Like Bulgarian Radio Stations

closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Fresh Media Bulgaria, purchased Bulgarian Radio Stations from Communicorp Media

synopsis: Fresh Media Bulgaria, the largest radio group in Bulgaria, has acquired Communicorp Media's Bulgarian Radio Stations. Communicorp Media had seven radio stations in Bulgaria: BG Radio, Radio 1, Radio 1 Rock, Radio Nova, Radio Energy, Radio Veronica, and Radio City.
buyer: Fresh Media Bulgaria
Fresh Media Bulgaria is the largest radio group in Bulgaria, operating some of the best known radio brands throughout the country. Some radio channels include: BG Radio, Radio 1, and NRJ. They have radio channels on music, entertainment, and news. "
seller: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,066.05)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (ASX:PRT:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$50]
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$130
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$22
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Red Apple Group, acquired 77 WABC Radio

synopsis: Red Apple Group, billionaire John Catsimatidis' conglomerate company that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries, has acquired 77 WABC Radio, a radio station company that broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
buyer: Red Apple Group
Red Apple Group is a conglomerate that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries. It was founded by billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: 77 WABC Radio
WABC first went on the air in 1921 and broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’s the No. 1 streamed radio station in the country.
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$13
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closed 4/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Castanet.net

synopsis: Glacier Media has acquired Castanet Media, a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Glacier Media also acquired Castanet-owned Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen. "
target: Castanet.net
Castanet Media is a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Every week over 450,000 people visit Castanet for news, classifieds, weather and entertainment. Castanet also owns Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
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$18
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Original 106

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has acquired Original 106, an independent radio station broadcasting to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. They deliver quality music over the last five decades and news updates to the people of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Original 106
Original 106 is an independent radio station broadcasting to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. They deliver quality music over the last five decades and news updates to the people of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Kingdom FM

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired Kingdom FM, an independent local radio station serving Fife. It is locally owned and operated and broadcasts from studios at Elizabeth House in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Kingdom FM
Kingdom FM is an independent local radio station serving Fife. It is locally owned and operated and broadcasts from studios at Elizabeth House in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase Three Radio Stations from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States, announced a definitive agreement to acquire NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,489.93)
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,073.86)
The acquisition includes NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc. Cumulus Media is a leader in the radio broadcasting industry.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Seven Mountains Media, purchased Twin Tiers Radio Stations from Community Broadcasters, LLC

synopsis: Community Broadcasters, a radio broadcasting company, has sold a group of radio stations in the Twin Tiers region of Western New York and extreme North-Central Pennsylvania to Seven Mountains Media. The stations include WNKI-FM, WNGZ-FM, WPGI-FM, WWLZ-AM, WRCE-AM, WPIG-FM and WHDL-AM.
buyer: Seven Mountains Media
Seven Mountains Media is a local radio serving Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming. "
seller: Community Broadcasters, LLC
The acquisition includes a group of radio stations in the Twin Tiers region of Western New York and extreme North-Central Pennsylvania from Community Broadcasters, LLC, a radio broadcasting company. The stations include WNKI-FM, WNGZ-FM, WPGI-FM, WWLZ-AM, WRCE-AM, WPIG-FM and WHDL-AM.
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$3.90
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

The Irish Times, acquired Landmark Media Investments Ltd

synopsis: The Irish Times has completed the acquisition of all of the publishing and media interests of the Cork-based Landmark Media group, which owns the Irish Examiner newspaper and other titles. Landmark Media also owns radio stations WLRFM and Beat.
buyer: The Irish Times
The Irish Times provides the latest news including sport, analysis, business, weather and more from the definitive brand of quality news in Ireland. "
target: Landmark Media Investments Ltd
Landmark Media is a holding company established and owned by Tom Crosbie, supported by his father Ted Crosbie. Landmark Media's portfolio includes Irish newspapers The Irish Examiner, Evening Echo, Waterford News and Star and more. Landmark Media also owns radio stations WLRFM and Beat.
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announced 6/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Griffin Communications, Inc., will purchase five radio stations from The E.W. Scripps Company

