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announced 11/19/2018 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Jelli

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America which also has a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jelli, Inc., the largest technology platform for the global radio market. Their mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: Jelli
Jelli is the largest technology platform for the global radio market. Their mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising. They developed a cloud-based ad platform that enables advertisers and publishers to buy and sell audio advertising programmatically.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired ZypTV

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the United states, acquired the remaining 73% interest it did not already own in ZypTV (ZypMedia). ZypTV is a leading demand-side platform (DSP) specializing in executing local media campaigns for media companies and agencies in the U.S.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the United states. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: ZypTV
ZypTV (ZypMedia, Inc.) is an enterprise software company for local advertising. The company has built a proprietary full-stack programmatic media-buying platform using High-Frequency Trading (HFT) principles.
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announced 12/17/2020 via BusinessWire

FreeWheel, will acquire Beeswax

synopsis: FreeWheel, a company that provides the premium video industry with the solutions it needs to thrive in the evolving media landscape, has agreed to acquire Beeswax, a software as a service (SaaS) advertising company. Beeswax is the programmatic buying platform that gives media buyers ownership and total control.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: FreeWheel
FreeWheel provides the premium video industry with the solutions it needs to thrive in the evolving media landscape. Their technology helps video publishers manage the end-to-end economics of premium content, no matter where it appears. "
target: Beeswax
Beeswax is the programmatic buying platform that gives media buyers ownership and total control. Its Bidder-as-a-Service™ platform gives brands, media companies, and advertising technology firms greater control, flexibility, and transparency over their programmatic advertising.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

AdHawk, acquired Automate Ads

synopsis: AdHawk is announcing that it has acquired one of its competitors, Y Combinator-backed Automate Ads. Automate Ads offers advertisers end-to-end automation of important daily campaign management tasks such as budget management, creative and target market A/B testing, programmatic bid optimization, keyword sourcing, and ad rotation.
buyer: AdHawk
AdHawk helps businesses optimize their digital advertising on platforms like Google AdWords and Facebook Ads. The technology harnesses data science and machine learning to find opportunities to improve an advertiser’s account performance. "
target: Automate Ads
Automate Ads offers advertisers end-to-end automation of important daily campaign management tasks such as budget management, creative and target market A/B testing, programmatic bid optimization, keyword sourcing, and ad rotation.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

eMoteev, acquired Elium Tech

synopsis: EMoteev, a French company founded in 2012 by Xavier Mariani, Frédéric Leroy and Emilien Eychennehas bought Elium, another French AdTech founded by Fabien Livet and Benjamin Longearet. Elium is a technology company that empowers advertisers & agencies by offering self-service advertising solutions across multi-formats.
buyer: eMoteev
eMoteev (formerly Adikteev for Brands) is a French AdTech digital marketing specialist. eMoteev is dedicated to brand awareness and qualified traffic generation. eMoteev creates bold creative ads and displays them internationally with the use of proprietary technology. "
target: Elium Tech
Elium - Universal Programmatic Technologies - is a technology company that empowers advertisers & agencies by offering self-service advertising solutions across multi-formats and multi-devices. From a single and tailor-made interface, buyers can orchestrate all of their advertising campaigns.
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closed 3/3/2021 via PR Newswire

Digital Turbine Group, LLC., acquired Appreciate

synopsis: Digital Turbine, a company that innovates at the convergence of media and mobile communications, connecting mobile operators, OEMs, and publishers with app developers and advertisers, has acquired all of the capital stock of Triapodi Ltd. (d/b/a Appreciate), a programmatic mobile advertising Demand Side Platform company headquartered in Israel.
buyer: Digital Turbine Group, LLC. (APPS:$257.85)
Digital Turbine innovates at the convergence of media and mobile communications, connecting mobile operators, OEMs, and publishers with app developers and advertisers. Its Mobile Delivery Platform powers user acquisition and engagement, operational efficiency, and monetization opportunities. "
target: Appreciate
Appreciate is a mobile app marketing platform running sixty billion daily auctions and enabling marketers to take total control of their programmatic ecosystem. In addition to extremely granular targeting, buyers have unconditional transparency at the exchange, app, placement and auction levels.
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closed 7/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Sellbranch AB, acquired Widespace

synopsis: European Ad sales specialist Sellbranch today announces the acquisition of Widespace, the Swedish supplier of an AI driven technology to build brands and reach audiences in a brand safe mobile environment. Widespace offers a mobile programmatic buying platform for advertisers.
buyer parent: OrangeGames BV
buyer: Sellbranch AB
Sellbranch turns good traffic into great business by combining access to the best technology, competence and data into a wide range of advertising opportunities for advertisers and publishers all over Europe. The Ad sales company has strong relations with more than 5,000 leading partners worldwide. "
target: Widespace
Widespace is the Swedish supplier of an AI driven technology to build brands and reach audiences in a brand safe mobile environment. Widespace offers a mobile programmatic buying platform for advertisers.
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closed 6/13/2018 via PR Newswire

