Like Atlanta Daily World, Inc.

announced 3/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Real Times Media LLC, will acquire Atlanta Daily World, Inc.

synopsis: Real Times Media, a Detroit, Mich.-based multimedia company, joined the Atlanta Daily World on March 4 to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper.
buyer: Real Times Media LLC
Real Times Media vigorously pursues their mission to be the leading source of news, entertainment and lifestyle information from the African American perspective. "
target: Atlanta Daily World, Inc.
Atlanta Daily World, Inc. is a publisher of a daily newspaper in Atlanta.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
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1.5x
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closed 2/8/2018 via New York Times

NantWorks LLC, acquired Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Patrick Soon-Shiong, a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital, has acquired The Los Angeles Times from tronc. The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
buyer: NantWorks LLC
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital. NantCapital is Soon-Shiong’s private investment arm. NantWorks is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms. "
target parent: tronc
target: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$500 [$590]
rev ($mm)
$470
EBITDA ($mm)
$73
EV / rev
1.3x
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8.1x
closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Johnston Press plc, acquired The i Paper

synopsis: Regional publisher Johnston Press has confirmed it is buying cut-price national newspaper the i. Created by The Independent, i is designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. The i, which retails at 40p on weekdays and 50p on Saturdays, has a current circulation of 275,000 – some 20pc of the “quality” daily market.
buyer: Johnston Press plc (LSE:JPR:$286.11)
Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. They provide news and information services to local and regional communities through their portfolio of publications and websites. "
target parent: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
target: The i Paper
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Patrick Drahi, acquired Libération

synopsis: Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice, has acquired Libération, a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. Libération was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Patrick Drahi
Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of US$ 13.7 billion, the 71st richest in the world and the wealthiest Israeli. "
target: Libération
Libération publishes a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., purchased 175 English Language Newspapers from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of its agreement to acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English language newspapers and specialty publications, as well as digital properties, from Quebecor Media Inc. The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$348.21)
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada. They offer advertisers and marketers solutions to reach audiences through print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver.
price ($mm)
$282
rev ($mm)
$457
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
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0.6x
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3.5x
closed 10/24/2013 via Reuters

John W. Henry II, acquired The Boston Globe

synopsis: The New York Times Co. has closed the sale of The Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry. Henry agreed to buy the Globe and its sister newspaper, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, for $70 million, a fraction of the price the New York Times paid for the papers 20 years ago.
buyer: John W. Henry II
John W. Henry II is an American businessman and investor. He is the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Globe includes news, special reports, headline news email service, and classifieds.
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$70
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closed 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Media Chinese International Ltd, acquired Malaysia Daily News Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Malaysia Daily News Sdn Bhd was acquired by Media Chinese International Lmited. Malaysia Daily News Sdn Bhd is a newspaper covering the daily happenings of Malaysia.
buyer: Media Chinese International Ltd
Media Chinese International Limited is a leading Chinese-language media platform. Media Chinese's portfolio of media products comprises 5 dailies with a total daily circulation aggregating over 1 million copies, 2 daily free newspapers and over 30 magazine titles in key cities. "
target: Malaysia Daily News Sdn Bhd
Malaysia Daily News Sdn Bhd is a newspaper covering the daily happenings of Malaysia.
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$0.08
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closed 4/1/2011 via Capital IQ

Jagran Prakashan Ltd, acquired Midday Infomedia Limited

synopsis: Jagran Prakashan Ltd, the publisher of Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, has acquired the print business of Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd (MML), the Mumbai based publishing house that owns the English-language afternoon daily Mid-Day.
buyer: Jagran Prakashan Ltd (BSE:532705:$348.94)
Jagran Prakashan Limited engages in printing and publishing newspapers and magazines principally under Dainik Jagran brand in India. The company also offers outdoor advertising and event management services. "
target: Midday Infomedia Limited
Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. publishes newspapers. It features news, entertainment, sex and relationships, sports, and guides. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Mumbai, India.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
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1.9x
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closed 3/25/2010 via New York Times

