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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, acquired Notting Hill Publishing

synopsis: Publishing firm World Guide Publishing is announcing that the company has acquired Notting Hill Publishing. Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing is an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers. "
target: Notting Hill Publishing
Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
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closed 1/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turner Publishing Company, acquired Prospect Park Books LLC

synopsis: Turner Publishing Company announced its acquisition of Prospect Park Books of Altadena, California. Prospect Park Books is a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles. The acquisition comprises more than 100 existing titles and approximately 11 titles in the process of being published.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Founded in 1985, Turner Publishing Company is an award-winning independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee, that currently publishes more than 5,000 titles. It has been named five times to Publishers Weekly's Fastest Growing Publishers List. "
target: Prospect Park Books LLC
Prospect Park Books is a California native, publishing beautiful print and digital books with wit, creativity, and intelligence. They're a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Eddison Books Ltd

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group has bought the assets of wellness publisher Eddison Books. Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Eddison Books Ltd
Eddison Books was launched in 1892 under the name Eddison Saad, and published illustrated mind, body and spirit non-fiction. It was relaunched in 2015 and the company expanded to publish health, diet and fitness-related literature, in addition to self-help books.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB, acquired Printz Publishing AB

synopsis: Norstedts Publishers, Sweden's oldest publishing house, has acquired Printz Publishing, a Swedish publisher. Printz Publishing mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. They also offer lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
buyer parent: Storytel AB
buyer: Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB (XSAT:STORY B:$46.02)
Founded in 1823, Norstedts is Sweden's oldest publishing house. The publishing program comprises fiction, non-fiction, academic, reference books and dictionaries. Norstedts comprises the imprints Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Massolit and Norstedts Kartor. "
target: Printz Publishing AB
Founded in 2010, Printz Publishing is a Swedish publisher. The company mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. Printz also offers non-fiction books such as lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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closed 2/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., acquired Harvard Common Press

synopsis: Quarto Publishing Group USA, part of The Quarto Group, the leading global illustrated book publisher, announced the successful acquisition of The Harvard Common Press, an independent publisher primarily focused on cooking and childcare. Harvard Common Press has cultivated a reputation for developing market-leading brands in nonfiction publishing.
buyer parent: Quarto Group
buyer: Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. (LSE:QRT:$187.74)
Quarto Publishing Group USA is the US-based division of the leading global illustrated book publisher The Quarto Group. Known for its high-quality books and gifts for enthusiasts, Quarto Publishing Group USA encompasses Book Sales, Cool Springs Press, Creative Publishing international and much more."
target: Harvard Common Press
The Harvard Common Press is highly regarded for its award-winning line of cooking and childcare titles. With such brands as the Not Your Mother's series of cookbooks, HCP has cultivated a reputation for developing market-leading brands in nonfiction publishing.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Experiment, LLC, acquired Appletree Press

synopsis: The Experiment, an independent publisher of a wide range of nonfiction, has acquired Appletree Press. Founded in 1989 by Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
buyer: The Experiment, LLC
The Experiment was founded in 2009 by Matthew Lore and Peter Burri. The house specializes in nonfiction titles in the health, fitness, home and garden, science, food, and self-help categories, as well as children's books. "
target: Appletree Press
Founded in 1989 by its publisher, Linda Hachfeld, Appletree Press publishes a list of cookbooks, journals, and specialized titles for children that provide authoritative information on heart disease, weight management, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
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closed 8/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., acquired WhiteCap Books

synopsis: Canadian publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside have acquired Whitecap Books, the British Columbia independent best known for its culinary tites.
buyer: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.
Founded in 1966 by Robert I Fitzhenry and Cecil L. Whiteside, Fitzhenry & Whiteside has established a solid reputation as a Canadian book distributor to all aspects of the Canadian marketplace. "
target: WhiteCap Books
Whitecap Books is one of Canada’s leading independent book publishers. Their diverse list features books on food, wine, gardening, health and well-being, regional history, and regional guidebooks. They publish books for children and youth under our Walrus Books imprint.
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closed 9/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired Food52

