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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired The Bold Italic, Inc.

synopsis: Medium, a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter, has acquired The Bold Italic, an online magazine that chronicles life in San Francisco. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. For readers, Medium allow people to follow people and topics that matter to them. "
target: The Bold Italic, Inc.
The Bold Italic is an online magazine that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
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closed 4/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, acquired Our State Magazine

synopsis: Our State Magazine, a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events, has been acquired by its employees through The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
buyer: The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan is a company created for the employee acquisition of Our State Magazine. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Our State is a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events. "
target: Our State Magazine
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Our State is a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events.
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gow Media, acquired Culturemap

synopsis: Houston-based Gow Media has acquired Texas lifestyle media network CultureMap. Founded in 2009, CultureMap has digital local lifestyle publications in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. CultureMap provides readers with information about restaurants, live events, real estate, arts and culture, travel, innovation and society.
buyer: Gow Media
Gow Media, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a sports marketing company comprised of two Houston sports radio stations and a national sports talk network. It owns owns ESPN 97.5 FM and SB Nation Radio 1560 AM. "
target parent: ViewMarket
target: Culturemap
CultureMap is a network of local lifestyle sites delivering 24/7 news and recommendations to readers every month. Their editorial teams in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston deliver consumers the very best in local intelligence, tools and services every day.
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closed 8/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Go 96.3 Radio, acquired BringMeTheNews

synopsis: Go 96.3 Radio, a locally owned Minnesota modern music radio station and subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies, announced that it has acquired BringMeTheNews, a web-based news delivery service focusing on local news. BringMeTheNews was developed in 2009 to be a premier curator and distributor of local and national news.
buyer parent: Pohlad Companies
buyer: Go 96.3 Radio
Go 96.3 Radio is a Minnesota-based FM radio station that airs modern music and is the home of Minnesota Twins baseball. It is a subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies. "
target: BringMeTheNews
BringMeTheNews is a leading provider of important Minnesota news and information in a growing network of media outlets including radio stations, magazines and websites.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

ViewMarket, acquired Culturemap

synopsis: ViewMarket’s expected acquisition of CultureMap has been finalized in a deal. CultureMap, a lifestyles and society news website, has a built-in young, affluent audience, strong multicity sales organization and technology platform that would enable ViewMarket quick delivery.
buyer: ViewMarket
ViewMarket is a video monetization platform that enables ‘haulers’ to monetize their online influence and following by syndicating content and garnering affiliate revenue on business products. "
target: Culturemap
CultureMap is a daily digital magazine that delivers 24/7 real-time news reporting and analysis, breaking news, compelling opinions and fresh perspectives on the arts, fashion, dining, design, real estate, travel, city life, sports, and society, as well as a curated events calendar and city guide.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ertel Publishing, acquired CHARLIE Magazine

synopsis: Ertel Publishing announced it purchased CHARLIE, a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing.
buyer: Ertel Publishing
Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing. "
target: CHARLIE Magazine
CHARLIE is a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Their online magazine recognizes forward-thinking people and happenings in food and wine, art, music, fashion and more.
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closed 1/14/2015 via PR Web

Daily Secret, acquired sugarhigh GmbH

synopsis: DAILY SECRET Inc., media company and creator of highly curated lifestyle content for influential young professionals, announced the acquisition of sugarhigh, a Berlin-based email magazine and website.
buyer: Daily Secret
Daily Secret is one of the fastest growing digital media brands for premium audiences around the world. Covering over 40 markets, its signature daily email newsletter reveals coveted bars, restaurants, shops and all around local ‘secrets’ while integrating brands around passion points. "
target: sugarhigh GmbH
sugarhigh is an e-mail magazine and website about Berlin. It provides more than 15,000 readers with articles on Contemporary Berlin and is published in both English and German. In addition, sugarhigh publishes special editions during events such as Berlin Fashion Week and Berlin Art Forum.
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closed 1/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Chloe Harris, acquired 7x7

synopsis: Chloe Harris, editor of the San Francisco magazine 7X7, bought the publication from McEvoy Media LLC. Harris will run 7X7's print and online operations as president and Editor in Chief of Metropolitan Media Inc. 7x7 is a city-living-focused digital, print, mobile, social, commerce and events activation platform, covering the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: Chloe Harris
Chloe Harris is the editor of the San Francisco lifestyle magazine 7X7. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: 7x7
7x7 is a city-living-focused fashion, lifestyle, food, culture, opinion and entertainment digital, print, mobile, social, commerce and events activation platform, covering the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 7/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired julib.com

