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announced 5/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Irish Studio, will acquire Darwin CX Inc.

synopsis: Irish Studio LLC will acquire the assets of Darwin CX Inc, a Toronto developer of enterprise SaaS applications for publishers and membership-based organizations, from ZoomerMedia. The Darwin assets are ZoomerMedia’s proprietary subscription management platform.
buyer: Irish Studio
Irish Studio is the most trusted source for the Irish and Irish Diaspora communities around the world that informs, entertains and inspires audiences by providing premium storytelling and experiences through its video, events, print, social and digital platforms. "
target parent: ZoomerMedia Ltd.
target: Darwin CX Inc.
Toronto-based Darwin CX is a developer of enterprise SaaS applications for publishers and membership-based organizations. Designed to replace the legacy technology that serves these industries, the Darwin platform enhances acquisition and retention through customer experience orchestration.
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closed 7/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

EventsTag, acquired Excelerated Apps Ltd.

synopsis: Crowd Reactive Ltd, doing business as EventsTag, has acquired Excelerated Applications Limited, the developer of a sophisticated radio-frequency identification (RFID) event engagement platform. EventsTag specializes in creating event content for brands and integrating it with social media platforms for maximum reach and engagement with fans.
buyer: EventsTag
Based in the UK, EventsTag specializes in creating topical, entertaining and engaging event content for brands and integrating it with social media platforms for maximum reach and engagement with fans. It has an impressive roster of high-profile clients. "
target: Excelerated Apps Ltd.
Based in the UK, Excelerated Applications provide a variety of RFID event solutions through our award-winning consumer engagement platform that help brands, venues and events put personalised, digital and social experiences at the heart of their real-world spaces.
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closed 11/8/2017 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Concise Ltd.

synopsis: PSAV, a leading global provider of audiovisual and event technology services, has acquired Concise Ltd., one of the largest and most trusted providers of interactive live event software applications.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry. As the event technology provider of choice at leading hotels, resorts and convention centers, their customers look to deliver more dynamic and impactful meetings and events. "
target: Concise Ltd.
Concise is a leading live event software technology company founded more than 20 years ago. It is known for providing bespoke interactive applications for live events of all sizes. Concise’s clients consist of a broad range of well-known corporate customers and agencies.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Glam Holdings Ltd, acquired Carbon

synopsis: Glam Holdings, owner of ex-billion-dollar Mode Media, BrideClick, and Glam Inc, has acquired Carbon from Clicksco, a Dubai-based provider of performance-based marketing solutions. Carbon is a data management platform in the UK that provides publishers and advertisers with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
buyer: Glam Holdings Ltd
Glam Holdings Ltd is a UK holding company that owns and operates a number of digital brands (“Glam”) and publishing technologies (“Mode”). Glam Holdings has been built through the acquisition of BrideClick (2016), Mode Media (2017) and now Carbon (2020). "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Carbon
Carbon is a next generation data management platform in the UK. Carbon's cloud-based data management platform uses data science, AI, and machine learning to provide publishers, advertisers and platforms with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
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announced 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bandwagon Fan Club, will acquire IdealSeat, Inc.

synopsis: BandwagonFanClub, Inc. has agreed to acquire the IdealSeat brand including their Fan Intelligence ticketing platform! IdealSeat is the world’s best Fan Intelligence™ platform, utilizing millions of proprietary data points and advanced analytics to provide sports and entertainment fans with amazing live event experiences.
buyer: Bandwagon Fan Club
Bandwagon is an online secondary ticket marketplace and fan community focusing on the collegiate football market. Bandwagon is a ticket authentication and fan identity management company that helps teams get better connected with their fans on the day of the event. "
target: IdealSeat, Inc.
IdealSeat is the world’s best Fan Intelligence™ platform, utilizing millions of proprietary data points and advanced analytics to provide sports and entertainment fans with amazing live event experiences.
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closed 11/13/2014 via Company Press Release

