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announced 11/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Noregon

synopsis: Hearst, a global media, information and services company, will acquire an 80% stake in Noregon Systems, a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process and quickly repair any problems.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global ratings agency Fitch Group and more. "
target: Noregon
Noregon is a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic and repair software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process, detect issues, and quickly repair any problems.
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announced 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Overall Parts Solutions will be merged with OEConnection LLC,

synopsis: Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) will merge with OEConnection, an automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks. OPS is a provider of parts procurement technologies. OPS improves the parts supply-chain for repair shops. Their web-based tool enables shops to increase their efficiency and get their customers back on the road faster.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: OEConnection LLC
OEConnection (OEC) is an automotive technology provider for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) distribution networks. Its suite of ecommerce, pricing, supply chain, business intelligence, part cataloging, data solutions, and services helps automakers and their dealer networks sell more OE parts. "
target: Overall Parts Solutions
Overall Parts Solutions (OPS) is a provider of parts procurement technologies. OPS improves the parts supply-chain for collision repair shops and parts suppliers. Their web-based parts procurement tool enables shops to increase their efficiency and get their customers back on the road faster.
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closed 10/26/2021 via BusinessWire

MyShopManager, acquired Bolt On Technology

synopsis: Performant Capital has acquired Bolt On Technology, a SaaS provider of automotive service workflow software tools. Performant will integrate Bolt On with its portfolio companies MyShopManager and Unotifi. The resulting SaaS platform is uniquely suited to increase revenue and profitability for auto repair services with its cloud-based solutions.
buyer parent: Performant Capital
buyer: MyShopManager
MyShopManager provides marketing automation and shop workflow software deployed via a SaaS cloud-based model. The software enables two-way texting communications between shop owners and their customers as well as providing digital vehicle inspections and online scheduling capabilities. "
target: Bolt On Technology
BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY equips the automotive aftermarket with award-winning technology tools to improve customer communication. The company’s digital vehicle inspection technology instantly transmits photos, videos and text messages to more effectively communicate automotive repair details.
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closed 2/25/2021 via PR Newswire

asTech, acquired adasThink

synopsis: asTech, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, has acquired adasThink. Based in Canada, adasThink retrieves information related to the vehicle-specific advanced driver-assistance systems ("ADAS") and identifies required ADAS procedures and calibration based on labor operations in an automotive repair estimate.
buyer parent: Kinderhook Industries
buyer: asTech
asTech is the leading provider of remote diagnostic solutions and services to the collision industry. The company provides cutting-edge, expert diagnostics using OEM tools to provide safe and accurate repairs, as well as remote diagnostics using its patented device. "
target: adasThink
Based in Canada, adasThink is a leading software company that accurately and automatically identifies required Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibrations and equipped ADAS features. The technology links to OEM documentation needed to validate ADAS-related repairs.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReconVelocity, acquired Recon Ninjas

synopsis: ReconVelocity, a provider of dealership reconditioning software, has acquired Recon Ninjas, a customizable reconditioning software solution for automotive dealerships. Recon Ninjas' mobile solution helps dealerships to better manage their reconditioning process while reducing the time it takes to get their inventory on the front line.
buyer: ReconVelocity
ReconVelocity is a provider of dealership reconditioning software. ReconVelocity offers a cloud-based workflow platform that is customizable to their client's unique recon needs. Their platform helps dealerships to fine-tune their reconditioning process to achieve faster inventory cycle times. "
target: Recon Ninjas
Recon Ninjas is a customizable reconditioning software solution for automotive dealerships. Recon Ninjas' mobile solution helps dealerships to better manage their reconditioning process while reducing the time it takes to get their inventory on the front line.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

vAuto, Inc., acquired iReconCars

synopsis: vAuto, a provider of innovative technology for used vehicle department sales and profits has announced the acquisition of iReconCars. iReconCars is a used car reconditioning management platform that allows dealers to automate the reconditioning process to control expenses, reduce mistakes and stop delays.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: vAuto, Inc.
vAuto provides innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits. vAuto’s Provision Suite offers premium products that guide used vehicle acquisition, appraisals, pricing, merchandising and transparent sales processes. "
target: iReconCars
iReconCars is a used car reconditioning management platform. They allow dealers to automate the reconditioning process to control expenses, reduce mistakes and delays, manage third-party partners, and improve customer satisfaction and trust through their MyCarPedigree system.
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closed 4/28/2015 via GlobeNewswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired TASCO Corporation

