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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$11,169.44)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

synopsis: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, a foundation that gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes, acquired Amedia, a media company in Norway and Russia. Amedia's activities include newspapers, printing, television, and electronic media operations.
buyer: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB is a Norwegian foundation. The foundation gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes. In addition to giving direct financial contributions, the Savings Bank Foundation invests in causes that benefit the general public. "
target: Amedia AS
Amedia AS operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$474
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,087.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 11/18/2013 via Market Wire

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company that provides security services, announces the acquisition of all of the assets and business of Hollywall Entertainment Inc., and plans to change its name to Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Hollywall Entertainment is a multifaceted media and entertainment company.
buyer: Acceleritas Corp. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company, provides security services to general public, corporate world, and government agencies primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as National Intelligence Association, Inc. and changed its name to Acceleritas Corp. in March 2013. "
target: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. is a multifaceted media and entertainment company focused on ownership and content acquisition of music, film, television, home video, and computer game software libraries.
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announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
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0.0x
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0.0x
announced 2/21/2011 via Reuters

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

synopsis: Australian newspaper group West Australian Newspaper Holdings has agreed to buy Seven Media Group in a deal forged by tycoon Kerry Stokes that will create the country's biggest media company. Seven Media Group owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network and the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia.
buyer: West Australian Newspapers Limited
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of the West Australian Newspapers Group, the leading media group in Western Australia. The flagship of the Group is The West Australian daily newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Seven Media Group
Seven is one of Australia’s largest media holding companies. Seven owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network, the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia, and is creating a presence in online and new communications technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,043 [$4,145]
rev ($mm)
$1,453
EBITDA ($mm)
$361
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 9/10/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. said on Friday it had agreed to sell a further 25 percent stake in its 50:50 media joint venture to CVC for A$515 million ($426 million). CVC will have 75 percent control of key Australian media assets, including Australia's largest TV network and a stable of magazines, under the deal.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings Limited
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,316.46)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
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$507*
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closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/20/2006 via Market Watch

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
price ($mm)
$603*
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closed 2/7/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and CVC Asia Pacific Ltd have agreed with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to the establishment of Australia’s largest diversified media group, PBL Media.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,316.46)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$4,223*
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closed 10/11/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased Orkla Media from Orkla ASA

synopsis: Mecom Group Plc, a U.K. media investment firm, agreed to buy Orkla ASA's media assets for 6.46 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.03 billion) in cash and new shares to build a pan-European newspaper publishing company.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Orkla ASA
Orkla is one of the largest listed companies in Norway. The core businesses are branded consumer goods, speciality materials and financial investments.
price ($mm)
$1,030
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen announced it has completed its acquisition of Gracenote, the industry's leading media and entertainment metadata provider. Gracenote's global database and technology solutions include multichannel video programming distributors, smart televisions, streaming music services, connected devices, media players and in-car infotainment systems.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target parent: Tribune Media Company
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata.
price ($mm)
$560
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announced 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Technori will be merged with Tomorrow's Business Today,

synopsis: Technori, one of the world's most influential startup showcases with outposts in five U.S. cities, is merging with Chicago's "Tomorrow's Business Today," a rapidly growing web forum for Chicago's technology and startup communities, founded and hosted on WGN Plus by Scott Kitun. Kitun will be CEO and host of the merged properties.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tomorrow's Business Today
Chicago's "Tomorrow's Business Today" is a rapidly growing web forum for Chicago's technology and startup communities, founded and hosted on WGN Plus by Scott Kitun. "
target: Technori
Technori is one of the world's most influential startup showcases with outposts in five U.S. cities. Since its inception in 2012, Technori has hosted more than 50 events with more than 24,000 attendees. More than 275 companies have pitched on Technori's stage.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
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$56
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closed 5/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired Infostrada Sports

synopsis: Gracenote, Inc., the world's leading provider of entertainment data and a division of Tribune Media, announced the acquisition of Infostrada Sports. Infostrada Sports focuses on the Olympics and European football sports data with coverage of more than 250 sports and has developed a sports data platform to deliver direct data feeds to its customers.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Industries (CMI)
target: Infostrada Sports
Infostrada Sports offers unique data, media, analytic and event services to the sports industry. A central data platform has been developed for sports results on tens of thousands of athletes. This data can be exchanged, thus providing solutions to clients in all branches of professional sport.
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$54
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closed 5/28/2015 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired SportsDirect, Inc.

