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closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
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closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired HelloWorld

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based HelloWorld, a digital marketing solutions provider focused on promotion and loyalty solutions. The business will be rebranded “HelloWorld, a Merkle Company.” Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: HelloWorld
HelloWorld is a digital marketing solutions company working with the world’s leading brands. The powerful combination of native platform technology and marketing strategy allows marketers to accelerate growth and deepen customer impact.
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announced 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

The Mission Marketing Group plc, will acquire Splash Interactive

synopsis: The Mission Marketing Group announced that it has agreed to acquire the digitally-led marketing services agency group, Splash Interactive. With offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam, Splash works with some of the leading Client Companies in the region, including leading local and multi-national banks.
buyer: The Mission Marketing Group plc (AIM:TMMG:$221.24)
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors. "
target: Splash Interactive
Splash Interactive is a digital marketing agency. From good, intuitive design to innovative web, mobile and tablet applications, complex backends and platforms, social media on earned and paid media, they ensure Clients not only navigate, but make waves on all digital media.
price ($mm)
$0.48*
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$4
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closed 8/21/2012 via Market Wire

Catterton Partners, acquired ePrize, LLC

synopsis: ePrize LLC, the leader in digital engagement specializing in mobile, social and web campaigns, announced that it was acquired by Catterton Partners, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm. This investment will be used to accelerate ePrize's overall growth and expansion, particularly in the multi-channel engagement and CRM arenas.
buyer: Catterton Partners
With more than $2.5 billion currently under management and a twenty-three year track record of success in building high growth companies, Catterton Partners is the leading consumer-focused private equity firm. "
target: ePrize, LLC
ePrize is the global leader in digital engagement. The company incentivizes consumer behavior across mobile, social and web for the world's largest brands. Last year, more than half of the Fortune 100 and many world-class agencies relied on ePrize's creative, technology and legal services.
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$54
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closed 10/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Costa IMC., acquired CAM Advertising & Media

synopsis: COSTA IMC is proud to announce the acquisition of CAM Advertising & Media. CAM was founded by Carlos Morales and has been operating in Central America and the Andean region for the past 10 years. Among the agency's current clients are leading brands such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Del Monte, Sabic, Saudi Aramco and Discovery Networks.
buyer: Costa IMC.
COSTA IMC is a branding and interactive marketing agency led by marketers with deep roots in effective communications, creative executions and ROI. The team is comprised of executives who have launched and managed some of the best brands in the world. "
target: CAM Advertising & Media
CAM, Creative Advertising Media, based in Venice Beach, is an innovative, creative and affordable advertising agency specializing in outdoor and online advertising.
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closed 9/20/2010 via Market Wire

Schawk, Inc., acquired Untitled London Limited

synopsis: Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity, announced that it has expanded its digital marketing services by acquiring the boutique digital agency Untitled London Limited, which is based in London, United Kingdom.
buyer: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. "
target: Untitled London Limited
Untitled London Limited, with annual revenues of approximately $0.7 million, provides strategic, creative and technical services for digital marketing across web, mobile and social touch points.
price ($mm)
$0.86
rev ($mm)
$1
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1.2x
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closed 8/12/2010 via Company Press Release

JWT, acquired Digitaria Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Digitaria, a leading digital marketing and technology firm, announced that it has been acquired by JWT North America. Led by CEO Dan Khabie, Digitaria is a full service agency whose experience and capabilities have positioned the San Diego based firm as a strategic leader in the digital realm.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: JWT
JWT is the world's best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals. "
target: Digitaria Interactive, Inc.
Digitaria Interactive, Inc. operates as a digital technology and marketing company. The company develops digital experiences online through Web sites, intranets, extranets, digital asset management, interactive marketing campaigns, and business solutions.
price ($mm)
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$14
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cancelled 6/21/2010 via Capital IQ

Thrive WorldWide, Inc., cancelled merger with Jarish, Inc.

synopsis: Jarish, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Thrive World Wide, Inc.
buyer: Thrive WorldWide, Inc. (TWWI:$0.00)
Thrive Worldwide, Inc. is a Nevada corporation having offices located at 638 Main St Lake Geneva, WI 53147. At present, the Company operates two stores in southern California. "
target: Jarish, Inc.
Jarish, Inc. is a San Diego-based digital marketing agency focused on progressive interactive, mobile and social media strategies. The company's suite of interactive media commerce solutions enable local brands to engage the public and drive revenues with minimal expenditure.
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$0.10
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closed 2/25/2010 via BusinessWire

