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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired iParadigms

synopsis: iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: iParadigms
iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate student learning. Its flagship product, Turnitin, is used by over 24 million students and 1.6 million educators at 10,000 institutions worldwide to improve student outcomes.
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closed 5/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., acquired Waypoint Outcomes

synopsis: Bridgepoint Education acquired Waypoint Outcomes, a creator and publisher of interactive rubrics and surveys used to develop crucial data on student achievement.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, and Thuze, Bridgepoint has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. "
target: Waypoint Outcomes
Waypoint Outcomes creates innovative tools to help deepen the dialog amongst educators, learners, and stakeholders. Their assessment software is used by diverse K12 and Higher Education institutions around the world.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

Education Advisory Board, will acquire Starfish

synopsis: Education company EAB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hobsons’ student success platform, Starfish. Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Starfish
Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mimir, acquired Omnipointment Inc.

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Mimir has acquired Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Tthe acquisition of Omnipointment and its signature platform, Charter, will enhance Mimir Classroom. Charter is a group project tool that helps collegiate students arrange times to collaborate and gives instructors data to assess team performance.
buyer: Mimir
Mimir's main cloud-based software platform, Mimir Classroom, helps computer science teachers assess students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. "
target: Omnipointment Inc.
Omnipointment is the tool of choice for group projects, student organizations, and service projects. Omnipointment helps students find time out their busy schedules to meet.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 8/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Quad Partners, acquired TaskStream

synopsis: Taskstream, the leading provider of learning outcomes assessment technology and accreditation solutions for higher education, announced an investment by Quad Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on education, to deepen and broaden the company’s offerings.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target: TaskStream
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, user-friendly, and cloud-based solutions for assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Parchment Inc. merged with Credentials Solutions,

synopsis: Parchment, a digital credential service that allows learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials, has merged with Credentials Solutions, a company that specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions.
buyer: Credentials Solutions
Credentials Solutions specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes at postsecondary institutions and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions at a lower cost. They work with more than 800 institutions across their transcript automation product offerings. "
target: Parchment Inc.
Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people exchange more than 30 million transcripts and credentials globally.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 10/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Avow Systems, Inc. merged with Docufide,

synopsis: Parchment Inc. announces the acquisition of Avow Systems, Inc., merging two of the leading electronic transcript platforms – Docufide® serving 30 percent of U.S. secondary schools and Avow Systems serving nearly 100 top postsecondary institutions.
buyer: Docufide
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders. "
target: Avow Systems, Inc.
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., acquired LiftUpp Limited

synopsis: ExamSoft, a secure testing and assessment platform company based in Dallas, announces the acquisition of leading UK-based clinical assessment company, Liftupp. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is a SaaS firm, providing a scalable and flexible assessment platform that gives educators actionable data and insights to improve student learning outcomes and academic achievement. "
target: LiftUpp Limited
Liftupp provides assessment software developed by educators for educators. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
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closed 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated

synopsis: Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company, has acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI), a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: Assessment Technology Incorporated
Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) is a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution is a research-based system that provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Higher Ground Education, acquired FreshGrade Education Inc

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning digital portfolio and assessment platform, FreshGrade. FreshGrade is an education resource for teachers, students and families that mirrors how people communicate and use technology today, opening a window into the classroom to ensure maximum student engagement and progress.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: FreshGrade Education Inc
FreshGrade is an education resource for teachers, students and families that mirrors how people communicate and use technology today, opening a window into the classroom to ensure maximum student engagement and progress.
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closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Marco Learning, acquired The Graide Network

synopsis: Marco Learning, a leading provider of teacher professional development and AP exam preparation, has acquired The Graide Network, a Chicago-based education technology company. Founded in 2016, The Graide Network has built an award-winning model for highly effective, formative feedback on student writing from expert human readers at scale.
buyer: Marco Learning
Marco Learning is committed to providing the best, most complete resources for AP students, their parents, and teachers. Experienced in the classroom, at the kitchen table, and within the test preparation industry, Marco Learning's teachers bring decades of AP expertise to students. "
target: The Graide Network
The Graide Network is an education technology company that has built an award-winning model for formative feedback on student writing from expert human readers at scale. They connect teachers with qualified teaching assistants online to grade and provide feedback on student assignments.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Education, acquired Spiral

