Like Atlanta Home Improvement

closed 10/20/2005 via Folio: First Day

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Atlanta Home Improvement

synopsis: Dan McCarthy’s Atlanta-based Network Communications Inc., which was purchased last January for an estimated $380 million by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, has purchased the regional Atlanta Home Improvement.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Atlanta Home Improvement
Atlanta Home Improvement, the 75,000 circ monthly, which is distributed free, offers ideas for remodeling, decorating, gardening and home maintenance.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
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$27
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Journey Magazine merged with Nature's Eye Media,

synopsis: The Journey Magazine and Nature's Eye Media teams have merged under the Nature's Eye umbrella.  The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences.
buyer parent: Nature's Eye
buyer: Nature's Eye Media
Nature's Eye Media caters to nature based companies and others in the outdoor industry to provide both digital and print media services, including social media and website development, graphic design, brochures, and advertisements, among many others. "
target: The Journey Magazine
The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences. It has all the charm of an East Texas small town, with the substance that is a continual source of inspiration, encouragement, and joy for its devoted readership.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, purchased Three Homes Titles from News Corp Australia

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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announced 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Senior Publications Nederland BV, will acquire Landleven

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group, has announced its intention to sell the Landleven portfolio to Belgium based Roularta Media Groep NV (“RMG”). The management will be done by Senior Publications Nederland BV (“SPN”), part of RMG. Landleven is a Dutch home and garden magazine.
buyer parent: Roularta Media Group NV
buyer: Senior Publications Nederland BV
Senior Publications Nederland BV (SPN) is a multi-media publishing company based in Baarn, The Netherlands. SPN's main product is Plus Magazine, the first Dutch magazine especially for people aged 50+. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Landleven
Landleven is a Dutch lifestyle magazine that is issued 11 times a year. The magazine contains articles about living and living outdoors. garden, plants, animals and more.
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$9
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announced 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

TZP Group LLC, will acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners l, L.P., a New York-based private equity fund, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Time Inc. to acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC. This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series.
buyer: TZP Group LLC
TZP Group, a private equity firm, is focused on investments in business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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cancelled 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
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$1,594
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$315
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closed 12/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Sequential Brands Group, acquired Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

synopsis: Sequential Brands Group, Inc, announced that it has closed the acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and beautifully designed, high-quality products.
buyer: Sequential Brands Group (SQBG:$49.19)
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and lifestyle categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. "
target: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO:$94.17)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Company reaches consumers across all media platforms and has a growing retail presence in thousands of retail locations.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$126
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$9
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Aller Media AS, purchased 5 Magazine Titles from LRF Media AB

synopsis: An agreement between Aller Media and LRF Media has been announced whereby Aller Media acquires the magazines, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske. Aller Media acquires five titles focused on garden, interior and fisheries, thereby strengthening its market share in the popular press.
buyer: Aller Media AS
Aller Media is the leading publisher of magazines and journals in Norway with a weekly circulation of approximately 3.2 million copies. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
LRF Media is a publishing company whose main objective is to publish magazines. The five titles, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske, are magazines focusing on garden, interior and fisheries.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 6/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Chicago Magazine, acquired Chicago Home & Garden

synopsis: Chicago magazine has acquired Chicago Home & Garden and will combine the Lake Forest-based publication with Chicago HOME, Chicago magazine's bi-monthly shelter publication. The combined publication will appear on newsstands beginning with the September/October issue.
buyer parent: Primedia, Inc.
buyer: Chicago Magazine
Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 182,000. In addition, the company publishes a number of other titles, including Chicago HOME and Chicago Fashion magazines. "
target: Chicago Home & Garden
Chicago Home & Garden is Chicago's only locally owned, locally published full color magazine. Since 1995, Chicago Home & Garden has photographed outstanding Chicago area homes and verdant landscapes for the discriminating reader.
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closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Magnolia Media Group, purchased American Dream Homes magazine from Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, has sold its consumer magazine American Dream Homes to Magnolia Media Group.
buyer: Magnolia Media Group
Magnolia Media Group is a full-scale, national media and publishing company that specializes in upper-end consumer niche publications, custom publishing projects, and creative marketing solutions.Titles include REO Magazine, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Signature Pools & Spas, and Innovative Home. "
seller parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
seller: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Miami