Eventbase, acquired LetsLynk

synopsis: Eventbase announced its acquisition of UK-based LetsLynk, a SaaS trade show technology company. LetsLynk’s mobile and web tools streamline visitor check-in, provide enhanced exhibitor services and empower event organizers to make meaningful decisions with real-time intelligence from the show floor.
buyer: Eventbase
Eventbase is the world’s most trusted event app platform. Eventbase enhances the attendee experience by providing a feature-rich, location-aware, native event app available on popular smartphone and tablet devices. "
target: LetsLynk
An innovative new SaaS-based technology product for trade shows, LetsLynk speeds up the on-site entry process for attendees and simplifies contact sharing and information exchange on the exhibit floor.
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closed 7/11/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ISM Connect, acquired CrowdJoy

synopsis: ISM Connect, a new company formed from the combination of Customer Mobile and Ingenuity Sun Media (ISM), has now acquired CrowdJoy, a company that helps event organizers and brands find better ways to engage their audience while simultaneously improving the attendee experience.
buyer: ISM Connect
Founded in 2009 with an initial purpose of developing flexible solutions for the computing industry, Customer Mobile has expanded upon that concept by creating a cloud-based SaaS architecture that turns ordinary devices into a network of smart screens. "
target: CrowdJoy
Since 2012, CrowdJoy has been focused on enhancing live event experiences. They help event organizers and brands find better ways to engage their audience while simultaneously improving the attendee experience.
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closed 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Juggernaut, LLC merged with Aysling,

synopsis: Aysling and Juggernaut LLC have merged. Aysling is a provider of marketing software solutions and digital media production services. Juggernaut develops two products: MagHub, a full-service magazine publishing tool with robust CRM capabilities, and Juggernaut CRM, a CRM tool built for small to medium businesses of all types.
buyer: Aysling
Aysling is a provider of marketing software solutions and digital media production services for publishers, retailers, corporations and agencies around the world. "
target: Juggernaut, LLC
Juggernaut is the developer of two Customer Relationship Management (CRM) products, MagHub and Juggernaut CRM. MagHub is a comprehensive publishing solution that allows magazine publishers to run their day-to-day operations from a single tool.
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closed 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

EventBooking merged with Ungerboeck,

synopsis: EventBooking, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company specializing in online booking and venue management, has merged with Ungerboeck, a software provider of event and venue management tools. The merger will enable the unified company to offer customers an integrated set of capabilities that further enhance the world-class solutions they provide.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Ungerboeck
Ungerboeck provides industry-leading event and venue management software to over 50,000 users in over 50 countries around the world, empowering the people that bring people together. Their platform offers event professionals leading-edge SaaS technology that provides a 360 view of their business. "
target: EventBooking
EventBooking is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that specializes in online booking and venue management for arenas, stadiums, convention centers, and more. Their software combines CRM, sales, booking, event management, catering, operations, and invoicing into a single platform.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ASICS Digital, acquired Race Roster

synopsis: ASICS Digital, the digital division of ASICS Corporation, has acquired Race Roster, a leading race registration platform for running events. Race Roster allows event directors to oversee participant signups, donations, and event revenue all in one dashboard. Race Roster provides tools for registration, fundraising, CRM, timing, and more.
buyer parent: ASICS Corporation
buyer: ASICS Digital
ASICS Digital is the digital division of ASICS Corporation. ASICS Digital builds innovative digital technologies to better connect the ASICS brand to its consumers. ASICS Digital is responsible for the continued development of mobile-fitness solutions such as Runkeeper and ASICS Studio. "
target: Race Roster
Race Roster is a leading race registration platform for running events. Race Roster allows event directors to oversee participant signups, donations, and event revenue all in one dashboard. Race Roster provides tools for registration, fundraising, CRM, timing, and more.
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closed 8/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Community Brands, acquired Configio

synopsis: Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions for the world's leading associations and nonprofits, announced the acquisition of Configio, a company that offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the market-leader of technology and revenue solutions for more than 13,000 associations and nonprofit organizations. Its connected eco-system of software and services are transforming the value organizations recognize from their technology investments. "
target: Configio
Configio offers cloud-based solutions for event and activity-based organizations to better manage members, clients, participants, marketing data, and more. Features include: event registration, content management, CRM capabilities, email marketing, staff management, and analytics and reporting.
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announced 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

