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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Compass Maps LTD.

synopsis: Morris Communications Company is adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its range of travel publications with the acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Co.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
target: Compass Maps LTD.
Compass Maps Limited is collection of designers, paper engineers, writers, researchers, mapmakers and marketers.Our maps take four individuals four months to create. Every location is meticulously researched and surveyed first hand.
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closed 5/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Trimble Outdoors, acquired MyTopo

synopsis: Trimble has acquired MyTopo through its subsidiary Trimble Outdoors. MyTopo is a leading provider of print and digital maps for outdoor enthusiasts. The acquisition expands Trimble's ability to offer unique map content and new outdoor-centric products while simultaneously enhancing its popular mobile apps.
buyer parent: Trimble Navigation Limited
buyer: Trimble Outdoors
Trimble Outdoors is the developer of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers – AllSport GPS, Trimble Outdoors, and Geocache Navigator. Consumers can use their GPS-enabled cell phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, geocache, and more. "
target: MyTopo
MyTopo, based in Billings, Montana, provides navigation-ready mapping services, data, and software for professional and recreational use. MyTopo offers several products to outdoor consumers using its topographic, satellite and aerial photograph map imagery.
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closed 4/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Universal Map Group, LLC, acquired JSK Map Services

synopsis: Universal Map Group, LLC, an affiliate of the Spartan Organization, Inc. and Kappa Media Group, Inc., announced that it has concluded its acquisition of the assets of the business formerly conducted by JSK Map Services, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based publisher of regional and local maps sold throughout the southeastern United States.
buyer parent: Spartan Group
buyer: Universal Map Group, LLC
Universal Map is one of the leading publishers of national, regional and local premium map products, Atlases, Wall Maps, and Custom Mapping Solutions sold throughout the United States and Canada. Universal products are sold through national and online retailers, and major convenience stores. "
target: JSK Map Services
JSK Map Services is, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based publisher of regional and local maps sold throughout the southeastern United States.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Universal Map Group, LLC, acquired Universal Map Enterprises

synopsis: Universal Map Group, LLC, an affiliate of Kappa Media Group, Inc. and other Kappa related companies has concluded its acquisition of the assets of the business formerly conducted by Universal Map Enterprises, Inc. a leading publisher of national, regional and local maps sold throughout the United States and Canada.
buyer: Universal Map Group, LLC
Universal Map is one of the leading publishers of national, regional and local premium map products, Atlases, Wall Maps, and Custom Mapping Solutions sold throughout the United States and Canada. Universal products are sold through national and online retailers, and major convenience stores. "
target: Universal Map Enterprises
Universal Map Enterprises publishes national, regional and local maps and atlas publications sold throughout the United States and Canada as well as wall maps and custom map products for industry.
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announced 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Luokung Technology Corp., will acquire eMapgo

synopsis: Luokung Technology Corp, one of the leading global spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies and a leading interactive location-based services company in China, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interests of eMapgo, one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China.
buyer: Luokung Technology Corp. (LKCO:$21.04)
Luokung is a leading global spatial-temporal big-data technology company and a leading interactive location-based services company in China. Luokung's mobile app provides personalized and precise services to travelers on the train and at their destination. "
target: eMapgo
eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd (EMG) is one of the leading navigation electronic map service providers in China and has obtained Class-A qualification certificates of navigable surveying and mapping, internet map service and geographic information system engineering.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

TomTom NV, acquired Whereis Maps

synopsis: TomTom announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Whereis Maps
Whereis Maps is a leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and among the leading digital maps and content providers for New Zealand as well. Whereis.com provides maps and directions to almost any address in Australia, plus points of interest along the way.
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closed 3/4/2015 via Market Wire

Multimedia Platforms LLC, acquired Columbia FunMap, Inc.

