Like NZME.

announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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announced 1/7/2022 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, will acquire The Athletic

synopsis: The New York Times Company, a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information, has reached an agreement to buy The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
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$550
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire WCDD-FM 107.9

synopsis: Education Media Foundation, an American nonprofit Christian media ministry, is acquiring WCDD Country 107.9, a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target: WCDD-FM 107.9
WCDD (107.9 MHz FM, CD Country 107.9) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
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$0.17
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announced 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snack Media Ltd., will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Bragg Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with SN&CK Media Limited (SML) for the sale of its media division, including GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
buyer: Snack Media Ltd.
Snack Media is a leading independent sports digital media company with over 30m sports fans. They specialize in multi-channel content creation, distributed at scale. Through data driven engagement strategies Snack Media creates authentic connections between brands & fans. "
target parent: Bragg Gaming Group
target: GiveMeSport
Givemesport media is a next generation publisher that is forward thinking, tech-led and understands content distribution. Its website, GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
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$0.06
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC, purchased Seven Radio Stations from First Media Radio

synopsis: Byrne Acquisition Group, a owner and operator of a low-power television broadcast station, has acquired seven radio stations from First Media Radio. The seven radio stations located in North Carolina and Virginia broadcast in sport and music formats. The stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, and more.
buyer: Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC
Byrne Acquisition Group owns and operates WHHI-TV, a Hilton Head, SC low-power television broadcast station. WHHI-TV is the number one hyper-local television broadcasting station in the lowcountry. WHHI-TV provides local viewers with the best local television and content. "
seller: First Media Radio
Frist Media Radio's 7 radio stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, 99.5 Jamz WYTT, Maverick 102.3 WPTM, 107.7 Lake-FM WWDW, Sports Radio 1400 1080 WWDR and 1400 WSMY. The North Carolina and Virginia stations broadcast in sport and music formats.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

River iGaming p.l.c., acquired Media247 AS

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
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$1.38
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announced 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Forever Media Inc., will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company

synopsis: Forever Media, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) from Steinman Communications, an innovative, multi-channel communications company. DBC owns and operates nine radio stations. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations.
buyer: Forever Media Inc.
Forever Media owns and operates radio stations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. Forever Media broadcasts in a variety of formats, including music, news & talk radio, and sports. They operate stations in Altoona, Cumberland, Johnstown, Midshore, Pittsburgh, State College, Wheeling, and York. "
target parent: Steinman Communications
target: Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) is a company that owns and operates nine radio stations in DE, MD, and NJ. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations. Their stations include 101.7FM / 1150AM WDEL, 103.7 WXCY, 93.7 WSTW, and more.
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$19
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Urban One, Inc., will acquire The Team 980

synopsis: Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target parent: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
target: The Team 980
WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area. WTEM is the official radio station for the Washington Redskins football team.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired RealSport

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading international esports entertainment group, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of RealSM Limited, owner of the fan-oriented digital sports media platform, RealSport. Founded in January 2016, RealSport provides sports fans with all the latest news from across the globe.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: RealSport
RealSport is a fan-oriented, tech-forward sports media platform with commitment to simple UI and quality and exciting original content, from Football to eSports. RealSport believes in providing the highest quality original and unique content, written by real sports fans.
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$3.33
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Star Network Ltd will be merged with Crocmedia,

synopsis: Pacific Star Network, an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing, is to merge with Crocmedia, a content and entertainment business. Crocmedia connects relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events.
buyer: Crocmedia
Crocmedia is a content and entertainment business. They connect relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events. They are Australia’s only independent syndicator of sports content. "
target: Pacific Star Network Ltd (ASX:PNW:$49.71)
Pacific Star Network Limited (PNW) is an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing. PNW owns two Melbourne AM commercial broadcasting licenses and broadcasts 24/7 on 1116 SEN and Classic Rock Radio.
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announced 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will acquire WBZ-FM 98.5

