Like The Financial Times Ltd

closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
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closed 9/4/2013 via PE Hub

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Dow Jones Local Media Group

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold the Dow Jones Local Media Group, which operates 33 publications, including 8 daily and 15 weekly newspapers, to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. The Local Media Group operations will be managed by GateHouse Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media, Inc. is one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of daily publications. GateHouse Media now owns over 425 community publications located in 18 states across the country. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Local Media Group
Dow Jones Local Media Group operates print and online community media franchises in seven states including daily, Sunday and weekly newspapers, Internet sites, magazines and other news and advertising niche publications.
price ($mm)
$82
rev ($mm)
$162
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
3.0x
closed 11/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez, acquired El Financiero

synopsis: Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez, a businessman with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry and the owner of Comtelsat, assumed his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of El Financiero, after acquiring this newspaper that specializes in economics and finance.
buyer: Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez
Manuel Arroyo-Rodriguez is a businessman with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. He is owner of Comtelsat. "
target: El Financiero
El Financiero is a newspaper in Mexico that specializes in economics and finance.
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closed 6/30/2012 via Company Press Release

Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired FINS.com

synopsis: Dice Holdings Inc., a provider of specialized career-related websites, bought the assets of FINS.com, a career-resource site for financial professionals owned by Dow Jones & Co.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX:$198.83)
Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, and security clearance. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: FINS.com
FINS.com is a resource for financial professionals with information about finance careers and the finance industry, launched in July 2009 by Dow Jones & Company, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
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announced 2/10/2010 via Company Press Release

CME Group, will acquire Dow Jones Indexes

synopsis: CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Dow Jones & Company announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CME Group will take a 90 percent ownership interest and Dow Jones will take a 10 percent ownership interest in a new joint venture that will own the Dow Jones Indexes.
buyer: CME Group (CME:$4,593.10)
CME Group is the leading equity index derivatives marketplace, offering futures and options on key benchmark indexes that cover the spectrum of small-, medium- and large-cap indexes in the U.S., Europe and Asia. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes is a leading full-service index provider that develops, maintains and licenses indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products.
price ($mm)
$608*
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, acquired Les Echos SA

synopsis: Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times, has sold its French business newspaper Les Echos to luxury goods group LVMH for €240m in cash.
buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (ENXTPA:MC:$58,978.02)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A., is a French holding company and one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Les Echos SA
Les Échos SA is the publisher of the first daily French financial newspaper.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$227
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2007 via Company Press Release

News Corporation, acquired Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

synopsis: News Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of Dow Jones & Co., Inc. pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,196 [$5,684]
rev ($mm)
$1,861
EBITDA ($mm)
$291
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
19.8x
announced 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Triboo Media, will acquire Brown Editore S.p.A.

synopsis: Triboo Media SpA has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of Brown Editore SpA, a publisher that specializes in the creation of content in the field of Finance and Economy. The company is based in Milan, Italy.
buyer: Triboo Media (BIT:TBM:$32.79)
The Triboo Media Group conducts advertising and publishing online through its subsidiaries Leonardo ADV Srl, Triboo Editorial Srl and HTML srl. "
target: Brown Editore S.p.A.
Brown Editore S.p.A. is a publisher that specializes in creating content in the Finance and Economy fields. It is based in Milan, Italy.
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Consulting LLC, acquired Focus Views

synopsis: Tradeshow Products Inc. announced the sale of Focus Views, its wholly owned subsidiary. Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website.
buyer: Liberty Consulting LLC
Liberty Consulting LLC owns and maintains an online financial publishing website. "
target parent: Tradeshow Products Inc.
target: Focus Views
Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website. The website will include original news and editorial content and unique user-friendly software applications along with streaming video.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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closed 11/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Ratehub.ca, acquired MoneySense Magazine

synopsis: Ratehub.ca, an online comparison platform for financial products in Canada, has acquired MoneySense from Rogers Media, a Canadian broadcasting company. MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. MoneySense's articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
buyer: Ratehub.ca
Ratehub.ca is an online comparison platform for mortgage rates, credit cards, deposits, and insurance offered by Canada’s major banks, neighbourhood credit unions, and brokers. They allow Canadians to compare thousands of rates from hundreds of providers with just a few easy clicks. "
target parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
target: MoneySense Magazine
Founded in 1999, MoneySense is an online personal finance and lifestyle magazine in Canada. Targeting both men and women, MoneySense's personal finance articles provide readers with information on how to save, spend, earn, and invest their money.
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announced 2/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Sharing Technology Corporation, will acquire APEXY Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sharing Technology, a provider of Sharing Place, a matching platform that connects users with service providers, has agreed to acquire Japan-based APEXY Co., Ltd. APEXY offers a website that publishes articles about how to save and make money. The company's articles include discussions about managing credit card debt and obtaining loans.
buyer: Sharing Technology Corporation (TSE:3989:$18.50)
Based in Japan, Sharing Technology offers Sharing Place, a lifestyle and business matching platform and call center that utilizes big data. Sharing Place connects and matches users who require specific services to service providers and businesses throughout Japan based on their request and location."
target: APEXY Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, APEXY Co., Ltd. owns and operates a website that publishes articles about how to save and make money. The company's articles include discussions about managing student and credit card debt, obtaining loans, and how to save money when moving.
price ($mm)
$1.29
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closed 7/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired MoneyWeek Ltd

