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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
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$77*
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announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

21st Century Fox, will acquire National Geographic Channel

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has acquired a majority stake in the National Geographic Channel from The National Geographic Society. The channel airs non-fiction television programs with topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,710.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, it has a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is a digital cable and satellite television channel. The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Topics include nature, history, science, engineering, people, culture, places, and exploration content.
price ($mm)
$725*
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closed 1/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Switchover Media

synopsis: Discovery Communications has acquired Italy's Switchover Media, a rapidly growing local player that has four free-to-air channels and one pay TV channel, making Discovery the third-largest Italo TV player in terms of audience share.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$11,079.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's number 1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks. "
target: Switchover Media
Switchover Media, which was launched in 2009 by Francesco Nespega, operates successful kiddie channels K2 and Frisbee on DT, provides male skewed GXT to Sky Italia, and in 2012 launched scripted crime channel Giallo, and factual channel Focus.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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announced 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

ZDF Enterprises, will acquire Off the Fence

synopsis: ZDF Enterprises announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Dutch leading non-fiction content company Off the Fence B.V.. CEO and Founder Ellen Windemuth will stay in office as CEO of the Off the Fence group. Founded in 1994, the Off the Fence group produces and distributes exceptional factual programming on a global scale.
buyer parent: ZDF
buyer: ZDF Enterprises
Based in Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international co-productions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. "
target: Off the Fence
Based in the Netherlands, Off the Fence is an independent television distribution and production company, specializing in non-fiction programming for the international marketplace. The production business is known internationally for its dedication to high quality, integrity and innovation.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

T Group merged with Critical Content,

synopsis: Critical Content has acquired T Group Productions, with the latter merging into Critical Content and creating a larger independent nonfiction studio. T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
buyer: Critical Content
Critical Content is one of the leading global independent content studios. Launched in October of 2015, the company focuses on scripted and unscripted original programming for broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Critical Content has more than 50 projects in productions for over 30 networks. "
target: T Group
T Group is a premier television production company that develops, sells, produces and licenses shows and formats domestically and internationally.
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announced 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ten Alps plc, will acquire Reef Television Limited

synopsis: Ten Alps plc, multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters. Reef Television has an international reputation for making high-quality programmes.
buyer: Ten Alps plc (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Ten Alps is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Reef Television Limited
Reef Television is an award-winning independent television production company with an international reputation for making high-quality programmes. Reef has made many hundreds of hours of factual programmes for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, ITV, Channel 5 and UKTV.
price ($mm)
$7.85
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Séries+

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Séries+, a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Séries+
Séries+ is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

KiwiTech, acquired Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
buyer: KiwiTech
At KiwiTech, they use their expertise to help clients create outstanding apps. Using their consultative approach, they provide guidance on features and business models that make sense for businesses and their brand, well before a project is underway. "
target: Ruckus Media Group, Inc.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intellect Ltd, acquired HammerOn Press

synopsis: Intellect, a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries, has acquired HammerOn Press, an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects.
buyer: Intellect Ltd
Intellect is a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries. Intellect publishes over 100 journals and over 50 academic books a year. Intellect seeks to offer an unbiased platform for quality critical debate. "
target: HammerOn Press
HammerOn Press is an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects. Their titles explore topics such as popular culture, community heritage, youth work, para-academia and the history of social movements.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd., acquired Icon Books

synopsis: Jonathan Ball Publishers, a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa, has acquired Icon Books, an independent publisher in the UK. Icon Books is a non-fiction publisher is a member of the Independent Alliance, and features titles across popular science, history, psychology, and current affairs.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa. The company specializes in South African history, politics, and current affairs and acts as agents for British and American publishers marketing and distributing on their behalf. "
target: Icon Books
Icon Books is an independent publisher in the UK that specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Their Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour, and more.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 9/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, acquired AXS TV

synopsis: Anthem Sports & Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in HDNet LLC, parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
buyer: Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. is a global media platform whose mission is to target the hard-to-reach male demographic by aggressively pursuing a consolidation of independent male-targeted TV channels and related digital media assets across platforms and geographies. "
target parent: The Anschutz Company
target: AXS TV
HDNet LLC is the parent of the widely distributed U.S. television networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies. AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle channel, including live concerts and sports events, originally founded as HDNET by Mark Cuban in 2001.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$22
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0.1x
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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closed 3/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired Moindy Digital

