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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

The McClatchy Company, acquired Tru Measure

synopsis: The McClatchy Co. announced that it has acquired Crested Butte, Colo.-based media measurement and analytics company Tru Measure. Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement.
buyer: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. "
target: Tru Measure
Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of all of their digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement, regardless of market, medium, and volume of ads placed.
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announced 7/17/2012 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire TRA, Inc.

synopsis: TiVo Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire TRA, Inc., maker of the first and leading platform with the world's largest database that directly links information from the same households as to what viewers watch with what they buy. TRA matches television exposures from 1.5 million TV homes with specific purchase transactions.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: TRA, Inc.
TRA, Inc. is the leading media marketing and analytics software company whose products help advertisers, agencies and television networks improve advertising targeting, accountability and return on media investment.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Independent Media Distribution plc, acquired eBUS Ltd.

synopsis: IMD has acquired the eBUS Media Network to create a substantial worldwide footprint for digital TV ad delivery. eBUS Limited provides video content management and distribution services for Asian advertising and media market.
buyer parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
buyer: Independent Media Distribution plc
Indepedent Media Distribution (IMD), is the leading distributor of broadcast quality commercial advertising, new music and music videos. IMD provides the advertising and music industries with a reliable, fast and verifiable distribution service, which has set the standard for the industry. "
target: eBUS Ltd.
eBUS enables users to send TV ads faster, easier, more cost effectively and in High Definition. eBUS is the only video content management and distribution business totally dedicated to the Asia Pacific advertising and media market.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Diversis Capital, acquired Marketron

synopsis: Diversis Capital, a North American private equity firm with a focus on carve-outs and standalone deals within the lower and middle markets, has acquired Marketron, the leading provider of revenue management and audience engagement software for media companies.
buyer: Diversis Capital
Founded in 2013, Diversis Capital LLC is a North American private equity firm with a focus on carve-outs and standalone deals within the lower and middle markets that require both sharp financial acumen and operational expertise to obtain success. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Marketron
Marketron is the media industry's leading provider of business software solutions and services specializing in revenue management and audience engagement. The Marketron Mediascape platform streamlines operational efficiencies through a web-based platform that is open for partner integrations.
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closed 4/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Medio Systems, Inc., acquired WebRelevance

synopsis: Medio Systems, Inc., the leader in mobile search, announced the acquisition and successful integration of WebRelevance, the software and services pioneer in contextual advertising. Medio's acquisition of WebRelevance accelerates the development of Medio's advanced mobile advertising platform.
buyer: Medio Systems, Inc.
Medio Systems, Inc. is the preeminent mobile search solution provider. The company combines the latest in patent-pending search, personalization, recommendation and advertising technologies. "
target: WebRelevance
WebRelevance is a software and services company focused on using contextual targeting to dramatically improve advertising performance for both advertisers and media sites — simultaneously increasing advertiser ROI and media site revenue.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Wall Street Journal

The Nielsen Company, Inc., will acquire Sorenson Media Inc.

synopsis: Data analytics company Nielsen Co. is the winning bidder for the assets of bankrupt television data provider Sorenson Media Inc. Sorenson Media's technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target: Sorenson Media Inc.
Sorenson Media provides trusted solutions to the television industry and is an innovator in driving the future of television advertising. Their technology provides networks, broadcasters and advertisers with a complete toolkit to enable, enhance and improve the TV advertising viewing experience.
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closed 9/25/2017 via BusinessWire

OpenX Technologies, Inc., acquired PubNation

synopsis: OpenX, the global leader in quality programmatic advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PubNation. PubNation’s technology equips publishers with the necessary tools to manage advertising quality at scale, irrespective of how many containers or exchanges they work with.
buyer: OpenX Technologies, Inc.
OpenX is the global leader in quality programmatic advertising. OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. "
target: PubNation
PubNation’s technology equips publishers with the necessary tools to manage advertising quality at scale, irrespective of how many containers or exchanges they work with.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Web

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired MediaSpan Group, Inc.

