Hearst Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Hearst has acquired 28 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 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 12 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (26%) and media (26%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 3

Hearst Corp.

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

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

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 23 3 1 - - - 27
vol $734M $734M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Slickdeals LLC 2018-06-14 - Secondary Buyout
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.slickdeals.net
The Pioneer Group 2017-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Big Rapids, Michigan · www.pioneergroup.com
Work Loss Data Institute LLC 2017-01-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Encinitas, California · www.worklossdata.com
Litton Entertainment 2017-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina · www.litton.tv
CAMP Systems International, Inc. 2016-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Ronkonkoma, New York · www.campsystems.com
Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group 2016-07-29 - Divestiture
Conroe, Texas · www.yourhoustonnews.com
MedHOK, Inc. (Medical House of Knowledge) 2016-06-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.medhok.com
Complex Media, Inc. 2016-04-18 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.complexmediainc.com
The Hour Publishing Co. 2016-04-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.thehour.com
The Wilton Villager 2016-04-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Norwalk, Connecticut · www.wiltonvillager.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hearst Magazines Corp.    - RealAge, Inc. 2012-03-12 1
New York, New York San Diego, California · www.realage.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 7 (26%) - 2 (40%) -
Internet Software and Services 7 (26%) - 1 (20%) -
Publishing 5 (19%) 734M (100%) - -
Digital Media 2 (7%) - - -
Information Services 1 (4%) - 1 (20%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (20%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - - -
Marketing 1 (4%) - - -
Total 27 $734M 5 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 24 - 5 -
  California 5 - 2 -
  New York 4 - 1 -
  Connecticut 4 - - -
  Texas 2 - - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  Alabama 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
France 1 734M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 24 (89%) - 5 (100%) -
Cross-border 3 (11%) 734M (100%) - -
Total 27 $734M 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Healthcare Growth Partners LLC
1
PJT Partners, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $734M
TOTAL $734M
Largest Lagardère Magazine Group
$734M (2011-02-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
6 (22%)
Strategic(s)
33%
9 (33%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 (100%)

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