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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 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 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Viestintäliiga Oy, acquired Whitestone Oy

synopsis: Viestintäliiga, a modern communications agency based in Finland, has acquired Whitestone, a Finland-based digital agency which helps companies to take advantage of digital services. Their services include corporate and community websites and online stores, as well as customized applications for different needs.
buyer: Viestintäliiga Oy
Viestintäliiga is a modern communications agency based in Finland that specializes in communication strategies, social media training, online marketing, content production (text, images and video) and graphic design. "
target: Whitestone Oy
Whitestone is a digital agency, which helps companies to take advantage of digital services. Their services include corporate and community websites and online stores, as well as customized applications for different needs. They are based in Finland.
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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:$509.85)
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.
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$140
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$373
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Dept Agency, acquired Hinderling Volkart

synopsis: Hinderling Volkart, the leading Swiss digital agency, joins Dept, the globally expanding digital agency headquartered in Amsterdam with immediate effect. Hinderling Volkart is an award-winning digital agency in Switzerland with around 60 people in the fields of strategy, design and technology.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Hinderling Volkart
Hinderling Volkart is an award-winning digital agency in Switzerland with around 60 people in the fields of strategy, design and technology. Hinderling Volkart is creates outstanding web experiences, business portals, corporate platforms and digital products.
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Step Change will be merged with The Zoo Republic,

synopsis: Step Change will merge with The Zoo Republic, an independent marketing agency in Australia. Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
buyer: The Zoo Republic
The Zoo Republic is an independent marketing agency in Australia. The Zoo Republic connects people with brands and creates experiences that make a measurable difference. They deliver below the line marketing, shopper marketing, digital and experiential services. "
target: Step Change
Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Vectra Digital, a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency, has acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc. (iPM), a digital marketing firm and public relations agency. iPM delivers web design, SEO, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across North America.
buyer parent: Ignite Partners
buyer: Vectra Digital
Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency. Vectra Digital uses Ada, a proprietary artificial intelligence platform created to launch their clients marketing into explosive growth with digital campaigns that are being continually optimized. "
target: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
iPartnerMedia (iPM) is a creative agency that delivers web design, search engine optimization, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across the United States and Canada.
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closed 1/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Ticker Tocker, acquired Eff Creative Group

synopsis: Ticker Tocker, LLC. an award winning social trading platform announced a strategic merger with Eff Creative Group, LLC, a globally renowned agency with vertically integrated services that include design, software development, and marketing. Eff focuses on helping clients bring consumer and digital products to market.
buyer: Ticker Tocker
Ticker Tocker is a social marketplace of verified trading leaders, with real-time trade ideas, automated strategies, predictive analytics, live broadcast channels and more. Ticker Tocker supports institutional and novice traders to quickly find, test, learn, share and execute trades in stocks. "
target: Eff Creative Group
Eff Creative Group, LLC is an award-winning company headquartered in Times Square, New York. A team of experienced creative innovators, Eff strategically designs, develops, and markets groundbreaking digital and consumer products launching campaigns for businesses with bespoke market solutions.
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Mediaworks Online Marketing

synopsis: Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks have bought out Co-Founder and Chairman Chris Thompson in a management buyout. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
The management buyout was led by Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. "
target: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing.
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closed 2/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Dept Agency

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group closed the majority stake investment in digital agency Dept. Dept delivers end-to-end digital experiences for brands worldwide through an integrated team that combines expertise in creativity, technology and data.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce.
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closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
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closed 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Opus Trust, acquired Critiqom

synopsis: Opus Trust has acquired Critiqom, the print and mailing experts headquartered in Scotland, that specialize in mission critical customer communications for the public and private sectors. They specialize in data, print, post, and multichannel services; hybrid mail services and more.
buyer: Opus Trust
Opus Trust provides industry leading solutions for multichannel delivery of transactional and critical communications such as invoices, statements, payslips and letters. They create tailored solutions integrating high-speed digital printing, secure e-document solutions and managed postal services. "
target: Critiqom
Critiqom Limited provides critical communication services in the United Kingdom. It offers communication services, such as data, print, post, and multichannel services; hybrid mail services and more. The company is based in Bellshill, United Kingdom.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TOH PR merged with PRCO Group,

