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closed 7/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired The Hyperfactory

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of mobile marketing specialist The Hyperfactory. The acquisition further enhances the capabilities of Meredith Integrated Marketing, the company's business-to-business unit that provides leading corporations and brands with custom marketing solutions.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: The Hyperfactory
The Hyperfactory powers businesses and brands through the mobile medium. The Hyperfactory powers brands through integrated mobile strategy, creative, media and innovation, as well as powers businesses through planning, integration and deployment of mobile technology.
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$9.10*
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closed 8/5/2010 via Company Press Release

BD Network, Ltd., acquired We Love Mobile

synopsis: As part of its ongoing growth and investment programme, independent integrated agency BD Network announced the acquisition of the UK’s leading creative mobile agency, We Love Mobile.
buyer: BD Network, Ltd.
BD Network is an independent, integrated, multi-disciplined communications agency with over 20 years' experience delivering market-leading campaigns in the UK and across the world. "
target: We Love Mobile
We Love Mobile is a leading UK-based creative mobile agency.
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announced 1/13/2010 via BusinessWire

Amobee, Inc., will acquire RingRing Media

synopsis: Amobee Media Systems, the world leader in advertising solutions for mobile operators, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the world's largest mobile advertising agency, RingRing Media.
buyer: Amobee, Inc.
Amobee Media Systems is the most deployed telco-grade ad-serving solution. Amobee is dedicated to mobile operators, allowing them to dynamically insert advertising impressions in all forms of mobile communication and content: WAP Browsing, Video & Music, SMS, MMS, applications and Games. "
target: RingRing Media
RingRing Media is the world’s largest mobile advertising agency managing campaigns for clients on every continent.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 8/30/2011 via Market Wire

DG FastChannel, Inc., will acquire EyeWonder, LLC

synopsis: DG, a leading provider of digital media solutions and technology, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Limelight Networks, Inc.'s EyeWonder video and rich media advertising unit. EyeWonder is a leading provider of interactive digital advertising products and services, including online video and rich media solutions.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel (now known as DG) provides innovative, technology-based solutions to help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. DG delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. "
target parent: Limelight Networks
target: EyeWonder, LLC
EyeWonder is a leading provider of interactive digital advertising products and services, including online video and rich media solutions, serving Fortune 1000 companies and premium marketers around the globe.
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$61 [$53]
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closed 9/9/2010 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Accela Communications

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., the leading global provider of video asset management solutions (VAMs) for multi-screen IP-based delivery, has acquired Accela Communications, Inc., a privately-held provider of on-demand, video-based enablement and measurement tools.
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target: Accela Communications
Accela Communications is a marketing technology company that provides software and services to produce, deliver and measure interactive, IP-based video communications across a wide range of industries including healthcare, information technology, financial services and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$6.08
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closed 5/3/2010 via Market Wire

Limelight Networks, acquired EyeWonder, Inc.

synopsis: Limelight Networks, Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of EyeWonder, Inc. Since 1999, EyeWonder has been an innovator in developing monetization solutions that helps Forbes 2000 advertisers, interactive agencies and content publishers create, build, track and optimize rich media and interactive video advertising campaigns.
buyer: Limelight Networks (LLNW:$177.70)
Limelight Networks is a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of rich media content via the Internet. The Limelight Content Delivery Network (CDN) is the optimal platform for the distribution of video, music, games, downloads, and social media content to massive audiences worldwide. "
target parent: BIA Financial Network Inc.
target: EyeWonder, Inc.
EyeWonder is a leading provider of rich media and online video advertising products and services. Since 1999, the company has been enabling advertisers and agencies to easily connect the most compelling and effective campaigns to their most desirable audiences.
price ($mm)
$86
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closed 7/1/2009 via BusinessWire

StrongMail Systems, Inc., acquired PopularMedia, Inc.

synopsis: StrongMail Systems, Inc., the leading provider of commercial-grade solutions for marketing and transactional email, announced that is has acquired PopularMedia, a leading provider of social media marketing solutions.
buyer: StrongMail Systems, Inc.
StrongMail's online marketing solutions for email and social media enable businesses to reach, engage and influence their target audience using the most powerful channels available to marketers today. "
target: PopularMedia, Inc.
PopularMedia, Inc., helps advertisers and publishers multiply the impact of their online ad campaigns and significantly increase user engagement by wrapping standard online display advertising units with an interactive social media layer.
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closed 11/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Theorem, Inc., acquired Webpencil

synopsis: Theorem, Inc., an online media operations and data services company, has acquired Webpencil, an online creative ad design company. The deal augments Theorem’s capabilities by enabling it to offer creative and rich media expertise to its clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Theorem, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Theorem is a pioneer and leader in offering online media operations and reporting services to the digital marketer. Theorem’s expertise in the online marketing space allows it to deliver world-class service to some of the most reputable brands in the online marketing community. "
target: Webpencil
WebPencil.com is a leading banner ad design firm. We specialize in rich media online advertising across all media platforms including Flash, Animated GIF, DART Motif, PointRoll, Eyeblaster, Yahoo Rich Media, Atlas, and our own proprietary banner ad technologies.
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closed 10/24/2007 via Company Press Release

