Like Hoy New York

closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, purchased Hoy New York from Tribune Publishing

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed the sale of the New York edition of Hoy to ImpreMedia, LLC. An agreement to sell the Spanish-language daily newspaper was announced on Feb. 12, 2007. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
seller parent: Tribune Company
seller: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune has been a major force in American journalism for more than 150 years. The company’s market-leading newspapers include the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in New York. Tribune is the nation’s second-largest newspaper publisher in terms of revenue and No. 3 in total circulation.
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announced 3/13/2012 via PE Hub

S.A. La Nación, will acquire ImpreMedia, LLC

synopsis: ImpreMedia announced that US Hispanic Media Inc., a subsidiary of S.A. La Nación, has reached an agreement to become ImpreMedia’s strategic and controlling shareholder. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print.
buyer: S.A. La Nación
S.A. La Nación is one of the most important media companies in Argentina. It publishes the newspaper La Nación, one of the most traditional and prestigious in Latin America. Its operations include publishing magazines and managing news and information websites. "
target parent: Clarity Partners, LP
target: ImpreMedia, LLC
impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. impreMedia’s multi-platform offerings range from online to video, social media, mobile and print.
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closed 6/10/2006 via Company Press Release

The Ocala Star-Banner, acquired Voz Latina

synopsis: The Star-Banner has acquired Voz Latina, a free monthly Hispanic newspaper started by publisher Fausto Pazmin. "We are very pleased and excited to be producing a publication for such a growing and dynamic population," said Allen Parsons, publisher of the Star-Banner.
buyer: The Ocala Star-Banner
Based in Marion County in the heart of Central Florida's horse country, the Star-Banner is a daily newspaper with a circulation of about 50,000. "
target: Voz Latina
Voz Latina is a free monthly Hispanic newspaper started by publisher Fausto Pazmin.
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

CQIP Investments, acquired La Voz

synopsis: CQIP Investments have acquired 50% of La Voz operations, a Spanish newspaper out of Montreal with projected weekly revenues of $45,000.
buyer: CQIP Investments
CQIP is an early/seed-stage through to mature stage hands-on venture capital investment firm dedicated to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build world-class companies. "
target: La Voz
Established in 1992, La Voz is a monthly newspaper published in the Spanish language, located in Montreal,Quebec. The companies mission statement is to serve and inform the Hispanic community in the city of Montreal, its surrounding community, and eventually across Canada.
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closed 1/31/2006 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired La Prensa

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced today the acquisition of "La Prensa," Central Florida's leading Spanish language newspaper.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: La Prensa
La Prensa is the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in Central Florida.
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closed 12/16/2005 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired El Mensajero

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced today the acquisition of El Mensajero, the San Francisco Bay Area's #1 Spanish language newspaper. The acquisition was made with proceeds of an $82.5 million credit facility with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: El Mensajero
El Mensajero is a Spanish language newspaper in San Francisco, California, USA covering general news.
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$83
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closed 4/12/2007 via

Mecom Group PLC, acquired BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor in the media, communications, information and education industries, has agreed to sell its majority stake in the German publishing group BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding to Mecom Group plc, a UK-based media company. Mecom currently holds a 15 percent stake in BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
price ($mm)[EV]
$321 [$520]*
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$278
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$39
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Indiana, LLC, acquired Home News Enterprises

synopsis: AIM Media Indiana has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets from Home News Enterprises LLC of Columbus, Indiana. The publications include four daily newspapers: The Republic, The Daily Reporter, The Daily Journal, and The Tribune; and two weeklies: The Times Post and The Brown County Democrat.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Indiana, LLC
AIM Media Indiana LLC is an acquisition entity formed by Jeremy Halbreich and William "Rick" Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations of Home News Enterprises in and around the region. "
target: Home News Enterprises
Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
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closed 11/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ethem Sanchez, acquired TurkMedya A.S.

