Like TiVo Inc.

closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
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$1,561 [$1,234]
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$490
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$85
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closed 11/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

iMedia Brands, Inc., acquired Float Left Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: iMedia Brands, Inc., a global interactive media company, has acquired Float Left Interactive, an award-winning technology company helping content owners, programmers, and operators transition to digital distribution through stunning TV experiences.
buyer: iMedia Brands, Inc. (IMBI:$535.80)
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a global interactive media company that manages a growing portfolio of niche, lifestyle television networks and web service businesses, primarily in North America, for both English speaking and, soon, Spanish speaking audiences and customers. "
target: Float Left Interactive, Inc.
Float Left Interactive is an award-winning technology company helping content owners, programmers, and operators transition to digital distribution through stunning TV experiences.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Olympusat, acquired Float Left Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: US Latino Spanish-language movie network provider Olympusat has bolstered its over-the-top offerings by acquiring TV everywhere and OTT video app solutions firm Float Left Interactive. Float Left provides TV app solutions and specialises in developing immersive, cross-platform applications with a strong emphasis on personalisation and engagement.
buyer: Olympusat
Olympusat, a division of Olympusat Holdings is one of the largest independent media companies specializing in ownership, distribution, production and technical services. Through its premium Spanish-language offering, Olympusat engages more than 8 million viewers per day. "
target: Float Left Interactive, Inc.
Float Left provides TV app solutions and specialises in developing immersive, cross-platform applications with a strong emphasis on personalisation and engagement.
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closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ericsson AB, acquired Azuki Systems

synopsis: Ericsson announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, Inc., a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use their network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target: Azuki Systems
Azuki Systems' next-generation TV Anywhere solution combines the power of over-the-top video with the highest quality of user experience, personalization, content protection, scalability and reliability. It also enables multiple monetization options, beyond portals and authentication services.
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired MOVL, LLC

synopsis: Samsung has acquired Atlanta-based smart TV games and TV app development platform MOVL. MOVL has developed a number of second screen games for both Samsung smart TVs and Google TV devices, including PokerFun and WeDraw. The start-up was one of the first winners of Samsung's Connected TV developer contest with their WeDraw app.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. The company employs approximately 227,000 people in 203 offices across 75 countries. "
target: MOVL, LLC
Headquartered in Atlanta, MOVL is driving innovation in the social TV app revolution by creating applications for connected TVs and mobile devices. MOVL develops products and content using its proprietary MOVL Connect® Platform, connecting users on mobile devices and Smart TVs.
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closed 6/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Espial Group, Inc., acquired Bluestreak Technology

synopsis: Espial announced the acquisition of Bluestreak Technologies, a software and services provider of video solutions for connected devices including set-top boxes, smart TVs, smartphones, and tablets.
buyer: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. "
target: Bluestreak Technology
Bluestreak Technology, Inc. designs and develops media applications for mobile phones and digital televisions. The company’s MachBlue™ platform provides content owners, device manufacturers, and network operators with the ability to deliver an outstanding over-the-top video experience to any device.
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closed 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
price ($mm)
$305
rev ($mm)
$94
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3.2x
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closed 4/18/2011 via Market Wire

SunGame Corporation, merged with Freevi Corporation

synopsis: Social game developer SunGame Corp. has merged with Nevada-based Freevi Corporation. Freevi is a rich-media platform revolving around its core product the "Freevi Flightdeck,"™ a powerful graphical end user interface that allows users to consume video and audio content, network with other Freevi users, etc.
buyer: SunGame Corporation (SGMZ:$0.00)
SunGame Corporation is a Social Gaming and Social Media provider. Its offering includes Customized Social Games, Virtual Worlds, Virtual eWallets, Cross Platform solutions and Social Network Branding. "
target: Freevi Corporation
Freevi is a rich-media platform revolving around its core product the "Freevi Flightdeck"™, a powerful graphical end user interface that allows users to consume video and audio content, network with other Freevi users, engage in e-commerce transactions, and access games and other applications.
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closed 11/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, acquired Plotagon AB

synopsis: Bublar Group acquires 100% of the shares in Plotagon Production AB. Plotagon AB is an innovative Swedish startup founded in 2011 whose one-of-a-kind application allows users to create animated movies just by typing.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Plotagon AB
Plotagon AB is an innovative Swedish startup founded in 2011 whose one-of-a-kind application allows users to create animated movies just by typing. The Plotagon team consists of programmers, artists, animators, designers, marketers, and storytellers.
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closed 2/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

