Like Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

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!).
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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.
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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]
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$1,594
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$315
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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]
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$126
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$9
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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.
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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.
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$10
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$10
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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
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$1
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3.0x
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closed 10/20/2005 via Folio: First Day

Network Communications, Inc., acquired Atlanta Home Improvement

synopsis: Dan McCarthy’s Atlanta-based Network Communications Inc., which was purchased last January for an estimated $380 million by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, has purchased the regional Atlanta Home Improvement.
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: Atlanta Home Improvement
Atlanta Home Improvement, the 75,000 circ monthly, which is distributed free, offers ideas for remodeling, decorating, gardening and home maintenance.
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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!).
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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!).
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, acquired Camilyo

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a media company that publishes magazines, makes radio programs and designs digital formats, has acquired Camilyo, a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses.
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: Camilyo
Camilyo is a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses. Camilyo enables local marketing providers to dramatically reduce operating and licensing costs, increase sales with attractive packaged offers and boost end-customer loyalty.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Soul Zen

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations, has acquired Soul Zen, an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Soul Zen
Based in Germany, Soul Zen is an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire UKRD Group Ltd

synopsis: Bauer Media, a European-based media company, is to acquire the UKRD Group, a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: UKRD Group Ltd
UKRD Group is a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations with several further services delivered via DAB. UKRD Group reaches 722,000 people who listen for more than 5,645,000 hours each week.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
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: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
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: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, acquired The Box Plus Network Ltd.

synopsis: Channel 4, a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, has acquired full ownership of The Box Plus Network from Bauer Media Group, a global media company. The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, with a statutory remit to deliver high-quality, innovative, alternative content that challenges the status quo. Their portfolio of channels include Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, 4Music, All 4, and HD+1. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: The Box Plus Network Ltd.
The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels, including Kerrang, Magic, Kiss, Box Hits, Box Upfront, The Box and 4Music.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., purchased Celebrity and Teen Titles from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. announced that it has acquired 13 celebrity and teen titles from Bauer Media USA—including In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The celebrity and teen titles include magazines such as In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. Teen Boss is a magazine for young girls with tips on how to make money. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
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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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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Northern Pictures, acquired Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Bauer Media announced the sale of Australian Geographic and associated assets to Northern Pictures. Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
buyer: Northern Pictures
Northern Pictures is a factual production company known for innovation, priding itself on documentary series underpinned by journalistic values, unique access and cinematic sensibilities. The company has produced some of Australia's most awarded and recognized documentary content. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.
Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zmarta Group, acquired Elskling AB

synopsis: Zmarta Group, a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, has acquired Elskling, Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group is a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline."
target: Elskling AB
Founded in 2007, Elskling is Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling allows users to easily compare electricity prices to minimize their electricity costs. The platform has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mixmag Media Limited, purchased Kerrang! and The Face from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: The owner of Mixmag has bought rock music magazine Kerrang! and defunct hip style title The Face from Bauer Media. Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
buyer: Mixmag Media Limited
Mixmag Media is the home of Mixmag Magazine, an electronic dance and clubbing magazine, as well as Mixmag TV, Mixmag.net and the Mixmag Media Network. Mixmag has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
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announced 7/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Zmarta Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into an agreement with H.I.G. Capital to acquire all shares in Zmarta Group. Zmarta is a leading fintech marketplace in Northern Europe which offers a broad range of personal financial services to consumers including personal loans, insurance, credit cards and a recently launched Personal Finance Management app.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is one of the world's leading media companies and Europe's largest magazine publisher. They are passionate about their strong media brands. Their fundamentals are innovative creative magazine concepts and an outstanding knowledge of the relevant target groups. "
target: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline.
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closed 5/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Orion Media Limited

synopsis: Bauer Media has bought the Midlands-based radio company Orion Media, the owner of the Free and Gem radio brands. Orion Media is a Midlands-based commercial radio group, owning five FM and three AM stations across the East and West Midlands.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
The Bauer Media Group: One of the World's leading media companies and Europe's largest magazine publisher. They are passionate about their strong media brands. Their fundamentals are innovative creative magazine concepts and an outstanding knowledge of the relevant target groups. "
target: Orion Media Limited
Orion Media is a Midlands-based commercial radio group, owning five FM and three AM stations across the East and West Midlands. With a head office in Birmingham, it operates out of broadcast centres in that City, also Nottingham, the Black Country and Worcester.
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announced 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire SBS Discovery Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media is set to acquire leading Nordic broadcaster SBS Discovery Radio from Discovery Communications. SBS Discovery Radio is the leading commercial radio operator in Sweden and Denmark, as well as being strongly positioned in Norway and Finland. It reaches more than 10 million people per week through 20 brands, including Denmark's Nova.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media is a Hamburg-based media conglomerate that publishes hundreds of magazines and 50 radio and TV stations. the company’s radio brands reached 17-million listeners in the U.K. in Q4, 2014. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: SBS Discovery Radio
SBS Discovery Radio is the leading commercial radio operator in Sweden and Denmark, as well as being strongly positioned in Norway and Finland. It reaches more than 10 million people a week through 20 brands, including Sweden’s Mix Megapol, Norway’s Radio Norge, Denmark’s Nova and Finland’s Iskelma.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Bauer Xcel Media, acquired beautyheaven

