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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 5/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Vistar Media, acquired Sage+Archer

synopsis: Vistar Media, the global provider of software for digital out-of-home (DOOH), announced the acquisition of Sage+Archer, the European buying platform for Digital Out of Home + Mobile ads.
buyer: Vistar Media
Vistar Media is the leading global provider of programmatic technology for out-of-home, bringing enterprise-grade software that was purpose-built for the unique requirements of digital signage. "
target: Sage+Archer
Sage+Archer is the European buying platform for Digital Out of Home + Mobile ads. Run campaigns in all of Europe on advertising space on Mobile and Digital Out of Home in real time with the S+A DSP. S+A platform is connected to all relevant mobile apps and DOOH media owners in Europe.
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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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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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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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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:$1,867.91)
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:$1,867.91)
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
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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.
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announced 5/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Atairos Group, Inc., will acquire Ocean Outdoor UK Limited

synopsis: Atairos Group, Inc., an independent strategic investment company, will acquire Ocean Outdoor Ltd., a leading digital out-of-home media company in the UK. Ocean Outdoor specializes in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. The company creates inspirational new experiences for aspirational brands.
buyer: Atairos Group, Inc.
Atairos is an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses across a wide range of industries. Atairos provides a unique combination of active strategic partnership and patient long-term capital to high-potential companies and their management teams. "
target: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (OOUT.L:$124.40)
Ocean Outdoor is a leading digital out-of-home media company in the UK. Ocean Outdoor specializes in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. The company creates inspirational new experiences for aspirational brands.
price ($mm)
$580
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$51
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
11.4x
closed 4/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Pearl Media, acquired LURE Outdoor

synopsis: Pearl Media, a company that develops, manages and sells unique marketing, digital and static media opportunities, has acquired LURE Outdoor. Based in New York City, LURE Outdoor’s OOH mix encompasses over 120 high profile street level billboards, barricades and storefronts throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Pearl Media
Pearl Media develops, manages and sells unique marketing, digital and static media opportunities. Working with best-in-class real estate assets, Pearl develops urban core, mixed-use commercial space, transit centers and transit adjacent properties with premium place-based static and digital signage."
target: LURE Outdoor
Based in New York City, LURE Outdoor’s OOH mix encompasses over 120 high profile street level billboards, barricades and storefronts throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
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announced 3/24/2022 via PR Newswire

Townsquare Media Group, will acquire Cherry Creek Media

synopsis: Townsquare Media has executed definitive documentation to acquire Cherry Creek Broadcasting LLC, the country’s premier small market radio, events and digital marketing company. Their 43 radio stations serve their local markets in the Rocky Mountain Region, Upper Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$417.96)
Townsquare is a community-focused digital media and digital marketing solutions company with market leading local radio stations, principally focused outside the top 50 markets in the U.S. "
target: Cherry Creek Media
Cherry Creek Media is the country’s premier small market radio, events and digital marketing company. Their 43 radio stations serve their local markets in the Rocky Mountain Region, Upper Midwest, Northwest and Southwest.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Audacy, Inc., acquired WAMO 107.3

synopsis: Audacy, Inc., a publicly traded American multi-platform audio content and entertainment organization based in Philadelphia, announced it has acquired WAMO Pittsburgh’s intellectual property and format from Martz Communications Group. WAMO is considered the only urban, hip-hop station in the Pittsburgh radio market.
buyer: Audacy, Inc. (NYSE:AUD:$1,219.40)
Audacy, Inc. is a publicly traded American multi-platform audio content and entertainment organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1968, it is the second largest radio company in the United States, owning 235 radio stations across 48 media markets. "
target parent: Martz Communications Group
target: WAMO 107.3
WAMO is a radio station serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania market. WAMO is considered the only urban, hip-hop station in the Pittsburgh radio market and is known for having artists like Drake, Kanye West and Lil Nas X as integral parts of its stable of artists.
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closed 2/16/2022 via Company Press Release

NZME., acquired Radio Wanaka

synopsis: New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME), an integrated media company in New Zealand, has acquired Radio Wanaka, a community radio station in New Zealand. Radio Wanaka provides its listeners with the local news, lost and found, road reports, community notices and job announcements, combined with a mix of hit music from the past 3 decades.
buyer: NZME. (NZSE:NZM:$231.35)
New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is an integrated media company in New Zealand. NZME operates a portfolio of market-leading newspapers, radio stations, and digital platforms. Their brands keep Kiwis in the know about what matters most to them. "
target: Radio Wanaka
Radio Wanaka is a community radio station in New Zealand. Radio Wanaka provides its listeners with the local news, lost and found, road reports, community notices and job announcements, combined with a mix of hit music from the past 3 decades.
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announced 2/10/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., will acquire WPYO(FM) and WSUN(FM)

synopsis: Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS), CXR Radio LLC, as divestiture trustee, and Cox Radio LLC announced that SBS will acquire FM radio broadcast stations WPYO(FM) and WSUN(FM), two stations serving the Orlando and Tampa radio markets.
buyer: Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBSA:$139.96)
Spanish Broadcasting System is a leading Hispanic media company that owns and operates radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Top 40, and Latin Rhythmic format genres. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: WPYO(FM) and WSUN(FM)
WPYO (95.3 FM, Power 95.3) is a radio station licensed to Florida that plays top hits. WSUN (97.1 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station, licensed to Florida, that serves the Tampa Bay Area and plays alternative and rock.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Plan B Media, purchased OOH Media Companies from Aqua Corporation Public Company Limited

