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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Key Ring

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired Mobestream Media, maker of the Key Ring consumer rewards mobile platform available on all major smartphones. More than five million users have downloaded the free Key Ring app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new rewards programs and get mobile coupons and other promotional offers.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Key Ring
Mobestream Media is the maker of Key Ring, a smartphone application. Key Ring has millions of consumers that use the app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new programs and receive mobile coupons via their smartphones.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Analyzer, acquired Task Spotting

synopsis: Crowd Analyzer, the first Arabic social media monitoring platform, has acquired Task Spotting, a micro-influencer marketing platform in Dubai that helps brands activate the power of word of mouth through consumer created content. Their mobile app allows users to earn rewards by completing missions such as answering questions and sharing reviews.
buyer: Crowd Analyzer
Crowd Analyzer is the first Arabic social media monitoring platform. Crowd Analyzer allows companies to monitor people's feelings about their brands expressed on social media through sentiment analysis. They enable companies to improve customer insights or understand why a campaign may have failed. "
target: Task Spotting
Task Spotting is a micro-influencer marketing platform in Dubai. Task Spotting helps brands activate the power of word of mouth through consumer created content. Their mobile app allows users to earn rewards by completing missions such as answering questions, checking out prices and sharing reviews.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wesfarmers Limited, acquired Unlockd

synopsis: Wesfarmers has acquired the assets of Unlockd. Founded in 2014, Unlockd developed an app that offered consumers discounts on their phone bills by watching advertisements when they unlock their phone screen.
buyer: Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES:$46,384.52)
Wesfarmers Limited's diverse business operations cover: supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience stores; home improvement; office supplies; department stores; and an industrials division with businesses in chemicals, energy and fertilisers, industrial and safety products and coal. "
target: Unlockd
Unlockd's revolutionary white label mobile platform is revolutionising the attention economy. In exchange for viewing targeted ads, content or offers upon unlocking their smartphone, users amass points to redeem on items like mobile credit or data, premium entertainment content or loyalty points.
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closed 9/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Snipp Interactive Inc., acquired Ziploop

synopsis: Snipp Interactive Inc., a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Ziploop, Inc., a company that develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers.
buyer: Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSXV:SPN:$13.44)
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment. "
target: Ziploop
Ziploop, Inc. develops a mobile shopping application that stores and organizes receipts, rewards, and promotions for consumers. The company’s application works on various devices, including phones, tablets, and computers. Ziploop was founded in 2013 and is based in Orinda, California.
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$0.50
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closed 2/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Shop.co, acquired Zen Shopping

synopsis: German startup Shop.co announced the acquisition of Zen Shopping. Zen Shopping developed a mobile app to simplify shopping and identify savings on online purchases. The app gained traction in the United States and has accumulated a passionate following. Shop.co continues to expand on the promise of giving shoppers one cart across the entire web.
buyer: Shop.co
Shop.co was founded in 2014 in Germany. Shop.co uses Artificial Intelligence and advanced algorithms to give users a smart browser extension that provides one universal cart (that works on every shop in the US) to checkout everywhere, without registration or login, with just one click. "
target: Zen Shopping
Zen Shopping developed a mobile app to simplify shopping and identify savings on online purchases. The app gained traction in the United States and has accumulated a passionate following. Zen Shopping launched in 2014 and tapped into demand among consumers who wanted to shop quickly across shops.
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closed 2/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Perk.com, acquired Viggle Inc.

synopsis: Perk.com Inc., a leading cloud-based mobile rewards platform provider, announced it has completed an asset purchase of Viggle Inc. Viggle App is an advertising platform that works on mobile phones and tablets allowing users to earn rewards by watching TV and listening to music.
buyer: Perk.com (TSX:PER:$70.48)
Perk, a leading mobile rewards platform, brings together the interests of consumers, advertisers, and publishers by offering users rewards such as Perk Points which is a digital reward system. Perk Points can be redeemed for gift cards, cash, or loaded on to a re-loadable branded debit card. "
target: Viggle Inc. (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle is an entertainment marketing and rewards platform as well as a fantasy sports provider that rewards its members for watching TV shows, discovering new music and playing interactive games.
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$4.83 [$11.18]
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wish, acquired Locket, Inc.

