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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 9/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Petersen Events Corporation

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country, from Petersen Events Corporation.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Petersen Events Corporation
Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country of Petersen Events Corporation. Launched in 2000, Off Road Expo has established a strong position in the off-road community with a well-respected brand and a vibrant, growing event. Off Road Expo features exhibit space with mo
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closed 8/11/2022 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Barrett-Jackson

synopsis: IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in events, media, sports and fashion, has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, the premier collector car auction and live events company.
buyer parent: Endeavor, LLC
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages sports figures and fashion icons; stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is an independent producer and distributor of sports media. "
target: Barrett-Jackson
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Hagerty, acquired Concours d’Elegance of America

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired Concours d’Elegance of America, a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America's events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
buyer: Hagerty (HGTY:$619.08)
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Concours d’Elegance of America
Concours d’Elegance of America is a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America is focused on automotive education and supporting local charities. Their events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., purchased Two Outdoor-sports Trade Shows from Hart Productions Inc.

synopsis: Renfro Productions & Management Inc., a trade show producer in Indianapolis, has acquired two longtime outdoor-sports trade shows from Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati. The two shows include the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show.
buyer: Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
Renfro Productions is a trade show producer in Indianapolis. Renfro Productions helps exhibitors build relationships with qualified outdoor enthusiasts. Renfro Productions uses effective advertising methods to attract the right customers to each show. "
seller: Hart Productions Inc.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show is an annual show that covers adventure sports, boats, campers, ATVs, and more. The Cincinnati Golf Show is a show focused on golf. The two trade shows belong to Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$12,191.00)
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: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$417.96)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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closed 7/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Fiume Capital, Juggernaut Capital Partners, acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

synopsis: Fiume Capital and Juggernaut Capital Partners has acquired Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. Thrill One was formed by uniting industry-leading brands Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross, Street League Skateboarding and Thrill One Media to become the world's leading producer of action sports events and original content.
buyer: Fiume Capital
buyer: Juggernaut Capital Partners
Fiume Capital is a leading private investment firm targeting investments in media, entertainment, and consumer sectors Juggernaut Capital Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth investments in the consumer and healthcare industries. "
target parent: The Raine Group
target: Thrill One Sports & Entertainment
Thrill One Sports & Entertainment is a next-generation content company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment and lifestyle, combining the resources of Nitro Circus, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), Nitro Rallycross (NRX) and Thrill One Media.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 11/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, acquired Bowland Communications Limited

synopsis: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, an Ambleside rescue services firm has acquired the assets of Bowland Communications and rebranded to The Event Safety Group. Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor.
buyer: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services
Mountain Trauma Rescue Services was established in 2006 by Nick Wright. The organsiation provides specialist medical cover for a range of remote area and extreme sports events. They also deliver a wide variety of medical education and rescue training courses. "
target: Bowland Communications Limited
Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor. The Keswick Mountain Festival strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and offers a varied range of activities.
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closed 12/16/2009 via Company Press Release

National Marine Manufacturers Association, acquired New England Boat Show

synopsis: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
buyer: National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target parent: North American Expositions Co.
target: New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 3 RV and boating consumer shows from Mid-America Expositions

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Three were acquired from Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mid-America Expositions
Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc. is the owner and operator of events and expositions focused on RVs and boating.
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Affinity Events, purchased 9 RV and boating consumer shows from Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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closed 7/23/2021 via BusinessWire

iFIT, acquired 29029

synopsis: iFIT, a global leader in connected fitness software, content, and equipment, has acquired 29029, an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 produces events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
buyer: iFIT
iFIT is a global leader in connected fitness software, content and equipment. iFIT provides immersive, adaptive, personalized workout experiences for every fitness level and interest. The company offers treadmills, bikes, fitness apps, and more through their various brands. "
target: 29029
29029 is an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 delivers a unique outdoor experience in the wellness tourism business. They produce events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 3/9/2017 via PR Newswire

FlyDive, Inc., acquired Aquafly

synopsis: FlyDive, the preeminent U.S. manufacturer of recreational hydroflight watersports products, announced the acquisition of a leading hydroflight company based in Austin, TX, Aquafly. Aquafly provides world-class hydroflight athlete training, entertainment event production and product sales.
buyer: FlyDive, Inc.
FlyDive is a San Diego-based manufacturer focused on design, engineering and sales of innovative Hydroflight products. The company is driven by its mission to make Hydroflight easy, safe and accessible for everyone. "
target: Aquafly
Aquafly is one of the driving forces in the emerging hydroflight industry, offering water jetboard and jetpack sales and rentals, pro athlete training for international competition, and full-service production of captivating water acrobatic shows.
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Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 10/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Pursuit Group

synopsis: Apprise Media exited majority ownership of The Action Pursuit Group (APG) in October 2008, retaining minority equity interests. Under Apprise’s ownership, APG streamlined its operations, introduced new products and adapted to market changes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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Action Pursuit Group, acquired Drive Media