synopsis: Ethem Sanchez has acquired TurkMedya, a media company that owns and operates newspapers, magazines, and radio stations. It offers newspapers including Aksam, Tercüman, and Günes dailies; and radio stations including Alem FM and Lig Radyo. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Ethem Sanchez
Ethem Sanchez is a businessman in Turkey. "
target parent: Çukurova Holding A.S.
target: TurkMedya A.S.
TurkMedya A.S. is a media company that owns and operates newspapers, magazines, and radio stations. It offers newspapers including Aksam, Tercüman, and Günes dailies; and radio stations including Alem FM and Lig Radyo. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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closed 11/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Straight Goods News merged with rabble.ca,

synopsis: Canada's most progressive independent media publications are combining efforts following the agreement by rabble.ca to join with Straight Goods News. rabble.ca will maintain an archive of the 13 years provided by Straight Goods News, and has welcomed all Straight Goods News contributors to continue providing coverage under the rabble.ca banner.
buyer: rabble.ca
rabble.ca is a progressive, left-wing Canadian online magazine. The website's stated intent is to publish "original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more. Launched on April 18, 2001, rabble. "
target: Straight Goods News
Straight Goods News is Canada's independent, progressive media outlet of record. Reporting from all over Canada and the world, with a special emphasis on under-represented voices and views from the progressive side of the political spectrum.
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announced 8/30/2013 via BusinessWire

James V. Kelly, will acquire Long Islander Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Long Islander Newspapers – publishers of The Long-Islander, founded in 1838 by the poet Walt Whitman; the Half Hollow Hills Newspaper and The Record – has been purchased by a group of investors, all Town of Huntington residents. Heading the group is James V. Kelly, CEO of JVKellyGroup, Inc., as publisher and CEO.
buyer: James V. Kelly
CEO of JVKG, Mr. Kelly is extremely active in understanding and charting the course of major corporations in expense management solutions. Mr. Kelly was formerly Managing Director of Global eSourcing at Deutsche Bank. "
target parent: Tribco LLC
target: Long Islander Newspapers, Inc.
Long Islander Newspapers Inc. publishes The Long Islander, The Record, and Northport Journal. Long Islander Newspapers also publishes four monthly titles for lawyers: The Suffolk Lawyer, Queens Bar Bulletin, Brooklyn Barrister, and The Attorney of Nassau County.
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
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announced 11/17/2011 via Market Wire

MLIM LLC, will acquire The San Diego Union-Tribune

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell The San Diego Union-Tribune to MLIM LLC, owned by San Diego entrepreneur Doug Manchester. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC is San Diego County's leading local media company, with products covering 98 percent of all San Diego County households in a given week.
buyer: MLIM LLC
MLIM LLC is owned by businessman, visionary, industrialist and philanthropist Doug Manchester, who has investments and experience in real estate, publishing, radio broadcast, telecommunication, medical instrumentation, oil and gas and hotel ownership. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC is San Diego County's leading local media company. The San Diego Union-Tribune and its Web site, SignOnSanDiego.com, are the leading local sources for news, entertainment, information and classifieds in San Diego County.
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closed 12/15/2009 via Company Press Release

La Voix du Nord, acquired Le Courrier Picard S.A.

synopsis: Le Courrier Picard has been acquired by La Voix du Nord.
buyer: La Voix du Nord
La Voix du Nord is a newspaper company in France. "
target: Le Courrier Picard S.A.
Le Courrier Picard is a newspaper publishing company in France.
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$4.89
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$42
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closed 5/4/2009 via BusinessWire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired The San Diego Union-Tribune

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of San Diego’s leading daily newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune, from The Copley Press Inc.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, metals services, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Copley Press, Inc.
target: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune is the nation's 23rd-largest newspaper, with weekday circulation of 269,819.
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announced 12/19/2008 via BusinessWire

ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corporation, will acquire Olympia Media Holdings Limited

synopsis: ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corporation announced that the company has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with Olympia Media Holdings Limited, a leading operator of print media services to newspapers in China.
buyer: ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corporation
ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corp. was formed for the purpose of acquiring, through a stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination, an operating business having its primary operations in the People's Republic of China in any city or province south of the Yangtze River. "
target: Olympia Media Holdings Limited
Olympia Media Holdings Limited is the leading privately owned aggregator and operator of print media businesses in China. The Company has established a print media network consisting of 13 newspapers with a circulation of approximately 3 million across China, reaching 17 cities.
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closed 6/15/2009 via BusinessWire

MaineToday Media, Inc., acquired Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: MaineToday Media, Inc., a new company formed by Richard L. Connor, a leading newspaper executive, and HM Capital Partners LLC, a leading Dallas-based, sector-focused private equity firm, announced that it has acquired assets from Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc., a subsidiary of the Seattle Times Company.
buyer: MaineToday Media, Inc.
MaineToday Media, Inc. is an investment company that focusing on newspapers publishers in the US. "
target parent: Seattle Times Company
target: Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.
Blethen Maine Newspapers owns a handful of newspapers in Maine including the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal, and the Morning Sentinel. Its MaineToday.com Web site is a news and information portal for the state of Maine.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, Inc., acquired The Virginian-Pilot

synopsis: tronc, Inc. a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, has acquired The Virginian-Pilot from Landmark Media Enterprises. The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly visitors.
buyer: tronc, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 2/8/2018 via New York Times