synopsis: PRCO, one of the world’s largest privately-owned communications firm, announced that TOH has joined the Group. TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
buyer: PRCO Group
Headquartered in the UK, PRCO Group is a global communications group and one of the world's largest privately-owned communications firms specializing in the travel, real estate and luxury lifestyle sectors, with eight offices worldwide. "
target: TOH PR
TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
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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 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DPS les indés, acquired Les Poupées Russes, SAS

synopsis: DPS Les Indes has acquired the agency Les Poupées Russes. Founded in 2008 by Delphine Coutable, who was then joined by Arnaud Levy and Pierre-André Boissinot, Les Poupées Russes is an agency specializing in creation and communication consulting with digital focus.
buyer: DPS les indés
DPS les indés is one of the leading independent French consulting agencies specializing in Communications, Advertising, Digital and CRM. They were founded in 1977 and are based in Paris, France. "
target: Les Poupées Russes, SAS
Founded in 2008 by Delphine Coutable, and based in Paris, Les Poupées Russes is an agency specializing in creation and communication consulting with digital focus.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Gate One Ltd

synopsis: France-based Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Gate One, one of the UK’s leading independent digital and business transformation consultancies. The acquisition adds significant new capabilities and reach to Havas’ UK operation and strengthens its international presence.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Gate One Ltd
UK-based Gate One is a digital and business transformation consultancy. It designs and delivers complex transformations for some of the world’s most interesting, innovative, and influential organisations.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Endava, acquired Exozet Berlin GmbH

synopsis: UK-based Endava has acquired Exozet GmbH, a German digital agency delivering digital transformation from ideation to production using Agile development. Exozet’s service offering includes digital strategy, web applications, innovative software solutions applied to video content management, virtual & augmented reality, gaming technology, and more.
buyer: Endava (NYSE:DAVA:$399.15)
UK-based Endava is a leading technology services provider and helps accelerate disruption by delivering rapid evolution to enterprises. Endava helps clients become digital, experience-driven businesses by assisting them with the development and deployment of products, platforms, and solutions. "
target parent: German Startups Group
target: Exozet Berlin GmbH
Exozet is one of Germany’s leading agencies for digital transformation, from ideation to production using Agile development. Exozet realizes user-centric products, from websites, platforms, and video solutions to mobile apps and mixed reality applications.
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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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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:$509.85)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
price ($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.
price ($mm)
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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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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 8/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Community Media Group, will acquire News-Gazette Media

synopsis: Community Media Group, a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates newspapers and other print distribution products in six states, will acquire News-Gazette Media, a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere.
buyer: Community Media Group
Community Media Group is a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, and other print distribution products in six states. In addition to newspapers CMG also publishes consumer magazines and operates a full service digital agency. "
target: News-Gazette Media
News-Gazette Media is a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere. They provide their audience with accurate, timely and useful information to help them in their daily lives.
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

synopsis: Shaw Media will acquire the NewsTribune, and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Miller Group Media. The NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
buyer: Shaw Media
Shaw Media is the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. The company’s media holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. "
target parent: Miller Group Media
target: NewsTribune and AgriNews
NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News are distributed weekly throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the entire Midwest and cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Chaldean Community Foundation, acquired The Chaldean News

synopsis: The Chaldean Community Foundation, the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and a major planning organization for the Chaldean community, has acquired The Chaldean News, a monthly newspaper that published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
buyer: Chaldean Community Foundation
The Chaldean Community Foundation is the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and has become the major planning organization for the Chaldean community nationally. It provides social, educational and immigration services to more than 30,000 people each year. "
target: The Chaldean News
The Chaldean News is a monthly newspaper that has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Avant Publications, acquired The Times Leader Media Group

synopsis: The Times Leader Media Group, a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been acquired by Avant Publications, a privately held company with the bulk of its properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology.
buyer: Avant Publications
Avant Publications is a privately held company with the bulk of its newspaper properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology. "
target: The Times Leader Media Group
The Times Leader is a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their seven-day print product is flagship of The Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Southland Publishing

synopsis: Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and web visitors. 
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: Southland Publishing
Southland Publishing publishes five weekly newspapers in the Los Angeles/San Diego area with a combined circulation of 215,000, reaching 1.3 million readers: Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles ValleyBEAT, Los Angeles CityBEAT, and San Diego CityBEAT.
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

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

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

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$127.13
Employees
9000
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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: 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: 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
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,564.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$233.45
EBIT ($mm)
$183.49
Net Income ($mm)
$52.63
Employees
3560
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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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