Like magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore

closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Source Interlink Media, purchased magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore from Anderson News Company

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a leading provider of home entertainment products and marketing services, announced today that it has acquired in separate cash transactions magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore markets from the Anderson News Company.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
seller: Anderson News Company
Anderson News is America’s largest sales and marketing company for magazine and book product in the United States, servicing 40,000 retail customers in 45 states. Product line includes magazines, books, comics, maps, collectibles and more.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Market Wire

Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC, acquired Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group

synopsis: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC has acquired the Baker & Taylor Marketing Services U.S. ("BTMS") and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group ("BTPG") businesses. BTMS has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishes to connect with decision-makers at bookstores and libraries. BTPG has been publishing books for over 20 years.
buyer: Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC is the largest full-service book distributor in North America, selling approximately one out of every three trade books, and is a recognized leader in distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor Marketing Services (U.S.) and Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
Baker & Taylor Publishing Group has been publishing books for more than 20 years. Baker & Taylor Marketing Services has developed an innovative marketing system that enables publishers to connect with critical decision-makers at libraries, bookstores, warehouse clubs and online merchants.
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closed 8/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired LibreDigital, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, a leading provider of digital content distribution, e-reading software, content conversion, data analytics and business intelligence services to book, magazine and newspaper publishers as well as to e-reader device providers.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital is a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals and supports the e-reading supply chain with electronic preparation, distribution and engagement services. LibreDigital is a leading provider of e-content to more than 40 e-commerce sites.
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closed 3/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest book distributor, has completed the acquisition of the wholesale operations of Advanced Marketing Services, the premier distributor of books to membership wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers. "
target: Advanced Marketing Services, Inc.
Advanced Marketing Services, Inc. is a leading provider of customized merchandising, wholesaling, distribution and publishing services, currently primarily to the book industry. The Company provides a wide range of value-added services to ensure the success of their book programs.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Independent Publishers Group, acquired INscribe Digital

synopsis: Independent Publishers Group (IPG) announced that it has completed the transaction to purchase leading eBook distributor INscribe Digital. The acquisition includes INscribe Digital’s distribution platform, marketplace monitoring tool, 300+ clients with over 65,000 titles and the INscribe Digital staff.
buyer parent: Chicago Review Press
buyer: Independent Publishers Group
Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. "
target parent: INgrooves
target: INscribe Digital
INscribe Digital is a leading digital publishing services company. INscribe Digital's industry leading technology provides access to an ever-growing list of retailers, libraries, and eBook subscription services, including over 250 retailers and 20,000 libraries.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Source Interlink Media, purchased magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore from Anderson News Company

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a leading provider of home entertainment products and marketing services, announced today that it has acquired in separate cash transactions magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore markets from the Anderson News Company.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
seller: Anderson News Company
Anderson News is America’s largest sales and marketing company for magazine and book product in the United States, servicing 40,000 retail customers in 45 states. Product line includes magazines, books, comics, maps, collectibles and more.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 9/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Source Interlink Media, acquired CarDomain Network, Inc.

synopsis: Source Interlink Media announced the acquisition of CarDomain Network Inc., a leading provider of online social sharing tools and content for automotive enthusiasts. CarDomain.com has established as the largest vertical automotive enthusiast community online with over 2 million registered users and nearly 1 million user-generated vehicle profiles.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
With more than 75 publications, 100 Web sites, 800 branded products, 50+ events, and TV and radio programs, Source Interlink Media is the largest provider of content to enthusiast communities interested in automotive, action sports, home theater and other niche activities. "
target: CarDomain Network, Inc.
CarDomain.com operates the web’s largest social networking site for auto enthusiasts with two million registered users and 650,000 custom rides profiles. CarDomain.com has built the largest database tracking the behavior and purchasing patterns of automotive enthusiasts.
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closed 8/6/2012 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired Soap Opera Digest

synopsis: David J. Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of American Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Soap Opera Digest, the authority for news and information for fans who are devoted to watching soap opera programming. Soap Opera Digest is a weekly magazine that has a circulation of over 200,000 and reaches over 4 million readers per week.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and health and fitness media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Globe, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Muscle & Fitness Hers, and more. "
target parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
target: Soap Opera Digest
Soap Opera Digest is a weekly magazine covering American daytime soap operas. It features onscreen and offscreen news about the series, interviews with and articles about performers, storyline summaries and analysis, and related promotional information.
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closed 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Mind Over Eye