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

synopsis: Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of London.
buyer: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
Lebedev Holdings Ltd. is a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Evgeny Lebedev. Alexander Evgenievich Lebedev is a Russian billionaire, listed by Forbes magazine as the 358th richest person in the world in 2008. "
target parent: Independent News & Media PLC
target: The Independent
The Independent is a British newspaper, nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. The Independent is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
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closed 2/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Dr. Tito Tettamanti and Martin Wagner, acquired Basler Zeitung Medien Werbe AG

synopsis: Dr. Tito Tettamanti and Basel-based media lawyer Martin Wagner are acquiring all of the shares in "National Zeitung und Basler Nachrichten AG" that belonged to the Hagemann family and PubliGroupe. "National Zeitung und Basler Nachrichten AG" operates on the market as "Basler Zeitung Medien" (BZM).
buyer: Dr. Tito Tettamanti and Martin Wagner
Dr. Tito Tettamanti and Basel-based media lawyer Martin Wagner are private investors. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: Basler Zeitung Medien Werbe AG
Basler Zeitung Medien is made up of 14 independent companies, including the printing company Birkhäuser, based in Reinach (Canton Basel Land). The company's flagship is the Basler Zeitung, which with a print run of about 88,000 is the most important daily newspaper in Northwest Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$69
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$246
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.3x
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announced 3/25/2009 via Reuters

Tennessee Valley Printing Company, will acquire TimesDaily

synopsis: The New York Times Co, which is trying to lighten its debt load as advertising revenue falls, plans to sell the Times Daily newspaper of Florence, Alabama to the Tennessee Valley Printing Company, a regional publisher.
buyer: Tennessee Valley Printing Company
Tennessee Valley Printing Co Inc, is the publisher of The Decatur Daily in Decatur, Alabama. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: TimesDaily
The TimesDaily was founded in 1889 as the Florence Times and published its first edition July 4, 1890. The TimesDaily currently has a circulation of 27,785 daily and 29,171 Sunday, and its Web site, TimesDaily.com, is rapidly growing, with 186,400 unique visitors per month.
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$12
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closed 4/16/2007 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald-Press

synopsis: The Quayle family announced the sale of the Huntington (IN) Herald-Press to Paxton Media Group, based in Paducah, Kentucky. The Herald-Press has weekday circulation of 5,905 and Sunday circulation of 6,521.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media Group owns about 30 daily newspapers in the Midwest and South, including its flagship The Paducah Sun (Kentucky) and The Sun-Herald (Durham, North Carolina). The company also owns several dozen weekly papers and more than 100 free papers, as well as a television station. "
target: The Herald-Press
The Herald-Press of Huntington, Indiana has weekday circulation of 5,905 and Sunday circulation of 6,521. The operation has been under Quayle family ownership since the early 1960s.
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closed 1/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Florida Freedom Newspapers, Inc., acquired Chipley Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Florida Freedom, a subsidiary of Freedom Newspapers, Inc. announced that it has acquired four weekly newspapers and affiliated publications in Northwest Florida. They include the Washington County News in Chipley, Fla. and the Holmes County Times-Advertiser in Bonifay, Fla. from Chipley Newspapers, Inc.
buyer parent: Freedom Communications, Inc.
buyer: Florida Freedom Newspapers, Inc.
Florida Freedom Newspapers, Inc. prints and publishes daily newspapers, weekly papers, and affiliated Web sites in Northwest Florida. It serves tourism and the military, housing and resort, and residential markets. "
target: Chipley Newspapers, Inc.
Chipley Newspapers, Inc. prints and publishes two daily newspapers namely, The Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. The company is based in Chipley, Florida.
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closed 1/3/2007 via PR Newswire

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Messenger Post Newspapers

synopsis: GateHouse Media, Inc. has acquired the Messenger Post newspapers from Canandaigua Messenger, Incorporated. This includes the Daily Messenger, a daily newspaper, with circulation of 13,000, serving Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes Region of northwest New York, and ten weekly newspapers serving the suburbs of Rochester, New York.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
target: Messenger Post Newspapers
Messenger Post Newspapers includes the Daily Messenger, a daily newspaper serving Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes Region of northwest New York, and ten weekly newspapers serving the suburbs of Rochester, New York with a combined paid and free circulation of approximately 100,000.
price ($mm)
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$12
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closed 5/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., acquired Muskogee Daily Phoenix

synopsis: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Muskogee (OK) Daily Phoenix from the Gannett Foundation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Muskogee Daily Phoenix
The Muskogee Phoenix is published 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is distributed by home delivery and retail sales in several counties in Northeast Oklahoma. The Phoenix has been been published since February 1888, before Oklahoma's statehood.
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announced 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Westplex Media Group, will acquire Moberly Monitor-Index

