Like Three Ohio Newspapers

announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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announced 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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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
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. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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announced 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wick Communications, will acquire Fergus Falls Daily Journal

synopsis: Wick Communications, a family-owned community media company, is to buy The Fergus Falls Daily Journal from Boone Newspapers. The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications is a family-owned community media company with newspapers, websites, magazines and specialty publications in 10 states. Wick publishes newspapers in Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. "
target parent: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
target: Fergus Falls Daily Journal
The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Quincy Media, will acquire Hannibal Courier-Post

synopsis: Quincy Media Inc., a family-owned media company, has agreed to purchase the Hannibal Courier-Post, Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper. The move will bring control of the newspaper, currently owned by GateHouse Media, back to the Hannibal, Missouri area.
buyer: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 14 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. "
target: Hannibal Courier-Post
Hannibal Courier-Post is Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper. It provides print coverage in several communities around Hannibal, Missouri as well as an online website.
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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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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

The Advocate, acquired NOLA Media Group

synopsis: The Advocate, the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, has acquired NOLA Media Group from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States. NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. The group produces award-winning journalism through NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
buyer parent: John Georges
buyer: The Advocate
The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana. The Advocate is the primary newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the leading daily paper of south-east Louisiana, including Greater New Orleans. The paper covers the latest news, sports, entertainment, life, and more. "
target parent: Advance Local
target: NOLA Media Group
NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. NOLA Media Group produces award-winning journalism on NOLA.com, the #1 news and information website in New Orleans. The group also publishes The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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closed 12/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Adams Publishing Group LLC, acquired The Daily Jefferson County Union

synopsis: The Daily Jefferson County Union, an independent daily newspaper in Wisconsin, has been acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned newspaper company. Daily Jefferson County Union and affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south-central Wisconsin.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group (APG) is a family-owned community newspaper company. APG owns and operates 27 daily newspapers, more than 100 non-daily newspapers, and a number of other media-related businesses in 15 states and the District of Columbia. "
target: The Daily Jefferson County Union
The Daily Union is one of a handful of independently owned daily newspapers in Wisconsin. The news, advertising and production staff is dedicated to serving residents of the greater Jefferson County area, always mindful of their founder's philosophy that "The next issue will be the best."
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Goldsboro News-Argus

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family owned media company, has acquired the Goldsboro News-Argus from Wayne Printing Company, a family owned company that owns and operates newspapers in North Carolina. The Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily community newspaper that covers the people, places and issues of Wayne County, NC.
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 parent: Wayne Printing Company
target: Goldsboro News-Argus
Founded in 1885, the Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily community newspaper in Goldsboro, NC. The paper covers the people, places and issues of Wayne County, NC. The Goldsboro News-Argus provides the latest local, sports, and community news.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Home Page Media Group LLC

synopsis: FW Publishing LLC is acquiring online news publishing company Home Page Media Group, which operates hyper-local online news sites including the Brentwood Home Page, and Franklin Home Page. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus.
buyer parent: Freeman Webb Company
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post breaks important, inside stories affecting the Nashville business and political communities. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus. "
target: Home Page Media Group LLC
Home Page Media Group LLC is the parent company of four daily online news sites serving Williamson County, TN: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page and Spring Hill Home Page. The Home Pages specialize in hyperlocal community news serving their respective cities.
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announced 8/20/2018 via Company Press Release

R.I.S.N. Operations Inc., will acquire The Westerly Sun

synopsis: The Record-Journal Publishing Co. announced it has agreed to sell Rhode Island newspaper, The Westerly Sun, and several related publications to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations, a privately-owned publishing group that operates other newspapers throughout Rhode Island.
buyer: R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.
RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher of three daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. "
target parent: Record-Journal Publishing Co.
target: The Westerly Sun
The Westerly Sun is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering all local news, sports and community events in Westerly, Rhode Island, and including portions of Washington County, Rhode Island, and New London County, Connecticut.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, Inc., acquired The Virginian-Pilot

synopsis: tronc, Inc. a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, has acquired The Virginian-Pilot from Landmark Media Enterprises. The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly visitors.
buyer: tronc, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
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. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly unique visitors.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
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: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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closed 5/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Sivakumar Ganapathy, acquired The Phnom Penh Post