SAP AG, will acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SAP AG announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management software for sports and entertainment promoters. The move paves the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters, venues and teams market events over the Internet and better support arena management.
buyer: SAP AG (SAP:$32,877.93)
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently. "
target: Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG
Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG provides solutions for ticketing. The solution allows venues and event promoters of any size to ticket and market a full range of events on the Web. Ticket-Web is established in Europe with its main product, ENTREE-tickets, an online ticketing service.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Shubert Ticketing Services, acquired Choice Ticketing Systems

synopsis: Shubert Ticketing, a leading provider of ticketing services nationwide, announced the acquisition of Choice Ticketing Systems, an innovative, fast-growing company based in Boulder, Colorado. Choice Ticketing Systems was founded in 1990 and has been a leader in providing innovative solutions, in particular to performing arts organizations.
buyer parent: The Shubert Organization, Inc.
buyer: Shubert Ticketing Services
Over the last three decades, Shubert Ticketing has been the ticketing industry's standard for long-running open engagements, as well as the leader in wholesale distribution technology and individual ticket sales within the global travel market. "
target: Choice Ticketing Systems
Choice Ticketing Systems was founded in 1990 and has been a leader in providing innovative solutions, in particular to performing arts organizations. ChoiceCRM is a cloud based CRM offering advanced technology capabilities for box office, fundraising, marketing and ticketing operations.
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closed 2/9/2006 via BusinessWire

eRSVP.com, acquired DataHive, LLC

synopsis: eRSVP, developer of Web-based events registration and information management solutions for professional meeting planners and special events producers, has acquired DataHive, a New Hampshire-based provider of online registration and data management services.
buyer: eRSVP.com
eRSVP.com is the leading web registration and response management solution for event planners and meeting professionals. Our patent pending technology gives you an ASP-style application with which to coordinate promotion, events, meetings and registrations. "
target: DataHive, LLC
DataHive provides personal, Internet-based solutions for today's forward-thinking companies. DataHive solutions leverage years of extensive Internet experience and high-powered research, resulting in unique marketing and sales solutions.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Freeman announced it has acquired digital technology company Info Salons, a leading provider of registration and attendee database management solutions. Info Salons' bespoke software solutions assist organisers in connecting their buyers and event content to the exhibitor communities they serve.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. They help clients design, plan, and deliver immersive experiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. "
target: Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd.
Info Salons, the leading event technology company for registration and attendee database management, delivers custom built applications that enhance their clients’ events. Their bespoke software solutions assist organisers in connecting buyers and event content to their exhibitor communities.
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closed 1/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Intellitix, acquired CrowdBlink

synopsis: Intellitix Technologies Inc., the leading global provider of technology-driven solutions for festivals and live events, has acquired a majority-stake in CrowdBlink, a next generation event management platform in Canada. CrowdBlink's mobile platform provides solutions for event ticketing, access control, cashless payments, and guest engagement.
buyer: Intellitix
Intellitix is the leading global provider of technology-driven solutions for festivals and live events. Intellitix offers RFID access control, cashless payments, and experiential solutions that enhance the guest experience, increase revenues and decrease costs for event organizers. "
target: CrowdBlink
CrowdBlink is a next generation event management platform in Canada. CrowdBlink offers a mobile, all-in-one event management platform that provides event organizers with solutions for event ticketing, access control, cashless payments, and guest engagement.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DanAds, acquired Backbone Consulting AB

