Like Forum Executive AG

closed 9/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Forum Executive AG

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private media group in Switzerland, is acquiring Forum Executive AG, a company that designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. "
target: Forum Executive AG
Forum Executive AG designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

McVeigh Global Meetings & Events, acquired PRIME Event Partners

synopsis: McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME), award-winning corporate meetings and events company, has acquired PRIME Event Partners, a leading Canadian full-service event management company. Established in 1991, PRIME Event Partners is an award-winning event management company specializing in creating ‘Best-Ever’ business events.
buyer parent: InfoCommerce Group Inc.
buyer: McVeigh Global Meetings & Events
McVeigh Global Meetings and Events, LLC (MGME) is an award-winning, top 25 provider of innovative meeting management, creative services and event production solutions serving a full spectrum of industries. "
target: PRIME Event Partners
Established in 1991, PRIME Event Partners is an award-winning event management company specializing in creating ‘Best-Ever’ business events and ‘Amazing’ group travel for medium-to-large companies and governments.
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announced 8/26/2021 via Forbes

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

synopsis: Forbes, the iconic business information brand that convenes and curates the most influential leaders driving change, and Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors, announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
buyer: Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited (OPA:$0.00)
Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited is a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company focusing on global consumer, technology and media sectors. "
target parent: Integrated Whale Media Investments
target: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes convenes and curates leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business, and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand reaches more than 120 million people worldwide through its journalism, LIVE events, and custom marketing programs.
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$620
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$180
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$35
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

synopsis: L37 Creative has been acquired by BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency headquartered in Chicago. L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target: L37 Creative
L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
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closed 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

PRA, Inc., acquired Koncept Events

synopsis: PRA Business Events, Inc., a leader in the Business Events industry, has acquired Koncept Events. Koncept Events specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated solutions for event experiences. "
target: Koncept Events
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Koncept Events team specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

synopsis: Crown, an event company based in London specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design and more, is merging with Communique, an event company also out of the UK that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
buyer: Crown BC
Crown is an event company specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design, conference production, film and video production and more. They are based in London, UK. "
target: Communique Promotions Ltd.
Communique is an event company based in the United Kingdom. Working in B2B, B2C and B2E environments across multiple market sectors, they bring ideas to life and connect brands with their audiences. They specialize in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

synopsis: ABC Global Services is expanding into the meeting and event planning sector with the acquisition of Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
buyer: ABC Global Services
ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 11,000 agency locations of all sizes in 150 countries around the world. "
target: Global Meetings and Incentives
Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI) is a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Premiere Speakers Bureau, acquired National Speakers Bureau

synopsis: National Speakers Bureau is acquired by employee-owned Premiere Speakers Bureau of Nashville. National Speakers Bureau is a company that offers meetings and events services; they provide a list of event speakers that clients can choose from.
buyer: Premiere Speakers Bureau
Premiere Speakers Bureau is an event services agency. Since its founding in 1994, the full-service bureau has developed an extensive roster of motivational, keynote and business speakers. Premiere's focus is making sure that the clients’ event is seamless and stress-free. "
target: National Speakers Bureau
National Speakers Bureau is a company that offers meetings and events services. National Speakers Bureau provides a list of event speakers that clients can choose from.
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closed 7/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

McVeigh Associates merged with Fourth Wall Events, WorldTek Events,

synopsis: Fourth Wall Events, a corporate event and meeting planning company, and WorldTEK Events, a full-service B2B global events and meetings management company, have merged with and acquired McVeigh Associates, the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management.
buyer: WorldTek Events
buyer: Fourth Wall Events
WorldTEK Events is a full-service B2B global events and meetings management company with more than 40 years of direct experience. Fourth Wall Events is a corporate event and meeting planning company. "
target: McVeigh Associates
McVeigh Associates is the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management. They partner with enterprise and Fortune 500 companies to coordinate every aspect for their client's global meetings and conferences.
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closed 6/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oxygen, acquired Pop Haus

synopsis: Oxygen, an agency specializing in press relations and public relations, acquires Lille, France based Pop Haus. Pop Haus is a communications agency specializing in public relations and event planning.
buyer: Oxygen
OXYGEN is an independent communications consultancy specialized in Press Relations and Digital Communication. OXYGEN assists more than 100 clients in the development of their reputation in France and abroad. "
target: Pop Haus
Pop Haus is a communications agency specializing in public relations and event planning. Their team cleverly combines complementary skills and combines creativity and rigor to best meet every request from customers.
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closed 8/8/2017 via PR Newswire

