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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZZ-Mediengruppe, acquired Architonic AG

synopsis: NZZ Mediengruppe, a publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Architonic AG. Architonic AG owns and operates an online community for architects, designers, home-owners, and design enthusiasts.
buyer: NZZ-Mediengruppe
NZZ Mediengruppe, through its subsidiaries, offers publishes electronic and print materials including newspaper, magazines, and e-newspapers. The company was founded in 1780 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. "
target: Architonic AG
With its carefully considered showcase of over 160.000 premium design products and materials, Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts. 16 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Business of Home

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures announced that it has acquired Business of Home, the leading resource for interior design and home furnishings industry professionals. Established by Julia Noran Johnston, Business of Home is an independent news organization founded on the belief that the design trade deserves high-quality journalism.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target: Business of Home
Business of Home is the daily media of record for the home industry, and the voice of authority for interior design professionals. Established by Julia Noran Johnston, Business of Home is an independent news organization founded on the belief that the design trade deserves high-quality journalism.
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closed 9/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bluon, Inc., acquired XREF Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Bluon has acquired XREF Publishing Company.  The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers.
buyer: Bluon, Inc.
Bluon is a fast-growing company with a mission to bring unparalleled innovation to the HVAC industry by empowering HVAC technicians. Bluon is a centralized hub of training, support, and equipment to make HVAC easier. Bluon includes a revolutionary mobile app and 24/7 live technician support. "
target: XREF Publishing Co., Inc.
The XREF “HVAC” (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Encyclopedia is the largest unbiased cross reference and model number database specifically designed to help find replacement HVAC/R parts and suppliers. Their software features high speed look-up capabilities.
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closed 4/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the acquisition of GlobalSpec, a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360.
buyer: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE inspires a glboal community. "
target parent: IHS, Inc.
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec is a leading source of news, data and analytics for the global engineering and technical community including the widely known brand name Engineering360. It specializes in vertical search and information services serving the engineering, manufacturing, and technical market segments.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired GlobalSpec, Inc.

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analysis, has completed the closing of its acquisition of GlobalSpec, Inc., the leading specialized vertical search, product information and global access point providing critical digital information tied to key Product Engineering and Design workflows for seven million engineers.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,589.00)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: GlobalSpec, Inc.
Based in East Greenbush, NY, GlobalSpec is the leading specialized vertical search, information services and e-publishing company serving the engineering, manufacturing and related scientific and technical market segments.
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$135
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Architonic AG, acquired ArchDaily

synopsis: Architonic, a database for premium design and architectural products, has acquired ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily collects and spreads the most important information for architects seeking to build a better world. The site provides the latest architecture news about projects, products, events, and more.
buyer parent: NZZ-Mediengruppe
buyer: Architonic AG
Architonic is the world’s number-one database for premium design and architectural products. Architonic offers a carefully considered showcase of over 400,000 premium design products and materials from over 1,500 high-end manufacturers. "
target: ArchDaily
ArchDaily is the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily collects and spreads the most important information for architects seeking to build a better world. The site provides the latest architecture news about projects, products, events, and more.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZZ-Mediengruppe, acquired Architonic AG

synopsis: NZZ Mediengruppe, a publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Architonic AG. Architonic AG owns and operates an online community for architects, designers, home-owners, and design enthusiasts.
buyer: NZZ-Mediengruppe
NZZ Mediengruppe, through its subsidiaries, offers publishes electronic and print materials including newspaper, magazines, and e-newspapers. The company was founded in 1780 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. "
target: Architonic AG
With its carefully considered showcase of over 160.000 premium design products and materials, Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts. 16 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Audienzz AG, acquired Zulu5 AG

synopsis: Switzerland-based Audienzz has acquired Zulu5, a Swiss developer and provider of tools for digital advertising monitoring and quality assurance. With the acquisition, Audienzz is strengthening its position in digital advertising and investing in more transparency and quality in the national and international online advertising market.
buyer parent: NZZ-Mediengruppe
buyer: Audienzz AG
Audienzz is a digital advertising specialist and a leading provider of premium environments in Switzerland. Their proprietary data management platform enables data insights for advertisers, agencies, and publishers. "
target: Zulu5 AG
Zulu5 is a Swiss technology service provider and developer of tools for digital advertising. Zulu5 has developed a unique technology that can be used to monitor digital advertising in real time and increase transparency and quality in the digital advertising market.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Architonic AG, acquired ArchDaily

synopsis: Architonic, a database for premium design and architectural products, has acquired ArchDaily, the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily collects and spreads the most important information for architects seeking to build a better world. The site provides the latest architecture news about projects, products, events, and more.
buyer parent: NZZ-Mediengruppe
buyer: Architonic AG
Architonic is the world’s number-one database for premium design and architectural products. Architonic offers a carefully considered showcase of over 400,000 premium design products and materials from over 1,500 high-end manufacturers. "
target: ArchDaily
ArchDaily is the world's most visited architecture website. ArchDaily collects and spreads the most important information for architects seeking to build a better world. The site provides the latest architecture news about projects, products, events, and more.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

