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Axel Springer SE, acquired FRAMEN GmbH

synopsis: Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in FRAMEN, an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers and more.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target: FRAMEN GmbH
FRAMEN is an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers, coworking spaces, and more.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

BroadSign International Inc, acquired Campsite

synopsis: Canda-based Broadsign, the leading out-of-home marketing platform, announced that it has acquired Campsite, the innovative Canadian digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad exchange that automates the buying and selling of DOOH inventory. Campsite has partnerships with many of Canada’s major digital out-of-home companies and agencies.
buyer: BroadSign International Inc
Broadsign is the leading digital out-of-home (DOOH) marketing platform that enables brands, agencies and DOOH media publishers to buy, sell, and deliver DOOH campaigns efficiently, reliably and securely. Broadsign's platform powers 425,000 signs worldwide, including over 180,000 digital screens. "
target parent: Newad Media, Inc.
target: Campsite
Canada-based Campsite is a digital out-of-home (DOOH) ad exchange that automates the buying and selling of DOOH inventory. Campsite offers premium DOOH inventory through a self-serve programmatic platform. Campsite connects buyers and suppliers in an environment specifically designed for DOOH.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Oi Media, acquired AdClever Solutions Private Limited

synopsis: Within a short span of getting funded and the joining of Praphul Misra as the Managing Director, Oi media has made its first strategic move by acquiring AdClever; a Pune based Software Company in the OOH (Out of Home) media space.
buyer: Oi Media
Oi Media provides OOH (out of home) Media & Experiential Marketing Services. Oi Media is based in India. "
target: AdClever Solutions Private Limited
AdClever Solutions Pvt Ltd was the first online platform for buying Outdoor Space in Pune, India. AdClever makes the buying and selling process of Outdoor Ad space easy and efficient by solving the outdated, fragmented and the expensive process of outdoor advertising through its digital platform.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

Matomy Media Group, acquired Team Internet AG

synopsis: Global digital performance-based marketing company Matomy Media Group announced that it has acquired a majority ownership position in the Munich-based direct navigation search company Team Internet AG. Team Internet is comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew and DNTX.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$68.34)
Matomy Media Group is one of the world's leading digital performance-based marketing companies. Working across Web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy Media Group offers advertisers, networks and publishers a range of opportunities integrated through one gateway. "
target: Team Internet AG
Founded in 2010 and located in Munich, Germany, Team Internet is a leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market. Direct navigation is the preferred way of users to locate a site for the first time, which makes this traffic source a prime vehicle for user acquisition.
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rev ($mm)
$23
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$4
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0.0x
closed 8/16/2011 via BusinessWire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired AdJug Ltd

synopsis: IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology and solutions company, has acquired AdJug, a leading display advertising exchange for unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their technologies to provide marketers with a solution that simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management, cross-channel attribution and on-site optimization all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: AdJug Ltd
AdJug Ltd., based in London, Munich and Bangalore, is the largest and longest-running transparent display ad Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
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$15
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announced 11/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Teddy Sagi, will acquire MobFox

synopsis: Tel Aviv-based, London-listed digital marketing company Matomy Media Group Ltd. has sold one of its main assets, European mobile advertising platform operator Mobfox Media Advertising GmbH, to a holding company owned by Teddy Sagi.
buyer: Teddy Sagi
Teddy Sagi is an Israel-born businessman. Sagi is the founder of the gambling software company Playtech and owner of London's Camden Market. "
target parent: Matomy Media Group
target: MobFox
Mobfox is a world-leading, data-driven mobile SSP (supply-side platform) and exchange, providing publishers with all the tools they need to manage their ad serving, data layers, and monetization stack efficiently, transparently, and automatically.
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$7.50
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closed 12/10/2014 via Market Wire

Publishers Clearing House Digital, acquired Plethora Mobile LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House Digital announced the acquisition of Plethora Mobile LLC, a New York City based programmatic advertising platform. The capabilities include cross-platform targeting, social audience retargeting and audience extension for publishers.
buyer parent: Publishers Clearing House
buyer: Publishers Clearing House Digital
With more than 16 million unique visitors each month, Publishers Clearing House Digital is a leading interactive media and entertainment destination offering a broad range of products, digital entertainment and services to consumers. "
target: Plethora Mobile LLC
Established in 2011, Plethora Mobile is a 100% mobile media demand side platform. Their Real time Bidding technology allows brands, agencies and app developers to access over 270 billion targeted impressions across 220+ countries.
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closed 10/28/2014 via PR Newswire