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's home design magazine Home Miami. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Miami
Home Miami magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Fort Lauderdale

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's top home design magazine Home Fort Lauderdale. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Fort Lauderdale
Home Fort Lauderdale magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 6/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Accent Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Accent Magazine, Inc.
Accent Magazine, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire owns and publishes Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
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closed 6/27/2006 via

Network Communications, Inc., purchased Home Improvement Dallas from Design Guide Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Home Improvement Dallas, a home improvement and remodeling magazine.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
seller: Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
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closed 11/29/2005 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Business Media, acquired Miller Publishing NY

synopsis: Florida based Endurance Business Media, publisher of Homes & Land Magazine bought Southampton, New York-based Miller Publishing.
buyer parent: Kelso & Company
buyer: Endurance Business Media
In 2001, Schmidt-Fellner and Hogan formed Atlanta-based Endurance just 18 months after selling their prior company, Cygnus Business Media. Cygnus published 60 business-to-business publications and had annual revenue of approximately $100 million. Kelso & Company, a New York-based private investment "
target: Miller Publishing NY
Miller Publishing titles include Homes of the Hamptons, Homes of Eastern Long Island and Montauck Living.
price ($mm)
$10
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$10
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closed 11/7/2005 via

Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Publications, acquired Natural Home and Garden

synopsis: Linda Ligon, former owner of Interweave Press, which was sold to Clay Hall’s Aspire Media back in June 2005 for approximately $10 million, sold her final title, Natural Home and Garden to Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications, publishers of Mother Earth News and nine other magazines.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
target: Natural Home and Garden
Natural Home & Garden offers today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. Since our first issue in May 1999, Natural Home & Garden has brought together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living. Our
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$3.00
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closed 10/20/2005 via Folio: First Day

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Atlanta Home Improvement

synopsis: Dan McCarthy’s Atlanta-based Network Communications Inc., which was purchased last January for an estimated $380 million by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, has purchased the regional Atlanta Home Improvement.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Atlanta Home Improvement
Atlanta Home Improvement, the 75,000 circ monthly, which is distributed free, offers ideas for remodeling, decorating, gardening and home maintenance.
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announced 4/29/2015 via GlobeNewswire

CoStar Group, will acquire Apartment Finder

synopsis: CoStar Group, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced that it plans to acquire Apartment Finder. Apartment Finder helps people rent apartments in their own neighborhood and in neighborhoods all across the country.
buyer: CoStar Group (CSGP:$1,340.56)
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. "
target parent: Network Communications, Inc.
target: Apartment Finder
Apartment Finder helps people rent apartments in their own neighborhood and in neighborhoods all across the country. Through a print publication and a website, Apartment Finder provides a comprehensive resource of apartments that is accessible to everyone.
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$170
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closed 11/5/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

New England Home Magazine, LLC, acquired New England Home

synopsis: New England Home Magazine, LLC, a private investment group led by Adam Japko and Chris Legg, has acquired New England Home, the premier regional luxury home design brand in the Northeast. The New England Home brand is comprised of both print and digital media assets, as well as industry events and awards programs.
buyer: New England Home Magazine, LLC
New England Home Magazine, LLC is a small group of private investors who have joined forces to drive the growth and expansion of luxury and lifestyle brands. "
target parent: Network Communications, Inc.
target: New England Home
New England Home is the leading luxury home magazine in New England and parent publication to other titles including New England Home Cape & Islands and quarterly editions of New England Home Connecticut.
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closed 4/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Apartment Finder, acquired Apartment Guide, LLC

