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closed 11/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: Hoffman Media, a privately held, leading special-interest publisher, announced it has acquired Martha Pullen Company and its catalog of books, patterns, teacher curriculums, in-person and online education events and Internet Embroidery Club, from F+W, a media and e-commerce company.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC (HM) is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 7/2/2014 via PR Web

MAD Holdings Inc., acquired Home Sew Inc.

synopsis: MAD Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce its acquisition of Home Sew Inc., a leading catalog and online retailer of sewing and craft supplies. Home Sew provides crafting enthusiasts with a wide array of quality products at reasonable prices from its headquarters in the heart of Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
buyer: MAD Holdings Inc.
MAD Holdings is an investment firm owned by Mark A. Dammeyer. The company provides capital investment and management advisory development to small-to-medium sized businesses with a passion to grow. "
target: Home Sew Inc.
Home Sew is a leading catalog and online retailer of sewing and craft supplies. Home Sew provides crafting enthusiasts with a wide array of quality products at reasonable prices from its headquarters in the heart of Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

F+W Media, Inc., acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Martha Pullen Company, a leading ecommerce provider, event producer, and content company in the sewing and craft category. In addition to the Martha Pullen Company's media portfolio, the acquisition included its fulfillment operations and extensive sewing and craft inventory.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Hoffman Media, LLC
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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announced 4/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

F+W Media, Inc., will acquire LoveSewing.com

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the Company will acquire a sewing vertical with retail locations in New York City and Toronto and a thriving online education portal. The Sewing Studio and www.LoveSewing.com will join the F+W portfolio effective May 1st further solidifying the Company’s role as the leader in craft and sewing media and education.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target: LoveSewing.com
LoveSewing was founded in 2004 by magazine editor Denise Wild. LoveSewing is now North America’s leader for sewing classes, and has expanded online with free sewing video tutorials as well as LoveSewing magazine, the only sewing magazine that focuses on fashion and style.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Katy Sue Designs Ltd, acquired Acrylic Crafts

synopsis: Katy Sue Designs, the award-winning South Shields based Craft Manufacturer and Retailer, has acquired the local MDF (medium density fiberboard) and Acrylic business Acrylic Crafts, an independent online platform and manufacturing company that offers customizable, made to order items.
buyer: Katy Sue Designs Ltd
UK-based Katy Sue Designs are award-winning manufacturers of design-led craft products. Their range crosses over general crafts, papercrafts, and cake decorating and includes adult coloring books, highly detailed silicone molds, tools, stamps, and the Flower Soft sprinkles embellishment range. "
target: Acrylic Crafts
Acrylic Craft is an independent online platform and manufacturing company in the UK. Acrylic Craft specializes in creating made to order only items that are custom made to each customers' exact specifications, as well as offering a wide and varied product range that can also be customized.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc., acquired Blitsy

synopsis: A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, the specialty retailer operating 135 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast, has acquired e-commerce company Blitsy, a leading online retailer of arts and crafts products. Blitsy's mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
buyer: A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.
A.C. Moore is a specialty retailer offering a vast selection of arts, crafts and floral merchandise to a broad demographic of customers. Established in Moorestown, N.J. in 1985, A.C. Moore has since expanded to more than 135 stores, located in the Eastern United States from Maine to Florida. "
target: Blitsy
Founded in 2011, Blitsy is an innovative e-commerce company changing the way creative people worldwide buy arts and crafts supplies. Their mission is to provide the best selection, value, inspiration, and online shopping experience for creative people worldwide.
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closed 2/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Premier Needle Arts Inc., acquired Crafts Americana Group, Inc.

synopsis: Blue Point Capital Partners and its Blue Point III portfolio company, Premier Needle Arts (“PNA”), announced the acquisition of Crafts Americana Group, Inc. (“CAG”), a leading supplier of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and other hobbyist products. CAG sells craft products online and through a mail order catalog.
buyer parent: Blue Point Capital Partners
buyer: Premier Needle Arts Inc.
Premier Needle Arts, headquartered in North Salt Lake, UT, is a leading provider of sewing, quilting, knitting and fiber art supplies and products to a global network of independent quilting stores, sewing retailers, quilting distributors and dealers and consumers. "
target: Crafts Americana Group, Inc.
Crafts Americana Group is a family owned business offering crafters quality supplies at affordable prices. The company has three divisions - knitting, quilting, and tole painting. The company sells their supplies online and through a mail order catalog.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