synopsis: Wish, a mobile commerce app, has bought Locket, a startup that provides a platform bringing personalized content to smartphone lock screens.
buyer: Wish
Wish brings together top technical talent from Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! Wish, www.wish.com, improves online merchandise discovery by helping users find the products they love, share these products with friends, score great prices, and unlock exclusive rewards. "
target: Locket, Inc.
Locket changes the use of lock screens. Selected as one of the "Best Apps of 2014" by Google, Locket is the premier app for lock screens and has been profiled by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Engadget.
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announced 1/29/2015 via Market Wire

Slyce, will acquire SnipSnap

synopsis: Slyce announced the acquisition of leading mobile couponing company, SnipSnap. The SnipSnap app, available for iOS and Android, allows a user a way to take a photograph of a retail coupon and instantly transform it into a digital, mobile format, which can be easily searched, retrieved, and shared with other SnipSnap users on their smartphones.
buyer: Slyce (SLC:$0.83)
Slyce is a visual search technology company based in Toronto, Ontario and is engaged in the business of providing advanced visual search software that allows consumers to purchase products at the moment they discover them - in the real world and online. "
target: SnipSnap
SnipSnap is the first mobile coupon app to allow users to scan and redeem any printed coupon on their smartphone. Since launching at Techcrunch Disrupt in 2012, the app has grown to 4 million users on iOS and Android, who have saved more than 100 million coupons and $200 million.
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$1.00
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closed 10/1/2014 via Market Wire

Mobile Lads Corp., acquired CouBox

synopsis: Mobile Lads Corp. announces its acquisition of the "CouBox" mobile software platform assets, which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system that delivers consumer-centric incentives via a mobile application and website.
buyer: Mobile Lads Corp. (MOBO:$0.00)
Mobile Lads Corp. designs and delivers secure wide-area wireless transaction software solutions for the consumer finance and payment processing industry sectors. Mobile Lads provides solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information and data on multiple network standards. "
target: CouBox
CouBox is a mobile software platform which features a comprehensive coupon and incentive-driven content management system that delivers consumer-centric incentives via a mobile application and website. CouBox is a smart way for consumers to search for everyday items on sale.
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$1.14
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closed 7/15/2014 via Market Wire

Qliktag Software Inc., acquired Nutrifacts

synopsis: Qliktag Software Inc., an Orange County-based innovator of mobile software solutions, acquired Data Aggregator Software and related technology assets from epcSolutions, Inc., including Nutrifacts, a mobile app for scanning groceries and product barcodes to receive color-coded information on nutrition facts and coupons at the point of sale.
buyer: Qliktag Software Inc.
Qliktag Software Inc. is an innovator of mobile software solutions that bridge the gap between brands and buyers -- fostering stronger relationships and more personalized connections between the two. It is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. "
target parent: epcSolutions, Inc.
target: Nutrifacts
Nutrifacts is a mobile app for scanning groceries and product barcodes to receive color-coded information on nutrition facts and coupons at the point of sale straight to a smartphone.
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$0.25
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closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Coupons.com Incorporated, acquired Yub, Inc.

synopsis: Coupons.com Incorporated, a leader in digital coupons, including digital printable, digital paperless and mobile promotions, announced it has acquired Yub, Inc. Yub allows consumers to link digital offers and promotions to payment cards for instant savings when they use the cards for in-store purchases.
buyer: Coupons.com Incorporated (QUOT:$424.68)
Coupons.com Inc. is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. "
target parent: Buy.com
target: Yub, Inc.
Yub, Inc. operates as an online mall for shopping. The company offers a meeting place for members to interact with friends, and discuss trends and product passions; and provides a 3-D virtual mall to browse and shop among various online retailers.
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closed 7/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Dropbox, Inc., acquired Endorse

synopsis: Mobile coupon startup Endorse has been acquired by Dropbox. Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,321.30)
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. It allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder regardless of which computer is used to view it. "
target: Endorse
Endorse enables consumer product companies to market at the individual shopper level and shoppers to earn rewards for staying loyal to their favorite brands. Endorse closes the online-to-offline purchase loop and ties an online brand to proven retail sales in the real world.
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closed 5/2/2013 via PR Web

