Like Audio Partners, Inc.

closed 1/31/2017 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Audio Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, has acquired Audio Editions, one of the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer. While Audio Editions will remain fully operational as is in Auburn, CA, retaining its current staff, Blackstone is dedicated to preserving and growing the brand, giving it a boost with the aid of Blackstone’s resources.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio is a privately owned company offering a catalog of over 10,000 audiobook titles with 150+ new titles being added each month. Blackstone prides itself on upholding the highest standards for audiobook production in the industry. "
target: Audio Partners, Inc.
Audio Editions has been the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer, beginning with a full-service mail-order catalog, and continuing with both catalog and website. They offer over 50,000 audiobook titles from all major publishers, in cassette, CD, and MP3-CD.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Youboox

synopsis: Nextory, one the largest streaming services for books in Europe, has acquired Youboox, a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with access to over 400,000 titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
buyer: Nextory AB
Founded by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki, Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target: Youboox
Youboox is a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with unlimited access to over 400,000 high-quality titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, acquired iCast

synopsis: Storytel AB, Northern Europe’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming service, has acquired iCast, an Israeli audiobook company. iCast offers an online platform where people can download and listen to audiobooks. Their platform has a catalog of over 2,500 titles in Hebrew. These include classics such as The Handmaid's Tale and The Great Gatsby.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel is Northern Europe’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming service and offers unlimited listening and reading of more than 500,000 titles on a global scale. Their vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. "
target: iCast
iCast is an Israeli audiobook company. iCast offers an online platform where people can download and listen to audiobooks. Their platform has a catalog of over 2,500 titles in Hebrew. These include classics translated into Hebrew, such as The Handmaid's Tale and The Great Gatsby.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Storytel AB, acquired Kitab Sawti

synopsis: Storytel AB, one of the world’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming services, is acquiring Kitab Sawti, a leading audiobook streaming service in the Middle East and the Arabic speaking world. Through a user-friendly smart-phone app, Kitab Sawti grants Arabic speakers access to bestselling and award-winning titles in an audio format.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel AB is a digital subscription service that streams audio books for mobile phones. It offers audio and e-books for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in Swedish and English under the Storytel brand. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Kitab Sawti
Kitab Sawti is the world’s largest Arabic audiobooks library. Through a user-friendly smart-phone app, they grant Arabic speakers access to bestselling and award-winning titles in an audio format.
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closed 3/23/2020 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, acquired Audm

synopsis: The New York Times Company has acquired Audm, the subscription-based audio app that offers listeners the world’s best longform journalism, read aloud word-for-word by celebrated audiobook narrators. Audm, launched in 2016 by Ryan Wegner and Christian Brink, transforms longform articles into narrated audio.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,784.76)
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: Audm
Launched in 2016 by Ryan Wegner and Christian Brink, Audm transforms longform articles into audio. Audm users can listen to hours of new stories every week, from publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and a host of other publishers.
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closed 3/11/2020 via PR Web

RBmedia, acquired Graphic Audio, LLC

synopsis: RBmedia, a leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, has acquired GraphicAudio, a producer of dramatized audio content featuring a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music. GraphicAudio is home to the largest catalog of full cast dramatizations in the industry, with over 1,300 titles across 150 series.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers digital content through its platforms, including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. "
target: Graphic Audio, LLC
GraphicAudio is a leader in immersive dramatized audio and the developer of the “A Movie in Your Mind” audiobook entertainment format. The company has produced titles with comic brands such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dynamite, and Vault Comics, as well as award-winning authors.
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announced 7/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire RBmedia

