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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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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Athletx, acquired Baseball Youth

synopsis: Louisville-based Athletx Sports Group, a youth baseball events company, has acquired Morehead, Ky.-based Baseball Youth, the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
buyer: Athletx
Athletx Sports Group is a Louisville-based youth baseball events company. They host championship-caliber youth baseball tournaments across the country. "
target: Baseball Youth
Baseball Youth is the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, social media platforms (over 350,000 followers), Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
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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 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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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, Sportal Media Group, will acquire Gazeta Sporturilor

synopsis: Ringier and Sportal Media Group's joint venture, Ringier Sportal S.R.L., will acquire Gazeta Sporturilor from Intact Media Group, the largest media platform in Romania. Gazeta Sporturilor is a daily Romanian newspaper dedicated to sports. The paper focuses on football, but it also covers sports events in Romania and international sport news.
buyer: Ringier AG
buyer: Sportal Media Group
Ringier Sportal S.R.L. is the joint venture of Ringier Romania S.R.L., and Sportal Media Group. Ringier Romania is a subsidiary of Swiss-based Ringier AG, a diversified media enterprise. Sportal Media Group operates Sportal.bg, a Bulgarian sports portal. "
target parent: Intact Media Group
target: Gazeta Sporturilor
Gazeta Sporturilor is a daily Romanian newspaper dedicated to sports. The paper is mainly focused on football, but it also covers most sports events in Romania and important international sport news. Their website is a leading provider of sports news and has over 3.5 million unique views per month.
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announced 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd.

synopsis: SKIYAKI Inc., a Japanese company that offers internet entertainment content services, will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd., a marketing company in Japan. SEA Global help sports team create websites and mobile sites. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, table tennis, rugby, and badminton.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: SEA Global Co., Ltd.
SEA Global is a marketing company in Japan. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, rugby, and more. They help sports team create websites and mobile sites. SEA Global also publishes a magazine focused on baseball and provides athlete management services.
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closed 2/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Alliance Baseball, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: Baseball America, a publication that provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view, has been acquired by Alliance Baseball LLC, the owners of two minor league baseball franchises.
buyer: Alliance Baseball, LLC
Alliance Baseball LLC is a company founded by Gary Green and Larry Botel that invests in Minor League Baseball. "
target parent: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view. Their coverage includes the majors, minors, college, high school, foreign, independent and amateur baseball.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

GrindMedia, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: GrindMedia, a leading action and adventure sports media company and division of Source Interlink Media, has announced the acquisition of Baseball America, and baseballamerica.com. Baseball America, which has been published since 1982, and its associated titles will be added to GrindMedia’s expanding portfolio of enthusiast media.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: GrindMedia, LLC
Along with standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Its brands include Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, and more. "
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America is a full-service media company with in-depth coverage of every level of baseball, from high school and college to the minors all the way to the major leagues. Baseball America publishes 26 times per year and is also available as a digital edition.
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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 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 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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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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announced 8/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Latin Television, Inc., will acquire "THE League"Magazine

synopsis: LATIN TELEVISION, INC. including The Board of Directors and the majority of the Shareholders, have approved a motion for LTVI to acquire 100% ownership of the issued and outstanding shares of THE League Magazine.
buyer: Latin Television, Inc.
Latin Television, Inc. is the surviving company of the merger between LTV Networks, Inc. and Mega Mania Interactive, Inc. LTV appears in 12.5 million homes and is in negotiations with more than 20 separate Hispanic television stations interested in affiliate relationships. "
target: "THE League"Magazine
THE League magazine was launched in July 2003 and has now produced 31 issues. It is a 112-page monthly football magazine focusing mainly on the English Premiership, the most popular and most watched football league in the World.
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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.
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$0.47
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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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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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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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closed 2/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Alliance Baseball, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: Baseball America, a publication that provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view, has been acquired by Alliance Baseball LLC, the owners of two minor league baseball franchises.
buyer: Alliance Baseball, LLC
Alliance Baseball LLC is a company founded by Gary Green and Larry Botel that invests in Minor League Baseball. "
target parent: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view. Their coverage includes the majors, minors, college, high school, foreign, independent and amateur baseball.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

MLB Trade Rumors, acquired RosterResource

synopsis: Trade Rumors has purchased the Roster Resource website, which was formerly known as MLB Depth Charts before expanding into other sports. Roster Resource was created to help readers keep up with the roster activity of each and every major league baseball organization.
buyer: MLB Trade Rumors
MLB Trade Rumors is a clearinghouse for relevant, legitimate baseball rumors. The site focuses on the hot stove – trades and free agent signings. Rumors come from established journalists, including their own writers, and always include a link to the source material. "
target: RosterResource
Roster Resource (formerly known as MLBDepthCharts was created to help readers keep up with the roster activity of each and every major league baseball organization.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

