Like Mac Events, LLC

closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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closed 5/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tinicum Capital Partners LP, acquired F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: F+W has sold a majority stake to Tinicum L.P. F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
buyer: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
Tinicum Incorporated is a private investment firm with more than 25 years of experience investing in private and public companies. They acquire companies in private transactions or restructurings and also makes minority investments in public and private companies. "
target: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts. F+W offers a diversified portfolio of books, e-books, magazines, industry-leading events, e-commerce stores, online education programs, DVD and video instruction, television programs, & more.
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announced 7/19/2012 via Reuters

Star Publications Malaysia Bhd, will acquire Perfect Livin

synopsis: Star Publications Malaysia Bhd will acquire Perfect Livin, operated by CNM Events Marketing Sdn Bhd., a company that offers homeowners up-to-date range of technologies and products for a heightened home-ownership and lifestyle experience in Malaysia.
buyer: Star Publications Malaysia Bhd (KLSE:STAR:$243.41)
Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It provides advertising in print and electronic media and operates a wireless broadcasting station. "
target: Perfect Livin
Perfect Livin, operated by CNM Events Marketing Sdn Bhd, offers homeowners up-to-date range of technologies and products for a heightened home-ownership and lifestyle experience in Malaysia.
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announced 8/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

Quartz Publishing & Exhibitions, Ltd., will purchase UK Trade Publishing and Event Business from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: dmg world media has agreed to sell the majority of its Redhill, United Kingdom-based trade publishing and event business to London-based trade show producer and publisher Quartz Business Media Ltd. The sale includes 17 events and 12 publications targeted at the coatings, chemicals, commodities, glass and primary metals industries.
buyer: Quartz Publishing & Exhibitions, Ltd.
Quartz specialises in organising business-to-business events and publishes market-leading magazines. As a result of our acquisitions, we are focused on the sectors of Materials Handling, Logistics and Cleaning and support services in the commercial and public sectors of industry. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 5/10/2007 via Folio: First Day

Show Technology Productions, purchased Spring Home & Garden Show and the Phoenix Home Improvement & Garden Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: San Antonio-based Show Technology Productions purchased Scottsdale Spring Home & Garden Show and the Phoenix Home Improvement & Garden Show from dmg world media, an international event producer and publisher. These two events complete dmg's divestiture of its six consumer home shows.
buyer: Show Technology Productions
Show Technology is an industry leader in the production of consumer home and garden shows across the United States. Whether you are an exhibitor or a consumer you will appreciate the Show Technology difference. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 3/9/2005 via BNC Analysis

dmg world media ltd, purchased St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Garden Show, the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Remodeling Show and t from Florida State Trade Shows Inc.

synopsis: dmg world media has acquired the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Garden Show, the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Remodeling Show and the Tampa/St. Petersburg Home & Patio Show from Florida State Trade Shows Inc.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports. "
seller: Florida State Trade Shows Inc.
Home and Garden Show producer for over 15 years with three major consumer home shows in West Central Florida. Over 700 exhibits with almost everything and anything for the home!
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announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, will purchase Home Interest Division from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Specialist media purveyor Future Publishing will acquire Centaur Media’s Home Interest division. The Home Interest portfolio gives people both the inspiration and practical know-how they need, enabling them to create the homes they want. The portfolio engages daily in digital, monthly in print and at seven live exhibitions across the year.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$647.97)
Future plc is a global specialist media platform. Future prides themselves on the heritage of their brands and loyalty of their communities. Offering core expertise, they help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media's Home Interest Division contains a portfolio of home building magazines and events that enable people to create the homes they want. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology.
price ($mm)
$41
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$17
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$4
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closed 5/6/2016 via Market Wire

Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc., acquired Maximum Yield Publications Inc.

