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closed 8/29/2007 via

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Kaboodle Inc.

synopsis: Publisher Hearst Corp., seeking to tap into a fast-growing corner of the Internet which draws millions of consumers each month, will announce the acquisition of Kaboodle Inc., a Web site where shoppers can network and make recommendations, on Wednesday.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target: Kaboodle Inc.
Kaboodle is a social shopping community where people discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle's powerful shopping tools allow people to organize their shopping through lists, discover new things from people with similar style, get discounts on popular products and find best prices.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Dotdash, acquired Byrdie and MyDomaine

synopsis: Dotdash announced that it has acquired Byrdie (www.byrdie.com), a leading digital beauty brand from Clique Brands. Dotdash has also acquired MyDomaine (www.mydomaine.com), a women's lifestyle property from Clique. Byrdie and MyDomaine will join Dotdash's award-winning family of brands.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Dotdash
Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest publishers online, and its brands are the fastest-growing in their respective categories. "
target parent: Clique Media Group
target: Byrdie and MyDomaine
Byrdie is a digital beauty publication and community dedicated to all things beauty, inside and out. MyDomaine is a shoppable lifestyle destination with beautiful inspiration for the home, as well as fresh recipes, smart career tips, and insider travel guides that awaken a life well lived.
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closed 6/8/2010 via Market Wire

Sugar Inc., acquired FreshGuide, Inc.

synopsis: Sugar Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FreshGuide Inc., which operates FreshGuide.com and BookFresh.com. FreshGuide is an online women-focused city guide that provides access to exclusive daily offers and BookFresh provides an online booking service for local businesses, such as spas and salons.
buyer: Sugar Inc.
Sugar Inc. is a leading international diversified women's media company with an audience of more than 16m monthly unique visitors across three business segments: original content (PopSugar.com & PopSugar.tv), commerce (ShopStyle.com) and local (FreshGuide.com). "
target: FreshGuide, Inc.
FreshGuide provides access to exclusive daily offers at the best places to eat, exercise, shop, and relax, while BookFresh is the leading online appointment and appointments-as-leads provider for small businesses.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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closed 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uala S.r.l., acquired Balinea.com

synopsis: Uala, an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy, has acquired Balinea.com, a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
buyer parent: Immobiliare.it S.p.A.
buyer: Uala S.r.l.
Uala is an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy. Uala offers a premium verified network of hair stylists and beauticians in Italy. Uala makes it easy to find and book stylists and beauticians that match a users price range and location. "
target: Balinea.com
Balinea.com is a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

BuyMyWardrobe merged with HEWI London,

synopsis: Designer resale website and pop-up specialist BuyMyWardrobe has merged with HEWI London, a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items. Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse.
buyer: HEWI London
HEWI London is a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items creating a uniquely liberating shopping experience. HEWI also offers an exclusive concierge service to VIP sellers, helping them to edit their wardrobes and choose what to sell on. "
target: BuyMyWardrobe
Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse to see who is selling the items displayed on the website.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Coutloot, acquired Once Again Store

synopsis: Coutloot, an online marketplace in India for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion, has acquired Once Again Store, India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion.
buyer: Coutloot
Coutloot.com is a marketplace for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion. Sellers get paid to clear out access from their closet while Buyers get the brands they crave for a heavy discount. "
target: Once Again Store
Once Again Store is India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion. Women can sell from the comfort of their home, and they handle shipping, payments and cataloging. They are based in Bangalore.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spoyl, acquired Revamp My Closet

synopsis: Spoyl, a one- stop solution to buy, sell and share fashion wear, taste and style for women, has acqui-hired Revamp My Closet, an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women.
buyer: Spoyl
Founded by Bhargav Errangi and Sumit Agarwal in 2015, Spoyl is a mobile-only community marketplace where women can unlock the value in their closets and build their dream closet, economically. "
target: Revamp My Closet
Revamp my closet is an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women. It solves a real problem of decluttering a wardrobe for money.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tradesy, acquired Shop-Hers, Inc.

synopsis: Online consignment site Tradesy has made its first acquisition, buying rival e-commerce site Shop-Hers. Shop-Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community.
buyer: Tradesy
Tradesy is a new kind of peer-to-peer marketplace that addresses the pain-points associated with selling on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Tradesy makes it dead simple and delightful for anyone to sell the unused or underused goods cluttering their closets. "
target: Shop-Hers, Inc.
Shop Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community we call your ‘Style Soul Mates.'
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closed 3/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

