Hearst Corp.

300 West 57th Street,
New York, New York 10019
United States,
(212) 649-2000

Hearst Corporation is a diversified media holding company with ownership interests in range of properties and assets spanning magazines, newspapers, TV stations, cable channels, and digital media. The Company was formed in 1887 and is based in New York City.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 11 1 5 - 6 3 26
vol $734M $734M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 - 2 1 - - 5

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Largest Lagardère Magazine Group
$734M (2011-02-01)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Hearst has acquired 27 companies, including 16 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Hearst’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Lagardère Magazine Group for $734M. Hearst has acquired in 11 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (27%) and internet software and services (24%).

When analyzing the media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 371 media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 28 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 6 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic media acquirer over the past 3 years is Dentsu Aegis Network, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the media sector over the past 3 years is Providence Equity Partners LLC with 5 platform acquisitions.

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