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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Innovation Women LLC, acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur

synopsis: Innovation Women (IW), the leading visibility bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and professional women, has acquired Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur, a woman-owned online publisher of global news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship.
buyer: Innovation Women LLC
Innovation Women is a self-service online platform that connects entrepreneurial, technical, and professional women with event managers to provide gender balance onstage at conferences and events. It provides members with a complete speaker platform, including access to calls for speakers. "
target: Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur
Lioness for the Female Entrepreneur is an American, women-owned online publisher of news, trends and insights on female entrepreneurship around the globe. Get breaking news and insights on women-founded startups and the latest trends and how-tos to take your startup to the next level.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startup Weekend, acquired StartupDigest

synopsis: StarupDigest, a curated email newsletter of local events and activities, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Startup Weekend.
buyer: Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. "
target: StartupDigest
StartupDigest operates a members-only guide platform for the startup world. Its members receive a curated email of startup events, job opportunities, and educational content. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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announced 2/3/2021 via PR Newswire

HubSpot, Inc., will acquire The Hustle

synopsis: HubSpot, the customer relationship management (CRM) platform for scaling companies, will acquire The Hustle, a media company that produces a newsletter, podcast, and premium research content. The Hustle distills complex business stories into entertaining news items.
buyer: HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS:$817.15)
HubSpot is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. The platform includes marketing, sales, service, and website management products that start free and scale to meet customers' needs at any stage of growth. "
target: The Hustle
The Hustle is a media company that produces a newsletter, podcast, and premium research content. The Hustle's daily email was started in 2016 and keeps its more than 1.5 million readers informed with topical stories and perspectives, distilling complex business stories into entertaining news items.
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closed 4/26/2016 via Company Press Release

VNR Verlag, acquired Agora Business Publications LLP.

synopsis: VNR Verlag, a company that publishes and distributes loose-leaf periodicals, special information services, and electronic products on specialized topics, has acquired the remaining 50% of Agora Business Publications, a provider of workplace independent advice and information.
buyer: VNR Verlag
VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG publishes and distributes loose-leaf periodicals, special information services, and electronic products on specialized topics, such as communication, personnel management, investment law, social welfare issues, self-management, and marketing. "
target parent: Agora Publishing, Inc.
target: Agora Business Publications LLP.
Agora Business Publications LLP is a provider of workplace independent advice and information. They provide advice to business professionals on health and safety, employment law as well as sector specific guidance, such as social care.
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closed 5/27/2015 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, acquired Ethical Performance

synopsis: 3BL Media, LLC announced the acquisition of Dunstans Publishing Limited, a UK-based leading sustainability reporting service and publishers of the Ethical Performance newsletter and website. Ethical Performance provides information on CSR and SRI for companies, investors, professional service organizations and institutions worldwide.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media is a corporate communications platform exclusively for the distribution of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news and content. The company works with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional and new media channels. "
target: Ethical Performance
Ethical Performance was formed to provide news and analysis on issues and trends in corporate social responsibility. Ethical Performance now provides information on CSR and SRI for companies, investors, professional service organizations and institutions worldwide.
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closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

MediaMiser Ltd., acquired Bulldog Reporter, LLC

synopsis: MediaMiser has acquired Bulldog Reporter intellectual property and related assets. Bulldog Reporter provides PR industry newsletters, a journalist database, media intelligence and professional development programs. The assets acquired also include Daily Dog, the Bulldog Awards, Inside Health Media, Media Pro, and certain books and publications.
buyer parent: Innodata Inc.
buyer: MediaMiser Ltd.
MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and professional services for organizations of all sizes. MediaMiser reduces the time and effort it takes to gather, analyze and distribute valuable business intelligence extracted from traditional and social media sources. "
target: Bulldog Reporter, LLC
Bulldog Reporter provides PR industry newsletters, a journalist database, media intelligence and professional development programs. They consist of Daily Dog, the Bulldog Awards, Inside Health Media, Media Pro, and certain leading industry books and publications.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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announced 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Falfurrias Capital, will acquire Industry Dive, LLC

synopsis: Industry Dive and Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners announced a partnership in which Falfurrias will acquire a majority equity interest in Industry Dive. Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Industry Dive, LLC
Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites. Industry Dive serves 7 million decision-makers through 22 daily online publications covering news and providing insights.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

