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closed 6/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Firstpost, acquired Faking News

synopsis: Online news portal Firstpost.com has acquired FakingNews.com. FakingNews.com will remain as a standalone entity. Fakingnews.com operates a current affairs satire portal.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: Firstpost
Firstpost.com will serve as a trusted guide to the crush of news and ideas around India. With thoughtful analysis and fearless views, its team of editors and writers will track news in India and the world and provide a perspective that is reflective of a changing dynamic. "
target: Faking News
Fakingnews.com owns and operates a current affairs satire portal. It is based in India.
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

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

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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closed 2/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The Equities Group, Inc., acquired NewsBase-360

synopsis: The Equities Group, Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of NewsBase360.com, a blog that delivers viral news recommendation and discovery to its readers regarding business, technology, marketing, social media, and gadgets.
buyer: The Equities Group, Inc.
The Equities Group, Inc. is a leading Internet company uniquely interlinking a portfolio of highly-related brands to create a social network bridging the world's financial markets and investment communities. "
target: NewsBase-360
NewsBase-360 is a blog that delivers viral news recommendation and discovery to its readers regarding business, technology, marketing, social media, and gadgets.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired The Huffington Post

synopsis: AOL Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news and opinion site with over 27 million unique monthly US visitors.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired Oh! Media

synopsis: iMedia, a digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists, has acquired majority stakes in Oh Media, owner and publisher of Malaysia social news portal Oh! Media. Based in Malaysia, Oh! Media is a media and advertising company on the internet that uses this valuable medium to the maximum level.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: Oh! Media
Based in Malaysia, Oh! Media is a media and advertising company on the internet that uses this valuable medium to the maximum level. Oh! Media is the owner and publisher of Malaysia social news portal Oh! Media.
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closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Mic Network Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired Mic, a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reports on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Mic Network Inc.
Mic is a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

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

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

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Newscron SA, acquired Newscron SA

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

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

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

Meir Gal, acquired Behadrey Haredim Ltd.

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

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

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

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

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

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

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

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

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

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

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

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

synopsis: UberMedia, the leading independent provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, has announced its acquisition of Mixx.com. Mixx.com has been a leader in curating social content into channels of information that enable users to find content and people who are relevant to their interests.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: Mixx.com
Recommended Reading, Inc. operates as social news Web site Mixx.com in the United States. It offers online news, information, photos, videos, business, entertainment, sports, life, health, technology, science, and fun related information. Recommended Reading, Inc. is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 3/25/2010 via New York Times

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

synopsis: Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of London.
buyer: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
Lebedev Holdings Ltd. is a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Evgeny Lebedev. Alexander Evgenievich Lebedev is a Russian billionaire, listed by Forbes magazine as the 358th richest person in the world in 2008. "
target parent: Independent News & Media PLC
target: The Independent
The Independent is a British newspaper, nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. The Independent is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 6/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Firstpost, acquired Faking News

synopsis: Online news portal Firstpost.com has acquired FakingNews.com. FakingNews.com will remain as a standalone entity. Fakingnews.com operates a current affairs satire portal.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: Firstpost
Firstpost.com will serve as a trusted guide to the crush of news and ideas around India. With thoughtful analysis and fearless views, its team of editors and writers will track news in India and the world and provide a perspective that is reflective of a changing dynamic. "
target: Faking News
Fakingnews.com owns and operates a current affairs satire portal. It is based in India.
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closed 6/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Firstpost, acquired Faking News

synopsis: Online news portal Firstpost.com has acquired FakingNews.com. FakingNews.com will remain as a standalone entity. Fakingnews.com operates a current affairs satire portal.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: Firstpost
Firstpost.com will serve as a trusted guide to the crush of news and ideas around India. With thoughtful analysis and fearless views, its team of editors and writers will track news in India and the world and provide a perspective that is reflective of a changing dynamic. "
target: Faking News
Fakingnews.com owns and operates a current affairs satire portal. It is based in India.
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closed 6/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Firstpost, acquired Faking News

synopsis: Online news portal Firstpost.com has acquired FakingNews.com. FakingNews.com will remain as a standalone entity. Fakingnews.com operates a current affairs satire portal.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: Firstpost
Firstpost.com will serve as a trusted guide to the crush of news and ideas around India. With thoughtful analysis and fearless views, its team of editors and writers will track news in India and the world and provide a perspective that is reflective of a changing dynamic. "
target: Faking News
Fakingnews.com owns and operates a current affairs satire portal. It is based in India.
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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 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

