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Meredith Corporation, acquired SwearBy

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month, announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: SwearBy
SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snow Corporation, acquired HeartIt

synopsis: Snow, a developer and operator of video camera and camera applications, has acquired the entire stake of shopping platform startup Heart It. Heart It is a fashion media e-commerce company that uses influencers from Instagram to promote clothing brands.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: Snow Corporation
Based in Korea, Snow Corporation is the developer and operator of the video camera and camera applications SNOW, B612, Foodie, LOOKS, and LINE Camera. SNOW, B612, LOOKS, and LINE Camera are apps used to take and edit photos of people and Foodie is an app made for taking and editing photos of food. "
target: HeartIt
Based in Korea, Heart It is a fashion media e-commerce company. Heart It provides information about influencer's fashion items or pictures taken on Instagram. On their web or app platform, users can find what products influencers use and also links them to sellers' websites to assist purchasing.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Volo City, acquired Bitches Who Brunch

synopsis: Volo City, a community-driven adult social sports company, has acquired Bitches Who Brunch, a brunch review website in Washington D.C. Bitches Who Brunch offers brunch, fashion, travel, and entertaining advice to millennial women.
buyer: Volo City
Volo City is a community-driven adult social sports company. Volo City offers organized social interactions and sports leagues enabling communities to pursue fit and healthy lives. Their teams create an environment where anyone can be the best player no matter age, race, or athletic ability. "
target: Bitches Who Brunch
Bitches Who Brunch is a brunch review website in Washington D.C. They offer brunch, fashion, travel, and entertaining advice to millennial women. The site provides their readers with fresh content every week, including an events calendar, fashion posts, travel content, and brunch reviews.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Market Wire

Mommy Nearest Inc., acquired Slidelane, Inc.

synopsis: Mommy Nearest, the company behind the fastest-growing geo-location mobile app for parents and caregivers in the United States, announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based online parenting resource and small business marketing platform Slidelane.
buyer: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest develops a popular geo-location app for parents and caregivers in the U.S. The Mommy Nearest app provides unique content and geography-based, word-of-mouth recommendations, making it incredibly easy for parents to make informed decisions on where to take the kids while on-the-go. "
target: Slidelane, Inc.
Slidelane is a social discovery platform where new parents can find, recommend and share the best places and services in their neighborhoods. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

C Channel Corporation, acquired Media Makmur

synopsis: Tokyo-based C Channel, a Japanese startup offering a video-based digital fashion media for young women, has acquired Jakarta-based startup PT Media Makmur. Media Makmur have a specialized Japanese beauty online media named Kawaii Beauty Japan providing all indonesian female users with latest and advanced Japan beauty information and products.
buyer: C Channel Corporation
C Channel Corporation owns and operates an online lifestyle video outlet that provides information about fashion, food, hair, makeup, and travel. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Media Makmur
PT Media Makmur is an online media start up company based in Jakarta. Currently they have a specialized Japanese beauty online media named Kawaii Beauty Japan providing all indonesian female users with latest and advanced Japan beauty information and products.
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announced 1/10/2016 via Forbes

Mogujie, will acquire Meilishuo

synopsis: Mogujie, which means Mushroom Street in English, will acquire Meilishuo through share swap, it announced. Meilishuo.com is a Chinese Pinterest-like website that enables women to find personalized clothing and skin care products.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Mogujie
Mogujie is a Chinese social shopping service that focuses on women’s fashion. It was founded in 2011 and provides more than 7,000,000 female consumers with shopping decision suggestions everyday. "
target: Meilishuo
Meilishuo.com is a Chinese Pinterest-like website that enables women to find personalized clothing and skin care products. Users can search for experts, shops, group buying sites, and share online shopping links and information on their favorite products.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Evolve Media LLC, acquired Total Beauty Media, Inc.

synopsis: Evolve Media LLC, the largest publisher of male and female lifestyle content on the web, announced the acquisition of Total Beauty Media Group, home to TotalBeauty.com—the leading website in online beauty editorial, and the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women.
buyer: Evolve Media LLC
Evolve Media is a publisher of leading enthusiast lifestyle destinations for men and women. Leveraging proprietary advertising and publishing technologies, as well as hundreds of talented content professionals, Evolve Media offers premium and engaging content to its readers. "
target: Total Beauty Media, Inc.
Total Beauty Media Group is home to TotalBeauty.com—the leading website in online beauty editorial, and the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women.
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closed 4/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Matrimony.com, acquired Matchify