Wunderman, acquired Blast Radius

synopsis: WPP has acquired Vancouver-based Blast Radius, a strategic interactive agency with offices in Amsterdam, New York, London, Toronto and San Francisco. Following Closing, Blast Radius will be aligned with WPP's Wunderman network, the second largest marketing services and relationship marketing network.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is one of the largest, most experienced customer-focused marketing communications companies in the world, with 76 offices in 36 countries. Our focus is simple: acquire, keep and offer value to consumers in the most creative ways possible. "
target: Blast Radius
Founded in 1997, Blast Radius is a proudly independent strategic interactive agency that builds long term relationships with major consumer-facing brands to deliver innovative and profitable customer experiences that realize the promise of the connected world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 9/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EyeWonder, acquired vendi interactive

synopsis: EyeWonder, Inc., interactive digital advertising's fastest growing innovator, has acquired Cologne, Germany-based vendi interactive, one of the country's leading digital interactive advertising firms and vendor of online-streaming-spots.
buyer parent: BIA Digital Partners LP
buyer: EyeWonder
EyeWonder is a leading provider of rich media and online video advertising products and services. Since 1999, the company has been enabling advertisers and agencies to easily connect the most compelling and effective campaigns to their most desirable audiences. "
target: vendi interactive
The transfer of TV-commercials to the internet is vendi interactive’s core business. In close cooperation with our clients we develop promotional concepts for a brand-oriented conversion of their TV-campaigns to the internet.
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closed 7/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Mace Security International, Inc., acquired Linkstar Interactive

synopsis: Mace Security International, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Linkstar Interactive on July 20, 2007. Linkstar is a growing and profitable online and digital marketing company, devoted to bringing proprietary unique consumer goods and services to a wide audience in an e-commerce environment.
buyer: Mace Security International, Inc. (MACE:$0.00)
Mace Security International, Inc. owns the highly recognized name Mace, which is known for manufacturing and marketing high quality security products including personal defense sprays, home and business surveillance and security, automotive security and child safety and security. "
target: Linkstar Interactive
Linkstar is a rapidly growing and profitable private online and digital marketing company. Linkstar has two main business units, Promopath and Synergy Life Sciences. Promopath represents approximately 71% of Linkstar’s total revenue in 2007, and Synergy Life Sciences represents approximately 29%.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 7/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd., acquired ZestADZ

synopsis: Komli Media announced the acquisition of ZestADZ, a leading mobile advertising platform. With this acquisition, Komli Media becomes the first digital media company in the Asia Pacific region to offer a full suite of digital solutions to agencies, advertisers, and publishers, with solutions across display, video, search, social media and now mobile.
buyer: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
Komli Media is Asia Pacific's leading digital media technology platform. Its digital advertising technologies enable marketers to reach, acquire and foster audiences and publishers to maximize their revenues. "
target parent: mobile-worx inc.
target: ZestADZ
ZestADZ is a leading global mobile advertising marketplace with offices in Los Angeles, Des Moines, and Chennai. ZestADZ services leading brands, agencies and mobile app companies globally through its self service offering.
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closed 4/25/2011 via BusinessWire

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Greystripe, Inc.

synopsis: ValueClick, Inc. announced the acquisition of Greystripe, Inc., a leading brand-focused mobile advertising network. The acquisition will provide ValueClick immediate scale in the U.S. mobile advertising market, a $1.1 billion market that is expected to nearly double by 2013.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest integrated online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and transparent revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Greystripe, Inc.
Greystripe is the largest brand-focused mobile advertising network in the US by reach. It delivers the highest engagement and most sophisticated targeting for brand marketers, the maximum revenue for publishers and app developers, and the best ad experience for users.
price ($mm)
$71
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closed 3/23/2009 via BusinessWire

SmartReply, Inc., acquired mSnap, Inc.

