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closed 12/20/2017 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Wenner Media LLC

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired a controlling stake in Wenner Media, the publisher of the famed Rolling Stone magazine, the companies announced. Jann S. Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, will stay on at Wenner Media as its editorial director.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company. Their dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. "
target: Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media is the publisher of Rolling Stone and Glixel brands. As the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture, their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. They are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.
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announced 12/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, will acquire Prisma Media

synopsis: Vivendi has entered into exclusive negotiations with Gruner + Jahr/Bertelsmann to acquire 100% of Prisma Media. Prisma Media is France’s number one press publishing group, in print and digital, with 20 key leading magazine brands, from Femme Actuelle to GEO, as well as Capital, Gala and Télé-Loisirs.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,602.38)
Vivendi is an integrated media, content and communications group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is France’s number one press publishing group, in print and digital, with 20 key leading magazine brands, from Femme Actuelle to GEO, as well as Capital, Gala and Télé-Loisirs.
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announced 9/25/2019 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., will acquire New York Media

synopsis: Vox Media, one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities, will acquired New York Media, a media company that publishes beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target parent: New York Media Holdings, LLC
target: New York Media
New York Media obsessively chronicles the ideas, people, and cultural events that are forever reshaping the world. They publish beloved and influential brands, including the groundbreaking magazine New York, which is published biweekly in print and, digitally.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

PWxyz LLC, acquired The Millions

synopsis: PWxyz, parent company of Publishers Weekly, has acquired the online magazine the Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
buyer: PWxyz LLC
PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. PWxyz’s joint ventures include BookWorks, a global community for self-published authors and the professionals and companies who serve them. "
target: The Millions
The Millions is an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture. The Millions has been featured on NPR and noted by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Village Voice, among others.
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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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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Epiris LLP, acquired Time Inc. UK

synopsis: Epiris LLP, a UK private equity firm, has acquired Time Inc. UK from Meredith Corporation, a leading media and marketing services company. Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. Their portfolio encompasses more than 50 well-known brands, including Country Life, What's on TV, Woman's Weekly and Wallpaper*.
buyer: Epiris LLP
Epiris LLP is a top-decile private equity firm in the UK that invests in opportunities to transform businesses in partnership with exceptional management teams. Epiris targets control positions in UK-centric businesses with an enterprise value of between £75 million and £500 million. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 50 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

North Forty News, acquired Scene Magazine LLC

synopsis: North Forty News has acquired Fort Collins based Scene Magazine. Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
buyer: North Forty News
Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website. The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley. "
target: Scene Magazine LLC
Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Penthouse Global Media Inc., acquired OMNI

synopsis: Penthouse Global Media has announced the acquisition of OMNI magazine, the much-adored science and science fiction magazine with roots dating back to the late 1970s. OMNI is the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics.
buyer: Penthouse Global Media Inc.
Penthouse Global Media, Inc. publishes adult lifestyle content in print, broadcast and online platforms, including the iconic Penthouse magazine, founded in 1965 by legendary publisher Bob Guccione. The company was formed and acquired the Penthouse assets in February 2016. "
target: OMNI
OMNI is the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics. Inspired by the archives of the classic OMNI magazine, ­a free-rolling resource in a terrifying, wonderful, metamorphosing world. A true glimpse into the future.
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announced 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cinco M Dos, will acquire Grupo Expansión

synopsis: Mexican company Cinco M Dos has reached an agreement with Southern Cross Group (SCG) to buy Grupo Expansión. Grupo Expansión was founded in 1966 with the purpose of providing information on business, finance and everything related to business, through specialized publications.
buyer: Cinco M Dos
Cinco M Dos is a company dedicated to outdoor advertising, print news (Diario DF) and digital media nationwide, which has an audience of more than 90 million a day in its outdoor advertising on buses, in the Metrobus of The CDMX, and the Mexibús, among others. "
target parent: Southern Cross Group
target: Grupo Expansión
Grupo Expansión was founded in 1966 with the purpose of providing information on business, finance and everything related to business, through specialized publications. It has a portfolio of 16 magazines and 11 internet sites, including Expansión, Who, InStyle, Travel + Leisure Mexico among others.
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announced 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

