Like Library of Content

announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
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 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
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closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
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announced 1/8/2020 via Bloomberg

CH Media, will acquire CH Media

synopsis: Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. plans to sell CH Media, the parent of CollegeHumor and other digital brands, to the unit’s chief creative officer, Sam Reich. CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT.
buyer: CH Media
Sam Reich is a longtime executive of CH Media and the unit's Chief Creative Officer. As a part of CollegeHumor since 2006, Sam Reich built the video team from scratch, earning the comedy brand 30M followers, a 50M+ weekly reach, 200M+ monthly video views, and 25+ Webby Awards. "
target parent: IAC
target: CH Media
CH Media is comprised of the award-winning digital properties CollegeHumor, Dorkly, Drawfee, and the subscription service DROPOUT. CH Media’s ad-supported properties are highly sought-after by brands who want to reach a younger, entertainment-loving audience.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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announced 3/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., will acquire SAY Media, Inc.

synopsis: Maven announced it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Say Media, a company that is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a single digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. "
target: SAY Media, Inc.
Say Media is defining the digital magazine through a portfolio of influential brands and a next-generation publishing platform called Tempest that caters to the needs of both modern storytellers and marketers.
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$13
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closed 12/28/2016 via Market Wire

CPXi, purchased Entertainment Sites from SpinMedia

synopsis: CPXi announced that it will acquire the celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites; Celebuzz, The Frisky and The Superficial from SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
buyer: CPXi
CPXi is a comprehensive digital media company with over 15 years of experience driving efficiencies in the tech-enabled marketing space. They provide technology, services and processes that make digital more efficient and effective. "
seller: SpinMedia
Celebuzz.com, TheFrisky.com, and TheSuperficial.com are celebrity news, gossip and entertainment websites ran by SpinMedia. SpinMedia Group is a digital-first media company connecting a vast network of entertainment and music fans to the content, celebrities, and brands they love.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH, acquired Media Partisans GmbH

synopsis: Funke Mediengruppe has acquired a majority interest in Media Partisans. The Potsdam-based company operates the heftig.co portal in Germany, as well as other websites, and is the European market leader for publishing on social media.
buyer: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
Funke Mediengruppe publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. "
target: Media Partisans GmbH
Media Partisans is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. It is their mission to connect the world through stories. They do so by producing only the most relevant and unusual content for an international audience. Every single story/video they produce reaches millions of people.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

MOBYT S.p.A., acquired MediaMob S.r.l.

synopsis: DigiTouch, one of the most active Italian independent players in digital marketing, has completed its sale of 51% of MediaMob to Mobyt, a leader in Italy in Mobile Marketing & Services and active in the web advertising. MediaMob is a programmatic sales house, offering technological solutions for audience targeting and programmatic advertising.
buyer: MOBYT S.p.A. (BIT:MBY:$28.32)
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian. "
target parent: DigiTouch
target: MediaMob S.r.l.
MediaMob is an Italian independent digital solutions provider, specialized in programmatic advertising on premium inventory, with cross-device coverage and a wide range of creative ad formats. MediaMob leverages on the modern technological solutions related to audience targeting logics.
price ($mm)
$1.46*
rev ($mm)
$3
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$1
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0.8x
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5.1x
closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 3/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc., acquired Lifelounge Group

synopsis: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc. has acquired independent creative agency Lifelounge Group. They specialise in creating authentic brand connections with 16-35 year-old Australians through print, websites, and advertising. They also publish the Lifelounge Sweeney Report, a provider of insights into the Australian 16-30 year old market.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: DDB Worldwide Communications Group Inc.
DDB Worldwide is one of the world's largest and most influential advertising and marketing networks. At the 2014 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB took home 87 Lions as well as Agency of the Year and Regional Network of the Year honors for adam&eveDDB and DDB EMEA, respectively. "
target: Lifelounge Group
Lifelounge Group is a digital media and entertainment company. They operate Lifelounge.com and TheVine.com.au, Australia's No. 1 youth & entertainment website. They are focused on opportunities that leverage research, technical expertise & creativity to develop digital products and campaigns.
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announced 6/12/2012 via BusinessWire

Cazador Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Net Element, Inc.

