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closed 5/22/2007 via Crain's BtoB

CBS Corporation, acquired Wallstrip.com

synopsis: CBS Corp. has acquired tiny startup Wallstrip.com, giving the old media giant's interactive division a foothold in the financial news blogosphere.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: Wallstrip.com
Wallstrip.com is a seven-month-old site that produces a humorous daily Web show about business that is widely syndicated on sites like YouTube, The Street.com and Google Finance.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Hacker Noon, acquired Crypto Disrupted

synopsis: Hacker Noon, the independent tech media site, has acquired Crypto Disrupted, the blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast and YouTube channel by Trent Lapinski. Both companies are based in San Francisco, CA.
buyer: Hacker Noon
Hacker Noon is an independent tech media site. They have 7,000+ contributing writers, 200,000+ daily visitors, and 8,000,000+ monthly pageviews. "
target: Crypto Disrupted
Crypto Disrupted is a blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast and YouTube channel by Trent Lapinski. They are based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 4/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

NextRadioTV SA, acquired Moneyweb SARL

synopsis: NextRadioTV, an independent multi-media group, announced the acquisition of Moneyweb. The company offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
buyer: NextRadioTV SA (ENXTPA:NXT:$234.79)
NextRadioTV is an independent multi-media group focusing on 5 news themes: general news, sport, business, technology and discovery, across 4 types of media, radio, television, Internet and press magazines. "
target: Moneyweb SARL
MoneyWeb offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 2/9/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired footnoted.org

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired the Footnoted business of Financial Fineprint Inc. The acquisition includes the Footnoted.org website and the Footnoted Pro service. The site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,699.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: footnoted.org
footnoted.org was launched in August 2003 to coincide with the publication of the book, Financial Fine Print. Each day, the site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
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closed 9/17/2009 via paidContent.org

Lovemoney.com, acquired Lovemoney.com

synopsis: Money info site The Motley Fool is selling off its UK consumer finance spin-off Lovemoney.com by means of a management and staff buy-out, just five months after launching it.
buyer: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers. "
target parent: The Motley Fool, Inc.
target: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers.
price ($mm)
$2.84
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Consulting LLC, acquired Focus Views

synopsis: Tradeshow Products Inc. announced the sale of Focus Views, its wholly owned subsidiary. Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website.
buyer: Liberty Consulting LLC
Liberty Consulting LLC owns and maintains an online financial publishing website. "
target parent: Tradeshow Products Inc.
target: Focus Views
Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website. The website will include original news and editorial content and unique user-friendly software applications along with streaming video.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 5/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Strands, Inc., acquired NetworthIQ

synopsis: Strands, a leading developer of social recommendation technologies, has acquired NetworthIQ, a social personal finance Web site that lets people track, share, and compare their net worth. This news follows Strands’ acquisition of money management solution Expensr and the private beta launch of moneyStrands, Strands’ personal finance application.
buyer: Strands, Inc.
Strands develops technologies to better understand people's tastes and help them discover new things they will like. Strands has created a social recommendation engine that provides real-time recommendations of products and services through computers, mobile phones and other devices. "
target parent: Fourio
target: NetworthIQ
NetworthIQ was launched in 2005 to enable anyone to easily track their financial progress from a high level, and anonymously share it with the world if they choose, in order to benefit from community’s financial insights and experiences.
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closed 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

InterSearch Group, Inc., acquired MyBanks.com

synopsis: InterSearch Group, Inc. a leading operator of premium, industry specific destination portals such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com today announced it has acquired the internet domain, www.MyBanks.com.
buyer: InterSearch Group, Inc.
InterSearch Group is a leading operator of industry specific destination portals and provider of Internet search services through a combination of traffic aggregation and proprietary websites, such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com. "
target: MyBanks.com
MyBanks.com provides a platform for personalized user pages, allowing visitors to monitor performance of their investment portfolios, record and analyze their income and expenses, and keep track of important consumer finance metrics.
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wise Publishing, Inc, acquired Half Banked

