Like The Appointment Limited

closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired ScriptLance

synopsis: Freelancer.com, the world's largest outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Scriptlance, Canada's largest freelance marketplace and the fifth largest in the world. Headquartered in Toronto, Scriptlance has over 360,000 enterprise and professional users.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
With over 2.4 million registered users, Freelancer.com is the world's largest online crowdsourcing and outsourcing site for business. It is the biggest website run by any Australian company and ranked in the top 250 websites globally according to Alexa. "
target: ScriptLance
ScriptLance is a website service for outsourcing programming and design projects to freelancers worldwide. It is the world's most affordable and easy to use outsourcing service for programming jobs. Small businesses post projects and receive free quotes from freelancers within minutes.
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closed 11/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Communo Corp., acquired LocalSolo

synopsis: Communo announced the purchase of Vancouver-based LocalSolo, an online network for top tier freelancers. Vancouver-based LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
buyer: Communo Corp.
Communo connects people to projects and projects to people. Founded in 2017 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, it is the only sharing economy platform for marketing and advertising professionals. "
target: LocalSolo
Vancouver-based LocalSolo is an online network for top tier freelancers. LocalSolo has a curated talent network of almost 28,000 member freelancers and over 9,000 employers and recruiters worldwide.
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closed 9/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Search Consultancy, acquired Henderson Scott

synopsis: Search Consultancy has announced the acquisition of Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
buyer parent: H2 Equity Partners
buyer: Search Consultancy
Search Consultancy has been delivering recruitment solutions since 1987, and has grown to become one of the leading recruitment consultancies in the UK. "
target: Henderson Scott
Henderson Scott is a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in technology. Henderson Scott has built a reputation for their market leading and cost effective solutions, utilising cutting edge resourcing techniques and extensive professional networks.
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closed 4/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Graduateland, acquired Tyba Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Tyba, the Madrid based platform for startup and technology company recruitment was acquired by Graduateland. The company is the largest career network for students and graduates. They had become the preferred destination for startups and tech companies, both large and small, to post job vacancies.
buyer: Graduateland
Graduateland is Europe's largest career network for students and graduates. Graduateland offers a much-needed service of international career opportunities and, working together with key universities the network, acts as a one-stop-shop for university talent. "
target: Tyba Solutions Ltd.
Tyba has reimagined the way companies recruit junior talent. Tyba is an online platform that gives large, medium and small-sized businesses access to its junior talent database using cloud-based recruiting tools.
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closed 2/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hired, acquired breaz SAS

synopsis: Breaz.io, French leader in marketplaces dedicated to recruiting IT businesses, has been acquired by the US-based Hired.com. Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric.
buyer: Hired
Hired is a marketplace that matched the best people and companies in a way that is fast, efficient and candidate centric. Users on the Hired platform receive objective guidance throughout the interview process from a dedicated Talent Advocate. "
target: breaz SAS
Breaz is a marketplace that connects the best talent to the best companies in the tech industry.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Company Press Release

BreakIt, acquired The Startup Space AB

synopsis: The Startup Space, a news website about Swedish start up companies, has been acquired by BreakIt, an online news portal in Sweden. Anders, James, Einar and Pär will leave The Startup Space and continue to work on their other companies they’ve since gone on to start.
buyer: BreakIt
BreakIt is an online news platform based in Älvsjö, Sweden. "
target: The Startup Space AB
Swedish Startup Space was born on February 1st, 2013 as a very basic meeting place where people could browse jobs, events and office spaces. It is now a news service too, reaching tens of thousands of readers every week who want to learn about Swedish start ups.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
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$8.00
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announced 5/14/2012 via PR Newswire

