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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 12/16/2009 via Company Press Release

National Marine Manufacturers Association, acquired New England Boat Show

synopsis: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
buyer: National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target parent: North American Expositions Co.
target: New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 3 RV and boating consumer shows from Mid-America Expositions

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Three were acquired from Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mid-America Expositions
Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc. is the owner and operator of events and expositions focused on RVs and boating.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 9 RV and boating consumer shows from Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., purchased Two Outdoor-sports Trade Shows from Hart Productions Inc.

synopsis: Renfro Productions & Management Inc., a trade show producer in Indianapolis, has acquired two longtime outdoor-sports trade shows from Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati. The two shows include the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show.
buyer: Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
Renfro Productions is a trade show producer in Indianapolis. Renfro Productions helps exhibitors build relationships with qualified outdoor enthusiasts. Renfro Productions uses effective advertising methods to attract the right customers to each show. "
seller: Hart Productions Inc.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show is an annual show that covers adventure sports, boats, campers, ATVs, and more. The Cincinnati Golf Show is a show focused on golf. The two trade shows belong to Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$417.96)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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announced 10/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Annapolis Boat Shows, will acquire Annapolis Boat Shows

synopsis: Paul Jacobs, General Manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows, has announced that he and a team of four local business owners have a contract to purchase the Boat Shows from C. Edward Hartman II. The company is the premier producer of in-water boat shows.
buyer: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. "
target: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat.
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closed 7/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Fiume Capital, Juggernaut Capital Partners, acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

synopsis: Fiume Capital and Juggernaut Capital Partners has acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. Thrill One was formed by uniting industry-leading brands Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross, Street League Skateboarding and Thrill One Media to become the world's leading producer of action sports events and original content.
buyer: Fiume Capital
buyer: Juggernaut Capital Partners
Fiume Capital is a leading private investment firm targeting investments in media, entertainment, and consumer sectors Juggernaut Capital Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth investments in the consumer and healthcare industries. "
target parent: The Raine Group
target: Thrill One Sports & Entertainment
Thrill One Sports & Entertainment is a next-generation content company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment and lifestyle, combining the resources of Nitro Circus, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), Nitro Rallycross (NRX) and Thrill One Media.
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closed 11/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, acquired Bowland Communications Limited

synopsis: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, an Ambleside rescue services firm has acquired the assets of Bowland Communications and rebranded to The Event Safety Group. Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor.
buyer: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services
Mountain Trauma Rescue Services was established in 2006 by Nick Wright. The organsiation provides specialist medical cover for a range of remote area and extreme sports events. They also deliver a wide variety of medical education and rescue training courses. "
target: Bowland Communications Limited
Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor. The Keswick Mountain Festival strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and offers a varied range of activities.
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Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 9/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Petersen Events Corporation

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country, from Petersen Events Corporation.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Petersen Events Corporation
Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country of Petersen Events Corporation. Launched in 2000, Off Road Expo has established a strong position in the off-road community with a well-respected brand and a vibrant, growing event. Off Road Expo features exhibit space with mo
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closed 8/11/2022 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Barrett-Jackson

synopsis: IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in events, media, sports and fashion, has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, the premier collector car auction and live events company.
buyer parent: Endeavor, LLC
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages sports figures and fashion icons; stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is an independent producer and distributor of sports media. "
target: Barrett-Jackson
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections.
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closed 7/23/2021 via BusinessWire

iFIT, acquired 29029

synopsis: iFIT, a global leader in connected fitness software, content, and equipment, has acquired 29029, an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 produces events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
buyer: iFIT
iFIT is a global leader in connected fitness software, content and equipment. iFIT provides immersive, adaptive, personalized workout experiences for every fitness level and interest. The company offers treadmills, bikes, fitness apps, and more through their various brands. "
target: 29029
29029 is an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 delivers a unique outdoor experience in the wellness tourism business. They produce events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Hagerty, acquired Concours d’Elegance of America

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired Concours d’Elegance of America, a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America's events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
buyer: Hagerty (HGTY:$619.08)
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Concours d’Elegance of America
Concours d’Elegance of America is a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America is focused on automotive education and supporting local charities. Their events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 3/9/2017 via PR Newswire

FlyDive, Inc., acquired Aquafly

synopsis: FlyDive, the preeminent U.S. manufacturer of recreational hydroflight watersports products, announced the acquisition of a leading hydroflight company based in Austin, TX, Aquafly. Aquafly provides world-class hydroflight athlete training, entertainment event production and product sales.
buyer: FlyDive, Inc.
FlyDive is a San Diego-based manufacturer focused on design, engineering and sales of innovative Hydroflight products. The company is driven by its mission to make Hydroflight easy, safe and accessible for everyone. "
target: Aquafly
Aquafly is one of the driving forces in the emerging hydroflight industry, offering water jetboard and jetpack sales and rentals, pro athlete training for international competition, and full-service production of captivating water acrobatic shows.
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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 3 RV and boating consumer shows from Mid-America Expositions