synopsis: Source Interlink Media, one of the largest publishers of multimedia content for enthusiast audiences around the world, announced the acquisition of Mind Over Eye, a digital marketing and visual effects studio based in Santa Monica, Calif. The company executes high-quality creative work for television, Internet, mobile and feature film distribution.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target: Mind Over Eye
Mind Over Eye is a digital marketing and visual effects studio that has established itself as a trusted partner to major advertising agencies and Fortune 500 clients by developing the capability to execute high-quality creative work for television, Internet, mobile and feature film distribution.
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closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
price ($mm)
$1,175
rev ($mm)
$527
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Source Interlink Media, purchased magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore from Anderson News Company

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a leading provider of home entertainment products and marketing services, announced today that it has acquired in separate cash transactions magazine and book distribution territories in the Southern California and Washington D.C./Baltimore markets from the Anderson News Company.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
seller: Anderson News Company
Anderson News is America’s largest sales and marketing company for magazine and book product in the United States, servicing 40,000 retail customers in 45 states. Product line includes magazines, books, comics, maps, collectibles and more.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Chas. Levy Circulating Co.

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc., a premier provider of family entertainment products and marketing services, today announced it closed on its acquisition of Chas. Levy Circulating Co. The company purchased all of the equity interests in the Chicago-based distributor for $29.7 million.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target: Chas. Levy Circulating Co.
Chas. Levy Circulating Co. distributes magazine periodicals from all leading publishers to more than 9,000 stores operated by leading retail chains throughout the Midwest, East, and West coasts.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$370
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 3/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Alliance Entertainment Corp merged with Source Interlink Media,

synopsis: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SORC), announced today the completion of its previously reported merger with Alliance Entertainment Corp., a leading provider of logistical and distribution services to retailers of home entertainment content products including DVDs, CDs and related merchandise.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment Corp. is a leading total solutions provider of business-to-business infrastructure services for the home entertainment product marketplace. By leveraging its logistics, supply chain management, engineering, database and information core competencies, across an extensive produ
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$310
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closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

fischerAppelt AG, acquired Heldth

synopsis: The communications agency Fischer-Appelt has acquired Heldth, a sophisticated lifestyle digital magazine that targets men. Founded in 2013, Heldth provides carefully selected product recommendations for men who value good products, seek a balance between trends and classics, and most of all, enjoy a good life.
buyer: fischerAppelt AG
fischerAppelt is a content marketing & public relations agency. They produce digital and analogue content that moves people, content to entertain, to report, to tell a friend, to build customer loyalty and to attract new staff. "
target: Heldth
Founded in 2013, Heldth is a German online lifestyle magazine for men. They provide carefully selected product recommendations for men who value good products, seek a balance between trends and classics, and most of all, enjoy a good life.
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closed 6/30/2017 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired Men's Journal

synopsis: American Media, Inc. (AMI), the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the United States, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Men's Journal, a monthly men's lifestyle magazine, from Wenner Media LLC.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the US.  AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, and more.  AMI also manages 10 different digital sites. "
target parent: Wenner Media LLC
target: Men's Journal
Men's Journal is a monthly men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues, health and fitness, style and fashion, and gear. It was founded in 1992.
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announced 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, Verizon Communications, will acquire Complex Media

synopsis: Complex, one of the fastest growing networks of sites focused on American popular culture, will be acquired by Verizon and Hearst in a 50/50 ownership structure. Rich Antoniello, Complex CEO & Co-Founder, will continue to lead the Company.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,868.00)
Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses."
target: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine.
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closed 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

SpinMedia, acquired Death and Taxes Media, LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia announced the acquisition of men's lifestyle site Death and Taxes. Death and Taxes is a men's lifestyle site focusing on music, entertainment and social content. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content they love.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love. Through iconic brands such as SPIN, VIBE, Celebuzz and Buzznet, SpinMedia provides brands with authentic and credible connections to fans. "
target: Death and Taxes Media, LLC
Founded in 2011, Death and Taxes is a men's lifestyle site focusing on music, entertainment and social content. Death and Taxes stories generate tens of thousands of Likes, Tweets, and Shares and are frequently showcased on the front page of Reddit.
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closed 2/27/2014 via PR Newswire

