By ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

closed 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

NuCom Group, acquired Aroundhome

synopsis: NuCom Group, the commerce business of ProSiebenSat.1, is increasing its voting shares in Aroundhome from 42 percent to 94 percent. Aroundhome, founded in 2008, is Germany's largest online broker for products and services around the house.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: NuCom Group
NuCom Group is building the N°1 omnichannel platform for consumer services and lifestyle brands in Europe. They are a majority-owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Europe’s leading media companies and Germany’s biggest TV network. "
target: Aroundhome
Aroundhome, founded in 2008, is Germany's largest online broker for products and services around the house, helping millions of people to find the right local company when selecting a solar panel system, new windows or kitchen design.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Parship Elite Group, acquired eHarmony

synopsis: The NuCom Group and its porfolio company Parship Elite Group, the leading provider of online matchmaking services in Germany and Europe, are acquiring 100% of eharmony. eharmony is the creator of the segment and one of the leading matchmaking platforms in the US. NuCom Group is an investment portfolio of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Parship Elite Group
The PARSHIP ELITE Group is the leading provider of online matchmaking services in Germany and Europe. The well-known international brands Parship and ElitePartner belong to the group. Both services use scientific methods to successfully support singles in finding happy long-term relationships. "
target: eHarmony
eharmony helps people find meaningful relationships that enrich their lives. Founded in 2000, eharmony is a pioneer in using algorithms to create highly compatible relationships based on key dimensions of personality that predict the most compatible, highly successful, long-term relationships.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Verivox GmbH, purchased Brokerage Business from GetSafe

synopsis: Verivox, a price comparison website in Germany, has acquired Getsafe's brokerage business. Getsafe is a digital multiline insurance company in Germany. Their brokerage business includes a mobile and web platform that allows consumers to manage their insurance contracts.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Verivox GmbH
Founded in 1998, Verivox is a price comparison website in Germany that provides up-to-date information on products and services. Verivox has helped over 8 million consumers save over 2.1 billion euros on products and services for energy, insurance, telecom, and finance. "
seller: GetSafe
Getsafe's brokerage business includes a mobile and web platform that allows consumers to manage their insurance contracts. Getsafe is a digital multiline insurance company in Germany. Getsafe offers combinable modules to protect all important areas of a person’s life.
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closed 8/9/2018 via Company Press Release

dnata, acquired Tropo GmbH

synopsis: dnata, one of the world’s largest air services provider, announced it has acquired Tropo, a Germany-based tour operator, from ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The acquisition marks dnata’s entry into the German market and extends its global network of travel businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.
buyer parent: The Emirates Group
buyer: dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 85 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Tropo GmbH
Tropo is the most dynamic online tour operator for low-cost and high-quality travel packages, last-minute vacations, and hotel reservations. Tropo offers up to 200 million vacation options to every popular beach as well as every vibrant city around the world.
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announced 5/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Crosslantic Capital, will acquire 7NXT GmbH

synopsis: Crosslantic Capital, an independent investor with a focus on rapidly growing companies in the fields of technology-based services and consumer goods, is taking over the entire stake of ProSiebenSat.1’s subsidiary 7NXT, a leading provider of online sports programs for different target groups.
buyer: Crosslantic Capital
Crosslantic is an independent investment firm backed by institutional investors and corporates. They invest in fast growing companies that have the potential to become market leaders, especially consumer technologies, consumer services, consumer products and tech-enabled B2B businesses. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: 7NXT GmbH
7NXT, founded in 2015, has established itself as a leading provider of online sports programs for different target groups in a short space of time. Its offerings include Germany’s largest fitness platform, Gymondo. 7NXT has also implemented a variety of online coaching programs.
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closed 1/4/2018 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, acquired Kairion GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to strengthen its activities in the ad-tech sector and is acquiring the e-commerce marketer Kairion from Cocomore AG. Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,565.17)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong presence in the TV and digital markets. Free TV financed by advertising is the core business of the Group. ProSiebenSat.1 has also built up a successful e-commerce business of digital platforms. "
target parent: Cocomore AG
target: Kairion GmbH
Kairion offers advertising customers the opportunity to place adverts in the combined advertising space of the participating retailers. The company aggregates the advertising environments and data of over 80 online shops, an activity known as retail media.
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closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Lastminute.com Group, acquired weg.de

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 is selling all shares in Comvel GmbH, which operates the travel website weg.de, to lastminute.com Group. weg.de is one of Germany’s best-known online travel sites and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group since January 2014.
buyer: Lastminute.com Group (SWX:LMN:$332.62)
Lastminute.com is a leader in the online travel industry and operates a portfolio of brands such as lastminute.com, Bravofly, Volagratis and Jetcost. The Group reaches across its websites and mobile apps 43 million visitors per month that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: weg.de
weg.de is one of Germany’s best-known online travel sites and offers its customers the entire range of travel options, from package holidays and all-inclusive vacations, hotels and flights to cruises, rental cars and skiing trips.
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$14
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announced 12/5/2017 via Company Press Release

