Like Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clint Reilly, acquired Gentry Magazine

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications announced the acquisition of Gentry Magazine, a cornerstone piece of the San Francisco Peninsula media landscape for 26 years. Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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: The Golden State Company
target: Gentry Magazine
Gentry is the leading luxury lifestyle magazine serving the San Francisco Peninsula, and Silicon Valley. The Gentry family of magazines is the leading lifestyle media company for the San Francisco, Peninsula, and Silicon Valley.
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter, acquired North & South Magazine

synopsis: North & South has confirmed its independent sale to Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter. North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
buyer: Verena Friederike Hasel & Konstantin Richter
Verena Friederike Hasel and Konstantin Richter are both experienced journalists who have written extensively for numerous local and international publications. Verena Friederike Hasel is a writer from Berlin currently living in New Zealand. Richter is also the author of three books. "
target parent: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
target: North & South Magazine
North & South has been keeping Kiwis informed and enlightened since 1986. Their team produces New Zealand’s best-read monthly current affairs and lifestyle magazine.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Prestige Media Group S.A., acquired Rundschau Medien

synopsis: Prestige Media Group SA acquires Rundschau Medien AG, bringing together the strengths of a family-run company in Switzerland and the potential of a global company in Paris creates new synergies. Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector.
buyer: Prestige Media Group S.A.
Prestige Media Group SA is a global media investment holding. Our flagship company is Rundschau Medien AG in Switzerland which is a digital and print media company that has been producing high-quality lifestyle and recognized specialist magazines for 14 years. "
target: Rundschau Medien
Rundschau Medien AG, based in Muttenz, has been producing very high quality lifestyle and recognized trade specialist magazines in the print sector for over 15 years. They attach great importance to editing, content, graphics, haptics and material of the magazines (high gloss).
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Palm Beach Media Group, acquired Gulfstream Media Group

synopsis: The Palm Beach Media Group, a leading magazine publisher, has acquired Gulfstream Media Group, a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
buyer parent: Hour Media, LLC
buyer: Palm Beach Media Group
Palm Beach Media Group is a proven leader in publishing excellence. The company produces 11 magazines and three websites in the ultra-luxury market—its two flagship monthlies, Palm Beach Illustrated (founded in 1952) and Naples Illustrated (founded in 1998). "
target: Gulfstream Media Group
Gulfstream Media Group is a magazine publisher in South Florida. Gulfstream Media Group's flagship magazine, Gold Coast, is a regional lifestyle magazine that covers the Fort Lauderdale area. The group also publishes Florida Home & Garden, an interior design magazine.
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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
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$44
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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$173
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

DC Fray, acquired On Tap Magazine

synopsis: Social sports company DC Fray has acquired Alexandria-based On Tap Media, publisher of the monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area.
buyer: DC Fray
DC Fray is a DC-based social sports, events and media company. Social sport leagues, events, and coverage of the best things to do in the city is what DC Fray is all about. "
target: On Tap Magazine
On Tap Magazine is the go-to source for all things fun, entertaining, and exciting in the DC metro area. They cover what’s hot in the local scene from music and sports to beer, wine, cocktails, theatre, style, comedy, film – and much more.
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announced 2/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, will acquire Mondadori France

synopsis: Reworld Media will acquire Mondadori France, a publisher of magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. With this purchase, Reworld Media becomes the #1 French leader in magazine publishing.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mondadori France
Mondadori France publishes magazines on leisure, sports, science, nature, and automobiles and also gears towards specific audiences. They offer health, television, and lifestyle magazines for men, women, and children,
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$79
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announced 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Business Publishing Group, will acquire Arkansas Business Publishing Group

