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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Web

20 Year Media Corp., acquired Emerging Pictures

synopsis: 20 Year Media Corp, a Vancouver based digital media technology company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Emerging Cinemas, LLC. (“Emerging Pictures”), a pioneer in digital delivery and exhibition for the motion picture industry.
buyer: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders. "
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital exhibitor and distributor servicing over 130 independent cinemas and 250 theatres across the US. They offer the newest arthouse films, movie classics, and exclusive alt content through Opera In Cinema & Ballet In Cinema.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Universum

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, has acquired Universum, one of Germany's leading independent film distributors. Universum has a rights library of some 3,700 titles, including German rights to such recent features as The Hateful 8 and Vice. They are based in Munich.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,715.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Universum
One of Germany's leading independent film distributors, Universum has a rights library of some 3,700 titles, including German rights to such recent features as The Hateful 8 and Vice. They are based in Munich.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Sierra/Affinity LLC

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent studio that produces and distributes media content, has acquired full ownership of Sierra Pictures LLC, a leading feature film production and global sales company based in California.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Sierra/Affinity LLC
Sierra/Affinity (Sierra Pictures) is a feature film production and global sales company. They capitalize on the global film marketplace representing sales of third party films and commercial films designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top markets around the globe.
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closed 4/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired Signature Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Signature Entertainment, one of the U.K.'s largest independent distributors, has been bought by FFI Holdings, the parent company of Hollywood completion guarantees specialist Film Finances. Signature has released more than 600 titles across the fiction and non-fiction spaces into the British market.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. They help movies get to the big screen. FFI provides financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility. "
target: Signature Entertainment Limited
UK film distributor Signature Entertainment was founded in 2011, and has released more than 600 titles across the fiction and non-fiction spaces into the British market, including documentaries Spinning Plates and Last Call at the Oasis,
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

levelFilm, acquired Search Engine Films Inc.

synopsis: Indie film sales distributor levelFilm has acquired rival distributor Search Engine Films. Search Engine Films is an independent film distributor and production company based in Toronto, Canada, that specializes in films that are provocative, compelling, hilarious, and insightful.
buyer: levelFilm
levelFILM is an entertainment distribution company that specializes in acquiring, developing, marketing and selling quality independent films to audiences across North America. levelFILM has a focus on balancing traditional distribution tactics with non-traditional digital platforms. "
target: Search Engine Films Inc.
Search Engine Films is an independent film distributor and production company based in Toronto, Canada. Co-Founded by industry veteran John Bain in 2013, Search Engine specializes in films that are provocative, compelling, hilarious, and insightful.
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closed 2/22/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Amdocs Ltd., acquired Vubiquity, Inc.

synopsis: Amdocs, a leading provider of solutions to communications and media companies, has acquired Vubiquity, a leading provider of premium content services and technology solutions. Vubiquity offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
buyer: Amdocs Ltd. (DOX:$4,169.04)
Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to the world’s most successful communications and media companies. Their Amdocs Optima is a digital customer management and commerce platform designed to rapidly and securely monetize any product or service. "
target: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Gravitas Ventures

synopsis: Indie distributor Gravitas Ventures has been snapped up by Red Arrow International, an arm of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1. Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Launched in 2010, Red Arrow Entertainment Group is comprised of 21 production companies across 8 countries, alongside global distributors Red Arrow International. "
target: Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures is a global entertainment distribution operation with the ability to connect filmmakers and producers with consumers through hundreds of media platforms throughout the world.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Movie Studio, Inc., will acquire Emerging Pictures

synopsis: The Movie Studio, Inc. will acquire Emerging Pictures and all of its assets, including its innovative technology for a Commercial VOD (Video on Demand) digital delivery platform presently deployed in over 130 theaters. Emerging Pictures' assets includes distribution rights to many hundreds of critically acclaimed films and independent cinema.
buyer: The Movie Studio, Inc. (OTCPK:MVES:$0.02)
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a publicly traded media and motion picture production and distribution company. The Company is the premier full production movie studio in Miami, Florida area. The studio produces and distributes its films worldwide. "
target parent: Mobio Technologies Inc.
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital Film and Alternate Content network of theaters in the United States. Through its network of theaters, Emerging cost effectively exhibits critically acclaimed films, cultural programming, art films, documentaries, foreign language films and independent cinema.
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closed 3/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Kew Media Group Inc., acquired Six Leading Content Companies