CI Capital Partners LLC, acquired AlliedPRA, Inc.

synopsis: CI Capital Partners, a North American private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in AlliedPRA from UK private equity firm Core Capital Partners LLP. AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector.
buyer: CI Capital Partners LLC
CI Capital Partners LLC is a leading North American private equity investment firm with approximately $2.4 billion in assets under management. Since its inception, CI Capital and its portfolio companies have made over 230 acquisitions representing approximately $8 billion in enterprise value. "
target parent: Core Capital Partners LLP
target: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward.
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closed 4/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, acquired Hill + Ohrt GmbH

synopsis: insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, a Hannover, Germany-based public relations agency, has acquired Hill + Ohrt GmbH, a public relations and event management agency also based in Hannover. Hill + Ohrt provides services that include the development, planning, and implementation of press conferences, press tours, and corporate events worldwide.
buyer: insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH
insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH is a communications agency that focuses on strategic public relations and content consulting for companies across a variety of sectors. insignis has 10 employees is based in Hannover, Germany. "
target: Hill + Ohrt GmbH
Hill + Ohrt is an event management and public relations firm based in Hannover, Germany. Hill + Ohrt services include the development, planning, and implementation of press conferences, press tours, and corporate events worldwide.
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announced 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Praveg Communications Limited will be merged with Sword and Shield Pharma Ltd.,

synopsis: Praveg Communications Ltd., a leading communication Company with proven competence in organizing large scale Exhibitions and Events, will merge with Sword & Shield Pharma Ltd., an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives.
buyer: Sword and Shield Pharma Ltd. (BSE:531637:$0.00)
Sword & Shield Pharma is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. They offer a portfolio of products including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, generics, differentiated formulations and News Chemical Entities. "
target: Praveg Communications Limited
Praveg Communications Ltd., is a leading communication Company with proven competence in organizing large scale Exhibitions and Events. During the last 16 years, Praveg has designed, executed and managed more than 500 major national & international Events and Exhibitions.
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closed 4/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PineRock, acquired BellaRose Associates LLC

synopsis: PineRock, a global communications agency widely known for delivering top-quality live event production, strategic communications and award-winning service to clients, announced the acquisition of BellaRose Associates, a full-service production company.
buyer: PineRock
PineRock is a global communications agency widely known for delivering top-quality live event production, strategic communications and award-winning service to clients. PineRock, headquartered in New York City, has been creating award-winning programs for the world's best-known brands. "
target: BellaRose Associates LLC
BellaRose Associates is a full service meetings, training, and communications production company. They deliver solutions for corporate brands, associations and government agencies. Working in close partnership with their clients, they build brands, create engaging experiences, & transform audiences.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

CAPA, acquired CAP Image

synopsis: CAPA, a French press agency and production company founded in 1989, has acquired CAP Image, a French company founded in 1993 that produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image will become CAPA Event.
buyer: CAPA
CAPA is a French press agency and production company founded in 1989. It produces news reports, news magazines, documentaries, television fiction, corporate films and multimedia. "
target: CAP Image
CAP Image produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Saint-Nazaire, France.
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closed 2/27/2017 via PR Newswire

BridgeTower Media, acquired Color Magazine

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was founded in 2007 by Josefina Bonilla.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Color Magazine
Color Magazine is a premier all-inclusive magazine that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. In addition to their magazine they also host three annual events, each with a unique focus, but with the same goal of elevating professionals of color.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

AlliedPRA, Inc., acquired Destination Services Corporation

synopsis: AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), the leading destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. For more than 30 years, DSC has provided award-winning destination management and event production services.
buyer: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: Destination Services Corporation
Destination Services Corporation (DSC) is an award-winning destination management firm. They specialize in providing high impact program development and event planning services & logistics to clients around the world, hosting hundreds of groups annually at resort and city destinations.
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announced 11/21/2016 via PR Newswire

