Like The Pueblo Chieftain

announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
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: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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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.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Schneps Media, will acquire amNewYork

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, will acquire amNewYork, a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month.
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: Newsday Media Group
target: amNewYork
amNewYork is a free commuter newspaper in New York City with almost 1 million unique visitors to its website each month. By providing a newspaper that fits into a hectic lifestyle, amNewYork reaches a demographic that was until now untouchable by traditional newspapers.
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announced 7/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., will acquire Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector

synopsis: Ogden Newspapers, a West Virginia-based family newspaper company, will buy the Sandusky Register, a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in Ohio, and Norwalk Reflector, a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600, from Sandusky Newspapers.
buyer: Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Ogden Newspapers has been in the publishing and media business since 1890. They publish 47 daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in 16 states. They are the leading publisher of magazines that serve the sustainable living, rural lifestyle and farm memorabilia communities. "
target parent: Sandusky Newspapers
target: Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector
Sandusky Register is a daily print and online newspaper that provides news for Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties in northern Ohio. Norwalk Reflector is a daily newspaper published in Norwalk, Ohio with a daily distribution of approximately 5,600. Both are owned by Sandusky Newspapers.
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announced 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wick Communications, will acquire Fergus Falls Daily Journal

synopsis: Wick Communications, a family-owned community media company, is to buy The Fergus Falls Daily Journal from Boone Newspapers. The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications is a family-owned community media company with newspapers, websites, magazines and specialty publications in 10 states. Wick publishes newspapers in Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. "
target parent: Boone Newspapers, Inc.
target: Fergus Falls Daily Journal
The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is a local news journal based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. They cover local sports, news, weather business and more.
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Quincy Media, will acquire Hannibal Courier-Post

synopsis: Quincy Media Inc., a family-owned media company, has agreed to purchase the Hannibal Courier-Post, Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper. The move will bring control of the newspaper, currently owned by GateHouse Media, back to the Hannibal, Missouri area.
buyer: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 14 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. "
target: Hannibal Courier-Post
Hannibal Courier-Post is Missouri’s oldest daily newspaper. It provides print coverage in several communities around Hannibal, Missouri as well as an online website.
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announced 5/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, will acquire Reading Eagle Company

synopsis: Digital First Media, a business name of leading news media company MediaNews Group, has offered to buy the Reading Eagle, a family-owned newspaper in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle is a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
Digital First Media, a business name of MediaNews Group, offers news reporting and third party advertising and directory opportunities through its more than 800 multi-platform products which include web, mobile, tablet and print. "
target: Reading Eagle Company
Reading Eagle Company is a family-owned newspaper publisher in Reading, PA. Reading Eagle Company publishes the Reading Eagle, a daily newspaper that covers news, sports, politics, entertainment, classifieds, lifestyle and more in Berks County and the surrounding area.
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

The Advocate, acquired NOLA Media Group

synopsis: The Advocate, the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, has acquired NOLA Media Group from Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States. NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. The group produces award-winning journalism through NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
buyer parent: John Georges
buyer: The Advocate
The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana. The Advocate is the primary newspaper of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the leading daily paper of south-east Louisiana, including Greater New Orleans. The paper covers the latest news, sports, entertainment, life, and more. "
target parent: Advance Local
target: NOLA Media Group
NOLA Media Group is Louisiana’s largest local media company. NOLA Media Group produces award-winning journalism on NOLA.com, the #1 news and information website in New Orleans. The group also publishes The Times-Picayune, the metro area’s most-read daily newspaper.
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announced 1/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yedioth Aharonot Group, will acquire Yedioth Aharonot Group

synopsis: Arnon Mozes, the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper in Israel, will acquire Bank Hapoalim's 34% stake in Yedioth Ahronoth Group, increasing his stake to 58%. Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. The group publishes the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper and several magazines.
buyer: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines. "
target parent: Bank Hapoalim B.M.
target: Yedioth Aharonot Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group is Israel's top multimedia group. Yedioth Ahronoth is Israel's leading daily newspaper. The paper provides readers with a variety of different points of view, articles, op-ed, and investigate reporting. The group also publishes several lifestyle and entertainment magazines.
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closed 12/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Adams Publishing Group LLC, acquired The Daily Jefferson County Union

