RBmedia - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

RBmedia M&A Summary

RBmedia has acquired 9 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

RBmedia has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (45%) and internet software and services (23%).

RBmedia Ownership

Who owns RBmedia?

RBmedia is owned by Francisco Partners and H.I.G. Private Equity. It was acquired on July 26, 2023.

Is RBmedia PE-backed?

Yes. RBmedia is owned by private equity investors Francisco Partners and H.I.G. Private Equity.

Was RBmedia formerly PE-backed?

Yes. RBmedia was formerly owned by 3 private investors.

RBmedia Business Overview

Where is RBmedia headquartered?

RBmedia is headquartered in Landover, Maryland.

What sector is RBmedia in?

RBmedia is an internet software and services company.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

RBmedia

Recorded Books, Inc

8400 Corporate Drive,
Landover, Maryland 20785
United States,
(800) 305-3450
www.rbmediaglobal.com

RBmedia is a provider in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers – at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content and information – including audiobooks, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. RBmedia is based in Landover, Maryland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 4 2 1 2 - - 9
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
John Verlag 2022-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
, Germany · www.john-verlag.de
Upfront Books 2022-07-06 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.upfrontbooks.com
McGraw Hill Professional Audiobook Publishing Business 2021-05-11 - Divestiture
New York, New York
Recorded Books, Inc. 2020-06-23 - Divestiture
Prince Frederick, Maryland · www.recordedbooks.com
Potomac Talking Book Services, Inc. 2020-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Rockville, Maryland · www.ptbs.org
GraphicAudio LLC 2020-03-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Rockville, Maryland · www.graphicaudiointernational.net
Audiobooks.com 2017-04-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Burlington, Ontario · www.audiobooks.com
eChristian, Inc. (dba ChristianAudio) 2016-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Escondido, California · www.christianaudio.com
Tantor Media, Inc. 2015-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Old Saybrook, Connecticut · www.tantor.com
HighBridge Co. LLC 2014-04-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Prince Frederick, Maryland · www.highbridgeaudio.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 4 (44%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) - 1 (100%) -
Digital Media 1 (11%) - - -
E-Commerce 1 (11%) - - -
Publishing 1 (11%) - - -
Total 9 - 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 - 1 -
  Maryland 3 - 1 -
  New York 2 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (78%) - 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (22%) - - -
Total 9 - 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Cooley
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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