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closed 6/14/2010 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired Skiff, LLC

synopsis: News Corporation announced that it has acquired Skiff, LLC, Hearst Corporation’s e-reading platform designed to deliver premium journalism to tablets, smartphones, e- readers and netbooks.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,046.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Skiff, LLC
Skiff (formerly FirstPaper) is an e-reading and advertising company formed to address the needs of consumers, publishers, and advertisers as print media increasingly migrates to new forms of digital consumption.
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Kobo Inc., will acquire Tolino

synopsis: Rakuten Kobo Inc. from Canada, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading service providers, will acquire the Tolino technology platform from Deutsche Telekom. Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Tolino
Tolino is a brand name of e-readers and tablets marketed by leading booksellers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Since 2014, the e-reader has also been available in Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy.
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closed 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

OverDrive Inc., acquired Booki.sh

synopsis: OverDrive, Inc., announced it has acquired Australian ebook company Booki.sh. Booki.sh is the developer of a cloud-based platform for distributing, selling and reading popular ebooks from anywhere and on any device with a modern web browser.
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally. "
target parent: Inventive Labs Pty Ltd.
target: Booki.sh
Booki.sh is an immersive reading environment. Booki.sh is a complete web-based platform for distributing, selling and reading ebooks that is simple to use on any device with a modern web browser. Booki.sh is your own ebook library in the cloud, accessible from anywhere and almost anything.
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closed 11/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stirling Corp., acquired Paradise Publishers

synopsis: Stirling Corp, a Digital Media Company, announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Paradise Publishers, Inc, a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Free eBooks and Libros Gratis. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
buyer: Stirling Corp.
Stirling Corp offers eBooks and Audiobooks for digital download, podcasting, digital publishing, author/writer assistance, and advertising opportunities for forward-thinking companies. The company mission is to bring readers and authors together from around the world. "
target: Paradise Publishers
Paradise Publishers Inc. is a mobile app developer company which has developed apps like Free eBooks and Libros Gratis. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. They are based in Henderson, Nevada.
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announced 3/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apple, Inc., will acquire Texture

synopsis: Apple announced it signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media LLC, which gives users unlimited access to their favorite titles for one monthly subscription fee. Texture brings over 200 of the world’s best magazines to life, providing an easy way for users to read high-quality stories.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Texture
Texture is a digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. It's a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines, reimagined for how people consume content today.
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closed 5/27/2014 via Company Press Release

Feedbooks, acquired Aldiko

synopsis: Feedbooks, an online books store offering more than 800,000 books to a world-wide audience acquired Aldiko, a leading eBook reading application for Android which has more than 20 million users. This major purchase allows Feedbooks to guide their customers through the entire value chain and to offer them the best possible reading experience.
buyer: Feedbooks
Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, connected to a large ecosystem of reading systems and social networks. Every month, Feedbooks distributes millions of books to an increasingly growing community of readers. Feedbooks is a leader in standard publishing and distribution technologies. "
target: Aldiko
Aldiko is an e-book reader application for the Android operating system. It supports the EPUB format for digital publications and incorporates facilities for browsing online catalogs on thousands of books and downloading them directly into the user's personal library.
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closed 3/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Readmill Network Limited

synopsis: Dropbox has acquired the iOS and Android ebook reading app Readmill, and the app will be shut down. Readmill was a Berlin-based startup that had become popular for the clean, streamlined ebook reading service it provided.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Readmill Network Limited
Readmill is an ebook reader for iOS and Android that let users read and share books. Readmill is popular for the clean, streamlined ebook reading service it provided; its support for Adobe DRM meant readers could buy ebooks from platforms like Kobo and Nook and then read them on Readmill’s apps.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Safari Books Online, LLC, acquired ThreePress Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: Safari® Books Online, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, announced it has acquired Massachusetts-based Threepress Consulting Inc. Threepress’ technology expertise includes EPUB tools, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript technology and digital publishing methodologies.
buyer: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. "
target: ThreePress Consulting, Inc.
Threepress Consulting, Inc. provides expert consulting services and software engineering in digital publishing. The company is the maker of the Ibis Reader online EPUB reading system.
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closed 8/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Push Pop Press

