Like Enetpulse Aps

closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has bought a majority share in Enetpulse, the global provider of live sports data. Enetpulse cover all major sports 24/7 and deliver content to some of the biggest brands in online sports betting, television, newspapers, web portals and much more.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Enetpulse Aps
Enetpulse has firmly established thmselves as the leading global provider of live sports content with over 60+ sports in their portfolio and serving 180+ clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

synopsis: Future Plc announced the acquisition of two specialist consumer brands from Immediate Media Co. – CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine. Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine
Cycling News is the leading cycling news website in the UK, while Procycling is the market-leading magazine within the professional cycling arena.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Green Star Media, acquired Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin

synopsis: Specialist digital publishing group Green Star Media has acquired Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin from AIM-listed Electric Word for an undisclosed sum. Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin are leading sports science newsletters.
buyer: Green Star Media
Green Star Media is a digital media company providing expert training plans, advice and insight to amateur and professional sports coaches, athletes and physios worldwide. Their mission is to publish the best sports coaching advice that benefits coaches, players and the game. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin
Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin are leading sports science newsletters. They provide free advisory email newsletters that reveal ways to improve strength and fitness, and recover more quickly from injury.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/4/2011 via PR Newswire

China Golf Group, Inc., will acquire Wonderful Ace International Ltd.

synopsis: China Golf Group, Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent with Wonderful Ace International Ltd. to acquire its 75% share through equity acquisition. Wonderful Ace owns a serial of consumer magazines, targeting at luxury consumptions, such as golf, watch, and luxury real estates.
buyer: China Golf Group, Inc.
China Golf Group offers a full spectrum of golf course development and management services, including design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of golf courses as well as consulting and management of golf projects. "
target: Wonderful Ace International Ltd.
Wonderful Ace owns a serial of consumer magazines, targeting at luxury consumptions, such as golf, watch, and luxury real estates. First issued in 1994, China Golf magazine is the No. 1 and first professional golf magazine in mainland China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue Star Sports, acquired STACK Media

synopsis: Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, announced the acquisition of STACK, the leading content and media company serving athletes and coaches with educational video and article content, reaching millions of users each month through its website and its various syndication partnerships.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: STACK Media
STACK is a multimedia company with Publishing and Internet business units, and is a leading provider of original “how-to” information targeting athletes. The publishing unit includes the company's flagship publication, STACK Magazine, periodic special issues and a line of books.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Sora Capital Corp., will acquire ProSmart Hockey Learning System

synopsis: Sora Capital Corp. is pleased to announce it has entered into a letter of intent with ProSmart Sports Development Inc. pursuant to which the Company will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of ProSmart. ProSmart Hockey is the source for custom practice plans, personalized skill videos, animated drills and events & messaging tools.
buyer: Sora Capital Corp. (TSXV:SOR:$0.00)
Sora Capital Corp. invests in emerging companies in the Software as a Service (“SaaS”) sector of the technology industry. More specifically, companies with consumer facing products and services with revenue models, including subscriptions, transactional service fees and targeted advertising. "
target: ProSmart Hockey Learning System
ProSmart is the fastest growing network of minor hockey communities. ProSmart Hockey is the source for custom practice plans, personalized skill videos, animated drills and events & messaging tools. ProSmart is free thanks to their national and regional partners.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.02 [$4.40]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Athletx, acquired Baseball Youth

synopsis: Louisville-based Athletx Sports Group, a youth baseball events company, has acquired Morehead, Ky.-based Baseball Youth, the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
buyer: Athletx
Athletx Sports Group is a Louisville-based youth baseball events company. They host championship-caliber youth baseball tournaments across the country. "
target: Baseball Youth
Baseball Youth is the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, social media platforms (over 350,000 followers), Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Perform Group, will acquire Opta Sportsdata Ltd.