Biglari Holdings Inc., acquired Maxim Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: Biglari Holdings Inc and Alpha Media Group announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of Biglari Holdings has acquired MAXIM, the largest young men's lifestyle media brand. Maxim publishes and distributes music and men's lifestyle magazines in the United States and internationally.
buyer: Biglari Holdings Inc. (BH:$761.65)
Biglari Holdings Inc. is a diversified holding company engaged in a number of business activities. Its most important operating subsidiaries are involved in the franchising and operating of restaurants. "
target parent: Cerberus Capital Management
target: Maxim Magazine, Inc.
Maxim is a publisher of men's magazines. They publish and distribute music and men's lifestyle magazines in the United States and internationally.
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cancelled 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darden Media Group, cancelled an acquisition of Maxim Magazine, Inc.

synopsis: The deal between Maxim owner Alpha Media Group and Darden Media Group, which involved the latter buying and expanding the Maxim brand, is officially dead.
buyer: Darden Media Group
Darden Media Group was formed in 2013 by Cal Darden Sr., a retired United Parcel Service senior vp who has had a varied business career outside media. "
target parent: Cerberus Capital Management
target: Maxim Magazine, Inc.
Maxim is a publisher of men's magazines. Maxim was founded in 1995 by British publisher Felix Dennis. Maxim is characterized by its bawdy editorial focus on gadgets, beer and babes.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Localiiz, acquired NecesCity Limited

synopsis: Localiiz announced the successful acquisition of NecesCity, Hong Kong’s only digital lifestyle guide for men. Localiiz, the online marketing and lifestyle platform for Hong Kong SMEs, has added NecesCity to its portfolio of brands.
buyer: Localiiz
Localiiz Hong Kong is a revolutionary business to consumer portal for small and medium enterprises in Hong Kong. Their goal is to make it easy to find small and medium sized businesses that are otherwise hidden away in buildings, down side streets or otherwise invisible to the average consumer. "
target: NecesCity Limited
NecesCity Limited operates as a website and free daily email lifestyle wire for men in Hong Kong. The company’s magazine delivers content to gentleman in the areas of nightlife, entertaining, dining, events, travel, style, gadgets, arts and culture, sex and dating, career and money, and sports.
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closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

IGN Entertainment, Inc., acquired AskMen.com

synopsis: IGN Entertainment, the web site with the Internet's highest audience composition of unique male visitors aged 18 to 34 -- today announced that it has acquired AskMen.com, the Internet's number one male lifestyle web site.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: IGN Entertainment, Inc.
IGN Entertainment, through its IGN.com(R) network, is the Internet's leading information and entertainment destination for teen and young adult gamers. IGN serves its audience by providing both free and subscription-based content, services and gameplay. "
target: AskMen.com
AskMen.com is one of the world's leading web sites for men. A foremost content provider with an archive of over 11,000 articles available for free online, AskMen.com updates daily and features over 200 new articles a month across a variety of sections: Dating & Love, Sports, Health, Fashion & More.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media, purchased Music & Lifestyle Assets from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
buyer: Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Corporation, purchased Nine Motorcycle Brands from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. has expanded its presence as the pre-eminent publisher in the men's market, acquiring nine motorcycle brands from Source Interlink Media. The purchase builds on Bonnier's leadership in the men's market, joining flagship brands Popular Science and Field & Stream.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC:$2,254.25)
The 9 motorcycle brands of Bonnier include: Motorcyclist, Sport Rider, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, Hot Bike, Baggers, Super Streetbike, Street Chopper and ATV Rider.
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announced 1/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, will acquire Barstool Sports

synopsis: The Chernin Group, the firm led by media investor Peter Chernin, has taken a majority stake in the controversial sports blog website Barstool Sports. Barstool Sports is the #1 read, independent, sport & men's lifestyle online publication in the country within the 18-34 year old male demographic.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC, through its subsidiaries, produces feature films and television programs. The company also builds, manages, and operates media, entertainment, and technology businesses across Asia. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Santa Monica, California. "
target: Barstool Sports
Barstool Sports is the #1 read, independent, sport & men's lifestyle online publication in the country within the 18-34 year old male demographic.
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closed 7/7/2014 via PR Web

