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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 10/15/2020 via Company Press Release

GlynnDevins, acquired Linkmedia 360

synopsis: GlynnDevins, the leading technology-enabled marketing agency serving the senior living category, has acquired Linkmedia 360, a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: GlynnDevins
GlynnDevins is the leader in senior living marketing solutions. Their research-based brand development process, targeted digital advertising programs and metrics-based campaign strategies continue to be core service offerings within the agency. "
target: Linkmedia 360
Linkmedia 360 is a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels. Their vast array of marketing services include SEO, paid media, email, web development and more.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Rightpoint, acquired Something Digital

synopsis: Rightpoint has acquired Something Digital, a premier interactive agency. The addition of Something Digital's deep commerce expertise to Rightpoint's customer experience leadership, will further enable the company's ability to drive experience-led transformation at scale for clients across industries.
buyer parent: Genpact Ltd
buyer: Rightpoint
Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is a global experience leader. From whiteboard to roll-out, Rightpoint helps its clients embed experience across their operations from front to back offices to accelerate digital transformation through a human-centric lens. "
target: Something Digital
Something Digital is a premier interactive agency specializing in ecommerce website design, digital strategy, and user experience. Something Digital offers strategic, creative solutions that help clients grow their business.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired Stripe Theory

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired Stripe Theory, an Atlanta-based, data-fueled, strategic marketing agency. The addition of Stripe Theory will empower ACC to help its clients go beyond data to uncover insights and strategies that measurably and cost-effectively grow and protect brands.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
ACC is a community of cutting-edge media, marketing, and communications companies that help clients move efficiently with their branding, marketing, and media decisions and action. ACC ensures all agencies are tech-enabled, utilizing data and analytics to drive maximum results for clients. "
target: Stripe Theory
Stripe Theory is a data-fueled digital agency delivering breakthrough insights through data automation and marketing innovation. The company uses its unique advantage in state-of-the-art research and analytics, digital technology, 360-monitoring, and deep-data analysis to protect and grow brands.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired CrowdLab Limited

synopsis: Dynata has acquired UK-based CrowdLab, an innovative digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends in a multiple award-winning digital platform. The acquisition will expand Dynata's qualitative research capabilities within its Dynata Insights Platform.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: CrowdLab Limited
UK-based CrowdLab is a digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends. CrowdLab helps brands understand how customers experience life, brands, products and services, sharing instantaneous contextualized insights through an engaging digital platform.
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

WebStrategies Inc., will acquire WebStrategies Inc.

synopsis: The ownership of WebStrategies Inc., Midlothian-based digital marketing agency, is transitioning over to its CEO. The agreement between CEO Chris Leone and the company’s founder, Neal Lappe, will transfer full ownership to Leone. WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs.
buyer: WebStrategies Inc.
Chris Leone is the CEO of WebStrategies. Leone, a 2003 graduate of Midlothian High School, began as an entry-level employee with WebStrategies in 2008. "
target: WebStrategies Inc.
Based in Midlothian, Virginia, WebStrategies is in business to create raving fans. As a marketing firm specializing in generating online leads and sales, WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs and maximizing return on marketing investmen
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

