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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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closed 4/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

K2 Agency Limited, acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.

synopsis: K2 Agency, a leading music booking agency in the UK, has acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation (EGO), a music booking agency in the UK. EGO communicates between all parties involved with an artist's career to realize the artist's full potential. EGO's roster of artists includes Fear Factory, HIM, Meshuggah, and more.
buyer: K2 Agency Limited
Founded in 2002, K2 Agency is a leading music booking agency in the UK. The agency represents artists such as Alter Bridge, Ghost, Gojira, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, Metallica, Slayer, Anthras, and more. "
target: Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.
Eccentric Gent Organisation (EGO) is a music booking agency in the UK. EGO communicates between all parties involved with an artist's career to realize the artist's full potential. EGO's roster of artists includes Fear Factory, HIM, Meshuggah, and more.
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closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ole, acquired Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.

synopsis: ole, a music publishing and rights management company, has made the acquisition of Anthem Entertainment. Anthem Entertainment (Anthem Records and SRO Management) is a longtime CIMA member, and the label home of artists like Rush, The Tea Party, Big Wreck and Ian Thornley.
buyer: Ole
ole is Majorly Indie. That means that although they are the world’s fastest growing rights management company, with the infrastructure and reach of a Major, Ole continues to deliver the personal touch, speed, creativity and caring of an indie. "
target: Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.
Anthem Entertainment Group Inc. includes SRO Management, an artist management company, and Anthem, a record label. Anthem Records, based in Toronto, has been the stable of Rush and a host of other Canadian artists for nearly four decades.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd., acquired Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Lucky Entertainment, the boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks and even DCUP have made an acquisition of Australian talent agency Revelry Entertainment. Revelry Agency manages the careers of local DJs and producers Jordan Burns, Noy, Yvng Japaleno and Jordan James.
buyer: Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
Lucky Entertainment is a boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks. It is based in Melbourne, Australia. "
target: Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd. provides marketing services and promotional campaigns for entertainment industry. It also provides Event Programming and Sound/AV/Staging services. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Los Angeles Times

ICM Partners, acquired Primary Talent International

synopsis: ICM Partners, one of the world’s leading talent agencies, has acquired Primary Talent International, an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities.
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: Primary Talent International
Primary Talent International is an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities. Their roster includes Agar Agar, Day Wave, Fredo, Red Axes and more.
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closed 4/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Circle Talent Agency

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, has acquired Circle Talent Agency, a leading electronic dance music agency. Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment."
target: Circle Talent Agency
Circle Talent Agency is a leading electronic dance music agency. As one of the leading boutique agencies in dance music, Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
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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 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired TMWRK Management

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced the acquisition of TMWRK Management, one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music.
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 (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: TMWRK Management
TMWRK Management is one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music. TMWRK is renowned as a leader in creative artist marketing.
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$9.27
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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 11/6/2014 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 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 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
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$6.34
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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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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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 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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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.
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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 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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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 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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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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$1.35
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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 8/15/2018 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 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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closed 3/19/2015 via Company Press Release

TLA Worldwide Plc, acquired Elite Sports Properties

synopsis: TLA Worldwide Plc announced the acquisition of the assets and business of Elite Sports Properties Holdings (ESP), an Australian and UK based athlete management and sports marketing company. ESP, established in 1996, operates in athlete and talent management; event management and activation; and sports marketing more broadly.
buyer: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
TLA Worldwide Plc is a leading, fully integrated athlete representation and sports marketing company, primarily focused on the sport of baseball and has primary offices in London, New York and Newport Beach. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in London, United Kingdom. "
target: Elite Sports Properties
Elite Sports Properties (ESP) is a world leader in talent management and sports marketing, with an impressive track record. We do everything from managing sport and media talent to the development and activation of integrated marketing and media campaigns, events and merchandising programs.
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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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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

SEM Agency, will acquire KAWA-COLLE Co., Ltd

synopsis: SEM Agency, a company that mainly engages in the business of advertising and in advertisements on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, is to acquire KAWA-COLLE, a company that offers marketing, advertising, influencer marketing, model registration, and promotion services. Both companies are based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: SEM Agency
SEM Agency Co., Ltd. mainly engages in the business of advertising and in advertisements on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They also offer web promotion consulting. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: KAWA-COLLE Co., Ltd
KAWA-COLLE Co., Ltd offers marketing, advertising, influencer marketing, model registration, and promotion services. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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announced 12/15/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Wilhelmina International, Inc., will acquire Union Model Management Ltd.

synopsis: Wilhelmina International, Inc., one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world, reported that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the outstanding share capital of Union Model Management, a small international model agency in East London.
buyer: Wilhelmina International, Inc. (WHLM:$75.40)
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. "
target: Union Model Management Ltd.
Union Models is a small yet perfectly formed international model agency in East London, founded early in 2005 by Rachel Du Preez. The agency finds and launches exceptional new talent with flair and creativity and cares about the detail with each client and model.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Press X, the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Press X connects brands to content creators and players to teams.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Press X
Press X is the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Specializing in digital marketing, strategy development, campaign management, and content development, they help navigate the fragmented space, connecting brands to content creators and players to teams.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Everyday Influencers

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Everyday Influencers (EI Management), a leading esports management firm that has expertise in overall brand building, talent development, and monetization strategy.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Everyday Influencers
Everyday Influencers (EI Management) is a leading esports management firm representing top talent across multiple platforms and verticals. EI has expertise in overall brand building, talent development and monetization strategy.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$6.34
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x

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