synopsis: Sivakumar Ganapathy, a Malaysian investor, has acquired The Phnom Penh Post from Post Media Co., Ltd., a publishing company based in Cambodia. The Phnom Penh Post is Cambodia's oldest English language newspaper. The daily newspaper provides the latest news in Cambodia and also includes specific business, lifestyle, and sports sections.
buyer: Sivakumar Ganapathy
Sivakumar Ganapathy is a Malaysian investor. He is also an executive director at Malaysia-based Asia PR, a public relations firm. "
target parent: Post Media Co., Ltd.
target: The Phnom Penh Post
Founded in 1992, The Phnom Penh Post is Cambodia's oldest English language newspaper. The paper is published daily and is printed in a full-color tabloid format. The Phnom Penh Post provides the latest news in Cambodia and also includes specific business, lifestyle, and sports sections.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Gießener Anzeiger Verlags GmbH & Co KG, will acquire Mittelhessen

synopsis: The German publishing house Gießener Anzeiger - which currently also includes the titles Oberhessische Zeitung, Usinger Anzeiger and Kreis-Anzeiger - will join forces with Mittelhessen (Wetzlardruck GmbH). MittelHessen.de (Wetzlardruck GmbH) is a newspaper company that serves the Wetzlar, Germany area with its daily, Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung.
buyer parent: VRM Holding GmbH & Co. KG
buyer: Gießener Anzeiger Verlags GmbH & Co KG
The Gießener Anzeiger is a regional daily newspaper from Monday to Saturday for the city and district of Gießen, Germany with its own full editorial office. The Gießener Anzeiger also serves as the co-editor of Werbververmarktung Zentralhessen and the Schifferstadter Tagblatt. "
target: Mittelhessen
MittelHessen.de (Wetzlardruck GmbH) is a newspaper company that serves the Wetzlar, Germany area with its main title "Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung", which is published daily.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired The Akron Beacon Journal

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all of the publishing and related assets of the Akron Beacon Journal from Black Press, Ltd. The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, Ohio.
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 parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: The Akron Beacon Journal
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, known for in-depth local reporting. The newspaper and website regularly attract accolades from professional journalism associations at the local, regional, state and national levels.
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closed 4/4/2018 via Company Press Release

AIM Media Midwest, LLC, acquired Sentinel-Tribune

synopsis: AIM Media Midwest, LLC announced that it has acquired the publishing assets of The Sentinel Company, Inc., the parent company of the Sentinel-Tribune. The Sentinel-Tribune is a daily newspaper serving Bowling Green and the surrounding Wood County in Ohio.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Midwest, LLC
AIM Media Midwest, LLC owns and operates 17 daily newspapers, 15 weekly newspapers, affiliated web sites and a variety of related weekly and specialty publications in Ohio and West Virginia. The company focuses on local content across all forms of media including print, online and video. "
target: Sentinel-Tribune
Published every day, except Sunday and eight legal holidays, the Sentinel-Tribune is a newspaper serving Bowling Green and the surrounding Wood County in Ohio.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News

synopsis: New Media Investment Group will acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News. The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County, FL. Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
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 parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News
The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County in Florida for more than 100 years. Its sister publication, the Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
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announced 10/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Teleperformance SA, will acquire Health Advocate, Inc

synopsis: Teleperformance, a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, is to acquire Health Advocate from Intrado Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services and portfolio company of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. Health Advocate, Inc. offers healthcare advocacy and assistance services.
buyer: Teleperformance SA (ENXTPA:TEP:$6,450.89)
Teleperformance is the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management. They connect brands with their customers by providing customer care, technical support, customer acquisition, digital solutions, analytics, back-office and other specialized services. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Health Advocate, Inc
Health Advocate, Inc. offers healthcare advocacy and assistance services. The company provides claims denials, healthcare bills, payment arrangements, and physicians, hospitals, and healthcare provider advisory and consulting services.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Main Capital Partners BV, acquired Textkernel BV

synopsis: Main Capital acquires majority stake in AI-powered HR technology provider Textkernel. Textkernel is a global leader in developing AI and semantic technology for talent acquisition. Its customer base includes global staffing and recruitment firms, multinational corporations and software vendors. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam.
buyer: Main Capital Partners BV
Netherlands-based Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Nordics regions. Within this sector, Main Capital is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Textkernel BV
Textkernel works with over 1,000 HR and staffing organizations worldwide to bring the latest in artificial intelligence technology to their customers’ fingertips. They deliver multilingual parsing, semantic search and match, and labor market intelligence solutions.
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closed 9/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Intrado Corporation, acquired Syn-Apps LLC

