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closed 5/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Hutch Media, acquired RumorFix.com

synopsis: Online magazine publishing company Hutch Media acquired the anti-tabloid entertainment website RumorFix.com. In addition to being the go-to place for celebrities to "fix" incorrect rumors, RumorFix is known for its exclusive content in the celebrity news space.
buyer: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month. "
target: RumorFix.com
RumorFix is billed as the anti-tabloid that delivers the real story behind celebrity rumors and sets the record straight. The site generates millions of pageviews per month and has gained the respect of pop culture fanatics, celebrities, managers, agents and publicists.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Keleops Media AG, acquired Journal du Geek

synopsis: Swiss-based media company Keleops AG announced the completion of the acquisition of Just Digital Group Media SAS, which operates the news website JournalduGeek.com. Founded in 2004 by Anh Phan, “Journal du Geek” is an iconic French brand, renowned for its coverage of technology and pop culture news.
buyer: Keleops Media AG
Keleops AG is an independent high-tech media group with nearly 10 million unique visitors and more than 30 million page views per month (Médiamétrie, Nov. 2020). Keleops brings together a loyal audience around strong brands including Presse-citron and iPhon. "
target: Journal du Geek
Founded in 2004 by Anh Phan, “Journal du Geek” is an iconic French brand, renowned for its coverage of technology and pop culture news. Every day, a large selection of high-tech, video game and culture content is published on journaldugeek.com and on social networks.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

ID Africa, acquired TheNETng

synopsis: ID Africa, a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency, has acquired TheNETng, a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are.
buyer: ID Africa
ID Africa is a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency. ID Africa combines cutting-edge technology and creative strategies to help individuals and organizations grow their influence and revenues online with optimal effectiveness. "
target: TheNETng
TheNETng is a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are. TheNETng is known for breaking the biggest stories on the Nigerian entertainment scene.
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announced 4/18/2019 via PR Newswire

The Hudson Group, will purchase Newsprint Tabloids from American Media Inc.

synopsis: American Media, LLC has agreed in principle with James Cohen, the owner and CEO of Hudson Media, for the sale of its newsprint tabloids, including the National Enquirer (US and UK editions), Globe and National Examiner. Over its 92-year history, the National Enquirer has enticed readers in with sensational headlines and photos about celebrities.
buyer parent: Dufry
buyer: The Hudson Group
Hudson Group, a Dufry Company and one of the largest travel retailers in North America, is committed to enhancing the travel experience for over 300,000 travelers every day in the continental US and Canada. The Company is anchored by its iconic Hudson, Hudson News and Hudson Bookseller brands. "
seller: American Media Inc.
The Newsprint Tabloids include the National Enquirer (US and UK editions), Globe and National Examiner. Over its 92-year history, the National Enquirer has enticed readers in supermarket checkout lines with sensational headlines and photos about celebrities.
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announced 8/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Chatham, Omega Charitable Partnership, L.P., will acquire American Media Inc.

synopsis: American Media, Inc. ("AMI") announced that Chatham Asset Management, LLC and Omega Charitable Partnership, L.P. have agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of AMI. AMI owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States.
buyer: Chatham
buyer: Omega Charitable Partnership, L.P.
Chatham Asset Management is a New Jersey-based hedge fund sponsor. Omega is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor who provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. "
target: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 5.9+ million and reach more than 53 million men and women each month.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

PWxyz LLC, acquired The Millions

synopsis: PWxyz, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acquired the online magazine the Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
buyer: PWxyz LLC
PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. PWxyz’s joint ventures include BookWorks, a global community for self-published authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. "
target: The Millions
The Millions is an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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closed 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Zealot Networks, acquired Hutch Media

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company announced the acquisition of Hutch Media, an online magazine publishing group. The addition of Hutch Media to Zealot Networks begins to fulfill a component of the company's distribution capabilities by offering destinations with niche audience for premium content.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks is a digital-first media company that empowers creators to make a living doing what they love by providing a comprehensive suite of production, distribution, and business services. "
target: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ertel Publishing, acquired CHARLIE Magazine

synopsis: Ertel Publishing announced it purchased CHARLIE, a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing.
buyer: Ertel Publishing
Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing. "
target: CHARLIE Magazine
CHARLIE is a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Their online magazine recognizes forward-thinking people and happenings in food and wine, art, music, fashion and more.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Refer.ly, acquired LaunchGram Inc.

