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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
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closed 7/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Mark Hales, acquired TheBusinessDesk.com

synopsis: TheBusinessDesk.com has been acquired by investor Mark Hales. TheBusinessDesk.com brings the highest standards of regional business information to the Internet and mobile devices, it is the only website dedicated to Yorkshire business news.
buyer: Mark Hales
Mark Hales is a technology investor in the United Kingdom. "
target: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com brings the highest standards of regional business information to the Internet and mobile devices, it is the only website dedicated to Yorkshire business news.
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closed 8/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

The National Business Review, acquired The National Business Review

synopsis: The National Business Review has been sold by long-time publisher Barry Colman to Todd Scott, the company's chief executive, in a management buyout. The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector.
buyer: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications. "
target: The National Business Review
The National Business Review (NBR) is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. The paper is owned by Barry Colman who also publishes the Grocers Review and several other small trade publications.
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closed 12/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Barstool Sports, acquired The Water Coolest

synopsis: In an effort to expand content and drive further engagement in areas beyond sports and pop culture, Barstool Sports has announced the purchase of Long Island City, New York-based The Water Coolest. The Water Coolest is a newsletter publication that provides readers unfiltered commentary about business and market news.
buyer: Barstool Sports
Barstool Sports is the #1 read, independent, sport & men's lifestyle online publication in the country within the 18-34 year old male demographic. Barstool Sports was founded by David Portnoy in 2003. "
target: The Water Coolest
Long Island City, New York-based The Water Coolest is a business and market news publication. The newsletter publication provides readers unfiltered commentary about business and market news.
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Insider Inc., acquired Morning Brew

synopsis: Insider Inc., parent of Business Insider, is acquiring Morning Brew. Morning Brew makes reading the news actually enjoyable and helps people stay informed and entertained, for free. It is a daily e-newsletter that gives readers a quick and conversational round up of all things business.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Insider Inc.
Insider Inc. is an American online media company known for publishing the financial news website Business Insider and other news and media websites. Insider Inc. is owned by Axel Springer SE. "
target: Morning Brew
Morning Brew makes reading the news actually enjoyable and helps people stay informed and entertained, for free. It is a daily e-newsletter that gives readers a quick and conversational round up of all things business.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Chatchaval Jiaravanon, will acquire Fortune

synopsis: Meredith has an agreement to sell Fortune Magazine to Thailand-based entrepreneur Chatchaval Jiaravanon. Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
buyer: Chatchaval Jiaravanon
Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a California-educated executive with almost no profile in the U.S. media business, is the executive chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand's largest private company, with business interests ranging from telecommunications to 7-Eleven stores to meat processing. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Fortune
Fortune is an American multinational business magazine headquartered in New York City, United States. In addition to its namesake magazine, FORTUNE publishes several digital newsletters.
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closed 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Forbes, Inc., acquired The Memo

synopsis: Forbes Media announced the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
buyer parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. "
target: The Memo
The Memo is a London-based, online business publication. Founded by its Editor, Alex Wood, in April 2015, The Memo is published daily on the web, presenting carefully curated news, commentary, and high-profile interviews with people making real change around the world.
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announced 4/28/2022 via PR Newswire

G/O Media Inc., will acquire Quartz

synopsis: G/O Media will acquire Quartz, the digitally native business news organization ranked number one for readership among global executives between ages 25-45. With a mission to make business better, Quartz specializes in business news and analysis for purpose-driven professionals.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: G/O Media Inc.
G/O Media is a premium digital publishing company with a portfolio of brands defined by journalism that is thought-leading, independent and rabidly passionate. This collection of digital-first brands serves a young, diverse audience with content that reflects their shared values and passions. "
target: Quartz
Quartz is a digitally native news organization with a mission to make business better. Its 50 journalists around the world specialize in analysis of the global economy for an audience of purpose-driven professionals. Quartz is the top business publication for global executives ages 25-45.
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closed 11/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quartz, acquired Quartz

synopsis: Quartz's CEO and staff has acquired the company from Uzabase, a Japanese financial data and media company. Quartz is a global business news brand. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
buyer parent: Uzabase
buyer: Quartz
Quartz is a global business news brand launched in September 2012 for people who are excited by change. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking. "
target parent: Uzabase
target: Quartz
Quartz is a global business news brand launched in September 2012 for people who are excited by change. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
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announced 7/2/2018 via New York Times