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has reached an agreement to sell its group of five radio stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Griffin Communications. Oklahoma-based Griffin is purchasing KFAQ (1170 AM), KHTT (106.9 FM), KVOO (98.5 FM), KXBL (99.5 FM) and KBEZ (92.9 FM).
buyer: Griffin Communications, Inc.
Griffin Communications is a multi-media company that reaches majority of Oklahoma households with our television stations, statewide radio network, internet sites, digital outdoor network and mobile information distribution channels. They seek strategic investments to strengthen their holdings. "
seller: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,562.58)
KFAQ, KHTT, KVOO, KXBL, and KBEZ are Tulsa, Oklahoma based radio stations. These radio channels play classic hits, country music, pop music, and local and national news. These stations were owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.
price ($mm)
$13
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$945
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$175
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closed 11/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cogeco, Inc., purchased 10 Regional Radio Stations from RNC Média Inc.

synopsis: Cogeco Inc. has completed the acquisition of 10 regional radio stations owned by RNC Média. The 10 radio stations are located in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. RNC Media is a Canadian broadcasting group based in Quebec, with offices in Gatineau and Rouyn-Noranda.
buyer: Cogeco, Inc. (TSX:CGO:$1,968.16)
Cogeco Inc. is a diversified holding corporation which operates in the communications and media sectors. Through its Cogeco Communications Inc. subsidiary, Cogeco provides its residential and business customers with Internet, video and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre networks."
seller: RNC Média Inc.
The acquisition includes 10 regional radio stations owned by RNC Média. RNC Media is a Canadian broadcasting group based in Quebec, with offices in Gatineau and Rouyn-Noranda. The company operates television stations and several radio stations, mostly in Quebec.
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$15
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closed 6/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

LHTC Broadband, purchased Five Radio Stations from Spectrum Radio Group LLC

synopsis: Laurel Highland Total Communications Inc. (LHTC), a company that provides local phone, long distance, Internet, and cable television services, and its local subsidiary LHTC Media of West Virginia, have purchased assets of Spectrum Radio in Fairmont. The assets purchased by LHTC include 94.3 WRLF, 100.9 WZST, 920 AM and 95.7 WFMN and 1490 AM WTCS.
buyer: LHTC Broadband
LHTC Broadband provides local phone, long distance, Internet, and cable television services to customers across 200 square miles in rural Pennsylvania. LHTC employs over 50 people and is headquartered in Stahlstown with a business office in Indian Head. "
seller: Spectrum Radio Group LLC
The acquisition includes five radio stations from Spectrum Radio Group. The stations include 94.3 WRLF, 100.9 WZST, 920 AM and 95.7 WFMN and 1490 AM WTCS.
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$0.65 [$0.86]
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closed 9/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Saga Communications, Inc., purchased SC Radio Stations from Apex Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Saga Communications, Inc. announced it has purchased the assets of WCKN(FM), WMXZ(FM), WXST(FM), WAVF(FM), WSPO(AM), W261DG and W257BQ, serving the Charleston, SC radio market, and WVSC(FM), WLHH(FM), WALI(FM), W256CB and W293BZ, serving the Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC radio markets, from Apex Broadcasting.
buyer: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA:$140.68)
Saga Communications is a broadcasting company devoted to acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. Saga owns or operates broadcast properties in 26 markets, including 68 FM and 32 AM radio stations, 4 television stations and 5 low-power television stations. "
seller: Apex Broadcasting, Inc.
The Apex SC radio stations include 4 FM and 1 AM stations serving the Charleston, SC radio market and 3 FM stations serving the Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC Radio Markets. Apex Broadcasting is a radio broadcasting company with stations in Charleston, SC, Hilton Head, SC, and Fort Walton Beach, FL.
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$23
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Montana Radio Company, LLC, will purchase Five Helena Radio Stations from Cherry Creek Media

