Freedom Communications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

Freedom Communications has acquired 1 company of its own. It has also divested 3 assets.

Freedom Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired The Press-Enterprise for $27M. Freedom Communications has acquired in 1 US state. The Company’s most targeted sectors include publishing (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity1
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Freedom Communications, Inc.

625 North Grand Avenue,
Santa Ana, California 92701
United States,
(949) 253-2300
www.freedom.com

Freedom Communications, Inc. is a diversified media company that primarily publishes community newspapers and metropolitan area newspapers and operates broadcast television stations. Freedom owns 28 daily newspapers and 38 weekly newspapers in 11 states with a combined circulation of 1.2 million and 8 broadcast television stations in 7 states. It is the 13th largest newspaper publisher by circulation and one of the largest independent television broadcasters in the U.S.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $27M $27M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Press-Enterprise Co. 2013-10-10 27M USD Divestiture
Riverside, California · www.press-enterprise.com
Freedom Communications - News Journal 2012-01-31 - Divestiture
, Canada
Freedom Communications - Tribune 2012-01-12 - Divestiture
Seymour, Indiana
Freedom Communications - Broadcast Properties 2011-11-02 - Divestiture
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Publishing 1 (100%) 27M (100%) 2 (67%) -
Communications - - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 $27M 3 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 27M 2 -
  California 1 27M - -
  Indiana - - 1 -
Canada - - 1 -
Domestic 1 (100%) 27M (100%) 2 (67%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (33%) -
Total 1 $27M 3 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $27M
TOTAL $27M
Largest The Press-Enterprise Co.
$27M (2013-10-10)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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