Like Mecom Group PLC

announced 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Mecom Group PLC

synopsis: De Persgroep, will acquire all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mecom, a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. "
target: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
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$322 [$376]
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$1,113
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$109
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closed 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

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

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

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

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Reid Newspapers has acquired the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita.
buyer: Reid Newspapers
Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita. "
seller: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,405.67)
The acquisition includes the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

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

John Rhoades, acquired NEXTpittsburgh

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

Sean Cotton, acquired Gross Pointe News

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

Axios Media Inc., acquired Charlotte Agenda

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

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

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

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

synopsis: Colorado Community Media has acquired all of Landmark Community Newspaper's Colorado weekly newspapers and companion websites. The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler.
buyer: Colorado Community Media
Colorado Community Media is Colorado's largest local community media outlet. They reach and engage more than 300,000 local community members each week with its digital channels and its 19 metro Denver print publications. "
seller parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
seller: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler. All the papers are distributed in the greater Denver market.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

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

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
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$4.11*
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$8
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
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announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
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announced 9/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Syddanske Medier K/S will be merged with Jyske Medier A/S,

synopsis: Jyske Medier and Syddanske Medier have announced their agreement to merge. Jyske Medier A/S engages in the publishing of three dailies and 15 weeklies newspapers. Syddanske Medier K/S publishes a regional daily newspaper. Both companies operate within Denmark.
buyer: Jyske Medier A/S
Jyske Medier A/S engages in the publishing of three dailies and 15 weeklies newspapers. The company was formerly known as Horsens Dagblad and changed its name to Jyske Medier A/S in May 2011. The company is based in Horsens, Denmark. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Syddanske Medier K/S
Syddanske Medier K/S publishes regional daily newspaper. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Esbjerg, Denmark. The company operates as a subsidiary of Mecom Group plc.
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announced 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Mecom Group PLC

synopsis: De Persgroep, will acquire all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mecom, a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. "
target: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$322 [$376]
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announced 2/14/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Concentra NV, will acquire Media Groep Limburg

synopsis: Mecom Group plc remained in discussions regarding the potential disposal of its operating subsidiary in Limburg, the Board confirms that it has reached a preliminary, but non-binding, agreement with a multimedia media company Concentra N.V. concerning a sale of Limburg Media Group, a publisher of Dutch newspapers, to Concentra.
buyer: Concentra NV
Concentra is a multimedia media company that specializes in newspaper & magazine publishing, online & multi-media products, and regional television programming services. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Media Groep Limburg
Media Groep Limburg BV publishes Dutch newspapers such as De Limburger and Het Limburgs Dagblad. The company is headquartered in Sittard, Netherlands.
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announced 10/23/2013 via Wall Street Journal

North Media A/S, will purchase 8 Daily Newspapers from Berlingske Media

synopsis: North Media A/S, the only listed media group in Denmark, signed a contract with Berlingske Media A/S for the acquisition of eight local newspapers based in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the total circulation of which is 286,000 newspapers a week.
buyer: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media A/S is the only listed media group in Denmark. They communicate advertisements and information to consumers through print activities, and online activities. The company is based in Denmark. "
seller parent: Mecom Group PLC
seller: Berlingske Media
The 8 daily newspapers in Copenhagen/Frederiksberg owned by Berlingske Media are Frederiksberg Bladet, Vesterbro Bladet, Valby Bladet, Vanløse Bladet, City Avisen and Nørrebro/Nordvest, as well as Amagerbladet and Østerbro Avis.
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closed 6/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Sjællandske Medier A/S, purchased 3 Weeklies from Berlingske Media

synopsis: Berlingske Media signed an agreement with Sjællandske Media on the sale of three weekly newspapers with a total weekly circulation of 162,000 copies. The three weekly newspapers are Lokalavisen Taastrup, Copenhagen West and New Odsherred.
buyer: Sjællandske Medier A/S
Sjællandske Media is a locally owned company based in Denmark. The company publishes DAGBLADET, Frederiksborg County newspaper, Nordvestnyt and Sjællandske and 32 weekly newspaper titles. "
seller parent: Mecom Group PLC
seller: Berlingske Media
The three Berlingske Media weekly newspapers are Lokalavisen Taastrup, Copenhagen West and New Odsherred with a total weekly circulation of 162,000 copies.
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
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$267
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closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co., acquired Mecom Germany

synopsis: British-owned Mecom, publisher of dailies Berliner Zeitung and Hamburger Morgenpost, has sold its German holdings to Cologne-based media group M. DuMont Schauberg. The €152-million in the deal will add a readership of some 100 million to M. DuMont Schauberg.
buyer: M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co.
The M. DuMont Schauberg group of companies publish the subscription newspapers Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rundschau and the newsstand newspaper EXPRESS. Moreover, in Saxony-Anhalt MDS publishes Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle/Saale. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Mecom Germany
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
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closed 4/12/2007 via