synopsis: Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—announced the acquisition of Spiral.  Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement. "
target: Spiral
Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom and the remote environment. Spiral contains many favourite formative assessment apps in one platform.
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announced 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Turnitin, will acquire Ouriginal

synopsis: Turnitin has entered into an agreement with Nordic private equity firm Procuritas to acquire Ouriginal, a company formed from the union of Urkund and PlagScan, established experts in plagiarism detection. Based in Sweden, Ouriginal helps over three million students achieve quality and maintain integrity in their academic work.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. Its products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students and researchers to do their best, original work. "
target parent: Procuritas AB
target: Ouriginal
Based in Sweden, Ouriginal helps over three million students achieve quality and maintain integrity in their academic work. The company supports academic institutions, secondary schools, and corporations by delivering a fully automated system for checking text originality and preventing plagiarism.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. Its products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students and researchers to do their best, original work. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is an education technology company that builds scalable software solutions that provide the highest level of exam security and integrity to education and certification institutions across a variety of verticals, settings, and modalities.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired Gradescope

synopsis: Turnitin has acquired Gradescope, an assessment platform that reduces the time associated with grading in college courses via an optimized online workflow and clever application of artificial intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: Gradescope
Gradescope enables instructors to grade paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects on one platform, with help from artificial intelligence. Gradescope is developing AI to provide learners with instant, high-quality feedback on all types of assignments.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired iParadigms

synopsis: iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: iParadigms
iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate student learning. Its flagship product, Turnitin, is used by over 24 million students and 1.6 million educators at 10,000 institutions worldwide to improve student outcomes.
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announced 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Turnitin, will acquire Ouriginal

synopsis: Turnitin has entered into an agreement with Nordic private equity firm Procuritas to acquire Ouriginal, a company formed from the union of Urkund and PlagScan, established experts in plagiarism detection. Based in Sweden, Ouriginal helps over three million students achieve quality and maintain integrity in their academic work.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. Its products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students and researchers to do their best, original work. "
target parent: Procuritas AB
target: Ouriginal
Based in Sweden, Ouriginal helps over three million students achieve quality and maintain integrity in their academic work. The company supports academic institutions, secondary schools, and corporations by delivering a fully automated system for checking text originality and preventing plagiarism.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Reddit, Inc., acquired Dubsmash, Inc.

synopsis: Reddit, an online community for creating, sharing, and discussion, has acquired Dubsmash, a short video platform. Dubsmash lets users record videos of themselves that are dubbed over with audio from songs, movies, music, and TV shows. Dubsmash will retain its own platform and brand, and Reddit will integrate its video creation tools.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Reddit, Inc.
Reddit is a community of millions of users around the world engaging in the creation of content and the sharing of conversation across tens of thousands of topics. Reddit allows users to submit, comment, and vote on content, breaking news, discussions, sports, and more posted on its website. "
target: Dubsmash, Inc.
Dubsmash is a video sharing platform and mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Dubsmash lets users record videos of themselves that are dubbed over with audio from songs, movies, music, and TV shows.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. Its products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students and researchers to do their best, original work. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is an education technology company that builds scalable software solutions that provide the highest level of exam security and integrity to education and certification institutions across a variety of verticals, settings, and modalities.
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announced 3/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Advance, Inc., Orkila Capital, LLC, will acquire Ironman

synopsis: Advance announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Wanda Sports Group Company Limited to acquire The IRONMAN Group.  The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series. Orkila Capital will co-invest in The IRONMAN Group.
buyer: Orkila Capital, LLC
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned business that owns, operates and invests in companies spanning media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Orkila Capital is a growth equity investment firm founded by Jesse Du Bey. "
target parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
target: Ironman
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and many more. It is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports.
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closed 8/13/2019 via PR Newswire

