Like SureWest Directories

closed 2/28/2007 via PR Newswire

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired SureWest Directories

synopsis: GateHouse Media, Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of SureWest Directories from SureWest Communications for a purchase price of $110.0 million, including $3.5 million of working capital, for a net purchase price of $106.5 million.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
target parent: SureWest Communications
target: SureWest Directories
SureWest Directories produces, publishes, and distributes telephone directories for businesses and residents. It also publishes online directories. In addition, the company sells yellow pages advertising.
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$107
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closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Dex Media, Inc., acquired YP Holdings LLC

synopsis: Dex Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired YP Holdings, a leading marketing solutions and search platform provider and publisher of the Real Yellow Pages® and YP.com. The combined company, to be called DexYP, provides local business automation software and digital and print marketing products.
buyer: Dex Media, Inc. (DXM:$1,815.00)
Dex Media is a marketing solutions leader trusted by local business clients nationwide. They’re committed to helping their clients create & grow their customer relationships by providing a custom mix of marketing solutions that include websites, print, mobile, social media & search engine marketing."
target parent: Cerberus Capital Management
target: YP Holdings LLC
YP is a media company dedicated to connecting local businesses with a ready-to-buy audience. With more than 60 million visitors each month in the US, YP is the original source people use to find and connect with local businesses, from the popular YP app, to yellowpages.com and The Real Yellow Pages.
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closed 5/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Cerberus Capital Management, acquired AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive

synopsis: AT&T announced that it has completed its sale of AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. AT&T Advertising Solutions is a one-stop-shop for small business advertising needs, offering print, online, mobile, and direct marketing.
buyer: Cerberus Capital Management
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. has approximately $22 billion under management in funds and accounts. Cerberus specializes in providing both financial resources and operational expertise to help transform undervalued companies into industry leaders for long-term success and value creation. "
target parent: AT&T
target: AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive
AT&T Advertising Solutions is a one-stop-shop for small business advertising needs, offering print, online, mobile, and direct marketing. AT&T Interactive delivers local information to millions of consumers every day, whether it is online, on mobile devices, on IPTV or through directory assistance.
price ($mm)
$950*
rev ($mm)
$3,300
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
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announced 12/5/2008 via BNC Analysis

Bisnode AB, will acquire Wer Liefert Was

synopsis: Bisnode has signed an agreement to acquire Wer Liefert Was. With the acquisition, Bisnode considerably strengthens its market position within digital business and product information services in Europe. The seller is the Italian group Seat Pagine Gialle and the purchase price amounts to approximately EUR 40 million (Enterprise Value).
buyer: Bisnode AB
Bisnode is one of Europe’s leading providers of digital business information, including credit reports, company and consumer information, direct marketing tools and market information for the general business-to-business market. "
target parent: Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A
target: Wer Liefert Was
Wes Liefert Was offers supplier search services on the internet and the company has a strong market position in the German-speaking countries of Europe. Over the past few years, WLW has successfully transformed its business from print to online services covering a total of 670,000 companies.
price ($mm)
$8.03
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
12.4x
EV / EBITDA
60.5x
closed 1/11/2007 via PR Newswire

Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc., acquired Hispanic Impact Media Inc

synopsis: Hispanic Yellow Pages of America has completed the acquisition of Hispanic Impact Media Inc. the leading Spanish-language yellow page publisher in Oregon-Washington-Idaho and Utah region. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Hispania Capital Partners
buyer: Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc.
Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc. currently publishes Hispanic yellow page directories in Illinois, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada reaching over one-half million Hispanic households. "
target: Hispanic Impact Media Inc
Hispanic Impact Media Inc. is the leading Spanish-language yellow page publisher in Oregon-Washington-Idaho and Utah region.
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closed 10/11/2006 via Reuters

Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired PagesJaunes

synopsis: A fund controlled by U.S. buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, completed on Wednesday its purchase of a 54 percent stake in French listings group PagesJaunesfrom parent France Telecom and said it would make a compulsory offer for the outstanding shares on the same terms.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,733.31)
buyer: Goldman Sachs Capital Partners
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: PagesJaunes
PagesJaunes is a directory which enables a search to be made for details and information on a professional or a private individual. It lists 25 million entries, 4 million of which are professionals. Updated every day, the pagesjaunes.fr site is distinguished by its exhaustiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,156 [$3,555]*
rev ($mm)
$1,369
EBITDA ($mm)
$535
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.3x
closed 6/28/2006 via PR Newswire

Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc., acquired Hispanic Yellow Pages and Resource Guide

synopsis: Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc., a portfolio company of Hispania Capital Partners, LLC, has acquired Milwaukee, WI-based Hispanic Yellow Pages and Resource Guide, the leading Spanish-language yellow pages directory in Wisconsin. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed
buyer parent: Hispania Capital Partners
buyer: Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc.
Hispanic Yellow Pages of America, Inc. currently publishes Hispanic yellow page directories in Illinois, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada reaching over one-half million Hispanic households. "
target: Hispanic Yellow Pages and Resource Guide
Hispanic Yellow Pages and Resource Guide is the leading Spanish-language yellow pages directory in Wisconsin.
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closed 7/26/2006 via

Yell Group Ltd., acquired Telefonica Publicidad & Informacion SA

synopsis: Yell Group PLC said Friday it has agreed to buy a majority stake in the telephone directories arm of Spain's Telefonica SA and announced a euro3.07 billion ($3.85 billion) takeover bid for the entire division.
buyer: Yell Group Ltd. (YELGF:$3,013.17)
Yell is the leading provider of classified directory advertising and associated products and services in the United Kingdom and a leading provider of classified directory advertising in the United States. "
target parent: Telefonica S.A.
target: Telefonica Publicidad & Informacion SA
Yell Publicidad, previously known as TPI, began its activity in 1967, and is now the leading provider of directory services in Spain, Argentina, Chile and Peru. Yell Publicidad’s core business is the provision of directories – printed, online and telephone based.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,892 [$4,020]
rev ($mm)
$844
EBITDA ($mm)
$277
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.7x
closed 5/25/2005 via BNC Analysis

Bell Canada's Directories Business, acquired Advertising Directory Solutions Holdings Inc.

synopsis: Yellow Pages Group Co (YPG), a subsidiary of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, acquired Advertising Directory Solutions Holdings Inc, from Bain Capital LLC for CAD2.6 billion (US$2.1 billion) in cash. The acquisition will expand YPG's reach in western Canada and establish its position as the largest publisher of telephone directories.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Bell Canada's Directories Business (TSX:Y:$630.09)
Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is Canada’s leading local commercial search provider and largest directory publisher. YPG has been an industry leader since it published its first directory in 1908. "
target parent: Bain Capital
target: Advertising Directory Solutions Holdings Inc.
Advertising Directory Solutions Holdings Inc. (ADS) is Canada’s second largest directory publisher, and publishes directories under the SuperPages™ brand name.
price ($mm)
$2,164
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closed 5/11/2004 via BusinessWire

User-Friendly Phone Book, LLC., acquired Blue Book Telephone Directory

synopsis: User-Friendly Phone Book, LLC, a leading independent yellow page directory publisher based in Louisiana, announced that it has acquired the English-language version of the Blue Book Telephone Directory from Cobalt Publishing, LLC, an affiliate of Cobalt Ventures, LLC.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: User-Friendly Phone Book, LLC.
User-Friendly is a leading independent yellow pages company with directories in Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky and Indiana. The company currently serves over 8,000 advertisers with a combined circulation of 1 million across eight titles. "
target parent: Seccion Amarilla USA, LLC
target: Blue Book Telephone Directory
The Blue Book Telephone Directory is based outside of Louisville in Shelby County, Kentucky. Approximately 126,000 copies of the yellow pages directory are distributed annually.
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closed 5/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Legacy.com, Inc., acquired iAnnounce

