Like Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lezen Acquisition, acquired Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

synopsis: The newly formed investor group, Lezen Acquisition, announced the launch of a new book publishing venture with the acquisition of the nation’s leading publisher of local history and local interest, Arcadia Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Lezen Acquisition
Lezen Acquisition LLC is an investment group led by Michael Lynton and Lili Lynton to fund a series of book publishing acquisitions. "
target: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States with a library of more than 14,000 titles. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, it publishes a combined 500 books each year.
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closed 1/2/2020 via Publishers Weekly

Mango Publishing, acquired Yellow Pear Press

synopsis: Mango Publishing, an innovative independent publisher, has acquired Yellow Pear Press, a boutique publisher that specializes in lifestyle and regional titles as well as notecards and journals. Yellow Pear Press publishes beautifully designed books that inspire and delight book lovers who appreciate distinctive, insightful, witty, and playful books.
buyer: Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing is an innovative independent publisher. Mango's goal is to create high-quality books that explore new ideas and start conversations with their readers. Their books covers a broad range of topics, including new science, de-cluttering, creativity, lifestyle, personal growth, and more."
target: Yellow Pear Press
Yellow Pear Press is a boutique publisher that specializes in lifestyle and regional titles as well as notecards and journals. Yellow Pear Press publishes beautifully designed books that inspire and delight book lovers who appreciate distinctive, insightful, witty, and playful books.
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closed 4/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Rowman & Littlefield, purchased Book Division from Down East Enterprises Inc.

synopsis: Down East Enterprise Inc. has sold its book division to Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. Its book division includes Down East Books, Shooting Sportsman Press, Fly Rod & Reel Books and Countrysport Press.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is one of the largest and fastest growing independent publishers and distributors in North America. The company publishes under more than twenty imprints in virtually all fields in the humanities and social sciences. "
seller: Down East Enterprises Inc.
Down East Enterprise, Inc. is a multimedia company based in Rockport, ME. The company’s flagship publication, Down East: The Magazine of Maine, is the largest general interest paid circulation magazine focusing on life in the nation's north-easternmost state.
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closed 5/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelly Haug, acquired The Essential Guide

synopsis: The Essential Guide, an annual publication that highlights the arts, architecture, culture, fashion, history and lifestyle of Santa Fe and Taos, has changed hands. New owner Kelly Haug said she will not only continue publishing the guide, but also plans to revive the currently defunct Santa Fean magazine.
buyer: Kelly Haug
Kelly Haug is a “rising star” in Santa Fe’s business community. Haug and husband Martin, who have daughters ages 3 and 7, settled in Santa Fe in 2018. She formed two publishing companies – SF Publishing LLC and City Different LLC in early 2020. "
target: The Essential Guide
The Essential Guide is an annual publication that highlights the arts, architecture, culture, fashion, history and lifestyle of Santa Fe and Taos. The Essential Guide brand also publishes local versions in the Pacific northwest, Napa Valley and the Charleston, SC/Savannah, GA market.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Town Square Publications, LLC, acquired MetroMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Heights-based Town Square Publications has acquired Metro-Media Inc. of Fairway, Kansas, making Town Square the nation's largest publisher of chamber of commerce guides. MetroMedia partners nationwide with chambers of commerce to provide custom print, mobile, and online solutions.
buyer parent: Paddock Publications, Inc.
buyer: Town Square Publications, LLC
Town Square Publications is a custom publishing group that specializes in developing partnerships by producing high-quality print and digitally integrated publications along with other added value programs dedicated to creating relevancy for local chambers. "
target: MetroMedia, Inc.
MetroMedia was founded in 1997 and is located in Fairway, Kansas. Their mission is to re-define custom media, and to provide outstanding, personalized customer service to all partners. MetroMedia partners nationwide with chambers of commerce to provide custom print, mobile, and online solutions.
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closed 10/2/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Mango Publishing, acquired CONARI PRESS

synopsis: Mango Publishing, an innovative independent publisher, has acquired Conari Press from Red Wheel/Weiser, a publisher of occult and New Age books. Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues.
buyer: Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing is an innovative independent publisher. Mango's goal is to create high-quality books that explore new ideas and start conversations with their readers. Their books covers a broad range of topics, including new science, de-cluttering, creativity, lifestyle, personal growth, and more."
target parent: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC
target: CONARI PRESS
Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues. Their books reveal, explore, and incite readers to grow spiritually and emotionally.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