synopsis: Refer.ly, an online shopping referral system, acquired San Francisco-based startup LaunchGram, a service that kept people up-to-date on upcoming product releases.
buyer: Refer.ly
Referly is a social shopping platform that empowers consumers to recommend products they love and earn rewards when friends buy, and enables businesses to build their own word-of-mouth referral program to reward customers evangelizing their brand. "
target: LaunchGram Inc.
LaunchGram is an alert service that allows consumers to subscribe to news about imminently launching products of interest. After doing so, users receive extremely granular info and breaking news about those products, in the form of email alerts and product pages.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 7/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Guest of A Guest LLC, acquired Guest of A Guest LLC

synopsis: New-media entrepreneur Rachelle Hruska confirmed that she bought out her longtime partner, Cameron Winklevoss, with whom she started the website in 2008. She will now own a 100% stake in the company. Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places.
buyer: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 7/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired julib.com

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest publisher of city magazines in the United States, has acquired Juli B. Inc, publisher of julib.com, the online luxury and lifestyle brand distributing content via email to upwards of fourteen cities and 700,000 readers.
buyer parent: Clarity Partners, LP
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii. "
target: julib.com
julib.com was founded in 2002 with 400 readers and a single New York edition. Today the company offers other widely-popular email editions in markets where Modern Luxury titles have a foothold, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Atlanta.
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closed 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Drunk University

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc., the most widely recognized brand in comedy, today announced that it has acquired the website, Drunk University, for an undisclosed sum. Drunk University launched in 2002 and attracts more than 5 million page views every month.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Drunk University
Drunk University is one of the Internet’s leading college humor sites. Users can submit and browse photo galleries, post videos, chat in the Drunk University forum, read stories, and search for advice and drink recipes.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., purchased Celebrity and Teen Titles from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. announced that it has acquired 13 celebrity and teen titles from Bauer Media USA—including In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The celebrity and teen titles include magazines such as In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. Teen Boss is a magazine for young girls with tips on how to make money. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
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closed 4/25/2017 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired Us Weekly

synopsis: American Media, Inc., the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the US, announced that it has closed on its purchase of Us Weekly from Wenner Media. Us Weekly is a pop culture staple and its audience is greater now than at any time in its history. It ranks as one of the largest magazines in the country.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the US.  AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, and more.  AMI also manages 10 different digital sites. "
target parent: Wenner Media LLC
target: Us Weekly
Us Weekly is a cultural reference point and provides the most timely and current entertainment and lifestyle news through the lens of celebrity to a total audience of more than 50 million young and affluent consumers across its platforms. Us Weekly is one of the largest magazines in the country.
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closed 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Oyster Magazine merged with Inception Digital,

synopsis: Oyster Magazine, an international fashion, beauty and pop culture title, is set to expand its global audience after announcing it has merged with innovative Australian digital agency, Inception Digital. Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies.
buyer: Inception Digital
Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies. Whether it’s display advertising, social media strategy and management, blogger outreach or content creation, Inception Digital has the solution to connect clients to their wide range of premium and influential audiences. "
target: Oyster Magazine
Oyster is an international fashion, beauty, music and pop culture title with offices in New York, Paris and Sydney. Oyster is published biannually and distributed globally.
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announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 5/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Hutch Media, acquired RumorFix.com

synopsis: Online magazine publishing company Hutch Media acquired the anti-tabloid entertainment website RumorFix.com. In addition to being the go-to place for celebrities to "fix" incorrect rumors, RumorFix is known for its exclusive content in the celebrity news space.
buyer: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month. "
target: RumorFix.com
RumorFix is billed as the anti-tabloid that delivers the real story behind celebrity rumors and sets the record straight. The site generates millions of pageviews per month and has gained the respect of pop culture fanatics, celebrities, managers, agents and publicists.
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closed 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Zealot Networks, acquired Hutch Media

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company announced the acquisition of Hutch Media, an online magazine publishing group. The addition of Hutch Media to Zealot Networks begins to fulfill a component of the company's distribution capabilities by offering destinations with niche audience for premium content.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks is a digital-first media company that empowers creators to make a living doing what they love by providing a comprehensive suite of production, distribution, and business services. "
target: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month.
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closed 5/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Hutch Media, acquired RumorFix.com

synopsis: Online magazine publishing company Hutch Media acquired the anti-tabloid entertainment website RumorFix.com. In addition to being the go-to place for celebrities to "fix" incorrect rumors, RumorFix is known for its exclusive content in the celebrity news space.
buyer: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month. "
target: RumorFix.com
RumorFix is billed as the anti-tabloid that delivers the real story behind celebrity rumors and sets the record straight. The site generates millions of pageviews per month and has gained the respect of pop culture fanatics, celebrities, managers, agents and publicists.
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closed 5/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Hutch Media, acquired RumorFix.com

synopsis: Online magazine publishing company Hutch Media acquired the anti-tabloid entertainment website RumorFix.com. In addition to being the go-to place for celebrities to "fix" incorrect rumors, RumorFix is known for its exclusive content in the celebrity news space.
buyer: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month. "
target: RumorFix.com
RumorFix is billed as the anti-tabloid that delivers the real story behind celebrity rumors and sets the record straight. The site generates millions of pageviews per month and has gained the respect of pop culture fanatics, celebrities, managers, agents and publicists.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