synopsis: ARI Network Services, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of TASCO Corporation. The company's business management software suite is designed exclusively for retailers, repair centers, wholesalers, distributors and re-manufacturers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. "
target: TASCO Corporation
TASCO Corporation has served the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket since 1992 with its flagship business management software, TireWorks® HD, which integrates with TASCO's TireTrader® and TireDataCentral™, as well as other leading aftermarket-specific information and service providers.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BusinessWire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired ASR Pro, LLC

synopsis: Dealertrack Technologies announced the acquisition of ASR Pro, a leading provider of web-based electronic multipoint-inspection and fixed operations services for automotive dealerships. The company helps automotive dealers and service centers streamline communications, enhance customer retention and grow Fixed Ops revenues.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack's intuitive and high-value web-based software solutions and services enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, third-party retailers, agents, and aftermarket providers. "
target: ASR Pro, LLC
ASR Pro is multipoint inspection software and additional service request package designed to help automotive dealers and service centers streamline communications, enhance customer retention and grow Fixed Ops revenues.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Friedman Operating Group, acquired ASA Automotive Systems LLC

synopsis: Constellation Software is pleased to announce that its Vela Operating Group, through its Friedman division, has completed the acquisition of the business of ASA Automotive Systems, LLC, a leading provider of licensed and hosted software systems and services for tire dealers, retreaders, and automotive repair shops.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Friedman Operating Group
Friedman Corporation develops enterprise computing solutions for the discrete To-Order Manufacturer. Its advanced multi-platform technology and modular application design support customized enterprise-wide solutions to meet the unique requirements of the to-order manufacturer. "
target parent: Rippe & Kingston LLC
target: ASA Automotive Systems LLC
ASA Automotive Systems is a leading provider of licensed and hosted software systems and services for tire dealers, retreaders, and automotive repair shops. ASA software is comprised of a series of specialized integrated modules.
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closed 1/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

ISIS Equity Partners LLP, acquired Autologic Diagnostics Ltd.

synopsis: Autologic Diagnostic Holdings Limited, the fast-growing provider of dealer-level diagnostic solutions for leading car brands to independent workshops, announces a management buyout funded by ISIS Equity Partners.
buyer: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
ISIS is an independent business focusing on the needs and goals of the businesses they partner with. The businesses ISIS invests in are typically valued between £5m and £75m. ISIS has a well-established track record of helping ambitious entrepreneurs create long-term value and market leadership. "
target parent: Foresight Group
target: Autologic Diagnostics Ltd.
Autologic software is developed in-house by its team of software engineers and provides independent garages with a depth of diagnostic tool equivalent to the mainstream dealers’ offering.
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$72
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$23
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closed 11/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired K&S Beheer B.V.

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, announced that it has purchased K&S Beheer B.V., a leading, Netherlands-based collision repair shop management system provider.
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
Solera is the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry. The Solera companies include Audatex, Informex, Sidexa, ABZ, Market Scan, HPI, Hollander, AUTOonline, and IMS. "
target: K&S Beheer B.V.
K&S Beheer B.V. is a leading, Netherlands-based collision repair shop management system provider.
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closed 2/25/2009 via BNC Analysis

Foresight Group, acquired Diagnos Ltd

synopsis: Foresight Group has led a £7.5 million management buy out of Diagnos.co.uk Limited, a software engineering company focused on the automotive sector. Formed in 1999, Diagnos.co.uk Limited offers a a high-level software-based automotive diagnostic tool that enables vehicle technicians to repair a range of car brands.
buyer: Foresight Group
Founded in 1984, Foresight is a leading, independent alternative asset manager based in Sevenoaks, United Kingdom. Foresight typically invests between £1 million and £5 million. "
target: Diagnos Ltd
Formed in 1999, Diagnos.co.uk Limited offers a a high-level software-based automotive diagnostic tool that enables vehicle technicians to repair a range of car brands.
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announced 7/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Service Repair Solutions

