Like Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

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

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 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
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$44
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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announced 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, will acquire Mondadori France

synopsis: Reworld Media will acquire Mondadori France, a publisher of magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. With this purchase, Reworld Media becomes the #1 French leader in magazine publishing.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mondadori France
Mondadori France publishes magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. They offer health, television, and lifestyle magazines for men, women, and children,
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$79
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announced 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will acquire Arkansas Business Publishing Group

synopsis: Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell. The sale includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency.
buyer: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Mitch Bettis joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) in 2013 as general manager and publisher of Arkansas Business. Before that, he was regional publisher for publicly traded GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York. "
target: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency, and other print and digital products in the ABPG family.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 3/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Artémis, acquired Point De Vue

synopsis: Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages a range of companies, has acquired SFR's magazine, Point de Vue. Point de Vue is dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
buyer: Groupe Artémis
Groupe Artémis was founded in 1992 by French entrepreneur François Pinault. Artémis is a holding company which manages a range of companies and holds shares in various sectors, in France and abroad. Artémis is focused on long-term growth and shareholder value creation. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: Point De Vue
Based in Paris, France, Point de Vue is a magazine dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
price ($mm)
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$20
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0.0x
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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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$500 [$590]
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$470
EBITDA ($mm)
$73
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1.3x
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8.1x
closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

IrishCentral LLC, will purchase Six Magazines from Harmonia Ltd.

synopsis: Irish Studio, a New York digital media company and owner of IrishCentral, is acquiring six of Ireland’s leading consumer magazine brands from Norah Casey’s Harmonia. Irish Studio will now be the new publisher of Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
buyer: IrishCentral LLC
IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world. "
seller: Harmonia Ltd.
The six consumer magazine brands are Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Egmont Publishing, will purchase Side2, Side3 & Blogg.no from Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Egmont Publishing will acquire the online lifestyle magazines Side2 and Side3, as well as the blogging platform blogg.no, from Nettavisen. Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women, while Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Publishing
Egmont Publishing is a leading European producer and publisher of entertainment, magazines, children's books, digital services, content marketing and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,200 employees. "
seller parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
seller: Nettavisen AS
Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women and Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired INfluencia

synopsis: MediaSchool Group, a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies, has acquired INfluencia SAS, a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. They are based in Paris, France. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: INfluencia
INfluencia SAS is a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trinity Mirror plc, acquired RSVP Magazine

synopsis: Trinity Mirror has acquired Northpoint Consulting Ltd, the publisher of RSVP Magazine and RSVPmagazine.ie. RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and more.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror, with an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies. Whether via page or screen, their audiences get the trusted, reliable news service they have come to expect. "
target: RSVP Magazine
RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website. Each month the magazine is filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and loads more.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

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

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Portland TV, acquired Portland TV

synopsis: Northern and Shell, a British publishing and television group, has announced the sale of Portland TV, a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services, for less than £1m as part of a management buy-out deal. Portland TV, founded in 1995, runs five adult broadcast channels across Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media.
buyer: Portland TV
Portland TV is a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services. Portland TV has three main business divisions across three sites – running 17 UK broadcast channels, creating and producing over 120 adverts a year and providing broadcast infrastructure to third party channels. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Portland TV
Portland TV is a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services. Portland TV has three main business divisions across three sites – running 17 UK broadcast channels, creating and producing over 120 adverts a year and providing broadcast infrastructure to third party channels.
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closed 9/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc., acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., announced the completion of its £450M acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited from Northern & Shell Media Group. Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service broadcaster in March 1997 and reaches 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited
Channel 5 is one of British television’s biggest brands, and the only commercial public service broadcaster to consistently grow viewership share in recent years. Channel 5’s diverse programming slate is viewed by more than 80% of the UK population each month.
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closed 6/23/2011 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired OK! Magazine

