Hearst - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Hearst M&A Summary

Hearst has acquired 29 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Hearst’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Lagardère Magazine Group for $734M. Hearst has acquired in 13 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (25%) and media (22%).

Hearst Business Overview

Where is Hearst headquartered?

Hearst is headquartered in New York, New York.

What sector is Hearst in?

Hearst is a media company.

When was Hearst founded?

Hearst was founded in 1887.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 3

Hearst

The Hearst Corp.

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

Hearst is a privately held American mass media and business information conglomerate founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1887. The Company operates in a wide range of industries, including publishing, broadcasting, entertainment, digital media, and real estate. Hearst owns over 360 businesses across the globe, including newspapers, magazines, television stations, cable networks, book publishers, and online media. Some of its most well-known brands include Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Car and Driver, and Good Housekeeping. The company also owns a significant stake in ESPN and A&E Networks. Today, Hearst is one of the largest diversified media and information companies in the world. Hearst is based in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 27 - - 1 - - 28
vol $734M $734M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CellTrak Technologies, Inc. 2022-02-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.celltrak.com
Complex Media, Inc. 2021-06-24 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.complexnetworks.com
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.complexnetworks.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
Internet Software and Services 7 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Media 6 (21%) - 2 (33%) -
Publishing 5 (18%) 734M (100%) - -
Digital Media 3 (11%) - 1 (17%) -
Information Services 1 (4%) - 1 (17%) -
Software 1 (4%) - 1 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - - -
Marketing 1 (4%) - - -
Total 28 $734M 6 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 25 - 6 -
  California 5 - 2 -
  New York 4 - 2 -
  Connecticut 4 - - -
  Texas 2 - - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  Alabama 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
France 1 734M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 25 (89%) - 6 (100%) -
Cross-border 3 (11%) 734M (100%) - -
Total 28 $734M 6 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Healthcare Growth Partners LLC
1
PJT Partners, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Clifford Chance
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)
25%
7 (25%)
Strategic(s)
32%
9 (32%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 (100%)

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