Active Interest Media Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

Active Interest Media has acquired 8 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Yachting Promotions to Informa for $163M. Active Interest Media has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (38%) and publishing (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

Active Interest Media, Inc.

300 Continental Boulevard, Suite 650,
El Segundo, California 90245
United States,
(310) 356-4100
www.activeinterestmedia.com

Active Interest Media, Inc. is a publisher of enthusiast magazines, events and websites. AIM publishes several category magazines including American Cowboy, Backpacker, Better Nutrition, Black Belt, Building Systems, The Collectors Guide, Log Home Design Ideas, Log Home Living, Old-House Journal Publications, Optimum Wellness, Southwest Art, Timber Home Living, Vegetarian Times, Wild Oats, Yachts International, Yellowstone Journal and Yoga Journal.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
Sell (0.8/yr) # - 2 - - 1 1 4
vol $163M $163M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Equine Network LLC 2021-01-08 - Divestiture
Boulder, Colorado
Active Interest Media, Inc. - Healthy Living, Fitness, and Outdoor Divisions 2020-06-30 - Divestiture
El Segund, California
Yonder 2017-06-14 - Divestiture
Boulder, Colorado · www.yonder.it
Yachting Promotions, Inc. (dba Show Management) 2017-03-02 163M GBP Divestiture
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.yachtingpromotions.com
IDEA Health & Fitness Association 2016-10-24 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.ideafit.com
Yonder 2016-06-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.yonder.it
August Home Publishing Co. 2015-10-19 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States
Bahamas Billfish Championship 2015-02-10 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.bahamasbillfish.com
Yellowstone Journal Corp. 2008-09-23 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.yellowstoneinternational.com
Yachting Promotions, Inc. (dba Show Management) 2006-10-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.yachtingpromotions.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 3 (38%) - 2 (50%) 163M (100%)
Publishing 2 (25%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - 1 (25%) -
Consumer Services 1 (13%) - - -
Leisure 1 (13%) - - -
Digital Media - - 1 (25%) -
Total 8 - 4 $163M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 - 4 163M
  California 2 - 1 -
  Colorado 1 - 2 -
  Florida 1 - 1 163M
  Virginia 1 - - -
Total 8 - 4 $163M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
1

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $163M
TOTAL $163M
Largest Yachting Promotions, Inc. (dba Show Management)
$163M (2017-03-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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