Matomy Media Group, acquired MobFox

synopsis: Matomy Media Group announces a strategic advancement in its digital performance-based advertising solution by acquiring Europe's leading mobile programmatic advertising platform, MobFox. Through this investment Matomy's clients and media partners will gain access to innovative mobile programmatic advertising solutions and more.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$68.34)
Matomy Media Group Ltd. is one of the world's leading digital performance-based advertising companies. Working across Web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy offers advertisers, media partners and publishers a range of opportunities to generate risk-free performance-based results. "
target: MobFox
MobFox is a global leader in the multi-billion-dollar programmatic advertising industry, offering a one-stop, integrated mobile ad solution for publishers and advertisers.
price ($mm)
$17
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closed 12/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Millennial Media, acquired Nexage, Inc.

synopsis: Millennial Media, the leading independent mobile marketplace, has acquired Nexage, the mobile supply-side platform (SSP) and programmatic pioneer. Millennial Media’s historic leadership in the managed brand and performance advertising businesses is now complemented by a full programmatic platform.
buyer: Millennial Media (NYSE:MM:$285.27)
Millennial Media is the leading independent mobile advertising and data platform powering the app economy. Their technology, tools and services help app developers and mobile website publishers maximize their advertising revenue, acquire users and gain audience insights. "
target: Nexage, Inc.
Nexage is a mobile supply-side platform that optimizes revenue for publishers and developers in the mobile media marketplace. They bring a broad set of mobile advertising solutions to market that enable publishers and developers to increase the revenue generated from their mobile content.
price ($mm)
$108
rev ($mm)
$6
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closed 7/16/2013 via Market Wire

Media6Degrees, acquired EveryScreen Media

synopsis: Media6Degrees has acquired New York-based EveryScreen Media, an early innovator in mobile media-buying and targeting that powers campaigns for the largest mobile advertising buyers. EveryScreen Media, Inc. operates as a mobile targeted digital advertising company serving the largest ad agencies, ad networks, and trading desks.
buyer: Media6Degrees
m6d (Media6Degrees)'s marketing technology platform revolutionizes the way brands think about their audiences and powerfully enhances their ability to find new customers. m6d's ProspectRank™ delivers relevant audiences to marketers. "
target: EveryScreen Media
EveryScreen Media, Inc. operates as a mobile targeted digital advertising company serving the largest ad agencies, ad networks, and trading desks. ESM efficiently mobilizes and scales existing online advertising campaigns to deliver rich media ads to audiences across all their mobile devices.
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closed 10/1/2010 via Market Wire

Velti plc, acquired Mobclix, Inc.

synopsis: Velti, a leading global provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology, announced the acquisition of Mobclix Inc., a leading privately-held mobile ad exchange network. The Mobclix embedded SDK (software developer kit) is used by iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows developers.
buyer: Velti plc (VELT:$189.20)
Velti is a leading global technology provider of mobile marketing and advertising solutions that enable brands, advertising agencies, mobile operators and media to implement highly targeted, interactive and measurable campaigns by communicating with and engaging consumers via their mobile devices. "
target: Mobclix, Inc.
Mobclix is the industry's largest targeted mobile ad exchange -- the first open marketplace for mobile developers, advertisers, ad networks and agencies. The Mobclix ad exchange provides complete transparency and visibility for mobile publishers to manage their ad inventory and maximize revenue.
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$54
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Admeta AB

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Admeta, a leading provider of solutions for digital programmatic sell-side platforms based in Sweden. Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leading provider of advertising management software for Media companies. WideOrbit provides innovative, proven solutions for managing the business of broadcast and cable operations – from proposal to order, scheduling to automation, billing and aging. "
target: Admeta AB
Admeta provides sophisticated yield optimization solutions that help premium publishers significantly improve digital revenue. Admeta’s core functionality includes Artificial Intelligence-based learning, dynamic floor pricing, full premium programmatic support for private marketplaces and Deal ID.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

