Media Moves

Private equity firm buys business newspaper owner Bridgetower Media

November 3, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

BridgeTower Media, which owns business newspapers such as the Idaho Business Review and Charleston Regional Business Journal, has been sold to a private equity firm for an undisclosed price.

Transom Capital Group has more than $600 million in assets under management and is based in Los Angeles.

BridgeTower’s publications include Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, NJBIZ, Arizona Capitol Times, The Daily Record (MD) and Furniture Today. It also owns It also owns Long Island Business NewsNew Orleans CityBusiness, the Daily Journal of Commerce in Oregon, and Finance & Commerce in Minnesota. The company is based in Minneapolis.

“We’re excited to partner with Transom to expand our business and strengthen our commitment to the markets we serve,” said BridgeTower CEO Adam Reinebach in a statement.

BridgeTower Media was part of Gatehouse Media, a newspaper company that owns more than 100 newspapers across the country, before it merged with Gannett.

In 2015, Gatehouse acquired the business newspapers previously operated by Dolan Media for $35 million.

 

 

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