Like All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
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closed 6/30/2015 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, acquired Dailymotion

synopsis: Vivendi acquired from Orange an 80% stake in Dailymotion. The company owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,060.06)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Orange S.A.
target: Dailymotion
Dailymotion owns and operates a Web video portal for members to see, create, and share online videos in the United Kingdom, Australia, Morocco, France, Poland, Canada, and internationally.
price ($mm)
$242*
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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announced 10/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Magnify.net, will acquire Waywire

synopsis: Waywire, the video startup best known for its association with politician Cory Booker, is being sold to Magnify, a Web video distributor. Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets.
buyer: Magnify.net
Magnify.net is the leading provider of cloud-based video curation solutions to the online publishing, non/profit, community and ad network markets. Magnify's solutions enable websites to curate, upload, and aggregate content. "
target: Waywire
#Waywire is a social artery for video news. The company is focused on providing a network that will serve to fundamentally alter the tone and content of public dialogue around some of society’s most pressing issues. The network will provide original, syndicated and community created video content.
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announced 5/7/2013 via PR Newswire

PPS.tv will be merged with iQIYI,

synopsis: Baidu Inc., the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, announced the acquisition of the online video business of leading Internet video provider PPS for US $370 million. PPS's online video business will be merged with Baidu's own video platform iQiyi.
buyer parent: Baidu.com, Inc.
buyer: iQIYI (IQ:$2,829.73)
iQIYI, is China's leading advertising supported online television and movie portal that focuses on fully licensed, high-definition, professionally produced contents. "
target: PPS.tv
PPS.tv (PPStream) is a Chinese peer-to-peer streaming video network. The target users are on the Chinese mainland with no official English version, and the vast majority of channels are from East Asia, mostly Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
price ($mm)
$370
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closed 7/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Legendary Pictures, Inc., acquired Nerdist Industries

synopsis: Legendary Entertainment is going deeper into the fanboy world by buying Nerdist Industries, the genre and pop culture multimedia company. Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture.
buyer: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Legendary Pictures, Inc. operates as a production company. It creates, develops, co-produces, co-finances, and distributes motion pictures. "
target: Nerdist Industries
Nerdist's content already has a variety of connections into geek culture: a website, a YouTube channel, a podcast network, targeted e-newsletters and a live events business whose programs include a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
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closed 6/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Collective, acquired Metacafe

synopsis: Hollywood management agency The Collective has acquired Metacafe, a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
buyer: The Collective
The Collective is a full-service entertainment management, media and content production company. Formed in 2005, The Collective’s mission is to identify, develop, build and maximize opportunities for creative talent across a multitude of media platforms. "
target: Metacafe
Metacafe is a trusted source that keeps millions of viewers plugged into their entertainment passions every day, and connect marquee brand advertisers with their target consumers via close association with the most popular entertainment content on the web.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 5/12/2010 via PR Newswire

NEP Broadcasting, acquired Premiere Entertainment Network

synopsis: NEP Broadcasting, the nation's leading broadcast services provider, is pleased to announce their purchase of Premiere Entertainment. This world-class production company, specializing in the development of live and taped broadcasts for the web, will become part of the NEP family.
buyer parent: American Securities Capital Partners
buyer: NEP Broadcasting (NEPG:$450.72)
NEP provides management, technology and support for major broadcast networks, production companies and entertainment organizers for events such as the Super Bowl, The Academy Awards, English Premier League Football, Emmy Awards, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Olympic Games and NASCAR. "
target: Premiere Entertainment Network
Premiere Entertainment Network is a world-wide broadcast production company specializing in live and taped red carpet and special event broadcasts, behind the scenes movie set broadcasts, special event coverage and product line launches for Internet exhibition.
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announced 6/12/2008 via BusinessWire