KleanJobs, will acquire CleanTechRecruits

synopsis: KleanJobs.com, a leading green jobs search engine and provider of related services, announced its acquisition of the largest green job site, CleanTechRecruits. The acquisition expands KleanJobs.com reach to a broader and wider-ranging group of jobs and prospects, as well as making available its growing range of employment-related services.
buyer: KleanJobs
Headquartered in Palm Desert, CA, KleanJobs is a leading provider of green job opportunities for people with broad-based knowledge in sustainability, clean energy, clean tech, and other green economy skills, as well as for employers with job openings in the renewables field. "
target: CleanTechRecruits
CleanTechRecruits is one of the largest green job search sites. It posts green jobs in clean technology products and services, including energy management, sustainability, and careers related to accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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closed 8/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Beyond.com, acquired Tech Careers

synopsis: Beyond.com has acquired http://www.TechCareers.com from CMP Technology, which includes all of its staff and assets, located in New York City. This acquisition allows Beyond.com to gain broad penetration within the IT and Engineering sectors.
buyer parent: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
buyer: Beyond.com
Beyond.com, Inc., the largest provider of career software, powers a network of more than 15,000 niche websites and online communities dedicated to helping business professionals, corporations and vertical communities connect with each other by providing relevant search and networking tools. "
target parent: United Business Media PLC
target: Tech Careers
TechCareers' custom hiring solutions recruits top quality tech and engineering professionals. We offer an integrated approach to reaching hard-to-find passive job seekers.
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired Mediabistro.com, Inc.

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation has acquired all of the shares of mediabistro.com inc. the career and community site for media and creative professionals, for $20.0 million in cash and a two year earn-out that could result in an additional $3.0 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities (both online and offline) for you to meet each other, share resources, and showcase your work.
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closed 11/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Jobserve Ltd,, acquired ComputerJobs.com

synopsis: ComputerJobs.com, the second largest IT- focused job site and winner of numerous WEDDLE's User's Choice Awards, has announced its acquisition by JobServe.com, the UK's leading Internet recruitment site.
buyer: Jobserve Ltd,
JobServe is one of the UK's most successful businesses offering jobs across many sectors of the market. In 2002 JobServe opened an office in Australia where it recently acquired and absorbed JOBNET. In May 2006 JobServe purchased USA job boards CareerBoard.com and ComputerWork.com. "
target: ComputerJobs.com
ComputerJobs.com is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and was started in 1995 to focus solely on IT recruitment. It has since expanded nationwide to become the second largest IT job site in the US, helping more than 1.5 million IT professionals locate jobs.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
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$64
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$44
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, acquired Wowcher Limited

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity announced the acquisition of Wowcher, a "deal a day" site that uses the power of group buying or bulk buying to get unbeatable deals on the best stuff to do, see, visit, eat and buy in a variety of cities in the UK. Wowcher offers discount deals online from a wide variety of merchants, enhancing consumer choice.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Wowcher Limited
Wowcher is a "deal a day" site that uses the power of group buying or bulk buying to get unbeatable deals on the best stuff to do, see, visit, eat and buy in a variety of cities in the UK. They make the luxurious things in life affordable, offering the best experiences at hard to beat prices.
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announced 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

TeleText, will acquire TeleText

synopsis: DMGT’s A&N Media is selling a majority stake of Teletext, the once-influential UK TV text service. Teletext operates the digital TV text service behind ITV1, 2, 3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More4 on Freeview, Channel 4 and all the ITV channels on Sky, as well as ITV1, Channel Four and Five on the analogue TV service.
buyer: TeleText
Teletext operates the digital TV text service behind ITV1, 2, 3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More4 on Freeview, Channel 4 and all the ITV channels on Sky, as well as ITV1, Channel Four and Five on the analogue TV service. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: TeleText
Teletext operates the digital TV text service behind ITV1, 2, 3 and 4, Channel 4, E4 and More4 on Freeview, Channel 4 and all the ITV channels on Sky, as well as ITV1, Channel Four and Five on the analogue TV service.
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closed 7/12/2006 via BNC Analysis

Associated Newspapers, acquired The Appointment Limited

synopsis: Associated has completed the acquisition of The Appointment Limited, the company that runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: The Appointment Limited
The Appointment Limited runs the retail recruitment sites "inretail.co.uk" and "retailcareers.co.uk" as well as the retail magazine "The Appointment".
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Associated Newspapers, acquired Allegran Limited

synopsis: Associated Newspapers, the national newspaper division of DMGT, announces that it has recently made two online acquisitions. Allegran has been acquired which operates a portfolio of dating web sites, catering for different segments within the UK market.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: Allegran Limited
Allegran Limited is the UK's leading online dating business. Allegran currently operate 5 web sites: LoopyLove.com, GirlsDateForFree.com, Pocado.com, DreamsDiscovered.com and DatingForParents.com.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Associated Newspapers, acquired Data Media and Retail Ltd

