Like Orkla Media

closed 10/11/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased Orkla Media from Orkla ASA

synopsis: Mecom Group Plc, a U.K. media investment firm, agreed to buy Orkla ASA's media assets for 6.46 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.03 billion) in cash and new shares to build a pan-European newspaper publishing company.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Orkla ASA
Orkla is one of the largest listed companies in Norway. The core businesses are branded consumer goods, speciality materials and financial investments.
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closed 1/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired Arbeidskamerater AS

synopsis: Monster Worldwide Scandinavia AB, a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, has acquired all the outstanding shares of Norwegian online career sales company Arbeidskamerater AS. Consistent with Monster Worldwide Europe’s overall corporate strategy, the acquisition of Arbeidskamerater AS will enable Monster.no to expand in Norway.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: Arbeidskamerater AS
Founded in 2004 as a sales agent for Monster Worldwide in Norway, Arbeidskamerater AS successfully increased the number of jobs available on the Norwegian Monster website from 1,100 in January 2006 to 3,000 in January 2007.
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closed 4/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Sipa Press SA, acquired DioraNews S.A.S

synopsis: Buongiorno S.p.A., multinational leader at a global level in the development and management of paid apps and services for mobile devices, finalized the sale of DioraNews S.A.S., a supplier of digital news to telephone carriers in France and certain French-speaking nations in Africa, to Sipa Press.
buyer: Sipa Press SA
Sipa Press covers world news thanks to a staff of photographers, a network of more than 600 correspondents and exclusive distribution agreements with partner agencies such as the Associated Press (AP), Rex Features, WENN, News International in the UK and Olycom Italy. "
target parent: Buongiorno S.p.A.
target: DioraNews S.A.S
DioraNews, founded in 1999, is a supplier of digital news to telephone carriers in France and certain French-speaking nations in Africa.
price ($mm)
$0.59
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
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0.5x
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7.5x
closed 6/30/2011 via GlobeNewswire

MediaPro Entertainment, acquired Bontonfilm, a.s.

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary CME Media Pro has acquired Bontonfilm a.s. from Bancroft Private Equity. Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
buyer parent: Central European Media Enterprises
buyer: MediaPro Entertainment
MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction in Central and Eastern Europe. MediaPro Entertainment’s Fiction and Reality and Entertainment programming is mainly targeted at local audiences. "
target parent: Bancroft Private Equity, LLP
target: Bontonfilm, a.s.
Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.3x
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announced 7/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd, will acquire MediaPro Entertainment

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the MediaPro Entertainment business. MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction and owns one of the largest studio/production facilities in Central and Eastern Europe.
buyer: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises, the pioneering international television broadcasting company, operates the leading group of networks and stations across Central and Eastern Europe. "
target: MediaPro Entertainment
MediaPro Entertainment is a leading television and film producer and distributor in Romania and other Central and Eastern European markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$58 [$94]
rev ($mm)
$95
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 3/29/2007 via

Hurriyet, acquired Trader Media East

synopsis: Turkish publisher Hurriyet said Thursday it has agreed to buy Trader Media East Ltd. for $500 million in cash in an effort to boost its classified advertising business.
buyer: Hurriyet
Hurriyet, owned by Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding A.S., is one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey with interests in media, energy, manufacturing and tourism. "
target: Trader Media East
The Trader Media East Group publishes 235 print titles, and operates 13 websites, which attracted over 3.2 million unique monthly visitors in September 2005. In addition to generalist titles, the Trader Media East Group publishes specialist real estate, automotive and employment publications.
price ($mm)
$616
rev ($mm)
$211
EBITDA ($mm)
$53
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 9/13/2010 via Market Wire