synopsis: Perform Group agreed to buy Opta Sports Data. which operates as a compiler of sports performance data. Opta tracks key player and team performance statistics such as distance covered, shots taken and defenders beaten. That data is used by sports clubs to evaluate individual and team performances, as well as by media companies to highlight trends.
buyer: Perform Group
Perform is a world leader in monetising sport and entertainment rights in digital media. They have been consistent and renowned innovators since 2000, and a major driving force in the commercialisation of sport and entertainment rights on TV, on mobile and online. "
target: Opta Sportsdata Ltd.
Opta is the world's leading sports data company. It collects, packages, analyses and distributes more live data, in more detail, than anyone else. The level of detail it collects brings an added dimension to the world of sport.
price ($mm)
$61
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
41.8x
closed 3/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Sportradar AG, acquired Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd

synopsis: Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data, has invested in Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd. (SportStat), a UK based sports data provider, specialising in UK sports such as Darts, Snooker, Rugby Union & Rugby League.
buyer: Sportradar AG (SRAD:$610.93)
Sportradar is the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data. Sportradar has developed into a key player providing all necessary data for the betting and sports media industry, such as fixtures, results, odds compiling and in-running services, as well as statistics and live scores. "
target: Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd
SportStat delivers fast, accurate and reliable sports data to the gaming industry, sports professionals and across all media platforms. SportStat specialises in Darts, Snooker, Rugby Union & Rugby League.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Friendship Games

synopsis: iCollege, a training organization that provides practical and comprehensive specialist education to students from all over the world, is acquiring Friendship Games Pty Ltd, a company that organizes a cultural and sporting event and exchange program between Western Australia and Shanghai.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead. "
target: Friendship Games
Friendship Games Pty Ltd organizes a cultural and sporting event and exchange program between Western Australia and Shanghai. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Cottesloe, Australia.
price ($mm)
$0.63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Dick's Sporting Goods, acquired GameChanger Media, Inc.

synopsis: DICK'S Sporting Goods, an omni-channel sporting goods retailer, announced the acquisition of GameChanger Media, a live scoring app that delivers data-driven coaching insights, live play-by-play updates and instant game recap stories for amateur baseball & softball teams, as a new part of their Team Sports HQ suite of digital youth sports offerings.
buyer: Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS:$8,529.25)
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. "
target: GameChanger Media, Inc.
Founded in 2009, GameChanger Media is changing the way amateur sports teams collect, manage and share real-time information. Its mobile app and website provide scorekeeping, stats, live GameStream plays and recap stories for thousands of youth, high school and college teams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

FloSports, acquired HockeyTech Canada ULC

synopsis: FloSports has acquired HockeyTech, a live and on-demand hockey streaming platform and sports data provider to teams, leagues, and national organizations. HockeyTech provides a live and on-demand streaming platform HockeyTV and enterprise solutions such as LeagueStat.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. "
target: HockeyTech Canada ULC
Canada-based HockeyTech is a live and on-demand hockey streaming platform and sports data provider to teams, leagues, and national organizations. HockeyTech provides a live and on-demand streaming platform HockeyTV and enterprise solutions such as LeagueStat.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Italian Exhibition Group, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC

synopsis: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a leading company in Italy in the organisation of international trade fairs, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC, based in the United Arab Emirates. HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016.
buyer: Italian Exhibition Group (IEG.MI:$109.87)
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more. "
target: HBG Events FZ LLC
HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016, which together represent the largest fitness event in the Middle East.
price ($mm)
$1.06
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2014 via Company Press Release

HockeyTech Canada ULC, acquired LeagueStat

synopsis: HockeyTech acquires LeagueStat, the world’s leading hockey scoring and stats technology used by elite hockey leagues. LeagueStat technology is used by league officials to tabulate the official statistics at hockey games. In real time, those game stats immediately feed to league, team and media websites and mobile apps for fan consumption.
buyer: HockeyTech Canada ULC
HockeyTech is a worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics and information services. At HockeyTech’s core is their Hockey Player Information and Scouting System. It is the world’s largest private data repository on hockey player, team, and league information. "
target: LeagueStat
LeagueStat is the world leading hockey stats and scoring service. Their web based services include Mobile App development, scoring, real time stats, reporting, and administration. They provide the most comprehensive suite of available tools for both communications and operations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Blue Star Sports, acquired PrimeTime Sports

synopsis: Blue Star Sports is rapidly growing and announces the acquisition of PrimeTime Sports. PrimeTime Sports is a premier sports-event management company. As one of the most recognized basketball, soccer, and 7-on-7 football tournament companies in America, it currently holds a spot as one of the top 5 basketball event operators in the country.
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: PrimeTime Sports
The formula for PrimeTime Sports' success has been simple, offer teams great value and provide a level of organization and professionalism unmatched in the youth sports market.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Atrium Sports, acquired Synergy Sports Technology

synopsis: Atrium Sports, a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content, announced the acquisition of Synergy Sports Technology, the dominant global provider of data and video analytics tools for the NBA, the MLB and NCAA Division I-II-III basketball and Division I baseball.
buyer: Atrium Sports
Atrium Sports is a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content. Teams who use Atrium’s platform gain more control of their video and data as well as expanded digital capabilities to create new content, engage fans, and open new commercial opportunities. "
target: Synergy Sports Technology
Synergy Sports Technology is an American company that creates web-based, on-demand video-supported basketball analytics for the purposes of scouting, development and entertainment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Forix

