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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

SX2 Media Labs LLC, purchased Computer Shopper Magazine business from CNET, Inc.

synopsis: CNET Networks, Inc., a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age, announced today the sale of its Computer Shopper magazine business to SX2 Media Labs LLC, a new company formed by David Sills and Stonybrook Capital.
buyer: SX2 Media Labs LLC
SX2 Media Labs LLC was formed in 2005 with the mission of becoming a major provider of technology enthusiast information. The acquisition of Computer Shopper Magazine marks the company's first major step towards this goal. "
seller: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users.
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Wired Magazine, acquired Ars Technica

synopsis: Ars Technica, one of the leading technology sites on the Web with 4.4 million unique monthly visitors and 30+ million monthly page views, will become part of WIRED Digital, operating as an independent unit of the fast-growing division, it was announced today.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Wired Magazine
Wired Magazine delivers the intelligence readers need on the topics that matter most: Technology and innovation. Science and medicine. Business and global politics. Arts and culture. The best new products and more. "
target: Ars Technica
Founded in 1998 by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes, Ars Technica is highly regarded for producing insightful, opinionated tech news and analysis for its loyal and growing audience. Based in Boston, MA, Ars Technica will soon open offices in Chicago and San Francisco.
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closed 4/30/2008 via BusinessWire

M6 Metropole Television, acquired Cyrealis

synopsis: M6 Group through its subsidiary M6 Web, acquired 100% of Cyréalis, that runs websites like Clubic.com, Jeuxvideo.fr, Neteco.com and Achetezfacile.com. Thanks to this acquisition, M6 confirms its willingness to develop a first rank Internet platform, and becomes one of the 15 most visited websites in France.
buyer: M6 Metropole Television (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,509.17)
Metropole Television M6, through its subsidiaries, operates in the broadcasting industry. The group operates in Terrestrial Free TV, Brand Diversification, and Digital Pay TV divisions. "
target: Cyrealis
Cyréalis mainly runs three editorial websites on high tech, video games and e business set of themes, completed by a price comparison website (achetezfacile.com). In January 2008, Cyrealis gathered 5.5 millions unique visitors, predominantly men between 15 and 35 years old.
price ($mm)
$42
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$13
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announced 4/16/2007 via PR Newswire

TG Publishing LLC will be merged with BestofMedia Group,

synopsis: BestofMedia Group and TG Publishing announced a merger to form one of the top-three online media publishing companies for technology in the world and one of the top-two in pan-European rankings. The combination of TG Publishing and BestofMedia will provide their readers unprecedented depth and breadth of unbiased technology product reviews.
buyer: BestofMedia Group
BestofMedia Group is a top-ranked French technology media publication. BestofMedia Group also owns ResellerStore, an ecommerce solution that connects buyers with technology retailers and online merchants. "
target: TG Publishing LLC
TG Publishing is a global leader in online media publications. Media properties represented include Tom's Hardware Guide, Gear Digest, TwitchGuru, TG Daily and SmallNetBuilder.
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closed 7/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., purchased Wired News from Lycos, Inc.

synopsis: LYCOS, Inc., a leading entertainment destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced the sale of its award-winning Wired News property for $25.0 million to Conde Nast Publications, owner of WIRED Magazine.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast Publications, home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each of our magazines features renowned editors, writers and photographers. "
seller parent: Daum Communications
seller: Lycos, Inc. (:$325.42)
Lycos, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications, Corp., the leading Internet company in Korea and a leader throughout the Asian markets. Lycos, Inc. has in its portfolio a broad range of highly rated, popular specialty sites including Lycos.com, Angelfire.com.
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$25
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closed 12/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., acquired Local Tech Wire

synopsis: Capitol Broadcasting of Raleigh has acquired Local Tech Wire, a four-year-old business web site devoted to coverage of the high tech and life science sectors in the Carolinas and Georgia. Local Tech Wire becomes part of Capitol's New Media Group and will be known as WRAL Local Tech Wire. Capitol ass
buyer: Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns/operates 5 radio stations, the North Carolina News Network , CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; 4 TV stations and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests. "
target: Local Tech Wire
Local Tech Wire is a web site devoted to coverage of the high tech and life science sectors in the Carolinas and Georgia. Since its inception, the site has published nearly 13,000 articles including in-depth profiles, commentary and coverage of venture capital deals.
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announced 3/22/2006 via PR Newswire