synopsis: Wise Publishing, Inc., a Canadian personal finance publisher, has acquired Ottawa-based Half Banked, a consumer finance website that offers stress-free money management tips for millennials. The acquisition furthers Wise Publishing's goal to become one of the top sources of personal finance information in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Wise Publishing, Inc
Toronto-based Wise Publishing, Inc., and its websites MoneyWise.com and MoneyWise.ca, provide personal finance information, news, and tools in ways that are clear, trustworthy, and engaging. The company helps readers save money, find the best bank accounts, and navigate other money matters. "
target: Half Banked
Canada-based Half Banked is a personal finance website that covers saving, spending, investing, and budgeting, all in an accessible way for millennials. About 50% of Half Banked’s readers are between ages 25 and 34, another 20% are between 18 and 24, and an estimated 65% are women.
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closed 6/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Matt McCann, acquired LTC News

synopsis: Matt McCann, a North American veteran of the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry, has acquired LTC News, an online resource that helps people plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. LTC News provides news and information about long-term care insurance planning and products, health, and retirement.
buyer: Matt McCann
Matt McCann is one of North America's leading specialists on long-term care insurance products and long-term healthcare planning. Matt McCann is licensed in all 50 states and represents all major insurance companies that offer long-term care planning products. "
target: LTC News
LTC News is an online resource that helps people plan for the financial costs and burdens of aging. LTC News provides news and information about long-term care insurance planning and products, health, and retirement to help consumers prepare their family and finances for the challenges of longevity.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Privé Technologies, acquired Hive Up

synopsis: Privé Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry, has acquired Hive Up, an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy.
buyer: Privé Technologies
Privé Technologies is a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry. Privé Technologies offers solutions for wealth planning, risk profiling, investment exploration, algorithmic optimization, and personal reporting. "
target: Hive Up
Hive Up is an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy, along with digital tools to help plan and manage personal finances.
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closed 10/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Times Internet Limited, acquired Moneysights

synopsis: Times Internet has acquired the online personal finance platform Moneysights. Moneysights was founded in 2009 as a digital platform that allowed consumers to discover, personalize, acquire, and manage their investments.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet Limited, an Internet network, operates a portfolio of Web and mobile properties. The company provides clients with opportunities to reach viewers worldwide by operating various Web properties in the domain of news, entertainment, music, local, telecom, e-commerce, and more. "
target: Moneysights
moneysights is the simplest way to invest online in Mutual Funds. It brings a refreshing take on investments for its users who otherwise find investments complex, boring & stressful. moneysights helps its users in discovering, evaluating, planning, buying & managing Mutual Funds.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PR Newswire

The Ohlson Group, acquired Safe Money Places

synopsis: The Ohlson Group, a national insurance marketing and consulting firm, announced that its SMP International, LLC has acquired www.safemoneyplaces.com, a website that describes and compares various safe money places. It is dedicated to safe money concepts and products only and does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice.
buyer: The Ohlson Group
The Ohlson Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services marketing organization dedicated to meeting the distribution, administrative and marketing needs of independent producers, insurance companies and financial service firms. "
target: Safe Money Places
Safe Money Places operates a website that is dedicated to safe money concepts and products. This website describes and compares various safe money places. It does not offer investment, tax or legal advice.
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closed 9/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Bankaholic

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired Bankaholic, a financial information Web site. Bankrate will take over the operation and management of the Bankaholic Web site immediately.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Bankaholic
Bankaholic provides rate information on savings products, such as certificates of deposit, savings accounts, and money market accounts, as well as insurance quotes and a comparison of the best credit card offers online.
price ($mm)
$12
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announced 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Squire Mining Ltd, will acquire CoinGeek

synopsis: Canada's Squire Mining announced that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding securities of CoinGeek. CoinGeek operates a global fleet of ASIC miners that contribute a significant portion of the hash power to secure and scale the Bitcoin SV enterprise‐grade blockchain.
buyer: Squire Mining Ltd (CNSX:SQR:$0.00)
Squire is a Canadian based technology company engaged, in the business of developing and operating cloud computing data infrastructure and system technology to support global blockchain applications. "
target parent: CalvinAyre.com
target: CoinGeek
CoinGeek operates a global fleet of ASIC miners that contribute a significant portion of the hash power to secure and scale the Bitcoin SV enterprise‐grade blockchain.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

