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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Opimus Group plc, acquired Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.

synopsis: Hungary’s listed Opimus Group announced that it acquired 100% of Mediaworks Hungary Zrt., the publisher that has recently had 60-year-old left-wing daily newspaper Népszabadság shut down.
buyer: Opimus Group plc (BUSE:OPIM:$31.17)
Opimus Group is a holding company that is listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange (BÉT). OPIMUS Group is a firm affiliated with Lőrinc Mészáros, the billionare Fidesz mayor of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s hometown of Felcsút. "
target parent: Vienna Capital Partners
target: Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.
Mediaworks is an Austrian-owned firm that published Hungary’s largest opposition daily, Népszabadság. Népszabadság serves up authentic and quality media content to consumers. Nepszabadsag is Hungary’s most-widely circulated political newspaper.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
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announced 11/1/2017 via Reuters

PMPG Polskie Media SA, will acquire Do Rzeczy

synopsis: PMPG Polskie Media SA, a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media, will increase its stake in Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. from 30.9% to 81% to become its majority owner. Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. is the publisher of Do Rzeczy, a right-wing Polish language weekly news and political magazine.
buyer: PMPG Polskie Media SA (WSE:PGM:$15.38)
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries. "
target: Do Rzeczy
Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. is the publisher of the Do Rzeczy and Do Rzeczy Historia magazines in Warsaw, Poland. Do Rzeczy is a right-wing Polish language weekly news and political magazine. Do Rzeczy Historia is a Polish language monthly history magazine.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, acquired The Business Post

synopsis: Kilcullen Kapital Partners, an investment company founded by businessman Enda O’Coineen, has acquiredThe Business Post from Key Capital. The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper.
buyer: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy, is a boutique dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen Kapital Partners is based in Dublin, Ireland, "
target parent: Key Capital Ltd.
target: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more.
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closed 2/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Win McCormack, acquired The New Republic

synopsis: Win McCormack, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books, acquired The New Republic, the nearly century-old magazine of American liberalism, from Chris Hughes, the owner of Jumo. The deal price was not disclosed.
buyer: Win McCormack
Win McCormack is publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Harvard College and the University of Oregon. He holds an AB from Harvard in Government and an MFA from the University of Oregon. "
target parent: Chris Hughes
target: The New Republic
The New Republic is a media organization dedicated to addressing today’s most critical issues. Since 1914, they has provided its readers with an intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy, culture, and the arts.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Cicero and Monopol, acquired Cicero and Monopol

synopsis: Cicero, the magazine for political culture, and Monopol, the magazine for culture and life, are being acquired by Cicero editor-in-chief Christoph Schwennicke and deputy editor-in-chief Alexander Marguie. They will take over the magazines from Ringier, the largest internationally operating Swiss media company.
buyer: Cicero and Monopol
Christoph Schwennicke is editor-in-chief and Alexander Marguier is deputy editor-in-chief of Cicero, a German magazine for political culture. "
target parent: Ringier AG
target: Cicero and Monopol
Cicero, the magazine for political culture, is a sophisticated and opinion-shaping writer’s magazine. Monopol, the magazine for culture and life, has established itself as an innovative art and lifestyle magazine.
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announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Holyrood Communications

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Holyrood Communications. Holyrood is a publishing and events business based in Edinburgh with focus in Scottish politics. The acquisition of Holyrood will increase the company’s political activity in Scotland.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Holyrood Communications
Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.4x
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6.7x
closed 11/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Biteback Publishing, acquired Holyrood Holdings Limited

synopsis: Biteback Media group has acquired publishing and events company Holyrood Communications. Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
buyer parent: Michael Ashcroft
buyer: Biteback Publishing
Biteback Publishing is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. "
target: Holyrood Holdings Limited
Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
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closed 3/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chris Hughes, acquired The New Republic

synopsis: Chris Hughes has purchased The New Republic, the nearly century-old magazine of American liberalism. In addition to a weekly print magazine, The New Republic publishes a daily web magazine featuring online-only analysis of politics and culture.
buyer: Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes 28, is better known for leading online start-ups. He helped found Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, joined Barack Obama's nascent campaign in 2007 to spearhead digital organizing and founded social media company Jumo in 2010. "
target: The New Republic
The New Republic publishes the best writing from a variety of viewpoints. In addition to a weekly print magazine, The New Republic publishes a daily web magazine featuring online-only analysis of politics and culture.
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closed 3/10/2009 via PR Newswire

The New Republic, acquired The New Republic

synopsis: Canwest Global Communications Corp.announced that it has sold The New Republic to a group of private investors and Martin Peretz, the magazine's long-time editor-in-chief.
buyer parent: CanWest Global Communications Corp.
buyer: The New Republic
The New Republic publishes the best writing from a variety of viewpoints. In addition to a weekly print magazine, The New Republic now publishes a daily web magazine featuring online-only analysis of politics and culture. "
target parent: CanWest Global Communications Corp.
target: The New Republic
The New Republic publishes the best writing from a variety of viewpoints. In addition to a weekly print magazine, The New Republic now publishes a daily web magazine featuring online-only analysis of politics and culture.
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closed 2/28/2007 via PR Newswire