American City Business Journals Inc., acquired BizEquity

synopsis: American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of local business news and information, announced it has acquired majority ownership of BizEquity, the leading provider of cloud-based business valuation tools and private business data.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: American City Business Journals Inc.
Since 1985, American City Business Journals has been the nation's largest publisher of local business news and information. ACBJ owns 40 business publications online and in print across the country that offer exclusive, in-depth local business coverage. "
target: BizEquity
BizEquity is the world's leading provider of business valuation knowledge, having valued more than 33 million private companies globally to date. BizEquity's vision is to value every privately-owned company and, in the process, democratize business valuation and performance knowledge.
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closed 5/16/2019 via New York Times

Dotdash, acquired Brides Magazine

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Brides magazine to Dotdash, an American digital media company. Brides is an American bimonthly magazine. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: Brides Magazine
Brides is an American bimonthly magazine. As with many similar bridal magazines, it is designed to be an in-depth resource for brides-to-be, with many photographs and articles on wedding dresses, cakes, ceremonies, receptions, and honeymoons.
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closed 5/14/2019 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Golf Digest to Discovery Inc., an American mass media company based in New York City. Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: The Golf Digest Companies
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Advance Publications, Inc., acquired The Esports Observer

synopsis: Advance, a family-owned company that operates and invests in media, communications and technology businesses, has acquired The Esports Observer (TEO), the world’s leading source for esports business news and insights. TEO offers an integrated platform that enables companies to make the right decisions when venturing into the esports industry.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance is a diversified, family-owned company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance employ more than 12,000 people in over a dozen countries. "
target: The Esports Observer
The Esports Observer (TEO) is the world’s leading source for esports business news and insights. TEO offers an integrated platform that enables companies to make the right decisions when venturing into the esports industry by offering real-time intelligence and reports.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Advance Publications, Inc., acquired Newzoo

synopsis: Advance Publications has acquired a majority share in Newzoo, the leading provider of market intelligence covering the global games, esports, and mobile markets. They provide their clients an extensive range of solutions, including consumer insights, device and app data, market sizing and forecasting, custom research, and bespoke advisory services.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance is a diversified, family-owned company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance employ more than 12,000 people in over a dozen countries. "
target: Newzoo
Newzoo is the leading provider of market intelligence covering the global games, esports, and mobile markets. They provide their clients an extensive range of solutions, including consumer insights, device and app data, market sizing and forecasting, custom research, and bespoke advisory services.
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announced 8/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Advance Publications, Inc., will acquire Stage Entertainment

synopsis: Advance, a family-owned company that operates and invests in media, communications and technology businesses, will acquire Stage Entertainment from CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Stage Entertainment is a first-class theatrical production company focusing on musical theatre in Europe.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance is a family-owned company that operates and invests in a wide range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance include Condé Nast brands such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Wired; video programming brands Eurosport and Discovery, and more."
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: Stage Entertainment
Founded in 1998, Stage Entertainment is a first-class theatrical production company focusing on musical theatre in Europe. It owns and operates a network of 20 theatres where it mostly produces musicals developed by international partners and its creative teams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$684
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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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.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Farfetch, acquired Style.com

synopsis: Farfetch, a leading online luxury shopping platform, has acquired Style.com's trademark, intellectual property and customer database from Condé Nast. Style.com was a luxury online marketplace where customers could find the very best of established brands and the rising stars of fashion.
buyer: Farfetch (FTCH:$602.38)
Farfetch is the online platform to shop the world’s greatest selection of luxury. Their e-commerce platform partners with the world’s best luxury boutiques and brands, guaranteeing an unparalleled range of pieces to shop; from established luxury brands to the most interesting new designers. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Style.com
Style.com is a new and immersive e-commerce experience from the world’s leading multimedia company, Condé Nast. Style.com is a luxury marketplace where customers will find the very best of established brands and the rising stars of fashion.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

