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Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 9/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Petersen Events Corporation

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country, from Petersen Events Corporation.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Petersen Events Corporation
Off Road Expo, one of the largest off-road consumer events in the country of Petersen Events Corporation. Launched in 2000, Off Road Expo has established a strong position in the off-road community with a well-respected brand and a vibrant, growing event. Off Road Expo features exhibit space with mo
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Hagerty, acquired Concours d’Elegance of America

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired Concours d’Elegance of America, a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America's events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
buyer: Hagerty
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Concours d’Elegance of America
Concours d’Elegance of America is a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America is focused on automotive education and supporting local charities. Their events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., purchased Two Outdoor-sports Trade Shows from Hart Productions Inc.

synopsis: Renfro Productions & Management Inc., a trade show producer in Indianapolis, has acquired two longtime outdoor-sports trade shows from Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati. The two shows include the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show.
buyer: Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
Renfro Productions is a trade show producer in Indianapolis. Renfro Productions helps exhibitors build relationships with qualified outdoor enthusiasts. Renfro Productions uses effective advertising methods to attract the right customers to each show. "
seller: Hart Productions Inc.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show is an annual show that covers adventure sports, boats, campers, ATVs, and more. The Cincinnati Golf Show is a show focused on golf. The two trade shows belong to Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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closed 8/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired TEN: The Enthusiast Network

synopsis: Discovery Communications, a provider of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands, has acquired a majority stake in TEN: The Enthusiast Network, the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands. TEN: The Enthusiast Network's brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Roadkill, Hot Rod, and more. TEN operates websites, publications, annual events, and the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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announced 3/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, will acquire Show Management

synopsis: Publishing firm Informa plc said it has agreed to acquire Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the U.S. Show Management is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wind Point Partners
target: Show Management
Yachting Promotions, Inc., d/b/a Show Management, produces five boat shows each year along with hundreds of special events throughout the year. They are based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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closed 11/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, acquired Bowland Communications Limited

synopsis: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, an Ambleside rescue services firm has acquired the assets of Bowland Communications and rebranded to The Event Safety Group. Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor.
buyer: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services
Mountain Trauma Rescue Services was established in 2006 by Nick Wright. The organsiation provides specialist medical cover for a range of remote area and extreme sports events. They also deliver a wide variety of medical education and rescue training courses. "
target: Bowland Communications Limited
Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor. The Keswick Mountain Festival strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and offers a varied range of activities.
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closed 12/16/2009 via Company Press Release

National Marine Manufacturers Association, acquired New England Boat Show

synopsis: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
buyer: National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target parent: North American Expositions Co.
target: New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 3 RV and boating consumer shows from Mid-America Expositions

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Three were acquired from Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mid-America Expositions
Kansas City, MO-based Mid-America Expositions Inc. is the owner and operator of events and expositions focused on RVs and boating.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Events, purchased 9 RV and boating consumer shows from Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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closed 12/16/2005 via Company Press Release

Affinity Group, Inc., acquired Royal Productions, Inc.

synopsis: The Affinity Group, Inc. (AGI) continues to build its consumer show business division with the acquisition of the consumer shows of Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia-based producer of 12 shows in the boat, home and garden, RV and camping markets.
buyer: Affinity Group, Inc.
Affinity Group, Inc. and our affiliated companies serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American recreational vehicle market. The numerous magazines created by the AGI publications arm reach more than 6 million active and loyal RV owners and outdoor enthusiasts. "
target: Royal Productions, Inc.
Royal Productions, Inc., a Richmond, Virginia based promotions company founded in 1972, draws on more than 35 years of experience to bring the very best in boat shows, home and garden shows, and RV and camping shows to exhibitors and the public alike. Royal Productions prides itself on extending per
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closed 7/23/2021 via BusinessWire

iFIT, acquired 29029

synopsis: iFIT, a global leader in connected fitness software, content, and equipment, has acquired 29029, an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 produces events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
buyer: iFIT
iFIT is a global leader in connected fitness software, content and equipment. iFIT provides immersive, adaptive, personalized workout experiences for every fitness level and interest. The company offers treadmills, bikes, fitness apps, and more through their various brands. "
target: 29029
29029 is an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 delivers a unique outdoor experience in the wellness tourism business. They produce events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 3/9/2017 via PR Newswire

