Like Magazine Assets

announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 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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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$219.76)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
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$17
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closed 5/6/2016 via Market Wire

Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc., acquired Maximum Yield Publications Inc.

synopsis: Chrysalis Acquisitions Partners Inc., a Calgary-based private equity firm, is very pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Maximum Yield Publications Inc. Headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Maximum Yield is the world's most-recognized and reputable brand for indoor gardening publications and industry expos.
buyer: Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc.
Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc. is an entrepreneurial private investment firm that provides advisory services, buyout capital and growth capital for small-to-medium enterprises active in the North American energy, technology, media & entertainment, manufacturing, consumer and service industries. "
target: Maximum Yield Publications Inc.
Maximum Yield is the world's most-recognized and reputable brand for indoor gardening publications and industry expos. Maximum Yield is considered to be a highly credible source of information about products, services and methodologies by indoor gardening hobbyists.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired August Home Publishing Company

synopsis: Boulder-based Active Interest Media has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based August Home Publishing, a media company catering to woodworking, gardening and cooking enthusiasts. The company has been successful at driving revenue from its readership through a variety of sources, including video libraries, paid-membership models, and more.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) was formed in October 2003 by Wind Point Partners and Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III. AIM is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. "
target: August Home Publishing Company
August Home provides home centers and woodworking stores around the country with Woodsmith Tools, plans, and hardware kits through its wholesale division.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
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. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,414.40)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
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closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
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closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
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. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

F&W Publications, Inc., purchased Art Magazine Properties from Active Interest Media

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. F+W will acquire AIM’s Southwest Art, The Collector’s Guide and their respective online properties.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas. "
seller parent: Wind Point Partners
seller: 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.
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 9/10/2008 via BtoBonline.com

GIE Media, purchased four publications from Branch-Smith, Incorporated

synopsis: GIE Media announced it has acquired four publications from Branch-Smith Publishing. The titles are: Garden Center, Garden Center Product Source, Greenhouse Management & Production and Nursery Management & Production.
buyer: GIE Media
GIE Media is a trade magazine publisher and creates targeted business-to-business media products that connect readers and advertisers with a focus on Lawn & landscaping, pest management, recylcing. "
seller: Branch-Smith, Incorporated
Branch-Smith, Incorporated publishes several horticulture magazines, each fine-tuned to meet the changing needs of a particular market segment such as nursery management and production, garden center, and greenhouse operators.
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closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
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$13 [$35]
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$35
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closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
price ($mm)
$1,175
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$527
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$85
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yankee Publishing, Inc., acquired Family Tree Magazine

synopsis: Yankee Publishing Inc., the publisher of Yankee, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and New Hampshire magazine has acquired Family Tree magazine from F+W Media. Family Tree—with its print magazine, website, online classes, and conferences, and web store—serves a passionate audience of genealogy enthusiasts.
buyer: Yankee Publishing, Inc.
Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI) is an independent publisher of magazines, websites, books, calendars, and other periodicals including Yankee: New England’s Magazine. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and subsidiary McLean Communications. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Family Tree Magazine
Family Tree Magazine is for those who want to discover, preserve, and celebrate their roots. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include ethnic heritage, DNA testing, record finding, organizational tips, and more.
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announced 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

American Astronomical Society, will acquire Sky & Telescope

synopsis: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has agreed to acquire Sky & Telescope (S&T) magazine and its related business assets, including the skyandtelescope.comwebsite, SkyWatch annual, digital editions, astronomy-themed tours, and S&T-branded books, sky atlases, globes, apps, and other stargazing products.
buyer: American Astronomical Society
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Sky & Telescope
Sky & Telescope provide the world's leading compendium of information about the science and hobby of astronomy. Their magazine appeals to the full spectrum of astronomy practitioners, from the novice, to the devoted amateur, to the professional desiring to keep up with this dynamic field.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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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.
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$3.00
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closed 11/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Hoffman Media, LLC, acquired The Martha Pullen Company

synopsis: Hoffman Media, a privately held, leading special-interest publisher, announced it has acquired Martha Pullen Company and its catalog of books, patterns, teacher curriculums, in-person and online education events and Internet Embroidery Club, from F+W, a media and e-commerce company.
buyer: Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC (HM) is a privately held, leading special-interest publisher based in Birmingham, Ala. The company specializes in publications targeted to the women’s market and the large base of advertisers who seek a print, online and interactive medium to reach this attractive demographic. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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announced 11/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simon & Schuster, Inc., will acquire Adams Media