L’Avenir Hebdo, will acquire Moustique

synopsis: Sanoma has announced the sale of the Moustique and Télé Pocket to L'Avenir Hebdo. Moustique and Télé Pocket are two TV weeklies that have a strong reputation in the French-speaking Belgian market. Moustique offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels.
buyer: L’Avenir Hebdo
L'Avenir Hebdo is a weekly reference newspaper for the North-Charente region in France. It focuses on local news, covering local sports events, surveys, reports, testimonies, interviews, photos, and practical information. It is read weekly by nearly 10,000 readers. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Moustique
Moustique is a weekly French language magazine that offers a mix of current affairs and everything in current TV and culture. Télé Pocket is a weekly French-language TV guide with the programmes of 50 channels and news and reviews of the best films. Both magazines are based in Belgium.
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closed 5/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Zealot Networks, acquired Hutch Media

synopsis: Zealot Networks, a digital-first media company announced the acquisition of Hutch Media, an online magazine publishing group. The addition of Hutch Media to Zealot Networks begins to fulfill a component of the company's distribution capabilities by offering destinations with niche audience for premium content.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks is a digital-first media company that empowers creators to make a living doing what they love by providing a comprehensive suite of production, distribution, and business services. "
target: Hutch Media
Hutch Media is an online magazine publishing company that produces Internet TV programming, webisodes and editorial around specific content themes, reaching over 200MM pageviews per month.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ertel Publishing, acquired CHARLIE Magazine

synopsis: Ertel Publishing announced it purchased CHARLIE, a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing.
buyer: Ertel Publishing
Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing. "
target: CHARLIE Magazine
CHARLIE is a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Their online magazine recognizes forward-thinking people and happenings in food and wine, art, music, fashion and more.
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closed 8/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Southern Cross Group, acquired Grupo Expansión

synopsis: Southern Cross Group, a Latin-American private equity firm, and media company Time Inc. announced that Southern Cross has acquired Grupo Expansión (GEx), a Time Inc. subsidiary. GEx was founded in 1966 and acquired by Time Inc. in 2005. It is Mexico’s second largest magazine publisher with 16 titles and 10 websites.
buyer: Southern Cross Group
Southern Cross is a private equity firm founded in 1998 to make investments in Latin American companies that have potential for improved performance and growth. Since inception, Southern Cross has invested in over 25 companies in a wide range of industries. "
target parent: Time Inc.
target: Grupo Expansión
Grupo Expansión, a publishing house, was founded in 1966. Creating passionate media experiences to enrich the lives of readers and users is Grupo Expansión's mission. The multiplatform group has a solid portfolio of 16 magazines and 10 websites.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Milestone Group plc, acquired Disorder Magazine

synopsis: Milestone, a provider of digital media and technology solutions, is pleased to announce that it has acquired all rights and title to the publication, Disorder UK Magazine, for a consideration of £1. DISORDER UK is an independent, cutting edge and constantly evolving youth magazine featuring the best in new fashion, music, art, technology and film.
buyer: Milestone Group plc (AIM:CTEA:$0.08)
Milestone Group is a digital media and technology company focused on delivering engaging and captivating marketing solutions through digital media, and business process solutions that harness the latest technology and offer an outstanding user experience. "
target: Disorder Magazine
DISORDER UK is an independent, cutting edge and constantly evolving youth magazine featuring the best in new fashion, music, art, technology and film. The original publication launched into record stores as an East London fanzine in 1999, with The Bluetones gracing the first cover.
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closed 7/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Guest of A Guest LLC, acquired Guest of A Guest LLC

synopsis: New-media entrepreneur Rachelle Hruska confirmed that she bought out her longtime partner, Cameron Winklevoss, with whom she started the website in 2008. She will now own a 100% stake in the company. Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places.
buyer: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York. "
target: Guest of A Guest LLC
Guest of A Guest LLC owns and operates a website and covers high society events, people, and places capitalizing on the idea that Web users enjoyed looking at on-the-scene party photos. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 1/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Kairos Transmedia, Inc., acquired The Magazine.ca

synopsis: Kairos Transmedia announced its acquisition of The Magazine, Canada's leading and best-known national publication targeted to the pre-teen and teen market. Launched in 2000, The Magazine covers music, movies, television, social issues, the environment, health topics and just about anything that affects the lives of 8 to 14 year-olds.
buyer: Kairos Transmedia, Inc.
Kairos Transmedia, Inc. is a new breed edutainment company serving the 8 to 18 year old market with safe, monitored and age appropriate content developed by in-house professionals, media and studios, and generated by their readers. "
target parent: Knightscove Media Corp.
target: The Magazine.ca
Launched in 2000, The Magazine is Canada's most popular youth lifestyle magazine, covering music, movies, television, social issues, the environment, health topics and just about anything that affects the lives of 8 to 14 year-olds.
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announced 12/23/2011 via BNC Analysis