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, will acquire Esome Advertising

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is acquiring a majority in esome advertising technologies, the leading social-advertising provider in the DACH region. The company, based in Hamburg, bundles the technology and the management of social media campaigns on all social networks, especially Facebook, for advertisers.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,565.17)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the most successful independent media companies in Europe with a strong lead in the TV and the digital market. Advertising-financed free TV is the Group’s core business. "
target: Esome Advertising
Esome Advertising Technologies is the leading social-advertising provider in the DACH region. The company, based in Hamburg, bundles the technology and the management of social media campaigns on all social networks, especially Facebook, for advertisers.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Verivox GmbH, acquired Outbank

synopsis: The Internet portal Verivox, which until now has been known for its electricity and credit comparisons has taken over the financial startup Outbank. Outbank is Germany’s largest independent banking app, including 4.000+ traditional and online banks, financial services like PayPal, stocks, bitcoins and reward cards like Miles & More and Payback.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Verivox GmbH
Verivox GmbH operates a consumer portal for energy products and services in Germany. It also offers online price comparison solutions for telecommunication, insurance, and finance products; and a search engine for commission free properties to rent and buy. "
target: Outbank
Outbank is Germany’s largest independent banking app, including 4.000+ traditional and online banks, financial services like PayPal, stocks, bitcoins and reward cards like Miles & More and Payback.
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announced 11/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Verivox GmbH, will acquire Aboalarm GmbH

synopsis: Verivox GmbH, a company that offers online price comparison solutions, has acquired Aboalarm GmbH, a company that develops and provides a mobile app for cancellation, revoking, and managing contracts with providers of services. Both companies are based in Germany.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Verivox GmbH
Verivox GmbH operates a consumer portal for energy products and services in Germany. It also offers online price comparison solutions for telecommunication, insurance, and finance products; and a search engine for commission free properties to rent and buy. "
target: Aboalarm GmbH
Aboalarm GmbH develops and provides a mobile app for cancellation, revoking, and managing contracts with providers of services. Customers can quickly, easily and legally secure, revoke and terminate their contracts from cell phonesand gyms to car insurance.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Gravitas Ventures

synopsis: Indie distributor Gravitas Ventures has been snapped up by Red Arrow International, an arm of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1. Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Launched in 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 21 production companies across 8 countries, alongside global distributors Red Arrow International. "
target: Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
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closed 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

ADEX, acquired Batch Media GmbH

synopsis: ADEX, a global technology specialist for data management, has acquired Batch Media GmbH. Batch Media services clients and their online ad campaigns. By offering individual ad verification solutions Batch Media ensures a brand safe environment and compliance of ad delivery to the original media plan.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: ADEX
The ADEX is a global technology specialist for data management. A data management platform was developed for technology that segments and analyzes data from a large variety of sources. Customers then use the relevant data for internal purposes, or allow it to be used by external partners. "
target: Batch Media GmbH
Batch Media services clients and their online ad campaigns. By offering individual ad verification solutions batch Media ensures a brand safe environment and compliance of ad delivery to the original media plan.
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announced 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire eTRAVELi

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) agreed to acquire Etraveli, the global flight-centric online travel agency, from ProSiebenSat.1. Etraveli, with headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden, is a global e-commerce platform for flight tickets, combining a strong market position in the Nordics with a fast-growing international business.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: eTRAVELi
Etraveli is the leading Online Travel Agent (OTA) in the Nordic region with a rapidly growing international business, offering a wide range of airline tickets, hotel accommodations and travel related services. Etraveli operates in 46 countries on all continents.
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$569
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$2,063
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closed 1/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Virtual Minds AG, acquired ADEX

synopsis: Virtual Minds, a German company that provides digital advertising and hosting services, announced the majority acquisition of The ADEX, one of Germany’s leading specialists in data-management solutions.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Virtual Minds AG
Virtual Minds provides digital advertising and hosting services. It develops and distributes ad server technology for customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; provides digital advertising campaigns, individual tools, specialized campaigns, and optimized accounting for customers. "
target: ADEX
The ADEX is a global technology specialist for data management. A data management platform was developed for technology that segments and analyzes data from a large variety of sources. Customers then use the relevant data for internal purposes, or allow it to be used by external partners.
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Pluto TV, will acquire Quazer

synopsis: Pluto TV, an advertising-supported online television service in America, will acquire ProSiebenSat.1’s video streaming service Quazer and take over its team. Quazer represents the German counterpart of Pluto TV and offers its users more than 60 special-interest digital channels.
buyer: Pluto TV
Pluto TV is a free online television service broadcasting over 100 live channels full of the TV shows, movies and Internet videos people love, all on one dial. The lineup is hand-picked by people who know and love entertainment for viewers’ moods and tastes. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Quazer
Quazer is the digital answer to classical television. Founded in 2016, the Berlin based company offers a unique digital TV like service with already more than 60 smartly curated and never seen before thematic channels.
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announced 9/5/2016 via Bloomberg