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm exclusively focused on information/business services and healthcare, announced it has agreed to buy Service Repair Solutions, a leading provider of mission-critical data, information services and workflow solutions to the automotive service and repair industry, from Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is the largest and most successful private equity firm focused on two industry sectors: information/business services and healthcare. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Service Repair Solutions
Service Repair Solutions, Inc. delivers innovative solutions for the service and repair industry. They enhance service and repair at the point of delivery improving the experience for those diagnosing, repairing, and communicating the growing complexity of automotive service.
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closed 9/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired OEConnection LLC

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in OEConnection LLC (OEC) from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm. OEC is the leading global automotive technology provider for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) distribution networks.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that actively invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: OEConnection LLC
OEC is the leading global automotive technology provider for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) distribution networks. Its suite of ecommerce, pricing, supply chain, business intelligence, part cataloging, data solutions, and services helps automakers and their dealer networks sell more OE parts.
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closed 6/2/2016 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired OEConnection LLC

synopsis: OEConnection LLC (OEC), a leading automotive parts technology provider for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) distribution networks, facilitating an estimated $20 billion in annual replacement parts trade, announced that Providence Equity Partners will acquire a majority equity stake in OEC.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing. "
target parent: Ford Motor Company
target: OEConnection LLC
OEConnection is the leading parts ecommerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 20 OEMs, 100,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEC solutions millions of times each month to access real-time, dynamic pricing and to move original equipment parts.
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announced 1/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Reynolds & Reynolds, will acquire AddOnAuto

synopsis: Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of automotive dealership software and services, announced that the company has acquired Add.On.Auto (AOA), the leading digital platform for marketing and selling vehicle accessories. AOA is a web-enabled technology platform that streamlines accessory marketing and sales.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Reynolds & Reynolds
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company is the automotive industry’s largest and most trusted provider of automobile dealership software, business forms and supplies, and professional services to help dealerships improve business results. "
target: AddOnAuto
AddOnAuto (AOA) is an In-Store Accessories Sales Solution that helps auto dealerships sell accessories effortlessly from within their dealership and includes a Visual Configurator as well as a Virtual Inventory System.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Solera Holdings, Inc., acquired New Era Software LLC

synopsis: Solera Holdings, Inc., the leading global provider of software and services to the automobile insurance claims processing industry, has announced that it has purchased New Era Software LLC, a U.S.-based provider of bodyshop management systems.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: Solera Holdings, Inc. (SLH:$1,140.85)
The Solera companies provide a complete range of technology solutions, shared services and consulting for the automobile insurance claims processing industry. "
target: New Era Software LLC
New Era Software LLC is a U.S.-based provider of bodyshop management systems. Its products include iAutoFocus, WebView, and Image+.
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closed 8/1/2007 via PE Hub

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired AutoStyleMart, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. has acquired AutoStyleMart, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software solutions and services that enable auto dealers to procure, manage and sell vehicle accessories. AutoStyleMart is a privately held company headquartered in Waltham, MA, with 16 employees.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: AutoStyleMart, Inc.
AutoStyleMart's products and services enable auto dealers to setup, manage and grow a highly profitable accessories department through the use of powerful technology, outsourced product & supply chain management and targeted marketing programs.
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Environment Fund, acquired SCT Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Global Environment Fund (GEF), a global alternative asset investment firm dedicated to the energy, environmental and resource management industries, announced the acquisition of SCT Holdings (SCT), the leading software company focused on improving fuel efficiency and increasing performance in vehicles.
buyer: Global Environment Fund
Global Environment Fund (GEF) is a global alternative asset manager with approximately $1 billion in assets under management. GEF is a firm dedicated to the energy, environmental, and natural resources sectors. "
target: SCT Holdings, Inc.
SCT is a leading supplier of engine and transmission calibration products for the performance automotive aftermarket and light-duty fleets. SCT's background in software and automotive calibrations allows them to offer their customers the most powerful and functional tuning products.
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closed 10/1/2014 via GlobeNewswire