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire the Moberly Monitor-Index from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Moberly Monitor-Index
The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The Moberly Monitor-Index provides the latest news about Moberly and Randolph County, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, the owner of more than 70 daily and weekly publications, has purchased the Dubois County Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Indiana. The Herald will become the company’s second largest newspaper in its Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee group.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Herald
Established in 1895, The Herald is a daily community newspaper based in Jasper, Indiana that covers local news, sports, and photography. The Herald’s circulation covers Dubois County and parts of Spencer and Pike counties.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rossel La Voix, acquired Paris-Normandie

synopsis: Rossel La Voix, Rossel's main subsidiary in France, has acquired Paris-Normandie, the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
buyer parent: Groupe Rossel
buyer: Rossel La Voix
Rossel La Voix is a multimedia group in France that offers daily & weekly press, magazines, television, radios, printing, events, internet, audiovisual services, and more. "
target: Paris-Normandie
Paris-Normandie is the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
price ($mm)
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$33
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0.0x
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announced 3/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Real Times Media LLC, will acquire Atlanta Daily World, Inc.

synopsis: Real Times Media, a Detroit, Mich.-based multimedia company, joined the Atlanta Daily World on March 4 to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper.
buyer: Real Times Media LLC
Real Times Media vigorously pursues their mission to be the leading source of news, entertainment and lifestyle information from the African American perspective. "
target: Atlanta Daily World, Inc.
Atlanta Daily World, Inc. is a publisher of a daily newspaper in Atlanta.
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announced 3/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Real Times Media LLC, will acquire Atlanta Daily World, Inc.

synopsis: Real Times Media, a Detroit, Mich.-based multimedia company, joined the Atlanta Daily World on March 4 to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper.
buyer: Real Times Media LLC
Real Times Media vigorously pursues their mission to be the leading source of news, entertainment and lifestyle information from the African American perspective. "
target: Atlanta Daily World, Inc.
Atlanta Daily World, Inc. is a publisher of a daily newspaper in Atlanta.
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announced 3/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Real Times Media LLC, will acquire Atlanta Daily World, Inc.

synopsis: Real Times Media, a Detroit, Mich.-based multimedia company, joined the Atlanta Daily World on March 4 to announce that it has entered into a strategic alliance with the city’s oldest Black-owned newspaper.
buyer: Real Times Media LLC
Real Times Media vigorously pursues their mission to be the leading source of news, entertainment and lifestyle information from the African American perspective. "
target: Atlanta Daily World, Inc.
Atlanta Daily World, Inc. is a publisher of a daily newspaper in Atlanta.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
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1.5x
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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$179
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closed 2/8/2018 via New York Times

NantWorks LLC, acquired Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Patrick Soon-Shiong, a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital, has acquired The Los Angeles Times from tronc. The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
buyer: NantWorks LLC
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital. NantCapital is Soon-Shiong’s private investment arm. NantWorks is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms. "
target parent: tronc
target: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$500 [$590]
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$470
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$73
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1.3x
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8.1x
closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 8/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Richard Donnelly, purchased The Sun Newspapers from Elauwit Media LLC

synopsis: Richard Donnelly, principal of Newspaper Media Group and its affiliates, announced that he has acquired The Sun Newspapers based in Haddonfield, New Jersey, from Elauwit Media. The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey.
buyer: Richard Donnelly
Richard Donnelly is the president of Donnelly Distribution (Pennsauken, N.J.). Starting from his brother’s garage in 1976, Donnelly built Donnelly Distribution as the Philadelphia region’s largest advertising distribution company. "
seller: Elauwit Media LLC
The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey. Elauwit Media is a true modern media company – serving their audience in traditional and cutting-edge ways while providing their customers the best avenues to reach potential customers.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC, acquired The Herington Times, Inc.

