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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blendle, acquired Paper

synopsis: Online magazine PAPER was acquired by Blendle. PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company.
buyer: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Paper
PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company. Among them are daily national newspapers like Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw and Parool, as well as regional dailies such as Brabants Dagblad and Tubantia. For €5.
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closed 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Alpha Media Group, acquired www.thefirstpost.co.uk

synopsis: Dennis Publishing has acquired www.thefirstpost.co.uk to expand its current affairs portfolio. This site will complement Dennis Publishing’s highly successful newsstand and subscription magazine, The Week, which is published both in the UK and the US.
buyer: Alpha Media Group
Dennis Publishing is one of the world's fastest-growing independently owned media companies. The company publishes over 50 magazines, digital magazines, websites and mobile sites in the UK (including The Week , Monkey, Auto Express, PC Pro, Viz and Maxim) and The Week in the US. "
target: www.thefirstpost.co.uk
The First Post is a free and independent daily online news magazine – a place to find out what the news means, a place to read about the issues of the day in short, sharp, informative articles. Most articles are presented on single pages which eliminate the need to scroll.
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closed 4/28/2006 via

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Townhall.com

synopsis: Salem Communications, a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and values, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Washington D.C.-based Townhall.com, a leading online source for conservative news and opinion.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Townhall.com
Townhall has been delivering political news and commentary in various forms since 1991 when it was a private online bulletin board run by National Review magazine. Townhall.com was launched in 1995 on the World Wide Web as the first conservative web community.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Cheddar, acquired Need2Know

synopsis: Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company, announced it has acquired Need2Know, a free daily newsletter with more than 350,000 US subscribers covering business, tech, politics, world events, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart tvs in the U.S., and Facebook. "
target: Need2Know
Need 2 Know is a weekday morning newsletter that brings people quick shots of the day’s top stories in world events, politics, business, tech, sports, entertainment and more.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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closed 4/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

ChitrChatr Communications Inc., acquired WRt News

synopsis: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of WRt News Website. WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
buyer: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (OTCPK:CHIC.F:$0.00)
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks. "
target: WRt News
WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
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announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
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announced 12/17/2015 via Company Press Release

VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Times, LLC, will acquire Washington Guardian LLC

synopsis: The Washington Times has reached an agreement to acquire the Washington Guardian.The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
buyer: The Washington Times, LLC
The Washington Times, LLC publishes a daily newspaper in print and online versions in the United States. Its newspaper provides political, business, national security, entertainment, technology, faith, energy, environmental, and sports news. "
target: Washington Guardian LLC
The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, acquired Business Spectator

synopsis: News Corporation has bought Australian Independent Business Media, publisher of Business Spectator, a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website, and the Eureka Report news websites.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Business Spectator
Business Spectator is a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website based in Australia. Business Spectator is published by Australian Independent Business Media Pty Ltd, which also publishes Eureka Report, a subscription-based online newsletter for thoughtful investors.
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closed 12/22/2010 via Company Press Release

e-Kiosk S.A., acquired eGazety Sp.z.o.o.

synopsis: e-Kiosk SA has acquired eGazety Sp. Ltd., a leader in digital publishing. In January 2005 the company opened Poland's first internet kiosk with e-editions of newspapers and magazines.
buyer: e-Kiosk S.A.
E-Kiosk SA specializes in the creation of electronic text content sales. The flagship product of the distribution system is the e-editions, e-books and audiobooks e-Kiosk.pl. "
target: eGazety Sp.z.o.o.
eGazety Sp. z o.o. engages in producing, selling, and distributing digital newspapers, magazines, and books for individuals and corporate customers in Poland and internationally. The company offers daily papers, as well as weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, and semi-annual magazines.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

synopsis: Dragon Capital, one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, has acquired 100% of the corporate rights to Ukrayinska Pravda and all its assets. Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
buyer: Dragon Capital
Dragon Capital is one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of services in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management. "
target: Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

WHYY, Inc., acquired Billy Penn

synopsis: WHYY, the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, announced it has acquired Billy Penn from its founding owner, Spirited Media. Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that strives to provide a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia.
buyer: WHYY, Inc.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region. It can be accessed on television, radio, in the community and online. WHYY produces over a dozen local programs and offers a robust regional news service. "
target parent: Spirited Media, Inc.
target: Billy Penn
Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that provides a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia. They connect and give voice to Philly’s diverse communities by highlighting wins, pointing out shortcomings, and asking questions about topics that deserve to be addressed.
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announced 3/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Salem Media Group, will acquire PJ Media

synopsis: Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, has entered into an agreement to acquire PJ Media, a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book and newsletter publishing. Salem provides compelling content and relevant information from across the Christian media landscape. "
target: PJ Media
PJ Media focuses on the news that matters, from the insightful commentary provided by columnists to the writers' quick takes on trending news. The company brought bloggers into an integrated website that evolved into a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Rappahannock News, acquired InsideNoVa.com