PickMe, acquired YAMU

synopsis: PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, has acquired YAMU, an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
buyer: PickMe
PickMe is a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app. PickMe allows users to easily book a ride at any time of day. PickMe features the best rates and the largest fleet of taxis in Sri Lanka. They offer bikes, tuk tuks, cars, vans, luxury sedans, and more. "
target: YAMU
YAMU is an online guide for dining and entertainment in Sri Lanka. YAMU provides daily updated reviews with photographs for restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and more. Their reviews help people to separate the good from the bad, and the excellent from the extortionate.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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closed 1/15/2019 via PR Web

The Emerald Cost By Owner, acquired DestinFlorida.com

synopsis: Emerald Coast by Owner (ECBYO), a regional vacation rental-listing site for the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama, has acquired DestinFlorida.com, a website for people who love Destin and vacationing in the area. DestinFlorida.com is the #1 guide to the best Destin beach vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, shopping and more.
buyer: The Emerald Cost By Owner
Emerald Coast by Owner (ECBYO) is a regional vacation rental-listing site for the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. ECBYO allows people to easily compare and pick the right vacation rental that meets their needs. ECBYO offers thousands of vacation rentals to choose from. "
target: DestinFlorida.com
DestinFlorida.com is a website for people who love Destin and vacationing in the area. DestinFlorida.com is the #1 guide to the best Destin beach vacation rentals, restaurants, activities, shopping and more. The site aims to help people have a great vacation in Destin, Florida.
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closed 1/4/2019 via PR Web

Impress3 Media, acquired SFist

synopsis: Impress3, a diversified digital media producer, has acquired SFist from New York Public Radio, an owner and operator of leading public radio stations. SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more.
buyer parent: Impressions Holdings
buyer: Impress3 Media
Impress3 is a diversified digital media producer that seeks to use its proven track record in software-assisted content production & distribution to revitalize local news media. Impress3 owns and operates dozens of media publications from online industry magazines to local news websites. "
target parent: New York Public Radio, Inc.
target: SFist
Founded in 2014, SFist is a blog about San Francisco and the Bay Area. SFist is San Francisco's source for fun, witty, and serious news. The blog provides news and updates about restaurants, events, sports, politics, and more.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB, acquired Printz Publishing AB

synopsis: Norstedts Publishers, Sweden's oldest publishing house, has acquired Printz Publishing, a Swedish publisher. Printz Publishing mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. They also offer lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
buyer parent: Storytel AB
buyer: Norstedts Förlagsgrupp AB (XSAT:STORY B:$46.02)
Founded in 1823, Norstedts is Sweden's oldest publishing house. The publishing program comprises fiction, non-fiction, academic, reference books and dictionaries. Norstedts comprises the imprints Rabén & Sjögren, B. Wahlströms, Massolit and Norstedts Kartor. "
target: Printz Publishing AB
Founded in 2010, Printz Publishing is a Swedish publisher. The company mainly publishes fiction books that are well-written and smart feel-good novels with a touch of black humor. Printz also offers non-fiction books such as lifestyle books, cookbooks, biographies, and books about interior design.
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$2
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announced 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., will acquire RedFlagDeals.com

synopsis: Yellow Pages Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Yellow Pages Digital & Media Solutions Limited has entered into an agreement to sell the assets related to the operation of its RedFlagDeals division to VerticalScope Inc. RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
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. "
target parent: Yellow Pages Limited
target: RedFlagDeals.com
RedFlagDeals.com is the leading provider of online promotions and shopping tools to Canadians. They publish thousands of deals and coupons across more than 70 categories. The company has full-time staff dedicated to finding deals, coupons and freebies.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Social Media LLC, acquired Chicagoist

