Like Pacific Standard

closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Market Wire

True Blue Media, LLC, will acquire Blue Nation Review

synopsis: MOKO Social Media Limited announced that its political commentary platform, Blue Nation Review, will be sold to True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center.
buyer: True Blue Media, LLC
True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center. "
target parent: MOKO.mobi Limited
target: Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review is a political commentary platform. Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes USA great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving the great country into the 21st century.
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announced 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

PandoDaily, will acquire NSFW Corporation

synopsis: PandoDaily, a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem with a focus on Silicon Valley, is acquiring NSFW Corporation, the humor- and politics-focused publication founded by former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.
buyer: PandoDaily
PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. "
target: NSFW Corporation
Not Safe For Work Corporation (or NSFW Corporation) is the future of journalism (With Jokes). Founded as a weekly, digital-only, news magazine in 2011, NSFWCORP has since expanded into a monthly print edition. They have no mission statement, no political affiliation and no qualms.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Atlantique presse information

synopsis: Ouest-France, the leading regional newspaper in France, has acquired Atlantique presse information (Agence API), a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, buy-outs, and more.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Atlantique presse information
Atlantique presse information (Agence API) is a French press publisher. Agence API specializes in economic information in the Pays de la Loire and Brittany regions. Agence API follows companies and economic actors to provide news about projects, investments, reorganizations, buy-outs, and more.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Al-Monitor, LLC, acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Crest Media, owner of leading Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor, and Real Clear Investors, current co-owner of RealClearPolitics, have purchased the remaining equity stake in RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media LLC. Al-Monitor and RealClearPolitics together plan to cross-promote and enhance delivery of news and information to their readers.
buyer: Al-Monitor, LLC
Al-Monitor, launched February 13, 2012, features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses. "
target parent: Forbes, Inc.
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Capital of Texas Media Foundation, acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: In Fact Daily announced that it had been acquired by Capital of Texas Media Foundation. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Capital of Texas Media Foundation
Capital of Texas Media Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns media companies. "
target parent: The Statesman Co.
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 3/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Statesman Co., acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: The Statesman Co. has purchased In Fact Daily, Austin’s daily electronic newswire that covers City Hall and local politics. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics.
buyer: The Statesman Co.
The Austin American-Statesman is part of The Statesman Co., a multimedia company that includes print, digital, delivery, commercial printing and packaging. In print and online, Statesman brands are Central Texas’ top news, entertainment, shopping and information sources. "
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Forbes Media, corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired a 51% stake in RealClearPolitics.com, a premier political Web site. The founders will remain owners and management.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired The New Civil Rights Movement

synopsis: Raw Story's partners have purchased The New Civil Rights Movement, a prominent site focused on politics and civil liberties. The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site.
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: The New Civil Rights Movement
The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site. The New Civil Rights Movement is a 2014 winner of a GLAAD Media Award.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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closed 7/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Allclasses, Inc.

synopsis: Educational resource website Noodle, which provides students and parents with information on schools and tutors, has acquired Boston-based Allclasses.com, the world’s most comprehensive search engine that connects people everywhere to millions of online and local offline classes and experiences.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Using our interactive search tools, families can find the right preschool, college, tutor, or any other learning resource. "
target: Allclasses, Inc.
Allclasses is the world’s most comprehensive search engine that connects people everywhere to millions of online and local offline classes and experiences. From the workplace to the life-place, it helps people discover and design the best version of themselves.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downticket merged with Politiscope,

synopsis: Downticket is merging with Politiscope to create a combined app with resources for voters and an option to donate to specific candidates. The new app will retain Politiscope’s name and brand. Downticket is an app with voting guides and allows users to donate directly to campaigns. Downticket makes money by retaining a percentage of the donations.
buyer: Politiscope
Politiscope is an app that helps voters track members of Congress, political candidates, and issues. Users can follow politicians and see info about their voting records in a similar format to sports player profiles. "
target: Downticket
Downticket is the world’s first non-partisan platform dedicated to empowering engagement in down ballot U.S. elections nationwide. Downticket advances tools that put the power of election strategizing, influence, and monitoring at citizens’ fingertips.
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

TechMedia Network, Inc., acquired BestofMedia Group

synopsis: TechMedia Network, Inc., one of the largest and most respected tech and science media companies, announced it has acquired Bestofmedia Group, a global technology publisher and parent company to world-renowned tech publications. Bestofmedia has more than 30 million monthly unique visitors and media properties operating in eight different languages.
buyer: TechMedia Network, Inc.
TechMedia Network is a publisher of high-quality original content with owned and operated web sites and a publisher partner network that, combined, reaches nearly 50 million monthly unique visitors worldwide and is currently the third largest technology news property in the United States. "
target: BestofMedia Group
Bestofmedia Group is one of the world’s leading online publishers for high tech, consumer electronics and gaming, with five offices across the globe and media properties operating in eight different languages.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Market Wire

True Blue Media, LLC, will acquire Blue Nation Review

synopsis: MOKO Social Media Limited announced that its political commentary platform, Blue Nation Review, will be sold to True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center.
buyer: True Blue Media, LLC
True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center. "
target parent: MOKO.mobi Limited
target: Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review is a political commentary platform. Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes USA great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving the great country into the 21st century.
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announced 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