Edtuit, Inc., acquired GreenStack

synopsis: Edtuit, Inc., a player in the field of online discovery of membership deals, announced the acquisition of GreenStack, Inc., another company in the mobile membership deal discovery market. GreenStack offers a mobile app to consolidate membership benefits with retailer discounts, loyalty programs, & cash back programs to maximize consumers’ savings.
buyer: Edtuit, Inc.
Edtuit is a San Francisco, California based company that helps consumers discover their membership savings, while enabling membership organizations to manage their membership programs and maximize customer retention. Edtuit is a privately-held company. "
target parent: Spartina Ventures, LLC
target: GreenStack
GreenStack, founded in early 2012 by serial entrepreneur David Hehman (CEO), develops mobile apps designed to make saving money fun and easy. Its initial product, named greenstack, is a free iPhone app that provides location-based discount redemption while dining in the San Francisco region.
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closed 4/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Tagtile

synopsis: Facebook has bought TagTile, a mobile-based customer loyalty, management startup, for an undisclosed sum. Tagtile helps local businesses identify, engage and increase repeat purchases from customers through a frictionless loyalty and direct marketing solution. The product consists of the Tagtile Cube that merchants place at their cash counter.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Tagtile
Tagtile helps local businesses identify, engage and increase repeat purchases from customers through a frictionless loyalty and direct marketing solution. The Tagtile product consists of a custom hardware device, the Tagtile Cube, that merchants place at their cash counter.
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closed 2/16/2012 via BusinessWire

Viggle, acquired Loyalize, Inc.

synopsis: ViggleSM, a loyalty program for television created by Function(x) Inc.™, announced its acquisition of the assets and business of LoyalizeSM, a technology company that enables brands and content providers to engage with nationwide audiences during live TV shows.
buyer parent: Function(x) Inc.
buyer: Viggle (VGGL:$24.10)
Viggle is a loyalty program for television owned by Function(x) Inc that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. "
target: Loyalize, Inc.
Loyalize is an audience participation company that provides white-label services for brands and content providers to engage nationwide audiences during live TV shows, sporting events, and political debates.
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closed 1/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Constant Contact, Inc., acquired CardStar Inc.

synopsis: Constant Contact®, Inc. has acquired privately owned CardStar Inc., the leading loyalty platform that helps shoppers stay connected to their favorite merchants. With over two million users, Boston-based CardStar is a leading developer of mobile applications that extend the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons among consumers.
buyer: Constant Contact, Inc. (CTCT:$353.50)
More than 450,000 small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and member associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact as their engagement hub for starting and driving ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. "
target: CardStar Inc.
CardStar Inc. is a Boston-based, privately held software company developing mobile applications that perpetuate the use of loyalty cards and mobile coupons. The CardStar application consolidates membership and rewards cards on smartphones.
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$5.75
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closed 12/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Plum District, acquired Chatterfly, Inc.

synopsis: Plum District, the leading local commerce platform for moms, by moms, has acquired Chatterfly, the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. These new technologies and tools will empower Plum District mom consultants to provide solutions for local merchants to reward and retain high-value customers.
buyer: Plum District
Plum District is the leading local commerce destination - for moms, by moms. Plum District is a community of moms sharing offers from local and national merchants for other moms to enjoy. Plum District puts Mom first by connecting her with products and inspirations that make her life easier. "
target: Chatterfly, Inc.
Chatterfly is the leading mobile platform in digital loyalty and neighborhood rewards. Consumer users are rewarded for supporting their local shops and local businesses can increase overall business by joining a neighborhood rewards program.
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closed 4/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

nSphere, acquired Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: nSphere, a company that aggregates online content, announced the acquisition of mobile location-based deals companyPeekaboo Mobile. nSphere plans on leveraging Peekaboo Mobile’s application to provide local search information to its users.
buyer: nSphere
DirectoryM re-launched in July 2010 as nSphere representing the company's expanded mission: combining media brands, data sources and local experts to satisfy the local online information needs of the average user and help organize their life locally. "
target: Peekaboo Mobile, Inc.
Peekaboo Mobile, Inc., a mobile technology company, develops software solutions to connect consumers to location-targeted deals from local retail, restaurant, and service businesses.
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closed 11/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

RetailMeNot, acquired ZenDeals.com

synopsis: RetailMeNot, the world's leading marketplace dedicated to online coupons and deals, has acquired ZenDeals, an early stage technology company with a patent pending proprietary digital coupon verification technology.
buyer: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot, Inc. is the world's leading marketplace dedicated to online coupons and deals. The company's websites enable consumers across the globe seeking to save money to find hundreds of thousands of offers from retailers. "
target: ZenDeals.com
ZenDeals brings users 100% verified and validated coupons. They find all the best coupons on the web, and test them on the actual merchant site to make sure they work.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 12/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Airship, Inc., acquired Tello, Inc.