CoinFabric, acquired CoinBeat Media

synopsis: CoinFabric, a global Management Consultancy that transforms Blockchain, and crypto, projects or companies into agile global businesses, has acquired CoinBeat, a cryptocurrency website that brings the latest digital media and current news from around the globe. CoinBeat strives to provide breaking news which is accurate, unbiased and transparent.
buyer: CoinFabric
CoinFabric is a global Management Consultancy that transforms Blockchain, and crypto, projects or companies into agile global businesses. CoinFabric empowers all stakeholders of the industry to interpret and harness the innovation of Blockchain through R&D, Consulting and Integrated Services. "
target: CoinBeat Media
CoinBeat is a cryptocurrency website that brings the latest digital media and current news from around the globe. CoinBeat strives to provide breaking news and to engage with their community through thought-provoking opinion pieces, in-depth analysis of the market, educational pieces, and more.
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closed 8/21/2017 via PR Newswire

CalvinAyre.com, acquired CoinGeek

synopsis: The media company behind gaming industry news portal CalvinAyre.com has acquired cryptocurrency news site Coingeek.com as part of site founder Calvin Ayre's deeper involvement in all things Bitcoin. Funded by a group of Bitcoin owners and enthusiasts, CoinGeek.com brings up-to-date, accurate and informative news on all things Bitcoin-related.
buyer: CalvinAyre.com
Mixing the concepts of blogging, tabloid event coverage and news, CalvinAyre.com is a ‘tablog’ news source for those working in the online gaming industry, providing real-time news, views and under-the-covers reports on all aspects of the online gambling business and lifestyle. "
target: CoinGeek
Funded by a group of Bitcoin owners and enthusiasts, CoinGeek.com brings up-to-date, accurate and informative news on all things Bitcoin-related. CoinGeek aims to highlight the advantages of Bitcoin to everyday people and businesses.
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announced 3/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Financial Media Exchange, will acquire AdviceIQ

synopsis: Financial Media Exchange (“FMeX”) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of AdviceIQ ("AIQ") from AIQ LLC. The acquisition of AdviceIQ's library of content and access to its network of advisors will significantly enhance FMeX's presence and strengthen its relationships in the wealth management community.
buyer: Financial Media Exchange
Financial Media Exchange is the largest content library built on sales enablement technology and the first Content-As-A-Service company. Their mission is to help financial professionals provide personalized marketing content to their clients in order to enhance client relationships & increase sales."
target: AdviceIQ
AdviceIQ's library of content includes daily articles, advisor rankings, and consumer directory of trusted advisors. Its network of financial advisors writes insightful articles for the public about investing and wealth management.
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closed 5/22/2007 via Crain's BtoB

CBS Corporation, acquired Wallstrip.com

synopsis: CBS Corp. has acquired tiny startup Wallstrip.com, giving the old media giant's interactive division a foothold in the financial news blogosphere.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: Wallstrip.com
Wallstrip.com is a seven-month-old site that produces a humorous daily Web show about business that is widely syndicated on sites like YouTube, The Street.com and Google Finance.
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announced 11/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Penguin Random House, will acquire Simon & Schuster, Inc.

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. is to sell the publishing business Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
target parent: ViacomCBS Inc.
target: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.
price ($mm)
$2,175
rev ($mm)
$814
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire CNET, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital brands, will acquire CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS. The CNET Media Group is an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech, gaming, and entertainment media brands, including ZDNet, Gamespot, ComScore, TVGuide, Metacritic, among others.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has established a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that connects millions of people. The company builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, and education. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Media Group is a portfolio of world-class brands that reach close to 100 million unique visitors monthly, advising passionate consumers about everything they love. The CNET Media Group's portfolio reaches diverse global audiences in technology, B2B, gaming, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
$500
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closed 4/6/2020 via Company Press Release