American City Business Journals Inc., acquired Leaders in Sport

synopsis: Leaders in Sport, the premium international conference, publishing and training business for sport, has been wholly acquired by American City Business Journals (ACBJ), the premier print and digital publisher of business news. Leaders in Sport organises sport business summits in iconic cities around the world including New York, London and Beijing.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: American City Business Journals Inc.
American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 43 business publications across the country reaching more than 3.6 million readers each week. "
target: Leaders in Sport
Leaders in Sport is an organiser of inspiring events for the professional world of sport. They are a central hub for brilliant content from those events, and they are a global network for professionals in sport.
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closed 3/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pop2Life and Ribyt

synopsis: Condé Nast announced two acquisitions: the purchase of an industry-leading experiential marketing agency Pop2Life, along with the event hospitality and ticketing platform Ribyt.
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: Pop2Life and Ribyt
Pop2Life is an industry-leading experiential marketing agency. Ribyt is an event hospitality and ticketing platform. Ribyt, an enterprise-grade event technology platform, provides users with cloud-based tools to manage high-touch events.
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announced 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Conde Nast Publications Inc., will acquire CitizenNet

synopsis: Condé Nast, a premier media company, said it will acquire CitizenNet, a social data and marketing platform. CitizenNet is a Facebook Marketing Partner leveraging numerous patents in natural language processing and semantic analysis to improve Social Media Advertising performance through Audience Prediction and Media Optimization.
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: CitizenNet
CitizenNet is a Facebook Marketing Partner leveraging numerous patents in natural language processing and semantic analysis to improve Social Media Advertising performance through Audience Prediction and Media Optimization.
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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 3/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Poetica

synopsis: Condé Nast has expanded with an acquisition of leading editorial tech company, Poetica. The company has developed proprietary technology for collaborating on content in real time, which can be integrated with any content management system and brings Google Docs-style editing to any web-based content.
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: Poetica
Poetica is an intuitive text editor that makes it easy to work with others on copy and content. They have pioneered a new approach to version control, using their own Operational Transform extensions rather than industry-standard diffs.
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closed 10/13/2015 via New York Times

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pitchfork Media

synopsis: Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine. Pitchfork has been one of music’s independent voices, known for unearthing up-and-coming artists, and for its in-depth reviews.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content. Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue and The New Yorker."
target: Pitchfork Media
Pitchfork is the first source for music fans seeking the best in independent and emerging music across all genres. Pitchfork is widely acclaimed for its in-depth music writing and criticism, innovative design, original music video content, live events and the annual Pitchfork Music Festivals.
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closed 8/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Advance Publications, Inc., acquired 1010data, Inc.

synopsis: 1010data, Inc., provider of the only Big Data Discovery and data sharing platform that combines cloud-based analytics with access to disruptive datasets on a single platform, and Advance/Newhouse (an affiliate of Advance Publications, “Advance"), a privately held global and diversified media group, announced that Advance has acquired 1010data.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance Publications, Inc., is a privately held communications company that, directly or through subsidiaries, owns Condé Nast, Parade Publications, Fairchild Fashion Media, American City Business Journals, the Golf Digest Companies, and newspapers in more than twenty-five American cities. "
target: 1010data, Inc.
1010data is the leading provider of Cloud-based analytics for Big Data. It is used by hundreds of the world’s largest retail, manufacturing, telecom, and financial services enterprises.
price ($mm)
$500
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$0]
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$330
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,845.75)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 6/8/2016 via PR Newswire

