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Xing Xing Digital Corporation, cancelled a purchase of Animation Studio Assets from Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Canadian digital studio Rainmaker Entertainment has sold its animation studio to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp.
buyer: Xing Xing Digital Corporation
Xing Xing is a digital animation company located in Beijing. Their work includes VFX for major motion pictures such as Twilight, The Changeling, Tropic Thunder and Red Cliff and animated TV series including Fireman Sam and Farm Kids. "
seller parent: Rainmaker Income Fund
seller: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. is a Canadian animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It produces computer animation TV series and movies. It is best known for producing the first ever CGI animated series ReBoot, as well as the acclaimed Transformers spin-off Beast Wars.
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closed 8/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Endemol UK Plc, acquired Simon's Cat Ltd.

synopsis: Endemol Shine UK, one of Britain's largest independent production companies, has acquired a controlling stake in animation company Simon’s Cat. The company is behind the digital comedy series “Simon’s Cat,” which has had more than 650 million views and has 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
buyer parent: Endemol B.V.
buyer: Endemol UK Plc
Endemol UK is one of Britain's largest independent production companies and is behind some of TV's biggest hits. Endemol UK incorporates a group of leading production companies: Remarkable Television, Initial, Zeppotron, Tiger Aspect, Tigress and Darlow Smithson (DSP). "
target: Simon's Cat Ltd.
Simon’s Cat is an animated series featuring the mischievous and often hilarious antics of a fat white cat and his long suffering owner – Simon. The series was created in 2007 and became an overnight phenomenon when Simon’s first film Cat Man Do went viral on YouTube.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Adult Swim, acquired Big Pixel Studios

synopsis: Turner’s Adult Swim announced the acquisition of United Kingdom game developer Big Pixel Studios. Big Pixel developed the popular mobile game Pocket Mortys based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the No. 1 comedy across all of television in 2017.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Adult Swim
Adult Swim launched in 2001, and is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes. "
target: Big Pixel Studios
UK-based Big Pixel Studios is a game developer. Big Pixel developed the popular mobile game Pocket Mortys based on characters from Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, the No. 1 comedy across all of television in 2017.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, acquired Otter Media

synopsis: AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, Crunchyroll and VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth. Otter Media will be a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is comprised of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. Together, these business units are leaders in the industry in creating premium content, operate one of the world’s largest TV and film studios and own a vast library of entertainment. WarnerMedia is one of four distinct business units of AT&T."
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: Otter Media
Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth.
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closed 7/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Zoomin.TV

synopsis: Modern Times Group, an international entertainment group, has acquired 51% of Zoomin.TV, the online video entertainment network, content production and advertising sales house. Zoomin is the 5th largest multi-channel network (MCN) in the world, attracting more than 2 billion monthly video views and 100 million subscribers worldwide on YouTube.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$2,134.41)
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB) is an international entertainment group. Their operations span six continents and include TV channels and platforms, online services, content production businesses and radio stations. "
target: Zoomin.TV
Zoomin.TV is Europe's No. 1 online news video producer and online and mobile video advertising network operator, currently active in 26 markets worldwide and expanding.
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closed 1/12/2015 via GlobeNewswire

CTC Media, Inc., acquired CarambaTV

synopsis: CTC Media Inc., a leading Russian independent media company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in CarambaTV, a producer of digital and transmedia content. CarambaTV content generates over 75 million views per month, including 20 million views of online content.
buyer: CTC Media, Inc. (CTCM:$788.84)
CTC Media is the leading Russian independent media company. The group manages four television channels in Russia (CTC, Domashny, Peretz and CTC Love) as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova with combined audience over 150 million viewers. "
target: CarambaTV
CarambaTV is a producer of digital and transmedia content based in Russia. CarambaTV content generates over 75 million views per month, including 20 million views of online content.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Telegraaf Media Groep N.V., acquired Zoomin.TV

synopsis: TMG has acquired a 70% stake in online video producer and sales office Zoom.in Nederland BV. The combination provides Zoomin.TV access to the broad reach of the TMG network and also opportunities for cooperation with the editorial organization of TMG. Moreover both parties join hands in the advertising exploitation of the videos.
buyer: Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (ENXTAM:TMG:$490.06)
Telegraaf Media Groep is a leading Dutch media company that publishes the daily newspaper De Telegraaf along with popular free daily Sp!ts and a portfolio of regional free door-to-door papers. The company also publishes several general interest magazines. "
target: Zoomin.TV
Zoomin.TV is an independent producer of internet television and operator of video advertising on all new media. Zoomin.TV publishes daily over 400 video clips with the latest domestic, foreign, sports, entertainment, economic and lifestyle news.
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announced 3/24/2014 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will acquire Maker Studios

