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closed 3/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Syburger Verlag GmbH, purchased Motorcycle Magazines from Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH

synopsis: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, is selling its motorcycle magazine titles to Syburger Verlag, a subsidiary of VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and publisher of several motorcycle magazine titles.
buyer parent: VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
buyer: Syburger Verlag GmbH
Syburger Verlag was founded in Dortmund in 1981 to publish the oldest German motorcycle scene magazine “Der Syburger”. They publish Regionale MotorradSzene-Magazine, MOTORRAD NEWS, Motorrad-Gespanne, KURVE – Klassische Motorräder, and Katalog “Motorräder”. "
seller parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
seller: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH
Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH is a magazine publisher based in Germany that focuses on motorcycles and music.
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closed 9/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Octane Lending, purchased Motorcycle Group from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: ​​Octane,​ a Fintech company that serves the lending needs of the powersports market, has acquired the digital assets of ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta ​from Bonnier Corp.
buyer: Octane Lending
Octane​ is a Fintech company whose mission is to connect people with their passions. With a focus on the powersports market, Octane reaches riders through its editorial brands ​and helps consumers buy their favorite vehicles with instant, frictionless financing. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp's Motorcycle Group digital assets include ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta.
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announced 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BandLab Technologies, will acquire New Musical Express and Uncut

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, will acquire New Musical Express (NME) and Uncut from TI Media, a magazine and digital publisher in the UK. New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: TI Media Limited
target: New Musical Express and Uncut
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website that provides music news, reviews, features, interviews, photos and videos. Uncut is a monthly, music focused magazine in the UK. Uncut provides interviews with film directors, music news, and reviews of all major new album releases.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

River iGaming p.l.c., acquired Media247 AS

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
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closed 11/15/2018 via Company Press Release

BandLab Technologies, acquired MusicTech

synopsis: BandLab Technologies, a social music platform, has acquired MusicTech and The Guitar Magazine from Anthem Publishing, one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. MusicTech is a monthly music technology magazine in the UK. The Guitar Magazine is a UK-based magazine focused on guitars.
buyer: BandLab Technologies
BandLab Technologies is a social technology collective that integrates the physical and digital supply chain around music. BandLab, the group’s flagship digital product, is a social music platform that allows creators to make music and share the creative process with musicians and fans. "
target parent: Anthem Publishing Ltd.
target: MusicTech
MusicTech is a monthly music technology magazine in the UK. MusicTech provides news, reviews, and features about music technology. The Guitar Magazine is a UK-based magazine that provides insights and opinions about gear, artists, technique and the guitar industry for all genres and skill levels.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mixmag Media Limited, purchased Kerrang! and The Face from Bauer Media Group

synopsis: The owner of Mixmag has bought rock music magazine Kerrang! and defunct hip style title The Face from Bauer Media. Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
buyer: Mixmag Media Limited
Mixmag Media is the home of Mixmag Magazine, an electronic dance and clubbing magazine, as well as Mixmag TV, Mixmag.net and the Mixmag Media Network. Mixmag has offices in London, New York and Los Angeles. "
seller: Bauer Media Group
Kerrang! is a UK-based weekly rock music magazine. The Face was a British music, fashion and culture monthly magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Songlines Magazine

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is adding to its music portfolio with its acquisition of Songlines Magazine. Published eight times a year, Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, concert-listings, travel stories and every issue comes with an exclusive compilation CD.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target: Songlines Magazine
Published eight times a year, Songlines Magazine covers music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, featuring well-known artists from Tinariwen, Bellowhead and Manu Chao, to the newcomers making their mark both at home and abroad.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media, purchased Music & Lifestyle Assets from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
buyer: Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
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. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
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closed 5/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Oyster Magazine merged with Inception Digital,

synopsis: Oyster Magazine, an international fashion, beauty and pop culture title, is set to expand its global audience after announcing it has merged with innovative Australian digital agency, Inception Digital. Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies.
buyer: Inception Digital
Inception Digital is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies. Whether it’s display advertising, social media strategy and management, blogger outreach or content creation, Inception Digital has the solution to connect clients to their wide range of premium and influential audiences. "
target: Oyster Magazine
Oyster is an international fashion, beauty, music and pop culture title with offices in New York, Paris and Sydney. Oyster is published biannually and distributed globally.
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closed 8/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Hark Entertainment, acquired Rip It Up Magazine

synopsis: Satellite Media announces that it has sold its iconic music title Rip It Up, to Grant Hislop of Hark Entertainment. Rip It Up Magazine is Adelaide’s only free music, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle weekly street magazine.
buyer: Hark Entertainment
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Hark Entertainment offers full consultation on all aspects of music industry including but not limited to contract negotiation or advice, career planning & mentoring, A&R. "
target parent: Satellite Media
target: Rip It Up Magazine
Rip It Up Magazine is Adelaide, Australia’s only free music, entertainment, art, food and lifestyle weekly street magazine.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired XLR8R