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group (APG), an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, today announced the acquisition of DRIVE! Media, LLC, a publisher of automotive enthusiast publications in California, the Pacific Northwest and select markets across the country. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target: Drive Media
DRIVE! Media, LLC, a publisher of automotive enthusiast publications, which focus on car and truck shows and events in regional markets.
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Action Pursuit Group, acquired Y Visionary Publishing

synopsis: Apprise Media LLC, a strategic management and investment company focused on niche media, today announced that it has acquired Y-Visionary LP, which publishes nine monthly and bi-monthly magazines focused on the automotive aftermarket, outdoor sports and shelter segments.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target: Y Visionary Publishing
Y-Visionary's publications include Street Trucks, Import Racer, and Drag Racer in the automotive segment; Bow & Arrow Hunting, Gun World, and Knives Illustrated in the outdoor sports segment; and Victorian Homes and Romantic Homes in the shelter segment.
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Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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The New York Times Company, will acquire The Athletic

synopsis: The New York Times Company, a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information, has reached an agreement to buy The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

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

synopsis: Bragg Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with SN&CK Media Limited (SML) for the sale of its media division, including GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
buyer: Snack Media Ltd.
Snack Media is a leading independent sports digital media company with over 30m sports fans. They specialize in multi-channel content creation, distributed at scale. Through data driven engagement strategies Snack Media creates authentic connections between brands & fans. "
target parent: Bragg Gaming Group
target: GiveMeSport
Givemesport media is a next generation publisher that is forward thinking, tech-led and understands content distribution. Its website, GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
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Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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River iGaming p.l.c., acquired Media247 AS

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired RealSport

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading international esports entertainment group, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of RealSM Limited, owner of the fan-oriented digital sports media platform, RealSport. Founded in January 2016, RealSport provides sports fans with all the latest news from across the globe.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: RealSport
RealSport is a fan-oriented, tech-forward sports media platform with commitment to simple UI and quality and exciting original content, from Football to eSports. RealSport believes in providing the highest quality original and unique content, written by real sports fans.
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$3.33
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closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Urheilulehti merged with Urheilusanomat,

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

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
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$9.50
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announced 12/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Breaking Data Corporation, will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Breaking Data Corp. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of agreement to purchase GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport is a leading next generation sports media publisher, supported by investment from IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, boasting the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world.
buyer: Breaking Data Corporation (TSXV:BKD:$9.53)
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. "
target: GiveMeSport
GiveMeSport creates and publishes content around the clock, with contributors across all continents including writers, designers, video and social media producers, also offering free training, work experience and freelance opportunities to aspiring journalists via its Academy.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME. (NZSE:NZM:$231.35)
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

C.J. Oyster Publishing, acquired SBC Media

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

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

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2013 via Company Press Release

NAMG, Inc., acquired Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: North American Membership Group (NAMG) CEO James Heckman announced the acquisition of Scout.com from Fox Networks Group. The company is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering.
buyer parent: The Pilot Group
buyer: NAMG, Inc.
North American Membership Group (NAMG) excels in creating and growing eleven distinct lifestyle clubs that thrive on the camaraderie they foster between their members and the clubs. Each club's magazine, e-newsletter and website is rich with articles and how-to features. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout.com is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering. The Internet publishing division consists of a network of more than 200 web sites.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Multi-Media Channels, LLC, purchased Northern Wisconsin Publications from Journal Community Publishing Group

synopsis: Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc. announced the sale of its publications and websites in Northern Wisconsin to Multi-Media Channels, LLC. Included in the sale are buyer’s guide publications and corresponding web-sites serving Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
buyer: Multi-Media Channels, LLC
Multi-Media Channels, LLC is a publishing company located in Green Bay, WI. "
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Community Publishing Group
Journal Community Publishing Group is a diversified publishing and printing company with operations in Wisconsin. Its Northern Wisconsin publications serve Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
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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 10/1/2008 via BNC Analysis

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Pursuit Group

synopsis: Apprise Media exited majority ownership of The Action Pursuit Group (APG) in October 2008, retaining minority equity interests. Under Apprise’s ownership, APG streamlined its operations, introduced new products and adapted to market changes.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category.
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closed 1/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Competitor Group, Inc., acquired Triathlete Magazine

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 Triathlete Magazine.
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: Triathlete Magazine
Triathlete is the largest triathlon consumer magazine and online content provider in the industry, with total monthly circulation per issue of about 60,000.
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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 12/20/2007 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire SchoolSports, Inc.

synopsis: ESPN has reached an agreement to acquire SchoolSports Inc., a leading high school-focused sports and lifestyle media company. SchoolSports reaches teen athletes and fans through RISE, Gridiron, Hardwood and GIRL magazines; RISE Events, which produces the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic, one of the nation’s premier high school basketball events.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: SchoolSports, Inc.
SchoolSports Magazine recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of high school student-athletes both on the national and local level. In September 2006 SchoolSports evolved into RISE Magazine: celebrating high school sports & lifestyle. RISE Magazine is distributed to 6,500 high schools nationally.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
8.0x
EV / EBITDA
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