Like The Dispatch-Argus

announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will acquire The Dispatch-Argus

synopsis: Davenport, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises is buying the assets of the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (The Dispatch-Argus) daily newspapers across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. "
target parent: Small Newspaper Group
target: The Dispatch-Argus
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus are published mornings seven days a week and deliver the best coverage of Illinois Quad-Cities news in print and online at www.QCOnline.com.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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announced 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wick Communications, will acquire Fergus Falls Daily Journal

synopsis: Wick Communications, a family-owned community media company, is to buy The Fergus Falls Daily Journal from Boone Newspapers. The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications is a family-owned community media company with newspapers, websites, magazines and specialty publications in 10 states. Wick publishes newspapers in Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. "
target parent: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
target: Fergus Falls Daily Journal
The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Quincy Media, will acquire Hannibal Courier-Post

synopsis: Quincy Media Inc., a family-owned media company, has agreed to purchase the Hannibal Courier-Post, Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper. The move will bring control of the newspaper, currently owned by GateHouse Media, back to the Hannibal, Missouri area.
buyer: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 14 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. "
target: Hannibal Courier-Post
Hannibal Courier-Post is Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper. It provides print coverage in several communities around Hannibal, Missouri as well as an online website.
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announced 5/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, will acquire Reading Eagle Company

synopsis: Digital First Media, a business name of leading news media company MediaNews Group, has offered to buy the Reading Eagle, a family-owned newspaper in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle is a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print. "
target: Reading Eagle Company
Reading Eagle Company is a family-owned newspaper publisher in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle Company publishes the Reading Eagle, a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

The Advocate, acquired NOLA Media Group

synopsis: The Advocate, the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, has acquired NOLA Media Group from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States. NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. The group produces award-winning journalism through NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
buyer parent: John Georges
buyer: The Advocate
The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana. The Advocate is the primary newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the leading daily paper of south-east Louisiana, including Greater New Orleans. The paper covers the latest news, sports, entertainment, life, and more. "
target parent: Advance Local
target: NOLA Media Group
NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. NOLA Media Group produces award-winning journalism on NOLA.com, the #1 news and information website in New Orleans. The group also publishes The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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closed 12/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Adams Publishing Group LLC, acquired The Daily Jefferson County Union

synopsis: The Daily Jefferson County Union, an independent daily newspaper in Wisconsin, has been acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned newspaper company. Daily Jefferson County Union and affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south-central Wisconsin.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group (APG) is a family-owned community newspaper company. APG owns and operates 27 daily newspapers, more than 100 non-daily newspapers, and a number of other media-related businesses in 15 states and the District of Columbia. "
target: The Daily Jefferson County Union
The Daily Union is one of a handful of independently owned daily newspapers in Wisconsin. The news, advertising and production staff is dedicated to serving residents of the greater Jefferson County area, always mindful of their founder's philosophy that "The next issue will be the best."
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Goldsboro News-Argus

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family owned media company, has acquired the Goldsboro News-Argus from Wayne Printing Company, a family owned company that owns and operates newspapers in North Carolina. The Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily community newspaper that covers the people, places and issues of Wayne County, NC.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target parent: Wayne Printing Company
target: Goldsboro News-Argus
Founded in 1885, the Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily community newspaper in Goldsboro, NC. The paper covers the people, places and issues of Wayne County, NC. The Goldsboro News-Argus provides the latest local, sports, and community news.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Home Page Media Group LLC

synopsis: FW Publishing LLC is acquiring online news publishing company Home Page Media Group, which operates hyper-local online news sites including the Brentwood Home Page, and Franklin Home Page. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus.
buyer parent: Freeman Webb Company
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post breaks important, inside stories affecting the Nashville business and political communities. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus. "
target: Home Page Media Group LLC
Home Page Media Group LLC is the parent company of four daily online news sites serving Williamson County, TN: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page and Spring Hill Home Page. The Home Pages specialize in hyperlocal community news serving their respective cities.
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announced 8/20/2018 via Company Press Release