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, and RBmedia, a leading digital audiobook and related spoken content producer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire RBmedia from Shamrock Capital.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and offers audiobooks, educational courses and entertainment titles.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd., acquired Oakhill Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Ulverscroft, a publisher of large print and unabridged audio books, has acquired audio books company Oakhill Publishing. Established in 2005, Oakhill Publishing is based in Bath, United Kingdom and offers a large selection of audio books, ranging from historical fiction to crime thrillers and non-fiction.
buyer: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd.
Ulverscroft is a leading world-wide publisher of large print and unabridged audio books. They offer a wide variety of large print titles in hard and soft cover formats as well as audio books written by some of the world's favourite authors. "
target: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Established in 2005, Oakhill Publishing offers a large selection of complete and unabridged audio books, which represent quality and choice for a demanding market. They have a range of adult books from historical fiction to contemporary crime thrillers, and some of the latest non-fiction titles.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, acquired Der Audio Verlag GmbH

synopsis: Verlagsgruppe Random House, a German book publisher, has acquired Der Audio Verlag (DAV) from Spiegel Gruppe, a German publisher of magazines and periodicals. DAV is a German publisher of audio books. DAV offers audio books in all genres, including books for children, thrillers, classic literature, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Verlagsgruppe Random House is a German book publisher. The company publishes 200 new titles a month and covers a broad spectrum of genres. Their books cover modern and classical literature, books for children, religion, non-fiction, art books, guidebooks, and more. "
target parent: Spiegel Gruppe
target: Der Audio Verlag GmbH
Der Audio Verlag (DAV) is a German publisher of audio books. DAV offers audio books in all genres, including books for children, thrillers, classic literature, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and more. The company has published over 1,800 audio books that are voiced by high quality speakers.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

synopsis: iVacation Co., Ltd., a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone, has acquired Wanderpass, an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo.
buyer parent: Investors Cloud Co., Ltd.
buyer: TATERU bnb
iVacation Co., Ltd. is a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone. TATERU bnb is a vacation rental marketplace. TATERU phone is a mobile concierge service for travelers to Japan. "
target: Wanderpass
Wanderpass provides an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo such as Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, Nihonbashi, and Kagurazaka as you walk around the cities.
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closed 5/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, acquired Mofibo Books ApS

synopsis: Mofibo, the online book streaming service, announced that they have been acquired by Storytel. Mofibo is a leading subscription service for ebooks and audio books. For a fixed price per month, readers can enjoy as many ebooks and audio books as they want.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel AB is the market leader for streamed audiobooks in Sweden. With Storytel users always have their favorite stories close by, a whole library in their phone or tablet wherever they go. It should be this easy to enjoy great tales! "
target: Mofibo Books ApS
Mofibo is a leading subscription service for ebooks and audio books. For a fixed price per month, readers can enjoy as many ebooks and audio books as they want. From best-sellers and editor’s special picks, to children’s titles, biographies, romantic books, thrillers and much much more.
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Recorded Books Inc., acquired christianaudio

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has acquired Christianaudio.com (eChristian Inc.), a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: christianaudio
Christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, they offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 3/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Elib AB

synopsis: Axiell Group AB has acquired a 70% stake in Elib AB. Founded in 2000, Elib was established to meet the market's eBook demand, and has come to function as the hub of the Swedish digital book market. Elib sells around 25,000 eBooks per month and lends 130,000 eBooks to libraries.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB is an IT company that is specialised in providing services to the culture sector, archives, museums and libraries. The company offers advanced and tailored solutions to customers in many parts of the world. "
target: Elib AB
Elib is Scandinavia’s leading producer and distributor of downloadable and streaming audiobooks and e-books. They supply technical solutions for a secure and reliable distribution. Elib’s customer base covers the whole distribution chain from publishing houses to libraries and retailers.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Recorded Books Inc., acquired Tantor Media, Inc

