Like Somabec

closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Concise Capital Management, LP, acquired Nebraska Book Company

synopsis: Concise Capital has acquired Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. (NBH), which owns Nebraska Book Company and its divisions, Campus Advisory Services and Campus Store Design, along with a controlling interest in PrismRBS. The acquisition provides NBH with the financial flexibility and stability to continue serving the higher education retail industry.
buyer: Concise Capital Management, LP
Concise Capital is an SEC-registered investment adviser with more than $300 million in assets under management. Concise is based in Miami, Florida. Concise was founded in 2004 by Glenn Koach and Tom Krasner. "
target: Nebraska Book Company (:$77.18)
Nebraska Book Holdings is comprised of Nebraska Book Company, PrismRBS, Campus Advisory Services, and Campus Store Design. Its divisions provide course materials, retail technology, store design services, consulting, and digital solutions to more than 2,000 collegiate partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2018 via BusinessWire

LSC Communications, acquired TriLiteral LLC

synopsis: LSC Communications, a global leader in print and digital media solutions, has acquired TriLiteral LLC, a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers.
buyer: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. The company’s traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers. "
target: TriLiteral LLC
TriLiteral LLC is a full-service logistics provider specializing in the distribution of books for University Presses and Academic Publishers. They are located in Cumberland, RI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Swets Information Services, acquired Jongbloed

synopsis: Royal Swets & Zeitlinger has completed the acquisition of Jongbloed, a leading expert in the supply of legal, fiscal and accountancy content. Swets will take control of the entire Jongbloed company, including both of its physical bookstores in The Hague and Leiden as well as its online stores www.jongbloed.nl and www.jongbloedjuridica.nl.
buyer parent: Gilde Buy Out Partners
buyer: Swets Information Services
Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. It develops and delivers services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves clients and publishers in over 160 countries. "
target: Jongbloed
Jongbloed Legal Bookshop, with a webshop and physical stores in The Hague and Leiden, for almost 90 years has been specialized in legal content and supplies to advocacy, all courts, government institutions, accounting firms, universities and students.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2017 via Market Wire

ProBility Media Corp., acquired Cranbury International

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., an EdTech company building the first full-service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades, announced that it has closed on the purchase of Cranbury International, an exporter of educational and training to international markets, located in Montpelier, Vermont.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an EdTech company building the first full-service training & career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through its divisions & its partnership with Globalsim Inc., ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the skilled trades training market place. "
target: Cranbury International
Cranbury International is an exporter of educational and reference materials, located in Montpelier, Vermont. They sell educational materials to governmental institutions and private sector markets in Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Trinidad, and other international regions.
price ($mm)
$0.50
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Imagine Nation Books, Ltd., will acquire Books Are Fun, Ltd.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. and Imagine Nation Books, Ltd. (INB) announced an agreement in which INB will acquire certain assets of Books Are Fun, Ltd. including intellectual property and product inventory, for approximately $17.5 million payable over three years.
buyer: Imagine Nation Books, Ltd.
Imagine Nation Books, is a national display marketing company that offers discounted merchandise, including books, gifts, stationery, and other consumer goods direct to employees at large corporate offices, hospitals, businesses, and daycares. "
target parent: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
target: Books Are Fun, Ltd.
Books Are Fun, Ltd. is the world’s leading display marketer of books and gifts, selling over 300 million books in the past ten years alone.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of America’s largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses, announced that it has acquired MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC. MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.
MBS is the largest contract operator of virtual bookstores for the institutional client market and one of the largest used college textbook wholesalers, bookstore systems providers, and distributors of direct-to-student course materials in the nation.
price ($mm)
$174
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
3.2x
closed 6/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Neebo

synopsis: Follett Corporation and Nebraska Book Company announced that Follett has purchased Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division. The agreement adds more than 200 complementary campus retail stores to Follett's portfolio, making Follett the operator of more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Neebo
Neebo, Inc. supplies new and used textbooks to retail shops and online stores. The Company offers textbooks to students through campus bookstores, retail bookstores, and online. Neebo also sells a range of apparel and school supplies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackwell UK Limited, acquired Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

