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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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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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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.
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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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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,063.43)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (PRT.ASX:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Red Apple Group, acquired 77 WABC Radio

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

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Castanet.net

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

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

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

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

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

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

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

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

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States, announced a definitive agreement to acquire NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$855.79)
The acquisition includes NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc. Cumulus Media is a leader in the radio broadcasting industry.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

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

The Irish Times, acquired Landmark Media Investments Ltd

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

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

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has reached an agreement to sell its group of five radio stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Griffin Communications. Oklahoma-based Griffin is purchasing KFAQ (1170 AM), KHTT (106.9 FM), KVOO (98.5 FM), KXBL (99.5 FM) and KBEZ (92.9 FM).
buyer: Griffin Communications, Inc.
Griffin Communications is a multi-media company that reaches majority of Oklahoma households with our television stations, statewide radio network, internet sites, digital outdoor network and mobile information distribution channels. They seek strategic investments to strengthen their holdings. "
seller: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
KFAQ, KHTT, KVOO, KXBL, and KBEZ are Tulsa, Oklahoma based radio stations. These radio channels play classic hits, country music, pop music, and local and national news. These stations were owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Fresh Media Bulgaria, purchased Bulgarian Radio Stations from Communicorp Media

synopsis: Fresh Media Bulgaria, the largest radio group in Bulgaria, has acquired Communicorp Media's Bulgarian Radio Stations. Communicorp Media had seven radio stations in Bulgaria: BG Radio, Radio 1, Radio 1 Rock, Radio Nova, Radio Energy, Radio Veronica, and Radio City.
buyer: Fresh Media Bulgaria
Fresh Media Bulgaria is the largest radio group in Bulgaria, operating some of the best known radio brands throughout the country. Some radio channels include: BG Radio, Radio 1, and NRJ. They have radio channels on music, entertainment, and news. "
seller: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
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closed 11/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

synopsis: The Montana Radio Company will acquire five Helena, MT radio stations from Cherry Creek Media. The five stations include classic rock “Z-101” KZMT, country “99.5 The Bull” KBLL-FM, hot AC “B-104” KBMI-FM, adult hits “98.5 Dave FM” KHGC, and “News Radio 950” KCAP. Cherry Creek Media is a small market radio, events and digital marketing company.
buyer: The Montana Radio Company, LLC
Founded in 2009, the Montana Radio Company is a radio broadcasting company that owns radio stations in Helena and Great Falls, Montana. "
seller: Cherry Creek Media
The five Helena radio stations include classic rock “Z-101” KZMT, country “99.5 The Bull” KBLL-FM, hot AC “B-104” KBMI-FM, adult hits “98.5 Dave FM” KHGC, and “News Radio 950” KCAP. Cherry Creek Media is a small market radio, events and digital marketing company that owns 53 radio stations.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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announced 2/25/2021 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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closed 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mercury Capital Pty Ltd, purchased Australia and New Zealand operations from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Germany's Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG has sold its Australian operations to Australian private equity company Mercury Capital Pty. Ltd, based in Sydney. The deal includes Bauer's Australian publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia as well as the company's New Zealand brands.
buyer: Mercury Capital Pty Ltd
Mercury Capital is an Australian private equity firm. Mercury seeks to invest alongside management, founders, and other shareholders in businesses that demonstrate leadership in their industry, clear growth strategies, and compelling growth opportunities. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group's Australian and New Zealand business includes publications such as Australian Women's Weekly and ELLE Australia and the company's New Zealand brands.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, purchased Romanian Publishing Business from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a German multimedia conglomerate, has sold its Romanian publishing business to Ringier, a media group based in Switzerland. The portfolio sold by Bauer includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The acquisition includes the Romanian publishing business of Bauer Media Group to Ringier. This includes Romanian TV program guides such as TV Mania and TV Satelit. Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired First Radio Sales

synopsis: Bauer Media, a multimedia conglomerate, has announced that it has taken complete ownership of radio advertising agency First Radio Sales, a company that sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: First Radio Sales
First Radio Sales sells national advertising for various independently owned commercial radio stations. First Radio represents 118 local radio stations across the UK, offering cross platform solutions including airtime, sponsorship, promotions, branded content, events and digital.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Mediaweek