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has completed its acquisition of audiobook publisher Tantor Media, Inc. Wasserstein & Co., LP acquired Recorded Books in early 2014.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 17,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: Tantor Media, Inc
Tantor Media, Inc., is a leading independent publisher of approximately 5,000 unabridged audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers, Pulizter and Man Booker awards, recorded by critically acclaimed narrators.
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closed 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., purchased UK Audiobook Catalog from AudioGo Limited

synopsis: Amazon has licensed the back catalog from the bankrupt audiobook publisher AudioGo. AudioGo is the UK’s leading publisher and retailer to a broad, diverse, and inclusive range of spoken word and large print titles. AudioGo sells complete and unabridged audiobooks, large print books, BBC audiobooks, and children’s titles.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
seller parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
seller: AudioGo Limited
AudioGo is the UK’s leading publisher and retailer to a broad, diverse, and inclusive range of spoken word and large print titles. AudioGo sells complete and unabridged audiobooks, large print books, BBC audiobooks, and children’s titles.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Blackstone Audio, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio's founders Craig and Michelle Black have bought back the company from AudioGO. The company is one of the largest audiobook publishers in the world, offering a catalog of over 9,000 audiobook titles and publishing close to 75 new releases a month.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles. "
target parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
target: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

AudioGo Limited, acquired Blackstone Audio, Inc.

synopsis: The AudioGO Group completed its acquisition of Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, from founders Craig and Michelle Black, adding Blackstone’s 5000-title catalog to its existing 10,000 audiobook offerings, some 4000 of which are available to libraries.
buyer parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
buyer: AudioGo Limited
AudioGo Limited publishes and sells audio books in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company offers audio books on CDs and MP3-CDs, as well as in downloadable formats for consumer, retail, library, and online markets. It also publishes printed books for libraries and direct mail businesses"
target: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles.
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closed 10/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Audio Editions, acquired Audio Book Club Inc.

synopsis: Audio Editions today announced that it has acquired the exclusive license for the use of the Audio Book Club company assets, including its brand, website and customer list. The agreement establishes Audio Editions as the world’s largest catalog seller of general interest audiobooks.
buyer: Audio Editions
The Audio Partners, Inc. is primarily involved with mail order sales through its catalog, AUDIO EDITIONS Books-on-Cassette. The Audio Partners Publishing Corporation is the publisher of distinguished spoken audio titles. "
target parent: MediaBay, Inc.
target: Audio Book Club Inc.
Audio Book Club Inc. publishes and markets audiobooks through membership clubs that sell on the Internet at www.audiobooks.com and www.booksaloud.com, as well as by mail order.
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closed 1/31/2017 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Audio Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, has acquired Audio Editions, one of the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer. While Audio Editions will remain fully operational as is in Auburn, CA, retaining its current staff, Blackstone is dedicated to preserving and growing the brand, giving it a boost with the aid of Blackstone’s resources.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio is a privately owned company offering a catalog of over 10,000 audiobook titles with 150+ new titles being added each month. Blackstone prides itself on upholding the highest standards for audiobook production in the industry. "
target: Audio Partners, Inc.
Audio Editions has been the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer, beginning with a full-service mail-order catalog, and continuing with both catalog and website. They offer over 50,000 audiobook titles from all major publishers, in cassette, CD, and MP3-CD.
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closed 10/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Audio Editions, acquired Audio Book Club Inc.

synopsis: Audio Editions today announced that it has acquired the exclusive license for the use of the Audio Book Club company assets, including its brand, website and customer list. The agreement establishes Audio Editions as the world’s largest catalog seller of general interest audiobooks.
buyer: Audio Editions
The Audio Partners, Inc. is primarily involved with mail order sales through its catalog, AUDIO EDITIONS Books-on-Cassette. The Audio Partners Publishing Corporation is the publisher of distinguished spoken audio titles. "
target parent: MediaBay, Inc.
target: Audio Book Club Inc.
Audio Book Club Inc. publishes and markets audiobooks through membership clubs that sell on the Internet at www.audiobooks.com and www.booksaloud.com, as well as by mail order.
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closed 1/31/2017 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Audio Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, has acquired Audio Editions, one of the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer. While Audio Editions will remain fully operational as is in Auburn, CA, retaining its current staff, Blackstone is dedicated to preserving and growing the brand, giving it a boost with the aid of Blackstone’s resources.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio is a privately owned company offering a catalog of over 10,000 audiobook titles with 150+ new titles being added each month. Blackstone prides itself on upholding the highest standards for audiobook production in the industry. "
target: Audio Partners, Inc.
Audio Editions has been the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer, beginning with a full-service mail-order catalog, and continuing with both catalog and website. They offer over 50,000 audiobook titles from all major publishers, in cassette, CD, and MP3-CD.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Blackstone Audio, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio's founders Craig and Michelle Black have bought back the company from AudioGO. The company is one of the largest audiobook publishers in the world, offering a catalog of over 9,000 audiobook titles and publishing close to 75 new releases a month.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles. "
target parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
target: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