synopsis: Social Media LLC, a company created by professional rapper Chance the Rapper, has acquired Chicagoist from WNYC, New York’s public radio station. Chicagoist is a blog that covers news, arts, events, food, culture, and everything else in Chicago. The blog covers things like deep-dish pizza rankings, City Hall politics, art openings, and more.
buyer: Social Media LLC
Social Media LLC is a company created by Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Jonathan Bennett), a professional rapper. The company aims to promote local investigative journalism, diversity, and representation for people of color in media. "
target parent: New York Public Radio, Inc.
target: Chicagoist
Chicagoist is a blog that covers news, arts, events, food, culture, and everything else in Chicago. Chicagoist is dedicated to documenting the Second City and all its quirks. The blog covers things like deep-dish pizza rankings, vegan hotdog poetics, City Hall politics, art openings, and more.
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closed 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

KPCC / Southern California Public Radio, WAMU 88.5, WNYC, acquired Gothamist LLC

synopsis: Leaders in public media—WNYC (New York), KPCC (Southern California),and WAMU (Washington, D.C.)—announced they have joined together to acquire key assets of Gothamist and its associated sites: LAist and DCist. The acquisition includes the story archives, internet domains, and social media assets from Gothamist, as well as DNAinfo.
buyer: WNYC
buyer: KPCC / Southern California Public Radio
buyer: WAMU 88.5
WNYC (New York), KPCC (Southern California), and WAMU (Washington, D.C.) are leaders in public media and operate public radio stations in their respective cities/states. "
target: Gothamist LLC
Gothamist LLC owns and operates a network of city blogs that provide information about news, events, food, and entertainment for young urbanites. Independently owned and operated since 2003, the sites include Chicagoist.com, DCist.com, LAist.com, SFist.com and Gothamist.com in NYC.
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closed 1/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Valassis Communications, Inc., acquired Maryland Pennysaver

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired Maryland Pennysaver, a weekly regional shopping guide distributed via direct mail throughout Maryland, including the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis Communications, Inc. (VCI:$2,081.67)
As a leader in intelligent media delivery, Valassis integratse and optimizes campaigns including direct mail, newspaper inserts and digital advertising to enhance their 58,000 local, regional and national clients’ return on investment. "
target parent: Wafra Partners
target: Maryland Pennysaver
The Maryland Pennysaver is one of the largest independent shopping and direct mail publications, with 49 area specific, targeted editions delivered weekly to more than 543,000 homes and businesses equating to over a million readers throughout many counties in Maryland.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zip.ch S.A., acquired Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH

synopsis: Online search portal ZIP.ch has announced the acquisition of the www.oeffnungszeiten.ch service, which belongs to Times.ch. With more than 300,000 visits a month, Oeffnungszeiten.ch is the most visited web site with opening hours in Switzerland. Oeffnungszeiten.ch is a free app that provides instant opening times of locations.
buyer: Zip.ch S.A.
ZIP.ch is the new 2.0 phone directory for Switzerland. It aims to offer users a simple and effective search tool covering all businesses and individuals listed in the Swiss YellowPages and WhitePages while encouraging business owners to claim and enhance their listing for free. "
target parent: Times.ch
target: Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH
Öffnungszeiten.ch is the new interactive search engine for any location, company or restaurant in Switzerland. Öffnungszeiten.ch is a free app that provides instant opening times of a desired location! Find actual opening times in real-time.
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closed 7/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH

synopsis: Bonnier Media Deutschland GmbH has acquired all the shares of Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH, a Munich-based book publisher. Münchner Verlagsgruppe has a portfolio of specialized publishing houses that cover a broad spectrum of content in economics and lifestyle.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier is a media group working in TV, daily newspapers, business and trade press, magazines, film, books and digital media. With a base in the Nordic region and a substantial presence in the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and Eastern Europe, Bonnier has operations in 15 countries around the world. "
target: Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH
Münchner Verlagsgruppe is a medium-sized German book publisher that mainly publishes specialist books. Under the umbrella of Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH the publishing houses FinanzBuch, riva, Redline, mvg and mi-Wirtschaftsbuch, which cover a broad spectrum of content in economics and lifestyle.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