synopsis: SmartReply, North America’s leader in mobile marketing for top retail brands, announced the acquisition of mSnap, the largest SMS mobile advertising network in the United States. SmartReply now controls the most powerful SMS advertising platform for brand retailers and marketers today, unmatched in reach and scalability.
buyer: SmartReply, Inc.
SmartReply is North America’s largest provider of mobile marketing services for top retail brands, and controls the nation’s largest SMS mobile advertising network with over 1,150 radio, print, and cable television station partners, and the ability of reaching 200+ million mobile users per week. "
target: mSnap, Inc.
mSnap is a leading Mobile Ad Network, enabled by a Platform for Broadcasters and Advertisers to easily create and manage mobile campaigns in real-time. The platform capabilities includes SMS, MMS, and WAP functionality with superior reporting and analytics.
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closed 4/8/2008 via BusinessWire

.FOX Networks, acquired utarget

synopsis: .FOX Networks, the leading international ad network operated by Fox International Channels, acquired a majority stake in utarget, a European ad network that specializes in high-impact formats such as online video and subsites. The unit, which will be rebranded utarget.Fox, owns the UK’s leading Premium Video Advertising Network websites.
buyer parent: The News Corporation Limited
buyer: .FOX Networks
.FOX Networks, a unit of Fox International Channels, delivers globally, servicing locally, allowing access for the first time to the quality inventory of one of the world’s largest media owners, News Corporation, and premium third party publishers. "
target: utarget
utarget operates the UK’s leading Premium Video Advertising Network of 630+ top-tier UK sites. Established in 2000 as a specialist ad network, utarget concentrates on “high-impact” ad formats such as Classic Subsites, Contextual Subsites, Pre-Roll, TV Subsites and Mobile Video.
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announced 7/22/2014 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire Bizo, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has agreed to acquire Bizo, the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web. Bizo has created a new approach to online B2B marketing with precise ad targeting that's based on a prospect's bizographic.
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With approximately 277 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. "
target: Bizo, Inc.
Bizo, Inc. is the world's first targeted B2B audience targeting platform and advertising network, and currently reaches more than 45 million targeted business people across thousands of sites on the web.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 2/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aktiv Digital, acquired Admax Network Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Mumbai-based online ad network and audience measurement provider Komli Media India Pvt Ltd has acquired Admax Network, a South-east Asian digital media network, for an undisclosed amount. Admax has presence in markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
buyer parent: Komli Media India Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: Aktiv Digital
Aktiv Digital provides digital media solutions for publishers, advertising agencies, and advertisers in the Asia-Pacific market. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Singapore with additional offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, and China. "
target parent: Softbank Corporation
target: Admax Network Pte Ltd.
Established in 2006, Admax Network is the largest online advertising network in Southeast Asia with offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Its network combines over 4,600 of the top local and international websites.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., acquired interclick, inc.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc. has completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of interclick, inc. interclick’s proprietary advertising and technology solutions enable it to dramatically improve data targeted solutions and optimized returns for advertisers.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: interclick, inc.
interCLICK.com operates the interCLICK Network, a highly targeted contextual marketing network designed to balance the interests of publishers, advertisers and users. The interCLICK Network combines advanced contextual awareness technology with a large base of top tier publisher sites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$227 [$220]
rev ($mm)
$128
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
23.6x
closed 9/14/2011 via Market Wire

Exponential Interactive Inc., acquired Adotube, Inc.

synopsis: Exponential Interactive Inc., the owner of global online advertising provider Tribal Fusion and engagement video solution Firefly Video, has completed the acquisition of AdoTube, a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to proprietary in-stream video advertising.
buyer: Exponential Interactive Inc.
Exponential Interactive Inc. is a technology-enabled media company that delivers innovative products and services. From premium publishers and CPM advertisers to performance marketing and highly engaging video solutions, Exponential delivers results for online advertisers. "
target: Adotube, Inc.
AdoTube™ is the leading global in-stream advertising technology company. AdoTube's powerful and flexible technology provides a centralized end-to-end digital video solution offering publishers and advertisers easy and efficient access to in-stream video advertising across all media platforms.
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closed 8/16/2011 via BusinessWire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired AdJug Ltd

synopsis: IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology and solutions company, has acquired AdJug, a leading display advertising exchange for unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their technologies to provide marketers with a solution that simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management, cross-channel attribution and on-site optimization all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: AdJug Ltd
AdJug Ltd., based in London, Munich and Bangalore, is the largest and longest-running transparent display ad Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 7/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired The Hyperfactory

