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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Media Central Corporation Inc., acquired NOW Magazine

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc. announced the acquisition of NOW Magazine, nowtoronto.com and related assets from owner, NOW Communications Inc. NOW Magazine reaches 510,000 average weekly unique readers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with an average household income of $77,471.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is a Canadian alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: NOW Magazine
Now Magazine is one of the largest circulation alternative weekly news publication in Canada. They produce a high-quality, independent and fearless news and entertainment weekly publication and website, both providing reliable sources of social, cultural, political and environmental information.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Aventura Magazine

synopsis: Palm Beach Media Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hour Media, and publisher of Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, and Florida Design, has acquired the assets of Aventura Magazine from Stern Bloom Media. Aventura Magazine reflects the essence of the South Florida lifestyle: culture, finance, travel, dining, fashion, and more.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target parent: Stern Bloom Media
target: Aventura Magazine
AVENTURA Magazine reflects the essence of the South Florida lifestyle: culture, finance, travel, dining, fashion, society and more. AVENTURA Magazine is the most efficient way to target readers seeking authentic life experiences and informative reporting relevant to the South Florida lifestyle.
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announced 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Sposato, will acquire Seattle Magazine

synopsis: Seattle tech veteran Jonathan Sposato is acquiring Seattle magazine. Sposato is buying the glossy monthly from Tiger Oak Media. Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends.
buyer: Jonathan Sposato
Jonathan Sposato is a Seattle tech veteran. He is the chairman of PicMonkey, the online photo editing service. As an entrepreneur he sold two startups to Google — Picnik and Phatbits. "
target parent: Tiger Oak Media
target: Seattle Magazine
Through award-winning photography and stories, Seattle Magazine celebrates the city’s status as the birthplace of technology, innovation and trends; the surrounding natural beauty; and its pioneering spirit. Seattle magazine was founded in 1966 by Harriet Bullitt.
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closed 12/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, acquired Sonoma County Gazette

synopsis: Sonoma Media Investments, an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa, has acquired Sonoma County Gazette, a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
buyer: Sonoma Media Investments, LLC
Sonoma Media Investments (SMI) is an independent, privately-owned multimedia company based in Santa Rosa. Formed in 2012 by a consortium of local investors who recognize the value of quality local journalism, SMI is home to the most-read publications and websites north of San Francisco. "
target: Sonoma County Gazette
Sonoma County Gazette is a free hyperlocal magazine that relies upon article submissions from local residents and is published monthly reaching more than 150,000 readers a month in print and on-line. It is based in Sonoma County, California.
price ($mm)
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$1
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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closed 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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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

H J Knowles LLC, acquired Sarasota Scene

synopsis: H J Knowles LLC, owned by media executive and former Sarasota Scene VP of sales and marketing, John Knowles, has acquired Sarasota Scene Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
buyer: H J Knowles LLC
H J Knowles LLC is owned by media executive John Knowles, who was previously a publisher at several Canadian media companies, including Montreal-based media company Quebecor. Until the purchase of Sarasota Scene, he had been Scene’s vice president of sales and marketing. "
target: Sarasota Scene
Sarasota Scene is a monthly magazine that covers “the social scene, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture and other local interests” in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Enterprise Products Partners L.P., acquired Texas Monthly

synopsis: Genesis Park has sold Texas Monthly to Texas Monthly, LLC, a newly formed affiliate of Enterprise Products Company (EPCO), a privately held firm also based in Houston. Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education.
buyer: Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is an American midstream natural gas and crude oil pipeline company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company ranked No. 105 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. "
target parent: Genesis Park, L.P.
target: Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Pilot LLC, acquired SouthPark Magazine

synopsis: The Pilot, a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, NC, has acquired SouthPark Magazine from The Charlotte Observer, a daily newspaper focused the Charlotte, NC region. SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, and more.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: SouthPark Magazine
SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, cuisine, and more. The magazine distributes over 30,000 copies monthly to six neighborhoods in Charlotte.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired The Bold Italic, Inc.

