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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Kyyba Intermedia LLC, acquired IHM Media

synopsis: Kyyba Intermedia has acquired Flint-based IHM Media, publishers of Michigan Innovative Health magazine. The resulting new magazine, Kyyba: Health & Life, will develop original content for a diverse readership who are looking for information about health care choices, innovations in wellness and lifestyle trends.
buyer parent: Kyyba, Inc.
buyer: Kyyba Intermedia LLC
Kyyba Intermedia's focus is on becoming Michigan's go-to source for information about wellness, health care, medicine, technology and lifestyle innovations, utilizing both print and digital mediums. "
target: IHM Media
Michigan Innovative Health, published by IHM Media, is a global wellness and health magazine that advocates hope and healing for the mentally and physically challenged community.
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announced 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

United Spinal Association, will acquire New Mobility

synopsis: United Spinal Association will announce the acquisition of New Mobility magazine, leveraging capabilities of both organizations to improve the lives of people with disabilities nationwide. The organizations will retain their individual names and United Spinal Association will continue the publication of New Mobility uninterrupted.
buyer: United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. "
target: New Mobility
New Mobility (published by No Limits Communications, Inc.) is a colorful lifestyle magazine for active wheelchair users seeking full participation in all that life has to offer — education, work, relationships, sex, parenting, home, media, recreation, travel and more.
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announced 3/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Sivantos Group, will acquire audibene GmbH

synopsis: Sivantos Group announced that it will acquire audibene GmbH, the largest internet portal for independent hearing care case management and hearing aid purchasing in Europe. audibene’s multi-vendor platform attracts new hearing aid customers into the world of hearing aids and drives incremental business for hearing healthcare providers.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Sivantos Group
Sivantos Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hearing instruments. Sivantos’ international sales organization supplies products to hearing aid specialists and sales organizations in more than 120 countries. "
target: audibene GmbH
audibene is the global leader in online hearing care. The company uses the power of the internet to deliver high-quality hearing care to first-time customers. Together with a network of more than 800 audiology partners it currently serves customers in Germany, Netherland and Switzerland.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Club Prévention Santé

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Club Santé Débat, the developer of Club Prévention Santé, an event company that offers free conferences on topics such as sleep, nutrition and sports activities. They also created the quarterly magazine, Dr. Good!, dedicated to food and health.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Club Prévention Santé
Club Santé Débat is the developer of Club Prévention Santé, an event company that offers free conferences on topics such as sleep, nutrition and sports activities. They also created the quarterly magazine, Dr. Good!, dedicated to food and health.
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased MuscleMag, Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing

synopsis: Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a magazine publishing company and subsidiary of Active Interest Media, signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the popular health and fitness titles MuscleMag and Oxygen from Robert Kennedy Publishing Inc.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
seller: Robert Kennedy Publishing
MuscleMag International is a a Canadian bodybuilding, fitness and men's magazine. Oxygen is a women’s fitness magazine. Both magazines were published by Robert Kennedy Publishing.
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closed 1/11/2008 via Company Press Release

Belvoir Publications, Inc., acquired Living Without Magazine

synopsis: Belvoir Media Group, a national special interest magazine, newsletter and electronic information publisher headquartered in Norwalk, CT, announces the acquisition of Living Without Magazine from founder Peggy Wagener.
buyer: Belvoir Publications, Inc.
Belvoir Media Group LLC is a publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media. Belvoir's information products cover interest areas ranging from human wellness, antiques and decorating to shelter, power and sailboats to horses, pet care and general aviation. "
target: Living Without Magazine
Living Without is a lifestyle guide for people with allergies and food sensitivities. It discusses a variety of health-related issues, and provides support, encouragement, guidance and resources.
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closed 2/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Rodale Custom Publishing, acquired Fitness Publishing, Inc

synopsis: Rodale Inc., the authoritative source for trusted content in health and wellness worldwide, announced the acquisition of Running Times magazine and runningtimes.com branded media properties, from Fitness Publishing, Inc. based in Wilton, CT. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Rodale, Inc.
buyer: Rodale Custom Publishing
Rodale Inc. is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching nearly 40 million people each month. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines. "
target: Fitness Publishing, Inc
Recognized as the worldwide authority on running, the mission of Runner's World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid storytelling.
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closed 1/23/2003 via BusinessWire

