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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
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$14
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closed 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired Smarter Shows

synopsis: Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Smarter Shows; the UK-based exhibition and conference organizer. Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target: Smarter Shows
Smarter Shows has built a highly-focused portfolio of B2B supply chain exhibitions and technical conferences held in North America and Germany with a focus on the aerospace, automotive and materials industries. Events include FOAM Expo, Space Tech Expo, Ceramics Expo, and other niche events.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, acquired EJ Krause de Mexico

synopsis: Tarsus Group Ltd, a business conferences and exhibitions firm, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico). Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.
target: EJ Krause de Mexico
E.J. Krause de Mexico (EJK de Mexico, EJK Tarsus Mexico) is joint venture between E.J. Krause & Associates and Tarsus Group plc. Since 1991, EJK de Mexico has produced the most important annual exhibitions and conferences in strategic industries in Mexico.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world's leading events organizers, announces the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and business-to-business media and marketing services company. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: PennWell Corporation
PennWell is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters. They conduct 40 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
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closed 10/25/2017 via PR Web

Drone World Expo merged with Commercial UAV Expo,

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced that they have acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events. Drone World Expo will merge with the Commercial UAV Expo to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America. Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Commercial UAV Expo
Commercial UAV Expo is North America’s leading trade show and conference for the commercial drone market. The international Exhibition includes drone airframe manufacturers, component and sensor manufacturers, software developers and service companies. "
target parent: JD Events
target: Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo is the defining event for the commercial applications of unmanned aircraft system technology. Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to business and environmental challenges.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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$85
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Independent News & Media PLC, will purchase four magazines from Greer Publications

synopsis: The key titles within the privately-owned business and consumer magazines group Greer Publications have been bought by Independent News & Media. It is understood the Belfast Telegraph's parent firm will take over the running of Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman.
buyer: Independent News & Media PLC (ISE:IPD:$214.78)
Independent News & Media PLC, a newspaper and media company, engages in printing and publishing national, metropolitan, provincial, and regional newspapers in Australia, the Island of Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. "
seller: Greer Publications
The four magazines are Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman which serve Northern Ireland professionals in financial, legal and IT sectors; food retailing industry; tourism sector; and fashion conscious consumers respectively.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Sourcing Industry Group, acquired Outsource Magazine

synopsis: Outsource has been acquired by the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
buyer: Sourcing Industry Group
SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. "
target: Outsource Magazine
Outsource is an indispensable resource providing news, views, analysis and thought-leadership for the global outsourcing community since 2005 – and now with even more added value online.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Consumibles eMagazine merged with Recycling Times Media Inc.,

synopsis: Recycling Times Media (RT Media) has successfully negotiated a merger with another print consumables media company, Spanish-based Consumibles E-Magazine. Consumibles E-Magazine is the principal source of information in Spanish about the remanufacturing industry and has accumulated over 3,000 readers and browsers.
buyer: Recycling Times Media Inc.
Recycling Times Media is a reliable provider of news and business opportunities in the global remanufacturing industry. They aim to provide the best digital printing experience with their monthly magazine Recycling Times, published in several languages, and their inTouch TV News app. "
target: Consumibles eMagazine
Consumibles E-Magazine is the principal source of information in Spanish about the remanufacturing industry. They have developed a loyal following in excess of 3,000 Spanish speaking readers and browsers.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
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$291
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$83
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

National Association of Broadcasters, purchased CCW and SATCON Events from JD Events

synopsis: The National Association of Broadcasters announced it has purchased the assets of the Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON) events from JD Events, a leading trade show organizer.
buyer: National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. "
seller: JD Events
JD Events's Content and Communications World (CCW) is the leading media, entertainment and communications technology event. SATCON offers education and exhibits serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired China Vending & Kiosk Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the China Vending & Kiosk Show, the largest tradeshow of the vending retail market in Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: China Vending & Kiosk Show
China Vending & Kiosk Show is the largest tradeshow of its kind in Asia. It was launched in 2004 and has grown in line with the development of the vending retail market in China since then.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
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$14
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Company Press Release

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Ratings Intelligence LLC

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, and Next TV, has announced the acquisition of television research and analysis firm Ratings Intelligence. Ratings Intelligence provides its subscribers with daily television research reports that contextualize audience data.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target: Ratings Intelligence LLC
Ratings Intelligence is a research company based in New York’s tech-centric Flatiron district. Ratings Intelligence puts TV ratings in context for busy executives making important business decisions based on the company’s research.
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closed 9/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Signage solutions

synopsis: NewBay Media has acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target parent: Partners Publishing
target: Signage Solutions
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Signage Solutions also produces a bi-monthly magazine devoted 100% to digital signage, digital out-of-home and place based networks.
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closed 12/5/2012 via Company Press Release

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Intent Media Ltd.

synopsis: NewBay Media LLC announced that it has acquired Intent Media Limited. Intent, based in the U.K., produces business publications, websites and events within the entertainment, technology and leisure markets. Its brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, MCV, and ToyNews among many others.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target: Intent Media Ltd.
Intent Media's portfolio is focused on six BtoB markets — Games, Music, Toys & Licensing, Mobile & Computing, TV & Audio Visual and Active Lifestyle. Intent’s dynamic media capabilities include over 16 magazines, 20 events and dozens of digital properties delivered across an array of platforms.
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closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
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$2.60
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closed 12/1/2009 via BusinessWire