ARI Network Services, Inc., acquired TCS Technologies

synopsis: ARI Network Services, Inc. announced that it has acquired TCS Technologies, a leading provider of software, websites and digital marketing services designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive tire and wheel vertical.
buyer: ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARIS:$51.16)
ARI Network Services, Inc. offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. "
target: TCS Technologies
TCS Technologies is a leading provider of software, websites and digital marketing services designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive tire and wheel vertical.
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announced 11/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Noregon

synopsis: Hearst, a global media, information and services company, will acquire an 80% stake in Noregon Systems, a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process and quickly repair any problems.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global ratings agency Fitch Group and more. "
target: Noregon
Noregon is a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic and repair software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process, detect issues, and quickly repair any problems.
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announced 1/5/2022 via Company Press Release

Homecare Homebase, LLC, will acquire CellTrak Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst will acquire CellTrak, a leading provider of care documentation software solutions in the personal care market. CellTrak will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Homecare Homebase. CellTrak solutions help increase staff productivity, improve compliance, reduce costs and improve caregiver communication.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Homecare Homebase, LLC
Homecare Homebase is a Dallas-based software leader offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, simplify compliance and boost clinical and financial outcomes for home-based care agencies. "
target: CellTrak Technologies, Inc.
CellTrak provides the most robust and configurable mobile point-of-care, field force management and electronic visit verification platform on the market for businesses providing personal care, home health, hospice, and human services.
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announced 11/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Hearst Corporation, will acquire Noregon

synopsis: Hearst, a global media, information and services company, will acquire an 80% stake in Noregon Systems, a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process and quickly repair any problems.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global ratings agency Fitch Group and more. "
target: Noregon
Noregon is a provider of commercial vehicle diagnostic and repair software. Noregon helps fleets, OEMs, dealerships, and repair facilities to maximize vehicle uptime. Their software enables users to simplify their diagnostic process, detect issues, and quickly repair any problems.
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closed 8/4/2021 via Company Press Release

iCrossing, acquired Mediablaze

synopsis: iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency, has acquired Mediablaze, a digital experience and content marketing agency in the UK. Mediablaze creates digital content experiences across multiple customer touch-points to keep audiences coming back for more. They provide services for strategic consulting, content marketing, and web & app development.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: iCrossing
iCrossing is a global marketing agency that builds seamless digital experiences that influence consumers to act. iCrossing uncovers the data-powered drivers that matter to brands’ audiences and use them to build impactful consumer-first experiences that provide significant business growth. "
target: Mediablaze
Mediablaze is a digital experience and content marketing agency in the UK. Mediablaze creates digital content experiences across multiple customer touch-points to keep audiences coming back for more. They provide services for strategic consulting, content marketing, and web & app development.
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announced 6/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire Complex Media

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the 15-year-old digital media company known for its lists, quizzes and its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, announced that it plans to go public and acquire Complex Networks, a media company run as a joint venture of Verizon and Hearst that reports on popular and emerging trends in style, sneakers, food, music, sports and pop culture.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Complex Media
Complex Networks is an American media and entertainment company for youth culture, based in New York City. Complex Networks reports on popular and emerging trends in style, sneakers, food, music, sports and pop culture.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased Marie Claire U.S. from Groupe Marie Claire

synopsis: Marie Claire U.S., a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, has been sold to U.K.-based media company Future. Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine that focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Groupe Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine first published in France in 1937, followed by the United Kingdom in 1941. Since then various editions are published in many countries and languages. The feature editions focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
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closed 12/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HeadHunter, acquired Zarplata

synopsis: HeadHunter Group PLC announces that it has completed the acquisition of LLC Zarplata.ru from Hearst Shkulev Digital Regional Network B.V. for a total purchase price of ₽3.5 billion in cash subject to customary post-completion price adjustments and limited escrow arrangements.
buyer: HeadHunter (HHR:$104.63)
HeadHunter is the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services, such as access to extensive CV database, job postings (jobs classifieds platform) and a portfolio of value-added services. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Zarplata
Zarplata is a job classified platform with a strong footprint in certain Russian regions, such as Siberia and the Urals. It was formed by consolidating local city portals, which has created high local brand recognition and means that Zarplata has a significant share of organic traffic.
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$46
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announced 4/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Hearst Newspapers, will purchase Library of Content from Leaf Group

