Gannett Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

Gannett has acquired 6 companies of its own, including 6 in the last 5 years.

Gannett’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Journal Media Group for $280M. Gannett has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (34%) and media (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 4

Gannett Co., Inc.

7950 Jones Branch Drive,
McLean, Virginia 22107
United States,
(703) 854-6000
www.gannett.com

Gannett Co., Inc. is a digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across its network. Gannett's operations comprise of USA TODAY, 92 daily local publications in the US and Guam, more than 400 non-daily publications in the U.S., and, through our Newsquest subsidiary, more than 150 local news brands online, mobile and in print in the UK. Gannett was established in 2014 and is based in McLean, Virginia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 1 3 1 1 - - 6
vol $280M $156M $130M $566M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WordStream, Inc. 2018-05-10 130M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.wordstream.com
SweetIQ Analytics Corp. 2017-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.sweetiq.com
Golfweek Turnstile Publishing, Inc. 2016-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.golfweek.com
North Jersey Media Group, Inc. 2016-07-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Woodland Park, New Jersey · ww.northjersey.com
ReachLocal, Inc. 2016-06-27 156M USD Add-on Acquisition
Woodland Hills, California · www.reachlocal.com
Journal Media Group, Inc. 2015-10-08 280M USD Divestiture
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.journalcommunications.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
USA TODAY International Corp.    - Fantasy Sports Ventures, Inc. 2012-01-24 3
McLean, Virginia · www.usatoday.com New York, New York
USA TODAY International Corp.    - MMAjunkie.com LLC 2011-11-14 2
McLean, Virginia · www.usatoday.com , United States · www.mmajunkie.com
USA TODAY International Corp.    - Reviewed.com LLC 2011-01-04 1
McLean, Virginia · www.usatoday.com Somerville, Massachusetts · www.reviewed.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 2 (33%) 130M (23%) - -
Media 2 (33%) 436M (77%) - -
Digital Media 1 (17%) - - -
Publishing 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $566M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 566M - -
  Wisconsin 1 280M - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 130M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  California 1 156M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (83%) 566M (100%) - -
Cross-border 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $566M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1
The Raine Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
3
Nixon Peabody LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $566M
TOTAL $566M
Largest Journal Media Group, Inc.
$280M (2015-10-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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