Like Biteback Media

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:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Biteback Media
Biteback Media is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. Biteback Media publishes monthly magazine Total Politics.
price ($mm)
$1.28
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$1
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intellect Ltd, acquired HammerOn Press

synopsis: Intellect, a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries, has acquired HammerOn Press, an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects.
buyer: Intellect Ltd
Intellect is a UK-based academic publisher for scholars and practitioners teaching and researching in the arts, media and creative industries. Intellect publishes over 100 journals and over 50 academic books a year. Intellect seeks to offer an unbiased platform for quality critical debate. "
target: HammerOn Press
HammerOn Press is an independent publisher in the UK. HammerOn Press publishes nonfiction focusing on feminist, anti-racist, trans, queer and anti-fascist subjects. Their titles explore topics such as popular culture, community heritage, youth work, para-academia and the history of social movements.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd., acquired Icon Books

synopsis: Jonathan Ball Publishers, a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa, has acquired Icon Books, an independent publisher in the UK. Icon Books is a non-fiction publisher is a member of the Independent Alliance, and features titles across popular science, history, psychology, and current affairs.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Jonathan Ball Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Jonathan Ball Publishers is a leading publisher and distributor of English general books in South Africa. The company specializes in South African history, politics, and current affairs and acts as agents for British and American publishers marketing and distributing on their behalf. "
target: Icon Books
Icon Books is an independent publisher in the UK that specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Their Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour, and more.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
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2.2x
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Gill, will acquire The Collins Press Limited

synopsis: Gill (M.H. Gill & Co.), Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books, will acquire The Collins Press, an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, and more.
buyer: Gill
Gill is Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books. Gill publishes non-fiction books about biography, food and drink, history, lifestyle, parenting, nature, sport, and more. Gill offers school books for primary, secondary, further education, and college and university. "
target: The Collins Press Limited
The Collins Press is an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, current affairs, and more.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired I.B. Tauris Publishers

synopsis: Bloomsbury, a publishing house of fiction and non-fiction, has acquired non-fiction publisher I.B. Tauris Publishers, a specialist in Middle Eastern and political publishing. UK-based I.B. Tauris publishes 300 new books internationally every year and has approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing plc is an independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction. Bloomsbury has a tradition of publishing literary fiction from all over the world and a wide range of distinguished non-fiction from memoir, biography and history to politics, science, food and sport."
target: I.B. Tauris Publishers
Based in the UK, I.B. Tauris Publishers is a specialist in Middle East Studies and International Relations publishing. They publish 300 new books internationally every year and have approximately 3,000 books available in either hardcover, paperback or digital editions.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH

synopsis: On 14 July 2017, GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH, acquired Silberburg-Verlag GmbH. In addition to the monthly magazine "Beautiful Swabia" and the folk calendar "Lahrer Hinkender Bote", whose tradition dates back to 1800, there are 60 to 70 popular books and about 30 e-books & other media for Baden-Württemberg, Germany that Silverburg publishes.
buyer: GeraNova Bruckmann Verlagshaus GmbH
GeraNova Bruckmann publishes books, magazines, calendars, DVDs, online portals, e-books and apps on a wide range of topics including tourism, sports, nature, history, activities guide, illustrated books on topics from European regions, automotive, motorcycle, train, aviation and military history. "
target: Silberburg-Verlag GmbH
Silberburg-Verlag GmbHb publishes magazines, a calendar, books, e-books, and other media focusing on excursion and leisure guides, country-specific books, illustrated books, culinary, biographies, gift books, dialect volumes, country-based novels and regional rhymes.
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announced 11/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simon & Schuster, Inc., will acquire Adams Media

synopsis: Simon & Schuster will acquire Adams Media, a nonfiction-focused publisher based in Avon, Mass., from F+W Media. Adams Media publishes books on a broad range of non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement and much more.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Adams Media
Adams Media Corporation is one of the leading independent book publishers based in the United States, publishing approximately 200 new titles per year. Adams Media publishes books in a broad variety of non-fiction categories including careers, business, personal finance, self-help, and technology.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Editorial Alma, acquired GROH