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company, a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise, has agreed to acquire Maker Studios, the leading network of online video content on YouTube.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$75,125.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Maker Studios
Maker Studios is a next-generation media and technology company and the world’s largest provider of online video content for Millennials. Maker Studios has more than 5.5 billion monthly video views and 380 million subscribers, targeting the coveted Millennial audience.
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$500
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announced 8/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Maker Studios, will acquire Blip Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Maker Studios, Inc., a digital video studio company that offers digital content production and distribution services, has agreed to acquire Blip Networks, Inc., a digital media company that develops, produces and distributes original web series.
buyer: Maker Studios
Maker Studios is a cutting-edge, talent-first media company founded by YouTube artists. Maker is the only network that provides partners a full range of vertically integrated services including development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, marketing and merchandise services. "
target: Blip Networks, Inc.
Blip develops, produce, and distribute the best in original web series from well-known and up-and-coming producers. Since launching in 2005, Blip has evolved into the largest independently-owned and operated digital video platform in the world and attracts hundreds of millions of views per month.
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closed 3/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

B&Partners.CO, acquired Rede Snack

synopsis: B&Partners.CO, a Brazilian marketing services network, has acquired Snack, a 2.0 multi-channel video network that creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views.
buyer: B&Partners.CO
B&Partners.CO, a marketing services network, brings together experts in a collective of communication, consulting & adtech companies with Brand Experience products, services, interactive, retail, consulting, data analytics, first party data, programmatic, UX / UI, influencers and branded content. "
target: Rede Snack
Snack is known as a 2.0 multi-channel video network, as it creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rede Snack, acquired Amazing Pixel

synopsis: Snack, the Brazilian multi-channel social video network by advertisers Vitor Knijnik and Nelson Botega, announces the purchase of Amazing Pixel, another multi-channel social video network managed by one of its founders, the publicist Guga Mafra.
buyer: Rede Snack
Snack is a known as a 2.0 multi-channel video network, as it creates, produces, develops and markets its own channels for online distribution. Snack is a multi platform network (MPN) producing premium original content. Snack has 12 original channels with more than 140 million views. "
target: Amazing Pixel
Amazing Pixel is a multi-channel network-branded content and video production studio dubbed one of the largest integrated creation, production, and advertising organizations in Brazil. They help brands to develop and tell their stories on the internet.
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announced 7/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, will acquire Collective Digital Studio, LLC

synopsis: German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is buying a controlling interest in multichannel network Collective Digital Studio. CDS is a multi-platform entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes original entertainment programming.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (XTRA:PSM:$4,682.90)
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. They are also Germany's leading video marketer on the internet. They operate maxdome, the biggest German video-on-demand portal, and provide their customers with the multi channel network Studio71. "
target: Collective Digital Studio, LLC
Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is a multi-platform entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes original entertainment programming. CDS manages one of the leading YouTube multichannel networks with over 1,000 channels delivering more than a billion views a month.
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announced 7/24/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Bell Media, will acquire Noovo.ca

synopsis: Bell Media announced it has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Groupe V Média to acquire conventional network V along with related digital assets including the ad-supported VOD service Noovo.ca. V is a Quebec general-interest television channel that is available on several platforms.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
target parent: Groupe V Media Inc
target: Noovo.ca
Canada-based Noovo.ca is an ad-supported VOD (video on demand) service. Noovo.ca offers V, a Quebec general-interest television channel that is available on several platforms.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

SPI International, acquired Film1 Group

synopsis: SPI International, a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents, has acquired the Film1 premium movie channel brand in the Netherlands from Sony Pictures Television. Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service where people can watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
buyer: SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service. Watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
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closed 5/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

ITV plc, acquired Cirkus TV

synopsis: U.K. broadcaster ITV has taken a majority stake in Nordic on-demand channel Cirkus. Cirkus is a subscription on-demand service that offers the best of British television to platforms in the Nordic region.
buyer: ITV plc (LSE:ITV:$3,759.74)
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on their channels, they deliver their content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player. "
target: Cirkus TV
Cirkus is a subscription on-demand service that offers the best of British television to platforms in the Nordic region. Now available in Sweden, Norway and Finland on Com Hem, Boxer and TeliaSonera (Sweden); GET (Norway) and TeliaSonera(Finland).
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announced 11/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire CONtv