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the world’s largest automotive and motorsport digital technology business, confirmed that it had acquired a shareholding in FORIX, the world’s largest and most trusted motorsport results database.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Forix
FORIX is the world's largest and most accurate motorsport intelligence respository. Every year, they collect, sort and store the results from almost 3,000 races, rallies and other motorsport events to create the most comprehensive motorsport database in the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2015 via Company Press Release

STATS, Inc., acquired Prozone Sports Ltd.

synopsis: STATS LLC announced that it has acquired Prozone, a pioneer in athlete tracking and sports performance analytics. With Prozone, STATS expands its geographic reach and sports coverage while adding advanced and complementary technologies to its suite of tracking and analytics products.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. Its mission is to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. "
target parent: S.U.P. sas
target: Prozone Sports Ltd.
Prozone maintains a database of over 100,000 players from over 12,000 sporting events a year. The company’s suite of intuitive software products combine data analytics and video tracking to generate post-match analyses, trend analyses, opposition scouting reports, and other valuable information.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital Private Equity, will acquire Varsity Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bain Capital Private Equity
Bain Capital Private Equity pioneered the value added investment approach. They partner with their management teams to provide the strategic and analytic resources needed to build and grow great companies. They’ve made over 270 investments that have generated industry leading returns. "
target parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
target: Varsity Brands, Inc. (VBR:$156.40)
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation through three unique businesses: Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has bought a majority share in Enetpulse, the global provider of live sports data. Enetpulse cover all major sports 24/7 and deliver content to some of the biggest brands in online sports betting, television, newspapers, web portals and much more.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Enetpulse Aps
Enetpulse has firmly established thmselves as the leading global provider of live sports content with over 60+ sports in their portfolio and serving 180+ clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2022 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Barrett-Jackson

synopsis: IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in events, media, sports and fashion, has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, the premier collector car auction and live events company.
buyer parent: Endeavor, LLC
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages sports figures and fashion icons; stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is an independent producer and distributor of sports media. "
target: Barrett-Jackson
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Exhibitions International

synopsis: IMG today announced its acquisition of Exhibitions International, the leading global museum exhibition producer. Exhibitions International’s portfolio of events includes KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, POMPEII: The Exhibition and Mummies of the World.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages sports figures and fashion icons; stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is an independent producer and distributor of sports media. "
target: Exhibitions International
Exhibitions International is the leading global museum exhibition producer. Exhibitions International’s portfolio of events includes KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, POMPEII: The Exhibition and Mummies of the World.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2016 via PR Newswire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Ultimate Fighting Championship

synopsis: WME | IMG has acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championsip (UFC), the world's premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. UFC is one of the largest and fastest growing sports brands in the world, particularly among millennials. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 30 countries around the world. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons and stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually. "
target: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championsip (UFC) is one of the largest and fastest growing sports brands in the world, particularly among millennials. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world.
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Fusion Marketing

synopsis: WME | IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, has acquired Fusion Marketing, a company known for executing large-scale productions that leverage experiential events, social and digital activations, and retail integrations.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Fusion Marketing
For decades, Fusion Marketing has been known for executing large-scale productions that leverage experiential events, social and digital activations, and retail integrations. They combine creative thinking, strategic marketing and digital intelligence to activate brands and motivate people.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IMG LIVE

synopsis: WME | IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, has acquired IMG LIVE, an experiential marketing agency that connects brands to fans through LIVE experiences. IMG LIVE specializes in creating memorable brand experiences that bring its clients’ sports, entertainment, and lifestyle sponsorships to life.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: IMG LIVE
IMG LIVE is an experiential marketing agency that connects brands to fans through LIVE experiences. They leverage the LIVE medium to transform brands into living, breathing things... uniting passions through interaction while engaging and growing fan followings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWR Events Ltd