synopsis: Urban Airship, the mobile push messaging startup, has acquired Tello Inc. for its Apple Passbook management product for developers, PassTools.
buyer: Urban Airship, Inc.
Urban Airship powers the world's most successful mobile apps. Providing breakthrough technology, Urban Airship makes mobile marketing far more engaging, effective, and efficient. Top brands depend on Urban Airship to ensure their mobile app initiatives are scalable and profitable. "
target: Tello, Inc.
Tello is an innovative SaaS and mobile application company committed to improving businesses everywhere by applying the latest mobile technologies to everyday customer interactions. People use Tello’s mobile applications to provide instant feedback to businesses via their mobile devices.
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Key Ring

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired Mobestream Media, maker of the Key Ring consumer rewards mobile platform available on all major smartphones. More than five million users have downloaded the free Key Ring app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new rewards programs and get mobile coupons and other promotional offers.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Key Ring
Mobestream Media is the maker of Key Ring, a smartphone application. Key Ring has millions of consumers that use the app to scan and store existing loyalty cards, join new programs and receive mobile coupons via their smartphones.
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, acquired The Pine Bluff Commercial

synopsis: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas, has acquired the Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett Media Corp., a leading media and marketing company. The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
buyer parent: Wehco Media, Inc.
buyer: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the state's leading news source in print and online. They provide up-to-the minute news on everything from the state government to local sports. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Commercial publishes the latest news in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The paper provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Westplex Media Group, will acquire The Mexico Ledger

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire The Mexico Ledger from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Mexico Ledger
The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The Mexico Ledger covers the latest news and events in the city of Mexico, as well as Audrain, Moneroe, Montgomery, and Callaway counties. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
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closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, has acquired Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gannett's mission is to make communities stronger by informing and engaging them with trusted content.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
price ($mm)
$1,400
rev ($mm)
$2,787
EBITDA ($mm)
$281
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0.5x
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5.0x
closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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closed 7/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired WordStream, Inc.

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company, has completed the acquisition of WordStream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for local and regional businesses and agencies to optimize their digital marketing service campaigns.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products. "
target: WordStream, Inc.
WordStream develops online marketing software, provides managed PPC advertising services, & shares online marketing advice through their blog. Their platform lives in the cloud, delivering customer requests on-demand & quickly adapting to changes in the industry with new customer requested features.
price ($mm)
$130
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
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2.7x
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9.4x
announced 2/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Newsquest Media Group Limited, will acquire CN Group Ltd

synopsis: CN Group announced that the Company is in the process of being sold to Newsquest Media Group Ltd. CN Group is an independent multi-media company based in Carlisle, with a portfolio of daily and weekly news brands, as well as a range of award-winning magazine brands across the north of England and south-west Scotland.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and has a portfolio of more than 165 news brands and over 40 magazines, published in print and online. They have an audience of almost 30 million users a month online and six million readers a week in print. "
target: CN Group Ltd
CN Group is an independent multi-media company based in Carlisle. They have a portfolio of daily and weekly news brands in print and digital in Cumbria and Northumberland, as well as a range of award-winning magazine brands across the north of England and south-west Scotland.
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closed 12/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Newsquest Media Group Limited, acquired Forestry Journal & Essential Arb

