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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Future PLC has acquired US-based digital, social media, TV and cinema website CinemaBlend. The website, Cinemablend.com, notched up 19.4m monthly unique visitors over the first six months of 2020. CinemaBlend will be able to use Future’s proprietary technology platform, including its price comparison system Hawk, it added.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Cinema Blend
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. It’s a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. They cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because CinemaBlend is comprised of fans.
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closed 12/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Woven Digital, LLC, acquired HitFix

synopsis: Youth-skewing media company, Woven Digital, has bought HitFix, a fan-focused publisher of entertainment news, reviews and video. HitFix is the fastest growing entertainment news brand, driving discovery, conversation and choices for passionate entertainment fans.
buyer: Woven Digital, LLC
Woven Digital is a millennial focused digital media company, producing and distributing relevant pop culture content to nearly 5 million users per day. Woven reaches 60 million users per month providing them with shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video. "
target: HitFix
HitFix is the fastest growing entertainment news brand, driving discovery, conversation and choices for passionate entertainment fans via breaking news, expert analysis, engaging reviews, recaps and live on-the-scene event coverage of the biggest entertainment events across film, TV, music and more.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Indiewire.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media, has acquired Indiewire.com, the critically acclaimed and foremost website for independent film and television, from SnagFilms, Inc.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media. PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands."
target parent: SnagFilms
target: Indiewire.com
Indiewire is the leading news, information, and networking site for independent-content creators, the industry and fans. Indiewire was lauded as a "must read" by Variety, branded the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community" by Forbes.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Web

Gateway Media, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Gateway Media announced that it has acquired CinemaBlend, the web's most popular, independent entertainment website known for its expert reviews and exhaustive coverage of the film, television and gaming industries. CinemaBlend boasts more than 19 million, monthly visitors and has a social media following of more than two million people.
buyer: Gateway Media
Gateway Media is a digital media company. Gateway owns and operates a portfolio of web destinations that inform and entertain the world. Their sites are some of the the fastest growing consumer destinations. Gateway Media’s sites fuel online conversations, with the goal of housing engaging content. "
target: Cinema Blend
Cinema Blend is the web’s most popular, independently owned entertainment site. Reporting on movies, television, video games, and pop culture Cinema Blend is the source for today’s plugged-in generation. Their content is read by 19 million visitors connecting with more than 50 million pages a month.
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closed 10/15/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Yandex N.V., acquired KinoPoisk

synopsis: Yandex, a leading internet company in Russia, announced the acquisition of KinoPoisk, the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$2,296.94)
Yandex is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country's most popular search engine and the most visited website. The company also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex's mission is to answer any question internet users may have. "
target: KinoPoisk
KinoPoisk is the largest and most comprehensive Russian-language website dedicated to movies, television programs and celebrities.
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closed 5/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

m-up, acquired Adways Entertainment Co

synopsis: On May 22, 2012, Adways Co., Ltd. sold Adways Entertainment Co., a company that produces motion picture movies to m-up, Inc.
buyer: m-up
m-up Inc is a Japan-based company primarily engaged in the production and distribution of entertainment contents. The Company provides entertainment contents and contents distribution system to customers in the whole entertainment industry, including contents holders and end users. "
target parent: Adways Co.
target: Adways Entertainment Co
Adways Entertainment Co., Ltd. produces motion picture movies. The company also develops and operates a mobile Internet site.
price ($mm)
$4.54
rev ($mm)
$11
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0.4x
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closed 5/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Trivone Digital Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired Chakpak Media Private Limited

synopsis: Trivone Digital Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Chakpak.com, an entertainment portal featuring Bollywood news, photos and videos, and WheelsUnplugged.com, a site featuring articles and user guides on automobiles, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Trivone Digital Services Pvt. Ltd.
Trivone offers all kind of digital media and content services. Founded by L. Subramanyan, a veteran journalist and media professional, Trivone owns 4 different online media portals – www.techtree.com, www.channeltimes.com, www.cxotoday.com, and www.supportbiz.com. "
target parent: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
target: Chakpak Media Private Limited
Chakpak offers Indian movie enthusiasts a plethora of information on movies and movie personalities. Some of the site offerings include wallpapers, videos, news, discussion forums and quizzes.
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closed 5/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