Fairfax Media Ltd., will acquire Metro Media Publishing

synopsis: FAIRFAX Media has moved to recapture lost real estate advertising revenue in Victoria through a merger with Metro Media Publishing. Under the deal, Fairfax would pay $35 million and fold its Fairfax Community Newspapers into MMP. Fairfax said it would own 50 per cent voting and economic interest in MMP after the transaction was completed.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is Australasia's leading media company. Fairfax Media publishes regional and community newspapers, financial and consumer magazines, radio licenses in metro and regional Australia and several agricultural publications in New Zealand and the United States. "
target: Metro Media Publishing
Metro Media Publishing was founded in 2010 in partnership with more than 20 prestige advertisers. The Weekly Review, published by Metro Media Publishing, is a new free weekly magazine delivered to more than 200,000 people in some of Melbourne's most affluent suburbs.
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closed 12/6/2011 via Market Wire

The Hearst Corporation, purchased China Operations from Hachette Livre SA

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the majority of the Hachette China operations. The acquisition includes most of Hachette's magazine-related activities in China and oversight of seven titles, including global media superbrand ELLE, as well as Car and Driver, Woman's Day and Psychologies.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation is one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, more than 200 magazines around the world, 29 television stations, and ownership in leading cable networks. "
seller parent: Lagardère SCA
seller: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre SA, a holding company, publishes, distributes, and sells books. The company offers illustrated books, practical guides, textbooks, dictionaries, and youth works, as well as various books on education, part-works, and general literature in English, French, and Spanish languages.
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closed 12/20/2017 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Wenner Media LLC

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired a controlling stake in Wenner Media, the publisher of the famed Rolling Stone magazine, the companies announced. Jann S. Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, will stay on at Wenner Media as its editorial director.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company. Their dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. "
target: Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media is the publisher of Rolling Stone and Glixel brands. As the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture, their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. They are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.
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closed 6/30/2017 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired Men's Journal

synopsis: American Media, Inc. (AMI), the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the United States, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Men's Journal, a monthly men's lifestyle magazine, from Wenner Media LLC.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the US.  AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, and more.  AMI also manages 10 different digital sites. "
target parent: Wenner Media LLC
target: Men's Journal
Men's Journal is a monthly men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues, health and fitness, style and fashion, and gear. It was founded in 1992.
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closed 4/25/2017 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired Us Weekly

synopsis: American Media, Inc., the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the US, announced that it has closed on its purchase of Us Weekly from Wenner Media. Us Weekly is a pop culture staple and its audience is greater now than at any time in its history. It ranks as one of the largest magazines in the country.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the US.  AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, and more.  AMI also manages 10 different digital sites. "
target parent: Wenner Media LLC
target: Us Weekly
Us Weekly is a cultural reference point and provides the most timely and current entertainment and lifestyle news through the lens of celebrity to a total audience of more than 50 million young and affluent consumers across its platforms. Us Weekly is one of the largest magazines in the country.
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closed 8/9/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Wenner Media, purchased 50 percent stake in Us Weekly Magazine from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Jann Wenner, the magazine entrepreneur who founded Rolling Stone, has bought out The Walt Disney Co.'s 50 percent stake in Us Weekly magazine for $300 million. Disney, which reported earnings Wednesday, said it was selling its 50 percent stake in the magazine to Wenner for about $300 million, having bought the stake for $40 million in 2001.
buyer: Wenner Media
More than three decades after its first issue, Wenner Mediar's flagship magazine Rolling Stone remains an icon of pop culture. Wenner Media also publishes Men's Journal, featuring stories of high adventure in the great outdoors. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$60,760.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
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announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 11/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Penske Media Corporation, acquired The Art Market Monitor

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million, has acquired The Art Market Monitor, an online publication that offers news and analysis about the art market and produces a podcast called Artelligence.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. "
target: The Art Market Monitor
The Art Market Monitor provides a single place to follow public reporting on the art market, chart prices and track the prominence of artists. It offers news and analysis about the art market. In addition to its editorial offerings, the website produces a podcast called Artelligence.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

