Like Darik News Ltd.

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 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)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
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)
$2.81
rev ($mm)
$1
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2.5x
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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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$295 [$195]*
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

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

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

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

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

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

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

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

Village NetMedia Inc., acquired Courier Publications, LLC.

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

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

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

Loyal Foundry, Inc., acquired Newsfusion Ltd.

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

The Hollywood Reporter, acquired ZIG Media

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

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

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

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

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

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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announced 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

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

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

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

synopsis: Darik News announced that it is expected to acquire Net Info. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. It provides portals, search engines, e-shops, and sports portals.
buyer parent: Darik Radio AD
buyer: Darik News
Darik News offers online news services in Bulgarian language. Dariknews.bg offers topics in the form of text, pictures, and radio newscasts from Darik Radio. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Net Info.BG AD
Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. Its sites offer consumers digital daily routine, news, entertainment, and search. The company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and operates as a subsidiary of Sanoma Magazines International B.V.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
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closed 7/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired PlaySimple

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ), a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden, has acquired PlaySimple, one of India’s largest mobile gaming companies. PlaySimple develops free-to-play mobile word games that provide impactful casual game experiences. Their games include Daily Themed Crossword, WordTrip, WordJam, WordWars and more.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: PlaySimple
PlaySimple is one of India’s most exciting, fast growing and largest mobile gaming companies. PlaySimple develops high quality free-to-play mobile word games that provide simple, impactful casual game experiences. Their games include Daily Themed Crossword, WordTrip, WordJam, WordWars, and more.
price ($mm)
$360
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
19.8x
EV / EBITDA
91.5x
closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Ninja Kiwi

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (MTG), a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden, has acquired Ninja Kiwi Ltd, a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4, and more.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: Ninja Kiwi
Ninja Kiwi is a leading mobile games developer and publisher in New Zealand. Ninja Kiwi specializes in creating fun tower defense games. The company has a diversified portfolio consisting of over 25 premium and free-to-play games. Their titles includes Bloons TD 6, Bloons TD Battles, SAS 4 and more
price ($mm)
$145
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
4.8x
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9.7x
closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Hutch Games Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group has announced the acquisition of London-based mobile studio Hutch. Hutch is known for car-themed mobile game IPs including F1 Manager, Top Drives, and Rebel Racing. . Driven by player communities, Hutch is absolutely laser focused on cracking cars on mobile.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group) is a leading international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Their brands span TV, radio and next generation entertainment experiences in esports, digital video networks and online gaming. "
target: Hutch Games Ltd.
London-based mobile game studio Hutch is known for IPs including F1 Manager, Top Drives, and Rebel Racing. Their car-themed mobile games aim to present more strategy, and skill too. Driven by player communities, Hutch is absolutely laser focused on cracking cars on mobile.
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announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will purchase Three Mobile Games from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$60,760.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., acquired Surviv.io

synopsis: Kongregate, a cross-platform game publisher that is part of Modern Times Group (MTG), has acquired Surviv.io, the top-down battle royale game for both web and mobile. Surviv.io was developed by Justin Kim and Nick Clark. Their design philosophy was to develop a game that allowed the player to enter a game as fast as possible.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
target: Surviv.io
Surviv.io is a top-down battle royale game for both web and mobile. Surviv.io was developed by Justin Kim and Nick Clark. Their design philosophy was to develop a game that allowed the player to enter a game as fast as possible by minimizing the time in between matches.
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closed 7/19/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Ultrabit, acquired Bit Heroes

synopsis: Kongregate, publisher and creator of the Kartridge platform, has acquired the mobile and web-based RPG Bit Heroes from developer Juppiomenz. Bit Heroes launched in 2016 on Kongregate, later moving to mobile with Kongregate as the publisher. Under Kongregate, the game will be managed by the publisher's San Diego-based studio, Ultrabit.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Ultrabit
Ultrabit is a game studio in San Diego, CA, formed by veterans from Zynga, Kongregate, Sony Online Entertainment and Red 5 Studios. Ultrabit is a first-party studio of Kongregate, Inc. "
target parent: Juppiomenz
target: Bit Heroes
Bit Heroes is a dungeon-crawl role-playing game for PC, mobile, and web from developer Juppiomenz. The mobile version of Bit Heroes earned an Editors’ Choice award on Google Play and has amassed over $10 million in net revenue.
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announced 2/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Nova Broadcasting Group AD