Headway Digital, acquired Smadex SL

synopsis: Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data and performance digital marketing solutions; business unit of Entravision Communications Corporation, announced the acquisition of mobile-first programmatic platform Smadex.
buyer parent: Entravision Communications Corporation
buyer: Headway Digital
Headway is a leading data-driven media buying company for marketers worldwide, integrating proprietary technology and state-of-the-art partner platforms. Headway helps brands optimize and target ad campaigns with rapid innovation, cutting-edge technology and strong multi-channel operations. "
target: Smadex SL
Smadex is a mobile-first programmatic platform. Smadex technology allows advertisers to execute performance campaigns on mobile devices, using its machine learning engine to understand the best combination of creative assets, targeting and pricing for each audience cluster.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

vCreative, acquired Counterpoint Software, Inc.

synopsis: Banyan Software, the parent company of vCreative, acquires Counterpoint Software, a technology platform for audio networks. Counterpoint offers revenue, inventory and affiliate management solutions for radio, sports, satellite, digital and podcast networks and is used by 10,000 radio stations and more than 1,700 media entities.
buyer parent: Banyan Software
buyer: vCreative
vCreative is the nation's leading cloud-based workflow software company providing over 4,400 local radio & television stations and media companies with software solutions that are fast, intuitive, dependable, and support revenue generating opportunities. "
target: Counterpoint Software, Inc.
Counterpoint provides an end-to-end radio network solution. Counterpoint provides the foundation for network operations, from airtime sales including multimedia and non-traditional revenue packaging, through commercial scheduling and log generation, to billing and receivables.
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closed 8/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired ClarityRay

synopsis: ClarityRay has announced their acquisition by Yahoo. ClarityRay helps publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud. They help the online advertising industry by identifying, measuring, and solving many of its unseen hurdles. They brought traffic clarity to an amazing roster of clients, with their findings becoming an industry standard.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: ClarityRay
ClarityRay helps publishers and networks identify and prevent ad-fraud. They help the online advertising industry by identifying, measuring, and solving many of its unseen hurdles. They brought traffic clarity to an amazing roster of clients, with their findings becoming an industry standard.
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closed 8/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Workhorse Software merged with SQAD, Inc.,

synopsis: SQAD, the largest independent source in the U.S. for TV, radio, and digital cost analysis, and Workhorse Software, the global leader in advertising planning software, announced that they have merged to become a unified provider of media planning and advertising cost solutions.
buyer parent: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: SQAD, Inc.
SQAD is recognized as the industry standard media cost forecasting source for national TV, Spot TV, and the Internet. SQAD provides reliable media data to advertising agencies, buying services, advertisers, television and radio stations, cable operators, program syndicators and Internet publishers. "
target: Workhorse Software
Based in Evanston, IL, Workhorse Software is a developer of media planning and plan management tools utilized at top tier advertising and communications companies worldwide.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Newswire

AppNexus, acquired ALENTY

synopsis: AppNexus, the technology company that provides trading solutions and powers marketplaces for Internet advertising, announced ahead of its second annual Summit Europe that it has acquired French company Alenty, the leader in advertising viewability solutions.
buyer: AppNexus
AppNexus is the world leader in real-time advertising technology, serving the largest and most innovative companies in the ecosystem on both the buy and sell side, including Microsoft Advertising Exchange, Collective and Technorati Media. "
target: ALENTY
Alenty is the leader in advertising viewability solutions.The company, which has offices in Paris and the UK and key clients throughout Europe, was the first to measure viewability, determining if and how long a display advertisement is seen by an audience when it is served.
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closed 1/18/2010 via BusinessWire

MediaTrust, acquired Kenzei LLC

synopsis: MediaTrust, the New York-based digital performance marketing company, has acquired San Francisco-based Kenzei, LLC, a leading provider of conversion marketing and email remarketing solutions, the two firms announced.
buyer: MediaTrust
MediaTrust makes pay-for-results online advertising easier. MediaTrust offers an innovative online technology platform, supported by best-in-class service, and access to the best direct response advertisers and affiliate publishers in the industry. "
target: Kenzei LLC
Kenzei's services help advertisers increase their site conversion, improve data monetization, and improve communication with consumers in a respectful and effective way.
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closed 11/25/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloosky Interactive, acquired Tracking202, Inc.