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Three were acquired from Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mid-America Expositions
Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc. is the owner and operator of events and expositions focused on RVs and boating.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 9 RV and boating consumer shows from Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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closed 8/2/2006 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired American Guide Services, Inc.

synopsis: Affinity Group, Inc., (AGI) announced the acquisition of American Guide Services, Inc. (AGS). AGS produces Guest Services Guides, which come in a wide variety of sizes and page numbers, that contain everything from local attractions and businesses to area maps and maps of specific parks.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: American Guide Services, Inc.
American Guide Services, Inc. (AGS) is no longer just a Site Map Publisher, but now offers a complete range of products and services to the Campground, RV Park and Camping Resort industry.
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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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closed 9/7/2004 via Company Press Release

Grand View Media Group, purchased Sportsman’s Groups from Ehlert Publishing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Grand View Media Group has purchased Ehlert Publishing’s Sportsman’s Groups, including 84,000-circ. Bowhunting World and 11,000-circ. trade title Archery Business.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: Grand View Media Group
Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing. The company joined EBSCO in 2002 and currently publishes fifteen titles and three directories covering the outdoors and business-to-business markets. "
seller parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
seller: Ehlert Publishing Group, Inc.
Established in 1976, Ehlert Publishing Group, based in Maple Grove, Minn., publishes trade and consumer magazines and directories focused on a variety of markets such as all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, bowhunting, fly fishing and boating. The company also produc
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Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Big Stone Publishing

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, announced the acquisition of Big Stone Publishing (BSP), the longtime publisher of Rock & Ice, Trail Runner, and Gym Climber magazines and websites.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: Big Stone Publishing
Big Stone Publishing is a niche media company specializing in outdoor sports. Their brand magazines include Rock and Ice, Trail Runner, ASCENT, Gym Climber and Dirt.
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Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC, acquired InterMedia Outdoors

synopsis: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC ("KSE") announced that it has acquired InterMedia Outdoors Holdings, Inc., (InterMedia Outdoors) from InterMedia Partners VII, L.P., a private equity investment fund. InterMedia Outdoors' assets include Sportsman Channel, 15 outdoor magazines, and 17 top websites, as well as television production operations.
buyer: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment is one of the world's leading ownership, entertainment and management groups. As owners and operators of Pepsi Center, the Paramount Theatre, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and various sports teams, KSE's sports and entertainment assets are second to none. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: InterMedia Outdoors
InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is a multimedia company serving outdoors enthusiasts in the United States, with the largest network of websites dedicated to the hunting, shooting and fishing category.
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Action Pursuit Group, acquired Y Visionary Publishing

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target: Y Visionary Publishing
Y-Visionary's publications include Street Trucks, Import Racer, and Drag Racer in the automotive segment; Bow & Arrow Hunting, Gun World, and Knives Illustrated in the outdoor sports segment; and Victorian Homes and Romantic Homes in the shelter segment.
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Apprise Media LLC, acquired Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Apprise Media LLC
Apprise Media concentrates on niche media, a fast growing segment in the media industry. Apprise Media identifies businesses in which our core management strengths and experience can combine to create value for our investors and enhanced competitive positioning for our portfolio companies. "
target: Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P.
Y-Visionary Publishing, L.P. operates as a content producer of consumer magazines. The company operates through four groups: Automotive Group, Home Group, Aviation Group, and Outdoor Group.
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closed 9/7/2004 via Company Press Release

Grand View Media Group, purchased Sportsman’s Groups from Ehlert Publishing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Grand View Media Group has purchased Ehlert Publishing’s Sportsman’s Groups, including 84,000-circ. Bowhunting World and 11,000-circ. trade title Archery Business.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: Grand View Media Group
Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing. The company joined EBSCO in 2002 and currently publishes fifteen titles and three directories covering the outdoors and business-to-business markets. "
seller parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
seller: Ehlert Publishing Group, Inc.
Established in 1976, Ehlert Publishing Group, based in Maple Grove, Minn., publishes trade and consumer magazines and directories focused on a variety of markets such as all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, bowhunting, fly fishing and boating. The company also produc
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Source Creation International, acquired Winto Group (Holdings) Limited

synopsis: Source Creation International, an investment holding company in Hong Kong, has acquired a 74% stake in Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group offers various outdoor advertising services and publishes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
buyer: Source Creation International
Source Creation International is an investment holding company in Hong Kong. Source Creation International is directly owned by Lui Man Wah, a Chinese businessman that has over 10 years of experience in financial institutions. "
target: Winto Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK:8238:$2.12)
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.50 [$6.10]*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Adventure Sports Network
Adventure Sports Network is a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. The Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform for extreme sports.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Paris Turf, acquired Cheval Magazine