synopsis: Intrado Corporation, a leader in technology-enabled services, has acquired Syn-Apps LLC, a pioneer in Internet of Things and mass notification software. Intrado will leverage its longtime leadership position in school communications to further accelerate adoption of the Syn-Apps solution across K-12, higher education, and corporate environments.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Intrado Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
Intrado Corporation is an innovative, cloud-based, global technology partner to clients around the world. Its solutions connect people and organizations at the right time and in the right ways, making those mission-critical connections more relevant, engaging, and actionable. "
target: Syn-Apps LLC
Syn-Apps is a pioneer in Internet of Things (IoT) and mass notification software. Syn-Apps’ Revolution platform unites disparate on- and off-network communication devices into a single, easy-to-use interface to communicate critical information more efficiently, safely, and reliably.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BusinessWire

PlanetArt, acquired CafePress

synopsis: PlanetArt, a subsidiary of Claranova Group, has acquired the assets of CafePress from Shutterfly LLC’s Snapfish business unit. As the developer of one of the world’s best known ecommerce creation platforms, CafePress brings a new growth engine to PlanetArt, one of the fastest growing businesses in the personalized products space.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: PlanetArt
PlanetArt is a leading technology platform in the personalized products industry. The company develops and operates more than a dozen ecommerce sites and mobile apps for iOS and Android, including FreePrints, Personal Creations, SimplytoImpress, and Gifts.com. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is an online retailer of custom merchandise. The company's online marketplace is an evergrowing selection of designs to put on hundreds of products, from buttery soft t-shirts to trendy home decor. CafePress's designs come from shopkeepers, fan portals, and licensed content.
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closed 9/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Tech Data Corporation, acquired Innovix Distribution

synopsis: Tech Data has acquired Innovix Distribution, a well-established leading technology distributor in Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore. The company works in partnership with leading global brands to provide an expansive range of technology products, solutions and services to all channel segments in the region.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Tech Data Corporation (TECD:$37,082.11)
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Their end-to-end portfolio of products, services, and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions to connect, grow, and advance. "
target: Innovix Distribution
Innovix is a well-established leading technology distributor in Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore. The company works in partnership with leading global brands to provide an expansive range of technology products, solutions and services to all channel segments in the region.
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closed 8/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Intrado Corporation, acquired OnSIP

synopsis: Intrado Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced that it has acquired Junction Networks, Inc. d.b.a. OnSIP, a provider of Unified Communications as a Service (“UCaaS”) and collaboration solutions for small and mid-size (“SMB”) customers.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Intrado Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
Intrado Corporation is an innovative, cloud-based, global technology partner to clients around the world. Their solutions connect people and organizations at the right time and in the right ways, making those mission-critical connections more relevant, engaging, and actionable - turning Information "
target: OnSIP
Junction Networks, Inc. d.b.a. OnSIP, is a provider of Unified Communications as a Service (“UCaaS”) and collaboration solutions for small and mid-size (“SMB”) customers.
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closed 7/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Theofilos Vasileiadis, acquired Kariera

synopsis: Global HR technology leader CareerBuilder has sold its ownership of online job board Kariera.gr to a group of local Greek investors, including Mr. Theofilos Vasileiadis. Kariera.gr is the largest job site in Greece and is known for Career Days, the biggest career fair in Athens and Salonica.
buyer: Theofilos Vasileiadis
Theofilos Vasileiadis is a talent acquisition industry veteran and serial entrepreneur from the United Kingdom. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Kariera
Kariera.gr is the largest online job site in Greece. Kariera provides ongoing research for the new generation, advanced technology, data analysis for the labor market, constantly evolving services and a wide, specialized cycle of strategic partnerships.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Accurate Background Inc., will acquire CareerBuilder Employment Screening

synopsis: Accurate Background, a leading provider of compliant, automated workforce screening solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CareerBuilder Employment Screening (CBES) from CareerBuilder. CareerBuilder Employment Screening provides background screening, drug testing, I-9 and occupational health services.
buyer: Accurate Background Inc.
Accurate Background is a trusted provider of automated workforce screening. U.S. and international clients across all industries, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, rely on their compliant solutions. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: CareerBuilder Employment Screening
CareerBuilder Employment Screening provides background screening, drug testing, I-9 and occupational health services to help employers gain confidence in matching the right candidate to the right position at the right time.
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closed 6/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired Tech Data Corporation

synopsis: Tech Data, a Clearwater, Fla.-based electronics distributor, has been acquired by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management. Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target: Tech Data Corporation (TECD:$37,082.11)
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 105,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users.
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$5,400
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$37,303
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closed 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Rackspace Hosting, acquired Onica Inc.

