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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

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

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
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$15
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

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

Production Resource Group, acquired Chaos Visual Productions

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

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

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

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

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

Emaji, Inc., acquired Framepool

synopsis: Emaji, Inc. announced the acquisition of 86.6 percent of the outstanding shares of Framepool AG, a leading distributor of stock footage with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of clips.
buyer: Emaji, Inc. (OTCPK:EMJI:$0.00)
Emaji, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a publicly traded development stage company with two divisions: Entertainment, and Ventures. They seek to establish a fast-growing industry player with a diversified stream of revenue and strong corporate governance. "
target: Framepool
Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of over one million clips to its customers, among them the most prominent advertising agencies, broadcasters and production companies.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired Bento Box Entertainment

synopsis: Fox has snapped up Bento Box Entertainment, an animation company that produces Bob's Burgers (on Fox) as well as series like Glove & Boots (on YouTube) and Paradise PD (for Netflix). Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$11,389.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
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$0.68
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closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maximal Studio

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. has acquired Maximal Studio. Maximal Studio is an audio studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides voice-over recording for the video games and learning industries.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Maximal Studio
Maximal Studio, based in Brazil, provides voice-over recording for the games and learning industries. With over 15 years of experience in the audio production market, they provide solutions for every kind of audiovisual media.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Williams Lea Tag, acquired Taylor James

synopsis: Williams Lea Tag, the leading independent global marketing activation partner, is acquiring Taylor James, a leading digital production house on the cutting edge of technology. They offer high-end capabilities in CGI, animation, design and VFX to brands and their creative agencies to produce engaging, photo-real digital content across all channels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Williams Lea Tag
Williams Lea Tag is the leading global provider of Marketing and Communications Services. Every day, they help organizations transform business processes, enhance their customer conversations and realize the potential of their brand. "
target: Taylor James
Taylor James is a leading digital production house on the cutting edge of technology. They offer high-end capabilities in CGI, animation, design and VFX to brands and their creative agencies to produce engaging, photo-real digital content across all channels.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Red Hot CG

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of 100% of Strongbox Ltd, a holding company with subsidiaries in China and Indonesia trading under the Red Hot CG ("Red Hot") brand. Red Hot are specialists in the production of graphical art assets for video games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: Red Hot CG
Red Hot CG was founded in Shanghai in 2010. The company is a proven 2D, 3D and animation art provider to the global video games market with clients in the US, Europe, China and Japan. Red Hot CG found early success contributing to popular projects like Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension.
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$6.00
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closed 2/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Spov Ltd

synopsis: Video games services provider Keywords Studios has purchased animation and digital design company Spov. Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Spov Ltd
Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Mindwalk Studios Ltd

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC is to buy Beijing based Mindwalk. The company is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Mindwalk Studios Ltd
Mindwalk Studios is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms.
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$5.50
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$4
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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announced 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Dock10, will acquire 422.tv Limited

synopsis: Dock10 has announced a deal to acquire 100% of the shares of 422, the long established Manchester based post production and vfx business. The 422 client portfolio includes many of the leading advertising agencies and commercial production companies in the North of England, as well as a number of TV production businesses and major corporate brands.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target parent: Creative and Technical Media Services
target: 422.tv Limited
422 is a full service post-production company based in Manchester and Glasgow. They provide a comprehensive range of facilities and creative services for television, film and advertising.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
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closed 11/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Scheune München

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH, a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Scheune München
Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH is a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lylo Media Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lylo Media Group
Lylo specializes in full localisation services including Dubbing, Subtitling and Audio Services for international Broadcast Television, Streaming OTT and Theatrical content. Clients include the major US studios, OTT providers and International broadcast content owners.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fulwell 73, acquired Creativity Media

synopsis: Fulwell 73 an independent film and TV production company in the UK, has acquired Creativity Media, a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
buyer: Fulwell 73
Fulwell 73 is an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Fulwell 73 produces many top-quality films and TV programs across different genres. Their portfolio of films and TV programs include The Class of 92, I Am Bolt, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Drop The Mic, and more. "
target: Creativity Media
Creativity Media is a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
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announced 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Incendo Group

synopsis: TVA Group is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire the companies forming the Incendo group, a Montreal-based producer and distributor of television programs for international markets. TVA Group is a Canadian communications company that operates in the broadcast, film, audiovisual production, and magazine industries.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is a Canadian communications company that operates in the broadcast, film, audiovisual production, and magazine industries. TVA is active in the creation, production and distribution of entertainment. "
target: Incendo Group
Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
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$9.00
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$8
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closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