1000mercis, acquired Matiro

synopsis: 1000mercis Group, the Data Marketing specialist, announces the acquisition of Matiro, the Real Time Bidding pioneer. Matiro is a full service partner for advertisers, or their agencies, who want to take full advantage of Media Trading.
buyer: 1000mercis
1000mercis Group, a pioneer in interactive advertising and marketing, provides innovative solutions for companies willing to optimise their customer acquisition and retention through interactive media (Internet, mobile phones and tablets). "
target: Matiro
Matiro is a France-based trading desk operating internationally. It is a full service partner for advertisers, or their agencies, who want to take full advantage of Media Trading, ie. the targeting, the purchase and the optimisation of Display ad programs across ad exchanges and publisher-platforms.
price ($mm)
$0.91
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$4
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announced 12/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, will acquire AdKarma

synopsis: Blinkx plc, the Internet Media platform that connects audiences with brands through professionally generated content, announces that it will acquire AdKarma, LLC, a leading video supply side platform. AdKarma has strong relationships with supply partners, including integrations with many leading ad networks and exchanges with over 300 publishers.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: AdKarma
AdKarma has committed itself to providing publishers with a comprehensive and profitable solution for their non-guaranteed ad network inventory. With advanced optimization technology and a tireless staff, AdKarma has become one of the industry’s leaders in ad network inventory solutions.
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$20
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closed 11/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ve Interactive, acquired GDM Digital

synopsis: E-commerce conversion platform provider Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital. GDM is a biddable media company and one of Europe's largest Independent Trading Desks (ITDs). They help advertisers around the globe engage with their audience in real time, on a massive scale and across all connected devices.
buyer: Ve Interactive
Ve Interactive is a multi award-winning technology company offering a suite of proprietary apps across one platform, which help online businesses successfully reduce bounce rate, increase customer engagement and minimize website abandonment by remarketing to abandoned customers via data captured. "
target: GDM Digital
GDM is a biddable media company and one of Europe's largest Independent Trading Desks (ITDs). They help advertisers around the globe engage with their audience in real time, on a massive scale and across all connected devices.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 4/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired Warrior Forum

synopsis: Freelancer.com has confirmed that it has acquired Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. The company allows marketing professionals to swap intel on topics including SEO, mobile marketing, social media, ad networks and more.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
Triple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. Over 10.7 million registered users have posted 5.7 million projects and contests to date in over 600 areas. "
target: Warrior Forum
Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. Warrior Forum allows marketing professionals to swap intel on topics including SEO, mobile marketing, social media, ad networks and more.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
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closed 4/19/2022 via BNC Analysis

Rock Content, acquired WriterAccess

synopsis: Brazilian startup Rock Content has acquired US writing services marketplace WriterAccess as part of a strategy to consolidate the content marketing segment and expand its offering to marketing departments in the Americas. WriterAccess has developed a talent marketplace that provides content services to nearly 2,000 firms.
buyer: Rock Content
Founded in 2013, Rock Content helps over 2,000 brands, marketers, and agencies to deliver outstanding content experiences to their customers, powered by our innovative content marketing solutions, creative services, on-demand talent, and professional training. "
target: WriterAccess
WriterAccess has developed a talent marketplace that provides content services to nearly 2,000 firms, including Bank of America, DHL, and Pitney Bowes. The firm’s platform uses algorithms and AI to match the client’s preferred writing style to specific freelancers.
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announced 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Xandr

synopsis: AT&T Inc. has agreed to sell its global programmatic advertising marketplace, Xandr Inc., to Microsoft. With one of the world’s largest collections of digital, film and TV properties, Xandr provides a premium option for advertisers and publishers looking to reach specific audiences at scale in premium and brand-safe environments.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target parent: AT&T
target: Xandr
Xandr is an advertising company. With one of the world’s largest collections of digital, film and TV properties, Xandr provides a premium option for advertisers and publishers looking to reach specific audiences at scale in premium and brand-safe environments.
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announced 4/14/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire Advertiise Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Advertiise Technologies Inc., an advertising marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of new & unique advertising opportunities as well as existing traditional advertising inventory across all advertising mediums.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema is a publicly traded holding company that specializes in holding technological businesses in various technology sectors. They offer services in predictive marketing, behavioral email campaigns and custom integrations all aimed at helping optimize all client's business needs. "
target: Advertiise Technologies Inc.
Advertiise is an advertising marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of new & unique advertising opportunities as well as existing traditional advertising inventory across all advertising mediums.
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$0.74
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announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Sharethrough will be merged with District M,

