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closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins Italia, acquired 20lines

synopsis: The Italian division of HarperCollins, HarperCollins Italia, has acquired 20lines, an app for iPhone and Android that allows to people write, read and share short-format stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Italia
HarperCollins Italia S.p.A. publishes books. The company was formerly known as Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. "
target: 20lines
20lines S.r.l. develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Intertwine, acquired 20lines

synopsis: Intertwine, an online multimedia platform allowing users to publish their ideas collaboratively, has acquired 20lines from HarperCollins. 20lines is a social platform with more than 220,000 registered users who publish their own stories. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
buyer parent: Digital Magics SPA
buyer: Intertwine
Intertwine is an editing online multimedia platform that allows users to create, share and publish their ideas collaboratively. Users can create, share and publish collaborative storytelling. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 20lines
20lines develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Courier Corporation, acquired FastPencil, Inc.

synopsis: Courier Corporation, one of America’s leading innovators in book manufacturing and content management, announced that it has acquired FastPencil, Inc., a developer of end-to-end, cloud-based content management technology. FastPencil serves authors and publishers with open-platform solutions spanning content, workflow, marketing and distribution.
buyer: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s third largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. "
target: FastPencil, Inc.
FastPencil powers publishing by enabling authors, publishers and enterprise customers to write, design, publish and sell books in print and digital formats through three publishing imprints: PREMIERE, Wavecrest and FastPencil.com.
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$5.00
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Intertwine, acquired 20lines

synopsis: Intertwine, an online multimedia platform allowing users to publish their ideas collaboratively, has acquired 20lines from HarperCollins. 20lines is a social platform with more than 220,000 registered users who publish their own stories. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
buyer parent: Digital Magics SPA
buyer: Intertwine
Intertwine is an editing online multimedia platform that allows users to create, share and publish their ideas collaboratively. Users can create, share and publish collaborative storytelling. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 20lines
20lines develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
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closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins Italia, acquired 20lines

synopsis: The Italian division of HarperCollins, HarperCollins Italia, has acquired 20lines, an app for iPhone and Android that allows to people write, read and share short-format stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Italia
HarperCollins Italia S.p.A. publishes books. The company was formerly known as Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. "
target: 20lines
20lines S.r.l. develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Intertwine, acquired 20lines

synopsis: Intertwine, an online multimedia platform allowing users to publish their ideas collaboratively, has acquired 20lines from HarperCollins. 20lines is a social platform with more than 220,000 registered users who publish their own stories. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
buyer parent: Digital Magics SPA
buyer: Intertwine
Intertwine is an editing online multimedia platform that allows users to create, share and publish their ideas collaboratively. Users can create, share and publish collaborative storytelling. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 20lines
20lines develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month. The app is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian.
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closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins Italia, acquired 20lines

synopsis: The Italian division of HarperCollins, HarperCollins Italia, has acquired 20lines, an app for iPhone and Android that allows to people write, read and share short-format stories. 20lines has more than 220,000 registered users, who create more then 15,000 new stories every month.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Italia
HarperCollins Italia S.p.A. publishes books. The company was formerly known as Harlequin Mondadori S.p.A. "
target: 20lines
20lines S.r.l. develops a social platform for writers, readers and dreamers to create amazing stories.
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closed 10/26/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Turner Publishing Company, acquired West Margin Press

synopsis: Turner Publishing has acquired West Margin Press, a print and e-book publishing company, from the Ingram Content Group. West Margin’s lists focus on nature, travel, history, memoir, literary fiction, food, and lifestyle titles. The acquisition includes about 500 titles and 35 books set to be released.
buyer: Turner Publishing Company
Turner is an award-winning, independent publisher of over 5,000 titles. Operating since 1984, Turner has a broad array of titles in fiction & non-fiction, including business, young adult, history, romance, mystery, cookbooks, health & wellness, animals, design, and more. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: West Margin Press
West Margin Press is a growing print and e-book publishing company based in Berkeley, California. West Margin Press is dedicated to creating beautiful books and sharing unique voices and important stories.
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closed 10/4/2022 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Focus, LLC, acquired Cider Mill Press Book Publishers LLC