synopsis: The Daily Jefferson County Union, an independent daily newspaper in Wisconsin, has been acquired by Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned newspaper company. Daily Jefferson County Union and affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south-central Wisconsin.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group (APG) is a family-owned community newspaper company. APG owns and operates 27 daily newspapers, more than 100 non-daily newspapers, and a number of other media-related businesses in 15 states and the District of Columbia. "
target: The Daily Jefferson County Union
The Daily Union is one of a handful of independently owned daily newspapers in Wisconsin. The news, advertising and production staff is dedicated to serving residents of the greater Jefferson County area, always mindful of their founder's philosophy that "The next issue will be the best."
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Goldsboro News-Argus

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, a family owned media company, has acquired the Goldsboro News-Argus from Wayne Printing Company, a family owned company that owns and operates newspapers in North Carolina. The Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily community newspaper that covers the people, places and issues of Wayne County, NC.
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 parent: Wayne Printing Company
target: Goldsboro News-Argus
Founded in 1885, the Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily community newspaper in Goldsboro, NC. The paper covers the people, places and issues of Wayne County, NC. The Goldsboro News-Argus provides the latest local, sports, and community news.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Nashville Post Co., Inc., acquired Home Page Media Group LLC

synopsis: FW Publishing LLC is acquiring online news publishing company Home Page Media Group, which operates hyper-local online news sites including the Brentwood Home Page, and Franklin Home Page. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus.
buyer parent: Freeman Webb Company
buyer: Nashville Post Co., Inc.
Nashville Post breaks important, inside stories affecting the Nashville business and political communities. Nashville Post is part of FW Publishing, the parent of three iconic Nashville publications – The Nashville Scene, Nashville Post, and Nfocus. "
target: Home Page Media Group LLC
Home Page Media Group LLC is the parent company of four daily online news sites serving Williamson County, TN: Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page, Nolensville Home Page and Spring Hill Home Page. The Home Pages specialize in hyperlocal community news serving their respective cities.
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announced 8/20/2018 via Company Press Release

R.I.S.N. Operations Inc., will acquire The Westerly Sun

synopsis: The Record-Journal Publishing Co. announced it has agreed to sell Rhode Island newspaper, The Westerly Sun, and several related publications to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, also known as RISN Operations, a privately-owned publishing group that operates other newspapers throughout Rhode Island.
buyer: R.I.S.N. Operations Inc.
RISN Operations Inc., also called Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers, is a privately owned publisher of three daily newspapers and several weekly newspapers in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. "
target parent: Record-Journal Publishing Co.
target: The Westerly Sun
The Westerly Sun is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering all local news, sports and community events in Westerly, Rhode Island, and including portions of Washington County, Rhode Island, and New London County, Connecticut.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

tronc, Inc., acquired The Virginian-Pilot

synopsis: tronc, Inc. a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, has acquired The Virginian-Pilot from Landmark Media Enterprises. The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly visitors.
buyer: tronc, Inc. (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
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. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: The Virginian-Pilot
The Virginian-Pilot is the largest daily paper in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has won three Pulitzer Prizes. It has a Sunday circulation of 132,000. Its website, PilotOnline.com, has a digital audience of 1.9 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 5/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Sivakumar Ganapathy, acquired The Phnom Penh Post

synopsis: Sivakumar Ganapathy, a Malaysian investor, has acquired The Phnom Penh Post from Post Media Co., Ltd., a publishing company based in Cambodia. The Phnom Penh Post is Cambodia's oldest English language newspaper. The daily newspaper provides the latest news in Cambodia and also includes specific business, lifestyle, and sports sections.
buyer: Sivakumar Ganapathy
Sivakumar Ganapathy is a Malaysian investor. He is also an executive director at Malaysia-based Asia PR, a public relations firm. "
target parent: Post Media Co., Ltd.
target: The Phnom Penh Post
Founded in 1992, The Phnom Penh Post is Cambodia's oldest English language newspaper. The paper is published daily and is printed in a full-color tabloid format. The Phnom Penh Post provides the latest news in Cambodia and also includes specific business, lifestyle, and sports sections.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
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: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