synopsis: Matrimony.com has acquired Bengaluru-based Matchify. It is a women focused dating app that helps find “like minded” people looking for serous and meaningful relationships together. The Matchify mobile app is currently on the Google Play Store and is soon coming on other platforms.
buyer: Matrimony.com (BSE:540704:$50.33)
Matrimony.com is a signature internet conglomerate, managing multiple brands. It is one of the fastest growing and profitable organizations in both the digital and offline space, with a reputation for innovation, technical excellence and entrepreneurship. "
target: Matchify
Matchify is a women-focused dating app that comes with a host of women-friendly features including verified profiles, secure chat women can initiate with men directly, control over who can see profile and pictures, and abuse/report/blocking options.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Her Campus Media LLC, acquired the Lala Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Her Campus Media, the #1 media brand for college women and 360-degree college marketing agency, has acquired the Lala Media Group, Inc., a leading millennial women-focused media company. the Lala will be rebranded as 'Her20s', the premiere digital and social destination and community for women navigating this pivotal decade of their lives.
buyer: Her Campus Media LLC
Her Campus Media is the #1 media brand for the empowered college woman and 360-degree college marketing agency, reaching over 30 million users monthly across flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of 380+ campus chapters, proprietary events College Fashion Week® and Her Conference®, & more. "
target: the Lala Media Group, Inc.
the Lala provides a positive space online for young women to publish topics most meaningful to them and aims to become a launching pad for young women's careers by teaching them tangible, transferable skills in the digital media space.
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closed 11/3/2014 via PR Web

SheKnows.com, acquired Blogher Inc.

synopsis: SheKnows Media, a rapidly expanding, award-winning women’s lifestyle media platform, announced its acquisition of BlogHer Inc., a leading cross-platform media network created by and for women in social media. BlogHer delivers quality advocacy at scale for brands seeking to engage in authentic and persuasive dialogue with moderated communities.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: Blogher Inc.
BlogHer is the largest community of women who blog: reaching an audience of 100 million across premium blogs, Web sites, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. BlogHer is a community and media company created in partnership with women in social media.
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closed 11/22/2017 via PR Web

The Relationship Realist merged with ForeverHer,

synopsis: The Relationship Realist, a national blog devoted to advice, humor and coaching on all aspects of relationships for women, has merged with ForeverHer, a leading online community sharing advice for women to stay forever fit, young and fabulous. The Relationship Realist is dedicated to shedding a realistic approach to achieving ideal relationships.
buyer: ForeverHer
ForeverHer is a leading online community sharing advice for women to stay forever fit, young and fabulous. The ForeverHer goal is to redefine “ageless” in no longer correlating women’s actual age with defining how they feel, act or look. "
target: The Relationship Realist
The Relationship Realist is a national blog devoted to advice, humor and coaching on all aspects of relationships for women. The blog is dedicated to shedding a realistic approach to achieving ideal relationships in all areas of life.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Sway Group, acquired iFabbo

synopsis: Sway Group has announced the acquisition of iFabbo. iFabbo is an International organization for beauty and fashion bloggers and content creators. With over 3000 qualified members, iFabbo is one of the most prestigious blogger organizations in the world.
buyer: Sway Group
Sway Group is an exclusive agency that represents some of the most well-known and rising star bloggers across multiple categories. The 50,000 strong Massive Sway division of Sway Group is open to all bloggers, and offers brands a wide array of high-volume partnership options. "
target: iFabbo
iFabbo is an International organization for beauty and fashion bloggers and content creators. With over 3000 qualified members, iFabbo is one of the most prestigious blogger organizations in the world.
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closed 1/14/2014 via Market Wire

Sway Group, acquired SITS Girls

synopsis: Sway Group, a management agency for bloggers and social media influencers, is excited to announce three corporate acquisitions that have greatly expanded their audience reach and engagement. The company now owns Massive Sway, SITS Girls, and the Bloggy Boot Camp conference series.
buyer: Sway Group
Sway Group is an exclusive agency that represents some of the most well-known and rising star bloggers across multiple categories. The 50,000 strong Massive Sway division of Sway Group is open to all bloggers, and offers brands a wide array of high-volume partnership options. "
target: SITS Girls
The SITS Girls is an on-line network for women and mom bloggers. With a loyal readership and 55,000 members, they act as a platform for bloggers to seek advice, share stories, and learn more about social media. Massive Sway and Bloggy Boot Camp are the extensions of The SITS Girls community.
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

