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closed 2/12/2021 via Company Press Release

Mid Atlantic Media, LLC, acquired MetroKids

synopsis: Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids is a regional parenting magazine covering Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.
buyer: Mid Atlantic Media, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Media is a growing media company centered in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., corridor with services that encompass the mid-Atlantic region. Mid-Atlantic Media publishes Baltimore’s Child, Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style, Washington Family and Washington Jewish Week. "
target: MetroKids
MetroKids is a resource for parents living in the greater Delaware Valley — Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware. Most of the articles originate in their free monthly magazine, MetroKids, which has served the community since 1990.
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JBMC Media LLC, acquired Birmingham Fun and Family Magazine

synopsis: Matthew Allen acquired the Birmingham Fun and Family Magazine from Jay Carr, who owned the publication for 14 years. Allen formed JBMC Media LLC to make the purchase. The monthly publication was launched in 1999 for parents, expectant parents and grandparents, and is available free at more than 350 locations in the metro Birmingham area.
buyer: JBMC Media LLC
JBMC Media LLC is a holding company created by Matthew Allen. Allen has more than a dozen years’ experience in print media with eight years at Shelby County Newspapers and the last seven at Starnes Media. "
target: Birmingham Fun and Family Magazine
Birmingham Fun and Family is central Alabama's most widely read publication for parents. More than 12,000 copies are picked up each month at more than 250 locations around the Birmingham area.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

5280 Publishing, Inc., acquired Colorado Parent

synopsis: 5280 Publishing has acquired Colorado Parent from Hibert Publishing. Colorado Parent is a Denver-based publisher of the region's premiere parenting magazine and various parenting resource guides. Colorado Parent publishes monthly with a total distribution of 45,000.
buyer: 5280 Publishing, Inc.
First published in 1993, 5280 is Denver's premier guide to the arts, entertainment, dining, issues, and living well in the Mile-High City. 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado, with a total distribution in excess of 85,000. "
target parent: Hibert Publishing
target: Colorado Parent
Colorado Parent is a Denver-based publisher of the region's premiere parenting magazine and various parenting resource guides. Colorado Parent is the state's go-to source for local family and parenting info for over 25 years.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Community Newspaper Group, LLC, acquired Westchester Family

synopsis: Magazine publisher Hibert Publishing is selling Westchester Family to Les Goodstein's Community Newspaper Group. Westchester Family is the region’s premier monthly magazine dedicated to serving and empowering area parents.
buyer: Community Newspaper Group, LLC
Community Newspaper Group, LLC publishes and distributes community newspapers. The company’s portfolio includes monthly family publications and magazines. Its publications include content, such as neighborhood news, parenting resources, commentary, and other information. "
target parent: Hibert Publishing
target: Westchester Family
Westchester Family is the region’s premier monthly magazine dedicated to serving and empowering area parents. It speaks directly to parents about their family concerns in the context that matters most: the local community where they live, work and play.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Company Press Release

Northern Virginia Media Services, acquired Washington FAMILY Magazine

synopsis: Northern Virginia Media Services, publisher of five weekly newspapers, has bought Washington FAMILY Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches the entire metropolitan area. Washington FAMILY Magazine has been a trusted parenting resource for more than two decades.
buyer: Northern Virginia Media Services
Northern Virginia Media Services, based in Leesburg, is a publisher of five weekly newspapers. They publish Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today in Loudoun County, Prince William Today, and the Sun Gazette newspapers in Fairfax and Arlington counties. "
target: Washington FAMILY Magazine
Each month, 70,000 copies of the glossy Washington FAMILY Magazine are distributed free to area parents at more than 2,900 locations. FAMILY’s print magazines can be found throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
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closed 3/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Carolina Parenting, Inc.

synopsis: Morris Media Network has acquired Carolina Parenting, Inc., a publishing company based in Charlotte, NC, that produces monthly and annual regional publications and digital media for parents and others caring for children.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include digital publishing and online services for newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and book distribution. "
target: Carolina Parenting, Inc.
Carolina Parent is the most trusted parenting resource group in the Triangle area of N.C. They provide timely, interesting and helpful information for all families through our monthly magazine, annual guides, special events and digital platforms.
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announced 3/30/2018 via Reuters