East Arkansas Broadcasters, acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader

synopsis: East Arkansas Broadcasters, a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state of Arkansas, has acquired Stuttgart Daily Leader, a news company that delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities of Arkansas, from GateHouse Media.
buyer: East Arkansas Broadcasters
East Arkansas Broadcasters is a family owned media company and the largest radio group in the state. It operates 51 radio signals in several Arkansas markets that include Jonesboro, Wynne and Clarksville. EAB also operates the EAB Ag Network and the EAB Sports Network. "
target parent: GateHouse Media
target: Stuttgart Daily Leader
Stuttgart Daily Leader delivers high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve. Its newspaper is published twice a week and is focused on news in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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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:$3,234.07)
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.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paxton Media Group, purchased Log Cabin Democrat, 3 Arkansas weeklies from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: Paxton Media Group has purchased the Log Cabin Democrat, a daily newspaper in Conway, Ark., along with three Arkansas weeklies in Clinton, Heber Springs and Newport. The Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The Log Cabin Democrat is a daily newspaper in Conway, Arkansas, United States, serving Conway and Faulkner County and some surrounding areas. The three Arkansas weekly newspapers are the Van Buren County Democrat in Clinton, The Sun Times in Heber Springs and the Newport Independent.
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announced 1/29/2019 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will purchase Newspaper Assets from Schurz Communications, Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced that it has agreed to acquire the newspapers and related assets of Schurz Communications, Inc.
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."
seller: Schurz Communications, Inc.
The acquisition includes the newspaper and related assets of Schurz Communications, Inc. Schurz is selling ten daily newspapers and additionally, they are selling nine weekly and fourteen other community publications that have aggregate weekly circulation of 250,000.
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
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: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, acquired The Akron Beacon Journal

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all of the publishing and related assets of the Akron Beacon Journal from Black Press, Ltd. The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, Ohio.
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 parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: The Akron Beacon Journal
The Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com is the largest news gathering operation in Summit County, known for in-depth local reporting. The newspaper and website regularly attract accolades from professional journalism associations at the local, regional, state and national levels.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Black Press Ltd., purchased GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings, Inc. from New Media Investment Group

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has sold substantially all of the publishing and related assets of GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings, Inc. (“Alaska Properties”) to Black Press, a Canadian publisher of prominent daily newspapers in the US and Canada.
buyer: Black Press Ltd.
Black Press Group Ltd. is a Canadian publisher of prominent daily newspapers in Hawaii and Ohio, and numerous non-daily newspapers in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, and the U.S. state of Washington. "
seller: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
The acquisition includes substantially all of the publishing and related assets of GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings, Inc. (“Alaska Properties”) from New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US as measured by number of publications.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, acquired The Gardner News, Inc.

synopsis: GateHouse Media Inc. (New Media Investment Group), one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired The Gardner News, a daily newspaper serving seven cities and towns in northwest Worcester County, Massachusetts.
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: The Gardner News, Inc.
The Gardner News is a daily newspaper serving seven cities and towns in northwest Worcester County, Massachusetts. In addition to the city of Gardner, it also covers the rural towns of Ashburnham, Hubbardston, Phillipston, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon, Massachusetts.
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New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News

synopsis: New Media Investment Group will acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News. The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County, FL. Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News
The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County in Florida for more than 100 years. Its sister publication, the Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
price ($mm)
$49
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announced 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Austin American-Statesman