synopsis: Bauer Xcel Media, a subsidiary of Bauer Media Group, has acquired beautyheaven, the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. beautyheaven provides a compelling mix of current beauty product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples online.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Xcel Media
Founded in August 2014, Bauer Xcel Media focuses on growing Bauer Media Group USA's online brands and expanding its digital portfolio. Its digital assets include InTouchWeekly.com, LifeandStylemag.com and J-14.com, and more. "
target: beautyheaven
beautyheaven is the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. The platforms of the beautyheaven Group provide a compelling mix of current product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Outdoor Fitness

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired the Outdoor Fitness title from Bauer Media. Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, that aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Outdoor Fitness
Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, launched in the summer of 2011. It aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content, enjoyed by a readership who are loyal to staying fit and healthy in the great outdoors.
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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 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Business Post, purchased Three Magazines from Irish Studio

synopsis: The Business Post Media Group (BPMG), publisher of the Sunday Business Post newspaper, has acquired a number of magazines from Irish Studio. The group has bought Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
seller: Irish Studio
The acquisition includes the magazines Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland from Irish Studio. Irish Studio is the premier, cross-platform digital media company with a global reach of over 10 million.
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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:$2,766.70)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
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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:$2,766.70)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
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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)
$2,100
rev ($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
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,066.05)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (ASX:PRT:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$50]
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$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
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2.3x
announced 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Southern Cross Austereo, will acquire Redwave Media

synopsis: Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), Australia’s biggest entertainment company, will acquire Redwave Media from Seven West Media, one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies. Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks.
buyer: Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL:$453.17)
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies. They have the potential to reach over 95% of Australia across national radio, regional free to air television and digital platforms. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Redwave Media
Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks. RedFM broadcasts rock and pop music to towns, mine sites and oil & gas platforms. Spirit Radio plays the best mix of Classic Rock and Today Hits.
price ($mm)
$28
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announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Cofina SGPS SA, will acquire Media Capital S.G.P.S.

synopsis: Cofina SGPS SA, a leading Portuguese media group, will acquire a 94.69% stake in Media Capital from PRISA, the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group. Media Capital is a media and entertainment group in Portugal. Media Capital operates TVI and Media Capital Radio (MCR), a leading TV broadcaster and radio group in Portugal.
buyer: Cofina SGPS SA (ENXTLS:CFN:$95.71)
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Media Capital S.G.P.S. (ENXTLS:MCP:$198.14)
Media Capital is the largest media and entertainment group in Portugal. Media Capital operates TVI, the leading TV broadcaster in Portugal. The group also operates Media Capital Radio (MCR), one of the most prestigious radio groups in Portugal.
price ($mm)
$266*
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
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1.4x
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7.9x
announced 9/25/2019 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire New York Media

synopsis: Vox Media, one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities, will acquired New York Media, a media company that publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: New York Media
New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping the world. They publish beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
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announced 9/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leighton Enterprises, Inc., will acquire Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria

synopsis: Leighton Enterprises, a family and employee-owned marketing company that operates radio stations, will acquire Paradis Broadcasting, a company that owns hot AC “Z-99” KXRZ, classic rock “KX-92” KXRA-FM and “News Talk Radio 1490” KXRA in Alexandria, Minnesota.
buyer: Leighton Enterprises, Inc.
Leighton Enterprises, Inc., is a family and employee-owned marketing company that operates radio stations under the name Leighton Broadcasting in three markets: Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Detroit Lakes and St. Cloud, Minnesota. "
target: Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria
Paradis Broadcasting owns hot AC “Z-99” KXRZ, classic rock “KX-92” KXRA-FM and “News Talk Radio 1490” KXRA in Alexandria, Minnesota. They also own two FM translators – the Alexandria-licensed K262AT at 100.3 FM and the Glenwood-licensed K289CL at 105.7 FM. Both signals simulcast KXRA.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
3.7x
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Great Bowery, acquired Coveteur

synopsis: Great Bowery, the parent company of several talent and photo licensing agencies, has acquired digital media company Coveteur. Founded in Toronto, Coveteur covers beauty, health and wellness, travel, and other fashion lifestyle-adjacent topics through images, written content, and video.
buyer: Great Bowery
Great Bowery brings together the leading agencies in the fashion and luxury image making industries, uniting seasoned executives and iconic talent including photographers, directors, stylists, hair & make-up artists, creative directors, illustrators, set designers, and other related creatives. "
target: Coveteur
Coveteur is a digital media company offering a behind-the-scenes look at all things fashion, beauty, health and wellness, travel, and lifestyle. Coveteur is known for its stunning photography, award-winning writing, and an intimate look at luxury lifestyles and global tastemakers.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Podimo, acquired BesserFM