synopsis: Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP) announced it has acquired Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps), a 33-year-old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities.
buyer parent: Cybermesh International Corp.
buyer: Multimedia Platforms LLC (OTCPK:MMPW:$0.76)
Multimedia Platforms, LLC ("MMP") is an industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. "
target: Columbia FunMap, Inc.
Columbia FunMap, Inc. (FunMaps) is a 33 year old LGBT travel and leisure publishing company, delivering local and regional maps, information and advertising to more than forty (40) key North American cities. FunMaps distributes over 1.5 million map guides yearly.
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announced 9/24/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Boliga Gruppen A/S, will acquire DinGeo

synopsis: Boliga Gruppen, a Danish independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans, will acquire DinGeo, a Danish company that collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes.
buyer: Boliga Gruppen A/S (CPSE:BOLIGA:$7.15)
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S. "
target: DinGeo
Headquartered in Denmark, DinGeo collects geodata, presents it in an easy and clear format and releases it to ordinary Danes. With DinGeo, homeowners can learn more about their own home and local area, while home buyers get information about a home they are interested in.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Serendipity Media LLC, acquired REVUE Magazine

synopsis: Serendipity Media LLC, a Grand Rapids-based custom publisher and marketing firm, has acquired REVUE Magazine from Revue Holding Company, the parent company of bi-weekly B2B publication MiBiz. REVUE Magazine is a comprehensive free entertainment guide that covers music, arts, film, beer, dining and family-centric entertainment in West Michigan.
buyer: Serendipity Media LLC
Serendipity Media is a Grand Rapids-based custom publisher and marketing firm. Serendipity Media specializes in magazine and eNewsletter publishing, content marketing, branding, audience development, social media, website design, and custom events. "
target parent: Revue Holding Company Inc.
target: REVUE Magazine
REVUE Magazine is West Michigan's most comprehensive free entertainment guide. REVUE Magazine covers music, arts, film, beer, dining and family-centric entertainment. The magazine is distributed monthly to more than 500 locations throughout West Michigan.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, acquired Wildsam, Inc.

synopsis: Arcadia Publishing, the hyper-local book publisher, has acquired Wildsam, publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series, a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. As a result of the acquisition, Wildsam will expand its editorial team and increase the number of titles to be published in 2020.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. "
target: Wildsam, Inc.
Wildsam is the publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series. Wildsam has a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. The publisher's guides include writing from such journalists, poets, novelists, and historians as Emma Straub, Rick Bass and Ann Friedman.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Web

Cameron + Company, acquired San Francisco Cuisine Magazine

synopsis: Cameron + Company, publisher of quality books with a focus on photography, art, food & wine, children’s, and publications of regional interest, has acquired San Francisco Cuisine Magazine, the premier culinary guide to the Bay Area. San Francisco Cuisines includes current menus, descriptions and photographs of the top restaurants and wineries.
buyer: Cameron + Company
Founded in 1964, Cameron + Company, Inc. is a media company rich in book publishing history with recent expansion into licensing, merchandising, TV/Film, digital media and other forms of media. Cameron + Company's business divisions include Cameron Books, Cameron Studios and Roundtree Press. "
target: San Francisco Cuisine Magazine
For more than a decade, San Francisco Cuisine has been the Bay Area's Premier Culinary Guide to Fine Restaurants and Wineries - the ultimate restaurant, recipe and winery resource for foodies, travelers and industry insiders.
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closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

synopsis: On 14 July 2017, GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH. In addition to the monthly magazine "Beautiful Swabia" and the folk calendar "Lahrer Hinkender Bote", whose tradition dates back to 1800, there are 60 to 70 popular books and about 30 e-books & other media for Baden-Württemberg, Germany that Silverburg publishes.
buyer: GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH
GeraNova Bruckmann publishes books, magazines, calendars, DVDs, online portals, e-books and apps on a wide range of topics including tourism, sports, nature, history, activities guide, illustrated books on topics from European regions, automotive, motorcycle, train, aviation and military history. "
target: Silberburg-Verlag GmbH
Silberburg-Verlag GmbHb publishes magazines, a calendar, books, e-books, and other media focusing on excursion and leisure guides, country-specific books, illustrated books, culinary, biographies, gift books, dialect volumes, country-based novels and regional rhymes.
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closed 11/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Herald-Mail Company, acquired What's NXT, LLC