synopsis: Baker & Taylor Inc. announced that it has sold UK-based Lindsay and Croft Booksellers to Blackwell UK, Ltd. Lindsay and Croft provides books and collection management services to academic and research libraries in North America and worldwide.
buyer: Blackwell UK Limited
Blackwell U.K. Limited is a leading supplier of academic books and bibliographic support to academic and research libraries in the U.K., Europe and Africa. It is also the leading academic bookseller in the U.K. with 44 shops in retail centers and on university campuses and an online bookshop. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Lindsay and Croft Booksellers
Lindsay & Croft, formerly part of YBP Library Services, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and specialist libraries in North America and worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
price ($mm)
$455
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Newcom Media Inc., acquired Canadian Insurance Top Broker

synopsis: Newcom Media Inc., one of Canada’s leading B2B media companies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Canadian Insurance Top Broker from TC Media. Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. It also includes an annual insurance event called the Top Broker Summit.
buyer: Newcom Media Inc.
Family-owned and operated, Newcom Media Inc. produces magazines, websites, trade shows and events for the automotive, bridal dental, insurance, meetings, supply chain and trucking markets. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has operations in Quebec and the U.S. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Canadian Insurance Top Broker
Canadian Insurance Top Broker is a national publication that helps leading brokers grow their businesses. The “CI Top Broker” family includes a monthly magazine, website, daily electronic newsletter, annual directories and the prestigious Top Broker Summit, an annual conference.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Somabec

synopsis: TC Media has announced the acquisition of Somabec, a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The sector reaches the majority of Canadian consumers through its print and digital publishing products, in French and English which include newspapers, books, trade publications, mobile applications and more. "
target: Somabec
Somabec is a distributor of French-language specialty and trade books, whose offices are located in Québec. This company represents over 100 European and Canadian publishers and offers more than 50,000 titles spanning the fields of technical training, science, medicine and social science.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Lexis Media, purchased 3 newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. The publications sold to Groupe Lexis Média inc. are: L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste. TC Media works in interactive media and marketing solutions.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is an independent magazine publisher. They specialize in editing and content production, as well as print media by creating Homme, the only French-language magazine of its kind in their province. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The newspapers being sold by TC Media are L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste which are local to their communities: Rimouski, Matane, and Amqui, respectively. TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransMet, purchased 30 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has completed the sale of 30 of its publications and their related web properties to TransMet, a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, and more.
buyer: TransMet
TransMet is a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. TransMet is a partner of choice for large media companies, they offer logistics, pick and pack, retail fulfillment and collection, customs brokerage, and specialized transportation services. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, and more. The publications belong to TC Media, a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lexis Media, purchased 12 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 12 of its Quebecois publications, as well as its related Web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média, a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. The newspapers sold include: Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien and La Frontière.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. It publishes the magazine Mieux-Être with 6 annual editions and the magazines Bébé, Grossesse, Homme et le Monde de l'auto. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The 12 publications are Quebecois newspapers and they include Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action, L'Express Montcalm and Hebdo Rive-Nord.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Icimédias Inc., purchased 21 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: TC Media, announces the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties, as well as its InMemoriam.ca site to Icimédias Inc., a Canadian company led by its President Renel Bouchard. The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec.
buyer: Icimédias Inc.
Icimédias Inc. is a company led by its President Renel Bouchard, with Marc-Noël Ouellette as Managing Director. It is based in Canada. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec that include L'Hebdo du Saint-Maurice, Le Courrier Sud, L'Echo de Maskinongé and more. Also included are web properties associated with these publications as well as InMemoriam.ca, a virtual community for creating personalized memorial websites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