synopsis: Apartment Finder, the #1 go-to resource for apartment shoppers, announced the acquisition of the assets of Apartment Guide, LLC in Mississippi. The deal includes Greater Jackson Apartment Guide, Mississippi Gulf Coast Apartment & Condominium Guide, Hattiesburg Apartment Guide and Starkville/Columbus Apartment & Condominium Guide.
buyer parent: Network Communications, Inc.
buyer: Apartment Finder
Apartment Finder is the anchor of the multi-family division of Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), a leading local media company providing lead generation, advertising and Internet marketing services to the luxury and multi-family segments of the housing industry. "
target: Apartment Guide, LLC
Apartment Guide, the most trusted rental resource that connects apartment consumers to their ideal place to live, provides consumers with a clear and simple guide to apartment living through content-rich apartment listings in a user-friendly format with Internet, mobile and social media solutions.
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closed 6/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewPoint Media Group, LLC, purchased Six Media Brands from Network Communications, Inc.

synopsis: NewPoint Media Group, LLC, has acquired six of NCI’s major real estate brands as well as that company’s printing facilities. The brands are the Real Estate Book, Mature Living Choices, Senior Living Choices, New Home Finder, New Homes & Ideas, and New Homes Journal brands.
buyer parent: Lion Equity Partners
buyer: NewPoint Media Group, LLC
NewPoint Media Group, LLC creates targeted media solutions that generate real results and business for clients. They combine print, web, mobile, social, direct mail, and email into fully integrated and customized plans to deliver the highest return on investment to their clients. "
seller parent: Court Square Capital Partners
seller: Network Communications, Inc.
The Six Media Brands are the Real Estate Book, Mature Living Choices, Senior Living Choices, New Home Finder, New Homes & Ideas, and New Homes Journal brands, along with NCI’s publication printing division and facilities.
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closed 12/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Apartment Finder’s Guide

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of real estate information online and in print in North America, announced the acquisition of its seventh title in the multifamily area this year. With this deal, the company adds Apartment Finder’s Guide, the leading apartment rental magazine in the Fredericksburg, VA area, to its portfolio.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Apartment Finder’s Guide
Apartment Finder’s Guide is the leading apartment rental magazine in the Fredericksburg, VA area. It publishes quarterly.
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closed 11/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Apartment Rental Source

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of real estate information online and in print in North America,acquired Apartment Rental Source magazine, a leading monthly apartment rental publication covering the greater Boston area. The magazine will be incorporated into NCI’s Apartment Finder brand.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Apartment Rental Source
Apartment Rental Source magazine is a leading monthly apartment rental publication covering the greater Boston area.
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closed 9/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired DGP's Apartment Publications

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc. the leading publisher of real estate information online and in print in North America, today announced the acquisition of DGP’s Apartment Publications of Louisiana, the top publisher of apartment rentals in the state.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: DGP's Apartment Publications
DGP’s Apartment Publications of Louisiana is the top publisher of apartment rentals in the state. Their four popular local apartment publications deliver a valuable resource for apartment shoppers throughout the Louisiana area.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired By Design Publishing

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc. the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America, today announced the acquisition of By Design Publishing, a leader in personal marketing solutions for real estate agents.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: By Design Publishing
By Design Publishing is a leader in personal marketing solutions for real estate agents. The group’s signature titles, Home by Design and Your Home and Lifestyle magazines deliver marketing tools to real estate professionals that help strengthen existing relationships and generate additional sales.
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closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Greater Jacksonville Apartment Guide

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced the acquisition of the Greater Jacksonville Apartment Guide and its Website. Greater Jacksonville Apartment Guide will join the Apartment Finder magazine national brand.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Greater Jacksonville Apartment Guide
Greater Jacksonville Apartment Guide and its Website, www.jaxapartmentguide.com, feature the most complete and comprehensive list of apartment communities in and around the Jacksonville, Florida area.
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closed 4/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Relocating in St. Louis Magazine