synopsis: Herald-Mail Media announced it has acquired What’s NXT, the Hagerstown-based company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe’s Donut Drop.
buyer parent: Schurz Communications, Inc.
buyer: Herald-Mail Company
189-year-old Herald-Mail Media is owned by Schurz Communications a family-owned company based in Indiana. In addition to their daily newspaper, and several area magazines, Herald-Mail Media also owns multiple digital assets serving the largest local online audience. "
target parent: High Rock Holdings
target: What's NXT, LLC
What’s NXT is a Hagerstown-based company that publishes a free monthly event guide and hosts local events, such as the Downtown Summer Slide Festival and Krumpe’s Donut Drop.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Giftxoxo, acquired Actizone

synopsis: Bangalore-based Nreach Online Services Pvt Ltd, which runs online gifting platform Giftxoxo, has acquired Actizone, an online portal to discover extracurricular activities. Mumbai-based Actizone, run by PassionKart Services Pvt Ltd, caters to all age groups, from toddlers to adults, who can discover activities grouped under 12 broad categories.
buyer: Giftxoxo
Giftxoxo is a company focused on experiential gifting since its start in 2012. Giftxoxo’s unique Corporate Gifts make them the pioneer in the gifting industry. Giftxoxo specializes in Experiences gifts, Gift vouchers and the Rewards and Recognition Portal - XoxoEngage. "
target: Actizone
Actizone is an online search and discovery platform that lets users find the best extracurricular activities in their neighbourhood in a fast and convenient way. Actizone provides comprehensive information related to the professionals and activity centres, including photos, videos, and reviews.
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closed 9/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Long Island Exchange merged with Long Island Media Inc.,

synopsis: LongIslandExchange.com and LongIsland.com, the two premiere online sources encompassing the unique experience that is Long Island, announced a powerhouse merger under the umbrella of Long Island Media Inc., amassing the largest collective grouping of websites ever based on and dedicated to Long Island.
buyer: Long Island Media Inc.
Long Island Media, Inc. owns and operates the largest privately held network of Long Island based web sites on the Internet. The company owns LongIsland.com, and has acquired most of Long Island's original web portals; websites specifically focused on Long Island New York. "
target parent: Searchen Networks
target: Long Island Exchange
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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closed 8/18/2014 via Reuters

Google Inc., acquired JetPac Inc

synopsis: Google has acquired Jetpac, an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: JetPac Inc
Jetpac is an iPhone application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides. Based on image processing of the world's Instagram photos, it tells where the happiest bars are, where to find the most scenic hikes, or hipster coffee places in any city in the world.
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closed 4/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Localist Limited, acquired Localist Limited

synopsis: New Zealand Post has sold its digital media subsidiary the Localist to management. The Localist started in 2011 as a mix of print and digital directories business and at one time had aspirations to being a media firm competing with community newspapers.
buyer: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online. "
target parent: New Zealand Post Limited
target: Localist Limited
Localist Limited offers a website and mobile app where people can share the things to taste, buy, and do around where they live. When locals want to recommend a business they think is great, they “love” it on Localist, enabling New Zealand small businesses to get noticed online.
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closed 1/16/2014 via PR Web

Searchen Networks, acquired LongIslandExchange.com

synopsis: Searchen Networks is pleased to announce its acquisition of online publication Long Island Exchange. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
buyer: Searchen Networks
Searchen Networks is a pioneer in search engine marketing. The SEARCHEN mission is, and has always been, to provide services poised at increasing a companies overall visibility on the Internet. "
target: LongIslandExchange.com
LongIslandExchange.com is well recognized as the leading city guide for Long Island residents as well as visitors to the area. The site offers credible, well edited, and monitored local information, news, free classifieds, and reporting making it the leading localized portal.
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announced 5/31/2013 via CNW Group