synopsis: Chrysalis Acquisitions Partners Inc., a Calgary-based private equity firm, is very pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Maximum Yield Publications Inc. Headquartered in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Maximum Yield is the world's most-recognized and reputable brand for indoor gardening publications and industry expos.
buyer: Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc.
Chrysalis Capital Advisors Inc. is an entrepreneurial private investment firm that provides advisory services, buyout capital and growth capital for small-to-medium enterprises active in the North American energy, technology, media & entertainment, manufacturing, consumer and service industries. "
target: Maximum Yield Publications Inc.
Maximum Yield is the world's most-recognized and reputable brand for indoor gardening publications and industry expos. Maximum Yield is considered to be a highly credible source of information about products, services and methodologies by indoor gardening hobbyists.
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired The January Furniture Show

synopsis: The January Furniture Show, the organization behind the NEC Birmingham and Manchester furniture trade shows, has been acquired by Clarion Events, the largest independent event organizing company in the UK.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion creates environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences. Their events attract buyers with spending and decision-making power who are looking for solutions and innovations to help move their businesses forward. "
target: The January Furniture Show
January Furniture Shows is the biggest furniture show in the UK. They offer a platform for businesses to showcase products and new product launches. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Borehamwood, United Kingdom.
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closed 4/20/2007 via BNC Analysis

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired Design Vancouver

synopsis: Vancouver-based Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) Canada has acquired the Design Vancouver consumer show from Vancouver-based Magnum Productions Inc. Terms of the transaction have not been released.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target: Design Vancouver
Design Vancouver (dv) 2007 is a host of the best in retail, trade and custom design professionals available to the West Coast. With an upscale interactive environment that has proven to deliver a premier audience and experience, dv2007 is the event for you.
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closed 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Marketplace Events, purchased Montreal HomeExpo and Montreal Fall HomeExpo from ExpoPromotion Inc.

synopsis: Marketplace Events, a producer of consumer home shows in the US, has acquired the Montreal HomeExpo and Montreal Fall HomeExpo from ExpoPromotion Inc., the #1 home show organizer in Quebec, Canada. The Montreal HomeExpo and Fall HomeExpo allows consumers to find every product and service they need to buy, build, renovate, and decorate a home.
buyer parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
buyer: Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products, and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. Marketplace Events produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America. "
seller: ExpoPromotion Inc.
The Montreal HomeExpo and Montreal Fall HomeExpo are home shows in Quebec, Canada that allows consumers to find every product and service they need to buy, build, renovate, and decorate a home in the city. The shows are produced by ExpoPromotion Inc., the #1 home show organizer in Quebec, Canada.
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closed 1/28/2016 via PE Hub

Sentinel Capital Partners, acquired Marketplace Events

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the middle market, announced the acquisition of Marketplace Events, the largest organizer of consumer home and garden shows in North America.
buyer: Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners specializes in buying and building businesses at the lower end of the middle market in the United States and Canada in partnership with management. "
target: Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products, and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. Marketplace Events produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America.
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closed 3/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, purchased Four Consumer Events from Connecticut Expos

synopsis: Connecticut Expos sold its four consumer shows to Townsquare Media, Inc., a major player in the radio industry and also owner and producer of digital and live festival events. They include the Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Expo and three Women’s Expo events.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Connecticut Expos
The four events sold by Connecticut Expos includes Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Living Expo, Fairfield County Women's Expo, and Connecticut Women's Expo.
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closed 10/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Marketplace Events, purchased 3 Kansas City shows from Pat Riha Productions

synopsis: Marketplace Events, has acquired the Kansas City Remodeling Show, the Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show, and the Johnson County Home & Garden Show from Patrick Riha Productions, a marketing and production company specializing in the use of creative management to help businesses promote their products and services to target markets.
buyer: Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events produces 38 consumer home shows in 27 markets across North America that collectively attracts 14,000 exhibitors, 1 million attendees and nearly another 1 million unique web visitors annually. "
seller: Pat Riha Productions
The Kansas City Remodeling Show features home and garden products; the Metropolitan Lawn and Garden Show is the largest consumer show in the region dedicated to outdoor living; and the Johnson County Home & Garden Show is the largest home and garden show in Johnson County.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Immediate Media Co., acquired River Street

