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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 12/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Crown Capital Investments, LLC, acquired The JRT Agency

synopsis: Crown Capital Investments, an Atlanta-based private equity investment firm, announces the addition of the JRT agency, a digital-first marketing services agency, and its sister company CG Detroit ®, a quality brand identification applied graphics provider, to its marketing solutions portfolio of companies.  
buyer: Crown Capital Investments, LLC
Crown Capital Investments (CCI) is a private equity investment firm that acquires and optimizes tenured businesses typically in the industrials, infrastructure, value-added distribution, specialty manufacturing and brand management sectors. "
target: The JRT Agency
JRT is a thoroughly modern marketing communications company moving brands at the speed of the customer. JRT has been connecting brands with core enthusiasts for over 45 years from its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
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closed 12/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Storia, acquired Hell’s Creative LLC

synopsis: Storia, a brand amplification agency, part of the Integrum Worldwide marketing agency collective, announced it has acquired Hell's Creative. Hell's Creative was founded 2017 and has grown to become one of the fastest growing and leading creative digital advertising firms in the United States.
buyer: Storia
Storia is a brand amplification agency providing services in branding, digital marketing, and influencer marketing. Storia is a team of visionary creators and collaborative problem solvers who share a common passion for building exceptional brands through exceptional storytelling. "
target: Hell’s Creative LLC
Hell's Creative was founded 2017 and has grown to become one of the fastest growing and leading creative digital advertising firms in the United States. Hell's Creative was recognized for achieving unmatched results by beating IBM Watson for "Best Creative Optimization" at the 2020 Drum Ad Awards.
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closed 12/9/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Amsive Digital, acquired iFuel Interactive

synopsis: Amsive, a leading data-centric, omnichannel marketing agency, announced it has completed the acquisition of iFuel Interactive, a full-service advertising and web development agency located in New York. As a full-service agency, iFuel offers 360° services from branding, design, and development to eCommerce, media, and experiential marketing.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Amsive Digital
Amsive is a data-centric, omnichannel marketing services agency that delivers market share growth with innovative customer acquisition and engagement solutions. Amsive operates as a full-service agency that brings marketing to life. "
target: iFuel Interactive
iFuel is a leading advertising and development agency that identifies and communicates brand stories — everywhere brands live. As a full-service agency, iFuel offers 360° services from branding, design, and development to eCommerce, media, and experiential marketing.
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announced 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brightcom Group, will acquire MediaMint

synopsis: Brightcom Group entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Vuchi Media, operated under the brand name of MediaMint. Founded in 2010, MediaMint is a leading digital marketing and technology services provider, supporting clients around the world.
buyer: Brightcom Group (BSE:532368:$438.60)
Brightcom Group consolidates Ad-tech, New Media and IoT based businesses across the globe, primarily in the digital eco-system. Clients include leading blue chip advertisers like Airtel, British Airways, Coca-Cola, Hyundai Motors, ICICI Bank, ITC, and more. "
target: MediaMint
Founded in 2010, MediaMint is a leading digital marketing and technology services provider, supporting clients around the world. MediaMint has over 1,300 employees and boasts of international clients such as Pinterest, New York Times, Netflix, Cox Automotive and Expedia, among others.
price ($mm)
$75
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$13
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Star8 Corp., acquired Media Hawk

synopsis: Star8 Corp., a publicly traded technology and eCommerce holding company, has acquired Media Hawk, a subscription-based, full-service marketing agency. Media Hawk makes it easy for businesses to plan their marketing strategies. They offer digital ad and website design services, as well as software for social marketing, SMS marketing, CRM, and more.
buyer: Star8 Corp. (OTCPK:STRH:$0.00)
Star8 Corp. is a publicly traded technology and eCommerce holding company. Star8 is driven by sustainable marketing, technology, sales, and distribution to help organizations focus on business results for the products they are actively interested in. "
target: Media Hawk
Media Hawk is a subscription-based, full-service marketing agency. Media Hawk provides software and services that make it easy for businesses to plan their marketing strategies. They offer digital ad and website design services, as well as software for social marketing, SMS marketing, CRM, and more.
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closed 11/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Deloitte Digital, acquired Madras Global

synopsis: Deloitte Digital, the experience consultancy, announced that Deloitte acquired Madras Global, a content and creative technology company that works with leading brand and media clients across industries to develop solutions that combine creative thinking, technology and automation to deliver exceptional business results.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. Deloitte Digital is involved in digital transformation, innovation, customer experience improvement and platform deployment in partnership with major market publishers. "
target: Madras Global
Madras Global is a content and creative technology company that works with leading brand and media clients across industries to develop solutions that combine creative thinking, technology and automation to deliver exceptional business results.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