synopsis: Sharethrough, one of the world's largest ad exchanges, will merge with Montreal-based District M, a leading global programmatic advertising exchange. The merger will create one of the largest independent omnichannel ad exchanges in the world, anchored in a user-centric, respectful, quality-first approach to digital advertising.
buyer: District M
District M is a leading global programmatic advertising exchange with efficient solutions, facilitating inventory transactions between advertisers and publishers. District M continuously drives innovation with its proprietary technologies on the supply side and the demand side. "
target: Sharethrough
Sharethrough is one of the largest ad exchanges, with direct connections to every major Demand Side Platform and over 12k publisher websites. Their technology enhances every impression by rendering a higher-performing banner, video, or native ad that dynamically fits into any placement on any site.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired FRAMEN GmbH

synopsis: Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in FRAMEN, an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers and more.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target: FRAMEN GmbH
FRAMEN is an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers, coworking spaces, and more.
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closed 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

inMarket Media LLC, acquired Out of Milk

synopsis: InMarket, the leader in 360-degree consumer intelligence and real-time activation, has acquired Out of Milk, the popular shopping list app, from Bonial International GmbH. Since 2012, Out of Milk, available for both iOS and Android, has been helping users keep track of shopping needs, pantry inventory, and to-do list items.
buyer: inMarket Media LLC
Since 2010, InMarket has been the leader in 360-degree consumer intelligence and real-time marketing for thousands of major brands. Through InMarket's data-driven marketing platform, brands can build targeted audiences, activate in real-time, and measure success in driving sales. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Out of Milk
Since 2012, Out of Milk, available for both iOS and Android, has been helping users keep track of shopping needs, pantry inventory, and to-do list items. With millions of downloads and MAUs (monthly active users), Out of Milk has been a leader for its value proposition and ease of use.
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closed 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

StepStone GmbH, acquired Mya

synopsis: Germany-based StepStone, one of the world's leading online job marketplaces, has acquired Mya, the developer of one of the most advanced conversational AI technologies for job recruiters. With the addition of Mya's technology, which is optimized for dialogue situations, StepStone is changing the way recruiters get in touch with job seekers.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Based in Germany, StepStone is one of the most successful e-recruiting businesses and operates in over 20 countries. More than 60,000 companies use the StepStone job boards for the recruitment of qualified specialists and executive staff. "
target: Mya
Mya provides the leading recruitment automation and conversational AI platform, transforming the hiring process by automating outreach and communications across the end-to-end candidate lifecycle.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired FRAMEN GmbH

synopsis: Axel Springer, the leading digital publisher in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in FRAMEN, an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers and more.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target: FRAMEN GmbH
FRAMEN is an online platform in Germany that connects brands to screen providers. FRAMEN enables brands to easily find digital screens to place ads on. The platform offers screens in various locations, including fitness studios, hotels, shopping centers, coworking spaces, and more.
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Insider Inc., acquired Morning Brew

synopsis: Insider Inc., parent of Business Insider, is acquiring Morning Brew. Morning Brew makes reading the news actually enjoyable and helps people stay informed and entertained, for free. It is a daily e-newsletter that gives readers a quick and conversational round up of all things business.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Insider Inc.
Insider Inc. is an American online media company known for publishing the financial news website Business Insider and other news and media websites. Insider Inc. is owned by Axel Springer SE. "
target: Morning Brew
Morning Brew makes reading the news actually enjoyable and helps people stay informed and entertained, for free. It is a daily e-newsletter that gives readers a quick and conversational round up of all things business.
price ($mm)
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$20
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closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Cammio

synopsis: Berlin-based online job platform StepStone has acquired Cammio, an award-winning, Dutch cloud-based video recruitment platform featuring video interviews, video-based job vacancies and video assessments. Video-powered recruitment is more effective and more engaging for both candidate, recruiter and hiring manager.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Germany-based StepStone is a group of leading job boards all over the world. StepStone ensures the right candidates find the right job with the right employer. On a global level, StepStone operates several job boards and niche job boards. "
target: Cammio
Cammio is an award-winning cloud-based video recruitment platform featuring video interviews, video-based job vacancies and video assessments. Video-powered recruitment is more effective and more engaging for both candidate, recruiter and hiring manager.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired Ofertia

