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Time Inc., acquired /DRIVE

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel /DRIVE along with its associated websites and content libraries. /DRIVE is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, /DRIVE has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 1 million YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: /DRIVE
/DRIVE is a Youtube Channel which celebrates the culture of cars, taking their audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios -- and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Donut Media

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures, an innovative digital media company, has acquired Donut Media, the largest automotive brand on YouTube. Donut Media is dedicated to bringing accessible automotive content to audiences of all ages. Their catalog of original series include Up to Speed, Money Pit, and HiLow.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target: Donut Media
Donut Media is the largest automotive brand on YouTube. Donut Media is dedicated to bringing accessible automotive content to audiences of all ages. Their videos provide a comedic and informative approach to car content. Their catalog of original series include Up to Speed, Money Pit, and HiLow.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., acquired PowerDrift

synopsis: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd., a software development company and owner of multiple auto classified portals, has acquired PowerDrift, a company that hosts engaging video-based automotive content. PowerDrift claims over 240 million lifetime views on its YouTube channel.
buyer: Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd.
Based in India, Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd. is an authentic mobile and web solutions development company, with a focus on software development. Their services include web designing, web development, e-commerce site building, mobile app development, internet marketing, and more. "
target: PowerDrift
Based in India, PowerDrift is an auto show that creates fun and engaging automotive content. They provide honest in-dept and relevant opinions about cars and motorcycles from reviews or action. Their motto is showcasing Indian motoring in a way it deserves to be seen.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired FastLaneDaily

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel FastLaneDaily (FLD) along with its associated website and content library. FLD is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, FLD has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 300,000 YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: FastLaneDaily
Fast Lane Daily (FLD) is an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry bringing its viewers Fast and Fresh content. FLD is one of the first Internet Video Networks established. Their first episode aired in 2007 and they have produced over 1,500 episodes on Youtube.
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closed 4/6/2015 via PR Newswire

TEN: The Enthusiast Network, acquired TORQUE.TV

synopsis: TEN: The Enthusiast Network is pleased to announce the acquisition of TORQUE.TV, which will provide motorsports and automotive enthusiast programming for Motor Trend OnDemand, a new over-the-top video platform launching later this summer at MotorTrendOnDemand.com.
buyer: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. "
target: TORQUE.TV
No registration required, free to viewers, and available 24/7 worldwide, Torque.TV’s Automotive Enthusiast multi-channel network is programmed to drive high volume lean back and on-demand viewing, with advertiser friendly content.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horse & Country TV Ltd., acquired EQ Sports Net

synopsis: Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network, has announced the acquisition of  US equestrian streaming provider EQ Sports Net (EQSN). Fans of equestrian sports in the US and Canada will now have access to top competition livestreams from home and abroad, as well as exclusive training and educational shows.
buyer: Horse & Country TV Ltd.
Horse & Country TV (H&C) is the premier international multi-screen network for equestrian enthusiasts and fans. The award-winning network offers subscribers access to thrilling equestrian sport, masterclasses, documentaries and more. "
target: EQ Sports Net
EQ Sports Net (EQSN) is a US equestrian streaming provider. EQSN provides more than 100 days of live and on-demand coverage of some of the top competitions in North America, including the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
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announced 7/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ten Square Games, will acquire Rortos

synopsis: Ten Square Games, a Polish mobile game developer, will acquire Rortos, an Italian video game company focused on developing flight simulators for mobile devices. Rortos offers flight simulators for civil aviation, military aviation, helicopters, and more. Their games include Real Flight Simulator, Airline Commander, Air Fighters, and more.
buyer: Ten Square Games (WSE:TEN:$172.40)
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games. "
target: Rortos
Rortos is an Italian video game company focused on developing flight simulators for mobile devices. Rortos offers flight simulators for civil aviation, military aviation, helicopters, and more. Their games include Real Flight Simulator, Airline Commander, Air Fighters, and more.
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$54
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 11/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Great Outdoors, LLC merged with iEntertainment Network,

synopsis: iEntertainment Network Inc., the developer of the WarBirds 2012, Combat Simulation Game Series, announces an agreement to merge with the Great Outdoors, LLC, a Company of Mr. Danny Hammett, well known for producing Cabelas’ Big Game Hunter and Rapala Fishing franchises.
buyer: iEntertainment Network (IENT:$1.62)
iEntertainment Network (IENT) is a leading publisher of online entertainment communities, core and co-branded gaming content, and CD-ROM game titles. WarBirds, IENT's premiere massively multiplayer flight simulation software, has won numerous awards around the world for Best Online Simulation Game. "
target: Great Outdoors, LLC
Great Outdoors, LLC, a Company of Mr. Danny Hammett, a well known game executive with over 20 years of game company management experience, is also credited with producing many successful outdoors games like the well known Cabelas’ Big Game Hunter and Rapala Fishing franchises.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Eleven Sports, acquired Team Whistle

synopsis: Eleven Sports has acquired New York-based Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Eleven Sports, acquired Sportube Srl

