travel guidebook industry

announced 11/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, will acquire Verlag Beleke GmbH

synopsis: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, publishers of the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books, will acquire Verlag Beleke. Verlag Beleke publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
buyer parent: Ippen-Gruppe
buyer: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg
Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg is a German publisher. The company publishes the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books. Their phone books are available in print, online, and on mobile devices. "
target: Verlag Beleke GmbH
Founded in 1964, Verlag Beleke GmbH is a publisher in Essen, Germany. The company publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
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$3
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closed 11/6/2017 via Company Press Release

MairDumont, acquired Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Mairdumont GmbH & Co KG, the leading tourism information company in Germany and Europe, has acquired Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, a company that publishes travel literature, illustrated books, maps, and calendars. Both companies are based in Germany.
buyer: MairDumont
Mairdumont operates as market leader for tourist information. The Company offers product range for printed and electronic media. Mairdumont provides printed publications including travel guides, city plans, city atlases, and cartography. "
target: Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG publishes travel literature, illustrated books, maps, and calendars. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Munich, Germany.
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$7
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closed 11/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Parity.com Group, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Switzerland-based Parity.com Group, an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates around the world store money in AAA safety and transfer it in real-time, has acquired MAPS.ME from Mail.ru Group Limited. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MAPS.ME is a mobile maps and navigation service based on OpenStreetMap data.
buyer: Parity.com Group
Switzerland-based Parity is an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates store money safely and transfer it in real-time. The company offers an ecosystem of services to help people send money globally to friends and family, save money when traveling or shopping online. "
target parent: Mail.Ru LLC
target: Maps.me
Netherlands-based MAPS.ME is a mobile app for iOS and Android that provides detailed offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation. MAPS.ME is powered by OpenStreetMap data and features GPS support, offline search, bookmarks, auto-follow mode, location sharing, travel guides, and more.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Mail.Ru LLC, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Mail.ru — the Russian internet giant with 100 million users of its mail, social networking and other web-based services — has acquired Maps.Me, a maker of map apps and other navigation services based on OpenStreetMap data and with the ability to work offline.
buyer: Mail.Ru LLC (LSE:MAIL:$1,350.66)
Mail.Ru LLC operates a Russian Internet portal which offers online communication services to the worldwide Russian-speaking population. Additionally, the company provides Web-based mail, online shopping, online auction, online advertising, and sales. Mail.Ru LLC was formerly known as Port.Ru Inc. "
target: Maps.me
MapsWithMe is a Swiss-Belarusian company that focuses on developing offline mobile maps MAPS.ME and offline travel guides GuideWithMe for mobile devices. MAPS.ME engineers implemented a unique data compression method that allows fast maps rendering and helps saving memory space.
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announced 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, will acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A.

synopsis: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG announced it would acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A. which focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
buyer: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in expanding markets. "
target parent: TVN S.A.
target: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books, and Internet sites, and further advances its expansion into the outdoor and Western travel markets.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yellowstone Journal Corporation
Yellowstone Journal Corporation is a tourism focused media group that produces two print publications, Yellowstone Journal and 99 Things to Do in Yellowstone County, as well as the industry-leading website, YellowstonePark.com.
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announced 5/30/2006 via Reuters

TVN S.A., will acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A.

synopsis: Poland's television broadcaster TVN said on Monday it signed an initial deal with ITI Media Group to buy a controlling stake in Grupa Onet.pl, which owns a leading Internet portal, for 1.1 billion zlotys.
buyer: TVN S.A.
TVN S.A. is a privately owned television broadcaster in Poland. It owns and operates two television channels: TVN and TVN Siedem. TVN is recognized in the Polish market as the television broadcaster of entertainment and of comprehensive independent news and current affairs programs. "
target: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Enthuse Group, acquired AA Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthuse Group, a specialist international publishing and media group, has acquired a 51% stake in AA Media Ltd. from The Automobile Association (AA), a British motoring association. AA Media is a UK-based company that produces atlases, maps, and travel guides alongside British travel writing.
buyer: Enthuse Group
Enthuse Group is a specialist international publishing and media group. Enthuse owns a diverse portfolio of magazines, events and online communities. The group owns 30 enthusiast magazine brands that reach out to 2 million passionate enthusiasts. "
target parent: The Automobile Association Limited
target: AA Media Ltd.
AA Media is a UK-based company that produces atlases, maps, and travel guides alongside British travel writing. Their products include various European road atlases, hotel guides, tour guides, and more. Their products are sold through online platforms like Amazon and a number of national retailers.
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announced 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media. Lonely Planet has produced over 150 million travel guidebooks, reaches 186 million people annually, and covers 22,000 destinations around the world.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Red Ventures owns and operates several large brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com. "
target parent: NC2 Media
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973.
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announced 7/22/2020 via AP - Associated Press