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group announced that it will buy WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub from Entercom Communications Corporation and CBS Radio. 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted in 2009 as the first Boston FM Sports Talk Radio Station.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 63 stations (45 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Beasley radio stations reach approximately 19.0 million unique consumers weekly over-the-air, online and on smartphones and tablets. "
target parent: Entercom Communications Corporation
target: WBZ-FM 98.5
WBZ-FM, 98.5 The Sports Hub is a Boston, MA radio station. 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted in 2009 as the first Boston FM Sports Talk Radio Station.
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closed 8/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

WBIN Media Company, Inc., purchased WTPL-FM 107.7 from Lakes Media LLC

synopsis: WTPL-FM 107.7 in Hillsboro, N.H., is being sold to WBIN Inc. — the company led by investment banker Bill Binnie, who in fall 2014 launched “NH1” as a multiplatform all-news operation serving New Hampshire. The seller is Lakes Media LLC, an entity led by Dirk Nadon.
buyer: WBIN Media Company, Inc.
WBIN Inc. is the company led by investment banker and former U.S. Senate candidate Bill Binnie, who in fall 2014 launched “NH1” as a multiplatform all-news operation serving New Hampshire. WBIN also has a group of 16 stations licensed to them. "
seller: Lakes Media LLC
WTPL-FM 107.7 “The Pulse” in Hillsboro, N.H. is a Class A radio facility reaching the cities of Concord and Manchester, N.H. It broadcasts a news, talk, & sports format. It is owned by Lakes Media LLC.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Saint Valentine Catholic Radio, will purchase KTNZ and K233CB from Tejas Broadcasting LLP

synopsis: Catholic Radio of the High Plains is adding a second signal in Amarillo TX as it acquires Sports “ESPN 1010” KTNZ/94.5 K233CB Amarillo from Tejas Broadcasting. KTNZ (1010 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format. Amarillo-licensed translator K233CB at 94.5 FM simulcasts KTNZ.
buyer: Saint Valentine Catholic Radio
St. Valentine Catholic Radio (Catholic Radio of the Texas High Plains Inc.) re-broadcasts 95% of EWTN Global Catholic radio programs designed to communicate the truth, foster divine charity and nurture among all people the salvation which is available only through Jesus Christ the Lord. "
seller: Tejas Broadcasting LLP
KTNZ (1010 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format, based in Amarillo, TX. Amarillo-licensed translator K233CB at 94.5 FM simulcasts KTNZ.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Radio One, Inc., purchased WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Radio One, a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers, announced its acquisition of Red Zebra Broadcastings' WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American consumers. Their core business is their radio broadcasting franchise that owns and operates 52 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets in the United States. "
seller: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
The acquisition includes the radio stations WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
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announced 12/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Breaking Data Corporation, will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Breaking Data Corp. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of agreement to purchase GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport is a leading next generation sports media publisher, supported by investment from IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, boasting the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world.
buyer: Breaking Data Corporation (TSXV:BKD:$9.53)
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. "
target: GiveMeSport
GiveMeSport creates and publishes content around the clock, with contributors across all continents including writers, designers, video and social media producers, also offering free training, work experience and freelance opportunities to aspiring journalists via its Academy.
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announced 10/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase 4 Radio Stations from Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp. announced an agreement to acquire four radio stations in Charlotte, NC from Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Beasley is selling the stations to comply with FCC ownership limitations. The transaction adds strong local brands The Fan (WFNZ-AM), The Link (WLNK-FM) and news/talk leader WBT AM/FM to Entercom’s station group.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp. is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio of 125 highly-rated radio stations in 27 top markets across the country. Entercom’s brands reach and engage close to 40 million people each week. "
seller: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
The Fan (WFNZ-AM) covers North Carolina sports. The Link (WLNK-FM) airs a personality-driven Adult Contemporary format. WBT AM/FM is a Charlotte news/talk leader. Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 42 stations located in the United States.
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announced 6/30/2016 via Reuters