2M Media, acquired Courrier Laval

synopsis: 2M Media has acquired the weekly newspaper Courrier Laval from TC Media, a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental. Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts.
buyer: 2M Media
Based in Canada, 2M Media is a company of which the chairman, Martin Oliver, and the vice-president, Martin Routhier, are former managers of the media division of Transcontinental, TC Media. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Courrier Laval
Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts. They offer the wholesale distribution of books, periodicals, and newspapers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Sonème hebdo inc., purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its newspapers, namely L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties, to Sonème hebdo inc., a company led by Sylvain Lacasse.
buyer: Sonème hebdo inc.
Sonème hebdo inc. is a company led by Sylvain Lacasse in Quebec, Canada. Mr. Lacasse is also the publisher of the Journal le Courant des Hautes-Laurentides newspaper. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three newspapers from TC Media including L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties. They are all located in Quebec, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gravité Média, purchased Six Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Newly-formed Gravite Media has bought six French language publications from Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. The publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties.
buyer: Gravité Média
Quebec-headquartered Gravite Media is a group that includes Julie Voyer, former general manager at TC Media for the Monteregie region. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The six French language publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties. The six publications are comprised of newspapers in Quebec.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trium Medias, purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Trium Médias, a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada, has acquired three newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
buyer: Trium Medias
Trium Médias is a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada. It was founded by TC Media employees, Marlène Claveau and Stéphanie Gagnon, as well as Daniel St-Pierre. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three weekly newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Les Versants du Mont-Bruno, acquired Journal de Chambly

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of its weekly newspaper Journal de Chambly to a Canadian corporation controlled by Philippe Clair, also the owner and publisher of the Les Versants du Mont-Bruno Inc. group. Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in Chambly and the Rouville regions in Quebec, Canada.
buyer: Les Versants du Mont-Bruno
Les Versants du Mont - Bruno is a newspaper that is distributed free of charge in the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Basile-le-Grand and Sainte-Julie residences in Quebec, Canada. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Journal de Chambly
Journal de Chambly is a weekly newspaper. Founded in May 1966, Journal de Chambly is distributed free of charge in 8 cities of the basin of Chambly and the Rouville Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

The Chronicle Herald, purchased Media Assets from Transcontinental Media

synopsis: The Chronicle Herald announced it has acquired the newspaper and publishing assets of TC Media – the Media Sector of TC Transcontinental – in Atlantic Canada. The deal includes TC Media’s 28 brands and web-related properties four printing plants operated within TC Media.
buyer: The Chronicle Herald
The Chronicle Herald is the most comprehensive information source in Atlantic Canada. It is Nova Scotia, Canada's number 1 source for news in print or online. The Chronicle Herald is proud of its legacy of independence, integrity and place as a vital part of the fabric of the communities they serve."
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: Transcontinental Media
TC Media’s newspaper and publishing assets include 28 brands, their web-related properties, and four printing plants operated in in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/5/2013 via Market Wire

Transcontinental Media, will purchase Community Papers in Quebec from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Transcontinental Media and Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announced that they have signed an agreement under which the 74 Sun Media community papers and associated web properties in Quebec will be acquired by TC Media. Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada, publishing eight paid and seven free urban daily newspapers, nine paid community daily newspapers, and nearly 190 weekly newspapers, weekly shopping guides and agricultural and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2013 via CNW Group

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Modulo Inc.

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of the shares of Groupe Modulo, publisher of French-language educational resources and materials. Groupe Modulo is an educational publisher that serves every level of the school system, from kindergarten to university, in the French and French-immersion markets across Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target parent: OMERS Private Equity
target: Groupe Modulo Inc.
Groupe Modulo is a French-language educational publisher that provides learning solutions from Kindergarten to University. The company is based in Canada.
price ($mm)[EV]
$23 [$22]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Metro Montreal

