rodale Custom Publishing
Rodale Inc. is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching nearly 40 million people each month. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines. "
target: Fitness Publishing, Inc
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running, the mission of Runner's World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid storytelling.
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closed 1/23/2003 via BusinessWire

American Media Inc., acquired Weider Publications

synopsis: American Media, Inc., Evercore Partners and Weider Health and Fitness announced today that they have reached an agreement for AMI and Evercore to acquire Weider Publications, Inc. and its related properties for aggregate consideration of $350 million.
buyer parent: Evercore Partners Inc.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health & fitness categories. In the past 7 years, AMI has grown to become the 4th largest consumer magazine publisher in the country, and #2 in retail magazine sales. "
target: Weider Publications
Driven by the fitness industry's most informed sources, the Fitness Online Network offers one of the largest and most diverse health and fitness content databases available on the Web today. Through a diverse network of eight unique health and fitness sites, Fitness Online delivers the vast resourc
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$350
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Anthem Publishing Ltd., acquired Healthy Diet Magazine

synopsis: Anthem Publishing Ltd announced it has acquired Healthy Diet magazine from Aceville Publications Ltd. The title joins Anthem’s portfolio of award-winning specialist food magazines, including Vegan Food & Living, Simply Vegan, Gluten-Free Heaven and Baking Heaven. Healthy Diet aims to cut through confusion and fads that have flooded the industry.
buyer: Anthem Publishing Ltd.
Bath-based Anthem Publishing is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. With market-leading positions in the music, food and colouring sectors, Anthem is recognised as a creator of great brands and for its ability to rapidly respond to trends and opportunities. "
target parent: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
target: Healthy Diet Magazine
Healthy Diet magazine aims to cut through confusion and fads that have flooded the health, nutrition and fitness industries to provide clear and sensible advice to anyone wanting to understand how to make healthy choices.
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Leaf Group, acquired Well+Good

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, announced it has acquired the wellness media company, Well+Good. Well+Good has premium content and experiences brand, known for its trend-spotting and high-caliber editorial content.
buyer: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) and media (Livestrong.com and eHow) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. "
target: Well+Good
Well+Good is an editorial leader in the fitness and wellness space, and has leveraged a reputation to create new business extensions to the core site. Driven by a team that seeks out new opportunities for expansion, Well+Good has a consistent record of robust revenue growth and profitability.
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announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fokus Media Finland Oy, will purchase Fit Magazine from Aller Media Oy

synopsis: Fokus Media, a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines, is to buy Fit Magazine from Aller Media Oy, the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines in Finland. Fit Magazine focuses on fitness training and wellness.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. They also work as a multi-channel content marketing company. "
seller parent: Aller Holding A/S
seller: Aller Media Oy
Aller Media Oy has operated in Finland since 1992 and is reaching monthly 3 millions Finnish people through its brands. Aller Media Oy is the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines of the region.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Outdoor Fitness

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired the Outdoor Fitness title from Bauer Media. Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, that aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Outdoor Fitness
Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, launched in the summer of 2011. It aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content, enjoyed by a readership who are loyal to staying fit and healthy in the great outdoors.
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closed 2/19/2014 via PR Web

Onnit, acquired My Mad Methods Magazine

synopsis: Onnit Labs has acquired My Mad Methods Magazine, creating one of the most comprehensive unconventional fitness resources in existence. The merger will make alternative fitness products and information available all in one place.
buyer: Onnit
Onnit was founded in 2010 with an idea to make cutting edge nutritional supplement combinations. Their mission is to inspire peak performance through a combination of unique products and actionable information. "
target: My Mad Methods Magazine
My Mad Methods Magazine is the ultimate resource for everything regarding unconventional training. It is for those looking for professional, detailed information about each unconventional training method with hundreds of articles, exercises, and workouts.
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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, acquired Gluten-Free Living

