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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Defiance, acquired The Refinery Haus

synopsis: Defiance Ventures, a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies, has acquired The Refinery Haus, a leading full-service digital agency that specializes in customer acquisition and experience.
buyer: Defiance
Defiance Ventures is a venture builder focused on B2B enterprise technology companies. It combines capital and early stage investment expertise with real world capabilities spanning marketing, branding, sales, application development, and cloud architecture. "
target: The Refinery Haus
The Refinery Haus is a leading full-service digital agency that specializes in customer acquisition and experience. The Refinery Haus believes that astounding digital experiences deliver better results
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
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closed 3/24/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc., acquired RegABoost

synopsis: Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc., a Public Accelerator-Incubator, has acquired a majority stake in TruCrowd Services, LLC (TCS). Operating the RegABoost brand, TCS is a marketing services firm focused on marketing Regulation A+ and Regulation Crowdfunding endeavors for issuers looking to leverage the power of the crowd through the JOBS Act.
buyer: Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc. (OTCPK:DATI:$0.00)
Digital Asset Monetary Network (DigitalAMN) is a Public Accelerator-Incubator (PAI) that adds niche opportunities to both the microcap and startup communities. As a PAI, DigitalAMN develops and acquires innovations that solve problems through digital platforms and other electronic applications. "
target: RegABoost
TruCrowd Services, owner of the RegABoost brand, is a marketing services agency focused on marketing Regulation A+ (Reg. A+) and Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) endeavors for issuers looking to leverage the power of the crowd through the JOBS Act.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Hypercollective

synopsis: Nihilent, a global consulting and services company, has acquired Hypercollective, a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
buyer: Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nihilent is a global consulting and solutions integration company using a holistic and systems approach to problem solving. Headquartered in Pune India, Nihilent’s executive team has over 350 person-years of experience in international consulting, IT outsourcing and IT services. "
target: Hypercollective
Hypercollective is a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Ufenau Capital Partners AG, acquired Integr8 media GmbH

synopsis: Ufenau Capital Partners, a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group that advises private investors, family offices, and institutional investors with investments in private equity, has acquired INTEGR8 media GmbH located in Berlin. INTEGR8 is a full-service digital agency, combining strategy, creation, marketing, and technology.
buyer: Ufenau Capital Partners AG
Ufenau Capital Partners is a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group that advises private investors, family offices, and institutional investors with their investments in private equity. The firm invests in the Education & Lifestyle, Business Services, Healthcare, and Financial Services sectors. "
target: Integr8 media GmbH
Berlin-based INTEGR8 is a full-service digital agency for design, technology, and data-driven marketing. The company provides analysis and strategies for market competition, performance analysis, SEO, branding & creative design, web design, digital marketing & campaigning, chatbots, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

iSYNERGY, will acquire Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd

synopsis: iSYNERGY, a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia, will acquire Ocean Nexus, a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, branding, and more.
buyer: iSYNERGY (ASX:IS3:$5.20)
iSYNERGY is a leading affiliate marketing network and solutions provider based in Australia. iSYNERGY connects advertisers with affiliates via its affiliate marketing platform, to deliver performance-based affiliate marketing solutions that enhance product/brand awareness and drive business leads. "
target: Ocean Nexus Sdn Bhd
Ocean Nexus is a full-service digital firm in Malaysia. Ocean Nexus provides custom software solutions and digital marketing services to help their clients grow and expand their business. Their services include web development, app development, design and branding, and digital marketing.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired AdGlobal360 India Private Limited

synopsis: Japan’s second largest advertising company -- Hakuhodo Inc -- has acquired AdGlobal360(AGL). Adglobal360 was ranked as the fastest growing MarTech Company in 2019 by Deloitte. AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. It is the core agency of Hakuhodo DY Group, the world’s seventh largest agency company according to Advertising Age’s “Agency Report 2016”. "
target: AdGlobal360 India Private Limited
AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world, in diverse business verticals like Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail, Education and others.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Ruby6 merged with Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Ruby6, a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency, has merged with Cole Lawson, an Australian public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management, creating one of Brisbane’s largest, mid-sized integrated agencies.
buyer: Cole Lawson Communications Pty Ltd
Cole Lawson is a Brisbane based public relations consultancy specialising in communication strategy, media relations and training, and reputation and crisis management. The agency works with clients across various sectors, including energy, aviation, construction, healthcare, financial, and more. "
target: Ruby6
Ruby6 is a Brisbane based marketing, branding, design, and digital agency. The group's full service, integrated marketing, and creative team offer brand management, print advertising, point of sale displays, digital services, social media strategy, public relations, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Thysse, acquired Sign Edge

