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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
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$0.68
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$1
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
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$15
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1.9x
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closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maximal Studio

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. has acquired Maximal Studio. Maximal Studio is an audio studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides voice-over recording for the video games and learning industries.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Maximal Studio
Maximal Studio, based in Brazil, provides voice-over recording for the games and learning industries. With over 15 years of experience in the audio production market, they provide solutions for every kind of audiovisual media.
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$0.37
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the XL Video Group, one of the largest providers of premier multi-market video services. XL Video is a multi-award winning provider of creative video solutions for concert touring, corporate events, exhibitions, automotive, television, sports, and theatre.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: XL Video Group
Founded in 1995, XL Video is a multi award winning provider of creative video solutions for Concert Touring, Corporate and Special Events, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Television, Sports, Theatre and The Arts.
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$93
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired Chaos Visual Productions

synopsis: Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG) the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chaos Visual Productions. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with an office in Bedfordshire, U.K., Chaos provides full service video production for live events.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Chaos Visual Productions
Chaos Visual Productions has become the "go to" company for specialty lighting, LED special effects, video projection, show programming execution, and effects lighting for feature films and television.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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closed 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Emaji, Inc., acquired Framepool

synopsis: Emaji, Inc. announced the acquisition of 86.6 percent of the outstanding shares of Framepool AG, a leading distributor of stock footage with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of clips.
buyer: Emaji, Inc. (OTCPK:EMJI:$0.00)
Emaji, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a publicly traded development stage company with two divisions: Entertainment, and Ventures. They seek to establish a fast-growing industry player with a diversified stream of revenue and strong corporate governance. "
target: Framepool
Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of over one million clips to its customers, among them the most prominent advertising agencies, broadcasters and production companies.
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Innocean Worldwide Inc., will acquire Wellcom Worldwide

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide, a global marketing & communications company, will be acquiring Wellcom, a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: Wellcom Worldwide (ASX:WLL:$108.42)
Wellcom is a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video. They champion efficiency while pushing for the best result, working harder and smarter to streamline the advertising process.
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$153 [$157]*
rev ($mm)
$109
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$14
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, acquired Telegael

synopsis: India-based prduction company, Toonz Media Group, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ireland’s full-service Emmy-winning production house Telegael, adding additional pre and post-production facilities and a large live-action studio to its entertainment business. Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is the global leader in creating top class entertainment content on various media and consumer platforms for kids and families across the world. Toonz specialises in content creation, production, distribution, digital media exploitation, licensing & merchandising, gaming, and more."
target: Telegael
Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content for a range of international partners and broadcasters. Telegael has produced more than 1,000 hours of television, which have been distributed to over 150 territories and translated into over 50 languages.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$8
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica, acquired Pickett Productions

synopsis: Pickett Productions, one of the nation's oldest animation studios, announced that they have been purchased by Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica. Geiser will serve as President of Pickett Productions and be responsible for the day-to-day actives of the company, while Capranica will focus on the transition and positioning for the new acquisition.
buyer: Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica
Tom Geiser is a marketing communications and digital marketing consultant. Stephen Capranica is an investor and the CEO or Capranica Industries. Both are based in St. Louis, MO. "
target: Pickett Productions
Pickett Productions is one of the nation's oldest animation studios. Pickett Productions specializes in animation and 3D modeling, as well as all video-related services. Some of those services include: computer art and animation, video production, post production and digital content creation.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fennel Media, acquired Fennel Media

synopsis: Fennel Media rebrands to Urbane Media following buyout. Urbane Media specialises in video production, aerial photography/videography and animation services. Its new owners are creative directors Kevin Stride and Richard Baron, operations manager Jo McIntosh and production co-ordinator Mark Mathers.
buyer: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs. "
target: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Scarecrow Communications Ltd.