synopsis: Facebook has bought Push Pop Press. Push Pop Press helps authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. While the service’s main goal was to provide interactive experiences for books, Facebook has no plans to infiltrate the book business any time soon.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Push Pop Press
Push Pop Press helps authors and publishers convert physical books into iPad and iPhone-friendly formats. The company created a new way of publishing and exploring text, images, audio, video and interactive graphics.
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closed 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkSure Literature, acquired Manman app

synopsis: LinkSure Literature, a Chinese online novel reading platform, has acquired Manman, a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive.
buyer: LinkSure Literature
LinkSure Literature is a Chinese online novel reading platform. LinkSure Literature's mobile app uses a free reading model with online advertisements, allowing users to read novels for free. LinkSure Literature offers a variety of literature, from wuxia literature, urban life to fantasy stories. "
target: Manman app
Manman is a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive. Maman is one of the top 3 comic apps in China and has an active monthly user base of over 7 million.
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announced 11/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Spotify Ltd, will acquire Findaway

synopsis: Spotify Technology S.A. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Findaway, a global leader in digital audiobook distribution. Together, Spotify and Findaway will accelerate Spotify’s entry into the rapidly growing audiobooks industry, enabling faster innovation and bringing audiobooks to Spotify’s existing listeners.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$10,956.48)
Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with 320 million users, including 144 million subscribers, across 92 markets. Spotify allows users to discover, manage, and share over 60 million tracks, including more than 1.9 million podcast titles for free. "
target: Findaway
Findaway revolutionized audiobooks with Playaway, a built-for circulation, pre-loaded audiobook player. Findaway has become the global leader in digital audiobook distribution with AudioEngine, and the most trusted self-publishing platform for independent authors with Findaway Voices.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Riidr ApS

synopsis: Riidr announced that it has been acquired byJP/Politikens Hus, the owners of popular media houses Jyllands-Posten and POLITIKEN. Riidr is a software company that sells e-books and make applications for reading e-books. They make it easy to buy and read Danish e-books no matter where in the world the users are.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Riidr ApS
Riidr is a software company that sells e-books and make applications for reading e-books. Since they started in 2010 they have worked to make it easy to buy and read Danish e-books no matter where in the world the users are.
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closed 7/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

MPS Limited, acquired Mag+

synopsis: Indian publishing services company MPS Ltd has acquired Sweden- and US-based Magplus, a digital platform that creates and distributes content to mobile apps. Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets.
buyer parent: ADI Media
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS Limited is a publishing services company. They handle everything from the production of a client's book, journal, or magazine right through to subscription management and BPO services. Their expertise spans digital publishing, interactive learning and multimedia, and creative design. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Mag+
Mag+ is the most easy-to-use tool for creating & managing digital content on iPad & Android tablets. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with the award winning PopularScience+.
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closed 6/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Scribd, Inc., acquired Librify, Inc.

synopsis: Ebook subscription startup Scribd has acquired Librify, a social reading app. Librify is a company providing a social reading experience and bringing the joy of discovering, organizing and sharing books with friends to all platforms and devices.
buyer: Scribd, Inc.
Scribd, Inc. operates as a social reading and publishing company providing entertaining, informative, and original written content across the Web and mobile devices. "
target: Librify, Inc.
Librify is a company providing a social reading experience and bringing the joy of discovering, organizing and sharing books with friends to all platforms and devices.
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announced 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., will acquire BookLamp

synopsis: Apple has bought BookLamp, a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles. BookLamp's technology allows one to find books that are written with a similar tone, tense, perspective, action level, description level and dialogue level.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: BookLamp
Booklamp.org is a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles. BookLamp's technology allows one to find books that are written with a similar tone, tense, perspective, action level, description level and dialogue level.
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closed 3/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: The Mondadori Group, a publisher and printer in Italy, has bought from Anobii Ltd. the brand and assets of Anobii, the global social reading platform that has more than a million users around the world and its strongest base in Italy, with 300,000 users.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. is a publisher and printer in Italy. The Company's publications include books, magazines, newspapers, advertising, business information, graphics, direct marketing and on-line information services. "
target parent: J. Sainsbury plc
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