synopsis: The Montana Radio Company will acquire five Helena, MT radio stations from Cherry Creek Media. The five stations include classic rock “Z-101” KZMT, country “99.5 The Bull” KBLL-FM, hot AC “B-104” KBMI-FM, adult hits “98.5 Dave FM” KHGC, and “News Radio 950” KCAP. Cherry Creek Media is a small market radio, events and digital marketing company.
buyer: The Montana Radio Company, LLC
Founded in 2009, the Montana Radio Company is a radio broadcasting company that owns radio stations in Helena and Great Falls, Montana. "
seller: Cherry Creek Media
The five Helena radio stations include classic rock “Z-101” KZMT, country “99.5 The Bull” KBLL-FM, hot AC “B-104” KBMI-FM, adult hits “98.5 Dave FM” KHGC, and “News Radio 950” KCAP. Cherry Creek Media is a small market radio, events and digital marketing company that owns 53 radio stations.
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Creek Media, will purchase Four Montana Radio Stations from The Montana Radio Company, LLC

synopsis: Cherry Creek Media will acquire four Montana radio stations from the Montana Radio Company, a Helena, MT-based radio broadcasting company. The stations include the currently silent KMTZ (107.7) in the Butte, MT area, as well as three Great Falls, MT-licensed FM translators, including K298BL at 107.5 FM, K280GG at 103.9 FM, and K260AU at 99.9 FM.
buyer: Cherry Creek Media
Cherry Creek Media is the country's premier small market radio, events and digital marketing company. Their 53 radio stations serve their local markets in the Rocky Mountain Region, Upper Midwest, Northwest and Southwest. "
seller: The Montana Radio Company, LLC
The four Montana stations include the currently silent KMTZ (107.7) in the Butte, MT area, as well as three Great Falls, MT-licensed FM translators, including K298BL at 107.5 FM, K280GG at 103.9 FM, and K260AU at 99.9 FM. The Montana Radio Company is a Helena, MT-based radio broadcasting company.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Community Broadcasters, LLC, purchased Four Radio Stations from Apex Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Community Broadcasters LLC has announced it has acquired Apex Broadcasting’s four Destin/Fort Walton Beach radio stations. The four stations are CHR “Q92” 92.1 WECQ Destin, Country “Highway 98” 98.1 WHWY Holt, Variety Hits “102.1 The Wave” WWAV Santa Rosa and Active Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Valparaiso.
buyer: Community Broadcasters, LLC
Community Broadcasters, LLC is a radio broadcasting company. They were established in 2006 with the vision of becoming “a voice for the community” in smaller to mid-size markets in the upstate New York region. They have committed themselves to local programming in all of the markets they serve. "
seller: Apex Broadcasting, Inc.
Apex Broadcasting’s four Fort Walton Beach radio stations are CHR “Q92” 92.1 WECQ Destin, Country “Highway 98” 98.1 WHWY Holt, Variety Hits “102.1 The Wave” WWAV Santa Rosa and Active Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Valparaiso. Apex Broadcasting also has radio stations in Charleston and Hilton Head, SC.
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$5.90
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Raycom Media, Inc., acquired Drewry Communications Group