R.I.S.N. Operations Inc., will acquire The Westerly Sun

synopsis: The Record-Journal Publishing Co. announced it has agreed to sell Rhode Island newspaper, The Westerly Sun, and several related publications to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations, a privately-owned publishing group that operates other newspapers throughout Rhode Island.
buyer: R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.
RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher of three daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. "
target parent: Record-Journal Publishing Co.
target: The Westerly Sun
The Westerly Sun is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering all local news, sports and community events in Westerly, Rhode Island, and including portions of Washington County, Rhode Island, and New London County, Connecticut.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, Inc., acquired The Virginian-Pilot

synopsis: tronc, Inc. a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, has acquired The Virginian-Pilot from Landmark Media Enterprises. The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly visitors.
buyer: tronc, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly unique visitors.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
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: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will acquire The Dispatch-Argus

synopsis: Davenport, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises is buying the assets of the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (The Dispatch-Argus) daily newspapers across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. "
target parent: Small Newspaper Group
target: The Dispatch-Argus
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus are published mornings seven days a week and deliver the best coverage of Illinois Quad-Cities news in print and online at www.QCOnline.com.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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announced 1/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Newspaper Operations from BH Media Group

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 50 markets, has entered into a definitive agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to acquire BH Media Group’s publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states. "
seller parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
seller: BH Media Group
The acquisition includes BH Media Group’s newspaper publications and The Buffalo News. BH Media Group is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment news across print, digital and television platforms.
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announced 1/28/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will purchase Kenosha News and Lake Geneva Regional News from United Communications Corporation

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, a trusted local news provider and leading platform for advertising in 49 markets, announced that the company has reached an agreement to purchase the print and digital assets of two Wisconsin publications, the Kenosha News and the Lake Geneva Regional News, from the Kenosha-based media company United Communications Corporation.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 weekly and specialty publications serving 49 markets in 20 states. "
seller: United Communications Corporation
The acquisition includes the print and digital assets of two Wisconsin publications, the Kenosha News and the Lake Geneva Regional News, from the Kenosha-based media company United Communications Corporation.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TownNews.com, acquired Field59, Inc.

synopsis: TownNews.com, a provider of digital publishing and content management solutions, has acquired Field59, a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. Field59 offers cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com offers a digital publishing and content management solution that powers some of the most distinguished media organizations in the industry. Their groundbreaking BLOX CMS allows companies to change the look and feel of their site with a sophisticated yet simple click-and-drag interface. "
target: Field59, Inc.
Field59 is a premier online video management system for news, media companies and premium content creators. They offer cloud-based video management, distribution, integration, and live streaming solutions for desktop, mobile and OTT devices.
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closed 2/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Champion Media LLC, acquired The Ledger Independent

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 50 markets, has sold the Ledger Independent to Champion Media LLC. The Ledger Independent is a newspaper that is published five days a week in Maysville, Kentucky with a print circulation of 3,654 daily.
buyer: Champion Media LLC
Champion Media is a newspaper company based in Mooresville, North Carolina. Champion Media owns four daily newspapers and 18 weeklies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Minnesota. "
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: The Ledger Independent
The Ledger Independent is a newspaper that is published five days a week in Maysville, Kentucky with a print circulation of 3,654 daily. Maysville-online.com, the website of the Ledger Independent, reaches more than 6,300 unique visitors each month.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will acquire The Dispatch-Argus

synopsis: Davenport, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises is buying the assets of the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (The Dispatch-Argus) daily newspapers across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. "
target parent: Small Newspaper Group
target: The Dispatch-Argus
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus are published mornings seven days a week and deliver the best coverage of Illinois Quad-Cities news in print and online at www.QCOnline.com.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lee Enterprises, Inc., acquired Missoula Independent

