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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Presa will be merged with Ukrposhta,

synopsis: Ukrposhta, a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market, will merge with state-owned enterprise (SOE) Presa (the Press). Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
buyer: Ukrposhta
Ukrposhta is a Ukrainian state enterprise acting as the biggest national postal operator on the Ukrainian market. Their network includes over 12000 postal offices in all regions of the country. They provide over 50 types of services both for private and corporate customers. "
target: Presa
Presa operates an online platform for publishing and subscribing magazines and periodicals. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Ukraine.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Perion Network Ltd., will acquire Pub Ocean

synopsis: Perion Network Ltd., a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising, will acquire Pub Ocean, a digital publisher-focused technology company with scalable content distribution and real-time revenue analytics technology.
buyer: Perion Network Ltd. (PERI:$401.16)
Perion is a global technology company that provides agencies, brands, and publishers with innovative solutions for digital advertising. Perion delivers its Synchronized Digital Branding solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising: ad search, social media, and display/video. "
target: Pub Ocean
Pub Ocean is a technology company that helps digital publishers become more profitable by providing greater visibility and control through proprietary technology: LiveYield for real-time revenue attribution, Mission to control and automate the purchase and sale of audience.
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closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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Vignette Corporation, acquired Vidavee

synopsis: Vignette, a global leader in Web experience management and delivery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vidavee, a video Web services company that enables Web publishers to easily upload, share, analyze and monetize Internet video content.
buyer: Vignette Corporation
Vignette provides Internet Relationship Management software products and services, a category of enterprise solutions designed to enable businesses to build sustainable online customer relationships, increase returns on Internet-related investments and capitalize on Internet business opportunities. "
target: Vidavee
Vidavee is the only white label web media solution to fully enable user interaction around professional and consumer-contributed video content. Our clients’ user base can easily upload, select segments, comment, remix and share videos captured on any device.
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closed 6/29/2010 via BusinessWire

LibreDigital, Inc., purchased Symtio from Zondervan Publishing House

synopsis: LibreDigital, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing and distribution technology for publishers, announced that it has acquired the Symtio e-commerce platform from Zondervan. Symtio is a multi-channel digital media platform that enables customers to purchase and access digital media online or through an in-store retail card program.
buyer: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital develops technology that connects publishers, marketplaces and consumers when and where they choose to read. LibreDigital solutions enable promotion, sales and delivery of content on-demand across the web or to any marketplace or device. "
seller parent: News Corporation
seller: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the leading Christian communications company in the world. Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces Bibles, books, new media products, gift products from its Inspirio group and children's products from its Zonderkidz group.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Firebrand Technologies, Inc., acquired Enthrill Distribution Inc.

synopsis: Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry.
buyer: Firebrand Technologies, Inc.
Firebrand Technologies provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Title Management™ Enterprise Software tracks titles from pre-acquisition through post- production, marketing and sales; Direct2Reader™ provides a platform for publishers to reach directly to readers. "
target: Enthrill Distribution Inc.
Enthrill Distribution, Inc. is a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. Enthrill's products include PackaDRM, a device agnostic social DRM, and the Endpaper Engine, an ebook delivery platform that delivers ebooks into any reading device.
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closed 4/6/2015 via Financial Times

Vox Media, Inc., acquired OpBandit

synopsis: Vox Media, Inc. has acquired OpBandit. It tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher’s site. Readers who come to a Vox story through the site’s homepage may see a different headline and picture than those who click through a link from Facebook or Twitter.
buyer: Vox Media, Inc.
Vox Media, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 150mm people each month who rely on them for a modern, intelligent take on the world around them. "
target: OpBandit
OpBandit develops content optimization software for online publishers. The software tracks information about readers and their behaviour and uses it to determine the best content to show them on a publisher's site. The company is based in Washington, District Of Columbia.
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closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

ScribbleLive, acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: ScribbleLive has announced their acquisition of CoveritLive, the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive's end-to-end content engagement platform helps their clients plan, create, distribute, measure, and optimize their content to foster meaningful and profitable relationships with their audience. "
target parent: Demand Media, Inc.
target: CoveritLive
CoveritLive is the leading live-event publishing platform. Since its release in 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It is actively used both by traditional bloggers, journalists, major brands and mainstream media.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Demand Media, Inc., acquired CoveritLive

synopsis: Demand Media, Inc., a leading content and social media company, has announced the acquisition of CoveritLive. Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive's live event platform to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (LFGR:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Through a portfolio of vertical web properties, a global network of digital partners, and an innovative content studio, it publishes what the world wants to know and share. "
target: CoveritLive
Brands like ESPN, Ford, News Corp and BBC use CoveritLive to engage event audiences with real-time commentary, instant reader polling and question and answer capabilities.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Glam Holdings Ltd, acquired Carbon