VPM Media Corporation, acquired Style Weekly

synopsis: VPM Media Corp., the parent company of Richmond-based VPM public television and radio stations, announced it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was closed down in September by its owner, Alden Global Capital, after nearly 39 years in print. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.
buyer: VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. "
target parent: Alden Global Capital
target: Style Weekly
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Their editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Sideshow Ltd., acquired Access

synopsis: Sideshow Group, a marketing and advertising company in the UK, has acquired Access, a digital agency in the UK. Access helps a wide range of businesses to transform themselves and maximise the opportunities digital marketing offers. They offer services for creative digital marketing campaigns, Drupal website development, and content marketing.
buyer: Sideshow Ltd.
Sideshow is a marketing and advertising company. They aim to be the no.1 independent digital marketing group in the UK. They help ambitious companies to improve the effectiveness of their communications through meaningful interactions and engaging digital experiences. "
target: Access
Access is a digital agency in the UK. Access helps a wide range of businesses to transform themselves and maximise the opportunities digital marketing offers. They offer services for creative digital marketing campaigns, Drupal website development, and content marketing.
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closed 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allan G. Creel, acquired Fenske Media Corporation

synopsis: Print industry veteran Allan G. Creel is returning to the business with the acquisition of digital and marketing services provider Fenske Media. Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
buyer: Allan G. Creel
Allan G. Creel was previously President of CREEL, a highly acclaimed, $120 million offset and digital print enterprise headquartered in Las Vegas. "
target: Fenske Media Corporation
Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
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closed 10/6/2021 via BusinessWire

SourceCode Communications LLC, acquired Strike 2

synopsis: SourceCode Communications, a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency, announced it acquired Chicago-based integrated creative agency, Strike 2. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
buyer: SourceCode Communications LLC
SourceCode Communications is a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency. They offer services in strategy, social media, influencer relations, crisis communications, analytics, and more. "
target: Strike 2
Strike 2 is a Chicago-based integrated creative agency. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
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announced 9/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Grossman Marketing Group, will acquire Symbol Marketing & Promotions

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promotional products and print company, has acquired Symbol Marketing & Promotions, a company that offers promotional products and branded apparel.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: Symbol Marketing & Promotions
Symbol Marketing & Promotions offers promotional products and branded apparel. They were founded in 2016 and are based in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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closed 9/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Brandfire Marketing merged with OKD Marketing,

synopsis: OKD Marketing has announced its merger with Brandfire Marketing, becoming Evolve Agency Group. Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON and OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency also based in Canada.
buyer: OKD Marketing
OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada. ODK Marketing is a one stop shop for all marketing needs. They offer marketing services in all categories, including strategy, media, creative, social, digital, promotional, event, and branding. "
target: Brandfire Marketing
Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON which specializes in brand planning & development, advertising, digital & social, and shopper marketing.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

LLYC, acquired BESO Holding

synopsis: LLYC takes another step forward in its growth strategy with the acquisition of 75% of the Mexican agency BESO. BESO is a creative data-predictive agency, the successful project of its two founding partners – José Beker and Federico Isuani – who will continue to hold a stake and lead the company’s business. 
buyer: LLYC (BME:LLYC:$52.35)
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: BESO Holding
BESO was founded in 2014 based on the collaboration of the two agencies of its founders – Beker and Socialand. Mexico-based BESO is a creative data-predictive agency that has revolutionized advertising by placing technology and data at the very heart of the creative and strategic process.
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announced 9/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