synopsis: Newsquest Media Group Ltd, one of the leading media groups in the UK, announced the acquisition of the Forestry Journal and essentialARB publications. Forestry Journal and essentialARB are the leading UK magazines in the forestry, timber, and arboriculture industry, and will form part of Newquest's Scottish magazine portfolio.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and has a portfolio of more than 165 news brands and over 40 magazines, published in print and online. They have an audience of almost 30 million users a month online and six million readers a week in print. "
target: Forestry Journal & Essential Arb
Forestry Journal and essentialARB are the leading UK magazines in the forestry, timber, and arboriculture industry. Forestry Journal is an independent, subscription-only magazine serving the entire forest industry, and essentialARB is aimed at those engaged in arboriculture and tree care.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired The Golfweek Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc., the parent company for the USA TODAY NETWORK, announced the acquisition of an industry leader in golf publications, Golfweek. Golfweek will join the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, an “Official Media Partner” of the PGA TOUR, and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK which has more than 110 million unique monthly online visitors.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group, created in January 2011, encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, HighSchoolSports.net and BNQT.com. "
target parent: Turnstile Media Group
target: The Golfweek Group
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic and authoritative voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, the Golfweek Digital Network, Golfweek Events and Golfweek Custom Media.
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closed 7/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired North Jersey Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced it has acquired certain assets of the North Jersey Media Group Inc., including The Record, an award-winning daily newspaper. In addition to The Record, Gannett will add the Herald News, and its affiliated digital properties, the Community News Group, the Magazine Group, and the Events Group.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is a next-generation media company committed to strengthening communities across their network. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 100 million people monthly. "
target: North Jersey Media Group Inc.
North Jersey Media Group (North Jersey) is the leading provider of news and marketing services in northern New Jersey. It publishes two daily newspapers (the Herald News and flagship publication The Record) and more than 30 weekly community papers.
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closed 8/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired ReachLocal, Inc.

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ReachLocal, Inc. ReachLocal, a leader in powering online marketing, helps local businesses grow and operate their business better with leading technology and expert service providing digital lead generation, advertising, marketing, web presence and other digital solutions.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is a next-generation media company committed to strengthening communities across their network. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 100 million people monthly. "
target: ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC:$344.43)
ReachLocal, a leader in powering online marketing, helps local businesses grow and operate their business better with leading technology and expert service providing digital lead generation, advertising, marketing, web presence and other digital solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$139 [$157]
rev ($mm)
$362
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closed 4/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Journal Media Group

synopsis: Gannett, an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages with people through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties, announced that they have closed the acquisition of Journal Media Group, a media company with print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 115 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Journal Media Group (JMG:$439.48)
Journal Media Group, headquartered in Milwaukee, is a media company with print and digital publishing operations serving 14 U.S. markets in nine states, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Naples Daily News, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, and Ventura County Star in California.
price ($mm)[EV]
$300 [$277]
rev ($mm)
$412
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
closed 7/22/2015 via Company Press Release

CareerBuilder, LLC., acquired Textkernel BV

synopsis: CareerBuilder announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Textkernel, an innovative, fast-growing software company that specializes in information extraction, document understanding, web mining and semantic searching & matching in the Human Resources sector.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, LLC.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. "
target: Textkernel BV
Textkernel is an innovative, fast-growing software company that specialises in information extraction, document understanding, web mining and semantic searching & matching in the Human Resources sector.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Newsquest Media Group Limited, acquired Romanes Media Group

synopsis: Newsquest, the UK's largest regional newspaper publisher, has acquired Romanes Media Group, an independent newspaper publisher. RMG's print and online publications form a record and source of information for readers and advertisers, satisfying demand for up-to-the-minute truly local news, sports, entertainments and business coverage.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Newsquest Media Group Limited
Newsquest is one of the UK's largest regional newspaper publishers with more than 200 newspapers, magazines and trade publications, including 17 paid-for dailies. It has a weekly readership of 13 million and a weekly circulation of 10 million. "
target: Romanes Media Group
Romanes Media Group (RMG) is an independent newspaper publisher employing 300 people in three regions in the UK - Central Scotland, Berkshire in South East England and Co Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. RMG has 32 titles of which 23 are paid-for newspapers.
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closed 1/5/2015 via PE Hub