synopsis: The Chernin Group, an independent media holding company, has acquired a majority stake in Food52, a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to eat and live well.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Food52
Food52 is a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to cook, eat, and live well.
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$83
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SilverPush, acquired BetterButter

synopsis: SilverPush, a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions, has acquired BetterButter, an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
buyer: SilverPush
SilverPush is a global leader in AI powered contextual advertising solutions. SilverPush's product suite consists of a collection of platforms that empowers their clients to understand their customer and reach them effectively. SilverPush has helped 1,000+ brands in 12 countries increase their ROI. "
target: BetterButter
BetterButter is an online social discovery platform centered around recipes and cooking in India. BetterButter allows food lovers to easily share their recipes, from family classics to one's own inventions. Their platform offers over 100,000 recipes and videos.
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closed 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Breville Group Limited, acquired ChefSteps

synopsis: Australian global kitchen appliance maker Breville Group have acquired ChefSteps, a food and technology company. ChefSteps, with its website, is designed to inspire creativity and encourage experimentation in the kitchen through high-quality interactive content, techniques, tools, and resources.
buyer: Breville Group Limited (ASX:BRG:$497.76)
Breville is an Australian publicly listed company with a group of global subsidiaries who are the leading providers of small electrical appliances in the consumer products industry. The group of companies delivers world-class innovative products, enabling our global group to build strength. "
target: ChefSteps
ChefSteps is a smart kitchen product company building tools to help people cook more, enjoy cooking and get incredible results. Built by a team of chefs, engineers, and videographers, their product Joule and its app reflect their commitment to creating content-rich products that educate and inspire.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

dely, Inc., acquired Startouts Inc

synopsis: Dely, which operates the recipe video service Kurashiru, announced that it has acquired Startouts, which also operates a recipe video site Mogoo. Both companies are based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: dely, Inc.
dely, Inc. is a Japanese company that operates the online video recipe site, Kurashiru. They introduce a variety of tasty food recipes that color the dining table with cooking videos. Tens of millions of people watch and listen to the monthly recipe service in Japan. "
target: Startouts Inc
Startouts Inc. is a Japanese internet and software development company that operates the site Mogoo, a video recipe site.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

VIC LLC, acquired BigOven

synopsis: VIC LLC, a digital commerce platform that connects grocery retailers to shoppers, has acquired BigOven, an award-winning free app for iOS and Android that allows home cooks to take their recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share their favorite creations.
buyer: VIC LLC
VIC LLC connects grocery retailers to shoppers. VIC's grocery retail platform offers shopping planning tools, loyalty shopper dashboards, personalized e-commerce, digital coupons, digital signage, and other functions that gives their clients a single integration point to connect with their shoppers."
target: BigOven
BigOven is an award-winning free app for iOS and Android that allows home cooks to take their recipes anywhere, make grocery lists and easily share their favorite creations. The app has a database of hundreds of thousands of recipes that home cooks can schedule out using a built-in calendar.
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announced 5/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Whirlpool Corporation, will acquire Yummly, Inc.

synopsis: Whirlpool Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Yummly, Inc. Yummly, founded in 2009 by David Feller and Vadim Geshel, is a food-centric technology company that provides personalized recipes and cooking resources.
buyer: Whirlpool Corporation (WHR:$20,888.00)
Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. They market Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names throughout the world. "
target: Yummly, Inc.
Yummly, founded by David Feller and Vadim Geshel in 2009, is a leading digital platform (mobile and web) for personalized recipes and cooking resources. Since Yummly's inception, it has been active in the digital kitchen and connecting users to the recipes they love.
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closed 3/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Alantaya SAS, acquired WeCook