S4 Capital LLC, will acquire Zemoga

synopsis: S4 Capital, a tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company in the UK, will acquire Zemoga, a full service digital agency. Zemoga helps their clients to design and produce amazing digital experiences that improve lives and build business. The company designs and develops websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and more.
buyer: S4 Capital LLC (LSE:SFOR:$657.22)
S4 Capital is a tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company in the UK. S4 aims to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business. The company is integrating leading businesses in two practice areas: content and data & digital media. "
target: Zemoga
Zemoga is a full service digital agency. Zemoga helps their clients to efficiently design and produce amazing digital experiences that improve lives and build business. The company designs and develops websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and more.
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$25
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

WillowTree, LLC, acquired Maark, LLC

synopsis: WillowTree, a market-leading digital product consultancy, has acquired Maark, a Boston-based end-to-end digital transformation agency specializing in Adobe Experience Cloud. The acquisition bolsters WillowTree’s existing Adobe Experience Cloud capabilities and cements the firm’s position as the largest independent digital product consultancy.
buyer: WillowTree, LLC
WillowTree helps the world’s most admired brands on their path to digital leadership—from product to process. Founded in 2008, WillowTree has grown into a full-service digital product consultancy, helping its clients anywhere humans and technology intersect. "
target: Maark, LLC
Maark delivers end-to-end digital marketing services and cutting-edge product development in complex industries. Its expertise spans the planning and design of world-class user-experiences and the building and integration of the technologies that make those experiences possible.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Scorpion, acquired Wheat Creative

synopsis: Scorpion has acquired Wheat Creative, a leading franchise marketing agency with extensive experience in franchise growth and development solutions. The acquisition further strengthens Scorpion's existing business with increased expertise and capabilities that enable significant franchise expansion, as well as corporate and local marketing.
buyer: Scorpion
Scorpion is the leading provider of technology and services helping local businesses thrive. It helps local service providers understand their unique market dynamics, maximize their marketing efforts, and delight their customers. "
target: Wheat Creative
Wheat Creative is a digital marketing firm specializing in website and content creation, improvement, optimization and enhancement. With deep roots in both consumer and franchise marketing, Wheat Creative has helped companies grow from the ground up, and also to branch off in new directions.
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
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closed 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

BR Printers, acquired Casa del Mar

synopsis: BR Printers, a leading provider of digital printing products and marketing services, has acquired Casa del Mar, a full service advertising specialty and promotional product agency. Casa del Mar specializes in custom embroidery and screen printed apparel. They also offer a full line of imprinted promotional products.
buyer: BR Printers
BR Printers is a leading provider of digital printing products and marketing services. BR Printers delivers innovative print solutions to help their customers operate more efficiently. They offer services for large format printing, direct mail printing, commercial printing, fulfillment, and more. "
target: Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar is a full service advertising specialty and promotional product agency. Casa del Mar specializes in custom embroidery and screen printed apparel. They also offer a full line of imprinted promotional products. Their products include apparel, masks, bags, drinkware, calendars, and more.
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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announced 5/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, will acquire Reading Eagle Company

synopsis: Digital First Media, a business name of leading news media company MediaNews Group, has offered to buy the Reading Eagle, a family-owned newspaper in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle is a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print. "
target: Reading Eagle Company
Reading Eagle Company is a family-owned newspaper publisher in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle Company publishes the Reading Eagle, a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, will acquire Boston Herald

synopsis: Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, will acquire The Boston Herald. The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print. "
target: Boston Herald
The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
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closed 6/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased Connecticut Print and Digital Assets from 21st Century Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 22 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Alden Global Capital
seller: 21st Century Media, LLC
The Connecticut Print and Digital Assets of 21st Century Media include three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
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announced 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Paul Huntsman, will acquire The Salt Lake Tribune

synopsis: Digital First Media announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell The Salt Lake Tribune and its Affiliates (the “Tribune”) to Paul Huntsman, son of businessman and philanthropist Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. The Salt Lake Tribune is the highest distributed daily newspaper in Utah.
buyer: Paul Huntsman
Paul Huntsman is the Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Family Investments, the private investment platform for the Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. family. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Huntsman Family Investments seeks to make direct, long-term investments in diversified industries around the globe."
target parent: Digital First Media
target: The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune has been Utah’s independent news source since 1871 and covers local and national news, entertainment, sports and weather for the state of Utah. In 2015, the Tribune is the highest distributed daily newspaper in Utah. It also operates an online publication at www.sltrib.com.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Swift Communications, Inc., acquired The Park Record