BuyMyWardrobe, acquired Chic&Seek

synopsis: BuyMyWardrobe, the fashion resale marketplace, announce the acquisition of the assets of Chic&Seek,theNotting Hill based fashion resale consignment service. A destination boutique for all West London fashionistas since 2009, Chic&Seek launched as an on-line service, flourishing to become one of London's acclaimed pre-loved fashion stores.
buyer: BuyMyWardrobe
BuyMyWardrobe is an online marketplace to buy and sell preloved designer fashion. It is a social shopping site with real people behind real profiles, including some of the country’s most stylish women. The company was founded in 2011. "
target: Chic&Seek
Chic&Seek is an online fashion resale company. It works with some of London's chicest women who recycle their wardrobes. All the Chic Sellers are met personally and every item is hand-selected. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in the UK.
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closed 11/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

auFeminin.com, acquired My Little Paris

synopsis: Aufeminin has acquired 60 percent of My Little Paris, with future plans to acquire the rest of the company. My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items.
buyer: auFeminin.com (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
The auFeminin.com Group runs the leading women’s portal in Europe with leading positions in France, Italy, Spain and Germany and a strong position in the UK. The company also runs the thematic portals Teemix (leading portal for young women), Voyage-Bons-Plans (Travel) and Santé AZ (Health). "
target: My Little Paris
My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items for $21 dollars a month.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Hashmeta, acquired ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Hashmeta, a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia, has acquired ShopperBoard Pte Ltd., an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
buyer: Hashmeta
Hashmeta is a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia. Hashmeta develops and executes highly effective online marketing campaigns. Their capabilities include digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing, and more. "
target: ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.
ShopperBoard is an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
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closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pippa & Jean, acquired Pippa & Jean

synopsis: The Frankfurt-based company Pippa & Jean has repurchased the company shares from the investors Vorwerk, Holtzbrinck and Klingel. 75 percent of the company is again in the hands of the management. Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment.
buyer: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques. "
target: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques.
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closed 9/8/2017 via PR Web

Fitinuss LLC, acquired SWAP Club

synopsis: Fitinuss LLC, a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality yoga products, has acquired SWAP Club. SWAP Club is an iOS app that allows users to buy, sell, and trade woman's fashion and beauty items with a focus on items obtained from popular subscription boxes. SWAP Club makes swapping a fun and social activity with its game-like user experience.
buyer: Fitinuss LLC
The Fitinuss LLC is a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality products. Their products include massage balls, yoga blocks, yoga mats, yoga towels, yoga pads, yoga rollers, yoga straps, and yoga carrying bags. "
target: SWAP Club
The SWAP Club iOS app is a buy, sell trade marketplace with over 10,000 downloads. SWAP Club is designed specifically for swapping women’s fashion and beauty items with a focus on items acquired through popular subscription boxes. The app makes swapping a fun and social activity.
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closed 7/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

@WalmartLabs, acquired Luvocracy

synopsis: Walmart‘s Silicon Valley R&D group @WalmartLabs is announcing that it has acquired its 14th startup, social marketplace Luvocracy. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
buyer parent: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
buyer: @WalmartLabs
@WalmartLabs is based in the heart of Silicon Valley. The business unit creates platforms, products and businesses around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of seamlessly integrating theshopping experience between brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. "
target: Luvocracy
Luvocracy is the way to buy recommended pins, posts, tweets and shares. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
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announced 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mixi, Inc., will acquire MUSE & Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments, announced it acquired Muse & Co., an ecommerce site targeting high-end shoppers. Using a flash-sales business model, Muse & Co. mostly sells expensive fashion brands to women at deep discounts.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job! "
target: MUSE & Co. Ltd.
Muse & Co., an ecommerce site targeting high-end shoppers. Using a flash-sales business model, Muse & Co. mostly sells expensive fashion brands to women at deep discounts.
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$15*
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

CT Corp., will acquire Female Daily Network

synopsis: CT Corp, a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries, will acquire Female Daily Network, Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics.
buyer: CT Corp.
CT Corp is a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries. The group is divided into three main business holding operations concentrating in Financial Services, Media, Lifestyle & Entertainment, and Natural Resources respectively. "
target: Female Daily Network
Female Daily is Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics. Female Daily is largest female online community where content and community meets commerce.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Heartbeat, Inc., acquired Iconery, Inc

synopsis: Heartbeat, an engagement platform that connects brands with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has acquired Iconery, the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. Iconery powers collections for influencers and retailers such as Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Goop, REVOLVE, and more.
buyer: Heartbeat, Inc.
Heartbeat is an engagement platform that connects brands with 200,000 Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Heartbeat provides easy-to-use tools that allow brands to build a community of eager brand loyalists and activate them to create trackable nano-influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Iconery, Inc
Iconery is the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. As an influencer commerce platform, Iconery powers collections for Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, Stone Fox Bride, NordstromXNike, and many others.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

carou, acquired Percentil

synopsis: PERCENTIL, a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company, has announced the acquisition of a majority of its equity by carou AG, an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce.
buyer: carou
Headquartered in the Zoug canton in Switzerland, with an additional office in Darmstadt, carou is an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce. The company manages two curated online concept stores for second-hand fashion, styluxe.com and inloveagain.com. "
target: Percentil
Headquartered in Madrid, PERCENTIL is a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company. Since its inception in 2012, it has sold more than 2 million items from 50,000 sellers to 85,000 buyers in Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired Joyus

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading native commerce platform for media companies, has announced its acquisition of Joyus, the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women.
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading native commerce platform for online publishers, communities and brands. Since its inception, StackCommerce has built new, incremental revenue streams for publishers and empowered its brand partners to reach relevant audiences. "
target: Joyus
Joyus is the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Joyus created the first video-based shopping network serving consumers, publishers and brands across the fashion, beauty, home and health verticals.
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closed 9/30/2011 via Market Wire

