Like Nashville Scene, Nashville Post and nFocus

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 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

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

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

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

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reid Newspapers, purchased Oklahoma Newspapers from Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: Reid Newspapers has acquired the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita.
buyer: Reid Newspapers
Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita. "
seller: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,405.67)
The acquisition includes the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

synopsis: Times-Journal, Inc., a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia, has acquired the Morgan County Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, sports, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
buyer: Times-Journal, Inc.
Times-Journal, Inc. is a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia. Times-Journal publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and operates news websites in central and north Georgia. Their brands include the Marietta Daily Journal, the Rome News-Tribune, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger news and more. "
target: Morgan County Citizen
The Morgan County Citizen is a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, public notices, sports, law enforcement, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
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closed 1/6/2021 via Company Press Release

John Rhoades, acquired NEXTpittsburgh

synopsis: John Rhoades, an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania, has acquired NEXTpittsburgh, an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
buyer: John Rhoades
John Rhoades is an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania. John Rhoades worked in advocacy at the United Way of Southwestern PA before going into the private sector, helping launch The Beauty Shoppe, a co-working company. "
target: NEXTpittsburgh
NEXTpittsburgh is an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh and the innovative things happening in the region. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
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closed 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Sean Cotton, acquired Gross Pointe News

synopsis: The Grosse Pointe News is delighted to share that Sean Cotton, a local Grosse Pointer, has purchased the newspaper and will serve as its new owner. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
buyer: Sean Cotton
Sean Cotton is the fifth owner of Grosse Pointe News, based out of Grosse Pointe, MI. The Grosse Pointe News is a weekly publication that reaches thousands of engaged readers in print and online. "
target: Gross Pointe News
The Grosse Pointe News is published by the Pointe News Group LLC and has been serving the Grosse Pointe community since 1940. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
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closed 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axios Media Inc., acquired Charlotte Agenda

synopsis: Axios, a digital media company, has acquired Charlotte Agenda, a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
buyer: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics. "
target: Charlotte Agenda
Charlotte Agenda is a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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closed 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 10/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Colorado Community Media, purchased Seven Colorado newspapers and companion websites from Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Colorado Community Media has acquired all of Landmark Community Newspaper's Colorado weekly newspapers and companion websites. The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler.
buyer: Colorado Community Media
Colorado Community Media is Colorado's largest local community media outlet. They reach and engage more than 300,000 local community members each week with its digital channels and its 19 metro Denver print publications. "
seller parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
seller: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler. All the papers are distributed in the greater Denver market.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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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 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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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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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
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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 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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closed 4/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired Creative Loafing Tampa

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, announced that it has purchased Creative Loafing Tampa, an award-winning Tampa Bay alternative weekly publication, formerly owned by SouthComm Inc.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) operates the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OutInSA. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Creative Loafing Tampa
Creative Loafing Tampa is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and web-site committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-mi-nute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Euclid Media Group, acquired Cincinnati City Beat

synopsis: Cincinnati's alternative weekly newspaper CityBeat was sold to Euclid Media Group, the owner of alternative weekly newspapers such as Cleveland Scene. Cincinnati CityBeat, is an award winning alternative news media company with a sizable and well-established print, online, email and social media audience.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) operates the Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, Orlando Weekly, San Antonio Current, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OutInSA. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Cincinnati City Beat
Cincinnati CityBeat is an award winning alternative news media company with a sizable and well-established print, online, email and social media audience. Cincinnati's alternative weekly newspaper, CityBeat, was founded in 1994.
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closed 12/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carey Media, LLC, acquired The Pitch

synopsis: Carey Media LLC, led by Kansas City couple Stephanie and Adam Carey, has bought The Pitch from its Tennessee-based owners, returning the publication to local ownership for the first time since 1999. The Pitch is Kansas City's leading source of sophisticated information that readers know they can't get anywhere else.
buyer: Carey Media, LLC
Carey Media, LLC is an entity is led by the couple Stephanie and Adam Carey. Carey Media LLC has a hyperlocal focus on Kansas City. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: The Pitch
The Pitch is Kansas City's leading source of sophisticated information that readers know they can't get anywhere else -- whether it's in-depth news and analysis about local power brokers; a rundown of who's in and who's out in the city's spirited arts, music and nightlife scenes; and more.
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announced 12/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Mark D. Ein, will acquire Washington City Paper