synopsis: Swift Communications has purchased The Park Record from Digital First Media of Denver. The Park Record newspaper is published twice weekly in Park City, Utah. The newspaper and its website are devoted to reporting on news and events in Park City and Summit County and stimulating community discussion about civic and cultural issues.
buyer: Swift Communications, Inc.
Swift Communications is a 21st century information provider, based on a foundation of sharply focused community newspapers. Swift Communications provides local news coverage and marketing expertise with regional, national and international reach. "
target parent: Digital First Media
target: The Park Record
The Park Record newspaper is published twice weekly in Park City, Utah. The newspaper and its website are devoted to reporting on news and events in Park City and Summit County and stimulating community discussion about civic and cultural issues.
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closed 10/8/2015 via Company Press Release

Marinscope, acquired Pacifica Tribune Newspaper

synopsis: Marin Scope has taken over ownership of Pacifica Tribune from Bay Area Newsgroup. Pacifica Tribune is a weekly newspaper of the city in California's San Mateo County. It was founded in the 1930s under the name Coastside Tribune.
buyer parent: Battle Born Media LLC
buyer: Marinscope
Marinscope publishes six community newspapers in Marin County, CA. -- The Novato Advance, the San Rafael News Pointer, the Mill Valley Herald, the Twin City Times, the Ross Valley Reporter and the Sausalito Marin Scope. "
target parent: Digital First Media
target: Pacifica Tribune Newspaper
Pacifica Tribune is a weekly newspaper of the city in California's San Mateo County. It was founded in the 1930s under the name Coastside Tribune.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Boone Newspapers, Inc., acquired The Picayune Item

synopsis: Picayune Newsmedia, LLC, a new Mississippi entity wholly owned by Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc. purchased The Picayune Item, The Poplarville Democrat and related publications from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. [CNHI] of Montgomery, Alabama. The newspapers are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
buyer: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
Boone Newspapers, Inc. owns and manages 45 newspapers, 26 community magazines and related websites in similar-sized communities in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan, including The Natchez Democrat and The (Brookhaven) Daily Leader in Mississippi. "
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: The Picayune Item
The Picayune Item and The Poplarville Democrat publish newspapers. The Picayune Daily Item and The Poplarville Democrat are based in Picayune and Poplarville, Mississippi.
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closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Emmerich Newspapers Inc., acquired The Star-Herald, Inc.

synopsis: Emmerich Newspapers has acquired The Star-Herald. The Star-Herald has become one of the 20-plus papers in the Emmerich Newspapers, Inc., family. The Star-Herald is a newspaper that serves readers in Kosciusko and Attala County in central Mississippi.
buyer: Emmerich Newspapers Inc.
Based in Jackson, Emmerich Newspapers publishes 26 community newspapers primarily in Mississippi, as well as community websites and niche publications. "
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: The Star-Herald, Inc.
Published since 1866, The Star-Herald serves readers in Kosciusko and Attala County in central Mississippi. The Star-Herald publishes once a week and also produces a local news website, www.starherald.net.
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announced 11/12/2012 via PR Newswire

General Communication, Inc, will acquire KTVA-TV

synopsis: Denali Media Holdings, a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. announced that it has agreed to the purchase CBS affiliate broadcast station KTVA-TV, of Anchorage, Alaska.
buyer: General Communication, Inc (GNCMA:$942.86)
A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is a provider of voice, data, and video services to Alaska consumers with a 70 percent share of the consumer broadband market. GCI's services are connected through company-owned fiber optic, satellite and metropolitan area network facilities to the lower 48 states."
target parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
target: KTVA-TV
KTVA is a CBS affiiliate headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.
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closed 10/19/2007 via AP - Associated Press

The Hearst Corporation, purchased a minority stake in MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: MediaNews Group Inc. and Hearst Corp. completed a complex $317 million deal giving Hearst a 31 percent stake in MediaNews properties outside the San Francisco Bay area, and adding three daily newspapers to the roster of MediaNews.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 9/4/2007 via

Knight Ridder New Media, purchased 51 websites from MediaNews Group Inc.