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC. The Austin American-Statesman has been a trusted, award-winning newspaper in Central Texas for more than 140 years.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Austin American-Statesman
The Austin American-Statesman is a daily newspaper providing the latest news in Austin and Central Texas. The Austin American-Statesman has a daily circulation of 85,000 and digital subscriptions of 16,786.
price ($mm)
$48
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announced 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Register-Guard

synopsis: The family that owns The (Eugene) Register-Guard newspaper has agreed to sell it to GateHouse Media, one of the country's largest publishers of local news. The Register-Guard is a daily newspaper in Oregon’s second-largest city, Eugene. It has an average daily print circulation of 37,454.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business. "
target: The Register-Guard
The Register-Guard is a daily newspaper in Oregon’s second-largest city, Eugene. It has an average daily print circulation of 37,454 and a digital audience of more than 600,000 unique visitors a month.
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cancelled 2/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, cancelled an acquisition of Boston Herald

synopsis: Digital First Media outbid would-be buyers Gatehouse Media and Revolution Capital Group for the purchase of The Boston Herald. The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business. "
target: Boston Herald
The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States.
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$4.50
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

ThriveHive, acquired Closely

synopsis: UpCurve, Inc. announced that it has acquired Closely through its subsidiary ThriveHive. Closely is best known for its award-winning mobile app, Perch. The free Perch app, available for both iPhone and Android phones, allows users to monitor social posts and reviews for their business and competitors.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: ThriveHive
ThriveHive empowers local business owners to take charge of their business growth, combining human guidance with easy-to-use technology to make marketing easy, effective, and affordable. "
target: Closely
Closely is a Denver-based technology company that is best known for its award-winning mobile app, Perch. The free Perch app, available for both iPhone and Android phones, allows users to monitor social posts and reviews for their business and competitors.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will purchase 79 Publications from Morris Communications Co. LLC

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced that it has agreed to acquire 79 publications and related assets from Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, GA.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions for their small and medium businesses partners. "
seller: Morris Communications Co. LLC
The acquisition includes 79 publications including all eleven dailies, the largest of which are The Florida Times-Union, The Augusta Chronicle, and the Savannah Morning News, from Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a privately held media company based in Augusta, GA.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/30/2017 via BusinessWire

BridgeTower Media, acquired SC Business Publications, LLC

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News. SC Biz is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: SC Business Publications, LLC
South Carolina Business Publications, better known as SC Biz News, is the primary source of business information for South Carolina, publishing titles in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BusinessWire

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Calkins Media

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States, announced that it has agreed to acquire several newspapers and related assets from Calkins Media, Inc., a company that owns daily newspapers and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions for their small and medium businesses partners. "
target: Calkins Media
Calkins Media newspapers and digital sites empower local markets in the Eastern U.S. with high-quality news and resourceful products and services. Established in 1937, Calkins Media Incorporated brands include daily newspapers, video operations and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 11/30/2016 via BusinessWire

GateHouse Media, Inc., acquired Harris Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Harris Enterprises, Inc. Harris Enterprises, Inc. publishes daily newspapers in Kansas and Iowa.
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse has newspapers in 36 states, including 125 newspapers in 520 markets. It also operates Propel Marketing, a digital marketing services platform, which provides solutions for small and mid-size business customers. "
target: Harris Enterprises, Inc.
Harris Enterprises, Inc. publishes daily newspapers in Kansas and Iowa. It offers newspapers under different titles, including Burlington Hawk Eye, Garden City Telegram, Hays, Daily News, Hutchinson News, Ottawa Herald, and Salina Journal.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 7/28/2016 via Company Press Release

GateHouse Media, Inc., will acquire Fayetteville Observer

synopsis: Fayetteville Publishing Co. announced that it is selling The Fayetteville Observer and its other businesses to GateHouse Media, LLC. The Fayetteville Observer, covers various topics, such as sports, business, life, military, obituaries, opinions, blogs, and news.
buyer: GateHouse Media, Inc. (NEWM:$1,588.44)
GateHouse Media's mission is to deliver high quality and trusted journalism, products and services that enrich the communities they serve, GateHouse publishes over 560 community papers, including 124 daily newspapers, along with over 485 affiliated websites. "
target: Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville Publishing Co., Inc. operates as a newspaper publisher in North Carolina. Its newspaper covers various topics, such as sports, business, life, military, obituaries, opinions, blogs, and news, as well as offers information about employment, homes, automotive market, and classifieds.
price ($mm)
$18
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announced 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Pueblo Chieftain