synopsis: Mitch Bettis, president of Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, is purchasing the company from a limited partnership led by Olivia Myers Farrell. The sale includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency.
buyer: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Mitch Bettis joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) in 2013 as general manager and publisher of Arkansas Business. Before that, he was regional publisher for publicly traded GateHouse Media of Fairport, New York. "
target: Arkansas Business Publishing Group
Arkansas Business Publishing Group (ABPG) of Little Rock includes Arkansas Business newspaper, Little Rock Soirée magazine, Little Rock Family magazine and Flex360, a web development company and digital marketing agency, and other print and digital products in the ABPG family.
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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 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ghosn Capital, acquired VSD

synopsis: Ghosn Capital, the investment company led by Georges Ghosn, has acquired VSD, a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir.
buyer: Ghosn Capital
Ghosn Capital is the investment company led by Georges Ghosn. Georges Ghosn is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and businessman who has previously acquired La Tribune, Le Nouvel Économiste and France-Soir. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: VSD
VSD is a French weekly news, celebrity and leisure magazine, published on Thursdays in France. The name is formed from the first letters of the French names for Friday (Vendredi), Saturday (Samedi) and Sunday (Dimanche).
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Freeman Webb Company, purchased Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus from SouthComm Communications, Inc.

synopsis: The company owned by Nashville entrepreneur and former mayoral candidate Bill Freeman and his longtime business partner Jimmy Webb has acquired the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus from holding company SouthComm. Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area.
buyer: Freeman Webb Company
Freeman Webb is the largest multi-family-focused real estate investment firm in Nashville, with over 11,000,000 square feet under management and over 500 employees. While specializing in multi-family investment, Freeman Webb also manages a large portfolio of Commercial and Retail properties. "
seller: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
Nashville Scene, the Nashville Post and Nfocus are publications serving the Nashville, TN area. Nashville Post is an intensely focused, local online news source. Founded in 1989, Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly. Nfocus is Nashville's premier social and lifestyle magazine.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Portland TV, acquired Portland TV

synopsis: Northern and Shell, a British publishing and television group, has announced the sale of Portland TV, a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services, for less than £1m as part of a management buy-out deal. Portland TV, founded in 1995, runs five adult broadcast channels across Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media.
buyer: Portland TV
Portland TV is a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services. Portland TV has three main business divisions across three sites – running 17 UK broadcast channels, creating and producing over 120 adverts a year and providing broadcast infrastructure to third party channels. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Portland TV
Portland TV is a leader in pay per view and subscription TV services. Portland TV has three main business divisions across three sites – running 17 UK broadcast channels, creating and producing over 120 adverts a year and providing broadcast infrastructure to third party channels.
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closed 9/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc., acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., announced the completion of its £450M acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited from Northern & Shell Media Group. Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service broadcaster in March 1997 and reaches 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited
Channel 5 is one of British television’s biggest brands, and the only commercial public service broadcaster to consistently grow viewership share in recent years. Channel 5’s diverse programming slate is viewed by more than 80% of the UK population each month.
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closed 6/23/2011 via PR Newswire

American Media Inc., acquired OK! Magazine

synopsis: American Media, Inc., the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the United States, announced that it has purchased the U.S. edition of OK! Magazine from Northern & Shell. OK! Magazine was launched in the U.S. in 2005 and quickly established itself in the celebrity weekly category.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publisher of celebrity journalism and health and fitness magazines in the U.S. These include Star, Shape, Men's Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, and The National Enquirer. In addition to print properties, AMI manages 14 different web sites. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: OK! Magazine
Packed with the biggest stories, the best photographs, exclusives and the hottest stars from the world of showbiz and entertainment, OK! magazine and okmagazine.com bring consumers the truth and the inside scoop about celebrities.
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closed 7/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Northern & Shell Network Ltd., acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited

synopsis: Newspaper and magazine proprietor Richard Desmond has bought TV channel Five, it was announced today. RTL said it had signed an agreement for the sale of Five Group to the Northern & Shell company owned by Mr Desmond and that the deal was closed with immediate effect.
buyer: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Network, Ltd., a media company, engages in publishing, printing, and distributing newspapers in the United Kingdom and internationally. It offers newspapers and magazines. The company also owns television channels and provides television programming. "
target: Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited
Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd., doing business as Five, operates as a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom. It offers television channels, digital channels, video-on-demand services, and online presence services. Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd.
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$161
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announced 7/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Reach plc, will acquire Irish Daily Star

