Mergers & Acquisitions

Minute Media’s Rich Routman on Brand Acquisition & Homegrown Technology Strategy
March 23, 2020 at 7:51 am

In this episode, Minute Media's President and CRO discusses the company’s evolution into a global sports media business. We chat about Minute Media's strategic expansion into the US sports media market, how an investment in video is paying off, plus why Routman believes a homegrown tech stack enabled growth during a tumultuous decade in publishing.

Press Release: Endeavor Business Media Acquires AGORA Communications Summits
February 27, 2020 at 9:21 am

NASHVILLE, TN//February 26, 2020 – Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of the Smart Utility Summit and the Smart Water Summit from AGORA Communications, Marketing and Expos, LLC; Expanding its Position both in the Utility Sector and in the Summits Event Space. With a committed focus on delivering exceptional content and business opportunities, these summits…

Guess Who's Going to Buy You? That's Right...Your Advertiser
February 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm

Barstool Sports launched as a print publication in 2003. Since then, they’ve become a multi-million dollar diversified sports and pop culture media company. Barstool recently sold to one of their advertisers, Penn National Gaming (owner of the Tropicana), for $450 million. A few years ago something like this would be considered an anomaly. Today, odds…

Digital Consolidation: Here for the Long Haul or Another Passing Fad?
January 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

In the world of digital publishing, mergers and acquisitions have become almost commonplace, with consolidation dominating the 2019 headlines. From Vox Media’s acquisition of New York Media to Bustle Digital Group’s purchase of Inverse, and from Vice Media’s $400 million acquisition of Refinery29 to Group Nine Media’s $300 million acquisition of PopSugar, the digital media…

Meredith CDO Discusses Acquisition of ‘SwearBy’ Product Recommendation Platform
January 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm

Meredith Corporation recently announced its acquisition of SwearBy, a digital platform that crowdsources product recommendations from shoppers. In this Q&A, Meredith President and Chief Digital Officer Catherine Levene explains motivations behind the acquisition and how it will benefit both readers and marketers.

Trade Association SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
August 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), a non-profit trade group for digital and screen printing professionals, announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media, Publishing Executive’s parent company and the publisher of multiple brands serving the printing, promotional products, retail, non-profit, media, and marketing industries. The presidents of the two organizations discuss the strategic sale in this exclusive Q&A.