synopsis: Raycom Media purchased Drewry Communications, increasing Raycom's presence in Texas and Oklahoma. Drewry Communications owns the television stations KXXV in Waco, KFDA in Amarillo, KSWO in Lawton, OK and KWES in Midland-Odessa. The deal also includes Telemundo affiliates in each market and the Spanish-language radio stations KTXC-FM and KEYU-FM.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 63 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households. "
target: Drewry Communications Group
Drewry Communications Group owns and operates television and radio broadcasting stations in Texas and Oklahoma. Their television stations include KXXV in Waco, KFDA in Amarillo, KSWO in Lawton, OK, and KWES in Midland-Odessa. They also own the Spanish-language radio stations KTXC-FM and KEYU-FM.
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$160
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announced 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group, will purchase South Bend Radio Stations from Schurz Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has reached agreements to sell the radio stations that are included in Gray's pending acquisition of the broadcast assets of Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz will transfer its radio stations in South Bend, Indiana, to Mid-West Family Broadcast Group. The radio stations include WNSN, WSBT, WHFB, and WZOC.
buyer: Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group
Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group is a nearly 60-year old broadcast company whose current portfolio includes radio stations and digital platforms in seven markets in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. They distinguish themselves for their commitment to local audiences and institutions. "
seller: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz is a diversified communications company that owns television stations, radio stations, daily and weekly newspapers, cable companies and a telephone directory in medium and small sized markets throughout the U.S. Their radio stations in South Bend, Indiana include WNSN, WSBT, WHFB, and WZOC.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Fresh Media Bulgaria, purchased Bulgarian Radio Stations from Communicorp Media

synopsis: Fresh Media Bulgaria, the largest radio group in Bulgaria, has acquired Communicorp Media's Bulgarian Radio Stations. Communicorp Media had seven radio stations in Bulgaria: BG Radio, Radio 1, Radio 1 Rock, Radio Nova, Radio Energy, Radio Veronica, and Radio City.
buyer: Fresh Media Bulgaria
Fresh Media Bulgaria is the largest radio group in Bulgaria, operating some of the best known radio brands throughout the country. Some radio channels include: BG Radio, Radio 1, and NRJ. They have radio channels on music, entertainment, and news. "
seller: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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announced 2/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Communicorp Group Ltd., will purchase 8 UK Radio Stations from Global Radio UK

synopsis: International media holding company, Communicorp Group Limited, announced the proposed acquisition of eight regional radio stations from Global Radio, in the UK. Global Radio is the UK's premier radio company and the home of the UK's leading commercial radio brands.
buyer: Communicorp Group Ltd.
Founded in 1989 Communicorp Group Limited operates a portfolio of media and radio assets in Ireland, Europe and Jordan. It is the leading Irish commercial radio broadcaster and it operates the largest independent radio groups in both Bulgaria and Latvia. "
seller: Global Radio UK
The 8 UK radio stations from Global Radio include Smooth East Midlands, Smooth North West, Smooth North East, Capital Scotland, Capital South Wales, Real Radio North Wales, Real Radio Yorkshire and Real XS.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Fresh Media Bulgaria, purchased Bulgarian Radio Stations from Communicorp Media

synopsis: Fresh Media Bulgaria, the largest radio group in Bulgaria, has acquired Communicorp Media's Bulgarian Radio Stations. Communicorp Media had seven radio stations in Bulgaria: BG Radio, Radio 1, Radio 1 Rock, Radio Nova, Radio Energy, Radio Veronica, and Radio City.
buyer: Fresh Media Bulgaria
Fresh Media Bulgaria is the largest radio group in Bulgaria, operating some of the best known radio brands throughout the country. Some radio channels include: BG Radio, Radio 1, and NRJ. They have radio channels on music, entertainment, and news. "
seller: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Fresh Media Bulgaria, purchased Bulgarian Radio Stations from Communicorp Media

synopsis: Fresh Media Bulgaria, the largest radio group in Bulgaria, has acquired Communicorp Media's Bulgarian Radio Stations. Communicorp Media had seven radio stations in Bulgaria: BG Radio, Radio 1, Radio 1 Rock, Radio Nova, Radio Energy, Radio Veronica, and Radio City.
buyer: Fresh Media Bulgaria
Fresh Media Bulgaria is the largest radio group in Bulgaria, operating some of the best known radio brands throughout the country. Some radio channels include: BG Radio, Radio 1, and NRJ. They have radio channels on music, entertainment, and news. "
seller: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,066.05)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (ASX:PRT:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
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$43 [$50]
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$130
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$22
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Red Apple Group, acquired 77 WABC Radio