synopsis: American Media, Inc., the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the United States, announced that it has purchased the U.S. edition of OK! Magazine from Northern & Shell. OK! Magazine was launched in the U.S. in 2005 and quickly established itself in the celebrity weekly category.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the U.S. These include Star, Shape, Men's Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, and The National Enquirer. In addition to print properties, AMI manages 14 different web sites. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: OK! Magazine
Packed with the biggest stories, the best photographs, exclusives and the hottest stars from the world of showbiz and entertainment, OK! magazine and okmagazine.com bring consumers the truth and the inside scoop about celebrities.
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$23
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closed 7/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Northern & Shell Network Ltd., acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited

synopsis: Newspaper and magazine proprietor Richard Desmond has bought TV channel Five, it was announced today. RTL said it had signed an agreement for the sale of Five Group to the Northern & Shell company owned by Mr Desmond and that the deal was closed with immediate effect.
buyer: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Network, Ltd., a media company, engages in publishing, printing, and distributing newspapers in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers newspapers and magazines. The company also owns television channels and provides television programming. "
target: Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited
Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd., doing business as Five, operates as a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It offers television channels, digital channels, video-on-demand services, and online presence services. Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd.
price ($mm)
$161
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$390
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

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

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trinity Mirror plc, acquired RSVP Magazine

synopsis: Trinity Mirror has acquired Northpoint Consulting Ltd, the publisher of RSVP Magazine and RSVPmagazine.ie. RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and more.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror, with an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies. Whether via page or screen, their audiences get the trusted, reliable news service they have come to expect. "
target: RSVP Magazine
RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website. Each month the magazine is filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and loads more.
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closed 8/22/2016 via Company Press Release

IDOX plc, acquired Rippleffect Studio Limited

synopsis: Idox Group announced the acquisition of Rippleffect, a full-service digital agency which delivers creative digital solutions for clients across the UK. Rippleffect works with some of the most ambitious brands and influential organisations from industries such as sport, retail, tourism, leisure, food & drink and arts & culture.
buyer: IDOX plc (AIM:IDOX:$80.96)
Idox Group is a leading provider of complex information management solutions and services to the Government, Funding and Compliance sectors and increasingly to highly regulated asset intensive industries around the world in the wider corporate sector. "
target parent: Trinity Mirror plc
target: Rippleffect Studio Limited
Rippleffect is a strategic, full-service digital agency that helps clients achieve measurable, meaningful success. They specialise in all areas of digital, including: strategy and planning; UX and design; development; mobile; e-commerce; SEO; PPC & biddable media; social media; and email marketing.
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$2.68
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announced 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Local World

synopsis: Trinity Mirror plc, one of the largest multimedia publishers in the UK, announced the proposed acquisition of all of the shares in Local World Holdings Limited, one of the largest regional media networks in the UK, not already owned by the Company.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is one of the largest multimedia publishers in the UK with an award-winning portfolio that spans the country. Their media brands bring news, entertainment and new opportunities to local, regional and national communities every day. "
target: Local World
Local World is one of the largest regional media networks in the UK. They serve their communities through a portfolio of over 100 long-standing print titles and more than 70 websites.
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$237 [$278]*
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