synopsis: Bloosky Interactive, a privately-held multi-channel marketing company, announced that it has acquired Tracking202 Inc., and all of its subsidiaries, in a cash transaction. This acquisition boosts Bloosky's standing in the affiliate marketing space and positions the company as one of the top distribution resources on the web.
buyer: Bloosky Interactive
Bloosky Interactive is a multi-channel marketing company that generates high-volume, high-quality customers for its clients. Capabilities include: A comprehensive proprietary platform that integrates list management, email delivery, campaign management and customer transactions. "
target: Tracking202, Inc.
Tracking202 was founded in 2007 as a PPC analytics tracking software for the online marketing industry. Tracking202 offers both free and premium high quality analytics software that assists pay-per-click marketers with tracking, analyzing, optimizing, and managing their online marketing efforts.
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closed 6/7/2021 via BusinessWire

Liberated Syndication Inc., acquired AdvertiseCast, LLC

synopsis: Liberated Syndication Inc. (Libsyn), the industry’s leading podcast hosting platform, has acquired AdvertiseCast, LLC, one of the largest independent and fastest-growing podcast advertising companies. The acquisition will position Libsyn to be the leading platform for both podcast hosting and monetization.
buyer: Liberated Syndication Inc. (OTCPK:LSYN:$25.11)
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is a world leading podcast hosting network. Libsyn has been providing publishers with distribution and monetization services since 2004. Their platform hosts over 5.8 million media files from more than 75,000 podcasts. "
target: AdvertiseCast, LLC
AdvertiseCast combines an industry-leading ad buying and management platform with full-service campaign management capabilities to reduce the typical friction involved with podcast advertising. Its proprietary software platform enables simple podcast advertising campaign creation and management.
price ($mm)
$28
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$12
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2.5x
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announced 2/18/2021 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: iHeartMedia will acquire Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. With this acquisition, iHeartMedia will be able to provide audio content to producers and advertisers with a full ad service package for streaming and podcasting no matter their size, reach, or distribution method.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a global technology and services leader to the audio streaming and podcast industry. They provide innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their operations.
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closed 3/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Triton Digital Media

synopsis: Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Triton Digital, the leading technology provider to the digital audio industry. Triton Digital’s technology has connected audio supply to advertising demand since 2006, providing the technical backbone for the digital audio marketplace.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
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closed 4/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Undertone, Inc., acquired Captain Growth

synopsis: Perion Network has acquired Captain Growth to complement Undertone, a leader in cross-platform Synchronized Digital Branding for the world’s most prominent brands. Captain Growth is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
buyer parent: Perion Network Ltd.
buyer: Undertone, Inc.
Undertone is a leader in high-quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. Their proprietary high-impact advertising formats enable brands to stand out online and engage users. Through their innovative technology platforms, they deliver attention-grabbing advertisements on every device."
target: Captain Growth
Septa Communications LLC, also known as Captain Growth, is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
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closed 10/25/2017 via GlobeNewswire

The Trade Desk, Inc., acquired Adbrain Ltd.

synopsis: The Trade Desk, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of UK-based Adbrain Ltd., a provider of intelligent identity resolution technology to create advanced customer ID maps. Adbrain’s advanced customer ID mapping solutions are used to increase sales and ROI on marketing activity by enabling true identity led targeting and measurement.
buyer: The Trade Desk, Inc. (TTD:$251.52)
The Trade Desk is a technology company that empowers buyers of advertising. Through its self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers can create, manage, and optimize data-driven digital advertising campaigns across ad formats, including display, video, audio, native and, social, on many devices. "
target: Adbrain Ltd.
Based in the UK, Adbrain is a leader in resolving customer identity for marketers and their partners across people, places and devices. Adbrain’s advanced customer ID mapping solutions are used to increase sales and ROI on marketing activity by enabling true identity led targeting and measurement.
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closed 10/5/2017 via BusinessWire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Visual IQ, Inc.

synopsis: Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, has completed its acquisition of Visual IQ, a leading independent provider of Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) modeling of advertising on digital platforms that helps improve ROI for brand marketers.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
target: Visual IQ, Inc.
Visual IQ is the world’s leading marketing intelligence software provider. Leveraging its rich history of marketing attribution expertise, the company provides a single platform for analyzing consumer profiles in combination with tactical marketing performance across all channels and devices.
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announced 11/19/2018 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Jelli