synopsis: PPF Group, an investment company that invests into multiple markets, will acquire a 95% stake in Nova Broadcasting Group from Modern Times Group, an international digital entertainment group in Sweden. Nova is a leading TV and online publishing network in Bulgaria. They are known for their innovative reality shows and award-winning journalism.
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
PPF Group invests into multiple market segments such as banking and financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate, insurance and agriculture. PPF's reach spans from Europe to Russia, the USA and across Asia. PPF Group owns assets exceeding EUR 24.2 billion. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: Nova Broadcasting Group AD
Nova is a leading TV and online publishing network in Bulgaria. They are known for their innovative reality shows and award-winning journalism. Their free TV channels offer award-winning films, action-packed crime dramas, blockbuster movies, foreign romance dramas, and more.
price ($mm)
$226*
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$122
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1.9x
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announced 2/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

MTG Nordics will be merged with TDC A/S,

synopsis: MTG Nordics, a company that comprises of Modern Times Group's Nordic Entertainment and Studio businesses, will merge with TDC, a Danish telecommunications company. MTG Nordics' businesses include TV broadcasting, streaming, and distribution operations in Nordic countries and the production and distribution of TV programmes and commercials.
buyer: TDC A/S (CPSE:TDC:$3,367.22)
TDC A/S is a Danish telecommunications company dating back to 1879. TDC is the largest telephone company in Denmark with 8.5 million customer relations (end of 2014[1]) within telephony, broadband, and television. The company's headquarters are located in Copenhagen. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: MTG Nordics
MTG Nordics comprises of MTG's Nordic Entertainment and Studio businesses. The Entertainment business comprises of TV broadcasting, streaming, and distribution operations in Nordic countries. The Studio business produces and distributes scripted and unscripted TV programmes and commercials.
price ($mm)
$2,486
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$1,721
EBITDA ($mm)
$225
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11.1x
announced 1/19/2018 via BusinessWire

TPG Growth, will acquire TRACE Company

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in TRACE, the market leader in afro-urban music and entertainment.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With over $8.3 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners.
price ($mm)
$37*
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closed 10/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Kongregate Inc., acquired Synapse Games

synopsis: Kongregate, the San Francisco based cross platform games publisher and developer, has acquired 100% of Synapse Games. Founded in 2008, Chicago based Synapse Games employs a team of 22 and develops free to play strategy and collectible card games.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading mobile & PC game publisher and web gaming portal. Through their publishing program, they work closely with game developers to provide a multitude of services to help great games become even better. "
target: Synapse Games
Synapse Games is exploding onto the mobile gaming market after over eight years experience making social games. They are a fun but fast-paced team, working on several deeply strategic multiplayer games. They push for the extra mile at all times to get as much polish into each of their games.
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, acquired InnoGames

synopsis: MTG has increased its ownership in InnoGames, the developer of browser and mobile games, to 51%. InnoGames develops games for PCs, tablets and smartphones using both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems and technologies like Unity. InnoGames will become a part of MTG's esports and online gaming brand, MTGx.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx is the world’s leader in esports entertainment, providing unrivaled experiences through live events, pro gaming leagues and international tournaments, all available to follow live on a dedicated global 24/7 TV channel, esportsTV. "
target: InnoGames
InnoGames is a browser and mobile game developer based in Hamburg, with studios in Düsseldorf. Its games are available for PCs, tablets and smartphones using both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems and technologies like Unity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$142
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 3/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will purchase Baltic Broadcasting Businesses from Modern Times Group MTG AB

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, a leading international digital entertainment group, has signed an agreement to sell its free-TV, pay-TV, digital and radio businesses in the Baltic region to Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm. The businesses are located in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $50 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. "
seller: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
The acquisition includes the free-TV, pay-TV, digital and radio businesses in the Baltic region of Modern Times Group MTG AB, a leading international digital entertainment group. The businesses are located in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
price ($mm)
$121
rev ($mm)
$114
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Econet, purchased TV Businesses in Ghana and Nigeria from Modern Times Group MTG AB

synopsis: MTG, an international entertainment group, has completed the sale of its free-TV broadcasting and production businesses in Ghana and Nigeria to Econet Media Group, a privately held diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa and around the globe.
buyer: Econet (ZMSE:ECO:$619.50)
Econet is a privately held diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments around the world offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, internet, satellite and fibre optic networks. "
seller: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
The acquisition includes MTG's free-TV broadcasting and production businesses in Ghana and Nigeria. MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations include TV channels and online platforms, radio stations, multi-channel networks (MCN) and eSports businesses.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