NextMovie, acquired Film.com

synopsis: NextMovie announced the acquisition of the popular movie site Film.com, a deal that expands NextMovie’s audience and broadens its reach for advertisers.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: NextMovie
NextMovie is a movie site that provides film editorial content, from reviews to interviews to photos. "
target: Film.com
Film.com owns and operates online movie portal. The portal offers information about new movies in theaters, upcoming releases and trailers, film reviews, and ratings.
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closed 12/14/2010 via BNC Analysis

Net Element, Inc., acquired Openfilm, LLC

synopsis: Net Element, Inc. has acquired Openfilm, LLC. Openfilm.com is an online community of film lovers and filmmakers working together to change the way independent film is discovered, financed and distributed. It is the online destination for filmmakers and film enthusiasts across the global.
buyer: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is an online media and technology company that develops properties and technologies, incubates cutting-edge emerging businesses, and is creating a network of unique digital assets, rich with HD video content and social media. "
target: Openfilm, LLC
Openfilm brings the best elements of the film industry together. With an innovative platform designed to change the process of discovering great independent film, Openfilm is dedicated to developing, marketing and distributing great works.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.56 [$1.71]
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$0
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EV / rev
89.0x
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closed 8/27/2008 via PR Newswire

R&S Investments, LLC, acquired Hollywood.com

synopsis: Hollywood Media Corp. a leading provider of news, information and ticketing covering the entertainment and media industries, sold its Hollywood.com and Hollywood.com Television businesses to R&S Investments, LLC, an entity owned by Mitchell Rubenstein and Laurie S. Silvers.
buyer: R&S Investments, LLC
R&S Investments, LLC, an entity owned by Mitchell Rubenstein and Laurie S. Silvers. Mr. Rubenstein is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hollywood Media and Laurie Silvers is Hollywood Media's President. "
target parent: Hollywood Media Corp.
target: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com is the only 100% pure entertainment Web site dedicated to super-serving fans. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to.
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$1.00
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closed 7/17/2008 via BusinessWire

SnagFilms, acquired IndieWIRE

synopsis: SnagFilms, which brings the best nonfiction films to a global web audience and promotes viral web distribution through virtual movie theater widgets, today announced the acquisition of indieWIRE, the leading news, information, and social networking site for the international independent film community, from its publisher GMD Studios.
buyer: SnagFilms
SnagFilms features free ad-supported viewing of hundreds of award-winning titles from some of the greatest names in documentary film production and distribution. "
target parent: GMD Studios
target: IndieWIRE
Founded in 1996, indieWIRE is the leading source on independent film, publishing breaking business news, dispatches from hundreds of film festivals, weekly movie reviews, interviews with emerging and established filmmakers, links to leading blogs,
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closed 6/23/2008 via PR Newswire

Fandango, acquired Movies.com

synopsis: Fandango, Inc., the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced that it has acquired Movies.com, a leading movie content site previously owned by the Walt Disney Internet Group, a unit of The Walt Disney Company.
buyer: Fandango
One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, interviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and buy tickets."
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Movies.com
Movies.com is a website operated by Go.com and Disney. It is the second-most visited movie-related website, second only to IMDB. The website has information about movies, upcoming movies, and theater information.
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$17
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closed 11/28/2005 via MSNBC

Hollywood Media Corp., acquired CinemasOnline

synopsis: Hollywood Media Corp. today announced that it has acquired U.K. based CinemasOnline, a group of leading advertising sales and data services companies focused primarily on selling internet advertising on cinema and live theatre websites in the U.K. and Ireland, for a cash purchase price of $3.45 million.
buyer: Hollywood Media Corp. (HOLL:$3.77)
Hollywood Media Corp. owns and operates a number of business units focused on the entertainment industry. Our businesses include its Broadway Ticketing division, its Ad Sales division, and other businesses including an intellectual property business. "
target: CinemasOnline
CinemasOnline, a group of leading advertising sales and data services companies focused primarily on selling internet advertising on cinema and live theatre websites in the U.K. and Ireland.
price ($mm)
$3.45
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$5
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0.7x
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closed 1/25/2018 via BusinessWire