THESIS digital, acquired eBalance

synopsis: The NZZ media group has sold eBalance, the digital platform for weight loss because it no longer fits into the Group's investment strategy. Its former software partner Thesis digital will take over eBalance.
buyer: THESIS digital
THESIS digital is an agency group that has specialized in IT solutions, performance marketing and digital consulting since its founding in 2005. It has around 40 employees at both locations in Berlin and Zurich. "
target parent: NZZ-Mediengruppe
target: eBalance
eBalance operates a web and mobile application based platform for nutrition and diet. The company is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZZ-Mediengruppe, acquired Architonic AG

synopsis: NZZ Mediengruppe, a publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland, has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Architonic AG. Architonic AG owns and operates an online community for architects, designers, home-owners, and design enthusiasts.
buyer: NZZ-Mediengruppe
NZZ Mediengruppe, through its subsidiaries, offers publishes electronic and print materials including newspaper, magazines, and e-newspapers. The company was founded in 1780 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. "
target: Architonic AG
With its carefully considered showcase of over 160.000 premium design products and materials, Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts. 16 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

Human Events, acquired The Post Millennial

synopsis: Human Events Media Group, a conservative American political news and analysis website, has acquired The Post Millennial, an online conservative news outlet in Canada. The Post Millennial strives to deliver the news to their readers as it unfolds. They provide coverage on Canadian politics, business, local provincial news, and opinion pieces.
buyer: Human Events
Human Events is a conservative American political news and analysis website. Human Events provides a platform for some of the most important, creative, and imaginative voices in the conservative movement. They provide top news stories and intelligent opinion pieces that offer fresh, bold ideas. "
target: The Post Millennial
The Post Millennial is an online conservative news outlet in Canada. The Post Millennial strives to deliver the news to their readers as it unfolds. They provide coverage on Canadian politics, business, local provincial news, analysis coverage and opinion pieces.
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closed 5/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Trib Total Media, acquired Shady Ave

synopsis: Trib Total Media, a multi-platform news organization, has acquired Shady Ave, a quarterly lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania. Shady Ave highlights the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh's East End, Fox Chapel, and Oakmont. Their magazine features articles about interesting individuals, beautiful homes, and new shops and restaurants.
buyer: Trib Total Media
Trib Total Media delivers news, information and advertising to portions of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Butler counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. They offer a multimedia suite of products and services including daily and weekly newspapers and weekly shoppers along with websites. "
target: Shady Ave
Shady Ave is a quarterly lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania. Shady Ave highlights the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh's East End, Fox Chapel, and Oakmont. Their magazine features articles about interesting individuals, beautiful homes, and new shops and restaurants.
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closed 5/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Damage Media Group OÜ, acquired Esports Headlines

synopsis: Damage Media Group (DMG) announced the acquisition of Esports Headlines (EsportsHeadlines.com), a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Esports Headlines focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
buyer: Damage Media Group OÜ
An independent digital publishing group based in Tallinn, Estonia, Damage Media Group (DMG) specializes in creating content-driven experiences for technology and gaming enthusiasts. Since 2020, DMG has been acquiring websites that operate within their markets of interest. "
target: Esports Headlines
Esports Headlines is a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Initially launched in August 2016, the site focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

R.I.S.N. Operations Inc., acquired New Britain Herald

synopsis: Central Connecticut Communications announced it has sold The Bristol Press/The New Britain Herald and the Chronicle in Willimantic to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations. Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers and its affiliates operate newspapers in several states.
buyer: R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.
RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher that operates newspapers in several states. Operations include The Westerly Sun, The Kent County Daily Times, The Call of Woonsocket, The Times of Pawtucket, Independent, and Southern RI Newspapers. "
target: New Britain Herald
Central Connecticut Communications is a newspaper publishing group based in based in New Britain, Connecticut. It publishes The Bristol Press, The New Britain Herald, and The Chronicle.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Overstory Media Group, acquired The Coast