synopsis: NEWSCYCLE Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for the global news media industry, announced that it has acquired MediaSpan Group, Inc., a media software innovator that provides solutions to more than 3,000 local newspaper and broadcast properties
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
NEWSCYCLE Solutions delivers the broadest range of technology solutions for the global news media industry, including content management, digital advertising, circulation, and audience relationship management. "
target: MediaSpan Group, Inc.
MediaSpan Group, Inc. powers digital content management, online marketing, advertising and business productivity solutions for the world's leading media companies including Sun Media, Advance Publications, MediaNews, Gannett and Radio One.
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closed 4/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Peach Video, acquired Adtoox

synopsis: Peach, a global video ad management platform, has acquired Adtoox, a Stockholm-based ad delivery company. Adtoox's cloud-based ad delivery service offers instant QC and distribution to broadcasters and publishers around the globe. Their powerful ad management service automates workflows and allows users to track all actions and ads.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Peach Video
Peach is a global video ad management platform. Peach streamlines complex workflows and powers creative for advertising. Their platform manages the world’s advertising content and makes it easy for brands, agencies and media owners to collaborate with each other on a global scale. "
target: Adtoox
Adtoox is a Stockholm-based ad delivery company. Adtoox's cloud-based ad delivery service offers instant QC and distribution to broadcasters and publishers around the globe. Their powerful ad management service automates workflows and allows users to track all actions and ads.
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring Triton Digital, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Triton's innovative and proprietary SaaS solutions and advertising technology enable both live and on-demand audio publishers to build their audiences and enhance revenues globally.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a pioneer in the rapidly expanding digital audio marketplace. The Company’s innovative and proprietary SaaS solutions and advertising technology enable both live and on-demand audio publishers to build their audiences and enhance revenues globally.
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closed 12/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Zenterio AB, acquired Adscribe

synopsis: TV technology and services provider Zenterio has acquired the remaining 75% of UK based ad-tech and analytics company Adscribe. AdScribe help TV operators to better understand their customers and in the process open up new revenue opportunities through data and advertising.
buyer: Zenterio AB
Zenterio provides an independent OS for interactive TV aimed at creating an industry standard. Zenterio also offers an intuitive multiscreen UI, a powerful Data Analytics solution, Consulting Services and additional Value Added Services to TV operators. "
target: Adscribe
AdScribe help TV operators to better understand their customers and in the process open up new revenue opportunities through data and advertising. Their cloud-based big data platform facilitates the collection and analysis of TV viewing data across multiple devices.
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announced 10/23/2020 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Voxnest

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in America and the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, will acquire Voxnest, the leading consolidated marketplace for podcasts and the best-in-class provider of podcast analytics, enterprise publishing tools, programmatic integration, and targeted ad serving.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target: Voxnest
Voxnest provides professional solutions for podcasters and brands looking to engage with listeners. The company's comprehensive tools for podcast creation, distribution, management, measurement, monetization, and advertising include Spreaker, Spreaker Enterprise, and Dynamo.
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Google Inc., acquired dMarc Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Google Inc. today announced it has agreed to acquire dMarc Broadcasting, Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif.-based digital solutions provider for the radio broadcast industry.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: dMarc Broadcasting, Inc.
dMarc Broadcasting is a developer of digital audio systems and related services for radio broadcasters. Through subsidiaries Scott Studios and Computer Concepts (dba Maestro), the company provides digital systems to more than 4,600 radio stations.
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announced 4/1/2008 via PR Newswire

AdStar, Inc., will acquire Relevantis, Inc.

synopsis: AdStar, Inc. announced an agreement in principle to acquire Relevantis in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition underscores AdStar's commitment to reposition itself as a full service supplier of mobile advertising solutions and adds important proprietary technologies for mobile advertising applications and infrastructures.
buyer: AdStar, Inc. (ADST:$4.76)
AdStar, Inc. is a leading provider of e-commerce transaction services and payment processing solutions for the digital and print advertising and publishing industries. AdStar's proprietary suite of e-commerce services includes remote ad-entry software, mobile and web-based ad transaction. "
target: Relevantis, Inc.
Relevantis, Inc. develops and licenses advertising technologies that enable truly relevant advertising. The company's customers include major publishers and application developers. Rooted in cutting edge probability theory, its patent-pending Relevancy Engine supports powerful behavioral targeting.
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closed 1/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