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, which owns the Missoulian and several other newspapers and magazines in Montana, has purchased Independent Publishing, including the Missoula Independent, the region's alternative weekly. Missoula Independent is Montana's largest weekly newspaper with a weekly distribution of 20,000 that reaches a broad cross-section of readers.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. "
target: Missoula Independent
As Montana's largest weekly newspaper, the Missoula Independent provides a popular antidote to the more conventional local media. Distributed free at more than 500 locations across western Montana, the Independent has a weekly distribution of 20,000 and reaches a broad cross-section of readers.
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announced 8/22/2016 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Daily Herald

synopsis: Lee Enterprises, Inc, a major provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 markets, has entered into an agreement to sell the Daily Herald, its newspaper in Provo, Utah, to Ogden Newspapers of Utah, LLC. The Daily Herald is published seven days a week with a print circulation of about 20,000 daily and nearly 27,000 Sunday.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers, Inc., is a diversified media corporation that publishes 40 daily newspapers, several magazines, weekly newspapers and shoppers located in 14 states from Florida to upstate New York and as far west as Maui, Hawaii. "
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: Daily Herald
The Daily Herald is Utah Valley's leading newspaper, covering local Utah news, sports coverage, business announcements, events, photos, videos, and more. For more than 100 years, the Daily Herald has been Utah Valley's source for all news.
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closed 1/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Oahu Publications, Inc., acquired The Garden Island

synopsis: Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI) and Kauai Publishing Co. announced that OPI has purchased The Garden Island newspaper from Lee Enterprises, of Davenport, Iowa. The Garden Island, with a total average circulation of 9,509 daily and 8,413 on Sundays, will continue to be published Monday through Friday and Sunday.
buyer: Oahu Publications, Inc.
Oahu Publications, Inc. ("OPI") is a private company that owns and publishes the Star-Bulletin daily newspaper, Midweek and other weekly newspapers and magazines. OPI also manages Internet sites and is engaged in commercial printing. The company was established in 2001. "
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: The Garden Island
Kauai Publishing Company dates back to 1902, the year The Garden Island newspaper, Kaua‘i's newspaper of record, was first published. Kauai Publishing continues to publish and distribute The Garden Island, now seven days a week.
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announced 9/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Douglas Manchester, will acquire The North County Times

synopsis: Doug Manchester, the owner of San Diego's dominant newspaper, said he agreed to buy the North County Times for $12 million from Lee Enterprises Inc., consolidating his grip on media holdings in the nation's 17th largest metropolitan area.
buyer: Douglas Manchester
Doug Manchester is the owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a newspaper based in Sand Diego, CA. "
target parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
target: The North County Times
The North County Times, part of the Lee Enterprises family of newspapers, serves a fast-growing, upscale market between the ocean and the mountains north of the city of San Diego.
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closed 10/9/2006 via BusinessWire

BlueLine Media Holdings LLC, purchased The Daily News in Rhinelander, Wisconsin from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: BlueLine Media Holdings LLC of Neenah, Wisconsin, purchased The Daily News, a daily newspaper located in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, from Lee Enterprises.
buyer: BlueLine Media Holdings LLC
BlueLine Media Holdings is a partnership between veteran newspaper executives and McCarthy Capital Corporation, an Omaha, Nebraska based private equity firm. BlueLine is actively seeking additional newspaper acquisitions. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 51 daily newspapers and a joint interest in five others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states.
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closed 9/6/2006 via BNC Analysis

Black Press Ltd., purchased Little Nickel and Nickel Ads Classifieds from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Black Press Ltd. has announced the acquisition of the Little Nickel and Nickel Ads Classifieds based in Lynnwood, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Formerly owned by Lee Enterprises in Davenport, Iowa, the publications in the Pacific Northwest have combined weekly distribution of more than 375,000 copies.
buyer: Black Press Ltd.
Black Press Ltd. is a private company that owns and operates 115 newspapers in western Canada, Washington State and Hawaii. Most of the papers are published one to three times per week. Many have controlled circulation. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 51 daily newspapers and a joint interest in five others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states.
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closed 9/5/2006 via BNC Analysis

Target Media Partners, purchased 19 eastern Washington publications and commercial printing operation from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Target Media Partners has acquired Lee’s 19 eastern Washington publications and commercial printing operation, based in Spokane.
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. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 51 daily newspapers and a joint interest in five others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states.
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announced 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

TownNews.com, will purchase ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media

synopsis: TownNews.com and PowerOne Media jointly announced today that TownNews.com is purchasing ZWire, AdQuest and a national advertising network from PowerOne Media.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: TownNews.com
TownNews.com helps more than 850 newspapers - dailies and weeklies - in 48 states publish interactive editions on the World Wide Web of the Internet. "
seller: PowerOne Media
PowerOne Media is based in East Greenbush, NY. It will continue with its online automobile vertical solution, Car Cast, and with its online employment solution, Career Site. Lee Enterprises is one of PowerOne Media's owners.
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closed 6/3/2005 via BusinessWire