synopsis: Mediapost, a leading relational marketing services company in Spain, has acquired Ofertia from Bonial, the world's leading location based shopping platform. Ofertia is a Spain-based web and mobile platform that digitalizes brochures, catalogs and leaflets. Ofertia allows people to find the best offers from local stores around them.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Ofertia
Ofertia is a Spain-based web and mobile platform that digitalizes brochures, catalogs and leaflets. Ofertia helps retailers to drive more customers to their stores by publishing digital circulars on their platform. Ofertia allows people to find the best offers from local stores around them.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

AVIV Group, will acquire MeilleursAgents

synopsis: Based in Berlin, The AVIV Group, a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE, will acquire Paris-based MeilleursAgents. Property owners in France can have their property valued for free within minutes online and can, if they also wish to sell it, search for and get in contact with the relevant real estate agent through MeilleursAgents.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: AVIV Group
The Germany-based AVIV Group, an Axel Springer subsidiary, combines the digital activities in real estate, car, and generalist classifieds in Germany (Immowelt), France (SeLoger, Logic-Immo, Car&Boat Media), Belgium (Immoweb), and Israel (Yad2), and is one of the biggest digital classified players. "
target: MeilleursAgents
France-based MeilleursAgents is the # 1 online digital real estate platform that helps individuals buy and sell real estate at the right price. MeilleursAgents have been producing transparency on market prices and the activity of real estate agents.
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$222
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

StepStone GmbH, acquired AppCast

synopsis: Germany-based StepStone, a group of leading job boards all over the world, has acquired Appcast, a leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the U.S. Appcast provides the solutions Exchange, Clickcast as well as Ad Manager to customers and specializes in displaying job ads online precisely where suitable candidates find them.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
Germany-based StepStone is a group of leading job boards all over the world. StepStone ensures the right candidates find the right job with the right employer. On a global level, StepStone operates several job boards and niche job boards. "
target: AppCast
Appcast uses its namesake pay-per-applicant job ad exchange and its innovative recruitment advertising optimization platform to advance the recruitment advertising industry, enabling employers, agencies, and job boards alike to improve recruitment outcomes, ROI, and attract high-quality job seekers.
price ($mm)
$80*
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announced 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

OYO Rooms, will acquire @Leisure

synopsis: OYO has acquired a majority stake in European vacation rental company @Leisure Group from German media house Axel Springer SE. The @Leisure Group is an online platform for holiday homes in Europe. Its offerings include the full-service providers Belvilla and DanCenter as well as the online holiday home marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
buyer: OYO Rooms
OYO is a technology driven chain of standardized budget hotels in 500 cities across 10 countries including India, China, Malaysia, the UK, the UAE and Indonesia. It ushered disruption in the Indian hospitality industry by through technology and standardization in the budget hotel segment. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: @Leisure
The @Leisure Group is an online platform for holiday homes in Europe. Its offerings include the full-service providers Belvilla and DanCenter as well as the online holiday home marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.
price ($mm)
$201*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$352 [$275]*
rev ($mm)
$137
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 4/26/2018 via BusinessWire

aufeminin Group, acquired Ykone

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, 1st creator of communities that provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ykone, top player in influencer marketing for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin Group provides an editorial and community-based offer covering mainly Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment. Their presence is gaining momentum on all platforms and strengthens its diversification strategy through ecommerce, programmatic and brand publishing pillars. "
target: Ykone
A World leader in Marketing Influence for Fashion, Luxury, and Beauty brands, Ykone has been accompanying brands in imagining, developing, and measuring their digital influencer strategies since 2008.
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announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, will acquire Universum AB