AOL Inc., acquired AlephD

synopsis: AOL, Inc. has acquired AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps publishers automatically indentify the best price for each ad impression. AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms."
target: AlephD
AlephD provides real-time solutions to publishers selling inventory over RTB. AlephD provides real-time capabilities to online publishers. Its solutions instantly boost digital publishers RTB revenues (Real Time Bidding) by up to 30%.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Acxiom Corporation, purchased Advanced-Advertising Unit from The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: Acxiom Corp, the data analytics firm, has acquired the advanced-advertising unit of Allant Group, a third-party data shop focused on advertising and marketing. Allant Group's Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their SaaS solution Audience Interconnect.
buyer: Acxiom Corporation (ACXM:$917.41)
Acxiom is an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service Company that fuses trust, experience and scale to fuel data-driven results. Acxiom is an innovator in harnessing the most important sources and uses of data to strengthen connections between people, businesses and their partners. "
seller parent: MidOcean Partners
seller: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant offers advanced TV advertising software and data products as well as data and analytic driven marketing and advertising services. Their Advanced-Advertising Unit helps ad buyers and sellers execute TV, VOD and online household and zone addressable campaigns with their data-enabled software.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Fivia

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, announced that it has acquired Paris-based Fivia, a digital advertising management software provider. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target parent: IPMG
target: Fivia
Fivia is a digital advertising management software provider headquartered in Paris, France. Fivia’s software product manages the workflow of major sell-side advertising publishers to maximize the value of their digital advertising inventory.
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closed 2/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Rhiza

synopsis: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Rhiza
Rhiza’s web-based advertising research and sales tools make Big Data actionable for the media industry, increasing revenue for both media companies and advertisers. Media publishers use Rhiza to arm their salespeople with better tools for selling premium advertising.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Blockthrough, acquired Uponit

synopsis: Blockthrough, the market leader in adblock revenue recovery, has acquired Uponit, a sophisticated ad recovery platform in Israel. Uponit helps online publishers measure and restore their blocked ad inventory and communicate with their adblocking audience.
buyer: Blockthrough
Founded in 2015, Toronto-based Blockthrough is the world’s leading Adblock Revenue Recovery platform for publishers. Blockthrough helps publishers recover revenue lost to adblocking by creating safe, unintrusive ad experiences that leverage the publisher's existing monetization partners. "
target: Uponit
Uponit is a sophisticated ad recovery platform in Israel. Uponit helps online publishers measure and restore their blocked ad inventory and communicate with their adblocking audience. Their platform recovers and enforces non-intrusive ad formats to ensure a good user experience.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

The McClatchy Company, acquired Tru Measure

synopsis: The McClatchy Co. announced that it has acquired Crested Butte, Colo.-based media measurement and analytics company Tru Measure. Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement.
buyer: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. "
target: Tru Measure
Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of all of their digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement, regardless of market, medium, and volume of ads placed.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Pilot LLC, acquired Walter Magazine

synopsis: Frank A. Daniels Jr., chairman of The Pilot LLC, announced that the company has acquired the assets of Walter, Raleigh’s arts and culture magazine from Sacramento-based McClatchy, owner of The News & Observer. WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Walter Magazine
WALTER magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual Raleigh, NC city claims as its namesake. WALTER believes in stunning photography and elevated prose. They believe in celebrating the folks who make the Triangle an amazing place to live, work and play.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Pilot LLC, acquired SouthPark Magazine

synopsis: The Pilot, a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, NC, has acquired SouthPark Magazine from The Charlotte Observer, a daily newspaper focused the Charlotte, NC region. SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, and more.
buyer: The Pilot LLC
The Pilot is a newspaper publishing company in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Pilot is Moore County’s source for unparalleled news coverage, thoughtful commentary and award-winning journalism. The Pilot offers in-depth reporting every Wednesday and Sunday. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: SouthPark Magazine
SouthPark Magazine is Charlotte's premier luxury lifestyle magazine. SouthPark Magazine features editorial topics about fashion, travel, business, entertainment, cuisine, and more. The magazine distributes over 30,000 copies monthly to six neighborhoods in Charlotte.
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Newswire