Zcom Networks, will acquire Pam TV

synopsis: Pam TV, a Washington, D.C., online provider of, TV, Radio, talk, music, and live streaming programming heard around the world, and Los Angeles-based Zcom Networks, Inc., a growing provider of telecommunication products and services and content media finalized an acquisition agreement for Zcom to acquire the majority interest in Pam TV.
buyer: Zcom Networks (GGMC:$0.00)
Zcom Networks, Inc. is a telecommunication and broadcast media company with wholly owned subsidiaries in Telecommunications and Media Broadcasting. "
target: Pam TV
Pam TV offers a wide range of television, radio, talk, and music programming through a multimedia, interactive broadcast platform that brings together the internet, traditional radio and satellite television and radio.
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closed 1/28/2008 via Crain's BtoB

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired LX.TV

synopsis: NBC Universal’s Local Media Division has acquired LX.tv, a Manhattan-based broadband television network Web site that produces original video content about entertainment venues around the New York and Los Angeles areas.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: LX.TV
LX.TV is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and cultural programming free and on-demand. In entertaining, short video episodes, LX.TV shows you the new and exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, wellness,weekend escapes and family living.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired CollegeHangover.com

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, it has acquired the website CollegeHangover.com for an undisclosed sum. CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: CollegeHangover.com
CollegeHangover.com, which launched in 2005, allows users to browse and contribute to galleries of user-submitted photos and videos. The site is moderated by its college student editors, who also post their own original photos and videos.
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closed 6/4/2007 via PR Newswire

KickRadio, acquired Media Broadcast Network

synopsis: All conditions for KickRadio.com to acquire the key assets and corporate identity of Broadcast Media Network have been fulfilled; this transaction was completed on May 31, 2007.
buyer: KickRadio
Kickradio (http://kickradio.com) offers an internationally syndicated radio show that is heard in over 120 countries worldwide over the internet, on traditional broadcast radio stations and has podcast subscribers in over 65 countries. "
target: Media Broadcast Network
Media Broadcast Network is strongly positioned in the rapidly accelerating digital age and distributing entertainment content over the internet on a global scale.
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closed 3/27/2007 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired UnOriginal.co.uk

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment, Inc. a global digital-media-to-go company, has acquired UnOriginal.co.uk™ for $500,000. UnOriginal.co.uk is the third company HandHeld Entertainment has acquired in Europe, following the acquisition of Putfile.com™ in February 2007 and YourDailyMedia.com™ in December 2006.
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment (ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. "
target: UnOriginal.co.uk
UnOriginal.co.uk is an editor-directed Web site focused on user-generated media that is highly optimized for searches and consistently garners top 10 organic search results on Google for the term “funny videos.” UnOriginal.co.uk provides user-submitted and user-generated videos, pictures and games.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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announced 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

DigiCurve, Inc., will acquire Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation

synopsis: DigiCurve, Inc., a multimedia producer and provider of online content, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase the assets of Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation of Thailand in an all-stock transaction.
buyer: DigiCurve, Inc.
DigiCurve, Inc. is a multimedia producer and provider of online content. "
target: Global Satellite Broadcasting Corporation
GSBC is a developer and provider of digital media content technologies and delivery systems. The Company’s proven flagship product M-cast allows for the targeted scheduling and delivery of digital media across a multitude of media formats and hardware.
price ($mm)
$3.04
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closed 1/23/2007 via PR Newswire

ROO Group, Inc., acquired MyVideoDaily

synopsis: ROO Group, Inc., a global leader in online video solutions for content providers, advertisers and Websites, has acquired MyVideoDaily, a Web destination and software publishing company operating 18 domains and distributing multiple video software titles.
buyer: ROO Group, Inc. (RGRP:$0.00)
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally. "
target: MyVideoDaily
My Video Daily is your daily video dose of all that is happening in the world of News, Music, Entertainment, Movies, Games and more. My Video Daily is dedicated to bringing you the best video content available online in a simple and convenient search friendly interface.
price ($mm)
$0.35
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closed 12/18/2006 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired YourDailyMedia.com

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment™ has acquired YourDailyMedia.com™ for $1.06 million ($200,000 in cash payable in January 2007, $60,000 in cash payable during the next 12 months and a five-year $800,000 note which can be converted into 186,306 shares of HandHeld Entertainment’s common stock).
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment (ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. "
target: YourDailyMedia.com
YourDailyMedia.com contains a growing library of more than 4,500 “edgy” user-generated and user-submitted videos and thousands of other media selections, including photos, games, jokes and more. YourDailyMedia.com attracts more than 1.8 million unique visitors per month.
price ($mm)
$1.06
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closed 11/14/2006 via BusinessWire