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held enthusiast publishing company, acquired the Gluten-Free Living brand, including the magazine, website and digital properties.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
target: Gluten-Free Living
Gluten-Free Living is a leader in providing practical, reliable information about the gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Living features thoroughly-researched articles that have set the standard for accuracy in dietary information and guidance.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired EatingWell Media Group

synopsis: Meredith Corporation significantly enhanced its leadership position in the food media marketplace with the announcement of (1) the acquisition of the EatingWell Media Group, a multichannel brand focused on healthy eating; and (2) the launch of Recipe.com, a brand that pairs recipes with digital coupons and savings.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: EatingWell Media Group
EatingWell Media Group is a fast-growing multimedia company with the mission of delivering the information and inspiration people need to make healthy eating a way of life.
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closed 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yoga Journal

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yoga Journal, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced. The new acquisition will add to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yoga Journal
Founded in 1975, Yoga Journal is the country's premier multiplatform media company dedicated to yoga, publishing the most widely read yoga magazine in the U.S. and abroad. The company holds several sell-out conferences a year, and produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs.
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closed 1/5/2015 via PR Web

Binais Begovic and Catherine Begovic, acquired Iron Man Magazine

synopsis: Iron Man Magazine, the world’s leading bodybuilding and fitness magazine and the fitness world’s pillar of information for training announced that Binais Begovic and Catherine Begovic have purchased the company.
buyer: Binais Begovic and Catherine Begovic
Binais Begovic is an entrepreneur and a fitness athlete who was a cover model for Iron Man Magazine in 2006. Catherine Begovic is the wife of Binais Begovic. "
target: Iron Man Magazine
Iron Man Magazine is an American publication which discusses bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting. It focuses on the health and character-building aspects of weight-training, and is the leader in brining exercise and nutrition concepts/ideas to those in the training world.
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closed 4/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Wainscot Media, LLC, purchased Consumer Magazine Division from Dowden Health Media, Inc.

synopsis: Dowden Health Media, a subsidiary of Lebhar-Friedman, has sold its Consumer Magazine Division to Wainscot Media, LLC.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media is a full-service communications company that specializes in home design, health and lifestyle content. We produce targeted media: regional special-interest magazines and the ultimate in target marketing, custom media. "
seller parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
seller: Dowden Health Media, Inc.
Dowden Health Media is a full-service custom publisher serving hospitals and health systems nationwide. In print and on the web, we create original programs tailored to each customer's communication needs, with special attention to brand building and response generation.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Kyyba Intermedia LLC, acquired IHM Media

synopsis: Kyyba Intermedia has acquired Flint-based IHM Media, publishers of Michigan Innovative Health magazine. The resulting new magazine, Kyyba: Health & Life, will develop original content for a diverse readership who are looking for information about health care choices, innovations in wellness and lifestyle trends.
buyer parent: Kyyba, Inc.
buyer: Kyyba Intermedia LLC
Kyyba Intermedia's focus is on becoming Michigan's go-to source for information about wellness, health care, medicine, technology and lifestyle innovations, utilizing both print and digital mediums. "
target: IHM Media
Michigan Innovative Health, published by IHM Media, is a global wellness and health magazine that advocates hope and healing for the mentally and physically challenged community.
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closed 2/15/2019 via PR Newswire

HealthLine, Inc., acquired Greatist Inc.

synopsis: Healthline Media, the 2nd largest and fastest growing consumer health publisher in the world, has acquired Greatist.com, a next-generation media company for healthy-minded millenials. Greatist focuses on high-quality fitness, health, and happiness content. They provide articles about food, fitness, beauty, life, and health products.
buyer: HealthLine, Inc.
Healthline Media is the 2nd largest and fastest growing consumer health publisher in the world, reaching over 100 million people a month. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content to help everyone live stronger, healthier lives. "
target: Greatist Inc.
Greatist is a next-generation media company for healthy-minded millenials. Greatist focuses on high-quality fitness, health, and happiness content. They provide articles about food, fitness, beauty, life, and health products.
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closed 9/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Crawford, acquired HealthTalk Live, Inc.