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, has acquired Sportube, the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. Sportube has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Sportube Srl
Sportube is the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. The platform has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro, which offers LIVE access to 60 regional clubs in more than 1,200 games per season across all competitions.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Outside TV

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of OutsideTV, the leading video provider for the adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle category. Pocket Outdoor Media changed its name to Outside.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Outside TV
OutsideTV is the leading video provider for the adventure sports and outdoor lifestyle category. OutsideTV delivers high-quality, compelling storylines focused on a wide variety of sports including: skiing & snowboarding, surfing, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and more.
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closed 11/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC, acquired InterMedia Outdoors

synopsis: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE") announced that it has acquired InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, Inc., (InterMedia Outdoors) from InterMedia Partners VII, L.P., a private equity investment fund. InterMedia Outdoors' assets include Sportsman Channel, 15 outdoor magazines, and 17 top websites, as well as television production operations.
buyer: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world's leading ownership, entertainment and management groups. As owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and various sports teams, KSE's sports and entertainment assets are second to none. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: InterMedia Outdoors
InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is a multimedia company serving outdoors enthusiasts in the United States, with the largest network of websites dedicated to the hunting, shooting and fishing category.
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closed 1/24/2006 via BusinessWire

Enjoy Media Holdings Limited, acquired Guangzhou CheQing Network Technology Limited

synopsis: Enjoy Media Holdings Limited has completed the three acquisitions previously announced: (1) a 60% stake in Guangzhou ZhiRui Advertising Limited; (2) a 100% stake in Guangzhou CheQing Network Technology Limited; and (3) a 51% stake in Guangzhou LangHui Information Technology Limited.
buyer: Enjoy Media Holdings Limited
Enjoy Media Holdings Limited (Enjoy Media) is a revolutionary print media and advertising company based in Guangzhou, China. Enjoy Media aims to provide total enjoyable experience while you wait. "
target: Guangzhou CheQing Network Technology Limited
Guangzhou CheQing Network Technology Limited ("QiQi", www.QiQi.net), a company in Guangzhou, China, manages a popular portal QiQi.net for car enthusiasts in southern China, with membership of over 60,000 private car owners.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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$0.56
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 3/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired /DRIVE

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel /DRIVE along with its associated websites and content libraries. /DRIVE is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, /DRIVE has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 1 million YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: /DRIVE
/DRIVE is a Youtube Channel which celebrates the culture of cars, taking their audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios -- and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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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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announced 9/17/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Marc and Lynne Benioff, will acquire Time Magazine

synopsis: Marc Benioff, the chief executive of the software company Salesforce, and his wife, Lynne, said that they had agreed to buy Time magazine from Meredith Corporation. Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923.
buyer: Marc and Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff is an American billionaire internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. Lynne Benioff is a philanthropist and married to Marc Benioff. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Magazine
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City and founded in 1923. An essential destination for reporting on the people, places and issues that matter, TIME captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing and photography.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Essence Ventures LLC, acquired Essence Communications Inc.

synopsis: Essence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc. Essence owns Essence Magazine, a hallmark for women’s empowerment.
buyer: Essence Ventures LLC
Essence Ventures LLC is an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce. It was founded by Richelieu Dennis, founder of the shampoo and body care company Shea Moisture. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Essence Communications Inc.
ESSENCE is a hallmark for women’s empowerment and a cultural beacon of pride and celebration of the diverse images and lifestyles of Black women. ESSENCE is an international destination for diverse storytelling and original content comprising beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and culture.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Regent L.P., acquired Sunset Publishing Corporation

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the sale of Sunset to Regent L.P. Sunset is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic brand covers the region’s top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities.
buyer: Regent L.P.
Regent is a global private equity firm focused on innovating and transforming businesses. The firm’s mission is to create long-term value for its partners, the companies it invests in and the communities in which it works. Regent’s investments operate in a wide array of industry verticals. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Sunset Publishing Corporation
Sunset is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic brand covers the region’s top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities.
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announced 11/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire Time Inc.