synopsis: Medium, a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter, has acquired The Bold Italic, an online magazine that chronicles life in San Francisco. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. For readers, Medium allow people to follow people and topics that matter to them. "
target: The Bold Italic, Inc.
The Bold Italic is an online magazine that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Community Impact Newspaper, acquired Rover Today

synopsis: Austin-based Community Impact Newspaper is growing its footprint in Nashville. Community Impact has purchased Green Hills and Belle Meade online local news publication Rover. Rover is an American Hometown Publishing Inc. publication.
buyer: Community Impact Newspaper
Based in Pflugerville, TX, Community Impact Newspaper distributes hyperlocal news and information to millions of local residents and business owners each day online and monthly by mail. "
target parent: West End Holdings, LLC
target: Rover Today
Rover is an online local news publication in Tennessee that serves the Green Hills and Belle Meade area. Rover is designed to capture an engaged active audience with a free direct mail monthly news/lifestyle magazine going to thousands of homes and a mobile site that’s filled with local information.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan and Natalie Stewart, acquired Charlotte Lately, LLC

synopsis: Former Carolina Panther running back Jonathan Stewart and his wife, Natalie, has acquired Charlotte Lately. Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Lately provides their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy.
buyer: Jonathan and Natalie Stewart
Jonathan Stewart is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was also the running back for the Carolina Panthers. His wife is Natalie Stewart. "
target: Charlotte Lately, LLC
Charlotte Lately is an online and print publication that connects the ventures, people, and businesses in Charlotte, NC. They provide their audience with recommendations of products, services and businesses that are noteworthy while creating a culture of community.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Surf Media Inc., acquired Vicinity Enterprises LLC

synopsis: Vicinity Enterprises LLC, creators of the hyper‐local Vicinity Magazine, has been acquired by Surf Media Inc., the tech startup that places tablets in rideshare vehicles for the entertainment. Vicinity provides local magazines and mobile apps on specific areas and get more on dining, event, music, nightlife, shopping, services and real estate.
buyer: Surf Media Inc.
Surf connects rideshare passengers with premium entertainment, engaging content and the best local businesses in their area! Find them in Uber and Lyft cars across Phoenix and Los Angeles. "
target: Vicinity Enterprises LLC
Based in Arizona, Vicinity Enterprises LLC is the creator of hyper‐local Vicinity Magazine and Vicinity Mobile. Vicinity provides local magazines and mobile apps on specific areas and get more on dining, event, music, nightlife, shopping, services and real estate.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hour Media, LLC, acquired Gemini Publications

synopsis: Troy-based Hour Media Group announced it has acquired the assets of Grand Rapids-based Gemini Publications. Gemini Publications is a niche, regional publishing company located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
buyer: Hour Media, LLC
Hour Media Group is a Michigan-based multi-media company that publishes 132 magazines and custom titles, 37 consumer websites, and 65 shows and events throughout the United States. "
target: Gemini Publications
Gemini Publications is a niche, regional publishing company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It offers readers insight and information about their communities through nationally-recognized titles such as Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Michigan Blue, and more.
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closed 8/31/2018 via Company Press Release

BusinessNorth, acquired Lake Superior Magazine

synopsis: BusinessNorth, a company that covers business news in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, has acquired Lake Superior Magazine, a bimonthly regional magazine that focuses on the region around Lake Superior. Lake Superior Magazine provides superb photos, award-winning reports, home stories and profiles of people and events that distinguish the region.
buyer: BusinessNorth
BusinessNorth is a company that covers business news across 17 counties in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin via a monthly print publication, annual directory and their website. BusinessNorth provides balanced coverage of both large and small businesses. "
target: Lake Superior Magazine
Lake Superior Magazine is a bimonthly regional magazine that focuses on the region around Lake Superior. Lake Superior Magazine provides superb photos, award-winning reports, home stories and profiles of people and events that distinguish the region.
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announced 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Matthew Barzun, will acquire Louisville Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Two of Louisville's oldest and best-known media outlets, Louisville Magazine and Louisville.com, will have a new owner. Local civic leader Matthew Barzun, the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and a dot com pioneer at CNET, has agreed to purchase the publication and website from Dan Crutcher.
buyer: Matthew Barzun
Matthew Barzun is a civic leader and the former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. As an ambassador, he built a reputation as a resourceful promoter of American values and a receptive listener to citizens far from capital cities. "
target: Louisville Magazine, Inc.
Louisville Magazine was founded in 1950 by the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, which owned the monthly magazine until it was sold to Dan Crutcher in 1993. Louisville.com, one of the oldest information websites in the city, was established in 1997 by Crutcher and partner Watson Courtenay.
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closed 6/13/2018 via PR Newswire