BuzzMyVideos, acquired MakeTag S.r.l.

synopsis: BuzzMyVideos, home to the rising stars of online video entertainment, has announced the acquisition of MakeTag. The company is an Italian tech company focused on the development of innovative technologies for interactive video.
buyer: BuzzMyVideos
BuzzMyVideos is home to the next rising stars of online video entertainment. The technology-based multi-platform network, specialist in online video content promotion, provides a new generation of talented video creators with the support to grow audiences and monetise video content. "
target: MakeTag S.r.l.
MakeTag is a startup that designed and developed an innovative technology to create interactive videos.Through the usage of web platforms, video creators can add tags to videos in real time and distribute it to social networks, websites and mobile applications.
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closed 12/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired Vidmaker

synopsis: YouTube has acquired Vidmaker, a Madison, WI-based startup that makes online video-editing software. The company’s software allows multiple people in different locations to edit and share videos in real time via the cloud—a product that has obvious applications for Google-owned video-sharing behemoth YouTube.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: Vidmaker
Vidmaker provides a cloud-based video editor that lets users work with video on any device, anywhere and with anyone. It simplifies video management, editing and collaboration by storing all video data in the cloud while providing real time collaboration and project management and reuse.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Dailymotion, acquired Jilion SA

synopsis: Dailymotion, one of the leading sites for sharing videos, announced the acquisition of Jilion, a software development team passionate about Web technologies, striving to make life easier for both Web publishers and users. Their SublimeVideo started in 2010 as the world's first cloud-based HTML5 video player.
buyer parent: Orange S.A.
buyer: Dailymotion
Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners in the media and entertainment industries. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service. "
target: Jilion SA
Jilion is a software development team passionate about Web technologies, striving to make life easier for both Web publishers and users. Their SublimeVideo started in 2010 as the world's first cloud-based HTML5 video player.
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closed 9/29/2016 via PR Newswire

VLinksMedia, acquired Screencastify

synopsis: LearnCore ("VLinksMedia") announced its majority stake acquisition in the most globally-installed screen recording Chrome extension, Screencastify. This acquisition pairs a simple content creation technology with a powerful training and coaching platform in LearnCore. Screencastify is used to create high impact training and educational videos.
buyer: VLinksMedia
LearnCore, or VLinksMedia, is a leading training and coaching platform for sales and customer success teams. Companies use LearnCore to ensure their teams are certified and up to speed as the company, products and messaging change. "
target: Screencastify
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Just press record and the content of a tab, webcam or desktop is recorded. Easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc.
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

WideOrbit, Inc., acquired Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, has acquired Castfire, a video and audio publishing platform for managing and monetizing on-demand media content. The acquisition is part of WideOrbit’s ongoing initiative to expand its digital offering to help major media clients drive new revenue.
buyer: WideOrbit, Inc.
WideOrbit is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably. "
target parent: Emerge Digital
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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closed 2/24/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Imerjn, acquired Get TVG

synopsis: Imerjn, a company that develops and sells mobile software and hardware solutions, announced that it has acquired Get TVG, a service that allows anyone to create their own online television channel.
buyer: Imerjn
Imerjn, formerly known as Xumanii International Holdings Corp is development stage company that develops and sells mobile software and hardware solutions. Imerjn’s mobile solutions include mobile apps & use leading edge technologies such as RFID to develop asset tracking solutions. "
target: Get TVG
Get TVG allows people to establish their own conventional television channel online by uploading their video to a site they control and sequence the video to play in any order over any time period and allowing the end audience to "tune in" to watch in the same way they do with regular television.
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announced 7/19/2012 via GlobeNewswire