FlyDive, Inc., acquired Aquafly

synopsis: FlyDive, the preeminent U.S. manufacturer of recreational hydroflight watersports products, announced the acquisition of a leading hydroflight company based in Austin, TX, Aquafly. Aquafly provides world-class hydroflight athlete training, entertainment event production and product sales.
buyer: FlyDive, Inc.
FlyDive is a San Diego-based manufacturer focused on design, engineering and sales of innovative Hydroflight products. The company is driven by its mission to make Hydroflight easy, safe and accessible for everyone. "
target: Aquafly
Aquafly is one of the driving forces in the emerging hydroflight industry, offering water jetboard and jetpack sales and rentals, pro athlete training for international competition, and full-service production of captivating water acrobatic shows.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 3/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Powdr Corp, acquired Human Movement Management

synopsis: Powdr Corp announced the acquisition of Human Movement Management (HMM), an active entertainment and event production company that produces world-class mass participatory running races, festivals, triathlons, obstacle races, and outdoor events. HMM produces over 100 events annually, reaching over 1 million participants and spectators.
buyer: Powdr Corp
Powdr Corp is an active entertainment company, headquartered in Park City, Utah. Powdr has a unique network of businesses including eight mountain resorts, action sports camps and progression centers, a national television network, and Powdr Enterprises, a sports marketing and entertainment company."
target: Human Movement Management
Human Movement, Inc (HMM) is an event production company based in Louisville, Colorado. HMM creates and produces large scale participatory events such as the Dirty Girl Mud RunTM, The Zombie RunTM, The Ugly Sweater RunTM, Rocky Mountain Triathlon, and The Denver Oktoberfest.
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announced 10/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Annapolis Boat Shows, will acquire Annapolis Boat Shows

synopsis: Paul Jacobs, General Manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows, has announced that he and a team of four local business owners have a contract to purchase the Boat Shows from C. Edward Hartman II. The company is the premier producer of in-water boat shows.
buyer: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. "
target: Annapolis Boat Shows
Annapolis Boat Shows is the premier producer of in-water boat shows. Their boat shows give boaters the unique opportunity to board and inspect virtually every new model on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives about all aspects of buying and owning a boat.
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Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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cancelled 7/28/2010 via

Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 2/23/2010 via BusinessWire

Stratus Media Group, Inc., acquired ProElite, Inc.

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. a live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a 95% interest in ProElite, Inc., a sports, entertainment and media company that has produced arena-based mixed martial arts (MMA) events.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Stratus Media Group is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment and sporting events. The company is primarily focused on internal growth and acquisitions within the live entertainment-related market -- including action sports, automotive shows, and college sports. "
target: ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc. historically has delivered exciting entertainment experiences in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet.
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Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

CAPA, acquired CAP Image

synopsis: CAPA, a French press agency and production company founded in 1989, has acquired CAP Image, a French company founded in 1993 that produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image will become CAPA Event.
buyer: CAPA
CAPA is a French press agency and production company founded in 1989. It produces news reports, news magazines, documentaries, television fiction, corporate films and multimedia. "
target: CAP Image
CAP Image produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Saint-Nazaire, France.
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closed 12/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Secret Sounds

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced that it has acquired 51% in Secret Sounds Group, the Australian company led by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, which owns and produces two of Australia's leading festivals: Splendour in the Grass (located in Byron Bay New South Wales) and Falls Music & Arts Festival.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: Secret Sounds
Secret Sounds is a multi-faceted music platform comprising of Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festivals, Dew Process/Create Control Record Labels and Publishing, Secret Sounds Touring, Village Sounds Agency, Secret Sounds Connect, Secret Service Artist Management & Secret Service Public Relations.
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closed 11/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired AC Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc, a live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in AC Entertainment, an internationally recognized innovative leader in creating, producing, booking, and marketing first-class live entertainment experiences - from festivals and concerts to all types of special events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: AC Entertainment, Inc.
AC Entertainment is internationally recognized as an innovative leader in creating, producing, booking, and marketing first-class live entertainment experiences - from festivals and concerts to all types of special events.
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closed 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

The Concerto Group, acquired JD Parties Ltd.