Sprylogics International Corp, will acquire Poynt Corporation

synopsis: Sprylogics International announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
buyer: Sprylogics International Corp (SPY.V:$0.23)
Sprylogics International Corp. develops advanced search, analysis, and information display tools and services. These solutions enable users to search large amounts of unstructured data on the Web and in internal corporate databases, and convert it into actionable intelligence. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Poynt Corporation
Poynt Corp. is a global leader in the mobile local search and advertising space. Its Location Based Search (LBS) and advertising platform, Poynt, enhances a user's ability to connect with exactly what they need in their local area.
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closed 5/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Brownstoner Media, acquired QueensNYC.com

synopsis: Blankslate has sold QueensNYC blog to partner Brownstoner. Brownstoner is going to transition the site and rename it Brownstoner Queens. The site will take on Brownstoner’s voice and unique perspective on real estate. QueensNYC is a daily site about the happenings in New York City’s biggest borough, Queens.
buyer: Brownstoner Media
Brownstoner is the leading site about Brooklyn real estate and renovation, and all the tangential topics that impact life inside and outside the home in Brooklyn; the site also boasts a Marketplace with over 3,000 real estate listings and 250 local businesses. "
target parent: BlankSlate
target: QueensNYC.com
QueensNYC explores NYC’s largest borough. They delve in to the news, life, culture and geography of Queens, finding the places, food and cultural adventures that make Queens unique. Though the site is about Queens, they also focus on connections relevant to the rest of NYC and surrounding areas.
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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Compass Maps LTD.

synopsis: Morris Communications Company is adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its range of travel publications with the acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Co.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
target: Compass Maps LTD.
Compass Maps Limited is collection of designers, paper engineers, writers, researchers, mapmakers and marketers.Our maps take four individuals four months to create. Every location is meticulously researched and surveyed first hand.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will purchase 79 Publications from Morris Communications Co. LLC

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced that it has agreed to acquire 79 publications and related assets from Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, GA.
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 for their small and medium businesses partners. "
seller: Morris Communications Co. LLC
The acquisition includes 79 publications including all eleven dailies, the largest of which are The Florida Times-Union, The Augusta Chronicle, and the Savannah Morning News, from Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, GA.
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closed 2/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Georgia Trend Magazine

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced the acquisition of Trend Publications, LLC, which includes the premiere state-wide monthly business publication, Georgia Trend, several annual publications, georgiatrend.com and other print, digital and event assets.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. MPG currently owns and operates 11 daily newspapers as well as non-daily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. "
target: Georgia Trend Magazine
Georgia Trend presents an analysis of trends in finance, investments, real-estate, politics and the economy each month. More corporate decision makers in the state rely on Georgia Trend for business news and information that can help them plan for the future.
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announced 5/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Alpha Media, will purchase Radio Stations from Morris Communications Co. LLC

synopsis: Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Morris Communications. Morris owns thirty-six radio stations in 8 markets including; Topeka, KS; Salina, KS; Amarillo, TX; Palm Springs, CA; Anchorage, AK; Wasilla, AK; Grays Harbor-Hoquiam, WA and Wenatchee-Columbia River, WA.
buyer: Alpha Media
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon Alpha Media owns and operates 90 radio stations and 3 additional stations under LMAs in 18 markets across the United States covering all formats including Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Spanish, Urban, News Talk, Sports, Rock, Country and more. "
seller: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications is a leader in media with high-quality brands that provide community, news, information, advertising, entertainment and related content through diverse digital channels and distribution outlets. Morris owns thirty-six radio stations in 8 markets.
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closed 5/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced the acquisition of the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc., a publishing company based in Savannah, GA., that produces the Tell-N-Sell Shopper and a Hispanic publication named La Voz Latina.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications is a leader in media with high-quality brands that provide community, news, information, advertising, entertainment and related content through diverse digital channels and distribution outlets. "
target: Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc
The Tell-N-Sell has been publishing a weekly collection of business ads and private-party classified ads for the past 30 years. No other local publication comes close to offering the number and variety of locally-originated classifieds that they offer each week.
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired The Globe Pequot Press Inc.