synopsis: Mark D. Ein, an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will acquire the Washington City Paper from SouthComm, the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies. The Washington City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper. The paper gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, restaurants, and the pros and cons of their city.
buyer: Mark D. Ein
Mark D. Ein is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who has created, acquired, invested in and built a series of growth companies across a diverse set of industries. Mr. Ein has led over $1.5 billion of private equity, venture capital and public company investments. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Washington City Paper
The Washington City Paper is a U.S. alternative weekly newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Washington City Paper gives readers a look at urban issues and politics, arts and entertainment, restaurants, and the pros and cons of their city.
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closed 2/22/2017 via PR Web

The Networked Planet, acquired Creative Loafing, Inc.

synopsis: Creative Loafing of Atlanta has been acquired by The Networked Planet, led by CEO Ben Eason. Creative Loafing was founded by Debby and Elton Eason out of their home in Morningside and has been an iconic brand in Atlanta since its inception. Creative Loafing has been Atlanta's go-to source for news, food, arts, and music coverage for over 40 years.
buyer: The Networked Planet
The Networked Planet boosts advertisers' reach to local and regional audiences. Their full service digital marketing agency serves a wide variety of clients - including media companies, ad agencies, and small businesses. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Creative Loafing, Inc.
Creative Loafing, Inc. has a combined average circulation of nearly half a million newspapers, monthly print readership of 2 million and more than ten million hits per month on various websites. Its focus is on a young, web savvy, audience that the Company refers to as “Urban Explorers.”
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HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, acquired EMS World Expo

synopsis: HMP, a recognized leader in healthcare content and continuing medical education events, announced it has completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. EMS World Expo is North America's largest and most internationally attended EMS conference and trade show.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: EMS World Expo
EMS World Expo annually attracts more than 5,500 EMS professionals. EMS World Expo sets the standard in EMS education, offering the training professionals need to do their jobs today, with the progressive curriculum and technology that provides the solutions for tomorrow.
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AC Business Media, acquired Green Industry Pros

synopsis: AC Business Media, a leading B2B media and business intelligence company, announced the addition of the Green Industry Pros properties to its portfolio of Construction and Supply Chain brands. Green Industry Pros is a magazine resource for people in the landscape industry.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading business-to-business media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
target: Green Industry Pros
Green Industry Pros is a free magazine and website serving landscape contractors and equipment dealers in landscaping, lawn care and snow removal. It delivers daily landscaping industry news, equipment and product information, management tips and company profiles.
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closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Southern/Alpha LLC

synopsis: The Nashville Post has acquired regional online business publication Southern/alpha, a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
buyer parent: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post exists to provide breaking news and insight that decision-makers in the Nashville area can bank on. Through their online and print products, they strive to provide timely, accurate and relevant news to their subscribers. "
target: Southern/Alpha LLC
SouthernAlpha is a media property focused on covering technology ventures, and the entrepreneurs and investors behind those ventures, in the Southern United States.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

SouthComm Communications, Inc., purchased Public Safety and Security Group from Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media has sold a large group of tradeshows, website portals and publications to SouthComm, Inc. The properties sold include the Public Safety and Security Group. The sale also included Mass Transit, MassTransitMag.com, Professional Tool & Equipment News, Professional Distributor, Fleet Maintenance and VehicleServicePros.com.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm operates a diverse portfolio of print and online properties as well as a number of local and regional events. The company has weekly publications in Nashville, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well the regional Medical News chain of papers. "
seller: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Media's Public Safety and Security Group is made up of Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology, Security Technology Executive, Locksmith Ledger Intl., SecurityInfoWatch.com and more. Also part of the transaction is Mass Transit, Professional Tool & Equipment News and others.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

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

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