AlphaBird, Inc, will acquire Castfire, Inc.

synopsis: Alphabird has agreed to acquire Castfire, a leading content management and publishing platform. Castfire's team will be joining Alphabird, delivering audio and video content solutions that provide best of breed uptime and support to its roster of customers that includes Fortune 500 publishers, international brands, and niche content creators.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated audience development company that guarantees targeted, engaged audiences for online video on a performance basis. Alphabird was an early pioneer in the distribution of Click-To-Play video content. "
target: Castfire, Inc.
Castfire is a video and audio publishing platform that helps companies manage and monetize large libraries of media content. It allows publishers to reach their audience across multiple platforms and devices and increase their audience size by automating complex syndication relationships.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Poplar, acquired Svrf, Inc.

synopsis: Poplar, a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK, has acquired Svrf, Inc., a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
buyer: Poplar
Poplar is a leading 3D and augmented reality (AR) creative platform in the UK. Poplar makes it easy for businesses to affordably build their own AR experience. The platform allows users to create AR face filters, image trackers, mini-games, business cards and world effects. "
target: Svrf, Inc.
Svrf is a face filter camera app that enables anyone to create and share 3D filters on their phone. Svrf lets users record videos and take selfies so they can respond to their friends' texts with the coolest, cutest, and funniest filters.
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announced 8/16/2017 via Market Wire

AtmanCo, will purchase PlusMobile LLC from Plusmo Communications S.A.

synopsis: AtmanCo, a leader in the psychometrics industry, will acquire PlusMobile LLC and all of its subsidiaries from Plusmo Communications, a provider of SMS services in Argentina. PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment. They also offer mobile marketing services.
buyer: AtmanCo (TSXV:ATW:$2.28)
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees. "
seller: Plusmo Communications S.A.
PlusMobile is a provider of mobile phone products. Their products include mobile apps focused on education, kids, and entertainment(games, sports, and videos). They also offer mobile marketing services such as contests using SMS. PlusMobile is part of Plusmo Communications, an SMS service provider.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
$5
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0.5x
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closed 4/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Photobucket inc, acquired Milyoni, Inc.

synopsis: Photobucket Corporation, a leading online photo sharing and print community, announced the acquisition of Milyoni, the leader in social videos and the creator of Madcards, multimedia cards designed for mobile. The Madcards technology is flexible and includes a wide variety of content options designed to maximize user engagement on mobile.
buyer: Photobucket inc
Photobucket Corporation is the world's leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. In 2014, Photobucket expanded to include a new web and mobile service for printed products. The Photobucket user community uploads millions of images & videos per day from the web and connected digital devices."
target: Milyoni, Inc.
Milyoni is an innovative provider of social and mobile software for the media and entertainment industry. Founded in 2009, Milyoni has brought industry firsts to social commerce and entertainment with products that include Social Video, Video on Demand, and more recently Madcards.
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announced 2/19/2014 via Reuters

OPT, Inc., will acquire SkillUp Video Technologies Corporation

synopsis: OPT Inc has agreed to acquire 85 pct voting power in SkillUp Video Technologies. SkillUp Video Technologies engages in provision of digital contents distribution platform.
buyer: OPT, Inc.
OPT, Inc. engages in the provision of e-marketing services in Japan. It offers a marketing platform for publishers and advertisers; online advertisement performance measurement services; and online advertisement delivery system services. "
target: SkillUp Video Technologies Corporation
Skill-up video Technologies, Inc. provide a digital content delivery platform. Their main platform, Uliza, is a mobile application that distributes videos to consumers. The company was founded in 2013, and is baed in Tokyo, Japan.
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$22*
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
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$85
EV / rev
2.5x
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14.5x
closed 5/27/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., acquired Cubiware Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that is has acquired Cubiware, an innovative provider of cost-effective software solutions for emerging market Pay-TV operators.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home. "
target: Cubiware Sp. z o.o.
Cubiware is an innovative provider of software solutions for Digital TV devices and systems. Established in 2008, Cubiware is a privately held company with headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.
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announced 3/13/2015 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Aereo, Inc.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, announced that it had received approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge to acquire certain assets of Aereo. Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home. "
target: Aereo, Inc.
Aereo is a technology company that provides consumers access to LIVE HD broadcast television on the Internet through use of its remote integrated antenna/DVR technology. Aereo allows users to watch live broadcast television and pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching.
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announced 1/29/2014 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire Digitalsmiths Corp.