REAL by FAKE, acquired Local Hero

synopsis: Montréal-based REAL by FAKE, a Cinematic Production and Post-Production Company, has acquired Local Hero, a next-generation post production facility specializing in DI (Digital Intermediate) color correction for digital cinema.
buyer: REAL by FAKE
With studios and teams in Montréal and Los Angeles, REAL by FAKE ™ is a Cinematic Production and Post-Production Company of cutting-edge digital visual effects for High-End Films and TV Series. "
target: Local Hero
Local Hero is a next-generation post production facility specializing in DI (Digital Intermediate) color correction for digital cinema. They are a creative boutique for filmmakers to take their project from the camera data out to screen in a high quality and professional environment.
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closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

MLC Media, acquired Intercambio Media

synopsis: MLC Media, a leading Spanish Language Audio Prep Service representing more than 350 radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico has acquired Intercambio Media, an innovative audio and content production agency, and all its subsidiary companies including En El Aire Audio, FuXion Audio, Extreme Noticias and Audios 2Go.
buyer: MLC Media
MLC Media produces and distributes Spanish Language Syndicated Programs across radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico. Its premier programs include El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, Armida y La Flaka, La Diva de Mexico Show, El Show de Toño and Ana Alicia y Julieta. "
target: Intercambio Media
Intercambio Media is an innovative audio and content production agency for radio through their sub-properties of En El Aire Audio Show Prep and FuXion Audio. Services include show prep, spot media consulting, radio imaging and audio production.
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Neue Deutsche Filmgellschaft mbH, acquired Neue Münchner Fernsehproduktion

synopsis: Neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbh, one of Germany's largest independent film production company, acquired Summerset GmbH's subsidiary, NeueMünchner Fernsehproduktion, a successful German production company that is known for their crime fiction on TV.
buyer: Neue Deutsche Filmgellschaft mbH
Founded by director Harald Braun, Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH is one of the largest independent film production company in Germany. The company works in television, cinema films, TV series, as well as international co-productions. "
target parent: Summerset GmbH
target: Neue Münchner Fernsehproduktion
Based in Germany, Neue Münchner Fernsehproduktion was founded by Helmut Ringelmann and quickly became the most successful production company for German crime fiction on TV in the 1960s. This company led the formatting of many German detective stories that generations of television viewers watched.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediapro Group, will acquire VPK PRO

synopsis: MEDIAPRO, a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, is to acquire VPK PRO, the largest producer of independent television in Slovenia. VPK PRO is specialized in the production and transmission of events as well as in the creation of television programs and has an outstanding presence in Eastern Europe.
buyer: Mediapro Group
MEDIAPRO is a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, unique in content integration, production and audiovisual distribution. It provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project. "
target: VPK PRO
VPK PRO is the largest producer of independent television in Slovenia. VPK PRO is specialized in the production and transmission of events as well as in the creation of television programs and has an outstanding presence in Eastern Europe, located in Serbia (Belgrade) and Croatia (Zagreb).
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announced 5/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

