Phone Book industry

closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pinnacle Marketing Group, acquired Hanson Directory Service, Inc.

synopsis: Assets from the DirecTech, LLC,-owned Hanson Directory Service in Newton were purchased by Pinnacle Marketing Group. According to a press release from DirecTech, the Newton office’s 68 directories published for local, independent phone companies in 15 states will be absorbed by Pinnacle Marketing Group.
buyer: Pinnacle Marketing Group
Pinnacle Marketing Group is a marketing company based out of Bemidji, MN. They specialize in website development, social media marketing, logo and brand development, billboards and signs, print and online advertising, direct mail and more. "
target parent: Anderson Pacific Corporation
target: Hanson Directory Service, Inc.
Founded in 1973 and based in Newton, Iowa, Hanson Directory Service, Inc. is a publisher of quality, user-friendly phone directories.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

DirecTech, LLC, acquired Hanson Directory Service Incorporated

synopsis: DirecTech, LLC, a Chicago investment firm, has acquired the telephone directory publisher Hanson Directory Service. Hanson Directory Service publishes more than 100 telephone directories for 140 telephone companies located in 27 states, with a combined circulation of more than one million total phone books annually.
buyer: DirecTech, LLC
DirecTech, LLC is a Chicago investment firm with an extensive background in the ownership of media and telecommunications service businesses. "
target: Hanson Directory Service Incorporated
Founded in 1973 and based in Newton, Iowa, Hanson Directory Service, Inc. is a publisher of quality, user-friendly phone directories. Hanson Directory Service, Inc. represents over 140 telephone companies in 27 states, and employs over 60 people throughout the organization.
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closed 6/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Contacta, acquired 1254

synopsis: ItaliaOnline S.p.A. has announced that it has transferred its business line dedicated to the 1254 directory service to Contacta S.p.A.,the third-leading Italian provider of Contact Centre and BPO services. 1254 is a telephone directory service for both business and private numbers, national and international.
buyer: Contacta
Contacta S.p.A. offers call center services in Italy. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Turin, Italy. "
target parent: ItaliaOnline S.p.A.
target: 1254
1254 is a telephone directory service for both business and private numbers, national and international. 1254 provides the phone numbers of residential customers, businesses, government offices, public service numbers, toll-free numbers and international numbers from all carriers.
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Thryv, acquired Sensis

synopsis: Thryv Holdings, Inc., the provider of Thryv® software, the end-to-end client experience platform for growing small businesses, announced it has closed the acquisition of Sensis, Australia’s leading digital, marketing and directory services provider from Platinum Equity and Telstra Corporation Limited. 
buyer: Thryv (DXM:$1,207.64)
Thryv is an end-to-end customer experience software built for growing small to medium sized businesses. Thryv also provides consumer services through market-leading search, display and social products—and connects local businesses via The Real Yellow Pages® from the over 25 million monthly visitors."
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Sensis
Sensis helps Australians connect and engage through its leading platforms. It helps create and manage valuable connections via its digital consumer businesses (Yellow, White Pages, True Local and Whereis), search engine marketing and optimization services, website products, and more.
price ($mm)
$200
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announced 11/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, will acquire Verlag Beleke GmbH

synopsis: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, publishers of the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books, will acquire Verlag Beleke. Verlag Beleke publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
buyer parent: Ippen-Gruppe
buyer: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg
Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg is a German publisher. The company publishes the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books. Their phone books are available in print, online, and on mobile devices. "
target: Verlag Beleke GmbH
Founded in 1964, Verlag Beleke GmbH is a publisher in Essen, Germany. The company publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 1/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire Sensis

synopsis: Telstra announced it had entered into an agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in its directories business, Sensis to US based private equity firm, Platinum Equity. Sensis' integrated network of local search and digital marketing solutions delivers real, measurable business leads to Australian businesses. .
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Telstra Corporation Limited
target: Sensis
Sensis' integrated network of local search and digital marketing solutions delivers real, measurable business leads to Australian businesses. Sensis' multichannel network includes Yellow Pages, White Pages, the 1234 and 12456 Call Connect voice services, and more.
price ($mm)
$411*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$652
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0.9x
closed 12/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Eniro AB, acquired De Gule Sider

synopsis: Eniro, the Nordic leading company within local search, is acquiring specific assets of De Gule Sider of Denmark. De Gule Sider operates as a publisher of yellow pages, telephone directories and other local search and lead generation resources. Eniro will publish DGS’ remaining catalogues for 2011.
buyer: Eniro AB (ENIRF:$156.06)
Eniro is the Nordic region’s largest search company. Both consumers and companies can use Eniro’s services to easily locate where to buy services and products – regardless of whether the channel is internet, catalog or mobile. "
target: De Gule Sider
De Gule Sider operates as a publisher of yellow pages, telephone directories and other local search and lead generation resources. The company is based in Ballerup, Denmark.
price ($mm)
$3.90
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announced 10/27/2011 via BusinessWire