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced the acquisition of Relocating In St. Louis. This newest addition marks the sixth new Home Improvement and Design title by NCI in the past seven months.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Relocating in St. Louis Magazine
Relocating in St. Louis has grown steadily since its launch and has a circulation of 10,000. The quarterly publication provides readers with information they need about their new community and offers advertisers the opportunity to connect with new residents establishing a home in the St. Louis area.
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closed 3/29/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired New England Home Magazine

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced the acquisition of New England Home magazine, the leading design and architecture publication serving New England.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: New England Home Magazine
New England Home has grown rapidly from its first issue in September 2005 of 180 pages. The bi-monthly magazine’s latest issue has 324 pages with over 250 advertisers. New England Home focuses on the luxury home market in New England and has a circulation of 60,000.
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closed 1/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Tucson Apartment Showcase

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced the acquisition of Tucson Apartment Showcase, a leading multifamily publication and website serving the Tucson, Arizona area.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Tucson Apartment Showcase
Tucson Apartment Showcase is a leading multifamily publication and website (www.tucsonapartmentshowcase.com) serving the Tucson, Arizona area.
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closed 10/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired The Original Apartment Magazine

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, acquired The Original Apartment Magazine, a biweekly publication and website offering consumers timely information about apartments for rent in the greater Los Angeles market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: The Original Apartment Magazine
The Original Apartment Magazine is a leading publication in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and Long Beach/South Bay, and represents sizable growth for NCI’s multi-family area which is anchored by the Apartment Finder magazine brand, currently serving more than 100 markets across the U.S.
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closed 6/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Accent Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Accent Magazine, Inc.
Accent Magazine, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire owns and publishes Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
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closed 6/27/2006 via

Network Communications, Inc., purchased Home Improvement Dallas from Design Guide Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Home Improvement Dallas, a home improvement and remodeling magazine.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
seller: Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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closed 6/15/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Apartment Source

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, today announced the acquisition of Pittsburgh's Apartment SOURCE, a multifamily publication (and website www.apartment-source.com).
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Apartment Source
The Pittsburgh, PA Apartment Source provides a comprehensive list of over 100 apartment communities in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Our apartment listings contain floor plans, maps and photos, as well as information about amenities, rent, deposits, and move in specials.
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closed 5/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Apartment Community Guide

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced the acquisition of Apartment Community Guide. The acquired Apartment Community Guide will merge into the Apartment Finder magazine brand, which currently serves more than 98 markets across the US
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Apartment Community Guide
Apartment Community Guide is a multifamily publication and locator service serving the Brevard County, Florida, area (communities include: Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral).
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closed 5/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Communix Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc. (NCI), the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, today announced the acquisition of Kansas City New Homes Journal from Communix Publishing, LLC.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Communix Publishing, LLC
Communix Publishing, LLC is the publisher of The Kansas City New Homes Journal, a leading publication of new home information for the Kansas City market.
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closed 11/15/2005 via BNC Analysis

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Relocating in Las Vegas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, today announced that it has purchased Relocating in Las Vegas magazine, providing the publisher an ideal offering to meet the needs of the fastest growing geographic market in the country.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target parent: Showcase Publishing, Inc.
target: Relocating in Las Vegas
Relocating In Las Vegas magazine is Published three times yearly. From world-class resorts to boutique hotels, sumptuous dining experiences, luxurious spas and shopping sprees, championship golf, and the rhythms of the local nightlife, Las Vegas has it all.
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closed 11/7/2005 via

Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
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closed 3/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pez Gallo Holdings, LLC, acquired NewPoint Media Group, LLC

synopsis: NewPoint Media Group, LLC, a portfolio company of Lion Equity Partners, has been sold to Pez Gallo Holdings, LLC. The Company is one of the largest publishers of localized real estate and home shelter magazines in the United States.
buyer: Pez Gallo Holdings, LLC
Pez Gallo Holdings LLC operates as a holding company for diverse industries and sectors. "
target parent: Lion Equity Partners
target: NewPoint Media Group, LLC
NewPoint Media Group, LLC (NPMG) is one of the largest publishers of localized real estate and home shelter magazines in the US. Each of NPMG’s brand delivers targeted print media products complemented by a range of digital tools which reach and engage local consumer audiences across North America.
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closed 6/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewPoint Media Group, LLC, purchased Six Media Brands from Network Communications, Inc.

synopsis: NewPoint Media Group, LLC, has acquired six of NCI’s major real estate brands as well as that company’s printing facilities. The brands are the Real Estate Book, Mature Living Choices, Senior Living Choices, New Home Finder, New Homes & Ideas, and New Homes Journal brands.
buyer parent: Lion Equity Partners
buyer: NewPoint Media Group, LLC
NewPoint Media Group, LLC creates targeted media solutions that generate real results and business for clients. They combine print, web, mobile, social, direct mail, and email into fully integrated and customized plans to deliver the highest return on investment to their clients. "
seller parent: Court Square Capital Partners
seller: Network Communications, Inc.
The Six Media Brands are the Real Estate Book, Mature Living Choices, Senior Living Choices, New Home Finder, New Homes & Ideas, and New Homes Journal brands, along with NCI’s publication printing division and facilities.
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announced 4/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

homegate AG, will acquire ImmoStreet.ch SA

synopsis: Homegate AG has bought 80% stake in ImmoStreet.ch SA, which operates one of the leading real-estate portal in Switzerland, with more than 36,000 properties listed. ImmoStreet also publishes a free real-estate magazine under the name "La Sélection ImmoStreet".
buyer: homegate AG
Homegate plc was founded on 1st March 2001 and is located at Adliswil, near the city of Zurich. Homegate plc provides a platform for buying, leasting, renting of real estate properties. "
target: ImmoStreet.ch SA
ImmoStreet.ch SA operates one of the leading real-estate portal in Switzerland, with more than 36,000 properties listed. ImmoStreet also publishes a free real-estate magazine under the name "La Sélection ImmoStreet".
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closed 11/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Apartment Rental Source

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of real estate information online and in print in North America,acquired Apartment Rental Source magazine, a leading monthly apartment rental publication covering the greater Boston area. The magazine will be incorporated into NCI’s Apartment Finder brand.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Apartment Rental Source
Apartment Rental Source magazine is a leading monthly apartment rental publication covering the greater Boston area.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Berkery

Active Interest Media, purchased Old-House Journal and New Old House from Restore Media, LLC

synopsis: Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller: Restore Media, LLC
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
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closed 10/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired The Original Apartment Magazine

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, acquired The Original Apartment Magazine, a biweekly publication and website offering consumers timely information about apartments for rent in the greater Los Angeles market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: The Original Apartment Magazine
The Original Apartment Magazine is a leading publication in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and Long Beach/South Bay, and represents sizable growth for NCI’s multi-family area which is anchored by the Apartment Finder magazine brand, currently serving more than 100 markets across the U.S.
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closed 7/24/2006 via BusinessWire

Homes Magazine Inc., acquired Residence Magazine

synopsis: Homes Magazine has acquired Reno, Nevada based Residence Magazine. All Residence Magazine staff will be staying with the company. The company expects to change the name and cover format over to the nationally recognized Homes Magazine branding in 2-3 months.
buyer: Homes Magazine Inc.
Established in 1986, Homes Magazine is comprised of ten real estate magazines in California and Nevada. Homes Magazine operates two leading online property search portals. "
target: Residence Magazine
Residence Magazine is a consumer magazine showcasing homes for sale in Reno, Nevada.
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closed 1/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, L.P., acquired Network Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, L.P. (CVC) announced today it has successfully completed the acquisition of Network Communications Inc. ("NCI"), the nation's leading medium for local residential real estate advertising, distributing over 12 million printed publications each month to more than 550 U.S. and Canadian markets.
buyer: Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, L.P.
Court Square Capital Partners is a thirty year old private equity firm focused primarily on leveraged buyout transactions in the middle market. Court Square has successfully invested about $4.0 billion in over 120 transactions since 1990 and currently has over $5.7 billion under management. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month.
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closed 8/4/2004 via Reuters

