Like Kerrang! and The Face

closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mixmag Media Limited, purchased Kerrang! and The Face from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: The owner of Mixmag has bought rock music magazine Kerrang! and defunct hip style title The Face from Bauer Media. Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
buyer: Mixmag Media Limited
Mixmag Media is the home of Mixmag Magazine, an electronic dance and clubbing magazine, as well as Mixmag TV, Mixmag.net and the Mixmag Media Network. Mixmag has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
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announced 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BandLab Technologies, will acquire New Musical Express and Uncut

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, will acquire New Musical Express (NME) and Uncut from TI Media, a magazine and digital publisher in the UK. New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: TI Media Limited
target: New Musical Express and Uncut
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK. Uncut provides interviews with film directors, music news, and reviews of all major new album releases.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
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closed 11/15/2018 via Company Press Release

BandLab Technologies, acquired MusicTech

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, has acquired MusicTech and The Guitar Magazine from Anthem Publishing, one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. MusicTech is a monthly music technology magazine in the UK. The Guitar Magazine is a UK-based magazine focused on guitars.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: Anthem Publishing Ltd.
target: MusicTech
MusicTech is a monthly music technology magazine in the UK. MusicTech provides news, reviews, and features about music technology. The Guitar Magazine is a UK-based magazine that provides insights and opinions about gear, artists, technique and the guitar industry for all genres and skill levels.
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
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closed 10/13/2015 via New York Times

Conde Nast Publications Inc., acquired Pitchfork Media

synopsis: Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine. Pitchfork has been one of music’s independent voices, known for unearthing up-and-coming artists, and for its in-depth reviews.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality magazines, websites and digital content. Reaching more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets, the company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue and The New Yorker."
target: Pitchfork Media
Pitchfork is the first source for music fans seeking the best in independent and emerging music across all genres. Pitchfork is widely acclaimed for its in-depth music writing and criticism, innovative design, original music video content, live events and the annual Pitchfork Music Festivals.
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closed 1/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hubert Burda Media, acquired Immediate Media Co.

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media has bought Radio Times owner Immediate Media from its private equity owner Exponent and Media. Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. Radio Times is a British weekly television and radio programme listings magazine.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food.
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closed 3/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Syburger Verlag GmbH, purchased Motorcycle Magazines from Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH

synopsis: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, is selling its motorcycle magazine titles to Syburger Verlag, a subsidiary of VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and publisher of several motorcycle magazine titles.
buyer parent: VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
buyer: Syburger Verlag GmbH
Syburger Verlag was founded in Dortmund in 1981 to publish the oldest German motorcycle scene magazine “Der Syburger”. They publish Regionale MotorradSzene-Magazine, MOTORRAD NEWS, Motorrad-Gespanne, KURVE – Klassische Motorräder, and Katalog “Motorräder”. "
seller parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
seller: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH
Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH is a magazine publisher based in Germany that focuses on motorcycles and music.
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closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shockwave Magazine, acquired Shockwave Magazine

synopsis: Shockwave Magazine was acquired by Shockwave Partners, LLC, a partnership formed by Michael McGeehan, Robin Ervolina, and Thomas Rudzki, who are part of Shockwave Magazine's management. Shockwave Magazine is one of the foremost media outlets serving the music community throughout North America and the world, providing the latest news in rock music.
buyer: Shockwave Magazine
Shockwave Magazine is one of the foremost media outlets serving the music community throughout North America and the world. With offices in Baltimore, MD and Fort Lauderdale, FL, Shockwave Magazine has been providing the latest news in rock music for over 25 years. "
target: Shockwave Magazine
Shockwave Magazine is one of the foremost media outlets serving the music community throughout North America and the world. With offices in Baltimore, MD and Fort Lauderdale, FL, Shockwave Magazine has been providing the latest news in rock music for over 25 years.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Songlines Magazine

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is adding to its music portfolio with its acquisition of Songlines Magazine. Published eight times a year, Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target: Songlines Magazine
Published eight times a year, Songlines Magazine covers music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring well-known artists from Tinariwen, Bellowhead and Manu Chao, to the newcomers making their mark both at home and abroad.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media, purchased Music & Lifestyle Assets from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
buyer: Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
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closed 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Oyster Magazine merged with Inception Digital,

synopsis: Oyster Magazine, an international fashion, beauty and pop culture title, is set to expand its global audience after announcing it has merged with innovative Australian digital agency, Inception Digital. Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies.
buyer: Inception Digital
Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies. Whether it’s display advertising, social media strategy and management, blogger outreach or content creation, Inception Digital has the solution to connect clients to their wide range of premium and influential audiences. "
target: Oyster Magazine
Oyster is an international fashion, beauty, music and pop culture title with offices in New York, Paris and Sydney. Oyster is published biannually and distributed globally.
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closed 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Hark Entertainment, acquired Rip It Up Magazine