NantWorks LLC, acquired Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Patrick Soon-Shiong, a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital, has acquired The Los Angeles Times from tronc. The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
buyer: NantWorks LLC
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital. NantCapital is Soon-Shiong’s private investment arm. NantWorks is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms. "
target parent: tronc
target: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
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$500 [$590]
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$470
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$73
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closed 2/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, acquired BestReviews LLC

synopsis: tronc, Inc. announced it has acquired a majority ownership stake in BestReviews, the high growth online product review company. Founded in 2014, BestReviews’ mission is to simplify the way consumers buy the products and services they need across thousands of categories from laptops to vacuum cleaners to rowing machines.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in 8 markets with titles that are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. "
target: BestReviews LLC
BestReviews is an online product review company committed to providing comprehensive and trusted reviews for products that matter to consumers. BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
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closed 9/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, acquired New York Daily News

synopsis: tronc, Inc., a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, announced that it has acquired all of the outstanding interests of Daily News, LP., owner of the New York Daily News. The New York Daily News, with approximately 25 million unique monthly visitors through NYDailyNews.com, has been New York City’s “Hometown Newspaper” since 1919.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: New York Daily News
The New York Daily News, with approximately 25 million unique monthly visitors through NYDailyNews.com, has been New York City’s “Hometown Newspaper” since 1919. It has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes, most recently the prize in the category of public service journalism in 2017.
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announced 5/15/2017 via PR Newswire

tronc, will acquire The Chicago Sun-Times

synopsis: The Chicago Sun-Times received a non-binding Letter of Intent from tronc, Inc., which operates the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers, to purchase assets from Sun-Times parent, Wrapports, LLC. The Chicago Sun-Times is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in Chicago.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target parent: Wrapports, LLC
target: The Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in Chicago. Winner of 8 Pulitzer prizes, the expertise of the Sun-Times includes hard-hitting investigative reporting, in-depth political coverage, insightful sports analysis, entertainment reviews and cultural commentary.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tribune Publishing, acquired Splash

synopsis: Splash, the glossy lifestyle and fashion supplement published by Wrapports LLC, the parent company of the Sun-Times, has been acquired by Tribune Publishing. Splash is the premier weekly guide to Chicago living, featuring fashion, philanthropy, dining, real estate and more.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target parent: Wrapports, LLC
target: Splash
Splash is the premier weekly guide to Chicago living—fashion, philanthropy, dining, real estate and more. Featuring 100% local content, Splash gives an inside look at what’s trending and consumer spending across high-end products.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
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closed 5/21/2015 via

Tribune Publishing, acquired MLIM LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of MLIM, LLC, owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a newspaper publishing and local news and information gathering company that operates daily newspapers and related websites. Tribune Publishing operates over 60 affiliated Websites and mobile applications, including a primary online product for each local newspaper. "
target: MLIM LLC
MLIM, LLC is the owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County. MLIM LLC is owned by businessman Doug Manchester, who has investments and experience in several industries, including publishing.
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closed 10/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, purchased 38 publications from Wrapports, LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company, a diversified media and marketing-solutions company, announced the acquisition of six daily and 32 weekly suburban news and information brands from Wrapports, LLC. The acquired papers have collective circulations of 72,000 daily, 87,000 Sunday and 52,000 weekly.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
seller: Wrapports, LLC
The acquired publications from Wrapports, LLC include the Aurora Beacon-News, The Elgin Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, The Naperville Sun, the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana, The SouthtownStar and the 32 Pioneer Press weekly newspapers.
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closed 5/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Publishing, acquired McClatchy Tribune Information Services

synopsis: Tribune Publishing and McClatchy Company announced that, through one of its subsidiaries, Tribune Publishing has acquired McClatchy's 50% ownership stake in McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct), the news and information business operated as a joint venture of both companies.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: McClatchy Tribune Information Services
The McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct) provides news stories, feature articles, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. MCT is also a major provider of content to online information services.
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closed 8/5/2013 via GlobeNewswire