synopsis: The owner of The Pueblo Chieftain has agreed to sell the Southern Colorado newspaper to New Media Investment Group, which runs Gatehouse Media. GateHouse publishes more than 560 community newspapers, including 124 dailies. The 150 year old Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado.
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: The Pueblo Chieftain
The Pueblo Chieftain is the oldest daily newspaper in Colorado and an institution that has played a key role in supporting and leading the community throughout the years.
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closed 9/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Something More Media, acquired The Port Lavaca Wave

synopsis: Something More Media, a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement a strong digital presence, has acquired The Port Lavaca Wave from Hartman Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper company. The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
buyer: Something More Media
Something More Media is a company that helps newspapers and businesses to implement and maintain a strong digital presence. Something More Media offers social media management, branding, and strategic planning services for small businesses and newspapers. "
target parent: Hartman Newspapers, Inc.
target: The Port Lavaca Wave
The Port Lavaca Wave is a weekly newspaper in Port Lavaca, Texas. The Port Lavaca Wave is published every Wednesday and provides the latest news about Calhoun County. The paper provides news about sports, business, opinion, shopping and classifieds.
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closed 7/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Upturn, acquired Nova Scotia Today

synopsis: Indian news startup Business Upturn has announced that it has acquired NovaScotiaToday.com, a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
buyer: Business Upturn
Business Upturn is an online news portal in India that aims to provide people with all the insights around the business world along with creative write-ups, latest news, business stories and reviews. "
target: Nova Scotia Today
Nova Scotia Today is a news source for Canadians that is widely respected for its spotlight on watchdog reporting. Its content provides visitors with the latest news concerning provincial issues as well as stories affecting Canada and the world.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Euclid Media Group, acquired LEO Weekly

synopsis: Euclid Media Group, a media company headquartered in Cleveland, OH, has acquired LEO Weekly, an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities.
buyer: Euclid Media Group
Euclid Media Group (EMG) is a privately-held media company. EMG is focused on the multimedia production of relevant news and events for the culturally engaged consumer. Their brands include the Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cleveland Scene, Detroit Metro Times, and more. "
target: LEO Weekly
LEO Weekly is an award-winning Louisville alternative newsweekly publication. LEO Weekly provides a wide range of opinions and commentary on current affairs, as well as a guide to local and regional entertainment and recreation opportunities. They offer articles on art, music, food, and more.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

O'Rourke Media Group, acquired Las Vegas Optic

synopsis: O'Rourke Media Group, a family-owned, community focused media company, has acquired the Las Vegas Optic from Paxton Media Group (PMG), a family-owned media company. The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
buyer: O'Rourke Media Group
O'Rourke Media Group is a family-owned, community focused media company. O'Rourke Media Group publishes hyper-local, useful community news and information in the communities they serve. They also provide a full suite of advertising solutions for local businesses. "
target parent: Paxton Media Group
target: Las Vegas Optic
The Las Vegas Optic is a bi-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Las Vegas Optic is published every Wednesday and Friday. The paper covers the latest news, sports, opinions, obituaries, classifieds in the Las Vegas area.
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announced 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wisconsin Media Group, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group

synopsis: Wisconsin Media Group, a community newspaper and digital media company, will acquire Unified Newspaper Group from Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned media company. Unified is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper.
buyer: Wisconsin Media Group
Wisconsin Media Group is a local community newspaper, digital media and digital marketing solutions company. Wisconsin Media Group is the number one source for local news in St. Albans, Milton, Colchester and Essex, Vermont; and Kiel, Chilton, New Holstein, Ripon, and Green Lake, Wisconsin. "
target parent: Woodward Communications
target: Unified Newspaper Group
Unified Newspaper Group is a newspaper publisher serving the Dane County area. Unified publishes three community weekly newspapers, one monthly paper, a regional magazine and a shopper. Their papers include the Verona Press, Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub, the Fitchburg Star, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via Company Press Release