HyperMedia, a.s., acquired Bleskove.cz

synopsis: HyperMedia, the largest Czech advertising portal, has acquired Bleskove.cz from Scandal Media Group, a media company in the Czech Republic. Bleskove.cz is an online tabloid newspaper in the Czech Republic that provides the latest news about politics, celebrities, scandals, lifestyle, sports, cars, and more.
buyer parent: BigBoard Praha, a.s.
buyer: HyperMedia, a.s.
HyperMedia, Inc. operates websites hyperinzerce.cz, hyperslevy.cz and about 50 others. HyperInzerce.cz is currently the largest Czech advertising portal. The main activities of the company are internet marketing, representation of websites and operation of discount and other portals. "
target parent: Scandal Media Group
target: Bleskove.cz
Bleskove.cz is an online tabloid newspaper in the Czech Republic. Bleskove.cz provides important and interesting news from the Czech Republic, including the latest news about politics, celebrities, scandals, lifestyle, sports, cars, and more.
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closed 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Tapito s.r.o.

synopsis: Livesport has acquired 100% stake in Tapito, which runs a mobile application offering customized news to users. The seller is Bolt Start Up Development, a subsidiary of O2. Tapito allows users to read the latest news, interesting magazines or blogs from all over the Czech Internet in one app.
buyer: LiveSport s.r.o.
With more than 60 websites and mobile applications, Livesport brings the fastest sports information and scores from more than 35 sports to 85 million people worldwide. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic. "
target parent: PPF Group N.V.
target: Tapito s.r.o.
Tapito is a mobile app that allows users to read the latest news, interesting magazines or blogs from all over the Czech Internet in one place, in one application. The more people use Tapito, the better it understands their interests and adjust the content accordingly.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

WHYY, Inc., acquired Billy Penn

synopsis: WHYY, the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, announced it has acquired Billy Penn from its founding owner, Spirited Media. Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that strives to provide a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia.
buyer: WHYY, Inc.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region. It can be accessed on television, radio, in the community and online. WHYY produces over a dozen local programs and offers a robust regional news service. "
target parent: Spirited Media, Inc.
target: Billy Penn
Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that provides a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia. They connect and give voice to Philly’s diverse communities by highlighting wins, pointing out shortcomings, and asking questions about topics that deserve to be addressed.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Roularta Media Group NV, acquired Postbuzz nv

synopsis: The Belgian media group Roularta Media Group (RMG) announces the purchase of the online neighborhood platform Postbuzz, which will be its "spearhead in the digital strategy for the local market". Belgian Postbuzz helps users to discover what is buzzing in their neighborhood.
buyer: Roularta Media Group NV (ENXTBR:ROU:$286.37)
Roularta Media Group is a Belgian multimedia group, market leader in the field of radio and television, magazines (general, business and sports news magazines, lifestyle, medical and others in Dutch and French), and local media in Flanders (door-to-door area papers, Sunday newspapers). "
target: Postbuzz nv
Postbuzz helps users to discover what is buzzing in their neighborhood. Postbuzz includes hyperlocal news, events, shop folders, promotions, municipality info, and lets users easily connect with people in the neighborhood.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Rappahannock News, acquired InsideNoVa.com