synopsis: Plan B Media, a leading out of home media serviced provider with the most diversified portfolio of media in Thailand, has acquired all shares in Aqua Ad Public Company Limited (AA) and Boardway Media Company Limited (BWM) from the Aqua Corporation Public Company Limited.
buyer: Plan B Media (SET:PLANB:$128.29)
Plan B Media is a leading out of home media serviced provider with the most diversified portfolio of media in Thailand as well as ASEAN region who offers outstanding formats and various sizes of media located in strategic places, catching eyes of all target groups anywhere and anytime. "
seller: Aqua Corporation Public Company Limited (:$23.26)
The acquisition includes AQUA’s OOH Media Companies Aqua Ad Public Company Limited (AA) and Boardway Media Company Limited (BWM). Aqua Corporation Public Company Limited provides billboard advertising services in Thailand.
price ($mm)
$86
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/6/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired InStore Audio Network

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc., a leading music, media, and technology company, announced that it has acquired InStore Audio Network, the largest in-store audio advertising network in the United States, reaching 100 million shoppers each week in over 16,000 grocery retailers and pharmacies across the US.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, 4K UHD television channels, and more. "
target: InStore Audio Network
InStore Audio Network is the largest in-store audio advertising provider in the United States and delivers commercial audio messages to shoppers in over 16,000 grocery, drug, and convenience stores.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, will acquire Emitel S.A.

synopsis: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a binding agreement to acquire Emitel S.A. from its shareholder - Alinda Capital Partners. Emitel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland.
buyer: Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited (LSE:CORD:$0.00)
Cordiant Digital is a specialist investment company focused on investing in digital infrastructure assets in Europe and North America. "
target parent: Alinda Capital Partners
target: Emitel S.A.
Emitel is a leading terrestrial TV and radio broadcast infrastructure operator in Poland. Thanks to them, all Polish homes have been able to receive TV signals for over 50 years now — only analog signals at the beginning and digital signals since 2013.
price ($mm)
$477
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Lamar Advertising Co., acquired Colossal Media

synopsis: Lamar Advertising Company has acquired Colossal Media, the largest hand paint mural and outdoor advertising company in the United States. They hand paint award-winning large-scale photorealistic murals, art projects, advertising campaigns and more in New York City and nationwide with an efficiency and precision that is unmatched.
buyer: Lamar Advertising Co. (LAMR:$1,867.91)
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies, with over 352,000 displays in the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit, and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands. "
target: Colossal Media
Colossal Media is the largest hand paint mural and outdoor advertising company in the United States. They hand paint award-winning large-scale photorealistic murals, art projects, advertising campaigns and more in New York City and nationwide with an efficiency and precision that is unmatched.
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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)
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closed 10/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

BMSC Media, acquired WNAV

synopsis: BMSC Media, owned by Chris Roth and Frank Brady, have acquired WNAV, an AM radio station located in Annapolis and owned by “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. The station primarily airs the hourly CBS News Radio and is the flagship station for the US Naval Academy's Lacrosse and Basketball teams.
buyer: BMSC Media
Chris Roth is an employee of DC radio station WTOP. Roth, a radio veteran of 31 years, worked as a WTOP Traffic reporter from 2010 to 2012. He and friend and fellow radio veteran Frank Brady will be the new owners of WNAV. Their company is BMSC Media. "
target: WNAV
WNAV is an AM radio station located in Annapolis, Maryland. While primarily a locally originated station, syndicated programming heard on WNAV includes First Light. The station also airs the hourly CBS News Radio and is the flagship station for the US Naval Academy's Lacrosse and Basketball teams.
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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($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:$1,578.20)
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.
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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:$211.31)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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EV / rev
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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:$1,296.03)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
price ($mm)
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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.
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Magnite
Magnite
Magnite is the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform. Publishers use Magnite's technology to monetize content across all screens and formats—including desktop, mobile, audio and CTV. Magnite combines Rubicon Project’s programmatic expertise with Telaria’s leadership in CTV.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$468.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.99
EBIT ($mm)
($42.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.07
Employees
569
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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: TBLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taboola
Taboola
Taboola powers recommendations for the open web, helping people discover things they may like. The company’s platform, powered by artificial intelligence, is used by digital properties, including websites, devices and mobile apps, to drive monetization and user engagement.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,378.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.28
EBIT ($mm)
($6.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1800
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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
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EBITDA ($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
2022
rev ($mm)
$8,824.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,779.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,196.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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: 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
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,867.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$836.83
EBIT ($mm)
$557.65
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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: 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: NYSE:AUD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audacy, Inc.
Audacy, Inc.
Audacy, Inc. is a publicly traded American multi-platform audio content and entertainment organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1968, it is the second largest radio company in the United States, owning 235 radio stations across 48 media markets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,219.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$138.78
EBIT ($mm)
$95.79
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4234
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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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,001.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$129.51
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$72.32
Employees
2467
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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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