TRACE TV S.A., acquired Buni.tv

synopsis: Trace TV has announced the acquisition of pan-African VOD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VOD platform Trace Play. Part of pan-African studio Restless Global, Buni.tv was launched in 2012 as one of the first VOD platforms to focus on the African market. It is now one of the three largest VOD services on the continent.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: TRACE TV S.A.
Trace is an international brand and media group active in two fast-growing segments of the entertainment industry: urban music and sports celebrities. Since 2003, Trace has launched 18 successful pay-TV and digital platforms that are available in 160 countries to more than 80 million subscribers. "
target parent: Restless Global
target: Buni.tv
Buni.tv is a leading African video-on-demand platform that leverages the mobile opportunity to revolutionize the way African content is distributed and consumed on the continent and abroad. Launched in April 2012, Buni.tv has since reached more than a million unique visitors.
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closed 11/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Dreamhack

synopsis: MTG has completed the acquisition of DreamHack, which is one of the world’s largest esports companies and organizer of the world’s largest digital festivals – DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter in Sweden. DreamHack is the leading esports player in Scandinavia and runs both local and global esports leagues, tournaments and championships.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target: Dreamhack
DreamHack is Sweden's first consumer-oriented trade show / event / festival for computer games, game consoles and computers. The events are a platform for tournaments in eSports, knowledge and creative competitions, concerts by famous music artists, lectures by game developers and much more.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Zoomin.TV

synopsis: Modern Times Group, an international entertainment group, has acquired 51% of Zoomin.TV, the online video entertainment network, content production and advertising sales house. Zoomin is the 5th largest multi-channel network (MCN) in the world, attracting more than 2 billion monthly video views and 100 million subscribers worldwide on YouTube.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target: Zoomin.TV
Zoomin.TV is Europe's No. 1 online news video producer and online and mobile video advertising network operator, currently active in 26 markets worldwide and expanding.
price ($mm)
$98*
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closed 7/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Splay AB

synopsis: MTG has acquired Splay, the leading multi-channel network in Scandinavia. Splay has developed from a start-up into a digital content powerhouse promoting talents across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Splay provides its ‘millenials’ audience with a range of comedy, music, sports, fashion, beauty, gaming and vlog entertainment.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target: Splay AB
Splay is the next generation digital media house. They connect brands with the most influential online stars in the Nordics. Customers use their network of more than 500 top influencers to engage their audience on YouTube and Instagram.
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closed 9/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Turtle Entertainment

synopsis: MTG has completed the acquisition of 74% of Turtle Entertainment, the world’s largest esports company that operates under the well-known ESL brand. Turtle Entertainment offers gaming enthusiasts, fans and sponsors thrilling entertainment in an all-new, interactive environment.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target parent: ESL
target: Turtle Entertainment
Turtle Entertainment is the new era of digital entertainment, in which they create and promote gaming experiences. The modern culture of eSports offers gaming enthusiasts, fans and sponsors thrilling entertainment in an all-new, interactive environment.
price ($mm)
$86*
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Trace Partners SAS

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of 75% of Trace Partners SAS, the France based youth media brand and global pay-TV channel operator.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target: Trace Partners SAS
TRACE is an international media group specializing in music and sport, which publishes TV channels distributed in 160 countries and provides digital services, activities of mobile telephony, radio and events.
price ($mm)
$41*
rev ($mm)
$27
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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announced 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase TV Station Division from Meredith Corporation

synopsis: Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. is selling its Local Media Group which owns 17 television stations in 12 local markets, to Gray Television Inc., a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets.
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. "
seller: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
The acquisition includes the Local Media Group of Meredith Corporation consisting of 17 television stations in 12 local markets. Meredith Corporation is an American media conglomerate based in Des Moines, Iowa. The company owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations.
price ($mm)
$2,825
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, acquired New18

synopsis: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited, Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company, has acquired New18, a broadcasting company that specializes in online broadcasting and news.
buyer: JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (SET:JKN:$53.67)
JKN Global Media Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. "
target: New18
New18 or DN Broadcast Company Limited, is a broadcasting company based in Thailand. They specialize in online broadcasting and news, through their website, and through their social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
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
announced 9/25/2020 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire ION Media Networks

