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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 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameloft, acquired The Other Guys

synopsis: Games developer and publisher Gameloft has acquired Journeys creator The Other Guys. Founded in 2020, The Other Guys specializes in interactive storytelling, as it has not only created its Journeys platform – which features 23 series – but it also developed the interactive series app, Linda Brown.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Gameloft (ENXTPA:GFT:$268.27)
Gameloft is a French video game publisher based in Paris, founded in December 1999 by Ubisoft co-founder Michel Guillemot. The company operates 19 development studios worldwide, and publishes games with a special focus on the mobile games market. "
target: The Other Guys
Founded in 2020, The Other Guys specializes in interactive storytelling, as it has not only created its Journeys platform – which features 23 series – but it also developed the interactive series app, Linda Brown.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, acquired Telegael

synopsis: India-based prduction company, Toonz Media Group, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ireland’s full-service Emmy-winning production house Telegael, adding additional pre and post-production facilities and a large live-action studio to its entertainment business. Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is the global leader in creating top class entertainment content on various media and consumer platforms for kids and families across the world. Toonz specialises in content creation, production, distribution, digital media exploitation, licensing & merchandising, gaming, and more."
target: Telegael
Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content for a range of international partners and broadcasters. Telegael has produced more than 1,000 hours of television, which have been distributed to over 150 territories and translated into over 50 languages.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica, acquired Pickett Productions

synopsis: Pickett Productions, one of the nation's oldest animation studios, announced that they have been purchased by Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica. Geiser will serve as President of Pickett Productions and be responsible for the day-to-day actives of the company, while Capranica will focus on the transition and positioning for the new acquisition.
buyer: Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica
Tom Geiser is a marketing communications and digital marketing consultant. Stephen Capranica is an investor and the CEO or Capranica Industries. Both are based in St. Louis, MO. "
target: Pickett Productions
Pickett Productions is one of the nation's oldest animation studios. Pickett Productions specializes in animation and 3D modeling, as well as all video-related services. Some of those services include: computer art and animation, video production, post production and digital content creation.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fennel Media, acquired Fennel Media

synopsis: Fennel Media rebrands to Urbane Media following buyout. Urbane Media specialises in video production, aerial photography/videography and animation services. Its new owners are creative directors Kevin Stride and Richard Baron, operations manager Jo McIntosh and production co-ordinator Mark Mathers.
buyer: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs. "
target: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs.
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closed 12/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Funko, Inc., acquired A Large Evil Corporation

synopsis: Funko, Inc. has closed the acquisition of A Large Evil Corporation (Evil Corp), an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
buyer: Funko, Inc. (FNKO:$686.07)
Funko is a pop culture products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek to connect with their favorite pop culture brands. "
target: A Large Evil Corporation
A Large Evil Corporation is an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
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$4.00
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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 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 7/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Avex Pictures, acquired Ixtl

synopsis: Avex Pictures Inc., a company that is involved in the planning and production of video content and sales of video package products, has acquired ixtl, a game developer and animation production studio. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer parent: Avex Group Holdings Inc.
buyer: Avex Pictures
Avex Pictures Inc. is involved in the planning and production of video content and sales of video package products. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Ixtl
ixtl operates as a game developer and animation production company. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 6/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Shortcut Media AB, acquired Frost VFX AB

synopsis: Shortcut Media acquired 100% of shares in Frost VFX AB, a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in visual effects, animation and specialty effects. Frost VFX is a group of experts with a wide range of skills to deliver high-end visual effects and animation that enable impossible ideas to become real.
buyer: Shortcut Media AB (XSAT:SMG:$5.90)
Shortcut Media Group is a leading, independent production group that produces advertising and corporate films, trailers, animated films, promos and provides post production. The group consists of Bond Street Film, Oddway Film, Shortcut Post, Good Motion, Shortcut Film and Shortcut Graphics. "
target: Frost VFX AB
Frost VFX is a premium digital effects company based in Stockholm, aiming for perfection and artistic brilliancy. They are a group of experts with a wide range of skills to deliver high-end visual effects and animation that enable impossible ideas to become real.
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$0.14
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closed 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cinesite, acquired Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc.