FL Partners, acquired Racing Post

synopsis: FL Partners, the Dublin-based private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Racing Post from Trinity Mirror plc for GBP170 million (circa EUR250 million).
buyer: FL Partners
FL Partners is a Dublin-based private equity firm founded by Peter Crowley and Neill Hughes. FL is focused on long-term investment opportunities in Ireland, the UK and internationally, funding individual transactions through a network of supporting high net-worth individuals and institutions. "
target parent: Trinity Mirror plc
target: Racing Post
The Racing Post was first published in April 1986 in competition to the Sporting Life which had been in existence from 1859. In just over a decade, it overtook its rival and became the leading industry voice. In 1998, the Racing Post was merged with the Sporting Life.
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Tindle Newspapers, purchased 27 regional newspapers in London and south east England from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Trinity Mirror has agreed to sell 27 regional newspapers and nine niche titles in London and the south-east to Tindle Newspapers for £18.75m, as part of its ongoing disposal plan. The company has agreed to sell titles including the South London Press, North London and Herts Newspapers and the Yellow Advertiser to Tindle Newspapers.
buyer: Tindle Newspapers
Trindle Newspapers was founded by Ray Trindle in 1974. It is currently comprised of over three dozen local newspapers. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
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Daily Mail and General Trust plc, purchased 25 regional weekly newspapers from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Northcliffe Media, part of Daily Mail & General Trust, today bought 25 Trinity Mirror regional weekly newspapers for £64.15m.
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc (LSE:DMGT:$1,726.02)
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UK's largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. While the majority of the company's activities are based in the UK, it does have worldwide operations. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
8.3x
closed 7/14/2006 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Media Ltd., purchased Inside Communications Ltd (‘ICL’) from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Trinity Mirror plc, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher, announces today that it has agreed to sell its magazines and exhibitions business Inside Communications Ltd (‘ICL’) for £41.5m.
buyer: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
price ($mm)
$76
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closed 6/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Ltd., purchased Micro Mart magazine from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has today announced the acquisition of Micro Mart magazine from Trinity Mirror. The weekly computing title will join Dennis' existing portfolio of printed technology titles: PC Pro, Computer Buyer, Computer Shopper, Mobile Computer, Custom PC and Mac User.
buyer parent: Quadrangle Group LLC
buyer: Dennis Publishing Ltd.
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company that includes Maxim and Blender magazines and their websites Maxim.com and Blender.com. Maxim magazine is the most successful modern men's lifestyle magazine in America reaching more than 12.4 million readers each month. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
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announced 10/27/2005 via Company Press Release

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Hot Group PLC

synopsis: The Boards of Trinity Mirror plc and the hotgroup plc today announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for the entire share capital of the hotgroup. The offer will be 20.25 pence per hotgroup share, payable in cash, which values the company's issued share capital at approximately £50.5 million.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record. "
target: Hot Group PLC
RexOnline PLC. Organizes recruitment exhibitions and service provider of on-line systems. The Group operates as a service provider offering recruitment services through the use of their websites. These websites cater primarily to the telecommunication and travel industry.
price ($mm)
$97
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
82.8x
announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

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

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Media Central Corporation Inc., acquired NOW Magazine

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc. announced the acquisition of NOW Magazine, nowtoronto.com and related assets from owner, NOW Communications Inc. NOW Magazine reaches 510,000 average weekly unique readers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with an average household income of $77,471.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is a Canadian alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: NOW Magazine
Now Magazine is one of the largest circulation alternative weekly news publication in Canada. They produce a high-quality, independent and fearless news and entertainment weekly publication and website, both providing reliable sources of social, cultural, political and environmental information.
price ($mm)
$1.51
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
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 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Nobutaka Suzuki, will acquire PROTO Taiwan

synopsis: Proto Corporation has finalized a deal to transfer its shares in its subsidiary Proto Taiwan to Nobutaka Suzuki, the company's director and president. Proto Taiwan engages in the publication of automotive magazines. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
buyer: Nobutaka Suzuki
Nobutaka Suzuki is the director and president of Proto Taiwan, a company that engages in the publication of automotive magazines. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. "
target parent: Proto Corp.
target: PROTO Taiwan
PROTO Taiwan., CO Ltd. engages in the publication of automotive magazines. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
price ($mm)
$239
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
108.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Michelin Guide, acquired Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