Gfycat, acquired MovieLaLa

synopsis: Gfycat, the world’s largest user-generated GIF platform, announced its acquisition of MovieLaLa, the premier social network for movie fans. Through MovieLaLa's app’s social features, users can connect with other fans and express their opinions on the latest film news. Their Mobile GIF tool allows users to create GIFs from trailers in seconds.
buyer: Gfycat
Gfycat is the world’s largest user-generated GIF platform for video sharing. Gfycat is a GIF creation and sharing service, which counts 75 million monthly actives on and off platform. Gfycat is a great platform for virality and creating trends around branded content like trailers. "
target: MovieLaLa
MovieLaLa is the premier social network for movie fans. Through their app’s social features, users can connect with other fans and express their opinions on the latest film news. MovieLaLa's Mobile GIF tool allows users to create GIFs from trailers in a matter of seconds.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$35.51)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 6/25/2020 via Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired iFlix Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is buying certain assets of iFlix Ltd., a streaming platform with about 25 million users focused in South and Southeast Asia. Tencent will acquire iFlix’s content, technology and resources, expanding its geographic reach in a key area of growth.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$56,607.02)
Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Their communications and social platforms connect users to each other, as well as to digital content and services such as games, video, music and literature. Their infrastructure services create differentiated offerings. "
target: iFlix Sdn Bhd
iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets a compelling selection of TV shows, movies, hyper local originals, premium live sports and up-to-the-minute news from around the world, to stream or download. iflix operates in about a dozen South and Southeast Asian countries.
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closed 4/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fandango, acquired VUDU, Inc.

synopsis: Fandango, which is owned by Comcast, has purchased digital movie retailer and streaming service Vudu from Walmart. Vudu is a service that lets users watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere - no subscriptions, no contract required. Vudu provides stunning video quality in up to 4K UHD at home.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to more than 30,000 U.S. screens, trailers and original video, home entertainment and fan merchandise. "
target parent: Walmart
target: VUDU, Inc.
Vudu is a service that lets users watch the latest movies & TV shows anytime, anywhere - no subscriptions, no contract required. Vudu provides stunning video quality in up to 4K UHD at home. Users can rent or own from over 100,000 titles, or watch thousands of movies free with Vudu Movies On Us.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cohen Media Group, acquired Curzon Cinemas Limited

synopsis: Cohen Media Group, an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema, has acquired Curzon, a company that owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films, releases films by the world's greatest directors, and owns an on-demand film service.
buyer: Cohen Media Group
Cohen Media Group (CMG) is an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema. Cohen Media Group also restores classic films under the label, CohenFilm Collection. "
target: Curzon Cinemas Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Curzon owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films. Curzon Artificial Eye releases films by the world's greatest directors. Curzon Home Cinema is an on-demand film service enabling audiences to watch films that are released on the same day as in cinemas.
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announced 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Sky Network Television Limited, will acquire Lightbox New Zealand Limited

synopsis: Sky Network Television Limited, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, will acquire Lightbox from Spark New Zealand, a New Zealand telecommunications company. Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox offers the latest TV shows, movie rentals and kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$508.40)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target parent: Spark New Zealand
target: Lightbox New Zealand Limited
Lightbox is a streaming service in New Zealand. Lightbox allows people to easily rent movies or subscribe to monthly TV plans. They offer the latest award-winning TV shows, blockbuster movie rentals and favourite kids shows, available to watch on almost any device.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Future PLC has acquired US-based digital, social media, TV and cinema website CinemaBlend. The website, Cinemablend.com, notched up 19.4m monthly unique visitors over the first six months of 2020. CinemaBlend will be able to use Future’s proprietary technology platform, including its price comparison system Hawk, it added.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Cinema Blend
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. It’s a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. They cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because CinemaBlend is comprised of fans.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Web

Gateway Media, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Gateway Media announced that it has acquired CinemaBlend, the web's most popular, independent entertainment website known for its expert reviews and exhaustive coverage of the film, television and gaming industries. CinemaBlend boasts more than 19 million, monthly visitors and has a social media following of more than two million people.
buyer: Gateway Media
Gateway Media is a digital media company. Gateway owns and operates a portfolio of web destinations that inform and entertain the world. Their sites are some of the the fastest growing consumer destinations. Gateway Media’s sites fuel online conversations, with the goal of housing engaging content. "
target: Cinema Blend
Cinema Blend is the web’s most popular, independently owned entertainment site. Reporting on movies, television, video games, and pop culture Cinema Blend is the source for today’s plugged-in generation. Their content is read by 19 million visitors connecting with more than 50 million pages a month.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Future PLC has acquired US-based digital, social media, TV and cinema website CinemaBlend. The website, Cinemablend.com, notched up 19.4m monthly unique visitors over the first six months of 2020. CinemaBlend will be able to use Future’s proprietary technology platform, including its price comparison system Hawk, it added.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Cinema Blend
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. It’s a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. They cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because CinemaBlend is comprised of fans.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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$173
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$35
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1.9x
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
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14.6x
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
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2.1x
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13.1x
closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
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$4
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4.6x
announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
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1.2x
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announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired Net Communities, Ltd.