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp., a leading independent content distributor, announced they entered an agreement to take ownership of 85% of CONtv, a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$59.14)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with thousands of physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: CONtv
CONtv is a new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace that provides audiences access to thousands of hours of content showcasing an original slate of programming, as well as an eclectic catalog of over 1,200 must-watch titles.
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announced 4/17/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, will acquire Digital Broadcasting Group, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Digital, LLC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Broadcasting Group ("DBG"), one of the foremost distributors, creators, and producers of premium content and video advertising across digital media platforms. The acquisition of DBG will strengthen Alloy Digital's vertically integrated capabilities.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Recognized as a first mover, Alloy Digital is a next-generation media company creating, producing and delivering award-winning original content with unmatched reach to the influential 12-34 demographic. "
target: Digital Broadcasting Group, Inc.
DBG is a content production and distribution company, driving viewership and tune-in of original video programming and client-created TV spots across multiple digital points.
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closed 4/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Skydance Media, acquired Ilion Studios

synopsis: Skydance Media, the diversified global media company, announced it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios, a world leader in state-of-the-art animation production, to form Skydance Animation Madrid.
buyer: Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. "
target: Ilion Studios
Ilion Animation Studios, based in Madrid, is a state-of-the-art animation company which develops and produces computer-generated animation feature films of the highest level, based on original stories, combining cutting-edge technology with the highest artistic quality.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Xilam Animation, acquired Cube Creative

synopsis: Xilam Animation, an independent producer and distributor of animated programming, has acquired 50.1% of the capital and voting rights in Cube Creative, a France-based, fully integrated production studio producing CGI films across a wide range of formats: animated shorts, music videos, advertising spots, large format films, series and features.
buyer: Xilam Animation (ENXTPA:XIL:$24.43)
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms. "
target: Cube Creative
Founded in 2002 and based in Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine), Cube Creative is a fully integrated production studio producing CGI films across a wide range of formats: animated shorts, music videos, advertising spots, large format films, series and features.
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announced 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Crunchyroll, will acquire Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L.

synopsis: Crunchyroll, an anime sharing platform serving fans in over 200 countries, will acquire VIZ Media Europe Group, one of Europe's established licensors and distributors of Japanese animation. The acquisition will bring together Crunchyroll's global platform with VIZ Media Europe Group's EMEA-wide network of partners, distributors, and licensees.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is an anime sharing platform connecting 50 million registered users and 2 million subscribers. Via its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices, and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. "
target parent: Shogakukan Inc
target: Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L.
Paris-based VIZ Media Europe (VME) specializes in managing the development, marketing, and distribution throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa of some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties for consumers of all ages.
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announced 9/14/2015 via Market Wire

Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., will acquire Shaftesbury Films Inc.

synopsis: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. has executed a share purchase agreement with the shareholders of Shaftesbury Films Inc., a Canadian film and television production company, pursuant to which Rainmaker will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Shaftesbury.
buyer: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. is a multifaceted animation studio and one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. Rainmaker's first feature film, Escape From Planet Earth (distributed by The Weinstein Company), opened on 3,200 screens across North America. "
target: Shaftesbury Films Inc.
Shaftesbury Films, based in Toronto and Los Angeles, produces and distributes screen-based entertainment for all genres and platforms. Shaftesbury owns a significant library of 500+ hours of film, television, and digital content sold in Canada and 120 markets worldwide.
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cancelled 6/28/2012 via

Xing Xing Digital Corporation, cancelled a purchase of Animation Studio Assets from Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Canadian digital studio Rainmaker Entertainment has sold its animation studio to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp.
buyer: Xing Xing Digital Corporation
Xing Xing is a digital animation company located in Beijing. Their work includes VFX for major motion pictures such as Twilight, The Changeling, Tropic Thunder and Red Cliff and animated TV series including Fireman Sam and Farm Kids. "
seller parent: Rainmaker Income Fund
seller: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. is a Canadian animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It produces computer animation TV series and movies. It is best known for producing the first ever CGI animated series ReBoot, as well as the acclaimed Transformers spin-off Beast Wars.
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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.
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cancelled 6/28/2012 via

Xing Xing Digital Corporation, cancelled a purchase of Animation Studio Assets from Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Canadian digital studio Rainmaker Entertainment has sold its animation studio to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp.
buyer: Xing Xing Digital Corporation
Xing Xing is a digital animation company located in Beijing. Their work includes VFX for major motion pictures such as Twilight, The Changeling, Tropic Thunder and Red Cliff and animated TV series including Fireman Sam and Farm Kids. "
seller parent: Rainmaker Income Fund
seller: Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc. is a Canadian animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It produces computer animation TV series and movies. It is best known for producing the first ever CGI animated series ReBoot, as well as the acclaimed Transformers spin-off Beast Wars.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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announced 7/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Method Studios (VFX), will acquire Atomic Fiction