J. Sainsbury plc, acquired Anobii Limited

synopsis: Anobii Limited has acquired by J Sainsbury plc. Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
buyer: J. Sainsbury plc
Sainsbury is one of UK's oldest retailers in the food industry. With their products, they help customers eat healthy, help suppliers and farmers reduct the impact on the environment, and play an active role in the communities they serve. "
target parent: HMV Media Group
target: Anobii Limited
Anobii is a social e-books platform which enables people to discover titles and purchase them to read on mobile and tablet devices. In 2010, Anobii received investment from Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins and HMV to build a social retail site for e-books.
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closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

GREE International, Inc., acquired DragonSoul

synopsis: GREE International Entertainment, Inc., the Western arm of global mobile social company GREE, Inc., announced the acquisition of DragonSoul, the mobile role playing game (RPG) developed by PerBlue topping charts on both the iOS and Google Play Store. DragonSoul boasts more than 50,000 five star reviews and more than nine million players worldwide.
buyer parent: Gree, Inc.
buyer: GREE International, Inc.
GREE is a global mobile social gaming company at the forefront of mobile technology. GREE is focused on building the world's leading mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers, while creating and supporting unique free-to-play game content. "
target parent: PerBlue, Inc.
target: DragonSoul
DragonSoul is the hit free to download, fantasy mobile role-playing game developed by PerBlue. Brawl with vicious dragons and battle mighty monsters on a furious campaign against Evil.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Tilting Point, purchased Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired the popular character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor Beam. Star Trek Timelines is considered the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a next-generation games partner that provides top development studios with capital, expert resources, services, and operational support to scale the success of high-quality free-to-play games. "
seller: Disruptor Beam
Star Trek Timelines is a character collection role-playing game (CCRPG) for the PC and mobile platforms. Star Trek Timelines is the most expansive Star Trek game on mobile, featuring content across the first ten films and all seven television series, including the upcoming Star Trek: Picard.
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closed 2/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ubisoft Entertainment S.A., acquired 1492 Studio

synopsis: Ubisoft, a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, has acquired 1492 Studio, a game development studio in France that develops free-to-play episodic and interactive romance stories on mobile. Their "Is it Love?" franchise is a series of interactive dramas that feature enthralling narratives.
buyer: Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. (ENXTPA:UBI:$1,959.78)
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. Their teams are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms. "
target: 1492 Studio
Founded in 2014, 1492 Studio is a game development studio in France that develops free-to-play episodic and interactive romance stories on mobile. Their "Is it Love?" franchise is a series of interactive dramas that feature enthralling narratives, stylized artwork, and an interactive design.
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closed 6/14/2010 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired Skiff, LLC

synopsis: News Corporation announced that it has acquired Skiff, LLC, Hearst Corporation’s e-reading platform designed to deliver premium journalism to tablets, smartphones, e- readers and netbooks.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,046.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Skiff, LLC
Skiff (formerly FirstPaper) is an e-reading and advertising company formed to address the needs of consumers, publishers, and advertisers as print media increasingly migrates to new forms of digital consumption.
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closed 5/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

News Corp Australia, acquired Stockhead

synopsis: News Corp Australia, Australia’s number one media company, has acquired Stockhead, a digital finance news group in Australia. Stockhead is dedicated to connecting investors with emerging ASX-listed companies. Their website operates a team of full-time reporters who produce independent journalism covering small-cap ASX companies.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Corp Australia
News Corp Australia is Australia’s number one media company. With over 150 brands across news, sport and lifestyle, News Corp Australia is trusted by over 18 million Australians a month to provide the information and inspiration they seek across multiple print, video, audio and digital platforms. "
target: Stockhead
Stockhead is a digital finance news group in Australia. Stockhead is dedicated to connecting investors with emerging ASX-listed companies. Their website operates a team of full-time reporters who produce independent journalism covering small-cap ASX companies.
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announced 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins UK, will acquire Pavilion Books Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins UK is buying Pavilion Books, a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins UK
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. "
target: Pavilion Books Ltd.
Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
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closed 9/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gospel Technologies, LLC, acquired Olive Tree