synopsis: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group ("R&L"), one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America, acquired Globe Pequot Press, a mid-sized publisher and distributor, from Morris Communications. The purchase adds approximately 2,500 titles and $20 million in sales to R&L.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. is one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes under a dozen imprints in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences. "
target parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
target: The Globe Pequot Press Inc.
Globe Pequot Press is a mid-sized publisher and distributor with deep roots in major category publishing. They specialize in outdoor recreation and leisure titles.
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closed 3/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Carolina Parenting, Inc.

synopsis: Morris Media Network has acquired Carolina Parenting, Inc., a publishing company based in Charlotte, NC, that produces monthly and annual regional publications and digital media for parents and others caring for children.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include digital publishing and online services for newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and book distribution. "
target: Carolina Parenting, Inc.
Carolina Parent is the most trusted parenting resource group in the Triangle area of N.C. They provide timely, interesting and helpful information for all families through our monthly magazine, annual guides, special events and digital platforms.
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closed 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Where, acquired Reno/Tahoe Visitor

synopsis: Where® announced the acquisition of the Reno/Tahoe Visitor from Reno, Nevada-based Visitor Publications, Inc. Visitor Publications, Inc. publishes the Reno/Tahoe Visitor and includes extensive coverage of the area's abundance of outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment options.
buyer parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
buyer: Where
Where is the discriminating traveler's choice for smart, up-to-date information on more than 100 hot destinations worldwide. From magazines and annual books to maps and comprehensive digital content, Where gives travelers everything they need to experience the best of the city they're visiting. "
target: Reno/Tahoe Visitor
Founded in 1974, Visitor Publications, Inc. publishes the Reno/Tahoe Visitor and includes extensive coverage of the area's abundance of outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment options.
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closed 5/2/2012 via Market Wire

Where, purchased Houston GuestLife Magazine from GuestLife Magazine

synopsis: WHERE® announced the acquisition of Houston GuestLife Magazine from Palm Springs, California based Desert Publications, Inc. GuestLife Publications create visitors guides that give people the feel and look of destinations such as Monterey Bay, New Mexico, El Paso, Houston, Vancouver and other popular destinations.
buyer parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
buyer: Where
Where is the discriminating traveler's choice for smart, up-to-date information on more than 100 hot destinations worldwide. From magazines and annual books to maps and comprehensive digital content, Where gives travelers everything they need to experience the best of the city they're visiting. "
seller parent: Desert Publications Inc
seller: GuestLife Magazine
GuestLife Publications' highly detailed books/web sites include attractions, hotels, restaurants, the arts, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, sports and detailed visitors guides that give people the feel and look of their destinations.
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closed 10/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Where, purchased Where Alaska from Where Canada

synopsis: Morris Visitor Publications (MVP) has acquired Where® Alaska from St. Joseph Communications' Where Canada. With the addition of Where® Alaska, MVP has enhanced its ability to provide timely and relevant information to local Alaska residents, visitors and aspirational travelers to America's last frontier.
buyer parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
buyer: Where
One of the world’s most trusted travel brands, Where has been publishing guidebooks, magazines and maps for more than 75 years. Where's editors provide insider expertise and its publications cover more than 100 destinations worldwide. "
seller parent: St. Joseph Communications
seller: Where Canada
St Joseph Communications' 11 Canadian Where® branded publications reach more than 9 million readers and are distributed to more than 900 hotel properties and attractions throughout Canada.
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closed 10/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Inc. merged with Magic Media, Inc.,