Bauer Media Group, acquired The High Tea Party

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired The High Tea Party, a series of women-centric events across Australia. Guests in attendance experience a combination of speakers, fashion and beauty presentations, product sampling, market stalls from large and small vendors and of course, the high tea.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: The High Tea Party
The High Tea Party is a series of women-centric events across Australia. Guests in attendance experience a combination of speakers, fashion and beauty presentations, product sampling, market stalls from large and small vendors and of course, the high tea.
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announced 10/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Pacific Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Seven West Media has sold New Idea publisher Pacific Magazines to Woman's Day home Bauer Media as the television broadcaster looks to focus on a digital strategy. Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Pacific Magazines Pty Limited
Pacific Magazines is one of Australia’s most innovative audience companies. Portfolio highlights include Australia’s most powerful multimedia brand, Better Homes & Gardens, and three of the top five biggest magazine brands in the Australia (Better Homes & Gardens, New Idea & that’s life!).
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, acquired Camilyo

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a media company that publishes magazines, makes radio programs and designs digital formats, has acquired Camilyo, a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Camilyo
Camilyo is a white-labeled, online presence and marketing solutions for small businesses. Camilyo enables local marketing providers to dramatically reduce operating and licensing costs, increase sales with attractive packaged offers and boost end-customer loyalty.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, acquired Soul Zen

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations, has acquired Soul Zen, an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Soul Zen
Based in Germany, Soul Zen is an online seller of jewelry, incense sticks, yoga, meditation mats, and more. They are a shop for mindfulness and modern spirituality.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Autotrader NZ, acquired Autotrader NZ

synopsis: Bauer Media have agreed to sell Autotrader.co.nz to former managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. The management buyout of Autotrader.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest automotive-only classifieds website, means Logue and East’s new company Autotrader Media Group assumes full control of the Autotrader website and magazine.
buyer: Autotrader NZ
The management buyout is being led by former Autotrader.co.nz managers, Ross Logue and Richard East. Their new company, Autotrader Media Group, will assume full control of the Autotrader website and magazine. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Autotrader NZ
The Autotrader brand is New Zealand’s most-trusted name for buying and selling cars. It started as the Autotrader Buyers’ Guide magazine in 1981, and later added the Autotrader.co.nz website to its portfolio, where it further cemented its leading reputation with consumers and the car industry.
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closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire UKRD Group Ltd

synopsis: Bauer Media, a European-based media company, is to acquire the UKRD Group, a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: UKRD Group Ltd
UKRD Group is a multi media company operating throughout the United Kingdom. UKRD owns and operates 10 local commercial radio stations with several further services delivered via DAB. UKRD Group reaches 722,000 people who listen for more than 5,645,000 hours each week.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

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

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Lincs FM Group

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire the Lincs FM Group, a group that owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. The Lincs FM Group provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target: Lincs FM Group
The Lincs FM Group owns and operates 9 radio stations across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Rutland. Each station provides their listeners with a mix of current chart hits and the best tracks from the 60s to the 90s. The stations also provide the local news, national headlines, and weather.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Channel 4, acquired The Box Plus Network Ltd.

synopsis: Channel 4, a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, has acquired full ownership of The Box Plus Network from Bauer Media Group, a global media company. The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels.
buyer: Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned and commercially-funded UK public service broadcaster, with a statutory remit to deliver high-quality, innovative, alternative content that challenges the status quo. Their portfolio of channels include Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, 4Music, All 4, and HD+1. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: The Box Plus Network Ltd.
The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network. The Box Plus Network broadcasts seven UK music and entertainment channels, including Kerrang, Magic, Kiss, Box Hits, Box Upfront, The Box and 4Music.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., purchased Celebrity and Teen Titles from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. announced that it has acquired 13 celebrity and teen titles from Bauer Media USA—including In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
The celebrity and teen titles include magazines such as In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, J-14, and Teen Boss. In Touch is America’s weekly excursion into the world of celebrity. Teen Boss is a magazine for young girls with tips on how to make money. J-14 covers celebrity news for teens.
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, purchased Three Homes Titles from News Corp Australia