synopsis: Editorial Alma has announced the completion of the acquisition of GROH. GROH primarily publishes and markets nonfiction gift books in the Spanish market.
buyer: Editorial Alma
Editorial Alma is a publisher of original books trying to differentiate the existing market of nonfiction. "
target: GROH
GROH primarily publishes and markets nonfiction gift books in the Spanish market.
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announced 2/25/2015 via Company Description

Quarto Group, will acquire Ivy Press Limited

synopsis: The Quarto Group announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of Ivy Press Limited. Since its foundation in 1996, Ivy has gained worldwide renown for its original titles and high-quality editorial, design and production values. Their 30-Second Series has sold over 2.5 million copies and is printed in 23 languages.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand. "
target: Ivy Press Limited
Ivy is a leading publisher and packager of creative, highly illustrated non-fiction books. Since its foundation in 1996, Ivy has worked with the world’s leading publishers to print over 20 million books and sell rights in 26 different languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.00 [$2.31]
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closed 12/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Osprey Publishing, Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing has announced their acquisition of Osprey Publishing. Osprey has three main lists covering military history, natural history, and heritage publishing. The business is based in Oxford and publishes more than 200 titles per year.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Osprey Publishing, Ltd.
Osprey Publishing is the world’s best known military history brand, publishing in trademark series, in both print and ebook formats, covering history from ancient times to the modern day.
price ($mm)
$7.20
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.4x
announced 11/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.

synopsis: Hachette Book Group has established an agreement to acquire Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers inc. They specialize in publishing illustrated books and creative non-fiction titles. Their bestsellers include The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, Skyscrapers, Take Me Out to the Ballpark, The Complete Front Pages of the New York Times, and more.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a leading US trade publisher. They also also provide a wide range of custom distribution, fulfillment and sales services to third party publishers. "
target: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc.
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc. specializes in publishing illustrated books and creative non-fiction titles. They publish 20 to 30 books per year, in the categories of art, history, science, humor, cooking, crafts, music, and theatre, as well as a selection of books for young readers.”
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announced 3/25/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing, will acquire Quercus

synopsis: Hodder, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hachette UK has made an offer to acquire Quercus. Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hodder & Stoughton General Publishing
Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher. They publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling commercial books in many different formats. "
target: Quercus
Quercus specializes in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
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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$3.50
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closed 4/4/2013 via BusinessWire

HarperCollins Canada Ltd, purchased Non-Fiction Backlist Titles from John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins Canada announced that it has acquired a select number of Wiley Canada’s non-fiction backlist titles. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Canada Ltd
HarperCollinsCanada imprints include HarperCollins Publishers, Harper Perennial, Collins, HarperTrophyCanada HarperWeekend & Patrick Crean Editions. These imprints publish writers from Canada & around the world. HarperCollinsCanada publishes fiction, non-fiction, reference & childrens' books. "
seller parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
seller: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
The titles being purchased from global publisher Wiley Canada are such Canadian classics as the bestselling Mother of All series by Ann Douglas, Ken Dryden’s The Game, and one of Sports Illustrated’s best sports books, Hockey Dad, by Bob McKenzie, and several cookbooks by Anne Lindsay.
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announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Holyrood Communications