synopsis: Gospel Technologies today announced the acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Based in Spokane, Washington, Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible technology and e-commerce company.
buyer: Gospel Technologies, LLC
Gospel Technologies strives to inspire people to connect with God and study the Bible through technology. Since 2019, Gospel Technologies has worked to produce industry-leading technology and service to a worldwide audience from its Spokane, Washington headquarters. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Olive Tree
Based in Spokane, Washington, Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible technology and e-commerce company. Olive Tree expanded its catalog offerings to surpass 25,000 titles and developed best-in-class integration for audio Bibles and books.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, will acquire Investor's Business Daily

synopsis: News Corp has agreed to acquire Investor’s Business Daily from O’Neil Capital Management. Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,046.00)
News Corp is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media. "
target parent: O’Neil Capital Management
target: Investor's Business Daily
Investor's Business Daily is an American newspaper and website covering the stock market, international business, finance and economics. Founded in 1984 by William O'Neil as a print news publication, it is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Constellation Real Estate Group, acquired Top Producer

synopsis: The Constellation Real Estate Group, a portfolio of Constellation Software, Inc., has acquired the business of real estate software pioneer Top Producer® from Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp. Top Producer is a provider of software solutions for real estate professionals, including Top Producer® CRM, a premier real estate-specific CRM.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Constellation Real Estate Group
The Constellation Real Estate Group acquires and invests in real estate software brands that are committed to providing long-term solutions and partnerships with franchises, brokers and banks. Over 500,000 people rely on CREG’s products and services to power, manage, and grow their businesses. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Top Producer
Top Producer is a leading provider of innovative software solutions for real estate professionals, including Top Producer® CRM, a premier real estate-specific CRM that enables agents to manage every stage of the client lifecycle; Market Snapshot ® reports and listing alerts; and more.
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closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Realtor.com, acquired Avail, Inc

synopsis: Realtor.com, an online platform for real estate services, has acquired Avail, a platform that improves the renting experience for do-it-yourself landlords and tenants with online tools, educational content, and world-class support. The acquisition helps Realtor.com further expand into the rental space with support for landlords and renters.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Realtor.com
Realtor.com makes buying, selling, renting, and living in homes easier and more rewarding for everyone. Using proprietary data science and machine learning technology, Realtor.com pairs buyers and sellers with local agents in their market, helping take the guesswork out of buying and selling a home."
target: Avail, Inc
Avail is the only online platform for independent landlords and tenants that provides the tools, education, and support to make renting easy. Landlords across the U.S. use Avail to advertise vacant units, request rental applications and credit reports, sign leases, and collect rent—all online.
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CB Insights, purchased VentureSource from Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: CB Insights has acquired the data assets of VentureSource from Dow Jones. The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies that help customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
buyer: CB Insights
CB Insights helps companies make smarter technology decisions with data. The CB Insights Technology Insights Platform provides comprehensive data, expert insights, and work management tools that enable companies to discover and understand the technologies that drive growth and improve operations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
The VentureSource database provides detailed and comprehensive data on venture-backed companies. This data helps customers find deal and partnership opportunities, perform comprehensive due diligence, and examine trends in venture capital investment, fundraising, and liquidity.
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Font PR, acquired Tasmanian Country

synopsis: Font PR, a Tasmanian-based public relations agency, has bought Tasmanian Country, an agricultural newspaper on the brink of closure from News Corp. Tasmanian Country is a local agriculture newspaper based out of Tasmania, Australia that included details of livestock industries, upcoming clearance sales and stories from the agricultural sector.
buyer: Font PR
Headquartered in Australia, Font PR builds brands and reputations for their clients. They have a commitment to integrity, quality and a tailored approach to every job. They’re creative, collaborative, thorough and they strive to deliver the very best outcomes by incorporating a full team approach. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Tasmanian Country
Tasmanian Country is a local agriculture newspaper based out of Tasmania, Australia that included details of livestock industries, upcoming clearance sales and stories from the agricultural sector.
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Caring.com, acquired SeniorHousingNet

synopsis: Caring.com, a major senior living referral service and the nation’s leading site for senior care reviews, announced its acquisition of SeniorHousingNet.com, a website that includes information and directory listings for senior living, in-home care, adult day care, respite care, skilled nursing, and more.
buyer parent: Caring Holdings, LLC
buyer: Caring.com
With three million visitors per month, Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: SeniorHousingNet
The SeniorHousingNet.com website includes information and directory listings for senior living, in-home care, adult day care, respite care, skilled nursing, and more.
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Bauer Media Group, acquired First Radio Sales