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America which also has a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jelli, Inc., the largest technology platform for the global radio market. Their mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: Jelli
Jelli is the largest technology platform for the global radio market. Their mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising. They developed a cloud-based ad platform that enables advertisers and publishers to buy and sell audio advertising programmatically.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: iHeartMedia will acquire Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. With this acquisition, iHeartMedia will be able to provide audio content to producers and advertisers with a full ad service package for streaming and podcasting no matter their size, reach, or distribution method.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a global technology and services leader to the audio streaming and podcast industry. They provide innovative technology that enables broadcasters, podcasters, and online music services build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their operations.
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announced 10/23/2020 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Voxnest

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in America and the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, will acquire Voxnest, the leading consolidated marketplace for podcasts and the best-in-class provider of podcast analytics, enterprise publishing tools, programmatic integration, and targeted ad serving.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. The company’s services include more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide and is available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices. "
target: Voxnest
Voxnest provides professional solutions for podcasters and brands looking to engage with listeners. The company's comprehensive tools for podcast creation, distribution, management, measurement, monetization, and advertising include Spreaker, Spreaker Enterprise, and Dynamo.
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announced 8/31/2020 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire WUST 1120 AM

synopsis: iHeartMedia has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for WUST 1120 AM (The New World Radio Network), a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: WUST 1120 AM
WUST 1120 (The New World Radio Network) is a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
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announced 5/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustos Media Holdings, LLC, will acquire KFNY 102.9 FM

synopsis: Bustos Media, owner and operator of Spanish-language radio stations in the United States, has agreed to buy the smooth jazz station KFNY in Centralia, WA from iHeartMedia’s Oceans Stations Trust, where the station has been parked since an asset exchange in 2017 left iHeartMedia with one too many FMs in the Seattle market.
buyer: Bustos Media Holdings, LLC
Bustos Media Holdings, LLC owns and operates Spanish-language and other ethnic radio stations in the United States. It operates FM and AM radio stations. Its radio stations range from regional Mexican, Latin contemporary, and sports, to Russian and Vietnamese. "
target parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
target: KFNY 102.9 FM
KFNY 102.9 FM is a smooth jazz radio station serving the Tacoma and Olympia, Washington area. The station is licensed to Centralia, Washington, and the transmitter site is in Capitol State Forest near Olympia, while its studios are located in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BusinessWire

RCS Sound Software, acquired Radiojar

synopsis: iHeartMedia announced it has acquired Athens, Greece-based Radiojar, a centralized, cloud-based audio playout platform. The company was purchased by iHeartMedia, Inc. subsidiary RCS – which is the world’s leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.
buyer parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
buyer: RCS Sound Software
RCS is the World’s Largest Broadcast Software Company with products in more than 14,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and internet stations worldwide. With more than 800 professionals working from 23 offices around the globe, RCS is everywhere. "
target: Radiojar
Radiojar is a centralized, cloud-based audio playout platform. Radiojar using audio computing and distributed architecture, offers cloud-first solutions with infinite scalability and focuses on two major technology fields – cloud play-out and digital audio delivery. They are based in Athens, Greece.
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announced 11/19/2018 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire Jelli

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America which also has a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jelli, Inc., the largest technology platform for the global radio market. Their mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: Jelli
Jelli is the largest technology platform for the global radio market. Their mission is to create the easiest and fastest way to buy and run audio advertising. They developed a cloud-based ad platform that enables advertisers and publishers to buy and sell audio advertising programmatically.
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announced 9/13/2018 via BusinessWire

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire HowStuffWorks

synopsis: iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America which also has a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Stuff Media ("HowStuffWorks"), the leading for-profit publisher of entertaining and informative podcast content, which includes the HowStuffWorks (HSW) podcasting business.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities. "
target: HowStuffWorks
Stuff Media ("HowStuffWorks") is the world's leading for-profit publisher of podcasts. With more than 25 shows, including Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Atlanta Monster and now Cabinet of Curiosities, the Stuff Media team reaches audiences on every platform.
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announced 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

iHeartMedia, Inc., will purchase Four Boston Radio Stations from Entercom Communications Corporation