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc., one of the world's most influential media companies. Time Inc. is home to 100 iconic news and culture brands like People, Sports Illustrated, Time, InStyle, Real Simple, Food & Wine, and Fortune.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners. "
target: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's most influential media companies. Through their 100 news and culture brands, consumers & marketers can leverage the power of Time Inc.’s stories every day, every hour, on every platform, from every angle, at the best possible moment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,902 [$2,793]
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$2,884
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$388
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closed 7/27/2017 via Company Press Release

inVNT, LLC, acquired inVNT, LLC

synopsis: INVNT, a global brand communications agency, announced that its founding partners, Scott Cullather and Kristina McCoobery, have purchased the agency from its former parent company, Time Inc. INVNT creates and produces brand engagements for every audience segment – employees, customers, partners, investors, members, the press and consumers.
buyer: inVNT, LLC
inVNT is a global brand communications agency. They collaborate with brands and organizations to launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand and align organizations with target audiences worldwide. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: inVNT, LLC
inVNT is a global brand communications agency. They collaborate with brands and organizations to launch products, build brand allegiance, strengthen relations, create demand and align organizations with target audiences worldwide.
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announced 1/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Viant Technology Inc, will acquire Adelphic Mobile

synopsis: Time Inc.’s Viant Technology, a people-based advertising technology company, has signed an agreement to acquire Adelphic, a company that provides a mobile-first, cross-channel programmatic advertising platform. Adelphic’s self-service media planning and execution tools will bolster Viant’s people-based data and analytics offerings.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Viant Technology Inc
Viant Technology is the premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. The Viant Advertising Cloud™ provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users. "
target: Adelphic Mobile
Adelphic Mobile is a mobile and cross-channel programmatic advertising platform connecting brands to consumers and enabling meaningful engagement with individual people. With Adelphic, marketers can influence consumer behavior in real time, maximizing the return on their mobile investment.
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closed 9/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Synapse Group, Inc., acquired Bizrate Insights

synopsis: Time Inc. announced its acquisition of Bizrate Insights, a voice of the consumer data company that specializes in developing rich consumer insights by extending its online and mobile surveys across partner sites. Bizrate Insights will be integrated into Time Inc.’s Synapse Group, Inc., an affinity marketing subsidiary based in Stamford, CT.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Synapse Group, Inc.
Synapse Group, Inc., a Time Inc. company, is a cross-channel affinity marketing company. With access to over 700 consumer titles, Synapse develops self-funded marketing programs that help some of the world’s largest consumer companies build brand loyalty, acquire new customers, and increase revenue."
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: Bizrate Insights
Bizrate Insights’ omni-device buyer and abandonment surveys are deployed across more than 2,500 retail websites in North America and Europe to develop voice of the consumer insights.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Time Inc. UK, acquired Collective UK

synopsis: Time Inc. UK, Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content, has acquired Collective Europe Limited, which trades as Collective UK, the leading provider of premium digital creative advertising solutions.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target parent: Collective Media
target: Collective UK
Collective Media UK is a leading data-driven, programmatic advertising company that connects brand marketers to audiences with personalized ad experiences across screens and formats.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spil Games, acquired Mousebreaker

synopsis: Spil Games, a top publisher and distributor of casual mobile and web games, has acquired Mousebreaker.com, a browser game portal, from Time Inc. UK. Mousebreaker.com is amongst the biggest UK flash games website, with over 4,500,000 unique users per month.
buyer: Spil Games
With 100 million active users, Spil Games is a top publisher and distributor of casual mobile and web games. They are experts in marketing, monetization, localization and game technology for developers. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Mousebreaker
Mousebreaker is a UK based casual games website founded in 2001. One of the earliest browser game portals, the site earned a reputation in terms of publishing sports and, in particular, football games.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., the Hong Kong-based publisher of Fortune China, Fortune’s Chinese-language edition. CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd., a regional business publisher established in 1975, has grown Fortune China into a trusted source of management insight and advice for executives based in China.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd.
CCI Asia-Pacific Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1975 to address China's anticipated demand for international business and technical information. CCI is a pioneer among publishers of business to business magazines for the China market.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Sports Illustrated Play, acquired Tourney Machine

synopsis: Sports Illustrated Play (SI Play) has acquired Iowa-based Tourney Machine, a leader in tournament management and scheduling software. Tourney Machine will provide a state-of-the-art tournament management product that is the perfect complement to SI Play’s core league and team management and in-game scoring capabilities.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Sports Illustrated Play
SI Play brings together industry leaders in sports software around a simple yet ambitious goal: to connect the world of youth sports. SI Play supports more than 10 million active users across a wide range of sports, geographies and age ranges through its digital products and services. "
target: Tourney Machine
Tourney Machine has managed more than 780,000 games across 8,000 tournaments, including participation from 393,000 teams and 3 million players. Its software suite is used for a range of youth sports competitions, such as basketball, baseball, lacrosse, softball, soccer and volleyball.
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announced 4/1/2016 via PR Newswire