synopsis: Bauer Media, a multimedia conglomerate, has announced that it has taken complete ownership of radio advertising agency First Radio Sales, a company that sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: First Radio Sales
First Radio Sales sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations. First Radio represents 118 local radio stations across the UK, offering cross platform solutions including airtime, sponsorship, promotions, branded content, events and digital.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, will acquire News America Marketing

synopsis: Charlesbank Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm, will be acquiring News America Marketing, the premier marketing partner of some of the world’s most well-known brands. News America Marketing influences the purchasing decisions of online and offline shoppers across the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $7 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management led buyouts and growth capital financings and also engages in opportunistic credit and technology investments. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: News America Marketing
News America Marketing is the premier marketing partner of some of the world’s most well-known brands. Its broad network of shopper media, incentive platforms and custom merchandising services influences the purchasing decisions of online and offline shoppers across the U.S. and Canada.
price ($mm)
$235
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tremor International Ltd, will acquire Unruly Group Limited

synopsis: Tremor International Ltd, a global leader in video advertising technologies, announces that it has reached an agreement with News Corp, a global diversified media and information services company, to acquire Unruly, News Corp’s programmatic video marketplace. Unruly wins minds and steals hearts through the power of a data-driven video marketplace.
buyer: Tremor International Ltd (AIM:TRMR:$290.01)
Tremor International is a global leader in advertising technologies with operations in more than 60 countries. Tremor International offers digital advertising solutions leveraging the latest video, native, and display technology to reach the most valuable users for every app, service, and brand. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Unruly Group Limited
Unruly wins minds and steals hearts through the power of a data-driven video marketplace. They use emotional data to deliver brand-safe awesome advertising to 1.2bn people. Founded in 2006, Unruly was the first vendor to bring emotional intelligence to video advertising.
price ($mm)
$294
rev ($mm)
$286
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
10.1x
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium Rare, acquired Storyation

synopsis: Medium Rare, an Australian content agency, has acquired Storyation, a content strategy and creation agency in Australia. Storyation provides insightful strategy, powerful content and best-in-class technology to help brands win an audience’s attention.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Medium Rare
Medium Rare is an Australian content agency. Medium Rare connects brands to customers through the creation and distribution of relevant, credible and targeted content across all channels. The agency produces branded magazines with specially curated content for their clients. "
target: Storyation
Storyation is a content strategy and creation agency in Australia. Storyation provides insightful strategy, powerful content and best-in-class technology to help brands win an audience’s attention. Their content specialists produces stories that are audience-centric and aligned to the brand purpose.
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

99.co, acquired iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com

synopsis: 99.co announced its acquisition of REA Group’s consumer brands, iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia. iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia are online real estate classified portals. The sites are focused on delivering the most comprehensive set of related real estate services and project marketing.
buyer: 99.co
99.co is a geo-spatial search engine for property. With over 140,000 authentic listings sorted by robust algorithms, 99.co is the fastest and smartest portal for finding property in Singapore, complemented by a great customer service team. They seek to re-invent the way people discover great homes. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: iProperty Singapore/Rumah123.com
iProperty.com.sg in Singapore and Rumah123.com in Indonesia are online real estate classified portals. The sites are focused on developing and operating leading real estate portals and delivering the most comprehensive set of related real estate services and project marketing.
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closed 5/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Seven West Media Limited, acquired Community Newspaper Group Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media, the print and television giant, has bought the remaining 50.1% of Community Newspaper Group from News Corp Australia. Community News operates 12 suburban newspapers and 17 digital mastheads covering the Perth, Australia metro and outer suburban areas.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,063.43)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Community Newspaper Group Ltd.
Community News operates 12 suburban newspapers and 17 digital mastheads covering the Perth, Australia metro and outer suburban areas. Its newspapers provide readers with the very latest in local news, sport, entertainment and more.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