synopsis: The Concerto Group acquired JD Parties Ltd. JD Parties, an established regional player, has more than 20 years’ experience of running Christmas parties and events at key venues including Tatton Park near Manchester, Knowsley Park near Liverpool and the ICC in Birmingham.
buyer: The Concerto Group
The Concerto Group is one of the UK's leading event services companies. A £30 million + business with seven offices and over 120 full time staff, the Group comprises 16 brands that provide event management, venues, catering and event services. "
target: JD Parties Ltd.
JD Parties, an established regional player, has more than 20 years’ experience of running Christmas parties and events at key venues including Tatton Park near Manchester, Knowsley Park near Liverpool and the ICC in Birmingham.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
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closed 6/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, acquired Lugar Inc. AB

synopsis: Live Nation Sweden announced the acquisition of 51% of Luger Inc AB and 75% of Moondog Entertainment AB, taking its holding in both companies to 100%.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Lugar Inc. AB
Luger was founded in Sandviken in 1991 and has been located in Stockholm since 1998. As well as being a leading promoter of international acts and producer of festivals, Luger has a large agency operation and represents almost one hundred Swedish artists.
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closed 2/11/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Comedy Express

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, has acquired the assets of Comedy Express, Inc., a multi-platform comedy media company. Comedy Express, which features content from well-known and emerging comic talent across broadband, wireless, and television, will become part of National Lampoon’s distribution platform.
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: Comedy Express
Comedy Express has launched a broadband TV channel, comedyexpresstv.com, which has been part of the National Lampoon Humor Network, and produced comedy events across the country, which have been packaged for DVD release. Events included last year’s highly successful nationwide College Comedy X Tour.
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closed 9/27/2007 via PR Newswire

SportsQuest, Inc., acquired Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: SportsQuest, Inc., which holds a controlling position in Greens Worldwide, Inc. announces today that it has closed the acquisition of Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, Inc. With the completion of the acquisition, ZCE becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of SportsQuest, Inc.
buyer: SportsQuest, Inc. (ARBK:$0.00)
SportsQuest, Inc. (formally Air Brook Airport Express) is a vertically integrated sports and entertainment marketing and management company, engaged in owning and operating sports entities and their support companies; publicly traded under the stock symbol ARBK. "
target: Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, LLC
Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, LLC is a full-service production company; providing "Star Power" since 1993. ZCE specializes in creating some of the most exciting and media-friendly properties in the country by connecting Hollywood star power to corporate America.
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closed 1/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Shoreline Media, LLC merged with Festival Productions, Inc.,,

synopsis: Festival Productions, Inc., George Wein's internationally celebrated music festival company, has joined with Shoreline Media, LLC to form The Festival Network, LLC, creating one of the world's premier entertainment and production companies. This move positions the organization to transform the festival industry.
buyer: Festival Productions, Inc.,
The Festival Productions is a multifaceted lifestyle marketing and production company led by music industry and marketing veterans. The company develops, acquires and produces long-term, highly visible festival properties in unique destinations around the globe. "
target: Shoreline Media, LLC
Shoreline Media, LLC is one of the world's premier entertainment and production companies.
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closed 11/7/2006 via BNC Analysis

Batanga, acquired LatCom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: In July 2005, a three-party release announced that Latin music portal Batanga will take ownership reins of the publishing and events company LatCom. DMG will redirect profit from the sale into buying more Spanish-language radio operations, the release stated. Financial details would not be disclosed, nor would ownership percentage breakdowns.
buyer: Batanga
Batanga, the source for all things Latin music, is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Hispanics across the US. Key media platforms include: a top online Latin music and entertainment destination nationwide live events, and targeted Hispanic print publications. "
target: LatCom Communications, Inc.
LatCom Communications is a leading media and entertainment company dedicated to the New Generation Latino or "NGL" market.
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closed 2/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Square Events Management Limited, acquired Perfect Weekend Limited

synopsis: A Christchurch-based company has become the country’s market leader in organising Masonic events – Square Events has acquired Perfect Weekend, an Oxford firm that was its only serious competitor. It now organises more Masonic events than anyone else, and east Dorset remains one of the most popular locations.
buyer: Square Events Management Limited
Square Events Management assist Masters, Festival Secretaries and Lodges to organise their Masonic Ladies Night or Masonic Ladies Festival. They provide a no cost service that will save time and money and ensure each and every Ladies Festival is remembered for years to come. "
target: Perfect Weekend Limited
Perfect Weekend organizes Ladies’ Festival Weekends and has worked closely with Festival Secretaries and Presidents to ensure the weekends run smoothly and within budget. At Perfect Weekend, they aim to ensure that each and every Ladies’ Festival is organized with perfection and a personal touch.
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closed 1/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Sporcle, Inc., acquired Great Lakes Trivia