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the world's fastest-growing digital media company, announced that it has acquired XLR8R, the digital authority on electronic music and technology. XLR8R, universally recognized as the definitive brand in tastemaker-focused electronic music, joins BUZZMEDIA's family of culture-defining properties.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 35 authoritative brands whose voices define their categories, including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Videogum, Buzznet, and others. "
target: XLR8R
XLR8R is a magazine and website that covers music, culture, style, and technology. It was founded as a newsprint ‘zine in 1993 by publisher Andrew Smith in Seattle; the magazine has offices in San Francisco and New York.
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closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

Verde Media Group, acquired Beyond Race Magazine, LLC

synopsis: Verde Media Group Inc., announces that the acquisition for 100% ownership of Beyondrace.com has been executed. The website (www.beyondrace.com) is focused on new and groundbreaking artists, music, film, fashion, and art in all its forms.
buyer: Verde Media Group (VMGI:$0.00)
Verde Media Group Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol VMGI. The Company operates a managed media financing company with production, distribution, and development functions. "
target: Beyond Race Magazine, LLC
BRM (Beyond Race Magazine) is the authoritative voice for cutting edge music and entertainment that appeals to the socially conscious, progressive minded individual.
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closed 5/4/2009 via Company Press Release

Relix Media Group, LLC, purchased Relix magazine and Jambands.com from Zenbu Media

synopsis: Relix Media Group, LLC announced that it has acquired Relix magazine, Relix.com, and Jambands.com from previous owner Zenbu Media. Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees.
buyer: Relix Media Group, LLC
Relix Media Group is a newly formed team of private investors led by music and film entrepreneur Peter Shapiro and former Zenbu Media employees. "
seller: Zenbu Media
Zenbu Media is a vertically-integrated media company with four core divisions; Print, Digital, Events and Records. Relix Magazine is an award winning music magazine founded in 1974 focused on improvisational live music and recently accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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closed 2/16/2007 via BNC Analysis

Zenbu Media, purchased Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs Magazines from Dorchester Media, Inc.

synopsis: Zenbu Media has acquired Dorchester Media's Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs Magazines.
buyer: Zenbu Media
Zenbu Media is a vertically-integrated media company with four core divisions; Print, Digital, Events and Records. Relix Magazine is an award winning music magazine founded in 1974 focused on improvisational live music and recently accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "
seller parent: BG Media Investors LP
seller: Dorchester Media, Inc.
Dorchester Media publishes the Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs Magazines.
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closed 1/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Primedia, Inc., acquired Pro-Motion Motorsports LLC

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. the publisher of Dirt Rider magazine as well as renowned titles including Motor Trend, Hot Rod and 4-Wheel & Off Road, announced the acquisition of Pro-Motion Motorsports LLC. As part of the acquisition, Pro-Motion Motorsports Cofounders Eric Peronnard and Tim Clark will join PRIMEDIA’s management team.
buyer: Primedia, Inc. (:$0.00)
PRIMEDIA is the leading targeted media company in the United States. With 2005 revenue of $990 million, its properties comprise over 100 brands that connect buyers and sellers through print publications, Internet, events, merchandise and video programs in three market segments. "
target: Pro-Motion Motorsports LLC
Pro-Motion Motorsports LLC is the owner and producer of EnduroCross®, MiniMoto SX events, and MiniMoto Magazine.
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closed 3/6/2006 via Company Press Release

Future plc, purchased Revolver Magazine from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Future US announced the acquisition of hard rock/heavy metal consumer music magazine Revolver from Harris Publications, according to Future president Jonathan Simpson-Bint. Revolver, which has a distribution of 150,000, will become part of Future’s thriving music division, overseen by group publishing director Steve Aaron.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is an international special-interest media group. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
Harris Publications is the publisher of King Magazine, Revolver, XXL, Scratch Magazine, SLAM Magazine, Rides, Donk, Box, and Bubbles and among other titles. Its major division, Harris Outdoor Magazines, issues several titles on hunting, fishing, and firearms.
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closed 2/28/2006 via Company Press Release