BigTeams, acquired Schedule Star, LLC

synopsis: BigTeams, one of the fastest growing, easy to use and most comprehensive website and software systems for high school athletics programs, announced that it has purchased one of the largest high school scheduling software providers, Schedule Star, from Gannett.
buyer: BigTeams
BigTeams develops the most advanced high school athletic websites and software available based on the belief the less time an athletic director has to spend disseminating information, raising funds and creating a website, the more time he or she has to spend with coaches and students. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Schedule Star, LLC
Schedule Star provides a complete solution for managing team schedules, facilities, transportation, eligibility, rosters, officials, game help, contracts, awards, certificates, scores, stats and more while keeping the schools’ community up-to-date.
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closed 12/29/2014 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Gannett Healthcare Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced it has sold Gannett Healthcare Group to OnCourse Learning, an online education and training provider. GHG is a leading provider of continuing education, certification test preparation, online recruitment, digital media, publications and related services for nurses and other healthcare professionals in the United States
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning is an education and compliance solutions provider for individuals, companies, educators, and government agencies seeking educational excellence, professional compliance, occupational tools, customized training solutions, and new careers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: Gannett Healthcare Group
Gannett Healthcare Group is a premier healthcare media company that advances the professional development of registered nurses and allied health professionals. They provide employment opportunities, continuing education and news.
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closed 10/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., acquired Classified Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Gannett has acquired full ownership of Cars.com, one of the leading digital companies in the automotive space. Under the agreement, Gannett will acquire the 73% interest it does not already own in Classified Ventures LLC, which owns Cars.com.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 110 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
target: Classified Ventures, LLC
Classified Ventures operates leading businesses in the online classified advertising categories of automotive, rentals and real estate through its award-winning websites. Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers.
price ($mm)
$1,755*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2014 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired HotelMe

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced it has concluded the purchase of HotelMe, a website providing authenticated user-generated hotel reviews. Launched in 2012, HotelMe is a joint venture between Gannett, USA TODAY Travel Media Group and District Hospitality Partners.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA TODAY Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: District Hospitality Partners
target: HotelMe
HotelMe, a new web site for consumer travelers, is on a mission to become the most credible source of travel reviews on the internet. The company is in partnership with one of the largest media firms in the world, is well funded, and has mass-market consumer distribution agreements.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Gannett Co., Inc., purchased Six Texas TV Stations from London Broadcasting Company, Inc.

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. has complete its acquisition of six of London Broadcasting Company's stations in Texas. They include KCEN (NBC) in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX (CBS) in Tyler-Longview, KIII (ABC) in Corpus Christi, KBMT (ABC) and its digital sub-channel KJAC (NBC) in Beaumont-Port Arthur, KXVA (FOX) in Abilene-Sweetwater and KIDY (FOX) in San Angelo.
buyer: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$2,791.61)
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. "
seller parent: SunTx Capital Partners
seller: London Broadcasting Company, Inc.
The six Texas TV stations from London Broadcasting are KCEN (NBC) in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX (CBS) in Tyler-Longview, KIII (ABC) in Corpus Christi, KBMT (ABC) and its digital sub-channel KJAC (NBC) in Beaumont-Port Arthur, KXVA (FOX) in Abilene-Sweetwater and KIDY (FOX) in San Angelo.
price ($mm)
$215
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2014 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, LLC., acquired Broadbean Technology

synopsis: CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, announced that it is acquiring Broadbean, a leader in job distribution, candidate sourcing and big data analytics software. CareerBuilder purchased Broadbean from Daily Mail and General Trust plc for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, LLC.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Broadbean Technology
Broadbean is the global leader in providing sophisticated candidate sourcing tools. The company's software makes it easy to distribute jobs and search for talent online, while providing tools to optimize the recruitment process and integrate internal systems.
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announced 4/1/2014 via PE Hub

Captivate Network, will acquire Office Media Network

synopsis: Captivate Network, the leading digital media company reaching on-the-go business professionals throughout their workday owned by Generation Partners and Gannett, said that it has agreed to acquire Office Media Network. Office Media Network is a provider of content on digital signage screens in office buildings.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: Captivate Network
Captivate Network is known for its vast network of more than 10,000 elevator displays located in over 1,000 premier office buildings across North America connecting advertisers with over 5.6 million monthly viewers through advertising and marketing programs. "
target: Office Media Network
Office Media Network, Inc., an integrated marketing and communications company, develops communications service that delivers news, building messages, and advertising through digital flat screens in lobbies, common areas, and elevators in office buildings in the United States.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired Wilkes Journal-Patriot

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family-owned media company, has acquired the Wilkes Journal-Patriot, an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: Wilkes Journal-Patriot
The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is an award-winning, family-owned newspaper that is dedicated to covering the news of Wilkes County. The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is published twice a week and provides the latest news on sports, lifestyle, opinions, events, classifieds and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, acquired The Pine Bluff Commercial

synopsis: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas, has acquired the Pine Bluff Commercial from Gannett Media Corp., a leading media and marketing company. The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
buyer parent: Wehco Media, Inc.
buyer: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the oldest daily newspaper in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the state's leading news source in print and online. They provide up-to-the minute news on everything from the state government to local sports. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Pine Bluff Commercial
The Pine Bluff Commercial is a weekly newspaper in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The Pine Bluff Commercial publishes the latest news in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. The paper provides local news about sports, lifestyle, obituaries, classifieds, jobs, cars, and homes.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire Archant Ltd.