State 23 Media, LLC, acquired Maine Media Collective

synopsis: State 23 Media, LLC has acquired all print, event, and digital media assets from Maine Media Collective, including Maine magazine, Maine Home+Design, and Old Port magazine. Maine Media Collective publishing, event management, and media company that works with Maine-based activities.
buyer: State 23 Media, LLC
State 23 Media, LLC is focused on acquiring, launching, investing in, and expanding media properties in Maine that rely on connected communities of trade professionals and enthusiastic consumers. "
target: Maine Media Collective
Maine Media Collective is the publisher of several Maine magazines, the producer of the largest food & wine event in the state, and the creators of innovative events. They also have a marketing firm which offers a full range of services.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Media Group Pte Ltd, acquired SG Magazine

synopsis: Media Group Pte Ltd, a digital, print and events media company, acquired SG Magazine from Asia City Media Group. Based in Singapore, SG Magazine is an established brand for city-based news, events, dining and nightlife. It offers a range of products and services which are aimed at the city’s most active and affluent young professionals.
buyer parent: KHL Printing Co Pte Ltd.
buyer: Media Group Pte Ltd
Media Group Pte Ltd is a digital, print and events media company. Their offerings include luxury titles as well as home and interior titles. Their customer content solutions division delivers monthly inflight magazines and special interest titles. "
target parent: Asia City Media Group Ltd
target: SG Magazine
Based in Singapore, SG Magazine is an established brand for city-based news, events, dining and nightlife. It is a fully digital company that offers a range of products and services which are aimed at the city’s most active and affluent young professionals. It also offers custom publishing.
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closed 4/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, acquired Our State Magazine

synopsis: Our State Magazine, a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events, has been acquired by its employees through The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
buyer: The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan is a company created for the employee acquisition of Our State Magazine. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Our State is a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events. "
target: Our State Magazine
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Our State is a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events.
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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Media Central Corporation Inc., acquired NOW Magazine

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc. announced the acquisition of NOW Magazine, nowtoronto.com and related assets from owner, NOW Communications Inc. NOW Magazine reaches 510,000 average weekly unique readers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with an average household income of $77,471.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is a Canadian alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: NOW Magazine
Now Magazine is one of the largest circulation alternative weekly news publication in Canada. They produce a high-quality, independent and fearless news and entertainment weekly publication and website, both providing reliable sources of social, cultural, political and environmental information.
price ($mm)
$1.51
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$3
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Media Central Corporation Inc., acquired NOW Magazine

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc. announced the acquisition of NOW Magazine, nowtoronto.com and related assets from owner, NOW Communications Inc. NOW Magazine reaches 510,000 average weekly unique readers in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area with an average household income of $77,471.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is a Canadian alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: NOW Magazine
Now Magazine is one of the largest circulation alternative weekly news publication in Canada. They produce a high-quality, independent and fearless news and entertainment weekly publication and website, both providing reliable sources of social, cultural, political and environmental information.
price ($mm)
$1.51
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$3
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announced 9/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Golden Developing Solutions, Inc., will acquire Where’s Weed

synopsis: Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (DVLP), an emerging leader in the Cannabis marketplace, has announced its acquisition of Where’s Weed and its primary asset, WheresWeed.com. Where’s Weed is a rapidly growing community-based online resource for cannabis consumers with a host of user-friendly services.
buyer: Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTCPK:DVLP:$0.00)
Golden Developing Solutions (DVLP) is developing an online retail business for cannabidiol (CBD), hemp oil and health/wellness-related products. "
target: Where’s Weed
Where’s Weed is a rapidly growing community-based online resource for cannabis consumers with a host of user-friendly services, including a sophisticated Mobile App with strong traction and powerful growth potential as the North American legal cannabis market continues to expand exponentially.
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announced 6/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Biome Grow, will acquire Weed Virtual Retail Inc.

synopsis: Biome Grow, an operator of cannabis production facilities across Canada, will acquire Weed Virtual Retail Inc. (Weed VR) from Occupied VR, a leading producer of Virtual Reality content. Weed VR is a multi-platform virtual catalog system designed to educate, engage and inform consumer cannabis purchases.
buyer: Biome Grow
Biome Grow operates a diversified mix of low cost licensed cannabis production facilities across Canada and other jurisdictions. The company wholly owns Highland, P-209 Inc., and The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation. "
target parent: Occupied VR Inc.
target: Weed Virtual Retail Inc.
Weed Virtual Retail Inc. (Weed VR) is a virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. The platform is a virtual catalog system designed to educate, engage and inform consumer cannabis purchases.
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closed 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Canna Consumer Goods, Inc., acquired Loudmouth News

