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closed 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Wondercity SARL

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media continues its development through the acquisition of Wondercity, the digital mums newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities, created in 2012 by Anne-Laure Corrot and Maia Tabo-Birn.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Wondercity SARL
Wondercity is the digital newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities. Every week in France, close to one in every 10 mothers with children under 12 receive recommendations for activities and outings for the weekend and the school holidays from Wondercity.
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closed 4/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

TargetVideo, acquired Hallo:Eltern

synopsis: TargetVideo, the video and digital specialist from Munich, has purchased Hallo:Eltern. The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
buyer: TargetVideo
TargetVideo is an innovative and fast growing media company and by now one of the leading video publishers in Germany. They create, distribute and license video content within an editorial context throughout all digital channels. At the same time they develop and operate strong editorial websites. "
target: Hallo:Eltern
The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
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closed 9/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard Presse, acquired Enfant.com

synopsis: Bayard. Inc., publisher of religious books and magazines in the United States, has announced their acquisition of Enfant.com, an online monthly magazine publication on the themes of pregnancy and parenting. The company is based in France.
buyer: Bayard Presse
Bayard Presse SA publishes magazines and newspapers. The company was founded in 1873 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Enfant.com
enfant.com is an online monthly magazine publication on the themes of pregnancy and parenting. The company is based in France.
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closed 7/23/2013 via PR Web

Longhorn Leads, LLC, acquired KidMondo

synopsis: Longhorn Leads LLC has announced the acquisition of KidMondo, the premiere online baby journal that provides parents and caregivers with the tools they need to chronicle their child’s lives and share it with friends and family in a safe environment. KidMondo allows parents to effortlessly update their child’s journal online.
buyer: Longhorn Leads, LLC
Longhorn Leads is the parent company of Morningside Nannies, a Texas-based nanny placement agency, as well as a diverse portfolio of nanny related websites including eNannySource.com, GoNannies.com, NannyPro.com, NannyClassifieds.com, 4Nannies.com, NationalNannies.com and NannyBackgroundCheck.com. "
target: KidMondo
Kidmondo is a comprehensive personalized online baby journal that provides parents and caregivers with all the tools they need to chronicle their child’s life and share it with friends and family in a safe environment.
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closed 2/28/2008 via BusinessWire

The Knot, Inc., acquired The Bump

synopsis: The Knot Inc. one of the world's leading lifestage media companies, has acquired The Bump Media Inc., publisher of The Bump local magazine and website dedicated to pregnancy and first-time parents. The acquisition further enhances The Knot Inc.’s mission of helping couples at key lifestages connect with the content and services they need.
buyer: The Knot, Inc. (XOXO:$162.27)
The Knot, Inc. is a leading national lifestage media and services company. The company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's premier wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. "
target: The Bump
The Bump is a local magazine and website dedicated to pregnancy and first-time parents.The magazines are detailed guides to the local maternity and baby scene in 11 top tier markets.The publications are included in the prenatal packs that are provided at premier OB/GYNs and high-end retail outlets.
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closed 4/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Kaboose, Inc., acquired Amazing Moms Inc.

synopsis: Kaboose Inc., the largest independent family focused online media company in North America, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Amazing Moms Inc. for US$750,000 in cash with additional consideration to be paid on an earn-out basis.
buyer: Kaboose, Inc.
Kaboose is the largest independent online media company in the kids and family market and is a top global Internet destination for kids and families looking for entertaining, interactive and educational content. "
target: Amazing Moms Inc.
Amazingmoms.com is an Internet resource created by parents for parents. We provide simple, fresh and practical solutions for busy families. Our goal is to bring families together through a blend of exceptional content, useful resources and "whack-on-the-side-of-the-head" ideas.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
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closed 3/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ideon Media, acquired SavvyMom Media, Inc.