synopsis: Net Element, a global publisher of online destinations and soon-to-be operator of a mobile commerce platform for Russia and other emerging markets, and Cazador Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company, announced the execution of a merger agreement.
buyer: Cazador Acquisition Corporation
Cazador Acquisition Corporation Ltd. is a special purpose acquisition company, also known as a blank-check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands-exempted company. "
target: Net Element, Inc. (NETE:$45.96)
Net Element is a publisher of digital destinations and services provider powered by a rich video services platform for commerce, HD and 3D formats. The platform supports a network of content-driven, vertically focused applications for consumer, professional and business marketplaces.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

TopTenREVIEWS, Inc., purchased Consumer Media Division from Imaginova Corp.

synopsis: TopTenREVIEWS announced it has acquired the Consumer Media Division of Imaginova Inc., a privately held company based in New York City. Included in the acquisition are Space.com, LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com. As part of the ongoing expansion, TopTenREVIEWS has established the TechMediaNetwork to incorporate these properties.
buyer parent: TechMedia Network
buyer: TopTenREVIEWS, Inc.
Founded in 2003, TopTenREVIEWS.com provides consumers with side-by-side product and pricing comparisons to help them research, shop and purchase technology and entertainment products and services. "
seller: Imaginova Corp.
Imaginova, a leading digital media and commerce company, is the preeminent online destination for the Intellectually Curious. The Imaginova Network of media properties delivers engaging and entertaining editorial and multimedia content to a robust community of curious and well-informed users.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired Codex Media

synopsis: Glam Media acquired Munich-based firm, Codex Media to accelerate its launch in Germany. Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media pioneered the vertical content network model and is the fastest growing Top 20 Media Company in the U.S. Glam Media provides a compelling mix of fresh, original content created in-house on its owned & operated web sites and the carefully curated Glam Publishing Network. "
target: Codex Media
Codex Media is an ad network with a significant reach in the German lifestyle and entertainment area. While not specifically considered a women’s ad network it has a considerable share of that market.
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closed 8/15/2006 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Connected Ventures, LLC

synopsis: IAC/InterActiveCorp has acquired a 51% stake and full voting control of Connected Ventures, LLC, parent of leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CollegeHumor is the first site to join IAC Programming, launched earlier this year to buy and build branded online content properties.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Connected Ventures, LLC
Connected Ventures, LLC operates online content and retail properties, including leading comedy site CollegeHumor.com. CollegeHumor delivers comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes to its core audience of college students and recent graduates.
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announced 10/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Commuter Advertising, will acquire CommuteStream

synopsis: Oakwood-based Commuter Advertising has signed a deal to acquire Chicago-based mobile technology company CommuteStream. Commuter Advertising — a transit-focused advertising and media agency — will use CommuteStream’s ad network to reach riders who regularly use smartphones in planning their commutes.
buyer: Commuter Advertising
Commuter Advertising empowers advertisers to engage with consumers on the move at targeted locations and times through digital out-of-home transit media. CA broadcasts messages to commuters onboard vehicles around the nation. "
target: CommuteStream
CommuteStream connects businesses and brands with urban commuters. By partnering with local transit apps, they directly deliver highly targeted digital advertising to people who live and work in Chicago.
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closed 2/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Opera Software, acquired 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.

synopsis: Opera Software announced that it has acquired 4th Screen Advertising, Ltd., to significantly expand its offering to advertisers and mobile publishers that engage consumers via the mobile web and applications, across all mobile platforms. Opera offers complete advertising solutions for mass-market feature phone and smartphone platforms.
buyer: Opera Software (OPERA:$255.45)
Opera is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products including computers, tablets, mobiles and PDAs, various game consoles and more. "
target: 4th Screen Advertising Ltd.
4th Screen Advertising is one of the world's leading premium mobile advertising agencies. 4th Screen goes beyond just clicks, offering brands and advertisers engagement and rich media based mobile campaigns. Publisher clients include The Guardian, MTV, Global Radio, Shazam, and IMDb.
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closed 1/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Ideon Media, acquired Cue Digital Media

synopsis: Ideon Media, a Toronto-based digital firm, has acquired Cue Digital Media, one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is a Toronto-based digital firm that specializes in custom content programs created by its award-winning in-house editorial team, influencer programs, events, performance network, proprietary data, and analytics. "
target: Cue Digital Media
Cue Digital Media is one of Canada’s leading online News, Sports & Entertainment, Female Lifestyle, Tech & Gaming media companies selling online integrated advertising opportunities, branded entertainment, sponsorships and partnerships to major agencies and Fortune 100 brands.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Arena Racing Company, acquired Vermantia

synopsis: Arena Racing Company (ARC), the largest racecourse operator in the UK, has acquired virtual sports content provider Vermantia. Based in Greece, Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
buyer: Arena Racing Company
Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK with its racecourses hosting racing on over 300 days a year. ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. ARC also operates a hotel, spa resort and golf course. "
target: Vermantia
Based in Greece, Vermantia is a virtual sports content provider. Vermantia is a leader in omni-channel content solutions for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. Their platform, Vermantia CONNECT, provides a gaming portfolio comprised of virtual games, Live Sports and Racing content.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