synopsis: DanAds, a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden, has acquired Backbone Consulting, a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Backbone's main product, Backbone4Media, allows media sales organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
buyer: DanAds
Founded in 2013, DanAds is a leading provider of digital advertising self-service platforms in Sweden. Their platforms features ad forecasting, one-to-one direct programmatic, targeting options and ad-tools for publishers and advertisers. "
target: Backbone Consulting AB
Backbone Consulting is a Swedish developer of CRM/order management systems for the media industry. Their main product, Backbone4Media, is an end-to-end solution for media sales organizations. Backbone4Media allows organizations to get more precision in their sales and improve their sales margins.
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closed 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Re-Sources Capital, Siparex Group, acquired TBS Group Europe

synopsis: TBS Group, specialist in software packages dedicated to the world of communications and media, is taken over by its managers, supported by Siparex Small Caps and Re-Sources Capital. TBS Group develops and implements innovative, powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communications and media industries.
buyer: Siparex Group
buyer: Re-Sources Capital
The Siparex Group is France’s leading independent private equity specialist in SMEs. Re-Sources Capital is an entrepreneurial management and independent investment capital firm owned by the management team. "
target: TBS Group Europe
TBS Group develops and implements powerful and SaaS technological solutions for the communication & media industries. They accompany their customers in digitizing their activities through the implementation of dedicated solutions (CRM, programmatic platform, subscription & routing management, etc.).
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Efficio merged with ShareBuilders,

synopsis: ShareBuilders, Inc., the leading provider of yield management solutions for the broadcast media sales industry, announced a merger with Efficio Solutions, Inc., a leader in media sales management, CRM and yield solutions to the broadcast industry.
buyer: ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders is the largest media yield management software company in the US. In 2010 their local broadcast TV clients billed about $3.7 billion, which is estimated to be 1 out of every 5 commercials sold on English-speaking network affiliates. "
target: Efficio
Efficio Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1999 and created by broadcasters for broadcasters with over 8,000 users in the media sales industry. Efficio is a fully integrated media sales management solution that answers the needs of salespeople and sales managers.
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closed 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Acast, acquired Pippa Inc.

synopsis: Acast, the world’s largest podcast company, has acquired Pippa, a podcast technology company delivering podcast hosting, analytics, and ads. Pippa makes podcasts simpler and more profitable. Their platform provides unlimited file hosting, analytics, and monetization.
buyer: Acast
Acast is the world’s largest podcast company. Acast is a global podcast marketplace that provides premium hosting, distribution and monetization. Acast connects audio makers with the financial support they need to create amazing content while also delivering the audience they want. "
target: Pippa Inc.
Pippa is a podcast technology company delivering podcast hosting, analytics, and ads. Pippa makes podcasts simpler and more profitable. Their platform provides unlimited file hosting, analytics, and monetization. Pippa enables users to buy and sell dynamic ads, and share their podcast everywhere.
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announced 5/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Irish Studio, will acquire Darwin CX Inc.

synopsis: Irish Studio LLC will acquire the assets of Darwin CX Inc, a Toronto developer of enterprise SaaS applications for publishers and membership-based organizations, from ZoomerMedia. The Darwin assets are ZoomerMedia’s proprietary subscription management platform.
buyer: Irish Studio
Irish Studio is the most trusted source for the Irish and Irish Diaspora communities around the world that informs, entertains and inspires audiences by providing premium storytelling and experiences through its video, events, print, social and digital platforms. "
target parent: ZoomerMedia Ltd.
target: Darwin CX Inc.
Toronto-based Darwin CX is a developer of enterprise SaaS applications for publishers and membership-based organizations. Designed to replace the legacy technology that serves these industries, the Darwin platform enhances acquisition and retention through customer experience orchestration.
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announced 5/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Irish Studio, will acquire Darwin CX Inc.