synopsis: Thysse, a company specializing in visual communication, has acquired Sign Edge. A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.
buyer: Thysse
Thysse is a third-generation, innovative company in Oregon, WI, specializing in visual communication. They offer services in direct mail, catalogs, fleet vehicles, apparel, signage, store fronts, printing and more. "
target: Sign Edge
Sign Edge is a Middleton-based specialty graphics firm. A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Bracken Marketing, acquired The Brite Mind

synopsis: Bracken Marketing, a company that combines traditional marketing tactics with leading-edge digital sales and marketing techniques, has acquired The Brite Mind, a hands-on digital marketing agency, focused on helping businesses to scale their digital marketing efforts with actionable data-centric insights.
buyer: Bracken Marketing
Founded in 2016, Bracken Marketing combines traditional marketing tactics with leading-edge digital sales and marketing techniques to generate mass awareness and sales leads for clients across the U.S. and Europe. "
target: The Brite Mind
The Brite Mind is a hands-on digital marketing agency, focused on helping businesses to scale their digital marketing efforts with actionable data-centric insights. They offer a number of services including PPC Account Audits, Account Optimization and Management, Audience Testing, and more.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Merge World, acquired sandbox Group LLC

synopsis: MERGE, a premium creative technology agency, has acquired the Sandbox Group, a leading independent, full-service, strategic, and digital agency. The partnership of MERGE and Sandbox balances brand building and demand building marketing capabilities while simultaneously elevating brands and driving business growth.
buyer parent: Keystone Capital
buyer: Merge World
MERGE a premium creative technology agency whose capabilities include business & digital strategy, marketing execution, analytics, experience design, and more. MERGE delivers customer engagement solutions across market sectors with specific expertise in healthcare and financial services "
target: sandbox Group LLC
Sandbox is a leading independent, full-service agency that helps companies accelerate growth and drive business transformation. Sandbox has an impressive client roster which includes Abbott Diabetes, American Express, Boston Scientific, Sprint, and LG, among others.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$2,833.48)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Brainlabs, will acquire Hanapin Marketing

synopsis: UK-based Brainlabs, a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider, is to acquire US-based Hanapin, a premiere digital marketing agency focused exclusively on PPC (pay-per-click) marketing.
buyer: Brainlabs
UK-based Brainlabs is a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider. Using data and automation, Brainlabs drives growth for clients in paid search, programmatic, paid social, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), and analytics. "
target: Hanapin Marketing
Hanapin Marketing is a premiere digital marketing agency focused exclusively on PPC (pay-per-click) marketing. The company manages and optimizes paid search programs in areas including search marketing, conversion rate optimization, lead generation, remarketing, programmatic and display marketing.
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closed 2/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CleanSpark LLC, acquired p2klabs Inc.

synopsis: CleanSpark, Inc. has completed the acquisition of p2klabs, Inc., a design, technology, and marketing agency that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses.
buyer: CleanSpark LLC (CLSK:$5.25)
CleanSpark provides advanced energy software and control technology that enables a plug-and-play enterprise solution to modern energy challenges. Their services consist of intelligent energy monitoring and controls, microgrid consulting services and turn-key microgrid implementation services. "
target: p2klabs Inc.
P2K Labs is a design, technology, and marketing agency that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Bounteous, acquired The Archer Group