synopsis: TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television market, announced that it will acquire Digitalsmiths, the Pay-TV industry's most broadly adopted cloud-based content discovery and recommendation service.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: Digitalsmiths Corp.
Built for service providers, content providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery® enables personalized discovery experiences that instantly connect consumers to the most relevant movies, TV shows and live events available, at any time, on any screen.
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announced 7/17/2012 via Market Wire

TiVo Inc., will acquire TRA, Inc.

synopsis: TiVo Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire TRA, Inc., maker of the first and leading platform with the world's largest database that directly links information from the same households as to what viewers watch with what they buy. TRA matches television exposures from 1.5 million TV homes with specific purchase transactions.
buyer: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. "
target: TRA, Inc.
TRA, Inc. is the leading media marketing and analytics software company whose products help advertisers, agencies and television networks improve advertising targeting, accountability and return on media investment.
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$661.39)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
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$490
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$85
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 3/31/2014 via Market Wire

Parallax Capital Partners LLC, StepStone Group, will acquire DivX LLC

synopsis: Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group announced they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire DivX LLC and its subsidiaries, including the MainConcept entities, from Rovi Corporation. DivX is a leading provider of advanced end to end solutions that enable a superior high quality video experience on virtually any device or platform.
buyer: Parallax Capital Partners LLC
buyer: StepStone Group
Parallax Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating application software and related services companies. StepStone Group is a global private markets firm overseeing more than $60 billion of private capital allocations. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: DivX LLC (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for Over-The-Top services from content preparation, to protected delivery and multi-screen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms.
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Rovi Corporation, will acquire Veveo

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a global leader in entertainment discovery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veveo, Inc., a provider of intuitive and personalized entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Veveo
Veveo is a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions. Veveo is redefining how users experience connected devices and applications in natural and intuitive ways.
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closed 2/7/2012 via Market Wire

Corel Corporation, acquired Roxio

synopsis: Corelm, one of the world’s top software companies, has completed the acquisition of the Roxio® business from Rovi Corporation. With this deal, Corel has expanded its product portfolio to include Roxio's broad range of digital media and security solutions, including Roxio Creator® and Roxio® Toast®.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Corel Corporation (CREL:$268.23)
Corel is one of the world’s top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. Their award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands such as WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®. "
target parent: Rovi Corporation
target: Roxio
Roxio provides consumer digital media creation applications in the United States. The company's top offerings include Roxio Creator 2011, which is used to preserve, capture, and share digital media and Cineplayer DVD Decoder that plays DVD on personal computers.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Irdeto, purchased BD+ Technology from Rovi Corporation

synopsis: Irdeto announced the acquisition of BD+ technology for Blu-ray from Rovi Corporation. The newly acquired BD+ technology will fold into the company’s Irdeto ActiveCloak™ for Media offering, giving Hollywood studios a more robust solution for protecting high-value Blu-ray movie titles from the threat of digital piracy and lost revenues.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: Irdeto
Irdeto is a software security and media technology company. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. "
seller: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Rovi Corporation, acquired Sonic Solution

synopsis: Rovi Corporation and Sonic Solutions have announced that Rovi has acquired Sonic in a stock and cash transaction. Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Sonic Solution
Sonic Solutions enables the creation, distribution and enjoyment of digital media from Hollywood to home. Sonic technologies deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs to provide consumers instant access to premium entertainment.
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announced 4/15/2009 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Solutions Corporation, will acquire Muze, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader and Muze, Inc., a leader in entertainment information products and discovery services, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Muze, Inc.
buyer: Macrovision Solutions Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
target: Muze, Inc.
Muze has created the world's most comprehensive collection of electronic meta-data and related databases for music, books, videos and games, as well as customized e-commerce platforms for online and traditional retailers.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2009 via BusinessWire