synopsis: IMG, a leader in sports, events, fashion and media, announced that it has acquired PWR Events Ltd, the producers of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for The Royal Parks and the Hampton Court Palace Festival for Historic Royal Palaces.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: PWR Events Ltd
PWR are the industry leaders in creating, producing and promoting unique large scale public events at prestigious venues. Their events over the year have included: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired The Wall Group

synopsis: WME | IMG has acquired The Wall Group, an artist management and consulting agency whose clients include top fashion stylists, hairstylists, makeup artists, production designers and motion DPs. The agency also advises commercial and luxury brands such as P&G, Unilever, KAO, Target, Chanel and LVMH.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: The Wall Group
The Wall Group is a fully integrated agency that focuses on providing its talent with the most effective and well-executed representation. The agency has grown to represent fashion stylists, hairstylists, makeup artists, production designers and motion DPs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., will acquire The Professional Bull Riders Inc.

synopsis: WME|IMG announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR), the world’s premier bull riding circuit, furthering the company’s foothold in live event productions.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: The Professional Bull Riders Inc.
Professional Bull Riders, Inc. is the world’s premier bull riding circuit. Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of 20 visionary bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Artist Voice Pty Ltd.

synopsis: WME-IMG has acquired Artist Voice, a company that provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Artist Voice Pty Ltd.
Artist Voice Pty Ltd. provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/25/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired MADE Fashion Week

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc., a global leader in sports, fashion and media, confirmed the acquisition of MADE Fashion Week. Founded in September 2009 to support emerging designers, MADE Fashion Week has featured approximately 30 runway shows and presentations each season from designers.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target parent: Milk Studios
target: MADE Fashion Week
Founded in September 2009 to support emerging designers, MADE Fashion Week has featured approximately 30 runway shows and presentations each season from designers including Altuzarra, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Proenza Schouler, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Theallet, Ohne Titel, and Alexander Wang.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/19/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ICON Sports Management, ltd.

synopsis: WME | IMG announced the acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management, further strengthening the company’s roster of sports clients and golf expertise. Icon, currently based in Stow, Ohio, represents world No. 2 Henrik Stenson and Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, as well as several PGA TOUR winners.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: ICON Sports Management, ltd.
Icon Sports Management is a golf talent agency based out of Ohio. Services they provide include: Contract Solicitation and Negotiation, Securing Sponsorship and Endorsement Opportunities, Public Relations Consultation, Travel Coordination and Financial and Estate Planning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Global eSports Management

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. announced its acquisition of Global eSports Management (GEM), an international full-service eSports talent agency that manages clients across the professional gaming industry. Founded in 2013, GEM establishes distinct brands for its clients in the gaming community through sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Global eSports Management
Global Esports Management (GEM) is an international organisation with offices in Europe, North America and Asia. They work to connect and grow all aspects of the professional gaming industry, from players and spectators, to sponsors and event management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC, acquired IMG Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
price ($mm)
$2,300
rev ($mm)
$1,500
EBITDA ($mm)
$180
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
closed 7/31/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Jpatton Sports Marketing

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced the acquisition of J. Patton Sports Marketing, Inc. (JPatton), a leading provider of brand protection and brand management solutions specializing in patented holographic security technologies and digital asset management.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: Jpatton Sports Marketing
JPatton is the leading provider of products and services designed to manage, enhance, and authenticate brands. JPatton's brand management services include digital asset management tools and online approval systems that provide the ability to review brand compliance for product designs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group, strengthening its resources both in the American market and globally. IGP is a tournament production and athlete management company that offers sports marketing, corporate hospitality and event production management services.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: IGP Sports & Entertainment Group
IGP Sports & Entertainment Group is a tournament production and athlete management company. It offers sports marketing, corporate hospitality and event production, event management services, athlete representation, professional tournament production, tournament operations and consulting services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Catalyst Public Relations