American Media Inc., acquired Weider Publications

synopsis: American Media, Inc., Evercore Partners and Weider Health and Fitness announced today that they have reached an agreement for AMI and Evercore to acquire Weider Publications, Inc. and its related properties for aggregate consideration of $350 million.
buyer parent: Evercore Partners Inc.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health & fitness categories. In the past 7 years, AMI has grown to become the 4th largest consumer magazine publisher in the country, and #2 in retail magazine sales. "
target: Weider Publications
Driven by the fitness industry's most informed sources, the Fitness Online Network offers one of the largest and most diverse health and fitness content databases available on the Web today. Through a diverse network of eight unique health and fitness sites, Fitness Online delivers the vast resourc
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Anthem Publishing Ltd., acquired Healthy Diet Magazine

synopsis: Anthem Publishing Ltd announced it has acquired Healthy Diet magazine from Aceville Publications Ltd. The title joins Anthem’s portfolio of award-winning specialist food magazines, including Vegan Food & Living, Simply Vegan, Gluten-Free Heaven and Baking Heaven. Healthy Diet aims to cut through confusion and fads that have flooded the industry.
buyer: Anthem Publishing Ltd.
Bath-based Anthem Publishing is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. With market-leading positions in the music, food and colouring sectors, Anthem is recognised as a creator of great brands and for its ability to rapidly respond to trends and opportunities. "
target parent: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
target: Healthy Diet Magazine
Healthy Diet magazine aims to cut through confusion and fads that have flooded the health, nutrition and fitness industries to provide clear and sensible advice to anyone wanting to understand how to make healthy choices.
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Leaf Group, acquired Well+Good

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, announced it has acquired the wellness media company, Well+Good. Well+Good has premium content and experiences brand, known for its trend-spotting and high-caliber editorial content.
buyer: Leaf Group (LFGR:$135.50)
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) and media (Livestrong.com and eHow) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. "
target: Well+Good
Well+Good is an editorial leader in the fitness and wellness space, and has leveraged a reputation to create new business extensions to the core site. Driven by a team that seeks out new opportunities for expansion, Well+Good has a consistent record of robust revenue growth and profitability.
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announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fokus Media Finland Oy, will purchase Fit Magazine from Aller Media Oy

synopsis: Fokus Media, a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines, is to buy Fit Magazine from Aller Media Oy, the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines in Finland. Fit Magazine focuses on fitness training and wellness.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. They also work as a multi-channel content marketing company. "
seller parent: Aller Holding A/S
seller: Aller Media Oy
Aller Media Oy has operated in Finland since 1992 and is reaching monthly 3 millions Finnish people through its brands. Aller Media Oy is the leading publisher of entertainment and TV magazines of the region.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Outdoor Fitness

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired the Outdoor Fitness title from Bauer Media. Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, that aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Outdoor Fitness
Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, launched in the summer of 2011. It aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content, enjoyed by a readership who are loyal to staying fit and healthy in the great outdoors.
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closed 2/19/2014 via PR Web

Onnit, acquired My Mad Methods Magazine

synopsis: Onnit Labs has acquired My Mad Methods Magazine, creating one of the most comprehensive unconventional fitness resources in existence. The merger will make alternative fitness products and information available all in one place.
buyer: Onnit
Onnit was founded in 2010 with an idea to make cutting edge nutritional supplement combinations. Their mission is to inspire peak performance through a combination of unique products and actionable information. "
target: My Mad Methods Magazine
My Mad Methods Magazine is the ultimate resource for everything regarding unconventional training. It is for those looking for professional, detailed information about each unconventional training method with hundreds of articles, exercises, and workouts.
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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, acquired Gluten-Free Living