synopsis: Red Apple Group, billionaire John Catsimatidis' conglomerate company that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries, has acquired 77 WABC Radio, a radio station company that broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
buyer: Red Apple Group
Red Apple Group is a conglomerate that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries. It was founded by billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: 77 WABC Radio
WABC first went on the air in 1921 and broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’s the No. 1 streamed radio station in the country.
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closed 4/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Castanet.net

synopsis: Glacier Media has acquired Castanet Media, a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Glacier Media also acquired Castanet-owned Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen. "
target: Castanet.net
Castanet Media is a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Every week over 450,000 people visit Castanet for news, classifieds, weather and entertainment. Castanet also owns Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Original 106

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has acquired Original 106, an independent radio station broadcasting to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. They deliver quality music over the last five decades and news updates to the people of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Original 106
Original 106 is an independent radio station broadcasting to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. They deliver quality music over the last five decades and news updates to the people of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Kingdom FM

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired Kingdom FM, an independent local radio station serving Fife. It is locally owned and operated and broadcasts from studios at Elizabeth House in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Kingdom FM
Kingdom FM is an independent local radio station serving Fife. It is locally owned and operated and broadcasts from studios at Elizabeth House in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase Three Radio Stations from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States, announced a definitive agreement to acquire NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,489.93)
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,073.86)
The acquisition includes NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc. Cumulus Media is a leader in the radio broadcasting industry.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Seven Mountains Media, purchased Twin Tiers Radio Stations from Community Broadcasters, LLC

synopsis: Community Broadcasters, a radio broadcasting company, has sold a group of radio stations in the Twin Tiers region of Western New York and extreme North-Central Pennsylvania to Seven Mountains Media. The stations include WNKI-FM, WNGZ-FM, WPGI-FM, WWLZ-AM, WRCE-AM, WPIG-FM and WHDL-AM.
buyer: Seven Mountains Media
Seven Mountains Media is a local radio serving Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming. "
seller: Community Broadcasters, LLC
The acquisition includes a group of radio stations in the Twin Tiers region of Western New York and extreme North-Central Pennsylvania from Community Broadcasters, LLC, a radio broadcasting company. The stations include WNKI-FM, WNGZ-FM, WPGI-FM, WWLZ-AM, WRCE-AM, WPIG-FM and WHDL-AM.
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$3.90
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

The Irish Times, acquired Landmark Media Investments Ltd

synopsis: The Irish Times has completed the acquisition of all of the publishing and media interests of the Cork-based Landmark Media group, which owns the Irish Examiner newspaper and other titles. Landmark Media also owns radio stations WLRFM and Beat.
buyer: The Irish Times
The Irish Times provides the latest news including sport, analysis, business, weather and more from the definitive brand of quality news in Ireland. "
target: Landmark Media Investments Ltd
Landmark Media is a holding company established and owned by Tom Crosbie, supported by his father Ted Crosbie. Landmark Media's portfolio includes Irish newspapers The Irish Examiner, Evening Echo, Waterford News and Star and more. Landmark Media also owns radio stations WLRFM and Beat.
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announced 6/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Griffin Communications, Inc., will purchase five radio stations from The E.W. Scripps Company

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has reached an agreement to sell its group of five radio stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Griffin Communications. Oklahoma-based Griffin is purchasing KFAQ (1170 AM), KHTT (106.9 FM), KVOO (98.5 FM), KXBL (99.5 FM) and KBEZ (92.9 FM).
buyer: Griffin Communications, Inc.
Griffin Communications is a multi-media company that reaches majority of Oklahoma households with our television stations, statewide radio network, internet sites, digital outdoor network and mobile information distribution channels. They seek strategic investments to strengthen their holdings. "
seller: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,562.58)
KFAQ, KHTT, KVOO, KXBL, and KBEZ are Tulsa, Oklahoma based radio stations. These radio channels play classic hits, country music, pop music, and local and national news. These stations were owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$945
EBITDA ($mm)
$175
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0.1x
closed 11/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cogeco, Inc., purchased 10 Regional Radio Stations from RNC Média Inc.