HandHeld Entertainment, acquired Dorks.com

synopsis: HandHeld Entertainment announced the acquisition of Dorks.com for $1.5 million ($500,000 in cash and a five year $1 million note convertible to common stock).
buyer: HandHeld Entertainment (ZVUE:$0.00)
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store. "
target: Dorks.com
Dorks.com has become one of the leading destinations on the Web for the hilarious videos loved by viewers of all ages.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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closed 9/1/2006 via

MTV Networks, acquired Atom Entertainment, Inc

synopsis: MTV Networks a division of Viacom, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire Atom Entertainment, Inc., a portfolio of four leading online destinations for casual games, short films and video, for $200 million.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and TNN, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services. "
target: Atom Entertainment, Inc
A marketer and distributor of broadband entertainment, Atom Entertainment (formerly AtomShockwave, Corp.) was formed by the 2001 merger of Internet pioneers Shockwave.com and AtomFilms.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, acquired All Media Network, LLC

synopsis: Internet media company Blinkx PLC said it has completed a deal to acquire All Media Network LLC. All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. The acquisition of All Media gives Blinkx access to a number of website properties, including Sidereel.com, Allmusic.com and Allmovie.com.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: All Media Network, LLC
All Media Network connects today's digital audience with the best discovery services for music, movies, and TV. With 118 million monthly page views across five web sites, All Media Network provides the most comprehensive and pervasive consumer entertainment products available anywhere.
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closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
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14.5x
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 3/31/2014 via Market Wire

Parallax Capital Partners LLC, StepStone Group, will acquire DivX LLC

synopsis: Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group announced they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire DivX LLC and its subsidiaries, including the MainConcept entities, from Rovi Corporation. DivX is a leading provider of advanced end to end solutions that enable a superior high quality video experience on virtually any device or platform.
buyer: Parallax Capital Partners LLC
buyer: StepStone Group
Parallax Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating application software and related services companies. StepStone Group is a global private markets firm overseeing more than $60 billion of private capital allocations. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: DivX LLC (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for Over-The-Top services from content preparation, to protected delivery and multi-screen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms.
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announced 2/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Rovi Corporation, will acquire Veveo

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a global leader in entertainment discovery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veveo, Inc., a provider of intuitive and personalized entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Veveo
Veveo is a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions. Veveo is redefining how users experience connected devices and applications in natural and intuitive ways.
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$82
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closed 2/7/2012 via Market Wire

Corel Corporation, acquired Roxio

synopsis: Corelm, one of the world’s top software companies, has completed the acquisition of the Roxio® business from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel has expanded its product portfolio to include Roxio's broad range of digital media and security solutions, including Roxio Creator® and Roxio® Toast®.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. Their award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands such as WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: Roxio
Roxio provides consumer digital media creation applications in the United States. The company's top offerings include Roxio Creator 2011, which is used to preserve, capture, and share digital media and Cineplayer DVD Decoder that plays DVD on personal computers.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Irdeto, purchased BD+ Technology from Rovi Corporation

synopsis: Irdeto announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The newly acquired BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak™ for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting high-value Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy and lost revenues.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Irdeto
Irdeto is a software security and media technology company. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. "
seller: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
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$2.00
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closed 2/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Rovi Corporation, acquired Sonic Solution

synopsis: Rovi Corporation and Sonic Solutions have announced that Rovi has acquired Sonic in a stock and cash transaction. Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Sonic Solution
Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home. Sonic technologies deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs to provide consumers instant access to premium entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$698 [$644]
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$104
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announced 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Solutions Corporation, will acquire Muze, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader and Muze, Inc., a leader in entertainment information products and discovery services, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Muze, Inc.
buyer: Macrovision Solutions Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
target: Muze, Inc.
Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
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$17
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closed 1/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Betfair Group, Ltd., acquired TVG Network