GrindMedia, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: GrindMedia, a leading action and adventure sports media company and division of Source Interlink Media, has announced the acquisition of Baseball America, and baseballamerica.com. Baseball America, which has been published since 1982, and its associated titles will be added to GrindMedia’s expanding portfolio of enthusiast media.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: GrindMedia, LLC
Along with standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Its brands include Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, and more. "
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America is a full-service media company with in-depth coverage of every level of baseball, from high school and college to the minors all the way to the major leagues. Baseball America publishes 26 times per year and is also available as a digital edition.
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announced 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd.

synopsis: SKIYAKI Inc., a Japanese company that offers internet entertainment content services, will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd., a marketing company in Japan. SEA Global help sports team create websites and mobile sites. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, table tennis, rugby, and badminton.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: SEA Global Co., Ltd.
SEA Global is a marketing company in Japan. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, rugby, and more. They help sports team create websites and mobile sites. SEA Global also publishes a magazine focused on baseball and provides athlete management services.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Athletx, acquired Baseball Youth

synopsis: Louisville-based Athletx Sports Group, a youth baseball events company, has acquired Morehead, Ky.-based Baseball Youth, the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
buyer: Athletx
Athletx Sports Group is a Louisville-based youth baseball events company. They host championship-caliber youth baseball tournaments across the country. "
target: Baseball Youth
Baseball Youth is the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, social media platforms (over 350,000 followers), Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
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closed 5/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReWorld Media, acquired DZfoot

synopsis: Reworld Media, an international digital group, announces the acquisition of DZ Foot, the first French site for Algerian football news. DZ Foot was founded in 1999 by a football enthusiast and journalist Hassen Ferroukhi.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target: DZfoot
Founded in 1999 by a football enthusiast and a journalist, DZ Foot is a leading French-speaking media site on Algerian football news. The site has 2.5 million unique visitors, 15 million page views, and enjoys a particularly loyal and interactive community.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ringier AG, Sportal Media Group, will acquire Gazeta Sporturilor

synopsis: Ringier and Sportal Media Group's joint venture, Ringier Sportal S.R.L., will acquire Gazeta Sporturilor from Intact Media Group, the largest media platform in Romania. Gazeta Sporturilor is a daily Romanian newspaper dedicated to sports. The paper focuses on football, but it also covers sports events in Romania and international sport news.
buyer: Ringier AG
buyer: Sportal Media Group
Ringier Sportal S.R.L. is the joint venture of Ringier Romania S.R.L., and Sportal Media Group. Ringier Romania is a subsidiary of Swiss-based Ringier AG, a diversified media enterprise. Sportal Media Group operates Sportal.bg, a Bulgarian sports portal. "
target parent: Intact Media Group
target: Gazeta Sporturilor
Gazeta Sporturilor is a daily Romanian newspaper dedicated to sports. The paper is mainly focused on football, but it also covers most sports events in Romania and important international sport news. Their website is a leading provider of sports news and has over 3.5 million unique views per month.
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announced 2/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Sharing Economy International Inc., will acquire Weying Mtel Limited

synopsis: Sharing Economy International, Inc. (SEII) announced that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement for a potential acquisition of not less than 51% of Weying Mtel. Weying Mtel develops Movie Express, a mobile ticketing app for movies, and Kick Off, a mobile app that provides real-time statistics for soccer fans.
buyer: Sharing Economy International Inc. (NasdaqCM:SEII:$10.29)
Sharing Economy International Inc. (SEII), through its affiliated companies, designs, manufactures and distributes a line of proprietary high and low temperature dyeing and finishing machinery to the textile industry. "
target: Weying Mtel Limited
Weying Mtel Limited is a Hong Kong company that develops Movie Express, a mobile ticketing app for movies, and Kick Off, a mobile app that provides real-time live-scores, results, match statistics, reference odds, and team schedules for soccer fans.
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closed 6/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Maven Inc., acquired The Spun

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers, has acquired The Spun, an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: The Spun
The Spun is an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
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announced 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, will purchase World Soccer and Amateur Photographer from TI Media Limited

synopsis: UK-based Kelsey Media will acquire two magazines from TI Media, World Soccer and Amateur Photographer. World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest-growing media businesses in the UK, transforming from a traditional print publisher into a pioneering media network that reaches millions of people. Kelsey Media’s portfolio consisted of more than 60 multi-media brands. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: TI Media Limited
World Soccer is Britain's longest-established football magazine, delivering inside news on domestic and world football. Amateur Photographer is the world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine, first published in October 1884.
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announced 8/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Latin Television, Inc., will acquire "THE League"Magazine

synopsis: LATIN TELEVISION, INC. including The Board of Directors and the majority of the Shareholders, have approved a motion for LTVI to acquire 100% ownership of the issued and outstanding shares of THE League Magazine.
buyer: Latin Television, Inc.
Latin Television, Inc. is the surviving company of the merger between LTV Networks, Inc. and Mega Mania Interactive, Inc. LTV appears in 12.5 million homes and is in negotiations with more than 20 separate Hispanic television stations interested in affiliate relationships. "
target: "THE League"Magazine
THE League magazine was launched in July 2003 and has now produced 31 issues. It is a 112-page monthly football magazine focusing mainly on the English Premiership, the most popular and most watched football league in the World.
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$11
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announced 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., will acquire Steiner Sports