synopsis: Overstory Media Group, an independent Canadian media company, has acquired Halifax publication The Coast, expanding its community footprint into Eastern Canada. The Coast is a beloved publication in Halifax that has built a strong legacy covering local news, city politics, food, arts, and culture.
buyer: Overstory Media Group
Overstory is an independent Canadian media company with a network of more than 10 publications and growing across all digital platforms. The Overstory community is a collective of more than 40 full-time employees including award-winning journalists, producers, creatives, and creators. "
target: The Coast
The Coast is an award-winning media company that has published Halifax stories since 1993. Started as a free newspaper, The Coast covers city politics, food, arts, and local culture along with hosting some of the city's most exciting events.
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closed 3/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, acquired WhatCulture

synopsis: Future Plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired WhatCulture, an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
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: WhatCulture
Founded in 2006, WhatCulture is an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
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closed 3/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Newsquest Media Group Limited, acquired Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Newsquest Media Group has completed the acquisition of Archant Community Media Ltd, it has been announced. Archant, the Norwich-based publisher, holds a portfolio of leading local newsbrands principally in East Anglia, including the likes of the East Anglia Daily Times, Norwich Evening News, and Ipswich Star. 
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and have a portfolio of more than 120 news brands and 29 magazines online and in print. They have an online audience of almost 39 million users a month and 5.1 million readers a week in print. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Archant Ltd.
UK-based Archant is a privately owned media company founded in Norwich 170 years ago. They operate over 140 local, regional and national brands together with fully integrated marketing services for over 37,000 commercial customers.
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closed 3/25/2022 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., acquired Brunswick News Inc.

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of the previously announced agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brunswick News Inc. (“BNI”). The acquisition includes BNI’s daily and weekly newspapers, digital properties and parcel delivery business from J. D. Irving, Limited.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$348.21)
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is a Canadian media conglomerate consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations. It is best known for being the owner of the National Post and the Financial Post. "
target parent: J.D. Irving Inc.
target: Brunswick News Inc.
Brunswick News Inc. is a Canadian newspaper publishing company based in Saint John, New Brunswick. The papers produced by BNI include the following: Telegraph-Journal, Times & Transcript in Moncton, Daily Gleaner in Fredericton, Miramichi Leader, Woodstock Bugle-Observer and more.
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$13
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closed 4/4/2022 via BusinessWire

The Arena Group, acquired AMG/Parade

synopsis: The Arena Group announced it has acquired AMG/Parade, a premium multimedia content company with lifestyle, celebrity, food, health & wellness, sports, and outdoor verticals. Its brands include Parade Media, which reaches more than 54 million domestic consumers each month in digital and print.
buyer: The Arena Group (OTCPK:MVEN:$170.37)
The Arena Group combines powerful brands and delivers compelling experiences. Their team of award winning journalists, storytellers, content creators and entrepreneurial producers deliver exciting and dynamic destinations in sports, finance, lifestyle and more. "
target: AMG/Parade
AMG/Parade develops and distributes premium content on digital, video and print platforms in the lifestyle, celebrity, food & wellness, sports and outdoor verticals. Its brands include AMG/Parade Sports, AMG/Parade Outdoors, Parade, Relish and Spry Living.
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announced 1/7/2022 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, will acquire The Athletic

synopsis: The New York Times Company, a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information, has reached an agreement to buy The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
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closed 12/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gaia Inc., acquired Yoga International

synopsis: Gaia, Inc., a subscription video-streaming service dedicated to conscious media and serving a global conscious community, has acquired Yoga International, a digital-only platform and community dedicated to yoga.
buyer: Gaia Inc. (GAIA:$77.37)
Gaia is a member-supported global video streaming service and community that produces and curates conscious media through four primary channels—Seeking Truth, Transformation, Alternative Healing and Yoga—in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) to its members in 185 countries. "
target parent: The Himalayan Institute
target: Yoga International
Yoga International is considered the authentic voice of yoga in the West. Originally started as a print magazine thirty years ago by the Himalayan Institute, Yoga International has since transformed into a digital-only platform and community with paid subscribers around the world.
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announced 12/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, will acquire Medika Life

synopsis: Global independent marketing and communications firm FINN Partners is to acquire Medika.Life, a global opinion and news platform recognized for hosting and distributing health-sector thought-leaders' content to its 100,000 and more monthly readers.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Medika Life
Medika.Life is a global opinion and news platform recognized for hosting and distributing health-sector thought-leaders' content to its 100,000 and more monthly readers. They focus on promoting the voices of healthcare practitioners from within the industry.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