synopsis: Bauer Media has acquired magazines Inside Out and Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au from News Corp. Inside Out, Country Style and HomeLife.com are home & garden magazines dedicated to Australian living.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: News Corp Australia
The home magazine titles are Inside Out, Country Style and Homes website HomeLife.com.au. Inside Out delivers inspiring homes with heart, clever design solutions and practical decorating ideas. Country Style celebrates the diversity of modern Australian living. Homelife is a home & garden website.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Northern Pictures, acquired Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Bauer Media announced the sale of Australian Geographic and associated assets to Northern Pictures. Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
buyer: Northern Pictures
Northern Pictures is a factual production company known for innovation, priding itself on documentary series underpinned by journalistic values, unique access and cinematic sensibilities. The company has produced some of Australia's most awarded and recognized documentary content. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd.
Australian Geographic has been the nation’s foremost geographical destination magazine for over 30 years. It captures the essence and spirit of Australia through its meticulously crafted and beautifully presented stories and photography.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zmarta Group, acquired Elskling AB

synopsis: Zmarta Group, a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, has acquired Elskling, Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Zmarta Group
Zmarta Group is a financial technology company in Sweden that offers a range of services for personal finance, with a focus on personal loan brokerage. Its vision is to help all consumers improve their personal finances and to offer a first class consumer-friendly experience both online and offline."
target: Elskling AB
Founded in 2007, Elskling is Sweden's leading online comparison platform for electricity. Elskling allows users to easily compare electricity prices to minimize their electricity costs. The platform has helped over 700,000 Swedish households to compare and switch between electricity agreements.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Celador Radio

synopsis: Bauer Media Group, a global media company, will acquire Celador Radio from Celador Entertainment, a leading independent entertainment company. Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes magazines, makes radio programmes and designs digital formats in 20 countries on four continents. Bauer Media Group's portfolio consists of over 600 magazines worldwide, more than 400 digital media outlets, and over 100 radio and TV stations. "
target parent: Celador Entertainment Group
target: Celador Radio
Celador Radio owns and operates 25 local and regional radio stations across the South of England. Their stations include The Breeze, Sam FM, Dream 100 FM, Town 102, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio, and more. The company broadcasts across East Anglia, Thames Valley, Solent and the South West.
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closed 9/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

Curtis Media Group, acquired Country Superstars 102.3

synopsis: Curtis Media Group, the largest broadcasting company in North Carolina, has acquired Country Superstars 102.3 from Triangle Marketing Associates, a company that owns and operates radio stations. Country Superstars 102.3 is a country music radio station in North Carolina that a broadcasts a variety of country music to the Johnston and Wake counties.
buyer: Curtis Media Group
Founded in 1968, Curtis Media Group (CMG) began its adventure in broadcasting in Cherryville, NC with WCSL-AM. Over the years CMG has grown and developed into the largest single-shareholder radio broadcasting company in the country. CMG is home to 57 AM and FM radio signals across the state. "
target parent: Triangle Marketing Associates
target: Country Superstars 102.3
Country Superstars 102.3 is a country music radio station in North Carolina. Country Superstars 102.3 plays mostly the great hits from the past, with a few current hits every now and then. They broadcast a variety of country music to the Johnston and Wake counties.
price ($mm)
$2.08
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closed 8/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Imagicomm Communications, purchased TV Stations in 12 Markets from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Media Group (CMG) and INSP, LLC, announced that they have closed the transaction regarding CMG’s sale of TV stations in 12 markets to Imagicomm Communications, an affiliate of INSP.
buyer parent: INSP, LLC
buyer: Imagicomm Communications
Imagicomm Communications is an affiliate of INSP, LLC responsible for the ownership and management of broadcast-related functions for the organization, including content distribution in the broadcast environment, station ownership, oversight and development. "
seller parent: Apollo Global Management
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes TV stations in 12 markets from Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 5/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Damage Media Group OÜ, acquired Esports Headlines

