Graham Holdings Company

1150 15th Street, NW,
Washington, District of Columbia 20071
United States,
(202) 334-6000
www.washpostco.com

Graham Holdings Company 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.

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Buy (0.8/yr) # 5 1 2 1 - - 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $328M $328M
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Largest WPLG-TV10
$328M (2014-07-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Graham Holdings Company has acquired 9 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold WPLG-TV10 to Berkshire Hathaway for $328M. Graham Holdings Company has acquired in 9 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include healthcare services (23%) and education (12%).

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 84 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is Zayo Group Holdings, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is MTS Health Investors LLC with 1 platform acquisition.

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