synopsis: AnyMind Group, an AI solutions provider, has acquired a majority stake in Moindy Digital from TV Thunder Pcl, a television content producer and provider in Thailand. Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target parent: TV Thunder Pcl
target: Moindy Digital
Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers. Moindy has over 500 YouTube and LINE TV channels within its network, with a reach of more than 30,000,000 subscribers.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kumpulan Utusan, acquired Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd

synopsis: The Utusan Group, a media conglomerate in Malaysia, has acquired a 60% stake in Media House Entertainment (MHE TV), an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
buyer: Kumpulan Utusan (KLSE:UTUSA:$47.46)
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. "
target: Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd
Media House Entertainment (MHE TV) is an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
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$0.06*
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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
price ($mm)
$77*
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
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$535
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closed 6/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Justice Network and Quest

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has acquired the leading 24/7 multicast networks Justice Network and Quest from Cooper Media. Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target parent: Cooper Holdings, Inc.
target: Justice Network and Quest
Justice Network is a television network that airs gripping crime and investigation programming while making communities safer. Quest is a television network that airs exhilarating adventure programming about nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries, and man's greatest achievements.
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$77*
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
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closed 1/2/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased WTOL and KWES from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA Inc., an American publicly traded broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of WTOL, the CBS affiliate in Toledo, OH, and KWES, the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, TX, from Gray Television,.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is a media company innovating in the digital age. Their purpose is to serve the greater good of their communities. As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 46 television stations in 38 markets from coast to coast. "
seller: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,138.00)
The acquisition includes the leading local stations WTOL, the CBS affiliate in Toledo, OH, and KWES, the NBC affiliate in Odessa-Midland, TX, from Gray Television, a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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$105
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closed 2/15/2018 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased KFMB-TV, KFMB-D2, KFMB-AM, and KFMB-FM from Midwest Television, Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA, an innovative media company, has acquired four broadcasting stations from Midwest Television, Inc., a family-owned company that owns and operates TV and radio stations. The deal includes KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2, CBS and CW affiliated TV stations. The radio stations included are KFMB-AM, a talk radio station, and KFMB-FM, a rock music station.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is a media company innovating in the digital age. Their purpose is to serve the greater good of their communities. As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 46 television stations in 38 markets from coast to coast. "
seller: Midwest Television, Inc.
KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2 are TV stations affiliated with CBS and CW. KFMB-AM is a talk radio station, and KFMB-FM is a rock music radio station. All broadcasting stations belong to Midwest Television, Inc., a family-owned company in San Diego. The company owns and operates numerous TV and radio stations.
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$325
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announced 6/19/2017 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire CareerBuilder, LLC.

synopsis: An investor group led by Apollo Global Management and The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan have agreed to acquire a majority of the outstanding equity interests in CareerBuilder, a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$2,833.48)
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: CareerBuilder, LLC.
CareerBuilder is a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent. Combining advertising, software and services, CareerBuilder leads the industry in recruiting solutions, employment screening and human capital management.
price ($mm)
$475*
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$714
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closed 12/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Liquidus Marketing, acquired Cofactor

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced it has sold ShopLocal LLC, which has been doing business as Cofactor, to Liquidus Marketing, a digital marketing solutions company. Cofactor is a digital marketing company that connects online and offline shoppers across all channels and devices.
buyer: Liquidus Marketing
Liquidus delivers the power to drive scalable, multi-screen digital advertising campaigns using an innovative solutions platform of dynamic, technologically advanced products and highly-targeted programmatic media services. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: Cofactor
Cofactor help marketers easily onboard all their content, activate it, and then dynamically distribute it to drive sales. Cofactor helps bridge the divide between digital and physical worlds, and enables brands to intelligently deliver content everywhere, driving sales locally.
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announced 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

CareerBuilder, LLC., will acquire Workterra

synopsis: CareerBuilder announced that it is acquiring Workterra, a leading innovator in cloud-based benefits administration and talent management. From onboarding and benefits administration to wellness and compliance, Workterra offers a configurable, unified system with one login and no outsourcing or third-party apps.
buyer parent: TEGNA Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, LLC.
CareerBuilder specializes in HR software as a service to help companies with every step of the recruitment process from acquire to hire. CareerBuilder works with top employers across industries, providing job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM, data and analytics in one pre-hire platform. "
target: Workterra
Workterra provides a cloud-based technology built from the inside out to handle the most complex human capital management (HCM) challenges. The unified, elegant solution makes HCM easier, less confusing, and more efficient — no matter the size of the company.
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closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Cars.com, acquired DealerRater