synopsis: The Real Cities Network the nation's largest network of local news websites, has expanded its network with the addition of 51 websites owned and operated by MediaNews Group, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the United States. MediaNews Group operates 82 local newspaper websites nationwide.
buyer parent: The McClatchy Company
buyer: Knight Ridder New Media
The Real Cities Network is the largest national network of local news websites and is operated by McClatchy Interactive. More than 1,500 newspapers are members of the network, representing some of the largest newspaper companies in the industry and more than 80 DMAs. "
seller: MediaNews Group Inc.
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively.
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closed 10/3/2006 via BNC Analysis

Heartland Publications, LLC, purchased The Logan Banner & The Coal Valley News from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Heartland Publications, LLC announced the purchase of The Logan Banner (Logan, WV) and The Coal Valley News (Madison, WV) from Community Newspaper Holdings Inc of Birmingham, AL. The acquisition brings the number of newspapers owned by Heartland in West Virginia to six.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Heartland Publications, LLC
Heartland Publications, LLC was formed in May 2004. Our publications epitomize the meaning of community journalism as they are all located in medium and small sized markets where quality local news is the singular important component of our focus. "
seller parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
seller: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential.
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closed 5/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., acquired Muskogee Daily Phoenix

synopsis: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Muskogee (OK) Daily Phoenix from the Gannett Foundation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Muskogee Daily Phoenix
The Muskogee Phoenix is published 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is distributed by home delivery and retail sales in several counties in Northeast Oklahoma. The Phoenix has been been published since February 1888, before Oklahoma's statehood.
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closed 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

MediaNews Group Inc., The Hearst Corporation, purchased four newspapers from The McClatchy Company

synopsis: The McClatchy Company has successfully completed the transaction with MediaNews Group, Inc. and Hearst Corporation under which the companies will pay McClatchy $1.0 billion in cash to acquire four newspapers.
buyer: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States. We are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively. "
seller: The McClatchy Company (MNI:$1,000.74)
The McClatchy Company is the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers and approximately 50 non-dailies.
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$1,000
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announced 4/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., will purchase Goshen News from Triple Crown Media, Inc.

synopsis: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. and Triple Crown Media, Inc. announced today they are exchanging certain newspaper properties. TCMI will acquire The Clayton Daily News, Jonesboro, GA; The Henry Herald, McDonough, GA; and the Progress-Argus, a weekly in Jackson, GA. CNHI will receive in exchange, the Goshen News of Goshen, IN.
buyer parent: MediaNews Group Inc.
buyer: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is the parent company for daily, weekly and semiweekly newspapers published in more than 200 communities throughout the United States. It is the company's strategy to seek out newspapers in smaller markets with growth potential. "
seller: Triple Crown Media, Inc.
Triple Crown Media will combine Gray's Newspaper Publishing and Graylink Wireless businesses with Bull Run's sole operating business, Host Communications, Inc., under the leadership of Thomas J. Stultz, current CEO of Host, and the former President of Gray's Newspaper Publishing business.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

VPM Media Corporation, acquired Style Weekly

synopsis: VPM Media Corp., the parent company of Richmond-based VPM public television and radio stations, announced it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was closed down in September by its owner, Alden Global Capital, after nearly 39 years in print. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.
buyer: VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. "
target parent: Alden Global Capital
target: Style Weekly
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Their editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
price ($mm)
$130
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announced 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Westplex Media Group, will acquire Moberly Monitor-Index

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire the Moberly Monitor-Index from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Moberly Monitor-Index
The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The Moberly Monitor-Index provides the latest news about Moberly and Randolph County, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
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closed 7/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Upturn, acquired Nova Scotia Today

synopsis: Indian news startup Business Upturn has announced that it has acquired NovaScotiaToday.com, a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
buyer: Business Upturn
Business Upturn is an online news portal in India that aims to provide people with all the insights around the business world along with creative write-ups, latest news, business stories and reviews. "
target: Nova Scotia Today
Nova Scotia Today is a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

O'Rourke Media Group, acquired Las Vegas Optic

synopsis: O'Rourke Media Group, a family-owned, community focused media company, has acquired the Las Vegas Optic from Paxton Media Group (PMG), a family-owned media company. The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
buyer: O'Rourke Media Group
O'Rourke Media Group is a family-owned, community focused media company. O'Rourke Media Group publishes hyper-local, useful community news and information in the communities they serve. They also provide a full suite of advertising solutions for local businesses. "
target parent: Paxton Media Group
target: Las Vegas Optic
The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Las Vegas Optic is published every Wednesday and Friday. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired LEO Weekly