synopsis: Simon & Schuster will acquire Adams Media, a nonfiction-focused publisher based in Avon, Mass., from F+W Media. Adams Media publishes books on a broad range of non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement and much more.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Adams Media
Adams Media Corporation is one of the leading independent book publishers based in the United States, publishing approximately 200 new titles per year. Adams Media publishes books in a broad variety of non-fiction categories including careers, business, personal finance, self-help, and technology.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
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announced 4/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the Company will acquire a sewing vertical with retail locations in New York City and Toronto and a thriving online education portal. The Sewing Studio and www.LoveSewing.com will join the F+W portfolio effective May 1st further solidifying the Company’s role as the leader in craft and sewing media and education.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target: LoveSewing.com
LoveSewing was founded in 2004 by magazine editor Denise Wild. LoveSewing is now North America’s leader for sewing classes, and has expanded online with free sewing video tutorials as well as LoveSewing magazine, the only sewing magazine that focuses on fashion and style.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Martha Pullen Company, a leading ecommerce provider, event producer, and content company in the sewing and craft category. In addition to the Martha Pullen Company's media portfolio, the acquisition included its fulfillment operations and extensive sewing and craft inventory.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Hoffman Media, LLC
target: The Martha Pullen Company
Martha Pullen Company imports and sells fabric, laces and machine embroidery CDs--wholesale and retail. It publishes books and patterns for sewing and related arts. MPC is primarily in the sewing, embroidery and related arts business with extensive educational events to teach these arts.
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closed 1/4/2012 via Company Press Release

F+W Media, Inc., acquired World Tea Media

synopsis: World Tea Media, dedicated to providing business solutions for the global tea industry, announced that it was acquired by F+W Media, Inc. a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target: World Tea Media
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, World Tea Media is an integrated media company dedicated to providing business solutions to the global tea industry. Its events include the annual World Tea Expo and World Tea East.
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closed 7/18/2011 via Company Press Release

F+W Media, Inc., acquired The Writers Store

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Writers Store, the largest reseller of third-party writing and filmmaking tools worldwide. The Burbank-based company also develops content, courses, services, and specialty software, and hosts four popular websites and an active 13,000+ and growing Facebook community.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target: The Writers Store
The Writers Store® is an independent company catering to both professional and aspiring writers. With a specialization in story development, script formatting, and production software, WritersStore.com was one of the first sites devoted to writing and filmmaking.
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closed 8/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Fanball Interactive, LLC, purchased Fantasy Sports Properties from F&W Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Fanball, the premier provider of online fantasy sports contests, content, strategy and insight, announced the acquisition of the fantasy sports properties from F+W Media, Inc. -- including the National Fantasy Football Championship and National Fantasy Baseball Championship.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Fanball Interactive, LLC
Fanball (Fanball.com) is one of the leading providers of fantasy sports products and services in North America and has operated fantasy sports games since 1992. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
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. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

F&W Publications, Inc., purchased Art Magazine Properties from Active Interest Media

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. F+W will acquire AIM’s Southwest Art, The Collector’s Guide and their respective online properties.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas. "
seller parent: Wind Point Partners
seller: 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.
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closed 6/20/2005 via BNC Analysis

ABRY Partners, acquired F&W Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Boston-based ABRY Partners, a media-focused private equity investment firm, has signed an agreement to acquire Cincinnati-based F+W Publications , a deal worth $500 million, which is 10 times EBITDA or 2 times revenue, according to Adam Gross, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, New York-based The Jordan, Edmiston Group.
buyer: ABRY Partners
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since 1989, ABRY has completed over $7.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity investments, representing investments in more than 450 media properties. "
target: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
price ($mm)
$500
rev ($mm)
$250
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
EV / rev
2.0x
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10.0x
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,694.29)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
price ($mm)
$128
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired August Home Publishing Company

synopsis: Boulder-based Active Interest Media has acquired Des Moines, Iowa-based August Home Publishing, a media company catering to woodworking, gardening and cooking enthusiasts. The company has been successful at driving revenue from its readership through a variety of sources, including video libraries, paid-membership models, and more.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) was formed in October 2003 by Wind Point Partners and Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III. AIM is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. "
target: August Home Publishing Company
August Home provides home centers and woodworking stores around the country with Woodsmith Tools, plans, and hardware kits through its wholesale division.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Outdoor Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) announced that it has acquired a core industry trade brand from Catalyst Communication, adding to its growing portfolio of enthusiast trade properties. The assets include Outdoor Guide, a leading outdoor and ski industry direct mail service with over three decades of custom solutions for successful retailers.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, and more. "
target parent: Catalyst Communications Inc.
target: Outdoor Guide
The Outdoor Guide is a custom catalog that promotes the products and services of ski and outdoor retailers and its supplier brands. Catalyst had produced the Outdoor Guide for more than three decades.
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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 4/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Bonnier Mountain Group