synopsis: MICHELIN Guide is a French-based guide that now rates over 30,000 establishments in over 30 territories across three continents, has acquired The Wine Advocate, the leading wine publication influencing serious wine buyers and essential reading for both wine professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Michelin
buyer: Michelin Guide
Thanks to its serious and unique approach, the MICHELIN Guides became best-sellers without equals: the guide now rates over 30,000 establishments in over 30 territories across three continents, and more than 30 million MICHELIN Guides have been sold worldwide since. "
target: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The Wine Advocate is the leading wine publication influencing serious wine buyers and essential reading for both wine professionals and enthusiasts. Offering detailed consumer advice, it gives readers invaluable information on the world of wine as well as a wealth of reviews from unbiased experts.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Business Post, purchased Three Magazines from Irish Studio

synopsis: The Business Post Media Group (BPMG), publisher of the Sunday Business Post newspaper, has acquired a number of magazines from Irish Studio. The group has bought Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
seller: Irish Studio
The acquisition includes the magazines Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland from Irish Studio. Irish Studio is the premier, cross-platform digital media company with a global reach of over 10 million.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/25/2019 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire New York Media

synopsis: Vox Media, one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities, will acquired New York Media, a media company that publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: New York Media
New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping the world. They publish beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Great Bowery, acquired Coveteur

synopsis: Great Bowery, the parent company of several talent and photo licensing agencies, has acquired digital media company Coveteur. Founded in Toronto, Coveteur covers beauty, health and wellness, travel, and other fashion lifestyle-adjacent topics through images, written content, and video.
buyer: Great Bowery
Great Bowery brings together the leading agencies in the fashion and luxury image making industries, uniting seasoned executives and iconic talent including photographers, directors, stylists, hair & make-up artists, creative directors, illustrators, set designers, and other related creatives. "
target: Coveteur
Coveteur is a digital media company offering a behind-the-scenes look at all things fashion, beauty, health and wellness, travel, and lifestyle. Coveteur is known for its stunning photography, award-winning writing, and an intimate look at luxury lifestyles and global tastemakers.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Podimo, acquired BesserFM

synopsis: Podimo, a Danish company that brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content, has acquired BesserFM, Germany's first podcast magazine that curates culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series.
buyer: Podimo
Headquartered in Denmark, Podimo brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content from both well-known and brand-new hosts. Their mission is to build a new, fair ecosystem for podcasters that rewards creators for making content that people want to hear. "
target: BesserFM
Headquartered in Germany, BesserFM is the world's first podcast magazine. They curate culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series. At the same time they bring celebrated US shows to Germany and translate them for users.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Company Press Release

p1440, acquired Volleyballmag.com

synopsis: p1440, the digital media company co-founded by 5x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, announced the acquisition of Volleyballmag.com, the leading source for volleyball news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach.
buyer: p1440
p1440 is a digital platform exclusively built around beach volleyball co-founded by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. p1440 delivers unmatched digital content, offering hundreds of hours of live-streamed action, world-class training, nutrition and wellness resources. "
target: Volleyballmag.com
Volleyballmag.com has been the leading source for volleyball industry news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach, to the pros and USA national teams.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, acquired La Campana Editorial

synopsis: Barcelona-based publishing house La Campana, founded by Josep Maria Espinàs and Isabel Martí, been acquired by Penguin Random House Group Editorial Group (PRHGE). La Campana publishes novels, essays, humor, chronicles, reports and memoirs. It has a catalog has more than 400 authors, including Elena Ferrante, Joël Dicker, among others.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (“PRHGE”), a leading Spanish-language publishing and distribution company, is part of the Penguin Random House. PGRHE’s objective is the publication of books for all types of readers, of all ages and in any format in all the countries in which it operates. "
target: La Campana Editorial
Barcelona-based La Campana, founded by Josep Maria Espinàs and Isabel Martí, publishes novels, essays, humor, chronicles, reports and memoirs. The publisher's catalog has more than 400 authors, including Elena Ferrante, Joël Dicker, John Carlin, Emanuel Bergmann, and more.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yankee Publishing, Inc., acquired Family Tree Magazine

synopsis: Yankee Publishing Inc., the publisher of Yankee, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and New Hampshire magazine has acquired Family Tree magazine from F+W Media. Family Tree—with its print magazine, website, online classes, and conferences, and web store—serves a passionate audience of genealogy enthusiasts.
buyer: Yankee Publishing, Inc.
Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI) is an independent publisher of magazines, websites, books, calendars, and other periodicals including Yankee: New England’s Magazine. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and subsidiary McLean Communications. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Family Tree Magazine
Family Tree Magazine is for those who want to discover, preserve, and celebrate their roots. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include ethnic heritage, DNA testing, record finding, organizational tips, and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