synopsis: Method Studios, an award-winning global visual effects company, will acquire Atomic Fiction, a fast-growing visual effects studio that provides state of the art imagery for industry leaders in streaming and theatrical content. Atomic Fiction have worked on projects such as The Walk, Allied, Deadpool, Stranger Things 2, Game of Thrones, and more.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Method Studios (VFX)
Method Studios is an award-winning global visual effects company. The company serves high-end feature, episodic television, and advertising/brand clients. Their range of services include conceptual design, pre-vis, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics, and more. "
target: Atomic Fiction
Founded in 2010, Atomic Fiction is a fast-growing visual effects studio that provides state of the art imagery for industry leaders in streaming and theatrical content. The company crafts striking visuals for some of the biggest properties in film and episodic.
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Mayfair Equity Partners, acquired Pixomondo

synopsis: Mayfair Equity Partners (“Mayfair”), the buyout and growth investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and Consumer sectors, is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority investment in Pixomondo, a strongly diversified global Visual Effects (“VFX”) and Digital Media business.
buyer: Mayfair Equity Partners
Mayfair Equity Partners is a buyout and growth capital investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and Consumer sectors. Its primary focus is on building strong partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Pixomondo
Pixomondo is one of the largest independent international VFX studios, widely known for its award-winning work in film, TV, theme parks and advertising. With offices in three different continents, each office offers different specialties and capabilities.
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$65
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announced 6/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Technicolor SA, will acquire Mr. X Inc.

synopsis: Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mr. X, a leading North American provider of visual effects to premier television and international film clients.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target: Mr. X Inc.
Founded in 2001, Mr. X is a digital production studio specializing in television and feature film visual effects. By collaborating with filmmakers from pre-production through post, Mr. X helps to define the look and feel of a film or television series.
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closed 10/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Animal Logic Pty Ltd, acquired Fuel VFX

synopsis: Australian animation and post-production company Animal Logic has acquired visual effects firm Fuel VFX. Fuel VFX offers design and visual effects services.
buyer: Animal Logic Pty Ltd
Animal Logic produces design, animation and visual effects for the film, television and advertising industries. Established in 1991, Animal Logic quickly earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading design, visual effects and animation companies. "
target: Fuel VFX
Fuel VFX Pty Ltd offers design and visual effects services.
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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 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.
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closed 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Eagle Rock Entertainment

synopsis: Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. Eagle Rock Chairman and CEO Terry Shand will continue to lead the company from its headquarters in London.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: Beringea LLC.
target: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle Rock has been recognized with some of the industry's most prestigious honors, including Emmy and Grammy Awards.
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closed 10/31/2018 via PR Newswire

VYPE Media, acquired GameDay Films

synopsis: VYPE Media, the nation's leading promoter of youth and high school sports, has announced its acquisition of GameDay Films, a Houston-based sports media company that delivers filming, photography, and production services to the booming youth sports industry.
buyer: VYPE Media
VYPE Media provides exclusive content and services for high school and youth sports. Their core offerings include publishing, filming and broadcasting, events, promoting and branding, and ambassador programs. "
target: GameDay Films
GameDay Films is a sports media and technology company that focuses on bringing quality and solutions to the filming needs of the youth sports industry across the United States.
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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.
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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.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Red Hot CG

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of 100% of Strongbox Ltd, a holding company with subsidiaries in China and Indonesia trading under the Red Hot CG ("Red Hot") brand. Red Hot are specialists in the production of graphical art assets for video games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: Red Hot CG
Red Hot CG was founded in Shanghai in 2010. The company is a proven 2D, 3D and animation art provider to the global video games market with clients in the US, Europe, China and Japan. Red Hot CG found early success contributing to popular projects like Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Spov Ltd

synopsis: Video games services provider Keywords Studios has purchased animation and digital design company Spov. Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Spov Ltd
Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Mindwalk Studios Ltd

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC is to buy Beijing based Mindwalk. The company is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Mindwalk Studios Ltd
Mindwalk Studios is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms.
price ($mm)
$5.50
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Euro Media Group, acquired Netco Sports

synopsis: Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services announced the acquisition of Netco Sports, the leading provider of sport second screen solutions. Netco Sports is a pioneer in innovation and creation of state-of-the-art solutions for the second screen in the world of sports, headquartered in France.
buyer parent: Paribas Affaires Industrielles
buyer: Euro Media Group
Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise. Focused on new media, Euro Media Group is recognized for its wealth of experience in international sports, live performances and entertainment production. "
target: Netco Sports
Netco Sports create unique mobile solutions in the world of Sports and Media: 2nd screen, Game Connect, Fotofan and Stadium Connect.
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$21.08
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Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd.
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Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Broccoli Co., Ltd.
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$100.25
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IG Port, Inc.
IG Port, Inc.
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$3.47
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Meisheng Cultural & Creative Corp., Ltd.
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Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.
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$13.12
EBITDA ($mm)
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Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB
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Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
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$24.43
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Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
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Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
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$67.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.27)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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671
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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.
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$10.48
EBITDA ($mm)
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