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired Scarecrow Communications, a creative agency in India. Scarecrow Communications has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, Anchor Panasonic, and more.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Founded in 1995, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy - Brutal Simplicity of Thought, it comprises of 27 agencies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Australasia and 8 specialist companies. "
target: Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Scarecrow Communications Ltd. is a creative agency in India. The company has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Emami, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, arthimpact, Anchor Panasonic, Reliance Capital and more.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Poland, will acquire Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is to acquire Propeller Film, a production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is based out of Warsaw, Poland. "
target: Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.
Propeller Film is production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Savvy Group, LLC, acquired Fresh Media Group

synopsis: The Savvy Group, a marketing and media advertising agency based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Fresh Media Group, an advertising agency. Fresh media specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, strategic planning and research.
buyer: The Savvy Group, LLC
The Savvy Group is a marketing and media advertising agency. Savvy provides comprehensive campaign development, strategic marketing plans, media planning and buying, research, public relations/media outreach and special events services. "
target: Fresh Media Group
Fresh Media Group is an advertising agency that specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, graphic design, media buying management, strategic planning and research.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Innocean Worldwide Inc., acquired David And Goliath LLC

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide a global marketing & communications company, has acquired David & Goliath, a full-service creative agency. David & Goliath creates breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: David And Goliath LLC
David & Goliath is a full-service creative agency ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges. They create breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
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closed 12/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Funko, Inc., acquired A Large Evil Corporation

synopsis: Funko, Inc. has closed the acquisition of A Large Evil Corporation (Evil Corp), an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
buyer: Funko, Inc. (FNKO:$686.07)
Funko is a pop culture products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek to connect with their favorite pop culture brands. "
target: A Large Evil Corporation
A Large Evil Corporation is an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
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$4.00
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closed 12/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Memory-Tech Corp., acquired REAL-T Inc.

synopsis: Memory-Tech, a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs, has acquired a 90% stake in REAL-T Inc. from AOI TYO Holdings, a Japan-based holding company mainly engaged in the management business of its subsidiaries. REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects.
buyer: Memory-Tech Corp.
Memory-Tech is a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, and other optical-disc devices. The company also provides packaging services such as customized disc cases. The company provides their services to businesses in the visual, audio, computer, and publishing industries. "
target parent: AOI TYO Holdings
target: REAL-T Inc.
Founded in 2006, REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects. They have worked with JCSTAFF, A-1 Pictures, SILVER LINK, WHITE FOX, and more.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 7/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Avex Pictures, acquired Ixtl

synopsis: Avex Pictures Inc., a company that is involved in the planning and production of video content and sales of video package products, has acquired ixtl, a game developer and animation production studio. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer parent: Avex Group Holdings Inc.
buyer: Avex Pictures
Avex Pictures Inc. is involved in the planning and production of video content and sales of video package products. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Ixtl
ixtl operates as a game developer and animation production company. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 6/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Shortcut Media AB, acquired Frost VFX AB

synopsis: Shortcut Media acquired 100% of shares in Frost VFX AB, a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in visual effects, animation and specialty effects. Frost VFX is a group of experts with a wide range of skills to deliver high-end visual effects and animation that enable impossible ideas to become real.
buyer: Shortcut Media AB (XSAT:SMG:$5.90)
Shortcut Media Group is a leading, independent production group that produces advertising and corporate films, trailers, animated films, promos and provides post production. The group consists of Bond Street Film, Oddway Film, Shortcut Post, Good Motion, Shortcut Film and Shortcut Graphics. "
target: Frost VFX AB
Frost VFX is a premium digital effects company based in Stockholm, aiming for perfection and artistic brilliancy. They are a group of experts with a wide range of skills to deliver high-end visual effects and animation that enable impossible ideas to become real.
price ($mm)
$0.14
rev ($mm)
$1
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fat Lemon Productions Limited, acquired Fat Lemon Productions Limited

synopsis: The founders of production company Fat Lemon have completed a management buy-out from the Jamie Oliver Group. Fat Lemon produces commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative.
buyer: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch. "
target parent: The Jamie Oliver Group
target: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch.
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