synopsis: Rcapital, a specialist private investment business in the UK, will acquire a 90% stake in Archant, the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Living Edge, and more.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
Rcapital is a specialist private investment business in the UK. Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, they focus on driving performance and delivering results. "
target: Archant Ltd.
Archant is the UK’s fourth biggest local newspaper and magazine publisher. Archant publishes over 50 news brands and 80 regional and local lifestyle magazines. Their portfolio of brands include the Eastern Daily Press, Diss Mercury, Ham & High, Living Edge, London Resident, and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Westplex Media Group, will acquire The Mexico Ledger

synopsis: Westplex Media Group, a family owned media company, will acquire The Mexico Ledger from Gannett Co., Inc., a leading media and marketing company. The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
buyer: Westplex Media Group
Westplex Media Group is a family owned media company. Westplex Media Group owns and publishes The Montgomery Standard and Warren County Record newspapers. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Mexico Ledger
The Mexico Ledger is a bi-weekly newspaper in Mexico, Missouri. The Mexico Ledger covers the latest news and events in the city of Mexico, as well as Audrain, Moneroe, Montgomery, and Callaway counties. The paper provides news about sports, entertainment, life, homes, cars, jobs, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, has acquired Circle Internet, a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Circle Internet Pvt. Ltd.
Circle Internet is a hyperlocal information platform in India. Circle's app provides users with local news through news shorts and videos that cover crime, administrative updates, city events, and more. The app also helps people to connect with their community through opinions, polls and questions.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, acquired The Herald

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, the owner of more than 70 daily and weekly publications, has purchased the Dubois County Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Indiana. The Herald will become the company’s second largest newspaper in its Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee group.
buyer: Paxton Media Group
Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, owns more than 35 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. "
target: The Herald
Established in 1895, The Herald is a daily community newspaper based in Jasper, Indiana that covers local news, sports, and photography. The Herald’s circulation covers Dubois County and parts of Spencer and Pike counties.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Cafeyn, acquired Blendle

synopsis: Cafeyn, the perfect app to read favorite magazines and discover new titles, has acquired Blendle, the Netherlands’ biggest news platform, to become the leading European newspaper and magazine information streaming platform.
buyer: Cafeyn
Cafeyn is the perfect app to read favourite magazines and discover new titles. Cafeyn provides easy access to a library of hundreds of magazines. Cafeyn now features a new Smart Reading function, for a more comfortable digital reading experience. "
target: Blendle
Blendle is a Dutch online news platform that aggregates articles from a variety of newspapers and magazines and sells them on a pay-per-article basis. The key differences to similar websites is the ability for registered users to easily pay a small price per article.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rossel La Voix, acquired Paris-Normandie

synopsis: Rossel La Voix, Rossel's main subsidiary in France, has acquired Paris-Normandie, the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
buyer parent: Groupe Rossel
buyer: Rossel La Voix
Rossel La Voix is a multimedia group in France that offers daily & weekly press, magazines, television, radios, printing, events, internet, audiovisual services, and more. "
target: Paris-Normandie
Paris-Normandie is the daily newspaper for the Normandy region. Founded in Rouen in 1944, its headquarters are still located in Rouen today. It is mainly distributed in Haute-Normandie.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
price ($mm)
$4.11*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
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
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Outlook Newspapers, will purchase Three Community News Titles from Los Angeles Times

synopsis: Outlook Newspapers, owned by Charlie Plowman, has agreed to purchase three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times.
buyer: Outlook Newspapers
Outlook Newspapers is a set of weekly newspapers with a vision of not only informing the communities they serve, but strengthening the relationships among its members and organizations. "
seller parent: NantWorks LLC
seller: Los Angeles Times
The acquisition includes three community news titles, the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun, from the California Times, parent company of the Los Angeles Times. The LA Times is a daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in LA, since 1881.
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announced 4/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Jysk Fynske Medier, will purchase North Media Aviser A/S from North Media A/S