Mecom Group PLC, acquired BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor in the media, communications, information and education industries, has agreed to sell its majority stake in the German publishing group BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding to Mecom Group plc, a UK-based media company. Mecom currently holds a 15 percent stake in BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
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$321 [$520]*
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$278
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announced 10/3/2006 via BNC Analysis

Schibsted ASA, will acquire Bergens Tidende AS

synopsis: Schibsted ASA said it has agreed to pay 472 mln nkr to Mecom Group PLC unit Orkla Media for its 28.5 pct stake in Bergens Tidende AS, the regional newspaper group, to facilitate the creation of 'Media Norge', the planned Norwegian media group.
buyer: Schibsted ASA (OB:SCHA:$1,517.38)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Bergens Tidende AS
Bergens Tidende AS is a Norwegian regional newspaper group.
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$72
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closed 10/11/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased Orkla Media from Orkla ASA

synopsis: Mecom Group Plc, a U.K. media investment firm, agreed to buy Orkla ASA's media assets for 6.46 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.03 billion) in cash and new shares to build a pan-European newspaper publishing company.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Orkla ASA
Orkla is one of the largest listed companies in Norway. The core businesses are branded consumer goods, speciality materials and financial investments.
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closed 5/19/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased LMG from Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.

synopsis: Montgomery's investment vehicle Mecom Group said on Wednesday it has agreed to acquire 100 percent of share capital of a Dutch media group LMG for 200 million euros (140 million pounds) from Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (ENXTAM:TMG:$490.06)
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is an independent Dutch media company. Information is the core of our existence. Continuity, independence and profitability make up the foundation of our policy.
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announced 10/26/2005 via BNC Analysis

Mecom Group PLC, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Berliner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Transatlantic private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson and U.K. investment vehicle Mecom Group PLC have agreed to buy German newspaper publisher Berliner Verlag from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrink GmbH.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Berliner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Carsten Blom-Hanssen, acquired Sweetdeal

synopsis: Berlingske Media has sold Sweetdeal, a company that offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application, to Carsten Blom-Hanssen, a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. Sweetdeal is based in Denmark.
buyer: Carsten Blom-Hanssen
Carsten Blom-Hanssen is a director at Sweetdeal A/S and a former director at Berlingske Media A/S. He is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Sweetdeal
Sweetdeal A/S offers deals and coupons for travel, electronics, entertainment, food, and sports through its online platform and application. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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announced 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Independer.nl

synopsis: De Persgroep Nederland has agreed to acquire price comparison company Independer from Achmea. Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Achmea B.V.
target: Independer.nl
Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$171
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Berlingske Media, will purchase Investing Portals from Euroinvestor A/S

synopsis: Euroinvestor sells the investment part of the business to Berlingske Media. Berlingske Media buys the websites Euroinvestor.dk. Euroinvestor.com, Valutakurser.dk and all the Group's investor sites. The remaining Euroinvestor will change its name to Boliga Gruppen and focus its activities on the housing and loan market in Denmark.
buyer parent: De Persgroep NV
buyer: Berlingske Media
Berlingske Media A / S is Copenhagen's leading media house, proudly behind Berlingske, BT, Weekendavisen and Radio24syv. The company also operates Denmark's largest retail site Sweetdeal and soon Denmark's largest investor site EuroInvestor. "
seller: Euroinvestor A/S (CPSE:EI:$9.89)
The investing portals of Euroinvestor.com include the websites Euroinvestor.dk. Euroinvestor.com, Valutakurser.dk and more. EuroInvestor.com, an independent Internet media company, provides online investment information to private investors.
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$3.59
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announced 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Medialaan NV

synopsis: De Persgroep announced that it will increase its ownership in Medialaan to 100% by acquiring the 50% stake held by Roularta Media Group. Medialaan is a Belgian media company that operates radio and television broadcasting stations, which includes the brands VTM, Q2, Vitaya, CAZ, VTMKZOOM, KADET, Stievie FREE, Qmusic, and Joe.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Roularta Media Group NV
target: Medialaan NV
Medialaan is a Belgian media company that operates radio and television broadcasting stations. Medialaan is the parent company to the television and radio brands VTM, Q2, Vitaya, CAZ, VTMKZOOM, KADET, Stievie FREE, Qmusic, and Joe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