synopsis: Podimo, a Danish company that brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content, has acquired BesserFM, Germany's first podcast magazine that curates culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series.
buyer: Podimo
Headquartered in Denmark, Podimo brings users the podcasts they already know and love, as well as lots of exclusive content from both well-known and brand-new hosts. Their mission is to build a new, fair ecosystem for podcasters that rewards creators for making content that people want to hear. "
target: BesserFM
Headquartered in Germany, BesserFM is the world's first podcast magazine. They curate culturally moving, socially relevant and intellectually entertaining audio series. At the same time they bring celebrated US shows to Germany and translate them for users.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Company Press Release

p1440, acquired Volleyballmag.com

synopsis: p1440, the digital media company co-founded by 5x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, announced the acquisition of Volleyballmag.com, the leading source for volleyball news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach.
buyer: p1440
p1440 is a digital platform exclusively built around beach volleyball co-founded by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. p1440 delivers unmatched digital content, offering hundreds of hours of live-streamed action, world-class training, nutrition and wellness resources. "
target: Volleyballmag.com
Volleyballmag.com has been the leading source for volleyball industry news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach, to the pros and USA national teams.
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Seven Mountains Media, will purchase 93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO from Connoisseur Media

synopsis: Seven Mountains Media, which serves Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming, will acquire Connoisseur Media’s Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania’s stations 93.5 WSBG, a radio station broadcasting current and recurrent hits, and 840 WVPO, a radio station broadcasting news about sports.
buyer: Seven Mountains Media
Seven Mountains Media is a local radio group serving Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming. They own 47 radio stations and a team of creative people that are driven to make the type of local content that their communities crave. "
seller parent: Perot Holdings
seller: Connoisseur Media
93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO are Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania radio stations covering music and sports news respectively. Connoisseur Media creates compelling brands through well researched and targeted programming to ultimately connect listeners with the content they crave.
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
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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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, acquired La Campana Editorial

synopsis: Barcelona-based publishing house La Campana, founded by Josep Maria Espinàs and Isabel Martí, been acquired by Penguin Random House Group Editorial Group (PRHGE). La Campana publishes novels, essays, humor, chronicles, reports and memoirs. It has a catalog has more than 400 authors, including Elena Ferrante, Joël Dicker, among others.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (“PRHGE”), a leading Spanish-language publishing and distribution company, is part of the Penguin Random House. PGRHE’s objective is the publication of books for all types of readers, of all ages and in any format in all the countries in which it operates. "
target: La Campana Editorial
Barcelona-based La Campana, founded by Josep Maria Espinàs and Isabel Martí, publishes novels, essays, humor, chronicles, reports and memoirs. The publisher's catalog has more than 400 authors, including Elena Ferrante, Joël Dicker, John Carlin, Emanuel Bergmann, and more.
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Money.com

Prime Media Group Limited

Redwave Media

Media Capital S.G.P.S.

New York Media

Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria

Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

Coveteur

BesserFM

Volleyballmag.com

Connoisseur Media

Gannett Co., Inc.

Family Tree Magazine

La Campana Editorial

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Matching Companies
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)
$3,188.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$687.80
EBIT ($mm)
$440.20
Net Income ($mm)
$46.30
Employees
5615
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: W
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. With one of the world's largest online selections of furniture, home furnishings and décor, including more than seven million products from over 7,000 suppliers, Wayfair helps people find the perfect product at the right price.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,868.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($99.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($125.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3809
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Ticker: CRCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$182.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.73
EBIT ($mm)
$10.76
Net Income ($mm)
$10.69
Employees
660
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Ticker: WSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an American publicly traded consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares and home furnishings. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5,194.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$659.60
EBIT ($mm)
$478.68
Net Income ($mm)
$308.41
Employees
19400
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,565.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,113.90
EBIT ($mm)
$891.35
Net Income ($mm)
$505.59
Employees
6512
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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)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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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)
$3,188.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$687.80
EBIT ($mm)
$440.20
Net Income ($mm)
$46.30
Employees
5615
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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: 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: 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)
$2,766.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,033.68
EBIT ($mm)
$770.25
Net Income ($mm)
$376.52
Employees
8604
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,665.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$266.34
Net Income ($mm)
$328.42
Employees
16153
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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: 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)
$2,068.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.81
EBIT ($mm)
$165.65
Net Income ($mm)
$1,569.10
Employees
3305
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,479.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$309.99
EBIT ($mm)
$266.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6027
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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