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Holyrood Communications. Holyrood is a publishing and events business based in Edinburgh with focus in Scottish politics. The acquisition of Holyrood will increase the company’s political activity in Scotland.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Holyrood Communications
Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
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:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Biteback Media
Biteback Media is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. Biteback Media publishes monthly magazine Total Politics.
price ($mm)
$1.28
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$1
EBITDA ($mm)
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1.7x
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closed 11/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Biteback Publishing, acquired Holyrood Holdings Limited

synopsis: Biteback Media group has acquired publishing and events company Holyrood Communications. Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
buyer parent: Michael Ashcroft
buyer: Biteback Publishing
Biteback Publishing is Britain’s leading publisher of political and current affairs titles. It also publishes espionage, general non fiction, sport and some classic political fiction. "
target: Holyrood Holdings Limited
Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
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announced 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Meritgroup Limited

synopsis: Dods, a political information, publishing, events and communications business based out of the UK, announced that it will acquire Meritgroup Limited, UK's provider of data services and software code and a specialist in the automated harvesting and transformation of data.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods is a political information, publishing, events and communications business based out of the UK. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target: Meritgroup Limited
Merit is a provider of data services and software code in the UK and India. It is a specialist in the automated harvesting and transformation of data and the development of extensive software code to drive this activity.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
$12
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$2
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2.4x
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11.8x
announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Holyrood Communications

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Holyrood Communications. Holyrood is a publishing and events business based in Edinburgh with focus in Scottish politics. The acquisition of Holyrood will increase the company’s political activity in Scotland.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Holyrood Communications
Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
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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announced 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire DeHavilland Information Services plc

synopsis: Dods (Group) PLC has conditionally agreed to acquire the business and certain assets of the DeHavilland Political Intelligence division of Emap. DeHavilland is the definitive provider of political intelligence and parliamentary monitoring in the UK and EU.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC, formerly Huveaux PLC, was formed with the objective of building a substantial, high-quality B2B media group. It operates in the Political communications market and is a leading provider of political information, and public affairs communications in the UK, and European Union. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: DeHavilland Information Services plc
DeHavilland is the best means of understanding and influencing the way government and Parliament behaves. It provides constantly updated information filtered to meet precise needs, accompanied by tools to aid direct engagement with ministers, parliamentarians, journalists and the public.
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$20
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closed 3/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Letts and Londsdale

synopsis: Huveaux Plc. confirmed that it has completed the sale to Harper Collins Publishers Limited of the entire share capital of Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited and of the business and assets of Lonsdale or together the "Education Division" for a cash consideration of £10.0 million.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Letts and Londsdale
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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0.6x
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2.9x
closed 6/12/2008 via BNC Analysis

Andrew Brode, acquired Epic Group plc

synopsis: Huveaux plc has sold Brighton-based Epic to Andrew Brode, a private investor with corporate and organisational learning and development interests. In a statement Huveaux said that it had sold its e-learning subsidiary Epic Group plc to a private investor for £4.75m in cash.
buyer: Andrew Brode
Andrew Brode is a private investor with corporate and organizational learning and development interests. Today he is executive chairman and the major shareholder in RWS Holdings plc, which floated on AIM in 2003. "
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Epic Group plc
Epic is a leading developer of bespoke internet-based learning solutions. With clients from both private and public sectors we have delivered some of the largest online learning projects ever undertaken in the UK.
price ($mm)
$9.55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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18.4x
closed 9/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Huveaux plc, acquired Letts Educational Limited

synopsis: Granada Learning has announced the sale of its market-leading revision publishing divisions, Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited, to Huveaux PLC, the publishing and media group.
buyer: Huveaux plc (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Huveaux was formed with the objective of building a substantial, high-quality publishing and media group. It is now twenty fold the size when it first listed on AIM. The Group consists of the Political, Learning and Healthcare Divisions, each of which has strong brands and market-leading positions. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Letts Educational Limited
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
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closed 2/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Political World Communications, LLC, purchased "Campaigns & Elections" magazine from Votenet Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Political World Communications, LLC, a newly created venture that represents a diverse group of private investors from the publishing industry, has purchased "Campaigns & Elections" magazine from Votenet Solutions, Inc. The magazine remains the only nonpartisan publication for the rapidly growing political campaign and public affairs industry.
buyer: Political World Communications, LLC
Political World Communications, LLC, a newly created venture that represents a diverse group of private investors from the publishing industry. "
seller: Votenet Solutions, Inc.
Votenet Solutions Inc. is a Washington, DC-based ASP software company that provides self-administered online voting software solutions and election consulting to private organizations, including trade associations, award shows, schools, law firms, homeowner associations and other organizations.
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closed 9/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Pennsylvania Business Council, acquired Pennsylvania Political Report