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held enthusiast publishing company, acquired the Gluten-Free Living brand, including the magazine, website and digital properties.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
target: Gluten-Free Living
Gluten-Free Living is a leader in providing practical, reliable information about the gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Living features thoroughly-researched articles that have set the standard for accuracy in dietary information and guidance.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired EatingWell Media Group

synopsis: Meredith Corporation significantly enhanced its leadership position in the food media marketplace with the announcement of (1) the acquisition of the EatingWell Media Group, a multichannel brand focused on healthy eating; and (2) the launch of Recipe.com, a brand that pairs recipes with digital coupons and savings.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: EatingWell Media Group
EatingWell Media Group is a fast-growing multimedia company with the mission of delivering the information and inspiration people need to make healthy eating a way of life.
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closed 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yoga Journal

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yoga Journal, AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced. The new acquisition will add to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yoga Journal
Founded in 1975, Yoga Journal is the country's premier multiplatform media company dedicated to yoga, publishing the most widely read yoga magazine in the U.S. and abroad. The company holds several sell-out conferences a year, and produces many best-selling yoga books and DVDs.
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closed 1/5/2015 via PR Web

Binais Begovic and Catherine Begovic, acquired Iron Man Magazine

synopsis: Iron Man Magazine, the world’s leading bodybuilding and fitness magazine and the fitness world’s pillar of information for training announced that Binais Begovic and Catherine Begovic have purchased the company.
buyer: Binais Begovic and Catherine Begovic
Binais Begovic is an entrepreneur and a fitness athlete who was a cover model for Iron Man Magazine in 2006. Catherine Begovic is the wife of Binais Begovic. "
target: Iron Man Magazine
Iron Man Magazine is an American publication which discusses bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting. It focuses on the health and character-building aspects of weight-training, and is the leader in brining exercise and nutrition concepts/ideas to those in the training world.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Kyyba Intermedia LLC, acquired IHM Media

synopsis: Kyyba Intermedia has acquired Flint-based IHM Media, publishers of Michigan Innovative Health magazine. The resulting new magazine, Kyyba: Health & Life, will develop original content for a diverse readership who are looking for information about health care choices, innovations in wellness and lifestyle trends.
buyer parent: Kyyba, Inc.
buyer: Kyyba Intermedia LLC
Kyyba Intermedia's focus is on becoming Michigan's go-to source for information about wellness, health care, medicine, technology and lifestyle innovations, utilizing both print and digital mediums. "
target: IHM Media
Michigan Innovative Health, published by IHM Media, is a global wellness and health magazine that advocates hope and healing for the mentally and physically challenged community.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Kyyba Intermedia LLC, acquired IHM Media

synopsis: Kyyba Intermedia has acquired Flint-based IHM Media, publishers of Michigan Innovative Health magazine. The resulting new magazine, Kyyba: Health & Life, will develop original content for a diverse readership who are looking for information about health care choices, innovations in wellness and lifestyle trends.
buyer parent: Kyyba, Inc.
buyer: Kyyba Intermedia LLC
Kyyba Intermedia's focus is on becoming Michigan's go-to source for information about wellness, health care, medicine, technology and lifestyle innovations, utilizing both print and digital mediums. "
target: IHM Media
Michigan Innovative Health, published by IHM Media, is a global wellness and health magazine that advocates hope and healing for the mentally and physically challenged community.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Kyyba Intermedia LLC, acquired IHM Media

synopsis: Kyyba Intermedia has acquired Flint-based IHM Media, publishers of Michigan Innovative Health magazine. The resulting new magazine, Kyyba: Health & Life, will develop original content for a diverse readership who are looking for information about health care choices, innovations in wellness and lifestyle trends.
buyer parent: Kyyba, Inc.
buyer: Kyyba Intermedia LLC
Kyyba Intermedia's focus is on becoming Michigan's go-to source for information about wellness, health care, medicine, technology and lifestyle innovations, utilizing both print and digital mediums. "
target: IHM Media
Michigan Innovative Health, published by IHM Media, is a global wellness and health magazine that advocates hope and healing for the mentally and physically challenged community.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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announced 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, will acquire Mondadori France