CanWest Global Communications Corp., acquired The New Republic

synopsis: CanWest Global Communications Corp. announced that a wholly owned subsidiary has acquired a 100% interest in The New Republic, a 93 year old United States based political magazine. This acquisition follows the purchase by CanWest in 2006 of a 30% interest.
buyer: CanWest Global Communications Corp. (US:CWGVF:$0.00)
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks. "
target: The New Republic
The New Republic publishes the best writing from a variety of viewpoints. In addition to a weekly print magazine, The New Republic now publishes a daily web magazine featuring online-only analysis of politics and culture.
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$7.94
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Al-Monitor, LLC, acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Crest Media, owner of leading Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor, and Real Clear Investors, current co-owner of RealClearPolitics, have purchased the remaining equity stake in RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media LLC. Al-Monitor and RealClearPolitics together plan to cross-promote and enhance delivery of news and information to their readers.
buyer: Al-Monitor, LLC
Al-Monitor, launched February 13, 2012, features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses. "
target parent: Forbes, Inc.
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Forbes Media, corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired a 51% stake in RealClearPolitics.com, a premier political Web site. The founders will remain owners and management.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired The New Civil Rights Movement

synopsis: Raw Story's partners have purchased The New Civil Rights Movement, a prominent site focused on politics and civil liberties. The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site.
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: The New Civil Rights Movement
The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site. The New Civil Rights Movement is a 2014 winner of a GLAAD Media Award.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
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$130
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closed 1/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Verve Group, Inc., acquired Nexstar Digital

synopsis: Verve Group, a global brand performance ad platform, announced the acquisition of Nexstar Inc.’s digital video advertising technology platform, formerly known as LKQD. Nexstar's digital media products and services focus on providing innovative solutions to media companies and advertisers looking to gain an edge in the shifting digital landscape.
buyer parent: Media and Games Invest plc
buyer: Verve Group, Inc.
Verve is a location-based mobile marketing platform that connects advertisers with consumers to deliver successful business outcomes. They empower marketers to identify, reach, and engage consumers with compelling mobile advertising experiences. "
target parent: Nexstar Media Group
target: Nexstar Digital
Nexstar's digital media products and services focus on providing innovative solutions to media companies and advertisers looking to gain an edge in the shifting digital landscape.
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announced 12/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire BestReviews LLC

synopsis: Nexstar Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire leading consumer product recommendations company BestReviews from Tribune Publishing Company.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: BestReviews LLC
BestReviews simplifies the way consumers buy products and services across thousands of categories by independently researching, analyzing, and testing products and recommending the best picks.
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$160
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
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announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
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$43
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,694.16)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
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$740
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
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$263
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$56
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
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$1,920
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$720
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announced 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire KRBK-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KRBK-TV. FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield, Missouri and the Ozark's destination for local news, weather and all of the hottest FOX shows.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target parent: Koplar Communications
target: KRBK-TV
FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield, Missouri and the Ozark's destination for local news, weather and all of the hottest FOX shows.
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announced 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire WHDF-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WHDF-TV (The Valley's CW), a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Florence, Alabama, United States, serving Huntsville and North Alabama's Tennessee Valley.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WHDF-TV
WHDF (The Valley's CW) is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Florence, Alabama, United States, serving Huntsville and North Alabama's Tennessee Valley.
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announced 12/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire LKQD Technologies

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LKQD Technologies, a leading independent video advertising infrastructure company. LKQD Technologies’ video advertising platform has the largest reach in the US to viewers across digital devices.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: LKQD Technologies
LKQD Technologies is a leading independent video advertising infrastructure company. Founded in 2014 by industry veterans, LKQD Technologies’ video advertising platform has the largest reach in the US to viewers across digital devices.
price ($mm)
$90
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announced 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase Non-spectrum operating assets of WLWC-TV from OTA Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the non-spectrum operating assets of WLWC-TV, the CW affiliate serving Providence, RI (DMA #52) from OTA Broadcasting (PVD), LLC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
seller: OTA Broadcasting LLC
WLWC-TV is the CW affiliate serving Providence, RI (DMA #52). WLWC-TV has a legacy of local programming and community orientation and delivers exceptional primetime, syndicated, sports and local news programming to Providence viewers.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Graham Media Group, acquired WCWJ

