Leading Digital and Custom Publisher Acquired by Compass Media, LLC

Compass Media, Inc., the leading travel-tourism digital and custom content creator in the Southeast, has been acquired by Compass Media, LLC, a fellow publisher in the regional landscape.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Ocean Drive Media Group Acquired by Niche Media Holdings, LLC

Ocean Drive Media Group, producers of the long-standing and leading publication Ocean Drive, along with Peach, Ocean Drive en Espanol, Vegas, Wynn, Venetian, and Trump Magazine has been acquired by Niche Media Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Greenspun Media Group, LLC.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Dolan Media Acquires Mississippi Business Journal 

Dolan Media Company, based in Minneapolis, is a business-to-business information company with local newspapers and media in 19 markets across the U.S. Mississippi Business Journal, the 28-year-old newspaper is the leading business paper in Mississippi.  Along with the newspaper, the company publishesConstruction Mississippi and a dozen other special publications on technology, law, real estate, small business and health care.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Oceanside Photograph and Telescope, Inc. has been acquired by Virginia St. Lawrence Gibson and Dustin Gibson.

OPT, the iconic, 70-year-old global telescope retailer has changed hands in only the second time in its history, and has been acquired by two of its employees. 

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the buyers.​​

Modell Associates Divests Catalogue Business to Manic Enterprises LLC

Modell Associates, publishers ofAspen Home, Vail Home, The Aspen Catalogue, Vail-Beaver Creek Catalogue, The Santa Fe Catalogue, The Jackson Hole Catalogue and license forThe Sun Valley Catalogue, has sold its catalogue business to Manic Enterprises.


Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Transactions

Yankee Publishing Inc. Acquires McLean Communications

Yankee Publishing Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of McLean Communications, which publishes New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Business Review, Parenting New Hampshire, New Hampshire Home and a variety of custom publications.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Dan Denton buys back Sarasota, Gulfshore Life Magazines

Dan Denton, who sold his company to CurtCo Publishing, has announced that he has bought back two of his former titles:Sarasota and Gulfshore Life.In addition to his newest titles, Denton also has Florida Homes Media LLC, which publishesHomebuyer Magazine and Orlando Home & Leisure.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the buyer.

Brown Publishing Acquires Austin-based ARG Publishing Company

Brown Publishing Company, an Ohio-based newspaper company, has announced the acquisition of the leading relocation guide company in Texas.  ARG Publishing produces theAustin Relocation Guide, Destination DFW and several other related publications and websites that serve two of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Marin Magazine, LLC sold to Open Sky Media

The founders ofMarin Magazine, LLC announced that they have completed the sale of all assets of the Company to Open Sky Media, Inc.  The sale includesMarin Magazine, and digital, e-commerce and private sale websites.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.​

Mississippi Business Journalacquired by Mississippi Newspaper Company Journal, Inc.

The Dolan Company has soldMississippi Business Journal, a 33-year-old weekly newspaper, and its multiple related custom and proprietary publications to Journal, Inc., a 140-year-old newspaper company based in Tupelo, MS.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Newspaper, Magazine Publisher Acquires Baltimore’s Child

Mid-Atlantic Media, which publishes Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style Magazine, Smart Shopper and Washington Jewish Week, has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Baltimore, MD-based Baltimore’s Child, Inc.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Chicago Tribune Media Group AcquiresNaperville Magazine

Chicago Tribune Media Group, publishers of Chicago Magazineand other city/regional titles serving the greater Chicago area, announced the acquisition ofNaperville Magazine from Oster Communications LLC.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Sacramento MagazineHas a New Owner

Sacramento Media LLC, a closely held California corporation, has purchased the assets of Sacramento Magazines Corporation, publisher of Sacramento magazine and related titles.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Morris Visitor Publications AcquiresGuestLife HoustonMagazine

Morris Visitor Publications, LLC has announced the acquisition of GuestLife  Houstonmagazine from Palm Springs, CA-based Desert Publications, Inc. GuestLife Houstonnow joins MVP’s Texas portfolio of print and online publications that include Where magazines in Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio; GuestBooks in Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Houston; San Antonio QuickGuides, and more.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

American Public Media Group sells Greenspring Media Group to Hour Media

As American Public Media Group, parent of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media, aligns its resources around public media audiences, it announced today that it has completed the sale of the publishing arm of its business – Greenspring Media Group – to Hour Media LLC, a full-service publishing company focused on city magazines and online content headquartered in metropolitan Detroit. Greenspring Media Group publishes Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Drinks, RealFood and WHERE Twin Cities, in addition to numerous other custom publications and events.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.​

Ocean Drive Media Group Partners Announces Partnership to Create Trump Magazine

Jerry Powers and Donald Trump announced their partnership to publishTrump Magazine, scheduled to debut later this year.  Jerry Powers is the owner of Ocean Drive Media Group, which publishesOcean Drive, Vegas, Wynn, Peach and other high-end lifestyle publications.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to Ocean Drive Media Group.

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Sacramento Media Acquires Sierra Heritage Magazine

Sacramento Media, publishers of Sacramento magazine, Sacramento Home, Our Wedding and other custom publications and events has acquired the 35-year old title that serves the Sierra Nevada region.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Davler Media Group AcquiresNew York Spaces

David L. Miller, CEO of Davler Media Group LLC, announced today the acquisition of New York Spaces – The Home Magazine of Metropolitan New York, newyorkspacesmag.com and the related Social Events, from Wainscot Media LLC.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Former Owner Acquires Back ARG Publishing Company

ARG Publishing Company, publisher of Austin Relocation Guide, Destination DFW and several other relocation and destination guides, was founded by Kevin Evans and sold to Brown Publishing Company.  Mr. Evans has announced that he has acquired the Company back from Ohio Community Media LLC (formerly Brown Publishing Company).

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the buyer. 

Emmis Publishing Acquires Orange Coast Magazine

Emmis Publishing L.P., a subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation, has acquired Orange CoastKommunications, Inc., the parent company of Orange CoastMagazine, the leading lifestyle magazine serving the Orange Coast, California region.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

World Publications Acquires Home MiamiandHome Fort LauderdaleFrom Founders

World Publications CEO Terry Snow has announced the purchase of two of South Florida’s top home design magazines – Home Miami and Home Fort Lauderdale – to add to their existing lifestyle group that includes Saveur, Garden Design and Florida Travel & Life.  The home design magazines were founded by John O’Connor and Jim Baxter.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Performance Media LLC Sold to Anthem Media Group

Down East Enterprise Inc., the largest regional magazine publisher in Maine, and owner of Performance Media LLC, announced that they have divested the assets of Performance Media LLC to Anthem Media Group of Overland Park, Kansas.  The sale included Speedway Illustrated, the leading magazine for stock-car enthusiasts, and its related show and products.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the seller.

Zivyak Media Group Announces Purchase of San Jose Magazine


Zivyak Media Group, publishers ofBerkshire Livingmagazine, has purchased the assets of San Josemagazine from owner Renaissance Publishing, Inc.

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the buyer.

Great Lakes Publishing Acquires Lake Erie Living, Over the Back Fence, and Lake Erie Travel Guide from Long Point Media LLC

Great Lakes Publishing, the leading Ohio publishing group with more than 100 proprietary and custom titles, has now added the southern Ohio region to its group, with the acquisition of three titles from Long Point Media LLC.  

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to the buyer.