synopsis: Fanatics, global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has reached an agreement to acquire Steiner Sports, a company that was founded as an athlete marketing firm but has expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. The deal does not include Steiner’s athlete contracts.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports was founded as an athlete marketing company. They later expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. Steiner Sports is the exclusive distributor of game-used items for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Syracuse and other entities.
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closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Globe Photos, acquired Photo File

synopsis: Globe Photos, Inc., the owner one of the world’s largest iconic pop culture image archives, has acquired the assets of Photo File, Inc., one of the nation’s leaders in licensed professional and collegiate sports photography.
buyer: Globe Photos (OTCPK:GBPT:$1.24)
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world. "
target: Photo File
Photo File, Inc. is one of the nation’s leaders in licensed professional and collegiate sports photography. Photo File has current licenses with all the major U.S. professional sports leagues and many colleges to produce and sell officially licensed sports prints, lithographs and sports memorabilia.
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$2.00*
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announced 10/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire Conversant Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: APN News & Media announced that it is purchasing Conversant Media, which publishes websites including the renowned global culture website, Lost At E Minor, Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar, and the newly launched millennial-tech and lifestyle website, Techly. Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media is a leading media and entertainment company with diverse assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In Australia, APN operates assets across radio broadcasting, print publishing, and outdoor advertising. "
target: Conversant Media Pty Ltd
Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company that produces engaging premium websites for passionate, intelligent Australians with an interest in sports, culture and lifestyle technology. Their portfolio of sites include Lost At E Minor, The Roar, and Techly.
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closed 7/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Landmark Media Investments Ltd, acquired BenchWarmers

synopsis: Landmark Media Investments has acquired Benchwarmers. ie, a “sports and banter” site that has a massive 492,000 “likes” on Facebook – making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Irish Facebook pages. BenchWarmers offers a fresh, honest and funny opinion on all things sport.
buyer: Landmark Media Investments Ltd
Landmark Media Investments Ltd. is a holding company established and owned by Tom Crosbie, supported by his father Ted Crosbie. "
target: BenchWarmers
BenchWarmers offers a fresh, honest and funny opinion on all things sport. If something BIG happens in the world of Sport, BenchWarmers will have it up on your smartphone in less then a Minute.
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announced 6/8/2011 via Market Wire

Consorteum Holdings, Inc., will acquire Media Exchange Group, Inc.

synopsis: Consorteum Holdings, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive Acquisition Agreement with Media Exchange Group, Inc. (MXGI) and China Wireless Communications, Inc. whereby Consorteum Holdings will acquire all of the assets of MXGI. MXGI is a digital media, technology, entertainment, wireless gaming and mobile publishing company.
buyer: Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH:$0.00)
Consorteum Holdings provides technology solutions and management expertise to companies and organizations looking to develop, streamline or augment their methods of processing payment transactions. It operates as a technology and services aggregator to meet the diverse needs of its client base. "
target: Media Exchange Group, Inc.
The Media Exchange Group is a digital media, technology, entertainment, wireless gaming and mobile publishing company providing digital strategy and content in the form of mobile applications, digital media, web and broadcast products.
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$1.86
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closed 11/9/2010 via PR Newswire

SB Nation, acquired Sports Radio Interviews

synopsis: SB Nation announced that it has purchased SportsRadioInterviews.com. SRI is a streaming sports blog which provides analysis of breaking news, upcoming games and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
buyer: SB Nation
SB Nation is the country's largest and fastest growing online sports media company. Based in Washington DC, SB Nation owns and operates nearly 290 team-centric, sport-specific and regional websites, creating the nation's preeminent network of online sports communities. "
target parent: Sports Media Booking
target: Sports Radio Interviews
Sports Radio Interviews is a streaming independent sports blog which provides analysis on breaking sports news, upcoming games, and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Brand Affinity Technologies, acquired Beelya

synopsis: Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. (BAT), the company reinventing the business of endorsement marketing, has acquired Beelya, the leading creator of authentic, virtual sports collectables. The acquisition allows BAT to extend its portfolio of endorsement offerings, as advertisers look to tap into the power of athlete and celebrity brands.
buyer: Brand Affinity Technologies
Brand Affinity Technologies is reinventing the business of endorsement marketing by making it easy and affordable for advertisers of all sizes to launch ad campaigns featuring athletes and celebrities. "
target: Beelya
Beelya (pronounced "beel-yuh") creates and distributes authentic, licensed sports collectibles across social networks and virtual worlds. Millions of virtual goods are purchased every day.
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$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Better Collective A/S
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2020
rev ($mm)
$109.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.56
EBIT ($mm)
$36.49
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Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
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$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
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STI Holdings, Inc.
STI Holdings, Inc.
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KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
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$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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