synopsis: Legacy.com, Inc., the leading provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., announced it has acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce, the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Legacy.com, Inc.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com operates the world’s largest network of obituary websites, covering 75% of all deaths in the U.S. through partnerships with 85% of U.S. newspapers, and the funeral homes they serve. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, IL. "
target: iAnnounce
iAnnounce want people to be able to share their family news with everyone in their community. iAnnounce members are be able to share in the lives of their friends and neighbours - in happy times and in times of sadness and loss.
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closed 12/1/2005 via

Enable Media Limited, acquired Scoot UK Ltd.

synopsis: Enable Media have announced the purchase of the Scoot customer base and a long term licence agreement of the Scoot brand from British Telecom for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Enable Media Limited
Established since 1997, AskAlix is one of the UK's leading and longest established online business directory services. A two time winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, AskAlix allows users to find businesses, products and services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. "
target parent: BT Group plc
target: Scoot UK Ltd.
Scoot is a comprehensive business and service directory offering you a fast, easy way to find information on more than two million goods and services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We put buyers and sellers in touch with each other quickly, simply and accurately.
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$17
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closed 11/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Haggin Marketing Inc., acquired The Chicago Catalog Group

synopsis: Haggin Marketing, Inc., a leading multi-channel direct marketing agency, has acquired The Chicago Catalog Group to enhance its business-to-business and business-to-consumer direct marketing capabilities. Haggin Marketing’s acquisition of CCG augments its multi-channel direct marketing services and bolsters the agency’s national footprint.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: Haggin Marketing Inc.
Haggin Marketing is a multichannel direct marketing agency that delivers inspiring creative and measurable results for its clients. Haggin Marketing offers sophisticated data management and processing services through its business unit, I-Centrix. "
target: The Chicago Catalog Group
The Chicago Catalog Group is a premier designer and producer of catalogs, direct mail pieces, and other marketing-related collateral. Recognized for its strategic development and creative execution of direct marketing applications, CCG provides creative direction, copywriting, photography and more.
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announced 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Idearc Media Corp., will acquire Switchboard

synopsis: Idearc Inc. home to Superpages.com® and publisher of the Verizon® Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million.
buyer: Idearc Media Corp. (SPMD:$1,354.00)
Idearc provides sales, publishing and other related services for more than 1,200 distinct directory titles in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Superpages.com is the expert in local search with more than 2.8 billion network searches and 18 million business listings in the U.S. in 2006. "
target parent: InfoSpace, Inc.
target: Switchboard
Switchboard is a leading provider of local online advertising solutions and Internet-based yellow pages, interconnecting consumers, merchants and national advertisers. Switchboard helps consumers quickly and easily find and compare local businesses offering specific products and services.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 7/10/2008 via Market Wire

Invicta Group Inc., acquired City Book Savings

synopsis: Invicta Group Inc. has closed on the acquisition of the assets of City Book Savings from IMAGE Worldwide, Inc. City Book Savings is a high-end 4-color glossy direct mailing market book.
buyer: Invicta Group Inc. (OTCPK:ACGX:$15.62)
Invicta Group, Inc. is a full service multimedia management and marketing company. Invicta utilizes a number of websites, a large database, event productions and promotions, and its experienced team to help clients manage, maintain and improve their overall businesses. "
target parent: IMAGE Worldwide, Inc.
target: City Book Savings
City Book Savings is a high-end 4-color glossy direct mailing market book. Each book is a 4" x 6" perfect bound hard cover publication featuring magazine quality ads providing an image conscious demographic with incentives to frequent some of the most exclusive businesses in a city's affluent areas.
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Traded Network Ltd. merged with Desire Marketing Ltd.,

synopsis: Marketing companies Desire Marketing and Traded Network have merged. Traded Network offers a range of digital marketing plans to businesses via a local business directory to position businesses within local search engine results. Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses.
buyer: Desire Marketing Ltd.
Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses. The company provides a wide range of marketing services from social media marketing, email marketing and e-zines through to bespoke marketing plans, website development, branding and design services. "
target: Traded Network Ltd.
Traded Network is a unique marketing solution that delivers effective results at an affordable rate. They get companies seen in more search engine results, throughout social media and within the local community. They create content all around key business search terms for websites to perform better.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired CouponBug LLC