TheBusinessDesk.com, acquired TheBusinessDesk.com

synopsis: The management team of TheBusinessDesk.com, a regional business news provider, have completed a buy-out of the company. The group’s editor Alex Turner and commercial director Lee-J Walker have taken a majority stake in the company. TheBusinessDesk.com provides regional business news across North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands.
buyer: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com is the fastest growing business media in the UK. They provide regional business news across four regions - North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands. They offer exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community. "
target: TheBusinessDesk.com
TheBusinessDesk.com is the fastest growing business media in the UK. They provide regional business news across four regions - North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands. They offer exclusives, authoritative articles and interviews with key figures in the business community.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Business Press, acquired Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

synopsis: Bonnier Business Press AB announced it has acquired majority shares in news site Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten. Founded in 2012, the site is a fast-growing new player in the German business news market and already has some 2 million unique visitors per month.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Business Press
Bonnier Business Press has business-to-business operations in 10 countries with a focus on business news media and niche products for business professionals. They publishe daily and weekly business papers, weekly/bi-weekly Medical Newspapers, magazines and handbooks (digital and print). "
target parent: BF Blogform Social Media GmbH
target: Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, founded in 2012, has been Germany’s fastest growing online media business news with the biggest reach in social media.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bev-Al Communications, Inc., purchased six magazines, one newsletter, an annual conference and other media assets from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Bev-Al Communications Inc. acquired six magazines, one newsletter, an annual conference, two portal web sites, a custom publishing division, and two directories from Adams Business Media. To recognize the new thrust of its operations, the company has also changed its name to m2media360.
buyer: Bev-Al Communications, Inc.
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 10/13/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industries, today announced that it has acquired Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 4/23/2012 via Company Press Release

Kerry and Joy Murdock, acquired Web Marketing Today

synopsis: Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, creator and long-time editor of industry-leading e-zine Web Marketing Today, announced the sale of this historic digital marketing website and newsletter, to e-commerce publishers Kerry and Joy Murdock of Practical eCommerce.
buyer: Kerry and Joy Murdock
Kerry and Joy Murdock are publishers of Practical eCommerce. They launched Practical eCommerce in July 2005 to help smaller online retailers. It has since grown to include a dedicated staff of editors, contributors, and advertising consultants. "
target: Web Marketing Today
Dr. Ralph Wilson formed Wilson Internet Services at the very beginning of the commercial Internet in 1995 to help business people learn how to market their products and services more effectively by means of a website. The company publishes a free weekly newsletter, Web Marketing Today.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brandify, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions, announced that it has acquired Street Fight, the premier integrated media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology.
buyer: Brandify
Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify captures data as well as provides strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence. "
target: Street Fight
Street Fight is the leading source of information on sustainable business models in hyperlocal content, commerce, marketing, and technology. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startinvest, acquired CB News

synopsis: Startinvest, an investment company controlled by Olivier Chapuis and Jean-Jacques Raynaut, has acquired CB News, the French news portal for communication, marketing and media.
buyer: Startinvest
Startinvest, an investment company based in France, controlled by two former employees of the Lagardère Group. "
target: CB News
CB News is the weekly magazine for essential communication and media companies. CB Newsletter is a French news portal for communication, marketing and media companies.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
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$45
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$35
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closed 8/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, purchased Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands from Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future plc has acquired a portfolio of leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Pro Technology specialist brands from Dennis Publishing. The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: Exponent Private Equity
seller: Dennis Publishing Limited
The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach. Dennis Publishing Ltd. is a British independent publisher, founded in 1973 by Felix Dennis.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$145
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
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15.0x
closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased Marie Claire U.S. from Groupe Marie Claire

synopsis: Marie Claire U.S., a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, has been sold to U.K.-based media company Future. Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine that focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Groupe Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine first published in France in 1937, followed by the United Kingdom in 1941. Since then various editions are published in many countries and languages. The feature editions focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mozo

synopsis: Future, a global multi-platform media company, has acquired Mozo, a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare loans, credit cards, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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: Mozo
Mozo is a personal finance comparison website in Australia. Mozo provides comparison tools that help people to find better banking, insurance and energy deals in minutes. The platform allows users to compare home loans, credit cards, personal loans, bank accounts, insurance, utilities and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Centerfield Media, acquired Business.com Media

synopsis: Centerfield, a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company, announced the acquisitions of Business.com. Business.com helps millions of professionals acquire the knowledge they need to run their business and advance their career.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Centerfield Media
Centerfield is a technology-driven marketing and customer acquisition company driving millions for sales for telecommunications brands. Centerfield's marketing and sales technology platform, Dugout, engages with in-market consumers to help them purchase internet, TV, wireless, and landline. "
target parent: Future plc
target: Business.com Media
Business.com helps millions of professionals acquire the knowledge they need to run their business and advance their career. Thousands of advertisers turn to Business.com and its companion sites Business News Daily and BuyerZone, to connect with in-market shoppers of business services.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Cinema Blend