GoldMind, will acquire Yahala Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold announced that its fully-owned subsidiary GoldMind has signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the shares of Yahala Ltd., the operator of yahala.co.il, one of Israel's largest Arab-language portals.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: GoldMind
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Yahala Ltd.
Yahala is a popular Internet portal that offers a rich variety of content and services to Israel's Arab-speaking sector, a segment that accounts for approximately 20% of Israel's population or 1.5 million individuals.
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closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Gizmodo

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, a collection of premium digital content producers, from Univision Communications Inc. The combined assets will form a new company named G/O Media Inc.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target parent: Univision Communications Inc.
target: Gizmodo
Gizmodo is an online magazine that provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. The acquisition also includes The Onion, an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
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closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Ahalife Holdings Inc., acquired Design Milk

synopsis: AHAlife Holdings Limited, a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products, has acquired Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology.
buyer: Ahalife Holdings Inc. (ASX:AHL:$4.00)
AHAlife Holdings Limited is a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products. AHAlife’s business model involves a drop-ship approach, allowing wholesalers to ship directly to customers leaving no inventory risk for the Company. "
target: Design Milk
Design Milk is an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. It’s also been featured in books, and is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts.
price ($mm)
$1.27
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announced 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Verdens Gang AS, will acquire Tek.no

synopsis: Verdens Gang AS (VG) has signed an agreement to acquire Tek.no from TU Media. Tek.no is the leading consumer electronics website in Norway, delivering news, product reviews and tests that cover the entire spectrum of consumer technology.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Verdens Gang AS
Verdens Gang AS (VG) publishes Norway's biggest non-subscription newspaper. VG is Norway’s leading provider of news, entertainment and other information of topical interest, 24 hours a day, through their paper, internet and mobile platforms. "
target parent: Teknisk Ukeblad Media AS
target: Tek.no
Tek.no is Norway's largest technology website, with more than 300,000 readers every week. They provide articles on news, tests and guides spanning the entire spectrum of consumer technology.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Konrad Group, acquired Techvibes, Inc.

synopsis: Techvibes has been acquired by Konrad Group. Techvibes is a leading digital destination for technology, digital culture, and modern lifestyle content. With writers across North America, we combine breaking news with fascinating long reads and glances into the future of an ever-changing world.
buyer: Konrad Group
Konrad Group is a global leader in the enterprise and consumer technology space. They provide consulting, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. "
target: Techvibes, Inc.
Techvibes is a leading digital destination for technology, digital culture, and modern lifestyle content. With writers across North America, we combine breaking news with fascinating long reads and glances into the future of an ever-changing world.
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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:$606.80)
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.
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closed 5/27/2015 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Recode

synopsis: ReCode, the news website led by journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media. Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. For Vox, the acquisition of ReCode is a plan to create a kind of Time Inc. for the digital age.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: ReCode
Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. Because everything in tech and media is constantly being rethought, refreshed, and renewed, Re/code’s aim is to reimagine tech journalism.
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closed 4/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

RTL Nederland B.V., acquired Bright.nl

synopsis: RTL Nederland B.V., a company that provides radio and television broadcasting services in the Dutch media market, acquired Bright, a website and biweekly magazine about innovative lifestyle, from Veen Media.
buyer: RTL Nederland B.V. (BDL:006146252:$7,599.23)
RTL Nederland B.V. provides radio and television broadcasting services in the Dutch media market. The company was formerly known as Holland Media Group and changed the name to RTL Nederland B.V. in August 2004. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. "
target parent: Veen Media BV
target: Bright.nl
Bright.nl is a website and biweekly magazine about innovative lifestyle. The company is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

TechMedia Network, Inc., acquired BestofMedia Group

synopsis: TechMedia Network, Inc., one of the largest and most respected tech and science media companies, announced it has acquired Bestofmedia Group, a global technology publisher and parent company to world-renowned tech publications. Bestofmedia has more than 30 million monthly unique visitors and media properties operating in eight different languages.
buyer: TechMedia Network, Inc.
TechMedia Network is a publisher of high-quality original content with owned and operated web sites and a publisher partner network that, combined, reaches nearly 50 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is currently the third largest technology news property in the United States. "
target: BestofMedia Group
Bestofmedia Group is one of the world’s leading online publishers for high tech, consumer electronics and gaming, with five offices across the globe and media properties operating in eight different languages.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Dezeen

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Dezeen
Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Design D'autore S.r.l.