ExhibitQuest, Inc will be merged with PG Exhibits,

synopsis: ExhibitQuest announced that they will be merging with PG Exhibits, a full service exhibit firm specializing in creating environments that fit their clients’ needs and budget. ExhibitQuest has been providing clients' modular exhibit solutions to meet their event and marketing needs for over 25 years.
buyer: PG Exhibits
Since 1979, PG Exhibits has been specializing in the design and fabrication of exhibits, environments, and marketing centers. In addition, PG provides show management and event services. PG is headquartered in Colorado with several remote sales offices throughout the United States. "
target: ExhibitQuest, Inc
ExhibitQuest is a full-service trade show exhibit design company. They've been helping businesses achieve marketing success at trade shows and events. Their team of expert takes personalization to the next level to ensure that their client's requests are fulfilled and their expectations exceeded.
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closed 9/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Forum Executive AG

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private media group in Switzerland, is acquiring Forum Executive AG, a company that designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. "
target: Forum Executive AG
Forum Executive AG designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
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closed 11/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Byggfakta Group, acquired Olmero

synopsis: Byggfakta Group, a provider of business intelligence and data analytics services in the Nordic region, has acquired Olmero from TX Group, a network of digital platforms in Switzerland. Olmero is a Swiss provider of internet-based solutions for the construction industry. Olmero offers solutions for professional tendering and project management.
buyer parent: Stirling Square Capital Partners
buyer: Byggfakta Group
Byggfakta Group is the leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics services in the Nordic region. Byggfakta Group provides construction, real estate and healthcare companies with relevant market data and business intelligence services to help them identify and generate sales leads. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Olmero
Olmero is a Swiss provider of internet-based solutions for the construction industry. Olmero offers online solutions for professional tendering, construction project management and reprography. Their solutions make the project management process more transparent, traceable and efficient.
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Trendsales ApS, acquired Trendsales ApS

synopsis: Zurich-based TX Group Ltd sold its shares in Trendsales to the current Trendsales CEO Mads Mathiesen, Trendsales CFO Caspar Wolffsen, and existing minority shareholders. Headquartered in Denmark, Trendsales is Denmark's largest online marketplace for secondhand fashion and lifestyle accessories.
buyer: Trendsales ApS
Trendsales is Denmark's largest online marketplace for secondhand fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company's marketplace allows users to sell clothing for women, men, and children, home decor, gadgets and audio devices, movies, and much more. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Trendsales ApS
Trendsales is Denmark's largest online marketplace for secondhand fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company's marketplace allows users to sell clothing for women, men, and children, home decor, gadgets and audio devices, movies, and much more.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

localsearch, acquired Renovero

synopsis: Localsearch buys the Renovero artisan platform from TX Group (ex-Tamedia). renovero.ch is the Swiss internet marketplace where craftsmen and clients can be found. Clients, such as house owners and property managers, can publish descriptions of their orders here and automatically receive offers from interested tradesmen.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: localsearch
localsearch is the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch. Their product portfolio supports companies in being found online, and attracting and retaining new customers. local.ch and search.ch are the most popular directory and booking platforms in Switzerland. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Renovero
renovero.ch is the Swiss internet marketplace where craftsmen and clients can be found. Clients, such as house owners and property managers, can publish descriptions of their orders here and automatically receive offers from interested tradesmen, which they can then easily compare.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

See Tickets International, acquired Starticket AG

synopsis: See Tickets announced the acquisition of Starticket, a major player in Switzerland with over five million tickets sold annually. Starticket is owned by private Swiss media group Tamedia, which has adopted a new corporate structure and name and is now known as TX Group.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is the trading name of an international ticketing services company owned by Vivendi SA. See retails and distributes tickets for music, theatre, festival, sport, comedy and lifestyle events working with more than 5,000 clients globally. "
target parent: TX Group AG
target: Starticket AG
Established in 2003, Starticket is Switzerland’s second largest ticket marketer. Starticket sells several million tickets for events across Switzerland each year, using a network of 1,500 sales offices, a call center and its e-Shop at starticket.ch.
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announced 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tamedia AG, will acquire Zattoo Inc.