synopsis: HarperCollins Focus has acquired Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, an independent publisher of quality, high-design, gift books. Cider Mill Press specializes in cookbooks, elegant wine and spirits projects, humor books, and children's classics, supporting Focus' overall objective to expand its growing gift and children's product offering.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Focus, LLC
HarperCollins Focus owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints. The company works with a broad network of booksellers, appealing to readers with content that uplifts through celebration, culinary entertainment, community, family, optimism, humor, advice, and motivation. "
target: Cider Mill Press Book Publishers LLC
Cider Mill Press is an independent publisher of cookbooks, elegant wine and spirits projects, classic children's books, and more. Along with its children’s imprint, Applesauce Press, they combine top-notch design, unique formats, and fresh content to create truly innovative gift books.
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closed 7/13/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Astra Publishing House, acquired Daw Books, Inc.

synopsis: Astra Publishing House has acquired DAW Books, a science fiction and fantasy publisher. With the acquisition, Astra gets a well-established backlist of 2,000 science fiction and fantasy titles from authors including Tad Williams, Kristen Britain, C. J. Cherryh, C. S. Friedman, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Melanie Rawn, and Patrick Rothfuss.
buyer parent: Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
buyer: Astra Publishing House
Astra Publishing House is dedicated to publishing books for children and adults that celebrate excellent storytelling, have a strong point of view, and introduce readers to new perspectives about their everyday lives as well as the lives of others. "
target: Daw Books, Inc.
Founded in 1971, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. Almost 50 years and two thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry.
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closed 6/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Bonnierförlagen AB, acquired Historiska Media

synopsis: Bonnierförlagen, Sweden’s biggest publishing group, has acquired Historiska Media, Sweden's leading publisher of historical literature. Historiska Media offers over 1,100 titles in various formats, including print, e-book, and audiobook. Their books cover cultural history, the history of Sweden, military history, biographies, and more.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnierförlagen AB
Bonnierförlagen is Sweden’s biggest publishing group. Bonnierförlagen is comprised of a large number of publishing houses spanning a broad range of all genres. Their publishing houses include Albert Bonniers Förlag, Bazar Förlag, Bokförlaget Ester Bonnier, Bokförlaget Hedvig, and more. "
target: Historiska Media
Historiska Media is Sweden's leading publisher of historical literature. Historiska Media offers over 1,100 titles in various formats, including print, e-book, and audiobook. Their books cover cultural history, the history of Sweden, military history, biographies, and more.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

eBookFairs.com, acquired Pen It! Publications, LLC

synopsis: eBookFairs.com, a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic, has acquired Pen It Publications, LLC, a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
buyer: eBookFairs.com
eBookFairs.com is a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic. Other authors then submit their books to the book fair for approval and eventual release to the public. At that point the public fairgoers can also register to win prizes including books. "
target: Pen It! Publications, LLC
Pen It! Publications, LLC is a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

The University of Georgia Press, acquired NewSouth Books

synopsis: The University of Georgia Press, a respected publisher of global scholarship, creative and literary works, and general interest books on the American South, announced its acquisition of NewSouth Books, an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
buyer: The University of Georgia Press
Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press supports and enhances the University of Georgia’s place as a major public research institution by publishing outstanding books by scholars and writers throughout the world. The UGA Press is a member of the Association of University Presses. "
target: NewSouth Books
Founded in 2000, NewSouth Books is an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, acquired Bragelonne

