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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Times, LLC, will acquire Washington Guardian LLC

synopsis: The Washington Times has reached an agreement to acquire the Washington Guardian.The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
buyer: The Washington Times, LLC
The Washington Times, LLC publishes a daily newspaper in print and online versions in the United States. Its newspaper provides political, business, national security, entertainment, technology, faith, energy, environmental, and sports news. "
target: Washington Guardian LLC
The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, acquired Business Spectator

synopsis: News Corporation has bought Australian Independent Business Media, publisher of Business Spectator, a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website, and the Eureka Report news websites.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Business Spectator
Business Spectator is a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website based in Australia. Business Spectator is published by Australian Independent Business Media Pty Ltd, which also publishes Eureka Report, a subscription-based online newsletter for thoughtful investors.
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closed 12/22/2010 via Company Press Release

e-Kiosk S.A., acquired eGazety Sp.z.o.o.

synopsis: e-Kiosk SA has acquired eGazety Sp. Ltd., a leader in digital publishing. In January 2005 the company opened Poland's first internet kiosk with e-editions of newspapers and magazines.
buyer: e-Kiosk S.A.
E-Kiosk SA specializes in the creation of electronic text content sales. The flagship product of the distribution system is the e-editions, e-books and audiobooks e-Kiosk.pl. "
target: eGazety Sp.z.o.o.
eGazety Sp. z o.o. engages in producing, selling, and distributing digital newspapers, magazines, and books for individuals and corporate customers in Poland and internationally. The company offers daily papers, as well as weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, and semi-annual magazines.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

synopsis: Dragon Capital, one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, has acquired 100% of the corporate rights to Ukrayinska Pravda and all its assets. Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
buyer: Dragon Capital
Dragon Capital is one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of services in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management. "
target: Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

WHYY, Inc., acquired Billy Penn

synopsis: WHYY, the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, announced it has acquired Billy Penn from its founding owner, Spirited Media. Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that strives to provide a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia.
buyer: WHYY, Inc.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region. It can be accessed on television, radio, in the community and online. WHYY produces over a dozen local programs and offers a robust regional news service. "
target parent: Spirited Media, Inc.
target: Billy Penn
Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that provides a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia. They connect and give voice to Philly’s diverse communities by highlighting wins, pointing out shortcomings, and asking questions about topics that deserve to be addressed.
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announced 3/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Salem Media Group, will acquire PJ Media

synopsis: Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, has entered into an agreement to acquire PJ Media, a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book and newsletter publishing. Salem provides compelling content and relevant information from across the Christian media landscape. "
target: PJ Media
PJ Media focuses on the news that matters, from the insightful commentary provided by columnists to the writers' quick takes on trending news. The company brought bloggers into an integrated website that evolved into a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Rappahannock News, acquired InsideNoVa.com

synopsis: Rappahannock Media LLC, the publisher of the Rappahannock News, has bought InsideNoVa.com from Northern Virginia Media Services. InsideNoVa is Northern Virginia’s leading news web site, with 2 million page views and 500,000 unique visitors a month. The sale also includes the InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford weekly newspapers.
buyer: Rappahannock News
Rappahannock News is a weekly newspaper published by Rappahannock Media in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Rappahannock Media also publishes the Culpeper Times weekly newspaper, as well as the Lifestyle magazines serving Warrenton, Haymarket and Gainesville and the Piedmont Virginian magazine. "
target: InsideNoVa.com
InsideNoVa.com is Northern Virginia's leading news, sports, traffic and weather website. InsideNoVa also publishes two weekly community newspapers, InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford, which together reach more than 40,000 households a week.
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announced 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire NCK Today

synopsis: White Communications, LLC, the company that owns KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire KNCK, Inc. KNCK, Inc. owns three radio stations that broadcast on AM 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 FM and 98.3 FM. KNCK, Inc. also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
buyer: KRSL Russell Radio
KRSL Russell Radio is a radio broadcasting company that broadcasts to the Russel, KS area on 990 AM, 98.1 FM and 95.9 FM. "
target: NCK Today
KNCK, Inc. operates the 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 and 98.3 FM radio stations in Concordia, Kansas. KNCK also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
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closed 3/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Fiddlehead Focus merged with St. John Valley Times,

