Future Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

MediaCompany

Future has acquired 14 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Future’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired TI Media for $216M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Future - Sport Titles and the Craft Titles Portfolio to Immediate Media for $37M. Future has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (36%) and digital media (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Future PLC

Quay House The Ambury,
Bath, BA1 1UA
United Kingdom,
44 1225 442244
www.futureplc.com

Future Plc is an international media group and leading digital business. Future was founded in 1985 and is based in Bath, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 5 - 3 2 1 3 14
vol $22M $14M $216M $251M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $37M $37M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dennis Publishing - Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands 2021-08-16 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing Ltd. 2021-08-16 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.dennis.co.uk
Marie Claire US 2021-05-11 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.marieclaire.com
Cinema Blend LLC 2020-10-02 - Divestiture
Portland, Oregon · www.cinemablend.com
TI Media Ltd. 2019-10-30 216M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ti-media.com
Axel Ltd. Co. 2019-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Inverness, Florida · www.mobilenations.com
Purch 2018-09-06 - Merger
Ogden, Utah · www.purch.com
Purch - Consumer Division 2018-07-18 - Divestiture
Ogden, Utah
NewBay Media LLC 2018-04-04 14M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.newbaymedia.com
Next Commerce Pty Ltd. 2016-08-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.nextcommerce.com.au
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dennis Publishing Ltd. 2021-08-16 Dennis Publishing - Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands 2021-08-16 1
London, United Kingdom · www.dennis.co.uk London, United Kingdom

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 5 (36%) 216M (86%) 1 (100%) 37M (100%)
Digital Media 4 (29%) 22M (9%) - -
Publishing 2 (14%) - - -
E-Commerce 1 (7%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - - -
Marketing 1 (7%) 14M (5%) - -
Total 14 $251M 1 $37M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 7 237M 1 37M
United States 6 14M - -
  Utah 2 - - -
  New York 2 14M - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (50%) 237M (95%) 1 (100%) 37M (100%)
Cross-border 7 (50%) 14M (5%) - -
Total 14 $251M 1 $37M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $216M
< $100M 2 $36M
TOTAL $251M
Largest TI Media Ltd.
$216M (2019-10-30)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $37M
TOTAL $37M
Largest Future plc - Sport Titles and the Craft Titles Portfolio
$37M (2014-07-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Strategic(s)
21%
3 (21%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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