synopsis: ACON Investments, LLC announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Fairway Outdoor from a subsidiary of Morris Communications Company, LLC. Fairway will be combined with Magic Media, ACON's existing outdoor advertising company, to form Fairway Magic Outdoor, LLC.
buyer parent: ACON Investments, LLC
buyer: Magic Media, Inc.
Magic Media is the fifth largest outdoor advertising Company in the United States and one of the largest privately held companies in the industry. Magic Media has over 12,000 billboard and poster displays located in 24 states throughout the Southeast and Midwestern United States. "
target parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
target: Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Inc.
Fairway Outdoor Advertising is one of the country's finest outdoor advertising companies. Headquartered in Augusta GA, Fairway operates ten major divisions with 19,500 billboard and poster displays in 22 states.
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closed 12/3/2007 via PR Newswire

GateHouse Media, Inc., purchased 14 daily newspapers, 3 nondaily newspapers, commercial printing operation and related publications from Morris Communications Co. LLC

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group reported the completion of the previously announced sale of fourteen daily newspapers, three non daily newspapers, a commercial printing operation and other related publications to GateHouse Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
seller: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services.
price ($mm)
$103
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Compass Maps LTD.

synopsis: Morris Communications Company is adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its range of travel publications with the acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Co.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
target: Compass Maps LTD.
Compass Maps Limited is collection of designers, paper engineers, writers, researchers, mapmakers and marketers.Our maps take four individuals four months to create. Every location is meticulously researched and surveyed first hand.
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closed 8/28/2007 via PR Newswire

The Globe Pequot Press Inc., acquired Footprint Books

synopsis: Globe Pequot Press has strengthened its position as a travel guide publisher with the purchase of Bath, England- based Footprint Books. The announcement was made today by Scott Watrous, president of Globe Pequot.
buyer parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
buyer: The Globe Pequot Press Inc.
The Globe Pequot Press, based in Guilford, Conn., is the world's leading publisher and distributor of outdoor recreation and leisure titles. The company, a division of Morris Communications, annually publishes more than 500 titles and distributes 300 new titles yearly for other publishers. "
target: Footprint Books
Footprint Books, which issued its first guidebook in 1924, publishes 80 travel guides covering locations on five continents. The guidebooks feature extensive information on the destinations covered - from food and accommodations to nightlife and transportation.
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announced 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Morris Communications Co. LLC, will purchase Four Weeklies in Georgia, South Carolina from Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Morris Publishing Group has reached an agreement to acquire The (Barnwell, S.C.) People-Sentinel, The Hampton County (S.C.) Guardian, The (Edgefield, S.C.) Citizen News and the Sylvania (Ga.) Telephone from Community Newspapers, Inc.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
seller: Community Newspapers, Inc.
Community Newspapers, Inc., headquartered in Athens, Ga., includes 32 newspapers in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. The 37-year-old company publishes three daily newspapers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/20/2003 via

synopsis: The Morris Publishing Group subsidiary of Morris Communications Co. LLC today announced the purchase of The Girard Press, a nondaily newspaper serving Crawford County, Kansas.
buyer: Morris Communications Corp.
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
target:
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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Morris Communications Co. LLC, acquired Compass Maps LTD.

synopsis: Morris Communications Company is adding PopOut Maps and travel guides to its range of travel publications with the acquisition of Compass Maps Ltd. The announcement was made today by William S. Morris III, chairman and CEO of Morris Communications Co.
buyer: Morris Communications Co. LLC
Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, outdoor advertising, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution and online services. "
target: Compass Maps LTD.
Compass Maps Limited is collection of designers, paper engineers, writers, researchers, mapmakers and marketers.Our maps take four individuals four months to create. Every location is meticulously researched and surveyed first hand.
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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