synopsis: Mondadori has acquired Design d’Autore, an international social system leader in design. Design D’Autore is an online magazine that features international excellence in interior design, architecture, art, technology and innovation.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Mondadori, founded in 1907, is among the leading European companies in publishing. It is the largest publisher of books and magazines in Italy and the third largest operator in France for consumer magazines. It also owns the largest network of bookstores in Italy. "
target: Design D'autore S.r.l.
Design D’Autore is an online magazine that features international excellence in interior design, architecture, art, technology and innovation. Design D’Autore reaches some 10 million people around the world and generates 2 million interactions and 5.4 million video views every month.
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closed 5/14/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired ComputerShopper.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of ComputerShopper.com, a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com and Toolbox.com. "
target parent: SX2 Media Labs LLC
target: ComputerShopper.com
ComputerShopper.com is a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries, initially as a print publication and today as a website.
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closed 12/17/2014 via Market Wire

Purch, acquired AnandTech

synopsis: Purch announced the acquisition of Anandtech.com, a leader in mobile, computing and IT analysis and reviews. Purch's industry-leading combination of high-quality content and integrated commerce experiences makes complex buying decisions easy for more than 100 million consumers and professionals monthly.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target: AnandTech
AnandTech is an online computer hardware magazine. The web site is a source of hardware reviews for off-the-shelf components and exhaustive benchmarking, targeted towards computer building enthusiasts, but later expanded to cover mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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announced 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

TechMedia Network, will acquire LAPTOP Magazine

synopsis: TechMediaNetwork, the fastest growing digital publisher and content provider of consumer technology and science news, has agreed to purchase the assets of LAPTOP and LaptopMag.com, the leading mobile technology magazine and website. The print publication and website serve as the essential guide for mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers.
buyer: TechMedia Network
TechMediaNetwork is a leading technology media company that produces news and reviews reaching more than 19 million monthly visitors. The company distributes content through its owned and operated Web sites, syndication partners and web site partners. "
target: LAPTOP Magazine
LAPTOP Magazine celebrates the infusion of mobile technology in our daily lives and provides the information and insights that enable its readers to thrive in a wireless world. The print publication and website serve as the essential guide for mobile professionals and tech-savvy consumers.
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announced 9/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire CNET, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital brands, will acquire CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS. The CNET Media Group is an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech, gaming, and entertainment media brands, including ZDNet, Gamespot, ComScore, TVGuide, Metacritic, among others.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has established a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that connects millions of people. The company builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, and education. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Media Group is a portfolio of world-class brands that reach close to 100 million unique visitors monthly, advising passionate consumers about everything they love. The CNET Media Group's portfolio reaches diverse global audiences in technology, B2B, gaming, and entertainment.
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$500
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closed 6/30/2008 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired CNET, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Corporation has completed its acquisition of CNET Networks, Inc. and merged its operations into a newly expanded CBS Interactive division. The new division incorporates all of the premium online brands of both CBS and CNET Networks into one business unit.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,752 [$1,706]
rev ($mm)
$408
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$55
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

American Greetings Corporation, acquired Twofold Photos Inc.

synopsis: American Greetings Corporation has acquired the online assets of the Webshots brand from CNET Networks, Inc. The purchase price was approximately $45 million and is subject to customary post closing adjustments.
buyer: American Greetings Corporation (AM:$1,975.95)
Founded in 1906, American Greetings is the world's largest publicly owned creator, manufacturer and distributor of social expression products. Our major domestic greeting card brands are Carlton Cards, American Greetings and Gibson. "
target parent: CNET, Inc.
target: Twofold Photos Inc.
Webshots, operated by Twofold Photos, is the world's largest photo sharing site, offering superior tools and content for users seeking to interact and communicate with photos. Free membership allows members to download any Webshots photo to their computer and also upload and share their own photos.
price ($mm)
$45
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$18
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

SX2 Media Labs LLC, purchased Computer Shopper Magazine business from CNET, Inc.

synopsis: CNET Networks, Inc., a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age, announced today the sale of its Computer Shopper magazine business to SX2 Media Labs LLC, a new company formed by David Sills and Stonybrook Capital.
buyer: SX2 Media Labs LLC
SX2 Media Labs LLC was formed in 2005 with the mission of becoming a major provider of technology enthusiast information. The acquisition of Computer Shopper Magazine marks the company's first major step towards this goal. "
seller: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users.
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closed 8/8/2005 via BNC Analysis