synopsis: Daniel Crawford, a businessman who has worked with both large and small consumer packaged goods brands, and has had experience launching a consumer packaged goods company in early stages, has acquired HealthTalk Live, who provide health and wellness information services through an interactive website HealthTalkLive.com and live radio shows.
buyer: Daniel Crawford
Daniel Crawford has worked with both large and small consumer packaged goods brands, and has had experience launching a consumer packaged goods company in early stages. "
target: HealthTalk Live, Inc. (OTCPK:HLTK:$0.02)
HealthTalk Live, Inc. provides health and wellness information services through an interactive website HealthTalkLive.com and live radio shows in the United States.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 2/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Rodale Custom Publishing, acquired Fitness Publishing, Inc

synopsis: Rodale Inc., the authoritative source for trusted content in health and wellness worldwide, announced the acquisition of Running Times magazine and runningtimes.com branded media properties, from Fitness Publishing, Inc. based in Wilton, CT. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Rodale, Inc.
buyer: Rodale Custom Publishing
Rodale Inc. is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching nearly 40 million people each month. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines. "
target: Fitness Publishing, Inc
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running, the mission of Runner's World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid storytelling.
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Revista Emprendedores S.L., acquired Emprendedores

synopsis: Hearst España has sold its magazine, Emprendedores, to Revista Emprendedores S.L., a company launched by Emprendedores magazine's current director, Alejandro Vesga, to acquire the company. Emprendedores is a magazine for entrepreneurs to find information on business, events, management strategies and more.
buyer: Revista Emprendedores S.L.
Revista Emprendedores S.L., launched by Emprendedores magazine's current director, Alejandro Vesga, is a company created to acquire Emprendedores from Hearst España. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Emprendedores
Emprendedores is a magazine where you will find information on business creation, SMEs, freelancers, management strategies, aid and subsidies, marketing, business ideas, skills, events for entrepreneurs, and more. They are based in Spain.
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announced 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

CAMP Systems International, Inc., will acquire Inventory Locator Service, Inc

synopsis: Hearst’s CAMP Systems International will acquire Inventory Locator Service (ILS) from Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company. ILS provides the largest electronic marketplace for the aviation industry to buy and sell parts, equipment and services, and offers manufacturers and parts suppliers ways to improve inventory planning and processing.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems is the premier Aircraft Health Management and Enterprise Information Systems provider in business aviation. It provides Maintenance Tracking for nearly 20,000 aircraft, performs Engine Health Monitoring for over 30,000 engines, and its software solutions support 1,500 MRO organizations."
target parent: The Boeing Company
target: Inventory Locator Service, Inc
Inventory Locator Service provides information via its global online marketplace to enable members in the aviation, marine, and defense industries to buy and sell parts, equipment, and services. ILS employs state-of-the-art technology to ensure rapid information distribution with maximum security.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Connecticut Media Group, purchased 7 Weekly Newspapers from HAN Network

synopsis: Hearst Connecticut Media Group, a media company comprised of newspapers and websites, has acquired 7 weekly newspapers from Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm. The papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, and The Milford Mirror.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is a media company comprised of eight daily newspapers, 20 weekly newspapers, and 21 websites. Their portfolio includes The News-Times in Danbury, Stamford Advocate, Darien News, Fairfield Citizen, Westport News, CTHouseHunter.com, InGearCT.com, and more. "
seller: HAN Network
The 7 weekly papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The papers belong to Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm.
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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
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closed 2/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Hearst Television Inc., acquired WCWG-TV

synopsis: Hearst has announced it has completed its acquisition of WCWG-TV from Lockwood Broadcast Group. The CW-affiliated television station serves North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad television market encompassing Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Television Inc. (HTV:$0.00)
Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. households. It delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WCWG-TV
WCWG, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Lexington, North Carolina and serving the Piedmont Triad region (Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point).
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 8/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies, announced that it has acquired The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The acquisition includes The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
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closed 6/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased Connecticut Print and Digital Assets from 21st Century Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 22 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Alden Global Capital
seller: 21st Century Media, LLC
The Connecticut Print and Digital Assets of 21st Century Media include three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
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closed 3/16/2017 via BusinessWire

First DataBank, Inc., acquired Polyglot Systems, Inc.

synopsis: First Databank, Inc., the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced it has acquired Morrisville, North Carolina-based Polyglot Systems, Inc., creator of the Meducation product line of simplified patient medication instructions.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: First DataBank, Inc.
First DataBank, Inc., part of the Hearst Health network, is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. FDB enables their information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. "
target: Polyglot Systems, Inc.
Polyglot Systems is an industry-leading provider of software-based communication solutions designed to reduce language barriers and improve medication literacy in health care. Their software is designed to improve patient understanding, thereby improving health and increasing patient satisfaction.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired The Pioneer Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the business operations of The Pioneer Group. The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing services business.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target: The Pioneer Group
The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer also publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing business.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