synopsis: Future announced the acquisition of Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Net Communities, Ltd.
Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2013 via PR Newswire

Future plc, purchased APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Future plc announced the acquisition of leading Australian technology brands APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group. The acquisition includes the associated magazines, digital editions and websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. The company holds market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Its biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World, and Official Xbox Magazine. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
APC and TechLife are the leading technology magazines in Australia. APC is Australia's longest-published, most influential computer brand and the choice for 'power users' and IT professionals. TechLife is a technology magazine with a unique perspective on the latest technology.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

TeamRock Ltd., purchased Classic Rock And Metal Hammer from Future plc

synopsis: Future Plc has sold two of the UK’s biggest rock and metal magazines - Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, as new international multi-media content creation and distribution business TeamRock continues to expand.
buyer: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is a company that combines the best of traditional media with the boldness of new media, corporately speaking for the rock music market. TeamRock is delivering the content that you want, any time you want it. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Classic Rock and Metal Hammer are Brands under Future Plc. Classic Rock is a magazine that focuses on the biggest names in rock music--past, present and future and Metal Hammer is a magazine that covers the world of heavy metal music.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
price ($mm)
$2.60
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
price ($mm)
$0.58
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$333.17)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13 [$35]
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 1/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired Quilting Arts LLC

synopsis: Interweave Press, one of the nation’s leading craft media companies has completed the acquisition of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines from Quilting Arts LLC. The acquisition includes related books, special interest publications, events, and the popular websites www.quiltingarts.com and www.clothpaperscissors.com.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: Quilting Arts LLC
Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors have a combined distribution of 185,000 copies worldwide per issue. In addition to the magazines and website, Quilting Arts LLC has published three books in the last two years, the latest being Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Magicalia, Ltd., acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Magicalia, the UK’s leading online publisher, is delighted to announce today the acquisition of Encanta Media, to create a specialist cross-media publishing group.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia is the UK's leading online publishing group. The company owns a portfolio of market-leading own brand sites in special interest markets, and publishes community websites for a blue-chip list of media clients. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
price ($mm)
$5.16
rev ($mm)
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Broadcast Live Digital Corp.
Broadcast Live Digital Corp. operates a website that offers movie information. The Company's website serves as a movie blog which displays the latest movies, trailers, and box office information for a wide assortment of movies.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.14)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
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Ticker: NFLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetFlix
NetFlix
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$16,614.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,705.41
EBIT ($mm)
$1,617.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1,265.17
Employees
7100
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Ticker: SZSE:300431
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd. was established in January 2007 as China's largest Internet video broadcast platform.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$100.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.18
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
$26.71
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:SJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading show live streaming video entertainment social platform in China. With more than 200 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates three primary online live streaming brands with websites and mobile apps: Showself, Lehai, and Haixiu.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$136.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.27
EBIT ($mm)
$24.19
Net Income ($mm)
$23.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A089230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E&M Co., Ltd.
The E&M Co., Ltd.
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
EBIT ($mm)
$1.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: WCST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wecast Network Inc
Wecast Network Inc
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$6.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
51
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Ticker: OTCPK:TVTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhereverTV
WhereverTV
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device.
year
2017
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Ticker: OM:MAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mavshack AB
Mavshack runs one of the world's fastest growing Internet TV services, providing Asian entertainment to audiences worldwide. The service is accessible via internet-connected device and currently have users in more than 80 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: BIDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu.com, Inc.
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they're looking for.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,248.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,513.28
EBIT ($mm)
$2,722.54
Net Income ($mm)
$3,463.10
Employees
39343
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
year
2010
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$333.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.71
EBIT ($mm)
$60.78
Net Income ($mm)
$27.99
Employees
1225
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Ticker: AIM:SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$88.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.03
Employees
293
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: CLCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collectors Universe Inc.
Collectors Universe Inc.
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added services to the high-value collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, memorabilia and stamps.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$44.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.43
EBIT ($mm)
$9.66
Net Income ($mm)
$5.12
Employees
200
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,489.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$312.64
EBIT ($mm)
$273.57
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6027
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Ticker: SMDI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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