Like IMG Worldwide, Inc.

closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
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$2,300
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closed 8/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Central Entertainment Group, acquired Rolen Group

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

Connect Partnership Group, acquired HARLON

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

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

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

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

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

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

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

Two Circles Limited, acquired TRM Partners

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

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

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

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

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

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

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

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.G. Capital, will acquire Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

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

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Pragosport

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

Media Management, Inc., will acquire Sponsorship Science

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

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

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

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

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

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

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

rEvolution, acquired Revolution Sports Marketing Group

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

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

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 8/11/2022 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Barrett-Jackson

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Exhibitions International

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Ultimate Fighting Championship

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Fusion Marketing

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IMG LIVE

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWR Events Ltd

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired The Wall Group

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

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

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired MADE Fashion Week

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Global eSports Management

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Jpatton Sports Marketing

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Catalyst Public Relations

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

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

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: IMG, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Nunet AG, a leading provider of mobile media solutions for 2.5G and 3G mobile network operators. Nunet will continue to operate its content aggregation, content enrichment and distribution services under its own brand, and be run as an independent business within IMG.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
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closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
price ($mm)
$2,300
rev ($mm)
$1,500
EBITDA ($mm)
$180
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
price ($mm)
$2,300
rev ($mm)
$1,500
EBITDA ($mm)
$180
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
closed 8/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Central Entertainment Group, acquired Rolen Group

synopsis: Central Entertainment Group, the leading agency for reality television and social media, announces the acquisition of the Rolen Group, a boutique talent management company at the forefront of original content, brand partnerships, music and ventures.
buyer: Central Entertainment Group
Central Entertainment Group is the leading agency for reality television and social media. While originally rooted as a live booking agency, CEG has expanded their expertise to help grow and scale the industry leaders in the social media space, curating brand specific talent partnerships. "
target: Rolen Group
Rolen Group is a boutique talent management company representing multi-hyphenate creators. From noteworthy content creators to award-winning songwriters, they equip their clients with premiere strategies and opportunities to realize their best selves.
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closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

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

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

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

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

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

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

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

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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announced 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Folio Literary Management, will acquire Emma Sweeney Agency LLC

synopsis: Folio Literary Management, a literary agency that places both fiction and non-fiction with publishers throughout the US, will acquire Emma Sweeney Agency (ESA), a boutique literary agency. ESA specializes in general fiction, historical fiction and narrative nonfiction projects including memoir, history, science and religion.
buyer: Folio Literary Management
Folio Literary Management places both fiction and non-fiction with major publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Folio represents many first-time and well-established authors, and works closely with them to take their careers to new heights. "
target: Emma Sweeney Agency LLC
Emma Sweeney Agency (ESA) is a boutique literary agency. ESA specializes in general fiction, historical fiction and narrative nonfiction projects including memoir, history, science and religion. ESA works with co-agents in every territory, from the UK and Australia to Germany, Spain, and Asia.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 5/21/2018 via PR Newswire

RELEVENT, acquired BRC Group

synopsis: RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup, announced the acquisition of BRC Group, the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market.
buyer parent: RSE Ventures
buyer: RELEVENT
RELEVENT is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup. Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, works with the top international soccer entities in brand development, grassroots planning, corporate strategy and international touring. "
target: BRC Group
BRC Group is the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market. Founded to create and own unique properties and offer sponsors unequaled value in the Hispanic sports and entertainment market.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

synopsis: Social marketing agency The Social Chain Group has fully acquired influencer agency Glow. Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
target: Glow Media Group
Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
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closed 10/24/2017 via PR Newswire

ICM Partners, acquired The Royce Carlton Agency

synopsis: ICM Partners has acquired a majority interest in Royce Carlton, Inc., the leading New York independent speakers' agency.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: The Royce Carlton Agency
Royce Carlton represents over 75 speakers, always exclusively, for their lectures and speaking engagements. They work closely with their speakers and customers to coordinate every detail for every event to ensure success.
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announced 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd, will acquire YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions, is acquiring Yuehua Entertainment, a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing.
buyer: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd (SZSE:002655:$102.77)
Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., established in 2001, is a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions. "
target: YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Yuehua Entertainment is a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing. Yuehua is involved in television production and distribution, movie production, artist management and training, music and music video production and entertainment marketing.
price ($mm)
$281
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Metric Capital Partners, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: James Grant Group, the U.K.-based talent management and professional services firm, has been acquired by European investment firm Metric Capital Partners. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Metric Capital Partners
Metric Capital provides debt capital solutions to European Companies. They support their clients' ambitions to execute strategic transactions. They have the flexibility to provide capital solutions across their corporate clients' balance sheets, including senior ranking and subordinated debt. "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Agency Group LTD, acquired Bond Music Group LLC

synopsis: The Agency Group has acquired Bond Music Group - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic music bands and DJs. With over a decade of experience in the electronic music space, Bond Music Group CEO Kristopher Krajewski started the agency in 2009 with 13 artists. It has since grown to 115 electronic DJs and live acts.
buyer: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. "
target: Bond Music Group LLC
Bond Music Group is an independent agency for independent artists. Their mission is to support cutting-edge artists through performance, touring and creating value added opportunities to connect artists with fans.
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closed 10/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Y Entertainment Group LLC, acquired Vigliano Associates

synopsis: Vigliano Associates has been acquired by Y Entertainment Group LLC, expanding Y Entertainment's group of management and agency businesses to encompass Music, TV, Lifestyle and Literary. The literary agency, which will now conduct business as AGI-VIGLIANO LITERARY LLC, is the preeminent boutique literary agency in the publishing business.
buyer parent: The Yucaipa Companies
buyer: Y Entertainment Group LLC
Y Entertainment Group LLC is a dedicated entertainment investment and management vehicle of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC. Y Entertainment Group is rapidly growing and competitively positioned to be a first tier, fully-integrated, multi-faceted entertainment company. "
target: Vigliano Associates
Vigliano Associates is the preeminent boutique literary agency in publishing, with sixteen #1 New York Times bestsellers to its name. They have represented multiple Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, and they now publish eBooks through their new venture Vigliano Books.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 1/22/2014 via New York Times

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired N.S. Bienstock, Inc.

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