synopsis: StepStone, the Germany-based group of global job boards, will acquire Swedish employer branding site Universum, announced Axel Springer SE, StepStone’s parent company. Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete effectively for the talent.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is the number one job board in Germany. If on the job hunt or looking for career opportunities, StepStone is the right place to go on the web. Recruiting companies from all over Germany place their job offers on StepStone. "
target: Universum AB
Universum delivers the critical talent market insights, winning brand strategies and compelling, story-led communication organizations need to compete more effectively for the talent. Universum delivers a full range of services in research, strategic consulting and communication solutions.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Axel Springer SE, acquired Ad Up Technology AG

synopsis: Europe's leading digital publisher Axel Springer has acquired, through its subsidiary Axel Springer Teaser Ad, Ad Up Technology, from Unister, one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Germany. Ad Up Technology specializes in the marketing of online portals and provides native and display advertising services.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Through consistent internationalization and digitization, Axel Springer SE is not only German's market leader in the printing business but also through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses active in more than 40 countries. "
target parent: Unister
target: Ad Up Technology AG
Ad Up Technology offers technology and services for online marketing and advertising. The company specializes in the marketing of online portals. Ad Up Technology provides native and display advertising services and helps businesses launch campaigns with outstanding results.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Affilinet GmbH will be merged with Awin AG,

synopsis: Axel Springer and United Internet will merge Awin and affilinet, to form one global affiliate network. Since 1997, Affilinet has stood for the highest quality, security and transparency in performance marketing. As the leading affiliate network in Germany, they offer their partners solutions for the results-oriented online marketing.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Awin AG
Awin is a global affiliate network. With 15 offices worldwide, 900 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 6,000 advertisers, Awin connects customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals. "
target parent: United Internet AG
target: Affilinet GmbH
Since 1997, Affilinet has stood for the highest quality, security and transparency in performance marketing. As the leading affiliate network in Germany, they offer their partners solutions for the results-oriented online marketing of products and services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$179
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH, will acquire Logic-immo.com

synopsis: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds France has announced its intention to enter into an agreement with French media group Spir Communication SA (“Spir”) to acquires Logic-Immo.com. Logic-Immo.com, a real estate portal in France, as well as print publications with real estate ads and dedicated online portals for luxury real estate and new builds.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH
Axel Springer Digital Classifieds provides online classified advertising services. It owns and operates several real estate and job portals. It also offers automotive ads and general classifieds information. "
target parent: Spir Communication SA
target: Logic-immo.com
Logic-Immo.com is a real estate portal in France, as well as print publications with real estate ads and dedicated online portals for luxury real estate and new builds.
price ($mm)
$112
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Retale, acquired Out of Milk

synopsis: Retale, a technology company that develops mobile-first shopping experiences, announced the acquisition of Out of Milk, the biggest shopping list app on Android in North America. Available on Android and iOS, Out of Milk simplifies the shopping experience, letting users create, manage, and share shopping lists.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Retale
Founded in October 2013, Retale wants to be a go-to shopping resource for today’s mobile shopper. Reinventing the way shoppers consume information from stores and brands, Retale enables 25 million active users worldwide to discover and receive great savings through ads and coupons. "
target parent: InfoScout, Inc.
target: Out of Milk
Available on Android and iOS, Out of Milk simplifies the shopping experience, letting users create, manage, and share shopping lists. With the Out of Milk mobile app, users can quickly build and manage detailed shopping lists.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Hoffmann Family of Companies, will acquire Florida Weekly

synopsis: The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Florida Media Group, LLC, the publishers of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers, The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, Key West Florida Weekly, and more.
buyer: The Hoffmann Family of Companies
The Hoffmann Family of Companies invests in the people and businesses of the communities they love to visit and live in, and they are especially passionate about elevating the hospitality sector. "
target: Florida Weekly
Florida Media Group, LLC is a Florida-based publisher of nine newspapers with a circulation of more than 220,000 weekly readers. The papers include The Ave Maria Sun, Bonita Springs Florida Weekly, Babcock Ranch Telegraph, Charlotte Florida Weekly, Fort Myers Florida Weekly, and more.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BNC Analysis