synopsis: Rackspace has acquired Onica, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and AWS Managed Service Provider. The acquisition brings Onica’s innovative professional services capabilities to the Rackspace portfolio, complementing its existing managed cloud services capabilities.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Rackspace Hosting (RAX:$2,073.40)
Rackspace accelerates the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. Across applications, data, security, hybrid and multiple clouds worldwide, the company provides cloud specialists with unbiased expertise, continuous modernization, and Rackspace Service Blocks. "
target parent: Sunstone Partners
target: Onica Inc.
Onica is a cloud consulting and managed services company, helping businesses enable, operate, and innovate on the cloud. Onica is a full spectrum integrator, offering migration strategy to operational excellence, cloud-native development, and immersive transformation.
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closed 12/19/2019 via GlobeNewswire

BC Partners, acquired Presidio, Inc.

synopsis: BC Partners, a leading UK investment firm with over €22 billion of assets under management in private equity, private credit, and real estate has acquired Presidio, Inc., a leading North American IT solutions provider delivering Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for its customers.
buyer: BC Partners
UK-based BC Partners is a leading international investment firm with over €22 billion of assets under management in private equity, private credit and real estate. BC Partners has played an active role in developing the European buy-out market for three decades. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Presidio, Inc. (PSDO:$3,047.00)
Presidio is a leading North American IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions. They deliver this technology expertise through a full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation and design.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,383 [$2,299]
rev ($mm)
$3,026
EBITDA ($mm)
$220
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
10.8x
announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Global Management, will purchase Radio stations, CoxReps and Gamut from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, a privately held global conglomerate, said it agreed to sell Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business to a new company owned by Apollo Global Management private equity funds.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
seller parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business. CoxReps is the leading national television representative company. Gamut offers customized, localized digital advertising solutions - at national scale.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, acquired Shutterfly, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading retailer and manufacturing platform dedicated to helping capture, preserve, and share life’s important moments, has been acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC. Shutterfly specializes in personalized products and communications such as photo books, gifts, home décor, and cards and stationery.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target: Shutterfly, Inc. (SFLY:$2,086.78)
Shutterfly is a retailer and manufacturing platform for personalized products and communications. Shutterfly has three divisions: Shutterfly Consumer, Lifetouch, and Shutterfly Business Solutions. The Shutterfly brand brings photos to life in photo books, gifts, home décor, and cards and stationery.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,871 [$2,737]
rev ($mm)
$2,087
EBITDA ($mm)
$217
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 4/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, acquired Notified

synopsis: West Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced it has acquired NSO Group AB, d.b.a. Notified, a Swedish-based provider of a complete suite of cloud media monitoring and measurement tools.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
target: Notified
Notified was formed to create a radically different social listening platform. Notified was founded based on the belief that businesses need smarter software that helps marketers get better insights from social data to better prove the value of marketing in social media.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 1/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

AION Capital Partners, acquired InterGlobe Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: AION Capital Partners, a private equity investor in India, has acquired InterGlobe Technologies (IGT) from InterGlobe Enterprises, a large Indian conglomerate. IGT is a global IT & BPM services provider. IGT provides integrated services and solutions to travel corporations worldwide in the areas of IT, Business Process Management (BPM) and Digital.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: AION Capital Partners
AION Capital Partners is a private equity investor in India. AION Capital, which has $825 million in committed capital, is a partnership between global buyout firm Apollo Global Management and home grown investment firm ICICI Venture. "
target parent: InterGlobe Enterprises
target: InterGlobe Technologies Private Limited
InterGlobe Technologies (IGT) is a global IT & BPM services provider. IGT provides integrated services and solutions to travel corporations worldwide in the areas of Information Technology (IT), Business Process Management (BPM) and Digital.
price ($mm)
$23
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closed 10/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, acquired Ambassador

synopsis: West Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced it has acquired ZFERRAL, d.b.a. Ambassador, a cloud-based relationship marketing platform. Ambassador empowers marketers to increase customers, referrals and revenue by leveraging the power of word-of-mouth.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
target parent: Ludlow Ventures LLC
target: Ambassador
Ambassador empowers marketers to increase customers, referrals and revenue by leveraging the power of word-of-mouth. Their marketer-friendly software simplifies referral marketing, automating the process of enrolling, tracking, rewarding and managing customers, affiliates, influencers and partners.
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closed 10/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, acquired INXPO, Inc.