KissKissBankBank & Co, acquired Goodeed SAS

synopsis: French crowdfunding specialist KissKissBankBank announced it has acquired a majority stake in the French start-up Goodeed, specializing in donations through the viewing of online advertising videos.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: KissKissBankBank & Co
KissKissBankBank & Co is one of the European leaders in crowd-funding. Through its three platforms, KissKissBankBank is currently the only player in Europe to develop its services in three crowd-funding segments, thereby providing appropriate solutions for a host of personal & professional projects."
target: Goodeed SAS
Goodeed, based in France, is a website that allows people to plant trees, send vaccines or offer meals for free by simply connecting to the Goodeed website and watching twenty seconds of entertaining ads.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
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 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
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$9.50
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Leaf Group, acquired Well+Good

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, announced it has acquired the wellness media company, Well+Good. Well+Good has premium content and experiences brand, known for its trend-spotting and high-caliber editorial content.
buyer: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) and media (Livestrong.com and eHow) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. "
target: Well+Good
Well+Good is an editorial leader in the fitness and wellness space, and has leveraged a reputation to create new business extensions to the core site. Driven by a team that seeks out new opportunities for expansion, Well+Good has a consistent record of robust revenue growth and profitability.
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closed 9/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired The Other Art Fair

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a diversified internet company comprised of several media and marketplace properties, announced that it has acquired The Other Art Fair, the U.K.’s leading art fair for discovering emerging artists. The Other Art Fair will complement Demand Media’s leading online art gallery marketplace, Saatchi Art.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art. "
target: The Other Art Fair
The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Bristol and Sydney.
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closed 4/12/2016 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Cracked Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired multi-platform satire brand Cracked, which informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video, social media and a popular podcast. Cracked's editorial team has been known for smart humor that blends comedy and satire with social criticism.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Cracked Entertainment, Inc.
Based in New York, Cracked Entertainment is the publisher of the well-known CRACKED Magazine, one of America's oldest and most well-known humor magazines. It informs and entertains millennial audiences through a high-traffic website, mobile apps, original digital video and social media.
price ($mm)
$39
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$11
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announced 10/1/2015 via PR Newswire

iWin, will acquire ArcadeTown.com

synopsis: iWin announced it has acquired ArcadeTown.com, a popular casual game site that offers players free web games and PC downloadable games. ArcadeTown entertains close to 500,000 monthly unique gamers that are attracted to the site to engage in the site's vast library of over 1,000 games.
buyer: iWin
iWin is an innovative, cross platform publisher and distributor of casual games for the mass market. As a game publisher, iWin has created award winning games including Jewel Quest, Bubble Town and Jewel Quest Mysteries. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: ArcadeTown.com
ArcadeTown.com offers web games and PC downloadable games. It attracts close to 500,000 monthly unique gamers through the site's vast library of over 1,000 games. Genres include Sports, Racing, Adventure, RPG, Strategy, Puzzle, and more.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired LEAFtv

synopsis: Internet company Demand Media Inc. said it is expanding its reach to millennial women with the addition of lifestyle website LEAFtv to its portfolio of brands. LEAFtv provides how-to videos covering topics such as floral arrangement, home improvement, food preparation and beauty tips.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: LEAFtv
LEAFtv is a fresh, easy to consume, how-to video commerce site and YouTube channel covering all things...living, eating and fashion.
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closed 2/26/2015 via PR Web