One Horizon Group, will acquire Browning Productions & Entertainment

synopsis: One Horizon Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc., which has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks.
buyer: One Horizon Group (OHGI:$1.09)
One Horizon Group, Inc. is a developer and reseller of digital technology solutions and secure messaging software for growing online markets in social media, streaming music, gaming, security and education sectors. "
target: Browning Productions & Entertainment
Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc. has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks including A&E, FYI and History Channel.
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closed 3/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wildflame Productions, acquired Green Bay Media

synopsis: Cardiff based Wildflame Productions, part of the Flame Media Group, has acquired fellow Welsh indie Green Bay Media. Green Bay Media is an award-winning independent production company, making blue-chip programming in drama, documentary and the arts, for audiences across the UK and internationally.
buyer: Wildflame Productions
Wildflame Productions Limited operates as a film production company. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Cardiff, United Kingdom. "
target: Green Bay Media
Green Bay Media is an award-winning independent production company, making blue-chip programming in drama, documentary and the arts, for audiences across the UK and internationally.
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closed 3/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Park Group merged with Studio Squared,

synopsis: Film and video production firm Park Group and the content specialists from Studio Squared (S2) have merged as Tilt Creative + Production, a fully integrated creative and production firm formed to assist national and local clients with creation of traditional and digital video content.
buyer: Studio Squared
Studio Squared is a content agency with top creative talent built to move at the speed and scale of retail. They began by launching a digital network that has grown from 350 to 3,500 stores. "
target: Park Group
Founded in 1986 to offer a full range of video and television production and post-production services, Park Group has been generating solid, creative solutions for 25 years.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Industrial Color Brands, acquired Click3X

synopsis: Industrial Color Studios has acquired Click3X, the pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
target: Click3X
Click3X is a pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
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closed 2/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Mackevision

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create customer experiences & industrial, extended reality applications.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Mackevision
Mackevision is a global market leader in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). They design and produce high-end 3D visualizations, animations and visual effects (VFX) for images, films and interactive applications. In addition they develop technological solutions for generating images.
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closed 12/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Memory-Tech, a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs, has acquired a 90% stake in REAL-T Inc. from AOI TYO Holdings, a Japan-based holding company mainly engaged in the management business of its subsidiaries. REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects.
buyer: Memory-Tech Corp.
Memory-Tech is a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, and other optical-disc devices. The company also provides packaging services such as customized disc cases. The company provides their services to businesses in the visual, audio, computer, and publishing industries. "
target parent: AOI TYO Holdings
target: REAL-T Inc.
Founded in 2006, REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects. They have worked with JCSTAFF, A-1 Pictures, SILVER LINK, WHITE FOX, and more.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios

synopsis: Film Finances Inc. has completed the acquisition of EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios, a full service, digital, post-editing machine rental business, servicing numerous theatrical and television productions. EPS-Cineworks helps their clients plan standard and high-definition work flows and serves as a resource for tapeless and DI work flows.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. FFI offers completion contracts to financial lenders and distributors in connection with the production of a motion picture, films television, mini-series, and streaming content. "
target: EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios
EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios is a full service, digital, post-editing machine rental business, servicing numerous theatrical and television productions. EPS-Cineworks helps their clients plan standard and high-definition work flows and serves as a resource for tapeless and DI work flows.
price ($mm)
$9.54
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x
announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, will acquire Tern TV

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, will acquire Tern TV, an independent TV production company specialising in factual TV production. Tern TV produces over sixty hours of TV annually for UK broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1, as well as international broadcasters such as Discovery, PBS and National Geographic Channels.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: Tern TV
Tern TV is an independent TV production company specialising in factual TV production. The company produces over sixty hours of TV annually for UK broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1, as well as international broadcasters such as Discovery, PBS and National Geographic Channels.
price ($mm)
$4.09
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via Reuters

Orient Securities Company Limited, will acquire Mediapro Group

synopsis: Orient Hontai Capital, the major investment platform of Orient Security, will acquire a 54% stake in the Mediapro Group. The Mediapro Group produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services.
buyer: Orient Securities Company Limited (SHSE:600958:$1,272.30)
Orient Securities Company Limited is a China A-share and H-share listed securities company. Orient Hontai, via various funds under its management, has participated in domestic and foreign equity investments focusing on media technology and healthcare sectors. "
target: Mediapro Group
The Mediapro Group is the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector. The company produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services.
price ($mm)
$1,000*
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