MCG Health, LLC, acquired Work Loss Data Institute

synopsis: Hearst announced it has acquired Work-Loss Data Institute (WLDI), a leading provider of healthcare data and guidelines to the workers’ compensation industry. WLDI will become part of MCG Health—led by President and CEO Jon Shreve—a top provider of care management guidelines and software for health insurers and providers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: MCG Health, LLC
MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. Their assessment of research and articles gives patients and providers the information they need to feel confident. "
target: Work Loss Data Institute
Work-Loss Data Institute (WLDI) is a clinical guideline development and claims analytics company, publisher of the ODG product line. ODG provides evidence-based decision support for managing medical treatment and other cases.
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announced 1/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Television Inc., will acquire Litton Entertainment

synopsis: Hearst Television, a company that owns and operates local television and radio stations, announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Litton Entertainment, which produces more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Television Inc. (HTV:$0.00)
Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. households. It delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. "
target: Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is a leading producer and distributor of award-winning content that entertains and inspired hundreds of millions globally. They produce more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired CAMP Systems International, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, acquired CAMP Systems International, Inc., the leading provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and information services. The acquisition will boost the storied media firm's investments in the transportation sector.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems International, Inc. is the leading provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and information services to business aviation globally. CAMP allows operators to enhance the safety of their aircraft and ensure its regulatory compliance and value preservation.
price ($mm)
$2,000
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group. Houston Community Newspapers is a media group serving more than 25 local communities surrounding Houston’s greater metropolitan area with a total weekly print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target parent: 10/13 Communications LLC
target: Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group
Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group serves more than 25 local communities surrounding Houston’s greater metropolitan area with a total weekly print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month.
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announced 6/13/2016 via Market Wire

Hearst Health, will acquire MedHOK

synopsis: Hearst announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Tampa-based MedHOK, Inc., a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for health plans offered by insurance companies, health systems and companies that administer drug benefits. Upon completion of the transaction, MedHOK will become part of Hearst Health.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Health
Hearst Health is Hearst's healthcare information solutions group within its Business Media division. Hearst Health includes the market-leading companies FDB, Zynx Health, MCG and Homecare Homebase, and its solutions span the clinical, pharmacy, home and hospice care, and health insurance markets. "
target: MedHOK
MedHOK enables healthcare payers to ensure regulatory compliance and succeed in the emerging value-based reimbursement model. Out-of-the-box compliant and proactively updated for Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act regulations, MedHOK is a compliance powerhouse.
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announced 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, Verizon Communications, will acquire Complex Media

synopsis: Complex, one of the fastest growing networks of sites focused on American popular culture, will be acquired by Verizon and Hearst in a 50/50 ownership structure. Rich Antoniello, Complex CEO & Co-Founder, will continue to lead the Company.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,868.00)
Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses."
target: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., purchased CDS Pricing Service from Fitch Solutions

synopsis: Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, announced it has acquired the credit default swap pricing service of Fitch Solutions. A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Fitch Solutions
Fitch Solutions provides a credit default swap (CDS) pricing service. A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
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closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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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
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 6/8/2016 via PR Newswire

GreenITers merged with Grendz,

synopsis: Green technology trends website Grendz, a subsidiary of Full Circle Innocations KK, is getting even better by merging with GreenITers, a website community that provides its members with the latest eco discussions. In this way, Grendz will collectively offer great eco-friendly technology trends and innovative science breakthroughs.
buyer parent: Full Circle Innovations KK
buyer: Grendz
Grendz.com is the definitive place for new technology trends, science breakthroughs and green ideas. Grendz provides a weekly report to its members with the top green trends of the week . "
target: GreenITers
GreenITers is a website community that provides its members with the latest ecology discussions. GreenITers searches and publishes English news about Clean Technology in Japan. It is targeted for people who want to "Green it!" the world we are living in via eco innovations & technology.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

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:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$56
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
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$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
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0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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announced 6/26/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Editions Gallimard SA, will acquire Flammarion S.A.