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., announced that it will sell four Boston radio stations — WBZ-AM; WZLX-FM; WKAF-FM; and WRKO-AM — to iHeartMedia Inc.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities. "
seller: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
The four Boston radio stations include WBZ-AM, WZLX-FM, WKAF-FM, and WRKO-AM. Entercom Communications is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Branded Cities, acquired Clear Channel Canada

synopsis: Branded Cities Network, a premier Out-Of-Home and iconic media company in North America has acquired Clear Channel Outdoor Canada. Recognized as one of the world’s largest Out of Home companies, Clear Channel Canada has built an inventory of specialized outdoor advertising products tailored to meet the needs of today’s advertising industry.
buyer parent: The Ellman Companies
buyer: Branded Cities
Branded Cities is a digital and spectacular out-of-home media company with iconic signage in iconic destinations throughout the United States. The Branded Cities Network promotes national and local brands through its network of spectacular, static and digital sign displays. "
target parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
target: Clear Channel Canada
Recognized as one of the world’s largest Out of Home companies, Clear Channel Canada has built an inventory of specialized outdoor advertising products tailored to meet the needs of today’s advertising industry. Clear Channel Canada helps brands deliver engaging messages to Canada’s audiences.
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announced 10/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire Adshel Street Furniture Pty Ltd.

synopsis: APN News & Media is set to buy Clear Channel Outdoor's 50% stake in outdoor company Adshel, which will see APN take 100% control of Adshel. Adshel is a leading out-of-home media company that allows advertisers across Australia and New Zealand to connect, engage and influence commuters where they work, live, shop and play.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media is a leading media and entertainment company with diverse assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In Australia, APN operates assets across radio broadcasting, print publishing, and outdoor advertising. "
target parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
target: Adshel Street Furniture Pty Ltd.
As a leading out-of-home media company, Adshel allows advertisers across Australia and New Zealand to connect, engage and influence commuters where they work, live, shop and play. Adshel is one of the most recognised names in street furniture and a key player in the out-of-home media market.
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$204*
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$130
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Lamar Advertising Co., purchased Columbus Assets from Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc., one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies and subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., sold its non-core local assets in Columbus, including analog and digital billboards, bulletins and posters to U.S.-based outdoor advertising company, Lamar Advertising Co.
buyer: Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR:$1,650.65)
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. "
seller parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
seller: Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (CCO:$2,683.81)
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with more than 675,000 displays reaching more than half a billion people in more than 40 countries on five continents each month. Their assets in Columbus include analog and digital billboards, bulletins and posters.
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closed 1/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Lamar Advertising Co., purchased 5 non-strategic outdoor American markets from Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., one of the world's largest outdoor advertising companies, announced the sale of 5 non-strategic outdoor markets to Lamar Advertising Company, one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. The 5 markets were in Reno, NV; Seattle/Tacoma, WA; Des Moines, IA; Cleveland, OH; and Memphis, TN.
buyer: Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR:$1,650.65)
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. "
seller parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
seller: Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (CCO:$2,683.81)
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies. The 5 non-strategic markets were in Reno, NV; Seattle/Tacoma, WA; Des Moines, IA; Cleveland, OH; and Memphis, TN.
price ($mm)
$459
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gour Gupta, acquired Clear Channel Mudra

synopsis: Gour Gupta, the former CEO of Madison World's outdoor advertising arm, has acquired a 51 percent stake in Clear Channel Mudra, a specialist venture in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. Clear Channel Mudra will be renamed Ignite Mudra and they focus on out-of-home advertising, promotions and retail marketing.
buyer: Gour Gupta
Gour Gupta is the the former CEO of Madison World’s outdoor advertising arm. "
target parent: iHeartMedia, Inc.
target: Clear Channel Mudra
Clear Channel Mudra is a specialist venture in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. They calls themselves a through-the-line agency that focuses on out-of-home advertising, promotions and retail marketing.
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announced 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will purchase Two Radio Networks from Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

synopsis: APN News & Media Ltd. will acquire Clear Channel Communications Inc.'s 50% stake in Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd. and The Radio Network Ltd. in New Zealand for 246.5 million Australian dollars. Australian Radio Network owns KIIS 1065, MixFM, Classic Hits and The Edge, while The Radio Network operates 7 core radio brands across New Zealand.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media Limited operates as a media company. The company publishes metropolitan newspaper, and operates radio broadcasting and outdoor advertising in Australia. The company has publishing, radio, outdoor advertising and online operations. "
seller parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
seller: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Australian Radio Network Pty Ltd. owns KIIS 1065, MixFM, Classic Hits and The Edge. The Radio Network operates 7 core radio brands across New Zealand. They are joint ventures of global media and entertainment company Clear Channel Communications and Australia media company APN News & Media Limited.
price ($mm)
$223*
rev ($mm)
$225
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.4x
announced 8/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., will acquire WOR 710