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced the acquisition of Catalyst Public Relations, the award-winning U.S. based communications firm that specializes in developing consumer-facing integrated marketing programs focused on three core platforms -- sports, entertainment and active lifestyle.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Catalyst Public Relations
Founded in 2005, Catalyst Public Relations is the award-winning U.S. based communications firm that specializes in developing consumer-facing integrated marketing programs focused on three core platforms -- sports, entertainment and active lifestyle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has bought a majority share in Enetpulse, the global provider of live sports data. Enetpulse cover all major sports 24/7 and deliver content to some of the biggest brands in online sports betting, television, newspapers, web portals and much more.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Enetpulse Aps
Enetpulse has firmly established thmselves as the leading global provider of live sports content with over 60+ sports in their portfolio and serving 180+ clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2010 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. (IMG), the global sports and media company, said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ISP Sports, a leading U.S. college media rights management company.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: ISP Sports, LLC
Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from southern California to the Pacific Northwest can tune in to the ISP Sports Network that includes more than 1,000 radio affiliates and over 100 TV outlets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2009 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., a leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets, has acquired Nunet AG. Nunet was acquired from IMG Worldwide, Inc. and is considered a premier global provider in the management and delivery of video on mobile devices
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2007 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: IMG, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Nunet AG, a leading provider of mobile media solutions for 2.5G and 3G mobile network operators. Nunet will continue to operate its content aggregation, content enrichment and distribution services under its own brand, and be run as an independent business within IMG.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2022 via PR Newswire

TGI Sport, acquired Sportseen LLP

synopsis: TGI Sport is a global leader in sports technology, media, and marketing, has acquired London-based Sportseen, a leading rights buying and digital advertising sales firm. The deal further establishes TGI Sport as the industry leader in experience, resources, and capabilities around the virtual, digital, and LED advertising marketplace.
buyer parent: Quadrant Private Equity
buyer: TGI Sport
TGI Sport is a global leader in sports technology, media, and marketing, connecting sports entities and fans worldwide. The combined operations span North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and its teams support around 3,500+ events annually. "
target: Sportseen LLP
Sportseen is a leading Sports Advertising sales agency based in London. Its long standing relationships with major governing bodies across many sports and continents, has established its position as the 'go-to agency' for rights holders looking to drive incremental revenue solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Central Entertainment Group, acquired Rolen Group

synopsis: Central Entertainment Group, the leading agency for reality television and social media, announces the acquisition of the Rolen Group, a boutique talent management company at the forefront of original content, brand partnerships, music and ventures.
buyer: Central Entertainment Group
Central Entertainment Group is the leading agency for reality television and social media. While originally rooted as a live booking agency, CEG has expanded their expertise to help grow and scale the industry leaders in the social media space, curating brand specific talent partnerships. "
target: Rolen Group
Rolen Group is a boutique talent management company representing multi-hyphenate creators. From noteworthy content creators to award-winning songwriters, they equip their clients with premiere strategies and opportunities to realize their best selves.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Connect Partnership Group, acquired HARLON

synopsis: Connect Partnership Group, a Dallas-based sports and entertainment agency, announced the strategic acquisition of HARLON, a full-service sponsorship sales agency that specializes in representing rights holders across sports, music, and entertainment.
buyer: Connect Partnership Group
Connect Partnership Group is a strategic sales and consultancy agency that specializes in representing and selling sponsorships, naming rights and other media assets in sports and entertainment, while also providing an outsourced business development team to companies that sell products and services"
target: HARLON
HARLON is a full-service sponsorship sales agency that specializes in representing rights holders across sports, music, and entertainment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Excel Sports Management, LLC, will acquire Nolan Partners Ltd.

synopsis: Excel Sports Management will acquire Nolan Partners, a sports and entertainment executive search firm based in the UK. Nolan Partners works on a global basis with clients that range from world famous sports teams, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, agencies, broadcasters and other major corporate organizations in sports.
buyer: Excel Sports Management, LLC
Excel Sports Management is an industry-leading management and marketing agency offering an elite level of expertise, influence, access and insights across the sports landscape. The agency delivers results through innovative strategies that keep their clients ahead of the curve. "
target: Nolan Partners Ltd.
Based in the UK, Nolan Partners has been helping sports, media, and entertainment clients find talented leadership and performance executives for 15 years. Nolan Partners brings an unrivalled knowledge and track record of placing senior people into the sport, performance and entertainment sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

synopsis: ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
buyer: ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a global executive search and human capital management firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. They were founded on the principle that good information and process excellence are the cornerstones of any successful human capital decision. "
target: Sucherman Group
Sucherman Group is the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Two Circles Limited, acquired TRM Partners