synopsis: Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, announced it has acquired The Archer Group, a leader in digital strategy, experience design, usability research, technology, and media.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous is a digital marketing company that built their business on pillars of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Everything they do is designed to optimize that their flow of data, insights, and interactions so that they create digital solutions that drive growth for their clients. "
target: The Archer Group
The Archer Group is one of the largest independent digital and brand agencies in the Philadelphia area. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Archer stands apart in its ability to engineer meaningful experiences that inspire action for a diverse roster of Fortune 500 clients.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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announced 5/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, will acquire Reading Eagle Company

synopsis: Digital First Media, a business name of leading news media company MediaNews Group, has offered to buy the Reading Eagle, a family-owned newspaper in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle is a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print. "
target: Reading Eagle Company
Reading Eagle Company is a family-owned newspaper publisher in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle Company publishes the Reading Eagle, a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, will acquire Boston Herald

synopsis: Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, will acquire The Boston Herald. The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print. "
target: Boston Herald
The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
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closed 6/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased Connecticut Print and Digital Assets from 21st Century Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 22 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Alden Global Capital
seller: 21st Century Media, LLC
The Connecticut Print and Digital Assets of 21st Century Media include three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
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announced 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Paul Huntsman, will acquire The Salt Lake Tribune

synopsis: Digital First Media announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell The Salt Lake Tribune and its Affiliates (the “Tribune”) to Paul Huntsman, son of businessman and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. The Salt Lake Tribune is the highest distributed daily newspaper in Utah.
buyer: Paul Huntsman
Paul Huntsman is the Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Family Investments, the private investment platform for the Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. family. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Huntsman Family Investments seeks to make direct, long-term investments in diversified industries around the globe."
target parent: Digital First Media
target: The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune has been Utah’s independent news source since 1871 and covers local and national news, entertainment, sports and weather for the state of Utah. In 2015, the Tribune is the highest distributed daily newspaper in Utah. It also operates an online publication at www.sltrib.com.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Swift Communications, Inc., acquired The Park Record

synopsis: Swift Communications has purchased The Park Record from Digital First Media of Denver. The Park Record newspaper is published twice weekly in Park City, Utah. The newspaper and its website are devoted to reporting on news and events in Park City and Summit County and stimulating community discussion about civic and cultural issues.
buyer: Swift Communications, Inc.
Swift Communications is a 21st century information provider, based on a foundation of sharply focused community newspapers. Swift Communications provides local news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach. "
target parent: Digital First Media
target: The Park Record
The Park Record newspaper is published twice weekly in Park City, Utah. The newspaper and its website are devoted to reporting on news and events in Park City and Summit County and stimulating community discussion about civic and cultural issues.
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closed 10/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Marinscope, acquired Pacifica Tribune Newspaper

synopsis: Marin Scope has taken over ownership of Pacifica Tribune from Bay Area Newsgroup. Pacifica Tribune is a weekly newspaper of the city in California's San Mateo County. It was founded in the 1930s under the name Coastside Tribune.
buyer parent: Battle Born Media LLC
buyer: Marinscope
Marinscope publishes six community newspapers in Marin County, CA. -- The Novato Advance, the San Rafael News Pointer, the Mill Valley Herald, the Twin City Times, the Ross Valley Reporter and the Sausalito Marin Scope. "
target parent: Digital First Media
target: Pacifica Tribune Newspaper
Pacifica Tribune is a weekly newspaper of the city in California's San Mateo County. It was founded in the 1930s under the name Coastside Tribune.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Boone Newspapers, Inc., acquired The Picayune Item

synopsis: Picayune Newsmedia, LLC, a new Mississippi entity wholly owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc. purchased The Picayune Item, The Poplarville Democrat and related publications from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. [CNHI] of Montgomery, Alabama. The newspapers are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
buyer: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
Boone Newspapers, Inc. owns and manages 45 newspapers, 26 community magazines and related websites in similar-sized communities in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan, including The Natchez Democrat and The (Brookhaven) Daily Leader in Mississippi. "
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: The Picayune Item
The Picayune Item and The Poplarville Democrat publish newspapers. The Picayune Daily Item and The Poplarville Democrat are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
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closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Emmerich Newspapers Inc., acquired The Star-Herald, Inc.