synopsis: Damage Media Group (DMG) announced the acquisition of Esports Headlines (EsportsHeadlines.com), a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Esports Headlines focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
buyer: Damage Media Group OÜ
An independent digital publishing group based in Tallinn, Estonia, Damage Media Group (DMG) specializes in creating content-driven experiences for technology and gaming enthusiasts. Since 2020, DMG has been acquiring websites that operate within their markets of interest. "
target: Esports Headlines
Esports Headlines is a digital magazine known for its coverage of competitive gaming topics through news articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews. Initially launched in August 2016, the site focuses on popular titles, including CS: GO, Fortnite, LoL, Overwatch, Apex Legends, DotA 2 and others.
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closed 5/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Trib Total Media, acquired Shady Ave

synopsis: Trib Total Media, a multi-platform news organization, has acquired Shady Ave, a quarterly lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania. Shady Ave highlights the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh's East End, Fox Chapel, and Oakmont. Their magazine features articles about interesting individuals, beautiful homes, and new shops and restaurants.
buyer: Trib Total Media
Trib Total Media delivers news, information and advertising to portions of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Butler counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. They offer a multimedia suite of products and services including daily and weekly newspapers and weekly shoppers along with websites. "
target: Shady Ave
Shady Ave is a quarterly lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania. Shady Ave highlights the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh's East End, Fox Chapel, and Oakmont. Their magazine features articles about interesting individuals, beautiful homes, and new shops and restaurants.
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announced 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Nuttaphong Sitaworarat and Boonuea Jitthanom, will acquire Nation Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: Mr. Boonuea Jitthanom and Mr. Nuttaphong Sitaworarat, Thai investors with shares in various major companies, will acquire a 61% stake in Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) from Nation Group, one of Thailand's largest media companies. NBC is a media company in Thailand that operates a 24-hour news channel dedicated to providing up-to-date news.
buyer: Nuttaphong Sitaworarat and Boonuea Jitthanom
Mr. Boonuea Jitthanom and Mr. Nuttaphong Sitaworarat are shareholders in various major companies, including One To One Contacts Plc., Trinity Public Company Limited and Wow Factor Plc. "
target parent: Nation Group
target: Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC.BK:$394.87)
Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is media company in Thailand focused on producing news programs. NBC's Nation TV 22 is a 24-hour news channel that is dedicated to providing up-to-date news with in-depth and unbiased coverage.
price ($mm)[EV]
$27 [$31]*
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
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
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closed 3/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, acquired WhatCulture

synopsis: Future Plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired WhatCulture, an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: WhatCulture
Founded in 2006, WhatCulture is an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
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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 3/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Newsquest Media Group Limited, acquired Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Newsquest Media Group has completed the acquisition of Archant Community Media Ltd, it has been announced. Archant, the Norwich-based publisher, holds a portfolio of leading local newsbrands principally in East Anglia, including the likes of the East Anglia Daily Times, Norwich Evening News, and Ipswich Star. 
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and have a portfolio of more than 120 news brands and 29 magazines online and in print. They have an online audience of almost 39 million users a month and 5.1 million readers a week in print. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Archant Ltd.
UK-based Archant is a privately owned media company founded in Norwich 170 years ago. They operate over 140 local, regional and national brands together with fully integrated marketing services for over 37,000 commercial customers.
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announced 2/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Standard General L.P., will acquire WFXT Boston

synopsis: Standard General, a company that manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals, is to acquire Cox Media Group's WFXT/Boston, a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts.
buyer: Standard General L.P.
Standard General was founded in 2007 and manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: WFXT Boston
WFXT, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 34), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
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announced 2/23/2022 via PR Newswire

Cox Media Group, Inc., will acquire Community News Media LLC

synopsis: Cox Media Group is to acquire the station group currently owned by Standard General's affiliate, Community News Media LLC. Community News Media LLC is comprised of the television stations KBSI (Fox) – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, KLKN (ABC) – Lincoln, Nebraska, WDKA (MyNet) – Paducah, Kentucky, and WLNE-TV(ABC) – New Bedford, Massachusetts.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. "
target parent: Standard General L.P.
target: Community News Media LLC
Community News Media LLC is comprised of the television stations KBSI (Fox) – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, KLKN (ABC) – Lincoln, Nebraska, WDKA (MyNet) – Paducah, Kentucky, and WLNE-TV(ABC) – New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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announced 2/22/2022 via Company Press Release

