Like Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus

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 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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announced 1/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Newspaper Operations from BH Media Group

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$509.85)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BBC

Highland News and Media Ltd, acquired Scottish Provincial Press

synopsis: The Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers, is under new ownership after briefly going into administration. A new company, Highland News and Media Ltd, has been formed to take over the business.
buyer: Highland News and Media Ltd
Highland News and Media Ltd is a company created to acquire the Scottish Provincial Press (SPP). The company is a joint venture between SPP's former majority shareholder Peter Fowler and Cambridge-based Iliffe Media. "
target: Scottish Provincial Press
Scottish Provincial Press is a privately-owned company producing seventeen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire in North and North-East Scotland. SPP is an editorial and advertising force.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
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announced 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

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

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

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

Chaldean Community Foundation, acquired The Chaldean News

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

Avant Publications, acquired The Times Leader Media Group

synopsis: The Times Leader Media Group, a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been acquired by Avant Publications, a privately held company with the bulk of its properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology.
buyer: Avant Publications
Avant Publications is a privately held company with the bulk of its newspaper properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology. "
target: The Times Leader Media Group
The Times Leader is a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their seven-day print product is flagship of The Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Southland Publishing

synopsis: Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and web visitors. 
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Southland Publishing
Southland Publishing publishes five weekly newspapers in the Los Angeles/San Diego area with a combined circulation of 215,000, reaching 1.3 million readers: Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles ValleyBEAT, Los Angeles CityBEAT, and San Diego CityBEAT.
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announced 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Font PR, acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania

synopsis: Font PR, an Australian PR agency that builds brands and reputations for their clients, has acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania, a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Australia through their newspapers The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette.
buyer: Font PR
Headquartered in Australia, Font PR builds brands and reputations for their clients. They have a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job. They’re creative, collaborative, thorough and they strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. "
target: Temperate Zone Tasmania
Temperate Zone Tasmania is a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Tasmania’s South East. Their newspapers, The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette, have been produced and distributed by a team of dedicated volunteers for approximately 22 years.
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announced 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eastern Oregon Media Group, will acquire La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald

synopsis: EO Media Group, a family-owned newspaper company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, will acquire The Baker City Herald, a newspaper that delivers Baker County, Oregon news, and La Grande Observer, a newspaper that is recognized as the dominant news and advertising source for Northeast Oregon., from Western Communications, Inc.
buyer: Eastern Oregon Media Group
EO Media Group is a family-owned company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Their eleven newspapers provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and issues impacting the communities they serve in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press. "
target parent: Western Communications Inc.
target: La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald
La Grande Observer is recognized as the dominant news and advertising source for Northeast Oregon and has received numerous awards. The Baker City Herald delivers Baker County, Oregon news. Its staff has a broad-based knowledge of the people, geography and events that affect Baker County living.
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sipromad, acquired Africanews

synopsis: Groupe Sipromad, the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar which operates in the Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting industries, has acquired Africanews, the Congo-based news media that covers sub-African and international news and business stories from an African perspective.
buyer: Groupe Sipromad
Groupe Sipromad is a leader in diversified industries in Madagascar. As the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar, it operates in several clusters: Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting. "
target parent: Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l.
target: Africanews
Headquartered in Congo, Africanews is the new pan-African news media, unique in its concept and vision. Africanews covers sub-African and international news and business stories 24/7 in French and English languages from an African perspective.
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announced 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Country Media, will purchase Two Newspapers from Western Communications Inc.

synopsis: Country Media, Inc. will acquire two newspapers owned by Western Communications Inc. The two newspapers, The Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings and Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent city, each publish twice weekly, serve adjacent markets straddling the Oregon and California border in a region known as the Wild Rivers Coast.
buyer: Country Media
Country Media was formed in 2000 by Steve and Carol Hungerford. The company, headquartered in Salem, Oregon, owns 15 non-daily newspapers and associated digital media in four states. "
seller: Western Communications Inc.
The two newspapers are The Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings, OR and the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, CA. Each publish twice weekly and serve adjacent markets straddling the Oregon and California border in a region known as the Wild Rivers Coast.
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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 4/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired Creative Loafing Tampa