synopsis: Cars.com, a TEGNA Inc. company, has closed the acquisition of DealerRater, the industry's largest automotive consumer review website. DealerRater is uniquely positioned to lead the industry transition to finding not only the right dealer, but connecting consumers with the right person at the right dealer.
buyer parent: TEGNA Inc.
buyer: Cars.com (CARS:$631.37)
Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers. It allows consumers to search, compare and connect with sellers and dealers, and provides buyers with greater control over the shopping process. It has approximately 30 million visits per month. "
target: DealerRater
DealerRater is the world’s leading car dealer review website that helps connect consumers with the right person at the right dealership. DealerRater.com provides more than two million service and sales reviews across 41,000 U.S. and Canadian dealerships.
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closed 3/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Regent Equity Partners, acquired Sightline Media Group, LLC

synopsis: Tegna sold its military and defense publishing division, Sightline Media Group, to California-based private equity firm Regent Equity Partners, which owns companies in digital technology, retail and media. Sightline is a global provider of news, information and marketing solutions in the military, defense, federal technology and C4ISR markets.
buyer: Regent Equity Partners
Regent Equity Partners is a multi-sector private equity firm focused on event driven transactions where capital solutions are required on a certain and often accelerated basis. They partner with management teams to build leading companies that generate sustainably high returns on invested capital. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: Sightline Media Group, LLC
Sightline Media Group, formerly Gannett Government Media, is a global provider of news, information and marketing solutions in the military, defense, federal technology and C4ISR markets. Their 4 major brands include the Military Times, Defense News, Federal Times, and C4ISR & Networks.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, LLC., acquired Aurico Reports Inc.

synopsis: CareerBuilder, the world's first and only pre-hire platform, has acquired Aurico, a leading provider of background screening and drug testing serving U.S. and international clients. Aurico provides clients with high-quality screening, compliance support, and paperless solutions.
buyer parent: TEGNA Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, LLC.
CareerBuilder specializes in HR software as a service to help companies with every step of the recruitment process from acquire to hire. CareerBuilder works with top employers across industries, providing job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM, data and analytics in one pre-hire platform. "
target: Aurico Reports Inc.
Aurico is an NAPBS accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified background screening and drug testing company. Aurico provides clients with high-quality screening, compliance support and paperless solutions. Its WebACE™ screening platform is pre-integrated with applicant tracking systems for screening.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

TEGNA Inc., purchased three TV stations from Sander Media LLC

synopsis: Tegna Media, a company that is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver, announced it has completed its acquisition of three Sander Media TV stations — KGW Portland, Ore.; WHAS Louisville, Ky.; and KMSB Tucson, Ariz.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. "
seller: Sander Media LLC
The aquisition includes television stations KGW Portland, Ore.; WHAS Louisville, Ky.; and KMSB Tucson, Ariz. Sander Media LLC owns and operates television stations. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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announced 11/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Sizmek Inc, will acquire PointRoll, Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA Inc., a company with a portfolio of media and digital businesses, announced it has sold PointRoll to Sizmek, an open ad management company. PointRoll's rich media technology and service enable advertisers to connect with consumers by creating an interactive online environment.
buyer: Sizmek Inc (SZMK:$185.18)
Sizmek Inc. fuels digital advertising campaigns for advertisers and agencies around the world with cutting-edge technology to engage audiences across any screen. Sizmek has proudly pioneered industry firsts in digital, including rich media, video and online targeted advertising across channels. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: PointRoll, Inc.
PointRoll offers a solution to the limited performance of standard banner ads by effectively bringing a mini Web site to the user without requiring a click. PointRoll’s rich media technology and service enable advertisers to connect with consumers by creating an interactive online environment.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 11/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Clipper Magazine

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced the acquisition of Clipper Magazine, the leading provider of multi-channel marketing and promotional solutions to local businesses. Clipper Magazine is widely recognized by small business owners and consumers for its ability to create awareness and deliver results.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, provides over 15,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share. Integrating online and offline data with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients’ most valuable shoppers. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine, one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country, publishes 332 local editions in 27 states, delivering response-driven, full-color glossy ads and money-saving offers. The magazine comprises local merchants and services as well as major regional and national advertisers.
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

CMerTV, Inc., acquired relaido, Inc.

synopsis: CMerTV Co., Ltd., a video distribution business giant will acquire Relaido Inc. from Opt Holding Co., Ltd. relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: CMerTV, Inc.
CmerTV is a premium network that delivers video ads to every corner of Japan. Their creative team also provides production services for video ads. "
target parent: OPT, Inc.
target: relaido, Inc.
relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory. It supports various video ad formats such as in-stream/out-stream ads and manages the yield of pure ads/ad networks to maximize publisher revenue.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Connexity, acquired Skimlinks Inc.