synopsis: Reach plc, the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in the UK, will acquire the Irish Daily Star from Independent News & Media, the leading newspaper and online publisher in Ireland. The Irish Daily Star is a daily tabloid newspaper in Ireland. The Irish Daily Star is focused on celebrity content and Irish issues and sport.
buyer: Reach plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Reach plc is the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in the UK, producing and distributing content through newspapers, magazines and digital platforms. Their influential and iconic brands include the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record and more. "
target parent: Mediahuis NV
target: Irish Daily Star
The Irish Daily Star is a daily tabloid newspaper in Ireland. The Irish Daily Star is focused on celebrity content and Irish issues and sport. It features the best news, sport, showbiz, music and entertainment coverage six days a week.
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trinity Mirror plc, acquired RSVP Magazine

synopsis: Trinity Mirror has acquired Northpoint Consulting Ltd, the publisher of RSVP Magazine and RSVPmagazine.ie. RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and more.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror, with an award winning portfolio of newspapers, websites and digital products, is one of the UK’s largest multimedia companies. Whether via page or screen, their audiences get the trusted, reliable news service they have come to expect. "
target: RSVP Magazine
RSVP Magazine is Ireland's No.1 celebrity magazine & website. Each month the magazine is filled with celebrity interviews, photoshoots, fashion, beauty, food, news and loads more.
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closed 8/22/2016 via Company Press Release

IDOX plc, acquired Rippleffect Studio Limited

synopsis: Idox Group announced the acquisition of Rippleffect, a full-service digital agency which delivers creative digital solutions for clients across the UK. Rippleffect works with some of the most ambitious brands and influential organisations from industries such as sport, retail, tourism, leisure, food & drink and arts & culture.
buyer: IDOX plc (AIM:IDOX:$96.03)
Idox Group is a leading provider of complex information management solutions and services to the Government, Funding and Compliance sectors and increasingly to highly regulated asset intensive industries around the world in the wider corporate sector. "
target parent: Trinity Mirror plc
target: Rippleffect Studio Limited
Rippleffect is a strategic, full-service digital agency that helps clients achieve measurable, meaningful success. They specialise in all areas of digital, including: strategy and planning; UX and design; development; mobile; e-commerce; SEO; PPC & biddable media; social media; and email marketing.
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$2.68
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announced 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Local World

synopsis: Trinity Mirror plc, one of the largest multimedia publishers in the UK, announced the proposed acquisition of all of the shares in Local World Holdings Limited, one of the largest regional media networks in the UK, not already owned by the Company.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is one of the largest multimedia publishers in the UK with an award-winning portfolio that spans the country. Their media brands bring news, entertainment and new opportunities to local, regional and national communities every day. "
target: Local World
Local World is one of the largest regional media networks in the UK. They serve their communities through a portfolio of over 100 long-standing print titles and more than 70 websites.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

FL Partners, acquired Racing Post

synopsis: FL Partners, the Dublin-based private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Racing Post from Trinity Mirror plc for GBP170 million (circa EUR250 million).
buyer: FL Partners
FL Partners is a Dublin-based private equity firm founded by Peter Crowley and Neill Hughes. FL is focused on long-term investment opportunities in Ireland, the UK and internationally, funding individual transactions through a network of supporting high net-worth individuals and institutions. "
target parent: Trinity Mirror plc
target: Racing Post
The Racing Post was first published in April 1986 in competition to the Sporting Life which had been in existence from 1859. In just over a decade, it overtook its rival and became the leading industry voice. In 1998, the Racing Post was merged with the Sporting Life.
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closed 8/28/2007 via