The McEvoy Group, acquired Spin Magazine

synopsis: The McEvoy Group LLC has acquired Spin magazine, the alternative music magazine founded by Bob Guccione, Jr. in 1985, from Vibe/Spin Ventures LLC, an entity owned by Robert Miller, Quincy Jones, David Salzman and private equity firm Freeman Spogli. The new company will be named Spin Media LLC.
buyer: The McEvoy Group
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target parent: Freeman Spogli & Co.
target: Spin Magazine
Spin is a music magazine that reports on "all the music that rocks". Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr., it is the main competitor to industry stalwart Rolling Stone.
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closed 3/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Syburger Verlag GmbH, purchased Motorcycle Magazines from Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH

synopsis: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, is selling its motorcycle magazine titles to Syburger Verlag, a subsidiary of VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and publisher of several motorcycle magazine titles.
buyer parent: VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
buyer: Syburger Verlag GmbH
Syburger Verlag was founded in Dortmund in 1981 to publish the oldest German motorcycle scene magazine “Der Syburger”. They publish Regionale MotorradSzene-Magazine, MOTORRAD NEWS, Motorrad-Gespanne, KURVE – Klassische Motorräder, and Katalog “Motorräder”. "
seller parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
seller: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH
Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH is a magazine publisher based in Germany that focuses on motorcycles and music.
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closed 3/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Syburger Verlag GmbH, purchased Motorcycle Magazines from Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH

synopsis: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, is selling its motorcycle magazine titles to Syburger Verlag, a subsidiary of VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and publisher of several motorcycle magazine titles.
buyer parent: VF Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
buyer: Syburger Verlag GmbH
Syburger Verlag was founded in Dortmund in 1981 to publish the oldest German motorcycle scene magazine “Der Syburger”. They publish Regionale MotorradSzene-Magazine, MOTORRAD NEWS, Motorrad-Gespanne, KURVE – Klassische Motorräder, and Katalog “Motorräder”. "
seller parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
seller: Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH
Reiner H. Nitschke Verlags-GmbH is a magazine publisher based in Germany that focuses on motorcycles and music.
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closed 3/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Motocuatro.com

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company, announced its acquisition of Spain’s leading moto racing website, Motocuatro.com. Motocuatro.com has become one of the country’s premier digital media destination for MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and World Superbike Championships.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network LLC company. "
target: Motocuatro.com
Motocuatro.com, Spain’s authority of two-wheel-centric motosports news, content and analysis, has become one of the country’s premier digital media destination for MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and World Superbike Championships as well as a dedicated resource of Grand Prix coverage.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Ironman, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, has acquired Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and media titles Women’s Running, Competitor, Triathlete and VeloNews.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. "
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 36 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. CGI also owns four publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Stone Leisure Ltd, acquired Electric Bike Magazine

synopsis: Stone Leisure Ltd and Velo Vision Ltd are delighted to announce that Electric Bike Magazine has been acquired by Stone Leisure Ltd. Founded in 2010, Electric Bike Magazine is a guide to the best in electric bikes, with reviews, technology updates and much more.
buyer: Stone Leisure Ltd
Stone Leisure Ltd is a publisher of leisure magazines and newspapers. Their publications include Motorhome and Campervan Magazine, Motorhome Monthly, Cycling World, and more. They also organize events such as The National Motor Caravan Fair and The Motor Caravan Show. "
target parent: Velo Vision Ltd
target: Electric Bike Magazine
Electric Bike Magazine is an independent publication dedicated to reporting all that is new about electric bikes. It is a guide to the best in electric bikes, with reviews, technology updates and much more.
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closed 11/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Calera Capital, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: Calera Capital, a private equity group, is the new owner of Competitor Group. Competitor Group, Inc. is the leading media and event entertainment company dedicated to the endurance sports industry of running, cycling and triathlons.
buyer: Calera Capital
Calera Capital is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $2.8 billion of capital. Calera invests across a diverse range of industries including business services, financial services, food and consumer, healthcare, building products, and industrial manufacturing. "
target parent: Falconhead Capital LLC
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. is the largest media and event based enterprise in the endurance sport space, with total monthly magazine circulation of approximately 500,000; marathons, triathlons, cycling and other endurance events in sixteen major cities with more than 150,000 participants.
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Outside, acquired Peloton Magazine