synopsis: Graham Media Group, Inc. and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. reported that they have completed the transaction announced May 27, 2016 in which Graham Media Group, Inc. (GMG) has acquired WCWJ, the CW affiliate television station. WCWJ maintains studio and transmitter facilities located on Hogan Road in the Kilarney Shores section of Jacksonville.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Graham Media Group
Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Co., owns five local TV stations: KPRC–Houston and WDIV–Detroit (NBC); KSAT–San Antonio (ABC); WKMG–Orlando (CBS); and WJXT–Jacksonville (independent) — each in a top-50 market and all recognized as news leaders—reaching 6.2% of US TV households. "
target parent: Nexstar Broadcasting
target: WCWJ
WCWJ is a CW-affiliated television station located in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. WCWJ maintains studio and transmitter facilities located on Hogan Road in the Kilarney Shores section of Jacksonville.
price ($mm)
$120
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announced 6/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Heartland Media LLC, MSouth Equity Partners, will purchase 5 Television Stations from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Heartland Media, LLC and MSouth Equity Partners announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase five television stations from Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and Media General, Inc. following the acquisition of Media General by Nexstar. The stations being acquired include WFFT-TV, KIMT, WTHI-TV, WLFI-TV, and KQTV.
buyer: MSouth Equity Partners
buyer: Heartland Media LLC
Heartland Media, LLC is a television broadcasting company. It plans to build a television group by acquiring Number 1 rated stations, Big Four affiliates with strong local news operations targeting university towns and state capitals that are deeply ingrained in the fabric of their communities. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
WFFT-TV, KIMT, WTHI-TV, WLFI-TV, and KQTV are television stations owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Media General. Nexstar is a diversified media company that brings new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, eMedia, digital and mobile media platforms.
price ($mm)
$115
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announced 6/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WBAY-TV & KWQC-TV from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell WBAY-TV, the ABC affiliate serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin market, and KWQC-TV, the NBC affiliate serving the Davenport -Moline-Rock Island, Iowa market, to Gray Television Group, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gray Television, Inc.).
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
WBAY-TV is the ABC affiliate serving the Green Bay, Wisconsin market, and KWQC-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the Davenport -Moline-Rock Island, (Quad Cities) Iowa market. Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism.
price ($mm)
$270
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announced 5/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bayou City Broadcasting LLC, will purchase KADN-TV and KLAF-LD TV Stations from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Bayou City Broadcasting is expanding its corporate footprint. The company has entered into an agreement to purchase the FOX affiliate KADN, KADN.2 – NBC affiliate and NBC affiliate KLAF-LD in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bayou City is purchasing the Louisiana stations from Nexstar Broadcasting Group.
buyer: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC is a Texas based company founded by Mr. DuJuan McCoy in December 2007. The company’s sole purpose was to purchase and operate broadcast TV stations in America. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
KADN-TV channel 15, is a Fox Broadcasting Company/NBC-affiliated television station located in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. KLAF-LD, channel 46 is an NBC-affiliated low-powered television station located in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 5/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Marquee Broadcasting, Inc., will purchase KREG-TV from Nexstar Broadcasting

synopsis: Nexstar is selling KREG Denver (DMA 17) to Marquee Broadcasting. KREG currently operates as a satellite station of Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate KREX and, upon consummation of the sale, will no longer operate as a satellite of KREX.
buyer: Marquee Broadcasting, Inc.
Marquee Broadcasting is owned by Patricia Lane. The company owns owns three TV stations in Maryland, Georgia and Delaware, including WMDT-TV, the ABC/CW/Me-TV affiliate in Salisbury, Maryland. "
seller: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
KREG-TV, virtual channel 3 (digital channel 23), is a television station located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. KREG currently operates as a satellite station of Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate KREX and, upon consummation of the sale, will no longer operate as a satellite of KREX.
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closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, acquired Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that it completed the acquisition of Media General, one of the nation's largest local media companies. The combination creates a leading, diversified local marketing and content platform. Reflecting its broadened base of operations and capabilities, Nexstar has changed its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media firm that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales & other services to 171 television stations. "
target: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is one of the nation's largest local media companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets, along with the industry's leading digital media business. Its portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,267 [$4,500]
rev ($mm)
$1,305
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
13.5x
announced 11/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will purchase 4 WVA TV Stations from West Virginia Media Holdings LLC

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a leading diversified media company, announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of three CBS- and one NBC-affiliated television stations from West Virginia Media Holdings LLC., a company that operates television stations in West Virginia.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. "
seller: West Virginia Media Holdings LLC
West Virginia Media Holdings, LLC operates television stations, and a weekly statewide business and leadership publication in West Virginia.They own television stations serving Charleston/Huntington, WV, Wheeling, WV/Steubenville, OH, Bluefield/Beckley, WV, and Clarksburg/Weston, WV.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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announced 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. is selling its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
price ($mm)
$2,825
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
price ($mm)
$75
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,234.07)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,943.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,075.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,377.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,740.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,950.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,507.67
Net Income ($mm)
$955.94
Employees
11749
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,577.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$913.35
EBIT ($mm)
$632.32
Net Income ($mm)
$211.94
Employees
6477
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,234.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$451.06
EBIT ($mm)
$241.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20800
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,694.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$827.70
EBIT ($mm)
$694.16
Net Income ($mm)
$322.43
Employees
6883
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,391.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$909.00
EBIT ($mm)
$704.00
Net Income ($mm)
$396.00
Employees
7140
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,599.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.98
EBIT ($mm)
$75.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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Ticker: CTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashny, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova with combined audience over 150 million viewers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$788.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$261.98
EBIT ($mm)
$232.82
Net Income ($mm)
$134.97
Employees
1129
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