LCR Capital Partners, acquired Altacircle LLC

synopsis: LCR Capital Partners, a global private investment and advisory services firm focused on U.S. immigration and investment, is excited to announce that it has agreed to acquire Altacircle LLC, a digital marketing consultancy that has a deep expertise in advertising technology and lead generation.
buyer: LCR Capital Partners
LCR Capital Partners is a global private investment and advisory services firm that is the ideal partner for families interested in U.S. immigration and investment. Founded in 2012, LCR is led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School and worked together at McKinsey & Company. "
target: Altacircle LLC
Altacircle is a digital marketing consultancy focused on lead generation and innovation. It was founded in 2018 by John Baker who was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Mirum, a global digital agency he helped to create inside J Walter Thompson and WPP.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Carmel Hill Capital Partners, acquired TGI Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Carmel Hill, a private investment vehicle focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an established business primarily based in the Midwest region, is pleased to announce the acquisition of TGI Direct, Inc., a Michigan-based communications and distribution company servicing enterprise clients in highly regulated industries.
buyer: Carmel Hill Capital Partners
Carmel Hill is a private investment vehicle focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an established business primarily based in the Midwest region. They look for healthy US-based businesses with $1 - $5 million in annual revenues. "
target: TGI Direct, Inc.
TGI Direct is a communications and fulfillment company dedicated to helping clients administer, control and distribute products and information through both digital and physical channels. TGI services key vertical markets nationwide in healthcare, education and other highly-regulated industries.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Agency Group, acquired Real Agency Group

synopsis: The management of Real Agency Group (RAG) has acquired the company from Bonnier Ventures, the venture arm of media group Bonnier. RAG is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences.
buyer: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
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: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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closed 9/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, acquired Bay Photo

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Circle Graphics, has acquired Bay Photo, a market leading provider of professional-grade photographic wall décor, albums and specialty prints that serves professional photographers, artists, pro-sumers and well-known third-party channel partners.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics produces digital graphics for consumers, professionals and businesses via two distinct divisions: Online Wall Décor and Out-of-Home Visual Solutions. Online Wall Décor is aimed at consumers and professional photographers, while Out-of-Home Visual Solutions is for billboard operators."
target: Bay Photo
Founded in 1976, Bay Photo has a long history of delivering innovative photographic prints and photo finishing services to professional photographers, artists, pro-sumers and industry leading third-party channel partners.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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announced 8/15/2020 via PR Web

MasterGraphics, Inc., will purchase 3D Print Business from D3 Technologies

synopsis: MasterGraphics, one of the Midwest’s leading providers of technology solutions for manufacturing, AEC and civil industries, will acquire the 3D Print Business of D3 Technologies, an Autodesk Platinum-level partner and a valued integrator of Autodesk manufacturing and plant solutions.
buyer: MasterGraphics, Inc.
MasterGraphics has been one of the Midwest’s leading providers of technology solutions for manufacturing, AEC and civil industries for over 65 years. MasterGraphics, helps clients implement design solutions, 3D Printing and 3D Scanning solutions, and wide format printing solutions from Océ and HP. "
seller: D3 Technologies
The acquisition includes the 3D Print Business from D3 Technologies. D3 Technologies is an Autodesk Platinum-level partner and a valued integrator of Autodesk manufacturing and plant solutions.
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closed 8/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Miller Graphics Group, acquired Lito AB

synopsis: Lito, a Swedish digital media company that offers a complete range of solutions designed to streamline and automate the media process, has been acquired by Miller Graphics, a Swedish graphics company focusing on smart, innovative solutions that cover the entire process from design to printed packaging.
buyer parent: O.F. Ahlmark & Co Eftr. A.-B.
buyer: Miller Graphics Group
Sweden-based Miller Graphics Group is one of Europe's market leaders in prepress services and a distributor of quality graphic supplies to the flexo printing industry. The company provides graphic packaging services to Brands, Retailers, and Printers. "
target: Lito AB
Lito is a Swedish digital media company that offers a complete range of solutions designed to streamline and automate the media process. The company's services allow users to manage, customize, automate, publish, and distribute content with modern solutions, without hassle, and with full support.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

CircleSquare, acquired Comtogether

synopsis: CircleSquare, a UK-based marketing company, has acquired comtogether, a Swiss digital marketing agency. CircleSquare will combine comtogether's expertise in data analysis and media planning with its 20 years of travel retail shopper experience to offer a stronger end-to-end proposition.
buyer: CircleSquare
UK-based CircleSquare are award-winning design and build experts capable of delivering retail solutions on a global scale. Working with some of the leading luxury companies in the world, CircleSquare creates retail displays, promotions, and environments that stand out. "
target: Comtogether
comtogether is a Swiss digital marketing agency. Its primary focus is on data-driven digital marketing, producing campaigns— including media planning and buying—and bespoke automations, with measurable and repeatable results.
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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 10/14/2020 via Company Press Release