synopsis: Glam Holdings, owner of ex-billion-dollar Mode Media, BrideClick, and Glam Inc, has acquired Carbon from Clicksco, a Dubai-based provider of performance-based marketing solutions. Carbon is a data management platform in the UK that provides publishers and advertisers with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
buyer: Glam Holdings Ltd
Glam Holdings Ltd is a UK holding company that owns and operates a number of digital brands (“Glam”) and publishing technologies (“Mode”). Glam Holdings has been built through the acquisition of BrideClick (2016), Mode Media (2017) and now Carbon (2020). "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Carbon
Carbon is a next generation data management platform in the UK. Carbon's cloud-based data management platform uses data science, AI, and machine learning to provide publishers, advertisers and platforms with actionable insights that help them to improve online experiences.
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closed 9/6/2016 via Company Press Release

plista, acquired Linkpulse

synopsis: Plista, a one-stop provider of data-driven native advertising, has acquired Linkpulse, one of the leaders in real-time content analytics. Linkpulse allows publishers to track the performance of their articles across all devices in real time via customized dashboards and alerts.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de. "
target: Linkpulse
Linkpulse is one of the leading real-time content analytics providers on the market and was developed especially for the requirements of high traffic news websites.
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announced 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Vitrue, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Vitrue, a leading cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that enables marketers to centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Vitrue, Inc.
Vitrue, Inc. provides social media marketing solutions for the marketers, agencies, and publishers. The company, through its marketing platform, offers promotional programs, branded communities, syndicated brand applications, and add-on modules.
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announced 10/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Tagboard, will acquire Capture Media, Inc.

synopsis: Seattle-area based social media software company Tagboard Inc. announced they will acquire Capture Media, Inc. Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, Capture created a product for news and media publishers to search, request, and publish users' social media photos and videos on their websites, TV stations, and other properties.
buyer: Tagboard
Tagboard is the premier social search & display platform company that serves thousands of global brands, sporting teams, and media companies. Their platform is the easiest way to discover social media and instantly share it with audiences. "
target: Capture Media, Inc.
Capture is a leader in media technology helping businesses find and use content on social media platforms. They’re powering the technology that the leading media companies, brands, bloggers and creatives use everyday to find and use social content in realtime.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Facebook, acquired CrowdTangle, Inc.

synopsis: Social networking and technology giant, Facebook will acquire CrowdTangle, a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, the company revealed.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target parent: Siege Technologies
target: CrowdTangle, Inc.
CrowdTangle is a social analytics service used by publishers to monitor trending stories online, and on social media. CrowdTangle helps publishers identify great stories, measure social performance, and identify influencers.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, acquired StackCommerce, Inc.

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has acquired a majority stake in StackCommerce, a leading commerce + content platform for digital publishers and brands. StackCommerce powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading commerce + content platform for publishers and brands. StackCommerce allows users to discover and purchase products on the publisher sites they visit daily. Their platform powers white-labeled e-commerce shops for over 1,000 publishers.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Cricketer, acquired Oak Software

synopsis: The Cricketer, the world's No.1 cricket magazine, has acquired Oak Software, a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
buyer: The Cricketer
The Cricketer is the world's No.1 cricket magazine. The Cricketer is a monthly magazine that offers an entertaining, informative read, mixing compelling features with gritty analysis and eye-catching design. They provide breaking news and interviews for international, domestic and club cricket. "
target: Oak Software
Oak Software is a subscription management platform in the UK. Oak's platform is used by a range of publishers and manages subscriptions for over 1,000 titles. Their powerful software provides solutions for subscription management, web shops, online subscriber management, and more.
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closed 1/19/2009 via PR Newswire

ENVY Publications, acquired Replay Sports Monthly

synopsis: Replay Sports Monthly, the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth, is merging with ENVY Publications, to create an extremely strong and combined local presence in the areas of entertainment, culture and sports.
buyer: ENVY Publications
ENVY is THE premier monthly lifestyle magazine in Texas, every month, readers enjoy exclusive comprehensive entertainment and metropolitan lifestyle coverage relevant to the savvy 21-40 demographic. "
target: Replay Sports Monthly
Replay Sports Monthly is the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth and has an estimated monthly readership of more than 210,000. The publication is distributed to readers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Competitor Group, Inc., acquired Competitor Publishing

synopsis: Falconhead Capital, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in investments in sports, leisure, lifestyle, and media focused businesses, has formed The Competitor Group by acquiring and combining several entities including Competitor Publishing.
buyer parent: Falconhead Capital LLC
buyer: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. is the largest media and event based enterprise in the endurance sport space, with total monthly magazine circulation of approximately 500,000; marathons, triathlons, cycling and other endurance events in sixteen major cities with more than 150,000 participants. "
target: Competitor Publishing
Competitor Publishing publishes regional magazines with controlled monthly circulation totaling about 450,000. The magazines are a major resource for endurance events, training tips, nutrition and products. Competitor Publishing also owns the Muddy Buddy endurance events.
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closed 5/14/2019 via New York Times