Betfair Group, Ltd., acquired TVG Network

synopsis: BETFAIR Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming business, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced that Betfair has completed its acquisition of the TV Games Network (TVG) from Macrovision for $50 million in cash consideration.
buyer: Betfair Group, Ltd.
Home to the world's biggest online betting community, Betfair is striving to become the pre-eminent betting platform for the internet. Betfair has grown into a multi-billion dollar business with an established portfolio of online gaming products comprising of poker, casino and games. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TVG Network
TVG, the official TV and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), is among the most widely-distributed horseracing networks in the world and is also a leading provider of advance deposit wagering services in the US.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2009 via

Lionsgate, acquired TV Guide Network

synopsis: Lionsgate, the leading next generation studio, and Macrovision Solutions Corporation, a digital entertainment technology leader, announced an agreement for Lionsgate to acquire the TV Guide Network and TV Guide Online properties from Macrovision for $255 million in consideration.
buyer: Lionsgate (LGF.A:$3,807.20)
Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio with a major presence in the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment, video-on-demand and digitally delivered content. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Network
TV Guide Network is the 19th most distributed network and available in 83 million homes. TV Guide.com is one of the fastest-growing online entertainment destinations with over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
price ($mm)
$255
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of e-publishing solutions, announced the acquisition of the eMeta operation, a provider of access control, subscription management and commerce software, from Macrovision Solutions Corporation.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon Systems, Inc. provides software, hosting, and systems development to the information industry, allowing publishers to grow their business by providing superior technology and service that supports the electronic exchange of scholarly information. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
price ($mm)
$0.80
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2008 via

OpenGate Capital, acquired TV Guide Magazine

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its TV Guide Magazine property to OpenGate Capital. The transaction is expected to close approximately December 1, 2008.
buyer: OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is an opportunistic private equity firm that acquires controlling interests in businesses with solid fundamentals which exhibit opportunities for operational improvements and growth. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is a powerful media brand that serves the television and entertainment community by providing a combination of breaking news, behind-the-scenes features and photos, and exclusive stories on television’s biggest shows and stars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired ThoughtWorthy Media

synopsis: Macrovision Solutions announced the acquisition of certain website and technology assets from ThoughtWorthy Media, a transaction that was previously entered into and executed by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in January 2008.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: ThoughtWorthy Media
ThoughtWorthy’s technology platform allows TV viewers to identify, research, and purchase online the music, products and advertising they view on television.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/22/2008 via PR Newswire