Rebellion Media Group Inc, acquired STUFF4

synopsis: Rebellion Media has made a strategic addition to its family of digital properties by acquiring Stuff4.com, a popular e-commerce website specializing in craft and hobby supplies.
buyer: Rebellion Media Group Inc
Rebellion Media is a leading digital media company. They create and acquire digital media properties within their targeted categories (health & wellness, technology, entertainment and sports) and power them with an innovative content, traffic and monetization platform. "
target: STUFF4
Stuff4.com, a popular e-commerce website specializing in craft and hobby supplies. With a large, international customer base and more than 100,000 products available – including supplies for sewing, knitting, painting and more – Stuff4.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, acquired Joann.com

synopsis: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading national fabric and craft retailer, has acquired full ownership of the web site Joann.com from IdeaForest.com, Inc., effective November 5, 2007. With the completion of this merger agreement, Jo-Ann acquires the 62% of IdeaForest that it did not previously own.
buyer: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (JAS:$1,990.70)
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., the leading national fabric and craft retailer with locations in 47 states, operates 195 large format stores and 590 small format stores. "
target: Joann.com
Joann.com attracts an average of 2 million unique visitors per month and offers 65,000 products for the creative enthusiast including fabric, sewing and quilting items, scrapbooking supplies, crafts, knitting and crochet materials, and home décor goods.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clip App, acquired Clorik

synopsis: Bengaluru-based video sharing startup Clip app has acquired Clorik, a crowdsourced content discovery platform for Indian languages. Clorik is an India-based online platform to discover content categorized based on interest. Users choose their interests and preferred languages for getting content ranked based on relevance.
buyer: Clip App
Clip is India’s best video app to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos. Users can use the app in their local language and join the only Indian video community and express themselves by sharing short video clips. "
target: Clorik
Clorik is an India-based online platform to discover content categorized based on interest. Users choose their interests and preferred languages for getting content ranked based on relevance. Being technologically moderated and crowd-sourced, Clorik brings the most reliable content, fastest.
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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
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announced 4/11/2017 via

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, will acquire Creativebug

synopsis: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, announced that it has acquired Creativebug, LLC, a leading content provider of inspirational and educational videos on a wide range of topics in the arts and crafts sector.
buyer: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (JAS:$1,990.70)
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Approximately 860 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need. "
target: Creativebug
Creativebug is an online learning community for DIY crafters, producing award-winning inspirational and educational videos. Founded in 2012, Creativebug is known for its all-star lineup of instructors and video classes that walk you through creative projects from start to finish.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Otter Media, acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, Inc., one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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closed 3/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Demand Media announced the acquisition of Creativebug, the go-to source for high-quality, online video art and craft instruction. Creativebug’s network of exceptional designers and library of educational videos complements the crafts-related content on Demand Media’s eHow web property.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 6/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Scrapbook.com, purchased Scrapjazz.com and Scrap Tutor from Infinite Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Scrapbook.com, a leading online destination for scrapbookers worldwide, today announced it has acquired Scrapjazz.com and Scrap Tutor from Rochester, Minn.-based Infinite Publishing for an undisclosed sum. The combination will give Scrapbook.com even more features to provide its more than 450,000 monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Scrapbook.com
Scrapbook.com is a leading online destination for scrapbookers worldwide. Site users connect with one another through Scrapbook.com's proprietary social networking platform, which contains approximately 90,000 subscribers. "
seller: Infinite Publishing, LLC
Infinite Publishing, LLC strives to enlighten individuals through quality web sites and electronic content.
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closed 11/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: Hoffman Media, a privately held, leading special-interest publisher, announced it has acquired Martha Pullen Company and its catalog of books, patterns, teacher curriculums, in-person and online education events and Internet Embroidery Club, from F+W, a media and e-commerce company.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC (HM) is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

F+W Media, Inc., acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Martha Pullen Company, a leading ecommerce provider, event producer, and content company in the sewing and craft category. In addition to the Martha Pullen Company's media portfolio, the acquisition included its fulfillment operations and extensive sewing and craft inventory.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Hoffman Media, LLC
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 11/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: Hoffman Media, a privately held, leading special-interest publisher, announced it has acquired Martha Pullen Company and its catalog of books, patterns, teacher curriculums, in-person and online education events and Internet Embroidery Club, from F+W, a media and e-commerce company.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC (HM) is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Annie's, purchased Two Crafting Titles from Hoffman Media, LLC

synopsis: Annie's, a leader in the crafts market, has acquired Just CrossStitch and Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly from Hoffman Media. Just CrossStitch and Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly have been the premier publications in the cross-stitch category since first coming on the market in 1983.
buyer parent: DRG
buyer: Annie's
Annie's Publishing, LLC is well known to crafters and nostalgia buffs for its print and digital magazines, pattern books and other related products, sold primarily via mail, websites and catalogs. "
seller: Hoffman Media, LLC
Just CrossStitch is a magazine devoted exclusively to counted cross-stitch. Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly is a magazine for those who look at the handwork from centuries past with a sense of awe, wonder, and inquisitiveness.
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closed 4/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired Louisiana Cookin' Magazine

synopsis: Louisiana Cookin' Magazine and Hoffman Media announced the acquisition of the magazine by Hoffman Media, as well as plans to grow the magazine and its circulation. The acquisition includes the magazine, louisianacookin.com, the Lagniappe e-newsletter and the consistently sold out Louisiana Cookin' Chefs to Watch dinner.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target: Louisiana Cookin' Magazine
Louisiana Cookin' is the only national magazine for the connoisseur of Louisiana's unique culture, cuisine, and travel destinations. Each issue contains more than 50 unique and delicious recipes highlighting the state's world-famous cuisine.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