synopsis: Rappahannock Media LLC, the publisher of the Rappahannock News, has bought InsideNoVa.com from Northern Virginia Media Services. InsideNoVa is Northern Virginia’s leading news web site, with 2 million page views and 500,000 unique visitors a month. The sale also includes the InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford weekly newspapers.
buyer: Rappahannock News
Rappahannock News is a weekly newspaper published by Rappahannock Media in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Rappahannock Media also publishes the Culpeper Times weekly newspaper, as well as the Lifestyle magazines serving Warrenton, Haymarket and Gainesville and the Piedmont Virginian magazine. "
target: InsideNoVa.com
InsideNoVa.com is Northern Virginia's leading news, sports, traffic and weather website. InsideNoVa also publishes two weekly community newspapers, InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford, which together reach more than 40,000 households a week.
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announced 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire NCK Today

synopsis: White Communications, LLC, the company that owns KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire KNCK, Inc. KNCK, Inc. owns three radio stations that broadcast on AM 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 FM and 98.3 FM. KNCK, Inc. also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
buyer: KRSL Russell Radio
KRSL Russell Radio is a radio broadcasting company that broadcasts to the Russel, KS area on 990 AM, 98.1 FM and 95.9 FM. "
target: NCK Today
KNCK, Inc. operates the 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 and 98.3 FM radio stations in Concordia, Kansas. KNCK also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
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$0.60
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closed 3/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Fiddlehead Focus merged with St. John Valley Times,

synopsis: St John Valley Times acquired the Fort Kent-based news website Fiddehead Focus. The company presents entertainment and news that centers around the Acadia of the Lands and Forests including Greater Fort Kent; Greater Madawaska; Edmundston, New Brunswick, and the St. John Valley in Aroostook County, Maine.
buyer parent: Bangor Daily News
buyer: St. John Valley Times
St John Valley Times is a newspapers company located in Madawaska, Maine. "
target: Fiddlehead Focus
Fiddlehead Focus printed the first issue on June 23, 2010. The publication presents entertainment and news that centers around the Acadia of the Lands and Forests including Greater Fort Kent; Greater Madawaska; Edmundston, New Brunswick, and the St. John Valley in Aroostook County, Maine.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired DumboNYC

synopsis: BlankSlate, a Dumbo-based digital marketing agency, has acquired DumboNYC, a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. BlankSlate is a technology and creative team that forges local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: DumboNYC
For people that live or work in Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry, or Vinegar Hill, DumboNYC is a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
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closed 7/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Upturn, acquired Nova Scotia Today

synopsis: Indian news startup Business Upturn has announced that it has acquired NovaScotiaToday.com, a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
buyer: Business Upturn
Business Upturn is an online news portal in India that aims to provide people with all the insights around the business world along with creative write-ups, latest news, business stories and reviews. "
target: Nova Scotia Today
Nova Scotia Today is a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
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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 12/17/2020 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 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sipromad, acquired Africanews

synopsis: Groupe Sipromad, the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar which operates in the Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting industries, has acquired Africanews, the Congo-based news media that covers sub-African and international news and business stories from an African perspective.
buyer: Groupe Sipromad
Groupe Sipromad is a leader in diversified industries in Madagascar. As the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar, it operates in several clusters: Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting. "
target parent: Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l.
target: Africanews
Headquartered in Congo, Africanews is the new pan-African news media, unique in its concept and vision. Africanews covers sub-African and international news and business stories 24/7 in French and English languages from an African perspective.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

The Advocate, acquired NOLA Media Group

synopsis: The Advocate, the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, has acquired NOLA Media Group from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States. NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. The group produces award-winning journalism through NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
buyer parent: John Georges
buyer: The Advocate
The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana. The Advocate is the primary newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the leading daily paper of south-east Louisiana, including Greater New Orleans. The paper covers the latest news, sports, entertainment, life, and more. "
target parent: Advance Local
target: NOLA Media Group
NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. NOLA Media Group produces award-winning journalism on NOLA.com, the #1 news and information website in New Orleans. The group also publishes The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
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closed 4/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Castanet.net

synopsis: Glacier Media has acquired Castanet Media, a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Glacier Media also acquired Castanet-owned Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen. "
target: Castanet.net
Castanet Media is a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Every week over 450,000 people visit Castanet for news, classifieds, weather and entertainment. Castanet also owns Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
price ($mm)
$18
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EBITDA ($mm)
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