SFist, acquired Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company

synopsis: Impress3 Media has acquired Hoodline, a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting, pairing it with SFist. The combined entities of SFist and Hoodline will collectively reach millions of local readers and be among the highest-trafficked Bay Area news sources, surpassing most other publications in the area.
buyer parent: Impressions Holdings
buyer: SFist
Founded in 2014, SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news with updates about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more. "
target parent: Nextdoor
target: Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company
Hoodline is a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting in San Francisco and Oakland. Hoodline reports on-the-ground, local news focusing on key topics like small businesses, restaurants, infrastructure, transit, crime, and housing.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired Wilkes Journal-Patriot

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
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: Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
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: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, acquired The Pine Bluff Commercial

synopsis: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas, has acquired the Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett Media Corp., a leading media and marketing company. The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
buyer parent: Wehco Media, Inc.
buyer: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the state's leading news source in print and online. They provide up-to-the minute news on everything from the state government to local sports. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Commercial publishes the latest news in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The paper provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Westplex Media Group, will acquire The Mexico Ledger

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire The Mexico Ledger from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Mexico Ledger
The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The Mexico Ledger covers the latest news and events in the city of Mexico, as well as Audrain, Moneroe, Montgomery, and Callaway counties. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, the owner of more than 70 daily and weekly publications, has purchased the Dubois County Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Indiana. The Herald will become the company’s second largest newspaper in its Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee group.
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 Herald
Established in 1895, The Herald is a daily community newspaper based in Jasper, Indiana that covers local news, sports, and photography. The Herald’s circulation covers Dubois County and parts of Spencer and Pike counties.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Cafeyn, acquired Blendle

synopsis: Cafeyn, the perfect app to read favorite magazines and discover new titles, has acquired Blendle, the Netherlands’ biggest news platform, to become the leading European newspaper and magazine information streaming platform.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rossel La Voix, acquired Paris-Normandie

synopsis: Rossel La Voix, Rossel's main subsidiary in France, has acquired Paris-Normandie, the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
buyer parent: Groupe Rossel
buyer: Rossel La Voix
Rossel La Voix is a multimedia group in France that offers daily & weekly press, magazines, television, radios, printing, events, internet, audiovisual services, and more. "
target: Paris-Normandie
Paris-Normandie is the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
price ($mm)
$4.11*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$0]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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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TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the third-largest in North America.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,325.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$366.40
EBIT ($mm)
$207.35
Net Income ($mm)
$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: 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. engineers marketing for leading brands across a wide range of industries. They dive deep into clients’ brand strategies to deliver solutions that leverage their global expertise, certified supplier base, proven methods, and proprietary technology.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,151.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.13
EBIT ($mm)
$31.80
Net Income ($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: LSE:DLAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc is a British company headquartered in Basingstoke, England that manufactures paper and security printed products including banknotes, passports and tax stamps. It also has a factory on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, and other facilities in Loughton and Bathford.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$708.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.90
EBIT ($mm)
$71.92
Net Income ($mm)
$21.34
Employees
0
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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)
$3,709.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.40
EBIT ($mm)
$268.92
Net Income ($mm)
$118.73
Employees
16120
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,791.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$291.72
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,100.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$287.93
EBIT ($mm)
$247.37
Net Income ($mm)
$69.60
Employees
5006
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,784.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.86
EBIT ($mm)
$165.43
Net Income ($mm)
$142.66
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,727.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$182.21
EBIT ($mm)
$130.37
Net Income ($mm)
$324.37
Employees
5950
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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)
$1,110.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.61
EBIT ($mm)
$76.68
Net Income ($mm)
$66.94
Employees
3669
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($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
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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