Like iVillage, Inc.

closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

BeLatina merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: BELatina, a leading Latina digital platform and an expanded social footprint for the English-dominant, ambicultural Latina, has merged with BrandStar, a solutions-driven content machine, offering a broad range of services, among them strategic marketing, advertising, digital strategies, sales, and production.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: BeLatina
BELatina features daily ambitious journalism, which they believe is currently lacking in most women-centric publications. They build their content through a solid foundation and cultural lens of todays women. In today's digital landscape they are about the diversity of inspired women first.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

H Code, acquired HipLatina

synopsis: H Code, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the acquisition of HipLatina, a leading digital lifestyle platform for Hispanic women that reaches more than four million consumers per month via email, web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more than 20 websites and mobile apps.
buyer: H Code
H Code is the #1 US Hispanic comScore entity for Authentic Hispanic Reach. The company connects advertisers with the highly sought-after US Hispanic audience through a combination of target-able data-sets (science) and exemplary creative executions (art). "
target: HipLatina
HipLatina is a digital lifestyle publication that creates the conversation through positive & inspiring storytelling with an emphasis on food & drink, style, wellness, and profiles of fascinating people relevant to the US Hispanic community.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

RockYou, acquired Little Things LLC

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company focused on amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition and relaunch of LittleThings, a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target: Little Things LLC
Founded in 2014, LittleThings is a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations. LittleThings garners an unparalleled following of loyal fans, reaching an audience of nearly sixty million comScore unique monthly visitors.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Gary Vaynerchuk, acquired PureWow

synopsis: Gary Vaynerchuk has acquired PureWow, a lifestyle digital media company focused on “upper” millennial and Gen-X women. PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women.
buyer: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. He is the co-founder of VaynerMedia. "
target: PureWow
PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women. The company focuses on editorial categories, including culture, fashion, tech, travel, beauty, home, and health.
price ($mm)
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$20
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closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Vitamin Daily

synopsis: Glacier Media Group and Daily Dose Media Inc announced that Glacier Media Group has acquired VitaminDaily.com, Canada’s premier online lifestyle magazine for women. VitaminDaily.com has grown to six editions (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal delivering over half a million newsletters a week to upwardly-mobile Canadian women.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier Media Inc. is an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. "
target: Vitamin Daily
VitaminDaily.com is an online lifestyle magazine with a group of six free, savvy, online e-newsletters in major Canadian cities that target educated, affluent women who are starved for time and hungry for information.
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announced 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Star Media Group, will acquire The Kit

synopsis: Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, announced their intention to acquire The Kit, a Canadian digital magazine and mobile app produced by Texterity, a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions. The Kit is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: Star Media Group
Star Media Group includes Torstar’s flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, thestar.com, Shop TV, Eye Weekly, Sway Magazine, Real Estate News, The Canadian Immigrant magazine, Desi Life, toronto.com and Torstar Syndication Services. "
target parent: Texterity Inc.
target: The Kit
THE KIT digital magazine is Canada's Beauty Authority, an informative and progressive source for beauty, health and wellness. It is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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$563
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$91
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$17
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6.2x
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33.2x
announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

The Knot Worldwide, acquired You & Your Wedding

synopsis: The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, has acquired Hitched, a leading digital wedding planning brand in the UK. As part of the acquisition, The Knot Worldwide has also acquired the digital assets of You & Your Wedding, a UK-based wedding inspiration brand with 35 years of heritage.
buyer: The Knot Worldwide
The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company. The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries, and more through its various brands. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: You & Your Wedding
UK-based You & Your Wedding is the go-to website for stylish and creative wedding planning ideas, empowering couples to plan their day. Hitched is a UK wedding planning brand providing inspiration, advice, planning tools and a wedding vendor marketplace with thousands of wedding professionals.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Reuters

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Rocket Venture Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co Ltd will fully buy Rocket Venture Inc., which is engaged in operation of media services for woman, from Enigmo Inc. Rocket Venture operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace operates affiliate advertising service "ACCESSTRADE" in Japan. Interspace is an advertising company focuses on CPA (Cost per Action) and CPC (Cost per Click). "
target parent: Enigmo
target: Rocket Venture Inc.
Rocket Venture Inc., based in Japan, is engaged in operation of media services for women. It operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
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$0.54
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announced 3/31/2015 via New York Times

Net-A-Porter Ltd. will be merged with Yoox SpA,

synopsis: The Yoox Group said that it has agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
buyer: Yoox SpA (YOOX:$563.29)
YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion & design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com. "
target parent: Richemont
target: Net-A-Porter Ltd.
Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. It also publishes Porter, a magazine that lets readers buy featured items.
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$775
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