synopsis: Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup SpA said it received a EUR251 million ($314 million) binding offer from Gallimard's parent company Madrigall SA to buy its French book unit RCS Livres, which controls publishing group Flammarion.
buyer: Editions Gallimard SA
Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books. It was founded in 1911 in Paris by Gaston Gallimard as Les Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. The stylised nrf logo still appears on many books published by Gallimard today. "
target parent: RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.
target: Flammarion S.A.
Flammarion Group is the fourth largest French publishing group. It comprises a number of areas of activity, including publishing, distribution, sales, printing, and bookshops. It’s mission is to make knowledge in all fields accessible to all, by means of the best possible editorial products.
price ($mm)
$315
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pet Food Direct, Inc., acquired PetStyle LLC

synopsis: Pet media and ecommerce company Pet360 Inc. has acquired pet lifestyle network PetStyle LLC for an undisclosed sum. PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PetFoodDirect.com is the nation’s largest online retailer of pet food, pet meds and pet supplies. With over 148 brands of pet food and more than 16,000 top-quality pet products in stock, PetFoodDirect.com offers pet parents the largest selection of supplies with the convenience of home delivery. "
target: PetStyle LLC
PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BusinessWire

2100 Trust, LLC, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. has been acquired by 2100 Trust, LLC in a merger with a subsidiary of 2100 Trust. Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer: 2100 Trust, LLC
2100 Trust, LLC is a privately held company that believes strongly in the future of journalism and the newspaper industry. The company is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the integral relationship that its newspapers have with their local communities. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national media company operating print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses. The company's print portfolio includes approximately 100 daily and weekly publications, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications.
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
price ($mm)
$267
rev ($mm)
$348
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/15/2010 via Reuters

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd, will purchase 15 Subsidiaries from Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited

synopsis: Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainst Co., Ltd has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire the entire interests in the 15 companies in total, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited (SPG).
buyer: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd
Xinhua Winshare Publishing & Media Company Limited Formerly known as Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd. "
seller: Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited
Sichuan Xinhua Publishing Group Co., Ltd. engages in the businesses of wholesaling and retailing, leasing of properties, real estate, project investment, computer software, and hotel services. It sells books and audio- visual products through its retail stores.
price ($mm)
$170
rev ($mm)
$115
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Matching Companies
Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: CNSX:FLYY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Central Corporation Inc.
Media Central Corporation Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.94)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
67
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: EHTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc.
eHealthInsurance, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. Through the company's websites consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$177.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
944
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Ticker: TSXV:LIFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lift & Co.
Lift & Co.
Lift & Co. is a media and tech platform with a mission of empowering the cannabis industry to make better-informed decisions through information and data. It also hosts the Lift & Co. Expos, which are the largest cannabis consumer trade shows in NA; and the national Canadian Cannabis Awards.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:MSRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MassRoots
MassRoots
MassRoots is one of the largest technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry. The company's mobile apps enables consumers to provide community-driven reviews of cannabis strains and products, enabling consumers to make educated cannabis purchasing decisions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($28.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: OTCPK:LBUY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc.
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc.
Leafbuyer.com is one of the most comprehensive online sources for cannabis deals and information. Leafbuyer works alongside businesses to showcase their unique products and build a network of loyal patrons.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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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: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,000.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$249.65
EBIT ($mm)
$113.99
Net Income ($mm)
$12.46
Employees
3953
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: TSE:7913
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$466.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.81
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
$90.47
Employees
1529
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Ticker: JRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications, Inc. headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. Journal owns and operates or provides services to 14 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$405.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.08
EBIT ($mm)
$62.50
Net Income ($mm)
$38.42
Employees
2250
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Ticker: TSX:TS.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$337.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.78
EBIT ($mm)
($2.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3070
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Ticker: KLSE:STAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It provides advertising in print and electronic media and operates a wireless broadcasting station.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$243.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.02
EBIT ($mm)
$29.43
Net Income ($mm)
$32.18
Employees
1800
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
299
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: WSE:PGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMPG Polskie Media SA
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.62
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$1.72
Employees
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelin
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$25,747.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,776.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,970.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1,786.31
Employees
119300
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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