Uzabase, will acquire Quartz

synopsis: Quartz, a global business news brand which Atlantic Media created in 2012, will be sold to the Japanese financial intelligence company Uzabase. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
buyer: Uzabase (TSE:3966:$45.94)
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Quartz
Quartz is a global business news brand launched in September 2012 for people who are excited by change. Designed for an efficient, mobile reading experience, Quartz serves business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical thinking.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH, acquired Saal Zwei

synopsis: Süddeutsche Zeitung, the largest regional newspaper in Germany, has acquired Saal Zwei, an online-business-magazine for women. Saal Zwei researchs and compiles information on the most important topics of the week and delivers it every week to registered emails and on their site.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Süddeutsche Zeitung GmbH
Süddeutsche Zeitung is the largest regional newspaper in Germany. They reach 1.13 million readers daily. Their contents cover the topics of politics, economy, panorama, sports, culture, knowledge, opportunities, travel, automobile, and style. "
target: Saal Zwei
Saal Zwei is an online-business-magazine for women. They research and compile information on the most important topics of the week and deliver it every week to registered emails and on their site. Their mission is to build a female business brand for women in business, politics and society.
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closed 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

ngi group, inc., acquired Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd.

synopsis: The ngi group decided during its board of directors’ meeting held today, October 24, 2007, to acquire the shares necessary to convert Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd. from an affiliate held under the equity accounting method to a consolidated subsidiary.
buyer: ngi group, inc.
ngi group contributes to the world economy by producing innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in the next generation industries and areas, especially Asia, through our competencies on creation, incubation, finding, supporting and investing of the venture businesses. "
target: Fujisan Magazine Service Co., Ltd.
Fujisan Magazine Service is Japan’s first online bookshop providing access to various subscription magazines distributed as digital media over the Internet. Fujisan currently provides customers with digital magazines from several publishing companies through its “Fujisan Digital” service.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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closed 4/6/2018 via PR Newswire

Verified Reviews, acquired TrustedCompany.com

synopsis: Verified Reviews, the French leader in customer-review management, and already present in over 20 countries announces the acquisition of Trusted Company, a Brazilian company with over 1000 customers, specialized in collecting and managing customer reviews.
buyer: Verified Reviews
Verified Reviews is a trusted third party that specializes in the collection, moderation and display of ratings and reviews from actual customers with offices in the US and Europe, this global company is present in more than 30 countries. "
target: TrustedCompany.com
TrustedCompany is an open review community that helps consumers identify trustworthy and reliable online merchants. Their vision is to fix the e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia, India and Brazil, creating a value adding service for all participants, merchants and users.
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closed 2/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Freightcom Corporation, acquired ShipGooder

synopsis: Freightcom, Inc., a leading shipping solutions provider based in Bolton, Ontario, has acquired ShipGooder, a shipping comparison site that provides access to the available delivery rates from various couriers. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Mississauga, Canada, with a strong US customer base.
buyer: Freightcom Corporation
Freightcom was founded in 2010 as a solution that centralizes & simplifies the shipping process for small-and-medium sized Canadian businesses without compromising on speed, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. "
target: ShipGooder
ShipGooder is a shipping comparison site that provides access to the available delivery rates from various couriers. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Mississauga, Canada.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

NewCorp Corporate Finance, acquired Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland has sold Huuto.net and Hintaseuranta.fi services. The businesses were sold to NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy). Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
buyer: NewCorp Corporate Finance
NewCorp Corporate Finance (ePrice Oy) provides a tool to help business executives and owners identify and measure key business value drivers. It allows executives to compare their company with other companies, both unlisted and those listed on European and US markets. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Huuto.net/Hintaseuranta.fi
Huuto.net is Finland's largest peer-to-peer classified ad service. Huuto reaches online shoppers who are making purchase decisions. Hintaseuranta.fi is Finland's largest product and price comparison service provides an unparalleled tool for tactical advertising.
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announced 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Zoom.com.br, will acquire Buscapé Company