synopsis: West Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, has completed the acquisition of INXPO, a provider of feature-rich webcasting and online events for the enterprise. INXPO specializes in delivering interactive webcasts and online events to global audiences of any size to any device.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
target: INXPO, Inc.
INXPO is a provider of feature-rich webcasting and online events for the enterprise. Their video platform is built upon a secure, reliable and scalable foundation that has powered thousands of digital events and touched millions of users.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Global Management, will purchase Radio stations, CoxReps and Gamut from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, a privately held global conglomerate, said it agreed to sell Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business to a new company owned by Apollo Global Management private equity funds.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
seller parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business. CoxReps is the leading national television representative company. Gamut offers customized, localized digital advertising solutions - at national scale.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

vAuto, Inc., acquired iReconCars

synopsis: vAuto, a provider of innovative technology for used vehicle department sales and profits has announced the acquisition of iReconCars. iReconCars is a used car reconditioning management platform that allows dealers to automate the reconditioning process to control expenses, reduce mistakes and stop delays.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: vAuto, Inc.
vAuto provides innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits. vAuto’s Provision Suite offers premium products that guide used vehicle acquisition, appraisals, pricing, merchandising and transparent sales processes. "
target: iReconCars
iReconCars is a used car reconditioning management platform. They allow dealers to automate the reconditioning process to control expenses, reduce mistakes and delays, manage third-party partners, and improve customer satisfaction and trust through their MyCarPedigree system.
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announced 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

synopsis: Gumtree, the UK's #1 classifieds website, will acquire Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services to the automotive industry. Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk offers reliable cars from a variety of car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Gumtree
Gumtree is the UK's #1 classifieds website. Gumtree has over 1.7 million ads on their site, making them the perfect place for finding a new car, job, second-hand items, services and more. Gumtree uses sophisticated systems for screening ads to find inaccuracies and ensure their users' safety. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Motors.co.uk Ltd.
Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk lists an extensive range of reliable cars from a wide variety of franchise and independent car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
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closed 10/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Cox Automotive, Inc., acquired F&I Express

synopsis: Cox Automotive Inc. announces the acquisition of F&I Express.  F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. Their solutions cut costs and educate consumer all while improving compliance and increasing efficiency for dealers, agents, lenders, and others.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services spanning the automotive ecosystem. No matter the stage of the auto buying or selling process, they have a solution. They have the resources and tools for dealers to maximize value at every step of the car buying and selling process. "
target: F&I Express
F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. F&I Express' solutions cut costs, educate consumers, all while improving compliance and increase efficiency for dealers, agents, providers, lenders, digital retailers and menus.
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closed 8/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Cox Communications, Inc., acquired RapidScale

synopsis: Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications, announced its acquisition of RapidScale, a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Communications, Inc. (:$0.00)
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. "
target: RapidScale
RapidScale is a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes. RapidScale's managed cloud solutions provide the most reliable, innovative and secure services that complement any organization's IT efforts.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News

synopsis: New Media Investment Group will acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News. The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County, FL. Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News
The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County in Florida for more than 100 years. Its sister publication, the Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
price ($mm)
$49
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Austin American-Statesman

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC. The Austin American-Statesman has been a trusted, award-winning newspaper in Central Texas for more than 140 years.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Austin American-Statesman
The Austin American-Statesman is a daily newspaper providing the latest news in Austin and Central Texas. The Austin American-Statesman has a daily circulation of 85,000 and digital subscriptions of 16,786.
price ($mm)
$48
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Cox Communications, Inc., acquired Blueprint RF

synopsis: Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Blueprint RF, a leading managed network solutions provider serving major hotel brands and hotel properties across the United States.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Communications, Inc. (:$0.00)
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. "
target: Blueprint RF
Blueprint RF supplies smart IT services to the hospitality industry with proprietary solutions and services that integrate technology with hotel design to heighten the guest experience.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Market Wire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cox Target Media, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, announced it has acquired the businesses of Cox Target Media (CTM) from Cox Media Group. Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., CTM's businesses comprise one of the nation's largest direct marketing service providers, reaching more than 100 million consumers.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Target Media, Inc.
Cox Target Media, Inc., a leading digital and direct marketing company, helps companies of all sizes connect with consumers to drive business results through its Valpak and Savings.com businesses.
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announced 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire CarsGuide

