The Deal seeks a health care reporter

The Deal is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover M&A and private equity in the healthcare sector with a keen eye toward services and technologies that revolutionize the U.S. healthcare system and impact deal flow. The role will sit within a team of reporters based in our New York office and be part of […]

Investors in talks to buy CoinDesk, valuing company at $125 million

An investor group is in the final stages of purchasing cryptocurrency-focused media company CoinDesk, report Lauren Thomas and Vicky Ge Huang of The Wall Street Journal. Thomas and Huang report, “The investor group is led by Matthew Roszak of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on crypto and blockchain-based technologies, and Peter Vessenes of Capital6, a venture-capital firm and family […]

Can Forbes thrive under its new owners?

Rich Jaroslovsky writes for The Observer about the pending sale of Forbes to a group of investors fronted by Austin Russell, the CEO of Luminar Technologies. Jaroslovsky writes, “Forbes certainly isn’t the only hallowed journalistic title to have traded its reputation for its survival. What remains to be seen is what its new owner, Russell, has in […]

Endpoints founders: FT purchase will help us grow faster

Endpoints editor in chief John Carroll and publisher Arsalan Arif wrote a note to readers about the Financial Times acquiring a controlling stake in the biopharmaceutical industry publication: Dear Endpoints Readers, We’d like to tell you about a partnership we’ve struck with the Financial Times that will take our news organization to the next stage of its […]

Financial Times buys controlling stake in Endpoints News

The Financial Times has acquired a controlling stake in Endpoints News, which covers the biopharmaceutical industry, for an undisclosed price. Endpoints has more than 163,000 subscribers and distributes content via its daily news reports and website, and at in-person and online events. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in the FT’s expansion in the U.S., where […]

CoinDesk hires investment banker to explore options

CoinDesk Inc., a cryptocurrency-focused media company, has retained investment bankers at Lazard Ltd. to help it explore options including a partial or full sale, reports Wall Street Journal reporters Lauren Thomas and Vicky Ge Huang. Thomas and Huang report, “CoinDesk’s parent company, Digital Currency Group Inc., or DCG,   has received multiple unsolicited offers north of $200 million […]

Fintech firm to buy financial news site The Fly

A financial technology firm has agreed to acquire financial news site The Fly for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected to close by the end of March. The acquirer, TipRanks Ltd., analyzes financial data to provide market research tools for retail investors. The TipRanks Financial Accountability Engine scans and analyzes financial websites, corporate filings […]

Why Bloomberg would make an acquisition

Dylan Byers of Puck writes about why Michael Bloomberg would acquire another media company such as The Washington Post or The Wall Street Journal — even though the company said no talks have happened. Byers writes, “Unless Bezos wakes up one morning and decides to overhaul the Post, Mike Bloomberg may be the sole media entrepreneur with […]

Crain to acquire MiBiz for undisclosed amount

Crain Communications announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire MiBiz for an undisclosed amount. A story on Crain’s Detroit Business states, “The deal for MiBiz is effective Jan. 1, the companies announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. “Detroit-based Crain acquired MiBiz, which launched in 1988, from privately owned MiBiz Inc. The purchase follows Crain’s acquisition […]

HousingWire parent buys real estate data company

HW Media, publisher of HousingWire, RealTrends and Reverse Mortgage Daily, announced Thursday it has acquired real estate data firm Altos Research for an undisclosed amount. Altos provides weekly market statistics, analysis and reporting for 99 percent of the zip codes in the United States. Altos founder and CEO Mike Simonsen will join HW Media executive team as president of […]