synopsis: Cogeco Inc. has completed the acquisition of 10 regional radio stations owned by RNC Média. The 10 radio stations are located in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. RNC Media is a Canadian broadcasting group based in Quebec, with offices in Gatineau and Rouyn-Noranda.
buyer: Cogeco, Inc. (TSX:CGO:$1,968.16)
Cogeco Inc. is a diversified holding corporation which operates in the communications and media sectors. Through its Cogeco Communications Inc. subsidiary, Cogeco provides its residential and business customers with Internet, video and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre networks."
seller: RNC Média Inc.
The acquisition includes 10 regional radio stations owned by RNC Média. RNC Media is a Canadian broadcasting group based in Quebec, with offices in Gatineau and Rouyn-Noranda. The company operates television stations and several radio stations, mostly in Quebec.
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$15
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closed 6/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

LHTC Broadband, purchased Five Radio Stations from Spectrum Radio Group LLC

synopsis: Laurel Highland Total Communications Inc. (LHTC), a company that provides local phone, long distance, Internet, and cable television services, and its local subsidiary LHTC Media of West Virginia, have purchased assets of Spectrum Radio in Fairmont. The assets purchased by LHTC include 94.3 WRLF, 100.9 WZST, 920 AM and 95.7 WFMN and 1490 AM WTCS.
buyer: LHTC Broadband
LHTC Broadband provides local phone, long distance, Internet, and cable television services to customers across 200 square miles in rural Pennsylvania. LHTC employs over 50 people and is headquartered in Stahlstown with a business office in Indian Head. "
seller: Spectrum Radio Group LLC
The acquisition includes five radio stations from Spectrum Radio Group. The stations include 94.3 WRLF, 100.9 WZST, 920 AM and 95.7 WFMN and 1490 AM WTCS.
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closed 9/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Saga Communications, Inc., purchased SC Radio Stations from Apex Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Saga Communications, Inc. announced it has purchased the assets of WCKN(FM), WMXZ(FM), WXST(FM), WAVF(FM), WSPO(AM), W261DG and W257BQ, serving the Charleston, SC radio market, and WVSC(FM), WLHH(FM), WALI(FM), W256CB and W293BZ, serving the Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC radio markets, from Apex Broadcasting.
buyer: Saga Communications, Inc. (SGA:$140.68)
Saga Communications is a broadcasting company devoted to acquiring, developing and operating broadcast properties. Saga owns or operates broadcast properties in 26 markets, including 68 FM and 32 AM radio stations, 4 television stations and 5 low-power television stations. "
seller: Apex Broadcasting, Inc.
The Apex SC radio stations include 4 FM and 1 AM stations serving the Charleston, SC radio market and 3 FM stations serving the Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC Radio Markets. Apex Broadcasting is a radio broadcasting company with stations in Charleston, SC, Hilton Head, SC, and Fort Walton Beach, FL.
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$23
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Montana Radio Company, LLC, will purchase Five Helena Radio Stations from Cherry Creek Media

synopsis: The Montana Radio Company will acquire five Helena, MT radio stations from Cherry Creek Media. The five stations include classic rock “Z-101” KZMT, country “99.5 The Bull” KBLL-FM, hot AC “B-104” KBMI-FM, adult hits “98.5 Dave FM” KHGC, and “News Radio 950” KCAP. Cherry Creek Media is a small market radio, events and digital marketing company.
buyer: The Montana Radio Company, LLC
Founded in 2009, the Montana Radio Company is a radio broadcasting company that owns radio stations in Helena and Great Falls, Montana. "
seller: Cherry Creek Media
The five Helena radio stations include classic rock “Z-101” KZMT, country “99.5 The Bull” KBLL-FM, hot AC “B-104” KBMI-FM, adult hits “98.5 Dave FM” KHGC, and “News Radio 950” KCAP. Cherry Creek Media is a small market radio, events and digital marketing company that owns 53 radio stations.
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Creek Media, will purchase Four Montana Radio Stations from The Montana Radio Company, LLC