synopsis: Cinesite Studios announced that it has acquired the full service animation facility Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., based in Vancouver. The studio employs 70 creative and production staff and is known for animating many episodes of the iconic children’s show Thomas and Friends and Seth Rogen’s ground breaking R-rated Sausage Party.
buyer: Cinesite
Cinesite is an independently owned visual effects and feature animation studio with a passion for cinema and visual story telling. With facilities in London, Montreal and Vancouver, they are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to its global customer base. "
target: Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc.
Founded in 2003, Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc. is a Vancouver animation studio that has provided animation content for Sony/Columbia, Sony, Annapurna Pictures, HiT Entertainment, Nelvana, Miramax/Lego, AOL and Lionsgate.
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
price ($mm)
$7.79
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$3
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closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shortcut Media AB, acquired Good Motion AB

synopsis: Shortcut Media acquires 60% stake in Good Motion AB, a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in high-end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising and corporate film, television and drama.
buyer: Shortcut Media AB (XSAT:SMG:$5.90)
Shortcut Media Group consists of Bond Street, Film, Shortcut Post, Shortcut and Film Shortcut Graphics and is a Stockholm-based, fast-growing, independent production group, among others. a. provides film production, post production, graphics, trailers, 3D animation and visual effects. "
target: Good Motion AB
Good Motion AB is a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in high-end 3D animation and visual effects.
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closed 10/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Rainbow S.p.A., acquired Bardel Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Rainbow, a world-leader in the kids’ entertainment industry, has acquired Bardel Entertainment, a Canadian animation studio that employs 650 artists across three divisions, working with companies such as Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
buyer: Rainbow S.p.A.
Rainbow was founded in 1995. Today, along with its subsidiaries, the company has become a world-leader in the kids’ entertainment industry, dedicated to TV and feature film productions, along with managing business activities from concept to production to global distribution. "
target: Bardel Entertainment Inc.
Bardel is a Canadian animation studio that employs 650 artists across three divisions, working with companies such as Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
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announced 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development Co., Ltd., will acquire Beijing Century Media Culture Co.

synopsis: Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development has agreed to acquire 100% shares in Beijing Century Partner Culture and Media, a consulting and production company that engages in the production and distribution of television programs in China. It also engages in animation production and television post production activities.
buyer: Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development Co., Ltd. (SZSE:00080:$25.78)
Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development Co., Ltd. is engaged in the investment and management of touring projects. The company is also involved in tourism development activities. "
target: Beijing Century Media Culture Co.
Beijing Century Media Culture Co. is a consulting and production company that engages in the production and distribution of television programs in China. It also engages in animation production and television post production activities.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wunderbrand Pty Ltd., acquired Voltaire Digital Media

synopsis: Wunderbrand, has expanded its offerings by acquiring television and animation production studio Voltaire. Voltaire, owned by award-winning Malcolm Ché, brings with it a roster of clients that include MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
buyer: Wunderbrand Pty Ltd.
WUNDERBRAND are experts at trends, brands and brand experiences throughout the most important regions in Africa and the Gulf. Their belief is that in order for Africa to take it's place in the world, it needs strong indigenous brands. "
target: Voltaire Digital Media
Voltaire Digital Media produces television and animation programs. The company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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closed 4/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Prana Studios Inc., acquired Rhythm & Hues Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Rhythm and Hues, the fabled animation/VFX studio, multiple Oscar winner and visual effects provider for Life of Pi, closed a transaction with an affiliate of Prana Studios that will revive the troubled studio.
buyer: Prana Studios Inc.
Prana Studios is an artist-driven, full-service 3-D animation and visual effects studio with production offices in Los Angeles, CA, USA & Mumbai, India. Prana Studios develops content and visual imagery for animated films, live action and hybrid films, short-form media, & special venue attractions. "
target: Rhythm & Hues Studios, Inc.
Rhythm & Hues Studios, Inc. is one of the world's leading producers of visual effects and animation for movies and commercials, advertisements, and themed entertainment venues.
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$30
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announced 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Asiasons Capital Group, will acquire Hub Media Group

synopsis: Asiasons Investment Ltd entered into an agreement to acquire a 70% stake in Hub Media Group. Hub Media Group produces and distributes content and programming to broadcast, consumer licensing, and new media technologies worldwide.
buyer: Asiasons Capital Group
Asiasons Capital Group is an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group focused on Private Equity opportunities in Emerging East Asia. The Group is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and has a market capitalization of about US$260 million as at April 2012. "
target: Hub Media Group
Hub Media is a global film, content and format distribution company with production and financing capabilities, IP creation, production management services, content and licensing expertise.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Arts+Labor, acquired Pattern Productions