Rizap Group, Inc., will acquire Sankei Living Shimbun Inc.

synopsis: Rizap Group, Inc., a Japan-based holding company, will acquire an 80% stake in Sankei Living Shimbun Inc. from Fuji Media Holdings, Inc., a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Sankei Living Shimbun Inc. is a company in Japan that publishes free newspapers and magazines for women that cover the subjects of lifestyle and child care.
buyer: Rizap Group, Inc. (SPSE:2928:$1,208.13)
Rizap Group, Inc., formerly Kenkou Corporation, Inc., is a Japan-based holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells health foods, cosmetics, apparel, fashion accessories, and dairy products. The company was founded in 2003, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
target: Sankei Living Shimbun Inc.
Sankei Living Shimbun Inc. is a company in Japan that publishes free newspapers and magazines for women. Their products include Living, a weekly lifestyle newspaper for housewives in major urban areas, and Anfa, a monthly magazine for moms that provides useful information about child care.
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closed 5/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Josh Unfried, acquired Kidaround Magazine

synopsis: Josh Unfried, owner and CEO of Windfarm Marketing, has purchased Kidaround Magazine and is now its publisher. Kidaround is a free local parenting magazine based in Sacramento, CA, that publishes six issues a year.
buyer: Josh Unfried
Josh Unfried is the owner and CEO of Windfarm Marketing, a Roseville-based digital marketing agency. Windfarm specializes in social and digital marketing, including website design and development. In addition to his marketing business, Unfried previously ran a social network for moms. "
target: Kidaround Magazine
Kidaround is a free bi-monthly parenting magazine. It covers stories about local families, kids, health, events, cooking, and fashion. The magazine is published in Sacramento, California.
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closed 2/28/2008 via BusinessWire

The Knot, Inc., acquired The Bump

synopsis: The Knot Inc. one of the world's leading lifestage media companies, has acquired The Bump Media Inc., publisher of The Bump local magazine and website dedicated to pregnancy and first-time parents. The acquisition further enhances The Knot Inc.’s mission of helping couples at key lifestages connect with the content and services they need.
buyer: The Knot, Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
The Knot, Inc. is a leading national lifestage media and services company. The company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's premier wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. "
target: The Bump
The Bump is a local magazine and website dedicated to pregnancy and first-time parents.The magazines are detailed guides to the local maternity and baby scene in 11 top tier markets.The publications are included in the prenatal packs that are provided at premier OB/GYNs and high-end retail outlets.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, purchased Parenting and Babytalk Magazines from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: Meredith Corporation has acquired Parenting and Babytalk magazines and their related digital assets from The Bonnier Corporation. Under the agreement, the readers of Parenting will receive Parents magazine effective with the September issue. Similarly, readers of Babytalk will receive American Baby magazine effective with the September issue.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Parenting Magazine is the one-stop online resource for moms and moms-to-be, with the up-to-the-minute information on signs of pregnancy, baby names, kid-friendly recipes, travel ideas, and more. Babytalk Magazine has all the information expectant moms want and need.
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announced 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Orange County Register, will acquire Churm Media

synopsis: Freedom Communications announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Newport Beach, Calif.-based Churm Media, publisher of OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus and Southland Golf magazines and websites and as well as Ripe Orange, a marketing, design and events firm. The Churm Media team will join the Orange County Register.
buyer parent: Freedom Communications, Inc.
buyer: Orange County Register
Orange County Register Communications, Inc. is a leading news and information company that publishes a diverse portfolio of newspapers, websites, mobile and tablet apps, magazines and custom-published products. It is based in Santa Ana, Calif. "
target: Churm Media
Churm Media is a leading regional, full-service media company based in Newport Beach, Calif. The privately held company publishes four niche consumer magazines – OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus and Southland Golf – and five interactive websites serving readers in five Southern California counties.
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closed 4/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