WENR Corporation, acquired NGenSolutions, LLC

synopsis: WENR Corporation is pleased to announce it has acquired Ngensolutions LLC of Reno, Nevada. Ngensolutions is a media company with interests in radio and television properties located in Reno, Nevada. Ngensolutions is the licensee owner-operator of KRRI-LP Channel 25 and KELM-LP Channel 43 TV stations.
buyer: WENR Corporation (WNRC:$2.50)
WENR is a holding company, which directly owns or owns marketing rights in various growth stage companies. WENR provides senior management assistance and secures working capital for marketing development. "
target: NGenSolutions, LLC
Ngensolutions is a media company with interests in radio and television properties in Reno, Nevada. Ngensolutions is the owner-operator of Channels 25 and Channels 43 LP TV stations. Channel 25 is the local affiliate of Azteca America; one of the top Hispanic networks in the United States.
price ($mm)
$0.08
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closed 4/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Equity Broadcasting Corporation merged with Coconut Palm Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Coconut Palm Acquisition Corp. announced the completion of its merger with Equity Broadcasting Corporation. The Company has changed its name to Equity Media Holdings Corporation and will seek listing of the Company's common stock, units and warrants for trading on the NASDAQ Global Market.
buyer: Coconut Palm Acquisition Corp. (EMDA:$0.00)
Equity Media Holdings Corporation is a growing broadcaster with multiple sources of revenue and value in its operations. Equity Media currently owns stations in 41 markets that cover more than 32% of the U.S. population. "
target: Equity Broadcasting Corporation
Equity Broadcasting is one of the fastest growing broadcast companies in the U.S. Since 1997, we've dramatically increased our broadcast holdings and vaulted into the enviable position of being one of the 10 largest broadcast companies in the country.
price ($mm)
$267
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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,175 [$1,738]
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

United Group B.V., will purchase Nova TV and POP TV from Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. announced that it has agreed to sell its leading broadcast operations in Croatia (“Nova TV”) and in Slovenia (“POP TV”) to Slovenia Broadband S.à r.l., a subsidiary of United Group B.V., subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: United Group B.V.
United Group is the largest alternative telecom provider in the Balkans region that operates in two main business segments: telecommunication platforms and media (content and advertising). It has the broadest network coverage in the region and provides services of the highest quality. "
seller: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Nova TV in Croatia & POP TV in Slovenia are leading broadcast operations of Central European Media Enterprises. Nova TV, which launched in 2000, is Croatia's first private commercial television station. POP TV, which launched in 1995, has been Slovenia’s most popular television channel for 20 years.
price ($mm)
$262
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announced 12/5/2006 via BusinessWire

ESPN, Inc., will acquire NASN

synopsis: ESPN has agreed to acquire NASN, the only European channel dedicated to North American sports, from Setanta Sport Holdings Ltd and Benchmark Capital Europe. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close early next year subject to regulatory approvals.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: NASN
NASN is the only pan-European sports network broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week showing extensive live and 'as live' coverage of the highest profile sports in North America including: the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and National Football League.
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closed 9/4/2006 via PR Newswire

SBS Broadcasting S.A., acquired TV K Lumea

synopsis: SBS Broadcasting Sarl announced that its wholly-owned Romanian subsidiary, Amerom Television S.R.L., has completed the acquisition of Romania's most popular music channel, TV K Lumea. With a focus on contemporary international and domestic hit music, TV K Lumea is the ratings leader in the 15-24 urban target group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: SBS Broadcasting S.A.
SBS Broadcasting Group is one Europe's leading broadcasting groups, with leading commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Western and Central & Eastern Europe. "
target: TV K Lumea
TV K Lumea is Romania's most popular music channel. With a focus on contemporary international and domestic hit music, TV K Lumea is the ratings leader in the 15-24 urban target group. TV K Lumea was launched in 1999 as Romania's first local language music channel.
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closed 5/6/2005 via PR Newswire

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd, acquired TV Nova

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. announced that it has raised $709 million in debt and equity and completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in TV Nova, the premier television network in Central and Eastern Europe.
buyer: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises, the pioneering international television broadcasting company, operates the leading group of networks and stations across Central and Eastern Europe. "
target: TV Nova
TV Nova is the premier television network in Central and Eastern Europe.
price ($mm)
$648
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closed 12/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Warburg Pincus, acquired Centrum.cz

synopsis: NetCentrum s.r.o., the second largest internet company in the Czech Republic and the operator of the leading web portal Centrum.cz, today announced that it has been acquired by Warburg Pincus, the global private equity firm.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus has been a leading private equity investor since 1971. The firm has more than $20 billion of assets under management in a range of sectors including technology, media and telecommunications, consumer and retail, industrial, healthcare, financial services, energy and real estate. "
target: Centrum.cz
NetCentrum was founded to launch the web portal Centrum.cz, which quickly grew to become one of the leading portals in the Czech Republic. NetCentrum has since expanded and today runs web portals that are visited by 700,000 users daily and almost 3 million users monthly.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 4/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Grupo Televisa, S.A. will be merged with Univision Communications Inc.,

synopsis: Grupo Televisa, a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision, an American Spanish-language television network, announced a definitive transaction agreement in which Televisa’s content and media assets will be combined with Univision to create the largest Spanish-language media company in the world: Televisa-Univision.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: Grupo Televisa, S.A. (TV:$4,927.53)
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$4,800
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closed 5/5/2020 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, purchased Spanish-Speaking HBO-Branded Services from Ole Communications