ProductionHUB, Inc., acquired Variety 411

synopsis: ProductionHUB, the global network of local crew and vendors, announces the acquisition of Variety 411. Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
buyer: ProductionHUB, Inc.
ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew and vendors that serves the video production industry. Find anything and hire anyone needed, whether it's a camera operator for one day, a video editor for one month, camera and lights for rent or the best candidates to fill a full-time position. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Variety 411
Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
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closed 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired SheKnows Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, owner of 20 media brands that include Rolling Stone, Variety, WWD, Deadline, and Robb Report, announced the acquisition of SheKnows Media, a leading women's lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month and whose owned brands include, SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com and HelloFlo.com.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 210 million and empowers more than 1 million global business leaders and CEOs with actionable market information and business intelligence. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is a top women's lifestyle digital media company with 79 million unique visitors per month and more than 300 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, StyleCaster.com and HelloFlo.com.
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closed 12/20/2017 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Wenner Media LLC

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired a controlling stake in Wenner Media, the publisher of the famed Rolling Stone magazine, the companies announced. Jann S. Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone, will stay on at Wenner Media as its editorial director.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company. Their dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. "
target: Wenner Media LLC
Wenner Media is the publisher of Rolling Stone and Glixel brands. As the leading authority in music, entertainment, celebrity and pop culture, their iconic brands attract the most passionate talent in the marketplace. They are a dynamic organization of innovative and dedicated professionals.
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closed 11/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairchild Media, acquired FashInvest

synopsis: FashInvest has been acquired by Fairchild Fashion Media, an arm of Penske Media. FashInvest is the premier place to discover the most relevant news in the fashion tech and business spaces. As the global voice of fashion tech and retail innovation, they provide readers with daily briefings about the companies that drive the fashion tech ecosystem.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Fairchild Media
Fairchild Fashion Media provides fashion news and analysis for the fashion community worldwide. It publishes newspapers, magazines, and books in print and online, and through mobile applications. Fairchild brands include WWD, FN (Footwear News), Beauty Inc, and Fairchild Summits. "
target: FashInvest
FashInvest is the number one place to discover the most relevant news in the fashion tech and business spaces. As the global voice of fashion tech and retail innovation, they provide readers with daily briefings about the companies and people that drive the global fashion tech ecosystem.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Fairchild Media, acquired Sourcing Journal

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company, and its subsidiary Fairchild Media announced the acquisition of Sourcing Journal, the premiere media brand for global executives focused on the sourcing and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Fairchild Media
Fairchild Media, a division of Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. Fairchild brands include WWD, FN (Footwear News), Beauty Inc, and Fairchild Summits. "
target parent: Hertzman Media Group
target: Sourcing Journal
Sourcing Journal is a global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods executives working on the supply chain side of the business. They provide daily updates on news changing the industry, commentary and opinion from industry experts.
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closed 1/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Indiewire.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media, has acquired Indiewire.com, the critically acclaimed and foremost website for independent film and television, from SnagFilms, Inc.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing and information services company that engages with audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media. PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital media brands."
target parent: SnagFilms
target: Indiewire.com
Indiewire is the leading news, information, and networking site for independent-content creators, the industry and fans. Indiewire was lauded as a "must read" by Variety, branded the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community" by Forbes.
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closed 7/21/2015 via PR Newswire

Penske Media Corporation, acquired GoldDerby.com

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation announced its acquisition of GoldDerby.com. Gold Derby is a site renowned in Hollywood for showcasing entertainment industry award predictions by top journalists and savvy fans.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target: GoldDerby.com
Hollywood's original awards site GoldDerby.com was launched in 2000 by leading awards expert Tom O'Neil, author of "Movie Awards," "The Emmys" and "The Grammys" (Penguin Putnam Books). Gold Derby famously presents four sets of predictions including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammy and other predictions.
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closed 8/19/2014 via New York Times

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Fairchild Fashion Media

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation has acquired the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Media unit, the parent company of business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Fairchild Fashion Media
Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. FFM properties include WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Style.com, FN (Footwear News), NowManifest, Beauty Inc, M and Fairchild Summits.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 10/9/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Penske Media Corporation, acquired Variety, Inc.