synopsis: Future PLC has acquired US-based digital, social media, TV and cinema website CinemaBlend. The website, Cinemablend.com, notched up 19.4m monthly unique visitors over the first six months of 2020. CinemaBlend will be able to use Future’s proprietary technology platform, including its price comparison system Hawk, it added.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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: Cinema Blend
CinemaBlend is one of the web’s most popular entertainment sites. It’s a constantly updated hub for fans to explore and discuss movies, TV shows and the best streaming has to offer. They cover whatever fans are into in a voice they recognize because CinemaBlend is comprised of fans.
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired TI Media Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, announced the completion of the acquisition of TI Media, which was announced on 30 October 2019. TI Media is a UK-based, print-led consumer magazine and digital publisher with deep industry heritage and a portfolio that incorporates 38 brands.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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 parent: Epiris LLP
target: TI Media Limited
TI Media is at the forefront of creating quality content and brands that entertain and fuel the passions of millions of consumers every day. As well as being compelling storytellers, they inspire people and are a trusted voice for their interests.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will acquire SmartBrief, Inc

synopsis: Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher, is to acquire SmartBrief, the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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: SmartBrief, Inc
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry.
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closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Mobile Nations

synopsis: Publishing firm Future PLC has acquired US digital publisher MoNa Mobile Nations LLC. Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: Mobile Nations
Since 2011, Mobile Nations has built the largest, most-passionate, and most-respected publications and communities online focused on mobile technology. They empower consumers to make smarter purchase decisions and get the most out of their tech-enabled lives.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$16
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$8
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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 parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
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announced 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, will purchase Consumer Division from Purch

synopsis: Global specialist media platform, Future plc announced the proposed acquisition of the consumer division and all associated brands and services of Purch, the next generation digital publishing and marketplace platform, operating in the consumer technology and science verticals.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
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. "
seller: Purch
Purch is a digital publishing and marketplace platform positioned at the intersection of content, commerce and customer. By combining in-depth product reviews, comparisons and services with industry-leading publisher technology, Purch creates a seamless connection between buyers and sellers.
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$133
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$64
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$10
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Future plc, acquired NewBay Media LLC

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired NewBay Media LLC. NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 62m online users and 63m social media reach. "
target: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay is an information and events business. It has a substantial B2B portfolio operating in verticals including Electronics and Education, and TV and Audio, where it publishes Broadcasting & Cable, the leading voice of authority in the television industry.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 1/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased 5 brands from TeamRock Ltd.

synopsis: British media company Future Publishing has acquired Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the online channel Blues and the events arm Golden Gods from Team Rock, the destination for news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
seller: TeamRock Ltd.
TeamRock is the ultimate rock website. Breaking news, in-depth reviews, exclusive interviews, radio, videos and more from the world of hard rock, alt.rock, metal and punk.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd

synopsis: Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd, a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Next Commerce operates the getprice.com.au and pricepanda.com comparison shopping websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events. "
target: Next Commerce Pty Ltd
Next Commerce operates Asia-Pacific's leading product comparison shopping network which includes Getprice.com.au in Australia and Pricepanda in 9 countries across SE Asia and other emerging markets. Next Commerce was founded in October 2012 following the management buyout of Getprice from News Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Future plc, will acquire Imagine Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing Limited, one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Imagine Publishing Limited
Imagine publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer technology publishers, with 20 magazines, 200 bookazines, 30 apps and 30 websites published worldwide within four key market sectors - knowledge/science, technology, photography and videogames.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Future plc, acquired Net Communities, Ltd.

synopsis: Future announced the acquisition of Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Net Communities, Ltd.
Net Communities, an award-winning digital company that specialises in advertising solutions and publishing for a range of market leading, global media partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, purchased Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
price ($mm)
$0.58
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc. UK, acquired ICHF Events

synopsis: Time Inc. (UK) Ltd. announced that it has acquired International Craft & Hobby Fair Limited (ICHF Events), an events business specialising in trade and consumer events in the crafts arena. ICHF Events is the UK market leader in the sector, running a programme of 24 consumer and trade crafting shows held at major UK exhibition centres.
buyer parent: Time Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. UK
Time Inc. UK is Britain’s leading publisher of print and digital magazine content. With more than 60 iconic brands – including Decanter, Country Life, Horse & Hound, NME, and What's on TV – Time Inc. UK creates content for multiple platforms, across print, online, mobile, tablets and experiences. "
target: ICHF Events
ICHF Events (International Craft & Hobby Fair Ltd) was established in 1976. Initially concentrating on two trade exhibitions, the company quickly grew and has continued to expand during its four decades of trading to now run 24 exhibitions within the creative craft and hobby industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13 [$35]
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
price ($mm)
$1,175
rev ($mm)
$527
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired Quilting Arts LLC