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. is taking another whack at its portfolio again, selling its Mountain Group to enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media. CEO Dave Freygang said that selling the group, consisting of snow sport titles Ski and Skiing and Warren Miller Entertainment, would let Bonnier focus on its businesses in California, New York and Florida.
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. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Bonnier Mountain Group
The Bonnier Mountain Group controls and operates the Skiing Magazine, SKI Mag.com, Warren Miller, and Nastar.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
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. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased Equine Titles and Online Properties from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired all equine titles and online properties published by the Source Interlink Media division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. Source Interlink is a leading publishers of enthusiast titles, consumer shows and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
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. "
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC:$2,254.25)
Source Interlink Companies is a leading marketing, merchandising and fulfillment company of entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, books and related items. Source Interlink serves approximately 110,000 retail store locations throughout North America.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Horse Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired Horse Media Group. Horse Media Group is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. publishes magazines. The company owns and operates brands such as Healthy lifestyles, Log Home Design Ideas, Natural Remedies, and Vegetarian Times. The company is based in El Segundo, California. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. "
target parent: Belvoir Media Group, LLC
target: Horse Media Group, Inc.
Horse Media Group, a partnership between Belvoir Media Group LLC and Winsor Publishing, is based in Louisville, Colorado. Belvoir is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
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. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

F&W Publications, Inc., purchased Art Magazine Properties from Active Interest Media

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. F+W will acquire AIM’s Southwest Art, The Collector’s Guide and their respective online properties.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: F&W Publications, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas. "
seller parent: Wind Point Partners
seller: 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.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books, and Internet sites, and further advances its expansion into the outdoor and Western travel markets.
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: Yellowstone Journal Corporation
Yellowstone Journal Corporation is a tourism focused media group that produces two print publications, Yellowstone Journal and 99 Things to Do in Yellowstone County, as well as the industry-leading website, YellowstonePark.com.
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closed 1/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired SNEWS

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker magazine and Yoga Journal, has acquired SNEWS(R) (Specialty News), the leading news and information service for the outdoor and fitness industries.
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: SNEWS
SNEWS strives to "create community through communication" and is the only industry news and information source serving both the outdoor and fitness markets. Offering respected industry insight and expertise for nearly 25 years, SNEWS(R) reaches out with news, analysis, and retailer training.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Berkery

Active Interest Media, purchased Old-House Journal and New Old House from Restore Media, LLC

synopsis: Restore Media, LLC, an integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction market, has sold its Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House publications and its affiliated web sites to Active Interest Media.
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. "
seller: Restore Media, LLC
Restore Media, LLC, is the country's first integrated media company dedicated to serving the building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction markets.
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closed 7/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired The Collector's Guide

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired The Collector's Guide - an annual guidebook serving art collectors and enthusiasts seeking information about art and culture of New Mexico, AIM president and chief executive officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced today.
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: The Collector's Guide
The Collector's Guide produces and distributes 180,000 copies of its ubiquitous guide every year. Focused comprehensively on the art galleries, museums, artist studios and art events The Collector's Guide boasts an estimated total readership of approximately 450,000.
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closed 5/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Backpacker Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Backpacker Magazine. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books and Internet sites. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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: Backpacker Magazine
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine.
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closed 10/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachts Magazine

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Yachts magazine, a leading luxury yachting publication, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its growing portfolio of 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: Yachts Magazine
Yachts is a 10-year-old bi-monthly publication with BPA audited circulation of 49,000. Readers are typically owners of yachts 60 feet in length or more ranging upward in price from $2 million to well over $100 million dollars. The magazine has sister editions in France, Croatia, Italy, and Russia.
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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.
price ($mm)
$20
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$20
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EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 5/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired American Cowboy LLC