Howard Jonas, will acquire CTM Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: IDW Media Holdings, Inc., an integrated multi-media company, announced that it has agreed to sell CTM Media Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, to IDW’s Chairman, Howard Jonas. CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America.
buyer: Howard Jonas
Howard Jonas is the Chairman of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation, IDW's former parent company, in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. "
target parent: IDW Media Holdings
target: CTM Media Group, Inc.
CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America. Its marketing approach includes brochure distribution, publishing, visitor fun cards, in-marketing digital, printing services, graphic design services, and mobile visitor information centers.
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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announced 5/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, will acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company

synopsis: World Guide Publishing, an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers, has entered an agreement to acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company, a Denver, Colorado based publishing company dedicated to bringing high quality travel books to the masses from the best travel writers and travel photographers in the business.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing has just one objective: to create and distribute exceptional travel and travel related books that provide information to the general public. "
target: Trip Companion Books Publishing Company
Trip Companion Books Publishing Company was founded in 1995. They bring high quality travel books to the masses from the best travel writers and travel photographers in the business. They only accept submissions for travel related books and travel guidebooks from well established writers.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Arthur Frommer, acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has sold Frommer’s back to the founder of the company, Arthur Frommer. Frommer's is a travel guidebook series and one of the bestselling travel guides in America. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer's book, Europe on $5 a Day.
buyer: Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer founded the Frommer’s guidebook series of books in 1957 with one of the first publications called “Europe on $5 a Day.” "
target parent: Google Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
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announced 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

NC2 Media, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is selling its Lonely Planet travel guide business to NC2 Media. Travel publisher Lonely Planet has printed approximately 120M books in 11 languages and is the number one travel guide book brand in the U.S., Australia and the UK.
buyer: NC2 Media
NC2 Media is a US based media company primarily engaged in the creation, acquisition, and distribution of quality digital content and the development of the technologies to make that possible. "
target parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice.
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$62
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closed 8/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has announced that it is buying the Frommer's travel guidebooks from John Wiley & Sons. Google intends to integrate the Frommer's content with Zagat over time, but it will initially offer the reviews of hotels, restaurants and sights across the world on the Web under the Frommer's brand name.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$239,210.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
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$22
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

BBC Worldwide Limited, acquired Lonely Planet Publications

synopsis: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), has acquired Lonely Planet, the leading travel information group, in a deal that will build the Lonely Planet franchise around the world.
buyer: BBC Worldwide Limited
BBC Worldwide’s businesses include international programming distribution, TV channels, magazines, books, videos, spoken word, music, DVDs, licensed product, CD-ROMs, English language teaching, videos for education and training, interactive telephony, co-production, library footage sales. "
target: Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet is the world's most successful independent travel information company. The company has been providing travelers with compelling, reliable and independent travel advice for over 30 years. Lonely Planet books are sold in over 200 countries via a global distribution network.
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closed 8/28/2007 via PR Newswire

The Globe Pequot Press Inc., acquired Footprint Books

synopsis: Globe Pequot Press has strengthened its position as a travel guide publisher with the purchase of Bath, England- based Footprint Books. The announcement was made today by Scott Watrous, president of Globe Pequot.
buyer parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
buyer: The Globe Pequot Press Inc.
The Globe Pequot Press, based in Guilford, Conn., is the world's leading publisher and distributor of outdoor recreation and leisure titles. The company, a division of Morris Communications, annually publishes more than 500 titles and distributes 300 new titles yearly for other publishers. "
target: Footprint Books
Footprint Books, which issued its first guidebook in 1924, publishes 80 travel guides covering locations on five continents. The guidebooks feature extensive information on the destinations covered - from food and accommodations to nightlife and transportation.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Choice Group Asia, acquired Thaivisa.com

synopsis: Choice Group Asia announced the acquisition of Thaivisa.com and its associated platforms and products from Thaivisa Expat Group Co. Ltd. Thaivisa provides both local and international news to expats living in Thailand.
buyer: Choice Group Asia
Choice Group Asia was set up in 2009 and operated both in the real estate channel and digital media with Inspire eMagazine. Inspire quickly developed in the region of Pattaya on multiple online platform and quickly established itself as a leader in sharing events and offers to expats in that region."
target: Thaivisa.com
Thaivisa.com began life as a single static web page providing information and brief explanations to the various visa types avaialble in Thailand. Since its launch, Thaivisa.com has grown into the largest English language forum in the world regarding everything and anything related to Thailand.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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Yellowstone Journal Corporation

Grupa Onet.pl S.A.

AA Media Ltd.

Lonely Planet

CTM Media Group, Inc.

Rough Guides Ltd.

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Lonely Planet

Frommer's

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Footprint Books

Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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