NYLON Magazine merged with FashionIndie,

synopsis: NYLON Magazine, a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets, has been sold. A new management team backed by investor Marc Luzzatto and his Diversis Capital team are merging NYLON with FashionIndie.com., the leading fashion, beauty, and lifestyle influencer network.
buyer parent: Diversis Capital
buyer: FashionIndie
FashionIndie, is the premiere fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle influencer network that has a reach of 8 million monthly readers across a collective of over 200 influencers and develops and supports the success of award-winning campaigns by managing content strategy and social media growth. "
target: NYLON Magazine
NYLON is a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets. NYLON Magazine for young women, and NYLON Guys Magazines and web sites are published in the US and Asia. NYLON is programmed for real world fashion, for young millennial, focused on the twenty something audience.
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closed 6/19/2006 via PR Newswire

BabyUniverse, Inc., acquired ePregnancy.com

synopsis: BabyUniverse, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets related specifically to the business of ePregnancy Magazine and ePregnancy.com. This acquisition includes the URL http://www.ePregnancy.com , the ePregnancy trademark, a related online community website, message boards, and an expansive archive of content.
buyer parent: Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC
buyer: BabyUniverse, Inc.
BabyUniverse Inc., the leading Internet destination for new and expectant parents, is dedicated to providing new and expectant parents and their friends and family with a one-stop "shop" for all of the products that you want from maternity through the baby and toddler year up to youth. "
target: ePregnancy.com
ePregnancy was founded in 2002 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading resources for the expectant woman, offering valuable expert information and a vibrant online community.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Prisma Media, acquired Beauté Addict

synopsis: Prisma Media, the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet, has acquired Beaute-Addict.com, an online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet. With a portfolio of 27 titles and more than twenty websites, the group is present in the main segments of the consumer magazine. "
target: Beauté Addict
Beauté Addict owns and operates online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. The company is based in Gennevilliers, France.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
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closed 5/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Shkulev Media OOO, acquired Woman.ru

synopsis: Co-owner of the publishing house Hearst Shkulev Media Victor Shkulev bought one of the most popular women's websites in Russian - Woman.ru. Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru reaches a monthly audience of 6 million people.
buyer: Hearst Shkulev Media OOO
Hearst Shkulev Media one of the leading Russian media holdings that publish such famous brands as ELLE, Elle Girl, Elle Decor, MAXIM, Marie Claire, «Happy Parents» / Parents, Psychologies, DEPARTURES, Antenna-Telesem, StarHit, Va-Bank in Russia and Ukraine. "
target: Woman.ru
Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru was founded in 1998 as a specialized forum for women.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

Interactivation, purchased The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: Interactivation Health Networks announced that it has acquired The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, a division of NBC Universal. The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a media company that delivers highly interactive and personalized content to consumers via TV, mobile devices and the Internet. Interactivation owns the Mag Rack and Concert TV video-on-demand television networks, and The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: iVillage, Inc.
The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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$563
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$91
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$17
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closed 4/11/2005 via PR Newswire

iVillage, Inc., acquired HealthCentersOnline, Inc.

synopsis: iVillage Inc., The Internet For Women(TM), a leading women's media company and the number one women's community online, today announced that it has acquired HealthCentersOnline, Inc., a privately-held, leading online destination for physician-edited information on health conditions, treatments and preventative care for patients.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping. "
target: HealthCentersOnline, Inc.
HealthCentersOnline is the most credible and trusted source of healthcare information on the Internet for patients and their families. We provide consumers with the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date physician-edited information in a format that is easy to understand and access.
price ($mm)
$12
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$4
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$1
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

NBC News Digital Group, acquired Stringwire

synopsis: NBC News announced that it had acquired the user-generated live video service Stringwire, and hired its founder Phil Groman. NBC News will leverage Stringwire's user-generated live video technology for on-air and digital newsgathering.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital Group
NBC News Digital Group is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target: Stringwire
Stringwire is a user-generated live video service developed for news organizations to request video from a network of verified contributors with connected mobile devices capable of streaming video across the globe.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
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closed 8/17/2009 via paidContent.org

MSNBC Interactive News LLC, acquired EveryBlock

synopsis: MSNBC Interactive is making a hyperlocal push, with the purchase of EveryBlock, which offers updates culled from public records—like 911 dispatches—and news sources in 15 cities.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: MSNBC Interactive News LLC
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content. "
target: EveryBlock
EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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Newscron SA, acquired Newscron SA

synopsis: In a management buyout, Peter Hogenkamp has acquired the majority of shares of Newscron SA in Lugano. The number of shareholders has been reduced to five, the company is planning to move to Zurich in the near future. Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information.
buyer: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically. "
target: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Meir Gal, acquired Behadrey Haredim Ltd.