synopsis: Naspers will sell Buscapé, one of the leading online comparison shopping sites in Brazil, to Zoom. First acquired by Naspers in 2009, Buscapé is trusted by 15 million unique monthly visitors to compare prices online before shopping, underpinned by a network of 5,000 merchants and 12 million product offerings.
buyer: Zoom.com.br
Brazil-based Zoom is a price comparison service and recently marketplace. Zoom helps consumers find the right product at the best price and only at trusted stores through their application and website. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Buscapé Company
Headquartered in São Paulo, Buscapé is a global leader in price comparison, Buscapé offers the best purchase option for the user online. Buscapé is trusted by 15 million unique monthly visitors to compare prices online before shopping.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital One Financial Corp., acquired Wikibuy

synopsis: Capital One has acquired Wikibuy, a company that develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon.
buyer: Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF:$30,593.00)
Capital One Financial Corporation is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, auto loans, banking and savings products headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Capital One is ranked 11th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets. "
target: Wikibuy
Wikibuy develops automated online shopping comparison engines. Two million members use Wikibuy to automatically find low prices and coupon codes and earn loyalty points, often while comparison shopping on Amazon. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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announced 3/5/2015 via Company Press Release

GetPrice will be merged with PricePanda,

synopsis: Two of Asia Pacific’s leading online comparison shopping businesses, PricePanda and Getprice, announced that the companies will merge. PricePanda is the leading online shopping comparison platform for emerging markets. Getprice is a leading Australian comparison shopping network, listing more than 5 million products from over 1,300 retailers.
buyer parent: Rocket Internet
buyer: PricePanda
PricePanda is the leading online shopping comparison platform for emerging markets. It provides users with a transparent overview of prices for the latest gadgets and other products. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Germany. "
target: GetPrice
Founded in 2005, Getprice is a leading Australian comparison shopping network, listing more than 5 million products from over 1,300 retailers nationwide. The business operates offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Tel Aviv.
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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
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closed 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

inMarket Media LLC, acquired Out of Milk

synopsis: InMarket, the leader in 360-degree consumer intelligence and real-time activation, has acquired Out of Milk, the popular shopping list app, from Bonial International GmbH. Since 2012, Out of Milk, available for both iOS and Android, has been helping users keep track of shopping needs, pantry inventory, and to-do list items.
buyer: inMarket Media LLC
Since 2010, InMarket has been the leader in 360-degree consumer intelligence and real-time marketing for thousands of major brands. Through InMarket's data-driven marketing platform, brands can build targeted audiences, activate in real-time, and measure success in driving sales. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Out of Milk
Since 2012, Out of Milk, available for both iOS and Android, has been helping users keep track of shopping needs, pantry inventory, and to-do list items. With millions of downloads and MAUs (monthly active users), Out of Milk has been a leader for its value proposition and ease of use.
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closed 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

StepStone GmbH, acquired Mya

synopsis: Germany-based StepStone, one of the world's leading online job marketplaces, has acquired Mya, the developer of one of the most advanced conversational AI technologies for job recruiters. With the addition of Mya's technology, which is optimized for dialogue situations, StepStone is changing the way recruiters get in touch with job seekers.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Based in Germany, StepStone is one of the most successful e-recruiting businesses and operates in over 20 countries. More than 60,000 companies use the StepStone job boards for the recruitment of qualified specialists and executive staff. "
target: Mya
Mya provides the leading recruitment automation and conversational AI platform, transforming the hiring process by automating outreach and communications across the end-to-end candidate lifecycle.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired FRAMEN GmbH

synopsis: Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in FRAMEN, an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers and more.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target: FRAMEN GmbH
FRAMEN is an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers, coworking spaces, and more.
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Insider Inc., acquired Morning Brew

synopsis: Insider Inc., parent of Business Insider, is acquiring Morning Brew. Morning Brew makes reading the news actually enjoyable and helps people stay informed and entertained, for free. It is a daily e-newsletter that gives readers a quick and conversational round up of all things business.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Insider Inc.
Insider Inc. is an American online media company known for publishing the financial news website Business Insider and other news and media websites. Insider Inc. is owned by Axel Springer SE. "
target: Morning Brew
Morning Brew makes reading the news actually enjoyable and helps people stay informed and entertained, for free. It is a daily e-newsletter that gives readers a quick and conversational round up of all things business.
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closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Cammio