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a French publisher, has acquired Bragelonne, a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
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: Bragelonne
Bragelonne is a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
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announced 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins UK, will acquire Pavilion Books Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins UK is buying Pavilion Books, a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins UK
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. "
target: Pavilion Books Ltd.
Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Etan Ilfeld, acquired John Hunt Publishing

synopsis: Etan Ilfeld, a London-based entrepreneur, has acquired John Hunt Publishing (JHP), an independent publisher in the UK. JHP publishes books in a variety of genres, including non fiction, fiction, history, Christianity and more. The company has more than 2,000 titles in print across key imprints such as O Books, Zero Books, Moon Books and Iff Books.
buyer: Etan Ilfeld
Etan Ilfeld is a London-based entrepreneur. Etan Ilfeld owns and manages multiple publishing imprints, including Watkins Publishing, Nourish, Repeater and Angry Robot Books. He also owns the Mind Sports Olympiad, a festival for games of mental skill and mind sports. "
target: John Hunt Publishing
John Hunt Publishing (JHP) is an independent publisher in the UK. JHP publishes books in a variety of genres, including non fiction, fiction, history, Christianity and more. The company has more than 2,000 titles in print across key imprints such as O Books, Zero Books, Moon Books and Iff Books.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pen & Sword Books, acquired After the Battle

synopsis: Pen & Sword Books, a military publisher in the UK, has acquired After the Battle, a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
buyer: Pen & Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is a military publisher in the UK. Pen & Sword Books publishes hardback and softback books on military, aviation, maritime, World War I, World War II, history, and more. They offer over 6,000 titles available in print and as ebook downloads. "
target: After the Battle
After the Battle is a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Youboox

synopsis: Nextory, one the largest streaming services for books in Europe, has acquired Youboox, a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with access to over 400,000 titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
buyer: Nextory AB
Founded by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki, Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target: Youboox
Youboox is a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with unlimited access to over 400,000 high-quality titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Meredith Corporation

synopsis: IAC company Dotdash has acquired Meredith Holdings Corp., owner of world-class brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, FOOD & WINE, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and REAL SIMPLE. The new Dotdash Meredith combines celebrated and iconic brands with digital DNA to create America's largest digital and print publisher.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help approximately 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online and has won over 80 awards. "
target: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corporation is a multi-platform media and marketing company that provides information and inspiration to women's lives daily through its trusted brands including PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Southern Living, and REAL SIMPLE.
price ($mm)
$2,700
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closed 9/29/2021 via PR Web

Wolfpack Publishing, acquired Rough Edges Press

synopsis: Wolfpack Publishing, an independent publishing company, has acquired Rough Edges Press, a publisher focused on crime, mystery and thriller novels. Rough Edges Press concentrates on the more tough-minded aspects of mystery fiction, from the traditional private detectives and crime, to the more contemporary legal thrillers and international intrigue.
buyer: Wolfpack Publishing
Wolfpack Publishing is an award-winning independent publishing company. Wolfpack Publishing aims to bring both established authors and new authors to the market. The company publishes books in various genres, including action adventure, historical fiction, mystery & thrillers, and western fiction. "
target: Rough Edges Press
Rough Edges Press is an independent publisher focused on crime, mystery and thriller novels. Rough Edges Press concentrates on the more tough-minded aspects of mystery fiction, from the traditional private detectives and crime, to the more contemporary legal thrillers and international intrigue.
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closed 9/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Quercus, acquired Arcadia Books Limited

synopsis: Quercus has acquired the independent publishing house Arcadia Books, to be based within the MacLehose Press imprint. Arcadia publishes a wide and diverse range of voices, with an especially strong list of international literature in translation.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Quercus
Founded in 2004, UK-based Quercus has already won the prestigious ‘Publisher of the Year’ award and built a reputation as a hit-maker: daring, ambitious, socially conscious and collaborative.Quercus publishes under eight main imprints, including Quercus Fiction, MacLehose Press, and more. "
target: Arcadia Books Limited
Arcadia Books is an independent publishing house based in London. Arcadia publishes a wide and diverse range of voices, with an especially strong list of international literature in translation. Arcadia was founded 25 years ago by Gary Pulsifer.
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announced 8/18/2021 via BusinessWire