CNET, Inc., acquired Metacritic.com

synopsis: Media company CNET Networks Inc. on Monday said it has acquired Metacritic Inc. and its entertainment review Web site for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users. "
target: Metacritic.com
Metacritic's mission is to help clients make informed decision about how to spend money on entertainment. What began as an idea to provide access & summarize the entertainment criticism available online--has evolved into one of the Web's best resources for critical information on entertainment.
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closed 5/14/2012 via BusinessWire

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired ComputerShopper.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis, Inc., one of the nation’s leading technology media companies, announced the acquisition of ComputerShopper.com, a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million highly engaged in-market buyers and influencers every month. Ziff Davis sites include PCMag.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com and Toolbox.com. "
target parent: SX2 Media Labs LLC
target: ComputerShopper.com
ComputerShopper.com is a leading destination for expert, labs-based reviews and comparison shopping of technology products. Computer Shopper has long been an authoritative voice in the hardware and software industries, initially as a print publication and today as a website.
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

SX2 Media Labs LLC, purchased Computer Shopper Magazine business from CNET, Inc.

synopsis: CNET Networks, Inc., a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age, announced today the sale of its Computer Shopper magazine business to SX2 Media Labs LLC, a new company formed by David Sills and Stonybrook Capital.
buyer: SX2 Media Labs LLC
SX2 Media Labs LLC was formed in 2005 with the mission of becoming a major provider of technology enthusiast information. The acquisition of Computer Shopper Magazine marks the company's first major step towards this goal. "
seller: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users.
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

SX2 Media Labs LLC, purchased Computer Shopper Magazine business from CNET, Inc.

synopsis: CNET Networks, Inc., a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age, announced today the sale of its Computer Shopper magazine business to SX2 Media Labs LLC, a new company formed by David Sills and Stonybrook Capital.
buyer: SX2 Media Labs LLC
SX2 Media Labs LLC was formed in 2005 with the mission of becoming a major provider of technology enthusiast information. The acquisition of Computer Shopper Magazine marks the company's first major step towards this goal. "
seller: CNET, Inc.
CNET Networks, Inc. is a worldwide media company and creator of content environments for the interactive age. CNET Networks takes pride in being "a different kind of media company," creating richer, deeper interactive experiences by combining the wisdom and passion of users.
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closed 5/16/2008 via

Wired Magazine, acquired Ars Technica

synopsis: Ars Technica, one of the leading technology sites on the Web with 4.4 million unique monthly visitors and 30+ million monthly page views, will become part of WIRED Digital, operating as an independent unit of the fast-growing division, it was announced today.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Wired Magazine
Wired Magazine delivers the intelligence readers need on the topics that matter most: Technology and innovation. Science and medicine. Business and global politics. Arts and culture. The best new products and more. "
target: Ars Technica
Founded in 1998 by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes, Ars Technica is highly regarded for producing insightful, opinionated tech news and analysis for its loyal and growing audience. Based in Boston, MA, Ars Technica will soon open offices in Chicago and San Francisco.
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closed 4/30/2008 via BusinessWire

M6 Metropole Television, acquired Cyrealis

synopsis: M6 Group through its subsidiary M6 Web, acquired 100% of Cyréalis, that runs websites like Clubic.com, Jeuxvideo.fr, Neteco.com and Achetezfacile.com. Thanks to this acquisition, M6 confirms its willingness to develop a first rank Internet platform, and becomes one of the 15 most visited websites in France.
buyer: M6 Metropole Television (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,509.17)
Metropole Television M6, through its subsidiaries, operates in the broadcasting industry. The group operates in Terrestrial Free TV, Brand Diversification, and Digital Pay TV divisions. "
target: Cyrealis
Cyréalis mainly runs three editorial websites on high tech, video games and e business set of themes, completed by a price comparison website (achetezfacile.com). In January 2008, Cyrealis gathered 5.5 millions unique visitors, predominantly men between 15 and 35 years old.
price ($mm)
$42
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$13
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announced 4/16/2007 via PR Newswire

TG Publishing LLC will be merged with BestofMedia Group,

synopsis: BestofMedia Group and TG Publishing announced a merger to form one of the top-three online media publishing companies for technology in the world and one of the top-two in pan-European rankings. The combination of TG Publishing and BestofMedia will provide their readers unprecedented depth and breadth of unbiased technology product reviews.
buyer: BestofMedia Group
BestofMedia Group is a top-ranked French technology media publication. BestofMedia Group also owns ResellerStore, an ecommerce solution that connects buyers with technology retailers and online merchants. "
target: TG Publishing LLC
TG Publishing is a global leader in online media publications. Media properties represented include Tom's Hardware Guide, Gear Digest, TwitchGuru, TG Daily and SmallNetBuilder.
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closed 7/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Conde Nast Publications Inc., purchased Wired News from Lycos, Inc.