synopsis: Cherry Creek Media will acquire four Montana radio stations from the Montana Radio Company, a Helena, MT-based radio broadcasting company. The stations include the currently silent KMTZ (107.7) in the Butte, MT area, as well as three Great Falls, MT-licensed FM translators, including K298BL at 107.5 FM, K280GG at 103.9 FM, and K260AU at 99.9 FM.
buyer: Cherry Creek Media
Cherry Creek Media is the country's premier small market radio, events and digital marketing company. Their 53 radio stations serve their local markets in the Rocky Mountain Region, Upper Midwest, Northwest and Southwest. "
seller: The Montana Radio Company, LLC
The four Montana stations include the currently silent KMTZ (107.7) in the Butte, MT area, as well as three Great Falls, MT-licensed FM translators, including K298BL at 107.5 FM, K280GG at 103.9 FM, and K260AU at 99.9 FM. The Montana Radio Company is a Helena, MT-based radio broadcasting company.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Community Broadcasters, LLC, purchased Four Radio Stations from Apex Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Community Broadcasters LLC has announced it has acquired Apex Broadcasting’s four Destin/Fort Walton Beach radio stations. The four stations are CHR “Q92” 92.1 WECQ Destin, Country “Highway 98” 98.1 WHWY Holt, Variety Hits “102.1 The Wave” WWAV Santa Rosa and Active Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Valparaiso.
buyer: Community Broadcasters, LLC
Community Broadcasters, LLC is a radio broadcasting company. They were established in 2006 with the vision of becoming “a voice for the community” in smaller to mid-size markets in the upstate New York region. They have committed themselves to local programming in all of the markets they serve. "
seller: Apex Broadcasting, Inc.
Apex Broadcasting’s four Fort Walton Beach radio stations are CHR “Q92” 92.1 WECQ Destin, Country “Highway 98” 98.1 WHWY Holt, Variety Hits “102.1 The Wave” WWAV Santa Rosa and Active Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Valparaiso. Apex Broadcasting also has radio stations in Charleston and Hilton Head, SC.
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$5.90
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Raycom Media, Inc., acquired Drewry Communications Group

synopsis: Raycom Media purchased Drewry Communications, increasing Raycom's presence in Texas and Oklahoma. Drewry Communications owns the television stations KXXV in Waco, KFDA in Amarillo, KSWO in Lawton, OK and KWES in Midland-Odessa. The deal also includes Telemundo affiliates in each market and the Spanish-language radio stations KTXC-FM and KEYU-FM.
buyer: Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom Media is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 63 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states. Raycom Media owns or provides services for stations covering over 14% of U.S. television households. "
target: Drewry Communications Group
Drewry Communications Group owns and operates television and radio broadcasting stations in Texas and Oklahoma. Their television stations include KXXV in Waco, KFDA in Amarillo, KSWO in Lawton, OK, and KWES in Midland-Odessa. They also own the Spanish-language radio stations KTXC-FM and KEYU-FM.
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$160
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announced 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group, will purchase South Bend Radio Stations from Schurz Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has reached agreements to sell the radio stations that are included in Gray's pending acquisition of the broadcast assets of Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz will transfer its radio stations in South Bend, Indiana, to Mid-West Family Broadcast Group. The radio stations include WNSN, WSBT, WHFB, and WZOC.
buyer: Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group
Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group is a nearly 60-year old broadcast company whose current portfolio includes radio stations and digital platforms in seven markets in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. They distinguish themselves for their commitment to local audiences and institutions. "
seller: Schurz Communications, Inc.
Schurz is a diversified communications company that owns television stations, radio stations, daily and weekly newspapers, cable companies and a telephone directory in medium and small sized markets throughout the U.S. Their radio stations in South Bend, Indiana include WNSN, WSBT, WHFB, and WZOC.
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