synopsis: Berlin-based online job platform StepStone has acquired Cammio, an award-winning, Dutch cloud-based video recruitment platform featuring video interviews, video-based job vacancies and video assessments. Video-powered recruitment is more effective and more engaging for both candidate, recruiter and hiring manager.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Germany-based StepStone is a group of leading job boards all over the world. StepStone ensures the right candidates find the right job with the right employer. On a global level, StepStone operates several job boards and niche job boards. "
target: Cammio
Cammio is an award-winning cloud-based video recruitment platform featuring video interviews, video-based job vacancies and video assessments. Video-powered recruitment is more effective and more engaging for both candidate, recruiter and hiring manager.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired Ofertia

synopsis: Mediapost, a leading relational marketing services company in Spain, has acquired Ofertia from Bonial, the world's leading location based shopping platform. Ofertia is a Spain-based web and mobile platform that digitalizes brochures, catalogs and leaflets. Ofertia allows people to find the best offers from local stores around them.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Ofertia
Ofertia is a Spain-based web and mobile platform that digitalizes brochures, catalogs and leaflets. Ofertia helps retailers to drive more customers to their stores by publishing digital circulars on their platform. Ofertia allows people to find the best offers from local stores around them.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

AVIV Group, will acquire MeilleursAgents

synopsis: Based in Berlin, The AVIV Group, a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE, will acquire Paris-based MeilleursAgents. Property owners in France can have their property valued for free within minutes online and can, if they also wish to sell it, search for and get in contact with the relevant real estate agent through MeilleursAgents.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: AVIV Group
The Germany-based AVIV Group, an Axel Springer subsidiary, combines the digital activities in real estate, car, and generalist classifieds in Germany (Immowelt), France (SeLoger, Logic-Immo, Car&Boat Media), Belgium (Immoweb), and Israel (Yad2), and is one of the biggest digital classified players. "
target: MeilleursAgents
France-based MeilleursAgents is the # 1 online digital real estate platform that helps individuals buy and sell real estate at the right price. MeilleursAgents have been producing transparency on market prices and the activity of real estate agents.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

StepStone GmbH, acquired AppCast

synopsis: Germany-based StepStone, a group of leading job boards all over the world, has acquired Appcast, a leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the U.S. Appcast provides the solutions Exchange, Clickcast as well as Ad Manager to customers and specializes in displaying job ads online precisely where suitable candidates find them.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Germany-based StepStone is a group of leading job boards all over the world. StepStone ensures the right candidates find the right job with the right employer. On a global level, StepStone operates several job boards and niche job boards. "
target: AppCast
Appcast uses its namesake pay-per-applicant job ad exchange and its innovative recruitment advertising optimization platform to advance the recruitment advertising industry, enabling employers, agencies, and job boards alike to improve recruitment outcomes, ROI, and attract high-quality job seekers.
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announced 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

OYO Rooms, will acquire @Leisure

synopsis: OYO has acquired a majority stake in European vacation rental company @Leisure Group from German media house Axel Springer SE. The @Leisure Group is an online platform for holiday homes in Europe. Its offerings include the full-service providers Belvilla and DanCenter as well as the online holiday home marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
buyer: OYO Rooms
OYO is a technology driven chain of standardized budget hotels in 500 cities across 10 countries including India, China, Malaysia, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia. It ushered disruption in the Indian hospitality industry by through technology and standardization in the budget hotel segment. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: @Leisure
The @Leisure Group is an online platform for holiday homes in Europe. Its offerings include the full-service providers Belvilla and DanCenter as well as the online holiday home marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
price ($mm)
$201*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$352 [$275]*
rev ($mm)
$137
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

aufeminin Group, acquired Ykone

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, 1st creator of communities that provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ykone, top player in influencer marketing for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin Group provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment. Their presence is gaining momentum on all platforms and strengthens its diversification strategy through ecommerce, programmatic and brand publishing pillars. "
target: Ykone
A World leader in Marketing Influence for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands, Ykone has been accompanying brands in imagining, developing, and measuring their digital influencer strategies since 2008.
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announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, will acquire Universum AB