synopsis: LYCOS, Inc., a leading entertainment destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced the sale of its award-winning Wired News property for $25.0 million to Conde Nast Publications, owner of WIRED Magazine.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: Conde Nast Publications Inc.
Condé Nast Publications, home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, is committed to journalistic integrity, influential reporting and superior design. Each of our magazines features renowned editors, writers and photographers. "
seller parent: Daum Communications
seller: Lycos, Inc. (:$325.42)
Lycos, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications, Corp., the leading Internet company in Korea and a leader throughout the Asian markets. Lycos, Inc. has in its portfolio a broad range of highly rated, popular specialty sites including Lycos.com, Angelfire.com.
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closed 12/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., acquired Local Tech Wire

synopsis: Capitol Broadcasting of Raleigh has acquired Local Tech Wire, a four-year-old business web site devoted to coverage of the high tech and life science sectors in the Carolinas and Georgia. Local Tech Wire becomes part of Capitol's New Media Group and will be known as WRAL Local Tech Wire. Capitol ass
buyer: Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns/operates 5 radio stations, the North Carolina News Network , CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; 4 TV stations and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests. "
target: Local Tech Wire
Local Tech Wire is a web site devoted to coverage of the high tech and life science sectors in the Carolinas and Georgia. Since its inception, the site has published nearly 13,000 articles including in-depth profiles, commentary and coverage of venture capital deals.
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announced 3/22/2006 via PR Newswire

GoldMind, will acquire Yahala Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold announced that its fully-owned subsidiary GoldMind has signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the shares of Yahala Ltd., the operator of yahala.co.il, one of Israel's largest Arab-language portals.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: GoldMind
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Yahala Ltd.
Yahala is a popular Internet portal that offers a rich variety of content and services to Israel's Arab-speaking sector, a segment that accounts for approximately 20% of Israel's population or 1.5 million individuals.
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closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Gizmodo

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, a collection of premium digital content producers, from Univision Communications Inc. The combined assets will form a new company named G/O Media Inc.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target parent: Univision Communications Inc.
target: Gizmodo
Gizmodo is an online magazine that provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. The acquisition also includes The Onion, an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
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closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Ahalife Holdings Inc., acquired Design Milk

synopsis: AHAlife Holdings Limited, a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products, has acquired Design Milk, an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology.
buyer: Ahalife Holdings Inc. (ASX:AHL:$4.00)
AHAlife Holdings Limited is a digital marketplace for consumers of luxury items and designer products. AHAlife’s business model involves a drop-ship approach, allowing wholesalers to ship directly to customers leaving no inventory risk for the Company. "
target: Design Milk
Design Milk is an online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. It’s also been featured in books, and is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts.
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announced 7/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, will acquire Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”), a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is one of UK’s leading private equity firms, investing in companies headquartered in the UK & Ireland with enterprise values between £100-400m. They are situational specialists, applying their unique approach to investments across industries as they work to achieve transformational results."
target: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing (“Dennis”) is a multi-platform international media group which owns several award-winning brands including its flagship title, The Week. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands across four main areas of focus: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Special Interest.
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announced 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Verdens Gang AS, will acquire Tek.no

synopsis: Verdens Gang AS (VG) has signed an agreement to acquire Tek.no from TU Media. Tek.no is the leading consumer electronics website in Norway, delivering news, product reviews and tests that cover the entire spectrum of consumer technology.
buyer parent: Schibsted Media Group
buyer: Verdens Gang AS
Verdens Gang AS (VG) publishes Norway's biggest non-subscription newspaper. VG is Norway’s leading provider of news, entertainment and other information of topical interest, 24 hours a day, through their paper, internet and mobile platforms. "
target parent: Teknisk Ukeblad Media AS
target: Tek.no
Tek.no is Norway's largest technology website, with more than 300,000 readers every week. They provide articles on news, tests and guides spanning the entire spectrum of consumer technology.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Konrad Group, acquired Techvibes, Inc.