AudioGo Limited, acquired Blackstone Audio, Inc.

synopsis: The AudioGO Group completed its acquisition of Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, from founders Craig and Michelle Black, adding Blackstone’s 5000-title catalog to its existing 10,000 audiobook offerings, some 4000 of which are available to libraries.
buyer parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
buyer: AudioGo Limited
AudioGo Limited publishes and sells audio books in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company offers audio books on CDs and MP3-CDs, as well as in downloadable formats for consumer, retail, library, and online markets. It also publishes printed books for libraries and direct mail businesses"
target: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles.
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closed 1/31/2017 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Audio Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, has acquired Audio Editions, one of the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer. While Audio Editions will remain fully operational as is in Auburn, CA, retaining its current staff, Blackstone is dedicated to preserving and growing the brand, giving it a boost with the aid of Blackstone’s resources.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio is a privately owned company offering a catalog of over 10,000 audiobook titles with 150+ new titles being added each month. Blackstone prides itself on upholding the highest standards for audiobook production in the industry. "
target: Audio Partners, Inc.
Audio Editions has been the leading direct-to-consumer audiobook retailer, beginning with a full-service mail-order catalog, and continuing with both catalog and website. They offer over 50,000 audiobook titles from all major publishers, in cassette, CD, and MP3-CD.
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closed 10/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nextory AB, acquired Youboox

synopsis: Nextory, one the largest streaming services for books in Europe, has acquired Youboox, a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with access to over 400,000 titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
buyer: Nextory AB
Founded by Shadi Bitar and Ninos Malki, Nextory is a digital book service with hundreds of thousands of audio and e-books. Nextory launched in Sweden in 2015 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway. "
target: Youboox
Youboox is a streaming service for books in France. Youboox aims to make reading available to as many people as possible. Their web and mobile platform provides their subscribers with unlimited access to over 400,000 high-quality titles in all formats, including audio, text and illustrated.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, acquired iCast

synopsis: Storytel AB, Northern Europe’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming service, has acquired iCast, an Israeli audiobook company. iCast offers an online platform where people can download and listen to audiobooks. Their platform has a catalog of over 2,500 titles in Hebrew. These include classics such as The Handmaid's Tale and The Great Gatsby.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel is Northern Europe’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming service and offers unlimited listening and reading of more than 500,000 titles on a global scale. Their vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. "
target: iCast
iCast is an Israeli audiobook company. iCast offers an online platform where people can download and listen to audiobooks. Their platform has a catalog of over 2,500 titles in Hebrew. These include classics translated into Hebrew, such as The Handmaid's Tale and The Great Gatsby.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Storytel AB, acquired Kitab Sawti

synopsis: Storytel AB, one of the world’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming services, is acquiring Kitab Sawti, a leading audiobook streaming service in the Middle East and the Arabic speaking world. Through a user-friendly smart-phone app, Kitab Sawti grants Arabic speakers access to bestselling and award-winning titles in an audio format.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel AB is a digital subscription service that streams audio books for mobile phones. It offers audio and e-books for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in Swedish and English under the Storytel brand. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Kitab Sawti
Kitab Sawti is the world’s largest Arabic audiobooks library. Through a user-friendly smart-phone app, they grant Arabic speakers access to bestselling and award-winning titles in an audio format.
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closed 3/23/2020 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, acquired Audm

synopsis: The New York Times Company has acquired Audm, the subscription-based audio app that offers listeners the world’s best longform journalism, read aloud word-for-word by celebrated audiobook narrators. Audm, launched in 2016 by Ryan Wegner and Christian Brink, transforms longform articles into narrated audio.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,784.76)
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: Audm
Launched in 2016 by Ryan Wegner and Christian Brink, Audm transforms longform articles into audio. Audm users can listen to hours of new stories every week, from publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and a host of other publishers.
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closed 3/11/2020 via PR Web