RealNetworks, Inc., acquired Trymedia Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks has acquired substantially all of the assets of Trymedia, a pioneer in Casual Games syndication, from Santa Clara -based Macrovision. This acquisition is part of Real's strategy to build reach through syndicated distribution partnerships, and follows its acquisition of Game Trust last year.
buyer: RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK:$171.96)
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Trymedia Systems, Inc.
Trymedia Systems is a provider of secure digital distribution services and the operator of the world's largest distribution network for downloadable games. Trymedia's ActiveMARK technology provides top casual and core game publishers.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Acresso Software Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Macrovision Corporation’s Software Business Unit. The acquisition results in the formation of a standalone company named Acresso Software.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target parent: Macrovision Solutions Corporation
target: Acresso Software Inc
Flexera Software, formerly Acresso Software, maximizes the value of the software the world develops and uses. The leading provider of software licensing, entitlement management, installation, and application readiness, Flexera Software is trusted by more than 80,000 customers.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$113
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
4.6x
closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, purchased certain CRI’s patents, security software code from Cryptography Research, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision® Corporation has completed its acquisition of SPDC™ (Self-Protecting Digital Content) technology from Cryptography Research, Inc., a San Francisco-based R&D organization focused on solving complex security problems. SPDC forms the basis of BD+, a key element of Blu-ray’s content security platform.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
seller: Cryptography Research, Inc.
Cryptography Research, Inc. provides technology to solve complex security problems. In addition to security evaluation and applied engineering work, the company is actively involved in long-term research and technology licensing in areas including content protection and financial services.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation has completed its acquisition of All Media Guide Holdings, Inc. AMG is one of the world’s largest providers of information databases and metadata for entertainment products (music, movies, and games) as well as solutions that support the recognition, discovery and management of digital media.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: All Media Guide Holdings, Inc.
All Media Guide, is a leading authority on music, movies and games. The company provides comprehensive content and technologies to support the physical and digital distribution of entertainment media. AMG has created one of the industry's cleanest, most in-depth database of information.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Mediabolic, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation acquired Mediabolic, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for connected consumer electronics devices, such as televisions, set-top boxes and digital video recorders. Founded in 1999, Mediabolic was a privately-held company based in San Mateo, California.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: Mediabolic, Inc.
Mediabolic, Inc. is a leading developer of entertainment networking software that enables manufacturers to create cutting-edge digital home products. The company’s technologies can be embedded in products so consumer electronics and PC manufacturers can extend and differentiate their product lines.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2006 via

Macrovision Corporation, acquired eMeta Corporation

synopsis: Macrovision(R) Corporation today announced that it has agreed to acquire eMeta Corporation, a leading provider of software solutions that enable companies to control and sell digital goods and services online. eMeta is a privately-held company based in New York City.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target: eMeta Corporation
eMeta Corporation provides comprehensive, flexible solutions that allow companies to sell and license digital goods and services while managing a full range of related customer interactions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Ericsson AB, will acquire FYI Television, Inc.

synopsis: Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, announced its intention to acquire FYI Television, the premier entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson AB is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, with more than 110,000 professionals, and customers in 180 countries. They offer services in the areas of software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud. "
target: FYI Television, Inc.
FYI Television, Inc., a global TV metadata and entertainment image content expert, accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data, aggregating the information into customized formats for various television, mobile, internet and print clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2008 via BusinessWire

Hollywood.com, acquired Media by Numbers

synopsis: Hollywood.com announced the acquisition of Media by Numbers, the complete destination for box office data information and expert analysis. Current Media by Numbers President, Paul Dergarabedian, will be joining the Hollywood.com team as part of the deal. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
buyer parent: R&S Investments, LLC
buyer: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com is the only 100% pure entertainment Web site dedicated to super-serving fans. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to. "
target: Media by Numbers
Media by Numbers is the definitive resource for reliable box-office data along with unique, expert analysis and commentary. The company specializes in the monitoring and analysis of the theatrical distribution and exhibition marketplace.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/31/2008 via BusinessWire

IMDb, will acquire Without A Box, Inc.

synopsis: The Internet Movie Database the Web’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV, and celebrities and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. has agreed to acquire Without A Box, Inc. the worldwide media company dedicated to advancing independent film and connecting artists with audiences.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: IMDb
The Internet Movie Database is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 50 million unique visitors each month. IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1 million movies, TV, and entertainment programs and over 2.5 million cast and crew members. "
target: Without A Box, Inc.
Withoutabox has developed proprietary online tools that connect more than 150,000 filmmakers to nearly 3,000 film festivals in 200 countries, making it The Media Company for Independents.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Pando Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft has bought Pando, a file-sharing technology that works peer-to-peer (P2P), similar to bit-torrent. It’s also a content delivery network that can host assets for websites, similar to Amazon Web Services.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. "
target: Pando Networks, Inc.
Pando Networks improves the delivery performance of online media assets. Pando accelerates content delivery, increases download completion and provides detailed performance data.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ricoh Co Ltd, will purchase EyeFi Cloud from Eye-Fi, Inc.