Lee Enterprises, Inc., acquired Pulitzer Inc.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE), announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Pulitzer Inc. (NYSE:PTZ) in a transaction valued at about $1.46 billion.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 51 daily newspapers and a joint interest in five others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. "
target: Pulitzer Inc.
Pulitzer Inc., through various subsidiaries and affiliated entities, is engaged in newspaper publishing and related new media activities. In addition to The Napa Valley Register, the Company's newspaper operations include two major metropolitan dailies, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Arizona D
price ($mm)
$1,517
rev ($mm)
$444
EBITDA ($mm)
$87
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3.4x
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17.4x
closed 2/27/2004 via PR Newswire

Pulitzer Newspapers, Inc., acquired The Umpqua Post, Inc.

synopsis: Pulitzer Newspapers, Inc. (PNI), a subsidiary of Pulitzer, Inc. PTZ and the owner of The World daily newspaper in Coos Bay, today announced the purchase of the assets of The Umpqua Post, a weekly paid-circulation newspaper in Reedsport, Ore., from The Umpqua Post, Inc., of Reedsport.
buyer parent: Lee Enterprises, Inc.
buyer: Pulitzer Newspapers, Inc.
Pulitzer Newspapers, Inc. is involved in newspaper publishing and related news media business. The company's newspaper operation include the St. Louis Post dispatch and the Arizona dairly star. We also operate electronic news, information and communication websites on the internet "
target: The Umpqua Post, Inc.
The Umpqua Post is a weekly paid-circulation newspaper in Reedsport, Ore.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lee Enterprises, Inc., will acquire The Dispatch-Argus

synopsis: Davenport, Iowa-based Lee Enterprises is buying the assets of the Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus (The Dispatch-Argus) daily newspapers across the Mississippi River in Illinois.
buyer: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states. "
target parent: Small Newspaper Group
target: The Dispatch-Argus
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus are published mornings seven days a week and deliver the best coverage of Illinois Quad-Cities news in print and online at www.QCOnline.com.
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$7.15
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media 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. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
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$130
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announced 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Westplex Media Group, will acquire Moberly Monitor-Index

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire the Moberly Monitor-Index from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Moberly Monitor-Index
The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The Moberly Monitor-Index provides the latest news about Moberly and Randolph County, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, the owner of more than 70 daily and weekly publications, has purchased the Dubois County Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Indiana. The Herald will become the company’s second largest newspaper in its Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee group.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Herald
Established in 1895, The Herald is a daily community newspaper based in Jasper, Indiana that covers local news, sports, and photography. The Herald’s circulation covers Dubois County and parts of Spencer and Pike counties.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rossel La Voix, acquired Paris-Normandie

synopsis: Rossel La Voix, Rossel's main subsidiary in France, has acquired Paris-Normandie, the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
buyer parent: Groupe Rossel
buyer: Rossel La Voix
Rossel La Voix is a multimedia group in France that offers daily & weekly press, magazines, television, radios, printing, events, internet, audiovisual services, and more. "
target: Paris-Normandie
Paris-Normandie is the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
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0.0x
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Madison Courier, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Madison Courier, a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Madison Courier, Inc.
The Madison Courier is a family-owned daily newspaper that is delivered to over 8700 homes. The Madison Courier provides the latest news for the city of Madison, town of Hanover, Jefferson and Switzerland County, Indiana as well as Trimble and Carroll County in Kentucky.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prairie Mountain Media, will acquire Greeley Tribune

synopsis: Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products, will acquire Greeley Tribune from Swift Communications, a newspaper publishing company. Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Prairie Mountain Media
Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. Prairie Mountain Media operates trusted local newspaper brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the state of Colorado. "
target parent: Swift Communications, Inc.
target: Greeley Tribune
Greeley Tribune is a daily newspaper in northern Colorado. Greeley Tribune provides local news coverage for Greeley, Evans, Windsor and neighboring communities. The paper covers trending stories, politics, crime, entertainment, sports, and more.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/15/2019 via AP - Associated Press