Karmaloop.com, acquired Soletron LLC

synopsis: Karmaloop announced its acquisition of Soletron, a leader in content generation for the youth community. It is considered one of the preeminent destinations for cutting edge street wear culture and convers a variety of topic germaine to this lifestyle.
buyer: Karmaloop.com
Karmaloop is an online community catering to the underground streetwear culture. An online retailer for men and women’s street apparel, footwear, and accessories the Company has created a streetwear community including a Street Team, an online video channel KarmaloopTV, and a social network. "
target parent: Canrock Ventures
target: Soletron LLC
Soletron is a leader in content generation for young men 18-35. It is considered one of the preeminent destinations for cutting edge street wear culture and convers a variety of topic germaine to this lifestyle.
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closed 8/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Zero Point Zero Production Inc., acquired Food Republic, Inc.

synopsis: Emmy Award-winning production company Zero Point Zero has acquired the blog Food Republic. Food Republic launched as a website for men who want to eat and drink well, and to live smart.
buyer: Zero Point Zero Production Inc.
Zero Point Zero is a television and digital content production company founded in 2003 by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia, with partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero scouts, develops, produces, markets, and distributes entertainment. "
target: Food Republic, Inc.
Food Republic, Inc. operates a food and lifestyle website for men. Food Republic explores the culture of food through stories, interviews, global conversations, and experiences. This is the site for men who want to eat and drink well, and to live smart.
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closed 3/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Break Media, acquired Wall Street Fighter

synopsis: Break Media, the Internet’s premier entertainment community for men, today announced it has acquired Wall Street Fighter, a business news and financial humor website with more than 500,000 unique monthly visitors. Wall Street Fighter will now become part of the Break Media network, which reaches over 35 million men worldwide each month.
buyer: Break Media
Break Media is the Internet's premier entertainment community for men. It's four wholly owned branded properties (Break.com, Cage Potato, Chickipedia, and Holy Taco) and the 24-site Break Men's Ad Network reach 35 million men worldwide aged 18-34 each month. "
target: Wall Street Fighter
Wall Street Fighter targets all men seeking business and financial information and adds another niche to Break Media’s blend of rich and original lifestyle content. Daily posts on Wall Street Fighter include up-to-the minute business news, stock tips and quirky financial stories.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

FNG Group NV, acquired Suitcase NV

synopsis: Suitcase, the online curated personal style advice and clothing service for men, will become part of FNG, a publicly traded and growing Benelux-based fashion and retail group, with brands and activities across Europe.
buyer: FNG Group NV (ENXTBR:FNG:$573.57)
FNG is a publicly traded and growing Benelux-based fashion and retail group, with brands and activities across Europe. "
target parent: November Five
target: Suitcase NV
Suitcase is an online curated personal style advice and clothing service for men. Suitcase provides brand-new outfits, handpicked by a personal style advisor, delivered directly to its customers.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Agile Wings, acquired Love Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Agile Wings, an international business incubator for the marketing and dating technology sectors, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Love Systems Inc., one of the world's largest dating coaching companies and an authoritative source of dating advice for men around the world.
buyer: Agile Wings
Agile Wings is specialist strategic internet investor and incubator. In the last few years, it has seen a tremendous growth by applying its expertise to a variety of online businesses. "
target: Love Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Love Systems has built a following that has made it one of the world's largest dating coaching companies and an authoritative source of dating advice for men around the world. The company offers a range of dating products and services, focusing on single professional men over 25.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd, will acquire Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd

synopsis: Halmek Holdings' management will acquire the company from Noritsu Koki Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer. Halmek Holdings is a Japanese magazine publisher. Their Halmek magazine is a monthly subscription magazine aimed at women in their 50s. It covers the topics of life, beauty, health, travel, hobbies, love and more.
buyer parent: Noritsu
buyer: Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd
Halmek Holdings is a Japanese magazine publisher. Halmek Holdings' Halmek magazine is a monthly subscription magazine aimed at women in their 50s. The magazine supports women and helps them to live better lives. It covers the topics of life, beauty, health, travel, hobbies, love and more. "
target parent: Noritsu
target: Halmek Holdings Co., Ltd
Halmek Holdings is a Japanese magazine publisher. Halmek Holdings' Halmek magazine is a monthly subscription magazine aimed at women in their 50s. The magazine supports women and helps them to live better lives. It covers the topics of life, beauty, health, travel, hobbies, love and more.
price ($mm)
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$186
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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