synopsis: Irish Studio LLC will acquire the assets of Darwin CX Inc, a Toronto developer of enterprise SaaS applications for publishers and membership-based organizations, from ZoomerMedia. The Darwin assets are ZoomerMedia’s proprietary subscription management platform.
buyer: Irish Studio
Irish Studio is the most trusted source for the Irish and Irish Diaspora communities around the world that informs, entertains and inspires audiences by providing premium storytelling and experiences through its video, events, print, social and digital platforms. "
target parent: ZoomerMedia Ltd.
target: Darwin CX Inc.
Toronto-based Darwin CX is a developer of enterprise SaaS applications for publishers and membership-based organizations. Designed to replace the legacy technology that serves these industries, the Darwin platform enhances acquisition and retention through customer experience orchestration.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Business Post, purchased Three Magazines from Irish Studio

synopsis: The Business Post Media Group (BPMG), publisher of the Sunday Business Post newspaper, has acquired a number of magazines from Irish Studio. The group has bought Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
seller: Irish Studio
The acquisition includes the magazines Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland from Irish Studio. Irish Studio is the premier, cross-platform digital media company with a global reach of over 10 million.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium, acquired The Bold Italic, Inc.

synopsis: Medium, a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter, has acquired The Bold Italic, an online magazine that chronicles life in San Francisco. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
buyer: Medium
Medium is a social publishing platform that allows anyone to share ideas and perspectives that matter. For writers, Medium offers simple creation tools combined with a larger distribution network. For readers, Medium allow people to follow people and topics that matter to them. "
target: The Bold Italic, Inc.
The Bold Italic is an online magazine that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans.
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closed 4/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, acquired Our State Magazine

synopsis: Our State Magazine, a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events, has been acquired by its employees through The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
buyer: The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
The Mann Media Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan is a company created for the employee acquisition of Our State Magazine. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Our State is a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events. "
target: Our State Magazine
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Our State is a monthly publication featuring travel and history articles and photographs about North Carolina people, places and events.
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gow Media, acquired Culturemap

synopsis: Houston-based Gow Media has acquired Texas lifestyle media network CultureMap. Founded in 2009, CultureMap has digital local lifestyle publications in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. CultureMap provides readers with information about restaurants, live events, real estate, arts and culture, travel, innovation and society.
buyer: Gow Media
Gow Media, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a sports marketing company comprised of two Houston sports radio stations and a national sports talk network. It owns owns ESPN 97.5 FM and SB Nation Radio 1560 AM. "
target parent: ViewMarket
target: Culturemap
CultureMap is a network of local lifestyle sites delivering 24/7 news and recommendations to readers every month. Their editorial teams in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Houston deliver consumers the very best in local intelligence, tools and services every day.
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closed 8/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Go 96.3 Radio, acquired BringMeTheNews

synopsis: Go 96.3 Radio, a locally owned Minnesota modern music radio station and subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies, announced that it has acquired BringMeTheNews, a web-based news delivery service focusing on local news. BringMeTheNews was developed in 2009 to be a premier curator and distributor of local and national news.
buyer parent: Pohlad Companies
buyer: Go 96.3 Radio
Go 96.3 Radio is a Minnesota-based FM radio station that airs modern music and is the home of Minnesota Twins baseball. It is a subsidiary of the Pohlad Companies. "
target: BringMeTheNews
BringMeTheNews is a leading provider of important Minnesota news and information in a growing network of media outlets including radio stations, magazines and websites.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

ViewMarket, acquired Culturemap

synopsis: ViewMarket’s expected acquisition of CultureMap has been finalized in a deal. CultureMap, a lifestyles and society news website, has a built-in young, affluent audience, strong multicity sales organization and technology platform that would enable ViewMarket quick delivery.
buyer: ViewMarket
ViewMarket is a video monetization platform that enables ‘haulers’ to monetize their online influence and following by syndicating content and garnering affiliate revenue on business products. "
target: Culturemap
CultureMap is a daily digital magazine that delivers 24/7 real-time news reporting and analysis, breaking news, compelling opinions and fresh perspectives on the arts, fashion, dining, design, real estate, travel, city life, sports, and society, as well as a curated events calendar and city guide.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ertel Publishing, acquired CHARLIE Magazine

synopsis: Ertel Publishing announced it purchased CHARLIE, a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing.
buyer: Ertel Publishing
Ertel Publishing has been a leader in the magazine industry for more than 20 years, and has had proven success in the fields of custom editing, design, promotion, and publishing. "
target: CHARLIE Magazine
CHARLIE is a media company that produces a digital magazine focusing on art and culture in Charleston, S.C. Their online magazine recognizes forward-thinking people and happenings in food and wine, art, music, fashion and more.
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closed 1/14/2015 via PR Web