synopsis: The Pennsylvania Political Report, one of Pennsylvania's oldest and most trusted political newsletters has been acquired by the Pennsylvania Business Councial, one of Pennsylvania's oldest and most respected political action committees.
buyer: Pennsylvania Business Council
The Pennsylvania Business Council provides political intelligence and analysis to the business community since its founding in 1972. "
target: Pennsylvania Political Report
The Pennsylvania Political Report is one of Pennsylvania's oldest and most trusted political newsletters. It has been well acknowledged as the insider's guide to state politics for more than 25 years.
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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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$130
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closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
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closed 5/2/2006 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, purchased two publications from King Communications Group, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence, the $50 million Veronis Suhler Stevenson portfolio company covering the aviation, chemical and telecommunications markets, among others, purchased two publications, The Energy Daily and Defense Today, and one weekly newsletter, Space & Missile Report, from 33-year-old King Publishing Group.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
seller: King Communications Group, Inc.
King Publishing Group is a producer of news publications, news- and issues-driven events, and public affairs television. Organizations use KPG to reach important political audiences.
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closed 7/11/2012 via Market Wire

Leadership Directories, Inc., purchased Government Directories from CQ Press

synopsis: Leadership Directories, the premier provider of background and contact information for U.S. decision-makers, announced the acquisition of the CQ Press Directories and First Street. Going forward, current subscribers to these CQ Press products will receive comparable Leadership Directories Yellow Books and online directories.
buyer: Leadership Directories, Inc.
With editorial offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Leadership Directories is dedicated to providing high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on the key leaders in government, business, legal, media and nonprofit organizations in the United States. "
seller parent: SAGE Publications
seller: CQ Press
CQ Press is a good source for information on politics, policy, and people. It is the leading publisher of books, directories, subscriptions, and Web products on American politics, federal and state government, American institutions, campaigns and elections, current events, and world affairs.
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announced 11/20/2009 via PR Newswire

e.Republic, Inc., will acquire Governing Magazine

synopsis: e.Republic, an innovative media and research firm focusing on state and local government, announced that it has agreed to acquire Governing from the Times Publishing Company. Governing's focus is on providing factual, unbiased coverage on public policy, management and what federal actions mean for cities, counties and states.
buyer: e.Republic, Inc.
An innovative media and research firm, e.Republic has had an exclusive focus on state and local government and education for over 20 years. e.Republic also produces scores of public sector events each year connecting thousands of public leaders throughout the country. "
target parent: Times Publishing Company
target: Governing Magazine
Governing is a monthly magazine whose primary audience is state and local government officials: the men and women who set policy for and manage the day-to-day operations of cities, counties and states, as well as such governmental bodies as school boards and special districts.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Phone2Action, acquired KnowWho, Inc.

synopsis: Phone2Action, the leading public affairs and government relations technology platform, has acquired KnowWho, the world’s largest directory of public officials and influencers. KnowWho's primary goal is to compile and maintain the most complete and up-to-date database of contact, and biographical data available from a single, reliable source.
buyer: Phone2Action
Phone2Action is a comprehensive digital engagement and communications platform for grassroots advocacy, public affairs and government relations. Phone2Action's innovative, user-friendly products make government participation accessible in the digital age. "
target: KnowWho, Inc.
KnowWho is a provider of legislator, executive branch and staffer data to the government relations and public affairs professions. Their primary goal is to compile and maintain the most complete and up-to-date database of contact, and biographical data available from a single, reliable source.
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