synopsis: In a move to dominate the Canadian mom digital space, Ideon Media has acquired SavvyMom Media. The company publishes weekly news letters for mothers. The newsletters include information on lifestyle and entertainment topics which include: parenting, family life, party ideas, places to go, food and more.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is Canada's fastest growing digital ad network. Ideon Media offers a full range of custom digital solutions. The leading team of online advertising specialists maximize each and every client's investment. "
target: SavvyMom Media, Inc.
SavvyMom media, Inc. publishes weekly news letters for mothers. The newsletters include information on lifestyle and entertainment topics which include: parenting, family life, party ideas, places to go, food and more.
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closed 6/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fanfinders Ltd, acquired The Best for Baby

synopsis: FanFinders, a London, UK-based performance marketing and consumer intelligence company in the parenting industry, has acquired The Best for Baby, a UK-based independent review website for baby brands. The Best for Baby provides reviews and ratings for nappies, car seats, baby toys, and more.
buyer: Fanfinders Ltd
FanFinders is a UK-based performance marketing and consumer insight company that connects brands with parents. FanFinders puts promotional offers and content from leading brands in front of millions of members through their Your Baby Club network. "
target: The Best for Baby
The Best for Baby is a UK-based independent review website for baby brands. The Best for Baby is dedicated to providing parents with the information they need to make important product choices for their baby. Their platform provides reviews and ratings for nappies, car seats, baby toys, and more.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

SeverGroup, acquired Tolko Sprosit

synopsis: SeverGroup, a Russian private investment company, has acquired Tolko Sprosit from Doc+, a Russian provider of telemedicine and home doctor services. Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia that provides answers to general health questions. The blog also talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors, and parenting.
buyer: SeverGroup
SeverGroup is a Russian private investment company founded in 1993 and includes ZAO "Severgroup" and OOO "Capital". The Group makes long-term investments and manages the assets in behalf of Alexey Mordashov. "
target parent: Doc+
target: Tolko Sprosit
Tolko Sprosit is a medical blog in Russia. Tolko Sprosit provides answers to general health questions through their About Health section. Their About Hospitals section talks about how to interact with healthcare institutes and doctors; and their About Children section talks about parenting.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Care Sourcer Ltd, acquired Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited

synopsis: Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer has bought social care consumer websites Good Care Guide and Care Home Advisor from healthcare intelligence provider LaingBuisson. Care Sourcer is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help people find the right care home for their needs.
buyer: Care Sourcer Ltd
Care Sourcer - dubbed 'the Rightmove of care' - is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Sourcer was founded in Edinburgh in 2016 by Parfery and Andrew McGinley. "
target parent: Laing & Buisson
target: Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited
Good Care Guide is a leading website to find, rate and review care for older people (as well as childcare) in care homes and those looking for care at home across England, Scotland and Wales. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help find the right care home for their needs.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Mom2Mom, acquired ParaBebes.com

synopsis: Mom2Mom - the platform that puts mothers in contact with other mothers to offer or get help for their children - has agreed to acquire the Spanish online portal ParaBebes.com. ParaBebes.com is a site aimed at parents and professionals in the field of childhood and motherhood in which they can exchange information, knowledge and opinions.
buyer: Mom2Mom
Mom2Mom is a social network that reinvents the current system of nanny services by connecting mothers interested in caring for children in exchange of time or money. Mom2Mom is a platform that geo-locates mothers who offer or look for babysitting services through a simple, practical and free app. "
target parent: Grupo Intercom S.A
target: ParaBebes.com
ParaBebes.com is a site aimed at parents and professionals in the field of childhood and motherhood in which they can exchange information, knowledge and opinions based on their own experience. They have created a directory of children's services and a guide of children's and maternity stores.
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closed 8/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics, acquired ParentClick Inc.

synopsis: Local business Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics has partnered with Santa Barbara family Robert and Tammy Ball to acquire ParentClick Inc. ParentClick.com has been a staple in the Santa Barbara community since 2004. Its purpose is to have a one-stop, web-based research portal for families to find resources for their children.
buyer: Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics
Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics is a respected orthodontic care provider dedicated to creating beautiful, confident smiles in Santa Barbara, Goleta, California and the surrounding areas. "
target: ParentClick Inc.
ParentClick.com has been a staple in the Santa Barbara community since 2004. Its purpose is to have a one-stop, web-based research portal for families to find resources for their children.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 7/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Philips Electronics NV, acquired Health & Parenting Ltd

synopsis: Philips, a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions, has acquired Health & Parenting Ltd, an independent developer of healthcare and family-related mobile applications guiding users through pregnancy and early parenthood.
buyer: Philips Electronics NV (ENXTAM:PHIA:$23,759.43)
Royal Philips Electronics is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions. The company has medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. "
target: Health & Parenting Ltd
Health & Parenting is an independent developer of healthcare and family-related mobile applications guiding users through pregnancy and early parenthood. Founded in 2012, their flagship product is Pregnancy+, the complete pregnancy app that is the most recommended by midwives and paediatricians.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, acquired Sittercity