synopsis: Interweave Press, one of the nation’s leading craft media companies has completed the acquisition of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines from Quilting Arts LLC. The acquisition includes related books, special interest publications, events, and the popular websites www.quiltingarts.com and www.clothpaperscissors.com.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: Quilting Arts LLC
Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors have a combined distribution of 185,000 copies worldwide per issue. In addition to the magazines and website, Quilting Arts LLC has published three books in the last two years, the latest being Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Magicalia, Ltd., acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Magicalia, the UK’s leading online publisher, is delighted to announce today the acquisition of Encanta Media, to create a specialist cross-media publishing group.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia is the UK's leading online publishing group. The company owns a portfolio of market-leading own brand sites in special interest markets, and publishes community websites for a blue-chip list of media clients. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
price ($mm)
$5.16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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En-Japan
en-Japan inc. provides online recruitment solutions in Japan. en-Japan operates various websites for job search and job change services. Their range of websites help people in their 20s to mid 30s and 40s find a job. Their websites also help people find temporary employment or part-time jobs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$506.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.06
EBIT ($mm)
$87.96
Net Income ($mm)
$55.17
Employees
3547
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Ticker: TSE:2124
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JAC Recruitment
JAC Recruitment
Based in Japan, JAC Recruitment provides recruitment services mainly for middle management and specialists in all industries and occupations, including manufacturers, IT, healthcare, finance, consumer goods, services, and the Web.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$220.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$55.53
Net Income ($mm)
$39.70
Employees
1467
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Ticker: TSE:3679
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$122.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.71
EBIT ($mm)
$38.27
Net Income ($mm)
$26.41
Employees
398
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: OTCPK:RCRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com
Recruiter.com Group, Inc. is an AI- and video-enabled hiring platform with the world's largest network of recruiters. Businesses of all sizes recruit talent faster using the Recruiter.com platform, which is powered by virtual teams of on-demand recruiters and video and AI job-matching technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$11.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
270
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Ticker: ASX:AD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect Limited
ApplyDirect (AD1 Holdings), founded in 2008, describes itself as a provider of customer branded recruitment marketing platforms and related digital services. The company’s job search tool collects and catalogues thousands of jobs, directly from each employer’s website, onto its own website.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:NVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nvoi
Nvoi
Nvoi is Australia’s only open market workforce-as-a-service platform that directly connects employers and skilled professionals. Nvoi gives employers a way to quickly fill vacancies with qualified, verified and rated professionals at a fraction of the time, cost and hassle of existing processes.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.78)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:2379
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation
DIP Corporation operates services such as “Baitoru,” a portal site for part time work, “Hatarako Net,” a portal site for temporary job postings, and “Nurse de Hatarako,” a job posting service for nurses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
709
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Ticker: HHR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HeadHunter
HeadHunter
HeadHunter is the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services, such as access to extensive CV database, job postings (jobs classifieds platform) and a portfolio of value-added services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$104.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.59
EBIT ($mm)
$39.20
Net Income ($mm)
$21.11
Employees
800
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Ticker: IPDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network LLC
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
50
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Ticker: NYSE:DHX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. is a leading provider of data, insights and employment connections through their specialized services for technology professionals and other select online communities. Their mission is to empower tech professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.24
EBIT ($mm)
$18.64
Net Income ($mm)
$18.14
Employees
615
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$647.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.29
EBIT ($mm)
$150.12
Net Income ($mm)
$91.12
Employees
2037
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Ticker: AIM:SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
Stanley Gibbons Ltd is the market leader in the stamp collecting market and the Gibbons name is synonymous with the hobby. Its catalogues are considered the standard reference guide for the stamp collecting world. The company also hosts live and online auctions and publishes magazines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$88.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.35
Net Income ($mm)
$3.03
Employees
293
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Ticker: LSE:QRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarto Group
Quarto Group
Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group. It operates through four distinct but complementary businesses - Quarto International Co-Editions Group; Quarto Publishing Group USA; Quarto Publishing Group UK and Books & Gifts Direct, Australia & New Zealand.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$182.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.40
EBIT ($mm)
$16.48
Net Income ($mm)
$8.87
Employees
438
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Ticker: CLCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collectors Universe Inc.
Collectors Universe Inc.
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added services to the collectibles markets. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs and memorabilia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$70.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.89
EBIT ($mm)
$13.22
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: SMDI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:BMTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation is dedicated to providing “those that keep us safe” places to go online where they can do everything from stay current on news and events affecting them to look for jobs, share information, communicate with the public and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14
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