synopsis: Gracenote, Inc., the world's leading provider of entertainment data and a division of Tribune Media Company, announced the acquisition of SportsDirect, a leading provider of sports data and statistics for more than 50 leagues and 2,000 teams. Media companies rely on SportsDirect for sports analysis, news and coverage, scores, statistics and photos.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc., provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. Gracenote is the industry standard for music and video recognition and is supported by the largest source of music and video metadata. "
target: SportsDirect, Inc.
SportsDirect Inc. is the leader in delivering high quality sports content and cross-platform solutions. SDI's cross-platform delivery solutions for Web, Mobile and Print range from the flexibility of raw feeds to off-the-shelf solutions, all powered by state-of-the-art technology.
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closed 5/21/2015 via

Tribune Publishing, acquired MLIM LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of MLIM, LLC, owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a newspaper publishing and local news and information gathering company that operates daily newspapers and related websites. Tribune Publishing operates over 60 affiliated Websites and mobile applications, including a primary online product for each local newspaper. "
target: MLIM LLC
MLIM, LLC is the owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as nine community weeklies and related digital properties in San Diego County. MLIM LLC is owned by businessman Doug Manchester, who has investments and experience in several industries, including publishing.
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$85
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closed 10/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, purchased 38 publications from Wrapports, LLC

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Company, a diversified media and marketing-solutions company, announced the acquisition of six daily and 32 weekly suburban news and information brands from Wrapports, LLC. The acquired papers have collective circulations of 72,000 daily, 87,000 Sunday and 52,000 weekly.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
seller: Wrapports, LLC
The acquired publications from Wrapports, LLC include the Aurora Beacon-News, The Elgin Courier-News, the Lake County News-Sun, The Naperville Sun, the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana, The SouthtownStar and the 32 Pioneer Press weekly newspapers.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired HWW

synopsis: Gracenote, a division of Tribune Media Company, announced that it has acquired HWW, Australia's leading provider of TV and movie data from Mi9, which is owned by Nine Entertainment Co. HWW has data describing millions of TV programs and movies across more than 700 national and local TV channels in Australia.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: HWW
HWW is the leading supplier of Australian TV and Movie metadata to a broad range of clients across new and traditional media including: major online publishers, Subscription TV providers, IPTV players and print publishers.
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announced 2/20/2014 via Company Press Release

The Baltimore Sun, will acquire Baltimore City Paper

synopsis: The Baltimore Sun Media Group announced that it is buying the alternative weekly City Paper. Baltimore City Paper is best known for providing information on clubs, concerts, theater, and restaurants, but each issue also has one major article on a subject not usually being carried by the mainstream media.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) publishes The Baltimore Sun and baltimoresun.com. In print and online, BSMG reaches 1.1 million readers each week in the Baltimore area, making it the region's most widely read source of news and information. BSMG is owned by Tribune Corporation. "
target: Baltimore City Paper
Baltimore City Paper is a free alternative weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland. It is best known for providing information on clubs, concerts, theater, and restaurants, but each issue also has one major article on a subject not usually being carried by the mainstream media.
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closed 2/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Tribune Company, acquired Gracenote, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its acquisition of Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America. Gracenote is the largest source of music data in the world, featuring metadata for more than 180 million tracks, which helps power more than a billion smart phones and tablets, as well as the world's most popular streaming music services.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks.
price ($mm)
$170
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closed 12/27/2013 via PR Newswire