synopsis: EyeFi, a company that produces SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities, has announced that Ricoh, a global technology company, is purchasing their relatively new cloud storage service. The cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$17,842.90)
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. "
seller: Eye-Fi, Inc.
Eyefi's cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, will acquire TV by the Numbers

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV), the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TDV is also re-launching its entertainment website Zap2it.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: TV by the Numbers
TV by the Numbers is a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TV by the Numbers features deep analysis of TV ratings and share data, and unique editorial coverage of show renewals and cancellations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/9/2018 via BusinessWire

deltatre, will acquire Massive Interactive

synopsis: Massive Interactive, Inc., the award-winning OTT software company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Deltatre, the international leader in sports media technology services.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: deltatre
Founded in 1986, deltatre is one of the world’s leading sports media service companies. deltatre provides operational, technology and consulting services for Broadcast, Web, Results, Graphics and Sports Business Processes. "
target: Massive Interactive (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive builds a suite of tools that enable all media companies to deliver targeted content and personalized user experiences to specific user groups across devices, in real-time, helping accelerate growth and increase retention across the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$710.18)
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

SouthPort Lane, acquired Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Southport Lane Management, LLC has acquired a majority stake in Massive Interactive, a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. The Southport acquisition will allow Massive to build on its position in the telecommunications, broadcast, hospitality and airline sectors worldwide.
buyer: SouthPort Lane
Southport Lane is a private equity firm focused on value creation. Southport Lane creates investment opportunities that yield attractive risk-adjusted returns. Founded in 2010, Southport Lane operates two distinct – but complementary – lines of business: private equity and asset management. "
target parent: Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc.
target: Massive Interactive, Pty Ltd. (OTCPK:HUGE:$11.91)
Massive is a specialist provider of technology/design services and software in the area of IP video. They provide an industry-leading suite of services to manage, productise and sell video on next-generation connected devices.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Bosz Digital

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of 100% of Bosz Digital SA in Costa Rica. Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications. "
target: Bosz Digital
Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis, acquired Big Table Media

synopsis: Big Table Media, the production company behind the Crashers franchise on DIY, has been acquired by longtime executives Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis. Big Table Media produces multi-platform content for broadcast, digital, and mobile distribution for television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
buyer: Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis
Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis are executive producers at Big Table Media. "
target: Big Table Media
For 20 years, Big Table Media has been producing multi-platform content for broadcast, digital and mobile distribution. Its clients span television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, will acquire Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

synopsis: XR (Extended Reality) firm Bublar Group has agreed to buy Goodbye Kansas Holding. Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 200 creators in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV and more.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group
Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV series, TV commercials, games and game trailers.
price ($mm)
$5.56
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mediatec Group, acquired Twentyfourseven

synopsis: Mediatec, a Live Events Company of NEP Group and one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, has acquired Twentyfourseven, a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven is a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia. Twentyfourseven serves moving media clients in the corporate, sports, TV, film and entertainment markets with expertise in the areas of TV production and corporate media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Moving Images NY, LLC.

synopsis: Point.360, a leading provider of integrated media management services, announced that it had acquired the assets of Moving Images NY LLC, doing business as MI Post. MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
buyer parent: DG FastChannel, Inc.
buyer: Point.360 (PTSX:$22.35)
Point.360 is one of the largest providers of video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. The Company provides worldwide electronic distribution, using fiber optics, satellites, and the Internet. "
target: Moving Images NY, LLC.
Moving Images NY, LLC. d/b/a MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.30 [$0.80]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2006 via

Rainmaker Income Fund, acquired Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Rainmaker Income Fund announced that its subsidiary RNK Capital Limited Partnership has entered into an agreement to purchase from IDT Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates 62% of the outstanding shares of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. a leading CG animation company.
buyer: Rainmaker Income Fund
Rainmaker is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rainmaker indirectly owns three operating limited partnerships. "
target parent: IDT Corporation
target: Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video DVD family entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8.76 [$19.76]*
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.5x
closed 11/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired FinisherPix