De Persgroep Netherlands, acquired Makers Channel

synopsis: De Persgroep Netherlands, a leading publisher of national, regional and local news brands, magazines, websites and radio, has acquired Makers Channel, a new, curated digital video platform, providing content from some of the best in traditional and digital talent.
buyer parent: De Persgroep NV
buyer: De Persgroep Netherlands
De Persgroep Netherlands is a leading publisher of national, regional and local news brands, magazines, websites and radio. They are based in Amsterdam. "
target: Makers Channel
Makers Channel is a new, curated digital video platform, providing content from some of the best in traditional and digital talent. They are based in the Netherlands.
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blendle, acquired Paper

synopsis: Online magazine PAPER was acquired by Blendle. PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company.
buyer: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Paper
PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company. Among them are daily national newspapers like Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw and Parool, as well as regional dailies such as Brabants Dagblad and Tubantia. For €5.
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announced 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Mecom Group PLC

synopsis: De Persgroep, will acquire all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mecom, a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. "
target: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$322 [$376]
rev ($mm)
$1,113
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$109
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0.3x
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3.5x
closed 7/1/2009 via

De Persgroep NV, acquired PCM Uitgevers NV

synopsis: PCM Uitgevers BV, the publisher of four of the Netherlands' major newspapers, says it has agreed to sell a majority stake to a Belgian media group for €100 million. PCM says it agreed to issue new shares representing a 51 percent stake to Belgium's De Persgroep NV.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. We believe that this is the best way to create durable value. "
target: PCM Uitgevers NV
PCM Uitgevers NV publishes newspapers, free local papers and general interest and educational books. The aim of the business is to make its contribution to the broad spectrum of press opinion and comment only possible in a democracy and to ensure that a broad selection of books is carried.
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$161*
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announced 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Mecom Group PLC

synopsis: De Persgroep, will acquire all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mecom, a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. "
target: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$322 [$376]
rev ($mm)
$1,113
EBITDA ($mm)
$109
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0.3x
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3.5x
closed 6/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Maven Inc., acquired The Spun

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers, has acquired The Spun, an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: The Spun
The Spun is an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pro Scouts LLC, acquired Baseball Digest

synopsis: Pro Scouts LLC, a publishing company headed by David Fagley, has acquired Baseball Digest, the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
buyer: Pro Scouts LLC
Pro Scouts LLC is a publishing company headed by David Fagley. Pro Scouts LLC is focused on publishing baseball related media. "
target: Baseball Digest
Baseball Digest is the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling and unique articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired ADDitude

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and a leader in health information services for consumers and healthcare professionals (HCPs), announced the acquisition of ADDitude, a multi-channel platform supporting people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), their caregivers, and professionals in the ADHD treatment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: ADDitude
ADDitude is an ADHD magazine, community and web site dedicated to strategies and support for individuals and families living with ADD and related conditions.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

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

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
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closed 4/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Tucson Local Media

synopsis: Times Media Group, a digital and print media company, has acquired Tucson Local Media, a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media is a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
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closed 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Mobile Robot Guide

synopsis: Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media announced the acquisition of Mobile Robot Guide (MRG), the leading online resource for news and information about mobile robots, the applications they enable, and industries they support.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: Mobile Robot Guide
The Mobile Robot Guide is a magazine that exists to educate prospective mobile robot buyers about autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AMR applications and vendors. In the magazine one can find the latest news about autonomous mobile robots.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Roku, Inc. announced that it has acquired the “This Old House” business, inclusive of its global distribution rights and all of its subsidiary brands, including the “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House” TV programs, the show libraries, all digital assets, and the television production studio.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target parent: TZP Group LLC
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Remember Media Limited merged with Digital Allies Limited,

synopsis: Digital Allies, a specialist digital marketing consultancy, will merge with Remember Media, a leading independent publishing, content and design company, to form a new multi-media business, Allies Group Ltd. Remember Media are specialists in the creation, content, design and publication of luxury print and online magazines.
buyer: Digital Allies Limited
Digital Allies are a specialist digital marketing consultancy who are focused on helping organizations optimize their on-line presence. Key areas of expertise are SEO, PPC, Social, Analytics and Digital Content. "
target: Remember Media Limited
Remember Media is a leading independent publishing, content and design company, based in North East England. They are specialists in the creation, content, design and publication of luxury print and online magazines.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Dezeen

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Dezeen
Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Peloton Magazine

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Peloton Magazine, a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Peloton Magazine
Peloton Magazine is a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

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

Paxton Media Group, acquired North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun

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

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

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

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

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

Play Magnus AS, acquired New In Chess

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired New In Chess, the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$7.90)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: New In Chess
New In Chess is the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features on-the-spot tournament reports, interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating 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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker: TSE:2376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
761
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: AIM:TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$47.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$19,602.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,427.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1,940.66
Net Income ($mm)
$2,213.03
Employees
43822
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,405.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$443.76
EBIT ($mm)
$179.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,784.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.86
EBIT ($mm)
$165.43
Net Income ($mm)
$142.66
Employees
4500
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,671.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.78
EBIT ($mm)
$112.82
Net Income ($mm)
$263.01
Employees
5950
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,517.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$249.92
EBIT ($mm)
$152.58
Net Income ($mm)
$100.86
Employees
5006
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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