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM) President and Chief Executive Officer Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III announced that the company has acquired "American Cowboy" magazine, adding another consumer enthusiast magazine title to its 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: American Cowboy LLC
"American Cowboy" is an award-winning, bi-monthly lifestyle magazine that appeals to the ever-growing number of western enthusiasts. In its 12th year of publication, "American Cowboy" is written specifically for consumers who enjoy the "western" experience.
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
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: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Journey Magazine merged with Nature's Eye Media,

synopsis: The Journey Magazine and Nature's Eye Media teams have merged under the Nature's Eye umbrella.  The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences.
buyer parent: Nature's Eye
buyer: Nature's Eye Media
Nature's Eye Media caters to nature based companies and others in the outdoor industry to provide both digital and print media services, including social media and website development, graphic design, brochures, and advertisements, among many others. "
target: The Journey Magazine
The Journey Magazine is a local life and culture magazine that draws on connection and sharing real life experiences. It has all the charm of an East Texas small town, with the substance that is a continual source of inspiration, encouragement, and joy for its devoted readership.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, purchased Three Homes Titles from News Corp Australia

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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announced 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Senior Publications Nederland BV, will acquire Landleven

synopsis: Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group, has announced its intention to sell the Landleven portfolio to Belgium based Roularta Media Groep NV (“RMG”). The management will be done by Senior Publications Nederland BV (“SPN”), part of RMG. Landleven is a Dutch home and garden magazine.
buyer parent: Roularta Media Group NV
buyer: Senior Publications Nederland BV
Senior Publications Nederland BV (SPN) is a multi-media publishing company based in Baarn, The Netherlands. SPN's main product is Plus Magazine, the first Dutch magazine especially for people aged 50+. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Landleven
Landleven is a Dutch lifestyle magazine that is issued 11 times a year. The magazine contains articles about living and living outdoors. garden, plants, animals and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

TZP Group LLC, will acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners l, L.P., a New York-based private equity fund, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Time Inc. to acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC. This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series.
buyer: TZP Group LLC
TZP Group, a private equity firm, is focused on investments in business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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cancelled 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,188.50)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
rev ($mm)
$1,594
EBITDA ($mm)
$315
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 12/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Sequential Brands Group, acquired Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.

synopsis: Sequential Brands Group, Inc, announced that it has closed the acquisition of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is a leading provider of original "how-to" information, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and beautifully designed, high-quality products.
buyer: Sequential Brands Group (SQBG:$49.19)
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and lifestyle categories. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. "
target: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO:$94.17)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is a media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Company reaches consumers across all media platforms and has a growing retail presence in thousands of retail locations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$353 [$300]
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
34.3x
closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Aller Media AS, purchased 5 Magazine Titles from LRF Media AB

synopsis: An agreement between Aller Media and LRF Media has been announced whereby Aller Media acquires the magazines, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske. Aller Media acquires five titles focused on garden, interior and fisheries, thereby strengthening its market share in the popular press.
buyer: Aller Media AS
Aller Media is the leading publisher of magazines and journals in Norway with a weekly circulation of approximately 3.2 million copies. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
LRF Media is a publishing company whose main objective is to publish magazines. The five titles, Drömhem & Trädgård, Trädgård & Blommor, Residence, Fiske för Alla, and Allt om Flugfiske, are magazines focusing on garden, interior and fisheries.
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closed 1/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, purchased Log and Timber Group from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media and F+W Media said the companies exchanged several art and log and timber home magazine properties without any cash consideration. AIM will acquire F+W’s log and timber group, Home Buyer Publications, which includes Country’s Best Log Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, Custom Wood Homes and Timber Illustrated magazines.
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. "
seller parent: ABRY Partners
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas.
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closed 6/21/2007 via PR Newswire

Chicago Magazine, acquired Chicago Home & Garden

synopsis: Chicago magazine has acquired Chicago Home & Garden and will combine the Lake Forest-based publication with Chicago HOME, Chicago magazine's bi-monthly shelter publication. The combined publication will appear on newsstands beginning with the September/October issue.
buyer parent: Primedia, Inc.
buyer: Chicago Magazine
Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 182,000. In addition, the company publishes a number of other titles, including Chicago HOME and Chicago Fashion magazines. "
target: Chicago Home & Garden
Chicago Home & Garden is Chicago's only locally owned, locally published full color magazine. Since 1995, Chicago Home & Garden has photographed outstanding Chicago area homes and verdant landscapes for the discriminating reader.
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closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Magnolia Media Group, purchased American Dream Homes magazine from Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, has sold its consumer magazine American Dream Homes to Magnolia Media Group.
buyer: Magnolia Media Group
Magnolia Media Group is a full-scale, national media and publishing company that specializes in upper-end consumer niche publications, custom publishing projects, and creative marketing solutions.Titles include REO Magazine, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Signature Pools & Spas, and Innovative Home. "
seller parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
seller: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Miami