The Future Network PLC, acquired Spanish Homes Magazine Ltd

synopsis: British specialist consumer magazine group Future Network Plc acquired UK title, Spanish Homes Magazine, from its current owners, Spanish Homes Magazine Ltd and the magazine's founding partnership for 1.5 million pounds ($2.73 million) in cash.
buyer: The Future Network PLC (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. "
target: Spanish Homes Magazine Ltd
We publish the magazine for those wishing to buy property in Spain as an investment, second home or to retire to. We do not sell property ourselves or take any financial interest in the sale of any property advertised in our magazine. We do not advertise timeshare properties. We are not a new web o
price ($mm)
$2.64
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2017 via PR Newswire

HomeActions, LLC, acquired Rainmaker Lead System

synopsis: HomeActions LLC, a lead-generation and client relationship platform for real estate professionals, has acquired all the assets of the Gooder Group, a publisher of digital and print lead-generating marketing tools for real estate and mortgage professionals. It is the creator of the Rainmaker Lead Systems.
buyer: HomeActions, LLC
HomeActions LLC is a digital marketing and lead generation solution with compelling content and interactive widgets for real estate agents. The HomeActions platform provides automated prospecting and marketing delivered biweekly via email to a professional's sphere of influence.. "
target: Rainmaker Lead System
The Gooder Group is a premier publisher of lead-generating marketing tools for real estate and mortgage professionals. It is the creator of the Rainmaker Lead Systems, and publishes both print and electronic newsletters to help real estate professionals keep in touch with clients and prospects.
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announced 1/21/2015 via PR Newswire

HomeActions, LLC, will acquire ContactDirect.net, LLC

synopsis: HomeActions, the Power e-Prospecting System™ used by the nation's top Realtors®, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire newsletter company ContactDirect.net, LLC, of Houston, Texas. When the acquisition is complete, HomeActions will be sending approximately 4.0 million newsletters monthly on behalf of more than 5,000 realtors.
buyer: HomeActions, LLC
The HomeActions Power e-Prospecting System™ is a game-changer for real estate professionals. By using the system to stay top-of-mind with their sphere of influence, agents get more listings, buyers and sales. "
target: ContactDirect.net, LLC
ContactDirect.Net’s eNewsLetters are the preferred online newsletter for working Realtors®. ContactDirect.Net eNewsLetters combine stylish graphics, engaging articles and monthly themes that keep readers interested and generate response.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fastfox.com, acquired Roofpik

synopsis: To add greater depth to its ability to acquire quality rental inventory at scale, FastFox.com, an Indian renting platform, has announced the acquisition of Roofpik.com, an Indian reviews and ratings platform for real estate industry.
buyer: Fastfox.com
Based in India, FastFox.com is the destination to choose from 1000s of residential properties available for rent. Tenants can check pictures and in-depth information about the property and its vicinity, schedule a site visit and finalise with the landlord. Its the fastest way to rent home. "
target: Roofpik
Based in India and founded in 2016 by Arpit Mittal and Kanika Katoch, Roofpik is a crowd-sourced real estate property and broker review platform. Roofpik has more than 400 community experts spread across 299 projects, who have contributed to thousands of reviews.
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announced 2/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Teldon, will acquire By Design Publishing

synopsis: Teldon Media Group, the North American leader in brand managed and personalized printed calendars, has announced it will acquire Hayden, Idaho-based By Design Publishing, the North American leader in customized printed magazines.
buyer: Teldon
Teldon Media Group is a North American leader in brand managed and personalized printed calendars. Teldon has provided effective business marketing products to North American companies and individuals for more than 45 years. "
target: By Design Publishing
By Design Publishing is a leader in personal marketing solutions for real estate agents. The group’s signature titles, Home by Design and Your Home and Lifestyle magazines deliver marketing tools to real estate professionals that help strengthen existing relationships and generate additional sales.
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announced 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Hyundai Development Company, will acquire Real Estate 114 Inc.