Tribune Company, acquired Local TV LLC

synopsis: Tribune Company announced that it has completed the final steps necessary to close its acquisition of Local TV Holdings, LLC. The transaction creates the largest combined independent broadcast group and content creator in the country. As a result of this acquisition, Tribune now owns 39 television stations across the country.
buyer: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets. "
target parent: Oak Hill Capital Partners
target: Local TV LLC
Local TV LLC owns and/or operates broadcast television stations in the United States. Headquartered just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio they own a mix of CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC, CW and myNetworkTV stations.
price ($mm)
$2,710
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closed 1/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Chicago Tribune Media Group, acquired Naperville Magazine

synopsis: Chicago Tribune Media Group has announced the acquisition of Naperville Magazine from Oster Communications LLC. Naperville Magazine is the premier community lifestyle magazine with a focus on health, fitness, style, restaurant reviews and home features dedicated specifically to Naperville area.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group ("CTMG") is a media and business services company that publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune. CTMG also produces related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland, including RedEye, Hoy, Chicago Magazine, TribLocal, TheMash, and more. "
target parent: Oster Communications, Inc.
target: Naperville Magazine
Naperville Magazine was launched in 2005 and is a controlled distribution, monthly publication with a circulation of 30,000. With a focus on health, fitness, style, restaurant reviews and home features, it is the premier community lifestyle magazine dedicated specifically to Naperville area.
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closed 12/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Tribune Media Services, acquired CastTV Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Media Services (TMS), a leading provider of entertainment information databases, announced that it has acquired CastTV, a leader in video search, indexing and data technologies for discovering TV shows, movies and other online video content.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Tribune Media Services
Tribune Interactive, a subsidiary of Tribune Company, manages the interactive operations of major daily newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and their associated websites, plus all aspects of Tribune's print and online classified advertising operations. "
target: CastTV Inc.
CastTV is a leading video search platform that reaches over 4 million consumers monthly. CastTV's innovative technology enables the search and navigation of video content across the "three screens" of computer, television, and mobile.
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closed 9/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired CareerBuilder, Inc.

synopsis: Gannett and Tribune Company announced today that Gannett has acquired an additional 10 percent stake in CareerBuilder from Tribune for $135 million. The acquisition gives Gannett a 50.8 percent controlling interest in CareerBuilder, the U.S.’s largest online job site.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 21 million unique visitors and over 1.5 million jobs. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 1,000 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences.
price ($mm)
$135*
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closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Publishing, a division of Tribune Company has completed the sale of its Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time, to Hearst Corporation. The newspapers will be managed by MediaNews Group, Inc., under an existing joint venture agreement with Hearst.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$62
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Target Media Partners, acquired Recycler Classifieds

synopsis: The Los Angeles Times Media Group announced the sale of Recycler Classifieds, publisher of four editions of the pioneering Recycler free classified advertising paper and eleven weekly and bi-weekly photo ad and employment guides throughout Southern California, as well as operator of the popular Recycler.com website, to Target Media Partners.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
buyer: Target Media Partners
Target Media Partners is a leading print and online publisher of local classified and used vehicle photo advertising, information and employment advertising for truck drivers, and wholesale merchandise advertising. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Recycler Classifieds
Recycler currently publishes 4 weekly geographically-zoned editions of the Recycler Classifieds Free Ad paper in Southern California; Recycler North, Recycler South, Recycler East, and Recycler West.
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closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
cancelled 5/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc

synopsis: Tribune Company and Gannett Co., Inc. announced the termination of the agreement under which Gannett was to purchase Southern Connecticut Newspapers, The Advocate (Stamford) and Greenwich Time.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites. "
target parent: Tribune Company
target: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc
Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. is the publisher of The Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.
price ($mm)
$73
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announced 5/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 21 Regional Sports Channels from Fox Sports Networks