synopsis: Cox Automotive Australia, a new Australian subsidiary of the US automotive conglomerate Cox Automotive, will acquire CarsGuide. CarsGuide is an online classified publisher for thousands of new and used cars for sale from dealers and private sellers all over Australia.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services spanning the automotive ecosystem. No matter the stage of the auto buying or selling process, they have a solution. They have the resources and tools for dealers to maximize value at every step of the car buying and selling process. "
target: CarsGuide
CarsGuide lists thousands of new and used cars for sale online from dealers and private sellers all over Australia. They provide the latest car news, reviews, photos and videos from their national network motoring journalists and international automotive experts.
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Molicar

synopsis: Cox Automotive™, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, is expanding its global footprint by acquiring a majority shareholding in Molicar, the market-leading Brazilian vehicle valuations business.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Molicar
Based in Sao Paulo, Molicar is widely acknowledged as setting the industry standard for valuations in Brazil. Molicar currently facilitates around 13 million vehicle valuations a year and has a vehicle catalog that contains 22,000 different models and prices.
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closed 3/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd

synopsis: Manheim, a division of Cox Automotive Inc., has announced that it has purchased Dealer Solutions. Dealer Solutions helps Australian motor dealers utilise new technology by providing them with sales performance solutions.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. With 20,000 employees in 122 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually. "
target: Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd
In 1992, before many people had even heard of the internet, Dealer Solutions was founded with the objective of helping Australian motor dealers utilise new technology by providing them with sales performance solutions.
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closed 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Movex

synopsis: Manheim, a vehicle remarketing, auction and retails company owned by Cox Automotive, has announced it is acquiring a majority shareholding in online vehicle logistics platform, Movex. Movex facilitates around 40,000 vehicle movements a year for franchised and independent dealerships, as well as vehicle remarketing organizations.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Manheim Auctions is the largest and highest volume wholesale automobile auction company in the world. As the industry leader, the company operates more than 115 auction facilities worldwide, and employs more than 35,000 people. "
target: Movex
Movex Logistics Ltd. owns and operates an online vehicle logistics platform. Movex facilitates around 40,000 vehicle movements a year for franchised and independent dealerships, as well as vehicle remarketing organizations.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Dealertrack Technologies merged with Cox Automotive, Inc.,

synopsis: Cox Automotive, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, announced it has completed its acquisition of Dealertrack Technologies, Inc., a leader in software solutions and services for automotive retailers.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Dealertrack Technologies (TRAK:$993.05)
Dealertrack Technologies provides web based software solutions and services that enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, vehicle manufacturers, third party retailers, agents and aftermarket providers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,559 [$4,362]
rev ($mm)
$948
EBITDA ($mm)
$124
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
36.1x
announced 11/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Xtime Inc.

synopsis: Cox Automotive announced that it has agreed to acquire Xtime Inc., a leading provider of service scheduling and workflow software to dealerships. Xtime has about 6,000 dealership customers. The company’s software helps dealers manage their service operations through electronic scheduling, marketing and customer check-in.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive, Inc. provides vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing/software solutions for automotive dealers, manufacturers, shoppers, and financial institutions. "
target: Xtime Inc.
Xtime is the leading retention solution for the retail automotive industry. The Xtime Retention System delivers a premium customer experience for vehicle owners and increases retention for OEMs and their dealerships.
price ($mm)
$325
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closed 9/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Cox Enterprises Inc., acquired Experience