OwnLocal, Inc., acquired Wanderful Media

synopsis: OwnLocal, a provider of an automated digital ad agency platform that powers hundreds of local media companies, has acquired Wanderful Media, a retail-focused mobile media company. Wanderful Media engages US consumers via their shopping apps, mobile and regional networks. They own and operate Find&Save, CoffeeTable, and the Wanderful Mobile Network.
buyer: OwnLocal, Inc.
OwnLocal turns media companies into sophisticated local digital advertising specialists. Their automated digital ad agency platform powers hundreds of local media companies, tens of thousands of small businesses, and their local ad network delivers more than 1 billion impressions every month. "
target: Wanderful Media
Wanderful Media is a retail-focused mobile media company, engaging US consumers via their shopping apps, mobile and regional networks. Wanderful Media owns and operates Find&Save, CoffeeTable, the Wanderful Mobile Network and the Wanderful Regional Network.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Midwest, LLC, purchased Ohio publishing & commercial printing assets from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: AIM Media Midwest, LLC announced that it has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets in Ohio from Civitas Media, LLC (“Civitas”). Civitas, headquartered in Davidson, North Carolina, is a portfolio company of Philadelphia-based private equity investment firm Versa Capital Management, LLC.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Midwest, LLC
AIM Media Midwest, LLC is an entity formed by Jeremy L. Halbreich and Rick Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations previously owned by Civitas Media, LLC in Ohio (plus one daily newspaper in West Virginia). "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The Ohio publishing and commercial printing assets includes seventeen (17) daily newspapers (16 in Ohio and 1 in West Virginia), fifteen (15) weekly publications and a variety of specialty publications including shoppers and magazines.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, acquired Wildsam, Inc.

synopsis: Arcadia Publishing, the hyper-local book publisher, has acquired Wildsam, publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series, a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. As a result of the acquisition, Wildsam will expand its editorial team and increase the number of titles to be published in 2020.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. "
target: Wildsam, Inc.
Wildsam is the publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series. Wildsam has a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. The publisher's guides include writing from such journalists, poets, novelists, and historians as Emma Straub, Rick Bass and Ann Friedman.
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announced 4/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, will acquire Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Gretna-based Pelican Publishing Company and Arcadia Publishing announced in a press release that Arcadia will acquire the significant majority of Pelican’s assets. Pelican Publishing is a Gretna, Louisiana-based publishing company that has a catalog of more than 2,000 titles.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States with a library of more than 14,000 titles. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, it publishes a combined 500 books each year. "
target: Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.
Pelican Publishing is a Gretna, Louisiana-based publishing company. Pelican has a catalog of more than 2,000 titles, including such backlist bestsellers as "Listen, I Say Like This by Chef Leah Chase" and the children’s holiday classic "Cajun Night Before Christmas" illustrated by James Rice.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lezen Acquisition, acquired Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

synopsis: The newly formed investor group, Lezen Acquisition, announced the launch of a new book publishing venture with the acquisition of the nation’s leading publisher of local history and local interest, Arcadia Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Lezen Acquisition
Lezen Acquisition LLC is an investment group led by Michael Lynton and Lili Lynton to fund a series of book publishing acquisitions. "
target: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States with a library of more than 14,000 titles. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, it publishes a combined 500 books each year.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Pelican Publishing Co., Inc., acquired River Road Press LLC

synopsis: Arcadia Publishing, the nation’s leading publisher of books of local history and local interest, announced that it has acquired River Road Press, the dynamic publisher of books about New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding region. Its catalog includes bestsellers such as The Incomparable Magazine Street, by John Magill.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.
Pelican Publishing has been committed to publishing books of quality that enrich the lives of those who read them. In the 93 years since publishing William Faulkner and William Spratling’s Sherwood Anderson and Other Creole Characters, Pelican has pushed the perceptions of Southern publishing. "
target: River Road Press LLC
River Road Press, the dynamic publisher of books about New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding region. Its catalog includes bestsellers such as The Incomparable Magazine Street, by John Magill and Simon of New Orleans, by Yvonne Spear Perret.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, acquired Wildsam, Inc.