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Multiple Titles from Reed Business Information

synopsis: NewBay Media LLC announced that it has acquired Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and This Week in Consumer Electronics (TWICE) from Reed Business Information-US. Each title will continue to be published as part of NewBay’s line of print, online, and in-person products and services.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media LLC produces magazines, events and online information services targeted to business-to-business and business-to-consumer professional and enthusiast audiences. The portfolio includes a range of titles with strong brands and market-leading positions. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Company Description

NewBay Media LLC, acquired IMAS Publishing group

synopsis: NewBay Media LLC has acquired the assets of leading broadcast and professional audio trade publisher IMAS Publishing, including the print and electronic properties of such well-respected brands as TV Technology, Radio World, Pro Audio Review and Audio Media among others.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media LLC produces magazines, events and online information services targeted to business-to-business and business-to-consumer professional and enthusiast audiences. The portfolio includes a range of titles with strong brands and market-leading positions. "
target: IMAS Publishing group
IMAS Publishing is the world leader in Audio and Video trade publications. IMAS has been providing its readers practical and useful information, current news, and in-depth reviews to keep them in step with the latest developments in the broadcasting, production and professional audio industries.
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
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$45
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$35
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
price ($mm)
$0.99
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired Net Communities, Ltd.

synopsis: Future announced the acquisition of Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Net Communities, Ltd.
Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
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. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2013 via PR Newswire

Future plc, purchased APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Future plc announced the acquisition of leading Australian technology brands APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group. The acquisition includes the associated magazines, digital editions and websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. The company holds market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Its biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World, and Official Xbox Magazine. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
APC and TechLife are the leading technology magazines in Australia. APC is Australia's longest-published, most influential computer brand and the choice for 'power users' and IT professionals. TechLife is a technology magazine with a unique perspective on the latest technology.
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closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

TeamRock Ltd., purchased Classic Rock And Metal Hammer from Future plc

synopsis: Future Plc has sold two of the UK’s biggest rock and metal magazines - Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, as new international multi-media content creation and distribution business TeamRock continues to expand.
buyer: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is a company that combines the best of traditional media with the boldness of new media, corporately speaking for the rock music market. TeamRock is delivering the content that you want, any time you want it. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Classic Rock and Metal Hammer are Brands under Future Plc. Classic Rock is a magazine that focuses on the biggest names in rock music--past, present and future and Metal Hammer is a magazine that covers the world of heavy metal music.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
price ($mm)
$2.60
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/26/2011 via PR Web

GreatDad LLC, will acquire Pregnancy Magazine

synopsis: GreatDad LLC, which operates GreatDad.com, announced the acquisition of PregnancyMagazine.com, as well as sister sites Pregnancy360.com and Mom360.com from Future US. PregnancyMagazine.com is the leading monthly magazine for first-time moms.
buyer: GreatDad LLC
GreatDad.com is a leading source of experience, recommendations, inspiration and advice for dads-delivered from the male perspective. GreatDad.com currently offers the only pregnancy countdown newsletter written by dads and for dads. "
target parent: Future plc
target: Pregnancy Magazine
Pregnancy Magazine is the leading monthly magazine for first-time moms. At a time when information about what to buy, what to wear, what’s normal and what’s healthy is voraciously consumed by first time moms-to-be, Pregnancy is there to answer.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: 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.
price ($mm)
$0.58
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$275.58)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
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. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
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closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
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closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
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. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13 [$35]
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
price ($mm)
$1,175
rev ($mm)
$527
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired Quilting Arts LLC

synopsis: Interweave Press, one of the nation’s leading craft media companies has completed the acquisition of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines from Quilting Arts LLC. The acquisition includes related books, special interest publications, events, and the popular websites www.quiltingarts.com and www.clothpaperscissors.com.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: Quilting Arts LLC
Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors have a combined distribution of 185,000 copies worldwide per issue. In addition to the magazines and website, Quilting Arts LLC has published three books in the last two years, the latest being Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project.
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closed 8/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Magicalia, Ltd., acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Magicalia, the UK’s leading online publisher, is delighted to announce today the acquisition of Encanta Media, to create a specialist cross-media publishing group.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia is the UK's leading online publishing group. The company owns a portfolio of market-leading own brand sites in special interest markets, and publishes community websites for a blue-chip list of media clients. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
price ($mm)
$5.16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Bowmark Capital, acquired Design Objectives Limited

synopsis: Bowmark Capital Limited, the mid-market private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Design Objectives Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of products to the rapidly growing paper crafts market.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is a leading independent private equity investment firm specializing in the UK mid-market. Bowmark supports management teams undertaking buy-outs, buy-ins, roll-outs, build-ups and expansion financings in five sectors: Business Services; Leisure; Healthcare; Media and IT Services. "
target: Design Objectives Limited
Founded in 1995, Design Objectives designs and markets a range of paper crafts brands and accessories including Papermania, Anita’s and X-cut. The company supplies over 2000 products to both independent and national retailers, such as Argos, QVC and WH Smiths.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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EBITDA ($mm)
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