Eniro AB, will acquire Directory Enquiries UK Ltd.

synopsis: Eniro signed an agreement to acquire the directory enquiry company, Directory Enquiries UK, Ltd., d/b/a 118 800. Directory Enquiries UK, Ltd. provides national, residential, and business directory enquiry services. The company also offers 118 800 service. It offers its services through SMS to its customer’s mobile phones.
buyer: Eniro AB (ENIRF:$156.06)
Eniro is the Nordic region’s largest search company. Both consumers and companies can use Eniro’s services to easily locate where to buy services and products – regardless of whether the channel is internet, catalog or mobile. "
target: Directory Enquiries UK Ltd.
Directory Enquiries UK, Ltd. provides national, residential, and business directory enquiry services. The company also offers 118 800 service. It offers its services through SMS to its customer’s mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$3.15
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
2.6x
closed 5/25/2010 via BNC Analysis

Yellow Pages Group Co, acquired Canpages, Inc.

synopsis: Yellow Pages Income Fund announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Canadian Phone Directories Holdings Inc. ("Canpages") from an investor group led by private equity firm HM Capital Partners. Canpages is a local search and directories publisher in Canada.
buyer: Yellow Pages Group Co (TSX:Y:$630.09)
Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is Canada’s leading local commercial search provider and largest directory publisher. YPG has been an industry leader since it published its first directory in 1908. "
target parent: HM Capital Partners LLC
target: Canpages, Inc.
Boasting a circulation of more than 5.4 million, Canpages publishes over 70 local telephone directories across Ontario, BC, Quebec, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
price ($mm)
$223
rev ($mm)
$108
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Yellow Book USA, Inc., acquired ypOne Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Yellowbook, a national leader in the local search industry, announced that it has purchased the Texas and Louisiana directory assets of ypOne Publishing, the 10(th) largest independent yellow pages publisher in the U.S.
buyer parent: Yell Group Ltd.
buyer: Yellow Book USA, Inc. (:$0.00)
Yellowbook is a national leader in local search and advertiser content, managing a comprehensive online and print product portfolio that provides users easy access to local business information and advertisers a single source for cost effective media programs. "
target: ypOne Publishing, LLC
YP One Publishing is a rapidly growing publisher of quality print and online yellow pages directories in the US and Canada. They provide shopping and community information to over 3 million consumers local businesses in 50 communities in Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, and Ontario.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 2/20/2009 via Market Wire

Canpages, Inc., will purchase EZ Finder Phonebooks in Alberta from Directwest Publishers Partnership

synopsis: Canpages Inc., Canada's fastest growing local search firm, announced that an agreement has been reached to acquire the EZ Finder Phonebooks in Alberta from DirectWest Canada, a SaskTel company. The acquisition will see Canpages advertiser base grow to 3000 and its marketshare to 95%.
buyer: Canpages, Inc.
Boasting a circulation of more than 5.4 million, Canpages publishes over 70 local telephone directories across Ontario, BC, Quebec, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. "
seller parent: Sasktel Company
seller: Directwest Publishers Partnership
A SaskTel company, DirectWest publishes all 10 SaskTel Phonebooks – the most used and preferred phonebooks in Saskatchewan. The SaskTel Phonebooks reach virtually all Saskatchewan households and businesses with 95% marketshare.
price ($mm)
$3.69
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closed 9/8/2008 via BusinessWeek