Human Events, acquired The Post Millennial

synopsis: Human Events Media Group, a conservative American political news and analysis website, has acquired The Post Millennial, an online conservative news outlet in Canada. The Post Millennial strives to deliver the news to their readers as it unfolds. They provide coverage on Canadian politics, business, local provincial news, and opinion pieces.
buyer: Human Events
Human Events is a conservative American political news and analysis website. Human Events provides a platform for some of the most important, creative, and imaginative voices in the conservative movement. They provide top news stories and intelligent opinion pieces that offer fresh, bold ideas. "
target: The Post Millennial
The Post Millennial is an online conservative news outlet in Canada. The Post Millennial strives to deliver the news to their readers as it unfolds. They provide coverage on Canadian politics, business, local provincial news, analysis coverage and opinion pieces.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

R.I.S.N. Operations Inc., acquired New Britain Herald

synopsis: Central Connecticut Communications announced it has sold The Bristol Press/The New Britain Herald and the Chronicle in Willimantic to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations. Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers and its affiliates operate newspapers in several states.
buyer: R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.
RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher that operates newspapers in several states. Operations include The Westerly Sun, The Kent County Daily Times, The Call of Woonsocket, The Times of Pawtucket, Independent, and Southern RI Newspapers. "
target: New Britain Herald
Central Connecticut Communications is a newspaper publishing group based in based in New Britain, Connecticut. It publishes The Bristol Press, The New Britain Herald, and The Chronicle.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Overstory Media Group, acquired The Coast

synopsis: Overstory Media Group, an independent Canadian media company, has acquired Halifax publication The Coast, expanding its community footprint into Eastern Canada. The Coast is a beloved publication in Halifax that has built a strong legacy covering local news, city politics, food, arts, and culture.
buyer: Overstory Media Group
Overstory is an independent Canadian media company with a network of more than 10 publications and growing across all digital platforms. The Overstory community is a collective of more than 40 full-time employees including award-winning journalists, producers, creatives, and creators. "
target: The Coast
The Coast is an award-winning media company that has published Halifax stories since 1993. Started as a free newspaper, The Coast covers city politics, food, arts, and local culture along with hosting some of the city's most exciting events.
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closed 3/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Newsquest Media Group Limited, acquired Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Newsquest Media Group has completed the acquisition of Archant Community Media Ltd, it has been announced. Archant, the Norwich-based publisher, holds a portfolio of leading local newsbrands principally in East Anglia, including the likes of the East Anglia Daily Times, Norwich Evening News, and Ipswich Star. 
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and have a portfolio of more than 120 news brands and 29 magazines online and in print. They have an online audience of almost 39 million users a month and 5.1 million readers a week in print. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Archant Ltd.
UK-based Archant is a privately owned media company founded in Norwich 170 years ago. They operate over 140 local, regional and national brands together with fully integrated marketing services for over 37,000 commercial customers.
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closed 3/25/2022 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., acquired Brunswick News Inc.

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of the previously announced agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brunswick News Inc. (“BNI”). The acquisition includes BNI’s daily and weekly newspapers, digital properties and parcel delivery business from J. D. Irving, Limited.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$348.21)
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is a Canadian media conglomerate consisting of the publishing properties of the former Canwest, with primary operations in newspaper publishing, news gathering and Internet operations. It is best known for being the owner of the National Post and the Financial Post. "
target parent: J.D. Irving Inc.
target: Brunswick News Inc.
Brunswick News Inc. is a Canadian newspaper publishing company based in Saint John, New Brunswick. The papers produced by BNI include the following: Telegraph-Journal, Times & Transcript in Moncton, Daily Gleaner in Fredericton, Miramichi Leader, Woodstock Bugle-Observer and more.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

VPM Media Corporation, acquired Style Weekly

synopsis: VPM Media Corp., the parent company of Richmond-based VPM public television and radio stations, announced it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was closed down in September by its owner, Alden Global Capital, after nearly 39 years in print. Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond.
buyer: VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education. "
target parent: Alden Global Capital
target: Style Weekly
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Their editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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closed 8/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Nexstar Media Group, acquired The Hill

synopsis: Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced that it has acquired The Hill, the nation’s leading, independent, political digital media platform. The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital, and mobile media platforms. "
target parent: News Communications, Inc.
target: The Hill
The Hill is the premier source for policy and political coverage, reporting on every aspect of the business of Washington and the campaign trail. It is the largest independent political news site in the United States, and is second in online political news readership behind CNN.
price ($mm)
$130
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announced 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Westplex Media Group, will acquire Moberly Monitor-Index