Sprinklr, acquired Pluck Corporation

synopsis: Sprinklr, Inc. announced the acquisition of Pluck, an Austin-based provider of technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
buyer: Sprinklr
Sprinklr provides the technology that enables large brands to manage customer experiences at every social touchpoint across teams, departments, divisions and geographies. Unlike tools and platforms, Sprinklr is the only fully integrated social relationship infrastructure. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Pluck Corporation
A leader in social media software solutions , Pluck provides the technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Saatchi Online Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates Saatchi Art, a leading online art gallery. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Saatchi Online Inc.
Saatchi Art is the world’s leading online art gallery, connecting people with art and artists they love. Saatchi Art offers an unparalleled selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography in a range of prices.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Otter Media, acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Otter Media, the newly-named venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, has acquired Creativebug, Inc., one of the leading go-to sources for high-quality online video arts and crafts instruction, from Demand Media.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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closed 6/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Society6

synopsis: Demand Media® announced that it has acquired Society6, a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Society6
Society6 is a leading digital marketplace powered by artists. The e-commerce marketplace enables artists to seamlessly upload and merchandise unique artwork and sell a variety of products, such as phone cases, art prints, home décor, and other merchandise.
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$84 [$80]
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$19
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closed 3/19/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Creativebug

synopsis: Demand Media announced the acquisition of Creativebug, the go-to source for high-quality, online video art and craft instruction. Creativebug’s network of exceptional designers and library of educational videos complements the crafts-related content on Demand Media’s eHow web property.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media and domain services company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers, individuals and businesses to expand their online presence. "
target: Creativebug
Based in San Francisco, Creativebug is the go-to source for online video art and craft workshops featuring some of the most well-respected designers in the craft word.
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$8.00
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Name.com

synopsis: Demand Media®, a leading digital media company, announced the acquisition of Denver-based Name.com, a domain name registrar known for its strong retail footprint, award-winning customer service and creative spirit. The acquisition is intended to expand Demand Media’s platform as it prepares for the historic release of new Top Level Domains.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading digital media company that informs and entertains one of the internet’s largest audiences, helps advertisers find innovative ways to engage with their customers and enables publishers to expand their online presence. "
target: Name.com
Founded in 2003, Name.com customers have registered nearly 1.5 million domains, and use the company’s tools and services to grow their online presence. Name.com provides a direct channel to reach consumers and small businesses as they develop and manage their online identities.
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closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired IndieClick Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media® announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based IndieClick, a premium online advertising company that specializes in connecting brands with passionate and engaged consumers. IndieClick’s innovative multi-platform advertising campaigns deliver impactful, integrated brand experiences.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: IndieClick Media Group, Inc.
IndieClick helps advertisers reach an influential audience of nearly 30 million unique visitors in the US through innovative ad formats – including rich media, video, mobile and social media – that are integrated onto carefully selected destinations.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired RSS Graffiti

synopsis: Demand Media® announced the acquisition of RSS Graffiti, a Los Angeles-based developer of social media products. Launched in 2009, RSS Graffiti’s free Facebook application has become one of the most popular ways for publishers to program their Facebook pages with content from websites, blogs and other social platforms.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: RSS Graffiti
RSS Graffiti is a developer of social media products. Over 600,000 brands, online publishers and individuals use RSS Graffiti’s free Facebook application to publish more than 60 million pieces of content to Facebook each month.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
price ($mm)
$4.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2008 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Pluck Corporation

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, has acquired Pluck Corporation, a leading provider of social media tools and technologies, serving more than 200 media websites, reaching over 100 million users, and serving over 1.5 billion interactions per month.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: Pluck Corporation
A leader in social media software solutions , Pluck provides the technologies for content generation, syndication, social networking and news personalization. Pluck helps its customers more easily consume and leverage the new open content model that has emerged as the cornerstone of Web 2.0.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Golflink.com, acquired GolfSpan.com

synopsis: GolfLink.com, the leading online golf information resource, today announced its acquisition of GolfSpan.com and its existing video library to build out its site that now includes more than 1,400 exclusive instructional golf tips and videos.
buyer parent: Demand Media, Inc.
buyer: Golflink.com
GolfLink is the most complete online golf resource available on the web. With a host of useful information valuable to golfers of all abilities, GolfLink is the ultimate one-stop shop for every golfer, from duffer to pro. "
target: GolfSpan.com
GolfSpan.com offers its members a video library including over 500 video tips and drills consisting of over 1,000 minutes of content. The company's content has been selected by hundreds of golf sites including the leading sports Web site, the top golf Web site and the world's most popular portal.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired ExpertVillage.com