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, is to acquire 21 former Fox sports channels from Disney. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Sports Networks
The acquisition includes 21 Fox sports channels. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9,600 [$10,600]
rev ($mm)
$3,800
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
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announced 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

21st Century Fox, will purchase seven television stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: 21st Century Fox announced a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group to acquire seven television stations. The transaction will grow Fox Television Stations' coverage to nearly half of all U.S. households. The seven televisions included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB and KSTU.
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,389.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
The seven television stations included are KCPQ, WSFL, KDVR, WJW, KTXL, KSWB, and KSTU located across the United States. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
price ($mm)
$910
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, will acquire KPLR 11

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, will acquire KPLR 11 from Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified television broadcasting company in the US. KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,188.50)
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: KPLR 11
KPLR 11 is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to the St. Louis, Missouri area. The station programs a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. KPLR 11 provides over 11 hours of high definition CW programming every week.
price ($mm)
$65
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Howard Stirk Holdings LLC, will purchase 3 TV Stations from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 3 television stations to Howard Stirk Holdings. The 3 television stations include KUNS in Seattle, WA, KMYU in Salt Lake City, UT, and KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City, OK.
buyer: Howard Stirk Holdings LLC
Howard Stirk Holdings is a broadcast television company. Their primary business is to engage consumers on multiple platforms with relevant and compelling news, entertainment and sports content, and to provide advertisers and businesses efficient means and value to connect with mass audiences. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
The 3 TV stations include KUNS in Seattle, WA, KMYU in Salt Lake City, UT, and KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City, OK. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Bonten Media Group

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bonten Media Group Holdings, Inc. Bonten owns 14 television stations in 8 markets which reach approximately 1% of the U.S. Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target parent: Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC
target: Bonten Media Group
Bonten Media Group is an operator of leading local television stations across the United States. Itsr stations are affiliated with America’s major networks, including ABC, NBC, FOX, CW and MeTV. At Bonten, they are building A Culture of Excellence.
price ($mm)
$240
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Tennis Media Company

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the Tennis Media Company, owner of Tennis magazine and Tennis.com. The acquisition will create a media platform that combines Tennis.com, the world's most visited online tennis platform, and Tennis magazine, the sport's most circulated print publication, with Sinclair's Tennis Channel.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tennis Media Company
The Tennis Media Company – including Tennis Magazine, Tennis.com and Baseline – is the premier provider of tennis content. They deliver an unparalleled audience of achievers and influencers to a passionate market of 30 million tennis enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 3/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Tennis Channel

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisition of the stock of Tennis Channel, a hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 171 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 467 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tennis Channel
Tennis Channel is a hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming, home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television.
price ($mm)
$350
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closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased Six Nebraska Stations from Pappas Telecasting Companies

synopsis: Sinclair, one of the largest television broadcasting companies, acquired six stations from Pappas Telecasting, a company that owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Pappas Telecasting Companies
Pappas Telecasting Companies, Inc. owns and operates commercial television and radio broadcast stations. The acquisition includes the Nebraska stations KFXL Lincoln, KHGI Kearney, KHGI-LD O’Neill, KWNB-LD Hayes Center, KWNB-LD McCook and KHGI-CD North Platte.
price ($mm)
$31
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announced 10/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase KUQI, KXPX-LP and KTOV-LP from Corpus 18, LLC