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private Swiss media group, will acquire a majority stake in Zattoo, a Swiss-based TV platform for IP-based transmission of television channels and video on demand content to a variety of devices. Zattoo allows consumers to watch their favorite sports, movies, and TV programs whenever and wherever they want.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private Swiss media group. The digital platforms as well as the daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia provide an overview, topic classifications and great selections. The company founded in 1893 employs approximately 3,400 employees. "
target: Zattoo Inc.
Zattoo is a Swiss-based TV platform for IP-based transmission of television channels and video on demand content to a variety of devices. Zattoo allows consumers to watch their favorite sports, movies, and TV programs whenever and wherever they want.
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closed 4/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Basler Zeitung AG

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private Swiss media group, has acquired Basler Zeitung from Zeitungshaus AG, a Swiss newspaper publisher. Basler Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Switzerland provides up-to-date news about Basel, Switzerland, sports, automobiles, and more. Basler Zeitung also publishes BaZ Kompakt, a free weekly newspaper.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private Swiss media group. The digital platforms as well as the daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia provide an overview, topic classifications and great selections. The company founded in 1893 employs approximately 3,400 employees. "
target parent: Zeitungshaus AG
target: Basler Zeitung AG
Basler Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Switzerland. Basler Zeitung has 105,000 readers and provides up-to-date news about Basel, Switzerland, sports, automobiles, and more. They also publish BaZ Kompakt, a free weekly newspaper that focuses on culture, society, politics and sport.
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announced 12/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, will acquire Goldbach Group AG

synopsis: The media group Tamedia and the Goldbach Group have come to an agreement regarding a take-over bid. Together, Tamedia and Goldbach are planning to further expand the position in the Swiss advertising market and advance their business abroad. The Goldbach Group is a leader in the marketing of electronic media in Switzerland.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private Swiss media group. The digital platforms as well as the daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia provide an overview, topic classifications and great selections. The company founded in 1893 employs approximately 3,400 employees. "
target: Goldbach Group AG (SWX:GBMN:$503.00)
The companies of the Goldbach Group market and arrange advertisements in private electronic media focusing on TV, radio, digital out-of-home, online as well as search engine and mobile marketing. It is headquartered in Küsnacht (Switzerland) and is operating in the German-speaking countries.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tradono merged with Trendsales ApS,

synopsis: Tradono and Trendsales are merging. Tradono is a mobile flea market app. With its instagram-like feed, the app shows items near its users. With only a few clicks, users are able to create ads for their own Tradono-shop with pre-loved items for sale.
buyer parent: Tamedia AG
buyer: Trendsales ApS
Trendsales features four main product offerings: Bazaar, a classifieds section for second hand fashion, Shop and Outlet, where online merchants can display their regularly priced and discounted goods, and finally Magazine, a lifestyle section with forums, articles and fashion related blogs. "
target: Tradono
Tradono is a mobile flea market app. With its instagram-like feed, the app shows items near its users. With only a few clicks, users are able to create ads for their own Tradono-shop with pre-loved items for sale.
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announced 7/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, will acquire Neo Advertising SA

synopsis: Tamedia is planning to acquire a majority stake in Neo Advertising. Neo Advertising is one of Switzerland’s leading companies in the area of so-called out-of-home advertising. The company operates and markets around 12,000 digital and analogue outdoor advertising spaces both in German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private Swiss media group. The digital platforms as well as the daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia provide an overview, topic classifications and great selections. The company founded in 1893 employs approximately 3,400 employees. "
target: Neo Advertising SA
Neo Advertising is a Swiss company for outdoor advertising. Founded in 2003, it is now the third-strongest player on the Swiss out-of-home market. Neo Advertising operates and markets 12,000 classic and digital advertising spaces in the most important areas of outdoor advertising.
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announced 10/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Starticket AG will be merged with Ticketcorner AG,

synopsis: Ticketcorner, the largest ticket portal in Switzerland, and Starticket, Switzerland’s second largest ticket marketer, are going to merge. Together they control around 85% of live entertainment ticketing in Switzerland. The company will be 75% held by Ticketcorner’s parent companies, CTS Eventim and Ringier, and 25% by Starticket parent Tamedia.
buyer: Ticketcorner AG
Ticketcorner is the largest ticket portal in Switzerland. They sell tickets for over 20,000 events, concerts, and sports, as well as ski tickets for more than 70 ski resorts. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Rumlang, Switzerland. "
target parent: Tamedia AG
target: Starticket AG
Established in 2003, Starticket is Switzerland’s second largest ticket marketer. Starticket sells several million tickets for events across Switzerland each year, using a network of 1,500 sales offices, a call center and its e-Shop at starticket.ch.
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closed 9/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Forum Executive AG