synopsis: Hyundai Development Company, a comprehensive construction company in South Korea, will acquire an 80.5% stake in Real Estate 114 from Mirae Asset Capital, a company that invests in industries that drive the Korean economy. Real Estate 114 is a company in South Korea that operates an online real estate information database.
buyer: Hyundai Development Company (KOSE:A012630:$4,922.45)
Hyundai Development Company (HDC) is a comprehensive construction company, building up on Korea City Development’s strength in the housing business. HDC has provided housing for 400,000 households and have contributed to revitalizing several cities. "
target parent: Mirae Asset Capital Co, Ltd.
target: Real Estate 114 Inc.
Founded in 1999, Real Estate 114 Inc. is a company in South Korea that operates an online real estate information database. Real Estate 114 allows users to find information about building sales, real estate brokerages, and the latest news about the real estate industry.
price ($mm)
$46*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Schibsted Media Group, acquired Eiendomsmeglerguiden

synopsis: The international media group Schibsted buys Eiendomsmeglerguiden.no, a service developed by Mediehuset Dagen. Eiendomsmeglerguiden is a website used to assess real estate agents in Norway. Since its launch in 2013, it has grown to have tens of thousands of users every week.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$2,133.70)
Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6900 employees in 30 countries. Firmly rooted in the journalistic tradition and with a keen eye on future trends and media development, Schibsted is creating the journalism of tomorrow - today. "
target parent: Dagen AS
target: Eiendomsmeglerguiden
Eiendomsmeglerguiden.no was launched in 2013 and has since grown to be a guide that has tens of thousands of users every week and about 2,000 real estate agents are affiliated with the service. More than 40,000 reviews have been published by brokers so far.
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired BigDecisions.com

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, announced today that it has acquired BigDecisions.com, a company that aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,890.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: BigDecisions.com
BigDecisions.com provides a platform to deliver unbiased information and analysis to consumers in India on topics ranging from life and health insurance and retirement planning to providing for a child’s education or buying and renting real estate.
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closed 11/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Curbed.com

synopsis: Vox Media, the online media company that runs SB Nation sports blogs, agreed to buy Curbed Network to expand its editorial operations. Curbed operates three news and blog sites, Curbed.com, eater.com, and racked.com. They cover the real estate, food, and shopping scenes in large U.S. cities. Curbed was founded by blogger Lockhart Steele.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc., an online publishing company, develops and delivers content, conversations, and applications for consumer technology audiences and marketers in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as SBNation, Inc. "
target: Curbed.com
Curbed.com runs three web publications that deliver in-depth neighborhood coverage, with attitude of real estate, dining, and retailing. It is a real-estate blog founded by Lockhart Steele. The Curbed Network also includes dining website, Eater, and fashion website Racked.
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closed 4/8/2010 via PR Newswire

HBN Interactive, acquired IAmFacingForeclosure.com

synopsis: HBN Interactive announced the acquisition of IAmFacingForeclosure.com, a leading foreclosure help website. IAmFacingForeclosure.com is a perfect compliment to HBN Interactive's portfolio of real estate related companies.
buyer: HBN Interactive
HBN Interactive is a unique and leading Internet Real Estate Media Company. HBN Interactive has assisted close to one million homeowners needing specialized assistance. "
target: IAmFacingForeclosure.com
IamFacingForeclosure.com (IAFF) is being re-launched as a true foreclosure help center for people in all stages of foreclosure.
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closed 11/11/2009 via PR Newswire