The Berry Company, LLC, purchased Black Book Directories from The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: The Berry Company, a local leads provider serving small and medium sized businesses for over a century has acquired the Black Book directories from the Baltimore Sun.
buyer parent: TBC Holdings I, Inc.
buyer: The Berry Company, LLC
The Berry Company, LLC is a provider of local search and marketing solutions, generating leads for its advertising clients and enabling consumers to efficiently find the products and services they need. Berry serves approximately 170,000 advertising clients throughout the US. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: The Baltimore Sun
The Black Book Directories are published in Howard County, Maryland.
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closed 7/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Cablevision Systems Corp, acquired Newsday

synopsis: Cablevision Systems Corporation has acquired 97 percent of Newsday Media Group through the formation of a new partnership with Tribune Company. For Cablevision, the completion of this transaction adds a complementary print and online media group with diverse, quality local content in the New York area.
buyer: Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC:$9,566.61)
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area. "
target parent: Sam Zell
target: Newsday
Newsday is one of the nation's largest daily newspapers, serving Long Island and New York City. In addition to the newspaper and Newsday.com, Newsday Media Group includes amNewYork, the fast-growing free daily in New York City with an average weekday circulation of 335,000.
price ($mm)
$632*
rev ($mm)
$499
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Publishing, a division of Tribune Company has completed the sale of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time, to Hearst Corporation. The newspapers will be managed by MediaNews Group, Inc., under an existing joint venture agreement with Hearst.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$62
rev ($mm)
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cancelled 5/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Company and Gannett Co., Inc. announced the termination of the agreement under which Gannett was to purchase Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$73
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, purchased Hoy New York from Tribune Publishing

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed the sale of the New York edition of Hoy to ImpreMedia, LLC. An agreement to sell the Spanish-language daily newspaper was announced on Feb. 12, 2007. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
seller parent: Tribune Company
seller: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune has been a major force in American journalism for more than 150 years. The company’s market-leading newspapers include the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in New York. Tribune is the nation’s second-largest newspaper publisher in terms of revenue and No. 3 in total circulation.
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announced 3/13/2012 via PE Hub

S.A. La Nación, will acquire ImpreMedia, LLC

synopsis: ImpreMedia announced that US Hispanic Media Inc., a subsidiary of S.A. La Nación, has reached an agreement to become ImpreMedia’s strategic and controlling shareholder. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print.
buyer: S.A. La Nación
S.A. La Nación is one of the most important media companies in Argentina. It publishes the newspaper La Nación, one of the most traditional and prestigious in Latin America. Its operations include publishing magazines and managing news and information websites. "
target parent: Clarity Partners, LP
target: ImpreMedia, LLC
impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. impreMedia’s multi-platform offerings range from online to video, social media, mobile and print.
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, purchased Hoy New York from Tribune Publishing

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed the sale of the New York edition of Hoy to ImpreMedia, LLC. An agreement to sell the Spanish-language daily newspaper was announced on Feb. 12, 2007. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
seller parent: Tribune Company
seller: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune has been a major force in American journalism for more than 150 years. The company’s market-leading newspapers include the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in New York. Tribune is the nation’s second-largest newspaper publisher in terms of revenue and No. 3 in total circulation.
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closed 11/1/2006 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired Vista Magazine

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced the acquisition of Vista Magazine, the No. 1 dual language general interest publication with 1 million copies distributed in 29 markets 11 times annually. This is the sixth company acquired by ImpreMedia, and the second this year.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: Vista Magazine
VISTA Magazine is a dual language publication for the entire family designed to represent cultural heritage in an upbeat and compelling editorial format. VISTA Magazine is inserted in 30 newspapers, which serve established or emerging Hispanic communities.
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closed 1/31/2006 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired La Prensa

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced today the acquisition of "La Prensa," Central Florida's leading Spanish language newspaper.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: La Prensa
La Prensa is the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in Central Florida.
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closed 12/16/2005 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired El Mensajero

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced today the acquisition of El Mensajero, the San Francisco Bay Area's #1 Spanish language newspaper. The acquisition was made with proceeds of an $82.5 million credit facility with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: El Mensajero
El Mensajero is a Spanish language newspaper in San Francisco, California, USA covering general news.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, purchased Hoy New York from Tribune Publishing

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed the sale of the New York edition of Hoy to ImpreMedia, LLC. An agreement to sell the Spanish-language daily newspaper was announced on Feb. 12, 2007. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
seller parent: Tribune Company
seller: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune has been a major force in American journalism for more than 150 years. The company’s market-leading newspapers include the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in New York. Tribune is the nation’s second-largest newspaper publisher in terms of revenue and No. 3 in total circulation.
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announced 3/13/2012 via PE Hub