synopsis: Rappahannock Media LLC, the publisher of the Rappahannock News, has bought InsideNoVa.com from Northern Virginia Media Services. InsideNoVa is Northern Virginia’s leading news web site, with 2 million page views and 500,000 unique visitors a month. The sale also includes the InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford weekly newspapers.
buyer: Rappahannock News
Rappahannock News is a weekly newspaper published by Rappahannock Media in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Rappahannock Media also publishes the Culpeper Times weekly newspaper, as well as the Lifestyle magazines serving Warrenton, Haymarket and Gainesville and the Piedmont Virginian magazine. "
target: InsideNoVa.com
InsideNoVa.com is Northern Virginia's leading news, sports, traffic and weather website. InsideNoVa also publishes two weekly community newspapers, InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford, which together reach more than 40,000 households a week.
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announced 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire NCK Today

synopsis: White Communications, LLC, the company that owns KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire KNCK, Inc. KNCK, Inc. owns three radio stations that broadcast on AM 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 FM and 98.3 FM. KNCK, Inc. also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
buyer: KRSL Russell Radio
KRSL Russell Radio is a radio broadcasting company that broadcasts to the Russel, KS area on 990 AM, 98.1 FM and 95.9 FM. "
target: NCK Today
KNCK, Inc. operates the 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 and 98.3 FM radio stations in Concordia, Kansas. KNCK also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Some Spider Studios

synopsis: Digital-media company Bustle Digital Group has acquired Some Spider Studios, the holding company of parenting content brands Scary Mommy, Fatherly, and The Dad. The Some Spider brands will join BDG’s portfolio of other sites, which include Bustle, The Zoe Report, Nylon, and Elite Daily.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
BDG is a leading global media company. Over 161 million readers turn to its brands — Bustle, Elite Daily, Inverse, Mic, NYLON, W, Romper, Input, and The Zoe Report — to hear from a set of diverse voices around the issues and interests engaging the next generation. "
target: Some Spider Studios
Some Spider Studios is a media and entertainment company building identity brands that lead their space. Some Spider is the holding company behind the largest collection of digital media brands for parents, including Scary Mommy, The Dad, and Fatherly.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Inverse

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women that focuses on everything from pop culture to parenthood, has acquired Inverse, a digital-media player geared toward a young-male audience with content about science, tech and culture.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Focusing on everything from pop culture to parenthood, Bustle Digital Group's content leverages the power of a diverse set of voices from coast to coast. "
target: Inverse
Inverse is a digital-media player geared toward a young-male audience with content about science, tech and culture. They explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch minds. Their goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Mic Network Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired Mic, a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reports on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Mic Network Inc.
Mic is a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Flavorpill Media Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group acquired Flavorpill Media Inc. to build out the company’s experiential programming. Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Flavorpill Media Inc.
Flavorpill Media Inc. is an online publisher and experiential brand that launched in 2000. Flavorpill offers email alerts to fans who can subscribe to learn more about upcoming events. They also operate Flavorwire, an online culture magazine.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

BeLatina merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: BELatina, a leading Latina digital platform and an expanded social footprint for the English-dominant, ambicultural Latina, has merged with BrandStar, a solutions-driven content machine, offering a broad range of services, among them strategic marketing, advertising, digital strategies, sales, and production.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: BeLatina
BELatina features daily ambitious journalism, which they believe is currently lacking in most women-centric publications. They build their content through a solid foundation and cultural lens of todays women. In today's digital landscape they are about the diversity of inspired women first.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

H Code, acquired HipLatina

synopsis: H Code, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the acquisition of HipLatina, a leading digital lifestyle platform for Hispanic women that reaches more than four million consumers per month via email, web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more than 20 websites and mobile apps.
buyer: H Code
H Code is the #1 US Hispanic comScore entity for Authentic Hispanic Reach. The company connects advertisers with the highly sought-after US Hispanic audience through a combination of target-able data-sets (science) and exemplary creative executions (art). "
target: HipLatina
HipLatina is a digital lifestyle publication that creates the conversation through positive & inspiring storytelling with an emphasis on food & drink, style, wellness, and profiles of fascinating people relevant to the US Hispanic community.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

RockYou, acquired Little Things LLC

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company focused on amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition and relaunch of LittleThings, a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target: Little Things LLC
Founded in 2014, LittleThings is a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations. LittleThings garners an unparalleled following of loyal fans, reaching an audience of nearly sixty million comScore unique monthly visitors.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Gary Vaynerchuk, acquired PureWow

synopsis: Gary Vaynerchuk has acquired PureWow, a lifestyle digital media company focused on “upper” millennial and Gen-X women. PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women.
buyer: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. He is the co-founder of VaynerMedia. "
target: PureWow
PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women. The company focuses on editorial categories, including culture, fashion, tech, travel, beauty, home, and health.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Vitamin Daily