synopsis: Arts+Labor has acquired Austin-based Pattern Productions as a part of its ongoing expansion in creating branded content, TV/broadcast campaigns, films/documentaries, videos, and motion graphics. Pattern Productions has specialized in video production, TV commercials, webisodic work, mini-documentaries, animation and educational videos.
buyer: Arts+Labor
Founded in 1999, Arts+Labor is a creative content company based in Austin, Texas. Their production studio is home to writers, directors, producers, designers, animators, editors, musicians, sound designers, and developers with a passion for storytelling in every medium. "
target: Pattern Productions
Pattern Productions, founded by Jeff Marrow in 2007, has specialized in video production, TV commercials, webisodic work, mini-documentaries, animation and educational videos. In addition, Marrow has worked on a number of feature films, documentaries and shorts.
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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 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 1/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, acquired Fyoosion

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, a social media company providing a safe networking environment for children ages five to 16, has acquired the assets of New Jersey-based Fyoosion, LLC, a Customer Acquisition and Conversion Centric marketing platform with the core focus on web channels i.e. brand sites and micro or conversion centric sites.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
target: Fyoosion
Fyoosion is a Customer Acquisition and Conversion Centric marketing platform with the core focus on web channels i.e. brand sites and micro or conversion centric sites. Fyoosion allows for the input derived from campaigns, script and offers to be fed into the system to get results instantly.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grom Social, purchased NetSpective Webfilter Division from Telemate.Net Software

synopsis: Grom Social, a social media website for children, acquired the assets of Norcross, Georgia based TeleMate.Net Software’s NetSpective Webfilter Division. The NetSpective Webfilter Division is an entity that provides web filtering services to approximately 400 school districts which encompasses an estimated 2 million children from the ages of 5-17.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
At Grom Social, kids have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom is a social community with an extensive variety of original content and engaging features. This includes exclusive Grom TV videos, fun games, interesting photos and thought provoking Fan Pages. "
seller: Telemate.Net Software
The NetSpective Webfilter Division is an entity that provides web filtering services to approximately 400 school districts. TeleMate.Net Software is a global leader in providing scalable unified communication analytic and web security solutions.
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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 6/4/2009 via Market Wire

Cascadia Investments, Inc., acquired TinyTwirp.com

synopsis: Cascadia Investments, Inc. announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in the children's social-networking and micro-blogging site, www.TinyTwirp.com.
buyer: Cascadia Investments, Inc. (CDIV:$0.00)
Cascadia Investments, Inc. is a publicly traded, real estate development company operating in the Pacific Northwest. "
target: TinyTwirp.com
TinyTwirp.com is a social-networking and micro-blogging site that allows children less than 13 years of age to communicate online via a patent-pending process. With this process users can both send and receive each other's updates.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inke, acquired Jimu

synopsis: Inke, a leading mobile live streaming platform in China, has acquired Jimu, an interest-based social networking app in China that targets users under the age of 25. Jimu allows users to find and meet people who share the same hobbies as them. Jimu offers 28 categories that users can choose from, including music, photography, film, dance, and more.
buyer: Inke (SEHK:3700:$561.20)
Inke is a leading mobile live streaming platform in China. Inke enables users to watch and preform live video broadcasts on their smartphones. Inke allows streamers and viewers to participate in various battles with each other, such as singing competitions or dance-offs. "
target: Jimu
Jimu is an interest-based social networking app in China that targets users under the age of 25. Jimu allows users to find and meet people who share the same hobbies as them. Jimu offers 28 categories that users can choose from, including music, photography, film, dance, travel, gaming, and more.
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closed 5/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

OrangeGames BV, acquired Sulake Oy

synopsis: OrangeGames, a Dutch digital content company, acquired a majority stake in Sulake, a Finland-based video game development company, from operator Elisa. Sulake is best known for developing Habbo, a social networking service and online community aimed at teenagers, and a game called Hotel Hideaway, a social avatar world on iOS and Android.
buyer: OrangeGames BV
OrangeGames is a Dutch digital content company. OrangeGames is headquartered in Amsterdam and focuses on advertising, producing games and publishing content on web and mobile. Their video game portfolio includes Governor of Poker and the Youdagames Series. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Sulake Oy
Based in Finland, Sulake Oy is a video game developer. Sulake is best known for developing Habbo, a social networking service and online community aimed at teenagers, and a game called Hotel Hideaway, a social avatar world on iOS and Android.
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closed 11/2/2012 via CNW Group

Ideon Media, acquired Nexopia.com Inc.