Jeff Chambers, acquired PropertyMaps.com

synopsis: Austin entrepreneur Jeff Chambers, former U.S. product director for HomeAway, Inc., has acquired PropertyMaps.com, a leading residential real estate search engine. PropertyMaps.com provides the best real estate search tools and local information to help buyers locate homes.
buyer: Jeff Chambers
Jeff Chambers is a former U.S. product director for HomeAway, Inc. "
target: PropertyMaps.com
PropertyMaps.com helps consumers find real estate information and connects them with a professional real estate agent when they are ready to tour a home. In addition to homes for sale, they also display local points of interest on the map across 32 different categories.
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

99.co, acquired iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com

synopsis: 99.co announced its acquisition of REA Group’s consumer brands, iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia. iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia are online real estate classified portals. The sites are focused on delivering the most comprehensive set of related real estate services and project marketing.
buyer: 99.co
99.co is a geo-spatial search engine for property. With over 140,000 authentic listings sorted by robust algorithms, 99.co is the fastest and smartest portal for finding property in Singapore, complemented by a great customer service team. They seek to re-invent the way people discover great homes. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com
iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia are online real estate classified portals. The sites are focused on developing and operating leading real estate portals and delivering the most comprehensive set of related real estate services and project marketing.
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Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
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2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: CRCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$207.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.08
EBIT ($mm)
$7.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1446
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Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$5,194.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$659.60
EBIT ($mm)
$478.68
Net Income ($mm)
$308.41
Employees
19400
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Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: Z
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zillow, Inc.
Zillow, Inc.
Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle: renting, buying, selling, financing and home improvement.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,189.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.31
EBIT ($mm)
$7.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3334
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Ticker: RDFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redfin
Redfin is a customer-first real estate brokerage that represents people buying and selling homes. Founded and run by technologists, Redfin has a team of experienced, full-service real estate agents who are advocates, not salespeople, earning customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$458.55
EBITDA ($mm)
($25.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2422
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Ticker: TSE:2120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lifull Co., Ltd.
Lifull Co., Ltd.
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is a company that operates real estate and housing information services. Its main service is the operation of LIFULL HOME'S, a website providing real estate and housing information, which provides the industry's most extensive library of property information in Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$289.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.06
EBIT ($mm)
$19.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
1001
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$173.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.97
EBIT ($mm)
$43.65
Net Income ($mm)
$50.50
Employees
1676
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Ticker: AIM:PURP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PurpleBricks
PurpleBricks
Purplebricks is a hybrid real estate agency that combines Local Real Estate Experts with a proven technology platform to make the entire process of buying and selling a home more convenient, transparent and cost effective.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$124.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.62)
EBIT ($mm)
($32.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
239
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: CPSE:EI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euroinvestor A/S
Euroinvestor A/S
EuroInvestor.com, an independent Internet media company, provides online investment information to private investors. The company offers information on stocks and shares; access to equity-, currency-, and bond prices; financial news; portfolio tool; and stock recommendations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$9.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.12
EBIT ($mm)
$1.90
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NXOI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
Next One Interactive, Inc. is a multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next 1 plans the delivery of targeted content via multiple digital platforms including Cable and Video on Demand TV Broadcast, Broadband and mobile.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: CPSE:BOLIGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen A / S is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.96
EBIT ($mm)
$0.78
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3491
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GA technologies Co., Ltd
GA technologies Co., Ltd
GA technologies is a Japanese developer of real estate mobile apps and websites. Their Renosy app allows users to search for apartments and condos in Japan. Their Renosy Insight app allows real estate investors to manage their portfolio, simulate purchases and sales, manage contracts and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$84.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.39
EBIT ($mm)
$3.17
Net Income ($mm)
$2.29
Employees
130
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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