Standard General L.P., will acquire TEGNA Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA Inc., a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, is to be acquired by Standard General L.P., which manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals.
buyer: Standard General L.P.
Standard General was founded in 2007 and manages capital for public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. "
target: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,991.09)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 64 television stations and two radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,214 [$8,490]*
rev ($mm)
$2,991
EBITDA ($mm)
$969
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.0x
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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closed 6/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media Enterprises, acquired RTL Croatia

synopsis: RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based international media conglomerate leader across broadcast, content and digital, has announced the sale of RTL Croatia to Central European Media Enterprises (CME), a media and entertainment company active across Central and Eastern European markets.
buyer parent: PPF Group N.V.
buyer: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. is a media and entertainment company that operates television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: RTL Croatia
RTL Croatia’s three free-TV channels – RTL Televizija (family, general interest), RTL 2 (classic movies, series and sports) and RTL Kockica (children) – form the leading family of TV channels in Croatia.
price ($mm)
$53
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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 4/4/2022 via BusinessWire

The Arena Group, acquired AMG/Parade

synopsis: The Arena Group announced it has acquired AMG/Parade, a premium multimedia content company with lifestyle, celebrity, food, health & wellness, sports, and outdoor verticals. Its brands include Parade Media, which reaches more than 54 million domestic consumers each month in digital and print.
buyer: The Arena Group (OTCPK:MVEN:$189.14)
The Arena Group combines powerful brands and delivers compelling experiences. Their team of award winning journalists, storytellers, content creators and entrepreneurial producers deliver exciting and dynamic destinations in sports, finance, lifestyle and more. "
target: AMG/Parade
AMG/Parade develops and distributes premium content on digital, video and print platforms in the lifestyle, celebrity, food & wellness, sports and outdoor verticals. Its brands include AMG/Parade Sports, AMG/Parade Outdoors, Parade, Relish and Spry Living.
price ($mm)[EV]
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announced 1/7/2022 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, will acquire The Athletic

synopsis: The New York Times Company, a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information, has reached an agreement to buy The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$550
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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
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closed 12/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gaia Inc., acquired Yoga International

synopsis: Gaia, Inc., a subscription video-streaming service dedicated to conscious media and serving a global conscious community, has acquired Yoga International, a digital-only platform and community dedicated to yoga.
buyer: Gaia Inc. (GAIA:$77.37)
Gaia is a member-supported global video streaming service and community that produces and curates conscious media through four primary channels—Seeking Truth, Transformation, Alternative Healing and Yoga—in four languages (English, Spanish, French and German) to its members in 185 countries. "
target parent: The Himalayan Institute
target: Yoga International
Yoga International is considered the authentic voice of yoga in the West. Originally started as a print magazine thirty years ago by the Himalayan Institute, Yoga International has since transformed into a digital-only platform and community with paid subscribers around the world.
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$417.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$101.39
EBIT ($mm)
$82.30
Net Income ($mm)
$16.74
Employees
2340
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Ticker: SBSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$139.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.88
EBIT ($mm)
$35.74
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
376
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Ticker: ROIAK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Urban One, Inc.
Urban One, Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$387.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.93
EBIT ($mm)
$96.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1220
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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: SBGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 79 markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,943.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,075.67
EBIT ($mm)
$1,377.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11800
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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Ticker: MTG B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern Times Group MTG AB
Modern Times Group MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,896.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NXST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$4,858.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,038.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,450.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:PSM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, they are number 1 in Germany both in the TV-advertising market and in the audience market.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,569.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$953.74
EBIT ($mm)
$717.84
Net Income ($mm)
$456.53
Employees
7923
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$478.88
EBIT ($mm)
$290.22
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16300
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
Employees
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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: TGNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc.
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,991.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$929.99
EBIT ($mm)
$802.22
Net Income ($mm)
$476.95
Employees
6430
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,501.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$493.48
EBIT ($mm)
$336.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting a total of 150 programming streams.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,391.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$909.00
EBIT ($mm)
$704.00
Net Income ($mm)
$396.00
Employees
7140
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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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