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc., through its subsidiary TC Media, is very proud to announce that it has become the sole owner of Metro Montréal and the paper's interactive platforms. The Metro Montréal newspaper is the most widely read weekday paper on the Island of Montreal.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Metro Montreal
Metro Montréal, the most widely read daily paper on the Island of Montreal, reaches more than 245,000 readers a week, Monday to Friday.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Redux Media

synopsis: TC Media is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Redux Media, a leading online advertising network. Redux Media manages mass online display inventory, optimizing it into custom-targeted and brand-safe advertising channels.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Redux Media
Redux Media is a leading online advertising network. Redux Media manages mass online display inventory, optimizing it into custom-targeted and brand-safe advertising channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Édition Beauce

synopsis: TC Media has acquired Édition Beauce as part of its strategy to develop its Quebec community paper network. Known until recently as Journal de Beauce-Nord, Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Édition Beauce
Édition Beauce is a newspaper agency in Quebec. Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges. Édition Beauce was known as as Journal de Beauce-Nord.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2010 via Yahoo, Inc.

Transcontinental Media, acquired Groupe Media-Business Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Media, a subsidiary of Transcontinental has acquired Groupe Media-Business Inc., publisher of the Le Nord newspaper in Quebec. Terms of the acquisition of the weekly, distributed in the Laurentians area of Quebec, were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
The fourth-largest print media group in Canada, with annual revenues of $580 million in 2006, Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada."
target: Groupe Media-Business Inc.
Groupe Media-Business Inc. is the publisher of community paper Le Nord (QC). The weekly paper has a circulation of nearly 50,000 and is distributed in the Laurentians area of Quebec.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Transcontinental Media, purchased six magazines related to home building and renovation from Les Éditions Ma Maison

synopsis: Transcontinental Media announced today that it has acquired six magazines related to home building and renovation from print media group Les Éditions Ma Maison ltée.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
The fourth-largest print media group in Canada, with annual revenues of $580 million in 2006, Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada."
seller: Les Éditions Ma Maison
Each year, more than 1.5 million copies of Quebec-based titles Maison D’aujourd’hui, Condo et Loft D’aujourd’hui, Maison Direct, Condo Direct, MaisonsNeuves.com and MaisonMax.com, are distributed.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Lexis Media, purchased 3 newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. The publications sold to Groupe Lexis Média inc. are: L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste. TC Media works in interactive media and marketing solutions.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is an independent magazine publisher. They specialize in editing and content production, as well as print media by creating Homme, the only French-language magazine of its kind in their province. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The newspapers being sold by TC Media are L’Avantage votre journal, L’Avantage Gaspésien and L’Avant-Poste which are local to their communities: Rimouski, Matane, and Amqui, respectively. TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Groupe Serdy