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company, announced the signing of an Asset Sale & Services Agreement with Hearst Newspapers. Under this new agreement, Leaf Group transferred ownership of a library of content currently displayed on selected Hearst websites to Hearst Newspapers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 3,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 52 weeklies. "
seller: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
The Library of Content purchased from Leaf Group includes online newspaper articles. The articles are currently displayed online at selected Hearst Websites.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Revista Emprendedores S.L., acquired Emprendedores

synopsis: Hearst España has sold its magazine, Emprendedores, to Revista Emprendedores S.L., a company launched by Emprendedores magazine's current director, Alejandro Vesga, to acquire the company. Emprendedores is a magazine for entrepreneurs to find information on business, events, management strategies and more.
buyer: Revista Emprendedores S.L.
Revista Emprendedores S.L., launched by Emprendedores magazine's current director, Alejandro Vesga, is a company created to acquire Emprendedores from Hearst España. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target parent: The Hearst Corporation
target: Emprendedores
Emprendedores is a magazine where you will find information on business creation, SMEs, freelancers, management strategies, aid and subsidies, marketing, business ideas, skills, events for entrepreneurs, and more. They are based in Spain.
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announced 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

CAMP Systems International, Inc., will acquire Inventory Locator Service, Inc

synopsis: Hearst’s CAMP Systems International will acquire Inventory Locator Service (ILS) from Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company. ILS provides the largest electronic marketplace for the aviation industry to buy and sell parts, equipment and services, and offers manufacturers and parts suppliers ways to improve inventory planning and processing.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems is the premier Aircraft Health Management and Enterprise Information Systems provider in business aviation. It provides Maintenance Tracking for nearly 20,000 aircraft, performs Engine Health Monitoring for over 30,000 engines, and its software solutions support 1,500 MRO organizations."
target parent: The Boeing Company
target: Inventory Locator Service, Inc
Inventory Locator Service provides information via its global online marketplace to enable members in the aviation, marine, and defense industries to buy and sell parts, equipment, and services. ILS employs state-of-the-art technology to ensure rapid information distribution with maximum security.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Connecticut Media Group, purchased 7 Weekly Newspapers from HAN Network

synopsis: Hearst Connecticut Media Group, a media company comprised of newspapers and websites, has acquired 7 weekly newspapers from Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm. The papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, and The Milford Mirror.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Connecticut Media Group
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is a media company comprised of eight daily newspapers, 20 weekly newspapers, and 21 websites. Their portfolio includes The News-Times in Danbury, Stamford Advocate, Darien News, Fairfield Citizen, Westport News, CTHouseHunter.com, InGearCT.com, and more. "
seller: HAN Network
The 7 weekly papers include The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The papers belong to Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN Network), a traditional and new media firm.
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closed 6/14/2018 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, The Hearst Corporation, acquired Slickdeals, LLC

synopsis: Warburg Pincus has sold Slickdeals to West Street Capital Partners VII, a fund managed by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Hearst. Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
West Street Capital Partners VII is a fund managed by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the primary center for the Goldman Sachs' long-term principal investing activity. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Slickdeals, LLC
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. Through the power of crowdsourcing, Slickdeals has saved members over $5.5 billion by providing a forum for communication.
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closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
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closed 2/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Hearst Television Inc., acquired WCWG-TV