CT Corp., will acquire Female Daily Network

synopsis: CT Corp, a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries, will acquire Female Daily Network, Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics.
buyer: CT Corp.
CT Corp is a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries. The group is divided into three main business holding operations concentrating in Financial Services, Media, Lifestyle & Entertainment, and Natural Resources respectively. "
target: Female Daily Network
Female Daily is Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics. Female Daily is largest female online community where content and community meets commerce.
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closed 4/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Feelunique, acquired The Beautyst

synopsis: Feelunique, Europe’s leading online beauty retailer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Beautyst, a leading French online beauty community and marketplace. As well as bringing together trendy beauty brands through its online marketplace, The Beautyst is the leading blog in France with editorial content for those passionate about beauty.
buyer: Feelunique
Founded in 2005, Feelunique has grown to become Europe’s biggest online beauty retailer with a choice of more than 20,000 products and 450 brands across makeup, beauty, perfume, accessories & electricals. They ship to over 120 countries and has dedicated websites in the UK, Germany, France & China. "
target: The Beautyst
The Beautyst has one of the most established online beauty communities in France. As well as bringing together ultra-trendy beauty brands through its online marketplace, The Beautyst is the leading blog in France with rich editorial content for those passionate about beauty.
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closed 9/17/2010 via PR Newswire

NaturallyCurly.com, acquired CurlyNikki.com

synopsis: NaturallyCurly.com the leading social network for people with curly, kinky and wavy hair, announced that it is teaming up with CurlyNikki.com, growing overall network reach by 30% and monthly network visits to 1.2 million.
buyer: NaturallyCurly.com
NaturallyCurly is a network of sites that informs, empowers and unites a community of people brought together by a common interest - curly hair. NaturallyCurly.com, attracts 450,000 monthly engaged, influential consumers creating user-generated content on a daily basis. "
target: CurlyNikki.com
CurlyNikki.com is the leading natural hair blog. CurlyNikki was created to serve as an online "hair therapy session" for those struggling with their natural hair and encourages people everywhere to share experiences, frustrations and triumphs of being naturally curly.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

H Code, acquired HipLatina

synopsis: H Code, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the acquisition of HipLatina, a leading digital lifestyle platform for Hispanic women that reaches more than four million consumers per month via email, web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more than 20 websites and mobile apps.
buyer: H Code
H Code is the #1 US Hispanic comScore entity for Authentic Hispanic Reach. The company connects advertisers with the highly sought-after US Hispanic audience through a combination of target-able data-sets (science) and exemplary creative executions (art). "
target: HipLatina
HipLatina is a digital lifestyle publication that creates the conversation through positive & inspiring storytelling with an emphasis on food & drink, style, wellness, and profiles of fascinating people relevant to the US Hispanic community.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

RockYou, acquired Little Things LLC

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company focused on amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition and relaunch of LittleThings, a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target: Little Things LLC
Founded in 2014, LittleThings is a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations. LittleThings garners an unparalleled following of loyal fans, reaching an audience of nearly sixty million comScore unique monthly visitors.
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closed 1/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired SwearBy

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month, announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: SwearBy
SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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closed 1/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired SwearBy

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month, announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: SwearBy
SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Stop, Breathe & Think

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company reaching 185 million American consumers every month, has acquired Stop, Breathe & Think, a personalized emotional wellness platform that helps kids and adults build the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: Stop, Breathe & Think
Stop, Breathe & Think is a personalized emotional wellness platform that helps kids and adults build the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way. It's paving the way to everyday emotional wellness with bite-size personalized content and activities based on user emotions.
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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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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Flash Equity LLC, acquired The Drive

synopsis: The Drive, one of the most influential automotive media platforms, has been acquired by Flash Equity LLC. Since its founding in 2015, The Drive continues to publish a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
buyer: Flash Equity LLC
Flash Equity is a principal investment firm dedicated to building a portfolio of growing, transformative online media brands. Flash Equity management team has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and media and seeks to make long-term investments across the media landscape. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: The Drive
The Drive is one of the most influential automotive media platforms. The Drive publishes a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
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announced 9/17/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Marc and Lynne Benioff, will acquire Time Magazine

synopsis: Marc Benioff, the chief executive of the software company Salesforce, and his wife, Lynne, said that they had agreed to buy Time magazine from Meredith Corporation. Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923.
buyer: Marc and Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff is an American billionaire internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. Lynne Benioff is a philanthropist and married to Marc Benioff. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Magazine
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923. An essential destination for reporting on the people, places and issues that matter, TIME captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing and photography.
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire KPLR 11