synopsis: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Buckley Radio announced that Clear Channel is purchasing AM radio station WOR 710 from Buckley Broadcasting Corporation, pending FCC approval. Founded in 1922, WOR 710 AM is New York’s oldest radio station and one of the country’s most iconic radio brands.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in providing mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premier opportunities for advertisers - through outdoor, radio and digital platforms. "
target parent: Buckley Radio
target: WOR 710
Founded in 1922, WOR 710 HD is New York's oldest, privately-owned and continuously-operated radio station. WOR provides a well-rounded schedule of informational and lifestyle programming, featuring personalities such as John Gambling, Joe Bartlett, Joan Hamburg, Mike Gallagher, and Dave Ramsey.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
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closed 4/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Metro Traffic

synopsis: Westwood One, Inc. announced that it is focusing on expanding its core Network Radio business and has sold its Metro Traffic division to Clear Channel Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. Metro Traffic delivers best-in-class traffic programming and services to 130 metropolitan areas.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target parent: The Gores Group, LLC
target: Metro Traffic
Metro Traffic delivers best-in-class traffic programming and services -- plus news, sports and weather -- with nationwide operations, cutting-edge technology, and the best talent in the business. The company serves 130 metropolitan areas across the country.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 3/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Clear Channel Communications, Inc., acquired Thumbplay, Inc.

synopsis: Clear Channel Radio, the country’s leading digital and terrestrial radio company, has announced an agreement with digital music company Thumbplay, Inc. to acquire its leading-edge cloud-based music service, platform and team of mobile technology, product and marketing experts.
buyer parent: CC Media Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Clear Channel Communications, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. "
target: Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. The company's Thumbplay Music is a cloud-based, streaming music service for smartphones and PCs/Macs. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world's largest entertainment companies.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Australian Radio Network Pty Limited, will acquire Grant Broadcasters Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Australian Radio Network (ARN), one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies, is acquiring Grant Broadcasters, an Australian regional radio network that also includes a small number of metropolitan radio stations.
buyer parent: Here, There & Everywhere
buyer: Australian Radio Network Pty Limited
Australian Radio Network (ARN) is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies. ARN delivers the most complete audio experience for their listeners. Their radio brands include KIIS, Pure Gold, The Edge, and iHeartRadio. "
target: Grant Broadcasters Pty. Ltd.
Grant Broadcasters is an Australian regional radio network that also includes a small number of metropolitan radio stations.
price ($mm)
$224
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

PFI Group, acquired Jasmine Limited

synopsis: The PFI Group (PFI Signs), one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products, has acquired Jasmine Ltd, a printing business in the UK that combines printing, marketing, and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR and digital.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group (PFI Signs) is one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products. PFI provides a one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print needs. The group offers services for bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, and more. "
target: Jasmine Limited
Jasmine is a printing business in the UK that combines the best in printing, marketing, advertising, PR, digital design and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR, and digital.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

OUTFRONT Media Inc., acquired Icewerx

synopsis: OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest out-of-home media companies in North America, has acquired Icewerx Consulting, Inc., a digital outdoor marketing company in Canada. Icewerx enables their clients to express their message in real time through their digital billboard network. The company also offers services for indoor digital displays.
buyer: OUTFRONT Media Inc. (OUT:$1,698.20)
OUTFRONT leverages the power of technology, location, and creativity to connect brands with consumers outside of their homes through one of the largest and most diverse sets of billboard, transit, and mobile assets in North America. "
target: Icewerx
Icewerx is a digital outdoor marketing company in Canada. Icewerx enables their clients to express their message in real time through their digital billboard network. They offer billboards in memorable and high-traffic locations. The company also offers services for indoor digital displays.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Calm Radio

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc., a leading Canadian music, media, and technology company, has acquired Toronto-based Calm Radio, the world’s largest online music streaming service focused on the wellness and relaxation markets. With this acquisition, Stingray grows its portfolio of curated music content and dives into the health and wellness industry.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, 4K UHD television channels, and more. "
target: Calm Radio
Based in Toronto, Calm Radio is an online radio station that provides its users with music for a healthier lifestyle. They are the world’s largest provider of life-enhancing music with an emphasis on focus, relaxation, mindfulness, and sleep music.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Firefly Systems Inc., acquired Curb Taxi Media