synopsis: Bright Horizons has acquired Sittercity, a leading online marketplace for families and caregivers. The acquisition enhances Bright Horizons’ current portfolio of family-focused solutions and extends its capabilities to serve families and clients with flexible care options, including babysitters and in-person or virtual tutors.
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,832.29)
Bright Horizons is a leading global provider of high-quality child care and early education, back-up care, and workplace education services. The company partners with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. "
target: Sittercity
Sittercity is a leading online marketplace for families and caregivers. Sittercity pioneered tech-enabled child care in 2001 and has built a platform that radically simplifies the way people find, book, and pay for trusted care.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Wondercity SARL

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media continues its development through the acquisition of Wondercity, the digital mums newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities, created in 2012 by Anne-Laure Corrot and Maia Tabo-Birn.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Wondercity SARL
Wondercity is the digital newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities. Every week in France, close to one in every 10 mothers with children under 12 receive recommendations for activities and outings for the weekend and the school holidays from Wondercity.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Wondercity SARL

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media continues its development through the acquisition of Wondercity, the digital mums newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities, created in 2012 by Anne-Laure Corrot and Maia Tabo-Birn.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Wondercity SARL
Wondercity is the digital newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities. Every week in France, close to one in every 10 mothers with children under 12 receive recommendations for activities and outings for the weekend and the school holidays from Wondercity.
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closed 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Pili Pop Labs

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media announced the acquisition of Pili Pop Labs, a leader in language learning for children on mobile devices. The French start-up Pili Pop Labs has two language learning applications, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, which use a unique voice recognition engine that analyzes the pronunciation of children to help them improve.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Pili Pop Labs
Pili Pop Labs is a Paris-based company specializing in language learning for children. With two apps, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, available on iPhone and iPad, their goal is to help children learn English and Spanish while having fun.
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closed 11/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Lerner Publishing Group, acquired Zest Books

synopsis: Lerner Publishing Group, a company that creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults, has announced the acquisition of Zest Books. Zest Books publishes young adult nonfiction books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and lifestyle advice.
buyer: Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with fourteen imprints and divisions. "
target: Zest Books
Zest Books publishes young adult nonfiction books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and lifestyle advice. They are based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 10/28/2016 via Company Press Release

North Star Editions, Inc., acquired Jolly Fish Press, LLC

synopsis: North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) has acquired the assets of Jolly Fish Press, a Utah-based publisher of young adult, middle-grade fiction, and adult fiction, as well as select nonfiction books. Under the purchase agreement, the acquisition includes the Jolly Fish Press imprint name and all copyrights to backlist and forthcoming titles.
buyer: North Star Editions, Inc.
North Star Editions, Inc., is a privately owned publishing company dedicated to guiding readers toward a lifetime love of reading. NSE publishes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults that inspires, informs, and entertains. "
target: Jolly Fish Press, LLC
Jolly Fish Press publishes trade fiction and select nonfiction books for young adults. They excel in exceptional cover design, worldwide online and brick-and-mortar distribution, expansive publicity and marketing campaigns, and the ability to find exceptional undiscovered authors.
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closed 7/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dutch Media Uitgevers, acquired The House of Books BV

synopsis: Dutch Media Uitgevers, which has published for authors like Arnon Grunberg, Carry Slee and Heleen van Royen, has acquired The House of Books. The House of Books is an internationally oriented publishing house offering successful fiction, non-fiction and children and youth issues.
buyer: Dutch Media Uitgevers
Dutch Media Uitgevers is a publishing house that focuses on children's books, fiction and non-fiction. Dutch Media Uitgevers offers authors and illustrators a publishing house which they have sole control over their work. "
target: The House of Books BV
The House of Books is an international publishing house offering successful fiction, non-fiction and children and youth issues. The House of Books has offices in the Netherlands and Flanders, Belgium.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