synopsis: BETFAIR Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming business, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced that Betfair has completed its acquisition of the TV Games Network (TVG) from Macrovision for $50 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Betfair Group, Ltd.
Home to the world's biggest online betting community, Betfair is striving to become the pre-eminent betting platform for the internet. Betfair has grown into a multi-billion dollar business with an established portfolio of online gaming products comprising of poker, casino and games. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TVG Network
TVG, the official TV and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is among the most widely-distributed horseracing networks in the world and is also a leading provider of advance deposit wagering services in the US.
price ($mm)
$51
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$38
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closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (LGF.A:$3,807.20)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
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$255
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closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
price ($mm)
$0.80
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$11
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0.1x
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closed 12/1/2008 via

OpenGate Capital, acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is a powerful media brand that serves the television and entertainment community by providing a combination of breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and photos, and exclusive stories on television’s biggest shows and stars.
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closed 6/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired ThoughtWorthy Media

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions announced the acquisition of certain website and technology assets from ThoughtWorthy Media, a transaction that was previously entered into and executed by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in January 2008.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: ThoughtWorthy Media
ThoughtWorthy’s technology platform allows TV viewers to identify, research, and purchase online the music, products and advertising they view on television.
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closed 2/22/2008 via PR Newswire

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired Trymedia Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks has acquired substantially all of the assets of Trymedia, a pioneer in Casual Games syndication, from Santa Clara -based Macrovision. This acquisition is part of Real's strategy to build reach through syndicated distribution partnerships, and follows its acquisition of Game Trust last year.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$171.96)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Trymedia Systems, Inc.
Trymedia Systems is a provider of secure digital distribution services and the operator of the world's largest distribution network for downloadable games. Trymedia's ActiveMARK technology provides top casual and core game publishers.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
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closed 4/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Acresso Software Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Macrovision Corporation’s Software Business Unit. The acquisition results in the formation of a standalone company named Acresso Software.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Acresso Software Inc
Flexera Software, formerly Acresso Software, maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. The leading provider of software licensing, entitlement management, installation, and application readiness, Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, purchased certain CRI’s patents, security software code from Cryptography Research, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision® Corporation has completed its acquisition of SPDC™ (Self-Protecting Digital Content) technology from Cryptography Research, Inc., a San Francisco-based R&D organization focused on solving complex security problems. SPDC forms the basis of BD+, a key element of Blu-ray’s content security platform.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
seller: Cryptography Research, Inc.
Cryptography Research, Inc. provides technology to solve complex security problems. In addition to security evaluation and applied engineering work, the company is actively involved in long-term research and technology licensing in areas including content protection and financial services.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Mediabolic, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation acquired Mediabolic, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for connected consumer electronics devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes and digital video recorders. Founded in 1999, Mediabolic was a privately-held company based in San Mateo, California.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Mediabolic, Inc.
Mediabolic, Inc. is a leading developer of entertainment networking software that enables manufacturers to create cutting-edge digital home products. The company’s technologies can be embedded in products so consumer electronics and PC manufacturers can extend and differentiate their product lines.
price ($mm)
$44
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closed 2/28/2006 via

Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
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announced 1/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Ericsson AB, will acquire FYI Television, Inc.

synopsis: Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, announced its intention to acquire FYI Television, the premier entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson AB is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, with more than 110,000 professionals, and customers in 180 countries. They offer services in the areas of software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud. "
target: FYI Television, Inc.
FYI Television, Inc., a global TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data, aggregating the information into customized formats for various television, mobile, internet and print clients.
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closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Hollywood.com, acquired Media by Numbers

synopsis: Hollywood.com announced the acquisition of Media by Numbers, the complete destination for box office data information and expert analysis. Current Media by Numbers President, Paul Dergarabedian, will be joining the Hollywood.com team as part of the deal. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
buyer parent: R&S Investments, LLC
buyer: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com is the only 100% pure entertainment Web site dedicated to super-serving fans. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to. "
target: Media by Numbers
Media by Numbers is the definitive resource for reliable box-office data along with unique, expert analysis and commentary. The company specializes in the monitoring and analysis of the theatrical distribution and exhibition marketplace.
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announced 1/31/2008 via BusinessWire