Tindle Newspapers, purchased 27 regional newspapers in London and south east England from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Trinity Mirror has agreed to sell 27 regional newspapers and nine niche titles in London and the south-east to Tindle Newspapers for £18.75m, as part of its ongoing disposal plan. The company has agreed to sell titles including the South London Press, North London and Herts Newspapers and the Yellow Advertiser to Tindle Newspapers.
buyer: Tindle Newspapers
Trindle Newspapers was founded by Ray Trindle in 1974. It is currently comprised of over three dozen local newspapers. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/23/2007 via

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, purchased 25 regional weekly newspapers from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Northcliffe Media, part of Daily Mail & General Trust, today bought 25 Trinity Mirror regional weekly newspapers for £64.15m.
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc (LSE:DMGT:$1,671.99)
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UK's largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. While the majority of the company's activities are based in the UK, it does have worldwide operations. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
8.3x
closed 7/14/2006 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Media Ltd., purchased Inside Communications Ltd (‘ICL’) from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Trinity Mirror plc, the UK’s largest newspaper publisher, announces today that it has agreed to sell its magazines and exhibitions business Inside Communications Ltd (‘ICL’) for £41.5m.
buyer: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
price ($mm)
$76
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closed 6/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Ltd., purchased Micro Mart magazine from Trinity Mirror plc

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has today announced the acquisition of Micro Mart magazine from Trinity Mirror. The weekly computing title will join Dennis' existing portfolio of printed technology titles: PC Pro, Computer Buyer, Computer Shopper, Mobile Computer, Custom PC and Mac User.
buyer parent: Quadrangle Group LLC
buyer: Dennis Publishing Ltd.
Alpha Media Group Inc. is a multimedia company that includes Maxim and Blender magazines and their websites Maxim.com and Blender.com. Maxim magazine is the most successful modern men's lifestyle magazine in America reaching more than 12.4 million readers each month. "
seller: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record.
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announced 10/27/2005 via Company Press Release

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Hot Group PLC

synopsis: The Boards of Trinity Mirror plc and the hotgroup plc today announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for the entire share capital of the hotgroup. The offer will be 20.25 pence per hotgroup share, payable in cash, which values the company's issued share capital at approximately £50.5 million.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror plc is a large United Kingdom newspaper and magazine publisher. It is Britain's biggest newspaper group, publishing 240 regional papers as well as the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, People, Sunday Mail and Daily Record. "
target: Hot Group PLC
RexOnline PLC. Organizes recruitment exhibitions and service provider of on-line systems. The Group operates as a service provider offering recruitment services through the use of their websites. These websites cater primarily to the telecommunication and travel industry.
price ($mm)
$97
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
82.8x
announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
price ($mm)
$179
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Perkin Industries, acquired I Love My Dog So Much, LLC

synopsis: Perkin Industries, a company focused on acquiring and managing high-performing assets, has acquired a majority stake in I Love My Dog So Much, LLC, an online magazine focused on dogs. I Love My Dog So Much features articles that cover the topics of dog wellness, dog treats, training, lifestyles, animal rescues, and more.
buyer: Perkin Industries
Perkin Industries is a company focused on acquiring and managing high-performing assets. Perkin Industries focuses on cash producing companies that would benefit from the Perkin Industries' infrastructure. They are active in the real estate, healthcare, consumer products, digital media industries. "
target: I Love My Dog So Much, LLC
I Love My Dog So Much is an online magazine focused on dogs. I Love My Dog So Much provides readers with everything they need to satisfy their dog loving needs. Their articles cover the topics of dog wellness, dog treats, training, lifestyles, animal rescues, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Maven Inc., acquired The Spun

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers, has acquired The Spun, an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: The Spun
The Spun is an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pro Scouts LLC, acquired Baseball Digest

synopsis: Pro Scouts LLC, a publishing company headed by David Fagley, has acquired Baseball Digest, the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
buyer: Pro Scouts LLC
Pro Scouts LLC is a publishing company headed by David Fagley. Pro Scouts LLC is focused on publishing baseball related media. "
target: Baseball Digest
Baseball Digest is the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling and unique articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired ADDitude