TZP Group LLC, will acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Eric Thorkilsen and TZP Growth Partners l, L.P., a New York-based private equity fund, announced that they have entered into an agreement with Time Inc. to acquire This Old House Ventures, LLC. This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series.
buyer: TZP Group LLC
TZP Group, a private equity firm, is focused on investments in business and consumer services companies. TZP targets companies with solid historical profitability and sustainable value propositions and aims to be a "Partner of Choice" for business owners and management teams. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired /DRIVE

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel /DRIVE along with its associated websites and content libraries. /DRIVE is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, /DRIVE has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 1 million YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: /DRIVE
/DRIVE is a Youtube Channel which celebrates the culture of cars, taking their audience on the road, to the races, to the factories, to the studios -- and to other places car lovers have always wanted to go, but never had the chance.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired FastLaneDaily

synopsis: Time Inc. announced the acquisition of YouTube channel FastLaneDaily (FLD) along with its associated website and content library. FLD is a digital pioneer renowned for its adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, FLD has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and over 300,000 YouTube subscribers.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: FastLaneDaily
Fast Lane Daily (FLD) is an Internet-based video newscast about the automotive industry bringing its viewers Fast and Fresh content. FLD is one of the first Internet Video Networks established. Their first episode aired in 2007 and they have produced over 1,500 episodes on Youtube.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired Viant Technology Inc

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Viant Technology Inc. Viant is the premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. "
target: Viant Technology Inc
Viant is the premier people-based advertising technology company, enabling marketers to plan, execute and measure their digital media investments through a cloud-based platform. The Viant Advertising Cloud™ provides marketers with access to over 1.2 billion registered users.
price ($mm)
$155
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closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired HelloGiggles

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced its acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women's brand covering pop culture, relationships, beauty, fashion and other lifestyle categories from a positive point of view.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Their brands include People, Sports Illustrated and Time. "
target: HelloGiggles
HelloGiggles is an online community for women covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, relationships, friendship, careers, and news that matters most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Sports Illustrated Play, acquired LeagueAthletics.com, LLC

synopsis: Sports Illustrated Play, a new Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports, has acquired League Athletics, based in Tucson, AZ which operates digital management tools that post game scores, keep track of schedules, statistics and standings and enable participants to register and communicate regularly.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Sports Illustrated Play
Sports Illustrated Play is a Time Inc. business devoted to youth and amateur sports. "
target: LeagueAthletics.com, LLC
LeagueAthletics.com, LLC is a privately owned, independent and self-funded company. They love developing software solutions for sports organizations and work extremely hard to make their customers happy. They're changing the way volunteers manage sports leagues LeagueAthletics.
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closed 11/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Vero Beach Magazine

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

Mequoda Publishing Network, acquired GreenPrints Magazine

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

Troy Johnson, acquired San Diego Magazine LLC

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

Pen & Sword Books, acquired After the Battle

synopsis: Pen & Sword Books, a military publisher in the UK, has acquired After the Battle, a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
buyer: Pen & Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is a military publisher in the UK. Pen & Sword Books publishes hardback and softback books on military, aviation, maritime, World War I, World War II, history, and more. They offer over 6,000 titles available in print and as ebook downloads. "
target: After the Battle
After the Battle is a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
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announced 8/26/2021 via Forbes

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

synopsis: Forbes, the iconic business information brand that convenes and curates the most influential leaders driving change, and Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors, announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
buyer: Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (OPA:$0.00)
Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors. "
target parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs.
price ($mm)
$620
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
closed 8/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, purchased Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands from Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future plc has acquired a portfolio of leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Pro Technology specialist brands from Dennis Publishing. The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: Exponent Private Equity
seller: Dennis Publishing Limited
The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach. Dennis Publishing Ltd. is a British independent publisher, founded in 1973 by Felix Dennis.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$145
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Ensemble

synopsis: Stuff, New Zealand's largest and most popular news site, has acquired Ensemble, an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target: Ensemble
Ensemble is an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Craig Fuller, acquired Flying

synopsis: Craig Fuller, a digital media entrepreneur, has acquired Flying from Bonnier Corporation, an enthusiast media publishing group. Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, equipment reviews, and more.
buyer: Craig Fuller
Craig Fuller is a digital media entrepreneur. Craig Fuller is the CEO and founder of FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analytics for the global logistics industry. He was also the founder of TransCard and is a trucking industry veteran. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Flying
Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, pilot stories, equipment reviews, safety and training information, and regulatory updates.
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Perkin Industries, acquired I Love My Dog So Much, LLC