synopsis: The GROUPE PARIS TURF (headquarters in Aubervilliers), publisher of the eponymous sports daily, announces that it has acquired PREST EDIT (headquarters in Montfort l'Amaury), publisher of the European No. 1 horse riding magazines Cheval Magazine.
buyer: Paris Turf
Paris-Turf is a French sports daily created in 1946 that specializes in horse racing information for bettors but also professionals. It is the number one in this field in France, and has 263,000 readers daily according to the latest press audience survey - ONE Study 2011-2012 1. "
target: Cheval Magazine
Cheval Magazine is the No. 1 horse riding magazines in Europe, published by Prest Edit (headquarters in Montfort l'Amaury).
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closed 10/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Harris Publishing Co., acquired Great Lakes Boating

synopsis: Great Lakes Boating magazine, which serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes, was sold to Harris Publishing. Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River.
buyer: Harris Publishing Co.
Harris Publishing, Inc is a full service publishing company which includes 15 different niche publications and five specialty events in those niche areas. Harris Publishing is well known and respected in these industries for its writing, photography and design. "
target parent: Great Lakes Boating Federation
target: Great Lakes Boating
Great Lakes Boating is a magazine for recreational boaters on the Great Lakes & freshwater seas east and west of the Mississippi River. Great Lakes Boating magazine serves 5 million boaters on the Canadian and U.S. sides of the Great Lakes.
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announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Communications Company, will acquire Scuttlebutt Magazine

synopsis: Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication.
buyer: Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a multimedia news company with locations across ND, SD, MN and WI. They have over 1,700 employees that work towards a common goal, delivering quality products and information to their clients and viewers. "
target parent: Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
target: Scuttlebutt Magazine
Scuttlebutt is a monthly magazine. The magazine has approximately 25,000 readers. Published in Blue Earth, Minnesota, this magazine is a well-respected consumer publication. The parent company of the magazine is Bromeland Publishing, Inc.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired Auto Titles and Triathlon Plus from Future plc, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
The Portfolio of titles includes: Fast Car, Fast Ford, Classic Ford, Classics Monthly, Total Vauxhall, Mini Magazine, Triathlon Plus, Classic Ford Show, Ford Fair, Japfest, Japfest 2: The Evolution, Performance Vauxhall Show, TRAX: The Ultimate Performance Car Event and associated websites.
price ($mm)
$3.05
rev ($mm)
$8
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0.6x
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announced 1/21/2014 via Reuters

Apax Partners, will acquire Trader Media Group

synopsis: Apax Partners will acquire a 50.1 percent equity stake in Trader Media from the Guardian Media Group. Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice or management of Apax Partners globally total around $30 billion. "
target parent: Guardian Media Group plc
target: Trader Media Group (LSE:AUTO:$368.90)
Trader Media Group publishes market leading niche titles such as Auto Trader, Top Marques, Bike Trader, Truck & Plant Trader, Ad Trader, Motorhome and Caravan Trader, Boats and Yachts for Sale, Boat Trader and Farmers Trader, all leading their sectors with magazine readership and web visitors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$994 [$1,926]*
rev ($mm)
$418
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Lepe Partners, Oakley Capital, Pembroke VCT Plc, acquired Boat International Media

synopsis: An investment consortium led by Pembroke VCT plc, announces the acquisition of Boat International Media, the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals.
buyer: Oakley Capital (OCL:$88.88)
buyer: Pembroke VCT Plc
buyer: Lepe Partners
Pembroke VCT plc is a new venture capital trust. Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business. Lepe Partners is an independent merchant bank focused on helping media and consumer entrepreneurs and business leaders unlock growth. "
target parent: August Equity Ltd.
target: Boat International Media
Boat International is the leading global media group serving the superyacht industry. They publish the world's leading superyacht magazines, supplements and luxury books, organise high quality events, and provide digital media services to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.
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closed 10/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Egmont Tidskrifter AB, purchased Boating Magazines from LRF Media AB

synopsis: Egmont Magazines has acquired Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine. Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
buyer: Egmont Tidskrifter AB
Egmont Magazines is a media company with strong brands and dedicated employees. They create content-rich magazine, magazines, websites and events and communicate with readers who have ardent interests in different areas. "
seller parent: Lantbrukarnas Riksforbund
seller: LRF Media AB
Båtnytt and Vi Båtägare Magazine are well-established brands with a loyal readership around Sweden. They test new and second-hand sail- and motorboats, check out new motors and accessories, report on boat fairs around the world, write about smart solutions, and more.
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