IAC's Dotdash Announces Close of Meredith Transaction

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --A IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) company Dotdash today announced the completion of its acquisition of Meredith Holdings Corp. ("Meredith"), owner of world-class brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, FOOD & WINE, Allrecipes, Southern Living, InStyle and REAL SIMPLE, in an all cash transaction at a purchase price of $42.18 per share. The new Dotdash Meredith combines celebrated and iconic brands with digital DNA to create America's largest digital and print publishera??a top 10 internet property1 able to deliver intent-driven content and experiences at scale. The company, headquartered in New York City and led by CEO Neil Vogel, will be its own reporting segment within IAC.
IAC's Dotdash Announces Close of Meredith Transaction
"Today marks the start of a big new opportunity at IACa??conceived by the ambitious minds of Neil Vogel and the Dotdash team and made possible in collaboration with our talented new colleagues from Mereditha??to define a new future in publishing," said Joey Levin, CEO of IAC. "Dotdash Meredith has a bright future ahead."A A With a portfolio that combines iconic brands such as PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, FOOD & WINE, Allrecipes, Southern Living and InStyle with digital upstarts such as Verywell, The Spruce, Investopedia and Byrdie,A Dotdash Meredith reaches 188 million online consumers monthly according to October 2021 comScore figuresa??including 95 percent of US womena?? putting it among comScore's top 10 internet properties in the US and delivering scale similar to that of major platforms. Dotdash Meredith marries Meredith's best-in-class advertising capabilities, first party data and deep advertiser relationships with Dotdash's digital-first e-commerce and performance marketing expertise to form a digital powerhouse: the company expects more than 70% of 2021 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA to come from digital with Adjusted EBITDA from digital assets expected to exceed $450 million in 2023."Dotdash Meredith's future has begun," said Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash Meredith. "No other media company in the world combines this kind of heritage with the scale, speed and power of a digital-first business. Dotdash Meredith will deliver intent-driven media at a scale never seen before."
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