News Corporation, will acquire Wireless Group PLC

synopsis: News Corp has agreed to buy the owner of Britain's talkSPORT, Wireless Group PLC. The deal unites The Sun newspaper's sports coverage with the commercial radio network that broadcasts Premier League and FA Cup soccer.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,358.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: Wireless Group PLC (LSE:WLG:$97.92)
Wireless Group PLC is one of the most successful media companies based in the UK and Ireland. Wireless owns Virgin Radio UK, TalkRadio and TalkSport radio, which has the radio and digital broadcasting rights to the Premier League and the FA Cup.
price ($mm)
$300
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$102
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$20
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closed 2/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Principle Broadcasting, LLC, acquired KFWB 980 AM The Beast

synopsis: KFWB 980 AM The Beast will end operations as an all-sports station after the station’s asset trust sold the business to Universal Media Access KFWB-AM LLC, part of Mercury Capital Partners' Principle Broadcasting, LLC. KFWB is a CBS-affiliated all sports radio station, and it is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
buyer parent: Mercury Capital Partners
buyer: Principle Broadcasting, LLC
Principle Broadcasting, LLC is focused on acquiring AM and/or FM radio stations at low prices and converting them into an ethnic brokered time model. Principle leases time to various ethnic and religious groups. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: KFWB 980 AM The Beast
KFWB 980 AM The Beast is a Los Angeles all-sports radio station with a mix of original programming focusing on the L.A. sports scene. KFWB is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
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announced 1/10/2014 via Company Press Release

York Revolution, will acquire WOYK AM 1350

synopsis: York Revolution, announced that it has agreed to purchase WOYK AM 1350 from WOYK, Inc., the radio station’s current licensee. WOYK 1350 AM is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. The station carries all 140 York Revolution games, York College sports, and a weekly broadcast of York County high school sports.
buyer: York Revolution
The York Professional Baseball Club owns and operates York Revolution. The York Revolution is an American professional baseball team which is a member of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent league not affiliated with Major League Baseball. "
target: WOYK AM 1350
WOYK 1350 AM is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. The station carries all 140 York Revolution games, York College sports, and a weekly broadcast of York County high school sports.
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announced 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Wairarapa Times Age, will acquire Wairarapa Times Age

synopsis: The Wairarapa Times-Age newspaper is to become a locally-owned entity once again, with the announcement that general manager Andrew Denholm is buying the business. The agreement also includes the Wairarapa Midweek and Wairarapa Property. The Times-Age is one of six regional daily newspapers under the stable of NZME.
buyer: Wairarapa Times Age
The Wairarapa Times-Age is a daily newspaper published in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand, and it is the dominant print media in the region. The company also publishes two free weekly community newspapers, Midweek in the Wairarapa district and the Bush Telegraph in the Tararua district. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: Wairarapa Times Age
The Wairarapa Times-Age is a daily newspaper published in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand, and it is the dominant print media in the region. The company also publishes two free weekly community newspapers, Midweek in the Wairarapa district and the Bush Telegraph in the Tararua district.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZME., acquired Peacock Promotions Ltd.

synopsis: NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment), a subsidiary of APN News & Media, has acquired Peacock Promotions. Based in Palmerston North, Peacock Promotions owns the Womens Lifestyle Expo which runs across seven national centres. It also owns the Ideal Home Show and the Manawatu Wedding Expo, which are Palmerston North-only events.
buyer parent: APN News & Media Limited
buyer: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week. "
target: Peacock Promotions Ltd.
Peacock Promotions Ltd. organizes shows and regional events in New Zealand. Their events include Women's Lifestyle Expo, Ideal Home Show, and the Manawatu Wedding Expo. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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closed 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., acquired Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: Fairfax Media Limited, a multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to advise that the scheme of arrangement in relation to the merger of Fairfax and Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, an Australian media company focused on delivering premium content across multiple distribution platforms, has been implemented.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
Nine Entertainment is a multi-faceted media company, focused on delivering premium content across multiple distribution platforms. Nine has a unique portfolio of assets including a leading free-to-air television network, as well as a number of pre-eminent digital brands. "
target: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax Media engages audiences and communities via print media, digital media, radio stations, events and other businesses.
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$1,607 [$1,721]
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$1,249
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$173
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closed 12/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cuisine Magazine, acquired Cuisine Magazine