ViacomCBS Inc., acquired Ananey Communications

synopsis: ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), one of the world's leading producers of premium entertainment content, has acquired Ananey Communications Group, an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
buyer: ViacomCBS Inc. (CBS:$25,931.00)
ViacomCBS is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. ViacomCBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Ananey Communications
Ananey Communications is an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels that are distributed on various media platforms. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
rev ($mm)
$12,890
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,029
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired Pop TV

synopsis: CBS has reached an agreement with Lionsgate to buy out its 50 percent stake in cable TV network Pop. The network, which airs series like “Schitt’s Creek,” had previously been a 50-50 venture between the two companies.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: Pop TV
Pop is a joint venture of CBS and Lionsgate. The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Its a channel filled with optimism, passion, fun and excitement.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired Network Ten

synopsis: CBS Corporation has completed its acquisition of Network Ten, one of three major commercial broadcast networks in Australia. Network Ten has assets across free-to-air television, online and digital platforms. Network Ten includes four free-to-air television channels – TEN, TEN HD, ELEVEN and ONE and Network Ten's digital platform, TENPLAY.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Network Ten (ASX:TEN:$542.43)
Network Ten is one of Australia’s leading entertainment and news content companies, with assets across free-to-air television, online and digital platforms. Network Ten includes four free-to-air television channels – TEN, TEN HD, ELEVEN and ONE and Network Ten's digital platform, TENPLAY.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$523
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 11/17/2017 via BusinessWire

CBS Radio, Inc. merged with Entercom Communications Corporation,

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., announced that it has completed its merger with CBS Radio Inc., creating a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp. is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its 127 highly rated stations in 27 top markets across the country. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. CBS RADIO produces original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming distributed on-air, online and on mobile platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,486 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,222
EBITDA ($mm)
$327
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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announced 11/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simon & Schuster, Inc., will acquire Adams Media

synopsis: Simon & Schuster will acquire Adams Media, a nonfiction-focused publisher based in Avon, Mass., from F+W Media. Adams Media publishes books on a broad range of non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement and much more.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Adams Media
Adams Media Corporation is one of the leading independent book publishers based in the United States, publishing approximately 200 new titles per year. Adams Media publishes books in a broad variety of non-fiction categories including careers, business, personal finance, self-help, and technology.
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closed 2/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Principle Broadcasting, LLC, acquired KFWB 980 AM The Beast

synopsis: KFWB 980 AM The Beast will end operations as an all-sports station after the station’s asset trust sold the business to Universal Media Access KFWB-AM LLC, part of Mercury Capital Partners' Principle Broadcasting, LLC. KFWB is a CBS-affiliated all sports radio station, and it is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
buyer parent: Mercury Capital Partners
buyer: Principle Broadcasting, LLC
Principle Broadcasting, LLC is focused on acquiring AM and/or FM radio stations at low prices and converting them into an ethnic brokered time model. Principle leases time to various ethnic and religious groups. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: KFWB 980 AM The Beast
KFWB 980 AM The Beast is a Los Angeles all-sports radio station with a mix of original programming focusing on the L.A. sports scene. KFWB is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
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announced 10/2/2014 via New York Times

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will purchase 14 Radio Stations from CBS Radio, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Radio has announced that they have agreed to trade 14 of its radio stations to Beasley Broadcast Group. With around 130 radio stations across the country, CBS Radio will be trading six stations in Tampa, Fla.; seven in Charlotte, N.C.; and one in Philadelphia.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 42 stations (26 FM and 16 AM) located in ten large- and mid-size markets in the United States. "
seller parent: CBS Corporation
seller: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country, including six stations in Tampa, Fla.; seven in Charlotte, N.C.; and one in Philadelphia (WIP-AM).
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announced 10/2/2014 via New York Times

CBS Radio, Inc., will purchase 5 Radio Stations from Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 42 stations in the United States, has agreed to trade 5 of its radio stations to CBS Radio. The five radio stations include 3 radio stations from Miami, Florida, WKIS-FM, WPOW-FM, and WQAM-AM, as well as 2 stations from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WXTU, and WRDW.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country. It is currently part of CBS Corporation, which also owns the CBS radio and television networks, and jointly owns the CW Television Network. "
seller: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates radio stations in the United States, including, WKIS-FM, the top 40 station WPOW-FM, and the sports station WQAM-AM, all three of which are based in Miami, Florida. They also own Philadelphia- based WXTU and WRDW.
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announced 7/21/2014 via BusinessWire