CoolerAds, LLC, acquired Atricity

synopsis: CoolerAds announced it's acquisition of Atricity, a full-service Internet marketing company. Atricity specializes in providing online advertising services such as web site design, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and social media marketing.
buyer: CoolerAds, LLC
CoolerAds is the industry-leading local online advertising platform for community newspapers and their local advertisers. "
target: Atricity
Atricity is an Internet marketing company that helps unleash the power of the Internet and puts technology to work for businesses. The company’s seasoned industry professionals have the passion and drive to build great websites and customize web marketing solutions for the hyperlocal market.
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closed 8/5/2009 via BusinessWire

Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Internet Capital Group, Inc., acquired SendTec, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners completed their purchase of substantially all of the assets and continuing operations of SendTec, Inc., a multichannel integrated direct marketing company. These assets will become the business operations of a newly formed entity named Acquirgy, Inc.
buyer: Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ACTA:$118.96)
buyer: Cross Atlantic Capital Partners
Internet Capital Group owns and builds Internet software companies that drive business productivity and reduce transaction costs between firms. ICG devotes its expertise and capital to maximizing the success of these platform companies that are delivering on-demand software and service applications."
target: SendTec, Inc.
SendTec is a direct marketing services company that leverages its technology and extensive relationships to minimize marketing risks for our clients.
price ($mm)
$0.90
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closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

WeissComm Group, acquired Common Sense Media Group

synopsis: The WeissComm Group has announced the acquisition of Common Sense Media Group, a social media consulting company founded by Bob Pearson, who will become WeissComm's Chief Technology and Media Officer. Pearson will continue to operate and grow this function for WeissComm out of what will now serve as its Austin office.
buyer: WeissComm Group
WeissComm Group's seasoned professionals specialize in branding, design, digital and traditional marketing, corporate and product PR, media, investor and advocacy relations, clinical trial recruitment and grassroots direct-to-patient communications campaigns. "
target: Common Sense Media Group
Common Sense Media Group is a social media consulting company. Social media requires experimentation to determine which approaches work best, and our team of thought leaders will apply our expertise to give objective views on technology that companies should consider.
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closed 1/16/2008 via Company Press Release

Engauge, acquired StreamRight

synopsis: Marketing agency Engauge, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, has acquired StreamRight, a digital technology development firm that creates web applications that help marketers succeed in today’s digital world.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Engauge
Engauge is a next-generation marketing solutions agency formed to unite the power of digital, traditional, and direct marketing. Its messages match the various behavioral modes that people are in when they engage with media. "
target: StreamRight
StreamRight provides an easy-to-use platform for delivering interactive video to audiences worldwide. We empower you to easily manage all of your digital assets, while leaving the technical aspects such as encoding, data storage, broadcasting and related functions to our leading edge media platform.
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closed 11/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Zustek Corporation, acquired Adverb Media

synopsis: Zustek Corporation, a leading provider of email marketing communications solutions, has acquired Adverb Media, an award-winning interactive marketing, technology, and services agency. Adverb Media is comprised of DigitalGrit, a direct response and search marketing firm, Temel, a brand strategy and creative agency, and RelevantNoise™.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Zustek Corporation
Zustek is an industry leading email service provider, delivering email marketing software and services to world-class clients. Zustec works directly with their customers to create successful online marketing programs that will help increase revenue as well as build stronger customer relationships. "
target: Adverb Media
Adverb Media is a marketing technology and services company offering a uniquely broad set of services, from search engine marketing and optimization, to results-oriented design and development, to technology-based solutions that help global businesses stay ahead of the interactive curve.
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closed 1/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired New Media Strategies

synopsis: Meredith Corporation one of America's leading media and marketing companies, has acquired New Media Strategies, an interactive word-of-mouth marketing company.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. "
target: New Media Strategies
New Media Strategies is the largest and most successful firm in the field. Their nearly 70 employees use best-in-class analysis to develop and execute winning Web 2.0 marketing campaigns for blue-chip clients in over 40 different industries.
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closed 12/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Pay By Touch, acquired S&H greenpoints

synopsis: Pay By Touch has acquired S&H Solutions (S&H) and its parent company S&H greenpoints. The purchase price was in excess of $100 million in cash and stock.
buyer: Pay By Touch
Pay By Touch is the global leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions. To date, patented Pay By Touch(TM) biometric services enable 3.4 million shoppers to quickly and securely access personal accounts. "
target: S&H greenpoints
S&H Solutions is a leading provider of customer-based loyalty marketing and retail solutions. The company provides sophisticated, real-time technology and knowledge that enables retailers to deliver one-to-one messages in-store through multiple proprietary platforms.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Accipiter, Inc., acquired BidClix,Inc.