synopsis: Editor Kelli Brett and advertising manager Vanessa Stranan have acquired Cuisine Magazine from Fairfax Media in a management buyout. Cuisine Magazine celebrates local producers, chefs and restaurateurs, bringing them into the homes of foodies across New Zealand.
buyer: Cuisine Magazine
Cuisine Magazine celebrates local producers, chefs and restaurateurs, bringing them into the homes of foodies across New Zealand. No other food media platform understands New Zealand food and the people who grow it, cook it and produce it like Cuisine. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Cuisine Magazine
Cuisine Magazine celebrates local producers, chefs and restaurateurs, bringing them into the homes of foodies across New Zealand. No other food media platform understands New Zealand food and the people who grow it, cook it and produce it like Cuisine.
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closed 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stuff, acquired Neighbourly Ltd

synopsis: Fairfax New Zealand, which is rebranding it as its flagship news website Stuff, has taken control of the New Zealand hyper-local Neighbourly website. Neighbourly is a community website that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff, based in New Zealand, 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, travel services, movie reviews, rural news... and lots more. "
target: Neighbourly Ltd
Neighbourly is a community website in New Zealand that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services and restaurants, and get to know each other.
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closed 7/31/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired SMA Entertainment

synopsis: Stingray, a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has concluded the acquisiton of Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA), a subsidiary of Macquarie Media Operations PTY Limited (MRN) and a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: SMA Entertainment
Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA) is a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations. SMA Entertainment is a B2B content provider of audio and visual solutions, complimenting and enhancing the aesthetic that businesses want for themselves.
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announced 12/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Oceania Capital Partners, will acquire Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Oceania Capital Partners Limited (OCP) announced that an 85.5% held subsidiary of OCP has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Radio 2CH Pty Ltd (“2CH”) from Macquarie Media Limited. 2CH operates 2CH 1170AM, a commercial AM radio station in Sydney with a DAB+ simulcast.
buyer: Oceania Capital Partners (ASX:OCP:$36.36)
Oceania Capital Partners Limited is an investment company that provides its shareholders with investment exposure to, and returns from, investments in operating businesses. They pursue private equity style transactions and public market opportunities using private equity experience and disciplines. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.
Radio 2CH Pty Ltd operates 2CH 1170AM, a commercial AM radio station in Sydney with a DAB+ simulcast. 2CH mainly broadcasts oldies music with the slogan "The songs you know and love."
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closed 10/31/2016 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited, acquired TenderLink.com Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet Australia, Australia and New Zealand's longest-established credit information bureau, has acquired TenderLink, one of the largest online procurement communities in Australasia.
buyer parent: Archer Capital
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet Australia Holdings Limited
Established in 1887, Dun & Bradstreet is Australia and New Zealand's longest-established credit information bureau. Backed by its extensive database, Dun & Bradstreet helps businesses to make informed credit decisions, and consumers to access personal credit information. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: TenderLink.com Pty Ltd.
TenderLink, established in 1994, is one of the largest online procurement communities in Australasia. TenderLink provides a central gateway for the advertisement and management of tenders, quotes and expressions of interests published by government, public and private sector procurers.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 10/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Fairfax Events, acquired Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas

synopsis: Fairfax Media’s Life Media & Events division has purchased Ben & Jerry’s Australian Openair Cinemas, a business operating open air cinemas in six Australian states and territories. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential outdoor event, with feature films lighting up a huge movie screen from dusk.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Fairfax Events
Fairfax Events produces an expanding calendar of arts, business, food, parenting, and sporting events, attracting over two million participants each year. "
target: Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are a quintessential outdoor event, with feature films lighting up our huge movie screen from dusk. Cinemagoers can chill out before their movie with some tasty food and frosty beverages from the licensed bar.
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announced 12/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Macquarie Radio Network will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd., Fairfax Radio Network,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, Australia's largest multi-platform media group, has announced that the company has taken a controlling stake in a merger of its radio business with John Singleton's Macquarie Radio Network, home to the number one rating talk station, 2GB 873, and easy listening 2CH 1170.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
buyer: Fairfax Radio Network
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism. The group also holds radio licenses in several locations in Australia. "
target: Macquarie Radio Network (ASX:MRN:$44.85)
Delivering the largest adult radio audience in Sydney, the Macquarie Radio Network is home to the number one rating talk station, 2GB 873, and easy listening 2CH 1170.
price ($mm)
$115
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
12.2x
announced 12/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire 96FM Perth

synopsis: APN News & Media Limited will acquire 96FM Perth from Fairfax Media Ltd. The station offers great music, entertaining presenters and exciting contests as well as several high profile sporting sponsorships including the West Coast Eagles and Emirates Western Force.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: 96FM Perth
96FM Perth is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting in Perth, Western Australia. The station is one of Perth's favourites for great music, entertaining presenters and exciting contests as well as several high profile sporting sponsorships.
price ($mm)
$64
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announced 12/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Trade Me Ltd, will acquire Viewing Tracker

synopsis: Trade Me, the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, has entered into an agreement to purchase Viewing Tracker, a small Wellington company that minimises hassle for tenants and property managers making arangements to view rental properties.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, spanning auctions and fixed price sales for new and used goods, with automotive, real estate and employment businesses. It also has web businesses specialising in accommodation and dating. "
target: Viewing Tracker
Viewing Tracker is a revolutionary booking system for property managers and letting agents to enable prospective tenants to book in for viewings. Viewing Tracker is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
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closed 7/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., acquired All Homes Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Fairfax Media, Australia's largest multi-platform media group, has bought Canberra-based real estate website All Homes. Allhomes was founded in 2000 and serves more than 180 real estate agencies in the Canberra region.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australia's largest multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target: All Homes Pty Ltd.
Based in Kingston, Australia., All Homes Pty Ltd. is a real estate website that serves more than 180 real estate agencies in the Canberra region.
price ($mm)
$47
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announced 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Oasis Active will be merged with RSVP,

synopsis: Fairfax Media Limited, the founders of Oasis Active and Ten Network Holdings Limited have agreed to a merger of online dating businesses, RSVP and Oasis Active, bringing together two of Australia’s largest online dating services businesses. Founded in 1997, RSVP was the first online dating site in Australia.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: RSVP
Founded in 1997, RSVP was the first online dating site in Australia. It was acquired by Fairfax in 2005 and is now part of Fairfax’s Digital Ventures division. The business remains Australia’s largest online dating business. "
target: Oasis Active
Oasis Active is an online dating services business. It was launched in 2008 by co-founders Dave Heysen and Daniel Haigh. Oasis has substantial operations in Australia, as well as strong positions in emerging markets throughout Latin America.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Trade Me Ltd, will acquire MotorWeb Services Ltd

synopsis: Online auction website Trade Me has inked an agreement to buy New Zealand-based motor vehicle information company MotorWeb. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is New Zealand's leading shopping website, with thousands of online auctions and classifieds. The Trade Me community has around 2.5 million active members, and the site has 1.5 million listings. "
target: MotorWeb Services Ltd
MotorWeb is New Zealand’s leading vehicle history check provider, delivering online services to the motor industry and general public for over a decade. They are recognised as a 'one stop shop' for the motor vehicle industry; providing over a dozen online services, quickly and accurately.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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EV / EBITDA
5.2x
closed 12/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., acquired PriceFinder.com.au

synopsis: Fairfax Media has acquired Property Data Solutions. Their flagship product 'PriceFinder.com.au' is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australia's largest multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target: PriceFinder.com.au
The Property Data Solutions group is Australian owned and encompasses everything in ‘property data’, from individual property research for property professionals to custom property mapping applications for large corporate and government departments. Their flagship product 'PriceFinder.com.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 12/4/2013 via Company Press Release