S.A. La Nación, will acquire ImpreMedia, LLC

synopsis: ImpreMedia announced that US Hispanic Media Inc., a subsidiary of S.A. La Nación, has reached an agreement to become ImpreMedia’s strategic and controlling shareholder. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print.
buyer: S.A. La Nación
S.A. La Nación is one of the most important media companies in Argentina. It publishes the newspaper La Nación, one of the most traditional and prestigious in Latin America. Its operations include publishing magazines and managing news and information websites. "
target parent: Clarity Partners, LP
target: ImpreMedia, LLC
impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. impreMedia’s multi-platform offerings range from online to video, social media, mobile and print.
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closed 6/10/2006 via Company Press Release

The Ocala Star-Banner, acquired Voz Latina

synopsis: The Star-Banner has acquired Voz Latina, a free monthly Hispanic newspaper started by publisher Fausto Pazmin. "We are very pleased and excited to be producing a publication for such a growing and dynamic population," said Allen Parsons, publisher of the Star-Banner.
buyer: The Ocala Star-Banner
Based in Marion County in the heart of Central Florida's horse country, the Star-Banner is a daily newspaper with a circulation of about 50,000. "
target: Voz Latina
Voz Latina is a free monthly Hispanic newspaper started by publisher Fausto Pazmin.
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

CQIP Investments, acquired La Voz

synopsis: CQIP Investments have acquired 50% of La Voz operations, a Spanish newspaper out of Montreal with projected weekly revenues of $45,000.
buyer: CQIP Investments
CQIP is an early/seed-stage through to mature stage hands-on venture capital investment firm dedicated to helping exceptional entrepreneurs build world-class companies. "
target: La Voz
Established in 1992, La Voz is a monthly newspaper published in the Spanish language, located in Montreal,Quebec. The companies mission statement is to serve and inform the Hispanic community in the city of Montreal, its surrounding community, and eventually across Canada.
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closed 1/31/2006 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired La Prensa

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced today the acquisition of "La Prensa," Central Florida's leading Spanish language newspaper.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: La Prensa
La Prensa is the leading Spanish-language daily newspaper in Central Florida.
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closed 12/16/2005 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired El Mensajero

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced today the acquisition of El Mensajero, the San Francisco Bay Area's #1 Spanish language newspaper. The acquisition was made with proceeds of an $82.5 million credit facility with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: El Mensajero
El Mensajero is a Spanish language newspaper in San Francisco, California, USA covering general news.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/12/2007 via

Mecom Group PLC, acquired BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor in the media, communications, information and education industries, has agreed to sell its majority stake in the German publishing group BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding to Mecom Group plc, a UK-based media company. Mecom currently holds a 15 percent stake in BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
price ($mm)[EV]
$321 [$520]*
rev ($mm)
$278
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.7x
closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$914.94)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
price ($mm)
$179
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Indiana, LLC, acquired Home News Enterprises

synopsis: AIM Media Indiana has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets from Home News Enterprises LLC of Columbus, Indiana. The publications include four daily newspapers: The Republic, The Daily Reporter, The Daily Journal, and The Tribune; and two weeklies: The Times Post and The Brown County Democrat.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Indiana, LLC
AIM Media Indiana LLC is an acquisition entity formed by Jeremy Halbreich and William "Rick" Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations of Home News Enterprises in and around the region. "
target: Home News Enterprises
Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ethem Sanchez, acquired TurkMedya A.S.

synopsis: Ethem Sanchez has acquired TurkMedya, a media company that owns and operates newspapers, magazines, and radio stations. It offers newspapers including Aksam, Tercüman, and Günes dailies; and radio stations including Alem FM and Lig Radyo. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Ethem Sanchez
Ethem Sanchez is a businessman in Turkey. "
target parent: Çukurova Holding A.S.
target: TurkMedya A.S.
TurkMedya A.S. is a media company that owns and operates newspapers, magazines, and radio stations. It offers newspapers including Aksam, Tercüman, and Günes dailies; and radio stations including Alem FM and Lig Radyo. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
price ($mm)
$62
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Straight Goods News merged with rabble.ca,

synopsis: Canada's most progressive independent media publications are combining efforts following the agreement by rabble.ca to join with Straight Goods News. rabble.ca will maintain an archive of the 13 years provided by Straight Goods News, and has welcomed all Straight Goods News contributors to continue providing coverage under the rabble.ca banner.
buyer: rabble.ca
rabble.ca is a progressive, left-wing Canadian online magazine. The website's stated intent is to publish "original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more. Launched on April 18, 2001, rabble. "
target: Straight Goods News
Straight Goods News is Canada's independent, progressive media outlet of record. Reporting from all over Canada and the world, with a special emphasis on under-represented voices and views from the progressive side of the political spectrum.
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announced 8/30/2013 via BusinessWire