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and a leader in health information services for consumers and healthcare professionals (HCPs), announced the acquisition of ADDitude, a multi-channel platform supporting people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), their caregivers, and professionals in the ADHD treatment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: ADDitude
ADDitude is an ADHD magazine, community and web site dedicated to strategies and support for individuals and families living with ADD and related conditions.
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announced 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Modern Drummer Magazine inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, is to acquire Modern Drummer Publications, Inc., the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target: Modern Drummer Magazine inc.
Modern Drummer Publications, Inc. is the world's most read drum magazine print edition with a digital reach in the millions and a respected source and gold standard for drumming features, news, education, podcasts and reviews.
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closed 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

WTWH Media, LLC, acquired Mobile Robot Guide

synopsis: Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media announced the acquisition of Mobile Robot Guide (MRG), the leading online resource for news and information about mobile robots, the applications they enable, and industries they support.
buyer: WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media LLC is an integrated b2b media company serving the electronics, design engineering, hospitality, life sciences, renewable energy, retail and robotics markets with more than 45+ web sites, 12 events, 7 print publications and custom digital marketing services. "
target: Mobile Robot Guide
The Mobile Robot Guide is a magazine that exists to educate prospective mobile robot buyers about autonomous mobile robots (AMR), AMR applications and vendors. In the magazine one can find the latest news about autonomous mobile robots.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Roku, Inc. announced that it has acquired the “This Old House” business, inclusive of its global distribution rights and all of its subsidiary brands, including the “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House” TV programs, the show libraries, all digital assets, and the television production studio.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target parent: TZP Group LLC
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Remember Media Limited merged with Digital Allies Limited,

synopsis: Digital Allies, a specialist digital marketing consultancy, will merge with Remember Media, a leading independent publishing, content and design company, to form a new multi-media business, Allies Group Ltd. Remember Media are specialists in the creation, content, design and publication of luxury print and online magazines.
buyer: Digital Allies Limited
Digital Allies are a specialist digital marketing consultancy who are focused on helping organizations optimize their on-line presence. Key areas of expertise are SEO, PPC, Social, Analytics and Digital Content. "
target: Remember Media Limited
Remember Media is a leading independent publishing, content and design company, based in North East England. They are specialists in the creation, content, design and publication of luxury print and online magazines.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Dezeen

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Dezeen
Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Peloton Magazine

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Peloton Magazine, a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Peloton Magazine
Peloton Magazine is a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
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closed 2/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Play Magnus AS, acquired New In Chess

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired New In Chess, the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$7.90)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: New In Chess
New In Chess is the world's leading chess magazine. New In Chess features on-the-spot tournament reports, interviews, chess training and historical articles, and game comments by the world's leading players. The company also publishes chess books about opening theory, chess history, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Acton Media Inc., acquired Domino Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: North Equity LLC, a venture equity firm, has acquired the leading home and design digital media brand Domino from Multiply Media, LLC. Founded in 2005, Domino is the ultimate resource for discovering your personal style and translating that into your home. Domino will join Acton Media Inc., a portfolio company of North Equity.
buyer parent: North Equity LLC
buyer: Acton Media Inc.
Acton Media Inc. is a portfolio company of North Equity that comprises its home and lifestyle-focused brands, including SAVEUR and BobVila.com. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Domino Media Group, Inc.
Domino is a guide for a stylish life and home. Domino publishes quarterly print magazines, daily content on domino.com and a mobile app to bring community and commerce together. Domino covers the latest in interior design, home tours, DIYs, entertaining, travel, wellness, weddings, and news.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cyborggainz, acquired Biohackers’ Update

synopsis: Cyborggainz, a Canadian web platform that applies neuroscience to sports and fitness, has acquired Biohackers’ Update, the first magazine about biohacking and self optimization. Biohackers’ Update provide readers with news about fitness, nutrition, technology, and more to help them discover their potential.
buyer: Cyborggainz
Cyborggainz is a Canadian web platform that applies neuroscience to sports and fitness. Cyborggainz provides their members with custom workout programs and personalized nutrition plans to help them train like a cyborg, enhance their physical performance and live healthier lives. "
target: Biohackers’ Update
Biohackers’ Update is the first magazine about biohacking and self optimization. Biohackers’ Update writes and publishes articles backed by true user-based stories and science. They provide readers with news about fitness, nutrition, technology, and more to help them discover their potential.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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closed 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Canossa Events, acquired Cavallino, Inc.