synopsis: Glacier Media Group and Daily Dose Media Inc announced that Glacier Media Group has acquired VitaminDaily.com, Canada’s premier online lifestyle magazine for women. VitaminDaily.com has grown to six editions (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal delivering over half a million newsletters a week to upwardly-mobile Canadian women.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier Media Inc. is an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. "
target: Vitamin Daily
VitaminDaily.com is an online lifestyle magazine with a group of six free, savvy, online e-newsletters in major Canadian cities that target educated, affluent women who are starved for time and hungry for information.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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announced 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Star Media Group, will acquire The Kit

synopsis: Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, announced their intention to acquire The Kit, a Canadian digital magazine and mobile app produced by Texterity, a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions. The Kit is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: Star Media Group
Star Media Group includes Torstar’s flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, thestar.com, Shop TV, Eye Weekly, Sway Magazine, Real Estate News, The Canadian Immigrant magazine, Desi Life, toronto.com and Torstar Syndication Services. "
target parent: Texterity Inc.
target: The Kit
THE KIT digital magazine is Canada's Beauty Authority, an informative and progressive source for beauty, health and wellness. It is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
price ($mm)
$563
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
33.2x
announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

The Knot Worldwide, acquired You & Your Wedding

synopsis: The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, has acquired Hitched, a leading digital wedding planning brand in the UK. As part of the acquisition, The Knot Worldwide has also acquired the digital assets of You & Your Wedding, a UK-based wedding inspiration brand with 35 years of heritage.
buyer: The Knot Worldwide
The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company. The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries, and more through its various brands. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: You & Your Wedding
UK-based You & Your Wedding is the go-to website for stylish and creative wedding planning ideas, empowering couples to plan their day. Hitched is a UK wedding planning brand providing inspiration, advice, planning tools and a wedding vendor marketplace with thousands of wedding professionals.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Reuters

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Rocket Venture Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co Ltd will fully buy Rocket Venture Inc., which is engaged in operation of media services for woman, from Enigmo Inc. Rocket Venture operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace operates affiliate advertising service "ACCESSTRADE" in Japan. Interspace is an advertising company focuses on CPA (Cost per Action) and CPC (Cost per Click). "
target parent: Enigmo
target: Rocket Venture Inc.
Rocket Venture Inc., based in Japan, is engaged in operation of media services for women. It operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2015 via New York Times

Net-A-Porter Ltd. will be merged with Yoox SpA,

synopsis: The Yoox Group said that it has agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
buyer: Yoox SpA (YOOX:$563.29)
YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion & design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com. "
target parent: Richemont
target: Net-A-Porter Ltd.
Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. It also publishes Porter, a magazine that lets readers buy featured items.
price ($mm)
$775
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

NYLON Magazine merged with FashionIndie,

synopsis: NYLON Magazine, a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets, has been sold. A new management team backed by investor Marc Luzzatto and his Diversis Capital team are merging NYLON with FashionIndie.com., the leading fashion, beauty, and lifestyle influencer network.
buyer parent: Diversis Capital
buyer: FashionIndie
FashionIndie, is the premiere fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle influencer network that has a reach of 8 million monthly readers across a collective of over 200 influencers and develops and supports the success of award-winning campaigns by managing content strategy and social media growth. "
target: NYLON Magazine
NYLON is a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets. NYLON Magazine for young women, and NYLON Guys Magazines and web sites are published in the US and Asia. NYLON is programmed for real world fashion, for young millennial, focused on the twenty something audience.
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closed 6/19/2006 via PR Newswire

BabyUniverse, Inc., acquired ePregnancy.com

synopsis: BabyUniverse, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets related specifically to the business of ePregnancy Magazine and ePregnancy.com. This acquisition includes the URL http://www.ePregnancy.com , the ePregnancy trademark, a related online community website, message boards, and an expansive archive of content.
buyer parent: Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC
buyer: BabyUniverse, Inc.
BabyUniverse Inc., the leading Internet destination for new and expectant parents, is dedicated to providing new and expectant parents and their friends and family with a one-stop "shop" for all of the products that you want from maternity through the baby and toddler year up to youth. "
target: ePregnancy.com
ePregnancy was founded in 2002 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading resources for the expectant woman, offering valuable expert information and a vibrant online community.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Prisma Media, acquired Beauté Addict

synopsis: Prisma Media, the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet, has acquired Beaute-Addict.com, an online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet. With a portfolio of 27 titles and more than twenty websites, the group is present in the main segments of the consumer magazine. "
target: Beauté Addict
Beauté Addict owns and operates online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. The company is based in Gennevilliers, France.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Shkulev Media OOO, acquired Woman.ru

synopsis: Co-owner of the publishing house Hearst Shkulev Media Victor Shkulev bought one of the most popular women's websites in Russian - Woman.ru. Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru reaches a monthly audience of 6 million people.
buyer: Hearst Shkulev Media OOO
Hearst Shkulev Media one of the leading Russian media holdings that publish such famous brands as ELLE, Elle Girl, Elle Decor, MAXIM, Marie Claire, «Happy Parents» / Parents, Psychologies, DEPARTURES, Antenna-Telesem, StarHit, Va-Bank in Russia and Ukraine. "
target: Woman.ru
Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru was founded in 1998 as a specialized forum for women.
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