synopsis: Perkin Industries, a company focused on acquiring and managing high-performing assets, has acquired a majority stake in I Love My Dog So Much, LLC, an online magazine focused on dogs. I Love My Dog So Much features articles that cover the topics of dog wellness, dog treats, training, lifestyles, animal rescues, and more.
buyer: Perkin Industries
Perkin Industries is a company focused on acquiring and managing high-performing assets. Perkin Industries focuses on cash producing companies that would benefit from the Perkin Industries' infrastructure. They are active in the real estate, healthcare, consumer products, digital media industries. "
target: I Love My Dog So Much, LLC
I Love My Dog So Much is an online magazine focused on dogs. I Love My Dog So Much provides readers with everything they need to satisfy their dog loving needs. Their articles cover the topics of dog wellness, dog treats, training, lifestyles, animal rescues, and more.
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closed 6/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Maven Inc., acquired The Spun

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers, has acquired The Spun, an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: The Spun
The Spun is an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pro Scouts LLC, acquired Baseball Digest

synopsis: Pro Scouts LLC, a publishing company headed by David Fagley, has acquired Baseball Digest, the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
buyer: Pro Scouts LLC
Pro Scouts LLC is a publishing company headed by David Fagley. Pro Scouts LLC is focused on publishing baseball related media. "
target: Baseball Digest
Baseball Digest is the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling and unique articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired ADDitude

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and a leader in health information services for consumers and healthcare professionals (HCPs), announced the acquisition of ADDitude, a multi-channel platform supporting people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), their caregivers, and professionals in the ADHD treatment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: ADDitude
ADDitude is an ADHD magazine, community and web site dedicated to strategies and support for individuals and families living with ADD and related conditions.
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
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closed 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Mobile Robot Guide

synopsis: Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media announced the acquisition of Mobile Robot Guide (MRG), the leading online resource for news and information about mobile robots, the applications they enable, and industries they support.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: Mobile Robot Guide
The Mobile Robot Guide is a magazine that exists to educate prospective mobile robot buyers about autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AMR applications and vendors. In the magazine one can find the latest news about autonomous mobile robots.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Roku, Inc. announced that it has acquired the “This Old House” business, inclusive of its global distribution rights and all of its subsidiary brands, including the “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House” TV programs, the show libraries, all digital assets, and the television production studio.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target parent: TZP Group LLC
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Remember Media Limited merged with Digital Allies Limited,

synopsis: Digital Allies, a specialist digital marketing consultancy, will merge with Remember Media, a leading independent publishing, content and design company, to form a new multi-media business, Allies Group Ltd. Remember Media are specialists in the creation, content, design and publication of luxury print and online magazines.
buyer: Digital Allies Limited
Digital Allies are a specialist digital marketing consultancy who are focused on helping organizations optimize their on-line presence. Key areas of expertise are SEO, PPC, Social, Analytics and Digital Content. "
target: Remember Media Limited
Remember Media is a leading independent publishing, content and design company, based in North East England. They are specialists in the creation, content, design and publication of luxury print and online magazines.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Dezeen

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Dezeen
Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Peloton Magazine

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Peloton Magazine, a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Peloton Magazine
Peloton Magazine is a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
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closed 2/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Play Magnus AS, acquired New In Chess

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired New In Chess, the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$14.61)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: New In Chess
New In Chess is the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features on-the-spot tournament reports, interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Acton Media Inc., acquired Domino Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: North Equity LLC, a venture equity firm, has acquired the leading home and design digital media brand Domino from Multiply Media, LLC. Founded in 2005, Domino is the ultimate resource for discovering your personal style and translating that into your home. Domino will join Acton Media Inc., a portfolio company of North Equity.
buyer parent: North Equity LLC
buyer: Acton Media Inc.
Acton Media Inc. is a portfolio company of North Equity that comprises its home and lifestyle-focused brands, including SAVEUR and BobVila.com. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Domino Media Group, Inc.
Domino is a guide for a stylish life and home. Domino publishes quarterly print magazines, daily content on domino.com and a mobile app to bring community and commerce together. Domino covers the latest in interior design, home tours, DIYs, entertaining, travel, wellness, weddings, and news.
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rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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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: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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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: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$647.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.29
EBIT ($mm)
$150.12
Net Income ($mm)
$91.12
Employees
2037
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
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Ticker: SEHK:282
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Digital Limited
Next Digital Limited operates as the Chinese-language print media company in Hong Kong. The company publishes one newspaper and four magazines in Hong Kong, namely Apple Daily, Next Magazine, Easy Finder, Sudden Weekly and Eat &Travel Weekly. It also engages in printing and Internet business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$228.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3117
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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