synopsis: Corpus 18, LLC, a partnership formed by the noteholders of debt of GH Broadcasting and High Maintenance Broadcasting, has agreed to sell KUQI, KXPX-LP, and KTOV-LP to Sinclair Broadcast Group. All three television stations are located in Corpus Christi, Texas.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets. "
seller: Corpus 18, LLC
Corpus 18, LLC is a partnership formed by the noteholders of debt of GH Broadcasting and High Maintenance Broadcasting. The acquisition includes KUQI, KXPX-LP, and KTOV-LP. All three television stations are located in Corpus Christi, Texas.
price ($mm)
$9.25
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announced 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WLUC-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of WSBT (CBS) in South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana (DMA(1) 96) owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., and to sell the broadcast assets of WLUC (NBC and FOX) in Marquette, Michigan (DMA 180) to Gray Television, Inc.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: WLUC-TV
WLUC-TV is the NBC-affiliated television station for Michigan's Central Upper Peninsula licensed to Marquette.
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closed 8/31/2015 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Circa 1605, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, acquired the assets of Circa 1605, a company that develops a mobile application for reading news, in August of 2015.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 432 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Circa 1605, Inc.
Circa 1605, Inc. develops a mobile application for reading news. Circa is a media organization that enables readers to more easily consume, engage with, and follow the day’s news by delivering comprehensive yet to-the-point coverage in a format tailored specifically for mobile lifestyles.
price ($mm)
$0.80
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire KSNV-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KSNV, the NBC–affiliated television station located in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
target: KSNV-TV
KSNV-DT, virtual channel 3 and VHF digital channel 2, is the NBC–affiliated television station located in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
price ($mm)
$120
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closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired WGXA

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has closed on the purchase of the assets of WGXA from Frontier Broadcast Holdings, LLC. WGXA, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 16), is a Fox and ABC affiliated television station.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
target parent: Frontier Broadcast Holdings, LLC
target: WGXA
WGXA, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 16), is a Fox and ABC affiliated television station in Macon, Georgia.
price ($mm)
$120
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announced 8/20/2014 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., will purchase WTTA, KXRM and KXTU from Sinclair Broadcast Group

synopsis: Sinclair announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Media General the broadcast assets of three stations in two markets, WTTA, KXRM and KXTU. WTTA is based out of Tampa, FL. KXRM and KXTU are based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets. The company's broadcast operations include 31 network-affiliated television stations. "
seller: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
WTTA is a local TV broadcasting station based out of Tampa, FL. KXRM and KXTU are stations based out of Colorado Springs, CO.
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased 4 TV Stations from Media General, Inc.

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisitions and divestitures of certain assets with Media General, Inc. WJAR is a television station based out of Providence, RI. WLUK and WCWF are both based out of Green Bay, WI and WTGS is based out of Savannah, GA.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
WJAR, an NBC affiliate, is a television station based out of Providence, RI. WLUK, a Fox affiliate, and WCWF, a CW affiliate, are both based out of Green Bay, WI. WTGS is a Fox affiliate based out of Savannah, GA.
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closed 9/2/2014 via BusinessWire

Media General, Inc., acquired WHTM-TV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has sold the assets of WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg, PA to Media General. WHTM-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Lancaster, York, and its city of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across broadcast television, digital media and mobile platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets. The company's broadcast operations include 31 network-affiliated television stations. "
target parent: Sinclair Broadcast Group
target: WHTM-TV
WHTM-TV, virtual channel 27 (VHF digital channel 10), is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Lancaster, York, Lebanon and its city of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.
price ($mm)
$83
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closed 11/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, purchased KRNV (NBC 7) from Intermountain West Communications Company

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it closed on the acquisition of the non-license assets of KRNV (NBC 7) in Reno, Nevada from Intermountain West for $26.0 million and entered into an agreement to operate or provide sales services to the station.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: Intermountain West Communications Company
KRNV (NBC 7) in Reno, Nevada is a channel of The Intermountain West Communications Company. They own and operate television stations in 11 media markets located in the western United States.
price ($mm)
$26
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announced 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 8 Television Stations from New Age Media