synopsis: Firefly, the leading mobile digital out-of-home (DOOH) company, has acquired Curb Taxi Media from Curb, a leading mobility platform. Curb Taxi Media is the largest and most established taxi and ride-share advertising company in the US. They offer solutions for digital and static tops, and high impact bus wraps.
buyer: Firefly Systems Inc.
Firefly is the street-level digital media network that connects audiences with dynamic media on taxis and rideshare vehicles. The company works with taxi companies and rideshare drivers to install its proprietary advertising displays atop their vehicles. "
target parent: VeriFone, Inc.
target: Curb Taxi Media
Curb Taxi Media is the largest and most established taxi and ride-share advertising company in the US. Curb Taxi Media reaches millions of consumers in major markets around the US. They offer solutions for digital and static tops, and high impact bus wraps.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ReelTime, acquired Loudmouth News

synopsis: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism, has sold 100% of LoudMouth Media Inc. to ReelTime Media, one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
buyer: ReelTime (K:RLTR:$0.00)
ReelTime Rentals, Inc. DBA ReelTime VR is a publicly traded company based in Seattle, WA. ReelTime is in the business of developing, producing, and distributing Virtual Reality Content and technologies. "
target parent: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism
target: Loudmouth News
LoudMouth Media, Inc. is one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
price ($mm)
$0.19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$1,064.94)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Communicorp Media

synopsis: Bauer Media, a German multimedia conglomerate, has entered into an agreement to buy Irish-based Communicorp Group, a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Germany-based Bauer Media Group is a media corporation focused on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. "
target: 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.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire WCDD-FM 107.9

synopsis: Education Media Foundation, an American nonprofit Christian media ministry, is acquiring WCDD Country 107.9, a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target: WCDD-FM 107.9
WCDD (107.9 MHz FM, CD Country 107.9) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
price ($mm)
$0.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Infectious Media merged with Kepler Group,

synopsis: Infectious Media, one of the firms that has powered the digital advertising revolution in Europe, announced that it is joining Kepler Group, the US-based digital marketing pioneer that sits within the kyu Collective alongside companies such as IDEO, Sid Lee and SY Partners.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Kepler Group
Kepler Group is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide. "
target: Infectious Media
Infectious Media is a digital media specialist with offices in London and Singapore. The firm manages digital media activation for clients across display, social, search, video, and programmatic channels like connected TV and programmatic out-of-home.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuart McWhorter, acquired Kentucky Sports Radio

synopsis: The website KentuckySportsRadio.com has been acquired by Stuart McWhorter. Stuart McWhorter was one of the founding investors and directors in 247Sports prior to its acquisition. Kentucky Sports Radio provides sports broadcasting services focusing on the University of Kentucky.
buyer: Stuart McWhorter
Stuart McWhorter is one of the founders of the 247Sports website network and has also worked for Clayton Associates, FirstBank of Tennessee, Haven Behavioral Healthcare, MedEquities Healthcare REIT, JumpStart Foundry, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Lee Company. "
target: Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky Sports Radio provides sports broadcasting services focusing on the University of Kentucky. It provides online and on- air sports information of basketball, football, and other UK sports. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 11/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Urban One, Inc., will purchase 3 Radio Stations from Entercom Communications Corporation

synopsis: Urban One, Inc. is to acquire WLNK-FM (Adult Contemporary); WBT-AM & FM (News Talk Radio); and WFNZ-AM & 102.5 FM Translator (Sports Radio) from Entercom Communications Corp., a leading American media and entertainment company.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
seller: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
The acquisition includes WLNK-FM (Adult Contemporary); WBT-AM & FM (News Talk Radio); and WFNZ-AM & 102.5 FM Translator (Sports Radio). Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire SPIRIT 105.9

synopsis: Educational Media Foundation, a radio broadcasting company, will acquire KFMK (105.9 FM, "Spirit 105.9"), an Austin, Texas radio station operating a Contemporary Christian format, from CRISTA Media, part of the CRISTA family of ministries.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: CRISTA Media
target: SPIRIT 105.9
KFMK (105.9 FM, "Spirit 105.9") is an Austin, Texas radio station operating a Contemporary Christian format.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/31/2020 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire WUST 1120 AM

synopsis: iHeartMedia has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for WUST 1120 AM (The New World Radio Network), a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: WUST 1120 AM
WUST 1120 (The New World Radio Network) is a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Augustus Foundation, Inc., will acquire WALQ-AM 1130

synopsis: The Augustus Foundation, Inc., a Texas not-for-profit licensee, is agreeing to acquire WALQ Radio (WALQ-AM 1130) in Carrville from Westburg Broadcasting Montgomery. WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
buyer: Augustus Foundation, Inc.
The Augustus Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and scholarships to public and private school students and students wanting to attend college and obtain a college degree. "
target: WALQ-AM 1130
WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
price ($mm)
$0.04
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Firefly Systems Inc., acquired Strong Outdoor

