Like Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus

closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
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$8
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
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$2
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3.7x
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series.
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. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Adventure Sports Network
Adventure Sports Network is a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. The Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform for extreme sports.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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announced 1/21/2014 via Reuters

Apax Partners, will acquire Trader Media Group

synopsis: Apax Partners will acquire a 50.1 percent equity stake in Trader Media from the Guardian Media Group. Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice or management of Apax Partners globally total around $30 billion. "
target parent: Guardian Media Group plc
target: Trader Media Group (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader, all leading their sectors with magazine readership and web visitors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$994 [$1,926]*
rev ($mm)
$418
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2012 via Company Press Release

GrindMedia, LLC, will acquire Ryan Communications Group

synopsis: In a move to bolster its off-road motorsports media business, GrindMedia is acquiring Dirt Sports and Off-Road Industry magazines and related assets from Ryan Communications Group. Jim Ryan will head up the newly formed, Dirt Sports Group, that will now include Dirt Sports and Off-Road Industry.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: GrindMedia, LLC
Along with standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Its brands include Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, and more. "
target: Ryan Communications Group
Ryan Communications Group (RCG) is a progressive, multi-media communications business. RCG's properties include Dirt Sports print magazine, DirtSportsNation.com, Off-Road Industry print magazine and OffRoadIndustryMagazine.com.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Racer Media & Marketing, Inc., acquired Racer Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Automotive media and marketing veterans Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks have acquired RACER Magazine and Racer.com from Haymarket Media, Inc. The purchase returns America's leading general interest motorsport magazine to its founding management team.
buyer: Racer Media & Marketing, Inc.
Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. is a company created by Paul Pfanner and Bill Sparks. Pfanner and Sparks was the founding management team of America's leading general interest motorsport magazine, RACER. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Racer Communications, Inc.
Racer Communications consists of Racer Magazine, a monthly motorsports magazine, and Racer.com. Its custom publishing arm also produces SportsCar magazine for the Sports Car Club of America. The Racer Special Projects Division creates collateral, advertising materials, publications, and more.
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closed 4/2/2007 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Ltd., acquired Octane Media

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has today announced the acquisition of Octane magazine and its accompanying website from Aspiration Holdings and the Octane Media group shareholders. The monthly classic car title will join Dennis' existing portfolio of printed motoring titles: Auto Express and evo.
buyer parent: Quadrangle Group LLC
buyer: Dennis Publishing Ltd.
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company that includes Maxim and Blender magazines and their websites Maxim.com and Blender.com. Maxim magazine is the most successful modern men's lifestyle magazine in America reaching more than 12.4 million readers each month. "
target: Octane Media
Octane is a monthly classic car magazine that celebrates the world's greatest cars, the events and the personalities that surround them. The magazine places the readers' passion for classic cars at its heart and uses the highest quality design and photography throughout.
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., purchased Modified Automotive Group from VerticalScope Inc.

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc., America's leading targeted media company, announced that its Enthusiast Media Segment acquired Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc.’s Modified Automotive Group, publisher of Modified Magazine, Modified Luxury & Exotics Magazine, Modified Mustangs Magazine, and their related event partnerships and websites.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
seller: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
VerticalScope is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Specializing in the creation of authoritative websites, online communities, and print magazines for the Automotive, Sports and Technology vertical markets, our media products target two coveted demographic groups.
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closed 1/31/2007 via

InterMedia Advisors, LLP, purchased 17 magazine, hunting, fishing and shooting titles operated as part of the Outdoor Group of PRIMEDIA from Primedia, Inc.

synopsis: InterMedia Partners, L.P., a New York-based private equity firm, has agreed to purchase the hunting, fishing and shooting titles operated as part of the Outdoor Group of PRIMEDIA Inc. for $170 million in cash.
buyer: InterMedia Advisors, LLP
InterMedia Partners is a private equity investment firm that makes control investments in media companies. Currently investing its seventh fund, InterMedia is focused on media content catering to underserved audiences. "
seller: Primedia, Inc.
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments.
price ($mm)
$170
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 9/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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closed 4/18/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Rubicon Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the Off-Road.com web site from Rubicon Media Group, Inc. The acquisition of Off-Road.com further strengthens Advanstar's growing position in the off-road, powersports and automotive aftermarket industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Rubicon Media Group, Inc.
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closed 4/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Svenska Media Docu AB, purchased Three Magazines from Aller Media AB