synopsis: St John Valley Times acquired the Fort Kent-based news website Fiddehead Focus. The company presents entertainment and news that centers around the Acadia of the Lands and Forests including Greater Fort Kent; Greater Madawaska; Edmundston, New Brunswick, and the St. John Valley in Aroostook County, Maine.
buyer parent: Bangor Daily News
buyer: St. John Valley Times
St John Valley Times is a newspapers company located in Madawaska, Maine. "
target: Fiddlehead Focus
Fiddlehead Focus printed the first issue on June 23, 2010. The publication presents entertainment and news that centers around the Acadia of the Lands and Forests including Greater Fort Kent; Greater Madawaska; Edmundston, New Brunswick, and the St. John Valley in Aroostook County, Maine.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

HyperMedia, a.s., acquired Bleskove.cz

synopsis: HyperMedia, the largest Czech advertising portal, has acquired Bleskove.cz from Scandal Media Group, a media company in the Czech Republic. Bleskove.cz is an online tabloid newspaper in the Czech Republic that provides the latest news about politics, celebrities, scandals, lifestyle, sports, cars, and more.
buyer parent: BigBoard Praha, a.s.
buyer: HyperMedia, a.s.
HyperMedia, Inc. operates websites hyperinzerce.cz, hyperslevy.cz and about 50 others. HyperInzerce.cz is currently the largest Czech advertising portal. The main activities of the company are internet marketing, representation of websites and operation of discount and other portals. "
target parent: Scandal Media Group
target: Bleskove.cz
Bleskove.cz is an online tabloid newspaper in the Czech Republic. Bleskove.cz provides important and interesting news from the Czech Republic, including the latest news about politics, celebrities, scandals, lifestyle, sports, cars, and more.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Cheddar, acquired Need2Know

synopsis: Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company, announced it has acquired Need2Know, a free daily newsletter with more than 350,000 US subscribers covering business, tech, politics, world events, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart tvs in the U.S., and Facebook. "
target: Need2Know
Need 2 Know is a weekday morning newsletter that brings people quick shots of the day’s top stories in world events, politics, business, tech, sports, entertainment and more.
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blendle, acquired Paper

synopsis: Online magazine PAPER was acquired by Blendle. PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company.
buyer: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Paper
PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company. Among them are daily national newspapers like Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw and Parool, as well as regional dailies such as Brabants Dagblad and Tubantia. For €5.
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closed 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Ensemble

synopsis: Stuff, New Zealand's largest and most popular news site, has acquired Ensemble, an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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: Ensemble
Ensemble is an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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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.
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closed 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stuff, acquired Neighbourly Ltd

synopsis: Fairfax New Zealand, which is rebranding it as its flagship news website Stuff, has taken control of the New Zealand hyper-local Neighbourly website. Neighbourly is a community website that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff, based in New Zealand, 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, travel services, movie reviews, rural news... and lots more. "
target: Neighbourly Ltd
Neighbourly is a community website in New Zealand that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services and restaurants, and get to know each other.
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closed 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Ensemble

synopsis: Stuff, New Zealand's largest and most popular news site, has acquired Ensemble, an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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: Ensemble
Ensemble is an online magazine in New Zealand focused on fashion and beauty. Ensemble is for people of purpose who want to read about world issues as much as they do beautiful, well-made clothing. The magazine covers the topics of fashion, beauty, culture, and people.
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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.
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closed 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stuff, acquired Neighbourly Ltd

synopsis: Fairfax New Zealand, which is rebranding it as its flagship news website Stuff, has taken control of the New Zealand hyper-local Neighbourly website. Neighbourly is a community website that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff, based in New Zealand, 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, travel services, movie reviews, rural news... and lots more. "
target: Neighbourly Ltd
Neighbourly is a community website in New Zealand that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services and restaurants, and get to know each other.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
announced 7/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Washington Times, LLC, will acquire Washington Guardian LLC

synopsis: The Washington Times has reached an agreement to acquire the Washington Guardian.The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
buyer: The Washington Times, LLC
The Washington Times, LLC publishes a daily newspaper in print and online versions in the United States. Its newspaper provides political, business, national security, entertainment, technology, faith, energy, environmental, and sports news. "
target: Washington Guardian LLC
The Washington Guardian is an online investigative news site created by John Solomon and former Associated Press executives Jim Williams and Brad Kalbfeld. The company is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