synopsis: Kew Media Group Inc announced it has acquired six leading content companies to create a global media platform. The six companies consist of the film production and film distribution companies Content Media Corporation, Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Frantic Films Corporation, Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc and Our House Media Inc.
buyer: Kew Media Group Inc. (TSX:KEW:$172.80)
Kew Media Group Inc. is a newly organized special purpose acquisition corporation uniquely focusing on small-to-medium sized international media production, distribution and talent management opportunities and/or related sectors with an emphasis on Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. "
target: Six Leading Content Companies
The Six Leading Content Companies consist of the film production and film distribution companies Content Media Corporation, Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Frantic Films Corporation, Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc. and Our House Media Inc.
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$104
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closed 1/27/2016 via GlobeNewswire

FilmOn TV Networks, acquired CinemaNow, Inc.

synopsis: FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David announced the acquisition of CinemaNow, LLC, one of the pioneers in providing transactional digital storefronts of premium film and TV content, from Regent Equity Partners.
buyer parent: Anakando Media Group
buyer: FilmOn TV Networks
FilmOn TV Networks has over 70 million monthly unique users from around the globe who access nearly 1000 free channels containing licensed, wholly owned, and original content across the genres of news, sports, movies, music, food, travel and more. "
target parent: Regent Equity Partners
target: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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closed 10/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, acquired Freestyle Releasing

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, Inc., which produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 38 television programs worldwide, announced its acquisition of Freestyle Releasing, a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent films.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios owns eight 24-hour HD cable networks. The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 38 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. "
target: Freestyle Releasing
Freestyle Releasing is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent companies, major studios, and mini-major studios for the purpose of exhibiting their films in a first class theatrical release.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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closed 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

High Point Films & TV merged with Starline Entertainment,

synopsis: UK sales and distribution outfit High Point Films & TV has merged with existing UK production and sales company Starline Entertainment. High Point Films & TV is a rights management business with a large and diverse catalogue of commercially driven feature films, TV movies, prime time drama and factual programming from all over the world.
buyer: Starline Entertainment
STARLINE ENTERTAINMENT is an independent, London based company that specialises in the global sales, production, financing and marketing of commercially driven feature film, TV and digital content. "
target: High Point Films & TV
Established in 1990, HIGH POINT FILMS & TV is a rights management business with a large and diverse catalogue of commercially driven feature films, TV movies, prime time drama and factual programming from all over the world.
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announced 3/3/2015 via PR Newswire

Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd., will acquire Inception Media Group LLC

synopsis: Inception Media Group, LLC, a Los Angeles-based media company specializing in the acquisition, licensing and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment, has executed a Letter of Intent to sell a controlling interest in the company to Toronto-based Cameron Thomson Entertainment.
buyer: Cameron Thomson Entertainment Ltd.
Cameron Thomson Group Ltd., is a business development company specializing in providing corporate development and investment banking services to the media, IT and entertainment industries. Cameron Thomson's expertise is in transforming business ideas into prosperous commercial opportunities. "
target: Inception Media Group LLC
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Los Angeles and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution.
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announced 1/16/2015 via Market Wire

MonteCristo International Entertainment, LLC, will acquire BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Limited

synopsis: BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent to be combined with MonteCristo International Entertainment, LLC, where MonteCristo will hold a 55% equity stake in the combined company. BFS is an entertainment company focusing on the acquisition, distribution and production of film and television media.
buyer: MonteCristo International Entertainment, LLC
MonteCristo International LLC is a dynamic sales, distribution and production company. MonteCristo International acquires distribution rights to independent films from around the world as the exclusive sales agent and/or distributor. "
target: BFS Entertainment and Multimedia Limited (TSXV:BFS:$6.62)
BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited is a recognized independent North American entertainment company focusing on the acquisition, distribution and production of film and television media with head office in Toronto, Ontario.The company has been in business since 1980 and public since 1995.
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closed 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Arts Alliance Ltd., acquired Park Circus Limited

synopsis: Event cinema specialist Arts Alliance has acquired Scottish-based classic film distributor Park Circus. The company, established in 2003, reps theatrical rights to more than 20,000 US and international titles.
buyer: Arts Alliance Ltd.
Arts Alliance is the leading financier, distributor and marketer of Event Cinema worldwide. They distribute world-class shows to audiences in 4000+ screens in over 60 territories, engaging fans with the content they are most passionate about. "
target: Park Circus Limited
Park Circus is a worldwide film sales and distribution company representing over 20,000 titles for theatrical exhibition from some of the greatest studios, including Paramount Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Repertory, Warner Bros. and other film collections.
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closed 9/10/2014 via PE Hub