synopsis: As of April 1, 2017, Svenska Media Docu AB, headquartered in Ljusdal, Hälsingland, has acquired the Fishing Journal, All About Fly Fishing and Hunting Journal from Aller Media. The Hunting Journal, the Fishing Journal and All About Fly Fishing are all three profitable and successful brands with truly dedicated readers, followers and editors.
buyer parent: Segulah
buyer: Svenska Media Docu AB
Svenska Media Docu AB is a publisher of B2B magazines in Sweden. Their magazines cover the construction, real estate, farm, agriculture, forestry and treatment services industries. "
seller parent: Aller Holding A/S
seller: Aller Media AB
Fishing Journal, All About Fly Fishing and the Hunting Journal from Aller Media are magazines for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. The three are all profitable and successful brands with truly dedicated readers, followers and, not least, editors.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Ironman, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, has acquired Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and media titles Women’s Running, Competitor, Triathlete and VeloNews.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. "
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 36 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. CGI also owns four publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon.
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closed 11/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Calera Capital, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: Calera Capital, a private equity group, is the new owner of Competitor Group. Competitor Group, Inc. is the leading media and event entertainment company dedicated to the endurance sports industry of running, cycling and triathlons.
buyer: Calera Capital
Calera Capital is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $2.8 billion of capital. Calera invests across a diverse range of industries including business services, financial services, food and consumer, healthcare, building products, and industrial manufacturing. "
target parent: Falconhead Capital LLC
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. is the largest media and event based enterprise in the endurance sport space, with total monthly magazine circulation of approximately 500,000; marathons, triathlons, cycling and other endurance events in sixteen major cities with more than 150,000 participants.
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired HuntingNet.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, announced the acquisition of HuntingNet.com, a popular community website in the online hunting niche. The sites join well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands’ Travel & Leisure division.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: HuntingNet.com
HuntingNet.com is the largest hunting community on the Internet. Founded in 1995, the site consists of more than 10,000 pages of content including daily hunting news updates, original articles, field journals, and photo galleries.
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closed 8/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, purchased Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands from Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future plc has acquired a portfolio of leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Pro Technology specialist brands from Dennis Publishing. The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: Exponent Private Equity
seller: Dennis Publishing Limited
The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach. Dennis Publishing Ltd. is a British independent publisher, founded in 1973 by Felix Dennis.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$145
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased Marie Claire U.S. from Groupe Marie Claire

synopsis: Marie Claire U.S., a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, has been sold to U.K.-based media company Future. Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine that focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Groupe Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine first published in France in 1937, followed by the United Kingdom in 1941. Since then various editions are published in many countries and languages. The feature editions focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mozo

synopsis: Future, a global multi-platform media company, has acquired Mozo, a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mozo
Mozo is a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare home loans, credit cards, personal loans, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Centerfield Media, acquired Business.com Media

synopsis: Centerfield, a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company, announced the acquisitions of Business.com. Business.com helps millions of professionals acquire the knowledge they need to run their business and advance their career.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Centerfield Media
Centerfield is a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company driving millions for sales for telecommunications brands. Centerfield's marketing and sales technology platform, Dugout, engages with in-market consumers to help them purchase internet, TV, wireless, and landline. "
target parent: Future plc
target: Business.com Media
Business.com helps millions of professionals acquire the knowledge they need to run their business and advance their career. Thousands of advertisers turn to Business.com and its companion sites Business News Daily and BuyerZone, to connect with in-market shoppers of business services.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Future PLC has acquired US-based digital, social media, TV and cinema website CinemaBlend. The website, Cinemablend.com, notched up 19.4m monthly unique visitors over the first six months of 2020. CinemaBlend will be able to use Future’s proprietary technology platform, including its price comparison system Hawk, it added.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Cinema Blend
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. It’s a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. They cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because CinemaBlend is comprised of fans.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
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0.0x
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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$173
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$35
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
7.3x
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14.6x
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
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$3
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.1x
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13.1x
closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
price ($mm)
$0.99
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired Net Communities, Ltd.

synopsis: Future announced the acquisition of Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Net Communities, Ltd.
Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Crop Production Magazine Limited

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Crop Production Magazine (CPM), a controlled circulation magazine for UK arable farmers. CPM is published monthly and provides news on crop production techniques, new machinery developments, and leading technologies.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
target: Crop Production Magazine Limited
Crop Production Magazine (CPM) is a controlled circulation magazine for UK arable farmers. CPM is published monthly and provides news on crop production techniques, new machinery developments, and leading technologies. Their in-depth articles feature insider views and opinions from key influencers.
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Motorsport News

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, a global media company focused on cars and racing. Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Motorsport.com
target: Motorsport News
Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying. The paper covers a wide range of motorsports, including circuit racing, rallying, karting, rallycross, drag racing, speed events and truck racing.
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Stuff (magazine)

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Stuff from the Haymarket Media Group, an international specialist media, technology and information company. Stuff is the world’s best-selling gadget magazine. The monthly magazine is aimed at men and features reviews for a wide variety of electronics.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Stuff (magazine)
Stuff is the world’s best-selling gadget magazine. The monthly magazine is aimed at men and features reviews for a wide variety of electronics, including the latest phones, computers, tablets, wearables, TVs, headphones, cameras, media players, consoles, and more.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Outdoor Fitness

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired the Outdoor Fitness title from Bauer Media. Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, that aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Outdoor Fitness
Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, launched in the summer of 2011. It aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content, enjoyed by a readership who are loyal to staying fit and healthy in the great outdoors.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
price ($mm)
$0.58
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
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closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
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closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13 [$35]
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
price ($mm)
$1,175
rev ($mm)
$527
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired Quilting Arts LLC

synopsis: Interweave Press, one of the nation’s leading craft media companies has completed the acquisition of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines from Quilting Arts LLC. The acquisition includes related books, special interest publications, events, and the popular websites www.quiltingarts.com and www.clothpaperscissors.com.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: Quilting Arts LLC
Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors have a combined distribution of 185,000 copies worldwide per issue. In addition to the magazines and website, Quilting Arts LLC has published three books in the last two years, the latest being Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project.
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closed 8/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Magicalia, Ltd., acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Magicalia, the UK’s leading online publisher, is delighted to announce today the acquisition of Encanta Media, to create a specialist cross-media publishing group.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia is the UK's leading online publishing group. The company owns a portfolio of market-leading own brand sites in special interest markets, and publishes community websites for a blue-chip list of media clients. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
price ($mm)
$5.16
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Future plc
Future plc
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Quarto Group
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Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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