synopsis: Denmark-based North Media A/S has signed a deal to sell North Media Aviser A/S to Danish media group Jysk Fynske Medier. North Media Aviser A/S, the newspaper business of North Media, publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
buyer: Jysk Fynske Medier
Jysk Fynske Medier is Denmark's second largest media group with a budgeted turnover of DKK 2 billion and around 1,700 employees. The Group publishes 13 newspapers, 53 weekly newspapers, owns four local radio stations, and operates a wide range of various digital media. "
seller: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media Aviser A/S is the newspaper business of North Media A/S. North Media Aviser publishes Helsingør Dagblad, Lokalavisen Nordsjælland, eight local newspapers in the Greater Copenhagen area, the news site kbhLIV.dk, as well as other media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

synopsis: INCLUSIVE Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire all shares of morondo Co., Ltd., which operates “Hirakata Tsushin”. “Hirakata Tsushin” provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
buyer: INCLUSIVE Inc. (TSE:7078:$15.33)
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies. "
target: Hirakata Tsushin
“Hirakata Tsushin” operated by Morondo Co., Ltd., provides comprehensive information on living in Hirakata, Japan, for local users and visitors since the service launched in 2008. Hirakata Tsushin sends out information from a thorough Hirakata citizen’s perspective.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Santa Maria News Media Inc., purchased Three Newspapers from Lee Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: After purchasing the newspapers in 2005, Lee Enterprises recently sold the Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, and Santa Ynez Valley News to Santa Maria News Media Inc., a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism.
buyer: Santa Maria News Media Inc.
Santa Maria News Media Inc. is a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives with a stated commitment to local journalism. The new owners have newspapers throughout Canada and the United States. "
seller: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LEE:$496.00)
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news and information, and a major platform for advertising, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and more than 200 weekly and specialty publications serving 50 markets in 20 states.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Times Media Group, acquired Foothills Focus LLC

synopsis: Times Media Group, a Valley-based company with community weekly newspapers and websites throughout Arizona and California, has acquired The Foothills Focus, a community news weekly based in New River, AZ.
buyer: Times Media Group
Times Media Group is a digital and print media company that operates in the Phoenix and Tucson metro markets. It serves a wide variety of demographic audiences and communities with more than 1.1 million printed copies and millions of online readers each month. "
target: Foothills Focus LLC
The Foothills Focus is a community news weekly based in New River, AZ. In addition to New River, the publication covers several other North Valley communities, including Anthem, Black Canyon City, Cave Creek and Carefree.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$1.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
37
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Ticker: DB:SPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE
Axel Springer SE is the leading digital publisher in Europe. Digital media channels already contribute nearly three quarters of total pro-forma revenues. They are the market leader in the German print business, and also active in over 40 countries through subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,709.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$539.40
EBIT ($mm)
$268.92
Net Income ($mm)
$118.73
Employees
16120
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: GCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett Co., Inc.
Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses. They provide rich content through hundreds of outstanding affiliated digital, mobile and print products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,791.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$291.72
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21255
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,100.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$287.93
EBIT ($mm)
$247.37
Net Income ($mm)
$69.60
Employees
5006
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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: NYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company, a leading global, multimedia news and information company, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, and related properties.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,784.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$209.86
EBIT ($mm)
$165.43
Net Income ($mm)
$142.66
Employees
4500
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Ticker: LSE:DMGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,750.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.85
EBIT ($mm)
$173.76
Net Income ($mm)
$119.03
Employees
5924
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:TRNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The San Diego Union-Tribune.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,513.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$113.48
EBIT ($mm)
$84.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6581
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: SWX:TAMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamedia AG
Tamedia AG
Tamedia is a Swiss media group headquartered in Zurich. With its daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms as well as printing facility, Tamedia is one of the leading media corporations in Switzerland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,110.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.61
EBIT ($mm)
$76.68
Net Income ($mm)
$66.94
Employees
3669
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: MNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States and a leading digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,000.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.79
EBIT ($mm)
$57.04
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5100
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Ticker: LSE:TNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror plc
Trinity Mirror is the largest national and regional multimedia content publisher in the UK, comprising national and regional newsbrands across the country.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$905.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$208.99
EBIT ($mm)
$181.28
Net Income ($mm)
$121.50
Employees
4573
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Ticker: ES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso SpA, a multimedia company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publishing, radio, advertising, Internet, and television (TV) businesses in Italy.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$765.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$56.82
Net Income ($mm)
$4.32
Employees
2373
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