Yellow Pages Group Co, acquired Volt Directory Systems and Services

synopsis: Volt Information Sciences, Inc. has completed the sale of the assets of its directory systems and services as well as its directory publishing operations to Yellow Pages Group through Yellow Pages Income Fund in accordance with the terms previously announced for a net purchase price of approximately $179 million.
buyer: Yellow Pages Group Co (TSX:Y:$630.09)
Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is Canada’s leading local commercial search provider and largest directory publisher. YPG has been an industry leader since it published its first directory in 1908. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: Volt Directory Systems and Services
Volt Directory Systems and Services provides telephone directory database management, sales and marketing services. DataNational is a publisher of independent community directories in selected Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets under the Community Phonebook brand.
price ($mm)
$179
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announced 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Local Insight Media, LLC, will purchase The Berry Company’s Independent Line of Business from The Berry Company

synopsis: AT&T and Local Insight Regatta Holdings, Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement for Local Insight to acquire the assets of The Berry Company’s Independent Line of Business from L.M. Berry and Company, a subsidiary of AT&T Inc.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Local Insight Media, LLC
Local Insight Media, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of print directories and Internet-based local search services in Alaska and the Caribbean. Local Insight indirectly owns a 99.9% interest in ACS Media, the largest publisher of print and Internet advertising directories in Alaska. "
seller parent: AT&T
seller: The Berry Company
The Berry Company (a subsidiary of AT&T) provides Yellow Pages sales and publishing services to the telecommunications industry. Today, Berry is an industry leader in the automation of sales strategies, and the emerging electronic commerce and Internet Yellow Pages industries.
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closed 12/20/2007 via

Rhone Group, acquired Infote A.E.

synopsis: Greece's telecom incumbent Hellenic Telecoms (OTE) signed an agreement to sell 100 pct of Infote for 300 mln eur to Rhodes Capital LLC and Zarkona Trading Limited, according to a filing made by OTE to the Athens Stock Exchange.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.
target: Infote A.E.
Infote is the leading company in the greek market in business directory publishing, with expertise in collecting, compiling and processing data.
price ($mm)
$300
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closed 8/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Babcock & Brown, acquired G.P.M. Classified Directories

synopsis: Babcock & Brown Telecommunications, Directories & Media Investments Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock & Brown Capital has acquired 100% of G.P.M. Classified Directories Ltd. from Markstone Capital Partners and other Israeli-based institutional shareholders.
buyer: Babcock & Brown
Babcock & Brown is a global investment and advisory firm with longstanding capabilities in structured finance and the creation, syndication and management of asset and cash flow-based investments. Babcock & Brown was founded in San Francisco in 1977. "
target parent: Markstone Capital Partners
target: G.P.M. Classified Directories
GPM is Israel's leading yellow page, local search and directory-related company. The GPM group includes Golden Pages, Israel's yellow pages business which is the dominant directory franchise in the country, as well as a number of other complementary print and online businesses.
price ($mm)
$123
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closed 6/28/2007 via

HM Capital Partners LLC, acquired Phone Directories Company

synopsis: HM Capital Partners LLC, a leading, Dallas-based private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Phone Directories Company, LP, one of the largest independent providers of yellow page directories in North America. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: HM Capital Partners LLC
Based in Dallas, Texas, HM Capital is a private equity firm with a differentiated investment strategy that leverages its sector expertise to acquire, change and build strategically relevant businesses. HM Capital Partners LLC is the new name for Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated. "
target: Phone Directories Company
Phone Directories Company is one of the top 50 privately-held companies in Utah and currently publishes directories in 18 states. 5-time Gold Book Champion awarded by the Association of Directory Publishers for overall quality of its directories, PDC is a leading independent yellow pages publisher.
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closed 5/29/2007 via BusinessWire

Yellow Book USA, acquired MacGregor Publishing Company

synopsis: Yellow Book USA, the nation’s oldest and largest independent publisher of print and online yellow pages directories, announced today the acquisition of MacGregor Publishing Company, headquartered in Mount Vernon, Washington.
buyer parent: Yell Group Ltd.
buyer: Yellow Book USA (:$0.00)
Yellowbook is a national leader in local search and advertiser content, managing a comprehensive online and print product portfolio that provides users easy access to local business information and advertisers a single source for cost effective media programs. "
target: MacGregor Publishing Company
MacGregor publishes eight Plaid Book directories that serve Bellingham Whatcom County, Skagit Valley, San Juan Islands, Whidbey Island, Anacortes, Everett and Vicinity, and North and South Snohomish County, with an estimated circulation of 630,000.
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closed 5/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Yellow Book USA, acquired Guide Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Yellow Book USA, the nation’s oldest and largest independent publisher of yellow pages directories, announced today that it has purchased Guide Communications, Inc., a publisher of ten directories in communities along the Hudson in New York State and Connecticut with a circulation totaling more than 219,000.
buyer parent: Yell Group Ltd.
buyer: Yellow Book USA (:$0.00)
Yellowbook is a national leader in local search and advertiser content, managing a comprehensive online and print product portfolio that provides users easy access to local business information and advertisers a single source for cost effective media programs. "
target: Guide Communications, Inc.
Guide Communications publishes local phone directories and community lifestyle magazines. Guide Communications’ corporate philosophy is to not only publish accurate and informative community-focused products, but to be a supportive corporate partner in the communities it serves.
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closed 12/3/2007 via PR Newswire