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private media group in Switzerland, is acquiring Forum Executive AG, a company that designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. "
target: Forum Executive AG
Forum Executive AG designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
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announced 7/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, will acquire Heute

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private media group in Switzerland, is acquiring a 51 percent majority interest in the digital platform Heute.at. Heute.at covers local news stories, sports and lifestyle.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. "
target: Heute
AHVV Verlags GmbH publishes the digital newspaper and magazine, Heute. The company is based in Vienna, Austria.
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closed 6/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Doodle AG, acquired Meekan

synopsis: The Switzerland-based company behind the Doodle online scheduling service announced that it has acquired Meekan, a scheduling chatbot developed in Israel. Meekan is a cross-vendor calendar scheduling platform, enabling users to connect with everyone, on any calendar, hassle-free.
buyer parent: Tamedia AG
buyer: Doodle AG
Doodle’s online services radically simplify the process of scheduling group events. The company initially became popular because of its group scheduling service on www.doodle.com that’s used by millions of people. "
target: Meekan
Meekan is a cross-vendor calendar scheduling platform, enabling users to connect with everyone, on any calendar, hassle-free. Their vision is to connect the world's calendars, eliminate the phone tennis and email ping-pong usually associated with scheduling a meeting.
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closed 4/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Schustermann & Borenstein, acquired Fashion Friends

synopsis: Tamedia AG has sold FashionFriends, a leading Swiss online fashion outlet, to Schustermann & Borenstein, a leading premium fashion retailer. Swiss Online Shopping AG, which operates FashionFriends and stromberg.ch now operates as a subsidiary of Schustermann & Borenstein.
buyer: Schustermann & Borenstein
Schustermann & Borenstein GmbH distributes textile is a leading premium fashion retailer. It exports textiles to eastern Europe, the Middle and Far East, and South America. "
target parent: Tamedia AG
target: Fashion Friends
Fashion Friends operates an online shopping club for fashion, beauty, lifestyle products, and toys. It provides daily offers from brands and labels with discounts in the categories of fashion, beauty, children, and lifestyle.
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announced 3/24/2015 via Reuters

Search.ch will be merged with local.ch,

synopsis: Swisscom is to combine directory operator local.ch, which provides information on phone numbers, with Swiss media company Tamedia's search and information service search.ch in a joint subsidiary. search.ch is the leading directory and service portal in Switzerland and the most-used Swiss site.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: local.ch
local.ch is number one for directories in Switzerland. Local.ch brings together providers and consumers. Local.ch allows users to look for addresses and telephone numbers for individuals or companies, find out the opening times of a business, or book a table at a favourite restaurant. "
target parent: Tamedia AG
target: Search.ch
search.ch is the leading directory and service portal in Switzerland and the most-used Swiss site. search.ch offers users targeted, simple and fast information as well as tools for the daily planning and organization of business or private life.
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announced 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tamedia AG, will acquire ricardo.ch

synopsis: Tamedia AG is going to acquire online marketplace ricardo.ch from Naspers Ltd. Since its founding in 1999, ricardo.ch became a household brand in the Swiss online market with more than 2.3 million registered users and a total gross merchandise volume of more than 660 million CHF per year, making it the clear market leader in Swiss eCommerce.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: ricardo.ch
ricardo.ch operates as an online marketplace in Switzerland. It is the market leader in Swiss eCommerce with 2.3 million registered users. The company also operates the car platform autoricardo.ch, the general classifieds platform olx.ch as well as the Online Shopping Center ricardoshops.ch.
price ($mm)
$259
rev ($mm)
$40
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EV / rev
6.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Zuercher Oberland Medien AG, acquired AG Winterthurer Stadtanzeiger

