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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., will purchase Magazine Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Active Interest Media. The deal includes various magazine assets including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media produces leading consumer and trade events, websites, magazines, and films and TV shows that reach 40 million readers, fans, and attendees in 85 countries. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes various magazine assets from F+W Media including Family Tree, Writing, Woodworking, Horticulture and Collectibles. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Macanta Investments, will purchase Artist’s Network and Crafts Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling its crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts magazine assets as part of chapter 11 filings to Macanta Investments LLC, a private investment partnership based in New York.
buyer: Macanta Investments
Macanta Investments LLC is a private investment partnership based in New York. It is the primary investment vehicle for Terence M. (Terry) O’Toole and his family. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The deal includes the sale of various magazine assets related to crafting, knitting, sewing and various arts and crafts owned by F+W Media. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts.
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announced 6/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Rucks Media LLC, will purchase Outdoors Community from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Special interest magazine publisher F+W Media is selling their Outdoors Community magazine assets to Rucks Media LLC as part of chapter 11 filings. Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years.
buyer: Rucks Media LLC
Rucks Media LLC is a holding company led by Brad Rucks, who has been the publisher for Deer & Deer Hunting magazine for many years. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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$0.58
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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announced 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Five Specialist Titles from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Future plc, the global platform for specialist media, has announced the proposed acquisition of five specialist consumer titles from Haymarket Media Group. The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future is a global specialist multi-platform media company that connects people worldwide with their passions through iconic, award-winning brands, expert content and leading-edge technology. With operations in the UK, US and Australia, Future has over 300 print publications, websites and events. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
The five Haymarket Media titles are the specialist consumer magazines What Hi-Fi?, Stuff, FourFourTwo, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company with over 70 market-leading brands.
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$19
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$17
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Artplan, acquired Outra Coisa

synopsis: The Artplan Group, a communications group in Brazil, announces the acquisition of Outra Coisa, a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
buyer: Artplan
Artplan Comunicação S/A operates as a communications group in Brazil. It provides publicity services; conducts events and connects brands with the public; provides services focused on content and creative relationships in the digital environment. "
target: Outra Coisa
OutraCoisa.com.br is a magazine where Books, Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Games, Animation, Internet and Geek Culture in general are taken very seriously in order to promote, explain, inspire, honor and produce Nerd subjects.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Fokus Media Finland Oy, purchased 4 Magazines from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Finland's most far-reaching and multi-channel media company Sanoma Media Finland is selling the magazines Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit to Fokus Media Finland, which focuses on special interest magazines.
buyer: Fokus Media Finland Oy
Focus Media Finland Oy is a new kind of media company with a focus on special interest magazines. Their mission is to create a new kind of media business model that reaches audiences through written media and online media. "
seller: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,252.10)
Sanoma is a strong European media group with activities in over 20 countries. Glorian Antiikki, V8-Magazine, GTi-Magazine and Pelit are 4 special interest magazines that they own in Finland.
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closed 1/17/2014 via PR Newswire

F+W Media, Inc., acquired New Track Media

synopsis: F+W Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of New Track Media. New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: New Track Media
New Track Media, LLC is a media company that engages in the fields of publishing, digital media, broadcasting, video, licensing, merchandising, e-commerce, and events.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired NextMedia Pty Limited

synopsis: Nextmedia announced that FORUM MEDIA GROUP acquired 100% of the share capital of Next from Wolseley Private Equity. NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target parent: Wolseley Private Equity
target: NextMedia Pty Limited
NextMedia Pty Limited is an Australian publisher of books, DVDs, posters, magazines and more.
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closed 8/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Madavor Media LLC, purchased The Writer and BirdWatching Magazines from Kalmbach Publishing Co.

synopsis: Boston-based Madavor Media, a privately held niche and enthusiast media company, acquired The Writer, one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the U.S., and BirdWatching, the country’s premier magazine about wild birds and birdwatching.
buyer: Madavor Media LLC
Madavor Media, through its print and digital magazines, trade shows, websites, e-mail newsletters, and other partnerships across the publishing industry, offers unique ways to communicate with passionate consumers eager to learn more about products and events related to their interests. "
seller: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a publisher and distributor of high-quality consumer and trade magazines and books covering hobby, special interest, and leisure-time subjects.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 9/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Kelsey Publishing Group, purchased Cage & Aviary Birds from IPC Media Ltd.