synopsis: StepStone, the Germany-based group of global job boards, will acquire Swedish employer branding site Universum, announced Axel Springer SE, StepStone’s parent company. Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete effectively for the talent.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is the number one job board in Germany. If on the job hunt or looking for career opportunities, StepStone is the right place to go on the web. Recruiting companies from all over Germany place their job offers on StepStone. "
target: Universum AB
Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete more effectively for the talent. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communication solutions.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired Ad Up Technology AG

synopsis: Europe's leading digital publisher Axel Springer has acquired, through its subsidiary Axel Springer Teaser Ad, Ad Up Technology, from Unister, one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Germany. Ad Up Technology specializes in the marketing of online portals and provides native and display advertising services.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target parent: Unister
target: Ad Up Technology AG
Ad Up Technology offers technology and services for online marketing and advertising. The company specializes in the marketing of online portals. Ad Up Technology provides native and display advertising services and helps businesses launch campaigns with outstanding results.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Affilinet GmbH will be merged with Awin AG,

synopsis: Axel Springer and United Internet will merge Awin and affilinet, to form one global affiliate network. Since 1997, Affilinet has stood for the highest quality, security and transparency in performance marketing. As the leading affiliate network in Germany, they offer their partners solutions for the results-oriented online marketing.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Awin AG
Awin is a global affiliate network. With 15 offices worldwide, 900 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 6,000 advertisers, Awin connects customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals. "
target parent: United Internet AG
target: Affilinet GmbH
Since 1997, Affilinet has stood for the highest quality, security and transparency in performance marketing. As the leading affiliate network in Germany, they offer their partners solutions for the results-oriented online marketing of products and services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$179
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH, will acquire Logic-immo.com

synopsis: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds France has announced its intention to enter into an agreement with French media group Spir Communication SA (“Spir”) to acquires Logic-Immo.com. Logic-Immo.com, a real estate portal in France, as well as print publications with real estate ads and dedicated online portals for luxury real estate and new builds.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH
Axel Springer Digital Classifieds provides online classified advertising services. It owns and operates several real estate and job portals. It also offers automotive ads and general classifieds information. "
target parent: Spir Communication SA
target: Logic-immo.com
Logic-Immo.com is a real estate portal in France, as well as print publications with real estate ads and dedicated online portals for luxury real estate and new builds.
price ($mm)
$112
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Retale, acquired Out of Milk

synopsis: Retale, a technology company that develops mobile-first shopping experiences, announced the acquisition of Out of Milk, the biggest shopping list app on Android in North America. Available on Android and iOS, Out of Milk simplifies the shopping experience, letting users create, manage, and share shopping lists.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Retale
Founded in October 2013, Retale wants to be a go-to shopping resource for today’s mobile shopper. Reinventing the way shoppers consume information from stores and brands, Retale enables 25 million active users worldwide to discover and receive great savings through ads and coupons. "
target parent: InfoScout, Inc.
target: Out of Milk
Available on Android and iOS, Out of Milk simplifies the shopping experience, letting users create, manage, and share shopping lists. With the Out of Milk mobile app, users can quickly build and manage detailed shopping lists.
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announced 9/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, will acquire Business Insider

synopsis: Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe, announced a binding agreement to purchase approximately 88 percent of the shares in New York City-based Business Insider. The company is the leading digital offering for business news in the U.S.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. The digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues today. "
target: Business Insider
Business Insider is a dynamic company reaching the new generation of business leaders. We are a well-funded (including by Jeff Bezos) startup at the forefront of digital media. We are also one of the fastest-growing business media companies, reaching more than 60 million readers per month.
price ($mm)
$342*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