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired The Golf Digest Companies

synopsis: Condé Nast has sold Golf Digest to Discovery Inc., an American mass media company based in New York City. Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Advance, Inc.
target: The Golf Digest Companies
Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Outdoor Fitness

synopsis: Kelsey Media, a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books, has acquired the Outdoor Fitness title from Bauer Media. Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, that aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is a UK based, privately owned publisher of special interest and enthusiasts’ magazines and books. They have around 100 employees with offices in Peterborough and Cudham, Kent. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Outdoor Fitness
Outdoor Fitness is a 132-page monthly publication, launched in the summer of 2011. It aims to deliver some of the best cycling, running, swimming, triathlon and adventure content, enjoyed by a readership who are loyal to staying fit and healthy in the great outdoors.
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announced 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Orange County Register, will acquire Churm Media

synopsis: Freedom Communications announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Newport Beach, Calif.-based Churm Media, publisher of OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus and Southland Golf magazines and websites and as well as Ripe Orange, a marketing, design and events firm. The Churm Media team will join the Orange County Register.
buyer parent: Freedom Communications, Inc.
buyer: Orange County Register
Orange County Register Communications, Inc. is a leading news and information company that publishes a diverse portfolio of newspapers, websites, mobile and tablet apps, magazines and custom-published products. It is based in Santa Ana, Calif. "
target: Churm Media
Churm Media is a leading regional, full-service media company based in Newport Beach, Calif. The privately held company publishes four niche consumer magazines – OC METRO, OC Family, OC Menus and Southland Golf – and five interactive websites serving readers in five Southern California counties.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Anthem Media Group, acquired Speedway Illustrated

synopsis: Anthem Media Group (AMG), announced that the firm has acquired one of the nation's most prominent and largest circulation motorsports magazines, Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, and related assets including SEMA Show Daily relationship, NASCAR Insider, Speedway Expo and www.SpeedwayIllustrated.com.
buyer: Anthem Media Group
Anthem Media Group, is a rapidly-growing, full-service agency that creates engaging on and off line experiences for the world's leading companies. AMG has played key roles in the branding and lead-generation activities of thousands of recognizable companies. "
target: Speedway Illustrated
Speedway Illustrated was launched in May 2000 and in July 2008 produced its 100th issue. It is the most widely circulated monthly motorsports magazine in America and it consistently wins more editorial awards than any other racing publication.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Peloton Magazine

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Peloton Magazine, a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Peloton Magazine
Peloton Magazine is a highly respected source of inspirational storytelling and photography about the sport of cycling.
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closed 7/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Anthem Publishing Ltd., acquired Women’s Running

synopsis: Anthem Publishing, one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers, has acquired Women's Running from Wild Bunch Media, a UK-based media and events business with a strong focus on running. Women’s Running is the first running magazine in the UK for women. The magazine covers all aspects of the running lifestyle.
buyer: Anthem Publishing Ltd.
Bath-based Anthem Publishing is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. With market-leading positions in the music, food and colouring sectors, Anthem is recognised as a creator of great brands and for its ability to rapidly respond to trends and opportunities. "
target parent: Wild Bunch Media Ltd
target: Women’s Running
Women’s Running is the first running magazine in the United Kingdom for women. Women’s Running is dedicated to helping women enjoy and improve their running. The magazine covers all aspects of the running lifestyle from nutrition, and injury prevention, to gear reviews, and training plans.
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closed 3/23/2016 via PR Web

Universal Operations Risk Management LLC, acquired The Hunting Report

synopsis: Universal Operations Risk Management (UnivOps), a risk management company, has finalized its acquisition of The Hunting Report Newsletter, a leading publication for traveling hunters. The Hunting Report Newsletter is a monthly publication and member service reporting news developments that affect hunters who travel around the world.
buyer: Universal Operations Risk Management LLC
Universal Operations Risk Management LLC (UnivOps) combines risk services, reinsurance facilities and crisis management expertise to create client-centric solutions and long-term, profitable, risk sharing partnerships. "
target: The Hunting Report
The Hunting Report Newsletter is a monthly publication and member service reporting news developments that affect hunters who travel around the world.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sports Publications, acquired Golf International Magazine LLP

synopsis: Sports Publications, a company that publishes the magazines National Club Golfer and Lady Golfer, has acquired magazine title Golf International, which features golf news and instruction in a bi-monthly magazine.
buyer: Sports Publications
Sports Publications are the publishers of National Club Golfer (NCG) and Lady Golfer (LG) – the UK's leading free titles. These A4 glossy magazines are distributed to more than 2,300 golf clubs across Great Britain each month. "
target: Golf International Magazine LLP
Golf International Magazine features golf news and instruction in a bi-monthly magazine. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Padstow, United Kingdom.
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closed 8/27/2014 via PR Web