synopsis: Hearst has announced it has completed its acquisition of WCWG-TV from Lockwood Broadcast Group. The CW-affiliated television station serves North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad television market encompassing Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Television Inc. (HTV:$0.00)
Hearst Television is a national multimedia company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S. cities, reaching one out of every five U.S. households. It delivers local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WCWG-TV
WCWG, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 31), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Lexington, North Carolina and serving the Piedmont Triad region (Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point).
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Penguin Random House, purchased Trade-Book Publishing Assets from Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, has purchased the trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books from Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company. The asset includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House, the largest publishing group in the world, is devoted to the goal of nurturing a universal passion for reading, bringing authors and their works in touch with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House is present on 5 continents with about 250 labels and independent brands."
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Rodale, Inc.
The trade-book publishing assets of Rodale Books includes over 100 frontlist and 2,000 backlist titles. The titles include books in the wellness, lifestyle, fitness, and cookbook categories. The assets belong to Rodale Inc., a global health and wellness content company.
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closed 1/9/2018 via BusinessWire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Rodale, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst and Rodale Inc. announced that Hearst has acquired the global health and wellness brands of Rodale, a global health and wellness content company. Rodale engages people globally through an array of products and services that include magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, social, video and events.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
With 20 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines. Hearst Magazines’ print and digital assets reach nearly 123 million readers and site visitors each month. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. "
target: Rodale, Inc.
Rodale Inc. is a global health and wellness content company. With 100 editions in 67 countries, Rodale publishes the largest, most established health and wellness lifestyle brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling and Rodale’s Organic Life.
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closed 8/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies, announced that it has acquired The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Versa Capital Management
seller: Civitas Media, LLC
The acquisition includes The Telegraph and Journal-Courier from Civitas Media, LLC. The Telegraph and Journal-Courier are both daily newspapers located in Illinois.
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closed 6/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Newspapers, purchased Connecticut Print and Digital Assets from 21st Century Media, LLC

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Connecticut print and digital assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, a Digital First Media company. The acquisition includes three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Newspapers
Hearst Newspapers is the operating group responsible for Hearst’s newspapers, local digital marketing services businesses and directories. With more than 4,000 employees across the nation, Hearst Newspapers publishes 22 dailies and 64 weeklies. "
seller parent: Alden Global Capital
seller: 21st Century Media, LLC
The Connecticut Print and Digital Assets of 21st Century Media include three daily newspapers—New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen—as well as eight weekly newspapers, niche publications and Connecticut Magazine.
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closed 3/16/2017 via BusinessWire

First DataBank, Inc., acquired Polyglot Systems, Inc.

synopsis: First Databank, Inc., the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced it has acquired Morrisville, North Carolina-based Polyglot Systems, Inc., creator of the Meducation product line of simplified patient medication instructions.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: First DataBank, Inc.
First DataBank, Inc., part of the Hearst Health network, is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. FDB enables their information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. "
target: Polyglot Systems, Inc.
Polyglot Systems is an industry-leading provider of software-based communication solutions designed to reduce language barriers and improve medication literacy in health care. Their software is designed to improve patient understanding, thereby improving health and increasing patient satisfaction.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired The Pioneer Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the business operations of The Pioneer Group. The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing services business.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks; Hearst Health; 30 television stations; newspapers; more than 300 magazines; and more. "
target: The Pioneer Group
The Pioneer Group is a Michigan-based communications network that circulates print and digital news to local communities across the state. Pioneer also publishes three weekly papers and four local shopper publications, and operates a digital marketing business.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

MCG Health, LLC, acquired Work Loss Data Institute

synopsis: Hearst announced it has acquired Work-Loss Data Institute (WLDI), a leading provider of healthcare data and guidelines to the workers’ compensation industry. WLDI will become part of MCG Health—led by President and CEO Jon Shreve—a top provider of care management guidelines and software for health insurers and providers.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: MCG Health, LLC
MCG Health, part of the Hearst Health network, helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. Their assessment of research and articles gives patients and providers the information they need to feel confident. "
target: Work Loss Data Institute
Work-Loss Data Institute (WLDI) is a clinical guideline development and claims analytics company, publisher of the ODG product line. ODG provides evidence-based decision support for managing medical treatment and other cases.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Nordstar Capital, will acquire Torstar Corporation

synopsis: NordStar, a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, is to acquire Torstar Corporation, a Canadian media conglomerate that is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. Upon completion of the transaction, Torstar will be taken private.
buyer: Nordstar Capital
NordStar is a holding company controlled by Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett and is wholly-owned by the Bitove and Rivett families. John Bitove is a noted Canadian businessman and sportsman and founder of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Paul Rivett is the former President at Fairfax Financial Holdings."
target: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media conglomerate. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community newspapers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star.
price ($mm)[EV]
$39 [$0]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Mason Wells, acquired Buffalo Games