Thunderbird Films, acquired Soda Pictures Limited

synopsis: Thunderbird Films Inc has acquired Soda Pictures Ltd, a London, U.K.-based distributor of art house, independent and world cinema. Established in 2002 by Eve Gabereau and Edward Fletcher, the company releases 20+ films a year and has a library of over 200 films from all corners of the world.
buyer: Thunderbird Films
Thunderbird Films is an expanded multiplatform media production, distribution and rights management company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. "
target: Soda Pictures Limited
Soda Pictures is a UK-based film distributor of art house, independent and world cinema. Established in 2002 by Eve Gabereau and Edward Fletcher, the company releases 20+ films a year and has a library of over 200 films from all corners of the world.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd

synopsis: Vubiquity announced that it had acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd., one of the largest VOD and multiplatform providers outside the United States. FilmFlex provides digital storefront and video on demand services to connected consumers throughout the UK. The company has licensing agreements with major US studios and many independent distributors.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
Vubiquity is the leading global provider of multiplatform video services, helping to bring the most innovative, advanced services into consumers’ homes and onto their connected devices. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: FilmFlex Movies Ltd
FilmFlex is one of the most successful movies-on-demand service providers in Europe. The FilmFlex online platform is a managed white label solution that includes website and platform operation, all content management, billing and customer service.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Movie Studio, Inc., will acquire Emerging Pictures

synopsis: The Movie Studio, Inc. will acquire Emerging Pictures and all of its assets, including its innovative technology for a Commercial VOD (Video on Demand) digital delivery platform presently deployed in over 130 theaters. Emerging Pictures' assets includes distribution rights to many hundreds of critically acclaimed films and independent cinema.
buyer: The Movie Studio, Inc. (OTCPK:MVES:$0.02)
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a publicly traded media and motion picture production and distribution company. The Company is the premier full production movie studio in Miami, Florida area. The studio produces and distributes its films worldwide. "
target parent: Mobio Technologies Inc.
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital Film and Alternate Content network of theaters in the United States. Through its network of theaters, Emerging cost effectively exhibits critically acclaimed films, cultural programming, art films, documentaries, foreign language films and independent cinema.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Web

20 Year Media Corp., acquired Emerging Pictures

synopsis: 20 Year Media Corp, a Vancouver based digital media technology company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Emerging Cinemas, LLC. (“Emerging Pictures”), a pioneer in digital delivery and exhibition for the motion picture industry.
buyer: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders. "
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital exhibitor and distributor servicing over 130 independent cinemas and 250 theatres across the US. They offer the newest arthouse films, movie classics, and exclusive alt content through Opera In Cinema & Ballet In Cinema.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Movie Studio, Inc., will acquire Emerging Pictures

synopsis: The Movie Studio, Inc. will acquire Emerging Pictures and all of its assets, including its innovative technology for a Commercial VOD (Video on Demand) digital delivery platform presently deployed in over 130 theaters. Emerging Pictures' assets includes distribution rights to many hundreds of critically acclaimed films and independent cinema.
buyer: The Movie Studio, Inc. (OTCPK:MVES:$0.02)
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a publicly traded media and motion picture production and distribution company. The Company is the premier full production movie studio in Miami, Florida area. The studio produces and distributes its films worldwide. "
target parent: Mobio Technologies Inc.
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital Film and Alternate Content network of theaters in the United States. Through its network of theaters, Emerging cost effectively exhibits critically acclaimed films, cultural programming, art films, documentaries, foreign language films and independent cinema.
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announced 5/27/2015 via Market Watch

Mobio Technologies Inc., will acquire 20 Year Media Corp.