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of mobile marketing specialist The Hyperfactory. The acquisition further enhances the capabilities of Meredith Integrated Marketing, the company's business-to-business unit that provides leading corporations and brands with custom marketing solutions.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: The Hyperfactory
The Hyperfactory powers businesses and brands through the mobile medium. The Hyperfactory powers brands through integrated mobile strategy, creative, media and innovation, as well as powers businesses through planning, integration and deployment of mobile technology.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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closed 1/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired SwearBy

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month, announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: SwearBy
SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Stop, Breathe & Think

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company reaching 185 million American consumers every month, has acquired Stop, Breathe & Think, a personalized emotional wellness platform that helps kids and adults build the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: Stop, Breathe & Think
Stop, Breathe & Think is a personalized emotional wellness platform that helps kids and adults build the emotional strength and confidence to handle whatever comes their way. It's paving the way to everyday emotional wellness with bite-size personalized content and activities based on user emotions.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Flash Equity LLC, acquired The Drive

synopsis: The Drive, one of the most influential automotive media platforms, has been acquired by Flash Equity LLC. Since its founding in 2015, The Drive continues to publish a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
buyer: Flash Equity LLC
Flash Equity is a principal investment firm dedicated to building a portfolio of growing, transformative online media brands. Flash Equity management team has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and media and seeks to make long-term investments across the media landscape. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: The Drive
The Drive is one of the most influential automotive media platforms. The Drive publishes a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
price ($mm)
$150
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announced 9/17/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Marc and Lynne Benioff, will acquire Time Magazine

synopsis: Marc Benioff, the chief executive of the software company Salesforce, and his wife, Lynne, said that they had agreed to buy Time magazine from Meredith Corporation. Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923.
buyer: Marc and Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff is an American billionaire internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. Lynne Benioff is a philanthropist and married to Marc Benioff. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Magazine
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923. An essential destination for reporting on the people, places and issues that matter, TIME captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing and photography.
price ($mm)
$190
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire KPLR 11

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, will acquire KPLR 11 from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified television broadcasting company in the US. KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: KPLR 11
KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. KPLR 11 provides over 11 hours of high definition CW programming every week.
price ($mm)
$65
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closed 5/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Meredith Xcelerated Marketing

synopsis: Accenture, through Accenture Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire New York-based digital agency, Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Meredith Xcelerated Marketing
Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) is a New York-based digital agency and a content-focused leader in integrated marketing, cross-channel strategy development and creative execution.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Epiris LLP, acquired Time Inc. UK

synopsis: Epiris LLP, a UK private equity firm, has acquired Time Inc. UK from Meredith Corporation, a leading media and marketing services company. Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. Their portfolio encompasses more than 50 well-known brands, including Country Life, What's on TV, Woman's Weekly and Wallpaper*.
buyer: Epiris LLP
Epiris LLP is a top-decile private equity firm in the UK that invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. Epiris targets control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.
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closed 2/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Emigrant Capital Corp., acquired GOLF

synopsis: Emigrant Capital Corp., the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, has acquired GOLF magazine and GOLF.com from Meredith Corporation. Formerly owned by Time Inc., GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com were acquired by Meredith recently as part of its acquisition of Time Inc.
buyer parent: Emigrant Bank
buyer: Emigrant Capital Corp.
Emigrant Capital Corp. is the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, the nation's largest family owned bank. They provide long-term equity and related capital to established middle-market businesses that can benefit from their financial, operational and strategic resources. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: GOLF
Golf.com offers coverage of news and developments from the PGA, LPGA, Champions', and Nationwide tours. It also offers hole-by-hole leaderboard results, as well as content for recreational players.
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announced 11/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Time Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc., one of the world's most influential media companies. Time Inc. is home to 100 iconic news and culture brands like People, Sports Illustrated, Time, InStyle, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Fortune.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
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. "
target: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's most influential media companies. Through their 100 news and culture brands, consumers & marketers can leverage the power of Time Inc.’s stories every day, every hour, on every platform, from every angle, at the best possible moment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,902 [$2,793]
rev ($mm)
$2,884
EBITDA ($mm)
$388
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 2/23/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Peachtree TV

synopsis: Time Warner Inc. agreed to sell its Atlanta television station, Peachtree TV (WPCH-TV), to Meredith Corp, removing a significant factor that could have prompted the Federal Communications Commission to review Time Warner's sale to AT&T Inc. Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: Peachtree TV
Peachtree TV broadcasts hit movies every day and a variety of comedies during the week, including The Office, Community, The King of Queens, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and Seinfeld. The station also airs two animated hits: Family Guy and American Dad.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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cancelled 1/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation cancelled merger with Media General, Inc.,

synopsis: Media General, Inc., one of the nation's largest local media companies, and Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced they have agreed to terminate immediately the binding merger agreement they entered into on September, 2015.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
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. They offer consumers premium quality entertainment and information, content and distribution on every screen. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,075]
rev ($mm)
$1,594
EBITDA ($mm)
$315
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 7/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Grocery Server