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., the next-generation social media company, announced its acquisition of ExpertVillage.com, the premier Internet source for professional “how-to” videos filmed and produced by local filmmakers that feature experts on a broad range of topics. The acquisition significantly expands Demand Media’s social media platform.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media™ is a social media company that connects content creators and large audiences with advertisers through its network of vertical media web properties. By using its proprietary social media tools, Demand Media provides an interactive and vertically-focused media experience for users. "
target: ExpertVillage.com
ExpertVillage is the largest producer of “made for the Internet” video content with over 17,000 short-format “how-to” videos that feature more than 1000 experts covering everything from Pilates to origami.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
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 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies, announced that it has acquired The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
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 24 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The acquisition includes The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

DMG Media, acquired i News

synopsis: Mail and Metro publisher the Daily Mail and General Trust's dmg media has bought the i paper from JPI Media. dmg media wanted to buy the i because it is a “strong print title” with an “established reputation for quality journalism". i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: DMG Media
dmg media is a leading multi-channel consumer media company. Part of DMGT (Daily Mail & General Trust), dmg media’s brands deliver brilliant content to millions of loyal customers around the globe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target parent: JPIMedia Ltd
target: i News
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$64
rev ($mm)
$44
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Africa.com, acquired iAfrica.com

synopsis: Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South Africa’s most recognized brands as a highly credible news source.
buyer: Africa.com
Africa.com is the leading African digital media company providing business, political, cultural, lifestyle, travel, news and more. Africa.com is a media holding company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. "
target parent: Primedia Limited
target: iAfrica.com
iAfrica is one of South Africa's oldest web portals in existence for more than 15 years. As a privately owned media company, they offer an independent voice. They are an unbiased news source with a South African perspective on happenings around the world, in Africa, and within their own borders.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/9/2018 via New York Times

Trinity Mirror plc, will acquire Northern & Shell Network Ltd.

synopsis: Trinity Mirror, the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, has agreed to acquire the print assets of the Northern & Shell Media Group, which owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
buyer: Trinity Mirror plc (LSE:TNI:$905.13)
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country. "
target: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
Northern & Shell Media Group has experienced almost four decades of expansion, becoming a significant force in British and worldwide media, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines. The Northern & Shell Media Group owns four national newspaper titles and celebrity magazines OK!, new! and Star.
price ($mm)
$179
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2018 via New York Times

NantWorks LLC, acquired Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Patrick Soon-Shiong, a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital, has acquired The Los Angeles Times from tronc. The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
buyer: NantWorks LLC
Patrick Soon-Shiong is a health care mogul, former surgeon and head of NantWorks and NantCapital. NantCapital is Soon-Shiong’s private investment arm. NantWorks is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms. "
target parent: tronc
target: Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$500 [$590]
rev ($mm)
$470
EBITDA ($mm)
$73
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Henneo, acquired Lainformacion.com

synopsis: Henneo, a media group that operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria, has acquired the digital newspaper, Lainformacion.com. Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain and has a user base of almost 4 million users.
buyer: Henneo
Henneo is a group with more than 1,300 employees, which operates in four business areas: Media, Audiovisual, Technology and Industrial. Their media sector operates the newspapers Heraldo de Aragón, 20 minutos, Diario del AltoAragón and Heraldo de Soria. "
target: Lainformacion.com
Lainformacion.com is an independent news site based out of Madrid, Spain. They were founded in 2009 and have a user base of almost 4 million users.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Curry, acquired NotiCel

synopsis: Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mark E. Curry, founder of SOL Partners, has acquired NotiCel, a leading digital newspaper serving the people of Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America.
buyer: Mark Curry
Mark E. Curry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the founder of SOL Partners. SOL offers professional business services to domestic and international clients, including investment and acquisition guidance, asset management and risk management. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Richard Donnelly, purchased The Sun Newspapers from Elauwit Media LLC

synopsis: Richard Donnelly, principal of Newspaper Media Group and its affiliates, announced that he has acquired The Sun Newspapers based in Haddonfield, New Jersey, from Elauwit Media. The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey.
buyer: Richard Donnelly
Richard Donnelly is the president of Donnelly Distribution (Pennsauken, N.J.). Starting from his brother’s garage in 1976, Donnelly built Donnelly Distribution as the Philadelphia region’s largest advertising distribution company. "
seller: Elauwit Media LLC
The Sun Newspapers are published weekly in nine towns in South Jersey as well as in Princeton in Central Jersey. Elauwit Media is a true modern media company – serving their audience in traditional and cutting-edge ways while providing their customers the best avenues to reach potential customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC, acquired The Herington Times, Inc.

