Advance Publications Acquisitions and Exits, 6 Deals Between 1999 and 2018
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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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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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 1 - - 1 - 4
vol $650M $500M $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
vol $10.4B $10.4B
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Largest Fairchild Media
$650M (1999-08-25)
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Largest Bright House Networks LLC
$10.4B (2015-03-31)

Publishing M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the publishing sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 68 publishing companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 3 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic publishing acquirer over the past 3 years is Penske Media, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the publishing sector over the past 3 years is West End Holdings LLC with 1 platform acquisition.


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