synopsis: Accipiter Solutions, Inc., an online advertising technology innovator since 1996, has acquired BidClix, one of the industry's fastest growing online advertising networks. Based on a bid-for-placement model, BidClix enables advertisers to attract new customers by placing ads into highly targeted contextual channels.
buyer parent: aQuantive, Inc.
buyer: Accipiter, Inc.
Accipiter has been serving and enriching the digital advertising industry since 1996. Web publishers, media networks and marketers take advantage of Accipiter's innovative ad management, trafficking and behavioral targeting solutions to effectively manage their online advertising revenue. "
target: BidClix,Inc.
BidClix is one of the Internet's leading and fastest growing advertising networks. Based on a bid-for-placement model, BidClix enables advertisers to attract new prospective customers through placing their ads into highly targeted contextual channels.
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closed 8/10/2006 via

ZenithOptiMedia, acquired Moxie Interactive

synopsis: Zenith Media, part of the Publicis advertising group, has agreed to buy U.S. firm Moxie Interactive, an online advertising agency based in Atlanta. Moxie will retain its name, all employees and continue to operate as a free-standing unit out of Atlanta. It will report into Tim Jones, CEO ZenithOptimedia Group, North America.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: ZenithOptiMedia
Zenith Media USA, is part of Publicis Groupe’s ZenithOptimedia Worldwide, and is known as “The ROI Agency.” ZenithOptimedia is Advertising Age’s Global Media Agency of the Year and the world’s sixth largest media agency. "
target: Moxie Interactive
Moxie Interactive combines the humanity of creativity with the abundant options of digital technology and the precepts of traditional advertising to enable clients to meet their goals across all digital platforms.
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closed 8/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Avenue A/Razorfish, acquired NEUE DIGITALE

synopsis: Avenue A | Razorfish, the largest interactive marketing services firm in the U.S. and an operating unit of aQuantive, Inc., announced the acquisition of NEUE DIGITALE, a creative agency for digital marketing based in Germany. NEUE DIGITALE will retain its brand identity and existing leadership team.
buyer parent: aQuantive, Inc.
buyer: Avenue A/Razorfish
Razorfish is one of the largest interactive marketing and technology companies in the world. With a demonstrated commitment to innovation, Razorfish counsels its clients on how to leverage digital channels such as the Web, mobile devices, in-store technologies and other emerging media. "
target: NEUE DIGITALE
A creative agency for digital marketing. NEUE DIGITALE has earned its reputation as a creative and effective online branding specialist with a variety of projects for successful international brand-companies, such as adidas, Germanwings, Daimler-Chrysler, Olympus Europe and Coca-Cola.
price ($mm)
$5.62
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired EVB

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc. has acquired a majority stake in San Francisco-based EVB, a full-service advertising agency specializing in high-end interactive marketing. Founded in 2000 by CEO Daniel Stein and Executive Creative Director Jason Zada, EVB provides award-winning digital marketing services that develop long- term brand loyalty for clients.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$13,962.10)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: EVB
EVB is a full-service advertising agency that specializes in using immersive content to create engaging brand experiences.
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closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Media merged with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest multimedia companies, has merged with LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company. Media General is one of the nation's largest multimedia companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with the industry's leading digital media business.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S. "
target: LIN Media (LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,423 [$2,345]
rev ($mm)
$702
EBITDA ($mm)
$175
EV / rev
3.3x
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13.4x
closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
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closed 4/10/2013 via BusinessWire