IMDb, will acquire Without A Box, Inc.

synopsis: The Internet Movie Database the Web’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. has agreed to acquire Without A Box, Inc. the worldwide media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: IMDb
The Internet Movie Database is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 50 million unique visitors each month. IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1 million movies, TV, and entertainment programs and over 2.5 million cast and crew members. "
target: Without A Box, Inc.
Withoutabox has developed proprietary online tools that connect more than 150,000 filmmakers to nearly 3,000 film festivals in 200 countries, making it The Media Company for Independents.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Pando Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has bought Pando, a file-sharing technology that works peer-to-peer (P2P), similar to bit-torrent. It’s also a content delivery network that can host assets for websites, similar to Amazon Web Services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Pando Networks, Inc.
Pando Networks improves the delivery performance of online media assets. Pando accelerates content delivery, increases download completion and provides detailed performance data.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ricoh Co Ltd, will purchase EyeFi Cloud from Eye-Fi, Inc.

synopsis: EyeFi, a company that produces SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities, has announced that Ricoh, a global technology company, is purchasing their relatively new cloud storage service. The cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$17,842.90)
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. "
seller: Eye-Fi, Inc.
Eyefi's cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
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announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, will acquire TV by the Numbers

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV), the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TDV is also re-launching its entertainment website Zap2it.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: TV by the Numbers
TV by the Numbers is a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TV by the Numbers features deep analysis of TV ratings and share data, and unique editorial coverage of show renewals and cancellations.
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announced 11/9/2018 via BusinessWire

deltatre, will acquire Massive Interactive

synopsis: Massive Interactive, Inc., the award-winning OTT software company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Deltatre, the international leader in sports media technology services.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: deltatre
Founded in 1986, deltatre is one of the world’s leading sports media service companies. deltatre provides operational, technology and consulting services for Broadcast, Web, Results, Graphics and Sports Business Processes. "
target: Massive Interactive (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive builds a suite of tools that enable all media companies to deliver targeted content and personalized user experiences to specific user groups across devices, in real-time, helping accelerate growth and increase retention across the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

SouthPort Lane, acquired Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Southport Lane Management, LLC has acquired a majority stake in Massive Interactive, a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. The Southport acquisition will allow Massive to build on its position in the telecommunications, broadcast, hospitality and airline sectors worldwide.
buyer: SouthPort Lane
Southport Lane is a private equity firm focused on value creation. Southport Lane creates investment opportunities that yield attractive risk-adjusted returns. Founded in 2010, Southport Lane operates two distinct – but complementary – lines of business: private equity and asset management. "
target parent: Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc.
target: Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd. (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive is a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. They provide an industry-leading suite of services to manage, productise and sell video on next-generation connected devices.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Bosz Digital

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of 100% of Bosz Digital SA in Costa Rica. Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications. "
target: Bosz Digital
Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis, acquired Big Table Media

synopsis: Big Table Media, the production company behind the Crashers franchise on DIY, has been acquired by longtime executives Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis. Big Table Media produces multi-platform content for broadcast, digital, and mobile distribution for television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
buyer: Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis
Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis are executive producers at Big Table Media. "
target: Big Table Media
For 20 years, Big Table Media has been producing multi-platform content for broadcast, digital and mobile distribution. Its clients span television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, will acquire Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

synopsis: XR (Extended Reality) firm Bublar Group has agreed to buy Goodbye Kansas Holding. Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 200 creators in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV and more.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$1.84)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group
Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV series, TV commercials, games and game trailers.
price ($mm)
$5.56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mediatec Group, acquired Twentyfourseven

synopsis: Mediatec, a Live Events Company of NEP Group and one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, has acquired Twentyfourseven, a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven is a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia. Twentyfourseven serves moving media clients in the corporate, sports, TV, film and entertainment markets with expertise in the areas of TV production and corporate media.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Moving Images NY, LLC.