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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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
announced 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Publishing Company, Inc., will purchase Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View from Swift Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Pacific Publishing, a company whose services include a variety of print publications will acquire 4 Nevada newspapers: Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View, from Swift Communications, a company that provides news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach.
buyer: Pacific Publishing Company, Inc.
Pacific Publishing Company’s services include a variety of printing and publishing offerings. Pacific Publishing Company’s community newspapers serve Seattle’s most affluent neighborhoods with quality, award-winning journalism. "
seller: Swift Communications, Inc.
Swift Communications provides local news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach. They own 4 Nevada-based newspapers: the Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier, Lahontan Valley News and Northern Nevada Business View.
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announced 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eastern Oregon Media Group, will acquire La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald

synopsis: EO Media Group, a family-owned newspaper company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, will acquire The Baker City Herald, a newspaper that delivers Baker County, Oregon news, and La Grande Observer, a newspaper that is recognized as the dominant news and advertising source for Northeast Oregon., from Western Communications, Inc.
buyer: Eastern Oregon Media Group
EO Media Group is a family-owned company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest. Their eleven newspapers provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and issues impacting the communities they serve in the Pacific Northwest, reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press. "
target parent: Western Communications Inc.
target: La Grande Observer and Baker City Herald
La Grande Observer is recognized as the dominant news and advertising source for Northeast Oregon and has received numerous awards. The Baker City Herald delivers Baker County, Oregon news. Its staff has a broad-based knowledge of the people, geography and events that affect Baker County living.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Font PR, acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania

synopsis: Font PR, an Australian PR agency that builds brands and reputations for their clients, has acquired Temperate Zone Tasmania, a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Australia through their newspapers The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette.
buyer: Font PR
Headquartered in Australia, Font PR builds brands and reputations for their clients. They have a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job. They’re creative, collaborative, thorough and they strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. "
target: Temperate Zone Tasmania
Temperate Zone Tasmania is a Tasmanian publication which covers Tasman and Forestier Peninsulas in Tasmania’s South East. Their newspapers, The Sorell Times and The Tasman Gazette, have been produced and distributed by a team of dedicated volunteers for approximately 22 years.
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
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. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sipromad, acquired Africanews

synopsis: Groupe Sipromad, the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar which operates in the Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting industries, has acquired Africanews, the Congo-based news media that covers sub-African and international news and business stories from an African perspective.
buyer: Groupe Sipromad
Groupe Sipromad is a leader in diversified industries in Madagascar. As the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar, it operates in several clusters: Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting. "
target parent: Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l.
target: Africanews
Headquartered in Congo, Africanews is the new pan-African news media, unique in its concept and vision. Africanews covers sub-African and international news and business stories 24/7 in French and English languages from an African perspective.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Country Media, will purchase Two Newspapers from Western Communications Inc.

synopsis: Country Media, Inc. will acquire two newspapers owned by Western Communications Inc. The two newspapers, The Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings and Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent city, each publish twice weekly, serve adjacent markets straddling the Oregon and California border in a region known as the Wild Rivers Coast.
buyer: Country Media
Country Media was formed in 2000 by Steve and Carol Hungerford. The company, headquartered in Salem, Oregon, owns 15 non-daily newspapers and associated digital media in four states. "
seller: Western Communications Inc.
The two newspapers are The Curry Coastal Pilot in Brookings, OR and the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, CA. Each publish twice weekly and serve adjacent markets straddling the Oregon and California border in a region known as the Wild Rivers Coast.
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Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,564.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$810.85
EBIT ($mm)
$466.64
Net Income ($mm)
$168.74
Employees
16282
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,665.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$266.34
Net Income ($mm)
$328.42
Employees
16153
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,133.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.57
EBIT ($mm)
$312.04
Net Income ($mm)
$92.22
Employees
8349
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,726.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$197.73
EBIT ($mm)
$146.00
Net Income ($mm)
$763.04
Employees
5924
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,564.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$233.45
EBIT ($mm)
$183.49
Net Income ($mm)
$52.63
Employees
3560
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,390.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$334.75
EBIT ($mm)
$182.64
Net Income ($mm)
$120.27
Employees
4641
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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:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,066.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.10
EBIT ($mm)
$127.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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