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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 1/31/2021 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:$46.02)
Founded in 1823, Norstedts is Sweden's oldest publishing house. The publishing program comprises fiction, non-fiction, academic, reference books and dictionaries. Norstedts comprises the imprints Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Massolit and Norstedts Kartor. "
target: Printz Publishing AB
Founded in 2010, Printz Publishing is a Swedish publisher. The company mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. Printz also offers non-fiction books such as lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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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 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 1/8/2020 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 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, acquired Editions La Plage

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a French publisher that focuses on the consumer and education book markets, has acquired Editions La Plage, a French publishing company. Editions La Plage publishes books that cover the topics of veterinarian and vegan cooking, gluten-free foods, organic cosmetics, health & wellness, parenting, yoga, and more.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: Editions La Plage
Editions La Plage is a French publishing company. Editions La Plage publishes books that cover the topics of veterinarian and vegan cooking, gluten-free foods, organic cosmetics, health & wellness, parenting, yoga, and more. The company publishes 40 books a year and has a catalog of over 200 titles.
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$3
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closed 10/2/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Mango Publishing, acquired CONARI PRESS

synopsis: Mango Publishing, an innovative independent publisher, has acquired Conari Press from Red Wheel/Weiser, a publisher of occult and New Age books. Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues.
buyer: Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing is an innovative independent publisher. Mango's goal is to create high-quality books that explore new ideas and start conversations with their readers. Their books covers a broad range of topics, including new science, de-cluttering, creativity, lifestyle, personal growth, and more."
target parent: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC
target: CONARI PRESS
Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues. Their books reveal, explore, and incite readers to grow spiritually and emotionally.
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closed 9/14/2016 via Publishers Weekly

Taylor & Francis Group, acquired Bibliomotion Inc.

synopsis: Business and parenting small press Bibliomotion has been acquired by U.K.-based Taylor & Francis (an Informa business). With the purchase, the press’s Brookline, Mass., office has closed.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Taylor & Francis Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works. "
target: Bibliomotion Inc.
Bibliomotion is a next-generation publisher designed for the new publishing landscape. The company is focused on consumer business books, print and digital.
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closed 4/13/2016 via PR Web

Praeclarus Press, LLC, acquired Hale Publishing Company

synopsis: Praeclarus Press proudly announces the addition of 43 titles as the result of acquiring Hale Publishing Company's books on breastfeeding and perinatal health. Hale Publishing publishes breastfeeding books and materials.
buyer: Praeclarus Press, LLC
Praeclarus Press produces books, monographs, white papers, webinars, online conferences and original artwork. Praeclarus Press has produced 36 titles covering a variety of aspects on women's health including: breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, childbirth education, and general women's health. "
target: Hale Publishing Company
Hale Publishing has been serving the breastfeeding community. They specialize in providing quality breastfeeding books and materials, reliable updates on medications and research through their monthly newsletter, and an annual conference highlighting cutting edge research on breastfeeding issues.
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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.
price ($mm)
$83
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$30
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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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$0.55
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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 8/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., acquired Becker & Mayer LLC

synopsis: London-based Quarto Group has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Quarto Publishing Group USA has bought the publishing assets of Becker & Mayer from the McEvoy Group. Becker & Mayer is a leading creator, producer, and manufacturer of innovative books for adults as well as engaging books and toy products for children.
buyer parent: Quarto Group
buyer: Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. (LSE:QRT:$187.74)
Quarto Publishing Group USA creates and publishes illustrated books in North America and sells co-editions of them internationally. Subject categories include home improvement, gardening, practical arts and crafts,children's books, transportation, graphic arts, food and drink, sports, and more. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: Becker & Mayer LLC
Becker & Mayer is a leading creator, producer, and manufacturer of innovative books for adults as well as engaging books and toy products for children. A renowned book packager, they create original illustrated books in award-winning formats.
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$9.80
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$19
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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 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clip App, acquired Clorik

synopsis: Bengaluru-based video sharing startup Clip app has acquired Clorik, a crowdsourced content discovery platform for Indian languages. Clorik is an India-based online platform to discover content categorized based on interest. Users choose their interests and preferred languages for getting content ranked based on relevance.
buyer: Clip App
Clip is India’s best video app to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos. Users can use the app in their local language and join the only Indian video community and express themselves by sharing short video clips. "
target: Clorik
Clorik is an India-based online platform to discover content categorized based on interest. Users choose their interests and preferred languages for getting content ranked based on relevance. Being technologically moderated and crowd-sourced, Clorik brings the most reliable content, fastest.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

PA Distribution, acquired Leisure Arts Inc.

synopsis: PA Distribution, a wholesale distributor of crafts, has acquired Leisure Arts from Comcast Corp., a global media and technology company. Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
buyer: PA Distribution
PA Distribution is a wholesale distributor of crafts. PA Distribution distributes crafting products to a wide variety of retailers. Their wide range of products and quick turnaround times help keep stores stocked with everything they need, from basic creative supplies to holiday and seasonal items. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Leisure Arts Inc.
Leisure Arts is a leading publisher of lifestyle and instructional craft publications. Leisure Arts publishes books and products that provoke imagination and inspire possibility among makers of all ages. They offer books for diamond painting, adult coloring, needle crafting, paracord, and more.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

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

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/11/2017 via

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, will acquire Creativebug

synopsis: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, announced that it has acquired Creativebug, LLC, a leading content provider of inspirational and educational videos on a wide range of topics in the arts and crafts sector.
buyer: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (JAS:$1,990.70)
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Approximately 860 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need. "
target: Creativebug
Creativebug is an online learning community for DIY crafters, producing award-winning inspirational and educational videos. Founded in 2012, Creativebug is known for its all-star lineup of instructors and video classes that walk you through creative projects from start to finish.
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closed 2/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Premier Needle Arts Inc., acquired Crafts Americana Group, Inc.

synopsis: Blue Point Capital Partners and its Blue Point III portfolio company, Premier Needle Arts (“PNA”), announced the acquisition of Crafts Americana Group, Inc. (“CAG”), a leading supplier of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and other hobbyist products. CAG sells craft products online and through a mail order catalog.
buyer parent: Blue Point Capital Partners
buyer: Premier Needle Arts Inc.
Premier Needle Arts, headquartered in North Salt Lake, UT, is a leading provider of sewing, quilting, knitting and fiber art supplies and products to a global network of independent quilting stores, sewing retailers, quilting distributors and dealers and consumers. "
target: Crafts Americana Group, Inc.
Crafts Americana Group is a family owned business offering crafters quality supplies at affordable prices. The company has three divisions - knitting, quilting, and tole painting. The company sells their supplies online and through a mail order catalog.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Otter Media, acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, Inc., one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

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

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

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

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
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closed 3/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Demand Media announced the acquisition of Creativebug, the go-to source for high-quality, online video art and craft instruction. Creativebug’s network of exceptional designers and library of educational videos complements the crafts-related content on Demand Media’s eHow web property.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

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