synopsis: Zuercher Oberland Medien, a Swiss media group that publishes daily and weekly newspapers in both print and online formats, has announecd that the company has acquired Winterthurer Stadtanzeiger, a newspaper publisher based in Winterthurer, Switzerland.
buyer: Zuercher Oberland Medien AG
The Zürcher Oberland Medien AG is the leading media enterprise for the Zurich Oberland region, based in Wetzikon. They offer daily and weekly newspapers and online offerings they created in the traditional distribution areas of the districts Hinwil, Pfäffikon and Uster "
target parent: Tamedia AG
target: AG Winterthurer Stadtanzeiger
Winterthurer Stadtanzeiger provides newspaper publishing services in Switzerland.
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closed 11/13/2014 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Doodle AG

synopsis: Swiss media group Tamedia has increased its share in Doodle to 100 per cent. Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events. It is used for business and private purposes by 20 million people throughout the world every month, regardless of whether on mobile devices or on a desktop, with paper calendars or electronic planners.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland. "
target: Doodle AG
Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events. With the leading online scheduler doodle.com, Zurich-based Doodle AG provides enormous time-savings around the globe. The free service is available in 17 languages and financed by high-quality online campaigns.
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closed 9/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

homegate AG, acquired Home.ch

synopsis: Homegate, the real estate classifieds subsidiary of Tamedia, has acquired Home.ch from Local.ch. Home.ch is a real estate website, where people can rent or purchase real estate in Switzerland. Users can search and find apartments, and residential homes.
buyer parent: Tamedia AG
buyer: homegate AG
Homegate plc was founded on 1st March 2001 and is located at Adliswil, near the city of Zurich. Homegate plc provides a platform for buying, leasing, renting of real estate properties. "
target parent: local.ch
target: Home.ch
Home.ch is a real estate website, where people can rent or purchase real estate in Switzerland. Users can search and find apartments, and residential homes.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Trendsales ApS

synopsis: Tamedia is buying Trendsales ApS, operator of the leading classifieds platform for vintage fashion trendsales.dk, Bazaar, a classifieds section for second hand fashion, Shop and Outlet, where online merchants can display their regularly priced and discounted goods, and Magazine, a lifestyle section with forums, articles and fashion related blogs.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland. "
target: Trendsales ApS
Trendsales features four main product offerings: Bazaar, a classifieds section for second hand fashion, Shop and Outlet, where online merchants can display their regularly priced and discounted goods, and finally Magazine, a lifestyle section with forums, articles and fashion related blogs.
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closed 9/14/2022 via Company Press Release

ZoomerMedia Ltd., acquired Daily Hive

synopsis: ZoomerMedia, Canada's leading diversified multimedia company, has acquired Daily Hive, a Canadian-born online news source that creates compelling, hyperlocal content. Daily Hive embraces the unique qualities that exist in a city, and reports it to produce genuine conversation among communities.
buyer: ZoomerMedia Ltd. (TSXV:ZUM:$37.12)
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events. "
target: Daily Hive
Daily Hive is a Canadian-born online news source that creates compelling, hyperlocal content. Daily Hive embraces the unique qualities that exist in a city, and reports it to produce genuine conversation among communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11 [$13]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
26.0x
closed 7/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

True Digital Group, acquired Khmerload

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

The Hoffmann Family of Companies, will acquire Florida Weekly

synopsis: The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Florida Media Group, LLC, the publishers of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers, The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, Key West Florida Weekly, and more.
buyer: The Hoffmann Family of Companies
The Hoffmann Family of Companies invests in the people and businesses of the communities they love to visit and live in, and they are especially passionate about elevating the hospitality sector. "
target: Florida Weekly
Florida Media Group, LLC is a Florida-based publisher of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers. The papers include The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, and more.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

Human Events, acquired The Post Millennial

synopsis: Human Events Media Group, a conservative American political news and analysis website, has acquired The Post Millennial, an online conservative news outlet in Canada. The Post Millennial strives to deliver the news to their readers as it unfolds. They provide coverage on Canadian politics, business, local provincial news, and opinion pieces.
buyer: Human Events
Human Events is a conservative American political news and analysis website. Human Events provides a platform for some of the most important, creative, and imaginative voices in the conservative movement. They provide top news stories and intelligent opinion pieces that offer fresh, bold ideas. "
target: The Post Millennial
The Post Millennial is an online conservative news outlet in Canada. The Post Millennial strives to deliver the news to their readers as it unfolds. They provide coverage on Canadian politics, business, local provincial news, analysis coverage and opinion pieces.
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closed 5/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Damage Media Group OÜ, acquired Esports Headlines