StudentBridge, acquired TeenInk

synopsis: StudentBridge, virtual experience specialists that help colleges and universities achieve their enrollment goals, has acquired TeenInk, the leading publication for teens. TeenInk's magazine, book series, and website offer teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives.
buyer: StudentBridge
StudentBridge are virtual experience specialists. StudentBridge has helped over 250 colleges and universities achieve their enrollment goals. They work with each institution to develop unique and completely customized digital solutions to engage with students and drive conversion at every stage. "
target: TeenInk
TeenInk is the leading publication for teens. TeenInk's magazine, book series, and website offer teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives, everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem.
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Sourcebooks, acquired Dawn Publications

synopsis: Sourcebooks, the Chicagoland independent publishing company, has acquired Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press that is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is an independent publishing house dedicated to sharing their passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. "
target: Dawn Publications
Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House India, acquired Duckbill Books

synopsis: Penguin Random House India, a publisher of fiction and non-fiction books in India, has acquired Duckbill Books, a publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House India has been publishing in India for over thirty years, and publishes over three hundred newly acquired titles every year, with an active backlist of over four thousand titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment. "
target: Duckbill Books
Duckbill Books is an independent publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
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Bookosmia, acquired Mytha

synopsis: Bookosmia, a children's book publisher in India, has acquired Mytha, an Indian mythological stories app for children. Mytha provides more than 40 mythological digital stories that immerse readers in a world of forgotten stories from across the Indian subcontinent.
buyer: Bookosmia
Bookosmia is a children's book publisher in India. Bookosmia curates and publishes stories for children through physical books, e-books and audio formats. Bookosmia offers over 500 stories that written by kids for kids. They also offer colouring books, puzzles and gift boxes. "
target: Mytha
Mytha is an Indian mythological stories app for children. Mytha provides more than 40 mythological digital stories that immerse readers in a world of forgotten stories from across the Indian subcontinent. Their stories feature beautiful artwork that pave the way for new ways of creative thinking.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rowman & Littlefield, purchased Publishing Imprints from Finney Company

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, an Independent book publisher, has acquired the publishing imprints of Finney Company, a publisher, distributor, and manufacturer of educational materials. The publishing imprints includes nearly 400 nonfiction titles produced by 12 Finney Company imprints, including Astragal Press, Finney Career, Anacus Press, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
seller: Finney Company
The publishing imprints of Finney Company includes nearly 400 nonfiction titles produced by 12 Finney Company imprints, including Astragal Press, Finney Career, Anacus Press, and Windward Publishing. Finney Company is a publisher, distributor, and manufacturer of educational materials.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Storytel AB, acquired Ztory

synopsis: Storytel, a Sweden-based digital subscription service for audio books, has acquired Ztory, a Swedish subscription service for digital magazines and newspapers. Ztory provides readers with an ever growing collection of magazines, newspapers, and children's book that they can access from their web browser or mobile device.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$254.31)
Storytel AB is a digital subscription service that streams audio books for mobile phones. It offers audio and e-books for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in Swedish and English under the Storytel brand. The company based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Ztory
Founded in 2013, Ztory is a Swedish subscription service for digital magazines and newspapers. Ztory provides readers with an ever growing collection of magazines, newspapers, and children's book that they can access from their web browser or mobile device.
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$1
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Scholastic Inc., acquired Ooka Island

synopsis: Ooka Island, a game based reading program, announced that is has been acquired by Scholastic. Ooka Island has 80 hours of educational games and 85 eBooks wrapped in a 24-level adventure that teaches mastery of the five foundational skills to enable children to read confidently.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Ooka Island
Ooka Island is an adaptive, game-based learn to read program that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks. They've combined research and scientifically-proven concepts to teach the five foundational skills needed to become a confident reader.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired MeeGenius, Inc.

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has acquired select eBook and technology assets of MeeGenius, an eBook subscription service for children aged up to eight years old. Available in both iOS and Android, the award winning MeeGenius app and subscription service offer mobile access to hundreds of classic children’s stories.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a global learning company. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. "
target: MeeGenius, Inc.
MeeGenius is a popular, “any device” children’s library focused on engaging young readers. Every MeeGenius eBook is available with read-along word highlighting, rich illustrations, and optional “read-to-me” narration.
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closed 3/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Wise Walrus

synopsis: Hachette Group company Octopus Publishing has acquired children's non-fiction publisher Ticktock, which produces books for the international co-edition market and has around 700 titles in print, under the imprint Wise Walrus.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus Publishing Group is a leading publisher of illustrated books. Octopus is comprised of nine imprints, and as a group have extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Wise Walrus
Ticktock Entertainment Ltd. one of the few independent publishers of children’s books in the UK. Ticktock offers a range of titles under the imprint, Wise Walrus.
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closed 2/15/2012 via Publishers Weekly