synopsis: Mason Wells, a leading Midwest-based private equity firm, has acquired Buffalo Games, a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
buyer: Mason Wells
Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion in assets under management across its current private equity funds. Mason Wells is currently investing out of Mason Wells Buyout Fund IV, a $615 million fund. "
target: Buffalo Games
Buffalo Games is a leading manufacturer, innovator and marketer of jigsaw puzzles and board, table and party games for adults, families and children. The Company sells its products to the mass retail, online, specialty, craft/hobby and book store channels.
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closed 6/8/2016 via PR Newswire

GreenITers merged with Grendz,

synopsis: Green technology trends website Grendz, a subsidiary of Full Circle Innocations KK, is getting even better by merging with GreenITers, a website community that provides its members with the latest eco discussions. In this way, Grendz will collectively offer great eco-friendly technology trends and innovative science breakthroughs.
buyer parent: Full Circle Innovations KK
buyer: Grendz
Grendz.com is the definitive place for new technology trends, science breakthroughs and green ideas. Grendz provides a weekly report to its members with the top green trends of the week . "
target: GreenITers
GreenITers is a website community that provides its members with the latest ecology discussions. GreenITers searches and publishes English news about Clean Technology in Japan. It is targeted for people who want to "Green it!" the world we are living in via eco innovations & technology.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Tribune Publishing, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Tribune Publishing Co. announced that it was the successful bidder at a public bankruptcy auction to acquire substantially all of the assets of Freedom Communications, Inc. Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer parent: Tribune Media Company
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune Publishing Company is a diversified media and marketing-solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. The company’s diverse portfolio of iconic news and information brands includes 11 award-winning major daily titles. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national privately-owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses. The company's portfolio includes information and entertainment websites, mobile applications, daily and weekly newspapers and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$56
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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announced 9/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Vook, Inc., will acquire Byliner

synopsis: Vook, Inc. is acquiring Byliner, the pre-eminent boutique publisher of the world's best short fiction and non-fiction. Vook's proprietary publishing and data-driven marketing platform powers the publishing programs of the world's leading media companies and brands. Byliner is joining Vook as its first in-house imprint.
buyer: Vook, Inc.
Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world’s content in the post PC world. Vook has created an innovative technology platform that produces rich media experiences for the tablet market. "
target: Byliner
Byliner, named “one of the 10 Most Innovative Media Companies in the World”, is a subscription reading service and publisher of award-winning fiction and nonfiction e-shorts, digital books written to be read in two hours or less. It was founded in spring 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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closed 11/26/2013 via Reuters

Gazprom-Media, acquired Prof-Media Management LLC

synopsis: Media arm of state-controlled Gazprom bought mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin's Profmedia. Through the deal, the former Soviet gas ministry that is now Russia's largest company by revenue, will add TV and radio stations, cinemas and film production and distribution assets to a sprawling portfolio that it has built up around commercial TV channel NTV.
buyer parent: Gazprom
buyer: Gazprom-Media
Gazprom-Media Holding comprises television, radio, printing press, cinema production, advertising, movie theaters and internet assets. The company was founded on January 21, 1998. Gazprom-Media Holding is one of the largest media holdings in Russia and Europe. "
target: Prof-Media Management LLC
Prof-Media is one of the largest and most diversified media holdings in Russia, one of the leaders in the newspaper, magazine, radio and cinema markets. The holding is a major private investor in the Russian cinema industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
$129
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired Ziff Davis, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the provider of business cloud services, announced that it has acquired Ziff Davis, Inc., a leading media company in the technology market. The acquisition provides j2 a series of world-class web properties, including PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($mm)
$167
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Editions Gallimard SA, will acquire Flammarion S.A.