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, has acquired a majority stake in River Street Events Ltd, a producer of consumer food and gardening events and festivals in the UK. River Street's portfolio of shows include the BBC Good Food Show, BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Tower of London Food Festival and more.
buyer parent: Hubert Burda Media
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
target: River Street
River Street is a producer of consumer food and gardening events and festivals in the UK. River Street produces some of the UK’s finest consumer live experiences and festivals. Their portfolio of shows include the BBC Good Food Show, BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Tower of London Food Festival and more.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

NZME., acquired Peacock Promotions Ltd.

synopsis: NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment), a subsidiary of APN News & Media, has acquired Peacock Promotions. Based in Palmerston North, Peacock Promotions owns the Womens Lifestyle Expo which runs across seven national centres. It also owns the Ideal Home Show and the Manawatu Wedding Expo, which are Palmerston North-only events.
buyer parent: APN News & Media Limited
buyer: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week. "
target: Peacock Promotions Ltd.
Peacock Promotions Ltd. organizes shows and regional events in New Zealand. Their events include Women's Lifestyle Expo, Ideal Home Show, and the Manawatu Wedding Expo. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired London Design Fair

synopsis: Diversified Communications UK Ltd., a trade exhibition and media group in the United Kingdom, has acquired Tent Exhibitions Ltd., a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. Top trade professionals attend the London Design Fair to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: London Design Fair
Tent Exhibitions Ltd. is a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. The London Design Fair is an established trade and consumer event. Top trade professionals attend to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

New England Home Magazine, LLC, acquired New England Home

synopsis: New England Home Magazine, LLC, a private investment group led by Adam Japko and Chris Legg, has acquired New England Home, the premier regional luxury home design brand in the Northeast. The New England Home brand is comprised of both print and digital media assets, as well as industry events and awards programs.
buyer: New England Home Magazine, LLC
New England Home Magazine, LLC is a small group of private investors who have joined forces to drive the growth and expansion of luxury and lifestyle brands. "
target parent: Network Communications, Inc.
target: New England Home
New England Home is the leading luxury home magazine in New England and parent publication to other titles including New England Home Cape & Islands and quarterly editions of New England Home Connecticut.
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closed 3/29/2007 via BusinessWire

Network Communications, Inc., acquired New England Home Magazine

synopsis: Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher and provider of printed and online real estate information and advertising in North America, announced the acquisition of New England Home magazine, the leading design and architecture publication serving New England.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Network Communications, Inc.
Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. "
target: New England Home Magazine
New England Home has grown rapidly from its first issue in September 2005 of 180 pages. The bi-monthly magazine’s latest issue has 324 pages with over 250 advertisers. New England Home focuses on the luxury home market in New England and has a circulation of 60,000.
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closed 10/21/2014 via BusinessWire

Marketplace Events, acquired Casa Latina Home Expo

synopsis: Marketplace Events, North America's largest home show producer, announced its acquisition of the bilingual Casa Latina Home Expos from the owners of Casa Latina, the first bilingual, multi-platform home and lifestyle brand designed specifically for the needs, tastes and values of the U.S. Hispanic market.
buyer: Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events is North America's largest home show producer. Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. "
target: Casa Latina Home Expo
Casa Latina is the first bilingual, multi-platform home and lifestyle brand designed specifically for the needs, tastes and values of the U.S. Hispanic market.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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closed 6/20/2008 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Affinity Events, a division of Venture, CA-based Affinity, has acquired 12 RV and boating consumer shows. Nine of the events were acquired from Spring Lake, NJ-based MAC Events LLC.
buyer parent: Affinity Group, Inc.
buyer: Affinity Events
Affinity Events currently produces shows serving the RV, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and ice fishing markets. Affinity Events is the largest affinity marketing, media and retail company serving the RV market. "
seller: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. has been producing high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets since 1966. We have successfully introduced hundreds of thousands of businesses to interested consumers, helping to develop long-term relationships.
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announced 3/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Three Radio Stations from Connoisseur Media