TargetVideo, acquired Hallo:Eltern

synopsis: TargetVideo, the video and digital specialist from Munich, has purchased Hallo:Eltern. The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
buyer: TargetVideo
TargetVideo is an innovative and fast growing media company and by now one of the leading video publishers in Germany. They create, distribute and license video content within an editorial context throughout all digital channels. At the same time they develop and operate strong editorial websites. "
target: Hallo:Eltern
The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
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closed 9/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard Presse, acquired Enfant.com

synopsis: Bayard. Inc., publisher of religious books and magazines in the United States, has announced their acquisition of Enfant.com, an online monthly magazine publication on the themes of pregnancy and parenting. The company is based in France.
buyer: Bayard Presse
Bayard Presse SA publishes magazines and newspapers. The company was founded in 1873 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Enfant.com
enfant.com is an online monthly magazine publication on the themes of pregnancy and parenting. The company is based in France.
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closed 4/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Kaboose, Inc., acquired Amazing Moms Inc.

synopsis: Kaboose Inc., the largest independent family focused online media company in North America, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Amazing Moms Inc. for US$750,000 in cash with additional consideration to be paid on an earn-out basis.
buyer: Kaboose, Inc.
Kaboose is the largest independent online media company in the kids and family market and is a top global Internet destination for kids and families looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content. "
target: Amazing Moms Inc.
Amazingmoms.com is an Internet resource created by parents for parents. We provide simple, fresh and practical solutions for busy families. Our goal is to bring families together through a blend of exceptional content, useful resources and "whack-on-the-side-of-the-head" ideas.
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closed 4/13/2016 via PR Web

Praeclarus Press, LLC, acquired Hale Publishing Company

synopsis: Praeclarus Press proudly announces the addition of 43 titles as the result of acquiring Hale Publishing Company's books on breastfeeding and perinatal health. Hale Publishing publishes breastfeeding books and materials.
buyer: Praeclarus Press, LLC
Praeclarus Press produces books, monographs, white papers, webinars, online conferences and original artwork. Praeclarus Press has produced 36 titles covering a variety of aspects on women's health including: breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, childbirth education, and general women's health. "
target: Hale Publishing Company
Hale Publishing has been serving the breastfeeding community. They specialize in providing quality breastfeeding books and materials, reliable updates on medications and research through their monthly newsletter, and an annual conference highlighting cutting edge research on breastfeeding issues.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
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closed 1/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired FamilyFun Magazine

synopsis: Meredith Corporation has completed its acquisition of FamilyFun from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The acquisition includes the highly popular magazine and its related assets, including its special interest publications, as well as the Toy Hopper and other digital magazine applications.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FamilyFun Magazine
FamilyFun magazine's lively and informative content focuses on making the most of family time together through cooking, crafts, celebrations, volunteering, travel, and other family activities. The magazine targets families with children 12 and under.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Wondercity SARL

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media continues its development through the acquisition of Wondercity, the digital mums newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities, created in 2012 by Anne-Laure Corrot and Maia Tabo-Birn.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Wondercity SARL
Wondercity is the digital newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities. Every week in France, close to one in every 10 mothers with children under 12 receive recommendations for activities and outings for the weekend and the school holidays from Wondercity.
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closed 2/12/2021 via Company Press Release

Mid Atlantic Media, LLC, acquired MetroKids

synopsis: Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids is a regional parenting magazine covering Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.
buyer: Mid Atlantic Media, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Media is a growing media company centered in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., corridor with services that encompass the mid-Atlantic region. Mid-Atlantic Media publishes Baltimore’s Child, Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style, Washington Family and Washington Jewish Week. "
target: MetroKids
MetroKids is a resource for parents living in the greater Delaware Valley — Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware. Most of the articles originate in their free monthly magazine, MetroKids, which has served the community since 1990.
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closed 2/12/2021 via Company Press Release