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire the Moberly Monitor-Index from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Moberly Monitor-Index
The Moberly Monitor-Index is a daily newspaper in Moberly, Missouri. The Moberly Monitor-Index provides the latest news about Moberly and Randolph County, Missouri. The paper provides articles on sports, entertainment, lifestyle, opinions, and more.
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closed 7/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Upturn, acquired Nova Scotia Today

synopsis: Indian news startup Business Upturn has announced that it has acquired NovaScotiaToday.com, a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
buyer: Business Upturn
Business Upturn is an online news portal in India that aims to provide people with all the insights around the business world along with creative write-ups, latest news, business stories and reviews. "
target: Nova Scotia Today
Nova Scotia Today is a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired LEO Weekly

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has acquired LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) is a privately-held media company. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. Their brands include the Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, and more. "
target: LEO Weekly
LEO Weekly is an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities. They offer articles on art, music, food, and more.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

O'Rourke Media Group, acquired Las Vegas Optic

synopsis: O'Rourke Media Group, a family-owned, community focused media company, has acquired the Las Vegas Optic from Paxton Media Group (PMG), a family-owned media company. The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
buyer: O'Rourke Media Group
O'Rourke Media Group is a family-owned, community focused media company. O'Rourke Media Group publishes hyper-local, useful community news and information in the communities they serve. They also provide a full suite of advertising solutions for local businesses. "
target parent: Paxton Media Group
target: Las Vegas Optic
The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Las Vegas Optic is published every Wednesday and Friday. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
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announced 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wisconsin Media Group, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group

synopsis: Wisconsin Media Group, a community newspaper and digital media company, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group from Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned media company. Unified is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper.
buyer: Wisconsin Media Group
Wisconsin Media Group is a local community newspaper, digital media and digital marketing solutions company. Wisconsin Media Group is the number one source for local news in St. Albans, Milton, Colchester and Essex, Vermont; and Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein, Ripon, and Green Lake, Wisconsin. "
target parent: Woodward Communications
target: Unified Newspaper Group
Unified Newspaper Group is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper. Their papers include the Verona Press, Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, the Fitchburg Star, and more.
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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 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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closed 4/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Times Media Group, acquired Tucson Local Media

synopsis: Times Media Group, a digital and print media company, has acquired Tucson Local Media, a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Tucson Local Media
Tucson Local Media is a newspaper group in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Local Media focuses on community news, business, entertainment, and politics. The group includes The Explorer Newspaper, Marana News, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, Foothills News, and Desert Times.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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Ticker: IZEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IZEA, Inc.
IZEA, Inc.
IZEA is the pioneer of Social Sponsorship. The company builds cloud-based marketplaces that connect Brands with Creators who blog, tweet, pin, and post on their behalf. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging shareable stories that drive awareness.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
125
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Ticker: CSE: SPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SponsorsOne Inc.
SponsorsOne Inc.
SponsorsOne is positioning itself to become the leader in the next evolution of digital marketing with the SponsorsCloud platform for social sponsorship and commerce. The SponsorsCloud enables one-to-one, authentic engagement between brands, influencers and their social networks.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SWX:THAG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Talenthouse
Talenthouse
Talenthouse AG is a technology platform company, working with the world's largest creative community of over 14m members, to produce the highest quality digital content for many of the largest companies globally, including Netflix and Snap.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
60
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Ticker: ADJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adslot Pty Ltd.
Adslot Pty Ltd.
Adslot Pty Ltd. operates an automated auction based advertisement sales platform for display and video/TV advertisement inventory. It offers classifieds advertisement sales solutions for classifieds publishers to sell display advertisements against classifieds search keywords.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$4.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,789.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$551.02
EBIT ($mm)
$274.72
Net Income ($mm)
$121.29
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,208.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$478.88
EBIT ($mm)
$290.22
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16300
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,963.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$298.57
EBIT ($mm)
$249.47
Net Income ($mm)
$160.09
Employees
4700
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,671.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.78
EBIT ($mm)
$112.82
Net Income ($mm)
$263.01
Employees
5950
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,075.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$107.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3640
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reach plc
Reach plc
Reach plc is the largest commercial national and regional news publisher in the UK, producing and distributing content through newspapers, magazines and digital platforms. Their influential and iconic brands include the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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