F+W Media, Inc., acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Martha Pullen Company, a leading ecommerce provider, event producer, and content company in the sewing and craft category. In addition to the Martha Pullen Company's media portfolio, the acquisition included its fulfillment operations and extensive sewing and craft inventory.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Hoffman Media, LLC
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd, will acquire Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd

synopsis: Halmek Holdings' management will acquire the company from Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer. Halmek Holdings is a Japanese magazine publisher. Their Halmek magazine is a monthly subscription magazine aimed at women in their 50s. It covers the topics of life, beauty, health, travel, hobbies, love and more.
buyer parent: Noritsu
buyer: Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd
Halmek Holdings is a Japanese magazine publisher. Halmek Holdings' Halmek magazine is a monthly subscription magazine aimed at women in their 50s. The magazine supports women and helps them to live better lives. It covers the topics of life, beauty, health, travel, hobbies, love and more. "
target parent: Noritsu
target: Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd
Halmek Holdings is a Japanese magazine publisher. Halmek Holdings' Halmek magazine is a monthly subscription magazine aimed at women in their 50s. The magazine supports women and helps them to live better lives. It covers the topics of life, beauty, health, travel, hobbies, love and more.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
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closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired LINDA.nl

synopsis: Talpa Network and Linda de Mol together bought all the shares from Mood for Magazines, the publisher of LINDA, among others. Mood for Magazines was co-founded by Linda de Mol and was part of Sanoma Media Netherlands. LINDA is a lifestyle and fashion magazine for women.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: LINDA.nl
LINDA magazine is a magazine in the Netherlands with an average of 233.452 copies per month sold. LINDA consists of monthly themes like fashion and living. It is published by Mood for Magazines and was co-founded by Linda de Mol.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

H Code, acquired HipLatina

synopsis: H Code, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the acquisition of HipLatina, a leading digital lifestyle platform for Hispanic women that reaches more than four million consumers per month via email, web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more than 20 websites and mobile apps.
buyer: H Code
H Code is the #1 US Hispanic comScore entity for Authentic Hispanic Reach. The company connects advertisers with the highly sought-after US Hispanic audience through a combination of target-able data-sets (science) and exemplary creative executions (art). "
target: HipLatina
HipLatina is a digital lifestyle publication that creates the conversation through positive & inspiring storytelling with an emphasis on food & drink, style, wellness, and profiles of fascinating people relevant to the US Hispanic community.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

RockYou, acquired Little Things LLC

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company focused on amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition and relaunch of LittleThings, a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target: Little Things LLC
Founded in 2014, LittleThings is a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations. LittleThings garners an unparalleled following of loyal fans, reaching an audience of nearly sixty million comScore unique monthly visitors.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Essence Ventures LLC, acquired Essence Communications Inc.

synopsis: Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. Essence owns Essence Magazine, a hallmark for women’s empowerment.
buyer: Essence Ventures LLC
Essence Ventures LLC is an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce. It was founded by Richelieu Dennis, founder of the shampoo and body care company Shea Moisture. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Essence Communications Inc.
ESSENCE is a hallmark for women’s empowerment and a cultural beacon of pride and celebration of the diverse images and lifestyles of Black women. ESSENCE is an international destination for diverse storytelling and original content comprising beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and culture.
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announced 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, will acquire Donna Magazine

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe, Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher, is to acquire Donna magazine from Hubert Burda Media, one of Germany's largest media groups. Donna is a German lifestyle magazine for women over 40. They cover fashion and beauty, life and love, health, culture and cookery.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. They publish newspapers, women’s magazines, TV guides, advertising papers, books and more. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: Donna Magazine
Donna is a German lifestyle magazine for women over 40. They cover fashion and beauty, life and love, health, culture and cookery. Rather than unobtainable icons, the models who appear in Donna are personable women with realistic proportions. They are located in Munich, Germany.
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announced 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, will acquire Myself Magazine