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will purchase The Courier and the Review Times from The Findlay Publishing Company

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a family‐owned newspaper group, will acquire The Courier of Findlay and the Review Times of Fostoria in Ohio from The Findlay Publishing Company, a daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator. The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
seller: The Findlay Publishing Company
The Courier and the Review Times are daily newspapers that provide the latest news for the Findlay, Ohio and Fostoria, Ohio areas. The Courier and the Review Times belong to The Findlay Publishing Company, a family-owned daily newspaper publisher and radio station operator.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Silke and Holger Friedrich, acquired Berliner Zeitung

synopsis: Silke and Holger Friedrich, Berlin-based entrepreneurs, has acquired Berliner Zeitung from DuMont Mediengruppe, one of Germany's largest traditional media houses. Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: Silke and Holger Friedrich
Silke and Holger Friedrich are Berlin-based entrepreneurs. Silke Friedrich heads the Berlin Metropolitan School, an international school with over 1,000 students. Holger Friedrich is the founder of the Technology Think Tank CORE. "
target parent: DuMont Mediengruppe
target: Berliner Zeitung
Berliner Zeitung is a daily newspaper in Berlin, Germany. Berliner Zeitung provides readers with the latest news from Berlin. The paper covers the city of Berlin, politics, economy, sports, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, and more.
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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announced 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wick Communications, will acquire Fergus Falls Daily Journal

synopsis: Wick Communications, a family-owned community media company, is to buy The Fergus Falls Daily Journal from Boone Newspapers. The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications is a family-owned community media company with newspapers, websites, magazines and specialty publications in 10 states. Wick publishes newspapers in Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. "
target parent: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
target: Fergus Falls Daily Journal
The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
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announced 6/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, will acquire Bliss Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Adams Publishing Group LLC, a family-owned community newspaper company, will acquire Bliss Communications, including two daily newspapers — The Gazette in Janesville and The Eagle Herald in Marinette. Adams Publishing Group also intends to purchase Bliss’s weekly community newspapers.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group (APG) is a family-owned community newspaper company. APG owns and operates 27 daily newspapers, more than 100 non-daily newspapers, and a number of other media-related businesses in 15 states and the District of Columbia. "
target: Bliss Communications, Inc.
Bliss Communications, Inc., owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and web sites in Wisconsin and Illinois. The company’s daily newspaper covers local, national, and international news about politics, business, sports, entertainment, and more.
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,963.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$298.57
EBIT ($mm)
$249.47
Net Income ($mm)
$160.09
Employees
4700
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Ticker: TSX:PNC.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
Postmedia Network Inc. is a Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 200 brands across multiple print, online, and mobile platforms. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$588.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.19
EBIT ($mm)
$9.08
Net Income ($mm)
$34.92
Employees
3315
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Ticker: SHSE:600633
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. engages in the newspaper media business. It operates Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, as well as approximately 35 media and winger network platforms. The company was formerly known as Zhejiang Daily Media Group.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$511.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$52.75
EBIT ($mm)
$42.06
Net Income ($mm)
$246.90
Employees
4532
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Ticker: NYSE:LEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lee Enterprises, Inc.
Lee Enterprises, Inc.
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 21 states.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$496.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.47
EBIT ($mm)
$77.95
Net Income ($mm)
$9.23
Employees
2643
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: SET:POST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Plc. is the publisher and distributor of the Bangkok Post (an English language daily newspaper), Post Today (a Thai language business oriented daily newspaper) and Student Weekly (an English language magazine targeting high school/university students as well as other readers).
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$66.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1480
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Washington Post
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper with a particular emphasis on national politics. It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. Daily editions are printed for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
17100
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Ticker: SEHK:708
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Group Holdings Limited
New Media Group Holdings Limited
New Media Group is a local publisher, mainly engaged in the distribution and promotion of its weekly magazine for sale in Hong Kong, and the sale of advertising space in the magazine, providing cross-selling platform for advertisers.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$58.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.62
EBIT ($mm)
$1.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
705
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,234.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$451.06
EBIT ($mm)
$241.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20800
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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: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,671.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.78
EBIT ($mm)
$112.82
Net Income ($mm)
$263.01
Employees
5950
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