synopsis: Associated Newspapers, the national newspaper division of DMGT, announces that it has recently made two online acquisitions. Associated has acquired 62.5% of Data Media and Retail (‘DMR’) and has agreed a three-year earnout with its management to acquire the remaining 37.5%.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Associated Newspapers
Associated is the publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard, Metro, Ireland on Sunday and Loot. It is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer internet properties. "
target: Data Media and Retail Ltd
Dynamically expanding the portfolio over the last nine years, Data Media & Retail Ltd offers over 13 consumer Web sites covering motoring, finance, classifieds and the U.K.’s fastest growing competition Web site.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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announced 1/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Newspaper Operations from BH Media Group

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$509.85)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
price ($mm)
$140
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$373
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$47
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Motorsport News

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, a global media company focused on cars and racing. Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Motorsport.com
target: Motorsport News
Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying. The paper covers a wide range of motorsports, including circuit racing, rallying, karting, rallycross, drag racing, speed events and truck racing.
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announced 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Media Central Corporation Inc., will acquire The Georgia Straight

synopsis: Media Central Corporation Inc., an independent and alternative media company, will acquire The Georgia Straight, a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight's regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
buyer: Media Central Corporation Inc. (CNSX:FLYY:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BBC

Highland News and Media Ltd, acquired Scottish Provincial Press

synopsis: The Scottish Provincial Press, one of Scotland's largest publishers of local newspapers, is under new ownership after briefly going into administration. A new company, Highland News and Media Ltd, has been formed to take over the business.
buyer: Highland News and Media Ltd
Highland News and Media Ltd is a company created to acquire the Scottish Provincial Press (SPP). The company is a joint venture between SPP's former majority shareholder Peter Fowler and Cambridge-based Iliffe Media. "
target: Scottish Provincial Press
Scottish Provincial Press is a privately-owned company producing seventeen weekly newspapers covering Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Strathspey, Moray and Banffshire in North and North-East Scotland. SPP is an editorial and advertising force.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
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$64
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announced 11/15/2019 via AP - Associated Press

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase The Courier and the Review Times from The Findlay Publishing Company

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a family‐owned newspaper group, will acquire The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria in Ohio from The Findlay Publishing Company, a daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator. The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
seller: The Findlay Publishing Company
The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas. The Courier and the Review Times belong to The Findlay Publishing Company, a family-owned daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Bangor Daily News, acquired Penobscot Times

synopsis: BDN, a family-owned business that produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, has acquired Penobscot Times, a small weekly newspaper in Maine that covers Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
buyer: Bangor Daily News
A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News. The company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage. "
target parent: RFB Holdings
target: Penobscot Times
Penobscot Times is a small weekly newspaper in Maine. They have a paid circulation of more than 3,400. They cover Old Town, a manufacturing and trade center, Orono, home of the University of Maine, and the towns of Milford, Bradley, Alton, Greenbush, Greenfield, Argyle, Veazie, and Indian Island.
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announced 9/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bendigo Weekly will be merged with Bendigo Advertiser,

synopsis: The owners of the Bendigo Weekly will merge their free publication into Australian Community Media's paid daily newspaper, the Bendigo Advertiser. The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia, news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds.
buyer parent: Australian Community Media
buyer: Bendigo Advertiser
Bendigo Advertiser is an Australian newspaper that covers local, national and international news, real estate, motor vehicle sales and classifieds. Bendigo Advertiser is centred on the thriving central Victorian city of Bendigo, but also covers a vast area of north and central Victoria. "
target: Bendigo Weekly
The Bendigo Weekly is an award-winnning, locally owned, free newspaper offering all the Bendigo, Australia news, community events and sport services in the Bendigo area along with classifieds, Bendigo and district real estate and business services offered.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Atlantique presse information

synopsis: Ouest-France, the leading regional newspaper in France, has acquired Atlantique presse information (Agence API), a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, buy-outs, and more.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Atlantique presse information
Atlantique presse information (Agence API) is a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, reorganizations, buy-outs, and more.
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$2
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Silke and Holger Friedrich, acquired Berliner Zeitung