synopsis: TVA Group announced an agreement to acquire the Serdy Média inc. and the Serdy Vidéo inc. group of companies. Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is engaged in the television, cinema and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group, operator of the over-the-air television network TVA and a stable of specialty channels, is the largest private French-language television broadcaster in North America. "
target: Groupe Serdy
Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food. While engaged in TV, print, digital and event media, Serdy is much more than a media group.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransMet, purchased 30 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has completed the sale of 30 of its publications and their related web properties to TransMet, a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, and more.
buyer: TransMet
TransMet is a Canadian company that offers dedicated transport services for the print media industry. TransMet is a partner of choice for large media companies, they offer logistics, pick and pack, retail fulfillment and collection, customs brokerage, and specialized transportation services. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 30 publications are French language newspapers that include the Métro Montréal, Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, and more. The publications belong to TC Media, a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lexis Media, purchased 12 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 12 of its Quebecois publications, as well as its related Web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média, a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. The newspapers sold include: Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien and La Frontière.
buyer: Lexis Media
Based in Quebec, Canada, Lexis Media is a publishing house that specializes in magazine publishing. It publishes the magazine Mieux-Être with 6 annual editions and the magazines Bébé, Grossesse, Homme et le Monde de l'auto. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media is a leader in interactive media and marketing solutions in Canada. The 12 publications are Quebecois newspapers and they include Le Citoyen Rouyn-Noranda, Le Citoyen de la Vallée-de-l'Or, L'Écho Abitibien, La Frontière, L'Action D'Autray, L'Action, L'Express Montcalm and Hebdo Rive-Nord.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Icimédias Inc., purchased 21 Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: TC Media, announces the sale of 21 of its publications and their related web properties, as well as its InMemoriam.ca site to Icimédias Inc., a Canadian company led by its President Renel Bouchard. The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec.
buyer: Icimédias Inc.
Icimédias Inc. is a company led by its President Renel Bouchard, with Marc-Noël Ouellette as Managing Director. It is based in Canada. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The 21 publications are weekly newspapers in Quebec that include L'Hebdo du Saint-Maurice, Le Courrier Sud, L'Echo de Maskinongé and more. Also included are web properties associated with these publications as well as InMemoriam.ca, a virtual community for creating personalized memorial websites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Sonème hebdo inc., purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Transcontinental Inc.'s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of three of its newspapers, namely L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties, to Sonème hebdo inc., a company led by Sylvain Lacasse.
buyer: Sonème hebdo inc.
Sonème hebdo inc. is a company led by Sylvain Lacasse in Quebec, Canada. Mr. Lacasse is also the publisher of the Journal le Courant des Hautes-Laurentides newspaper. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three newspapers from TC Media including L'Information du Nord Mont-Tremblant, L'Information du Nord Sainte-Agathe and L'Information du Nord Vallée de la Rouge, as well as their related web properties. They are all located in Quebec, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gravité Média, purchased Six Publications from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Newly-formed Gravite Media has bought six French language publications from Quebec-based Transcontinental Inc. The publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties.
buyer: Gravité Média
Quebec-headquartered Gravite Media is a group that includes Julie Voyer, former general manager at TC Media for the Monteregie region. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The six French language publications include Le Journal Saint-Francois, Le Soleil de Chateauguay, Brossard Eclair, Le Courrier du Sud, L’information d’Affaires Rive-Sud and Le Reflet, as well as their related web properties. The six publications are comprised of newspapers in Quebec.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Trium Medias, purchased Three Newspapers from TC Media, Inc.

synopsis: Trium Médias, a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada, has acquired three newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
buyer: Trium Medias
Trium Médias is a media company founded in 2017 that owns multiple local newspapers in Quebec, Canada. It was founded by TC Media employees, Marlène Claveau and Stéphanie Gagnon, as well as Daniel St-Pierre. "
seller parent: TC Transcontinental
seller: TC Media, Inc.
The acquisition includes three weekly newspapers from TC Media, a leading provider of proximity media solutions in Canada. The three weekly newspapers include Le Lac-St-Jean, L'Étoile du Lac and Le Nouvelles Hebdo.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Transcontinental Media, acquired Édition Beauce

synopsis: TC Media has acquired Édition Beauce as part of its strategy to develop its Quebec community paper network. Known until recently as Journal de Beauce-Nord, Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
target: Édition Beauce
Édition Beauce is a newspaper agency in Quebec. Édition Beauce is delivered to 57,400 households in the Beauce, Les Etchemins and Lotbinière, an area stretching from the southern suburbs of Metro Quebec City to the town of Saint-Georges. Édition Beauce was known as as Journal de Beauce-Nord.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2006 via

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., purchased French consumer magazines from EMAP plc

synopsis: International media group Emap PLC said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its struggling French consumer magazines division to Arnoldo Mondadori Editori SpA in a cash deal worth 550 million pounds ($1 billion).
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Its magazine division publishes women's magazines (Donna Moderna), news magazines (Panorama), TV guides (Guida TV), and other publications on topics such as cooking, travel, and pop culture. It also publishes Italian-language versions of Ziff-Davis (ZDNet Italia) and Hearst (Cosmopolitan) titles. "
seller: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$424.89)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers.
price ($mm)
$688
rev ($mm)
$552
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