synopsis: Two Circles has acquired TRM Partners, the world’s leading independent sports rights-sales business. Since 2014, TRM has been responsible for $700m in deals for sports properties including the NFL, UEFA, ICC, Chelsea FC and AC Milan.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth. "
target: TRM Partners
London-based TRM, whose official name is HTH Associates Ltd., works with leagues, teams and other asset owners to sell sponsorships in sports that include men’s and women’s European soccer, international cricket and rugby, and Formula E electric-auto racing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

synopsis: Avalon, a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group, has acquired The Agency, which represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
buyer: Avalon Entertainment Limited
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. "
target: The Agency (London) Limited
The Agency represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions, announced the acquisition of Starpower, an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: starpower LLC
Starpower is an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, has acquired Be Social, a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. They provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. "
target: Be Social
Be Social is a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Like the name suggests, Be Social is all about relationships.
price ($mm)
$2.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$122*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Pragosport

synopsis: Livesport, a sports information company, has acquired Pragosport, a company that specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). Both companies are based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: LiveSport s.r.o.
With more than 60 websites and mobile applications, Livesport brings the fastest sports information and scores from more than 35 sports to 85 million people worldwide. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic. "
target: Pragosport
Pragosport a.s. specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). They also specialize in marketing and use of media rights for various sponsorship projects. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Media Management, Inc., will acquire Sponsorship Science

synopsis: Media Management, Inc. (“MMi”) announces the acquisition of Sponsorship Science, serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts, research, and consulting.
buyer: Media Management, Inc.
Media Management, Inc. ("MMi") provides media auditing services. MMi’s media auditing practice is powered by the firms patented media audit software, Circle Audit. "
target: Sponsorship Science
Sponsorship Science serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts and research. For sponsoring corporations they provide measured media services, business and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

synopsis: QMS Media, Australias fastest growing outdoor media company specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions, will acquire TLA Worldwide, an Australian leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
Australia-based TLA is a leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group. With over 130 full-time personnel, TLA services its clients from six locations across Australia and the UK.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

rEvolution, acquired Revolution Sports Marketing Group

synopsis: rEvolution, the Chicago-based global sports marketing agency, said it has acquired London-based sports marketing agency Revolution Sports Marketing Group.  Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
buyer: rEvolution
rEvolution delivers the industry’s best sports marketing and media services to brands for the purpose of strengthening customer relationships. They believe in "Communication Through Sport."​ "
target: Revolution Sports Marketing Group
Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

Like Enetpulse Aps


read more

Enetpulse Aps

PSP Media Group

CyclingNews.com and Procycling Magazine

Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin

Wonderful Ace International Ltd.

STACK Media

ProSmart Hockey Learning System

Baseball Youth

Opta Sportsdata Ltd.

Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd

Friendship Games

GameChanger Media, Inc.

HockeyTech Canada ULC

HBG Events FZ LLC

LeagueStat

PrimeTime Sports

Synergy Sports Technology

Forix

Prozone Sports Ltd.

Varsity Brands, Inc.

read more

Enetpulse Aps

read more

Barrett-Jackson

Exhibitions International

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Fusion Marketing

IMG LIVE

PWR Events Ltd

The Wall Group

The Professional Bull Riders Inc.

Artist Voice Pty Ltd.

MADE Fashion Week

ICON Sports Management, ltd.

Global eSports Management

IMG Worldwide, Inc.

Jpatton Sports Marketing

IGP Sports & Entertainment Group

Catalyst Public Relations

Enetpulse Aps

ISP Sports, LLC

Nunet AG

Nunet AG

read more

Sportseen LLP

Rolen Group

HARLON

Nolan Partners Ltd.

Sucherman Group

Paradigm Talent Agency

TRM Partners

The Agency (London) Limited

starpower LLC

Be Social

Canvas Talent Private Limited

Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

Two Circles Limited

Pragosport

Sponsorship Science

TLA Worldwide Plc

James Grant Group Ltd.

Playmonks

Revolution Sports Marketing Group

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Geography
Matching Companies
Ticker: NYSE:EDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,077.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$808.75
EBIT ($mm)
($59.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7700
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: TSE:4301
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amuse Group
The Amuse Group is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. Amuse produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, and movies. Other interests are in publication, music software, and patent agent businesses.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$315.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.64
EBIT ($mm)
$31.64
Net Income ($mm)
$21.49
Employees
277
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: WHLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilhelmina International, Inc.
Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Wilhelmina has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$75.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.63
Employees
92
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
  • drill down
  • watch