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Peloton Magazine, a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Peloton Magazine
Peloton Magazine is a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

PinkBike, acquired CyclingTips

synopsis: PinkBike, the Canadian mountain biking community website, announced the acquisition of CyclingTips, an Australian news website primarily focused on road cycling and professional racing, from BikeExchange.
buyer: PinkBike
PinkBike is a Canadian-based online mountain biking community. It is a source for news articles, informational videos, and events for mountain bikers globally. It also includes an online marketplace and forum for users to share photos, messages, and videos and connect with other riders. "
target parent: BikeExchange
target: CyclingTips
CyclingTips is an Australian website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders. They publish news, tech reviews, interviews, feature articles and tips about everything from the science of cycling to road safety.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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Snack Media Ltd., will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Bragg Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with SN&CK Media Limited (SML) for the sale of its media division, including GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
buyer: Snack Media Ltd.
Snack Media is a leading independent sports digital media company with over 30m sports fans. They specialize in multi-channel content creation, distributed at scale. Through data driven engagement strategies Snack Media creates authentic connections between brands & fans. "
target parent: Bragg Gaming Group
target: GiveMeSport
Givemesport media is a next generation publisher that is forward thinking, tech-led and understands content distribution. Its website, GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
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Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

River iGaming p.l.c., acquired Media247 AS

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
price ($mm)
$1.38
rev ($mm)
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired RealSport

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading international esports entertainment group, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of RealSM Limited, owner of the fan-oriented digital sports media platform, RealSport. Founded in January 2016, RealSport provides sports fans with all the latest news from across the globe.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: RealSport
RealSport is a fan-oriented, tech-forward sports media platform with commitment to simple UI and quality and exciting original content, from Football to eSports. RealSport believes in providing the highest quality original and unique content, written by real sports fans.
price ($mm)
$3.33
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closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Urheilulehti merged with Urheilusanomat,

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland buys Urheilulehti from A-lehdet. Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland. Urheilusanomat and Urheiluleht will be combined into a new, more service-oriented sport media company.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Urheilusanomat
Urheilusanomat Finland's largest magazine specializing in sports. It is also a betting network. The Magazine is owned by Sanoma Media Finland Oy and it belongs to the Ilta-Sanomat Media family. It has a circulation of about 35,000 (2016). "
target parent: A-lehdet
target: Urheilulehti
Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland, and its honest way of dealing with things has become a concept. Urheilulehti is a pioneer in sports journalism, known not only for its expertise, but also the ability to evoke passionate emotions.
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announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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announced 12/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Breaking Data Corporation, will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Breaking Data Corp. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of agreement to purchase GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport is a leading next generation sports media publisher, supported by investment from IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, boasting the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world.
buyer: Breaking Data Corporation (TSXV:BKD:$9.53)
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. "
target: GiveMeSport
GiveMeSport creates and publishes content around the clock, with contributors across all continents including writers, designers, video and social media producers, also offering free training, work experience and freelance opportunities to aspiring journalists via its Academy.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

C.J. Oyster Publishing, acquired SBC Media

synopsis: The C.J. Group of Companies has acquired the iconic brands of SBC Media, Canada’s premier action sports lifestyle media company. The acquisition includes Snowboard Canada and it's five sister magazines, two annual guides and all related websites, social media platforms and assets which will operate under the C.J. Oyster Publishing division.
buyer parent: The C.J. Group of Companies
buyer: C.J. Oyster Publishing
C.J. Oyster Publishing offers comprehensive project management, including editing, publishing, promotion, prepress, printing, bindery, fulfillment and distribution. "
target: SBC Media
One of the world's leading, independent action sports media un-conglomerates, Canada's SBC Media is still rider-owned, driven, managed and staffed by passionate, dedicated board sports lifers, three decades after its start.
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announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2013 via Company Press Release

NAMG, Inc., acquired Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: North American Membership Group (NAMG) CEO James Heckman announced the acquisition of Scout.com from Fox Networks Group. The company is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering.
buyer parent: The Pilot Group
buyer: NAMG, Inc.
North American Membership Group (NAMG) excels in creating and growing eleven distinct lifestyle clubs that thrive on the camaraderie they foster between their members and the clubs. Each club's magazine, e-newsletter and website is rich with articles and how-to features. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout.com is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering. The Internet publishing division consists of a network of more than 200 web sites.
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