Graham Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Diversified Company

Graham Holdings has acquired 13 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold WPLG-TV10 to Berkshire Hathaway for $328M. Graham Holdings has acquired in 11 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (16%) and healthcare services (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Graham Holdings Co.

1300 North 17th Street 17th Floor,
Arlington, Virginia 22209
United States,
(703) 345-6300
http://www.ghco.com/

Graham Holdings Co. is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and custom manufacturing. The Company owns Kaplan, a leading global provider of educational services; Graham Media Group (WDIV–Detroit, KPRC–Houston, WKMG–Orlando, KSAT–San Antonio, WJXT–Jacksonville); The Slate Group (Slate and Panoply); and Foreign Policy. The Company also owns Trove, a social news aggregator; SocialCode, a leading social marketing solutions company; Celtic Healthcare and Residential Healthcare Group, home health and hospice providers; Joyce/Dayton Corp., a manufacturer of screw jacks, linear actuators and lifting systems; and Forney Corporation, a manufacturer of burners, igniters, dampers and controls for combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications. Graham Holdings was founded in 1877 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 - - 3 1 - 13
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - 1 - 2
vol $328M $328M
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Megaphone LLC 2020-11-10 - Divestiture
Washington, District of Columbia · www.megaphone.fm
Framebridge, Inc. 2020-05-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.framebridge.com
Clyde’s Restaurant Group 2019-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.clydes.com
Ourisman Honda of Tysons Corner 2019-01-31 - Divestiture
Vienna, Virginia · www.ourismanhondaoftysonscorner.com
Lexus of Rockville 2019-01-31 - Divestiture
Rockville, Maryland
Group Dekko Holdings, Inc. 2015-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Garrett, Indiana · www.dekko.com
Residential Home Health LLC 2014-07-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Troy, Michigan · www.residentialhomehealth.com
WPLG-TV10 2014-07-01 328M USD Divestiture
Pembroke Park, Florida · www.local10.com
Joyce/Dayton Corp. 2014-05-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Dayton, Ohio · www.joycedayton.com
Forney Corp. 2013-07-18 - Divestiture
Addison, Texas · www.forneycorp.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cable ONE, Inc.    - Hargray Communications Group, Inc. 2021-02-15 5
Phoenix, Arizona · www.cableone.net Hilton Head, South Carolina · www.hargray.com
Kaplan, Inc.    - Becker Professional Education - Healthcare Test Preparation Assets 2019-08-19 12
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.kaplan.com Downers Grove, Illinois
Cable ONE, Inc.    - Clearwave Communications 2018-11-12 4
Phoenix, Arizona · www.cableone.net Harrisburg, Illinois · www.clearwave.com
Cable ONE, Inc.    - NewWave Communications, Inc. 2017-01-18 3
Phoenix, Arizona · www.cableone.net Sikeston, Missouri · www.newwavecom.com
Cable ONE, Inc.    - Rural Broadband Investments LLC 2017-01-18 2
Phoenix, Arizona · www.cableone.net Overland Park, Kansas · www.ruralbroadbandinvestments.com
Kaplan, Inc.    - Booz Allen Hamilton - Explore Data Science Program 2016-01-21 11
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.kaplan.com , United States
Kaplan, Inc.    - Mander Portman Woodward Ltd. (MPW) 2015-12-14 10
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.kaplan.com London, United Kingdom · www.mpw.ac.uk
Kaplan, Inc.    - Kaplan Learning Technologies 2012-02-09 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.kaplan.com Atlanta, Georgia
Kaplan, Inc.    - EduNeering, Inc. 2007-03-07 9
Fort Lauderdale, Florida · www.kaplan.com Princeton, New Jersey · www.eduneering.com
The Gazette    - Southern Maryland Newspapers 2001-03-01 1
, United States , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 2 (15%) - - -
Healthcare Services 2 (15%) - - -
Media 1 (8%) - 1 (50%) 328M (100%)
Business Services 1 (8%) - - -
Education 1 (8%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - - -
Machinery 1 (8%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - - -
Restaurants 1 (8%) - - -
Digital Media - - 1 (50%) -
Total 13 - 2 $328M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 - 2 328M
  District of Columbia 2 - 1 -
  Virginia 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Florida - - 1 328M
Total 13 - 2 $328M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $328M
TOTAL $328M
Largest WPLG-TV10
$328M (2014-07-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
4 (31%)
Strategic(s)
38%
5 (38%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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