synopsis: As part of the review of IPC Media's niche and specialist titles, the company announces the sale of Cage & Aviary Birds to Kelsey Publishing. Cage & Aviary Birds gives readers the chance to see what's hot and what's not in the aviculture world, with the emphasis on avian news and expert comment.
buyer: Kelsey Publishing Group
Kelsey Publishing Ltd is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. The company was incorporated in 1989, led by the current Chairman, Gordon Wright. "
seller parent: Time Warner, Inc.
seller: IPC Media Ltd.
IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine publisher, with an unrivalled portfolio of brands, selling over 350 million copies each year. IPC's diverse print and digital portfolio offers something for everyone, with a focus on three core audiences: men, mass market women and upmarket women.
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closed 7/7/2009 via PR Newswire

New Track Media, acquired CK Media

synopsis: Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm that invests in the media, information and publishing, entertainment, and communications sectors, announced that its portfolio company, New Track Media, has acquired CK Media, LLC, a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: New Track Media
New Track is a consumer enthusiast publishing company with magazines, books, digital content, television and other product concentrated in a few hobby and enthusiast subject areas. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: CK Media
CK Media, LLC is a leading publisher of quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking magazines. CK Media includes nine magazines with combined circulation of about 1 million, a conference and events division, book publishing, and digital properties, all serving the same consumer base of soft craft hobbyists.
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
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closed 8/29/2007 via Company Press Release

Quarto Group, acquired MBI Publishing Company

synopsis: The Quarto Group Inc. announced the acquisition of St. Paul-based Motor Books International (MBI Publishing Company LLC) effective immediately. This includes the imprints of Motorbooks, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press, as well as the MBI Distribution Company.
buyer: Quarto Group (LSE:QRT:$182.17)
Quarto Group is a publisher of illustrated non-fiction books in co-edition and under its own imprint, for both adults and children. It focuses on the consumer non-fiction market, with an emphasis on books enduring categories of interest, generally intended for audiences with specialised interests. "
target parent: Flagship Partners
target: MBI Publishing Company
MBI Publishing Company is the world’s leading publisher and distributor of enthusiast subject titles. We offer the most comprehensive assortment of books, calendars and videos to car, auto racing, motorcycle, boating, nature, travel, crafts, country life and aviation enthusiasts around the globe.
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closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Source Interlink Media, acquired Primedia Enthusiast Media

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies, Inc. for $1,177,900,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. PRIMEDIA continues to operate Consumer Source Inc., its consumer guides business.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Source Interlink Media
Source Interlink Media is a leading, integrated media and publishing company, whose principal business is producing content for enthusiast audiences, primarily in the prized male 18 – 34 demographics. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Primedia Enthusiast Media
Primedia Enthusiast Media is America’s #1 special interest media company, with more than 70 magazines, 90 websites, over 65 events, two television programs, 400 branded products, and such well-known brands as Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive.com, Equine.com, Snowboarder, Stereophile, and Surfer.
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$1,175
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$527
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closed 1/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired Quilting Arts LLC

synopsis: Interweave Press, one of the nation’s leading craft media companies has completed the acquisition of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors Magazines from Quilting Arts LLC. The acquisition includes related books, special interest publications, events, and the popular websites www.quiltingarts.com and www.clothpaperscissors.com.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: Quilting Arts LLC
Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors have a combined distribution of 185,000 copies worldwide per issue. In addition to the magazines and website, Quilting Arts LLC has published three books in the last two years, the latest being Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project.
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closed 8/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Magicalia, Ltd., acquired Encanta Media Ltd.