synopsis: WarnerMedia has finalized its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in both HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners, the joint ventures between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, and now owns 100% of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO Go services in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean, as well as in Brazil.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
seller: Ole Communications
Ole Communications is an international multi-media company and a pioneer in the Latin American Pay TV industry. The company is a founding partner of the joint ventures HBO Latin America Group, A+E Networks Latin America and NBCUniversal International Networks Spanish Latin America.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Golf Channel Latin America

synopsis: Discovery, Inc. announced it has acquired Latin American Golf, S.L., which operates Golf Channel Latin America, a 24-hour pay-tv channel and the region’s digital destination for golf, from Simple Networks LLC and Fornaluz Productions, S.A., an affiliate of Inversiones Bahia.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,776.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Simple Networks LLC
target: Golf Channel Latin America
Originally launched in 2006, Golf Channel Latin America offers fans a wide range of premium golf content and coverage of PGA TOUR tournaments, including more than 36 exclusive live events.
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announced 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Groupe Serdy

synopsis: TVA Group announced an agreement to acquire the Serdy Média inc. and the Serdy Vidéo inc. group of companies. Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is engaged in the television, cinema and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group, operator of the over-the-air television network TVA and a stable of specialty channels, is the largest private French-language television broadcaster in North America. "
target: Groupe Serdy
Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food. While engaged in TV, print, digital and event media, Serdy is much more than a media group.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Bell Media, will purchase Historia and Séries+ from Corus Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc., a leading Canadian media and content company, announced it has reached an agreement to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media. Historia is Corus' French-language History Channel offering and Séries+ offers the most popular series in the world and creates original Quebecois content.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
seller: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a media company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content globally. Their content includes French-language specialty channels such as Historia, their History Channel offering and Séries+ which creates original Quebecois content.
price ($mm)
$160
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closed 4/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

AMC Networks Inc., acquired KinoweltTV

synopsis: US media company AMC Networks has acquired German pay-TV movie channel Kinowelt TV, paving the way to roll out its Sundance Channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time.
buyer: AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX:$2,826.33)
AMC Networks Inc. has been an innovator in television programming and entertainment for more than 30 years. AMC Networks owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. "
target: KinoweltTV
Kinowelt TV broadcasts classic and contemporary films 24 hours per day, is carried in basic pay-TV packages across German-language Europe. Kinowelt TV which launched in 2004 screens European and American cult movies, independent films, art-house titles and classic movies.
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closed 10/11/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased Orkla Media from Orkla ASA

synopsis: Mecom Group Plc, a U.K. media investment firm, agreed to buy Orkla ASA's media assets for 6.46 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.03 billion) in cash and new shares to build a pan-European newspaper publishing company.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Orkla ASA
Orkla is one of the largest listed companies in Norway. The core businesses are branded consumer goods, speciality materials and financial investments.
price ($mm)
$1,030
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announced 9/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Syddanske Medier K/S will be merged with Jyske Medier A/S,

synopsis: Jyske Medier and Syddanske Medier have announced their agreement to merge. Jyske Medier A/S engages in the publishing of three dailies and 15 weeklies newspapers. Syddanske Medier K/S publishes a regional daily newspaper. Both companies operate within Denmark.
buyer: Jyske Medier A/S
Jyske Medier A/S engages in the publishing of three dailies and 15 weeklies newspapers. The company was formerly known as Horsens Dagblad and changed its name to Jyske Medier A/S in May 2011. The company is based in Horsens, Denmark. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Syddanske Medier K/S
Syddanske Medier K/S publishes regional daily newspaper. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Esbjerg, Denmark. The company operates as a subsidiary of Mecom Group plc.
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announced 6/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Mecom Group PLC

synopsis: De Persgroep, will acquire all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Mecom, a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep aims to operate newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters and electronic media that gradually grow into the strongest media brands in their market segments. "
target: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$322 [$376]
rev ($mm)
$1,113
EBITDA ($mm)
$109
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x
announced 2/14/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Concentra NV, will acquire Media Groep Limburg

synopsis: Mecom Group plc remained in discussions regarding the potential disposal of its operating subsidiary in Limburg, the Board confirms that it has reached a preliminary, but non-binding, agreement with a multimedia media company Concentra N.V. concerning a sale of Limburg Media Group, a publisher of Dutch newspapers, to Concentra.
buyer: Concentra NV
Concentra is a multimedia media company that specializes in newspaper & magazine publishing, online & multi-media products, and regional television programming services. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Media Groep Limburg
Media Groep Limburg BV publishes Dutch newspapers such as De Limburger and Het Limburgs Dagblad. The company is headquartered in Sittard, Netherlands.
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announced 10/23/2013 via Wall Street Journal