The McClatchy Company, acquired The Herald-Sun

synopsis: McClatchy announced it has acquired the assets and operations of The (Durham, NC) Herald-Sun, including related digital assets, from the Paducah, Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group, which has owned the publication since 2004. The Herald-Sun and its predecessor publications have been serving Durham since 1889.
buyer: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. "
target parent: Paxton Media Group
target: The Herald-Sun
The Herald-Sun is a daily newspaper in Durham, North Carolina, published by the Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky.
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closed 5/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Publishing, acquired McClatchy Tribune Information Services

synopsis: Tribune Publishing and McClatchy Company announced that, through one of its subsidiaries, Tribune Publishing has acquired McClatchy's 50% ownership stake in McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct), the news and information business operated as a joint venture of both companies.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: McClatchy Tribune Information Services
The McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct) provides news stories, feature articles, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. MCT is also a major provider of content to online information services.
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announced 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, will acquire Anchorage Daily News

synopsis: Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the owner and publisher of Alaska Dispatch, Alaska's online-only news site, has reached an agreement to purchase the Anchorage Daily News, the largest newspaper in Alaska, from The McClatchy Company, a leading news and information provider.
buyer: Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC
Founded in 2008, Alaska Dispatch is an award-winning site at the forefront of the national movement toward independent online news. As Alaska's online-only news site, it is devoted to covering stories of importance not only to Alaskans, but to the rest of the nation. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Anchorage Daily News
The Anchorage Daily News reaches 68% of Southcentral Alaska residents daily, and 73% on Sunday. Total readership is 221,800 daily and 63,851 on Sunday with a circulation of 57,622 daily and 71,233 on Sunday. The Anchorage Daily News publishes current and breaking news to it's website adn.com.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

The McClatchy Company, acquired Tru Measure

synopsis: The McClatchy Co. announced that it has acquired Crested Butte, Colo.-based media measurement and analytics company Tru Measure. Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement.
buyer: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. "
target: Tru Measure
Tru Measure provides media companies and their advertising customers with tools and technology to measure and track the effectiveness of all of their digital advertising campaigns and consumer engagement, regardless of market, medium, and volume of ads placed.
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closed 8/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Centro, acquired Real Cities Network

synopsis: Centro, which provides the leading local online media planning and buying software platform, has purchased Real Cities, one of largest and most respected online newspaper buying services, from The McClatchy Company. The transaction closed on August 12, 2008. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Centro
Centro provides the technology platform and services to ease the planning and buying of local online media for agencies throughout North America. Centro facilitates the buying and selling of online advertising among national, regional, and local agencies and thousands of local online publishers. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Real Cities Network
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.
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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 6/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Mainstream Data, Inc., acquired Newscom, LLC

synopsis: Mainstream Data has acquired global content provider Newscom, LLC, from its prior owner, a 50/50 joint venture between Tribune Media Services, a subsidiary of Tribune Company, and The McClatchy Company.
buyer: Mainstream Data, Inc.
Mainstream Data is a leading global content delivery solutions provider, offering a comprehensive range of services for the collection, distribution, and display of digital media. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: Newscom, LLC
Newscom, LLC, is a leading provider of high-quality content to the global publishing community, offering its customers one-stop access to more than 19 million rights-managed and royalty-free photos, graphics, illustrations, news stories, and features created by the world's foremost publishers.
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closed 6/26/2007 via

International Yachtsman merged with Wave South Florida LLC,

synopsis: Wave, the premier nautical lifestyle company, owned in part by The McClatchy Company, is delighted to announce a merger with HPJ Media Venture's International Yachtsman, the exclusive lifestyle publication of the yachting elite.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Wave South Florida LLC
Wave is the premier nautical lifestyle publication that covers everything on, in and around the water produced by an award-winning team of editors, writers, photographers and artists who are strategically located throughout the world. "
target parent: HPJ Media Ventures Management LLC
target: International Yachtsman
International Yachtsman travels the world's shipyards, luxury yachts and bustling harbors of great and ancient cities to bring the world of yachting one step closer. Readers get acquainted with all aspects of yachting.
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closed 3/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Avista Capital Partners, acquired The Star Tribune Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, CA announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of the Star Tribune newspaper of Minneapolis, MN to Avista Capital Partners for $530 million.
buyer: Avista Capital Partners
Avista Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Avista's strategy is to make controlling or influential minority investments primarily in growth-oriented media, healthcare and energy companies. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: The Star Tribune Company
The Star Tribune Company is a news and information company serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation, with a daily circulation of 371,258 and a Sunday circulation of 621,841.
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closed 7/28/2006 via PR Newswire

Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc., purchased the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, PA from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has completed the previously announced sale of the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to The Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc. Wilkes-Barre Publishing was formed by Richard L. Connor, former President and Publisher of the Times Leader, in partnership with local Wilkes-Barre investors and HM Capital Partners, LLC.
buyer parent: HM Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc.
The Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company Inc. is a firm newly formed by Richard L. Connor in partnership with local Wilkes-Barre investors and HM Capital Partners, LLC. for the purpose of purchasing and continuing publication of the Times Leader. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Forum Communications Company, purchased Duluth News Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: Forum Communications Co. became the owner of the Duluth News Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald after the newspaper passed from Knight Ridder Inc. to McClatchy Co., which in turn sold it to Forum. The closing came a day after Knight Ridder shareholders approved the sale of the corporation's 32 daily newspapers as planned.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a diversified media company with 30 newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The family owned company also has TV and radio holdings, a commercial printing division, internet businesses and web sites at each of its facilities. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Black Press Ltd., purchased Akron Beacon Journal from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has successfully completed the previously announced sale of the Akron Beacon Journal to Sound Publishing Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Press Ltd.
buyer: Black Press Ltd.
Black Press Ltd. is a private company that owns and operates 115 newspapers in western Canada, Washington State and Hawaii. Most of the papers are published one to three times per week. Many have controlled circulation. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Schurz Communications, Inc., purchased American News from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of the (Aberdeen) American News to Schurz Communications, Inc. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed at the buyer's request. The purchase covers the American News and certain publications and web sites related to the newspaper.
buyer: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz Communications, Inc., is a diversified privately-owned, nationwide communications company. The company publishes 12 daily newspapers with a combined circulation of nearly 230,000. It also publishes six weekly newspapers, shopping guide publications and a printing company. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$28
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Ogden Publications, purchased The News-Sentinel from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company closed the sale of The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, IN, to the Ogden Newspapers. The purchase covers The News-Sentinel, a 75% stake in the Fort Wayne Joint Operating Agency (JOA) and certain publications and web sites related to the newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Publications
Ogden Publications publishes Natural Home, Mother Earth News, Herbs for Health, The Herb Companion, Capper’s, Grit, American Life & Traditions, Farm Collector, Steam Traction, Gas Engine Magazine and Motorcycle Classics and Utne. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$93
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closed 6/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC., purchased Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, CA announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced sale of Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. to Philadelphia Media Holdings LLC in a transaction valued at $562 million. The purchase covers the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, both daily newspapers.
buyer: Philadelphia Media Holdings, LLC.
Philadelphia Media Holdings was formed by a group of local investors headed by advertising executive Brian Tierney for the purpose of acquiring the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and related media assets including philly.com. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$562
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closed 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

MediaNews Group Inc., The Hearst Corporation, purchased four newspapers from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has successfully completed the transaction with MediaNews Group, Inc. and Hearst Corporation under which the companies will pay McClatchy $1.0 billion in cash to acquire four newspapers.
buyer: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
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. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
price ($mm)
$1,000
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closed 6/28/2006 via PR Newswire

The McClatchy Company, acquired Knight Ridder

synopsis: The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, CA announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Knight-Ridder, Inc. of San Jose, CA. As a result of the acquisition, Knight Ridder common stock will no longer be traded, and shares of Knight Ridder common stock were converted.
buyer: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies. "
target: Knight Ridder
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933.
price ($mm)
$6,680
rev ($mm)
$3,004
EBITDA ($mm)
$595
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.2x
closed 11/23/2005 via PR Newswire

Knight Ridder, purchased The Employment News, Minnesota Health & Medical Careers from S and J Multimedia LLC

synopsis: Knight Ridder today announced the acquisition of The Employment News, the leading free recruitment publication in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It was purchased from S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns similar publications in the Northeast and Colorado. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder (KRI:$0.00)
Knight-Ridder, Inc., was formed in 1974 by a merger between Knight Newspapers, Inc., and Ridder Publications, Inc. In 1903, Charles Landon Knight purchased the Akron Beacon Journal. Knight Newspapers was founded by John S. Knight, who inherited the Beacon Journal from his father in 1933. "
seller: S and J Multimedia LLC
S and J Multimedia LLC, which owns publications in the Northeast and Colorado. The Employment News publishes weekly North and South editions distributed at more than 3,800 Twin Cities locations.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

synopsis: Dragon Capital, one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, has acquired 100% of the corporate rights to Ukrayinska Pravda and all its assets. Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
buyer: Dragon Capital
Dragon Capital is one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of services in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management. "
target: Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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closed 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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closed 4/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Tucson Local Media