Mid Atlantic Media, LLC, acquired MetroKids

synopsis: Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids is a regional parenting magazine covering Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.
buyer: Mid Atlantic Media, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Media is a growing media company centered in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., corridor with services that encompass the mid-Atlantic region. Mid-Atlantic Media publishes Baltimore’s Child, Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style, Washington Family and Washington Jewish Week. "
target: MetroKids
MetroKids is a resource for parents living in the greater Delaware Valley — Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware. Most of the articles originate in their free monthly magazine, MetroKids, which has served the community since 1990.
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announced 4/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Washington Jewish Week, Inc., will acquire Alter Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper submitted the winning bid for The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction. Alter Communications is the publisher of The Baltimore Jewish Times and Style Magazine.
buyer parent: WJW, LLC.
buyer: Washington Jewish Week, Inc.
Washington Jewish Week, Inc. publishes a weekly paper. The company was formerly known as National Jewish Ledger and later changed its name to Washington Jewish Week, Inc. in 1983. The company was founded in 1930 and is based in Rockville, Maryland. "
target: Alter Communications, Inc.
Alter Communications has been creating award-winning publications since 1919. It publishes weekly news-magazines and lifestyle publications, which include the Baltimore Jewish Times and Style.
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closed 2/12/2021 via Company Press Release

Mid Atlantic Media, LLC, acquired MetroKids

synopsis: Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids is a regional parenting magazine covering Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.
buyer: Mid Atlantic Media, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Media is a growing media company centered in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., corridor with services that encompass the mid-Atlantic region. Mid-Atlantic Media publishes Baltimore’s Child, Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style, Washington Family and Washington Jewish Week. "
target: MetroKids
MetroKids is a resource for parents living in the greater Delaware Valley — Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware. Most of the articles originate in their free monthly magazine, MetroKids, which has served the community since 1990.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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closed 3/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Artémis, acquired Point De Vue

synopsis: Groupe Artemis, a holding company that manages a range of companies, has acquired SFR's magazine, Point de Vue. Point de Vue is dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
buyer: Groupe Artémis
Groupe Artémis was founded in 1992 by French entrepreneur François Pinault. Artémis is a holding company which manages a range of companies and holds shares in various sectors, in France and abroad. Artémis is focused on long-term growth and shareholder value creation. "
target parent: Altice N.V.
target: Point De Vue
Based in Paris, France, Point de Vue is a magazine dedicated to news mainly about royal families and their coronations, weddings, and births. They also have pages relating to history, heritage, fashion, jewelry, art and culture.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tribune Publishing, acquired Splash

synopsis: Splash, the glossy lifestyle and fashion supplement published by Wrapports LLC, the parent company of the Sun-Times, has been acquired by Tribune Publishing. Splash is the premier weekly guide to Chicago living, featuring fashion, philanthropy, dining, real estate and more.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target parent: Wrapports, LLC
target: Splash
Splash is the premier weekly guide to Chicago living—fashion, philanthropy, dining, real estate and more. Featuring 100% local content, Splash gives an inside look at what’s trending and consumer spending across high-end products.
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Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated, acquired OC Weekly

synopsis: Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. in Irvine has purchased OC Weekly from Denver-based Voice Media Group Inc. for an undisclosed sum. OC Weekly is an "alternative" newsweekly in Orange County and Long Beach to provide readers award winning editorial coverage, excellent arts & entertainment information and a provocative look at their community.
buyer: Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated
Duncan McIntosh's publications include Boating World magazine; Sea Magazine, America's Western Boating Magazine; The Log Newspaper; and FishRap News. "
target parent: Voice Media Group
target: OC Weekly
Published since September 1995, OC Weekly is the first "alternative" newsweekly in Orange County and Long Beach to provide readers award winning editorial coverage, excellent arts & entertainment information and a provocative look at their community.
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announced 3/19/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hartford Courant, will acquire The Reminder Press

synopsis: The Hartford Courant announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Reminder Media Inc., publisher of 15 free weekly ReminderNews publications in eastern and northern Connecticut. The sale also includes four annual community directories.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant seeks to provide the news Connecticut needs, reported faithfully and fully, with respect for all and favor to none. They strive to be authoritative and insightful, to inform and to delight. "
target: The Reminder Press
Reminder Media Inc. is the publisher of 15 free weekly ReminderNews publications in eastern and northern Connecticut. The Reminder is a reader friendly, easy to use, magazine style publication. They publish local community news, features and photos in 15 separate local editions.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Midwest, LLC, purchased Ohio publishing & commercial printing assets from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: AIM Media Midwest, LLC announced that it has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets in Ohio from Civitas Media, LLC (“Civitas”). Civitas, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, is a portfolio company of Philadelphia-based private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management, LLC.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Midwest, LLC
AIM Media Midwest, LLC is an entity formed by Jeremy L. Halbreich and Rick Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations previously owned by Civitas Media, LLC in Ohio (plus one daily newspaper in West Virginia). "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The Ohio publishing and commercial printing assets includes seventeen (17) daily newspapers (16 in Ohio and 1 in West Virginia), fifteen (15) weekly publications and a variety of specialty publications including shoppers and magazines.
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closed 6/18/2015 via Market Wire