Paxton Media Group, acquired Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Paxton Media Group, owner of The Paducah Sun, announced the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal includes the purchase of all 47 newspapers in the Landmark chain.
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: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. publishes newspapers, shoppers, real estate guides, homes magazines, and collegiate sports publications in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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announced 3/11/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Don Hurd, will acquire The Chesterton Tribune

synopsis: Don Hurd, president of Hoosier Media Group, said he signed a contract to purchase The Chesterton Tribune from David Canright, who served as the paper’s co-publisher with his wife, Margaret Willis. The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
buyer: Don Hurd
Don Hurd has over 40 years of experience in newspaper management. Hurd has earned a reputation of producing quality newspapers and increasing profits. "
target: The Chesterton Tribune
The Chesterton Tribune is a daily local newspaper based in Chesterton, Indiana that was founded in 1884.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Wick Communications, acquired The Madison Daily Leader

synopsis: The Madison Daily Leader, a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area, will be joining Wick Communications, a family-owned newspaper group.
buyer: Wick Communications
Wick Communications are a family owned community news company with 28 newspapers and 18 specialty publications in 12 states. Their newspapers are located in Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Colorado, Alaska, California, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Oregon. "
target: The Madison Daily Leader
The Madison Daily Leader is a family-owned, Monday-Friday afternoon daily newspaper covering Madison, South Dakota and the surrounding area.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunlight for All Institute, will acquire The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: Returning The Baltimore Sun to Maryland hands, the state’s largest newspaper and its affiliates are poised to be acquired by a nonprofit formed by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. that would operate the media organization for the benefit of the community.
buyer: Sunlight for All Institute
Sunlight for All Institute is a nonprofit started by businessman and philanthropist Stewart Bainum Jr. Bainum is chairman of Choice Hotels International, Inc. "
target parent: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
target: The Baltimore Sun
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reid Newspapers, purchased Oklahoma Newspapers from Gannett Co., Inc.

synopsis: Reid Newspapers has acquired the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita.
buyer: Reid Newspapers
Reid Newspapers is a second-generation, family-owned newspaper company that owns seven other newspapers in Oklahoma and operates two large central printing operations in Weatherford and Vinita. "
seller: Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI:$3,234.07)
The acquisition includes the Miami (OK) News-Record, the Grove (OK) Grand Lake News, and The Delaware County (OK) Journal from Gannett Co., Inc. Gannett is a leading media and marketing company with unparalleled local-to-national reach, successfully connecting consumers, communities and businesses.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Times-Journal, Inc., acquired Morgan County Citizen

synopsis: Times-Journal, Inc., a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia, has acquired the Morgan County Citizen, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, sports, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
buyer: Times-Journal, Inc.
Times-Journal, Inc. is a newspaper and magazine publisher in Georgia. Times-Journal publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and operates news websites in central and north Georgia. Their brands include the Marietta Daily Journal, the Rome News-Tribune, Cherokee Tribune/Ledger news and more. "
target: Morgan County Citizen
The Morgan County Citizen is a weekly newspaper in Madison, Georgia. The Morgan County Citizen provides readers with the latest news in Georgia through their paper and website. They publish news about the community, public notices, sports, law enforcement, obituaries, classifieds, and businesses.
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closed 1/6/2021 via Company Press Release

John Rhoades, acquired NEXTpittsburgh

synopsis: John Rhoades, an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania, has acquired NEXTpittsburgh, an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
buyer: John Rhoades
John Rhoades is an entrepreneur and community activist in Pennsylvania. John Rhoades worked in advocacy at the United Way of Southwestern PA before going into the private sector, helping launch The Beauty Shoppe, a co-working company. "
target: NEXTpittsburgh
NEXTpittsburgh is an online publication about the people driving change in Pittsburgh and the innovative things happening in the region. NEXTpittsburgh publishes in-depth features, biz + tech news, city design news, Pittsburgh jobs, arts and cultural events and guides to neighborhoods.
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closed 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Sean Cotton, acquired Gross Pointe News