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company, America's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, will buy ION Media, an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
target: ION Media Networks
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations.
price ($mm)
$2,650
rev ($mm)
$558
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
announced 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Communications, Inc., will purchase Free-to-Air TV Business from MediaWorks NZ Limited

synopsis: Broadcaster MediaWorks has reached a binding agreement with media giant Discovery Inc regarding the sale of MediaWorks' free-to-air TV business. The deal includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
seller parent: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
seller: MediaWorks NZ Limited
The acquisition includes the free-to-air TV business of MediaWorks and includes entertainment channels Three and Bravo, streaming service ThreeNow, and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, as well as other channels Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Outside Broadcasting Ltd

synopsis: Sky TV has sold its subsidiary Outside Broadcasting to US-based firm NEP. Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target parent: Sky Network Television Limited
target: Outside Broadcasting Ltd
Outside Broadcasting is a destination for inspiration, creation and collaboration. Their talented people use the best technology and equipment to bring your broadcast vision to life. They cover anything from live sport, entertainment programs to special events.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire Pix11

synopsis: E.W. Scripps has announced that its New York CW affiliate, PIX11 (WPIX), will be acquired by Mission Broadcasting. PIX11 is an award-winning television station that airs primetime programming, news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows.
buyer: Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television broadcasting company that acquires, develops, and operates television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. Its stations provide free over-the-air programming to its markets’ television viewing audiences. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Pix11
PIX11 is a New York TV station that airs primetime programming, award-winning news, hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcoms, children’s programming, and public affairs shows. PIX11 has earned over 265 Emmy Awards, including multiple awards for its news programs and coverage.
price ($mm)
$75
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gray Television, Inc., acquired KATH-TV and KSCT-TV

synopsis: GCI subsidiary Denali Media Holdings has announced the sale of its NBC affiliates in southeast Alaska to Gray Television. The sale includes KATH and KSCT stations in the Juneau and Sitka markets. Denali Media Holdings was established in 2012 and owns KTVA (CBS) in Anchorage along with three CBS stations in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: General Communication, Inc
target: KATH-TV and KSCT-TV
KATH and KSCT serve NBC "Must See TV" to viewers in Alaska's capital city of Juneau, as well as to Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Angoon and other communities throughout Southeast Alaska, via broadcast, GCI cable, DishNet and DirecTV.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

ION Media Networks, purchased KMCC-TV from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: ION Media, the nation’s leading independent broadcast TV operator, announced the purchase of KMCC-TV in Las Vegas from Entravision Communications Corporation. KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish.
buyer: ION Media Networks (ION:$0.00)
ION Media is an independent, privately held media company, and owner and operator of the nation’s largest broadcast station group. ION reaches viewers in 98 million U.S. households, or 85% of the population, through its 60 owned and operated stations and its affiliations. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
KMCC-TV is an Azteca América-affiliated television station serving Las Vegas, that is licensed to Laughlin and broadcasts primarily in Spanish. Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Regional News Network, will purchase 7 Full Power and One Class A Station from NRJ TV LLC

synopsis: RNN National Media (RNN) is to purchase 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in the Philadelphia DMA, KFWD-TV in the Dallas-Ft. Worth DMA, KUBE-TV in the Houston DMA, KCNS-TV in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
buyer: Regional News Network
RNN is a privately-owned portfolio of independent broadcast assets and production/distribution capabilities located in Rye Brook, NY. Their independent network currently reaches more than 14 million households and 43 million people throughout New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Boston. "
seller: NRJ TV LLC
The acquisition includes 7 full power and one Class A station from NRJ. The stations are KSCI-TV in Los Angeles, WTVE-TV and WPHY-CD in Philadelphia, KFWD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KUBE-TV in Houston, KCNS-TV in San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, WMFP-TV in the Boston DMA and KIKU-TV in the Honolulu DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
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closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,234.07)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
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