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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Business and Industry Association, acquired Northeast Information Services

synopsis: The Business and Industry Association, which is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, has purchased Northeast Information Services, publisher of the Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials (the Blue Book).
buyer: Business and Industry Association
The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. "
target: Northeast Information Services
Northeast Information Services is the publisher of the Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials (the Blue Book), a popular reference guide to government and politics in New Hampshire.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downticket merged with Politiscope,

synopsis: Downticket is merging with Politiscope to create a combined app with resources for voters and an option to donate to specific candidates. The new app will retain Politiscope’s name and brand. Downticket is an app with voting guides and allows users to donate directly to campaigns. Downticket makes money by retaining a percentage of the donations.
buyer: Politiscope
Politiscope is an app that helps voters track members of Congress, political candidates, and issues. Users can follow politicians and see info about their voting records in a similar format to sports player profiles. "
target: Downticket
Downticket is the world’s first non-partisan platform dedicated to empowering engagement in down ballot U.S. elections nationwide. Downticket advances tools that put the power of election strategizing, influence, and monitoring at citizens’ fingertips.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 1/13/2014 via Market Watch

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Eagle Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Communications announced the acquisition of Eagle Publishing. Eagle Publishing operates four businesses, Regnery Publishing, a publisher of conservative books, Human Events and Red State, which are conservative opinion websites, Eagle Financial publications, which provides investment advice, and Eagle Wellness which provides health advice.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: Eagle Publishing, Inc.
Eagle Publishing, Inc. operates four businesses, Regnery Publishing, a publisher of conservative books, Human Events and Red State, which are conservative opinion websites, Eagle Financial publications, which provides investment advice, and Eagle Wellness which provides health advice.
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announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Biteback Media

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Biteback Media. The B2B political information and communication firm will pay £795,000 in cash for Biteback, which publishes monthly magazine Total Politics. Total Politics is a British political magazine described as a "a lifestyle magazine for the political community".
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Biteback Media
Biteback Media is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. Biteback Media publishes monthly magazine Total Politics.
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$1.28
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$1
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Kilcullen Kapital Partners, acquired The Business Post

synopsis: Kilcullen Kapital Partners, an investment company founded by businessman Enda O’Coineen, has acquiredThe Business Post from Key Capital. The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper.
buyer: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
Kilcullen Kapital Partners, led by Enda O’Coineen and Donal O’Shaughnessy, is a boutique dynamic investment platform in Funds, Hospitality, Renewable Energy, Property and Technology. Kilcullen Kapital Partners is based in Dublin, Ireland, "
target parent: Key Capital Ltd.
target: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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announced 11/1/2017 via Reuters

PMPG Polskie Media SA, will acquire Do Rzeczy

synopsis: PMPG Polskie Media SA, a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media, will increase its stake in Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. from 30.9% to 81% to become its majority owner. Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. is the publisher of Do Rzeczy, a right-wing Polish language weekly news and political magazine.
buyer: PMPG Polskie Media SA (WSE:PGM:$15.38)
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries. "
target: Do Rzeczy
Orle Pióro sp. z o.o. is the publisher of the Do Rzeczy and Do Rzeczy Historia magazines in Warsaw, Poland. Do Rzeczy is a right-wing Polish language weekly news and political magazine. Do Rzeczy Historia is a Polish language monthly history magazine.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Opimus Group plc, acquired Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.

synopsis: Hungary’s listed Opimus Group announced that it acquired 100% of Mediaworks Hungary Zrt., the publisher that has recently had 60-year-old left-wing daily newspaper Népszabadság shut down.
buyer: Opimus Group plc (BUSE:OPIM:$31.17)
Opimus Group is a holding company that is listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange (BÉT). OPIMUS Group is a firm affiliated with Lőrinc Mészáros, the billionare Fidesz mayor of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s hometown of Felcsút. "
target parent: Vienna Capital Partners
target: Mediaworks Regionalis Kiado Kft.
Mediaworks is an Austrian-owned firm that published Hungary’s largest opposition daily, Népszabadság. Népszabadság serves up authentic and quality media content to consumers. Nepszabadsag is Hungary’s most-widely circulated political newspaper.
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closed 2/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Win McCormack, acquired The New Republic

synopsis: Win McCormack, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books, acquired The New Republic, the nearly century-old magazine of American liberalism, from Chris Hughes, the owner of Jumo. The deal price was not disclosed.
buyer: Win McCormack
Win McCormack is publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Harvard College and the University of Oregon. He holds an AB from Harvard in Government and an MFA from the University of Oregon. "
target parent: Chris Hughes
target: The New Republic
The New Republic is a media organization dedicated to addressing today’s most critical issues. Since 1914, they has provided its readers with an intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy, culture, and the arts.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Cicero and Monopol, acquired Cicero and Monopol

synopsis: Cicero, the magazine for political culture, and Monopol, the magazine for culture and life, are being acquired by Cicero editor-in-chief Christoph Schwennicke and deputy editor-in-chief Alexander Marguie. They will take over the magazines from Ringier, the largest internationally operating Swiss media company.
buyer: Cicero and Monopol
Christoph Schwennicke is editor-in-chief and Alexander Marguier is deputy editor-in-chief of Cicero, a German magazine for political culture. "
target parent: Ringier AG
target: Cicero and Monopol
Cicero, the magazine for political culture, is a sophisticated and opinion-shaping writer’s magazine. Monopol, the magazine for culture and life, has established itself as an innovative art and lifestyle magazine.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Market Wire

True Blue Media, LLC, will acquire Blue Nation Review

synopsis: MOKO Social Media Limited announced that its political commentary platform, Blue Nation Review, will be sold to True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center.
buyer: True Blue Media, LLC
True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center. "
target parent: MOKO.mobi Limited
target: Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review is a political commentary platform. Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes USA great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving the great country into the 21st century.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Business and Industry Association, acquired Northeast Information Services

synopsis: The Business and Industry Association, which is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, has purchased Northeast Information Services, publisher of the Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials (the Blue Book).
buyer: Business and Industry Association
The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. "
target: Northeast Information Services
Northeast Information Services is the publisher of the Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials (the Blue Book), a popular reference guide to government and politics in New Hampshire.
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closed 7/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Business and Industry Association, acquired Northeast Information Services

synopsis: The Business and Industry Association, which is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, has purchased Northeast Information Services, publisher of the Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials (the Blue Book).
buyer: Business and Industry Association
The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. "
target: Northeast Information Services
Northeast Information Services is the publisher of the Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials (the Blue Book), a popular reference guide to government and politics in New Hampshire.
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closed 5/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Chief Executive Group, acquired Chief Executive Network

synopsis: Chief Executive Group announced it had acquired Chief Executive Network (CEN), a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
buyer: Chief Executive Group
Chief Executive Group improves the effectiveness of CEOs and the organizations they lead. The company publishes Chief Executive magazine (since 1977) and ChiefExecutive.net, hosts exclusive events for CEOs to network, learn and share ideas with peers, and produces proprietary research. "
target: Chief Executive Network
Chief Executive Network is a member organization that helps chief and senior executives improve their effectiveness and gain competitive advantage. Through CEN, CEOs and senior executives share operational and strategic expertise via a structured meeting process.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Becker Professional Education, acquired ACAMS Moneylaundering.com

synopsis: Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education and a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced that the previously disclosed acquisition of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) for $330 million has closed. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: Becker Professional Education
Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP Exam Review, USMLE Review and more. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: ACAMS Moneylaundering.com
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of Anti-Money Laundering and financial crime prevention professionals with resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement.
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