synopsis: Ideon Media, Canada's fastest growing digital ad network has acquired Nexopia.com. Nexopia is the leading social network for young adults in Canada, with over 200,000 active members.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is Canada's fastest growing digital ad network. Ideon Media offers a full range of custom digital solutions. The leading team of online advertising specialists maximize each and every client's investment. "
target: Nexopia.com Inc.
Nexopia.com, Inc. operates a social networking site for youth in Canada. With over 1.2 million members, Nexopia is the place for Canadians aged 16 to 24 to connect online. Users are able to create and design their own profiles, blogs, galleries, articles, and forums.
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closed 5/27/2011 via BusinessWire

Youthology Media, acquired TeenSpot

synopsis: Youthology, the youth-targeted digital marketing arm within Gorilla Nation, an Evolve Media Corp. company, announced the acquisition of TeenSpot.com. TeenSpot is a highly moderated social network and content site for teens. The site offers a wide variety of interactive and daily updated features including online chats and much more.
buyer parent: Evolve Media Corp
buyer: Youthology Media
Youthology is a leading provider of kid, tween and teen focused digital marketing programs. Its diverse proprietary partnerships allow it to provide marketers with expertise, access and scale within its youth-targeted consumer segments. "
target: TeenSpot
TeenSpot.com is the premier entertainment and community website only for teenagers allowing them to create personal profiles and engage in online discussions with other teens that share the same interests. This site offers a wide variety of interactive and daily updated features.
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closed 1/20/2010 via Market Wire

Teens In Tech Networks, acquired Yazzem

synopsis: Teens in Tech Networks, the company dedicated to helping the youth publish their content online, announced that it has acquired Yazzem. Zachary Collins and Dustin Snider founded Yazzem in June 2009, both 14 years of age, to simplify a way to create and discuss topics in Twitter and FriendFeed.
buyer: Teens In Tech Networks
Founded in 2008 by Daniel Brusilovsky, Teens in Tech Networks was started and has maintained its focus on empowering the youth with a place to publish their content online. "
target: Yazzem
Yazzem lets anyone share their thoughts about what interests them by starting and joining topics.The goal is to provide a way for everyone to be able to discuss topics in a quick and easy way.
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$0.02
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closed 10/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired tbh

synopsis: Facebook has anounced they have acquired tbh, an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, CA.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$73,357.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: tbh
tbh is an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, California.
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closed 5/20/2008 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired StarNet Interactive

synopsis: IAC Consumer Applications & Portals, Inc., announced the acquisition of Israeli-based StarNet Interactive, producers of GirlSense.com, a virtual community that offers teen girls a place to develop social networks around fashion. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp
IAC Consumer Applications & Portals, Inc., a wholly owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp, is a leading web developer of consumer applications and portals which enable users to creatively and visually express themselves online. "
target: StarNet Interactive
StarNet Interactive produces GirlSense and strives to provide members with on-line experiences that are safe, unique and fun. GirlSense is COPPA compliant requiring site operators to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of all members' personal information 12-years-old or younger.
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closed 9/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Saban Brands LLC, acquired Zui

synopsis: Saban Brands announced it has acquired Zui, which provides access to the largest collection of curated, kid-friendly online content. The acquisition strengthens Saban Brands’ position as a leading digital innovator for kids entertainment, and continues to grow the company’s digital capabilities.
buyer parent: Saban Capital Group
buyer: Saban Brands LLC
Formed in 2010 as a subsidiary of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. "
target: Zui
Zui provides access to the largest collection of curated, kid-friendly online content. The flagship site, zui.com allows children to access a large library of videos and online games. Zui is also the leading developer of KidZui, an award-winning Internet browser for kids.
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closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Walt Disney Internet Group, acquired Club Penguin

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company has acquired Club Penguin, one of the fastest-growing online virtual worlds for kids. The addition of Club Penguin to Disney’s existing online assets will further strengthen the company’s objective of establishing clear leadership in online virtual worlds for kids and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Walt Disney Internet Group
The Walt Disney Internet Group offers a compelling mix of interactive entertainment and information content and services for Internet and mobile devices for audiences around the world. WDIG is a developer of unique new media experiences specifically designed for Internet and mobile media. "
target: Club Penguin
New Horizon Interactive set out to create an online world for kids where they could safely play games, have fun and interact. As parents and Internet specialists, New Horizon's owners wanted to develop a place they’d be comfortable letting their own kids visit.
price ($mm)
$350
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