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire three radio stations in Trenton, NJ from Connoisseur Media, one of the fastest growing media companies in the country. The acquisition will include leading contemporary hit radio station WPST-FM and two others in Trenton, NJ.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. "
seller parent: Perot Holdings
seller: Connoisseur Media
The acquisition will include leading contemporary hit radio station WPST-FM and two others in Trenton, NJ from Connoisseur Media, one of the fastest growing media companies in the country.
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announced 2/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Townsquare Media Group, will acquire WOUR-FM

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc., a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire classic rock station WOUR-FM 96.9 in Utica, NY from Galaxy Communications, LLC, one of the premiere privately owned independent media groups in the country.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. "
target parent: Galaxy Communications, LP
target: WOUR-FM
WOUR-FM 96.9 is a classic rock radio station based in Utica, NY. WOUR is the leading classic rock station in Utica. They have been playing classic rock since 1973.
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announced 7/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase 6 Radio Stations from Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it will acquire 6 radio stations and two FM translators in and around the Pittsfield, MA market, from Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc. The stations include WBEC-FM 95.9, WBEC(AM) 1420, WUPE(AM) 1110, WUPE-FM 100.1, WNAW(AM) 1230, WSBS(AM) 860 and 2 FM translators.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc.
The six stations include WBEC-FM 95.9, WBEC(AM) 1420, WUPE(AM) 1110, WUPE-FM 100.1, WNAW(AM) 1230, WSBS(AM) 860 and 2 FM translators and are based in Massachusetts.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Taste of Fort Collins

synopsis: Townsquare Media, with properties across the U.S. and five radio stations in Northern Colorado, has acquired Taste of Fort Collins, the annual three-day festival that brings food, beverages and bands to Old Town Fort Collins every summer, taking over for Denver-based Team Player Productions, which started the festival almost 20 years ago.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target parent: Team Player Productions, inc.
target: Taste of Fort Collins
The Taste of Fort Collins is a three-day community festival with family-friendly activities that suit the active lifestyle of Northern Coloradoans. Visitors enjoy fare prepared by local and national restaurants, entertainment from acclaimed musicians, and an eclectic display of fine arts and crafts.
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announced 8/17/2015 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media Group, will acquire North American Midway Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire North American Midway Entertainment, LLC , the largest provider of rides, games and food concessions in North America. The company entertains more than 15 million people on an annual basis as the owner and operator of amusement attractions.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media, Inc. is an integrated and diversified media and entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates market leading radio stations, digital and social properties and live events in small and mid-sized markets across the United States. "
target: North American Midway Entertainment, LLC
North American Midway Entertainment is an international company with Corporate Headquarters in Farmland, Indiana. They provide rides, games and food to fairs and festivals in 132 communities in 20 states and four Canadian provinces.
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$76
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closed 3/6/2015 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, purchased Four Consumer Events from Connecticut Expos

synopsis: Connecticut Expos sold its four consumer shows to Townsquare Media, Inc., a major player in the radio industry and also owner and producer of digital and live festival events. They include the Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Expo and three Women’s Expo events.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Connecticut Expos
The four events sold by Connecticut Expos includes Fairfield County Home & Outdoor Living Expo, Fairfield County Women's Expo, and Connecticut Women's Expo.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media Group, acquired WE Fest