H J Knowles LLC, acquired Sarasota Scene

synopsis: H J Knowles LLC, owned by media executive and former Sarasota Scene VP of sales and marketing, John Knowles, has acquired Sarasota Scene Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
buyer: H J Knowles LLC
H J Knowles LLC is owned by media executive John Knowles, who was previously a publisher at several Canadian media companies, including Montreal-based media company Quebecor. Until the purchase of Sarasota Scene, he had been Scene’s vice president of sales and marketing. "
target: Sarasota Scene
Sarasota Scene is a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Game Rant

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired GameRant.com, the popular and authoritative media outlet for video game related news, reviews, and discussion. They offer sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet, a leader in Online Media Publishing, creates and distributes original content for its brands and audiences, worldwide. Valnet has acquired and developed a variety of web properties including movie and TV news website ScreenRant.com. "
target: Game Rant
GameRant.com is a video game news site that brings readers the latest news on the hottest games available now and coming soon, plus reviews, trailers, editorial features and more. Sharp analytical commentary on gaming, thoughtful reviews and fun list and countdown posts.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Simple Flying, acquired Get Connected Ltd

synopsis: Simple Flying is pleased to announce its acquisition of Get Connected, one of the world’s leading in-flight connectivity publications. Get Connected was originally founded by Steve Nichols back in 2014. Get Connected contains the latest news from the world of inflight connectivity.
buyer: Simple Flying
Simple Flying is the world's fastest growing aviation news site. Simple Flying's aim is to become the world's go to site for aviation news. The site covers all major commercial aviation news as well as in depth industry analysis. "
target: Get Connected Ltd
Get Connected is one of the world’s leading in-flight connectivity publications. Get Connected is produced by Managing Editor and Publisher Steve Nichols. It contains the latest news from the world of inflight connectivity.
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closed 7/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Florida Design Magazine

synopsis: Palm Beach Media Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Troy, MI-based Hour Media and publisher of the award-winning Palm Beach Illustrated and Naples Illustrated, has acquired Florida Design magazine and its family of home design publications. Florida Design is a luxury magazine dedicated to those who appreciate fine interior design.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Florida Design Magazine
Florida Design is a luxury magazine dedicated to those who appreciate fine interior design, furnishings, architecture and a luxurious lifestyle. Florida Design is dedicated to those who appreciate fine interior design, furnishings, architecture and a luxurious lifestyle.
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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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Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
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2017
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$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
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286
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$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
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Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
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$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
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Cofina SGPS SA
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Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
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rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
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$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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1630
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Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
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$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
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16
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$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
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New Media Investment Group
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2019
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$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($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: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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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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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,188.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$687.80
EBIT ($mm)
$440.20
Net Income ($mm)
$46.30
Employees
5615
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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: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,316.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$309.15
EBIT ($mm)
$254.95
Net Income ($mm)
$156.68
Employees
3350
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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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$992.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$239.02
EBIT ($mm)
$181.67
Net Income ($mm)
$110.38
Employees
3224
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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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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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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: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
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Ticker: SEHK:282
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Digital Limited
Next Digital Limited operates as the Chinese-language print media company in Hong Kong. The company publishes one newspaper and four magazines in Hong Kong, namely Apple Daily, Next Magazine, Easy Finder, Sudden Weekly and Eat &Travel Weekly. It also engages in printing and Internet business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$228.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3117
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$219.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.14
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$8.56
Employees
1004
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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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