synopsis: Emmerich Newspapers has acquired The Star-Herald. The Star-Herald has become one of the 20-plus papers in the Emmerich Newspapers, Inc., family. The Star-Herald is a newspaper that serves readers in Kosciusko and Attala County in central Mississippi.
buyer: Emmerich Newspapers Inc.
Based in Jackson, Emmerich Newspapers publishes 26 community newspapers primarily in Mississippi, as well as community websites and niche publications. "
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: The Star-Herald, Inc.
Published since 1866, The Star-Herald serves readers in Kosciusko and Attala County in central Mississippi. The Star-Herald publishes once a week and also produces a local news website, www.starherald.net.
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announced 11/12/2012 via PR Newswire

General Communication, Inc, will acquire KTVA-TV

synopsis: Denali Media Holdings, a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. announced that it has agreed to the purchase CBS affiliate broadcast station KTVA-TV, of Anchorage, Alaska.
buyer: General Communication, Inc (GNCMA:$942.86)
A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is a provider of voice, data, and video services to Alaska consumers with a 70 percent share of the consumer broadband market. GCI's services are connected through company-owned fiber optic, satellite and metropolitan area network facilities to the lower 48 states."
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: KTVA-TV
KTVA is a CBS affiiliate headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.
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closed 10/19/2007 via AP - Associated Press

The Hearst Corporation, purchased a minority stake in MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: MediaNews Group Inc. and Hearst Corp. completed a complex $317 million deal giving Hearst a 31 percent stake in MediaNews properties outside the San Francisco Bay area, and adding three daily newspapers to the roster of MediaNews.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs. "
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 10/3/2006 via BNC Analysis

Heartland Publications, LLC, purchased The Logan Banner & The Coal Valley News from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Heartland Publications, LLC announced the purchase of The Logan Banner (Logan, WV) and The Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) from Community Newspaper Holdings Inc of Birmingham, AL. The acquisition brings the number of newspapers owned by Heartland in West Virginia to six.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC
Heartland Publications, LLC was formed in May 2004. Our publications epitomize the meaning of community journalism as they are all located in medium and small sized markets where quality local news is the singular important component of our focus. "
seller parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
seller: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential.
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closed 5/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., acquired Muskogee Daily Phoenix

synopsis: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Muskogee (OK) Daily Phoenix from the Gannett Foundation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Muskogee Daily Phoenix
The Muskogee Phoenix is published 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is distributed by home delivery and retail sales in several counties in Northeast Oklahoma. The Phoenix has been been published since February 1888, before Oklahoma's statehood.
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closed 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

MediaNews Group Inc., The Hearst Corporation, purchased four newspapers from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has successfully completed the transaction with MediaNews Group, Inc. and Hearst Corporation under which the companies will pay McClatchy $1.0 billion in cash to acquire four newspapers.
buyer: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$1,000
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announced 4/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., will purchase Goshen News from Triple Crown Media, Inc.

synopsis: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. and Triple Crown Media, Inc. announced today they are exchanging certain newspaper properties. TCMI will acquire The Clayton Daily News, Jonesboro, GA; The Henry Herald, McDonough, GA; and the Progress-Argus, a weekly in Jackson, GA. CNHI will receive in exchange, the Goshen News of Goshen, IN.
buyer parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential. "
seller: Triple Crown Media, Inc.
Triple Crown Media will combine Gray's Newspaper Publishing and Graylink Wireless businesses with Bull Run's sole operating business, Host Communications, Inc., under the leadership of Thomas J. Stultz, current CEO of Host, and the former President of Gray's Newspaper Publishing business.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Madison Courier, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Madison Courier, a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Madison Courier, Inc.
The Madison Courier is a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$2,833.48)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prairie Mountain Media, will acquire Greeley Tribune

synopsis: Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products, will acquire Greeley Tribune from Swift Communications, a newspaper publishing company. Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Prairie Mountain Media
Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. Prairie Mountain Media operates trusted local newspaper brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the state of Colorado. "
target parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
target: Greeley Tribune
Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune provides local news coverage for Greeley, Evans, Windsor and neighboring communities. The paper covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
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announced 1/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Newspaper Operations from BH Media Group