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. has acquired WE Fest, the world’s largest country music and camping festival. WE Fest has grown into an annual destination event, drawing approximately 45,000 attendees each day from 48 states in 2014.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: WE Fest
WE Fest, the world’s largest country music and camping festival. Founded in 1983 and based in Detroit Lakes, MN, WE Fest has grown into an annual destination event, drawing attendees from 48 states.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Townsquare Media, purchased Music & Lifestyle Assets from Harris Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired the iconic hip hop brand XXL, along with King and Antenna from Harris Publications, a special interest media company. XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion.
buyer: Townsquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Harris Publications, Inc.
XXL is a leading Hip-Hop magazine founded in 1997. King features articles about hip-hop and R&B as well as sports and fashion. Antenna magazine is a guidebook for men's fashion. They are part of Harris Publications, a special interest media company.
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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announced 8/30/2013 via Reuters

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase 53 Radio Stations from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Cumulus, the second largest operator of radio stations in the United States, is selling 53 radio stations in 12 small markets to mid-size Townsquare Media LLC for $238 million cash. The purpose of the acquisition is to finance Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$855.79)
Cumulus Media's 53 radio stations are in 12 small to mid-size markets, including Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Lansing.
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announced 8/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cumulus Media Inc., will purchase 5 Radio Stations from Townsquare Media Group

synopsis: Townsquare Media will exchange certain assets including 5 radio stations, in Fresno, CA for assets of Cumulus Media including 15 radio stations in two markets (Dubuque, IA and Poughkeepsie, NY) and a de minimis cash settle-up payment in favor of Townsquare.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$855.79)
Cumulus Media is swapping 15 radio stations in two markets: Dubuque, IA and Poughkeepsie, NY. "
seller: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group's five radio stations are in Fresno, CA.
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announced 6/3/2013 via

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase Music and Comic Book Sites from AOL Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AOL Music assets The Boot, The BoomBox and NoiseCreep, as well as ComicsAlliance from AOL Inc. The new digital properties will join Townsquare Media Group’s national digital business and the staffs of these sites are joining Townsquare.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
The AOL Music assets include: country and bluegrass site "The Boot"; rap, hip-hop and R&B site "The BoomBox"; and hard rock and heavy metal site "NoiseCreep", as well as comic books site "ComicsAlliance".
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closed 4/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

TownSquare Media, purchased 55 stations in 11 non-strategic markets from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, LLC announced that it has executed definitive documentation related to an asset exchange with Cumulus Media Inc. whereby Townsquare Media will acquire 55 stations in 11 markets in exchange for 10 stations in two markets and approximately $116 million in cash.
buyer: TownSquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media, LLC is a local media and entertainment company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$855.79)
Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, and owns or operates more than 570 radio stations in 120 markets and a nationwide radio network serving over 4000 stations. Cumulus Media’s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.
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cancelled 12/1/2010 via

TownSquare Media, cancelled a purchase of 12 Radio Stations in WA from New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC

synopsis: Townsquare Media, LLC announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to purchase 12 radio stations currently owned by New Northwest Broadcasting, LLC in the Tri-Cities and Yakima, Washington markets.
buyer: TownSquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media, LLC, is a local media company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations and digital properties in mid-sized markets. Townsquare Media owns and operates 171 radio stations and associated digital assets in market-leading clusters in 36 U.S. cities. "
seller: New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC
New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC exists to serve four main constituencies: listeners, advertisers, the communities, and employees.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 12/15/2006 via

Regent Communications, Inc., purchased WBLK-FM, WBUF-FM, WJYE-FM, WYRK-FM and WECK-AM in Buffalo, New York. from CBS Radio, Inc.