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the nation's leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women and over 60 percent of U.S. Millennial women, announced that it has acquired Grocery Server, further expanding its digital shopper marketing capabilities.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: Grocery Server
Grocery Server is a hyperlocal digital marketing platform connecting brands to consumers. Grocery Server combines these tools with an unparalleled database of local retail offers to place branded products on to millions of shopping lists on web, mobile, social and email apps - every week.
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closed 3/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

June Media, Inc., acquired BetterRecipes.com

synopsis: June Media Inc. announced that it has acquired BetterRecipes.com from Meredith Corporation. Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
buyer: June Media, Inc.
June Media is a content driven brand for women at all stages of life. The cornerstone of June Media is food related content. Their other subjects range from health and fitness, to openly discussing parenthood and the latest trends. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: BetterRecipes.com
Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Shape Magazine

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving more than 100 million unduplicated American women, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Shape magazine. Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target parent: American Media Inc.
target: Shape Magazine
Shape magazine covers exercise, beauty, nutrition, health, fashion, wellness, and other lifestyle topics to help women lead a healthier, active lifestyle. It is the category leader and has a median household income of $87,000 and median age of 39, the youngest in the category.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Selectable Media

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has acquired Selectable Media, a leading native and engagement-based advertising company.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: Selectable Media
Selectable Media provides advertisers with a unique way to engage audiences through native advertising solutions and by providing ad-supported access to content that is most relevant to the lives, interests and passions of consumers.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired MyWedding LLC

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced that it has agreed to purchase Mywedding.com, a wedding website in the U.S. that provides couples with the complete wedding planning product suite.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: MyWedding LLC
Mywedding.com provides the complete guide map for every couple's wedding planning adventure. Mywedding.com empowers couples to create a wedding that perfectly encompasses their style and budget.
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announced 10/23/2014 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Broadcasting, will acquire KASW-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a leading diversified media company, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KASW-TV (CW6) from Meredith Corporation and SagamoreHill of Phoenix, LLC. CW6 is the CW affiliate serving the Phoenix, AZ market.
buyer: Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Broadcasting Group owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 74 television stations and 13 related digital multicast signals reaching 44 markets or approximately 12.1% of all U.S. television households. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: KASW-TV
KASW, virtual channel 61 (UHF digital channel 49), is a CW-affiliated television station located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Known on-air as CW 6, the "6" refers to the station's channel position on Cox Communications and other local cable providers.
price ($mm)
$68
rev ($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 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

NextHome, acquired Homes Publishing Group

synopsis: NextHome, a Canadian privately-owned real estate media company, has acquired Homes Publishing Group (HPG), one of Ontario's leading providers of real estate media. This acquisition includes the following HPG publications: HOMES magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DÉCOR, Ontario Design, and BUILDING EXCELLENCE.
buyer: NextHome
NextHome is the primary source of real estate advertising solutions in Canada whose products marry print and digital. Their in-depth knowledge of real estate and home décor audiences allows them to create an unparalleled new home and condo buying experience. "
target: Homes Publishing Group
HOMES Publishing Group is Canada's leading publisher for the home market, with popular titles including HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, Reno & Decor, Ontario Design, Renovation Contractor, and Building Excellence.
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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:$2,138.00)
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.
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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:$0.00)
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:$545.36)
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.
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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:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
price ($mm)
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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.
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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)
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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:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 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:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 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
announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
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: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
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)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel 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: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: STBV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strategic Global Investments, Inc.
Strategic Global Investments, Inc.
Strategic Global Investments is a company engaged in providing its customers with various venues to reach their target audience with on demand programming or advertising through Wazillo.com and WazilloMedia.com.
year
2014
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,682.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,129.11
EBIT ($mm)
$869.76
Net Income ($mm)
$467.72
Employees
7253
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,055.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$920.99
EBIT ($mm)
$640.90
Net Income ($mm)
$341.24
Employees
9000
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,138.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$781.00
EBIT ($mm)
$588.00
Net Income ($mm)
$250.00
Employees
7465
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,134.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.25
EBIT ($mm)
$170.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1,618.99
Employees
3305
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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)
$1,562.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$200.51
EBIT ($mm)
$103.40
Net Income ($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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