GreenITers merged with Grendz,

synopsis: Green technology trends website Grendz, a subsidiary of Full Circle Innocations KK, is getting even better by merging with GreenITers, a website community that provides its members with the latest eco discussions. In this way, Grendz will collectively offer great eco-friendly technology trends and innovative science breakthroughs.
buyer parent: Full Circle Innovations KK
buyer: Grendz
Grendz.com is the definitive place for new technology trends, science breakthroughs and green ideas. Grendz provides a weekly report to its members with the top green trends of the week . "
target: GreenITers
GreenITers is a website community that provides its members with the latest ecology discussions. GreenITers searches and publishes English news about Clean Technology in Japan. It is targeted for people who want to "Green it!" the world we are living in via eco innovations & technology.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$56
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. 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.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: 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.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
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0.0x
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0.0x
announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,425.94)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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closed 10/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Millicom International Cellular S.A., acquired Cablevision Paraguay

synopsis: Millicom International Cellular S.A. announced that it has received all necessary documentation to complete the transaction to acquire 100% of Cablevision Paraguay. Cablevisión Paraguay began offering TV services in Asunción in 1989 and is the leading provider of cable pay-TV services in Paraguay.
buyer: Millicom International Cellular S.A. (NasdaqGS:TIGO:$4,126.00)
Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 13 countries in Latin America and Africa. It also operates various combinations of fixed telephony, cable and broadband businesses in five countries in Central America. "
target parent: Grupo Clarin SA
target: Cablevision Paraguay
Cablevisión Paraguay is controlled by the listed company Grupo Clarín S.A. It began offering TV services in Asunción in 1989 and is the leading provider of cable pay-TV services in Paraguay.
price ($mm)
$142
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announced 6/26/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Editions Gallimard SA, will acquire Flammarion S.A.

synopsis: Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup SpA said it received a EUR251 million ($314 million) binding offer from Gallimard's parent company Madrigall SA to buy its French book unit RCS Livres, which controls publishing group Flammarion.
buyer: Editions Gallimard SA
Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books. It was founded in 1911 in Paris by Gaston Gallimard as Les Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. The stylised nrf logo still appears on many books published by Gallimard today. "
target parent: RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.
target: Flammarion S.A.
Flammarion Group is the fourth largest French publishing group. It comprises a number of areas of activity, including publishing, distribution, sales, printing, and bookshops. It’s mission is to make knowledge in all fields accessible to all, by means of the best possible editorial products.
price ($mm)
$315
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pet Food Direct, Inc., acquired PetStyle LLC

synopsis: Pet media and ecommerce company Pet360 Inc. has acquired pet lifestyle network PetStyle LLC for an undisclosed sum. PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PetFoodDirect.com is the nation’s largest online retailer of pet food, pet meds and pet supplies. With over 148 brands of pet food and more than 16,000 top-quality pet products in stock, PetFoodDirect.com offers pet parents the largest selection of supplies with the convenience of home delivery. "
target: PetStyle LLC
PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BusinessWire

2100 Trust, LLC, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. has been acquired by 2100 Trust, LLC in a merger with a subsidiary of 2100 Trust. Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer: 2100 Trust, LLC
2100 Trust, LLC is a privately held company that believes strongly in the future of journalism and the newspaper industry. The company is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the integral relationship that its newspapers have with their local communities. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national media company operating print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses. The company's print portfolio includes approximately 100 daily and weekly publications, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications.
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
price ($mm)
$267
rev ($mm)
$348
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.8x
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announced 10/17/2011 via BusinessWeek

América Móvil, will acquire DLA Inc.

synopsis: America Movil, Latin America's largest wireless company, agreed to buy DLA Inc. from Claxson Interactive Group Inc, adding video-on-demand programming and Latin America cable-TV channels including Playboy TV and the Concert Channel.
buyer: América Móvil (AMXA:$0.00)
América Móvil is Latin America´s largest wireless company and, in terms of equity subscribers the third largest wireless provider in the world. Some of its wireless voice and data services include: SMS, MMS, internet access, mobile connection, and localization services. "
target parent: Claxson Interactive Group, Inc.
target: DLA Inc.
DLA is the leading corporation in the development, integration, and delivery of entertainment products made for digital distribution (TV, Internet, Mobile) in Latin America, Iberia and the Hispanic market in the United States, and in the Caribbean.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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