synopsis: Reworld Media will acquire Mondadori France, a publisher of magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. With this purchase, Reworld Media becomes the #1 French leader in magazine publishing.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mondadori France
Mondadori France publishes magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. They offer health, television, and lifestyle magazines for men, women, and children,
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Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will acquire Arkansas Business Publishing Group

synopsis: Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell. The sale includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency.
buyer: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Mitch Bettis joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) in 2013 as general manager and publisher of Arkansas Business. Before that, he was regional publisher for publicly traded GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York. "
target: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency, and other print and digital products in the ABPG family.
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Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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Groupe Artémis, acquired Point De Vue

synopsis: Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages a range of companies, has acquired SFR's magazine, Point de Vue. Point de Vue is dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
buyer: Groupe Artémis
Groupe Artémis was founded in 1992 by French entrepreneur François Pinault. Artémis is a holding company which manages a range of companies and holds shares in various sectors, in France and abroad. Artémis is focused on long-term growth and shareholder value creation. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: Point De Vue
Based in Paris, France, Point de Vue is a magazine dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
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announced 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

IrishCentral LLC, will purchase Six Magazines from Harmonia Ltd.

synopsis: Irish Studio, a New York digital media company and owner of IrishCentral, is acquiring six of Ireland’s leading consumer magazine brands from Norah Casey’s Harmonia. Irish Studio will now be the new publisher of Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
buyer: IrishCentral LLC
IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world. "
seller: Harmonia Ltd.
The six consumer magazine brands are Irish Tatler, Irish Tatler Man, U Magazine, FOOD&WINE Magazine, Auto Ireland and Ireland of the Welcomes.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Egmont Publishing, will purchase Side2, Side3 & Blogg.no from Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Egmont Publishing will acquire the online lifestyle magazines Side2 and Side3, as well as the blogging platform blogg.no, from Nettavisen. Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women, while Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Publishing
Egmont Publishing is a leading European producer and publisher of entertainment, magazines, children's books, digital services, content marketing and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,200 employees. "
seller parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
seller: Nettavisen AS
Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women and Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired INfluencia

synopsis: MediaSchool Group, a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies, has acquired INfluencia SAS, a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. They are based in Paris, France. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: INfluencia
INfluencia SAS is a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trinity Mirror plc, acquired RSVP Magazine

synopsis: Trinity Mirror has acquired Northpoint Consulting Ltd, the publisher of RSVP Magazine and RSVPmagazine.ie. RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and more.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror, with an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies. Whether via page or screen, their audiences get the trusted, reliable news service they have come to expect. "
target: RSVP Magazine
RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website. Each month the magazine is filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and loads more.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hubert Burda Media, acquired Lifestyle Asia

synopsis: German media company Burda International, a unit of Munich-based Hubert Burda Media, has acquired LifestyleAsia.com. LifestyleAsia was founded in 2006 as an online publisher with local websites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target parent: Servisen Investment Management AB
target: Lifestyle Asia
LifestyleAsia was founded in 2006 as an online publisher with local websites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur. The online magazine publishes the latest content relating to luxury style, travel, food & wine, motoring, culture and city guides.
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closed 7/22/2016 via Company Press Release

LEO Weekly, acquired Blue Equity Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Blue Equity Publishing, a division of Blue Equity, LLC, has sold its publishing assets, including The Voice-Tribune, The Voice of Louisville and Modern Louisville publications to Lifestyle Media, LLC, the owner and publisher of LEO Weekly. Blue Equity Publishing is a premier, full service publisher of printed magazines, newspapers and periodicals.
buyer: LEO Weekly
The Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO) was founded as a free source of a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation. Through the years, LEO Weekly has evolved into the area’s most urbane and challenging newsweekly."
target parent: Blue Equity, LLC
target: Blue Equity Publishing, LLC
Blue Equity Publishing, LLC is a premier, full service publisher of printed magazines, newspapers and periodicals across several diverse editorial segments. The company produces high quality content with innovative and creative design generating maximum advertising and subscription revenue.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
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286
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Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
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rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
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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)
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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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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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