synopsis: Mobio Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Twenty Year Media Inc., a Canadian company, based in Vancouver, which provides media content distribution, sales and promotion to theatres and consumers throughout North America.
buyer: Mobio Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MBO:$0.49)
Mobio Technologies is the parent company of Strutta, a social promotions platform that helps marketers bring potential customers from stranger to fan to customer. Strutta's Promotions API provides a technology platform that facilitates social media competitions & campaigns for global brands. "
target: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Web

20 Year Media Corp., acquired Emerging Pictures

synopsis: 20 Year Media Corp, a Vancouver based digital media technology company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Emerging Cinemas, LLC. (“Emerging Pictures”), a pioneer in digital delivery and exhibition for the motion picture industry.
buyer: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders. "
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital exhibitor and distributor servicing over 130 independent cinemas and 250 theatres across the US. They offer the newest arthouse films, movie classics, and exclusive alt content through Opera In Cinema & Ballet In Cinema.
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announced 5/27/2015 via Market Watch

Mobio Technologies Inc., will acquire 20 Year Media Corp.

synopsis: Mobio Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Twenty Year Media Inc., a Canadian company, based in Vancouver, which provides media content distribution, sales and promotion to theatres and consumers throughout North America.
buyer: Mobio Technologies Inc. (TSXV:MBO:$0.49)
Mobio Technologies is the parent company of Strutta, a social promotions platform that helps marketers bring potential customers from stranger to fan to customer. Strutta's Promotions API provides a technology platform that facilitates social media competitions & campaigns for global brands. "
target: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Portent.IO

synopsis: YouGov, an international, full-service research company, has acquired Portent.IO, a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$203.56)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Portent.IO
Portent.IO is a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Screen Engine/ASI, acquired TicktBox

synopsis: Screen Engine/ASI, a market research firm that specializes in focus-group testing of movies and TV pilots, has acquired ticktBox, which operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. With ticktBox, SE/ASI will have one of the largest databases of active moviegoers in the industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Screen Engine/ASI
Screen Engine/ASI is a research and analytics firm with an emphasis on big data focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media spaces. They focus on all distribution platforms, including international film and television, digital and mobile. "
target: TicktBox
TicktBox operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. It operates two brands: the business-to-business TicktBox service; and Gofobo, a consumer-facing brand that offers access to advance movie screenings, premieres and other events.
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closed 1/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

The TEAM Companies Inc., acquired Lightspeed EPS, Inc.

synopsis: The TEAM Companies, Inc., a payroll, business affairs and technology provider to the advertising and entertainment community, has completed its acquisition of Lightspeed EPS, Inc. Lightspeed EPS, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based entertainment production management software for the feature film and television industries.
buyer: The TEAM Companies Inc.
The Team Companies Inc., is a leading payroll, business affairs and technology provider to the advertising and entertainment community. TEAM provides a comprehensive suite of solutions for the production payroll, production management and business affairs space. "
target: Lightspeed EPS, Inc.
LightSPEED eps is a web-based entertainment production management system designed specifically for the film and television industry. By centralizing production management, updated information is instantly accessible from any authorized computer, cell phone or wireless device.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 12/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Quantum Corporation, acquired CatDV

synopsis: Quantum Corp., a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, has acquired CatDV, a UK software company that specializes in workflow management tools for the global film and broadcast industry. CatDV leverages AI technology to make it easier for businesses to catalog and analyze digital assets such as video, images, and more.
buyer: Quantum Corporation (QTM:$350.66)
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. "
target: CatDV
CatDV is a UK software company that specializes in workflow management tools for the global film and broadcast industry. CatDV leverages AI technology to make it easier for businesses of any size to catalog and analyze digital assets such as video, images, audio files, PDFs, and more.
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closed 3/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Vista Entertainment Solutions, acquired Ticketsoft, LLC

synopsis: New Zealand software company Vista Entertainment Solutions has bought US cinema software company Ticketsoft, continuing its international growth. Ticketsoft, based in Dallas, Texas and founded in 2001, offers software solutions in more than 200 North American cinemas, representing more than 2,000 cinema screens.
buyer: Vista Entertainment Solutions (NZSE:VGL:$85.82)
Vista Entertainment Solutions creates cinema management solutions for the international cinema exhibition industry. Their software is installed in cinemas in over 60 countries covering a wide range from single screen independents to the largest cinema chain in the world. "
target: Ticketsoft, LLC
Ticketsoft specializes in providing premier end to end technology solutions for the movie theatre industry. They offer software for point of sale, self-service kiosks, internet ticketing, gift & loyalty cards, time & attendance, real-time analysis, & enterprise class corporate office systems.
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closed 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Unique Business Systems