StyleSpot, Inc. merged with Kaboodle Inc.,

synopsis: Social shopping pioneer Kaboodle announced it has merged with StyleSpot, a multi-platform fashion publisher and shopping engine. Together, both companies will offer content, community and commerce to be distributed everywhere women shop online.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Kaboodle Inc.
Kaboodle is the Internet's largest social website for passionate shoppers. Kaboodle's shopping tools allow users to add products from anywhere online to their Kaboodle lists. As a result, it is home to the world's most exclusive catalog of user-curated products. "
target parent: Idealab Capital Partners
target: StyleSpot, Inc.
StyleSpot is the fashion publisher of the future, combining high quality editorial content and personalization with a shopping engine of nearly 1,000,000 items from 300 retailers.
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closed 8/29/2007 via

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Kaboodle Inc.

synopsis: Publisher Hearst Corp., seeking to tap into a fast-growing corner of the Internet which draws millions of consumers each month, will announce the acquisition of Kaboodle Inc., a Web site where shoppers can network and make recommendations, on Wednesday.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target: Kaboodle Inc.
Kaboodle is a social shopping community where people discover, recommend and share products. Kaboodle's powerful shopping tools allow people to organize their shopping through lists, discover new things from people with similar style, get discounts on popular products and find best prices.
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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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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 1/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Hearst Television Inc., will acquire Litton Entertainment

synopsis: Hearst Television, a company that owns and operates local television and radio stations, announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Litton Entertainment, which produces more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year.
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: Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is a leading producer and distributor of award-winning content that entertains and inspired hundreds of millions globally. They produce more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year.
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closed 12/7/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, acquired CAMP Systems International, Inc.

synopsis: Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, acquired CAMP Systems International, Inc., the leading provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and information services. The acquisition will boost the storied media firm's investments in the transportation sector.
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 parent: GTCR, LLC
target: CAMP Systems International, Inc.
CAMP Systems International, Inc. is the leading provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and information services to business aviation globally. CAMP allows operators to enhance the safety of their aircraft and ensure its regulatory compliance and value preservation.
price ($mm)
$2,000
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EV / rev
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closed 7/29/2016 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group

synopsis: Hearst announced that it has acquired the Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group. Houston Community Newspapers is a media group serving more than 25 local communities surrounding Houston’s greater metropolitan area with a total weekly print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month.
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 parent: 10/13 Communications LLC
target: Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group
Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group serves more than 25 local communities surrounding Houston’s greater metropolitan area with a total weekly print distribution of more than 520,000 and a digital reach of over 4 million per month.
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announced 6/13/2016 via Market Wire

Hearst Health, will acquire MedHOK

synopsis: Hearst announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Tampa-based MedHOK, Inc., a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for health plans offered by insurance companies, health systems and companies that administer drug benefits. Upon completion of the transaction, MedHOK will become part of Hearst Health.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Health
Hearst Health is Hearst's healthcare information solutions group within its Business Media division. Hearst Health includes the market-leading companies FDB, Zynx Health, MCG and Homecare Homebase, and its solutions span the clinical, pharmacy, home and hospice care, and health insurance markets. "
target: MedHOK
MedHOK enables healthcare payers to ensure regulatory compliance and succeed in the emerging value-based reimbursement model. Out-of-the-box compliant and proactively updated for Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act regulations, MedHOK is a compliance powerhouse.
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announced 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

The Hearst Corporation, Verizon Communications, will acquire Complex Media

synopsis: Complex, one of the fastest growing networks of sites focused on American popular culture, will be acquired by Verizon and Hearst in a 50/50 ownership structure. Rich Antoniello, Complex CEO & Co-Founder, will continue to lead the Company.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$131,868.00)
Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses."
target: Complex Media
Complex Media is the premier multi-media platform for young males, featuring a network of entertainment, sports and lifestyle properties, and a flagship site, Complex.com, which is the online hub of Complex magazine.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., purchased CDS Pricing Service from Fitch Solutions

synopsis: Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, announced it has acquired the credit default swap pricing service of Fitch Solutions. A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Fitch Solutions
Fitch Solutions provides a credit default swap (CDS) pricing service. A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties.
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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:$1,537.25)
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)
$56
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$1,413.11)
j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud services to individuals and businesses around the world. j2's network spans 49 countries on six continents. It offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and customer relationship management solutions. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, Inc. is a leading digital media company specializing in the technology market, reaching over 50 million in-market buyers every month. Ziff Davis sites feature trusted reviews of the newest and hottest tech products, news, commentary, tech deals and much more.
price ($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)
$315
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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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: TSX:TS.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation
Torstar Corporation is a broadly based, progressive media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B), with a long history in daily and community newspapers, book publishing and digital businesses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$337.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.78
EBIT ($mm)
($2.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3070
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$25,747.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,776.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,970.15
Net Income ($mm)
$1,786.31
Employees
119300
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,139.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$671.10
EBIT ($mm)
$428.70
Net Income ($mm)
$35.40
Employees
5615
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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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