Advance Publications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

Advance Publications has acquired 4 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Advance Publications’ largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired Fairchild Media for $650M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Bright House Networks to Charter Communications for $10.4B. Advance Publications has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (25%) and marketing (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

Advance Publications Inc.

950 West Fingerboard Road,
Staten Island, New York 10305
United States,
www.advance.net

Advance Publications, Inc., is a privately held communications company that, directly or through subsidiaries, owns Condé Nast Publications, Parade Publications, Fairchild Publications, American City Business Journals, the Golf Digest Companies, and newspapers in more than twenty-five American cities; Advance Publications' subsidiaries also have extensive interests in cable television, as well as in Internet sites which are related to its print publications.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - 1 - - 4
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $10.4B $10.4B
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Stage Entertainment BV 2018-08-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.stage-entertainment.com
1010Data Inc. 2015-08-03 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.1010data.com
Bright House Networks LLC 2015-03-31 10.4B USD Divestiture
East Syracuse, New York · www.brighthouse.com
Fairchild Media 2014-08-19 - Divestiture
, United States
POP Agency 2013-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.popagency.com
Fairchild Media 1999-08-25 650M USD Divestiture
, United States
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - W Magazine 2019-06-25 2
New York, New York · www.condenast.com , United States · www.wmagazine.com
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - BRIDES Magazine 2019-05-15 1
New York, New York · www.condenast.com New York, New York · www.brides.com
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - CitizenNet, Inc. 2017-02-08 5
New York, New York · www.condenast.com Culver City, California · www.citizennet.com
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - Backchannel 2016-06-16 4
New York, New York · www.condenast.com , United States
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - Poetica Ltd. 2016-03-01 3
New York, New York · www.condenast.com London, United Kingdom · www.poetica.com
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - Pitchfork Media, Inc. 2015-10-13 2
New York, New York · www.condenast.com Chicago, Illinois · www.pitchfork.com
Condé Nast Publications, Inc.    - Ars Technica LLC 2008-05-19 1
New York, New York · www.condenast.com Malden, Massachusetts · www.arstechnica.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Publishing 1 (25%) 650M (57%) 1 (50%) -
Information Technology 1 (25%) 500M (43%) - -
Marketing 1 (25%) - - -
Media 1 (25%) - - -
Communications - - 1 (50%) 10.4B (100%)
Total 4 $1.2B 2 $10.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 1.2B 2 10.4B
  New York 1 500M 1 10.4B
  Washington 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (75%) 1.2B (100%) 2 (100%) 10.4B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) - - -
Total 4 $1.2B 2 $10.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1
Sabin, Bermant & Gould LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Fairchild Media
$650M (1999-08-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $10.4B
TOTAL $10.4B
Largest Bright House Networks LLC
$10.4B (2015-03-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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