North Media A/S, will purchase 8 Daily Newspapers from Berlingske Media

synopsis: North Media A/S, the only listed media group in Denmark, signed a contract with Berlingske Media A/S for the acquisition of eight local newspapers based in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the total circulation of which is 286,000 newspapers a week.
buyer: North Media A/S (CPSE:NORTHM:$164.58)
North Media A/S is the only listed media group in Denmark. They communicate advertisements and information to consumers through print activities, and online activities. The company is based in Denmark. "
seller parent: Mecom Group PLC
seller: Berlingske Media
The 8 daily newspapers in Copenhagen/Frederiksberg owned by Berlingske Media are Frederiksberg Bladet, Vesterbro Bladet, Valby Bladet, Vanløse Bladet, City Avisen and Nørrebro/Nordvest, as well as Amagerbladet and Østerbro Avis.
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$12
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closed 6/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Sjællandske Medier A/S, purchased 3 Weeklies from Berlingske Media

synopsis: Berlingske Media signed an agreement with Sjællandske Media on the sale of three weekly newspapers with a total weekly circulation of 162,000 copies. The three weekly newspapers are Lokalavisen Taastrup, Copenhagen West and New Odsherred.
buyer: Sjællandske Medier A/S
Sjællandske Media is a locally owned company based in Denmark. The company publishes DAGBLADET, Frederiksborg County newspaper, Nordvestnyt and Sjællandske and 32 weekly newspaper titles. "
seller parent: Mecom Group PLC
seller: Berlingske Media
The three Berlingske Media weekly newspapers are Lokalavisen Taastrup, Copenhagen West and New Odsherred with a total weekly circulation of 162,000 copies.
price ($mm)
$6.47
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announced 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

A-Pressen ASA, will acquire Edda Media AS

synopsis: Norwegian media group A-Pressen says it plans to buy Edda Media from the European publishing company Mecom. Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites.
buyer: A-Pressen ASA
A-pressen ASA operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Edda Media AS
Edda Media AS is a Norwegian media group that owns a number of Norwegian newspapers, television channels, radio channels and websites. It offers advertisements, inserts, and supplements on the Internet, radio, television, direct marketing radio, & internet services.
price ($mm)
$267
rev ($mm)
$348
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0.8x
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closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co., acquired Mecom Germany

synopsis: British-owned Mecom, publisher of dailies Berliner Zeitung and Hamburger Morgenpost, has sold its German holdings to Cologne-based media group M. DuMont Schauberg. The €152-million in the deal will add a readership of some 100 million to M. DuMont Schauberg.
buyer: M. DuMont Schauberg Gmbh & Co.
The M. DuMont Schauberg group of companies publish the subscription newspapers Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Kölnische Rundschau and the newsstand newspaper EXPRESS. Moreover, in Saxony-Anhalt MDS publishes Mitteldeutsche Zeitung in Halle/Saale. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Mecom Germany
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
price ($mm)
$202
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closed 4/12/2007 via

Mecom Group PLC, acquired BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor in the media, communications, information and education industries, has agreed to sell its majority stake in the German publishing group BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding to Mecom Group plc, a UK-based media company. Mecom currently holds a 15 percent stake in BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
price ($mm)[EV]
$321 [$520]*
rev ($mm)
$278
EBITDA ($mm)
$39
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2.2x
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15.7x
announced 10/3/2006 via BNC Analysis

Schibsted ASA, will acquire Bergens Tidende AS

synopsis: Schibsted ASA said it has agreed to pay 472 mln nkr to Mecom Group PLC unit Orkla Media for its 28.5 pct stake in Bergens Tidende AS, the regional newspaper group, to facilitate the creation of 'Media Norge', the planned Norwegian media group.
buyer: Schibsted ASA (OB:SCHA:$1,517.38)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services. "
target parent: Mecom Group PLC
target: Bergens Tidende AS
Bergens Tidende AS is a Norwegian regional newspaper group.
price ($mm)
$72
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$150
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closed 10/11/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased Orkla Media from Orkla ASA

synopsis: Mecom Group Plc, a U.K. media investment firm, agreed to buy Orkla ASA's media assets for 6.46 billion Norwegian kroner ($1.03 billion) in cash and new shares to build a pan-European newspaper publishing company.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Orkla ASA
Orkla is one of the largest listed companies in Norway. The core businesses are branded consumer goods, speciality materials and financial investments.
price ($mm)
$1,030
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closed 5/19/2006 via