synopsis: Alantaya, a platform that suggests culinary menus based on Health constraints of a user, announced the acquisition of WeCook, the French leader in helping to organize meals and shopping lists for families.
buyer: Alantaya SAS
Alantaya is a platform that suggests culinary menus based on Health constraints of a user. Alantaya also provides dietary counseling and dietary balance sheet reports. "
target: WeCook
WeCook is the French leader in helping to organize meals and shopping lists for families. WeCook offers a list of balanced menus based on a user's gastronomic preferences.
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closed 7/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Content Checked Holdings, Inc., acquired Honest Cooking Media, LLC

synopsis: Content Checked Holdings, Inc. completed the acquisition of Honest Cooking Media LLC by and among the Company, Honest Cooking and Kalle Bergman, the sole member and 100% owner. Honest Cooking is an award winning digital culinary magazine that strives to change the face of online food media.
buyer: Content Checked Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:CNCK:$0.87)
Content Checked Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of a family of mobile applications for individuals with specific dietary restrictions or preferences. Their first app, ContentCehcked , focuses on serving people with food allergies. "
target parent: Kalle Bergan
target: Honest Cooking Media, LLC
Honest Cooking is an award winning digital culinary magazine that strives to change the face of online food media. It features over 1,000 of the world's most interesting food and beverage writers, bloggers, photographers and chefs.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ask.fm, acquired Foodily

synopsis: IAC-owned social network Ask.fm has acquired recipe network Foodily. It offers a social network for discovering and sharing favorite recipes with others, which can also be organized into collections by its users. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Ask.fm
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including Ask.com, About.com, Match.com, HomeAdvisor and Vimeo. Focused on the areas of search, applications, online dating, media and eCommerce, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world. "
target: Foodily
Foodily is the world’s largest social recipe network, bringing together your favorite recipes, your friends & online tastemakers. It reinvents the way users discover recipes and take the guess work out of cooking great meals.
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closed 3/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

June Media, Inc., acquired BetterRecipes.com

synopsis: June Media Inc. announced that it has acquired BetterRecipes.com from Meredith Corporation. Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
buyer: June Media, Inc.
June Media is a content driven brand for women at all stages of life. The cornerstone of June Media is food related content. Their other subjects range from health and fitness, to openly discussing parenthood and the latest trends. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: BetterRecipes.com
Better Recipes is an online collection of homespun family recipes. These recipes are the tried-and-true favorites from kitchens, shared by cooks that have made impressions at potlucks, picnics, and parties all across the country.
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closed 11/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Quebec Amerique, acquired Les Éditions Cardinal inc.

synopsis: Groupe Quebec Amerique has acquired Les Editions Cardinal, an independent Montreal-based publishing house specializing in the conception, development, and publication of cookbooks, literature, and health and wellness guides.
buyer: Groupe Quebec Amerique
Groupe Quebec Amerique owns and operates two business units namely QA INTERNATIONAL and Editions Quebec Amerique. QA INTERNATIONAL creates, develops, and produces editorial content for publication in printing and electronic media markets. Editions Quebec Amerique publishes and prints books. "
target: Les Éditions Cardinal inc.
Cardinal is an independent Montreal-based publishing house specializing in the conception, development, and publication of cookbooks, literature, and health and wellness guides.
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closed 3/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

XO Group Inc., acquired Gojee

synopsis: Recipe-finding website Gojee has just been bought by the XO Group, a premier media and technology company. Gojee is a New York based company showcasing recipes by the best home cooks in the world.
buyer: XO Group Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot Inc., is the premier media and technology company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. "
target: Gojee
Gojee is a New York based company showcasing recipes by the best home cooks in the world. Gojee offers personalized recommendation to each person based on his/her personal tastes (craves, haves, dislikes).
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, acquired Notting Hill Publishing

synopsis: Publishing firm World Guide Publishing is announcing that the company has acquired Notting Hill Publishing. Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing is an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers. "
target: Notting Hill Publishing
Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, acquired Notting Hill Publishing

synopsis: Publishing firm World Guide Publishing is announcing that the company has acquired Notting Hill Publishing. Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing is an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers. "
target: Notting Hill Publishing
Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
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announced 5/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, will acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company

