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closed 1/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Ayzenberg Group, acquired The Social Method

synopsis: Ayzenberg Group, one of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, announced that it has acquired The Social Method, one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California.
buyer: Ayzenberg Group
Ayzenberg Group is a full-service brand leadership group. One of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, Ayzenberg has created campaigns focused on successfully reaching and motivating tweens, teens and the 18-34 year old demographic since 1993. "
target: The Social Method
Founded in 2009, The Social Method is one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California. The agency focuses on entertainment and video games and has developed a proprietary toolset that provides deep and timely analysis of social campaigns.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Press X, the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Press X connects brands to content creators and players to teams.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Press X
Press X is the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Specializing in digital marketing, strategy development, campaign management, and content development, they help navigate the fragmented space, connecting brands to content creators and players to teams.
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announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Fearless Media

synopsis: RektGlobal, a global esports organization, has acquired Fearless Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. It is also the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue, marketing services company Greenlit Content and online Influencer DRLUPO. "
target: Fearless Media
Fearless Media is a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
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announced 12/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Twitch Interactive, Inc., will acquire GoodGame Agency

synopsis: Twitch, the leading video platform for gamers, announced that it will acquire GoodGame, the world’s first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities. Since its inception nearly a decade ago, GoodGame has grown into one of the gaming industry’s most progressive talent and content companies.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch is the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers where more than 60 million gather every month to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.1 million broadcasters. Twitch is the backbone of both live and on-demand video distribution for the video game ecosystem. "
target: GoodGame Agency
GoodGame is an all-in-one talent and content company focused on gaming and esports. Over the past decade, its staff of industry veterans has worked with teams, represented players, managed tournaments, created content, and brought numerous marquee advertisers into the gaming space.
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announced 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Media, will acquire WonderAd

synopsis: Aegis Media has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Beijing Wonder Advertising Co (WonderAd), a digital planning and buying agency specialising in China’s online gaming industry, with eCRM and performance marketing capabilities.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Media operates as an independent media communications network. It offers media communications and digital network services. The company provides digital media solutions and fully integrated digital campaigns. "
target: WonderAd
Founded in 2003, WonderAd (Beijing Wonder Advertising Co) is a full service digital media and marketing agency, which employs over 200 staff. Current key gaming clients include SNDA, Tencent Gaming, NetEase Gaming, RenRen Gaming and Perfect World.
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announced 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameset will be merged with LTTM,

synopsis: Gameset, a Polish gaming marketing agency with a goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities, is to merge with LTTM, the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services.
buyer parent: Mediacap SA
buyer: LTTM
LTTM is the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services. 62% of the industry in Poland is developing under its wings. "
target: Gameset
Gameset is a gaming marketing agency. Their goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Double Fusion, acquired NeoEdge

synopsis: Double Fusion, the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions, has acquired the assets of rival NeoEdge Networks, the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
buyer: Double Fusion
Founded in 2004, Double Fusion is the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions. The company's technology allows publishers to integrate brands and product advertisements within connected PC and video games. "
target: NeoEdge
NeoEdge, headquartered in Mountain View, California with sales offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada, is the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
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closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

BestatDigital, purchased Saba Studio from Saba Software, Inc.

synopsis: Digital learning and communications company BestatDigital has acquired Saba Studio from Cornerstone OnDemand. Saba Studio is a team of experienced video makers, game designers, animators, asset builders and campaign creators that offers a vast and versatile range of design solutions to build a tailored learning experience from scratch.
buyer: BestatDigital
BestatDigital is a Brighton-based digital learning and communications company that helps businesses transform by using digital skills and behavioral insights to solve problems. "
seller parent: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
seller: Saba Software, Inc. (SABA:$121.30)
Saba Studio is a team of experienced video makers, game designers, animators, asset builders and campaign creators that offers a vast and versatile range of design solutions, working shoulder-to-shoulder with you and your teams, to build a tailored learning experience from scratch.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Greenlit Content

synopsis: Esports infrastructure company and Rogue parent ReKTGlobal has acquired Greenlit Content, a company that operates videogame and esports-centric websites. Greenlit Content has a claimed reach of up to 100M people monthly via its editorial, video, and social content, and also operates GameDaily Connect Conferences.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal, Inc is an esports agency and production services company that supports the entire ecosystem. ReKTGlobal also includes an esports jobs board (ReKTJobs), a varsity esports recruiting platform (ReKTUniversity), and Rogue, a professional esports organization. "
target: Greenlit Content
Greenlit Content is a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers. Greenlit creates content in every format, including videos, livestreams, written articles, VR, and more. Greenlit also helps their clients create and launch their own websites.
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closed 5/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Fire Without Smoke