Daily Secret, acquired sugarhigh GmbH

synopsis: DAILY SECRET Inc., media company and creator of highly curated lifestyle content for influential young professionals, announced the acquisition of sugarhigh, a Berlin-based email magazine and website.
buyer: Daily Secret
Daily Secret is one of the fastest growing digital media brands for premium audiences around the world. Covering over 40 markets, its signature daily email newsletter reveals coveted bars, restaurants, shops and all around local ‘secrets’ while integrating brands around passion points. "
target: sugarhigh GmbH
sugarhigh is an e-mail magazine and website about Berlin. It provides more than 15,000 readers with articles on Contemporary Berlin and is published in both English and German. In addition, sugarhigh publishes special editions during events such as Berlin Fashion Week and Berlin Art Forum.
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closed 1/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Chloe Harris, acquired 7x7

synopsis: Chloe Harris, editor of the San Francisco magazine 7X7, bought the publication from McEvoy Media LLC. Harris will run 7X7's print and online operations as president and Editor in Chief of Metropolitan Media Inc. 7x7 is a city-living-focused digital, print, mobile, social, commerce and events activation platform, covering the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: Chloe Harris
Chloe Harris is the editor of the San Francisco lifestyle magazine 7X7. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: 7x7
7x7 is a city-living-focused fashion, lifestyle, food, culture, opinion and entertainment digital, print, mobile, social, commerce and events activation platform, covering the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 7/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired julib.com

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest publisher of city magazines in the United States, has acquired Juli B. Inc, publisher of julib.com, the online luxury and lifestyle brand distributing content via email to upwards of fourteen cities and 700,000 readers.
buyer parent: Clarity Partners, LP
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the largest publisher of city-regional magazines in America, publishing 25 titles across 12 major metropolitan markets including CS (Chicago), Angeleno (Los Angeles), Modern Luxury Dallas, Houston magazine, San Francisco magazine, The Atlantan, DC magazine and Modern Luxury Hawaii. "
target: julib.com
julib.com was founded in 2002 with 400 readers and a single New York edition. Today the company offers other widely-popular email editions in markets where Modern Luxury titles have a foothold, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Dallas and Atlanta.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

BlankSlate, acquired DumboNYC

synopsis: BlankSlate, a Dumbo-based digital marketing agency, has acquired DumboNYC, a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
buyer: BlankSlate
BlankSlate is a digital marketing agency that specializes in forging local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. BlankSlate is a technology and creative team that forges local connections between brands, businesses, publishers, and audiences. "
target: DumboNYC
For people that live or work in Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry, or Vinegar Hill, DumboNYC is a website that covers general news, real estate, community and cultural events, business, and more.
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closed 1/6/2021 via Company Press Release

John Rhoades, acquired NEXTpittsburgh

synopsis: John Rhoades, an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania, has acquired NEXTpittsburgh, an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
buyer: John Rhoades
John Rhoades is an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania. John Rhoades worked in advocacy at the United Way of Southwestern PA before going into the private sector, helping launch The Beauty Shoppe, a co-working company. "
target: NEXTpittsburgh
NEXTpittsburgh is an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh and the innovative things happening in the region. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
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closed 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axios Media Inc., acquired Charlotte Agenda

synopsis: Axios, a digital media company, has acquired Charlotte Agenda, a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
buyer: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics. "
target: Charlotte Agenda
Charlotte Agenda is a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sipromad, acquired Africanews

synopsis: Groupe Sipromad, the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar which operates in the Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting industries, has acquired Africanews, the Congo-based news media that covers sub-African and international news and business stories from an African perspective.
buyer: Groupe Sipromad
Groupe Sipromad is a leader in diversified industries in Madagascar. As the biggest conglomerate in Madagascar, it operates in several clusters: Industrial, Technology, Finance, Real Estate, Tourism, Aviation, Renewable Energy and Broadcasting. "
target parent: Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l.
target: Africanews
Headquartered in Congo, Africanews is the new pan-African news media, unique in its concept and vision. Africanews covers sub-African and international news and business stories 24/7 in French and English languages from an African perspective.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