synopsis: Magicalia, the UK’s leading online publisher, is delighted to announce today the acquisition of Encanta Media, to create a specialist cross-media publishing group.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Magicalia, Ltd.
Magicalia is the UK's leading online publishing group. The company owns a portfolio of market-leading own brand sites in special interest markets, and publishes community websites for a blue-chip list of media clients. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Encanta Media Ltd.
Encanta publishes nine specialist interest magazines, from woodworking and modelling to patchwork and gardening, and operates a series of leading hobbyist exhibitions.
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closed 8/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Bowmark Capital, acquired Design Objectives Limited

synopsis: Bowmark Capital Limited, the mid-market private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Design Objectives Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of products to the rapidly growing paper crafts market.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is a leading independent private equity investment firm specializing in the UK mid-market. Bowmark supports management teams undertaking buy-outs, buy-ins, roll-outs, build-ups and expansion financings in five sectors: Business Services; Leisure; Healthcare; Media and IT Services. "
target: Design Objectives Limited
Founded in 1995, Design Objectives designs and markets a range of paper crafts brands and accessories including Papermania, Anita’s and X-cut. The company supplies over 2000 products to both independent and national retailers, such as Argos, QVC and WH Smiths.
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closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Craig Fuller, acquired Flying

synopsis: Craig Fuller, a digital media entrepreneur, has acquired Flying from Bonnier Corporation, an enthusiast media publishing group. Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, equipment reviews, and more.
buyer: Craig Fuller
Craig Fuller is a digital media entrepreneur. Craig Fuller is the CEO and founder of FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analytics for the global logistics industry. He was also the founder of TransCard and is a trucking industry veteran. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Flying
Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, pilot stories, equipment reviews, safety and training information, and regulatory updates.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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closed 9/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Octane Lending, purchased Motorcycle Group from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: ​​Octane,​ a Fintech company that serves the lending needs of the powersports market, has acquired the digital assets of ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta ​from Bonnier Corp.
buyer: Octane Lending
Octane​ is a Fintech company whose mission is to connect people with their passions. With a focus on the powersports market, Octane reaches riders through its editorial brands ​and helps consumers buy their favorite vehicles with instant, frictionless financing. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp's Motorcycle Group digital assets include ​Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, ​and​ Cycle Volta.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Bonnier Corporation, acquired FamilyEvents

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. has acquired The Promotion Company Inc. / Family Events. The Promotion Company / Family Events has produced annual events such as the Hot Bike Tour, Off-Road Expo, Monster Truck Nationals, 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals and many others for more than three decades.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: FamilyEvents
Family Events / The Promotion Company is a full service promotion and marketing firm specializing in producing family entertainment and motorsports events since 1976. The company has served more than 50 markets nationally, with 30 to 40 scheduled events per year.
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closed 5/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Corporation, purchased Nine Motorcycle Brands from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. has expanded its presence as the pre-eminent publisher in the men's market, acquiring nine motorcycle brands from Source Interlink Media. The purchase builds on Bonnier's leadership in the men's market, joining flagship brands Popular Science and Field & Stream.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC:$2,254.25)
The 9 motorcycle brands of Bonnier include: Motorcyclist, Sport Rider, Dirt Rider, Motorcycle Cruiser, Hot Bike, Baggers, Super Streetbike, Street Chopper and ATV Rider.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, purchased Parenting and Babytalk Magazines from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: Meredith Corporation has acquired Parenting and Babytalk magazines and their related digital assets from The Bonnier Corporation. Under the agreement, the readers of Parenting will receive Parents magazine effective with the September issue. Similarly, readers of Babytalk will receive American Baby magazine effective with the September issue.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith Corp is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Parenting Magazine is the one-stop online resource for moms and moms-to-be, with the up-to-the-minute information on signs of pregnancy, baby names, kid-friendly recipes, travel ideas, and more. Babytalk Magazine has all the information expectant moms want and need.
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closed 4/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Bonnier Mountain Group

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. is taking another whack at its portfolio again, selling its Mountain Group to enthusiast publisher Active Interest Media. CEO Dave Freygang said that selling the group, consisting of snow sport titles Ski and Skiing and Warren Miller Entertainment, would let Bonnier focus on its businesses in California, New York and Florida.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Bonnier Mountain Group
The Bonnier Mountain Group controls and operates the Skiing Magazine, SKI Mag.com, Warren Miller, and Nastar.
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closed 6/1/2009 via Capital IQ

Bonnier Corporation, purchased Five Magazine Titles from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.