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the video games industry, announces that it has acquired Fire Without Smoke, further strengthening the Group’s art services line. Founded in 2013 and with offices in London and Montreal, Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Fire Without Smoke
Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers, including creating game trailers, marketing art and materials for esports events and providing marketing consultancy and design services to the industry.
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$6.89
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired G-Net Media

synopsis: Services provider Keywords Studios acquired games marketing company G-Net Media. Based in Los Angeles, G-Net works with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: G-Net Media
G-Net Media is a games marketing company based out of Los Angeles. They work with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
price ($mm)
$18
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$16
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$2
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maverick Media Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, welcomes Maverick Media Limited, a premier video games creative marketing agency, to the Group. Maverick, based in London, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Maverick Media Limited
Maverick, based in London and founded by Will Jeffry in 1995, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe. It has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious games publishers, developers and brands.
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$4.70
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jellyfish, acquired Social Life Ltd

synopsis: Jellyfish, a boutique agency in the UK, has acquired Social Life, a UK-based social media agency that specialises in entertainment brand marketing. Social Life delivers premium social media creative aligned with the highest standards of production to generate authentic, algorithm-breaking content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Jellyfish
Jellyfish is a UK boutique agency, delivering digital marketing solutions for a host of brands. Their combination of digital capabilities, technology and talent help to deliver digital strategies for clients across many industries, including property, pharmaceutical, finance and automotive. "
target: Social Life Ltd
Social Life is a UK-based social media agency that specialises in entertainment brand marketing. Social Life delivers premium social media creative aligned with the highest standards of production to generate authentic, algorithm-breaking content.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

The Miroma Group, will acquire Way To Blue

synopsis: The Miroma Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Way To Blue, the award-winning global integrated communications agency working with high-profile brands across the consumer, lifestyle and entertainment industries.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is an end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Way To Blue
Based in the UK, Way To Blue is an award-winning global integrated communications agency working with high-profile brands in consumer, lifestyle, and entertainment. Their core services include research, social, publicity, influencer and digital marketing, and digital development.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$421.54)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
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$1.31
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$1
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closed 1/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Ayzenberg Group, acquired The Social Method

synopsis: Ayzenberg Group, one of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, announced that it has acquired The Social Method, one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California.
buyer: Ayzenberg Group
Ayzenberg Group is a full-service brand leadership group. One of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, Ayzenberg has created campaigns focused on successfully reaching and motivating tweens, teens and the 18-34 year old demographic since 1993. "
target: The Social Method
Founded in 2009, The Social Method is one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California. The agency focuses on entertainment and video games and has developed a proprietary toolset that provides deep and timely analysis of social campaigns.
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closed 1/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Ayzenberg Group, acquired The Social Method

synopsis: Ayzenberg Group, one of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, announced that it has acquired The Social Method, one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California.
buyer: Ayzenberg Group
Ayzenberg Group is a full-service brand leadership group. One of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, Ayzenberg has created campaigns focused on successfully reaching and motivating tweens, teens and the 18-34 year old demographic since 1993. "
target: The Social Method
Founded in 2009, The Social Method is one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California. The agency focuses on entertainment and video games and has developed a proprietary toolset that provides deep and timely analysis of social campaigns.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fork Media Private Limited, acquired Rappio Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Digital ad-tech firm Fork Media has acquired a majority stake in audio advertising company Rappio Advertising Pvt. Ltd. Rappio, which was founded by Nirav Shah, Sahil Mehta, Ishan Doshi and Anuj Shah in 2016, helps brands play back their audio advertising formats, including ad jingles and announcements, as ringtones on end-users’ smartphones.
buyer parent: Ant Farm
buyer: Fork Media Private Limited
An advertising technology company, Fork Media was founded in February 2013. Fork Media creates properties with publishers where brands chip in to sponsor ad zones. The publisher powers the content and also brings in the audience. Fork Media packages and sells the properties to advertisers. "
target: Rappio Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Rappio Advertising Pvt. Ltd, which was founded in 2016, helps brands play back their audio advertising formats, including ad jingles and announcements, as ringtones on end-users’ smartphones. Users can select from a variety of ‘ad ringtones’ provided by Rappio.
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announced 9/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Digital Virgo, will acquire Digital Virgo