synopsis: Satellite Media announces that it has sold its iconic music title Rip It Up, to Grant Hislop of Hark Entertainment. Rip It Up Magazine is Adelaide’s only free music, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle weekly street magazine.
buyer: Hark Entertainment
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Hark Entertainment offers full consultation on all aspects of music industry including but not limited to contract negotiation or advice, career planning & mentoring, A&R. "
target parent: Satellite Media
target: Rip It Up Magazine
Rip It Up Magazine is Adelaide, Australia’s only free music, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle weekly street magazine.
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closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

TeamRock Ltd., purchased Classic Rock And Metal Hammer from Future plc

synopsis: Future Plc has sold two of the UK’s biggest rock and metal magazines - Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, as new international multi-media content creation and distribution business TeamRock continues to expand.
buyer: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is a company that combines the best of traditional media with the boldness of new media, corporately speaking for the rock music market. TeamRock is delivering the content that you want, any time you want it. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Classic Rock and Metal Hammer are Brands under Future Plc. Classic Rock is a magazine that focuses on the biggest names in rock music--past, present and future and Metal Hammer is a magazine that covers the world of heavy metal music.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others. "
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
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closed 5/4/2009 via Company Press Release

Relix Media Group, LLC, purchased Relix magazine and Jambands.com from Zenbu Media

synopsis: Relix Media Group, LLC announced that it has acquired Relix magazine, Relix.com, and Jambands.com from previous owner Zenbu Media. Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees.
buyer: Relix Media Group, LLC
Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees. "
seller: Zenbu Media
Zenbu Media is a vertically-integrated media company with four core divisions; Print, Digital, Events and Records. Relix Magazine is an award winning music magazine founded in 1974 focused on improvisational live music and recently accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Communicorp Media

synopsis: Bauer Media, a German multimedia conglomerate, has entered into an agreement to buy Irish-based Communicorp Group, a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Germany-based Bauer Media Group is a media corporation focused on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. "
target: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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closed 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mercury Capital Pty Ltd, purchased Australia and New Zealand operations from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Germany's Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG has sold its Australian operations to Australian private equity company Mercury Capital Pty. Ltd, based in Sydney. The deal includes Bauer's Australian publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia as well as the company's New Zealand brands.
buyer: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
Mercury Capital is an Australian private equity firm. Mercury seeks to invest alongside management, founders, and other shareholders in businesses that demonstrate leadership in their industry, clear growth strategies, and compelling growth opportunities. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group's Australian and New Zealand business includes publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia and the company's New Zealand brands.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, purchased Romanian Publishing Business from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a German multimedia conglomerate, has sold its Romanian publishing business to Ringier, a media group based in Switzerland. The portfolio sold by Bauer includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The acquisition includes the Romanian publishing business of Bauer Media Group to Ringier. This includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit. Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents.
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Bauer Media Group, acquired First Radio Sales

synopsis: Bauer Media, a multimedia conglomerate, has announced that it has taken complete ownership of radio advertising agency First Radio Sales, a company that sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: First Radio Sales
First Radio Sales sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations. First Radio represents 118 local radio stations across the UK, offering cross platform solutions including airtime, sponsorship, promotions, branded content, events and digital.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Mediaweek

Bauer Media Group, acquired The High Tea Party

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired The High Tea Party, a series of women-centric events across Australia. Guests in attendance experience a combination of speakers, fashion and beauty presentations, product sampling, market stalls from large and small vendors and of course, the high tea.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: The High Tea Party
The High Tea Party is a series of women-centric events across Australia. Guests in attendance experience a combination of speakers, fashion and beauty presentations, product sampling, market stalls from large and small vendors and of course, the high tea.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
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Bauer Media Group, acquired Camilyo

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a media company that publishes magazines, makes radio programs and designs digital formats, has acquired Camilyo, a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Camilyo
Camilyo is a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses. Camilyo enables local marketing providers to dramatically reduce operating and licensing costs, increase sales with attractive packaged offers and boost end-customer loyalty.
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Bauer Media Group, acquired Soul Zen