synopsis: Kansas Publishing Ventures, the parent company that owns and operates the Hillsboro Free Press and two other community weekly newspapers in Kansas, has acquired the Herington Times. The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
buyer: Kansas Publishing Ventures, LLC
Kansas Publishing Ventures is a locally owned media company in South Central Kansas. KPV specializes in newspapers and magazines, but also has a full scale marketing company that helps businesses with custom print, websites, and other design projects. "
target: The Herington Times, Inc.
The Herington Times is a weekly newspaper that has been serving the Dickinson County area in Kansas since 1889.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, will acquire ECM Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: ECM Publishers Inc., one of the larger publishers of weekly newspapers in the country, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park that produces community newspapers, events, digital products and specialty magazines.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group offers 63 community newspapers, 18 advertising shoppers, 20 specialty publications and 81 associated websites. They provide an important communication tool for citizens and businesses in local communities. "
target: ECM Publishers, Inc.
ECM Publishers, Inc. is a publishing, printing, digital media and distribution company that operates in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Started in 1976, the Company has grown from one paid circulation weekly newspaper and shopper to its current operations which include 49 publications.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

ChitrChatr Communications Inc., acquired WRt News

synopsis: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the purchase of WRt News Website. WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
buyer: ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (OTCPK:CHIC.F:$0.00)
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks. "
target: WRt News
WRt News (World RealTime News) tracks RealTime News, including Politics, Finance, Tech, Lifestyle, Fashion, Arts, Travel, Entertainment, Sports, Weather and the pulse of markets for investors. Providing all news around the world 24 hour a day 7 days a week.
price ($mm)
$0.01
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Johnston Press plc, acquired The i Paper

synopsis: Regional publisher Johnston Press has confirmed it is buying cut-price national newspaper the i. Created by The Independent, i is designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. The i, which retails at 40p on weekdays and 50p on Saturdays, has a current circulation of 275,000 – some 20pc of the “quality” daily market.
buyer: Johnston Press plc (LSE:JPR:$286.11)
Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. They provide news and information services to local and regional communities through their portfolio of publications and websites. "
target parent: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
target: The i Paper
Created by The Independent, i is a UK-based paper designed for readers who want a concise, quality daily paper. i is specifically targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Latin Media House LLC, will acquire NotiCel

synopsis: Latin Media House (LMH) and NotiCel have announced a preliminary agreement to integrate noticel.com, the fast-growing Puerto Rican daily digital-only newspaper, into LMH’s media portfolio. NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies.
buyer: Latin Media House LLC
Latin Media House is a publications conglomerate whose media include Caribbean Business, Imagen and Buena Vida, available both in digital and print formats. "
target: NotiCel
NotiCel is one of the Caribbean island's main and fastest-growing online dailies. O2 Communications is the publisher of noticel.com, founded in 2011 and considered Puerto Rico’s first and most influential digital daily news provider.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/17/2015 via Company Press Release

VS.hu, will acquire Origo Media Group

synopsis: Magyar Telekom signed an agreement to sell its 100% shareholding in Origo Zrt. to New Wave Media Kft. Origo Zrt. is one of Hungary’s leading media companies and has achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
buyer: VS.hu
VS.hu is a Hungarian news portal launched in November 2013. Their mission is to provide high quality news and analysis and present every important perspective and opinion on every story or case they cover. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Origo Media Group
Founded in 1998, Origo Media Group has grown to become one of Hungary’s leading media companies and achieved market leadership in several of its business areas through its business lines such as the Origo.hu news portal, the Freemail e-mailing system and the Adnetwork online advertising network.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