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, will acquire KPLR 11 from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified television broadcasting company in the US. KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: KPLR 11
KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. KPLR 11 provides over 11 hours of high definition CW programming every week.
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closed 5/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Meredith Xcelerated Marketing

synopsis: Accenture, through Accenture Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based digital agency, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Meredith Xcelerated Marketing
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) is a New York-based digital agency and a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
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announced 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Epiris LLP, will acquire Time Inc. UK

synopsis: Epiris LLP, a UK private equity firm, will acquire Time Inc. UK from Meredith Corporation, a leading media and marketing services company. Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. Their portfolio encompasses more than 50 well-known brands, including Country Life, What's on TV, Woman's Weekly and Wallpaper*.
buyer: Epiris LLP
Epiris LLP is a top-decile private equity firm in the UK that invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. Epiris targets control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.
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Emigrant Capital Corp., acquired GOLF

synopsis: Emigrant Capital Corp., the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, has acquired GOLF magazine and GOLF.com from Meredith Corporation. Formerly owned by Time Inc., GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com were acquired by Meredith recently as part of its acquisition of Time Inc.
buyer parent: Emigrant Bank
buyer: Emigrant Capital Corp.
Emigrant Capital Corp. is the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, the nation's largest family owned bank. They provide long-term equity and related capital to established middle-market businesses that can benefit from their financial, operational and strategic resources. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: GOLF
Golf.com offers coverage of news and developments from the PGA, LPGA, Champions', and Nationwide tours. It also offers hole-by-hole leaderboard results, as well as content for recreational players.
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Meredith Corporation, will acquire Time Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc., one of the world's most influential media companies. Time Inc. is home to 100 iconic news and culture brands like People, Sports Illustrated, Time, InStyle, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Fortune.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's most influential media companies. Through their 100 news and culture brands, consumers & marketers can leverage the power of Time Inc.’s stories every day, every hour, on every platform, from every angle, at the best possible moment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,902 [$2,793]
rev ($mm)
$2,884
EBITDA ($mm)
$388
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 2/23/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Peachtree TV

synopsis: Time Warner Inc. agreed to sell its Atlanta television station, Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV), to Meredith Corp, removing a significant factor that could have prompted the Federal Communications Commission to review Time Warner's sale to AT&T Inc. Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Peachtree TV
Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week, including The Office, Community, The King of Queens, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld. The station also airs two animated hits: Family Guy and American Dad.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
rev ($mm)
$1,594
EBITDA ($mm)
$315
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 7/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Grocery Server

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the nation's leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women and over 60 percent of U.S. Millennial women, announced that it has acquired Grocery Server, further expanding its digital shopper marketing capabilities.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: Grocery Server
Grocery Server is a hyperlocal digital marketing platform connecting brands to consumers. Grocery Server combines these tools with an unparalleled database of local retail offers to place branded products on to millions of shopping lists on web, mobile, social and email apps - every week.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

June Media, Inc., acquired BetterRecipes.com

synopsis: June Media Inc. announced that it has acquired BetterRecipes.com from Meredith Corporation. Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
buyer: June Media, Inc.
June Media is a content driven brand for women at all stages of life. The cornerstone of June Media is food related content. Their other subjects range from health and fitness, to openly discussing parenthood and the latest trends. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: BetterRecipes.com
Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Shape Magazine

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Shape magazine. Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target parent: American Media Inc.
target: Shape Magazine
Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle. It is the category leader and has a median household income of $87,000 and median age of 39, the youngest in the category.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Selectable Media

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has acquired Selectable Media, a leading native and engagement-based advertising company.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: Selectable Media
Selectable Media provides advertisers with a unique way to engage audiences through native advertising solutions and by providing ad-supported access to content that is most relevant to the lives, interests and passions of consumers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired MyWedding LLC

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has agreed to purchase Mywedding.com, a wedding website in the U.S. that provides couples with the complete wedding planning product suite.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 10/23/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire KASW-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a leading diversified media company, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KASW-TV (CW6) from Meredith Corporation and SagamoreHill of Phoenix, LLC. CW6 is the CW affiliate serving the Phoenix, AZ market.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: KASW-TV
KASW, virtual channel 61 (UHF digital channel 49), is a CW-affiliated television station located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Known on-air as CW 6, the "6" refers to the station's channel position on Cox Communications and other local cable providers.
price ($mm)
$68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired SwearBy

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month, announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners. "
target: SwearBy
SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

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

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

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

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

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

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

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

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x

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Ticker: NBRNF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a leading internet and catalogue home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$753.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.20
EBIT ($mm)
$102.00
Net Income ($mm)
$81.00
Employees
3269
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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: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,055.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$920.99
EBIT ($mm)
$640.90
Net Income ($mm)
$341.24
Employees
9000
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,134.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.25
EBIT ($mm)
$170.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1,618.99
Employees
3305
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,208.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.10
EBIT ($mm)
$145.12
Net Income ($mm)
$20.38
Employees
3950
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,084.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$446.82
EBIT ($mm)
$372.37
Net Income ($mm)
$210.80
Employees
7947
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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