synopsis: World Guide Publishing, an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers, has entered an agreement to acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company, a Denver, Colorado based publishing company dedicated to bringing high quality travel books to the masses from the best travel writers and travel photographers in the business.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing has just one objective: to create and distribute exceptional travel and travel related books that provide information to the general public. "
target: Trip Companion Books Publishing Company
Trip Companion Books Publishing Company was founded in 1995. They bring high quality travel books to the masses from the best travel writers and travel photographers in the business. They only accept submissions for travel related books and travel guidebooks from well established writers.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, acquired Notting Hill Publishing

synopsis: Publishing firm World Guide Publishing is announcing that the company has acquired Notting Hill Publishing. Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing is an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers. "
target: Notting Hill Publishing
Notting Hill Publishing is a publishing company based in the United Kingdom that produces cookbooks.
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announced 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media. Lonely Planet has produced over 150 million travel guidebooks, reaches 186 million people annually, and covers 22,000 destinations around the world.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Red Ventures owns and operates several large brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com. "
target parent: NC2 Media
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973.
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closed 11/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Parity.com Group, acquired Maps.me

synopsis: Switzerland-based Parity.com Group, an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates around the world store money in AAA safety and transfer it in real-time, has acquired MAPS.ME from Mail.ru Group Limited. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MAPS.ME is a mobile maps and navigation service based on OpenStreetMap data.
buyer: Parity.com Group
Switzerland-based Parity is an instant global settlement system that helps individuals and corporates store money safely and transfer it in real-time. The company offers an ecosystem of services to help people send money globally to friends and family, save money when traveling or shopping online. "
target parent: Mail.Ru LLC
target: Maps.me
Netherlands-based MAPS.ME is a mobile app for iOS and Android that provides detailed offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation. MAPS.ME is powered by OpenStreetMap data and features GPS support, offline search, bookmarks, auto-follow mode, location sharing, travel guides, and more.
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$19
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closed 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Russmedia Equity Partners, acquired bergfex

synopsis: Russmedia Equity Partners, a European company that invests in digital marketplaces, aggregators and SaaS solutions, has acquired a 60% stake in bergfex, Europe’s largest tourism platform in the Alps. bergfex's online platform and apps provide information on regional highlights, winter and summer holidays, ski resorts, mountain biking and more.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia Equity Partners
Russmedia Equity Partners is a European company that invests in digital marketplaces, aggregators and SaaS solutions. Russmedia Equity Partners runs a profitable portfolio of 20 digital platform businesses across 7 countries in Europe. Russmedia Equity Partners is part of the Russmedia Group. "
target: bergfex
bergfex is Europe’s largest tourism platform in the Alps. bergfex offers simple solutions online and via apps for planning leisure time in the mountains. They provide information on regional highlights, winter and summer holidays, ski resorts, accommodation, events, hiking, mountain biking and more.
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announced 7/22/2020 via AP - Associated Press

Howard Jonas, will acquire CTM Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: IDW Media Holdings, Inc., an integrated multi-media company, announced that it has agreed to sell CTM Media Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, to IDW’s Chairman, Howard Jonas. CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America.
buyer: Howard Jonas
Howard Jonas is the Chairman of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation, IDW's former parent company, in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. "
target parent: IDW Media Holdings
target: CTM Media Group, Inc.
CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America. Its marketing approach includes brochure distribution, publishing, visitor fun cards, in-marketing digital, printing services, graphic design services, and mobile visitor information centers.
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Vakanties.nl BV, acquired Zoover International

synopsis: Rotterdam-based Vakanties.nl, a travel tech startup, has acquired Zoover Media, a leading review website for the holiday and leisure sectors in the Netherlands. With the acquisition, Vakanties.nl aims to become the market leader in the Online Travel Agency segment in the Netherlands and Belgium.
buyer: Vakanties.nl BV
Vakanties.nl is an online platform and travel tech startup based in Rotterdam. Vakanties.nl helps travelers find what they're looking for by using machine learning to offer travelers personalized bundles and services. Through its platform, users can book flights, make hotel accommodations, and more."
target parent: HolidayCheck Group AG
target: Zoover International
Netherlands-based Zoover is the online platform for the holiday and leisure sector that brings consumers and the market together. Zoover contains more than 3.2 million reviews of over 400,000 accommodations in more than 45,000 destinations worldwide.
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announced 6/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Sberbank, will acquire 2GIS