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the world’s leading provider of interactive coupon marketing and technology solutions, announced the acquisition of CouponBug LLC. Through the deal, Coupons, Inc. gains direct relationships with television stations in more than 100 local television markets across the country.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: CouponBug LLC
CouponBug® provides online national and local grocery coupons, health and beauty coupons, entertainment coupons, and retail coupons that you receive online and print at home.
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closed 5/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Coupons, Inc., acquired Boodle

synopsis: Coupons, Inc., the world’s leading provider of printable coupon marketing and technology solutions, has acquired Consumer Networks LLC, a privately owned venture of Gannett Co. Inc., Tribune Company, and the Copley Press. Through the deal, Coupons, Inc. will now distribute printable coupons from major consumer brands to over 550 newspaper websites.
buyer: Coupons, Inc. (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons, Inc. is the global leader in interactive coupon solutions, providing clients with complete coupon promotional opportunities that appeal to key customer demographics. Coupons' innovative marketing technology solutions help top brands and retailers reach consumers on thousands of Web sites. "
target: Boodle
Consumer Network’s Boodle.com is a leading grocery savings site and distributor of online grocery coupons among 500 media and lifestyle sites. Boodle.com combines the local strength and trusted brands of its affiliated newspapers with nationally branded products.
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closed 11/11/2004 via BusinessWire

Ebay Inc., acquired Marktplaats.nl

synopsis: eBay, the World's Online Marketplace, today announced that it has acquired Marktplaats.nl, the leading classifieds website in the Netherlands. eBay purchased Marktplaats.nl from Het Goed Beheer BV, a company that owns second-hand retail shops in the Netherlands.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$10,856.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target parent: Het Goed Beheer BV
target: Marktplaats.nl
Founded in 1999, Marktplaats.nl was one of the first websites in the Netherlands dedicated to the classified advertising format online. Since then, it has grown into the most popular website of its kind in the Netherlands with a growing audience among individuals and small businesses.
price ($mm)
$295
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closed 4/18/2012 via Company Press Release

RealtyTrac Inc., acquired Homefacts

synopsis: RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, announced that it has acquired online data aggregator of neighborhood Homefacts in the company’s latest move to grow its market presence and effectively arm consumers with the information they need during the home-buying process.
buyer: RealtyTrac Inc.
Founded in 1996, RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), is the fastest growing online real estate marketplace — named the 53rd fastest growing private company in the 2006 Inc. 500 and the 52nd fastest growing North American technology company in the 2006 Deloitte Technology Fast 500. "
target: Homefacts
Homefacts offers an online resource addressing the due diligence and housing compliance sector, which suggests that a buyer researches hazardous substances, environmental issues, geological conditions, former drug labs, convicted offenders, and crime among other factors within a neighborhood.
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closed 2/28/2007 via PR Newswire

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired SureWest Directories

synopsis: GateHouse Media, Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of SureWest Directories from SureWest Communications for a purchase price of $110.0 million, including $3.5 million of working capital, for a net purchase price of $106.5 million.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
target parent: SureWest Communications
target: SureWest Directories
SureWest Directories produces, publishes, and distributes telephone directories for businesses and residents. It also publishes online directories. In addition, the company sells yellow pages advertising.
price ($mm)
$107
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire 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 entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
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:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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announced 1/29/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will purchase Newspaper Assets from Schurz Communications, Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced that it has agreed to acquire the newspapers and related assets of Schurz Communications, Inc.
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."
seller: Schurz Communications, Inc.
The acquisition includes the newspaper and related assets of Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz is selling ten daily newspapers and additionally, they are selling nine weekly and fourteen other community publications that have aggregate weekly circulation of 250,000.
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$30
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired The Akron Beacon Journal