synopsis: Damage Media Group (DMG) announced the acquisition of Esports Headlines (EsportsHeadlines.com), a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Esports Headlines focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
buyer: Damage Media Group OÜ
An independent digital publishing group based in Tallinn, Estonia, Damage Media Group (DMG) specializes in creating content-driven experiences for technology and gaming enthusiasts. Since 2020, DMG has been acquiring websites that operate within their markets of interest. "
target: Esports Headlines
Esports Headlines is a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Initially launched in August 2016, the site focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
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closed 5/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Trib Total Media, acquired Shady Ave

synopsis: Trib Total Media, a multi-platform news organization, has acquired Shady Ave, a quarterly lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania. Shady Ave highlights the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh's East End, Fox Chapel, and Oakmont. Their magazine features articles about interesting individuals, beautiful homes, and new shops and restaurants.
buyer: Trib Total Media
Trib Total Media delivers news, information and advertising to portions of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Butler counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. They offer a multimedia suite of products and services including daily and weekly newspapers and weekly shoppers along with websites. "
target: Shady Ave
Shady Ave is a quarterly lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania. Shady Ave highlights the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh's East End, Fox Chapel, and Oakmont. Their magazine features articles about interesting individuals, beautiful homes, and new shops and restaurants.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Overstory Media Group, acquired The Coast

synopsis: Overstory Media Group, an independent Canadian media company, has acquired Halifax publication The Coast, expanding its community footprint into Eastern Canada. The Coast is a beloved publication in Halifax that has built a strong legacy covering local news, city politics, food, arts, and culture.
buyer: Overstory Media Group
Overstory is an independent Canadian media company with a network of more than 10 publications and growing across all digital platforms. The Overstory community is a collective of more than 40 full-time employees including award-winning journalists, producers, creatives, and creators. "
target: The Coast
The Coast is an award-winning media company that has published Halifax stories since 1993. Started as a free newspaper, The Coast covers city politics, food, arts, and local culture along with hosting some of the city's most exciting events.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

R.I.S.N. Operations Inc., acquired New Britain Herald

synopsis: Central Connecticut Communications announced it has sold The Bristol Press/The New Britain Herald and the Chronicle in Willimantic to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations. Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers and its affiliates operate newspapers in several states.
buyer: R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.
RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher that operates newspapers in several states. Operations include The Westerly Sun, The Kent County Daily Times, The Call of Woonsocket, The Times of Pawtucket, Independent, and Southern RI Newspapers. "
target: New Britain Herald
Central Connecticut Communications is a newspaper publishing group based in based in New Britain, Connecticut. It publishes The Bristol Press, The New Britain Herald, and The Chronicle.
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closed 3/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, acquired WhatCulture

synopsis: Future Plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired WhatCulture, an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: WhatCulture
Founded in 2006, WhatCulture is an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
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closed 3/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Newsquest Media Group Limited, acquired Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Newsquest Media Group has completed the acquisition of Archant Community Media Ltd, it has been announced. Archant, the Norwich-based publisher, holds a portfolio of leading local newsbrands principally in East Anglia, including the likes of the East Anglia Daily Times, Norwich Evening News, and Ipswich Star. 
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and have a portfolio of more than 120 news brands and 29 magazines online and in print. They have an online audience of almost 39 million users a month and 5.1 million readers a week in print. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Archant Ltd.
UK-based Archant is a privately owned media company founded in Norwich 170 years ago. They operate over 140 local, regional and national brands together with fully integrated marketing services for over 37,000 commercial customers.
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closed 3/25/2022 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., acquired Brunswick News Inc.