synopsis: Dennis, one of the leading media companies in the UK, announced the acquisition of MoneyWeek Ltd., the UK’s best-selling financial magazine. MoneyWeek is aimed at upmarket, affluent consumers, and it has a superb reputation for independence, consumer focus and investment advice.
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis is one of the most dynamic media companies in the UK. As the 6th largest consumer magazine publisher, the company’s portfolio of over 30 brands operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle. "
target parent: The Agora
target: MoneyWeek Ltd
MoneyWeek is the UK’s best-selling financial magazine. Since its launch in 2000, the brand has developed a superb reputation for independence, consumer focus and investment advice. It offers intelligent, easy-to-read analysis of the financial news, with practical investment advice and share tips.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired Retirement Watch

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publications, a publication that provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors, acquired Retirement Watch, a guide to safe, profitable retirement investing, new money-saving tax strategies and complete estate planning for a comfortable retirement.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: Retirement Watch
Retirement Watch is a guide to safe, profitable retirement investing, new money-saving tax strategies and complete estate planning for a comfortable retirement. Retirement Watch was the first publication to cover all the financial aspects of retirement.
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closed 2/12/2008 via Crain's BtoB

Sandow Media Corporation, acquired Worth Media, Inc.

synopsis: Manhattan-based Worth magazine has been sold to Sandow Media, according to its current publisher, CurtCo Media. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
buyer: Sandow Media Corporation
Sandow Media Corporation is a cutting-edge publishing company. Based in South Florida, Sandow Media is defined by an unrelenting drive to lead the industry, focus on quality, and innovate. "
target parent: Curtco Media Labs
target: Worth Media, Inc.
Worth magazine is provides crucial financial intelligence to a readership whose substantial personal wealth has prompted a singular focus on issues related to wealth preservation, management and transference. Worth currently has a circulation of 100,000.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Stockstar.com

synopsis: China Finance Online signed a framework agreement to sell 90% of equity stake in Shanghai Meining Computer Software Co., Ltd., which wholly owns the financial portal stockstar.com, and related businesses to Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd. ("Shanghai EBI"), a Chinese private equity firm.
buyer: Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd.
Shanghai EBI Capital Co., Ltd. ("Shanghai EBI"), a Chinese private equity firm. "
target parent: China Finance Online Co.
target: Stockstar.com
Stockstar Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited operates Stockstar.com. Established in 1996, Stockstar.com is one of the leading finance and securities websites in China.
price ($mm)
$31*
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closed 10/1/2006 via PR Newswire

China Finance Online Co., acquired Stockstar Information Technology Company Limited

synopsis: China Finance Online Co. Limited, a leading Chinese online financial information and listed company data provider, today announced that on October 1, 2006, it closed the acquisition of Stockstar Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited on terms previously disclosed.
buyer: China Finance Online Co. (JRJC:$92.55)
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources. "
target: Stockstar Information Technology Company Limited
Stockstar Information Technology (Shanghai) Company Limited operates Stockstar.com. Established in 1996, Stockstar.com is one of the leading finance and securities websites in China.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Financial Times

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Next Web

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in TNW (The Next Web), an events and media company with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. "
target: The Next Web
The Next Web or TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference,
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Frankfurt Business Media, acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media, a German publisher that focuses on business and finance, has acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) from the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. dpn is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Founded in 2001, Frankfurt Business Media is a German publisher that focuses on business and finance. The company publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers, treasurers, financial advisers, managing directors, founders, HR managers, and more. "
target parent: Nikkei Inc.
target: Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten
Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions. dpn provides information about new market opportunities and investment trends. It also provides research and statistics about the investment and pension markets.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired GIS Planning Inc.