RBmedia, acquired Graphic Audio, LLC

synopsis: RBmedia, a leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology, has acquired GraphicAudio, a producer of dramatized audio content featuring a full cast of actors, sound effects, and cinematic music. GraphicAudio is home to the largest catalog of full cast dramatizations in the industry, with over 1,300 titles across 150 series.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers digital content through its platforms, including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. "
target: Graphic Audio, LLC
GraphicAudio is a leader in immersive dramatized audio and the developer of the “A Movie in Your Mind” audiobook entertainment format. The company has produced titles with comic brands such as Marvel, DC Comics, Dynamite, and Vault Comics, as well as award-winning authors.
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announced 7/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire RBmedia

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, and RBmedia, a leading digital audiobook and related spoken content producer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire RBmedia from Shamrock Capital.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and offers audiobooks, educational courses and entertainment titles.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd., acquired Oakhill Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Ulverscroft, a publisher of large print and unabridged audio books, has acquired audio books company Oakhill Publishing. Established in 2005, Oakhill Publishing is based in Bath, United Kingdom and offers a large selection of audio books, ranging from historical fiction to crime thrillers and non-fiction.
buyer: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd.
Ulverscroft is a leading world-wide publisher of large print and unabridged audio books. They offer a wide variety of large print titles in hard and soft cover formats as well as audio books written by some of the world's favourite authors. "
target: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Established in 2005, Oakhill Publishing offers a large selection of complete and unabridged audio books, which represent quality and choice for a demanding market. They have a range of adult books from historical fiction to contemporary crime thrillers, and some of the latest non-fiction titles.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, acquired Der Audio Verlag GmbH

synopsis: Verlagsgruppe Random House, a German book publisher, has acquired Der Audio Verlag (DAV) from Spiegel Gruppe, a German publisher of magazines and periodicals. DAV is a German publisher of audio books. DAV offers audio books in all genres, including books for children, thrillers, classic literature, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Verlagsgruppe Random House is a German book publisher. The company publishes 200 new titles a month and covers a broad spectrum of genres. Their books cover modern and classical literature, books for children, religion, non-fiction, art books, guidebooks, and more. "
target parent: Spiegel Gruppe
target: Der Audio Verlag GmbH
Der Audio Verlag (DAV) is a German publisher of audio books. DAV offers audio books in all genres, including books for children, thrillers, classic literature, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, and more. The company has published over 1,800 audio books that are voiced by high quality speakers.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

synopsis: iVacation Co., Ltd., a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone, has acquired Wanderpass, an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo.
buyer parent: Investors Cloud Co., Ltd.
buyer: TATERU bnb
iVacation Co., Ltd. is a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone. TATERU bnb is a vacation rental marketplace. TATERU phone is a mobile concierge service for travelers to Japan. "
target: Wanderpass
Wanderpass provides an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo such as Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, Nihonbashi, and Kagurazaka as you walk around the cities.
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closed 5/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, acquired Mofibo Books ApS

synopsis: Mofibo, the online book streaming service, announced that they have been acquired by Storytel. Mofibo is a leading subscription service for ebooks and audio books. For a fixed price per month, readers can enjoy as many ebooks and audio books as they want.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel AB is the market leader for streamed audiobooks in Sweden. With Storytel users always have their favorite stories close by, a whole library in their phone or tablet wherever they go. It should be this easy to enjoy great tales! "
target: Mofibo Books ApS
Mofibo is a leading subscription service for ebooks and audio books. For a fixed price per month, readers can enjoy as many ebooks and audio books as they want. From best-sellers and editor’s special picks, to children’s titles, biographies, romantic books, thrillers and much much more.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Recorded Books Inc., acquired christianaudio