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all of the publishing and related assets of the Akron Beacon Journal from Black Press, Ltd. The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, Ohio.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: The Akron Beacon Journal
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, known for in-depth local reporting. The newspaper and website regularly attract accolades from professional journalism associations at the local, regional, state and national levels.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Black Press Ltd., purchased GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings, Inc. from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has sold substantially all of the publishing and related assets of GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings, Inc. (“Alaska Properties”) to Black Press, a Canadian publisher of prominent daily newspapers in the US and Canada.
buyer: Black Press Ltd.
Black Press Group Ltd. is a Canadian publisher of prominent daily newspapers in Hawaii and Ohio, and numerous non-daily newspapers in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, and the U.S. state of Washington. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The acquisition includes substantially all of the publishing and related assets of GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings, Inc. (“Alaska Properties”) from New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US as measured by number of publications.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, acquired The Gardner News, Inc.

synopsis: GateHouse Media Inc. (New Media Investment Group), one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired The Gardner News, a daily newspaper serving seven cities and towns in northwest Worcester County, Massachusetts.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: The Gardner News, Inc.
The Gardner News is a daily newspaper serving seven cities and towns in northwest Worcester County, Massachusetts. In addition to the city of Gardner, it also covers the rural towns of Ashburnham, Hubbardston, Phillipston, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon, Massachusetts.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: New Media Investment Group will acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News. The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County, FL. Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News
The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County in Florida for more than 100 years. Its sister publication, the Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
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$49
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closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Austin American-Statesman

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC. The Austin American-Statesman has been a trusted, award-winning newspaper in Central Texas for more than 140 years.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Austin American-Statesman
The Austin American-Statesman is a daily newspaper providing the latest news in Austin and Central Texas. The Austin American-Statesman has a daily circulation of 85,000 and digital subscriptions of 16,786.
price ($mm)
$48
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Register-Guard

synopsis: The family that owns The (Eugene) Register-Guard newspaper has agreed to sell it to GateHouse Media, one of the country's largest publishers of local news. The Register-Guard is a daily newspaper in Oregon’s second-largest city, Eugene. It has an average daily print circulation of 37,454.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business. "
target: The Register-Guard
The Register-Guard is a daily newspaper in Oregon’s second-largest city, Eugene. It has an average daily print circulation of 37,454 and a digital audience of more than 600,000 unique visitors a month.
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cancelled 2/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, cancelled an acquisition of Boston Herald

synopsis: Digital First Media outbid would-be buyers Gatehouse Media and Revolution Capital Group for the purchase of The Boston Herald. The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business. "
target: Boston Herald
The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

ThriveHive, acquired Closely

synopsis: UpCurve, Inc. announced that it has acquired Closely through its subsidiary ThriveHive. Closely is best known for its award-winning mobile app, Perch. The free Perch app, available for both iPhone and Android phones, allows users to monitor social posts and reviews for their business and competitors.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: ThriveHive
ThriveHive empowers local business owners to take charge of their business growth, combining human guidance with easy-to-use technology to make marketing easy, effective, and affordable. "
target: Closely
Closely is a Denver-based technology company that is best known for its award-winning mobile app, Perch. The free Perch app, available for both iPhone and Android phones, allows users to monitor social posts and reviews for their business and competitors.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will purchase 79 Publications from Morris Communications Co. LLC