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Unique Business Systems Corporation, a provider of Rental Operations Management solutions to the AV, construction, and medical equipment rental sectors throughout North America with software solutions for managing sales, labor planning, repairs, and reporting.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: Unique Business Systems
Unique Business Systems is a provider of Rental Operations Management solutions to the AV, construction, and medical equipment rental sectors throughout North America with software solutions for managing sales, labor planning, repairs, and reporting.
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closed 10/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Aptos Inc, acquired TXT Retail

synopsis: Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of TXT Retail, the leading global provider of end-to-end merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions for the apparel, luxury, specialty and general retail sectors.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Aptos Inc
Aptos is committed to a deep understanding of each of their clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industry's most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. "
target parent: TXT e-solutions SpA
target: TXT Retail
TXT Retail is the leading provider of end-to-end Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions for Luxury, Fashion and Specialty Retail sectors.
price ($mm)
$99
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
20.8x
announced 7/24/2017 via PR Newswire

Aptos Inc, will acquire TXT Retail

synopsis: Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TXT Retail, the leading global provider of end-to-end merchandise lifecycle management solutions for the apparel, luxury, specialty and general retail sectors.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Aptos Inc
Aptos, Inc. delivers innovative technology solutions that enable apparel, specialty and general merchandise retailers to engage their customers differently for superior results. "
target parent: TXT e-solutions SpA
target: TXT Retail
TXT Retail is the leading global provider of end-to-end merchandise lifecycle management solutions for the apparel, luxury, specialty and general retail sectors.
price ($mm)
$99
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
22.0x
closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, acquired SponsorHub

synopsis: Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, announced it has acquired SponsorHub. The company is a premiere Big Data platform for the sports and entertainment industry, offering proprietary social media measurement for sports, political and advertising brands.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
target: SponsorHub
SponsorHub provides elegant yet powerful enterprise-grade software tools to help brands measure their most important sports and entertainment campaigns.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jive Software, acquired CLARA ehf

synopsis: Jive Software announced that they've acquired the Icelandic startup, Clara. The reported price was approximately €6.8 million. CLARA produces community analytics tools that allow businesses to understand, monitor, and engage with their members on online platforms. They have 16 people distributed between San Francisco, London, and Reykjavik.
buyer: Jive Software (JIVE:$204.09)
Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Their products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve the biggest business challenges. "
target: CLARA ehf
CLARA ehf provides CLARA Insight, a community analytics tool for community managers. Its solution enables community managers to improve their efficiency by analyzing sentiment and trending discussions, and marketing managers to get insights into their community with actionable metrics.
price ($mm)
$8.86
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Visaic, Inc., acquired Yare Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Visaic, Inc., a provider of cloud-based content delivery solutions announced the acquisition of successful Vancouver-based streaming platform company YARE Media. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment.
buyer: Visaic, Inc.
Formed by a team of streaming industry veterans, Visaic operates a live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) platform for distribution and monetization of content worldwide and offers cinemas a rich portfolio of live internationally recognized sports and events such as: soccer, basketball, and more. "
target: Yare Media Group Inc.
Yare is a streaming media company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

FanAI, acquired Waypoint Media

synopsis: FanAI, an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for esports players and streamers. Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape.
buyer: FanAI
FanAI is an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming. The FanAI platform is the leading esports audience monetization platform, built to help better identify, understand, and reach fans in order to sell more sponsorships and ultimately drive more revenue. "
target: Waypoint Media
Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape. Explore engagement across over 1.2 million channels and track unique viewership, audience movement, and overlap for a true understanding of the esports ecosystem.
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Patreon, acquired Memberful

synopsis: Patreon, a company which allows creators to earn an income through patron memberships, has announced that it is acquiring Memberful, a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." "
target: Memberful
Memberful is a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms. Memberful is a service for independent creators, educators, and publishers who prefer to have complete control over their membership program.
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