HomeAway, Inc., acquired Stayz Pty Ltd.

synopsis: HomeAway, Inc., the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, announced it has acquired Stayz Group, the publisher of Stayz.com.au and the leading online vacation rental marketplace in Australia. The Stayz Group was purchased from Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax Media Limited
buyer: HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY:$485.27)
HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Stayz Pty Ltd.
Stayz Pty Limited provides online holiday booking services in Australia. It books holiday accommodation; and provides advertising Website that allows property owners to list and promote holiday accommodation, and receive and manage enquiries in relation to their property.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Treat Me, acquired Treat Me

synopsis: Trade Me says it will sell its group-buying website Treat Me via a management buy-out led by the current head of Treat Me, James MacAvoy. Treat Me was launched by Trade Me in 2011, with its first deals going live a week later. It has since sold more than 1.1 million vouchers.
buyer: Treat Me
Launched in March 2011, by Trade Me. Treat Me offers the best deals each day on experiences around New Zealand. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Treat Me
Launched in March 2011, by Trade Me. Treat Me offers the best deals each day on experiences around New Zealand.
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closed 12/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., acquired Beaudesert Times Pty Limited

synopsis: Fairfax Regional Media has acquired Beaudesert Times Pty Ltd. The Beaudesert Times is a paid weekly (Wednesday) tabloid format newspaper, based in Beaudesert, Australia.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australia's largest multi-platform media group. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target: Beaudesert Times Pty Limited
Beaudesert Times is a paid weekly (Wednesday) tabloid format newspaper, based in Beaudesert, Australia.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Penton Media, acquired Farm Progress

synopsis: Penton Media acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America, offering live events, digital products, data, marketing services and publications.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: Farm Progress
Farm Progress is the publisher of 22 agricultural and ranching magazines. Farm Progress Companies is owned by Fairfax Media, an Australian media company based in New South Wales. The company publishes 18 regional magazines with local coverage of each agricultural community.
price ($mm)
$80
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announced 12/23/2011 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., will acquire Metro Media Publishing

synopsis: FAIRFAX Media has moved to recapture lost real estate advertising revenue in Victoria through a merger with Metro Media Publishing. Under the deal, Fairfax would pay $35 million and fold its Fairfax Community Newspapers into MMP. Fairfax said it would own 50 per cent voting and economic interest in MMP after the transaction was completed.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australasia's leading media company. Fairfax Media publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines, radio licenses in metro and regional Australia and several agricultural publications in New Zealand and the United States. "
target: Metro Media Publishing
Metro Media Publishing was founded in 2010 in partnership with more than 20 prestige advertisers. The Weekly Review, published by Metro Media Publishing, is a new free weekly magazine delivered to more than 200,000 people in some of Melbourne's most affluent suburbs.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

VPM Media Corporation, acquired Style Weekly

synopsis: VPM Media Corp., the parent company of Richmond-based VPM public television and radio stations, announced it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was closed down in September by its owner, Alden Global Capital, after nearly 39 years in print. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.
buyer: VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. "
target parent: Alden Global Capital
target: Style Weekly
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Their editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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announced 11/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Australian Radio Network Pty Limited, will acquire Grant Broadcasters Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Australian Radio Network (ARN), one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies, is acquiring Grant Broadcasters, an Australian regional radio network that also includes a small number of metropolitan radio stations.
buyer parent: Here, There & Everywhere
buyer: Australian Radio Network Pty Limited
Australian Radio Network (ARN) is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies. ARN delivers the most complete audio experience for their listeners. Their radio brands include KIIS, Pure Gold, The Edge, and iHeartRadio. "
target: Grant Broadcasters Pty. Ltd.
Grant Broadcasters is an Australian regional radio network that also includes a small number of metropolitan radio stations.
price ($mm)
$224
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