synopsis: The Financial Times announces the acquisition of GIS Planning, a San Francisco-based internet technology company providing organisations with data and intelligence on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in North America.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: GIS Planning Inc.
GIS Planning is the world leader in online economic development solutions. GIS Planning’s software provides real estate, demographic, and industry data to help businesses and site selection professionals select optimal geographic locations through powerful online mapping analysis.
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closed 6/16/2016 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Alpha Grid

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in Alpha Grid, a London-based media company specialising in the development and production of quality branded content across a range of channels, including broadcast, video, digital, social and events.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: The Alpha Grid
Alpha Grid is a media company specialising in delivering multiplatform content to the intellectually curious – from senior decision-makers to ambitious millennials. They’re about quality content, high-level audiences, a global outlook, a journalistic mindset and using smart content to grow business.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2013 via Bloomberg

BC Partners, acquired MergerMarket Group

synopsis: BC Partners, a London-based private-equity firm, agreed to buy financial-data provider Mergermarket Group from Pearson Plc. Mergermarket Group controls brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: MergerMarket Group
The Mergermarket Group is a media company which provides the advisory, corporate and financial communities with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. They control brands such as Mergermarket, Debtwire, DealReporter, Infinata, Wealthmonitor, and Xtract Research.
price ($mm)
$626
rev ($mm)
$163
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
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announced 4/15/2013 via Bloomberg

Times Media Group Limited, will acquire BDFM Publishers Ltd

synopsis: Pearson Plc (PSON), which owns the Financial Times newspaper, has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in publisher BDFM Publishers Ltd. to South Africa’s Times Media Group Ltd. (TMG), the Johannesburg-based company. BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines in South Africa.
buyer: Times Media Group Limited (TMG:SJ:$345.68)
Times Media Group Limited (TMG) is the holding company that owns leading South Africa media and entertainment assets, boasting prominent brands, innovative content, delivered across a variety of channels. These assets are housed in the operating company Times Media (Pty) Ltd. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: BDFM Publishers Ltd
BDFM Publishers (Pty) Ltd publishes and distributes newspaper and business magazines. The company offers its publications under Business Day, The Weekender, and Financial Mail brand names. Additionally, it prints management books.
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closed 7/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, Warburg Pincus, acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by investment funds managed by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm and Silver Lake, a global investment firm focused on technology, technology-enabled and related growth industries. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,245 [$2,946]
rev ($mm)
$768
EBITDA ($mm)
$267
EV / rev
3.8x
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11.0x
closed 2/3/2010 via Reuters

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired Medley Global Advisors, LLC

synopsis: Pearson's Financial Times has bought Medley Global Advisors, a provider of macroeconomic intelligence to hedge funds and banks, as it shifts emphasis from advertising-funded publications to subscription services.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
target: Medley Global Advisors, LLC
Medley Global Advisors is the leading provider of geopolitical and macroeconomic policy information serving a client base comprised of leading banks, asset managers, and hedge funds.
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$16
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closed 1/3/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Money-Media

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announces the acquisition of Money-Media, the US-based leader in online news and commentary for the money management industry, from Michael D. Griffin, Money-Media's sole voting shareholder and CEO.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target: Money-Media
Money-Media, through its products Ignites, Fundfire, BoardIQ, Agenda and ODX, offers online services, publications and conferences. It provides news and analysis via email and its websites to mutual fund managers, institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals and company directors.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$16
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EV / rev
4.0x
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, acquired Les Echos SA

synopsis: Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times, has sold its French business newspaper Les Echos to luxury goods group LVMH for €240m in cash.
buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (ENXTPA:MC:$58,978.02)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A., is a French holding company and one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Les Echos SA
Les Échos SA is the publisher of the first daily French financial newspaper.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$227
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1.5x
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closed 8/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Mergermarket Group

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of the Mergermarket Group for £101m (net of cash retained in the business). Mergermarket is a highly customer-focused financial information company which combines historical news and data with proprietary, forward-looking insights and intelligence.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe. "
target: Mergermarket Group
MergerMarket, part of Pearson's Financial Times Group, is an unparalleled, independent M&A intelligence tool used by the world's foremost financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates and valuations.
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$192
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closed 4/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nikkei Inc., acquired DealStreetAsia

synopsis: NIKKEI, owner of the Financial Times (FT) and publisher of Nikkei Asian Review, has acquired a majority stake in DealStreetAsia, a news and intelligence platform providing international and regional investors with insights into some of Asia's most opaque markets.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target: DealStreetAsia
DealStreetAsia is a news and intelligence platform providing international and regional investors with insights into some of Asia's most opaque markets. DealStreetAsia reports on private equity and venture capital deals, mergers and acquisitions, startups and IPOs across the ASEAN region.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Financial Times