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of the previously announced agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brunswick News Inc. (“BNI”). The acquisition includes BNI’s daily and weekly newspapers, digital properties and parcel delivery business from J. D. Irving, Limited.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$348.21)
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is a Canadian media conglomerate consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations. It is best known for being the owner of the National Post and the Financial Post. "
target parent: J.D. Irving Inc.
target: Brunswick News Inc.
Brunswick News Inc. is a Canadian newspaper publishing company based in Saint John, New Brunswick. The papers produced by BNI include the following: Telegraph-Journal, Times & Transcript in Moncton, Daily Gleaner in Fredericton, Miramichi Leader, Woodstock Bugle-Observer and more.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/4/2022 via BusinessWire

The Arena Group, acquired AMG/Parade

synopsis: The Arena Group announced it has acquired AMG/Parade, a premium multimedia content company with lifestyle, celebrity, food, health & wellness, sports, and outdoor verticals. Its brands include Parade Media, which reaches more than 54 million domestic consumers each month in digital and print.
buyer: The Arena Group (OTCPK:MVEN:$170.37)
The Arena Group combines powerful brands and delivers compelling experiences. Their team of award winning journalists, storytellers, content creators and entrepreneurial producers deliver exciting and dynamic destinations in sports, finance, lifestyle and more. "
target: AMG/Parade
AMG/Parade develops and distributes premium content on digital, video and print platforms in the lifestyle, celebrity, food & wellness, sports and outdoor verticals. Its brands include AMG/Parade Sports, AMG/Parade Outdoors, Parade, Relish and Spry Living.
price ($mm)[EV]
$16 [$13]
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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:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$550
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closed 12/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gaia Inc., acquired Yoga International

synopsis: Gaia, Inc., a subscription video-streaming service dedicated to conscious media and serving a global conscious community, has acquired Yoga International, a digital-only platform and community dedicated to yoga.
buyer: Gaia Inc. (GAIA:$77.37)
Gaia is a member-supported global video streaming service and community that produces and curates conscious media through four primary channels—Seeking Truth, Transformation, Alternative Healing and Yoga—in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) to its members in 185 countries. "
target parent: The Himalayan Institute
target: Yoga International
Yoga International is considered the authentic voice of yoga in the West. Originally started as a print magazine thirty years ago by the Himalayan Institute, Yoga International has since transformed into a digital-only platform and community with paid subscribers around the world.
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announced 12/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, will acquire Medika Life

synopsis: Global independent marketing and communications firm FINN Partners is to acquire Medika.Life, a global opinion and news platform recognized for hosting and distributing health-sector thought-leaders' content to its 100,000 and more monthly readers.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Medika Life
Medika.Life is a global opinion and news platform recognized for hosting and distributing health-sector thought-leaders' content to its 100,000 and more monthly readers. They focus on promoting the voices of healthcare practitioners from within the industry.
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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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closed 11/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Vero Beach Magazine

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

Mequoda Publishing Network, acquired GreenPrints Magazine

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

Troy Johnson, acquired San Diego Magazine LLC

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

Pen & Sword Books, acquired After the Battle

synopsis: Pen & Sword Books, a military publisher in the UK, has acquired After the Battle, a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
buyer: Pen & Sword Books
Pen & Sword Books is a military publisher in the UK. Pen & Sword Books publishes hardback and softback books on military, aviation, maritime, World War I, World War II, history, and more. They offer over 6,000 titles available in print and as ebook downloads. "
target: After the Battle
After the Battle is a history magazine and book publisher in the UK. After the Battle publishes quarterly magazines focused on the Second World War. Their magazines and books feature comparison photographs and covers major battles, vehicle and aircraft recovery, war films, and more.
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$27.79
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($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: TSE:7080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.22
Employees
201
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,998.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,383.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,137.30
Net Income ($mm)
$666.20
Employees
9367
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Ticker: OM:KAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karnov Group AB
Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$95.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.39
EBIT ($mm)
$16.15
Net Income ($mm)
$12.09
Employees
280
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$6,288.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,230.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,572.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$414.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.51
EBIT ($mm)
$67.39
Net Income ($mm)
$42.30
Employees
2393
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$478.88
EBIT ($mm)
$290.22
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16300
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,501.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$493.48
EBIT ($mm)
$336.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,963.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$298.57
EBIT ($mm)
$249.47
Net Income ($mm)
$160.09
Employees
4700
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,671.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.78
EBIT ($mm)
$112.82
Net Income ($mm)
$263.01
Employees
5950
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reach plc
Reach plc
Reach plc is the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in the UK, producing and distributing content through newspapers, magazines and digital platforms. Their influential and iconic brands include the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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