Local Insight Media, LLC, acquired Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages

synopsis: Local Insight Media, L.P. and Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. announced that Local Insight Media has completed the previously announced acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom's directories business, the largest publisher of print and Internet advertising directories in Hawaii.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Local Insight Media, LLC
Local Insight Media, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of print directories and Internet-based local search services in Alaska and the Caribbean. Local Insight indirectly owns a 99.9% interest in ACS Media, the largest publisher of print and Internet advertising directories in Alaska. "
target: Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages
Hawaiian Telecom Yellow Pages is the largest publisher of print and Internet advertising directories in Hawaii, producing 10 print directories for Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai, and distributing over 1.8 million copies of these directories to Hawaiian businesses and residences.
price ($mm)
$435
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announced 3/27/2007 via Forbes

CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, will purchase Yellow Pages Group from Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited

synopsis: Buyout firm CCMP Capital and a Canadian teachers’ pension fund have agreed to buy Yellow Pages Group from Telecom Corporation of New Zealand for 2.24 billion New Zealand dollars ($1.6 billion), grabbing a cash cow with 60% earnings margins.
buyer: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size. "
seller: Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited
Telecom Corp., New Zealand's largest publicly traded company, has come under pressure since losing its monopoly in the country. A committee of lawmakers is recommending the government split Telecom Corp. into three operational divisions: fixed network access, wholesale and retail.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,555 [$1,609]
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.0x
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Hanson Directory Service, Inc.

Hanson Directory Service Incorporated

1254

Sensis

Verlag Beleke GmbH

Sensis

De Gule Sider

Directory Enquiries UK Ltd.

Canpages, Inc.

ypOne Publishing, LLC

Directwest Publishers Partnership

Volt Directory Systems and Services

The Berry Company

Infote A.E.

G.P.M. Classified Directories

Phone Directories Company

MacGregor Publishing Company

Guide Communications, Inc.

Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages

Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited

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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: DXM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dex Media, Inc.
Dex Media, Inc.
Dex Media, Inc. is the leading provider of marketing solutions for local businesses. They partner with local businesses across the U.S. to help them get found, get chosen, and get talked about. Dex Media offers website, print, mobile, social media, and search engine marketing solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,207.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$316.98
EBIT ($mm)
$181.02
Net Income ($mm)
$37.37
Employees
2411
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Ticker: TSX:Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yellow Pages Limited
Yellow Pages Limited
Yellow Pages Limited is a Canadian digital media and marketing solutions company that supports local economies by helping neighbourhood businesses reach new customers and foster stronger relationships with existing clients through its various media and products.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$630.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$148.94
EBIT ($mm)
$112.73
Net Income ($mm)
$32.61
Employees
3000
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Ticker: SGX:AWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Yellow Pages Limited
Global Yellow Pages Limited
Global Yellow Pages (GYP) is a multi-platform solutions company focusing on up-to-date search, SME enablement and database marketing. It is also the largest publisher of directories and provider of classified directory advertising and associated products and services in Singapore.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$26.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.08
EBIT ($mm)
$2.72
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
329
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Ticker: DAGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAG Media Inc.
DAG Media Inc.
Dag Media, Inc. publishes and distributes print and online business directories for niche markets in the United States. Its principal directories are the Jewish Israeli Yellow Pages, a bilingual English and Hebrew yellow page directory distributed free.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6
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Ticker: TSE:2376
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scinex Corporation
Scinex Corporation
SCINEX CORPORATION is primarily engaged in the media business including publication of telephone directories and regional administration information magazines, operation of regional information portals over the Internet, travel plan products, and electronic commerce of ingredients for business use.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$119.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.44
EBIT ($mm)
$6.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.60
Employees
761
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