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Bendon Publishing

synopsis: New York private equity firm The Wicks Group has purchased a majority share in Bendon Publishing, a leading purveyor of coloring, activity, and other mass market book formats. The deal marks the end of Kappa Investment Group’s 40% position in Bendon, held since 2007.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target: Bendon Publishing
Bendon Publishing International Inc. was founded in 2001. Since its inception, Bendon has become one of the fastest growing children’s book publishers in the nation. Bendon has maintained early success in part to our simple philosophy of listening to the customer and providing them what they want.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Zondervan Publishing House, acquired The Beginner's Bible

synopsis: The Beginner's Bible®, which has dominated the top 10 bestsellers list in the Christian industry for 20 years, has been acquired from Mission City Press by leading Christian children's publisher Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan. The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the world's leading Bible publisher and a leading publisher of Christian books. Zondervan offers bestselling study, devotional, reference, text, audio, software and digital Bibles designed to inspire readers at every age and each stage of life. "
target parent: Mission City Press, Inc.
target: The Beginner's Bible
Designed specifically for children six years and younger, The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way. Its simple retelling of favorite Bible stories and unique style of artwork made it an instant bestseller.
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closed 6/5/2007 via Company Press Release

International Greetings plc, acquired Pinwheel Limited

synopsis: International Greetings PLC has acquired the business and assets of Pinwheel Ltd. Pinwheel was acquired from the administrators by the Group’s subsidiary, Alligator Books Limited, for an initial consideration of £417,000 and a maximum total consideration of up to £460,000.
buyer: International Greetings plc
International Greetings PLC is a leading designer and manufacturer of private label wrapping paper, greetings products and film and television character based licensed stationery. It produces gift wrapping paper, accessories, Christmas crackers, greetings cards and other stationery products. "
target: Pinwheel Limited
Pinwheel Ltd owns the book publishing rights for the Pinwheel, Andromeda and Gullane Children’s Book brands, which sell into the UK and US markets.
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closed 1/22/2007 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment Rights plc, acquired Where's Wally

synopsis: Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER") the UK's leading global media group specialising in the ownership of children's and family programming, characters and brands announces today the acquisition of worldwide publishing phenomenon, Where's Wally?
buyer: Entertainment Rights plc
Entertainment Rights Plc is one of the UK's leading specialist media companies. Together with its US-based wholly owned subsidiary Classic Media Holdings, Inc., the Group is a leading global force in children's and family content. "
target: Where's Wally
First published in 1987, Where's Wally? is one of the most recognisable children's characters in the world. Where's Wally? has strong heritage around the world and is most popular in key territories including Europe, Japan and the US where he is known as Where's Waldo?
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$4.94
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announced 4/28/2005 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Children's Book Publishing, will acquire Chicken House Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Scholastic Inc., the global children's publishing and media company, announced today that it is acquiring UK-based Chicken House Publishing Ltd., whose founder Barry Cunningham's list includes the current bestseller Dragon Rider with 900,000 books in print in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer parent: Scholastic Inc.
buyer: Scholastic Children's Book Publishing
Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and is the largest operator of school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs in the United States. "
target: Chicken House Publishing Ltd.
Chicken House Publishing Ltd. is a plucky independent children’s book publishing company with an enthusiasm for developing new writers, artists and ideas. Our books have found world-wide popularity with children, parents, teachers and librarians everywhere.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Lerner Publishing Group, acquired Egmont USA

synopsis: Lerner Publishing Group, a publisher of fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults, announced the acquisition of Egmont USA, a publisher of books for elementary, middle grade and teen audiences. Their titles include books by Ilsa J. Bick, Patrick Jennings, Jon and Pamela Voelkel, Lex Thomas, and Morris Award finalist Len Vlahos.
buyer: Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in publishing, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with nine imprints and divisions. "
target parent: Egmont Foundation
target: Egmont USA
Egmont USA publishes books for elementary, middle grade and teen audiences. They have published bestselling and award-winning titles from Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers, Patrick Jennings, "Vordak", Jon and Pamela Voelkel, Ilsa J. Bick, Bree Despain, Myra McEntire, and more.
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Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$35.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.68
EBIT ($mm)
$1.54
Net Income ($mm)
$0.94
Employees
83
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
Employees
285
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Ticker: DLPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
159
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Ticker: GNUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.85)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: SKGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids has created, developed, and produced a cutting edge children's digital education and entertainment company. It develops, distributes and licenses quality children's Edutainment products through a variety of media including television, video, retail, direct marketing, and the Internet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
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