synopsis: Sberbank, a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company, will acquire 2GIS, a leading Russian digital maps and city guides company. Sberbank and 2GIS will jointly develop the technological platform and products of the company, creating services that will simplify the daily lives of users and help entrepreneurs run their businesses.
buyer: Sberbank (MISX:SBER:$23,544.42)
Sberbank is a state-owned Russian banking and financial services company headquartered in Moscow. The company was known as "Sberbank of Russia" until 2015. Sberbank has operations in several European and post-Soviet countries. "
target: 2GIS
2GIS is a leading Russian digital maps and city guides company. The company's 3D maps provide a user-friendly search engine for detailed information on all city companies, as well as show the exact location of public transport stops with correspondent transport routes.
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Orange S.A., acquired Bucharest City App

synopsis: Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has acquired Bucharest City App, mobile travel application that helps tourists to discover Bucharest. Bucharest City App provides a guide for great tourist spots and events. The app also provides recommendations from locals for restaurants, pubs, cafes, and clubs.
buyer: Orange S.A. (ENXTPA:ORA:$51,416.46)
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. "
target: Bucharest City App
Bucharest City App a mobile travel application that helps tourists to discover Bucharest. Bucharest City App provides a guide for great tourist spots and events. The app also provides recommendations from locals for restaurants, pubs, cafes, and clubs.
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Town Square Publications, LLC, acquired MetroMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Heights-based Town Square Publications has acquired Metro-Media Inc. of Fairway, Kansas, making Town Square the nation's largest publisher of chamber of commerce guides. MetroMedia partners nationwide with chambers of commerce to provide custom print, mobile, and online solutions.
buyer parent: Paddock Publications, Inc.
buyer: Town Square Publications, LLC
Town Square Publications is a custom publishing group that specializes in developing partnerships by producing high-quality print and digitally integrated publications along with other added value programs dedicated to creating relevancy for local chambers. "
target: MetroMedia, Inc.
MetroMedia was founded in 1997 and is located in Fairway, Kansas. Their mission is to re-define custom media, and to provide outstanding, personalized customer service to all partners. MetroMedia partners nationwide with chambers of commerce to provide custom print, mobile, and online solutions.
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AllTrails, acquired iFootpath

synopsis: AllTrails, the most trusted and used digital guide to the outdoors, has acquired iFootpath, the #1 paid travel app in the UK. iFootpath offers a library of hand-curated guides focused on walking trails in the UK. Their guides provide turn-by-turn directions, photography, and rich information about the history and the environment of the trail.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: AllTrails
AllTrails helps people explore the outdoors with the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps as well as trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from its community of over 9 million hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. "
target: iFootpath
iFootpath is the #1 paid travel app in the UK. iFootpath offers a library of over 1300 hand-curated guides focused on walking trails in the UK. Their guides provide turn-by-turn directions, photography, and rich information about the history and the environment of the trail.
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Enthuse Group, acquired AA Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthuse Group, a specialist international publishing and media group, has acquired a 51% stake in AA Media Ltd. from The Automobile Association (AA), a British motoring association. AA Media is a UK-based company that produces atlases, maps, and travel guides alongside British travel writing.
buyer: Enthuse Group
Enthuse Group is a specialist international publishing and media group. Enthuse owns a diverse portfolio of magazines, events and online communities. The group owns 30 enthusiast magazine brands that reach out to 2 million passionate enthusiasts. "
target parent: The Automobile Association Limited
target: AA Media Ltd.
AA Media is a UK-based company that produces atlases, maps, and travel guides alongside British travel writing. Their products include various European road atlases, hotel guides, tour guides, and more. Their products are sold through online platforms like Amazon and a number of national retailers.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