Hachette Book Group, will acquire Workman Publishing Co.

synopsis: Hachette Book Group, a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, is to acquire Workman Publishing, one of the largest and most respected independently owned book publishers in the US.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Book Group
Hachette Book Group is a publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France, and the third largest trade and educational publisher in the world. Hachette Livre is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group. "
target: Workman Publishing Co.
Workman Publishing Co., Inc. is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
$134
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
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closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Books UK, acquired Black & White Publishing

synopsis: Bonnier Books UK has acquired Black & White Publishing, one of Scotland’s leading book publishers, as part of its long-term strategy for growth. With a focus on Scottish and Irish interest publishing, Black & White publishes 30-40 books a year across biography, sport, humour, general non-fiction, fiction, YA, and children’s books.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Books UK
Bonnier Books UK is a leading publisher in the UK. Home to 13 adult and children’s imprints, Bonnier Books UK publishes across a wide variety of genres for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference, Bonnier Books UK believes every book matters. "
target: Black & White Publishing
Black & White Publishing is one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print. The company publishes an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction, biography, sport, and humour, as well as selected fiction, young adult, and children's books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 7/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., acquired Bloodhound Books Ltd.

synopsis: Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a leading marketing technology company, has acquired Bloodhound Books, a leading independent fiction publisher based in the UK. Bloodhound Books specialises in publishing eBooks but also offers print on demand paperbacks for all of their titles. Their books include Mr Nice, Frailty, Carrion, and more.
buyer: Open Road Integrated Media, Inc.
Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) is a marketing tech company that helps businesses reach consumers and convert them into customers. OR/M invests in a data-informed consumer-first model which provides discovery for 100% of content and books to consumers through its digital technology. "
target: Bloodhound Books Ltd.
Bloodhound Books is a leading independent fiction publisher based in the UK. Bloodhound Books specialises in publishing eBooks but also offers print on demand paperbacks for all of their titles. Their books include Mr Nice, Frailty, Carrion, A Time to Change, and more.
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closed 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Nubico

synopsis: Telefonica has just sold their Nubico ebook service to Nextory, a Swedish company. Barcelona-based Nubico was originally developed in 2013 and currently offers an unlimited platform, with a library of 50,000 books and 80 magazines for €8.99 per month. Nextory will continue to offer the standalone service in Spain.
buyer: Nextory AB
Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books founded in 2015 by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target parent: Telefonica S.A.
target: Nubico
Barcelona-based Nubico is a subscription book and magazine app allows users to access a catalog of more than 50,000 books and 80 magazines from €8.99 per month. This service lets users read on any device (eReader, iPhone, iPad or Android) and allows access to a growing digital library.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Kakao Entertainment Corp., will acquire Radish

synopsis: Kakao Entertainment will acquire storytelling platform based Radish Media, Inc. (hereafter Radish). Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Entertainment Corp.
Kakao Entertainment Corp. is innovating the full spectrum of the entertainment industry value chain. Kakao Entertainment operates Korea's most popular mobile content platforms, providing users access to over 80,000 IPs, including the most extensive library of original content in the country. "
target: Radish
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling, offering the literary equivalent of the addictive TV drama series. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments, optimized for the smartphone reader.
price ($mm)
$440
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: NGM:STORY B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storytel AB
Storytel AB is the market leader for streamed audiobooks in Sweden. With Storytel users always have their favorite stories close by, a whole library in their phone or tablet wherever they go. It should be this easy to enjoy great tales!
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$334.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($34.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
513
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$1,642.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$183.90
EBIT ($mm)
$92.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,243.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$399.97
EBIT ($mm)
$291.03
Net Income ($mm)
$134.77
Employees
3295
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$180.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.43
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$11.77
Employees
214
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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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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