M&A Deal Summary

InterMedia Partners and AEP Capital Acquire Thomas Nelson

On February 22, 2006, private equity firms InterMedia Partners and AEP Capital acquired publishing company Thomas Nelson for 473M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is InterMedia Partners’ 1st and AEP Capital’s 1st transaction in the Publishing sector.
  • This is InterMedia Partners’ and AEP Capital’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is InterMedia Partners’ 4th and AEP Capital’s 4th transaction in the United States.
  • This is InterMedia Partners’ 1st and AEP Capital’s 1st transaction in Tennessee.
Investment Fate
  • Thomas Nelson was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2010.
  • Thomas Nelson was sold to a strategic buyer in 2011 for 215M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-02-22
Target Thomas Nelson
Sector Publishing
Buyer(s) InterMedia Partners
AEP Capital
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 473M USD

Target

Thomas Nelson

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
website
Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a publisher, producer and distributor of bibles, books and multimedia products emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. Thomas Nelson hosts inspirational conferences called Women of Faith targeting women of all ages and stages in life and Revolve which is geared towards teenage girls. Thomas Nelson, Inc. is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

InterMedia Partners

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1988
Size Small
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

InterMedia Partners is a specialist private equity firm that seeks investments in media and communications companies. Specific areas of interest include cable television, broadcast television, print, programming, and broadband opportunities. InterMedia targets situations requiring $50 to $100 million of equity capital. InterMedia Partners LP was formed in 1988 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 11
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 2
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
State (Tennessee) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 11
Year (2006) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-01-01 InterMedia Outdoors

New York, New York, United States

InterMedia Outdoors (“IMO”) is a provider of content to outdoorsmen. IMO has 15 magazines targeted towards the outdoor enthusiast with readership in excess of 23 million. In addition to magazines, IMO has the leading hunting/fishing online network, top-rated TV series, syndicated radio, and related merchandising

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-10-18 WAPA & WAPA America

United States

WAPA TV's Spanish-language satellite and cable provider to the United States.

Buy -
Buyer

AEP Capital

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1990
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

AEP Capital LLC is a private equity firm that seeks to invest in middle-market companies throughout North America. The Firm generally seeks to invest $5 to $50 million in companies valued up to $100 million. Areas of interest includes media, entertainment, communications, and business services. AEP Capital LLC is the successor of Alpine Equity Partners. The Firm was originally formed in 1990 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 5
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 1
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
State (Tennessee) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 5
Year (2006) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-05-25 Daily Racing Form

New York, New York, United States

Daily Racing Form is a multi-media information company dedicated to providing premium data driven content and analytical tools to horse racing enthusiasts. Daily Racing Form was founded in 1894 and is based in New York, New York.

Sell $70M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-06-15 Thomas Nelson

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a publisher, producer and distributor of bibles, books and multimedia products emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. Thomas Nelson hosts inspirational conferences called Women of Faith targeting women of all ages and stages in life and Revolve which is geared towards teenage girls. Thomas Nelson, Inc. is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sell -