VPM Media Corporation, acquired Style Weekly

synopsis: VPM Media Corp., the parent company of Richmond-based VPM public television and radio stations, announced it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was closed down in September by its owner, Alden Global Capital, after nearly 39 years in print. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.
buyer: VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. "
target parent: Alden Global Capital
target: Style Weekly
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Their editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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closed 11/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Vero Beach Magazine

synopsis: Palm Beach Media Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hour Media in Troy, MI, has acquired the assets of Vero Beach Magazine from Moulton Media. Vero Beach Magazine is a magazine dedicated to Vero Beach, FL & Indian River County. The magazine’s main goal is to celebrate all the qualities that make the community beloved by residents.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hour Media, and publisher of Palm Beach Illustrated, Naples Illustrated, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, Jupiter Magazine, Stuart Magazine, AVENTURA and Florida Design. "
target: Vero Beach Magazine
Vero Beach Magazine is a magazine dedicated to Vero Beach, FL & Indian River County. Founded in 1997 by Elizabeth (Beth) Moulton, the magazine’s main goal is to celebrate all the qualities that make the community beloved by both year-round and seasonal residents.
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closed 11/1/2021 via PR Web

Mequoda Publishing Network, acquired GreenPrints Magazine

synopsis: Mequoda Systems, a multiplatform publishing network, has acquired GreenPrints, a quarterly magazine about gardening. GreenPrints shares the absolute best true stories of gardeners from all across the US. The magazine features inspiring, humorous, and heartfelt stories that covey the the joy, headaches, and heart of gardening.
buyer: Mequoda Publishing Network
Mequoda is a multiplatform publishing network. Mequoda’s methodology and frameworks are used around the globe to power state-of-the-art digital publishing systems. They publish 7 consumer magazines, 21 premium investing newsletters, three website portals, and their companion daily email newsletters."
target: GreenPrints Magazine
GreenPrints is a quarterly magazine that shares the joys and rewards of gardening. GreenPrints shares the absolute best true stories of gardeners from all across the US. The magazine features inspiring, humorous, and heartfelt stories that covey the the joy, headaches, and heart of gardening.
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closed 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Troy Johnson, acquired San Diego Magazine LLC

synopsis: Troy Johnson, a writer, food critic, and television personality in San Diego, has acquired San Diego Magazine from Desert Publications Inc., a magazine publisher in Palm Springs, CA. San Diego Magazine is a monthly magazine. San Diego Magazine provides the latest news about restaurants, breweries, shops, campgrounds, and events in San Diego.
buyer: Troy Johnson
Troy Johnson is a writer, food critic, and television personality in San Diego. Troy Johnson wrote and hosted the Crave TV series for Food Network and has been a judge on over 100 episodes of Guy’s Grocery Games. He also co-hosts the food travel show Campus Eats on Big Ten Network. "
target parent: Desert Publications Inc
target: San Diego Magazine LLC
San Diego Magazine is a monthly magazine focused on the San Diego region. San Diego Magazine helps people to make better weekend plans by providing them with the latest news on restaurants, bars, breweries, shops, campgrounds, bike paths, events, and more.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pen & Sword Books, acquired After the Battle

synopsis: Pen & Sword Books, a military publisher in the UK, has acquired After the Battle, a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
buyer: Pen & Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is a military publisher in the UK. Pen & Sword Books publishes hardback and softback books on military, aviation, maritime, World War I, World War II, history, and more. They offer over 6,000 titles available in print and as ebook downloads. "
target: After the Battle
After the Battle is a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Meredith Corporation

synopsis: IAC company Dotdash has acquired Meredith Holdings Corp., owner of world-class brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, FOOD & WINE, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and REAL SIMPLE. The new Dotdash Meredith combines celebrated and iconic brands with digital DNA to create America's largest digital and print publisher.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help approximately 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online and has won over 80 awards. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corporation is a multi-platform media and marketing company that provides information and inspiration to women's lives daily through its trusted brands including PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Southern Living, and REAL SIMPLE.
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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announced 8/26/2021 via Forbes

Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, will be merged with Forbes, Inc.

synopsis: Forbes, the iconic business information brand that convenes and curates the most influential leaders driving change, and Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors, announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
buyer: Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (OPA:$0.00)
Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors. "
target parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs.
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$620
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EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$478.88
EBIT ($mm)
$290.22
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16300
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,501.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$493.48
EBIT ($mm)
$336.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,963.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$298.57
EBIT ($mm)
$249.47
Net Income ($mm)
$160.09
Employees
4700
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reach plc
Reach plc
Reach plc is the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in the UK, producing and distributing content through newspapers, magazines and digital platforms. Their influential and iconic brands include the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record and more.
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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