PandoDaily, will acquire NSFW Corporation

synopsis: PandoDaily, a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem with a focus on Silicon Valley, is acquiring NSFW Corporation, the humor- and politics-focused publication founded by former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.
buyer: PandoDaily
PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. "
target: NSFW Corporation
Not Safe For Work Corporation (or NSFW Corporation) is the future of journalism (With Jokes). Founded as a weekly, digital-only, news magazine in 2011, NSFWCORP has since expanded into a monthly print edition. They have no mission statement, no political affiliation and no qualms.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Al-Monitor, LLC, acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Crest Media, owner of leading Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor, and Real Clear Investors, current co-owner of RealClearPolitics, have purchased the remaining equity stake in RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media LLC. Al-Monitor and RealClearPolitics together plan to cross-promote and enhance delivery of news and information to their readers.
buyer: Al-Monitor, LLC
Al-Monitor, launched February 13, 2012, features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses. "
target parent: Forbes, Inc.
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Capital of Texas Media Foundation, acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: In Fact Daily announced that it had been acquired by Capital of Texas Media Foundation. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Capital of Texas Media Foundation
Capital of Texas Media Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns media companies. "
target parent: The Statesman Co.
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 3/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Statesman Co., acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: The Statesman Co. has purchased In Fact Daily, Austin’s daily electronic newswire that covers City Hall and local politics. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics.
buyer: The Statesman Co.
The Austin American-Statesman is part of The Statesman Co., a multimedia company that includes print, digital, delivery, commercial printing and packaging. In print and online, Statesman brands are Central Texas’ top news, entertainment, shopping and information sources. "
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Forbes Media, corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired a 51% stake in RealClearPolitics.com, a premier political Web site. The founders will remain owners and management.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired The New Civil Rights Movement

synopsis: Raw Story's partners have purchased The New Civil Rights Movement, a prominent site focused on politics and civil liberties. The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site.
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: The New Civil Rights Movement
The New Civil Rights Movement is an award-winning progressive politics and LGBT news site. The New Civil Rights Movement is a 2014 winner of a GLAAD Media Award.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downticket merged with Politiscope,

synopsis: Downticket is merging with Politiscope to create a combined app with resources for voters and an option to donate to specific candidates. The new app will retain Politiscope’s name and brand. Downticket is an app with voting guides and allows users to donate directly to campaigns. Downticket makes money by retaining a percentage of the donations.
buyer: Politiscope
Politiscope is an app that helps voters track members of Congress, political candidates, and issues. Users can follow politicians and see info about their voting records in a similar format to sports player profiles. "
target: Downticket
Downticket is the world’s first non-partisan platform dedicated to empowering engagement in down ballot U.S. elections nationwide. Downticket advances tools that put the power of election strategizing, influence, and monitoring at citizens’ fingertips.
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closed 2/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Win McCormack, acquired The New Republic

synopsis: Win McCormack, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books, acquired The New Republic, the nearly century-old magazine of American liberalism, from Chris Hughes, the owner of Jumo. The deal price was not disclosed.
buyer: Win McCormack
Win McCormack is publisher and editor-in-chief of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books. He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover, Harvard College and the University of Oregon. He holds an AB from Harvard in Government and an MFA from the University of Oregon. "
target parent: Chris Hughes
target: The New Republic
The New Republic is a media organization dedicated to addressing today’s most critical issues. Since 1914, they has provided its readers with an intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy, culture, and the arts.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Cicero and Monopol, acquired Cicero and Monopol

synopsis: Cicero, the magazine for political culture, and Monopol, the magazine for culture and life, are being acquired by Cicero editor-in-chief Christoph Schwennicke and deputy editor-in-chief Alexander Marguie. They will take over the magazines from Ringier, the largest internationally operating Swiss media company.
buyer: Cicero and Monopol
Christoph Schwennicke is editor-in-chief and Alexander Marguier is deputy editor-in-chief of Cicero, a German magazine for political culture. "
target parent: Ringier AG
target: Cicero and Monopol
Cicero, the magazine for political culture, is a sophisticated and opinion-shaping writer’s magazine. Monopol, the magazine for culture and life, has established itself as an innovative art and lifestyle magazine.
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announced 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dods (Group) PLC, will acquire Holyrood Communications

synopsis: Dods Group has agreed to purchase Holyrood Communications. Holyrood is a publishing and events business based in Edinburgh with focus in Scottish politics. The acquisition of Holyrood will increase the company’s political activity in Scotland.
buyer: Dods (Group) PLC (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Dods (Group) PLC is a political information, publishing, events and communications business operating. Dods specializes in services designed for organizations wishing to understand and engage with Parliament, the Civil Service, the wider public sector and the public affairs community. "
target parent: Michael Ashcroft
target: Holyrood Communications
Holyrood Communications Ltd. publishes fortnightly political and current affairs magazine. The company covers parliament, local government, education, health, justice, environment, and business issues.
price ($mm)
$0.67
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x

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