DBC Communications inc., acquired Les 2 Rives

synopsis: DBC Communications, a publisher of French-language weekly newspapers in America, has acquired Les 2 Rives from TC Media, a provider of print and digital publishing products in Canada. Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle.
buyer: DBC Communications inc.
DBC Communications inc. publishes Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, the longest-running French-language weekly newspaper in America. The company also publishes L'Oeil Régional, Le Clairon de Saint-Hyacinthe, La Pensée de Bagot, and Gestion et Technologies Agricoles. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Les 2 Rives
Les 2 Rives is a weekly French newspaper in Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The paper covers various subjects, including news, sports, culture, community, and lifestyle. It also includes an obituary, jobs, classifieds, and automobile section.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co., acquired Mecom Germany

synopsis: British-owned Mecom, publisher of dailies Berliner Zeitung and Hamburger Morgenpost, has sold its German holdings to Cologne-based media group M. DuMont Schauberg. The €152-million in the deal will add a readership of some 100 million to M. DuMont Schauberg.
buyer: M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co.
The M. DuMont Schauberg group of companies publish the subscription newspapers Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rundschau and the newsstand newspaper EXPRESS. Moreover, in Saxony-Anhalt MDS publishes Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle/Saale. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Mecom Germany
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
price ($mm)
$202
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2006 via PR Newswire

ImpreMedia, LLC, acquired Vista Magazine

synopsis: ImpreMedia, LLC, the nation's leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers, announced the acquisition of Vista Magazine, the No. 1 dual language general interest publication with 1 million copies distributed in 29 markets 11 times annually. This is the sixth company acquired by ImpreMedia, and the second this year.
buyer: ImpreMedia, LLC
ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay Area, La Opinion and La Opinion Contigo in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago. "
target: Vista Magazine
VISTA Magazine is a dual language publication for the entire family designed to represent cultural heritage in an upbeat and compelling editorial format. VISTA Magazine is inserted in 30 newspapers, which serve established or emerging Hispanic communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2003 via BusinessWire

American Media Inc., purchased license to Men's Fitness En Espanol from Ideas Publishing Group

synopsis: American Media, Inc. announced today that the company has re-acquired the license to Men's Fitness En Espanol, the Spanish language version of its best selling men's magazine, Men's Fitness, from Ideas Publishing Group (IPG).
buyer parent: Evercore Partners Inc.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) is the leading publishing company in the celebrity journalism and health & fitness categories. In the past 7 years, AMI has grown to become the 4th largest consumer magazine publisher in the country, and #2 in retail magazine sales. "
seller parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
seller: Ideas Publishing Group
A subsidiary of magazine publisher Condé Nast, Ideas Publishing Group publishes Spanish-language magazines for readers in the US, as well as in Latin America. Its titles include Vogue en Español, Prevention en Español, Teen en Español, and Newsweek en Español.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/8/2009 via BusinessWire

OpenGate Capital, will acquire Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo

synopsis: OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo, the youth publications divisions of leading French media company Groupe Le Monde.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Groupe Le Monde
target: Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo
Based in Paris, Fleurus Presse has produced high-quality magazines beloved by millions of French children aged 1-14 for more than 50 years. Its 12 leading children’s magazines in France include Abricot, Les P’tites Filles àla Vanille, Les P’tites Sorcières, and Je lis déjà.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, acquired DZfoot

synopsis: Reworld Media, an international digital group, announces the acquisition of DZ Foot, the first French site for Algerian football news. DZ Foot was founded in 1999 by a football enthusiast and journalist Hassen Ferroukhi.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target: DZfoot
Founded in 1999 by a football enthusiast and a journalist, DZ Foot is a leading French-speaking media site on Algerian football news. The site has 2.5 million unique visitors, 15 million page views, and enjoys a particularly loyal and interactive community.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