PWxyz LLC, acquired The Millions

synopsis: PWxyz, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acquired the online magazine the Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
buyer: PWxyz LLC
PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. PWxyz’s joint ventures include BookWorks, a global community for self-published authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. "
target: The Millions
The Millions is an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
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: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Egmont Publishing, will purchase Side2, Side3 & Blogg.no from Nettavisen AS

synopsis: Egmont Publishing will acquire the online lifestyle magazines Side2 and Side3, as well as the blogging platform blogg.no, from Nettavisen. Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women, while Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Publishing
Egmont Publishing is a leading European producer and publisher of entertainment, magazines, children's books, digital services, content marketing and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,200 employees. "
seller parent: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
seller: Nettavisen AS
Side2 is an online lifestyle magazine that targets women and Side3 is an online lifestyle magazine for men. Blogg.no is the leading blogging platform in Norway. Founded on November 1, 1996, Nettavisen is Norway's oldest national online-only newspaper.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired INfluencia

synopsis: MediaSchool Group, a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies, has acquired INfluencia SAS, a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. They are based in Paris, France. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: INfluencia
INfluencia SAS is a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hubert Burda Media, acquired Lifestyle Asia

synopsis: German media company Burda International, a unit of Munich-based Hubert Burda Media, has acquired LifestyleAsia.com. LifestyleAsia was founded in 2006 as an online publisher with local websites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target parent: Servisen Investment Management AB
target: Lifestyle Asia
LifestyleAsia was founded in 2006 as an online publisher with local websites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur. The online magazine publishes the latest content relating to luxury style, travel, food & wine, motoring, culture and city guides.
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closed 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Zealot Networks, acquired Hutch Media

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company announced the acquisition of Hutch Media, an online magazine publishing group. The addition of Hutch Media to Zealot Networks begins to fulfill a component of the company's distribution capabilities by offering destinations with niche audience for premium content.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks is a digital-first media company that empowers creators to make a living doing what they love by providing a comprehensive suite of production, distribution, and business services. "
target: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ertel Publishing, acquired CHARLIE Magazine

synopsis: Ertel Publishing announced it purchased CHARLIE, a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing.
buyer: Ertel Publishing
Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing. "
target: CHARLIE Magazine
CHARLIE is a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Their online magazine recognizes forward-thinking people and happenings in food and wine, art, music, fashion and more.
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closed 7/18/2012 via BusinessWire

Zimbio, Inc., acquired Lonny Magazine

synopsis: Zimbio Inc announced it has acquired Lonny, a monthly online magazine that focuses on home décor. Zimbio gains the founding editorial team, the Lonny website, its library of past issues, and an archive of thousands of original photographs. The acquisition extends Zimbio's reach in a new women’s lifestyle vertical.
buyer: Zimbio, Inc.
Zimbio Inc., parent to Zimbio.com and Stylebistro.com, reaches an audience of more than 30 million global monthly readers across fashion, beauty, celebrity and entertainment. Zimbio.com is comScore’s #5 Entertainment News site, StyleBistro.com is top ten in the Fashion, Beauty and Style category. "
target: Lonny Magazine
Launched in October 2009, Lonny is a monthly online magazine that focuses on lifestyle and home decor. Founded by designer and editor Michelle Adams and photographer Patrick Cline, the magazine’s name was formed by combining “London” and “New York,” the pair’s hometowns.
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closed 7/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Guest of A Guest LLC, acquired Guest of A Guest LLC

synopsis: New-media entrepreneur Rachelle Hruska confirmed that she bought out her longtime partner, Cameron Winklevoss, with whom she started the website in 2008. She will now own a 100% stake in the company. Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places.
buyer: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 7/2/2012 via Company Press Release

derStandard.at, acquired Quax.at

synopsis: Standard Medien AG, publisher of der Standard, has acquired the family-oriented portal Quax.at. Standard previously held 40% of Quax. Based in Stockerau, Austria, Quax.at is a portal with more than 4,000 entries with a focus on arts and culture for families with children, and has a large and active user community.
buyer: derStandard.at
Based in Vienna, Standard Medien AG is the publisher of the Austrian national daily newspaper, Der Standard. They also operate derStandard.at, one of the largest and most wide-ranging web portals in Austria. "
target: Quax.at
Based in Stockerau, Austria, Quax.at is a portal with more than 4,000 entries with a focus on arts and culture for families with children, and has a large and active user community.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 8/12/2009 via BusinessWire