James V. Kelly, will acquire Long Islander Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Long Islander Newspapers – publishers of The Long-Islander, founded in 1838 by the poet Walt Whitman; the Half Hollow Hills Newspaper and The Record – has been purchased by a group of investors, all Town of Huntington residents. Heading the group is James V. Kelly, CEO of JVKellyGroup, Inc., as publisher and CEO.
buyer: James V. Kelly
CEO of JVKG, Mr. Kelly is extremely active in understanding and charting the course of major corporations in expense management solutions. Mr. Kelly was formerly Managing Director of Global eSourcing at Deutsche Bank. "
target parent: Tribco LLC
target: Long Islander Newspapers, Inc.
Long Islander Newspapers Inc. publishes The Long Islander, The Record, and Northport Journal. Long Islander Newspapers also publishes four monthly titles for lawyers: The Suffolk Lawyer, Queens Bar Bulletin, Brooklyn Barrister, and The Attorney of Nassau County.
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
price ($mm)
$15*
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announced 11/17/2011 via Market Wire

MLIM LLC, will acquire The San Diego Union-Tribune

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell The San Diego Union-Tribune to MLIM LLC, owned by San Diego entrepreneur Doug Manchester. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC is San Diego County's leading local media company, with products covering 98 percent of all San Diego County households in a given week.
buyer: MLIM LLC
MLIM LLC is owned by businessman, visionary, industrialist and philanthropist Doug Manchester, who has investments and experience in real estate, publishing, radio broadcast, telecommunication, medical instrumentation, oil and gas and hotel ownership. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC is San Diego County's leading local media company. The San Diego Union-Tribune and its Web site, SignOnSanDiego.com, are the leading local sources for news, entertainment, information and classifieds in San Diego County.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2009 via Company Press Release

La Voix du Nord, acquired Le Courrier Picard S.A.

synopsis: Le Courrier Picard has been acquired by La Voix du Nord.
buyer: La Voix du Nord
La Voix du Nord is a newspaper company in France. "
target: Le Courrier Picard S.A.
Le Courrier Picard is a newspaper publishing company in France.
price ($mm)
$4.89
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/4/2009 via BusinessWire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired The San Diego Union-Tribune

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of San Diego’s leading daily newspaper, The San Diego Union-Tribune, from The Copley Press Inc.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, metals services, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Copley Press, Inc.
target: The San Diego Union-Tribune
The oldest business in San Diego County and the second-oldest newspaper in Southern California, The San Diego Union-Tribune is the nation's 23rd-largest newspaper, with weekday circulation of 269,819.
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announced 12/19/2008 via BusinessWire

ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corporation, will acquire Olympia Media Holdings Limited

synopsis: ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corporation announced that the company has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with Olympia Media Holdings Limited, a leading operator of print media services to newspapers in China.
buyer: ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corporation
ChinaGrowth South Acquisition Corp. was formed for the purpose of acquiring, through a stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination, an operating business having its primary operations in the People's Republic of China in any city or province south of the Yangtze River. "
target: Olympia Media Holdings Limited
Olympia Media Holdings Limited is the leading privately owned aggregator and operator of print media businesses in China. The Company has established a print media network consisting of 13 newspapers with a circulation of approximately 3 million across China, reaching 17 cities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$23 [$22]
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EV / rev
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closed 6/15/2009 via BusinessWire

MaineToday Media, Inc., acquired Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: MaineToday Media, Inc., a new company formed by Richard L. Connor, a leading newspaper executive, and HM Capital Partners LLC, a leading Dallas-based, sector-focused private equity firm, announced that it has acquired assets from Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc., a subsidiary of the Seattle Times Company.
buyer: MaineToday Media, Inc.
MaineToday Media, Inc. is an investment company that focusing on newspapers publishers in the US. "
target parent: Seattle Times Company
target: Blethen Maine Newspapers, Inc.
Blethen Maine Newspapers owns a handful of newspapers in Maine including the Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal, and the Morning Sentinel. Its MaineToday.com Web site is a news and information portal for the state of Maine.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$914.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$191.11
EBIT ($mm)
$161.22
Net Income ($mm)
$87.01
Employees
5362
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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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