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced that it has agreed to acquire 79 publications and related assets from Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, GA.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions for their small and medium businesses partners. "
seller: Morris Communications Co. LLC
The acquisition includes 79 publications including all eleven dailies, the largest of which are The Florida Times-Union, The Augusta Chronicle, and the Savannah Morning News, from Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, GA.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

BridgeTower Media, acquired SC Business Publications, LLC

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News. SC Biz is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: SC Business Publications, LLC
South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News, is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/19/2017 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Calkins Media

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced that it has agreed to acquire several newspapers and related assets from Calkins Media, Inc., a company that owns daily newspapers and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions for their small and medium businesses partners. "
target: Calkins Media
Calkins Media newspapers and digital sites empower local markets in the Eastern U.S. with high-quality news and resourceful products and services. Established in 1937, Calkins Media Incorporated brands include daily newspapers, video operations and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via BusinessWire

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Harris Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Harris Enterprises, Inc. Harris Enterprises, Inc. publishes daily newspapers in Kansas and Iowa.
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse has newspapers in 36 states, including 125 newspapers in 520 markets. It also operates Propel Marketing, a digital marketing services platform, which provides solutions for small and mid-size business customers. "
target: Harris Enterprises, Inc.
Harris Enterprises, Inc. publishes daily newspapers in Kansas and Iowa. It offers newspapers under different titles, including Burlington Hawk Eye, Garden City Telegram, Hays, Daily News, Hutchinson News, Ottawa Herald, and Salina Journal.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/28/2016 via Company Press Release

GateHouse Media, Inc., will acquire Fayetteville Observer

synopsis: Fayetteville Publishing Co. announced that it is selling The Fayetteville Observer and its other businesses to GateHouse Media, LLC. The Fayetteville Observer, covers various topics, such as sports, business, life, military, obituaries, opinions, blogs, and news.
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media's mission is to deliver high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve, GateHouse publishes over 560 community papers, including 124 daily newspapers, along with over 485 affiliated websites. "
target: Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville Publishing Co., Inc. operates as a newspaper publisher in North Carolina. Its newspaper covers various topics, such as sports, business, life, military, obituaries, opinions, blogs, and news, as well as offers information about employment, homes, automotive market, and classifieds.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$2,833.48)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Newspaper Operations from BH Media Group

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
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 [$1.04]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

synopsis: Shaw Media will acquire the NewsTribune, and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Miller Group Media. The NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
buyer: Shaw Media
Shaw Media is the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. The company’s media holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. "
target parent: Miller Group Media
target: NewsTribune and AgriNews
NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News are distributed weekly throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the entire Midwest and cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Chaldean Community Foundation, acquired The Chaldean News

synopsis: The Chaldean Community Foundation, the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and a major planning organization for the Chaldean community, has acquired The Chaldean News, a monthly newspaper that published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
buyer: Chaldean Community Foundation
The Chaldean Community Foundation is the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and has become the major planning organization for the Chaldean community nationally. It provides social, educational and immigration services to more than 30,000 people each year. "
target: The Chaldean News
The Chaldean News is a monthly newspaper that has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Avant Publications, acquired The Times Leader Media Group

synopsis: The Times Leader Media Group, a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been acquired by Avant Publications, a privately held company with the bulk of its properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology.
buyer: Avant Publications
Avant Publications is a privately held company with the bulk of its newspaper properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology. "
target: The Times Leader Media Group
The Times Leader is a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their seven-day print product is flagship of The Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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Yell Group Ltd.
Yell Group Ltd.
Yell Group is a leading provider of digital services within the emerging local eMarketplace for consumers and SMEs across its operations in the UK, US, Spain and some countries in Latin America. They develop a broad range of digital services tailored to the converging needs of SMEs and consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3,013.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$881.36
EBIT ($mm)
$609.18
Net Income ($mm)
$74.94
Employees
13414
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.08
EBIT ($mm)
$3.94
Net Income ($mm)
$1.89
Employees
120
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: TSE:2376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
761
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: AIM:TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$47.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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