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest publisher of city magazines in the United States, has acquired Juli B. Inc, publisher of julib.com, the online luxury and lifestyle brand distributing content via email to upwards of fourteen cities and 700,000 readers.
buyer parent: Clarity Partners, LP
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii. "
target: julib.com
julib.com was founded in 2002 with 400 readers and a single New York edition. Today the company offers other widely-popular email editions in markets where Modern Luxury titles have a foothold, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Atlanta.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired DumboNYC

synopsis: BlankSlate, a Dumbo-based digital marketing agency, has acquired DumboNYC, a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. BlankSlate is a technology and creative team that forges local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: DumboNYC
For people that live or work in Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry, or Vinegar Hill, DumboNYC is a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
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announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sipromad, acquired Africanews

synopsis: Groupe Sipromad, the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar which operates in the Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting industries, has acquired Africanews, the Congo-based news media that covers sub-African and international news and business stories from an African perspective.
buyer: Groupe Sipromad
Groupe Sipromad is a leader in diversified industries in Madagascar. As the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar, it operates in several clusters: Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting. "
target parent: Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l.
target: Africanews
Headquartered in Congo, Africanews is the new pan-African news media, unique in its concept and vision. Africanews covers sub-African and international news and business stories 24/7 in French and English languages from an African perspective.
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$20
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

The Advocate, acquired NOLA Media Group

synopsis: The Advocate, the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, has acquired NOLA Media Group from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States. NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. The group produces award-winning journalism through NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
buyer parent: John Georges
buyer: The Advocate
The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana. The Advocate is the primary newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the leading daily paper of south-east Louisiana, including Greater New Orleans. The paper covers the latest news, sports, entertainment, life, and more. "
target parent: Advance Local
target: NOLA Media Group
NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. NOLA Media Group produces award-winning journalism on NOLA.com, the #1 news and information website in New Orleans. The group also publishes The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
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closed 4/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Castanet.net

synopsis: Glacier Media has acquired Castanet Media, a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Glacier Media also acquired Castanet-owned Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen. "
target: Castanet.net
Castanet Media is a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Every week over 450,000 people visit Castanet for news, classifieds, weather and entertainment. Castanet also owns Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
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$18
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

ID Africa, acquired TheNETng

synopsis: ID Africa, a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency, has acquired TheNETng, a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are.
buyer: ID Africa
ID Africa is a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency. ID Africa combines cutting-edge technology and creative strategies to help individuals and organizations grow their influence and revenues online with optimal effectiveness. "
target: TheNETng
TheNETng is a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are. TheNETng is known for breaking the biggest stories on the Nigerian entertainment scene.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Community Impact Newspaper, acquired Rover Today

synopsis: Austin-based Community Impact Newspaper is growing its footprint in Nashville. Community Impact has purchased Green Hills and Belle Meade online local news publication Rover. Rover is an American Hometown Publishing Inc. publication.
buyer: Community Impact Newspaper
Based in Pflugerville, TX, Community Impact Newspaper distributes hyperlocal news and information to millions of local residents and business owners each day online and monthly by mail. "
target parent: West End Holdings, LLC
target: Rover Today
Rover is an online local news publication in Tennessee that serves the Green Hills and Belle Meade area. Rover is designed to capture an engaged active audience with a free direct mail monthly news/lifestyle magazine going to thousands of homes and a mobile site that’s filled with local information.
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Daily Hive, acquired Torontoist

synopsis: Daily Hive has acquired Torontoist. For nearly 15 years, Torontoist has captured the tenor and texture of life in Toronto. Torontoist's scope encompasses absolutely everything interesting related to Toronto, including news, arts, events, culture, transit, politics, photography, public spaces, food, and a whole lot more.
buyer: Daily Hive
Daily Hive, formerly known as Vancity Buzz, is an online newspaper in Vancouver, Canada. It began digital publishing in 2008 and became Western Canada's largest online-only publication by 2016. "
target parent: St. Joseph Communications
target: Torontoist
Torontoist's scope encompasses absolutely everything interesting related to Toronto, including news, arts, events, culture, transit, politics, photography, public spaces, food, and a whole lot more. Their goal is to capture the tenor and texture of life in the city, to evoke the daily experience.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Home Page Media Group LLC

synopsis: FW Publishing LLC is acquiring online news publishing company Home Page Media Group, which operates hyper-local online news sites including the Brentwood Home Page, and Franklin Home Page. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus.
buyer parent: Freeman Webb Company
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post breaks important, inside stories affecting the Nashville business and political communities. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus. "
target: Home Page Media Group LLC
Home Page Media Group LLC is the parent company of four daily online news sites serving Williamson County, TN: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page and Spring Hill Home Page. The Home Pages specialize in hyperlocal community news serving their respective cities.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired The Akron Beacon Journal

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all of the publishing and related assets of the Akron Beacon Journal from Black Press, Ltd. The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, Ohio.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: The Akron Beacon Journal
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, known for in-depth local reporting. The newspaper and website regularly attract accolades from professional journalism associations at the local, regional, state and national levels.
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$16
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired The Bold Italic, Inc.