synopsis: Canna Consumer Goods, Inc., a canna consumables branding company, announced that it has acquired LoudMouth Media, Inc., one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
buyer: Canna Consumer Goods, Inc. (OTCPK:CBMJ:$0.00)
Canna Consumer Goods, Inc. operates as a canna consumables branding company. The Company acquires, develops, and markets branded cannabis specialty goods for infusion and distribution. Canna Consumer Goods serves clients in the United States. "
target: Loudmouth News
LoudMouth Media, Inc. is one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
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announced 3/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Greengro Technologies, will acquire WeedWall

synopsis: Greengro Technologies, Inc., a world-class provider of eco-friendly green technologies, and a specialist in equity investments and mergers and acquisitions in the cannabis industry, is acquiring WeedWall, the first legal marijuana social network focused on building conversations to educate and promote the legal marijuana market.
buyer: Greengro Technologies
Greengro Technologies is a world-class provider of eco-friendly green technologies and a specialist in equity investments and mergers and acquisitions in the commercial cannabis industry. "
target: WeedWall
WeedWall.com is the first legal marijuana social network focused on building conversations to educate and promote the legal marijuana market.
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closed 5/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Nesta, acquired Wikileaf

synopsis: Nesta Holding Co. Ltd., a private equity firm targeting the US cannabis industry, announced its acquisition of Wikileaf, the leading price comparison website for licensed recreational and medicinal marijuana consumers.
buyer: Nesta
Nesta Holding Co. Ltd. is a private equity firm that builds partnerships and brands within the U.S. cannabis space. Nesta's mission is to acquire, cultivate and monetize consumer cannabis opportunities that could achieve long-term benefit from the changing U.S. regulatory environment. "
target: Wikileaf
Wikileaf is a price comparison website for recreational and medicinal cannabis users. Wikileaf provides consumers with instant price comparison among dispensaries in their immediate vicinity.
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announced 6/24/2015 via PR Web

Amercanex Corporation, will acquire MJCharts

synopsis: Amercanex, the first fully electronic cannabis marketplace, will acquire MJCharts, a provider of the most accurate daily regional consumer price indexes for over 10,000 strains of cannabis. MJCharts derives these consumer price indexes in cannabis firsthand from legal sales only, sourced from current public advertisements.
buyer: Amercanex Corporation
Amercanex operates the ACE marketplace, the web-based user-interface to the Electronic Cannabis Marketplace (ECM), offers a comprehensive suite of tools and solutions tailored to address a diverse client base. "
target: MJCharts
MJCharts is web-based provider of the most accurate daily regional consumer price indexes in cannabis, hemp and related industries. They know the importance of bringing together the current industry leaders with the business community as a means to move forward.
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announced 5/9/2016 via GlobeNewswire

CannaSys, Inc., will acquire CitizenToke

synopsis: CannaSys, Inc., a leading marketing, branding and technology company focused on the regulated cannabis industry, announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire CitizenToke. CitizenToke will communicate deals and distribute coupons to cannabis consumers and patients through a unique text message based system.
buyer: CannaSys, Inc. (OTCPK:MJTK:$0.01)
CannaSys is a leading technology solutions, marketing and branding company in the regulated cannabis industry. Its products are delivered SaaS to facilitate point-of-purchase transactions, customer relationship marketing solutions and regulated cannabis laboratory information management systems. "
target parent: BetaKillers, LLC
target: CitizenToke
CitizenToke, initially a mobile web based platform, will communicate deals and distribute coupons to cannabis consumers and patients through a unique text message based system. The system also provides incentive for consumers to download and redeem coupons in a timely manner.
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Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.08
EBIT ($mm)
$3.94
Net Income ($mm)
$1.89
Employees
120
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:2376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
761
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Ticker: CNSX:FLYY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Central Corporation Inc.
Media Central Corporation Inc.
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:LBUY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc.
Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc.
Leafbuyer.com is one of the most comprehensive online sources for cannabis deals and information. Leafbuyer works alongside businesses to showcase their unique products and build a network of loyal patrons.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:NUGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NUGL Inc.
NUGL Inc.
NUGL is the world’s first cannabis search app used for searching genuine user-rated dispensaries, cannabis service providers and more. NUGL’s flexible web app has no geographic limitations and can rapidly connect cannabis companies, related vertical services and users.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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