synopsis: Bonnier Corp. and Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. announced that Bonnier has acquired five magazine titles from HFM U.S.: Popular Photography, Flying, Boating, Sound & Vision and American Photo. With this latest deal, Bonnier Corp. strengthens its position as a leading media company for special-interest brands.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corporation is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America, and with more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events, it is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences. "
seller parent: Lagardère SCA
seller: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. enthusiast brands reach over 50 million consumers through magazines and millions more on line and through mobile content. Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. is part of Lagardère Active Media, a division of Lagardère SCA headquartered in France.
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Acton Media Inc., acquired Domino Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: North Equity LLC, a venture equity firm, has acquired the leading home and design digital media brand Domino from Multiply Media, LLC. Founded in 2005, Domino is the ultimate resource for discovering your personal style and translating that into your home. Domino will join Acton Media Inc., a portfolio company of North Equity.
buyer parent: North Equity LLC
buyer: Acton Media Inc.
Acton Media Inc. is a portfolio company of North Equity that comprises its home and lifestyle-focused brands, including SAVEUR and BobVila.com. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Domino Media Group, Inc.
Domino is a guide for a stylish life and home. Domino publishes quarterly print magazines, daily content on domino.com and a mobile app to bring community and commerce together. Domino covers the latest in interior design, home tours, DIYs, entertaining, travel, wellness, weddings, and news.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

North Equity LLC, purchased Select Media Brands from Bonnier Corporation

synopsis: North Equity, a leading digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things. The additions will complement North Equity's robust home platform.
buyer: North Equity LLC
North Equity is a venture equity firm that acquires, builds, and scales transformative digital media brands using a proprietary combination of operational, data, and technology expertise. The firm's portfolio currently focuses on the automotive, home, and military verticals. "
seller parent: Bonnier AB
seller: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is an American enthusiast media publishing group. The assets purchased include Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You, and Interesting Things.
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closed 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Flash Equity LLC, acquired The Drive

synopsis: The Drive, one of the most influential automotive media platforms, has been acquired by Flash Equity LLC. Since its founding in 2015, The Drive continues to publish a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
buyer: Flash Equity LLC
Flash Equity is a principal investment firm dedicated to building a portfolio of growing, transformative online media brands. Flash Equity management team has extensive experience in the intersection of technology and media and seeks to make long-term investments across the media landscape. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: The Drive
The Drive is one of the most influential automotive media platforms. The Drive publishes a wide range of automotive and transportation content including breaking news stories, reviews, incisive op-eds, and investigative features.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,896.00)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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Stanley Gibbons Group Ltd.
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Quarto Group
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Collectors Universe Inc.
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Bright Mountain Acquisition Corporation
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Saban Acquisition Corp.
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Verde Media Group
Verde Media Group
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FP Newspapers Income Fund
FP Newspapers Income Fund
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TICC Capital Corp.
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Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia Technologies PLC
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mic AG
mic AG
Mic AG is an investment company based in Germany. Mic AG invests in medium-sized companies with disruptive technologies in the fields of optics, electronics, medicine and IT.
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$4.20
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$1.74
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LVenture Group
LVenture Group
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Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp.
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R3T Technologies
R3T Technologies
R Three Technologies (R3T) is an early-stage development company that is pursuing several ventures. R3T partners with founders seeking to transform industries with technology. They are focused on technology, consumer beverage and food products, entertainment and lifestyle brands.
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Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corp. is doing business in China through its subsidiaries. DRGV was established to serve as a conduit between Chinese high-growth companies and Western investors. DRGV functions as an incubator of high-tech companies in China.
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$21.91
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: LSE:ALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allied Minds
Allied Minds
Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on technology and life sciences. Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies with the objective of delivering successful liquidity events that will generate attractive long-term returns for its investors & stakeholders.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: CNSX:BZ30197
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victory Square Technologies
Canada-based Victory Square builds, acquires, and invests in startups, then provides the senior leadership and resources needed to fast-track growth. Its portfolio consists of 20 global companies using AI, VR/AR, and blockchain to disrupt sectors as diverse as fintech, insurance, health, and gaming.
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EBIT ($mm)
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HNA Technology Co.,Ltd
HNA Technology Co., Ltd. formerly known as Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co., Ltd. is a Chinese holding company which specialized in marine transportation services. However, in recent years it was most known as the investment vehicle of HNA Group to acquire American company Ingram Micro.
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2020
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$48,888.72
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EBIT ($mm)
$1,029.00
Net Income ($mm)
$107.24
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Media and Games Invest plc
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2021
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$288.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.27
EBIT ($mm)
$30.34
Net Income ($mm)
$16.87
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800
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