Business Overview

A newspaper group with presses and property, strong management team, developing a unique digital web presence. Owner looking for an investment of $4 million to expedite the growth of a new digital program. Investment is secured by company stock and could include a right of first refusal for later purchase.
The plan for digital is a local type of Facebook connected to the local newspapers websites that pays the people who post based on their reads.
The growth plan projects a revenue increase of 222% over the next ten years.


  • Asking Price: N/A
  • Cash Flow: $1,600,000
  • Gross Revenue: $17,000,000
  • FF&E: $3,000,000
  • Inventory: $300,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1925

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:N/A
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:162
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Most publications have their own building owned by the company, multiple press sites and commercial print facilities. These sites provide a strong foundation and spring board to the digital program. This is the security for your investment.

Is Support & Training Included:

Owner is developing a unique digital program that works with the print publications and is seeking an investor, He will remain at the helm for several more years and then consider a full purchase, investment can include right of first refusal..

Purpose For Selling:

investment only, not a purchase

Pros and Cons:

Each location has its own competition, but most control their market. the unique digital program is designed to work with the publications and project to increase revenue and cash flow in 10 years. There is no competition to this program.

Opportunities and Growth:

The current attention to growth is for web development, owner has a 10 year plan to increase revenue to $34 million and EBITDA to $12 million. the concept is to take away business from Facebook and other social media. The projected growth is exceptional.

Additional Info

The business was started in 1925, making the business 97 years old.
The transaction won't include inventory valued at $300,000*, which ins't included in the suggested price.

The business has 162ft, 123pt employees and is situated in a building with approx. square footage of N/A sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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