Blackrock Digital Inc., Uptown Media Group LLC, acquired Vibe Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: InterMedia Partners, in partnership with its portfolio company Uptown Media Group along with Blackrock Digital announced the purchase of the assets of Vibe and Vibe.com, the preeminent brands for hip-hop & R&B lifestyle and culture.
buyer: Blackrock Digital Inc.
buyer: Uptown Media Group LLC
Blackrock Digital is an interactive media sales representation and marketing firm. We represent top tier media publications’ websites that attract a young and desirable audience. "
target: Vibe Media Group, Inc.
Founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner, Vibe has been an iconic brand for 16 years, responsible for setting trends among hip hop and mainstream culture.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., acquired Vibe Magazine

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, announced today its acquisition of VIBE, the world's leading urban music and lifestyle magazine. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition underscores management's commitment to extend the VIBE brand into multiple media platforms.
buyer: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target parent: Freeman Spogli & Co.
target: Vibe Magazine
Founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones and Time Warner, Vibe has been an iconic brand for 16 years, responsible for setting trends among hip hop and mainstream culture.
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closed 11/9/2005 via PR Newswire

PlanetOut, Inc., acquired LPI Media Inc.

synopsis: PlanetOut Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of LPI Media Inc., and affiliated direct marketing and publishing entities for $24.0 million in cash and approximately $7.1 million in seller- financed debt.
buyer: PlanetOut, Inc. (LGBT:$0.00)
PlanetOut Inc. is a leading media and entertainment company exclusively serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. PlanetOut's digital media brands include Gay.com, PlanetOut.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com and HIVPlusMag.com. "
target: LPI Media Inc.
LPI is the nation's leading content producer targeting the gay and lesbian community, distributing more than 8.2 million copies of its magazines each year. Its titles and Web sites include The Advocate, OUT and HIVPlus, among other titles and online platforms.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 7/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired julib.com

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest publisher of city magazines in the United States, has acquired Juli B. Inc, publisher of julib.com, the online luxury and lifestyle brand distributing content via email to upwards of fourteen cities and 700,000 readers.
buyer parent: Clarity Partners, LP
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii. "
target: julib.com
julib.com was founded in 2002 with 400 readers and a single New York edition. Today the company offers other widely-popular email editions in markets where Modern Luxury titles have a foothold, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Atlanta.
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closed 2/5/2008 via Folio: First Day

Niche Media LLC, acquired DLG Media

synopsis: Niche Media founder and CEO Jason Binn has purchased DLG Media Holdings, publisher of lifestyle and fashion magazine Philadelphia Style, and online publications DC Style and ACConfidential.com.
buyer: Niche Media LLC
Niche Media LLC is the country's pre-eminent regional magazine group catering to the high-end luxury market through the pages of six distinct publications. Renowned for reaching the most affluent consumers, the pages of these upscale glossies are some of the most valuable real estate in the country."
target: DLG Media
DLG Media Holdings is a Philadelphia-based multi-media company. We’re defining the next generation of content for our print and Web portfolios including Philadelphia STYLE magazine, DCStyleMag.com, PhillyStyleMag.com, ACConfidential.com and the Philadelphia STYLE City Guide.
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closed 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Drunk University

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc., the most widely recognized brand in comedy, today announced that it has acquired the website, Drunk University, for an undisclosed sum. Drunk University launched in 2002 and attracts more than 5 million page views every month.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Drunk University
Drunk University is one of the Internet’s leading college humor sites. Users can submit and browse photo galleries, post videos, chat in the Drunk University forum, read stories, and search for advice and drink recipes.
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closed 8/21/2006 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Hillclimb Media

synopsis: Demand Media, the next-generation web media company, announced the acquisition of privately-held Hillclimb Media, which hosts sector-leading sites in travel, sports, and the outdoors, including Trails.com and GolfLink.com. Today's announcement is the latest in a series of online media and technology acquisitions announced by Demand Media.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: Hillclimb Media
Hillclimb Media is the name behind some of the most successful and recognizable brands on the Internet. With a host of sector-leading sites in travel, sports, and the outdoors, our web publishing solutions bring established, high-quality offline content to the online world.
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