MGG Investment Group, will acquire VEGAS.com

synopsis: Remark Holdings, a diversified global technology company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Vegas.com to MGG Holdings LLC. Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas.
buyer: MGG Investment Group
MGG Investment Group is a private direct lender focused on the lower-middle market. They excel at investments that require distinct underwriting expertise. The MGG team has built a strong record of trust with key industry players and companies, enabling them to develop a unique sourcing network. "
target parent: Remark Media, Inc.
target: VEGAS.com
Vegas.com is the only online travel agency in the world that can give customers all the on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes info they need, to know what's happening in Vegas. In addition, they serve up the best deals on hotels, air + hotel packages, shows, tours, attractions, dining and nightlife.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Andrew Hazen, acquired LongIsland.com

synopsis: Andrew Hazen, a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney, has acquired LongIsland.com, Long Island's go to resource for the best local events and things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information.
buyer: Andrew Hazen
Andrew Hazen is a successful serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and attorney. In both 2007 and 2008 the leading full-service digital company he founded was listed on the INC List of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. "
target: LongIsland.com
Founded in 1996, LongIsland.com is Long Island's go to resource for the best local events & things to do, the latest news, weather, and transit information
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kingfisher Media, acquired Kingfisher Media

synopsis: Director Ian Heads has completed a management buy-out of specialist Gateshead-based publisher Kingfisher Media. The company publishes a portfolio of more than 70 visitor guides to cities and regions around the UK and Ireland, working with four and five-star accommodation providers to make them available in their guest bedrooms and lounge areas.
buyer: Kingfisher Media
Kingfisher Media publishes a portfolio of more than 70 visitor guides to cities and regions around the UK and Ireland, working with four and five-star accommodation providers to make them available in their guest bedrooms and lounge areas. "
target: Kingfisher Media
Kingfisher Media publishes a portfolio of more than 70 visitor guides to cities and regions around the UK and Ireland, working with four and five-star accommodation providers to make them available in their guest bedrooms and lounge areas.
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closed 8/31/2018 via Company Press Release

BusinessNorth, acquired Lake Superior Magazine

synopsis: BusinessNorth, a company that covers business news in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, has acquired Lake Superior Magazine, a bimonthly regional magazine that focuses on the region around Lake Superior. Lake Superior Magazine provides superb photos, award-winning reports, home stories and profiles of people and events that distinguish the region.
buyer: BusinessNorth
BusinessNorth is a company that covers business news across 17 counties in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin via a monthly print publication, annual directory and their website. BusinessNorth provides balanced coverage of both large and small businesses. "
target: Lake Superior Magazine
Lake Superior Magazine is a bimonthly regional magazine that focuses on the region around Lake Superior. Lake Superior Magazine provides superb photos, award-winning reports, home stories and profiles of people and events that distinguish the region.
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

trivago, acquired TripHappy

synopsis: trivago, a global hotel search platform, announces the acquisition of TripHappy, a US travel startup that leverages artificial intelligence to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. They allow travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and giving them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. "
target: TripHappy
TripHappy leverages AI to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods to help travelers identify the best neighborhood to stay in.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 3/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Watabe Wedding Corporation, acquired Hawaii Lovers Magazine

synopsis: Watabe Wedding, a complete wedding services provider in Japan, announced that it has acquired Hawaii Lovers, a free quarterly magazine that provides Japanese tourists with local information about Hawaii.
buyer: Watabe Wedding Corporation (TSE:4696:$408.73)
Based in Kyoto, Japan, Watabe Wedding is a complete wedding service provider offering a comprehensive range of wedding services and products. Watabe Wedding helps couples plan both domestic and overseas wedding ceremonies through their global network. "
target: Hawaii Lovers Magazine
Hawaii Lovers is a free quarterly magazine that provides Japanese tourists with local information about Hawaii.
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