LIN Media, acquired Dedicated Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. announced that it acquired a majority ownership position in Dedicated Media, a leader in multi-channel ad buying and optimization. The acquisition adds depth to LIN Media’s suite of digital marketing solutions and maximizes the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.
buyer: LIN Media (LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens. "
target: Dedicated Media
Dedicated Media is a leader in US online media sales, offering advertisers premium placements on a combination of tier one publishers, exclusive properties and proprietary web destinations, serving on average five billion ads a month, reaching 60 million unique users.
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$5.75*
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closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

LIN Media, acquired HYFN

synopsis: LIN TV Corp., a local multimedia company, announced that it acquired a majority ownership position in HYFN, a full service digital agency that develops and implements award-winning mobile, social and web experiences for some of the world’s largest brands.
buyer: LIN Media (LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens. "
target: HYFN
HYFN is an award-winning interactive design agency with offices in Hermosa Beach, California and New York City. HYFN partners with business leaders to design and develop groundbreaking, cross-platform solutions to meet the ever-increasing demands of the marketplace and digital culture.
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closed 10/15/2012 via BusinessWire

LIN Television Corporation, purchased Broadcasting Group from New Vision Television

synopsis: New Vision has announced the sale of its local broadcast group to LIN Television Corporation. LIN TV has acquired the assets of New Vision's owned stations. New Vision's assets include 17 stations in eight television markets: Portland, Birmingham, Honolulu, Wichita, Savannah, Youngstown, Topeka, and Mason City.
buyer: LIN Television Corporation (LIN:$652.36)
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 32 network affiliates, more than 50 television and niche web sites, and a growing suite of mobile products. Its strategic investments focus on emerging media and interactive technologies that deliver measurable results to advertisers."
seller: New Vision Television
New Vision Television's assets include 17 stations in eight television markets: Portland, Birmingham, Honolulu, Wichita, Savannah, Youngstown, Topeka, and Mason City.
price ($mm)[EV]
$330 [$395]
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$120
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$23
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closed 2/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Manhan Media, Inc, acquired WWHO-TV 53

synopsis: Manhan Media, Inc. acquire WWHO-TV (Channel 53), a television broadcasting company for $7 million from LIN Television.
buyer: Manhan Media, Inc
Manhan Media, Inc. is a New York-based media investment company. "
target parent: LIN Media
target: WWHO-TV 53
WWHO-TV 53 operates as a television station in Columbus. The company delivers various shows, and offers syndicated programs. It also produces Spotlight, a public affairs show. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio.
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closed 11/30/2011 via BNC Analysis

LIN Television Corp., acquired Nami Media Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. expanded its digital portfolio by acquiring 50.1% ownership of Nami Media Inc., an online marketing and technology company based in Los Angeles.
buyer: LIN Television Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Nami Media Inc.
Nami Media powers performance ad networks. Nami Media provides value through a platform that organizes xml based ad inventory as well as other sources of CPC and CPA ads for ad networks to manage into website publisher sites.
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$4.80*
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closed 10/6/2009 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., acquired Red McCombs Media

synopsis: LIN TV Corp, a local television and digital media company, announced the acquisition of Red McCombs Media, LP, an online advertising and media services company. The acquisition significantly expands LIN TV’s local multi-platform offerings by providing national advertising and enhanced services such as targeted display, and rich media.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
target: Red McCombs Media
Red McCombs Media, LP is an online advertising and media services company. RM Media connects targeted audiences with advertisers and publishers based on demographic, psychographic and consumer behaviors to enhance branding and maximize client return on investment.
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closed 4/23/2009 via BNC Analysis

Journal Communications Inc., purchased KNIN-TV from Banks Broadcasting

synopsis: Journal Communications, Inc. announced that its Journal Broadcast Group, Inc. and Journal Broadcast Corporation closed on its purchase of KNIN-TV for $6.6 million from Banks Boise, Inc.
buyer: Journal Communications Inc. (JRN:$405.60)
Journal Communications, Inc. is a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and 75 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states. "
seller parent: LIN TV Corp.
seller: Banks Broadcasting
Banks Broadcasting is a minority-owned broadcasting company which owns two television stations in the western United States. 50% of the company is owned by LIN TV, a large group broadcaster with clusters in the Northeast and Midwest and scattered stations elsewhere.
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announced 4/3/2007 via The Wichita Eagle

