astronomy solutions

closed 2/13/2006 via BNC Analysis

New Track Media, acquired Sky Publishing Corporation

synopsis: New Track Media, founded in late 2005 by ex-F+W CEO Stephen Kent and backed by middle-market private equity firm Boston Ventures, has completed its first acquisition in Sky Publishing.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target: Sky Publishing Corporation
[CAC 4/23/99]: Publishes Sky & Telescope Magazine and SkyWatch along with some science books. Circ: 116K Ad-Rates: full b/w $3200 Sub: 82K Ad-Rates: full 4/c $5555 Subscription price: $36 Newsstand: $4.00.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

American Astronomical Society, will acquire Sky & Telescope

synopsis: The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has agreed to acquire Sky & Telescope (S&T) magazine and its related business assets, including the skyandtelescope.comwebsite, SkyWatch annual, digital editions, astronomy-themed tours, and S&T-branded books, sky atlases, globes, apps, and other stargazing products.
buyer: American Astronomical Society
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The mission of the American Astronomical Society is to enhance and share humanity's scientific understanding of the universe. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Sky & Telescope
Sky & Telescope provide the world's leading compendium of information about the science and hobby of astronomy. Their magazine appeals to the full spectrum of astronomy practitioners, from the novice, to the devoted amateur, to the professional desiring to keep up with this dynamic field.
price ($mm)
$1.22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Ventures LLC, acquired Space News International

synopsis: Boulder-based investment firm Pocket Ventures LLC has acquired Space News, a 23-year-old weekly publication that covers the aerospace industry. Space News is the only weekly publication fully dedicated to covering all aspects of the space industry – commercial, military and civil.
buyer: Pocket Ventures LLC
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Pocket Ventures is a media, information & event acquisition group seeking control investments in profitable, small to middle-market companies in the outdoor, sports, environmental and technology arenas that have a digital upside. "
target parent: Imaginova Corp.
target: Space News International
Space News is the only weekly publication fully dedicated to covering all aspects of the space industry – commercial, military and civil.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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