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. , one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the broadcast assets of 8 television stations owned by New Age Media, or to which New Age provides services.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 65 television stations in 39 markets. "
seller: New Age Media
The 8 stations are located in 3 markets (Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, PA; Tallahassee, FL; and Gainesville, FL) and reach 0.8% of the U.S. TV households. The broadcast assets of 8 television stations are owned by New Age Media, or to which New Age provides services.
price ($mm)
$90
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)
$2,100
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
price ($mm)
$290
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/5/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,786.88)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.0x
closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Bayou City Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, has acquired Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB), a company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. BCB's stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Founded in 1993, Entertainment Studios is a fully integrated global media production and distribution company with 8 HD networks, dozens of first-run syndicated shows, over 5,000 hours of HD programming, a film distribution company, a podcast network, and more to come. "
target: Bayou City Broadcasting LLC
Founded in 2007, Bayou City Broadcasting, LLC (BCB) is a Texas based company that owns and operates broadcast television stations. Their stations include WEVV (CBS) & WEEV (Fox) in Evansville, Indiana and KLAF (NBC) and KADN (Fox) in Lafayette, Louisiana.
price ($mm)
$165
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired UKTV

synopsis: BBC Studios has acquired control of UKTV, taking ownership of seven of its ten free-to-air and pay-TV channels. UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: UKTV
UKTV is a British multi-channel broadcaster. It was formed on 26 March 1992 through a joint venture between the BBC and Thames Television. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest television companies.
price ($mm)
$237
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc, will purchase WISH and WNDY from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, announced that it was selling WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, to Circle City Broadcasting, a newly formed minority-led broadcaster owned by DuJuan McCoy.
buyer: Circle City Broadcasting I, Inc
Circle City Broadcasting I is a newly-formed minority-led broadcaster. Owned by DuJuan McCoy, the broadcaster is set to focus on the Indianapolis area. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. They own two stations in Indianapolis, WISH, the CW affiliate and WNDY, the MyNetworkTV affiliate.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
price ($mm)
$740
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$263
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.4x
announced 3/6/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lockwood Broadcast Group, will purchase WCAV and WVAW from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that they have entered into agreements to sell their Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) to an affiliate of Lockwood Broadcasting, Inc., a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets.
buyer: Lockwood Broadcast Group
Lockwood Broadcast Group is a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets. Lockwood Broadcast main offices are located in Hampton, VA with Operation Headquarters in Richmond, VA. "
seller: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
The acquisition includes the Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) from Gray Television, an American publicly traded television broadcasting company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WVIR-TV

synopsis: Florida-based Waterman Broadcasting, is selling WVIR-TV NBC29 to Gray Television. WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: Waterman Broadcasting
target: WVIR-TV
WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WWNY, WNYF and KEYC from United Communications Corporation

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with United Communications to acquire United’s television stations, WWNY-TV (CBS) and WNYF-CD (FOX) in Watertown, New York (DMA 178) and KEYC-TV (CBS/FOX) in Mankato, Minnesota (DMA 199).
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
seller: United Communications Corporation
The acquisition includes three television stations from United Communications, including WWNY-TV (CBS) and WNYF-CD (FOX) in Watertown, New York (DMA 178) and KEYC-TV (CBS/FOX) in Mankato, Minnesota (DMA 199).
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,565.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,113.90
EBIT ($mm)
$891.35
Net Income ($mm)
$505.59
Employees
6512
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,188.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$687.80
EBIT ($mm)
$440.20
Net Income ($mm)
$46.30
Employees
5615
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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Ticker: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,055.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$920.99
EBIT ($mm)
$640.90
Net Income ($mm)
$341.24
Employees
9000
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,786.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$292.97
EBIT ($mm)
$150.52
Net Income ($mm)
$13.93
Employees
16980
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,737.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$974.51
EBIT ($mm)
$704.10
Net Income ($mm)
$270.16
Employees
8604
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Ticker: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,221.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.85
EBIT ($mm)
$692.71
Net Income ($mm)
$424.46
Employees
5336
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,068.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.81
EBIT ($mm)
$165.65
Net Income ($mm)
$1,569.10
Employees
3305
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Ticker: SSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,208.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.10
EBIT ($mm)
$145.12
Net Income ($mm)
$20.38
Employees
3950
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,084.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$446.82
EBIT ($mm)
$372.37
Net Income ($mm)
$210.80
Employees
7947
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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