News Limited, acquired Business Spectator

synopsis: News Corporation has bought Australian Independent Business Media, publisher of Business Spectator, a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website, and the Eureka Report news websites.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: News Limited
News Limited operates as an online newspaper publishing company. It operates NEWS.com.au, a news network, which offers entertainment, business, sports, and travel news, as well as delivers media coverage reports with blogs and user generated forums. "
target: Business Spectator
Business Spectator is a real-time, 24-hours-a-day business news and commentary website based in Australia. Business Spectator is published by Australian Independent Business Media Pty Ltd, which also publishes Eureka Report, a subscription-based online newsletter for thoughtful investors.
price ($mm)
$31
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2010 via Company Press Release

e-Kiosk S.A., acquired eGazety Sp.z.o.o.

synopsis: e-Kiosk SA has acquired eGazety Sp. Ltd., a leader in digital publishing. In January 2005 the company opened Poland's first internet kiosk with e-editions of newspapers and magazines.
buyer: e-Kiosk S.A.
E-Kiosk SA specializes in the creation of electronic text content sales. The flagship product of the distribution system is the e-editions, e-books and audiobooks e-Kiosk.pl. "
target: eGazety Sp.z.o.o.
eGazety Sp. z o.o. engages in producing, selling, and distributing digital newspapers, magazines, and books for individuals and corporate customers in Poland and internationally. The company offers daily papers, as well as weekly, biweekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, and semi-annual magazines.
price ($mm)
$1.53
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Dragon Capital, acquired Ukrayinska Pravda

synopsis: Dragon Capital, one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, has acquired 100% of the corporate rights to Ukrayinska Pravda and all its assets. Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
buyer: Dragon Capital
Dragon Capital is one of Ukraine’s leading groups of companies working in the field of investment and financial services, offering a comprehensive range of services in equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, investment banking, private equity and asset management. "
target: Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukrayinska Pravda operates as an online newspaper and is based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

WHYY, Inc., acquired Billy Penn

synopsis: WHYY, the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, announced it has acquired Billy Penn from its founding owner, Spirited Media. Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that strives to provide a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia.
buyer: WHYY, Inc.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region. It can be accessed on television, radio, in the community and online. WHYY produces over a dozen local programs and offers a robust regional news service. "
target parent: Spirited Media, Inc.
target: Billy Penn
Billy Penn is an independent digital news source that provides a mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia. They connect and give voice to Philly’s diverse communities by highlighting wins, pointing out shortcomings, and asking questions about topics that deserve to be addressed.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 3/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Salem Media Group, will acquire PJ Media

synopsis: Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, has entered into an agreement to acquire PJ Media, a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book and newsletter publishing. Salem provides compelling content and relevant information from across the Christian media landscape. "
target: PJ Media
PJ Media focuses on the news that matters, from the insightful commentary provided by columnists to the writers' quick takes on trending news. The company brought bloggers into an integrated website that evolved into a reliable source for original, unique, and cutting-edge news and analysis.
price ($mm)
$0.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Rappahannock News, acquired InsideNoVa.com

synopsis: Rappahannock Media LLC, the publisher of the Rappahannock News, has bought InsideNoVa.com from Northern Virginia Media Services. InsideNoVa is Northern Virginia’s leading news web site, with 2 million page views and 500,000 unique visitors a month. The sale also includes the InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford weekly newspapers.
buyer: Rappahannock News
Rappahannock News is a weekly newspaper published by Rappahannock Media in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Rappahannock Media also publishes the Culpeper Times weekly newspaper, as well as the Lifestyle magazines serving Warrenton, Haymarket and Gainesville and the Piedmont Virginian magazine. "
target: InsideNoVa.com
InsideNoVa.com is Northern Virginia's leading news, sports, traffic and weather website. InsideNoVa also publishes two weekly community newspapers, InsideNoVa/Prince William and InsideNoVa/North Stafford, which together reach more than 40,000 households a week.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire NCK Today