CBS Outdoor, will purchase Premium Outdoor Assets from Van Wagner Communications, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire certain outdoor advertising businesses from Van Wagner Communications, LLC. CBSO will acquire approximately 1,100 large format billboard displays in 11 top U.S. markets.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Outdoor (OUT:$1,698.20)
CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. is one of the largest lessors of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Their portfolio consists of billboard displays, which are predominantly located in densely populated major metropolitan areas. "
seller: Van Wagner Communications, Inc.
Van Wagner Communications creates innovative Out-of-Home branding and advertising opportunities for world-class companies and brands through its sports and entertainment and aerial advertising companies. The 1,100 large format billboard displays are located in the 11 top U.S. markets.
price ($mm)
$690
rev ($mm)
$206
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2014 via BusinessWire

CBS Outdoor, will acquire Windsor Outdoor

synopsis: CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Windsor Outdoor to acquire in excess of 35 billboard structures with over 70 display faces in the City of Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding metropolitan area.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Outdoor (OUT:$1,698.20)
CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. is one of the largest lessors of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Their portfolio consists of billboard displays, which are predominantly located in densely populated major metropolitan areas. "
target: Windsor Outdoor
Windsor Outdoor is the largest independently owned and operated billboard company in the Chicago area with over 120 faces. Most of their inventory is located on expressways in and around Chicago.
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announced 7/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire CBS Outdoor International

synopsis: An affiliate of Platinum Equity has made an irrevocable binding offer to acquire CBS Outdoor International. CBSO International is a leading outdoor media company and is among the largest out-of-home media and billboard businesses in Europe, providing custom media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies and direct clients in Europe and China.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CBS Outdoor International
CBS Outdoor International is a leading outdoor media company and is among the largest out-of-home media and billboard businesses in Europe, providing custom media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies and direct clients in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and China.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 5/31/2013 via PR Newswire

CBS Interactive Inc., acquired TV Guide Digital

synopsis: CBS Corporation announced it has wholly acquired TV Guide Digital, which includes the popular TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile properties. Under the terms of the deal, CBS Corporation acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in TV Guide Digital shares from Lionsgate.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com,CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: TV Guide Digital
TV Guide Digital, created in 2006, includes the popular TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile applications. TVGuide.com attracts more than 16.5 million monthly unique visitors, and TV Guide Mobile apps have been downloaded more than 9 million times and attract more than 2.5 million average monthly users.
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announced 10/8/2012 via Reuters

CBS Radio, Inc., will acquire 101.9 New Rock

synopsis: CBS Radio, Inc. is planning to buy a New York City FM rock station to broaden the reach of its sports content. The broadcaster agreed to purchase Merlin Media's 101.9 New Rock for $75 million so it can simulcast Sports Radio 66 WFAN, which is currently only on AM radio.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country. It is currently part of CBS Corporation, which also owns the CBS radio and television networks, and jointly owns the CW Television Network. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: 101.9 New Rock
WRXP (101.9 FM), known on-air as New Rock 101.9, is an alternative rock radio station located in New York City. WRXP is owned by Merlin Media LLC, and has studios located in New York's West Village neighborhood. WRXP's transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.
price ($mm)
$75
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closed 4/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

97.9 WRMF Radio, purchased 3 Palm Beach radio stations from CBS Radio, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Corp. agreed to sell three popular local radio stations, with rights to sell two more, to Palm Beach Broadcasting for $50 million. The five CBS stations are: "Country 107.9" WIRK; AC "Sunny 104.3" WEAT-FM; Urban AC "B106.3" WHFS; Rhythmic "X102.3" WMBX; And WPBZ.
buyer parent: WRMF-FM LLC
buyer: 97.9 WRMF Radio
Cobalt Operating, LLC, doing business as 97.9 WRMF Radio, operates a Hot Adult Contemporary radio channel. It also broadcasts community events, contests, e-requests, games, horoscopes, movie reviews and trailers, music news, new on DVD, top stories, traffic updates, and more. "
seller parent: CBS Corporation
seller: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio is one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

CBS Interactive Inc., purchased Giant Bomb & Comic Vine from Whiskey Media, LLC

synopsis: CBS Interactive acquired Giant Bomb, a gaming site, and Comic Vine, a comic book database, from Whiskey Media, LLC.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. The company delivers highly engaging editorial programming that combines original, independent and user-generated content. "
seller: Whiskey Media, LLC
Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics.
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closed 5/22/2007 via Crain's BtoB