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced the acquisition of Experience, a mobile technology company that enables fans to upgrade their seats and enjoy VIP opportunities at sporting events, concerts and live events, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $15 billion and 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc., Manheim, Inc., Cox Media Group, Inc., and AutoTrader.com. "
target: Experience
Experience is the award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. Fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device.
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closed 10/8/2014 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, purchased KTVU-TV FOX 2 and KICU-TV 36 from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: FOX Television Stations, Inc. (FTS) announced it has acquired San Francisco-Bay Area stations KTVU-TV FOX 2 and KICU-TV 36 following the close of its previously announced swap agreement with Cox Media Group (CMG), an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Fox Television Stations
Fox Television Stations, Inc. is a group of television stations located within the United States which are owned-and-operated by the Fox Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of the Fox Entertainment Group, part of News Corporation. "
seller parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. Among it's broadcasting companies, it owns and operates KTVU-TV FOX 2 and KICU-TV 36 in the San Francisco-Bay area.
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closed 7/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Kingfisher Systems (Scotland) Limited

synopsis: Manheim has taken a controlling stake in the digital business, Kingfisher Systems (Scotland). Kingfisher is an information technology company engaged in the development of business management solutions.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Manheim Auctions is the largest and highest volume wholesale automobile auction company in the world. As the industry leader, the company operates more than 115 auction facilities worldwide, and employs more than 35,000 people. "
target: Kingfisher Systems (Scotland) Limited
Kingfisher Systems is a leading Scottish I.T. company specialising in the development of business management solutions. Established in 1988 the company has twenty five years experience in software development across a number of business sectors.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$12,183.11)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

synopsis: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, a foundation that gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes, acquired Amedia, a media company in Norway and Russia. Amedia's activities include newspapers, printing, television, and electronic media operations.
buyer: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB is a Norwegian foundation. The foundation gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes. In addition to giving direct financial contributions, the Savings Bank Foundation invests in causes that benefit the general public. "
target: Amedia AS
Amedia AS operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$474
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$128,375.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 11/18/2013 via Market Wire

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company that provides security services, announces the acquisition of all of the assets and business of Hollywall Entertainment Inc., and plans to change its name to Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Hollywall Entertainment is a multifaceted media and entertainment company.
buyer: Acceleritas Corp. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company, provides security services to general public, corporate world, and government agencies primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as National Intelligence Association, Inc. and changed its name to Acceleritas Corp. in March 2013. "
target: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. is a multifaceted media and entertainment company focused on ownership and content acquisition of music, film, television, home video, and computer game software libraries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 2/21/2011 via Reuters

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

synopsis: Australian newspaper group West Australian Newspaper Holdings has agreed to buy Seven Media Group in a deal forged by tycoon Kerry Stokes that will create the country's biggest media company. Seven Media Group owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network and the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia.
buyer: West Australian Newspapers Limited
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of the West Australian Newspapers Group, the leading media group in Western Australia. The flagship of the Group is The West Australian daily newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Seven Media Group
Seven is one of Australia’s largest media holding companies. Seven owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network, the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia, and is creating a presence in online and new communications technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,043 [$4,145]
rev ($mm)
$1,453
EBITDA ($mm)
$361
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. said on Friday it had agreed to sell a further 25 percent stake in its 50:50 media joint venture to CVC for A$515 million ($426 million). CVC will have 75 percent control of key Australian media assets, including Australia's largest TV network and a stable of magazines, under the deal.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings Limited
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$507*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/20/2006 via Market Watch

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
price ($mm)
$603*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and CVC Asia Pacific Ltd have agreed with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to the establishment of Australia’s largest diversified media group, PBL Media.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$4,223*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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year
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Kumpulan Utusan
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
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$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
10117
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Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
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year
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$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
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rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
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Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
283
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Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
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rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
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rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
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2020
rev ($mm)
$69,762.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$11,879.20
EBIT ($mm)
$6,575.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
223000
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CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$25,931.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,436.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,038.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,354.00
Employees
23990
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Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$19,060.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,359.90
EBIT ($mm)
$1,886.97
Net Income ($mm)
$2,151.81
Employees
43900
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,551.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$880.00
EBIT ($mm)
$449.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$7,180.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$171.59
EBIT ($mm)
($166.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30000
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Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,786.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($212.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6400
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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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: 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: ASX:VRL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$665.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.68
EBIT ($mm)
$21.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:HLG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG purchases licensing rights to movies for the German speaking European countries and distributes them to movie theaters, video chains, and television stations. The company also offers sports sponsoring, licensing, and merchandising rights.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$519.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.95
EBIT ($mm)
$21.00
Net Income ($mm)
$22.88
Employees
977
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Ticker: BME:VOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocento, S.A.
Vocento is a leading multimedia group in Spain, thanks to its portfolio of high profile brands, which have a major presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, audiovisual production, film distribution and the Internet.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$515.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.48
EBIT ($mm)
$36.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2743
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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