synopsis: White Communications, LLC, the company that owns KRSL Russell Radio, will acquire KNCK, Inc. KNCK, Inc. owns three radio stations that broadcast on AM 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 FM and 98.3 FM. KNCK, Inc. also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
buyer: KRSL Russell Radio
KRSL Russell Radio is a radio broadcasting company that broadcasts to the Russel, KS area on 990 AM, 98.1 FM and 95.9 FM. "
target: NCK Today
KNCK, Inc. operates the 1390 KNCK, NCK 94.9 and 98.3 FM radio stations in Concordia, Kansas. KNCK also operates NCK Today, a Concordia, Kansas online local news platform.
price ($mm)
$0.60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Fiddlehead Focus merged with St. John Valley Times,

synopsis: St John Valley Times acquired the Fort Kent-based news website Fiddehead Focus. The company presents entertainment and news that centers around the Acadia of the Lands and Forests including Greater Fort Kent; Greater Madawaska; Edmundston, New Brunswick, and the St. John Valley in Aroostook County, Maine.
buyer parent: Bangor Daily News
buyer: St. John Valley Times
St John Valley Times is a newspapers company located in Madawaska, Maine. "
target: Fiddlehead Focus
Fiddlehead Focus printed the first issue on June 23, 2010. The publication presents entertainment and news that centers around the Acadia of the Lands and Forests including Greater Fort Kent; Greater Madawaska; Edmundston, New Brunswick, and the St. John Valley in Aroostook County, Maine.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

HyperMedia, a.s., acquired Bleskove.cz

synopsis: HyperMedia, the largest Czech advertising portal, has acquired Bleskove.cz from Scandal Media Group, a media company in the Czech Republic. Bleskove.cz is an online tabloid newspaper in the Czech Republic that provides the latest news about politics, celebrities, scandals, lifestyle, sports, cars, and more.
buyer parent: BigBoard Praha, a.s.
buyer: HyperMedia, a.s.
HyperMedia, Inc. operates websites hyperinzerce.cz, hyperslevy.cz and about 50 others. HyperInzerce.cz is currently the largest Czech advertising portal. The main activities of the company are internet marketing, representation of websites and operation of discount and other portals. "
target parent: Scandal Media Group
target: Bleskove.cz
Bleskove.cz is an online tabloid newspaper in the Czech Republic. Bleskove.cz provides important and interesting news from the Czech Republic, including the latest news about politics, celebrities, scandals, lifestyle, sports, cars, and more.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired The Outline

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired The Outline, a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that wants to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: The Outline
The Outline is a digital media company focused on power, culture, and future. The Outline is a niche digital magazine that does not play to search engines and easy clicks. They want to help their readers understand the world better, feed their curiosity, and show them something new.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Cheddar, acquired Need2Know

synopsis: Cheddar, the leading post cable networks company, announced it has acquired Need2Know, a free daily newsletter with more than 350,000 US subscribers covering business, tech, politics, world events, sports and entertainment.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable networks company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, Amazon, Twitter, 60% of smart tvs in the U.S., and Facebook. "
target: Need2Know
Need 2 Know is a weekday morning newsletter that brings people quick shots of the day’s top stories in world events, politics, business, tech, sports, entertainment and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blendle, acquired Paper

synopsis: Online magazine PAPER was acquired by Blendle. PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company.
buyer: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article. "
target parent: De Persgroep NV
target: Paper
PAPER is a curated magazine that selects the best articles from the publications that are part of the Persgroep company. Among them are daily national newspapers like Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw and Parool, as well as regional dailies such as Brabants Dagblad and Tubantia. For €5.
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