synopsis: Penske Media, owner of Deadline.com, has acquired Hollywood trade publication Variety for about $25 million. Penske Media will add Variety to a portfolio that includes consumer-focused entertainment sites TVLine and Movieline, celebrity news and fashion site HollywoodLife and mobile gadget site BGR.
buyer: Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media is a leading digital media company. Penske Media owns a unique and growing portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, breaking news, media, finance, tech, health, shopping, fashion, beauty, and automotive. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Variety, Inc.
Variety is an American weekly entertainment-trade magazine founded in New York City. Delivered to 60 countries, Variety presents in-depth news, exclusive reports, trend stories, box office information and reviews.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

United Internet AG, purchased E-Mail Business from Mail.com

synopsis: MMC, the leading publisher and digital media company that owns content properties such as OnCars.com, Deadline.com, HollywoodLife.com, Movieline.com, BGR.com, YHAwards.com, HollyBaby.com, Fan.com, India.com and others, announced a strategic transaction related to its Mail.com asset with Europe's largest Internet company, United Internet Group.
buyer: United Internet AG (DB:UTDI:$5,533.80)
The United Internet Group, is Europe's largest publicly listed Internet company with a multi-billion market capitalization and nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, and is one of the web's pioneers of communication via the Internet. "
seller parent: Mail.com Media Corporation
seller: Mail.com
Mail.com is the best personalized free web-based email and content provider.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 4/27/2010 via PR Newswire

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired BGR

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, (MMC), the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands including, Deadline.com, HollywoodLife.com, Movieline.com and OnCars.com, announced its acquisition of BGR.com, one of the top mobile/gadget sites in the world.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: BGR
Reaching over 1 Million users per month, BoyGeniusReport.com is the leading source for breaking news and analysis on products in-market as well as prior to launch. The site has also broken the news first on almost every new BlackBerry handset.
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closed 6/24/2009 via Company Press Release

Mail.com Media Corporation, acquired Deadline Hollywood Daily

synopsis: Mail.com Media Corporation, the digital media company that owns and operates the Mail.com portal and email service as well as a growing portfolio of lifestyle brands, announced its acquisition of the Internet’s highly respected website for original content about the infotainment industry DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com.
buyer: Mail.com Media Corporation
Mail.com Media Corp. (MMC) owns and operates the Mail.com portal, a global multi-media platform. MMC also owns a unique portfolio of lifestyle brands that provide the web's best original content in categories including entertainment, sports, news, finance, health, shopping, fashion, and automotive. "
target: Deadline Hollywood Daily
Deadline Hollywood Daily is the 24/7 Internet version of well-known showbiz journalist Nikki Finke's uniquely candid and informed LA Weekly column from the winner of the 2007 Southern California Journalism Awards' Entertainment Journalist Of The Year.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.06 [$4.30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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announced 7/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Innovation Labs, will acquire Stk Marketing Ltd

synopsis: Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GIG) has through its subsidiary Innovation Labs agreed to acquire all assets in one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia, Stk Marketing Ltd. The network will be integrated into Innovation Labs’ BI/Data proprietary systems & marketing platforms.
buyer parent: Gaming Innovation Group
buyer: Innovation Labs
Innovation Labs is a fast growing online marketing company for iGaming. It refers paying users to B2B clients primarily by obtaining competitive rankings for high-value keywords in search engines through SEO (search engine optimization), generating traffic to owned websites. "
target: Stk Marketing Ltd
Stk Marketing Ltd is one of the biggest affiliate networks in Scandinavia. STK Marketing also operates, among other things, a number of websites in the gaming industry including the Norwegian sites NorskeSpilleautomater.com, CasinoPåNett.org and CasinoSpesialisten.net, and Swedish Spelautomater.se.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.2x

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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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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: AIM:SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$88.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.03
Employees
293
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: OTCPK:JZZI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ Technologies, Inc.
JZZ TECHNOLOGIES is a company dedicated to providing growth in the technology, media and content industry. They are growing their audience and business by leveraging their reach to millions of viewers through their targeted audiences, exceptional content, products, services and benefits.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.00
EBIT ($mm)
($0.01)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: TSX:FORA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VerticalScope Inc.
VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$61.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.35
EBIT ($mm)
$10.65
Net Income ($mm)
$3.80
Employees
238
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCQB:MKGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monaker Group
Monaker Group
Monaker Group is a digital media marketing company focusing on lifestyle enrichment for consumers in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors. Core to its marketing services are key elements including proprietary video-centered technology and established partnerships that enhance its reach.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
Employees
8
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$50.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.03
EBIT ($mm)
$5.56
Net Income ($mm)
$5.45
Employees
4316
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