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has acquired LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) is a privately-held media company. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. Their brands include the Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, and more. "
target: LEO Weekly
LEO Weekly is an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities. They offer articles on art, music, food, and more.
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announced 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wisconsin Media Group, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group

synopsis: Wisconsin Media Group, a community newspaper and digital media company, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group from Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned media company. Unified is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper.
buyer: Wisconsin Media Group
Wisconsin Media Group is a local community newspaper, digital media and digital marketing solutions company. Wisconsin Media Group is the number one source for local news in St. Albans, Milton, Colchester and Essex, Vermont; and Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein, Ripon, and Green Lake, Wisconsin. "
target parent: Woodward Communications
target: Unified Newspaper Group
Unified Newspaper Group is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper. Their papers include the Verona Press, Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, the Fitchburg Star, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

synopsis: Dragon Capital, one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, has acquired 100% of the corporate rights to Ukrayinska Pravda and all its assets. Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
buyer: Dragon Capital
Dragon Capital is one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of services in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management. "
target: Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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closed 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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closed 4/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Tucson Local Media

synopsis: Times Media Group, a digital and print media company, has acquired Tucson Local Media, a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media is a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun, a newspaper publisher in Indiana. The Plain Dealer & Sun publishes two weekly newspapers that provide the latest news in the Jennings County area. They cover sports, obituaries, events and more.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun
The North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun is a newspaper publisher in Indiana. The Plain Dealer & Sun publishes two weekly newspapers, the North Vernon Sun and the North Vernon Plain Dealer. Their papers provide the latest news in the Jennings County area. They cover sports, obituaries, events and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reid Newspapers, purchased Oklahoma Newspapers from Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: Reid Newspapers has acquired the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita.
buyer: Reid Newspapers
Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita. "
seller: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,234.07)
The acquisition includes the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses.
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announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

synopsis: Times-Journal, Inc., a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia, has acquired the Morgan County Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, sports, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
buyer: Times-Journal, Inc.
Times-Journal, Inc. is a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia. Times-Journal publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and operates news websites in central and north Georgia. Their brands include the Marietta Daily Journal, the Rome News-Tribune, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger news and more. "
target: Morgan County Citizen
The Morgan County Citizen is a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, public notices, sports, law enforcement, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
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closed 1/6/2021 via Company Press Release

John Rhoades, acquired NEXTpittsburgh

synopsis: John Rhoades, an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania, has acquired NEXTpittsburgh, an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
buyer: John Rhoades
John Rhoades is an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania. John Rhoades worked in advocacy at the United Way of Southwestern PA before going into the private sector, helping launch The Beauty Shoppe, a co-working company. "
target: NEXTpittsburgh
NEXTpittsburgh is an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh and the innovative things happening in the region. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
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Ticker: MATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthews International
Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials, caskets and cremation equipment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,475.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.73
EBIT ($mm)
$123.84
Net Income ($mm)
$71.22
Employees
10300
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Ticker: PMPLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMP Limited
PMP Limited provides commercial printing, digital premedia, letterbox delivery, and magazine distribution services. The company offers printing products and services, such as magazines, catalogues, directories, books, financial documents, corporate documents, government material, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,101.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.46
EBIT ($mm)
$32.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2159
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: LSE:DLAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc is a British company headquartered in Basingstoke, England that manufactures paper and security printed products including banknotes, passports and tax stamps. It also has a factory on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, and other facilities in Loughton and Bathford.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$708.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.90
EBIT ($mm)
$71.92
Net Income ($mm)
$21.34
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:SFOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S4 Capital LLC
S4 Capital LLC
Based in the UK, S4 Capital provides global, multi-national, regional, local clients and influencer-driven millennial brands with new age digital marketing services concentrated in three key areas initially.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$657.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.30
EBIT ($mm)
$41.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5751
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,234.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$451.06
EBIT ($mm)
$241.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20800
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,963.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$298.57
EBIT ($mm)
$249.47
Net Income ($mm)
$160.09
Employees
4700
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,671.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.78
EBIT ($mm)
$112.82
Net Income ($mm)
$263.01
Employees
5950
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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