synopsis: Point.360, a leading provider of integrated media management services, announced that it had acquired the assets of Moving Images NY LLC, doing business as MI Post. MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
buyer parent: DG FastChannel, Inc.
buyer: Point.360 (PTSX:$22.35)
Point.360 is one of the largest providers of video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. The Company provides worldwide electronic distribution, using fiber optics, satellites, and the Internet. "
target: Moving Images NY, LLC.
Moving Images NY, LLC. d/b/a MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.30 [$0.80]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/31/2006 via

Rainmaker Income Fund, acquired Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Rainmaker Income Fund announced that its subsidiary RNK Capital Limited Partnership has entered into an agreement to purchase from IDT Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates 62% of the outstanding shares of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. a leading CG animation company.
buyer: Rainmaker Income Fund
Rainmaker is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rainmaker indirectly owns three operating limited partnerships. "
target parent: IDT Corporation
target: Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video DVD family entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8.76 [$19.76]*
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.5x
closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Launchmetrics, acquired IMAXtree

synopsis: Launchmetrics, the platform that streamlines PR and marketing efforts for fashion and luxury brands, acquired IMAXtree, Italian-based global leader in the production and distribution of visual fashion & beauty content.
buyer: Launchmetrics
Launchmetrics is the platform that streamlines PR and marketing efforts for fashion and luxury brands. Launchmetrics provides the technology, data insights, and access to top influencers that is needed to accelerate brands' product launches and build strong, lasting exposure. "
target: IMAXtree
IMAXtree is an Italian-based global leader in the production and distribution of visual fashion & beauty content, creating and providing cutting-edge content marketing and digital publishing solutions to editors and brands.
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$1,617.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1,265.17
Employees
7100
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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:300431
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd. was established in January 2007 as China's largest Internet video broadcast platform.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$100.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.18
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
$26.71
Employees
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Ticker: WSE:MGS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A.
Macro Games S.A. is a Polish company that operates CSCenter.pl and MyCraft.pl, gaming websites that provide the latest news, videos and live streams for the games Counter-Strike and Minecraft. The company produces games as well, mainly in the MMORPG genre using a free-to-play business model.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.25
EBIT ($mm)
$0.14
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: HUYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huya
Huya
HUYA Inc. is a leading game live streaming platform in China with a large and active game live streaming community. They have developed e-sports live streaming as one of the most popular content genres on their platform. Tencent is Huya’s biggest shareholder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,421.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.28
EBIT ($mm)
$72.26
Net Income ($mm)
$98.37
Employees
1864
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Ticker: DOYU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DouYu
DouYu
DouYu is a leading game-centric live streaming platform in China and a pioneer in the eSports value chain. DouYu operates its platform on both PC and mobile apps, through which users can enjoy immersive and interactive games and entertainment live streaming.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,258.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.30
EBIT ($mm)
$55.37
Net Income ($mm)
$85.74
Employees
1948
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:SJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading show live streaming video entertainment social platform in China. With more than 200 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates three primary online live streaming brands with websites and mobile apps: Showself, Lehai, and Haixiu.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$136.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.27
EBIT ($mm)
$24.19
Net Income ($mm)
$23.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:3700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inke
Inke
Inke is a leading mobile live streaming platform in China. Inke enables users to watch and preform live video broadcasts on their smartphones. Inke allows streamers and viewers to participate in various battles with each other, such as singing competitions or dance-offs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$561.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$90.19
EBIT ($mm)
$85.87
Net Income ($mm)
$160.28
Employees
937
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Ticker: SEHK:547
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited is the parent company of the award winning visual effects house Digital Domain. As one of the biggest VFX service providers in the US media industry, it is mainly engaged in the production of VFX, animations and movies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$67.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
671
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Ticker: SE:FORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB engages in the provision of entertainment services in Sweden. The company produces 3D animated movies for cinema and TV; animation for games; and commercials and corporate films for family and children’s audience.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$10.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:JMDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that develops technology-based solutions. Its flagship product, Vocal, is a long-form, digital publishing platform focused on supporting content creators by providing them with publishing tools and monetization features.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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