synopsis: Silke and Holger Friedrich, Berlin-based entrepreneurs, has acquired Berliner Zeitung from DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest traditional media houses. Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: Silke and Holger Friedrich
Silke and Holger Friedrich are Berlin-based entrepreneurs. Silke Friedrich heads the Berlin Metropolitan School, an international school with over 1,000 students. Holger Friedrich is the founder of the Technology Think Tank CORE. "
target parent: DuMont Mediengruppe
target: Berliner Zeitung
Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. Berliner Zeitung provides readers with the latest news from Berlin. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leboncoin, will acquire L’Argus

synopsis: Leboncoin.fr, a leading classified ads site in France owned by Adevinta, is to acquire L'argus, a France-based weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Leboncoin
Leboncoin.fr is a leading classified ads site in France. Leboncoin allows people to search and place ads for jobs, vehicles, real estate, electronics, pets, hospitality services, furnishings, clothing, events, and more. Leboncoin operates in 4 continents and has over 250 million visitors every day. "
target: L’Argus
L'argus is a weekly newspaper dedicated to the automobile industry, offering classified ads, auto news, a used vehicle value estimator, buying guides and more. They are based in France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 8/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Community Media Group, will acquire News-Gazette Media

synopsis: Community Media Group, a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates newspapers and other print distribution products in six states, will acquire News-Gazette Media, a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere.
buyer: Community Media Group
Community Media Group is a privately held multimedia company which owns and operates daily and weekly newspapers, shoppers, and other print distribution products in six states. In addition to newspapers CMG also publishes consumer magazines and operates a full service digital agency. "
target: News-Gazette Media
News-Gazette Media is a newspaper and radio company that aims to function as a unique and virtual force in providing the public with information not readily available elsewhere. They provide their audience with accurate, timely and useful information to help them in their daily lives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Shaw Media, will acquire NewsTribune and AgriNews

synopsis: Shaw Media will acquire the NewsTribune, and the Illinois and Indiana AgriNews weekly publications from Miller Group Media. The NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
buyer: Shaw Media
Shaw Media is the third oldest, continuously owned and operated family newspaper in the nation. The company’s media holdings include websites, newspapers, magazines, Pro Football Weekly, a video production unit and a digital marketing services division. "
target parent: Miller Group Media
target: NewsTribune and AgriNews
NewsTribune serves readers in the greater Illinois Valley area with breaking news and local conversations. Illinois and Indiana Agri-News are distributed weekly throughout Illinois, Indiana, and the entire Midwest and cover topics that affect local farm families and their businesses.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Chaldean Community Foundation, acquired The Chaldean News

synopsis: The Chaldean Community Foundation, the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and a major planning organization for the Chaldean community, has acquired The Chaldean News, a monthly newspaper that published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
buyer: Chaldean Community Foundation
The Chaldean Community Foundation is the largest Chaldean community organization in the U.S. and has become the major planning organization for the Chaldean community nationally. It provides social, educational and immigration services to more than 30,000 people each year. "
target: The Chaldean News
The Chaldean News is a monthly newspaper that has a circulation of about 10,000 and more than 20,000 active monthly digital readers. It published stories about the Chaldean community with unique articles, stories and useful resources.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Southland Publishing

synopsis: Times Media Group, the fast-growing publisher of more than 15 Arizona publications and websites, has acquired Southland Publishing, the Southern California-based publisher of several newsweeklies, magazines and digital media properties with a combined monthly circulation of more than one million readers and web visitors. 
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Southland Publishing
Southland Publishing publishes five weekly newspapers in the Los Angeles/San Diego area with a combined circulation of 215,000, reaching 1.3 million readers: Ventura County Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, Los Angeles ValleyBEAT, Los Angeles CityBEAT, and San Diego CityBEAT.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Avant Publications, acquired The Times Leader Media Group

synopsis: The Times Leader Media Group, a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been acquired by Avant Publications, a privately held company with the bulk of its properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology.
buyer: Avant Publications
Avant Publications is a privately held company with the bulk of its newspaper properties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Avant is owned and operated by industry leaders in newspaper management, circulation and technology. "
target: The Times Leader Media Group
The Times Leader is a newspaper that covers Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their seven-day print product is flagship of The Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area.
price ($mm)
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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

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