Link Media Outdoor Announces Acquisition
700 Structures, 1,800 Faces
Bourbonnais to Boston Omaha
Jim McLaughlin, President and CEO of Link Media Outdoor shared the news of his acquisition of
41-year-old company, Key Outdoor. Key was an Illinois based company with nearly 1,800 faces headed by Angela and Andrew Dahl. We understand Kalil & Co. represented Key Outdoor in the transaction as broker.
Link paid $38,000,000 cash. Specific terms of the agreement are included in the official announcement below, which should be of interest to many of you who have regard for details of OOH buys.
Link paid $38,000,000 cash.
Link Media Outdoor Announces the Acquisition of
Key Outdoor, Inc.
August 22, 2018
OMAHA, Neb. – Link Media Outdoor (“Link”), a subsidiary of Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ: BOMN), has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the operating assets of Key Outdoor, Inc. (“Key Outdoor”), based in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Founded in 1977, Key Outdoor has grown to become one of the leading outdoor companies in the Midwest with over 700 structures and almost 1,800 advertising faces, located in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Key Outdoor, a billboard business built with great care by the Dahl family over the past 40 plus years with land costs recently averaging around 20% of revenue,” said Jim McLaughlin, President and CEO of Link. “This is Link’s first acquisition in the region and we hope to continue to expand our footprint further over time in the Midwest and other areas of the country. This acquisition, along with our recently announced acquisition of Tammy Lynn Outdoor, LLC, increases our billboard advertising faces by almost 200% since June 30, 2018.”
The purchase price for the acquisition was $38,000,000 in cash. A portion of the purchase price will be retained by Link for a period of up to 18 months as a partial source of recourse for any indemnification claims by Link. The purchase price is also subject to certain prorations of revenues and expenses to be determined within 90 days following the closing. Each of Key Outdoor and its shareholders have also agreed to not compete with the business for a period of five years.
For more information on Link Media or for any outdoor advertising needs, please visit www.linkmediaoutdoor.com.
About Link Media Outdoor
Link Media Outdoor is engaged in the outdoor advertising business with over 1,280 billboard structures and 2,900 advertising faces located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
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