synopsis: Behadrey Haredim, a Haredi Internet site and forum board, has been purchased by advertising executive Meir Gal. The new owner intends on expanding the site’s activities to overseas markets.
buyer: Meir Gal
Meir Gal is the son of pioneeering Haredi ad man Benny Gal, who built Gal-Oren BSD into one of the largest advertising agencies catering to Israel's Haredi sector. "
target: Behadrey Haredim Ltd.
Behadrey Haredim Ltd. is a Haredi web portal founded in 2002 was originally a forum board for controversial topics within Israel's Haredi community. Currently they are a web portal for general content and news.
price ($mm)
$2.81
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire Darik News Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the merged assets of Darik News and Net Info in Bulgaria from Darik Radio, the Bulgarian commercial radio operator. Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news, sports news; and weather.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: Darik Radio AD
target: Darik News Ltd.
Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news site dariknews.bg; sports news site gong.bg; and weather site vremeto.bg. Net Info operates the email platform abv.bg; video clip site vbox7.com; sports news site sportni.bg; weather site sinoptik.bg; and entertainment news site edna.bg.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

synopsis: Darik News announced that it is expected to acquire Net Info. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. It provides portals, search engines, e-shops, and sports portals.
buyer parent: Darik Radio AD
buyer: Darik News
Darik News offers online news services in Bulgarian language. Dariknews.bg offers topics in the form of text, pictures, and radio newscasts from Darik Radio. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Net Info.BG AD
Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. Its sites offer consumers digital daily routine, news, entertainment, and search. The company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and operates as a subsidiary of Sanoma Magazines International B.V.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$295 [$195]*
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
price ($mm)
$15*
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closed 5/4/2011 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

synopsis: Datran Media, a leading digital marketing technology company, announced the acquisition of Allvoices, Inc., one of the world's largest social news sites with over 460,000 contributors and approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is an award-winning technology and marketing company that leading brands, agencies and publishers depend on to discover, reach and retain their ideal audiences across all digital media channels. "
target: Allvoices, Inc.
Allvoices, Inc. is one of the world's largest social news sites. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.
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closed 1/24/2011 via BusinessWire

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

synopsis: UberMedia, the leading independent provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, has announced its acquisition of Mixx.com. Mixx.com has been a leader in curating social content into channels of information that enable users to find content and people who are relevant to their interests.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: Mixx.com
Recommended Reading, Inc. operates as social news Web site Mixx.com in the United States. It offers online news, information, photos, videos, business, entertainment, sports, life, health, technology, science, and fun related information. Recommended Reading, Inc. is based in McLean, Virginia.
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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 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Village NetMedia Inc., acquired Courier Publications, LLC.

synopsis: Village NetMedia has agreed to purchase Courier Publications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terms of the transaction, which include six weekly newspapers across Maine, were not disclosed. Cribb, Greene & Associates brokered the deal.
buyer: Village NetMedia Inc.
Village NetMedia Inc. is a newspaper publishing house based in Rockland, Maine. It operates the Web site VillageSoup and two community newspapers. "
target parent: Crescent Publishing Co.
target: Courier Publications, LLC.
Courier Publications, LLC. publishes newspapers along with operating as a news portal.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs. "
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Loyal Foundry, Inc., acquired Newsfusion Ltd.

synopsis: Loyal Foundry, a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm, has acquired Israel-based Newsfusion Ltd., a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The acquisition expands Loyal Foundry's app portfolio to over 175 live apps globally.
buyer: Loyal Foundry, Inc.
Loyal Foundry is a global consumer mobile application publisher and development firm. Loyal Foundry builds and acquires high-quality mobile apps that provide tons of value and make people’s lives easier and more enjoyable. "
target: Newsfusion Ltd.
Based in Israel, Newsfusion is a news and sports information aggregation platform with 150 live apps in Apple and Android app stores. The platform, based on human-centered algorithmic curation, is dedicated to helping users find information quickly and efficiently.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Hollywood Reporter, acquired ZIG Media

synopsis: Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group has acquired startup news app Zig. ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. Zig will now be part of a news group that includes brands The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Spin, Vibe and Stereogum.
buyer parent: Valence Media
buyer: The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is an American digital and print magazine, and website, which focuses on the Hollywood film, television, and entertainment industries. It was founded in 1930 as a daily trade paper, and in 2010 switched to a weekly large-format print magazine with a revamped website. "
target: ZIG Media
ZIG is a mobile media technology company that creates products which transform and disrupt the global media landscape. ZIG enables people to consume, share, and react to content in a way that prioritizes images and video over words.
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closed 8/31/2015 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, acquired the assets of Circa 1605, a company that develops a mobile application for reading news, in August of 2015.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 432 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Circa 1605, Inc.
Circa 1605, Inc. develops a mobile application for reading news. Circa is a media organization that enables readers to more easily consume, engage with, and follow the day’s news by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles.
price ($mm)
$0.80
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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