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WBLK-FM, WBUF-FM, WJYE-FM, WYRK-FM and WECK-AM serving the Buffalo, New York market from CBS Corporation for $125.0 million in cash.
buyer: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets. "
seller parent: CBS Corporation
seller: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio is one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others.
price ($mm)
$125
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announced 8/25/2006 via PR Newswire

W. Russell Withers, Jr., will purchase WYNG-FM serving Evansville, Indiana from Regent Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to divest WYNG-FM serving the Evansville, Indiana market to W. Russell Withers, Jr. for $1.5 million in cash.
buyer: W. Russell Withers, Jr.
W. Russell Withers, Jr. is an individual investor. "
seller: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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closed 11/30/2006 via

Mapleton Communications, purchased 10 Radio stations from Regent Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to divest 10 radio stations serving the Redding and Chico, California markets to Mapleton Communications for $17.5 million in cash.
buyer: Mapleton Communications
Mapelton Communications was formed in 2001 to acquire and operate radio stations in mid-size and small markets throughout the Western Region of the United States. Mapelton Communications presently owns and operates 27 radio stations in California and Oregon. "
seller: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 1/4/2007 via

Regent Communications, Inc., purchased WNYQ-FM from Vox Radio Group, LP

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WNYQ-FM serving the Capital Region in Albany, New York from Vox Radio Group for approximately $4.9 million in cash.
buyer: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets. "
seller: Vox Radio Group, LP
Vox Radio Group, LP is a small-market radio broadcasting company formed in August 1999. Vox's strategy is to consolidate and operate regional clusters of radio stations throughout the Northeastern United States.
price ($mm)
$4.90
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closed 9/19/2006 via

Regent Communications, Inc., purchased WZPW-FM and WXMP-FM from AAA Entertainment Radio Group

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. announced today two transactions that will significantly strengthen the company's presence in the Peoria, Illinois market. Regent has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire two Class "B" FM stations, WZPW-FM and WXMP-FM, from AAA Entertainment for approximately $12.5 million in cash.
buyer: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets. "
seller: AAA Entertainment Radio Group
AAA Entertainment Radio Group operates radio stations in Illinois.
price ($mm)
$13
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announced 5/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Independence Media, will purchase WIXO-FM, WVEL-FM and WPIA-FM from Regent Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Independence Media to sell three Class "A" FM radio stations, WIXO-FM, WVEL-FM and WPIA-FM, for approximately $2.8 million.
buyer: Independence Media
Independence Media is an FM radio station operator. "
seller: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets.
price ($mm)
$2.80
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closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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closed 12/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vinomofo, acquired REVEL Global

synopsis: Vinomofo, an online wine retailer in Australia, has acquired REVEL, a food and wine events company based in Australia. REVEL produces global events that deliver remarkable experiences that people love and learn from. Their events include Pinot Palooza, Game of Rhones, Mould: A Cheese Festival, Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day, and more.
buyer: Vinomofo
Vinomofo is an online wine retailer in Australia. Vinomofo is all about good wine, real people, and the most epic wine deals on the planet. Their platform offers great deals on wine in various price ranges. They offer red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, and mixed wine cases. "
target: REVEL Global
REVEL is a food and wine events company based in Australia. REVEL produces global events that deliver remarkable experiences that people love and learn from. Their events include Pinot Palooza, Game of Rhones, Mould: A Cheese Festival, Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day, and more.
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announced 11/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Australian Radio Network Pty Limited, will acquire Grant Broadcasters Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Australian Radio Network (ARN), one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies, is acquiring Grant Broadcasters, an Australian regional radio network that also includes a small number of metropolitan radio stations.
buyer parent: Here, There & Everywhere
buyer: Australian Radio Network Pty Limited
Australian Radio Network (ARN) is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies. ARN delivers the most complete audio experience for their listeners. Their radio brands include KIIS, Pure Gold, The Edge, and iHeartRadio. "
target: Grant Broadcasters Pty. Ltd.
Grant Broadcasters is an Australian regional radio network that also includes a small number of metropolitan radio stations.
price ($mm)
$224
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Superstruct Entertainment, acquired ID&T