synopsis: 21 Centrale Partners has divested a significant stake in Digital Virgo, a distributor and monetiser of digital content, through an MBO led by Digital Virgo’s founder Eric Peyre and his team. Digital Virgo provides a broad range of interactive mobile phone services, B2C for digital entertainment and B2B for internet audience monetization.
buyer: Digital Virgo
Founded in 1989, Digital Virgo provides a broad range of interactive mobile phone services, B2C for digital entertainment and B2B for internet audience monetization. With a global presence in 30 countries, Digital Virgo addresses a 1 billion users market. "
target parent: 21 Centrale Partners
target: Digital Virgo
Founded in 1989, Digital Virgo provides a broad range of interactive mobile phone services, B2C for digital entertainment and B2B for internet audience monetization. With a global presence in 30 countries, Digital Virgo addresses a 1 billion users market.
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closed 2/13/2014 via Market Wire

Bemis Balkind merged with In Sync Advertising,

synopsis: In Sync Advertising and Bemis Balkind announced their merger, forming one full-service integrated entertainment agency effective immediately. Under the name, In Sync Bemis Balkind, the agency offers the widest range of Audio/Visual, Print, Digital, and Branding services for theatrical, home entertainment, TV and life-style industries.
buyer: In Sync Advertising
In Sync Advertising has been producing motion picture advertising for nearly 20 years. Their client list spans the studio spectrum and includes Trailer and TV campaigns for Anchor Bay, Columbia Pictures, Dimension, Disney, Dreamworks SKG, Fox Searchlight, Imagine Entertainment, Lionsgate, and more. "
target: Bemis Balkind
Bemis Balkind grew out of Madison Avenue agency Frankfurt Gips Balkind in 1987. Along with the groundbreaking campaigns for Rosemary's Baby, Alien and Fatal Attraction, the agency was instrumental in the growth of cable television, helping to launch CNN, ESPN and HBO.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Happy Hour Creative, LLC, acquired Open Road Entertainment

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Happy Hour Creative, LLC acquires Open Road Entertainment, LLC. Open Road Entertainment is an advertising agency, specializing in creating award-winning audio-visual motion picture advertising for theatrical and home entertainment releases, along with broadcast promo and branding, video game advertising, and web/interactive.
buyer: Happy Hour Creative, LLC
Happy Hour Creative, LLC provides creative marketing services to clients in the film, television, home entertainment, and video game industries. Happy Hour Creative, LLC was founded in 2009 and is based in Culver City, California. "
target: Open Road Entertainment
Open Road Entertainment is an inventive advertising agency, specializing in creating award-winning audio-visual motion picture advertising for theatrical and home entertainment releases, along with broadcast promo and branding, video game advertising, and web/interactive.
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closed 9/22/2008 via Market Wire

AnyStream, Inc., acquired Voxant

synopsis: Anystream, the global innovator of digital media production and workflow solutions, announced its merger with Voxant Media, the new media network with over 30,000 worldwide publishing partners.
buyer: AnyStream, Inc.
Anystream is the leading provider of automated multi-platform media publishing solutions. Anystream is a software platform that supports file-based media workflows, creating a solution that is both efficient and flexible to meet the rapidly evolving demands around multi-platform content syndication."
target: Voxant
Voxant is building a new kind of network that delivers unparalleled licensed content, advertising and syndication services to the millions of Web sites and niche communities that comprise the Web.
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

The E.W. Scripps Company, will acquire Triton Digital Media

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring Triton Digital, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Triton's innovative and proprietary SaaS solutions and advertising technology enable both live and on-demand audio publishers to build their audiences and enhance revenues globally.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Triton Digital Media
Triton Digital is a pioneer in the rapidly expanding digital audio marketplace. The Company’s innovative and proprietary SaaS solutions and advertising technology enable both live and on-demand audio publishers to build their audiences and enhance revenues globally.
price ($mm)
$150
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$40
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3.8x
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closed 7/3/2018 via BusinessWire