synopsis: Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup SpA said it received a EUR251 million ($314 million) binding offer from Gallimard's parent company Madrigall SA to buy its French book unit RCS Livres, which controls publishing group Flammarion.
buyer: Editions Gallimard SA
Éditions Gallimard is one of the leading French publishers of books. It was founded in 1911 in Paris by Gaston Gallimard as Les Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française. The stylised nrf logo still appears on many books published by Gallimard today. "
target parent: RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.
target: Flammarion S.A.
Flammarion Group is the fourth largest French publishing group. It comprises a number of areas of activity, including publishing, distribution, sales, printing, and bookshops. It’s mission is to make knowledge in all fields accessible to all, by means of the best possible editorial products.
price ($mm)
$315
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pet Food Direct, Inc., acquired PetStyle LLC

synopsis: Pet media and ecommerce company Pet360 Inc. has acquired pet lifestyle network PetStyle LLC for an undisclosed sum. PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
buyer parent: Pet360 Inc.
buyer: Pet Food Direct, Inc.
PetFoodDirect.com is the nation’s largest online retailer of pet food, pet meds and pet supplies. With over 148 brands of pet food and more than 16,000 top-quality pet products in stock, PetFoodDirect.com offers pet parents the largest selection of supplies with the convenience of home delivery. "
target: PetStyle LLC
PetStyle publishes lifestyle and entertainment articles on topics including pet-friendly vacation ideas, travel tips, celebrity gossip and pet horoscopes.
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closed 7/25/2012 via BusinessWire

2100 Trust, LLC, acquired Freedom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. has been acquired by 2100 Trust, LLC in a merger with a subsidiary of 2100 Trust. Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a national privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.
buyer: 2100 Trust, LLC
2100 Trust, LLC is a privately held company that believes strongly in the future of journalism and the newspaper industry. The company is dedicated to enhancing and enriching the integral relationship that its newspapers have with their local communities. "
target: Freedom Communications, Inc.
Freedom Communications is a national media company operating print publications, broadcast television stations and interactive businesses. The company's print portfolio includes approximately 100 daily and weekly publications, plus ancillary magazines and other specialty publications.
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
price ($mm)
$267
rev ($mm)
$348
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/15/2010 via Reuters

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd, will purchase 15 Subsidiaries from Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited

synopsis: Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainst Co., Ltd has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire the entire interests in the 15 companies in total, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited (SPG).
buyer: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd
Xinhua Winshare Publishing & Media Company Limited Formerly known as Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Xinhua Winshare Chainstore Co., Ltd. "
seller: Sichuan Publication Group Company Limited
Sichuan Xinhua Publishing Group Co., Ltd. engages in the businesses of wholesaling and retailing, leasing of properties, real estate, project investment, computer software, and hotel services. It sells books and audio- visual products through its retail stores.
price ($mm)
$170
rev ($mm)
$115
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Ziff Davis Media, Inc.

synopsis: Great Hill Partners announced that it has, in partnership with former Time, Inc. executive Vivek Shah, acquired technology publisher Ziff Davis. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing.
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Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,934.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($938.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,098.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,304.00
Employees
28445
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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: HLSE:SAA1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma is an inspiring, relevant and trusted consumer media and learning company. Ever since its formation in 1889, the company has held creativity and independent thinking at its core in order to deliver high-quality content in new and different ways.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,000.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$249.65
EBIT ($mm)
$113.99
Net Income ($mm)
$12.46
Employees
3953
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: TSE:7913
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$466.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.81
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
$90.47
Employees
1529
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Ticker: JRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications, Inc. headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a diversified media company with operations in television and radio broadcasting, publishing and digital media. Journal owns and operates or provides services to 14 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$405.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.08
EBIT ($mm)
$62.50
Net Income ($mm)
$38.42
Employees
2250
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Ticker: KLSE:STAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It provides advertising in print and electronic media and operates a wireless broadcasting station.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$243.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.02
EBIT ($mm)
$29.43
Net Income ($mm)
$32.18
Employees
1800
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
299
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: WSE:PGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMPG Polskie Media SA
PMPG Polskie Media SA is a Polish holding company that operates in the market of traditional and new media. The company publishes books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and provides advertising services through its subsidiaries.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.62
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$1.72
Employees
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelin
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$26,230.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,202.87
EBIT ($mm)
$3,343.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2,112.20
Employees
117540
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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