synopsis: Techvibes has been acquired by Konrad Group. Techvibes is a leading digital destination for technology, digital culture, and modern lifestyle content. With writers across North America, we combine breaking news with fascinating long reads and glances into the future of an ever-changing world.
buyer: Konrad Group
Konrad Group is a global leader in the enterprise and consumer technology space. They provide consulting, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. "
target: Techvibes, Inc.
Techvibes is a leading digital destination for technology, digital culture, and modern lifestyle content. With writers across North America, we combine breaking news with fascinating long reads and glances into the future of an ever-changing world.
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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:$606.80)
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.
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closed 5/27/2015 via New York Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired Recode

synopsis: ReCode, the news website led by journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media. Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. For Vox, the acquisition of ReCode is a plan to create a kind of Time Inc. for the digital age.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: ReCode
Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. Because everything in tech and media is constantly being rethought, refreshed, and renewed, Re/code’s aim is to reimagine tech journalism.
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closed 4/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

RTL Nederland B.V., acquired Bright.nl

synopsis: RTL Nederland B.V., a company that provides radio and television broadcasting services in the Dutch media market, acquired Bright, a website and biweekly magazine about innovative lifestyle, from Veen Media.
buyer: RTL Nederland B.V. (BDL:006146252:$7,599.23)
RTL Nederland B.V. provides radio and television broadcasting services in the Dutch media market. The company was formerly known as Holland Media Group and changed the name to RTL Nederland B.V. in August 2004. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. "
target parent: Veen Media BV
target: Bright.nl
Bright.nl is a website and biweekly magazine about innovative lifestyle. The company is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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closed 8/16/2013 via PR Newswire

Future plc, purchased APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: Future plc announced the acquisition of leading Australian technology brands APC and TechLife from Bauer Media Group. The acquisition includes the associated magazines, digital editions and websites.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. The company holds market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Its biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World, and Official Xbox Magazine. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
APC and TechLife are the leading technology magazines in Australia. APC is Australia's longest-published, most influential computer brand and the choice for 'power users' and IT professionals. TechLife is a technology magazine with a unique perspective on the latest technology.
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

TechMedia Network, Inc., acquired BestofMedia Group

synopsis: TechMedia Network, Inc., one of the largest and most respected tech and science media companies, announced it has acquired Bestofmedia Group, a global technology publisher and parent company to world-renowned tech publications. Bestofmedia has more than 30 million monthly unique visitors and media properties operating in eight different languages.
buyer: TechMedia Network, Inc.
TechMedia Network is a publisher of high-quality original content with owned and operated web sites and a publisher partner network that, combined, reaches nearly 50 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is currently the third largest technology news property in the United States. "
target: BestofMedia Group
Bestofmedia Group is one of the world’s leading online publishers for high tech, consumer electronics and gaming, with five offices across the globe and media properties operating in eight different languages.
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closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

JP/Politikens Hus A/S, acquired Dezeen

synopsis: JP/Politikens Hus, one of Denmark's leading media companies, has acquired Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
buyer: JP/Politikens Hus A/S
JP/Politikens Hus is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications. JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, EKSTRA BLADET, MORGENAVISEN JYLLANDS-POSTEN and POLITIKEN – Denmark's leading daily newspapers. "
target: Dezeen
Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine. Dezeen publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors, and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features, and compelling original video content.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., acquired Design D'autore S.r.l.

synopsis: Mondadori has acquired Design d’Autore, an international social system leader in design. Design D’Autore is an online magazine that features international excellence in interior design, architecture, art, technology and innovation.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. (BIT:MN:$927.63)
Mondadori, founded in 1907, is among the leading European companies in publishing. It is the largest publisher of books and magazines in Italy and the third largest operator in France for consumer magazines. It also owns the largest network of bookstores in Italy. "
target: Design D'autore S.r.l.
Design D’Autore is an online magazine that features international excellence in interior design, architecture, art, technology and innovation. Design D’Autore reaches some 10 million people around the world and generates 2 million interactions and 5.4 million video views every month.
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closed 8/12/2013 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired Computerbild Russia

synopsis: Computerbild Russia, previously an Axel Springer Russia title, is being published as of now by Burda Russia. Computerbild is a magazine with tests, news, buying guides, and price compared to the areas of PC hardware and software, telecommunications, and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany´s largest media companies. Burda publishes 311 magazines, of them 229 magazines outside of Germany. The main focus of the company's international media activities is placed on the growing markets of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Asia. "
target parent: Axel Springer Verlag AG
target: Computerbild Russia
Computerbild Russia is a magazine that features tests, news, buying guides, and price comparisons for PC hardware and software, telecommunications, and more.
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