The Bookseller Media Limited, acquired BookGig

synopsis: BookGig, the publisher-agnostic website dedicated to book events, launched by HarperCollins in October 2016, has been acquired by The Bookseller. BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. 
buyer: The Bookseller Media Limited
The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BookGig
BookGig helps readers connect with their favourite authors by listing book related events for as many different authors and genres as possible. Since launch, BookGig has featured thousands of events across the UK including talks, signings, readings and other book-related activities.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Intertwine, acquired 20lines

synopsis: Intertwine, an online multimedia platform allowing users to publish their ideas collaboratively, has acquired 20lines from HarperCollins. 20lines is a social platform with more than 220,000 registered users who publish their own stories. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
buyer parent: Digital Magics SPA
buyer: Intertwine
Intertwine is an editing online multimedia platform that allows users to create, share and publish their ideas collaboratively. Users can create, share and publish collaborative storytelling. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 20lines
20lines develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Punters.com.au, will acquire Racenet

synopsis: Punters Paradise Pty Limited, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, has proposed the acquisition of Racing Internet Services Pty Ltd (Racenet). Racenet is Australia's premier horse racing destination, providing the latest in news, form guides, tips, statistics and tools to help punters back more winners.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Punters.com.au
Punters.com.au is Australia's largest horse racing website. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company was founded in 2008 and has grown into Australia's largest and most visited website for Form Guides, Tips and general horse racing news, reaching over 2M Australian horse racing fans every year. "
target: Racenet
Racenet is Australia's premier horse racing destination, providing the latest in news, form guides, tips, statistics and tools to help punters back more winners. Racenet has been the leading online portal for Australian horse racing since launching in 1998.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Move, Inc., acquired Opcity, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that its subsidiary Move Inc., operator of realtor.com®, has successfully completed its acquisition of Opcity, the market-leading real estate technology platform that matches qualified home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals in real time.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Move, Inc. (MOVE:$234.64)
Move, Inc. provides access to unsurpassed real estate information, tools and professional expertise. Move also offers a complete solution of software products and services to help real estate professionals serve their clients and grow their business in a digital world. "
target: Opcity, Inc.
Opcity, Inc. operates a platform that provides real estate referrals to the agent. The company's platform connects consumers, lenders, and agents. It allows mortgage lenders to grow a network, business, and team.
price ($mm)
$210
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired Verizon Media

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

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

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

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

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

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

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

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

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

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

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

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

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

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

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

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

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

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

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

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

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

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

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

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

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

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

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

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

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

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

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

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

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

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

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

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
price ($mm)
$603*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and CVC Asia Pacific Ltd have agreed with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to the establishment of Australia’s largest diversified media group, PBL Media.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$2,501.50)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$4,223*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: ENXTPA:NTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netgem SA
Netgem is a provider of end-to-end solutions for the telecommunications market. Netgem offers a complete Entertainment software suite enabling a smart way to lifestyle services. Netgem is the publisher of Diamond, a cloud-based software suite for entertainment and connected home services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$80.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.63
EBIT ($mm)
$6.28
Net Income ($mm)
$5.89
Employees
109
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Ticker: GIGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.16
Employees
251
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$67,418.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$8,603.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,492.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,995.00
Employees
166250
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ViacomCBS Inc.
ViacomCBS Inc.
ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS All Access, among others.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$25,931.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,436.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,038.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,354.00
Employees
23990
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$10,531.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,132.14
EBIT ($mm)
$644.74
Net Income ($mm)
$27,166.90
Employees
34300
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$10,046.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,489.00
EBIT ($mm)
$807.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,666.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$595.32
EBIT ($mm)
$275.02
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,786.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($212.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6400
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: ASX:VRL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$665.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.68
EBIT ($mm)
$21.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:HLG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG purchases licensing rights to movies for the German speaking European countries and distributes them to movie theaters, video chains, and television stations. The company also offers sports sponsoring, licensing, and merchandising rights.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$519.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.95
EBIT ($mm)
$21.00
Net Income ($mm)
$22.88
Employees
977
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Ticker: BME:VOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocento, S.A.
Vocento is a leading multimedia group in Spain, thanks to its portfolio of high profile brands, which have a major presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, audiovisual production, film distribution and the Internet.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$515.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.48
EBIT ($mm)
$36.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2743
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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