ABRY Partners, LLC, acquired ScreenVision Media

synopsis: Abry Partners, a leading media-focused private equity firm, has acquired Screenvision Media from Shamrock Capital. Screenvision Media is a premier cinema, video, and media organization that curates powerful and uncluttered storytelling for brands, exhibitors, and audiences at movie theaters nationwide.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, and information services focused private equity firms in North America. It specializes in late stage. The firm has completed over $77 billion of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth financing and recapitalization. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: ScreenVision Media
Screenvision Media is a premier cinema, video, and media organization that curates powerful and uncluttered storytelling for brands, exhibitors, and audiences at movie theaters nationwide. Their goal is to create engaging, technology forward media solutions for all of their partners.
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announced 11/1/2017 via Company Press Release

UFO Digital Cinema will be merged with Qube Cinema Technologies Private Limited,

synopsis: UFO Digital Cinema (UFO Moviez), India’s largest digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform, is to merge with Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt Ltd, a leading international manufacturer and provider of end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions.
buyer: Qube Cinema Technologies Private Limited
Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt Ltd is a leading international manufacturer and provider of end-to-end digital cinema technology and solutions. "
target: UFO Digital Cinema (BSE:539141:$94.31)
UFO Digital Cinema (UFO Moviez) is India’s largest digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform. UFO operates India’s largest satellite-based, digital cinema distribution network using its UFO-M4 platform, as well as India’s largest D-Cinema network.
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closed 8/24/2015 via BusinessWire

Cross MediaWorks, acquired BlackArrow, Inc.

synopsis: Cross MediaWorks, one of the largest independent media services firms in the United States, announced that it has acquired BlackArrow, a worldwide leader in advertising and data solutions for the pay-TV industry. The addition of BlackArrow will expand the types of products and services they can offer to pay-TV operators and advertisers worldwide.
buyer parent: Lee Equity Partners, LLC
buyer: Cross MediaWorks
Cross MediaWorks is a strategic holding company that manages an array of media across diverse platforms on both a targeted and measured basis. Cross MediaWorks is a member of the portfolio of companies managed by Lee Equity Partners. "
target: BlackArrow, Inc.
BlackArrow, a worldwide leader in advertising and data solutions, provides cross platform products and services for the TV industry’s biggest providers. BlackArrow creates products and services used in over 37 million homes around the world.
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closed 7/22/2015 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Midroll Media

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired podcast industry leader Midroll Media, a five-year-old Los Angeles-based company that creates original podcasts and operates a network that generates revenue for more than 200 shows, including "StartUp" and "Nerdist."
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,599.45)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. Scripps owns 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. "
target: Midroll Media
Midroll Media is the parent company of the Earwolf and Wolfpop podcast networks, and the Midroll podcast advertising agency. The company offers a 360-degree suite of production, distribution, and monetization services to artists, entertainers and thought leaders.
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closed 3/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Triton Digital Media

synopsis: Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Triton Digital, the leading technology provider to the digital audio industry. Triton Digital’s technology has connected audio supply to advertising demand since 2006, providing the technical backbone for the digital audio marketplace.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
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cancelled 3/16/2015 via Reuters

National CineMedia, cancelled an acquisition of Screenvision

synopsis: National CineMedia, Inc., the operator of NCM Media Networks, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising. Following the merger, NCM, Inc. will evaluate whether to contribute the Screenvision assets to NCM LLC.
buyer: National CineMedia (NCMI:$443.30)
National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. NCM presents cinema advertising across the nation’s largest digital in-theater network. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Screenvision
Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services for its theatrical exhibitor partners.
price ($mm)
$376
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/14/2010 via BusinessWire

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Screenvision Worldwide Strategy Group

synopsis: Screenvision announced the closing of its acquisition by Shamrock Capital Growth Fund as well as the appointment of Travis Reid as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Screenvision is a leading innovator in cinema advertising.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm investing on behalf of a diversified group of institutional limited partners focused solely on the media, entertainment, and communications industries. "
target parent: itv plc
target: Screenvision Worldwide Strategy Group
Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services for its theatrical exhibitor partners.
price ($mm)
$140*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Danoo, Inc., acquired IdeaCast