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe, Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher, is to acquire Myself Magazine from Condé Nast. Myself is targeted at smart, sophisticated, affluent women aged 25 plus who are interested in a wide variety of subjects including fashion, beauty, relationships, food, travel, home, design, health and careers.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. They publish newspapers, women’s magazines, TV guides, advertising papers, books and more. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Myself Magazine
Myself, launched in 2005, with the strapline "many lives, one magazine", is targeted at smart, sophisticated, affluent women aged 25 plus who are interested in a wide variety of subjects including fashion, beauty, relationships, food, travel, home, design, health and careers.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/4/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Gary Vaynerchuk, acquired PureWow

synopsis: Gary Vaynerchuk has acquired PureWow, a lifestyle digital media company focused on “upper” millennial and Gen-X women. PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women.
buyer: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. He is the co-founder of VaynerMedia. "
target: PureWow
PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women. The company focuses on editorial categories, including culture, fashion, tech, travel, beauty, home, and health.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pijper Media B.V., purchased 3 Women's Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma has sold the magazines Beau Monde, Happy in Shape and Marie Claire to Pijper Media. The magazines Beau Monde and Marie Claire cover fashion and style for women, while Happy in Shape is a women's fitness magazine covering food, exercise, mindset and lifestyle.
buyer: Pijper Media B.V.
Pijper Media is a family owned printing and publishing company based in Groningen, Netherlands. The company publishes a variety of magazines in the categories of sports, gastronomy, travel and lifestyle. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Their magazines Beau Monde, Happy in Shape, and Marie Claire cover the topics of fashion, style and fitness for women.
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The key titles within the privately-owned business and consumer magazines group Greer Publications have been bought by Independent News & Media. It is understood the Belfast Telegraph's parent firm will take over the running of Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman.
buyer: Independent News & Media PLC (ISE:IPD:$214.78)
Independent News & Media PLC, a newspaper and media company, engages in printing and publishing national, metropolitan, provincial, and regional newspapers in Australia, the Island of Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. "
seller: Greer Publications
The four magazines are Ulster Business, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review NI and Northern Woman which serve Northern Ireland professionals in financial, legal and IT sectors; food retailing industry; tourism sector; and fashion conscious consumers respectively.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Shape Magazine

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Shape magazine. Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: American Media Inc.
target: Shape Magazine
Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle. It is the category leader and has a median household income of $87,000 and median age of 39, the youngest in the category.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Vitamin Daily

synopsis: Glacier Media Group and Daily Dose Media Inc announced that Glacier Media Group has acquired VitaminDaily.com, Canada’s premier online lifestyle magazine for women. VitaminDaily.com has grown to six editions (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal delivering over half a million newsletters a week to upwardly-mobile Canadian women.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier Media Inc. is an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. "
target: Vitamin Daily
VitaminDaily.com is an online lifestyle magazine with a group of six free, savvy, online e-newsletters in major Canadian cities that target educated, affluent women who are starved for time and hungry for information.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 11/1/2011 via Company Press Release

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd., acquired ACP Magazines Singapore

synopsis: SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced that it has acquired ACP Magazines Pte Ltd. ACP Magazines Pte. Ltd. publishes and sells magazines and digital products in Singapore.
buyer: SPH Magazines Pte Ltd.
SPH Magazines Pte, Ltd. operates as a magazine publisher in Singapore. With an established Custom Publishing team, SPH Magazines also provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients such as Singapore Airlines and BMW. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: ACP Magazines Singapore
ACP Magazines Pte. Ltd. publishes and sells magazines and digital products in Singapore.
price ($mm)
$46
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closed 10/31/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Every Day with Rachael Ray

synopsis: Meredith Corporation and Reader's Digest Association announced that they have completed the agreement for Meredith to acquire Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and its related digital assets. Everyday with Rachael Ray is the award-winning lifestyle magazine of author and television personality Rachael Ray.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Every Day with Rachael Ray
Everyday with Rachael Ray is the award-winning lifestyle magazine of author and television personality Rachael Ray. The magazine is published 10 times annually and reaches an audience of 7.3 million. It includes recipes, tips for cooking and entertaining, and much more.
price ($mm)
$4.30
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announced 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Star Media Group, will acquire The Kit

synopsis: Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, announced their intention to acquire The Kit, a Canadian digital magazine and mobile app produced by Texterity, a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions. The Kit is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: Star Media Group
Star Media Group includes Torstar’s flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, thestar.com, Shop TV, Eye Weekly, Sway Magazine, Real Estate News, The Canadian Immigrant magazine, Desi Life, toronto.com and Torstar Syndication Services. "
target parent: Texterity Inc.
target: The Kit
THE KIT digital magazine is Canada's Beauty Authority, an informative and progressive source for beauty, health and wellness. It is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
price ($mm)
$563
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
33.2x

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Qliro Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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YES24 Co., Ltd.
YES24 Co., Ltd.
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities.
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$321.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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$5.79
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Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
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N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a leading internet and catalogue home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market.
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rev ($mm)
$753.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.20
EBIT ($mm)
$102.00
Net Income ($mm)
$81.00
Employees
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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.
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$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
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Multimedia Platforms Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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