AIM Media Indiana, LLC, acquired Home News Enterprises

synopsis: AIM Media Indiana has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets from Home News Enterprises LLC of Columbus, Indiana. The publications include four daily newspapers: The Republic, The Daily Reporter, The Daily Journal, and The Tribune; and two weeklies: The Times Post and The Brown County Democrat.
buyer parent: AIM Media Management
buyer: AIM Media Indiana, LLC
AIM Media Indiana LLC is an acquisition entity formed by Jeremy Halbreich and William "Rick" Starks for the purpose of acquiring and growing the print, online and commercial printing operations of Home News Enterprises in and around the region. "
target: Home News Enterprises
Home News Enterprises publishes five newspapers in medium and small markets with a combined circulation of nearly 55,000. It also publishes magazines, free newspapers and shoppers, along with operating a commercial printing company.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Whip It Media, Inc., acquired Fairfax County Times

synopsis: Post Community Media LLC, which is affiliated with The Washington Post, announced plans to sell The Fairfax County Times in Virginia to Whip It Media, which is led by the publication’s former general manager. The Fairfax County Times is a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia with a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers.
buyer: Whip It Media, Inc.
Whip It Media is a multi media corporation and leader in the advertising and marketing industry. With its well established family of publications and digital component, Whip it Media is vested in offering innovative ways of reaching local and national audiences. "
target parent: Jeffrey P. Bezos
target: Fairfax County Times
In its 50th year, the Fairfax County Times delivers content, credibility and county wide circulation. With a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers, the Times gets into more homes than any other weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, covering the most relevant topics.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Patrick Drahi, acquired Libération

synopsis: Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice, has acquired Libération, a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. Libération was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Patrick Drahi
Patrick Drahi is a French-Israeli businessman and founder and head of the French telecom group Altice. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of US$ 13.7 billion, the 71st richest in the world and the wealthiest Israeli. "
target: Libération
Libération publishes a daily newspaper covering politics, world news and culture. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Paris, France.
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announced 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Voice Media Group, will acquire City Pages, Inc.

synopsis: The Star Tribune Company agreed to buy City Pages from Voice Media Group. Founded in 1979, City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper that covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weekly reaches 361,000 readers a month in print and records 1.3 million unique visits a month to its website.
buyer: Voice Media Group
Voice Media Group (VMG) publishes metropolitan newsweeklies and websites in major markets across the United States. VMG's digital and print publications embrace long-form investigative reporting, magazine-style feature writing and sophisticated coverage of music, food, film, arts, and local events. "
target parent: Voice Media Group
target: City Pages, Inc.
City Pages publishes a weekly newspaper. Its newspaper covers local news, arts, music, and entertainment information in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2015 via New York Times

Demyan Kudryavtsev, will acquire The Moscow Times

synopsis: Sanoma Oyj said it would sell ownership of The Moscow Times, the country’s only English-language daily, to a Russian buyer. The buyer is Demyan Kudryavtsev, a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012.
buyer: Demyan Kudryavtsev
Demyan Kudryavtsev is a veteran Russian media manager. Mr. Kudryavtsev served as the general director of the Kommersant publishing house from 2006 until 2012. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: The Moscow Times
The Moscow Times is a leading English-language newspaper published in Moscow since 1992. The newspaper occupies a prominent position in the local media market as a foreign language publication, covering main events in Russia and abroad.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., purchased 175 English Language Newspapers from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of its agreement to acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English language newspapers and specialty publications, as well as digital properties, from Quebecor Media Inc. The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$588.46)
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada. They offer advertisers and marketers solutions to reach audiences through print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver.
price ($mm)
$282
rev ($mm)
$457
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x

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Ticker: LFGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc. is a diversified media and technology company that connects individual content creators and artists to sizable consumer audiences across several large and growing lifestyle categories via eHow, LIVESTRONG.com, Cracked, Society6 and Saatchi Art.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$154.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
341
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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Ticker: AIM:DBOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox Group
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.15
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: FNCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Function(X)
Function(X)
Function(x) Inc. is a diversified media and entertainment company. They operate Wetpaint.com, a online destination for entertainment news for millennial women and Rant, a digital publisher that publishes content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
32
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCQB:MKGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monaker Group
Monaker Group
Monaker Group is a digital media marketing company focusing on lifestyle enrichment for consumers in the Travel, Home and Employment sectors. Core to its marketing services are key elements including proprietary video-centered technology and established partnerships that enhance its reach.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.89)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
Employees
8
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ATRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atrinsic
Atrinsic
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$69.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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Ticker: XSAT:EVERY A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within the sports media and sports technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66
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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: GVMUF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GVIC Communications Corp.
GVIC Communications Corp.
GVIC is an information & marketing solutions company pursuing growth in sectors where the provision of essential information and related services provides high customer utility and value.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$229.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.31
EBIT ($mm)
$14.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3006
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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