synopsis: Medium, a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter, has acquired The Bold Italic, an online magazine that chronicles life in San Francisco. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. For readers, Medium allow people to follow people and topics that matter to them. "
target: The Bold Italic, Inc.
The Bold Italic is an online magazine that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired The Bold Italic, Inc.

synopsis: Medium, a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter, has acquired The Bold Italic, an online magazine that chronicles life in San Francisco. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. For readers, Medium allow people to follow people and topics that matter to them. "
target: The Bold Italic, Inc.
The Bold Italic is an online magazine that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
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closed 8/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired Embedly, Inc.

synopsis: Medium has acquired Embedly, the provider of technology enabling both publishers and consumers to share content across the web. Launched in 2010, Embedly provides a platform that delivers rich media embeds. Through a suite of tools, plugins and APIs, Embedly is the source for embedding content and previewing links on the web.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. "
target: Embedly, Inc.
Embedly is the new link, replacing URLs with engaging videos, images and media. Through a suite of tools, plugins and APIs, Embedly is the source for embedding content and previewing links on the web. With Embedly, clients can target their content, implement custom advertising, and engage end-users.
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closed 6/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired BackChannel

synopsis: Condé Nast announced the acquisition of Backchannel, the premier tech business brand from social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel will be the third brand, alongside WIRED and Ars Technica, in the newly formed Wired Media Group.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting 123 million consumers across its industry-leading print, digital and video brands. "
target parent: Medium
target: BackChannel
Backchannel is a premier tech business brand from a social publishing platform Medium. Backchannel dives deep into the culture and stories of the tech industry through in-depth and unique reporting, which provides a distinctive and authoritative point of view.
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closed 6/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired Superfeedr

synopsis: Medium has acquired a small startup called Superfeedr, an API to turbocharge the way you handle RSS, Atom and JSON feeds. Superfeedr helps harness the power of real-time feed technology to have content delivered as soon as it changes.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. "
target: Superfeedr
Superfeedr helps harness the power of real-time feed technology to have content delivered as soon as it changes. Their PubSubHubbub and XMPP APIs make it easy to subscribe to content or push content to subscribers quickly and efficiently.
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ekaabo GmbH, acquired Mister Wong GmbH

synopsis: Mister Wong, a Germany-based social bookmarking service, has been acquired by social media agency Ekaabo. Mister Wong provides facilities to search, save, and manage favorite Websites in the areas of entertainment, culture, knowledge, politics, Web, business, and sports.
buyer: Ekaabo GmbH
Weinheim-based Ekaabo GmbH, founded in November 2006, is one of Germany's leading social media company. The company provides services for social sharing and advertising business. "
target: Mister Wong GmbH
Mister Wong GmbH owns and operates social bookmarking service portals. It provides facilities to search, save, and manage favorite Websites in the areas of entertainment, culture, knowledge, politics, Web, business, and sports. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Bremen, Germany.
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closed 10/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired OwnerIQ Inc.

synopsis: Inmar, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, announced that it has acquired ownerIQ, a leading media technology company that provides 1st and 2nd party data solutions to brands, retailers, and manufacturers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar operates the most trusted tech-enabled commerce platforms, networks and applications that deliver analytics-driven results for the world’s largest retailers, brands and health systems. They provide clients with insights from the data to meet the needs of shoppers, patients and businesses. "
target: OwnerIQ Inc.
ownerIQ is focused on leading the data market’s evolution towards transparency, relevancy and choice. ownerIQ brings the most valuable consumer data to market– explicit shopping and purchasing data from retailers and brands– to power a new data economy: The Second-Party Data marketplace.
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closed 1/4/2018 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, acquired Kairion GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to strengthen its activities in the ad-tech sector and is acquiring the e-commerce marketer Kairion from Cocomore AG. Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,682.90)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong presence in the TV and digital markets. Free TV financed by advertising is the core business of the Group. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms. "
target parent: Cocomore AG
target: Kairion GmbH
Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers. The company aggregates the advertising environments and data of over 80 online shops, an activity known as retail media.
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closed 3/13/2012 via PR Newswire

3BL Media, LLC, acquired SocialEarth

synopsis: 3BL Media, the leading distributor of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news and content, has announced the acquisition of SocialEarth, the leading web-based community for social innovation, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise content and thought leadership.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media is the leading CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability news and content distribution company. The company works with organizations to distribute multi-format media assets regarding environmental and social issues. "
target: SocialEarth
SocialEarth is the leading source for news and information about social entrepreneurship. The company has over 170 contributors in 25 countries that cover the latest trends and provide thoughtful analysis on socially and environmentally conscious news.
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$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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