synopsis: Kansas Publishing Ventures, the parent company that owns and operates the Hillsboro Free Press and two other community weekly newspapers in Kansas, has acquired the Herington Times. The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
buyer: Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC
Kansas Publishing Ventures is a locally owned media company in South Central Kansas. KPV specializes in newspapers and magazines, but also has a full scale marketing company that helps businesses with custom print, websites, and other design projects. "
target: The Herington Times, Inc.
The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, will acquire ECM Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: ECM Publishers Inc., one of the larger publishers of weekly newspapers in the country, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park that produces community newspapers, events, digital products and specialty magazines.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group offers 63 community newspapers, 18 advertising shoppers, 20 specialty publications and 81 associated websites. They provide an important communication tool for citizens and businesses in local communities. "
target: ECM Publishers, Inc.
ECM Publishers, Inc. is a publishing, printing, digital media and distribution company that operates in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Started in 1976, the Company has grown from one paid circulation weekly newspaper and shopper to its current operations which include 49 publications.
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closed 4/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

ChitrChatr Communications Inc., acquired WRt News

synopsis: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of WRt News Website. WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
buyer: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (OTCPK:CHIC.F:$0.00)
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks. "
target: WRt News
WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
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$0.01
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Johnston Press plc, acquired The i Paper

synopsis: Regional publisher Johnston Press has confirmed it is buying cut-price national newspaper the i. Created by The Independent, i is designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. The i, which retails at 40p on weekdays and 50p on Saturdays, has a current circulation of 275,000 – some 20pc of the “quality” daily market.
buyer: Johnston Press plc (LSE:JPR:$286.11)
Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. They provide news and information services to local and regional communities through their portfolio of publications and websites. "
target parent: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
target: The i Paper
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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announced 12/17/2015 via Company Press Release

VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Indiana, LLC, acquired Home News Enterprises

synopsis: AIM Media Indiana has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets from Home News Enterprises LLC of Columbus, Indiana. The publications include four daily newspapers: The Republic, The Daily Reporter, The Daily Journal, and The Tribune; and two weeklies: The Times Post and The Brown County Democrat.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Indiana, LLC
AIM Media Indiana LLC is an acquisition entity formed by Jeremy Halbreich and William "Rick" Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations of Home News Enterprises in and around the region. "
target: Home News Enterprises
Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
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closed 7/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Whip It Media, Inc., acquired Fairfax County Times

synopsis: Post Community Media LLC, which is affiliated with The Washington Post, announced plans to sell The Fairfax County Times in Virginia to Whip It Media, which is led by the publication’s former general manager. The Fairfax County Times is a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia with a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers.
buyer: Whip It Media, Inc.
Whip It Media is a multi media corporation and leader in the advertising and marketing industry. With its well established family of publications and digital component, Whip it Media is vested in offering innovative ways of reaching local and national audiences. "
target parent: Jeffrey P. Bezos
target: Fairfax County Times
In its 50th year, the Fairfax County Times delivers content, credibility and county wide circulation. With a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers, the Times gets into more homes than any other weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, covering the most relevant topics.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Patrick Drahi, acquired Libération

synopsis: Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice, has acquired Libération, a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. Libération was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Patrick Drahi
Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of US$ 13.7 billion, the 71st richest in the world and the wealthiest Israeli. "
target: Libération
Libération publishes a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
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announced 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Voice Media Group, will acquire City Pages, Inc.

synopsis: The Star Tribune Company agreed to buy City Pages from Voice Media Group. Founded in 1979, City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper that covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weekly reaches 361,000 readers a month in print and records 1.3 million unique visits a month to its website.
buyer: Voice Media Group
Voice Media Group (VMG) publishes metropolitan newsweeklies and websites in major markets across the United States. VMG's digital and print publications embrace long-form investigative reporting, magazine-style feature writing and sophisticated coverage of music, food, film, arts, and local events. "
target parent: Voice Media Group
target: City Pages, Inc.
City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper. Its newspaper covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
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