Schurz Communications, Inc., will purchase KSCW, Channel 33 from Banks Broadcasting

synopsis: Sunflower Broadcasting Inc. --a wholly owned subsidiary of Schurz Communications Inc. of South Bend, Ind. --plans to purchase KSCW, Channel 33 (cable Channel 5), from Chicago-based Banks Broadcasting Inc., which announced the sale Monday.
buyer: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz Communications, Inc., is a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. The company publishes 12 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 230,000. It also publishes six weekly newspapers, shopping guide publications and a printing company. "
seller parent: LIN TV Corp.
seller: Banks Broadcasting
Banks Broadcasting is a minority-owned broadcasting company which owns two television stations in the western United States. 50% of the company is owned by LIN TV, a large group broadcaster with clusters in the Northeast and Midwest and scattered stations elsewhere.
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closed 5/2/2007 via PR Newswire

InterMedia Advisors, LLP, purchased WAPA-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico from LIN TV Corp.

synopsis: InterMedia Partners, L.P., has completed its $130 million acquisition of LIN Television Corporation's assets in Puerto Rico. CIT Group Inc. , a leading global provider of commercial and consumer financing solutions, provided $95 million in senior secured credit to Intermedia.
buyer: InterMedia Advisors, LLP
InterMedia Partners is a private equity investment firm that makes control investments in media companies. Currently investing its seventh fund, InterMedia is focused on media content catering to underserved audiences. "
seller: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions.
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closed 2/27/2007 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., purchased KASA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico from Raycom Media, Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. has completed the acquisition of KASA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Raycom Media. LIN TV has been operating the station pursuant to a local marketing agreement since September 15, 2006.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
seller: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media stretches from Syracuse, New York to Honolulu, Hawaii with businesses in 22 states and over 4,000 employees. The television stations cover 12.7% of the U.S. television households.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2005 via PR Newswire

LIN TV Corp., purchased WALA-TV, WBPG-TV, WTHI-TV, WLUK-TV, KRQE-TV from Emmis Communications Corporation

synopsis: LIN TV Corp TVL completed its purchase of WALA-TV (Ch. 10, Fox affiliate) in Mobile, Ala./Pensacola, Fla.; WTHI-TV (Ch. 10, CBS affiliate) in Terre Haute, Ind.; WLUK-TV (Ch. 11, Fox affiliate) in Green Bay, Wis.; and KRQE-TV (Ch. 13, CBS affiliate) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, plus regional satellite stations.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
seller: Emmis Communications Corporation (NasdaqGS:EMMS:$114.13)
Emmis Communications - a diversified media company with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, and magazine publishing operations - is known as much for its corporate culture as for its leadership position within the media industry.
price ($mm)
$260
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closed 3/31/2005 via BusinessWire

LIN TV Corp., purchased WNDY, WWHO from Viacom Inc.

synopsis: LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL) today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of WNDY, the UPN affiliate serving Indianapolis, Indiana, and WWHO, the UPN affiliate serving Columbus, Ohio from Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) for $85 million in cash.
buyer: LIN TV Corp. (LIN:$652.36)
LIN TV Corp., along with its subsidiaries, is a local multi-platform digital media company, owning and/or operating 27 nationally-affiliated broadcast network television stations in 17 U.S. markets, more than 50 interactive television station and niche web sites and mobile marketing solutions. "
seller: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is the No. 1 vehicle in the world for advertisers, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online. The company is a leader in the creation, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music.
price ($mm)
$85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. is selling its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
price ($mm)
$2,825
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$228.90)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

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

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

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

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

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

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

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

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

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired 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 acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
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:$3,234.07)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
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Employees
3
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,943.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,075.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,377.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,740.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,950.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,507.67
Net Income ($mm)
$955.94
Employees
11749
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,577.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$913.35
EBIT ($mm)
$632.32
Net Income ($mm)
$211.94
Employees
6477
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,234.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$451.06
EBIT ($mm)
$241.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20800
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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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: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,694.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$827.70
EBIT ($mm)
$694.16
Net Income ($mm)
$322.43
Employees
6883
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,391.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$909.00
EBIT ($mm)
$704.00
Net Income ($mm)
$396.00
Employees
7140
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,599.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.98
EBIT ($mm)
$75.54
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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Ticker: CTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashny, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova with combined audience over 150 million viewers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$788.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$261.98
EBIT ($mm)
$232.82
Net Income ($mm)
$134.97
Employees
1129
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