synopsis: Canossa Events has acquired US based concours event and media company Cavallino Inc. With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East. "
target: Cavallino, Inc.
With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. Cavallino Classic is the largest automotive event of the winter season.
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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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closed 12/9/2020 via PR Web

New Jersey Monthly Magazine, acquired Design NJ

synopsis: New Jersey Monthly, the largest lifestyle magazine in New Jersey, has acquired Design NJ, a bimonthly design magazine for affluent homeowners and high-end home design professionals. Design NJ features the interiors and exteriors of some of New Jersey’s finest homes, design projects, products and services.
buyer: New Jersey Monthly Magazine
New Jersey Monthly is the largest lifestyle magazine in New Jersey. New Jersey Monthly covers a wide variety of topics, including arts and entertainment, dining, politics, statewide travel, investigative reporting, humor, fashion, home and garden, service and lifestyle articles. "
target: Design NJ
Design NJ is a bimonthly design magazine for affluent homeowners and high-end home design professionals. Design NJ features the interiors and exteriors of some of New Jersey’s finest homes, design projects, products and services, as well as the latest trends in decor and design.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Greencastle Capital, acquired Lovin Media Group

synopsis: Greencastle Capital has completed its acquisition of Lovin Media Group. Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
buyer: Greencastle Capital
Greencastle Capital builds on the long sector experience of its principals to bring a creative approach to the structuring and sourcing of capital. In addition to deploying its own investment capital as principal, Greencastle Capital has established relationships with other funders. "
target: Lovin Media Group
Lovin Media was founded by Niall Harbison in 2011. The online publishing company majored on entertainment and culture content relating to Ireland and Dublin in particular.
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closed 11/18/2020 via PR Web

Money Mailer, Inc., acquired The Inside Coup

synopsis: Money Mailer, a Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc. company, has acquired the assets of The Inside Coup, an advertising publisher of a hyper local, direct mail magazine and digital platform impacting small business growth. The acquisition expands the distribution footprint of Money Mailer, a 40-year leader in full-service direct marketing.
buyer parent: Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc.
buyer: Money Mailer, Inc.
Money Mailer is a direct marketing company that provides mailing and digital marketing services. The company's services include direct to consumer couponing, shared mail, individualized direct mail, a mobile app, and online couponing, as well as in-depth reporting and analysis. "
target: The Inside Coup
The Inside Coup is an advertising publisher of a hyper local, direct mail magazine and digital platform impacting small business growth. The Inside Coup was established in 2011, bringing together the best features of promotional advertising combined with the feel of a high-end editorial magazine.
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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: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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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: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
$195.45
Net Income ($mm)
$99.45
Employees
3350
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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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: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$478.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$126.26
EBIT ($mm)
$93.42
Net Income ($mm)
$62.42
Employees
2037
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
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Ticker: GVMUF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GVIC Communications Corp.
GVIC Communications Corp.
GVIC is an information & marketing solutions company pursuing growth in sectors where the provision of essential information and related services provides high customer utility and value.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$229.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3006
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Ticker: SEHK:282
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Digital Limited
Next Digital Limited operates as the Chinese-language print media company in Hong Kong. The company publishes one newspaper and four magazines in Hong Kong, namely Apple Daily, Next Magazine, Easy Finder, Sudden Weekly and Eat &Travel Weekly. It also engages in printing and Internet business.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$228.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($15.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($29.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3117
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