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, will acquire PARSHIP GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is buying a majority stake in Parship Elite Group from Oakley Capital Private Equity II. Parship, which also owns the ElitePartner brand, started in Germany and has expanded to at least 12 other markets including Sweden, France and Mexico. Parship’s core feature is an algorithm that matches users after a compatibility test.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (XTRA:PSM:$4,565.17)
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: PARSHIP GmbH
Parship is the leading online dating service for discerning singles in German-speaking Europe. As the inventor of scientific matchmaking in Europe, Parship has supported its members since 2001 to find the right match for a happy long-term relationship.
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closed 7/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired 44 Blue Productions

synopsis: German based production copmany, Red Arrow Entertainment Group, has acquired a majority stake in 44 Blue Productions, an award-winning producer of non-fiction and unscripted television content whose series have aired on more than 20 domestic television networks and in more than 120 countries worldwide.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Launched in January 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 19 production companies across 7 countries, alongside global distributor Red Arrow International. "
target: 44 Blue Productions
44 Blue Productions is an award-winning producer of non-fiction and unscripted television content whose series have aired on more than 20 domestic television networks and in more than 120 countries worldwide.
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announced 5/19/2016 via Company Press Release

7Commerce, will acquire Stylight GmbH

synopsis: 7Commerce, the strategic investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1, will increase its equity stake in Stylight GmbH, a digital fashion marketplace. Stylight is a Munich-based company founded in 2008, and it is Europe’s most successful fashion aggregator, with operations in 15 countries. Post-acquisition, 7Commerce will own 100 percent of Stylight.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: 7Commerce
As a 100% subsidiary, 7Commerce is the strategic investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of Europe's leading media companies and Germany’s biggest TV network. Through their participation model Media-for-Equity their portfolio companies receive advertising time for an equity stake. "
target: Stylight GmbH
Stylight is Europe’s leading fashion aggregator operating at a global level. Stylight lets customers explore the latest trends and shop with just one click from over 350 stores, with all the fashion and lifestyle products they need to create their own personal style.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Orion Entertainment

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group, a production company, has bought a majority stake in Denver-based Orion Entertainment, a full-service television production and marketing solutions company specializing in television programming suitable for cable, broadcast, broadband, and video.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Entertainment Group incorporates global distributor Red Arrow International as well as 12 TV production companies spanning six countries, the Los Angeles based digital media company Ripple Entertainment and multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio. "
target: Orion Entertainment
Orion Entertainment is a full-service television production and marketing solutions company specializing in television programming suitable for cable, broadcast, broadband, and video.
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closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Karga Seven Pictures Inc.

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in Karga Seven Pictures, a television production company based in Los Angeles. Karga also benefits from strong ties to the Turkish TV market and has offices in Istanbul.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Entertainment Group incorporates global distributor Red Arrow International as well as 12 TV production companies spanning six countries, the Los Angeles based digital media company Ripple Entertainment and multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio. "
target: Karga Seven Pictures Inc.
Karga Seven Pictures specializes in non-fiction television, feature films, documentaries and commercials. They produce and create shows across a wide array of genres and formats - from the hit series Booze Traveler for Travel Channel to event programming like Hunting Hitler for the History Channel.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

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

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

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

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

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

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

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

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

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
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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.
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$1,400
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$2,787
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$281
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closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
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announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
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announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
announced 3/6/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lockwood Broadcast Group, will purchase WCAV and WVAW from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that they have entered into agreements to sell their Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) to an affiliate of Lockwood Broadcasting, Inc., a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets.
buyer: Lockwood Broadcast Group
Lockwood Broadcast Group is a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets. Lockwood Broadcast main offices are located in Hampton, VA with Operation Headquarters in Richmond, VA. "
seller: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
The acquisition includes the Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) from Gray Television, an American publicly traded television broadcasting company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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announced 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WVIR-TV

synopsis: Florida-based Waterman Broadcasting, is selling WVIR-TV NBC29 to Gray Television. WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: Waterman Broadcasting
target: WVIR-TV
WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

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

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

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

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

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

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

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

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

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
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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 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
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announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
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announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
announced 3/6/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lockwood Broadcast Group, will purchase WCAV and WVAW from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that they have entered into agreements to sell their Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) to an affiliate of Lockwood Broadcasting, Inc., a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets.
buyer: Lockwood Broadcast Group
Lockwood Broadcast Group is a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets. Lockwood Broadcast main offices are located in Hampton, VA with Operation Headquarters in Richmond, VA. "
seller: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
The acquisition includes the Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) from Gray Television, an American publicly traded television broadcasting company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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EV / EBITDA
announced 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WVIR-TV

synopsis: Florida-based Waterman Broadcasting, is selling WVIR-TV NBC29 to Gray Television. WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: Waterman Broadcasting
target: WVIR-TV
WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
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