synopsis: Ballantyne Strong, Inc., a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the entertainment, retail and advertising markets, announced that it has completed the sale of its Strong Outdoor out-of-home advertising business to Firefly Systems Inc.
buyer: Firefly Systems Inc.
Firefly is the street-level digital media network that connects audiences with dynamic media on taxis and rideshare vehicles. The company works with taxi companies and rideshare drivers to install its proprietary advertising displays atop their vehicles. "
target parent: Ballantyne Strong, Inc.
target: Strong Outdoor
Strong Outdoor is a digital out-of-home advertising business. They commenced operations in early 2018 and have expanded to over 3,000 New York City taxis.
price ($mm)
$3.77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Acadia Broadcasting, Ltd., will acquire CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM

synopsis: Acadia Broadcasting Limited has entered into a letter of intent to purchase two Halifax radio stations, CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM. CKHZ-FM, 103.5 FM, "Hot Country 103.5", broadcasts a country music format. CKHY-FM broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format branded as Jewel 105.
buyer parent: Ocean Capital
buyer: Acadia Broadcasting, Ltd.
Acadia Broadcasting Limited is a commercial radio broadcasting company with its headquarters located on historic King Street in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. "
target parent: Evanov Communications
target: CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM
CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM are two local radio stations based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. CKHZ-FM, 103.5 FM, "Hot Country 103.5", broadcasts a country music format. CKHY-FM broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format branded as Jewel 105.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Stitcher

synopsis: SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., has completed its acquisition of Stitcher, a pioneer in podcast production, distribution, and ad sales, and is moving forward as the premier full-service platform for podcast creators, publishers, and advertisers.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service.
price ($mm)
$265
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA

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year
2020
rev ($mm)
$188.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.62)
EBIT ($mm)
($44.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
444
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Ticker: TSXV:TLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frankly Media
Frankly Media
Frankly Media provides a complete suite of digital solutions for media companies to create, manage, distribute and monetize their content on all platforms maximizing audience engagement and revenue potential. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Toronto and Atlanta.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evvnt
Evvnt
Evvnt is a dynamic event marketing automation platform which syndicates events’ content to multiple event listing sites and calendars as a service. Evvnt provides ticketing, syndication, print, social, and email marketing services, while helping consumers find high quality, local events.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$294.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($179.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($196.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: SEAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SeaChange International
SeaChange International
Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International, Inc. enables transformative multiscreen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, telco and mobile operators globally.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$68.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.35)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.24
Employees
286
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Ticker: AIM:TRMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tremor International Ltd
Tremor International Ltd
Tremor International is a global leader in advertising technologies with operations in more than 60 countries. Tremor International offers digital advertising solutions leveraging the latest video, native, and display technology to reach the most valuable users for every app, service, and brand.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$290.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$92.63
EBIT ($mm)
$63.63
Net Income ($mm)
$65.12
Employees
564
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Ticker: CPSE:AGILC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agillic
Agillic
Agillic is a Danish software company enabling marketers to maximise the use of data and translate it into relevant and personalised communication establishing strong relations between people and brands.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
61
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Ticker: PERI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion Network Ltd.
Perion is a global performance-based media and Internet company, providing online publishers and app developers advanced technology and a variety of intelligent, data-driven solutions to monetize their application or content and expand their reach to larger audiences.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$401.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.36
EBIT ($mm)
$26.48
Net Income ($mm)
$21.52
Employees
417
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Ticker: OTCPK:SING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SinglePoint
SinglePoint
SinglePoint is a full-service mobile technology and marketing provider. Their solutions that allow their clients to conduct business transactions, accept donations, and engage in communication through mobile devices. Their products connect companies to their markets by providing mobile technology.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SIRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,040.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,368.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,862.00
Net Income ($mm)
$131.00
Employees
5726
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,038.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.84
EBIT ($mm)
$48.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11400
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: OTCPK:CMLS.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cumulus Media Inc.
Cumulus Media Inc.
Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the US with approximately 525 stations in 110 markets, a fully-distributed programming network serving more than 4,500 affiliates nationwide and SweetJack, the local deals platform that serves 200 U.S. markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$855.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.37
EBIT ($mm)
$31.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3936
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: EVC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$697.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$98.66
EBIT ($mm)
$77.06
Net Income ($mm)
$45.75
Employees
1001
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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