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Motorsport News

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, a global media company focused on cars and racing. Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Motorsport.com
target: Motorsport News
Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying. The paper covers a wide range of motorsports, including circuit racing, rallying, karting, rallycross, drag racing, speed events and truck racing.
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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:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.85 [$1.04]
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closed 12/18/2019 via BBC

Highland News and Media Ltd, acquired Scottish Provincial Press

synopsis: The Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers, is under new ownership after briefly going into administration. A new company, Highland News and Media Ltd, has been formed to take over the business.
buyer: Highland News and Media Ltd
Highland News and Media Ltd is a company created to acquire the Scottish Provincial Press (SPP). The company is a joint venture between SPP's former majority shareholder Peter Fowler and Cambridge-based Iliffe Media. "
target: Scottish Provincial Press
Scottish Provincial Press is a privately-owned company producing seventeen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire in North and North-East Scotland. SPP is an editorial and advertising force.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/15/2019 via AP - Associated Press

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase The Courier and the Review Times from The Findlay Publishing Company

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a family‐owned newspaper group, will acquire The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria in Ohio from The Findlay Publishing Company, a daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator. The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
seller: The Findlay Publishing Company
The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas. The Courier and the Review Times belong to The Findlay Publishing Company, a family-owned daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
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announced 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

synopsis: The owners of the Bendigo Weekly will merge their free publication into Australian Community Media's paid daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia, news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds.
buyer parent: Australian Community Media
buyer: Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo Advertiser is an Australian newspaper that covers local, national and international news, real estate, motor vehicle sales and classifieds. Bendigo Advertiser is centred on the thriving central Victorian city of Bendigo, but also covers a vast area of north and central Victoria. "
target: Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds, Bendigo and district real estate and business services offered.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Atlantique presse information

synopsis: Ouest-France, the leading regional newspaper in France, has acquired Atlantique presse information (Agence API), a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, buy-outs, and more.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Atlantique presse information
Atlantique presse information (Agence API) is a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, reorganizations, buy-outs, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Silke and Holger Friedrich, acquired Berliner Zeitung

synopsis: Silke and Holger Friedrich, Berlin-based entrepreneurs, has acquired Berliner Zeitung from DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest traditional media houses. Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: Silke and Holger Friedrich
Silke and Holger Friedrich are Berlin-based entrepreneurs. Silke Friedrich heads the Berlin Metropolitan School, an international school with over 1,000 students. Holger Friedrich is the founder of the Technology Think Tank CORE. "
target parent: DuMont Mediengruppe
target: Berliner Zeitung
Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. Berliner Zeitung provides readers with the latest news from Berlin. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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Ticker: CVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of envelopes, custom labels, specialty packaging, commercial print, publisher solutions and business documents.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,797.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.72
EBIT ($mm)
$140.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: MATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthews International
Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials, caskets and cremation equipment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,475.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.73
EBIT ($mm)
$123.84
Net Income ($mm)
$71.22
Employees
10300
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Ticker: INWK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InnerWorkings, Inc.
InnerWorkings, Inc.
InnerWorkings, Inc. is a leading global marketing supply chain company servicing corporate clients across a wide range of industries. The company procures, manages and delivers printed materials and promotional products as part of a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,114.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.37
EBIT ($mm)
$4.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: PMPLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMP Limited
PMP Limited provides commercial printing, digital premedia, letterbox delivery, and magazine distribution services. The company offers printing products and services, such as magazines, catalogues, directories, books, financial documents, corporate documents, government material, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,101.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.46
EBIT ($mm)
$32.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2159
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,564.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$810.85
EBIT ($mm)
$466.64
Net Income ($mm)
$168.74
Employees
16282
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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: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,133.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.57
EBIT ($mm)
$312.04
Net Income ($mm)
$92.22
Employees
8349
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,780.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$217.88
EBIT ($mm)
$174.22
Net Income ($mm)
$139.97
Employees
4500
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,750.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.85
EBIT ($mm)
$173.76
Net Income ($mm)
$119.03
Employees
5924
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,089.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$184.93
EBIT ($mm)
$100.89
Net Income ($mm)
$113.39
Employees
3642
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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