2M Media, acquired Courrier Laval

synopsis: 2M Media has acquired the weekly newspaper Courrier Laval from TC Media, a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental. Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts.
buyer: 2M Media
Based in Canada, 2M Media is a company of which the chairman, Martin Oliver, and the vice-president, Martin Routhier, are former managers of the media division of Transcontinental, TC Media. "
target parent: TC Transcontinental
target: Courrier Laval
Courrier Laval is a French-language newspaper and website based in Quebec, Canada. Courrier Laval focuses on offering a premier news source on local and Quebecois current events including politics, sports and the arts. They offer the wholesale distribution of books, periodicals, and newspapers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, acquired Le Temps SA

synopsis: Ringier, the largest international media company operating in Switzerland, announced that it is is taking over Le Temps, the French-language newspaper based in Geneva.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is the largest international media company operating in Switzerland. Ringier owns 120 newspapers and magazines, runs several radio and TV stations and operates more than 80 web and mobile platforms in 14 countries. "
target: Le Temps SA
Le Temps is a Swiss French-language daily newspaper, published in the Berliner format in Geneva by Le Temps SA. Published Monday through Saturday, the newspaper has several supplements, thematic special editions, a website and digital applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Adria Media Ljubljana, acquired Adria Media Ljubljana

synopsis: Adria Media Holding GmbH sold its entire 75% stake in Adria Media Ljubljana d.o.o. to the management of the company. Adria Media Ljubljana is one of the leading magazine publishers in Slovenia.
buyer: Adria Media Ljubljana
Adria Media Ljubljana is a publishing house with a portfolio of the most important national and international magazine trademarks. It is one of the leading magazine publishers in Slovenia. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Adria Media Ljubljana
Adria Media Ljubljana is a publishing house with a portfolio of the most important national and international magazine trademarks. It is one of the leading magazine publishers in Slovenia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, acquired Les Echos SA

synopsis: Pearson, publisher of the Financial Times, has sold its French business newspaper Les Echos to luxury goods group LVMH for €240m in cash.
buyer: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (ENXTPA:MC:$58,978.02)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A., is a French holding company and one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Les Echos SA
Les Échos SA is the publisher of the first daily French financial newspaper.
price ($mm)
$394
rev ($mm)
$227
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA

Like Somabec


read more

Somabec

Nebraska Book Company

TriLiteral LLC

Jongbloed

Cranbury International

Books Are Fun, Ltd.

MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.

Neebo

Baker & Taylor, Inc.

YBP Library Services

Lindsay and Croft Booksellers

Baker & Taylor, Inc.

read more

Somabec

read more

Canadian Insurance Top Broker

Somabec

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

Courrier Laval

Les 2 Rives

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

Journal de Chambly

Transcontinental Media

Sun Media Corporation

Groupe Modulo Inc.

Metro Montreal

Redux Media

Édition Beauce

Groupe Media-Business Inc.

Les Éditions Ma Maison

read more

TC Media, Inc.

Groupe Serdy

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

TC Media, Inc.

Édition Beauce

EMAP plc

Les 2 Rives

Mecom Germany

Vista Magazine

Ideas Publishing Group

Fleurus Presse and Junior Hebdo

DZfoot

Courrier Laval

Le Temps SA

Adria Media Ljubljana

Les Echos SA

Geography
Matching Companies
Ticker: SET:POST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Plc. is the publisher and distributor of the Bangkok Post (an English language daily newspaper), Post Today (a Thai language business oriented daily newspaper) and Student Weekly (an English language magazine targeting high school/university students as well as other readers).
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$66.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1480
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
  • drill down
  • watch
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
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$647.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.29
EBIT ($mm)
$150.12
Net Income ($mm)
$91.12
Employees
2037
  • drill down
  • watch
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
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: ENXTBR:ROU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group NV
Roularta Media Group (RMG) is a multimedia group with more than 2,000 employees and a consolidated turnover of 500 million euros. RMG is continuing to build its multimedia future. Home and abroad. The company was incorporated in 1954.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$286.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$71.92
Employees
1246
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$257.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.51
EBIT ($mm)
$20.88
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1363
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: ENXTPA:NXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NextRadioTV SA
NextRadioTV is an independent multimedia company. Its business focuses on five areas – general news, sport, the economy, high-tech and factual entertainement – available on television, radio and digital media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$234.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.39
EBIT ($mm)
$34.19
Net Income ($mm)
$21.26
Employees
839
  • drill down
  • watch