Multimedia Platforms Inc., acquired Next Magazine

synopsis: Multimedia Platforms, Inc. (MMP), announced closing on the acquisition of New York's leading gay lifestyle weekly resource Next Magazine. Next began publishing in 1993 and has over 50,000 weekly print readers, in excess of 120,000 monthly on-line unique visitors, 14,000 Twitter followers and a following on Facebook that exceeds 75,000 fans.
buyer parent: Cybermesh International Corp.
buyer: Multimedia Platforms Inc. (OTCPK:MMPW:$0.76)
Multimedia Platforms Inc. ("MMP") is a publicly traded industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. "
target: Next Magazine
Next Magazine is a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, ethnic background or economic status. It aims to highlight both the popular and under the radar events, personalities and products that appeal to such a diverse range of gay men.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, acquired The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

synopsis: Jewish News, which publishes weekly online and in-print articles concerning the Jewish community, has been acquired by The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, a foundation that helps people support the Jewish and secular causes most important to them.
buyer: The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
Since 1972, the Jewish Community Foundation has been helping people support the Jewish and secular causes most important to them. They help donors achieve their charitable and financial goals. "
target parent: Jaime and Jeff Stern
target: The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix publishes weekly online and in-print articles. The newspaper reports on local, national, and international stories of interest to the Jewish community in metropolitan Phoenix.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

synopsis: Times-Journal, Inc., a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia, has acquired the Morgan County Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, sports, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
buyer: Times-Journal, Inc.
Times-Journal, Inc. is a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia. Times-Journal publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and operates news websites in central and north Georgia. Their brands include the Marietta Daily Journal, the Rome News-Tribune, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger news and more. "
target: Morgan County Citizen
The Morgan County Citizen is a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, public notices, sports, law enforcement, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
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closed 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Sean Cotton, acquired Gross Pointe News

synopsis: The Grosse Pointe News is delighted to share that Sean Cotton, a local Grosse Pointer, has purchased the newspaper and will serve as its new owner. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
buyer: Sean Cotton
Sean Cotton is the fifth owner of Grosse Pointe News, based out of Grosse Pointe, MI. The Grosse Pointe News is a weekly publication that reaches thousands of engaged readers in print and online. "
target: Gross Pointe News
The Grosse Pointe News is published by the Pointe News Group LLC and has been serving the Grosse Pointe community since 1940. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
price ($mm)
$4.11*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.85 [$1.04]
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closed 12/18/2019 via BBC

Highland News and Media Ltd, acquired Scottish Provincial Press

synopsis: The Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers, is under new ownership after briefly going into administration. A new company, Highland News and Media Ltd, has been formed to take over the business.
buyer: Highland News and Media Ltd
Highland News and Media Ltd is a company created to acquire the Scottish Provincial Press (SPP). The company is a joint venture between SPP's former majority shareholder Peter Fowler and Cambridge-based Iliffe Media. "
target: Scottish Provincial Press
Scottish Provincial Press is a privately-owned company producing seventeen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire in North and North-East Scotland. SPP is an editorial and advertising force.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
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announced 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

synopsis: The owners of the Bendigo Weekly will merge their free publication into Australian Community Media's paid daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia, news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds.
buyer parent: Australian Community Media
buyer: Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo Advertiser is an Australian newspaper that covers local, national and international news, real estate, motor vehicle sales and classifieds. Bendigo Advertiser is centred on the thriving central Victorian city of Bendigo, but also covers a vast area of north and central Victoria. "
target: Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds, Bendigo and district real estate and business services offered.
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