Mecom Group PLC, purchased LMG from Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.

synopsis: Montgomery's investment vehicle Mecom Group said on Wednesday it has agreed to acquire 100 percent of share capital of a Dutch media group LMG for 200 million euros (140 million pounds) from Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Mecom is a leading European regional publisher. The primary focus of Mecom’s business is in regional newspapers. In addition Mecom operates national titles and associated media in magazines, television, radio, on-line and direct marketing. "
seller: Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (ENXTAM:TMG:$490.06)
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is an independent Dutch media company. Information is the core of our existence. Continuity, independence and profitability make up the foundation of our policy.
price ($mm)
$245
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announced 10/26/2005 via BNC Analysis

Mecom Group PLC, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Berliner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Transatlantic private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson and U.K. investment vehicle Mecom Group PLC have agreed to buy German newspaper publisher Berliner Verlag from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrink GmbH.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Mecom Group PLC (LSE:MEC:$1,006.28)
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Berliner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Berliner Verlag's titles include the broadsheet Berliner Zeitung, tabloid newspaper Berliner Kurier, a free weekly publication called Abendblatt and TIP, a bi-weekly Berlin entertainment guide. Berliner Verlag also owns a printing plant.
price ($mm)
$95
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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:$3,405.67)
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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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotlight PA, acquired PA Post

synopsis: Spotlight PA is joining forces with another independent newsroom — PA Post, a project of WITF Public Media in Harrisburg — to expand their coverage. PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable.
buyer: Spotlight PA
Spotlight PA is a collaborative newsroom dedicated to producing investigative journalism for all of Pennsylvania. Spotlight PA’s mission is to hold powerful private and public forces to account through urgent and compelling investigative journalism that drives change. "
target parent: Witf, Inc.
target: PA Post
PA Post is a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable. The mission of PA Post is to connect Pennsylvanians to their state, and each other, with accountability and deep-dive reporting that is multimedia, digital-first, and audience-focused.
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announced 6/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Mentor Medier AS, will acquire Morgenbladet

synopsis: Scandinavian media group Mentor Medier will acquire NHST Media Group's shares in Morgenbladet. Upon completion, Mentor Medier will own 90.8 percent of the shares in Morgenbladet. Headquartered in Oslo, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research.
buyer: Mentor Medier AS
Mentor Medier is a Scandinavian media group of publications and companies headquartered in Oslo. Mentor Medier wants to create greater understanding between people and groups and be an arena for debate and dialogue. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: Morgenbladet
Founded in 1819, Morgenbladet is an independent weekly Norwegian newspaper with an emphasis on politics, culture, and research. The newspaper is nationally and globally oriented and works to increase interest in criticism, dialogue, and exchange of views.
price ($mm)
$4.11*
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/30/2020 via Company Press Release

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

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

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

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

INCLUSIVE Inc., will acquire Hirakata Tsushin

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

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

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

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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Ticker: BME:VOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocento, S.A.
Vocento is a leading multimedia group in Spain, thanks to its portfolio of high profile brands, which have a major presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, audiovisual production, film distribution and the Internet.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$515.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.48
EBIT ($mm)
$36.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2743
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Ticker: EVC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$545.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.32
EBIT ($mm)
$285.00
Net Income ($mm)
$171.87
Employees
1259
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Ticker: SBSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns 17 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$142.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.27
EBIT ($mm)
$36.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
498
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Ticker: TV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupo Televisa, S.A.
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,927.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,912.71
EBIT ($mm)
$871.70
Net Income ($mm)
$393.21
Employees
43287
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Ticker: HMTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV) is the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high-growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading television and digital content platforms. Hemisphere owns and operates five leading U.S. Hispanic cable networks.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$151.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.81
EBIT ($mm)
$44.43
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
314
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Ticker: SET:POST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Public Company Limited
The Post Publishing Plc. is the publisher and distributor of the Bangkok Post (an English language daily newspaper), Post Today (a Thai language business oriented daily newspaper) and Student Weekly (an English language magazine targeting high school/university students as well as other readers).
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$66.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1480
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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$60,760.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,513.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,169.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
175000
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$25,931.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,436.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,038.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,354.00
Employees
23990
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$19,602.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,427.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1,940.66
Net Income ($mm)
$2,213.03
Employees
43822
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,720.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$978.00
EBIT ($mm)
$558.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
23500
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,180.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$171.59
EBIT ($mm)
($166.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30000
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,517.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$249.92
EBIT ($mm)
$152.58
Net Income ($mm)
$100.86
Employees
5006
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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