GolfGetaways Magazine, acquired GolfGetaways Magazine

synopsis: The award-winning golf-journalism team behind GolfGetaways Magazine (formerly Fairways + Greens) announced that it has acquired the publication and all branding assets from Madavor Media, LLC. Madavor Media develops, publishes, and markets content for enthusiasts.
buyer: GolfGetaways Magazine
GolfGetaways, formerly Fairways + Greens, is a bi-monthly golf magazine. It is the only magazine in America dedicated 100% to the world of golf travel and the lifestyle that goes with it. "
target parent: Madavor Media LLC
target: GolfGetaways Magazine
GolfGetaways, formerly Fairways + Greens, is a bi-monthly golf magazine. It is the only magazine in America dedicated 100% to the world of golf travel and the lifestyle that goes with it.
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closed 8/13/2009 via Market Wire

DealerAdvance, Inc., acquired Sports Page Weekly, Inc.

synopsis: DealerAdvance, Inc. (soon to become Cabal Communications Corporation) announced that its Subsidiary company (DealerAdvance, Inc., a Delaware Corporation) has purchased controlling interest of Sports Page Weekly, Inc. (SPWI), from Founder and Publisher Dan C. McVicker.
buyer: DealerAdvance, Inc.
DealerAdvance is an enterprise software solutions provider who has over the past five plus years achieved market leadership in the automotive industry with the development and implementation of the DealerAdvance(TM) Sales Solution in retail locations nationwide. "
target: Sports Page Weekly, Inc.
The Sports Page Weekly is the only weekly sports publication in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Opinionated, brash, and sometimes over-the-top, The Sports Page Weekly has always been an intelligent alternative to the major daily newspapers in the area.
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Pro Scouts LLC, acquired Baseball Digest

synopsis: Pro Scouts LLC, a publishing company headed by David Fagley, has acquired Baseball Digest, the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
buyer: Pro Scouts LLC
Pro Scouts LLC is a publishing company headed by David Fagley. Pro Scouts LLC is focused on publishing baseball related media. "
target: Baseball Digest
Baseball Digest is the oldest and longest-running baseball magazine in the world. Baseball Digest is a bi-monthly magazine featuring compelling and unique articles from the game's greatest writers. The magazine also provides in-depth reports, interviews, baseball quizzes, and more.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Everysport Media Group AB, will acquire Trav og Galopp-Nytt

synopsis: Everysport Media Group AB (publ.), a Swedish sports media group, will acquire Trav og Galopp-Nytt AS (TGN), Norway's oldest magazine focused on horseracing. TGN's website and weekly magazine provides readers with the latest news, tips, and feature content about horses, riders and trainers to help them make better decisions and win more races.
buyer: Everysport Media Group AB (XSAT:EVERY A:$10.12)
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within sports media and technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport. "
target: Trav og Galopp-Nytt
Trav Og Galopp-Nytt (TGN) is Norway's oldest and largest magazine focused on horseracing. TGN's website and weekly magazine provides readers with the latest news, tips, and feature content about horses, riders and trainers to help them make better decisions and win more races.
price ($mm)
$0.47
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Urheilulehti merged with Urheilusanomat,

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland buys Urheilulehti from A-lehdet. Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland. Urheilusanomat and Urheiluleht will be combined into a new, more service-oriented sport media company.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Urheilusanomat
Urheilusanomat Finland's largest magazine specializing in sports. It is also a betting network. The Magazine is owned by Sanoma Media Finland Oy and it belongs to the Ilta-Sanomat Media family. It has a circulation of about 35,000 (2016). "
target parent: A-lehdet
target: Urheilulehti
Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland, and its honest way of dealing with things has become a concept. Urheilulehti is a pioneer in sports journalism, known not only for its expertise, but also the ability to evoke passionate emotions.
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announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

C.J. Oyster Publishing, acquired SBC Media

synopsis: The C.J. Group of Companies has acquired the iconic brands of SBC Media, Canada’s premier action sports lifestyle media company. The acquisition includes Snowboard Canada and it's five sister magazines, two annual guides and all related websites, social media platforms and assets which will operate under the C.J. Oyster Publishing division.
buyer parent: The C.J. Group of Companies
buyer: C.J. Oyster Publishing
C.J. Oyster Publishing offers comprehensive project management, including editing, publishing, promotion, prepress, printing, bindery, fulfillment and distribution. "
target: SBC Media
One of the world's leading, independent action sports media un-conglomerates, Canada's SBC Media is still rider-owned, driven, managed and staffed by passionate, dedicated board sports lifers, three decades after its start.
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announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
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$38
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1.0x
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