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's home design magazine Home Miami. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Miami
Home Miami magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 10/10/2006 via Company Press Release

World Publications, Inc., acquired Home Fort Lauderdale

synopsis: World Publications announced the purchase of South Florida's top home design magazine Home Fort Lauderdale. Acquired from founders John O'Connor and Jim Baxter, the magazine will become part of World's lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage. "
target: Home Fort Lauderdale
Home Fort Lauderdale magazine examines art, architecture, interior and graphic design, urban renewal and repurposing from a historical and cultural viewpoint.
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closed 6/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Accent Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: Accent Magazine, Inc.
Accent Magazine, Inc. of Portsmouth, New Hampshire owns and publishes Accent Home & Garden, the leading home design magazine for Northern New England, and Accent on Lifestyle, a lifestyle magazine for the same community.
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closed 6/27/2006 via

Network Communications, Inc., purchased Home Improvement Dallas from Design Guide Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home remodeling and design markets, announced the acquisition of Home Improvement Dallas, a home improvement and remodeling magazine.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
seller: Design Guide Publishing Ltd.
Publisher of the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide and the Austin Design Guide, and Publisher of Home Improvement.
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closed 1/19/2006 via Company Press Release

Centaur Communications Ltd, purchased Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine from Emap Consumer Media

synopsis: Centaur, the specialist publishing and information company, is pleased to announce that, subject to the satisfactory agreement of final terms, it will acquire the Period Living & Traditional Homes magazine and web site (PL) from EMAP Consumer Media Ltd for 1.5 million, to be paid in cash less the amount of unfulfilled subscription liabilities.
buyer parent: Numis Securities Limited
buyer: Centaur Communications Ltd (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Communications is one of the UK's largest independent business publishing and information companies. It employs over 600 people and is privately owned with the shares largely held by management and by City and US financial institutions. "
seller parent: EMAP plc
seller: Emap Consumer Media
The Bauer Publishing Group is the largest consumer magazine publishing company in the UK, playing a primary role in the Women’s Weeklies, Women’s Interest, Women’s Lifestyle, TV Listings, Puzzles, Men’s Lifestyle, Music & Film and Specialist magazine markets.
price ($mm)
$2.64
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closed 11/29/2005 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Business Media, acquired Miller Publishing NY

synopsis: Florida based Endurance Business Media, publisher of Homes & Land Magazine bought Southampton, New York-based Miller Publishing.
buyer parent: Kelso & Company
buyer: Endurance Business Media
In 2001, Schmidt-Fellner and Hogan formed Atlanta-based Endurance just 18 months after selling their prior company, Cygnus Business Media. Cygnus published 60 business-to-business publications and had annual revenue of approximately $100 million. Kelso & Company, a New York-based private investment "
target: Miller Publishing NY
Miller Publishing titles include Homes of the Hamptons, Homes of Eastern Long Island and Montauck Living.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2005 via

Network Communications, Inc., acquired At Home in Arkansas

synopsis: Network Communications, the leading publisher of targeted local media serving the real estate and home design markets, announced that it has purchased At Home in Arkansas magazine. The addition of this leading home design and lifestyle magazine expands Network Communications' footprint to serve affluent readers in the greater Arkansas market.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: At Home in Arkansas
At Home in Arkansas is a Lifestyle and Home magazine focused on life in Arkansas published monthly. At Home in Arkansas is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Ogden Publications, acquired Natural Home and Garden

synopsis: Linda Ligon, former owner of Interweave Press, which was sold to Clay Hall’s Aspire Media back in June 2005 for approximately $10 million, sold her final title, Natural Home and Garden to Topeka, Kansas-based Ogden Publications, publishers of Mother Earth News and nine other magazines.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
target: Natural Home and Garden
Natural Home & Garden offers today's health-conscious, environmentally concerned homeowners the information they need to practice earth-inspired living. Since our first issue in May 1999, Natural Home & Garden has brought together the best in home design, earth-friendly décor and natural living. Our
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA

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