synopsis: The Grosse Pointe News is delighted to share that Sean Cotton, a local Grosse Pointer, has purchased the newspaper and will serve as its new owner. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
buyer: Sean Cotton
Sean Cotton is the fifth owner of Grosse Pointe News, based out of Grosse Pointe, MI. The Grosse Pointe News is a weekly publication that reaches thousands of engaged readers in print and online. "
target: Gross Pointe News
The Grosse Pointe News is published by the Pointe News Group LLC and has been serving the Grosse Pointe community since 1940. Grosse Pointe News is a weekly newspaper serving the five-suburb community on the eastern edge of Wayne County.
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closed 12/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Axios Media Inc., acquired Charlotte Agenda

synopsis: Axios, a digital media company, has acquired Charlotte Agenda, a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
buyer: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics. "
target: Charlotte Agenda
Charlotte Agenda is a local news media company that exists to make Charlotte better connected. Charlotte Agenda provides the latest news and information about Charlotte through their website and daily newsletter. They cover the topics of food & drink, real estate, activities, events, jobs and more.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Clint Reilly, acquired San Francisco Media Co.

synopsis: Clint Reilly Communications, publisher of the Nob Hill Gazette and Gentry Magazine, has announced the acquisition of the San Francisco Examiner’s parent company, the San Francisco Media Co., and its affiliated publications including SF Weekly.
buyer: Clint Reilly
Headquartered in the historic Merchants Exchange Building in the San Francisco Financial District, Clinton Reilly is a diversified family of organizations including commercial real estate, hospitality, event production, food and wine, media and nonprofit educational endeavors. "
target parent: Black Press Ltd.
target: San Francisco Media Co.
The San Francisco Media Co. is a media publishing company that owns the San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, and SF Evergreen. The San Francisco Examiner is the highest circulated newspaper in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Colorado Community Media, purchased Seven Colorado newspapers and companion websites from Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.

synopsis: Colorado Community Media has acquired all of Landmark Community Newspaper's Colorado weekly newspapers and companion websites. The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler.
buyer: Colorado Community Media
Colorado Community Media is Colorado's largest local community media outlet. They reach and engage more than 300,000 local community members each week with its digital channels and its 19 metro Denver print publications. "
seller parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
seller: Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
The newspapers acquired were the Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press, Commercial City Sentinel Express, Metro Advertiser, Canyon Courier, Clear Creek Courant, and 285 Hustler. All the papers are distributed in the greater Denver market.
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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.
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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.
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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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rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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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: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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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: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: OB:POL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA
Polaris Media ASA is a media group which owns thirty newspapers in Norway. Based in Trondheim, the group was established in 2008. Major newspapers owned by the group include Adresseavisen, Harstad Tidende, Troms Folkeblad, Sunnmørsposten and Romsdals Budstikke.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$191.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.84
EBIT ($mm)
$7.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HLSE:ILK2S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä
Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is a Finland-based media group. Their main products and services include two regional newspapers, five local newspapers, two free sheets, marketing and communications, and printing. Ilkka-Yhtymä Group is comprised of Ilkka-Yhtymä Plc, I-Mediat, and I-print.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.16
Net Income ($mm)
$53.57
Employees
283
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Ticker: JSE:TBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group
Tiso Blackstar Group is a operating market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$274.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.09
EBIT ($mm)
$19.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3773
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Ticker: ENXTLS:CFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$95.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.16
EBIT ($mm)
$14.93
Net Income ($mm)
$7.68
Employees
735
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Ticker: KLSE:UTUSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumpulan Utusan
Kumpulan Utusan
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$47.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1630
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker: HLSE:KSLAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Keskisuomalainen Oyj is a Finnish media company. The Company publishes daily newspapers in central Finland and several other local papers, as well as a monthly paper for young readers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$185.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.45
EBIT ($mm)
$13.25
Net Income ($mm)
$6.16
Employees
825
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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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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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: AIM:TMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out Group Ltd.
Time Out is the trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has an average monthly global audience reach of over 137 million across all platforms.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$47.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($23.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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