True Digital Group, acquired Khmerload

synopsis: True Digital Group, a multinational technology company based in Thailand, has acquired a 56.57% stake in Khmerload, a digital media company in Cambodia. Khmerload provides up-to-date and breaking news about community, entertainment, technology, sports, health & wellness, sex, and more. They also operate in Myanmar under the Myanmarload brand.
buyer parent: True Corporation Public Company Limited
buyer: True Digital Group
True Digital Group is a multinational technology company based in Thailand. True Digital aims to become the ultimate digital transformation enabler for everyone in Southeast Asia. Their products and services include media apps, TV apps, digital advertising, marketing analytics, and more. "
target: Khmerload
Khmerload is a digital media company in Cambodia. Khmerload provides up-to-date and breaking news to over 4.2 million visitors a month. Their articles cover community, entertainment, technology, sports, health & wellness, sex, and more. They also operate in Myanmar under the Myanmarload brand.
price ($mm)
$3.56*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Hoffmann Family of Companies, will acquire Florida Weekly

synopsis: The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Florida Media Group, LLC, the publishers of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers, The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, Key West Florida Weekly, and more.
buyer: The Hoffmann Family of Companies
The Hoffmann Family of Companies invests in the people and businesses of the communities they love to visit and live in, and they are especially passionate about elevating the hospitality sector. "
target: Florida Weekly
Florida Media Group, LLC is a Florida-based publisher of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers. The papers include The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, and more.
price ($mm)
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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 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 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.
price ($mm)
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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:$348.21)
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is a Canadian media conglomerate consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations. It is best known for being the owner of the National Post and the Financial Post. "
target parent: J.D. Irving Inc.
target: Brunswick News Inc.
Brunswick News Inc. is a Canadian newspaper publishing company based in Saint John, New Brunswick. The papers produced by BNI include the following: Telegraph-Journal, Times & Transcript in Moncton, Daily Gleaner in Fredericton, Miramichi Leader, Woodstock Bugle-Observer and more.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 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.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
price ($mm)
$130
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Westplex Media Group, will acquire Moberly Monitor-Index

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire the Moberly Monitor-Index from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Moberly Monitor-Index
The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The Moberly Monitor-Index provides the latest news about Moberly and Randolph County, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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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BIG Un Limited
BIG Un Limited
Big Un Ltd is the parent company of Big Review TV Ltd. Big Review TV are innovative disruptors in the online video space delivering subscription based video technology products and services. The Company has operations across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vancouver.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$10.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSNP.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HUMBL, Inc.
HUMBL, Inc.
HUMBL is a social payments, merchant and reviews platform. HUMBL connects consumers and merchants in the digital economy. HUMBL Pay is a mobile app that delivers seamless global transactions. Their HUMBL Marketplace platform connects customers and merchants online.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.15)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: SFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shift Technologies, Inc.
Shift Technologies, Inc.
Shift Technologies, Inc. is a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$636.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($175.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($176.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1299
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Ticker: CARS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cars.com
Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Cars.com empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions. They offer pricing and research tools and a large database of consumer reviews.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$618.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$170.81
EBIT ($mm)
$68.53
Net Income ($mm)
$20.89
Employees
1500
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Ticker: TSE:4298
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Proto Corp.
Proto Corporation provides information about new and pre-owned cars, motorcycles, and parts through magazines and the Internet. The Company also provides information such as restaurants, golf courses, and ski resorts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$565.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.52
EBIT ($mm)
$46.58
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
1455
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Ticker: CARG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CarGurus
CarGurus is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$558.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$94.13
EBIT ($mm)
$83.20
Net Income ($mm)
$65.56
Employees
921
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Ticker: UXIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited
Uxin Limited is a leading national online used car dealer in China. Uxin’s mission is to enable people to buy the car of their choice, no matter where they are located or what their budget is.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$535.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($176.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($191.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12619
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Ticker: QUOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc.
Quotient Technology Inc., which recently changed its name from Coupons.com Incorporated, is a leading digital promotion and media platform that connects brands, retailers and consumers. They distribute digital coupons and media through a variety of products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$424.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.70
EBIT ($mm)
($13.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
877
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Ticker: TRUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$353.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($25.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:CAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd.
Carsales.com Ltd is the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in Australia. Attracting more Australians interested in buying or selling cars, motorcycles, trucks, caravans and boats than any other classified group of websites.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$296.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.40
EBIT ($mm)
$139.80
Net Income ($mm)
$90.79
Employees
1200
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
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: 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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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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