synopsis: Times Media Group, a digital and print media company, has acquired Tucson Local Media, a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media is a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun, a newspaper publisher in Indiana. The Plain Dealer & Sun publishes two weekly newspapers that provide the latest news in the Jennings County area. They cover sports, obituaries, events and more.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun
The North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun is a newspaper publisher in Indiana. The Plain Dealer & Sun publishes two weekly newspapers, the North Vernon Sun and the North Vernon Plain Dealer. Their papers provide the latest news in the Jennings County area. They cover sports, obituaries, events and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reid Newspapers, purchased Oklahoma Newspapers from Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: Reid Newspapers has acquired the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita.
buyer: Reid Newspapers
Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita. "
seller: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,405.67)
The acquisition includes the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses.
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announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

synopsis: Times-Journal, Inc., a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia, has acquired the Morgan County Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, sports, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
buyer: Times-Journal, Inc.
Times-Journal, Inc. is a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia. Times-Journal publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and operates news websites in central and north Georgia. Their brands include the Marietta Daily Journal, the Rome News-Tribune, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger news and more. "
target: Morgan County Citizen
The Morgan County Citizen is a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, public notices, sports, law enforcement, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
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closed 1/6/2021 via Company Press Release

John Rhoades, acquired NEXTpittsburgh

synopsis: John Rhoades, an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania, has acquired NEXTpittsburgh, an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
buyer: John Rhoades
John Rhoades is an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania. John Rhoades worked in advocacy at the United Way of Southwestern PA before going into the private sector, helping launch The Beauty Shoppe, a co-working company. "
target: NEXTpittsburgh
NEXTpittsburgh is an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh and the innovative things happening in the region. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
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closed 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Sean Cotton, acquired Gross Pointe News

synopsis: The Grosse Pointe News is delighted to share that Sean Cotton, a local Grosse Pointer, has purchased the newspaper and will serve as its new owner. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
buyer: Sean Cotton
Sean Cotton is the fifth owner of Grosse Pointe News, based out of Grosse Pointe, MI. The Grosse Pointe News is a weekly publication that reaches thousands of engaged readers in print and online. "
target: Gross Pointe News
The Grosse Pointe News is published by the Pointe News Group LLC and has been serving the Grosse Pointe community since 1940. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
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closed 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axios Media Inc., acquired Charlotte Agenda

synopsis: Axios, a digital media company, has acquired Charlotte Agenda, a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
buyer: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics. "
target: Charlotte Agenda
Charlotte Agenda is a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Colorado Community Media, purchased Seven Colorado newspapers and companion websites from Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Colorado Community Media has acquired all of Landmark Community Newspaper's Colorado weekly newspapers and companion websites. The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler.
buyer: Colorado Community Media
Colorado Community Media is Colorado's largest local community media outlet. They reach and engage more than 300,000 local community members each week with its digital channels and its 19 metro Denver print publications. "
seller parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
seller: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler. All the papers are distributed in the greater Denver market.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/14/2020 via Company Press Release

SFist, acquired Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company

synopsis: Impress3 Media has acquired Hoodline, a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting, pairing it with SFist. The combined entities of SFist and Hoodline will collectively reach millions of local readers and be among the highest-trafficked Bay Area news sources, surpassing most other publications in the area.
buyer parent: Impressions Holdings
buyer: SFist
Founded in 2014, SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news with updates about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more. "
target parent: Nextdoor
target: Hoodline, a Nextdoor Company
Hoodline is a digital news site focused primarily on neighborhood-level reporting in San Francisco and Oakland. Hoodline reports on-the-ground, local news focusing on key topics like small businesses, restaurants, infrastructure, transit, crime, and housing.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired Wilkes Journal-Patriot

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, acquired The Pine Bluff Commercial

synopsis: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas, has acquired the Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett Media Corp., a leading media and marketing company. The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
buyer parent: Wehco Media, Inc.
buyer: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the state's leading news source in print and online. They provide up-to-the minute news on everything from the state government to local sports. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Commercial publishes the latest news in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The paper provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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Frankly Media
Frankly Media
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto and Atlanta.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,405.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$443.76
EBIT ($mm)
$179.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,784.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.86
EBIT ($mm)
$165.43
Net Income ($mm)
$142.66
Employees
4500
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,671.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.78
EBIT ($mm)
$112.82
Net Income ($mm)
$263.01
Employees
5950
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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