synopsis: Superstruct Entertainment, a global live entertainment platform, has acquired ID&T from Axar Capital, an employee-owned investment boutique. ID&T is the world’s leading electronic music experience company. ID&T works with talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Superstruct Entertainment
Superstruct Entertainment is a global live entertainment platform that owns and operates festivals and live music events. Superstruct operates more than 30 large scale festivals and events, including Sziget, elrow, Sónar, Øyafestivalen, Flow Festival and more. "
target parent: Axar Capital
target: ID&T
ID&T is the world’s leading electronic music experience company. ID&T works with talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together. Their music festivals include Mysteryland, Sensation, Thunderdome, Tomorrowland, and more.
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closed 8/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Lit.Cologne

synopsis: Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), a leading entertainment service company in Germany, has acquired a 66.6% stake in Lit.Cologne, one of Europe’s largest literary festivals. Lit.Cologne is an annual festival with over 100,000 visitors. Their events help people to discover great books and inspires discussions.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
Based in Germany, DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organizes a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: Lit.Cologne
Lit.Cologne is one of Europe’s largest literary festivals. Lit.Cologne is an annual festival with over 100,000 visitors. Their events help people to discover great books and inspires discussions. The company also operates other events such as Phil.Cologne and Lit.Ruhr.
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Life Time, Inc., acquired Sea Otter Classic

synopsis: Life Time, a leading fitness and event company, has acquired the Sea Otter Classic, the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
buyer: Life Time, Inc. (LTM:$1,013.67)
Life Time is a leading fitness and event company that helps organizations, communities and individuals to achieve their athletic aspirations and fitness goals. Life Time operates fitness centers in more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also produces iconic athletic events. "
target: Sea Otter Classic
The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
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closed 7/23/2021 via BusinessWire

iFIT, acquired 29029

synopsis: iFIT, a global leader in connected fitness software, content, and equipment, has acquired 29029, an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 produces events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
buyer: iFIT
iFIT is a global leader in connected fitness software, content and equipment. iFIT provides immersive, adaptive, personalized workout experiences for every fitness level and interest. The company offers treadmills, bikes, fitness apps, and more through their various brands. "
target: 29029
29029 is an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 delivers a unique outdoor experience in the wellness tourism business. They produce events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

synopsis: Senbla, a concert promoter and producer based in the UK, has acquired a 51% stake in General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live), a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, De La Guarda, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more. "
target: General Entertainment Associates
General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live) is a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts, festivals, and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Garou, De La Guarda, and more.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mobile Premier League, acquired GamingMonk

synopsis: Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s biggest eSports and mobile gaming platform, has acquired GamingMonk, the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
buyer: Mobile Premier League
Mobile Premier League (MPL) is a skill based eSports platform in India. MPL allows users to play their favourite mobile games and win real money. MPL offers a variety of tournaments and 1v1 battles around the clock. Users can play over 30 games on MPL, including Pool, Fruit Chop, Football, and more."
target: GamingMonk
GamingMonk is the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch and interact with streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Hagerty, acquired Concours d’Elegance of America

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired Concours d’Elegance of America, a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America's events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
buyer: Hagerty
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Concours d’Elegance of America
Concours d’Elegance of America is a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America is focused on automotive education and supporting local charities. Their events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired DreamHaus GmbH

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a German provider of ticketing services and live entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in DreamHaus GmbH, a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: DreamHaus GmbH
DreamHaus is a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Zelnick Media Capital, will acquire Second City

synopsis: Chicago’s famed comedy theater The Second City is reportedly close to a deal that would see it sold to a private equity firm, ZMC. The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target: Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire HypeX

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of HypeX.gg, an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema’s mission is to be the world’s premier digital marketing platform. A Canadian leader in permission-based email marketing, Intema provides a wide range of products and services, including SMS, content and predictive AI marketing, as well as related professional services. "
target: HypeX
HypeX is an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
price ($mm)
$0.57
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closed 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Canossa Events, acquired Cavallino, Inc.