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

Westplex Media Group, will acquire Moberly Monitor-Index

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire the Moberly Monitor-Index from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Moberly Monitor-Index
The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The Moberly Monitor-Index provides the latest news about Moberly and Randolph County, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
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closed 7/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Upturn, acquired Nova Scotia Today

synopsis: Indian news startup Business Upturn has announced that it has acquired NovaScotiaToday.com, a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
buyer: Business Upturn
Business Upturn is an online news portal in India that aims to provide people with all the insights around the business world along with creative write-ups, latest news, business stories and reviews. "
target: Nova Scotia Today
Nova Scotia Today is a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
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closed 7/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Calm Radio

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc., a leading Canadian music, media, and technology company, has acquired Toronto-based Calm Radio, the world’s largest online music streaming service focused on the wellness and relaxation markets. With this acquisition, Stingray grows its portfolio of curated music content and dives into the health and wellness industry.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, 4K UHD television channels, and more. "
target: Calm Radio
Based in Toronto, Calm Radio is an online radio station that provides its users with music for a healthier lifestyle. They are the world’s largest provider of life-enhancing music with an emphasis on focus, relaxation, mindfulness, and sleep music.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

O'Rourke Media Group, acquired Las Vegas Optic

synopsis: O'Rourke Media Group, a family-owned, community focused media company, has acquired the Las Vegas Optic from Paxton Media Group (PMG), a family-owned media company. The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
buyer: O'Rourke Media Group
O'Rourke Media Group is a family-owned, community focused media company. O'Rourke Media Group publishes hyper-local, useful community news and information in the communities they serve. They also provide a full suite of advertising solutions for local businesses. "
target parent: Paxton Media Group
target: Las Vegas Optic
The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Las Vegas Optic is published every Wednesday and Friday. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired LEO Weekly

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has acquired LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) is a privately-held media company. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. Their brands include the Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, and more. "
target: LEO Weekly
LEO Weekly is an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities. They offer articles on art, music, food, and more.
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
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announced 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wisconsin Media Group, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group

synopsis: Wisconsin Media Group, a community newspaper and digital media company, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group from Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned media company. Unified is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper.
buyer: Wisconsin Media Group
Wisconsin Media Group is a local community newspaper, digital media and digital marketing solutions company. Wisconsin Media Group is the number one source for local news in St. Albans, Milton, Colchester and Essex, Vermont; and Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein, Ripon, and Green Lake, Wisconsin. "
target parent: Woodward Communications
target: Unified Newspaper Group
Unified Newspaper Group is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper. Their papers include the Verona Press, Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, the Fitchburg Star, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

synopsis: Dragon Capital, one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, has acquired 100% of the corporate rights to Ukrayinska Pravda and all its assets. Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
buyer: Dragon Capital
Dragon Capital is one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of services in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management. "
target: Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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closed 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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closed 5/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ReelTime, acquired Loudmouth News

synopsis: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism, has sold 100% of LoudMouth Media Inc. to ReelTime Media, one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
buyer: ReelTime (K:RLTR:$0.00)
ReelTime Rentals, Inc. DBA ReelTime VR is a publicly traded company based in Seattle, WA. ReelTime is in the business of developing, producing, and distributing Virtual Reality Content and technologies. "
target parent: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism
target: Loudmouth News
LoudMouth Media, Inc. is one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
price ($mm)
$0.19
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closed 4/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Tucson Local Media

synopsis: Times Media Group, a digital and print media company, has acquired Tucson Local Media, a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media is a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$1,064.94)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Communicorp Media

synopsis: Bauer Media, a German multimedia conglomerate, has entered into an agreement to buy Irish-based Communicorp Group, a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Germany-based Bauer Media Group is a media corporation focused on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. "
target: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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