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations, has acquired Soul Zen, an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Soul Zen
Based in Germany, Soul Zen is an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
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Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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Bauer Media Group, will acquire UKRD Group Ltd

synopsis: Bauer Media, a European-based media company, is to acquire the UKRD Group, a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: UKRD Group Ltd
UKRD Group is a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations with several further services delivered via DAB. UKRD Group reaches 722,000 people who listen for more than 5,645,000 hours each week.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
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$13
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, acquired The Box Plus Network Ltd.

synopsis: Channel 4, a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, has acquired full ownership of The Box Plus Network from Bauer Media Group, a global media company. The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, with a statutory remit to deliver high-quality, innovative, alternative content that challenges the status quo. Their portfolio of channels include Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, 4Music, All 4, and HD+1. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: The Box Plus Network Ltd.
The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels, including Kerrang, Magic, Kiss, Box Hits, Box Upfront, The Box and 4Music.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., purchased Celebrity and Teen Titles from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. announced that it has acquired 13 celebrity and teen titles from Bauer Media USA—including In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The celebrity and teen titles include magazines such as In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. Teen Boss is a magazine for young girls with tips on how to make money. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, purchased Three Homes Titles from News Corp Australia

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Northern Pictures, acquired Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Bauer Media announced the sale of Australian Geographic and associated assets to Northern Pictures. Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
buyer: Northern Pictures
Northern Pictures is a factual production company known for innovation, priding itself on documentary series underpinned by journalistic values, unique access and cinematic sensibilities. The company has produced some of Australia's most awarded and recognized documentary content. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.
Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zmarta Group, acquired Elskling AB

synopsis: Zmarta Group, a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, has acquired Elskling, Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group is a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline."
target: Elskling AB
Founded in 2007, Elskling is Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling allows users to easily compare electricity prices to minimize their electricity costs. The platform has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mixmag Media Limited, purchased Kerrang! and The Face from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: The owner of Mixmag has bought rock music magazine Kerrang! and defunct hip style title The Face from Bauer Media. Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
buyer: Mixmag Media Limited
Mixmag Media is the home of Mixmag Magazine, an electronic dance and clubbing magazine, as well as Mixmag TV, Mixmag.net and the Mixmag Media Network. Mixmag has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mixmag Media Limited, purchased Kerrang! and The Face from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: The owner of Mixmag has bought rock music magazine Kerrang! and defunct hip style title The Face from Bauer Media. Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
buyer: Mixmag Media Limited
Mixmag Media is the home of Mixmag Magazine, an electronic dance and clubbing magazine, as well as Mixmag TV, Mixmag.net and the Mixmag Media Network. Mixmag has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
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closed 3/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Syburger Verlag GmbH, purchased Motorcycle Magazines from Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH

synopsis: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, is selling its motorcycle magazine titles to Syburger Verlag, a subsidiary of VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and publisher of several motorcycle magazine titles.
buyer parent: VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
buyer: Syburger Verlag GmbH
Syburger Verlag was founded in Dortmund in 1981 to publish the oldest German motorcycle scene magazine “Der Syburger”. They publish Regionale MotorradSzene-Magazine, MOTORRAD NEWS, Motorrad-Gespanne, KURVE – Klassische Motorräder, and Katalog “Motorräder”. "
seller parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
seller: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH
Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH is a magazine publisher based in Germany that focuses on motorcycles and music.
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announced 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BandLab Technologies, will acquire New Musical Express and Uncut

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, will acquire New Musical Express (NME) and Uncut from TI Media, a magazine and digital publisher in the UK. New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: TI Media Limited
target: New Musical Express and Uncut
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK. Uncut provides interviews with film directors, music news, and reviews of all major new album releases.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
price ($mm)
$1.38
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closed 11/15/2018 via Company Press Release

BandLab Technologies, acquired MusicTech

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, has acquired MusicTech and The Guitar Magazine from Anthem Publishing, one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. MusicTech is a monthly music technology magazine in the UK. The Guitar Magazine is a UK-based magazine focused on guitars.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: Anthem Publishing Ltd.
target: MusicTech
MusicTech is a monthly music technology magazine in the UK. MusicTech provides news, reviews, and features about music technology. The Guitar Magazine is a UK-based magazine that provides insights and opinions about gear, artists, technique and the guitar industry for all genres and skill levels.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Songlines Magazine