synopsis: Canossa Events has acquired US based concours event and media company Cavallino Inc. With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East. "
target: Cavallino, Inc.
With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. Cavallino Classic is the largest automotive event of the winter season.
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closed 10/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Michelin, acquired LeFooding.com

synopsis: Michelin, a France-based tire company, has acquired LeFooding.com (Le Fooding), a French restaurant guide. Le Fooding is available in paper, online and app formats. The guide provides info on restaurants, chefs, bars, B&Bs and hotels. The company also organizes various gastronomic events, including Zero Carbo, Bouillon de Minuit, and more.
buyer: Michelin (ENXTPA:ML:$26,230.74)
Michelin, headquartered in France, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. "
target: LeFooding.com
LeFooding.com (Le Fooding) is a French restaurant guide. Le Fooding is available in paper, online and app formats. The guide provides info on restaurants, chefs, bars, B&Bs and hotels. The company also organizes various gastronomic events, including Zero Carbo, Bouillon de Minuit, and more.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alex Fane, acquired Fane Productions Ltd.

synopsis: Literary events production company Fane Productions has become independent, after its founder Alex Fane sealed a reaquisition of the 80% majority stake from Original Talent. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen.
buyer: Alex Fane
Alex Fane is a 25-year-old entrepreneur that formed Fane Productions in February 2017. Fane Productions is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic production companies. "
target parent: Original Talent Limited
target: Fane Productions Ltd.
Fane Productions operates as a unique one-stop shop for top talent from across the global entertainment industry. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen and is based in London.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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announced 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Catalyst Capital Group, will acquire Cirque du Soleil

synopsis: Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil will be acquired by a Catalyst Capital, a Canadian private equity firm. Cirque du Soleil is a world leader in live entertainment, best known for its world-renowned circus arts shows. Cirque du Soleil also lends its creative approach to multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks, and special events.
buyer: Catalyst Capital Group
The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. is a private equity firm specializing in control and/or influence investments in distressed and undervalued Canadian situations. The firm collectively possesses more than 110 years of experience in restructuring, credit markets, and merchant and investment banking. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms, such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks, and special events.
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closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Wisdom Gaming Group, acquired GoldRushGG

synopsis: Wisdom is excited to announce the acquisition of Gold Rush, a community content and tournament brand that has produced a number of brilliant events and broadcasts for the Rocket League esports community.
buyer: Wisdom Gaming Group
Wisdom Gaming Group is a creative and consulting agency with a focus on digital marketing and esports activations. As a trusted leader of community-focused programming and tournament organization, Wisdom puts its energy into making shows with outstanding talent for an audience of refined tastes. "
target: GoldRushGG
Gold Rush is a community content and tournament brand that has produced a number of brilliant events and broadcasts for the Rocket League esports community.
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: NYSE:MDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 115 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,879.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$644.50
EBIT ($mm)
$460.80
Net Income ($mm)
$276.10
Employees
5330
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Ticker: SMDI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,001.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$129.51
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$72.32
Employees
2467
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$647.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.29
EBIT ($mm)
$150.12
Net Income ($mm)
$91.12
Employees
2037
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: TC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe Limited
TuanChe is an omni-channel automotive marketplace in China. TuanChe connects consumers with various industry players such as automakers, dealers and other automotive service providers. TuanChe has achieved rapid growth in its business by integrating its online platforms with offline sales events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$99.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
833
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker: PRXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc., located in Atlanta, GA, is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world and a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$27.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
110
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Ticker: AIM:GFIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gfinity plc
Gfinity plc
GfiGfinity Plc is a leading electronic sport (eSports) business that enables gamers from around the world to watch and participate in gaming tournaments both online or live at the Gfinity Arena. Gfinity stages world leading esports events that feature the world's top esport players.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
54
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Ticker: TSXV:LIFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lift & Co.
Lift & Co.
Lift & Co. is a media and tech platform with a mission of empowering the cannabis industry to make better-informed decisions through information and data. It also hosts the Lift & Co. Expos, which are the largest cannabis consumer trade shows in NA; and the national Canadian Cannabis Awards.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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