synopsis: Retail performance marketing company Connexity has acquired Skimlinks, one of the larger independent affiliate networks. Skimlinks powers commerce content strategies for publishers. it helps grow a revenue stream that can contribute as much as a quarter of a publisher’s overall revenue.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity is a technology and data-driven performance marketing company that helps retailers acquire new customers and drive incremental sales. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company operates sites and business services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. "
target: Skimlinks Inc.
Skimlinks powers commerce content strategies for publishers. As the world’s largest commerce content monetisation platform, it helps grow a revenue stream that can contribute as much as a quarter of a publisher’s overall revenue, which enables publishers to be less dependent on advertising.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,138.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Silverbullet Data Services Group, acquired Videobeet Italia Srl

synopsis: Silverbullet, the data-smart marketing services company, has acquired independent trade desk Videobeet. Based in Italy, Videobeet is an expert in programmatic advertising with its proprietary technology, BeetleDesk. Videobeet empowers advertisers to reach highly targeted audiences through its technology and premium publisher network.
buyer: Silverbullet Data Services Group
The Silverbullet Data Services Group is a new breed of data-smart marketing services, designed to empower businesses to achieve the hybrid of data services, insight-informed content and programmatic. Silverbullet enables businesses to technically engineer a consumer-centric approach to marketing. "
target: Videobeet Italia Srl
Italy-based Videobeet is an expert in programmatic advertising with its proprietary technology, BeetleDesk. Videobeet empowers advertisers and brands to reach highly targeted audiences through its state of the art technology and its premium publisher network made by the top 50 Italian publishers.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

EQ Works, acquired Juice Mobile

synopsis: Toronto-based EQ Inc., a leader in location behaviour data and intelligence, has acquired Juice Mobile, a Canadian mobile advertising platform. By leveraging existing and new clients under the EQ Works Mobile umbrella, Juice Mobile will offer more precise and targeted mobile programmatic ad buy solutions for agencies, brands, and publishers.
buyer: EQ Works (TSXV:EQ:$6.06)
Toronto-based EQ Works provides a smarter way to target customers. Using first-party, location-based behaviour signals, advanced data analytics, and proprietary software, EQ creates and targets customized, performance-boosting audience segments "
target parent: Curate Mobile
target: Juice Mobile
Based in Canada, Juice Mobile's platform is targeted to advertisers to boost user value or increase brand awareness on mobile. The company builds technology for mobile advertising with relationships spanning Fortune 500 advertisers, premium publishers, leading exchanges, and premier data companies.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$545.36)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quero Education, purchased Brazilian Operations from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Quero Education, the edtech from São José dos Campos announced it’s acquired the Brazilian arm of US marketing firm QuinStreet. The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil.
buyer: Quero Education
Launched in 2012, Quero Education created Quero Bolsa, a college marketplace that helps students in Brazil choose and enroll in college, paying less. Its purpose is to connect Brazilians with the educational opportunities that match their interests and budget. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
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: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired OwnerIQ Inc.

synopsis: Inmar, a data-driven technology-enabled services company, announced that it has acquired ownerIQ, a leading media technology company that provides 1st and 2nd party data solutions to brands, retailers, and manufacturers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar operates the most trusted tech-enabled commerce platforms, networks and applications that deliver analytics-driven results for the world’s largest retailers, brands and health systems. They provide clients with insights from the data to meet the needs of shoppers, patients and businesses. "
target: OwnerIQ Inc.
ownerIQ is focused on leading the data market’s evolution towards transparency, relevancy and choice. ownerIQ brings the most valuable consumer data to market– explicit shopping and purchasing data from retailers and brands– to power a new data economy: The Second-Party Data marketplace.
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ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,682.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,129.11
EBIT ($mm)
$869.76
Net Income ($mm)
$467.72
Employees
7253
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,509.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($426.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($606.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,745.00
Employees
20196
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,055.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$920.99
EBIT ($mm)
$640.90
Net Income ($mm)
$341.24
Employees
9000
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,138.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$781.00
EBIT ($mm)
$588.00
Net Income ($mm)
$250.00
Employees
7465
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,134.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.25
EBIT ($mm)
$170.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1,618.99
Employees
3305
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,562.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$200.51
EBIT ($mm)
$103.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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