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is adding to its music portfolio with its acquisition of Songlines Magazine. Published eight times a year, Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target: Songlines Magazine
Published eight times a year, Songlines Magazine covers music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring well-known artists from Tinariwen, Bellowhead and Manu Chao, to the newcomers making their mark both at home and abroad.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media, purchased Music & Lifestyle Assets from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
buyer: Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
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closed 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Oyster Magazine merged with Inception Digital,

synopsis: Oyster Magazine, an international fashion, beauty and pop culture title, is set to expand its global audience after announcing it has merged with innovative Australian digital agency, Inception Digital. Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies.
buyer: Inception Digital
Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies. Whether it’s display advertising, social media strategy and management, blogger outreach or content creation, Inception Digital has the solution to connect clients to their wide range of premium and influential audiences. "
target: Oyster Magazine
Oyster is an international fashion, beauty, music and pop culture title with offices in New York, Paris and Sydney. Oyster is published biannually and distributed globally.
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closed 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Hark Entertainment, acquired Rip It Up Magazine

synopsis: Satellite Media announces that it has sold its iconic music title Rip It Up, to Grant Hislop of Hark Entertainment. Rip It Up Magazine is Adelaide’s only free music, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle weekly street magazine.
buyer: Hark Entertainment
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Hark Entertainment offers full consultation on all aspects of music industry including but not limited to contract negotiation or advice, career planning & mentoring, A&R. "
target parent: Satellite Media
target: Rip It Up Magazine
Rip It Up Magazine is Adelaide, Australia’s only free music, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle weekly street magazine.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others. "
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
price ($mm)
$2.60
rev ($mm)
$13
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0.2x
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 5/4/2009 via Company Press Release

Relix Media Group, LLC, purchased Relix magazine and Jambands.com from Zenbu Media

synopsis: Relix Media Group, LLC announced that it has acquired Relix magazine, Relix.com, and Jambands.com from previous owner Zenbu Media. Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees.
buyer: Relix Media Group, LLC
Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees. "
seller: Zenbu Media
Zenbu Media is a vertically-integrated media company with four core divisions; Print, Digital, Events and Records. Relix Magazine is an award winning music magazine founded in 1974 focused on improvisational live music and recently accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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closed 2/16/2007 via BNC Analysis

Zenbu Media, purchased Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs Magazines from Dorchester Media, Inc.

synopsis: Zenbu Media has acquired Dorchester Media's Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs Magazines.
buyer: Zenbu Media
Zenbu Media is a vertically-integrated media company with four core divisions; Print, Digital, Events and Records. Relix Magazine is an award winning music magazine founded in 1974 focused on improvisational live music and recently accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "
seller parent: BG Media Investors LP
seller: Dorchester Media, Inc.
Dorchester Media publishes the Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs Magazines.
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Future plc, purchased Revolver Magazine from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Future US announced the acquisition of hard rock/heavy metal consumer music magazine Revolver from Harris Publications, according to Future president Jonathan Simpson-Bint. Revolver, which has a distribution of 150,000, will become part of Future’s thriving music division, overseen by group publishing director Steve Aaron.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
Harris Publications is the publisher of King Magazine, Revolver, XXL, Scratch Magazine, SLAM Magazine, Rides, Donk, Box, and Bubbles and among other titles. Its major division, Harris Outdoor Magazines, issues several titles on hunting, fishing, and firearms.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 2/28/2006 via Company Press Release

The McEvoy Group, acquired Spin Magazine

synopsis: The McEvoy Group LLC has acquired Spin magazine, the alternative music magazine founded by Bob Guccione, Jr. in 1985, from Vibe/Spin Ventures LLC, an entity owned by Robert Miller, Quincy Jones, David Salzman and private equity firm Freeman Spogli. The new company will be named Spin Media LLC.
buyer: The McEvoy Group
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target parent: Freeman Spogli & Co.
target: Spin Magazine
Spin is a music magazine that reports on "all the music that rocks". Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr., it is the main competitor to industry stalwart Rolling Stone.
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announced 10/18/2005 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, will acquire The Singing News Magazine

synopsis: Salem Publishing, a division of Salem Communications Corporation announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Singing News Magazine and its related Internet properties. The acquisition is expected to close in January of 2006.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: The Singing News Magazine
The Singing News Magazine is the country's largest Christian music publication.
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closed 5/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Buzznet, acquired Absolute Punk

synopsis: Buzznet, the Web's leading social media community for music, announced the addition of Absolute Punk. With an incredibly active community of more than 500,000 music fans, Absolute Punk provides one of the largest alternative music zines on the Web.
buyer: Buzznet
Buzznet empowers millions of music fans with the platform to create the most in-depth music experiences around the artists they love. Users express themselves, connect with friends and socialize around the topics they are passionate about, sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts daily. "
target: Absolute Punk
Founded in 2000, Absolute Punk is the premier destination for alternative music, industry news, reviews, interviews and community, and has become the top source of information for devoted music fans.
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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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: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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