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has acquired Christianaudio.com (eChristian Inc.), a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: christianaudio
Christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, they offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 3/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Elib AB

synopsis: Axiell Group AB has acquired a 70% stake in Elib AB. Founded in 2000, Elib was established to meet the market's eBook demand, and has come to function as the hub of the Swedish digital book market. Elib sells around 25,000 eBooks per month and lends 130,000 eBooks to libraries.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB is an IT company that is specialised in providing services to the culture sector, archives, museums and libraries. The company offers advanced and tailored solutions to customers in many parts of the world. "
target: Elib AB
Elib is Scandinavia’s leading producer and distributor of downloadable and streaming audiobooks and e-books. They supply technical solutions for a secure and reliable distribution. Elib’s customer base covers the whole distribution chain from publishing houses to libraries and retailers.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Recorded Books Inc., acquired Tantor Media, Inc

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has completed its acquisition of audiobook publisher Tantor Media, Inc. Wasserstein & Co., LP acquired Recorded Books in early 2014.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 17,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: Tantor Media, Inc
Tantor Media, Inc., is a leading independent publisher of approximately 5,000 unabridged audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers, Pulizter and Man Booker awards, recorded by critically acclaimed narrators.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., purchased UK Audiobook Catalog from AudioGo Limited

synopsis: Amazon has licensed the back catalog from the bankrupt audiobook publisher AudioGo. AudioGo is the UK’s leading publisher and retailer to a broad, diverse, and inclusive range of spoken word and large print titles. AudioGo sells complete and unabridged audiobooks, large print books, BBC audiobooks, and children’s titles.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
seller parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
seller: AudioGo Limited
AudioGo is the UK’s leading publisher and retailer to a broad, diverse, and inclusive range of spoken word and large print titles. AudioGo sells complete and unabridged audiobooks, large print books, BBC audiobooks, and children’s titles.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

Blackstone Audio, Inc., acquired Blackstone Audio, Inc.

synopsis: Blackstone Audio's founders Craig and Michelle Black have bought back the company from AudioGO. The company is one of the largest audiobook publishers in the world, offering a catalog of over 9,000 audiobook titles and publishing close to 75 new releases a month.
buyer: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles. "
target parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
target: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

AudioGo Limited, acquired Blackstone Audio, Inc.

synopsis: The AudioGO Group completed its acquisition of Blackstone Audio, an audiobook publisher, from founders Craig and Michelle Black, adding Blackstone’s 5000-title catalog to its existing 10,000 audiobook offerings, some 4000 of which are available to libraries.
buyer parent: Alcuin Capital Partners LLP
buyer: AudioGo Limited
AudioGo Limited publishes and sells audio books in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company offers audio books on CDs and MP3-CDs, as well as in downloadable formats for consumer, retail, library, and online markets. It also publishes printed books for libraries and direct mail businesses"
target: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook publishing company in America. Blackstone has five in-house, state-of-the-art recording studios, as well as one in Los Angeles.
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closed 10/30/2007 via BusinessWire

Audio Editions, acquired Audio Book Club Inc.

synopsis: Audio Editions today announced that it has acquired the exclusive license for the use of the Audio Book Club company assets, including its brand, website and customer list. The agreement establishes Audio Editions as the world’s largest catalog seller of general interest audiobooks.
buyer: Audio Editions
The Audio Partners, Inc. is primarily involved with mail order sales through its catalog, AUDIO EDITIONS Books-on-Cassette. The Audio Partners Publishing Corporation is the publisher of distinguished spoken audio titles. "
target parent: MediaBay, Inc.
target: Audio Book Club Inc.
Audio Book Club Inc. publishes and markets audiobooks through membership clubs that sell on the Internet at www.audiobooks.com and www.booksaloud.com, as well as by mail order.
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Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$35.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.68
EBIT ($mm)
$1.54
Net Income ($mm)
$0.94
Employees
83
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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