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Next Web

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in TNW (The Next Web), an events and media company with a focus on new technology and startups in Europe.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. "
target: The Next Web
The Next Web or TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and services. Primarily known for its media outlet thenextweb.com and award-winning tech event TNW Conference,
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Frankfurt Business Media, acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media, a German publisher that focuses on business and finance, has acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) from the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. dpn is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Founded in 2001, Frankfurt Business Media is a German publisher that focuses on business and finance. The company publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers, treasurers, financial advisers, managing directors, founders, HR managers, and more. "
target parent: Nikkei Inc.
target: Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten
Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions. dpn provides information about new market opportunities and investment trends. It also provides research and statistics about the investment and pension markets.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired GIS Planning Inc.

synopsis: The Financial Times announces the acquisition of GIS Planning, a San Francisco-based internet technology company providing organisations with data and intelligence on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in North America.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: GIS Planning Inc.
GIS Planning is the world leader in online economic development solutions. GIS Planning’s software provides real estate, demographic, and industry data to help businesses and site selection professionals select optimal geographic locations through powerful online mapping analysis.
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closed 6/16/2016 via Company Press Release

The Financial Times Ltd, acquired The Alpha Grid

synopsis: The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in Alpha Grid, a London-based media company specialising in the development and production of quality branded content across a range of channels, including broadcast, video, digital, social and events.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 793,000. "
target: The Alpha Grid
Alpha Grid is a media company specialising in delivering multiplatform content to the intellectually curious – from senior decision-makers to ambitious millennials. They’re about quality content, high-level audiences, a global outlook, a journalistic mindset and using smart content to grow business.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
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EV / rev
2.5x
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closed 6/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nikkei Business Publications, Incorporated, acquired Mutlu Dergi Grubu

synopsis: Japanese media publisher Nikkei Business Publications has entered Turkey's publishing market through the acquisition of 80% of Turkish media house Mutlu Dergi Grubu A.S., a multi-platform magazine publishing group providing content services in print, digital and mobile platforms.
buyer parent: Nikkei Inc.
buyer: Nikkei Business Publications, Incorporated
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. is Japan's largest publisher and contents provider, delivering the latest technology and management information through a media mix of magazines, books, websites, partwork, tradeshows, research, consulting, and seminars. "
target: Mutlu Dergi Grubu
Mutlu Dergi Grubu is a multi-platform magazine publishing group providing content services in print, digital and mobile platforms. It offers In Style, a monthly style magazine for women; FORTUNE, a business magazine; InStyle Home, a decoration magazine; and Boxer, a men's magazine.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
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closed 7/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Upturn, acquired Nova Scotia Today

synopsis: Indian news startup Business Upturn has announced that it has acquired NovaScotiaToday.com, a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
buyer: Business Upturn
Business Upturn is an online news portal in India that aims to provide people with all the insights around the business world along with creative write-ups, latest news, business stories and reviews. "
target: Nova Scotia Today
Nova Scotia Today is a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

O'Rourke Media Group, acquired Las Vegas Optic

synopsis: O'Rourke Media Group, a family-owned, community focused media company, has acquired the Las Vegas Optic from Paxton Media Group (PMG), a family-owned media company. The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
buyer: O'Rourke Media Group
O'Rourke Media Group is a family-owned, community focused media company. O'Rourke Media Group publishes hyper-local, useful community news and information in the communities they serve. They also provide a full suite of advertising solutions for local businesses. "
target parent: Paxton Media Group
target: Las Vegas Optic
The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Las Vegas Optic is published every Wednesday and Friday. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired LEO Weekly

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has acquired LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) is a privately-held media company. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. Their brands include the Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, and more. "
target: LEO Weekly
LEO Weekly is an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities. They offer articles on art, music, food, and more.
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announced 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wisconsin Media Group, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group

synopsis: Wisconsin Media Group, a community newspaper and digital media company, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group from Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned media company. Unified is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper.
buyer: Wisconsin Media Group
Wisconsin Media Group is a local community newspaper, digital media and digital marketing solutions company. Wisconsin Media Group is the number one source for local news in St. Albans, Milton, Colchester and Essex, Vermont; and Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein, Ripon, and Green Lake, Wisconsin. "
target parent: Woodward Communications
target: Unified Newspaper Group
Unified Newspaper Group is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper. Their papers include the Verona Press, Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, the Fitchburg Star, and more.
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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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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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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 2/10/2021 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
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
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 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 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axios Media Inc., acquired Charlotte Agenda

synopsis: Axios, a digital media company, has acquired Charlotte Agenda, a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
buyer: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics. "
target: Charlotte Agenda
Charlotte Agenda is a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 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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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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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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: 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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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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