The Advocate, acquired NOLA Media Group

synopsis: The Advocate, the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, has acquired NOLA Media Group from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States. NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. The group produces award-winning journalism through NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
buyer parent: John Georges
buyer: The Advocate
The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana. The Advocate is the primary newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the leading daily paper of south-east Louisiana, including Greater New Orleans. The paper covers the latest news, sports, entertainment, life, and more. "
target parent: Advance Local
target: NOLA Media Group
NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. NOLA Media Group produces award-winning journalism on NOLA.com, the #1 news and information website in New Orleans. The group also publishes The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Castanet.net

synopsis: Glacier Media has acquired Castanet Media, a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Glacier Media also acquired Castanet-owned Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen. "
target: Castanet.net
Castanet Media is a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Every week over 450,000 people visit Castanet for news, classifieds, weather and entertainment. Castanet also owns Avenue Radio, which operates a radio station in Kelowna, Canada.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

ID Africa, acquired TheNETng

synopsis: ID Africa, a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency, has acquired TheNETng, a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are.
buyer: ID Africa
ID Africa is a leading Nigerian digital marketing and communications agency. ID Africa combines cutting-edge technology and creative strategies to help individuals and organizations grow their influence and revenues online with optimal effectiveness. "
target: TheNETng
TheNETng is a media company in Nigeria. TheNETng is the most reliable source for news in Nigera. TheNETng delivers accurate and up-to-the-minute news, entertainment and information to audiences wherever they are. TheNETng is known for breaking the biggest stories on the Nigerian entertainment scene.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Daily Hive, acquired Torontoist

synopsis: Daily Hive has acquired Torontoist. For nearly 15 years, Torontoist has captured the tenor and texture of life in Toronto. Torontoist's scope encompasses absolutely everything interesting related to Toronto, including news, arts, events, culture, transit, politics, photography, public spaces, food, and a whole lot more.
buyer: Daily Hive
Daily Hive, formerly known as Vancity Buzz, is an online newspaper in Vancouver, Canada. It began digital publishing in 2008 and became Western Canada's largest online-only publication by 2016. "
target parent: St. Joseph Communications
target: Torontoist
Torontoist's scope encompasses absolutely everything interesting related to Toronto, including news, arts, events, culture, transit, politics, photography, public spaces, food, and a whole lot more. Their goal is to capture the tenor and texture of life in the city, to evoke the daily experience.
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Ticker: AIM:ING
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingenta
Ingenta is the largest supplier of technology and related services for the publishing industry. Working with eight of the ten largest publishers in the world, they help information providers meet their evolving and wide-ranging publishing needs.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$18.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.41
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.05
Employees
163
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Ticker: DOX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amdocs Ltd.
Amdocs Ltd.
Amdocs brings telecom companies and their customers together. The company is a leading supplier of customer experience software and services for business support systems and operational support systems, used by telecommunications providers to manage delivery of voice, data, and wireless services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,214.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$805.21
EBIT ($mm)
$603.61
Net Income ($mm)
$673.57
Employees
27000
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Ticker: MTSL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.
Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.
Mer Telemanagement Solutions is a global provider of operations support systems (OSS) for comprehensive telecommunication management and customer care & billing solutions. MTS' OSS is a full-featured customized solution for telecommunications management and customer care & billing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
34
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Ticker: IDIB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IDI Global, Inc.
Provides software application services for Web-based Internet applications. Provides infrastructure technologies and services aimed at the small business, home office market and large companies. Its software application tools allow users to easily build e-commerce enabled websites. Internet Develop
year
2007
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
121
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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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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