synopsis: It was announced that the web’s top destination for trivia has acquired one of the country’s top live trivia organizations. Sporcle, Inc., based in Seattle, has acquired Great Lakes Trivia, based in Plymouth, Michigan. Great Lakes Trivia was founded in 2009 and currently hosts over 100 weekly live trivia shows across Michigan and Ohio.
buyer: Sporcle, Inc.
Sporcle is a web site and mobile application that provides fun and addictive quizzes. Games range from trivial diversions to educational study guides. Our mission is to provide our users brain-engaging fun everyday. "
target: Great Lakes Trivia
Great Lakes Trivia hosts over 100 weekly live trivia shows. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Plymouth, Michigan.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.G. Capital, will acquire Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
price ($mm)
$122*
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
price ($mm)
$1.35
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announced 11/15/2017 via Reuters

Hao Tian Development Group Limited, will acquire Done+Dusted

synopsis: Hao Tian Development Group Limited, an integrated investment group company, will acquire Done+Dusted, one of the world's foremost independent producers of staged events, television, concert filming and branded content production. Done+Dusted has staged and filmed events such as The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and more.
buyer: Hao Tian Development Group Limited (SEHK:474:$15.16)
Hao Tian Development Group Limited is an integrated investment group company that is focused on financial businesses. Through its subsidiaries the group offers money lending services, logistics and warehousing services, and engages in the trading of commodities. "
target: Done+Dusted
Done+Dusted is one of the world's foremost independent producers of staged events, television, concert filming and branded content production. Done+Dusted has staged and filmed events such as The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, iHeartRadio Music Awards, CNN Heroes, and has also filmed rock concerts.
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closed 12/5/2016 via PR Newswire

On Location Experiences, acquired Nomadic Entertainment Group

synopsis: On Location Experiences (OLE), the official hospitality partner of NFL, announced its acquisition of Kreate Inc., as well as Nomadic Entertainment, an experiential marketing & events company behind the creation of music & nightclub experiences leading up to major sporting events. OLE has also entered into a new joint venture with Kirshner Events.
buyer parent: National Football League
buyer: On Location Experiences
As the official hospitality provider of the NFL, On Location Experiences provides proprietary fan access to marquee NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International Series Games in London. "
target: Nomadic Entertainment Group
Nomadic Entertainment Group is an experiential marketing and events company behind the creation of music and nightclub experiences leading up to major sporting events. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Sparks Marketing Group, acquired Big City Moms

synopsis: Award-winning experiential and event marketing agency, Sparks announced its expansion from "event agency" to "event owner" with its acquisition of Big City Moms (BCM), a New York-based media company. Big City Moms is a leading producer of content and events for new and expecting parents
buyer: Sparks Marketing Group
Sparks creates powerful experiences for the world's most iconic brands. An award-winning experiential and event marketing agency with 430 associates across 10 global locations. "
target: Big City Moms
Moms and brands alike rely on Big City Moms as their #1 resource for connecting through a variety of special and customized events. Founders and sisters, Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur, created Big City Moms with weekly events for working moms.
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closed 1/13/2016 via PR Newswire

SBR Events Group, acquired The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Dave Raymond, owner of Sweet Baby Ray's Catering and True Cuisine, has acquired Chicago-based The Meetinghouse Companies, a national, award-winning event design and production firm, and formed SBR Events Group, a world-class special event organization comprised of the three companies.
buyer: SBR Events Group
SBR Events Group, comprised of True Cuisine and Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering, is a fully custom catering company servicing all of Downtown and Suburban Chicago. They are among Chicagoland’s premier caterers boasting scrumptious food, attention to detail and professional accommodating service. "
target: The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.
The Meetinghouse Companies is a Chicago-based event design and production company with in-house services that include production management, event design, decor, floral and event technology. They have been internationally recognized with more than 75 industry awards for excellence in design.
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closed 10/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Olympus Partners, acquired Centerplate, Inc.

synopsis: Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced it has concluded its management led buyout of the company in partnership with Stamford-based Olympus Partners from former owner Kohlberg & Company, LLC.
buyer: Olympus Partners
Founded in 1988, Olympus Partners is a Stamford, Conn.-based private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for middle market management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. "
target parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
target: Centerplate, Inc.
Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with 250 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. It is the largest food service provider for the NFL, a major provider to professional baseball, and partner with 6 of the top 10 most active convention centers.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Music Festivals plc
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ProElite, Inc.
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Quebecor Inc.
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Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
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Future plc
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IBJ, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Omaken Sports AS
Omaken Sports AS
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
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$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
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10500
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Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
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$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
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4000
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