synopsis: Danoo, a leading digital location-based media network with interactive video screens in popular retail locations, has acquired IdeaCast, the leading provider of advertising in the rapidly expanding captive television category. This combination creates one of the largest and most advanced media platforms in the location-based media space.
buyer parent: Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
buyer: Danoo, Inc. (RMGN:$37.04)
RMG Networks is a leading place-based, video entertainment company. RMG Network's In-Flight Entertainment, Fitness Entertainment, Pharmacy TV, and NYTimes.com Today networks reach 25 million highly desirable and elusive viewers every month, leveraging over 60,000 video screens nationwide. "
target: IdeaCast
IdeaCast Inc. is the leading provider of custom video content and advertising in the expanding away from home television category. IdeaCast TV networks include Airline TV, Health Club TV and soon to be added hotels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShowHeroes GmbH, will acquire Viralize Srl

synopsis: ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers will acquire Italy-based Viralize. Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video.
buyer: ShowHeroes GmbH
ShowHeroes is Europe’s leading, independent provider of video solutions for digital publishers and advertisers. Its proprietary video platform consists of a library of thousands of unique video content clips, efficient video asset and playlist management. "
target parent: Vetrya Group
target: Viralize Srl
Headquartered in Italy, Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video, gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences.
price ($mm)
$9.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gimbal, acquired True[X] media

synopsis: ​Gimbal has acquired true[X], a connected TV (CTV) focused value exchange engagement advertising platform. The acquisition will bring together leaders in the location and connected TV spaces, enabling better targeting, creative, and measurement solutions for advertisers looking to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Gimbal
Gimbal provides advertising and marketing technologies to the world's leading brands and retailers interested in understanding the physical world. Gimbal translates location data into intent, measurement, and insights to help organizations transform their businesses and maximize marketing relevance."
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: True[X] media
​true[X] empowers a value exchange engagement advertising and measurement platform for premium publishers across connected TV, mobile, and desktop. true[X] engagement ads serve the widest possible audience by optimizing consumers' time and attention to deliver impactful results for advertisers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vetrya Group, acquired Viralize Srl

synopsis: Vetrya, an Italian company which operates in the development of digital services , applications and broadband solutions , announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Viralize, a Florentine company that operates in digital video advertising . 
buyer: Vetrya Group (BIT:VTY:$53.30)
Vetrya Group is an Italian company that develops digital services, applications, and broadband solutions. Vetrya understand innovations and makes it functional for customers, by introducing innovation throughout the value chain, with a wide range of cloud computing platforms. "
target: Viralize Srl
Headquartered in Italy, Viralize's powerful, proprietary platform allows publishers to deliver and monetize premium video, gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.1x
announced 2/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Taptica, will acquire RhythmOne plc

synopsis: Taptica, a global leader in advertising technologies, announced the acquisition of RhythmOne, a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices.
buyer: Taptica (AIM:TAP:$289.31)
Taptica is a publicly traded, global end-to-end mobile advertising platform that helps the world’s top brands reach their most valuable users with the widest range of traffic sources available today. "
target: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources.
price ($mm)[EV]
$175 [$162]
rev ($mm)
$316
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
announced 2/28/2018 via PR Newswire

AcuityAds Inc., will acquire ADman Media

synopsis: AcuityAds Holdings Inc., a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ADman Interactive S.L., the largest video Supply Side Platform (SSP) for Spanish-speaking markets in Europe and Latin America.
buyer: AcuityAds Inc. (TSXV:AT:$47.91)
AcuityAds is a technology company that enables marketers to connect intelligently with their most meaningful audiences through digital media. A Self-Serve programmatic marketing platform, powered by proprietary machine learning technology, is at the core of its business. "
target: ADman Media
Spanish ADman Media has developed a video Supply Side Platform (SSP) for native formats. ADman Media's video SSP solution enables the seamless distribution of advertisers' video content through high quality publishers to achieve optimum engagement with audiences and maximize publisher revenues.
price ($mm)
$2.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/5/2017 via BusinessWire

RhythmOne plc, will acquire YuMe

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a technology-enabled digital media company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire YuMe, Inc., a leading provider of global audience technologies, curating relationships between brand advertisers and consumers of premium video content across a growing range of connected devices.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: YuMe (NYSE:YUME:$159.78)
YuMe, Inc. is a leading provider of global audience technologies, curating relationships between brand advertisers and consumers of premium video content across a growing range of connected devices.
price ($mm)[EV]
$183 [$111]
rev ($mm)
$160
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x

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National CineMedia
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Masterbeat Corporation
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Cyberplex Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Net Element, Inc.
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Digitalbox Group
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Function(X)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Modavox, Inc.
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$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
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RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
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Demand Media, Inc.
Demand Media, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($16.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($27.04)
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