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announced that it has purchased Creative Loafing Tampa, an award-winning Tampa Bay alternative weekly publication, formerly owned by SouthComm Inc.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) operates the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OutInSA. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Creative Loafing Tampa
Creative Loafing Tampa is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and web-site committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-mi-nute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Euclid Media Group, acquired Cincinnati City Beat

synopsis: Cincinnati's alternative weekly newspaper CityBeat was sold to Euclid Media Group, the owner of alternative weekly newspapers such as Cleveland Scene. Cincinnati CityBeat, is an award winning alternative news media company with a sizable and well-established print, online, email and social media audience.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) operates the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OutInSA. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati CityBeat is an award winning alternative news media company with a sizable and well-established print, online, email and social media audience. Cincinnati's alternative weekly newspaper, CityBeat, was founded in 1994.
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closed 12/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carey Media, LLC, acquired The Pitch

synopsis: Carey Media LLC, led by Kansas City couple Stephanie and Adam Carey, has bought The Pitch from its Tennessee-based owners, returning the publication to local ownership for the first time since 1999. The Pitch is Kansas City's leading source of sophisticated information that readers know they can't get anywhere else.
buyer: Carey Media, LLC
Carey Media, LLC is an entity is led by the couple Stephanie and Adam Carey. Carey Media LLC has a hyperlocal focus on Kansas City. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: The Pitch
The Pitch is Kansas City's leading source of sophisticated information that readers know they can't get anywhere else -- whether it's in-depth news and analysis about local power brokers; a rundown of who's in and who's out in the city's spirited arts, music and nightlife scenes; and more.
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announced 12/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Mark D. Ein, will acquire Washington City Paper

synopsis: Mark D. Ein, an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will acquire the Washington City Paper from SouthComm, the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies. The Washington City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper. The paper gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, restaurants, and the pros and cons of their city.
buyer: Mark D. Ein
Mark D. Ein is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has created, acquired, invested in and built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries. Mr. Ein has led over $1.5 billion of private equity, venture capital and public company investments. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Washington City Paper
The Washington City Paper is a U.S. alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Washington City Paper gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, arts and entertainment, restaurants, and the pros and cons of their city.
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closed 2/22/2017 via PR Web

The Networked Planet, acquired Creative Loafing, Inc.

synopsis: Creative Loafing of Atlanta has been acquired by The Networked Planet, led by CEO Ben Eason. Creative Loafing was founded by Debby and Elton Eason out of their home in Morningside and has been an iconic brand in Atlanta since its inception. Creative Loafing has been Atlanta's go-to source for news, food, arts, and music coverage for over 40 years.
buyer: The Networked Planet
The Networked Planet boosts advertisers' reach to local and regional audiences. Their full service digital marketing agency serves a wide variety of clients - including media companies, ad agencies, and small businesses. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Creative Loafing, Inc.
Creative Loafing, Inc. has a combined average circulation of nearly half a million newspapers, monthly print readership of 2 million and more than ten million hits per month on various websites. Its focus is on a young, web savvy, audience that the Company refers to as “Urban Explorers.”
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closed 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired EMS World Expo

synopsis: HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. EMS World Expo is North America's largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: EMS World Expo
EMS World Expo annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow.
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AC Business Media, acquired Green Industry Pros

synopsis: AC Business Media, a leading B2B media and business intelligence company, announced the addition of the Green Industry Pros properties to its portfolio of Construction and Supply Chain brands. Green Industry Pros is a magazine resource for people in the landscape industry.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading business-to-business media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Green Industry Pros
Green Industry Pros is a free magazine and website serving landscape contractors and equipment dealers in landscaping, lawn care and snow removal. It delivers daily landscaping industry news, equipment and product information, management tips and company profiles.
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closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Southern/Alpha LLC

synopsis: The Nashville Post has acquired regional online business publication Southern/alpha, a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
buyer parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post exists to provide breaking news and insight that decision-makers in the Nashville area can bank on. Through their online and print products, they strive to provide timely, accurate and relevant news to their subscribers. "
target: Southern/Alpha LLC
SouthernAlpha is a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Home Page Media Group LLC

synopsis: FW Publishing LLC is acquiring online news publishing company Home Page Media Group, which operates hyper-local online news sites including the Brentwood Home Page, and Franklin Home Page. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus.
buyer parent: Freeman Webb Company
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post breaks important, inside stories affecting the Nashville business and political communities. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus. "
target: Home Page Media Group LLC
Home Page Media Group LLC is the parent company of four daily online news sites serving Williamson County, TN: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page and Spring Hill Home Page. The Home Pages specialize in hyperlocal community news serving their respective cities.
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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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