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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:$161,857.00)
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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closed 4/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Signature Media, acquired Vacations & Travel Magazine

synopsis: Signature Media has finalised the purchase of Vacations & Travel magazine, cementing the positioning of the media powerhouse as the largest independent travel publisher in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1983 and previously owned by US-based Morris Media Network, Vacations & Travel is the longest-running travel magazine in Australia.
buyer: Signature Media
Signature Media is a dynamic boutique publishing house producing titles that are at the forefront of family and luxury travel trends. Their magazines and online platforms attract audiences keen to be inspired by the wonders of the world. "
target parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
target: Vacations & Travel Magazine
Established in 1983 and previously owned by US-based Morris Media Network, Vacations & Travel is the longest-running travel magazine in Australia, and has a strong digital presence through its website and social media platforms.
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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
EV / EBITDA
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 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$330.26)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$54 [($1)]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
-0.6x
closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
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: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Madison Courier, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Madison Courier, a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Madison Courier, Inc.
The Madison Courier is a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prairie Mountain Media, will acquire Greeley Tribune

synopsis: Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products, will acquire Greeley Tribune from Swift Communications, a newspaper publishing company. Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Prairie Mountain Media
Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. Prairie Mountain Media operates trusted local newspaper brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the state of Colorado. "
target parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
target: Greeley Tribune
Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune provides local news coverage for Greeley, Evans, Windsor and neighboring communities. The paper covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$2,833.48)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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closed 2/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MittMedia Forvaltnings AB, acquired Hall Media AB

synopsis: Sweden-based Mittmedia has acquired Hall Media AB. Headquartered in Jönköping, Sweden, Hall Media is a local newspaper group that owns ten subscription morning newspapers, including Jönköpings-Posten, Falköpings Tidning, and Smålands Dagblad, as well as free newspapers and news sites in the Småland and Västra Götaland regions.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: MittMedia Forvaltnings AB
MittMedia is a Swedish multimedia organization. The company's digital ecosystem, consisting of the platforms Reacher, Soldr, and Aracua, provides daily news and content to its customers. MittMedia operates 28 daily newspapers, as well as numerous free newspapers and websites. "
target: Hall Media AB
Hall Media is a local newspaper group based in Jönköping, Sweden, that owns ten subscription morning newspaper titles, including Jönköpings-Posten, Falköpings Tidning, and Smålands Dagblad, as well as free newspapers and news sites in the Småland and Västra Götaland regions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
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.
price ($mm)
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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:$0.00)
Media Central is an alternative media company. By consolidating the currently fragmented independent media markets, Media Central unites the influencers, tastemakers and culture leaders of the world and is strategically positioned to become a competitive global media publishing company. "
target: The Georgia Straight
The Georgia Straight is a weekly newspaper in Canada. The Georgia Straight is the most read publication in Vancouver. Their regular weekly coverage includes news, tech, arts, music, fashion, travel, health, cannabis, and food, plus Vancouver's most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.85 [$1.04]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA

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Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: 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)
$3,509.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($426.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($606.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,745.00
Employees
20196
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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)
$3,407.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$495.40
EBIT ($mm)
$246.99
Net Income ($mm)
$109.04
Employees
16120
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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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: 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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,780.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$217.88
EBIT ($mm)
$174.22
Net Income ($mm)
$139.97
Employees
4500
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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)
$1,750.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.85
EBIT ($mm)
$173.76
Net Income ($mm)
$119.03
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: 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: 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: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,110.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.61
EBIT ($mm)
$76.68
Net Income ($mm)
$66.94
Employees
3669
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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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