synopsis: Arcadia Publishing, the hyper-local book publisher, has acquired Wildsam, publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series, a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. As a result of the acquisition, Wildsam will expand its editorial team and increase the number of titles to be published in 2020.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. "
target: Wildsam, Inc.
Wildsam is the publisher of the Wildsam Field Guides series. Wildsam has a catalog of 14 field guides covering such cities as Austin, Nashville, and Detroit. The publisher's guides include writing from such journalists, poets, novelists, and historians as Emma Straub, Rick Bass and Ann Friedman.
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announced 4/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, will acquire Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Gretna-based Pelican Publishing Company and Arcadia Publishing announced in a press release that Arcadia will acquire the significant majority of Pelican’s assets. Pelican Publishing is a Gretna, Louisiana-based publishing company that has a catalog of more than 2,000 titles.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States with a library of more than 14,000 titles. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, it publishes a combined 500 books each year. "
target: Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.
Pelican Publishing is a Gretna, Louisiana-based publishing company. Pelican has a catalog of more than 2,000 titles, including such backlist bestsellers as "Listen, I Say Like This by Chef Leah Chase" and the children’s holiday classic "Cajun Night Before Christmas" illustrated by James Rice.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Lezen Acquisition, acquired Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

synopsis: The newly formed investor group, Lezen Acquisition, announced the launch of a new book publishing venture with the acquisition of the nation’s leading publisher of local history and local interest, Arcadia Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Lezen Acquisition
Lezen Acquisition LLC is an investment group led by Michael Lynton and Lili Lynton to fund a series of book publishing acquisitions. "
target: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States with a library of more than 14,000 titles. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, it publishes a combined 500 books each year.
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closed 8/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Edulink, Inc., acquired Mega Media Group, Inc

synopsis: Mega Media Group, Inc. and EduLink, Inc. announced that on August 11th a definitive share exchange agreement was reached in which EduLink, Inc. acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of Mega Media Group, Inc. Upon the issuance of the Edulink shares set forth above, Mega Media Group, Inc. will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of EduLink
buyer: Edulink, Inc.
EduLink operates its business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mega Media Group, Inc., which is a multi-media holding company operating its business through its subsidiaries. "
target: Mega Media Group, Inc
Mega Media Group, Inc. is a multimedia entertainment holding company with subsidiaries that offer a broad range of services. The divisions include talent management, music publishing, recording, music production and distribution, video production, radio broadcasting, and Russian ethnic programming.
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announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Attachmate Group will be merged with Micro Focus International Limited,

synopsis: The Attachmate Group, a privately-held software holding company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus, a company that provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited (LSE:MCRO:$3,145.50)
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes."
target: Attachmate Group
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Attachmate Group is a privately-held software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of their customers. Their principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.
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$1,184 [$2,354]
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$958
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$173
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closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Attachmate Corporation

synopsis: An investment group led by Golden Gate Capital, Francisco Partners and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Attachmate Corp., of Bellevue, Wash.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Francisco Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate's leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management.
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CONARI PRESS

YAMU

New Media Investment Group

DestinFlorida.com

SFist

Printz Publishing AB

RedFlagDeals.com

Chicagoist

Gothamist LLC

Maryland Pennysaver

Rodale, Inc.

Oeffnungszeiten.ch GmbH

Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH

Wanderful Media

Civitas Media, LLC

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Wildsam, Inc.

Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

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River Road Press LLC

Wildsam, Inc.

Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

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Mega Media Group, Inc

Attachmate Group

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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: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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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:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: TSE:2376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
761
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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: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: AIM:TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$47.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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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: 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:ELGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Element Global, Inc.
Element Global, Inc.
Element Global, Inc is a diversified holding Company with global business interests centered on media and production, distribution and streaming in original and licensed film and tv content globally.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$4.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.87
EBIT ($mm)
$0.87
Net Income ($mm)
$0.87
Employees
10
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Ticker: OHGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One Horizon Group
Based in the United Kingdom, One Horizon Group, Inc. is a reseller of secure messaging software for the growing gaming, security and education markets including in China and Hong Kong.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: OTCPK:UAMM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UA Multimedia, Inc.
UA Multimedia, Inc.
UA Multimedia, Inc. is a media company with holding in web and mobile applications as well as film production. The Company seeks to create value through organic development, incubation and acquisition of media related assets.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.11
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:SPCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solaris Power Cells, Inc.
Solaris Power Cells, Inc. is a diversified holding company focused on the acquisition and management of undervalued digital media assets. The company was formerly focused on developing lithium battery technology for commercial applications.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:PSRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purespectrum Inc.
Purespectrum Inc.
Purespectrum Inc. (PSRU) is a provider of natural supplements. Their products range from weight loss supplements, detoxification products, and men's and women's health supplements. The company also offers natural skin care products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OTCPK:PSRU.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valiant Eagle, Inc.
Valiant Eagle, Inc.
Valiant Eagle, Inc. is a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media. VE aims to achieve advances in those media through content featuring Music, Sports, Entertainment, and, with respect to the millennial generation, through Technology.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: FMPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAME Productions, Inc.
FAME Productions, Inc. is an innovative media, sales and marketing company, which, through its subsidiary, owns, operates and manages urban literature properties.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:VGTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VGtel, Inc.
VGtel, Inc.
VGTel, Inc. is an entertainment and media holdings company with a focus on acquisitions and investments in horizontally and vertically integrated companies and technology. The company is pursuing broader areas of entertainment, including but not limited to hospitality, nightlife, and digital media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: JKSE:EMTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emtek Group
Emtek Group
Founded in 1983, Emtek Group has evolved into a modern, integrated group of companies with three main business divisions: Media, Telecommunications and IT Solutions, and Connectivity. With media as its primary business portfolio, Emtek has become Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$579.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$122.22
EBIT ($mm)
$95.55
Net Income ($mm)
$35.55
Employees
4770
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Ticker: TSX:KEW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kew Media Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Kew Media Group is a leading content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Kew Media Group companies develop, produce and distribute more than 1,000 hours of content every year, as well as distribute a library of more than 10,000 hours.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$172.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.25
EBIT ($mm)
$4.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
171
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Ticker: OTCPK:ITKH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTeknik Holding Corporation
iTeknik Holding Corporation's strategy is to acquire fundamentally sound companies that are market accepted, scalable and demonstrate a quantifiable value proposition. Their focus is in companies in the Marketing, Advertising and Digital Media space.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$12.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.37
EBIT ($mm)
$0.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
7
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MDW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediawan S.A.
Mediawan S.A.
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$570.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.86
EBIT ($mm)
$36.46
Net Income ($mm)
$0.56
Employees
549
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Ticker: :KLR.ASE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigCapital, Inc.
GigCapital, Inc.
GigCapital is a Private-to-Public Equity technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) focused investment group. The group deploys a unique Mentor-Investors methodology to partner with exceptional TMT companies, managed by dedicated and experienced entrepreneurs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:MBB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MBB
MBB
MBB SE is a family run group of German Mittelstand companies with technological and engineering expertise. Since 1995, MBB is growing sustainably by the long-term value enhancement of its subsidiaries as well as through acquisitions. MBB stands for Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$569.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.81
EBIT ($mm)
$29.63
Net Income ($mm)
$5.84
Employees
2160
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Ticker: EVCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EverCommerce
EverCommerce
EverCommerce is a leading service commerce platform, providing vertically-tailored, integrated SaaS solutions that help more than 500,000 global service-based businesses accelerate growth, streamline operations, and increase retention.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$365.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$72.90
EBIT ($mm)
($8.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1750
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