CBS Corporation, acquired Wallstrip.com

synopsis: CBS Corp. has acquired tiny startup Wallstrip.com, giving the old media giant's interactive division a foothold in the financial news blogosphere.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: Wallstrip.com
Wallstrip.com is a seven-month-old site that produces a humorous daily Web show about business that is widely syndicated on sites like YouTube, The Street.com and Google Finance.
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closed 9/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired Verizon Media

synopsis: Apollo Global Management, Inc. announced that funds managed by its affiliates have completed the acquisition of Yahoo - formerly Verizon Media - one of the world’s premier global technology and media companies.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $455 billion in credit, private equity and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Verizon Media
Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc., houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and Engadget to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and media partners to connect.
price ($mm)
$5,000*
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

synopsis: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, a foundation that gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes, acquired Amedia, a media company in Norway and Russia. Amedia's activities include newspapers, printing, television, and electronic media operations.
buyer: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB is a Norwegian foundation. The foundation gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes. In addition to giving direct financial contributions, the Savings Bank Foundation invests in causes that benefit the general public. "
target: Amedia AS
Amedia AS operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$474
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 11/18/2013 via Market Wire

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company that provides security services, announces the acquisition of all of the assets and business of Hollywall Entertainment Inc., and plans to change its name to Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Hollywall Entertainment is a multifaceted media and entertainment company.
buyer: Acceleritas Corp. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company, provides security services to general public, corporate world, and government agencies primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as National Intelligence Association, Inc. and changed its name to Acceleritas Corp. in March 2013. "
target: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. is a multifaceted media and entertainment company focused on ownership and content acquisition of music, film, television, home video, and computer game software libraries.
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announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 2/21/2011 via Reuters

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

synopsis: Australian newspaper group West Australian Newspaper Holdings has agreed to buy Seven Media Group in a deal forged by tycoon Kerry Stokes that will create the country's biggest media company. Seven Media Group owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network and the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia.
buyer: West Australian Newspapers Limited
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of the West Australian Newspapers Group, the leading media group in Western Australia. The flagship of the Group is The West Australian daily newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Seven Media Group
Seven is one of Australia’s largest media holding companies. Seven owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network, the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia, and is creating a presence in online and new communications technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,043 [$4,145]
rev ($mm)
$1,453
EBITDA ($mm)
$361
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/10/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. said on Friday it had agreed to sell a further 25 percent stake in its 50:50 media joint venture to CVC for A$515 million ($426 million). CVC will have 75 percent control of key Australian media assets, including Australia's largest TV network and a stable of magazines, under the deal.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings Limited
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$2,501.50)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$507*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/20/2006 via Market Watch

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
price ($mm)
$603*
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EV / EBITDA

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2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:CTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catena Media
Catena Media
Catena Media provides companies with high quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has since 2012 established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta (HQ).
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$128.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.30
EBIT ($mm)
$46.80
Net Income ($mm)
$15.23
Employees
406
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$67,418.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$8,603.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,492.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,995.00
Employees
166250
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ViacomCBS Inc.
ViacomCBS Inc.
ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS All Access, among others.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$25,931.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,436.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,038.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,354.00
Employees
23990
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,531.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,132.14
EBIT ($mm)
$644.74
Net Income ($mm)
$27,166.90
Employees
34300
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$10,046.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,489.00
EBIT ($mm)
$807.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,666.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$595.32
EBIT ($mm)
$275.02
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,786.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($212.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6400
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: ASX:VRL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$665.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.68
EBIT ($mm)
$21.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:HLG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG purchases licensing rights to movies for the German speaking European countries and distributes them to movie theaters, video chains, and television stations. The company also offers sports sponsoring, licensing, and merchandising rights.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$519.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.95
EBIT ($mm)
$21.00
Net Income ($mm)
$22.88
Employees
977
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Ticker: BME:VOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocento, S.A.
Vocento is a leading multimedia group in Spain, thanks to its portfolio of high profile brands, which have a major presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, audiovisual production, film distribution and the Internet.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$515.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.48
EBIT ($mm)
$36.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2743
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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