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, has acquired FinisherPix, an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: FinisherPix
FinisherPix is an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events. They also offer services in photo marketing, social media, HD-Video, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Storyblocks

synopsis: Storyblocks, the subscription-based stock media service, announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners. Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm targeting investments of $25 million to $500 million in high-growth companies across the consumer, digital infrastructure, financial technology, healthcare, and software sectors. "
target: Storyblocks
Storyblocks is the complete stock solution for creators and businesses alike, providing an unlimited library of high-quality royalty-free video, audio and images through cost-effective subscription plans.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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Matching Companies
Ticker: TIVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TiVo Inc.
TiVo Inc.
TiVo Corporation brings entertainment together, making it easy to find, watch, and enjoy. The company offers movies, shows, and videos from across live TV, on-demand, streaming services, and countless apps, helping people to watch on their terms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$661.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.41
EBIT ($mm)
$30.74
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1700
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Ticker: BCOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brightcove, Inc.
Brightcove, Inc.
Brightcove Inc. is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for managing, delivering, and monetizing video experiences on every screen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
495
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Ticker: OTCPK:LOGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeLogger Technologies Corp
LifeLogger Technologies Corp
LifeLogger Technologies Corp. has developed a Web APP software solution providing users the ability to capture, store and live stream your memories. They are device agnostic, allowing you to use your iOS, Android solution or other wearable camera and/or sensors solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4
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Ticker: HLSE:NXTGMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Games Oy
Next Games Oy
Next Games is a mobile game developer focused on creating visually impressive, highly engaging games. Their mission is to be a trendsetter in developing engaging and social mobile games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies TV shows and books.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$44.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.32
EBIT ($mm)
$2.48
Net Income ($mm)
$5.12
Employees
93
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: HAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harman International Industries Inc
Harman International Industries Inc
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$6,545.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$769.71
EBIT ($mm)
$565.19
Net Income ($mm)
$343.47
Employees
24197
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Ticker: SONO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sonos
Sonos
Sonos is one of the world’s leading sound experience brands. As the inventor of multi-room wireless home audio, Sonos innovation helps the world listen better by giving people access to the content they love and allowing them to control it however they choose.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,260.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.11
EBIT ($mm)
$5.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1352
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Ticker: ROKU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roku, Inc.
Roku, Inc. is the number one TV streaming platform in the United States. Roku manufactures a variety of digital media players that allow users to access Internet streamed video or audio services through their televisions, including subscription-based services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$993.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($32.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1111
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A111870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd
Sambon Electronics Co.,Ltd
Sambon Electronics is a South Korean manufacturer. Sambon Electronics specializes in manufacturing headphones, earbuds and speakers. The company's mission is to connect people with sound through their high-quality and reliable products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: GS:ADNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audience, Inc.
Audience, Inc.
Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices. Its technologies, based in auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience, as well as enhance speech-based services and audio quality for multimedia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$148.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
329
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Ticker: SNAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,156.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($833.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($918.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3195
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Ticker: GPRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoPro
GoPro
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests whatever they may be.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,619.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$89.10
EBIT ($mm)
$60.12
Net Income ($mm)
$36.13
Employees
970
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A208710
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Biolog Device Co., Ltd.
Biolog Device Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells camera module parts for smart phones in China and internationally. It also offers wearable cameras and finger print sensors. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Hwaseong, South Korea.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$59.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.38
EBIT ($mm)
$5.08
Net Income ($mm)
$3.42
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:547
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited
Digital Domain Holdings Limited is the parent company of the award winning visual effects house Digital Domain. As one of the biggest VFX service providers in the US media industry, it is mainly engaged in the production of VFX, animations and movies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$67.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
671
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Ticker: SE:FORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB engages in the provision of entertainment services in Sweden. The company produces 3D animated movies for cinema and TV; animation for games; and commercials and corporate films for family and children’s audience.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$10.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:JMDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc.
Jerrick Media Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that develops technology-based solutions. Its flagship product, Vocal, is a long-form, digital publishing platform focused on supporting content creators by providing them with publishing tools and monetization features.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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